Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 63, 1830-1831. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London.
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Die Mercurii, 15° Decembris 1830.
Dickson et v. Cuninghame & Ld. Medwy
Dundas & Bruce v. Dundas et
As was also, The Answer of Henrietta Dundas and Alexander Dundas, who, together with Janet Hamilton Dundas, are the younger Children of the deceased General Francis Dundas, and of Robert Dundas of Arniston, Esquire, The Right Honorable Sir William Rae Baronet, of Saint Catharine's, Major General Henry Cumming, Major General Sir James Carmichael Smyth Baronet, and Sir Robert Dundas Baronet, the Trustees of the said General Francis Dundas, as Tutors and Curators of the said Children, to the Petition and Appeal of Wedderburn Dundas, eldest Son and Heir at Law of the deceased General Francis Dundas, Colonel of the Seventy-first Regiment of Foot, a Minor, and Thomas Bruce junior, Clerk to the Signet, his Tutor ad Litem.
Dickson et al. v. Cuninghame & Ld. Medwyn, Cuninghame's Petition to lodge his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.
Upon reading the Petition of John Cuninghame Esquire, One of the Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which David Dickson Esquire, and others, are Appellants; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order that he may be permitted to lodge the Prints of his Case:"
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.
Sir C. Cockerell et al. v. Cholmeley.
Dundee Gaol, &c. Bill, Leave to give Notices.
Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on behalf of themselves and others, Commissioners acting under the Authority of an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the better paving, lighting, watching and cleansing the Borough of Dundee, and for building and maintaining a Bridewell there;" praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given to affix Notice of their Intention to apply for Leave to bring in a Bill this Session of Parliament, for the Purpose of making some Alterations in the Provisions of the last-mentioned Bill, at the first General or Adjourned Quarter Sessions of the Peace which shall be held for the County of Forfar, it having been considered doubtful whether the said Bill would fall under their Lordships Standing Order, No. 183, requiring Notices to be given of certain Bills; and that thereupon the said Bill may be allowed to be brought into this House:"
It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at liberty to give Notice of the said Bill at the first General or Adjourned Quarter Sessions of the Peace which shall be held for the said County of Forfar, as desired.
Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Neatishead:)
Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters, and others, at Neatishead, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take speedy Measures for relieving the British Empire from the Guilt of Injustice and Oppression, by restoring to the Slave Population of His Majesty's West Indian Islands their rightful Freedom:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Freeholders and principal Inhabitants of the Parish of Sheringham, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to fix the earliest possible Day after which all Children who shall be born within the Dominions of His Majesty shall be free; and for the entire Abolition of Negro Slavery throughout the British Dominions:"
Pakefield & Kirkley:
Lime St. Chapel, Liverpool:
New Jerusalem Church, Waterloo Road:
And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of the New Jerusalem Church, assembling in Waterloo Road, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of Slavery in the British Colonies into their immediate Consideration, and to adopt such Measures as may lead to its early and utter Extinction:"
Bethesda Chapel, Ashton:
And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination meeting in Bethesda Chapel at Ashton in Mackerfield, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, That their Lordships will no longer delay to take the momentous Subject of Slavery in the British Colonies into their serious Consideration; and that their Lordships will relieve the Country of the Guilt and Ignominy involved in the Continuance of Slavery, by adopting and enforcing such Measures as shall, by equitably consulting the Interests of all, secure its immediate and total Abolition throughout the British Dependencies:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Dursley, in the County of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to adopt immediate and effectual Measures for the total Abolition of Slavery, and the Extension to all Classes of the Privileges of the British Constitution:"
Bank St. Chapel, Bolton:
Horsley Field, Wolverhampton:
And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Methodist Congregation assembled at Ebenezer Chapel, Dudley, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will immediately adopt Measures for the utter Extinction of Slavery, and the Extension of all the Blessings of Freedom to the utmost Limits of the British Empire:"
Kingston upon Thames:
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Kingston upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to release the Nation from the Burden of those Taxes which, under the Name of Bounties on the Export of West India Sugar, and of extra Duties on that from the East Indies, operate to maintain the revolting System of Colonial Slavery; and also to adopt such other decisive and effective Measures as may appear best calculated to break this cruel and degrading Yoke at the earliest practicable Period:"
And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Newton, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to pass a Law for the early and utter Extinction of British Colonial Slavery, and thereby wipe away the foulest Stain which attaches to our National Character:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of Boxford, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That an early Day be fixed after which Slavery in the British Dominions shall utterly and irrevocably cease:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Gillingham, Ellingham, Kirby Cane and Geldeston, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as may ensure the early and total Extinction of Colonial Slavery, a Legislative Interposition demanded by the Feelings of Humanity, the Spirit of the British Constitution, and the Principles of the Christian Religion; and that their Lordships will use their powerful Efforts to accomplish so important an Object, equally conducive to the Dignity of the Government and the Safety and Prosperity of the Empire:"
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to provide for the Administration of the Government in case the Crown should descend to Her Royal Highness The Princess Alexandrina Victoria, Daughter of His late Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, being under the Age of Eighteen Years; and for the Care and Guardianship of Her Person;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with several Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Labourers Wages, Petition from Nottingham respecting.
Upon reading the Petition of the Artizans and others of the Town of Nottingham and its immediate Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will with the least possible Delay amend the Laws with respect to the Payment of Wages, so as to secure the industrious Artizans and Workmen the full Payment of their Wages in the lawful Coin of the Realm; and that their Lordships will protect the honest Artizan in the Remuneration for his Skill and Labour from all the Tricks, Evasions, Artifices and Frauds now practised upon them by designing unprincipled Men, whom nothing but the strong Arm of the Law, enforced by their Lordships, can compel to be just, and to fulfil their Duties to their Servants, the Artificers, Labourers and Workmen, in an honest Manner:"
Reform of Parliament, Repeal of the Corn Laws, &c. Petition from Nottingham respecting.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Nottingham and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will immediately pass such Laws as shall effectually prevent Members of this House from trafficking in Seats, and from interfering, either directly or indirectly, in the Election of Members of the Commons House of Parliament: That their Lordships will adopt Measures to prevent all Noble Lords from sitting or voting in this House who are in Receipt of Money out of the Taxes; and that they will, at the same Time, repeal all Laws which prohibit the free Importation of Corn; and that they will as early as possible take into their serious and deliberate Consideration the whole Condition of the Kingdom, in order to shew their Desire to redress the Petitioners Wrongs, and to prove that their Lordships do not seek their own Power and Aggrandizement, but the Prosperity of the People at large:"
Reform of Parliament, Petitions in favor of: (Hammerman Incorporation, Perth:)
Upon reading the Petition of the Hammerman Incorporation of Perth; praying their Lordships "to alter the present defective and degrading State of the Representation, and to amend the same in such a Manner as they shall deem best for the Interest of the Country:"
And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors and Owners of Land and Houses in the Parish of Dalserff, in the County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of Reform in the Representation, by a great Extension of the Elective Franchise, into their early and serious Consideration, and to grant such Relief as to their Lordships may seem proper:"
East India, &c. Trade, Petition from Stockport for opening.
Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers and others of Stockport and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That at the earliest practicable Period the Trade to the Interior of India and to China may be thrown open, the Monopoly in the Article of Tea cease, and the Right to proceed to and settle in India be materially enlarged; and further, that Enquiry may be instituted into the present Condition of the Countries now subject to the British Crown within the Limits of the East India Company's Charter, in order that such Measures may be adopted as shall most speedily develope the native Resources of those Regions, and most effectually promote the permanent Welfare of their Inhabitants:"
Com ee on the Poor Laws, Cooper to attend.
Ordered, That T B Cooper Esquire do attend this House on the first Day after the Recess at Christmas, to be sworn, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Select Committee appointed to consider of the Poor Laws."
Suits in Common Law Courts Bill.
Sir G. Noel v. Rochfort et al.
It was moved, "That the Order made on Friday last, That the Cause wherein Sir Gerard Noel Noel Baronet is Appellant, and Gustavus Rochfort, and others, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Thursday next," be now read."