Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 62, 1830. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London.
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Die Veneris, 23 Julii 1830.
DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Earl of Shaftesbury chosen Speaker pro tempore.
The Lord Chancellor not being present, and The Lord Tenterden and The Lord Wynford, appointed Speakers by His late Majesty's Commissions, being absent, the Lords unanimously chose The Earl of Shaftesbury to be Speaker pro tempore:
And his Lordship took his Seat upon the Woolsack accordingly.
Johnston v. Threshie, Appellant's Petition for Time for his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.
Upon reading the Petition of George Johnston, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which David Scott Threshie is Respondent; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order that the Time for lodging the Petitioner's Case may be enlarged to Friday the 22d of October:"
It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Appellants and Respondents Cases, now depending in this House in Matters of Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House.
Ld. Montfort takes the Oaths.
This Day Henry Lord Montfort took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
16th Report from Appeal Com ee.
The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Appellants and Respondent Cases, now depending in this House in Matters of Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House; and to report to the House; and to whom was referred the Appellant's Petition in the Cause Johnston against Threshie, praying their Lordships "for further Time to lodge his Case;" "That the Committee had met, and considered the Appellant's Petition in the Cause Johnston against Threshie, praying their Lordships that the Time for lodging the Petitioner's Case may be enlarged to Friday the 22d of October; and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioner may be allowed until Friday the 22d of October next to deliver in his printed Case."
Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House; and Ordered accordingly.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure.
The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.
The Duke of Gloucester takes the Oaths.
This Day His Royal Highness William Frederick Duke of Gloucester took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
The King present:
His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State, (the Lords being in their Robes,) commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure that they attend Him immediately in this House."
Who being come with their Speaker;
He, after a Speech to His Majesty, delivered the Money Bills to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (viz t.)
1. "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."
2. "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."
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (viz t.)
"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
3. "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."
4. "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."
5. "An Act for the more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales."
6. "An Act for regulating the Receipt and future Appropriation of Fees and Emoluments receivable by Officers of the Superior Courts of Common Law."
7. "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."
8. "An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws relating to Property belonging to Infants, Femes-Covert, Idiots, Lunatics and Persons of unsound Mind."
9. "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."
10. "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."
11. "An Act for correcting mistaken References to Acts of His late Majesty in Acts passed during the present Session of Parliament."
12. "An Act to permit the general Sale of Beer and Cyder by Retail in England."
13. "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."
14. "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."
15. "An Act to regulate the Applotment of County Rates and Cesses in Ireland, in certain Cases."
16. "An Act to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford."
17. "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 Maryle-bone, in the County of Middlesex, and also a Chapel erected on Sunk Island, in the River Humber."
18. "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."
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (viz t.)
"Le Roy le veult."
19. "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 comprised 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."
To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk Assistant in these Words:
"Soit fait comme il est desiré."
Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows; (viz t.)
His Majesty's Speech.
"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 ensure 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 Hapiness."
Then The Lord Chancellor, having received Directions from His Majesty, 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."
(fn. 1) "By the King.
"For dissolving this present Parliament, and declaring the calling of another.
"Whereas We have thought fit, by and with the Advice of Our Privy Council, to dissolve this present Parliament, which stands prorogued to Tuesday the Tenth Day of August next: We do, for that End, publish this Our Royal Proclamation; and do hereby dissolve the said Parliament accordingly; and the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons, are discharged from their Meeting and Attendance on the said Tuesday the Tenth Day of August next. And We being desirous and resolved, as soon as may be, to meet Our People, and to have their Advice in Parliament, do hereby make known to all Our loving Subjects Our Royal Will and Pleasure to call a new Parliament: And do hereby further declare, that, with the Advice of Our Privy Council, We have given Order that Our Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom called Great Britain and Our Chancellor of Ireland do respectively, upon Notice thereof, forthwith issue out Writs, in due Form and according to Law, for calling a new Parliament. And We do hereby also, by this Our Royal Proclamation under Our Great Seal of Our United Kingdom, require Writs forthwith to be issued accordingly by Our said Chancellors respectively, for causing the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, who are to serve in the said Parliament, to be duly returned to, and give their Attendance in, Our said Parliament; which Writs are to be returnable on Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of September next.
"Given at Our Court at St. James's, this Twentyfourth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and thirty, and in the First Year of Our Reign.
"God save the King."