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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 18 February 1831

Pages 237-242

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 63, 1830-1831. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, [n.d.].

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Die Veneris, 18° Februarii 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Brougham
&Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Archiep. Cassellen.
Epus. Exon.
-
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Stourton
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Stafford.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Barham.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Prudhoe.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Lyndhurst.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk,
Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Wellington.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Thomond.
Comes Winchilsea &
Nottingham.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Grey.
Comes Vane.
Comes Dudley.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Wynford sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Hume et al. v. Duncan:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Tuesday last as on this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Hume of Carolside, Esquire, acting Trustee and Executor of the deceased James Watson, Writer to the Signet; George Tod, Writer in Edinburgh, Trustee for the Creditors of the deceased Robert Hope; and Hugh Watson, Writer to the Signet, Assignee of the said George Tod; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the First Division, of the 26th of February and 15th of May 1829; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of William Duncan, Stocking Manufacturer in Carluke, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Affirmed, with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House, and that the Interlocutors therein complained of, be, and the same are hereby Affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellants do pay or cause to be paid to the said Respondent the Sum of Fifty Pounds, for his Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Galbraith v. Galbraith.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein James Galbraith and John Galbraith are Appellants, and Richard Galbraith Esquire is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Tuesday next.

Com ee on the Poor Laws, E. of Winchilsea sworn.

The Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham was sworn at the Table, by The Lord Speaker, in order to give Evidence before the Select Committee appointed to consider of the Poor Laws.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Postmaster General's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to appoint a Postmaster General for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Stephen and Mr. Farrer;

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Slavery, Petition from Harlech & Barmouth for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Members and others assembling in the Calvinistic Methodist Chapels in and near Harlech and Barmouth, in the County of Merioneth; praying, "That such Measures may be taken as to their Lordships shall seem meet to extend to our Black Brethren, unjustly held in Bondage in any and every Part of the World, under this free and paternal Government, the Benefit of Religious and Personal Liberty, and thus remove that foul Blot from our Character as a Christian People:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Settlement on the Swan River, Papers respecting, delivered.

The Duke of Richmond laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 20th Day of December last,

"Extract of a Dispatch from Lieutenant Governor Stirling to The Right Honourable Sir George Murray, dated Perth, Western Australia, 20th January 1830, containing Information relative to the Progress of the Settlement at Swan River."

The Duke of Richmond also laid before the House, pursuant to Orders of the 20th Day of December last,

"A Return of the Number of Vessels that have cleared out from the Port of London for the Settlement formed on the Swan River, their Tonnage and Number of Passengers:"

And also, "An Account of all Persons appointed to Place and to Situations at the Swan River, their Names, Salaries, and Dates of Appointment, and if now resident there."

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie on the Table.

Message to H.C. for Report on the Poor Laws.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons to request that they will be pleased to communicate to this House, "A Copy of a Report made from the Select Committee appointed by that House, in Session 1828, on that Part of the Poor Laws relating to the Employment or Relief of able-bodied Persons from the Poor Rate."

Inglis et al. v. Harper, Respondent's Petition to lodge his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of James Harper Esquire, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Inglis, and others, are Appellants; praying their Lordships "to allow the Petitioner to lodge his Case, and this notwithstanding of the Lapse of the Time limited by the Standing Orders of their Lordships House:"

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.

E. of Bandon's Claim, Com ee to meet.

Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of James Earl of Bandon, praying their Lordships, "That his Right to vote at the Elections of Temporal Peers of Ireland, to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, may be admitted," stands referred, do meet to consider of the said Claim on Thursday next.

Dick v. Cuthbertson.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein John Dick Esquire is Appellant, and Donald Cuthbertson is Respondent, ex-parte, the Respondent not having put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though peremptorily Ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex-parte, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondent puts in his Answer thereto in the mean time.

Cabbell et al. v. Brock.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein William Burridge Cabbell, and others, are Appellants, and James Brock is Respondent, ex-parte, the Respondent not having put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though peremptorily Ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex-parte, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondent puts in his Answer thereto in the mean time.

Gillon v. Mackinlay et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein William Downe Gillon Esquire is Appellant, and Archibald Mackinlay, and others, are Respondents, ex-parte, the Respondent not having put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though peremptorily Ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex-parte, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondent puts in his Answer thereto in the mean time.

Poor Rate Returns Bill presented.

The Marquess of Salisbury presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for procuring Returns to Parliament Annually of the Amount and Application of the Monies collected by the Poor Rates in the several Parishes in England and Wales."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Compton Bassett Inclosure Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Compton Bassett, in the County of Wilts," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Stretford Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually maintaining the Road from Crossford Bridge to the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for making a Branch Road to communicate therewith," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ashford Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving the Road from the Post Road near Faversham, by Bacon's Water, through Ashford, to Hythe, and from Bacon's Water to Castle Street, in the City of Canterbury, all in the County of Kent," was committed.

Peniche's Naturalization Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Thomas Peniche," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be ingrossed.

Scot v. Ker & Johnston: Same v. same: Order for Hearing, discharged.

Upon reading the Petition of James Ker and Henry Johnston, Respondents in Two Causes depending in this House, to which Archibald Scot is Appellant; praying their Lordships, "That the Order for hearing the said Causes on Monday next be discharged:"

It is Ordered, That the Order for hearing the said Causes by Counsel at the Bar on Monday next be discharged, as desired.

Douglas et al. v. Brown & Craig.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Henry Alexander Douglas, and others, are Appellants, and Walter Brown and James Gibson Craig are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Monday next.

Pensions, Petition from Chichester respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Chichester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the present Pension List may be entirely abolished, and new Pensions granted to those who merit them:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Union with Ireland, Petitions from Shipwrights, Dublin, & Aghaboe, for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Shipwrights of the City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will ameliorate the Condition of the Petitioners by repealing the Act of Legislative Union between Great Britain and Ireland, a Circumstance which will confer the Blessing of Plenty on a long-suffering patient People, suffering at once Privation and Calumny, who stand second to no Portion of His Majesty's Subjects in Loyalty and Affection, and by which Means such Loyalty and Affection must become encreased rather than diminished:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Aghaboe, in the Queen's County, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships for a Repeal of the Legislative Union between Great Britain and Ireland, which a Minister of England has since declared to have been "atrocious in its Principle, and abominable in its Means:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Labourers Wages, Petition from Collumpton respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Cloth Weavers of Collumpton and its Vicinity, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will adopt such Measures for the Relief of the Petitioners, who are at present laboring under severe Privations and great Distress from the very low Rate of Wages paid to them for their Labor, as will prevent the Extinction of that Class of Beings, already degraded, debased and worn by repeated Suffering:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Tithe System, Petitions from West Walton & Brancepeth for Revision of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants, Owners and Occupiers of Land in the Parish of West Walton, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Tithe Laws may be totally abolished, as also all unnecessary Officers, such as Deans, Prebends and Archdeacons; that Clerical Duties and those of the Magistrate, which are inconsistent with each other, be no longer allowed; that their Lordships do take into their own Hands the whole of the Church Property, and do apply its superabundant Wealth to the Exigencies of the State; that the Bishops be equalized and paid as the Judges; that Pluralities be abolished; and that their Lordships will adopt such other Measures for the Support of Religion as their Lordships in their Wisdom may devise:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Land in the Parish of Brancepeth, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will, at as early a Period in this Session of Parliament as the Business of the Nation will allow, take into their most serious Consideration the present State of the Tithe Laws, and the Effects now resulting from them, also the Changes which have occurred since they were framed; and that after a strict and mature Investigation of the Question, in all its relative Bearings, their Lordships will be pleased to adopt such Measures and to make such Arrangements as shall appear to them to be consistent with Justice to the Payers and Receivers of Tithes, and most beneficial to the general Interests of Religion, and those of the Community at large:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Stage Coach Duty, Petition of Postmasters, &c. of Fife for Exemption from.

Upon reading the Petition of the Postmasters and Coach Contractors of the County of Fife, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to exempt Stage Coaches and Carriages kept for Hire, and the Coachmen and Guards thereof, from the Assessed Taxes imposed on them, and also to abrogate the War Duty of One Halfpenny per Mile on the Public Coaches run by the Petitioners and other Coach Contractors in the United Kingdom:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Law of Settlement, Petition from Sittingbourne for Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Proprietors and Occupiers of Land, Tradesmen and others residing at and in the Neighbourhood of the Town of Sittingbourne, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the present Law of Settlement by Hiring and Service be altered to Seven Years Servitude:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Malt Duty, Petitions for Repeal of: (Lenham:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Lenham and its Vicinity, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

East Peckham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of East Peckham and its Vicinity, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Thornham.

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Thornham and its Vicinity, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to take the distressed State of the Labouring Poor into their most serious and early Consideration, and repeal the Duty on Malt, a Duty so destructive in its Consequences to the Health and Comfort of more than Half the Population of the United Kingdom:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions do lie on the Table.

Convicts Reports respecting, delivered.

The Lord Melbourne laid before the House, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament,

"Two Reports of John Henry Capper Esquire, Superintendent of Ships and Vessels employed for the Confinement of Offenders under Sentence of Transportation, relating to the Convict Establishments at Devonport, Portsmouth, Tipnor, Sheerness, Chatham, Woolwich, Deptford, and at Bermuda."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Reports do lie on the Table.

Dickson et al. v. Cunninghame & L d Medwyn.

It was moved, "That the Order made Yesterday; "That the Cause wherein David Dickson Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and John Cunninghame Esquire and The Honorable John Hay Forbes Lord Medwyn, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Wednesday next," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Fraser v. Fraser.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Archibald Thomas Frederick Fraser Esquire is Appellant, and Thomas Alexander Fraser Esquire is Respondent, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Wednesday next.

Commons Answer to Message of this Day.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons this Day, being returned; informed the House, "That the Commons return for Answer, That they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Maiden Newton Inclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bankes and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands within the Parish of Maiden Newton, in the County of Dorset; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Parliamentary & Burgh Reform, Petitions in favor of: (Edinburgh:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Edinburgh and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take the State of the Parliamentary Representation of Scotland into their early and serious Consideration, and grant such an Extension of the Franchise as the Evil to be remedied may require:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Bathgate:

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates, Councillors, Burgesses and others, Inhabitants of the Burgh of Bathgate and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take such Steps for remedying the Evils in the existing State of the Representation of the People as to their Lordships may appear most conducive to the Public Interest, and for reducing the Pressure of Taxation now so severely felt by every Proportion of the productive and industrious Classes of the People:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Glasgow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Bankers, Traders and Householders in the City of Glasgow and Suburbs, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as shall insure the Permanence of the British Constitution, and shall provide for the Exercise of the People's Right to a full, fair and free Representation in the Commons House of Parliament:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

County of Cornwall:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to support and assist His Majesty's Ministers in the good Work of inquiring into and reforming the Commons House of Parliament; and by correcting the inadequate and partial Distribution of the Elective Franchise, and establishing the Right of voting on just and uniform Principles, by shortening the Duration of Parliaments, and regulating the Cost, Time and Mode of Elections, to render the House of Commons in fact, as it always has existed in Theory, the faithful Organ and Representative of the just Wishes and true Interests of the People:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Portsmouth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Borough of Portsmouth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a Constitutional Reform of Parliament; that the Franchise be removed from all decayed and depopulated Boroughs, and that the Privilege of sending Members be extended to all large Cities and Towns not now represented; and that in those Places where the Right of voting is now limited, it be extended to all Inhabitant Householders paying Rates and Taxes; and that the Duration of Parliament be considerably shortened:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Aberdeen:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses, Proprietors and Householders of the City of Aberdeen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to grant such Changes in electing the Magistrates and Town Councils in Scotland as to their Lordships shall seem wise and expedient; and to extend the Elective Franchise to large and populous Towns, and secure to Aberdeen a separate Representative; also that the Suffrages of the Electors may be collected in a Manner best adapted to neutralize the degrading Practice of Bribery; and that the Defects in the general System may be remedied on Principles suited to the Attachment which the Petitioners feel and believe the People to entertain for the happy Constitution of this Country:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Irvine:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Town Council, the Incorporated Trades, and the Feuars and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Irvine, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant such an Extension of the Elective Franchise of Scotland as may appear just and reasonable, and best suited to the Interests of Society, and conform to the venerated Constitution of the Kingdom:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Renfrew:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses, Feuars, Householders and other Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Renfrew, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, in taking the State of the Representation of the Country into their serious Consideration, they will be pleased to grant such an Extension of the Elective Franchise as will secure a full, fair and free Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Newcastle upon Tyne

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Bankers, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of Newcastle upon Tyne, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into early Consideration the important Question of Parliamentary Reform; and to adopt such Measures as may effectually remedy the long-existing and deeply-felt Grievances of an unequal and imperfect Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Dumfries:

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Bailies, Dean of Guild, Treasurer, Merchant and Trades Councillors of the Royal Burgh of Dumfries, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their Consideration the following Statement for Reform in the Representation in the Commons House of Parliament; that, were the Elective Franchise confined to Burgesses, Proprietors in Burghs, and Land Owners in Counties, each contributing, to a certain reasonable Amount, towards the Contingencies of the State, the Representatives of Burghs and Counties would then possess the Approbation and Confidence of their Electors, who would have a solid and tangible Interest in the Constitution and Prosperity of the Kingdom, and the Commons House of Parliament, in so far as regarded Scotland, would be composed of Members, who, in the Words of the Writs of Election, would be freely and indifferently chosen;" from the Respectability and Status of the Electors, even the Chance of Corruption, it is hoped, would be annihilated, and the long wished for Purity of the Members of Parliament in the House of Commons would at length be accomplished, and the reasonable Expectations of the Public would be gratified; and that their Lordships would do therein as in their Wisdom shall seem proper:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Kinross, & c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Householders of Kinross, Milnathort, and the surrounding Country, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to extend and equalize the Elective Franchise in the Counties and Royal Burghs in Scotland, so as to give a Voice in choosing Representatives in Parliament to the Real Property, Wealth, Industry and Intelligence of the Country; and that their Privilege of returning a Member for the County may no longer be confined to alternate Parliaments:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Alnwick:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Alnwick, the County Town of Northumberland, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a Constitutional Reform in the House of Commons, and for a rigid Suppression of all superfluous Expenditure, the Reduction of all sinecure and unnecessary Offices, and the cutting down, with unsparing Rigour, of the disgraceful List of unmerited Pensions; and the Petitioners recommend to the serious Consideration of Parliament, the taking the Vote by Ballot:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Stoke St. Mary, Somerset:

Upon reading the Petition of the Landed Proprietors, Farmers, Householders and Inhabitants of the Village and Parish of Stoke Saint Mary, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That all delinquent, close and corrupt Boroughs be disfranchised in favor of large populous Towns now unrepresented, such as Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham; and that all resident Persons paying Scot and Lot and direct Taxes (not otherwise and civilly disqualified) be entitled to vote for the Return of Members to Parliament in all Borough Towns; that the Septennial Act be repealed, and the Triennial Act of 6th William and Mary be revived, and that the taking of Votes at Elections by Ballot may be taken into deliberate Consideration; that the Public Resources be husbanded with rigid Economy, and that all Sinecures, useless Offices and unmerited Pensions be abolished in accordance with the welcomed patriotic Pledge and Declaration of His present Majesty's Ministers; and that such Measures be promptly adopted, and such Redress given, as shall seem meet and expedient in their Lordships Wisdom:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Caithness.

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Heritors, Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of Supply of the County of Caithness, agreed to at a General Meeting held at the Royal Burgh of Wick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant an improved System of the Elective Franchise to the whole Kingdom, and such an amended Representation to the County of Caithness, as may be calculated to secure the Rights, the Property and Liberty of the Subject:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Galway Act, Petition from Galway for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Landholders, Clergy, Merchants, Freemen, Tradesmen and Freeholders of the County of the Town of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the Repeal of the Provision in the Statute 4 Geo. 1, c. 15, (Irish,) commonly called "The Galway Act," which requires the Profession of Protestantism to entitle Claimants to the Freedom of the Corporation of Galway:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

River Moy Navigation, Petition from Kilmore-Moy for improving.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Kilmore-Moy, in the Counties of Mayo and Sligo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to expend a Sum of Money, not exceeding Six thousand Pounds, for clearing the River Moy of Rocks, and for improving the Navigation thereof, and the constructing of a Canal to Lough Con, which would at once employ many industrious Poor who are now in a State not remote from Starvation, and highly improve a District hitherto neglected, and of which the rich Resources are as yet unexplored:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Education, (Ireland), Petitions from Tramore & Dromore for regulating Grants for.

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Clergy and Laity of the Town of Tramore and its Neighbourhood, in the County of Waterford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That all Grants for Education of the Poor of Ireland may be withdrawn from all Societies requiring by their Rules certain Observances of a Religious Nature, at variance with the Principles of the major Part of the Community, and placed in other Hands; firstly, because their Acts are totally at variance with the Intentions of the Legislature in making such Grants, by having the Effect of confining such Grants to a Sect; secondly, because their Acts tend to keep up Religious Discord in the Country; and thirdly, because they monopolize the Public Money, and, instead of benefiting the Public, tend to paralize the Efforts of many well-meaning Individuals, who are anxious to assist in the Education of the People:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Upon reading the Petition of the Catholic Bishop and Clergy in the Diocese of Dromore, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "so to dispose of the Funds allocated to the Education of the Poor of Ireland as will remove those Causes of Discontent which have hitherto impeded the Progress of Education in Ireland, and may enable the Petitioners to extend its Advantages to the Poor of their Communion, who constitute the great Mass of the Population, by making such Provision for that Purpose as will be commensurate with their Numbers and their Wants:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (North Sunderland:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of North Sunderland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Business of legislating on the Subject of Slavery in the British Colonies into their own Hands, and require the Colonies immediately to adopt such Measures as may, in their Lordships Wisdom, appear best fitted for presently ameliorating the Condition of the Slaves, and speedily effecting their complete Emancipation:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Glendale Ward:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Glendale Ward and its Vicinity, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the momentous Subject of Slavery into their earnest Consideration, with a view to devise some effectual Means of relieving the British Nation from the Guilt and Ignominy of such an inhuman and revolting System, and of ensuring its speedy and total Extinction throughout the Empire:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Tonbridge.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Tonbridge, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "forthwith to pass a Law for the early and utter Extinction of Slavery:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Illegal Imprisonment, Petition of Debtors in Carlisle Gaol respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Prisoners now confined in the County Gaol at Carlisle, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to empower, authorize and charge the High Sheriff or the Justices of Assize, and a legal Jury, that upon any Prisoner for alleged Debt finding himself aggrieved and petitioning them or each of them for Relief, after due Notice to the detaining Party, to examine into the Cause of Complaint, and liberate or allow the Captive the Privilege of paying according to the Decision of the Court:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Marriages of Protestants with Catholics, Petition from Navan respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Clergymen of the Parish of Navan, in the County of Meath, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, consistently with the tolerant Principles of the British Constitution, the same Liberty be granted to Roman Catholic Clergymen as to Clergymen of any other Denomination; and that the Law which imposes a Penalty of heavy Fine and long Imprisonment on a Roman Catholic Clergyman for marrying a Person of the Established Church to one of his own Communion, may be abrogated:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Emigration, Petition from Kilcommon respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of Kilcommon, in the Half Barony of Erris, in the County of Mayo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to rescue them from the Evils with which they are threatened, either by granting them Means to improve their own District, or to emigrate into some one of our Foreign Colonies:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Vestry Laws, (Ireland,) Petition from Waterford for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Inhabitants of the City of Waterford and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take into their earliest Consideration the present State of the Vestry Laws of Ireland, with a view to their total Repeal, or at least to such Amendment as their Lordships may consider satisfactory to the Interests of this Country:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Union with Ireland, Petition from Dundalk Benevolent Builders Society for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Dundalk Benevolent Builders Society, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take the Act of Legislative Union between Great Britain and Ireland into their Consideration, and give Relief by repealing the same, and granting such other Measures as to their Lordships may seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Com ee on the Poor Laws, Cowling to attend.

Ordered, That Mr. Cowling, Civil Engineer, do attend this House on Monday next, to be sworn, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Select Committee appointed to consider of the Poor Laws.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum primum diem instantis Februarii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.