Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 85, 1830. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London.
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Veneris, 23 die Julii;Anno 1° Willielmi IV ti Regis, 1830.
Returns from Commissioners of St. Pancras, &c. Paving, presented.
The House being informed that Mr. Denton, from the Commissioners for paving, &c. the Camden Town District, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders, -Returns from the Commissioners for paving the Southwest district of Saint Pancras; the Foundling Hospital district; the Bedford Estate district; the Harrison Estate district; the Somers Town district; the Brewers' Estate district; the Pancras Union district; the Camden Town district; the Hamlet of Kentish Town district; the Calthorpe Estate district; and the Gloucester Place (Kentish Town) district, in the county of Middlesex, of an Account of the Monies received and expended by them for each of the years 1827, 1828 and 1829; particularly distinguishing the sums paid for Paving, for Lighting and for Watering; the amount of Salaries to Officers (describing the Officer and amount of Salary), and the Poundage to Collectors; the amount of Rent of any house, offices, yard, or premises; the amount paid for Interest or Annuities:- also, a Statement of the amount of Debt remaining chargeable upon the rates of the District; and the amount of Rate or Assessment in the Pound for each of the said years:-And then he withdrew.
Ordered, That the said Returns do lie upon the Table.
Patent of Chancellorship of Norwich, presented. No. 691.
Mr. William Peel presented to the House, pursuant to their Order, -Copy of the Patent of the Chancellorship of Norwich to the Reverend William Yonge.
Ordered, That the said Paper do lie upon the Table; and be printed.
Accounts, &c. to be printed. Nos. 685, 686, 687, 688, 689, 698, 694, 690.
Ordered, That the several Accounts and Papers relative to Commissary Court (Scotland); Duties on Carriages, Hackney Coaches, Horses and Posting, and to Starch, and Lemon Juice consumed by fire; and Northern Lighthouses, which were yesterday presented to the House, be printed.
Petition to be printed.
Ordered, That the Petition of Christian People resident in Belfast and Newry, respecting Oaths, which was presented to the House upon Tuesday last, be printed.
Royal Assent to Bills.
A Message from His Majesty by Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod:
The King commands this Honourable House to attend His Majesty immediately in the House of Peers.
Accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to attend His Majesty; where His Majesty was pleased to give the Royal Assent to the several Public Bills and one Private Bill following; viz.
An Act for raising the sum of Thirteen millions six hundred and seven thousand six hundred pounds by Exchequer Bills, for the service of the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty:
An Act to apply the sum of One million five hundred thousand pounds out of the Consolidated Fund, to the service of the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty, and to appropriate the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament:
An Act to allow, before the fifth day of July one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, Sugar to be delivered out of Warehouse to be refined:
An Act for reducing into one Act all such Forgeries as shall henceforth be punished with death, and for otherwise amending the Laws relative to Forgery:
An Act for the more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales:
An Act for regulating the Receipt and future Appropriation of Fees and Emoluments receivable by Officers of the superior Courts of Common Law:
An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws relating to Property belonging to Infants, Femes Covert, Idiots, Lunatics and Persons of unsound mind:
An Act for amending the Laws respecting Conveyances and Transfers of Estates and Funds vested in Trustees and Mortgagees, and for enabling Courts of Equity to give effect to their Decrees and Orders in certain cases:
An Act to repeal so much of an Act of the sixtieth year of his late Majesty King George the Third, for the more effectual prevention and punishment of blasphemous and seditious Libels, as relates to the sentence of Banishment for the second offence, and to provide some further remedy against the abuse of publishing Libels:
An Act for uniting the benefits of Jury Trial in Civil Causes with the ordinary Jurisdiction of the Court of Session, and for making certain other alterations and reductions in the Judicial Establishments of Scotland:
An Act for correcting mistaken References to Acts of his late Majesty, in Acts passed during the present Session of Parliament:
An Act to permit the general Sale of Beer and Cider by retail in England:
An Act for the Relief of the Sufferers by the Insolvency of Gilbert Ricketts, Esquire, formerly Registrar of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Madras:
An Act for the more effectual protection of Mail Contractors, Stage Coach Proprietors, and other Common Carriers for hire, against the loss of or injury to Parcels or Packages delivered to them for conveyance or custody, the value and contents of which shall not be declared to them by the owners thereof:
An Act to regulate the Applotment of County Rates and Cesses in Ireland, in certain cases:
An Act to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford:
An Act for endowing the Parish Church of Newborough, in the County of Northampton, and three Chapels, called Portland Chapel, Oxford Chapel, and Welbeck Chapel, situate in the Parish of Saint Mary-le-Bone, in the County of Middlesex; and also a Chapel erected on Sunk Island, in the River Humber:
An Act to alter and amend several Acts for the Improvement of the Roads from London to Holyhead, and from London to Liverpool, and for the further improvement of the said Roads:
An Act to effect an exchange of part of the Estates, in the County of Durham, devised by the Will and Codicil of William Russell, Esquire, deceased, for part of the Estates comprized in the settlement made in pursuance of the articles upon the Marriage of the Most honorable Charles William Vane, Marquess of Londonderry, with the Most honorable Frances Anne Vane, Marchioness of Londonderry.
His Majesty's Speech.
After which, His Majesty was pleased to make a Most gracious Speech from the Throne to both Houses of Parliament, as followeth:
My Lords and Gentlemen,
On this first occasion of meeting you, I am desirous of repeating to you in Person My cordial Thanks for those assurances of sincere sympathy and affectionate attachment which you conveyed to Me on the demise of My lamented Brother, and on My Accession to the Throne of My Ancestors.
I ascend that Throne with a deep sense of the sacred duties which devolve upon Me;-with a firm reliance on the affection of My faithful Subjects, and on the support and co-operation of Parliament;-and with an humble and earnest Prayer to Almighty God, that He will prosper My anxious endeavours to promote the happiness of a free and loyal People.
It is with the utmost satisfaction that I find Myself enabled to congratulate you upon the general tranquillity of Europe. This tranquillity it will be the object of My constant endeavours to preserve; and the assurances which I receive from My Allies, and from all Foreign Powers, are dictated in a similar spirit.
I trust that the good understanding which prevails upon subjects of common interest, and the deep concern which every State must have in maintaining the peace of the World, will insure the satisfactory settlement of those matters which still remain to be finally arranged.
Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
I thank you for the Supplies which you have granted, and for the provision which you have made for several Branches of the Public Service, during that part of the present year which must elapse before a new Parliament can be assembled. I cordially congratulate you on the diminution which has taken place in the expenditure of the Country; on the Reduction of the Charge of the Public Debt; and on the Relief which you have afforded to My People by the Repeal of some of those Taxes which have heretofore pressed heavily upon them.
You may rely upon My prudent and economical Administration of the Supplies which you have placed at My disposal, and upon My readiness to concur in every diminution of the Public Charges which can be effected consistently with the Dignity of the Crown; the Maintenance of National Faith, and the permanent Interests of the Country.
My Lords and Gentlemen,
I cannot put an end to this Session, and take My leave of the present Parliament, without expressing My cordial Thanks for the zeal which you have manifested on so many occasions for the welfare of My People.
You have wisely availed yourselves of the happy opportunity of general Peace and internal Repose calmly to review many of the Laws and Judicial Establishments of the Country, and you have applied such cautious and well-considered Reforms as are consistent with the spirit of our venerable Institutions, and are calculated to facilitate and expedite the Administration of Justice.
You have removed the Civil Disqualifications which affected numerous and important classes of My People.
While I declare on this solemn occasion My fixed intention to maintain to the utmost of My power the Protestant Reformed Religion established by Law, let Me at the same time express My earnest hope, that the animosities which have prevailed on account of religious distinctions may be forgotten, and that the decision of Parliament, with respect to those distinctions, having been irrevocably pronounced, My faithful Subjects will unite with Me in advancing the great object contemplated by the Legislature, and in promoting that spirit of domestic concord and peace which constitutes the surest basis of our National strength and happiness.
And afterwards the Lord Chancellor, by His Majesty's Command, said;
My Lords and Gentlemen,
It is His Majesty's Royal will and pleasure, That this Parliament be prorogued to Tuesday the 10th day of August next, to be then here holden; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the 10th day of August next.