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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 28 February 1831

Pages 260-272

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 Lunæ, 28° Februarii 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham &
Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Archiep. Ebor.
Archiep. Cassellen.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Bath. et Well.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
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Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Stafford.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Yarborough.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Stuart de Rothesay.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire,
Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bath.
March. Thomond.
March. Camden.
March. Bristol.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea &
Nottingham.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Mayo.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Grey.
Comes Verulam.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes Morley.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Howe.
Comes Vane.
Comes Dudley.
Comes Cawdor.
Vicecom. Maynard.
Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. Sidmouth.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

Toulmin et al. v. Copland.

The Answer of John Copland, the Respondent to the Petition and Appeal of Margaret Toulmin, Thomas Butterfield Simpson and Bryan Holme, Appellants, was this Day brought in.

Sir R. B. Honyman v. Campbell et al.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein Sir Richard Bempde Johnston Honyman Baronet is Appellant, and Elizabeth Campbell, and others, are Respondents:

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

Mac Pherson v. Cameron et al:

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel ex-parte upon the Petition and Appeal of Captain Ewen Mac Pherson of Cluny, in the County of Inverness, in Scotland, a Captain in the Army on the Half Pay Establishment; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the First Division, of the 22d (signed the 26th) of June 1827, in so far as they "find, That neither the subsisting Provisions in favor of the Widow nor of the younger Children are challenged by the Pursuers, and that the said Provisions are to hold as reasonable and suitable, and to have effect accordingly," and that the Appellant is entitled to succeed to the Lands and Heritages contained in the Marriage Contract and Trust Deed only, with and under the Burden of the subsisting Family Provisions; and in so far as the said Lords thereby ordain the said Trustees to dispone, convey and make over the said haill Lands and Heritages contained in the said Marriage Contract and Trust Deed, as well to the other Heirs and Members of Tailzie called by the Deed of Entail executed by Colonel Duncan Mac Pherson, as to the Appellant, and under the Conditions, Provisions and Declarations, Clauses prohibitory, irritant and resolutive, contained in the said Deed of Entail, and under the Burden of the subsisting Family Provisions; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 25th of June 1828 and 25th of November 1829, in so far as they respectively ordained the Appellant to give in the Draft of a Conveyance of the said Lands and others, by the said Defenders, as well in favor of the other Heirs of Tailzie as the Appellant; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered so far as complained of, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" to which Appeal Mrs. Catherine Cameron or Mac Pherson, Ewen Cameron Mac Pherson, Archibald Fraser Mac Pherson, John Cameron Mac Pherson, Louisa Mac Pherson, Catherine Mac Pherson, Maria Mac Pherson, Janetta Mac Pherson or Fraser, Archibald Thomas Frederick Fraser Owen Mac Pherson, John Mac Pherson, Captain Ewen Mac Pherson, Captain Duncan Mac Pherson, James Mac Pherson, William Mac Pherson, Allan Mac Pherson, The Reverend Allan Mac Pherson, Malcolm Mac Pherson, John Mac Pherson, Robert Mac Pherson, Allan Mac Pherson, Duncan Mac Pherson, Cameron Mac Pherson, Ronald Mac Pherson, Alexander Mac Pherson, Colonel Duncan Mac Pherson, Peter or Patrick Mac Pherson, Lieutenant Ewen Mac Pherson, Donald Mac Pherson, Æneas Mac Pherson, Cuthbert Mac Pherson, Lachlan Mac Pherson, Andrew Mac Pherson, Ewen Mac Pherson, Ludovick Mac Pherson, Colonel Alexander Mac Pherson, Huntly Mac Pherson, Ewen Duncan Mac Pherson, Æneas Macintosh Mac Pherson, Sir Ewen Cameron, Duncan Cameron and Captain Peter Cameron, had not put in their Answer, though peremptorily Ordered so to do;

The Petition of the Appellant, praying, "That their Lordships would be pleased to order that the Cause might be remitted to the Court of Session, to consider and determine the Question of the Validity or Invalidity of the said Deed of Entail; or that the Petitioner might have Leave to amend his Appeal by striking out such Parts thereof as relate to the Provisions to the Widow and younger Children of the said Colonel Duncan Mac Pherson, and to withdraw the Cases already laid upon the Table by the Petitioner, and to substitute an amended Case," presented to the House on Friday last, was again read:

Leave to amend Appeal, & Cause remitted.

Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner be at liberty to amend his said Appeal by striking out thereof all such Parts as relate to the Provisions for the Widow and younger Children of Colonel Duncan Mac Pherson; and that the Cause be remitted back to the Court of Session in Scotland, to decide upon the Validity of the said Deed of Entail.

Rothschild v. Brookman.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Nathan Mayer Rothschild is Appellant, and James Brookman is Respondent, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Thursday next.

Reform of Parliament, Petitions in favor of: (Bridgend:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Bridgend and its Neighbourhood, in the County of Glamorgan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That there may be a speedy and effectual Reform in the Constitution of the House of Commons, so that the same may become a real Representation of the People of Great Britain and Ireland; and with a view to secure to the Elector the Protection which should follow the conscientious Tender of his Suffrage, that the Vote by Ballot may be adopted as the only Means of obtaining the same:"

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

Gisborough:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Gisborough, in the North Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That those Abuses, the enormous Expenditure incurred during a long Series of bloody and unnecessary Wars, carried on through the Influence of a Boroughmongering Oligarchy against the Rights, Liberties and Happiness of Mankind, the extravagant Salaries paid to Public Men, and the enormous and unmerited Pensions given to those useless Beings who are foisted on the Public Maintenance to lighten the Burden of their own immediate Relatives, and those enormous Emoluments which are lavished on the higher Order of the Clergy, may be remedied by such an effectual and substantial Reform as shall give to the People their due Influence in the State; and the Petitioners are of Opinion, that no Reform will be complete and efficient without the Vote by Ballot, which is the only effectual Check to that shameless Bribery which has so long been a Disgrace to the Country:"

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

Kilbirnie:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Village and Parish of Kilbirnie, in the Shire of Ayr, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships would reform the Commons House of Parliament by extending the Elective Franchise to Universal Suffrage, Annual Parliaments and Vote by Ballot; and that they who are excluded from the Elective Franchise may be also excluded from paying Taxes and from serving in the Militia:"

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

Beeston:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Beeston and its Vicinity, in the County of Nottingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to extend the Elective Franchise so that all who contribute to the Support of the State may, by his Representative, have a Voice in the Great Council of the Nation; and in order that the poor Man may be protected from the undue Influence of those who are more wealthy in the Exercise of his Suffrage, that their Lordships will cause the Representatives of the People to be elected by Ballot, and shorten the Duration of Parliaments; and that their Lordships will totally abolish the Monopoly of The East India Company, and other unjust Monopolies, and take into their Consideration the present State of the Country, and redress the Grievances of the People of England:"

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

Bilston:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Political Union and other Inhabitants of Bilston, in the County of Stafford, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give such a Reform as shall redress the Evils in the said Petition complained of, and restore the Country to Prosperity and Happiness; and that such Reform may comprise Annual Parliaments, Vote by Ballot and Extension of the Elective Franchise to every Male Person of the Age of Twenty-one Years and upwards, not incapacitated by Crime or otherwise, the Petitioners believing that a reformed House of Commons will be able to apply the best Remedy for the past, and at the same Time to afford the only Security for the future:"

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

Waterford:

Upon reading the Petition of the Landholders, Freeholders and Householders of the County of Waterford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to sanction a System of voting for Members to serve in Parliament by Ballot, which appears to the Petitioners the best Mode of securing the free and honest Exercise of the great Trust which is confided to Electors, and also of protecting Candidates from the ruinous Expences to which they are now exposed; and for the Restoration of Triennial Parliaments:"

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

Liverpool:

Upon reading the Petition of the Rate Payers of the Parish of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to extend to Rate Payers the Right of voting for Members of Parliament, establish the System of Election by Ballot, and generally adopt such Measures as will render the House of Commons a faithful Representation of the People:"

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

Londonderry:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City and Liberties of Londonderry, in Public Meeting assembled; praying their Lordships, "That the Votes for Members to serve in Parliament may be taken by Ballot, that the Duration of Parliaments may be shortened, and that useless Places and Pensions may be abolished:"

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

Blackburn:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Blackburn, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abolish the Elective Franchise in all Boroughs where that Privilege is now exercised by a few or by only nominal Electors; and that the Elective Franchise may be extended to all Classes who are qualified to exercise it for the Benefit of the United Kingdom; and that the Vote by Ballot may be adopted for the Purpose of securing Order and Propriety in all Elections:"

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

Wiltshire:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders of the County of Wilts, in County Court assembled; praying their Lordships "to adopt such a Measure of Reform as shall embrace the Disfranchisement of all close and self-elected Corporate Boroughs, and the Establishment of a System of Elections on a simple and rational Plan, with an extended Right of Suffrage, and a Protection for its conscientious Exercise:"

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

Lambeth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That they will promote and pass a complete and rational Measure for Reform in the House of Commons, so that Property of every Description may be fairly represented, and that at least all Persons occupying Houses of the Annual Value of Ten Pounds and upwards may have the Right of voting for Members thereof; that the Duration of Parliaments may be limited to Three Years; that the Mode of taking the Votes of Electors may be by Ballot; and that their Lordships will adopt Measures for most strict and practicable Retrenchment and Economy in the Public Expenditure:"

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

Carmarthen:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the County of the Borough of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That a Plan of Reform, to remedy the Grievances therein complained of, may be adopted, and that the Vote by Ballot and Restoration of Triennial Parliaments may be comprehended therein:"

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

Hexham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Hexham and its Vicinity, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships " to concur with the present Ministers in effecting such a Reform in the Representation as will give to the People their due Weight in the Legislature, (as one Mode of obtaining which Object the Vote by Ballot may be worthy of the serious Consideration of the Legislature,) in reducing to the utmost practicable Extent the Expenditure of the Country, in securing our Liberty, and in preserving Tranquillity and Peace; and that the Duration of Parliaments be shortened:"

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

Tacumshane:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Tacumshane, in the County of Wexford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to institute a Reform in Parliament by allowing the People a full, fair and free Representation in the House of Commons, which, in the Opinion of the Petitioners, cannot take place unless the Duration of Parliament be shortened, and unless every Man has a Vote in the Choice of the Person who is to represent him, and gives that Vote by Ballot:"

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

Shebbear:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Shebbear, in the County of Devon, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the present imperfect, inefficient and irrational State of the Representation of the People into their early and serious Consideration, and by an Extension of the Elective Franchise, by abridging the Duration of Parliaments, by altering the Mode of taking Votes at Elections, and by adopting such other Regulations as may be most expedient, confer on the People the complete Possession and free Exercise of their unalienable Inheritance, a full, fair, free and unbiassed Representation in the Commons House of Parliament; and that their Lordships will abolish the present arbitrary System of exacting the Payment of Tithes, and either grant certain specific and liberal Salaries to the Clergy for the Services they perform, or adopt such other Modes of Remuneration as to their Lordships may appear expedient:"

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

Great & Little Bolton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Towns of Great and Little Bolton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Representative System may be founded on a popular Basis; and that every Individual who is liable to be balloted to serve in the Militia may possess the Elective Franchise; and that such a Mode of giving and receiving Votes may be adopted as will afford to those to whom the Elective Franchise may be extended every Protection for the free and independent Exercise of that Right; and that the Vote be by Ballot:"

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

Isle of Wight:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Isle of Wight, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as shall secure to the People a full and free Representation, with the most ample Protection in the Exercise of their Elective Franchise, (which the Petitioners submit will be best secured by the System of Election by Ballot,) and such as will conduce to the Prosperity of the United Kingdom, and restore Harmony and Tranquillity amongst all Classes of His Majesty's Subjects:"

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

Caithness:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the County of Caithness, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures of Reform as should immediately introduce the most rigid Economy and Retrenchment into every Department of the State; give to each County, City and large Trading or Manufacturing Town the Right of returning a Member to the Commons House of Parliament; the Privilege to every Inhabitant Householder of voting for the Representative of the Place in which he is domiciled; and the short and simple Method of voting by secret Ballot at all Elections, in order to facilitate the giving of Votes, prevent Bribery, Corruption, Confusion and Uproar, and enable every Voter to make his Choice calmly, considerately and freely, according as his Views and Wishes may incline him:"

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

Northampton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Northampton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, to restore and effectually secure the Blessings of good Government, a real, an immediate and a substantial Reform may take place in the Representation of the People in Parliament, by which the Duration of Parliaments may be shortened, and Extension of the Right of Suffrage may take place, and an effectual Protection may be guaranteed to the Elector in his Right of giving his Vote according to the unbiassed Dictates of his own Conscience, by a well-organized Plan of taking the Suffrages of the Electors by Ballot, which alone is calculated to prevent the undue Influence of Wealth and Power from successfully invading the sacred Rights of the People, and to put a Stop to that System of shameless Bribery, Riot and Confusion which has but too often disgraced the Town of Northampton, as well as other Places, at the Election of Members to serve in Parliament; that the Pledges of Retrenchment which have been made by the present Ministers may be redeemed by an unsparing Investigation into every Item of the Civil List, that the Salaries of all Persons employed in the Service of the State may be reduced within the most moderate Limits, and that all Sinecure Places and Pensions, granted without real and adequate Services, may be totally abolished:"

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

Radford:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Radford, in the County of Nottingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to restore to our Constitution its original Beauty, Vigour and Justice, by the Restoration of short Parliaments, Universal Suffrage, and, above all, as the Petitioners only Safe-guard against Corruption, Bribery and Ducal Intolerance, the Vote by Ballot:"

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

Barnstaple:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough and Parish of Barnstaple, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to make a Reform by which the Right of voting may be rendered so extensive as to effect a full and adequate Representation of the People, which the Petitioners believe can be best effected by the Ballot; and that it shall no longer be lawful for Candidates to incur any Expence to effect their Election to a Seat in Parliament, the Petitioners being assured that this Practice is inconsistent with the Dignity of Parliament, destructive to the Independence of its Members, and fatal to the Respect and Confidence of the People:"

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

Brighthelmston.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Brighthelmston, in the County of Sussex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for such a Reform in the Commons House as will shorten the Duration of Parliaments, and secure to every Householder paying Scot and Lot the Right of voting in the Return of Members, and that by Ballot, which the Petitioners consider the most important Feature in any Measure of Reform:"

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

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Cupar, Fife, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "while they pass a Law for an Extension and more equal Distribution of the Elective Franchise in Scotland, to authorize the Votes at Elections all over the Kingdom to be taken by Ballot:"

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

Inverary:

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Provost, Magistrates, Town Council, Burgesses and Householders of the Royal Burgh of Inverary; praying their Lordships "to grant such an Extension of the Elective Franchise in the Royal Burghs of Scotland as shall secure a full, fair and equal Representation of their Population in Parliament, in Consistency with the Stability of the Constitution, and the permanent Welfare of the Empire:"

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

2 from Hamilton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors, Commissioners of Supply, Feuars, Burgesses and Inhabitants paying Assessed Taxes or Poor's Rates in the Town of Hamilton, Lanarkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give such Reform and Relief as shall ensure a fair Representation of the Property and Intelligence of Scotland in the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors, Commissioners of Supply, Feuars, Burgesses and Inhabitants paying Assessed Taxes or Poor's Rates in the Town of Hamilton, Lanarkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as will secure to the Burgh of Hamilton a Share in the general Representation of the Country, and to the Inhabitants of the Town in common with those of the Royal Burghs, Burghs of Regality, and other Towns in Scotland, such Municipal Reform as will identify the Feelings and Interests of the Communities with those of their Magistrates and Councillors:"

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

Dunbar:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Dunbar, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to extend the Elective Franchise in that Part of the United Kingdom, and correct the gross and crying Evils of the Burgh System, so long and loudly complained of; so that, in the first instance, the Property and Intelligence of this enlightened Portion of the Empire may be fairly represented in Parliament, and in the second, that the Power of Self-election now inherent in the Town Councils may be done away, and a Voice given to the Burgesses and Inhabitants, having certain Qualifications, in the Election both of the Councillors and Magistrates, as well as in the Election of the Representatives of the Royal Burghs:"

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

Jedburgh:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses, Householders and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Jedburgh, in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to alter and amend the present close System in the Burghs and Counties in Scotland, and to grant such Reform in returning their Representatives to Parliament as to their Lordships may seem best for their Interest, Prosperity and Happiness:"

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

Banff:

Upon reading the Petition of the Six Incorporated Trades of the Royal Burgh of Banff; praying their Lordships "to take the present imperfect and inefficient State of the Representation of the People into their early and serious Consideration; and by an Extension of the Elective Franchise, by shortening the Duration of Parliaments, by altering the Mode of taking Votes at Elections, and by adopting such other Remedies as may be deemed most fitting, and such as will satisfy the loudly and repeatedly expressed Desire of the People, to ensure to them the complete Possession and free Exercise of their inalienable Right, a full, fair and free Representation 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 Burgesses, Merchants and Householders of the Royal Burgh of Dumfries, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to devise and accomplish such extensive and salutary Reforms in the present Constitution of the Royal Boroughs, and such real and substantial Improvements generally in the present System of Representation, as, without injuring the Frame of the Constitution, will satisfy the just and reasonable Expectations of the Public:"

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

Castle Douglas:

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates, Feuars, Householders and other Inhabitants of the Burgh of Castle Douglas, in the Parish of Kelton and Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "so to alter, correct and extend the Right in the Kingdom of Scotland to vote for Representatives in the Commons House of Parliament, as to give the great Body of the People a full, fair and constitutional Voice in the Choice of their Representatives:"

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

Kilmarnock:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Town Council of the Burgh of Kilmarnock, in the County of Ayr, of the Deacons and Five Incorporated Trades thereof, and of the Commissioners of Police and Inhabitants generally of said Burgh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as, by a Revision of the Election Laws and an Extension of the Elective Franchise, may tend to the Improvement and Amelioration of the Representative System in the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

Kirkcudbright:

Upon reading the Petition of the Six Incorporated Trades of the Royal Burgh of Kirkcudbright, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to alter the present defective, degrading and unconstitutional System of Representation in Scotland in such a Manner as to give the Petitioners a Voice in the Elections of their Civil Rulers and Members of Parliament; to extend the Elective Franchise both in Counties and Burghs, so as to give the People a full and equal Representation, or to do otherwise as, in the Wisdom of their Lordships, will benefit the Nation at large; and that their Lordships will restore to the Petitioners the ancient Right of which they have been so long unjustly and wrongfully deprived, by enacting, that in Time coming the Deacons of the Incorporated Trades in every Royal Burgh in Scotland shall, ex officio, be Members of the Town Council of their respective Burghs:"

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

Wigtown:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Councillors, Burgesses, Merchants and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Wigtown, in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures for reforming and extending the Elective Franchise throughout the United Kingdom, and particularly in the Counties and Burghs of Scotland, as will give Satisfaction to the great Body of the People, and as will remedy the Grievances in the Petitioners own District:"

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

Inverkeithing:

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Inverkeithing, in Common Council assembled; praying their Lordships "to alter the present defective State of the Representation in Scotland to such an Extent as their Lordships shall consider best for the Interests of the Country:"

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

Incorporated Tailors, Edinburgh:

Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporated Tailors in the City of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to interpose a Remedy to the System of the Representation of the Burghs in Scotland, and generally to extend and improve the Elective Franchise of the Nation:"

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

Leven:

Upon reading the Petition of the Householders, Merchants and others, Inhabitants of the Town of Leven and its Vicinity, in the County of Fife, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "in taking into Consideration the defective State of the Representation of Scotland, to give the Petitioners a Voice in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament, without the Intervention of any selfinterested Corporate Body, with the Power of voting by Ballot, and the Duration of Parliaments shortened, or grant such other Relief as their Lordships may deem expedient and proper, and most conducive to the good of the Country:"

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

Leith:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Traders and others, Inhabitants of Leith, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant such an Extension of the Elective Franchise in the Counties and Towns of Scotland as may conduce to the Prosperity of the State, and secure the Interests of Trade and Commerce from being longer oppressed by Burgh or other private Influence:"

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

Lanarkshire:

Upon reading the Petition of the Noblemen, Freeholders, Justices of the Peace, Commissioners of Supply and Heritors of the County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to place the Election of the Representatives for Scotland on a broad and sure Basis, by greatly extending the Elective Franchise, and generally improving the whole System:"

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

Selkirk:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the County and Royal Burgh of Selkirk, in Public Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the Adoption of Measures having for their Object a full and efficient Reform in the Representation as well in the various Counties and Royal Burghs of Scotland as in the United Kingdom:"

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

Leslie.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Leslie and its Vicinity, County of Fife, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the present System of Representation in Scotland may be altered in such a Manner as to allow the People to have a Vote in the Election of their Representatives, with Triennial Parliaments, Universal Suffrage and Vote by Ballot:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petitions in favor of: (Mirfield:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Mirfield, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for such a substantial and extensive Reform, embracing a considerable Extension of the Elective Franchise, a shortening of the Duration of Parliaments and the Adoption of the Vote by Ballot, as may restore both Branches of the Legislature to the perfect Confidence of the Nation, knit together all Classes of Men by a common Tie of Interest and Affection, extinguish all domestic Turbulence, and, by the imposing Spectacle of a peaceful and united People, at once conciliate and menace every Foreign Power:"

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

Marlborough:

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Inhabitant Householders of the Borough of Marlborough, in the County of Wilts; praying their Lordships, "That the Usurpations of the self-elected Corporations of the said Borough, in respect to the Nomination of Members to serve in Parliament, under which the Petitioners are suffering, may be favorably considered by their Lordships; and that upon the proposed Measure of a Reform in the Representation of the People, the Petitioners Grievances and Sufferings may be fully considered, and their Rights and Privileges restored to them; and that Relief be given to the Petitioners and the Kingdom at large by a full and effectual Reform of the Representation of the People in Parliament:"

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

Leicester:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Vicinity of Leicester, in Public Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt forthwith the necessary Measures for restoring the People to their just, undeniable and constitutional Rights, and under such Regulations and Provisions as will ensure the full, free and unbiassed Exercise of the Elective Franchise, and by shortening the Duration of Parliaments, and take such other Measures as their Lordships may think proper for ensuring such a Representation of the People in Parliament as the Exigency of the Case requires, and as will be satisfactory to the People at large:"

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

Eastern Division of Kent:

Upon reading the Petition of the Landowners, Occupiers and other Inhabitants of the Eastern Division of the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to remit every Tax which presses on the Necessaries of the Working Classes, and to adopt such Measures as may ensure to British Industry that Priority which will mainly effect this important Result; and that the Reform which shall be ceded to the Entreaties of the People may be full, free, equitable and efficient; and that every other Species of Amelioration may be forthwith adopted; and that their Lordships will adopt some Plan of Relief that may free the Petitioners from the Oppression of the Tithe System, an Impost that prevents the Employment of Capital and Agriculture, restricts the Production of the Country, and materially injures the Labouring Part of the Population:"

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

Kettering:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Kettering, in the County of Northampton, and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to assist the Government in carrying into Effect such Measures as will ensure to the People throughout the Kingdom an equitable and fair Distribution of the Elective Franchise; and to enact such Laws as will at once effectually secure the free and uncontrolled Exercise of his Right to every Elector, and prevent the Recurrence of those Scenes of Bribery, Corruption and Immorality which now too frequently disgrace the most popular Elections:"

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

County of Durham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders of the County of Durham, assembled at a Meeting convened by the High Sheriff, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Measure of Parliamentary Reform about to be submitted to them by His Majesty's present Government into their most serious Consideration, and adopt such Measures as may seem best calculated to remove the Defects of the present System, and give to the Country the Blessings of a real and adequate Representation:"

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

City of Durham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Durham and its Vicinity, convened by the Mayor, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the defective State of the Representative System, which deeply affects the Interests of the Nation and endangers the Constitution, into their serious Consideration, and to concur in such effectual Remedies to the Evil as shall give to the People the inestimable Blessing of a full and free Representation:"

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

Norham & Island Shires:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the District of Norham and Island Shires, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will adopt such Measures as shall restore to the People their rightful Inheritance in the Constitution, and avert the deplorable Consequences which a continued Opposition to their Wishes and Prayers will inevitably bring upon the Country, by a full and free Representation in the House of Commons, by transferring the Nomination of Members from Places that are insignificant and corrupt to others of numerical and commercial Importance, by an Extension of the Elective Franchise, and by lessening the Expence of contested Elections, and securing Voters from corrupt Influence and Intimidation:"

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

Chester-le-Street:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Chester-le-Street, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Fatfield:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Fatfield, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wapping:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Wapping, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Newbottle:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Newbottle, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Great & Little Lumley:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Great and Little Lumley, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "forthwith to institute such a Reform as shall eradicate the Corruption so long and so injuriously practised in the Places called Rotten Boroughs; extend the Elective Franchise to large and populous Maritime and Manufacturing Towns, which are at present without a direct Voice in the National Councils; bestow the Right of voting on Householders paying Taxes to the State, and contributing to the Support of the Poor; greatly diminish the Expence of contested Elections as heretofore conducted; and fix such a Rule for taking the Suffrages of Voters, whether by Ballot or otherwise, as shall be best calculated to interpose a Bar to Intimidation or undue Influence, and to ensure to those who possess the Privilege, the Opportunity of exercising it in an independent and conscientious Manner:"

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

Sunderland:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Sunderland near the Sea, in the County of Durham, and the Neighbourhood thereof, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will give their cordial Assistance to His Majesty's Ministers in their Efforts to effect a Reform in the State of the Representative System, which, by rendering the House of Commons the true Organ of its Constituents, will secure to it the Confidence of a faithful and loyal People:"

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

Gateshead & Gateshead Fell:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Boroughholders, Freemen and other Inhabitants of the Parishes of Gateshead and Gateshead Fell, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt a thorough and efficient Reform of the Representation of the People, as shall shorten the Duration of Parliaments, extensively and equitably diffuse the Elective Franchise, and at the same Time afford every Facility and Security in the Exercise of it; and, as a Means of Security, the Petitioners recommend the Mode of Election by Ballot to the especial Consideration of their Lordships:"

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

Stepney:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Saint Dunstan, Stepney, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to grant such Reform, including Vote by Ballot, as will strengthen that Confidence which subsists between the Throne and the People, and restore the Constitution to its primitive Purity as by Law established:"

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

St. John's, Southwark:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Saint John, in the Borough of Southwark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a Reform which will abolish the corrupt Boroughs, and ensure to the People a full and free Choice of their Representatives, and which will give them an adequate Influence in the Deliberations of the Legislature, and restore that Veneration for the Laws and Constitution, and that Confidence in the Commons House of Parliament, so essential to the Well-being of the State, and which should be the first Object of every good Government to secure and maintain:"

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

Plymouth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Plymouth, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will promote such Measures as shall appear best calculated to meet the reasonable Wishes of enlightened Men for a Constitutional Reform of the House of Commons, restore the Fabric of the Constitution, and remove from the evil-minded and seditious all Grounds for Turbulence and Disaffection:"

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

Hitchin:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Hitchin and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to aid, to the utmost, the patriotic Exertions of His Majesty's Ministers for Economy, Retrenchment and Reform, and to adopt such Measures as shall effectually secure to all Classes of His Majesty's Subjects the unfettered Exercise of their Elective Franchise, prevent all Bribery and Corruption, and render the House of Commons, what it was intended to be, a full and fair Representation of the Opinions, the Intelligence and the Wishes of the People:"

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

Devonshire:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Devon paying Rates and Taxes, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to afford their early and most serious Attention to the following Grievances; the partial Distribution of the Elective Franchise, whereby Towns long since fallen into Decay, and some even without Inhabitants, send Members to Parliament, while large and opulent and thickly-peopled Places have no Representatives in the House of Commons; the unjust Manner in which the Right of voting is given to one Description of Property, while it is denied to others which bear an equal or even greater Proportion of the Burdens of the State; the enormous Expense and corrupt Influence attending Elections; and the long Duration of Parliaments; and immediately apply such Remedy as their Lordships may deem most fitting, and such as will satisfy the loudly and repeatedly expressed Desires of the People:"

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

Newington:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Mary, Newington, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will adopt such Measures as will ensure a rational, practical and efficient Reform in the House of Commons, and in the Mode of electing the Members, that, in so doing, the Elective Franchise may be taken away from all close and corrupt Boroughs, and that the Right of voting in the Choice of Representatives may be extended to all whose Property and Station in Society qualify them for the Exercise of such a Trust; and that their Lordships will establish Triennial Parliaments, and give to the People the Right of voting by Ballot:"

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

Saltcoats:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Saltcoats, and of the other Parts of the Parishes of Ardrossan and Stevenston, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt Measures for accomplishing a Reform in the Commons House of Parliament, so that its Members may all truly represent the Feelings and attend to the Interests of the People:"

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

Wells:

Upon reading the Petition of the Electors and Inhabitant Householders of the City or Borough of Wells, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to restrain the Corporation of Wells from admitting non-resident Persons as Burgesses, to the Prejudice of the Freemen by Servitude, and Inhabitants, as such Burgesses enjoy all the Privileges of Citizens without bearing the local Taxation or Burthens of the City; and to restore the Right of voting for Members to represent this City in Parliament to the Inhabitant Householders in the City; and also to reform similar Abuses in other Cities in the Kingdom, which, through the Usurpation by Corporations, now exist:"

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

Yeovil:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Yeovil, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will carry into Effect the solemn Pledges of His Majesty's Government, and make such a speedy and effectual Reform in the Constitution of the Commons House of Parliament, that the same may become the real Representative of the People of Great Britain and Ireland:"

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

Christchurch:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Christchurch and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to support and further the Measures of Reform in the Representative System about to be introduced to the Notice of this House, in order that it may be full, complete and satisfactory:"

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

Bannockburn:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Bannockburn and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a Reform in the Commons House of Parliament; for the Extension of the Elective Franchise to every Man of Twentyone Years of Age; that Parliament may be dissolved at the End of every Three Years; and that the Vote may be by Ballot, to prevent undue Influence:"

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

Brighthelmston.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Brighthelmston, in the County of Sussex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; representing to their Lordships, "That they do most materially dissent from the Sentiments contained in a Petition professing to be from the Inhabitants of Brighthelmston to their Lordships, on the Subject of Parliamentary Reform; that the Petitioners are most anxious to promote whatever Measures the Wisdom of the Legislature may devise for the upholding the Constitution, or for reforming the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, but they are bound by every Sentiment of devoted Loyalty to the King, and zealous Attachment to the established Institutions of the Country, to oppose to the utmost of their Power the Dissemination of Tenets, the Objects of which are the Destruction of Property, the Excitement of Discontent and Disaffection among the ignorant and unwary, and the consequent Overthrow of those true Principles of Liberty by which, under Divine Providence, the British Empire has been preserved from the Horrors and Anarchy of Civil War amidst the Devastation of surrounding Nations:"

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

Exchequer Bills Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Grant and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising the Sum of Twelve Millions by Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirtyone;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wimborne Minster Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Wimborne Minster to Blandford Forum, in the County of Dorset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bristol Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter, amend and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, for regulating the Poor of the City of Bristol, and for other Purposes connected therewith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Message from H.C. for The Duke of Richmond to attend Com ee on Reduction of Salaries:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Grant and others, as follows; (viz t)

"My Lords,

"The Commons request that your Lordships will give Leave to His Grace The Duke of Richmond to attend to give Evidence before the Select Committee appointed by them to enquire what Reductions can be made in the Salaries and Emoluments of Offices held, during the Pleasure of the Crown, by Members of either House of Parliament."

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Leave to His Grace to go to the Com ee.

And The Duke of Richmond, being present in his Place; acquainted the House, "That he was willing, with the Leave of the House, to go to the said Select Committee."

Ordered, That The Duke of Richmond have Leave to go to the said Select Committee of the House of Commons, if His Grace think fit.

The Messengers were again called in, and informed, "That the Lords do give Leave to The Duke of Richmond to go to the Select Committee of the House of Commons, as desired in their Message of this Day, if His Grace think fit."

Tithe System, Petitions from Lampeter-Pontstephen & Greystoke for Alteration of

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Lampeter-Pontstephen, in the County of Cardigan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of Tithes into their immediate Consideration, and relieve the People of England and Wales from a Burden to which their Fellow Subjects in Scotland are not liable, and from the Pressure of which it has by their Lordships been deemed expedient to relieve the Inhabitants of Ireland:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Landowners and Farmers in the Parish of Greystoke, in the County of Cumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Tithe System into their serious Consideration, with the view of relieving the Petitioners and the Country from this oppressive Impost, which for so long a Time has been applied to Purposes for which it was not originally intended, and thus put a Stop to the litigious and vexatious Proceedings of which the Petitioners have so much Reason to complain, and by adopting such other Measures as to their Lordships may appear calculated to alleviate the deplorable Distress under which the Agriculturist is at present suffering:"

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

Union with Ireland, Petitions from Tensaragh & Palas Grean, &c. for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Parish of Tensaragh, in the County of Roscommon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Question of the Repeal of the Union between Great Britain and Ireland into their serious Consideration, and, by a speedy Adjustment thereof, confer innumerable unforeseen and everlasting Benefits upon one of the finest, and at the same Time the most oppressed and ill-governed Country on the Face of the Earth:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Palas Grean and Templebradon, in the County of Limerick, in that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for an immediate Repeal of the "Act of Legislative Union between Great Britain and Ireland:"

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

The King's Answer to Addresses.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Addresses of the 21st and 25th Days of this instant February; and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously, and to say, He would give Directions accordingly."

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Beverley:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Beverley, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Matter of Negro Slavery into their own Hands, and forthwith to lay down a System by which its immediate Amelioration may be effected, and its final Extinction provided for at the earliest Period consistent with the Safety of the Colonists and the Interests of the Slaves themselves; and that their Lordships will enact a Law that all the Children of Negro Parents born after a certain Time, to be fixed by this House, shall be free; and the Petitioners, disavowing all Wish of obtaining the Praise of Benevolence at the Expence of others, will cheerfully acquiesce in any System of Compensation to the present Slaveholders which on Enquiry may be ascertained to be equitable:"

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

Slaidburn:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Slaidburn and its Vicinity, West Riding Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to devise prompt and effectual Measures for the speedy Redress and Emancipation of our deeplyinjured Fellow Men, and for the final and utter Abolition of Negro Slavery:"

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

Hackness cum Harwood-dale & Scalby:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Hackness cum Harwood-dale and the adjoining Parish of Scalby, in the North Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to interpose on behalf of the oppressed Negro, and to adopt such Measures as shall lead to the Extinction of Slavery at no distant Period:"

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

Kirkby Malhamdale:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Kirkby Malhamdale, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Rilstone & Conistone:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Chapelries of Rilstone and Conistone, in the Parish of Burnsall, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take into Consideration the State of our Fellow Subjects in the West India Colonies, and to devise prompt Measures for the entire Abolition of Negro Slavery:"

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

Caio:

Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Members of a Society and Congregation of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists assembling for Divine Worship in Caio Chapel and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Talley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Members of a Society and Congregation of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists and others assembling for Divine Worship in Talley Chapel, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Llandovery:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Members of a Society and Congregation of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists assembling for Divine Worship in Llandovery and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Llangadock:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of a Society and Congregation of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists assembling for Divine Worship in Llangadock Chapel and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Llansawel:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists assembling for Divine Worship in Llansawel Chapel and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Llandilo:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists assembling for Divine Worship in Llandilo Chapel, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cross Inn:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists assembling for Divine Worship in Cross Inn Chapel and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Llanddeysaint:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Members of a Society and Congregation of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists assembling for Divine Worship in Llanddeysaint and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cilyewm:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Members of a Society and Congregation of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists assembling for Divine Worship in Tynewydd or New Chapel, Cilycwm, and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That (as the true Interest of Nations as well as Individuals is most wisely and divinely ordained to consist in doing Justice, and loving Mercy,) their Lordships, acceding to the general and importunate Voice of the Country, will not permit another Session of Parliament to pass without beneficently and gloriously becoming the Deliverers of the afflicted Slaves, by adopting some suitable and effectual Measures speedily to wipe away that foul Reproach (the Toleration of Slavery) from the Character of a Nation distinguished among the Nations of the Earth by its free Institutions:"

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

Stockport:

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Clergy, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of the Town of Stockport and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; 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:"

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

Wigan:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination meeting in the Commercial Hall, Wigan, in Lancashire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to 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:"

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

Bretherton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination assembling in Ebenezer Chapel, Bretherton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will not any longer delay to take into their serious Consideration the most disgraceful System of Slavery; and that they will adopt and enforce such Measures as may be judged best calculated to abolish it entirely in the British Dominions:"

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

Lees:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Lees, in the Parish of Ashton-under-Lyne, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will immediately enact a Law to abolish for ever the horrible System of Traffic in the Blood and Muscles of our Fellow Men; and that their Lordships will use their best Influence to induce other States to abolish the inhuman Practice of buying and selling their Fellow Creatures, so that the Blessings of Freedom and the Sweets of Liberty may be extended to every Individual under the Sun:"

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

Ardmore:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Ardmore, Diocese of Lismore and County of Waterford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take such Measures into Consideration for the immediate Removal of Slavery as will terminate for ever so gross a Violation of the dearest and unalienable Rights of Man, and rescue our beloved Country from the Guilt of Oppression:"

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

Piltown:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Piltown and its Neighbourhood, in the County of Waterford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take immediate Measures for the Removal of so great a Stain as Slavery from our beloved Country, and thus to rescue it from the Guilt of Oppression by such prompt Laws as may be devised:"

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

Preston.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Preston, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That Means more powerful than those which have hitherto been instituted by the Legislature, for the ultimate Abolition of Slavery in the Colonies, be immediately adopted for the total Extinction of it, and pursued with the utmost Activity consistent with the Welfare of the unhappy Subjects of British Government who have been so long oppressed under that wearing and degrading Thraldom:"

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

Swan River Settlement, Papers respecting, to be printed.

Ordered, That the 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;

Also, The 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;

And also, The Extract of a Despatch from The 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; severally delivered to the House on the 18th Day of this instant February, be printed.

Presentations to New Churches, Petition from Manchester respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy and other Householders of the Town of Manchester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to enact that whenever any Person or Persons shall be disposed to build a Church and endow it with not less than Fifty Pounds per Annum, and shall make it appear to the Bishop of the Diocese in which it is intended to build, that there is a given Population in the Parish or District in which they propose building, who are destitute of Church Accommodation, and that the Site of the projected Edifice will be a given Distance from the Parish or District Church, as the Case may be, the Bishop shall sanction their Project, assigning the perpetual Presentation of the Church thus built and endowed to the Person or Persons building and endowing it; provided always, the Patronage be not vested in more than Five Trustees; and moreover that the Bishop shall apportion a sufficient District to such Church, together, if he shall see fit, with the Right of marrying, burying and christening, reserving always the accustomed Fees to the Minister of the Mother Church:"

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

Galway Elective Franchise, Petitions for Extension of: (Menlough:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Parish of Menlough, in the County of the Town of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Barna:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Parish of Barna, in the County of the Town of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

New-Townsmith:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Parish of New-Townsmith, in the County of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Maree.

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Vicarage of Maree, in the Wardenship of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to equalize Civil Rights in Galway, by extending to the Roman Catholic Mercantile and Trading Classes the Elective Franchise in as full and ample a Manner as the same is now enjoyed by Protestants:"

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

Kelp Trade, Petition from Galway for Protection of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Traders and Ship Owners of the Town of Galway engaged in the Kelp Trade, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to protect the drooping Interests of Ireland, and to adopt some Measure to support that extensive Branch of Industry, the Trade in Kelp, and to counteract the total Destruction that awaits the Petitioners from the Decline thereof:"

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

Metropolis Police Rate, Petition from St. George's Hanover Sq. for Diminution of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, being Members of the Select Vestry of that Parish, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take into their Consideration the great Addition to the local Taxation of this Parish in consequence of the Establishment of the Metropolis Police, and will grant such Relief as they shall think fit:"

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

Distress in Ireland, Petitions from Ballynakill & Erris respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Ballynakill, in the County of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant immediate Relief to the distressed Poor of Ireland, to be conducted solely by a Committee of Parishioners, who know the distressed, and will employ them both with Advantage to themselves and to the Intention of this House:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Erris, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to cause the Public Works of Erris, lately promoted by the Government, but now discontinued, to be again resumed, for the Purpose of employing the industrious Poor, and of affording to all who may desire it the Means of earning an honorable Subsistence during the present Calamity owing to the general Failure of the late Potatoe Crop; that the Poor Man's Potatoe Crop may be exempt from Distraint for Rent, or other Demand of any Description; and that their Lordships will consider the Destitution and Misery of the Poor of Ireland generally, and make such legal Provision for them by Parish Rates, or otherwise as will best suit the peculiar Circumstances of Ireland:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petition from Ballinakill for regulating Grants for.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Ballinakill, in the County of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to distribute proportionably between Catholics and Protestants the Funds for the Education of the Poor of Ireland:"

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

Assessed Taxes, Petition from Lambeth for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take into immediate Consideration the Necessity for the Repeal of the Assessed Taxes, and afford the Petitioners that Relief which they stand so much in need of:"

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

Bishops Courts, Ireland; Petition from Castle Grace for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Landholders and Householders of the Manor of Castle Grace, in the County of Tipperary, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Bishops Courts in Ireland may be abolished, and their Powers transferred to the Common Law Courts of Justice of the Nation:"

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

Processes, &c. issued in Matters of Tithes, Ireland, Returns of, Ordered forthwith.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House forthwith, "A Return of the Number of Processes issued in Matters of Tithes from the Bishops Courts in Ireland, from 1st November 1829 to 1st November 1830;"

Also, "A Return of the Number of Decrees issued from the same Courts in Matters of Tithes during the same Period;"

And also, "A Return of the Costs paid upon such Decrees;" severally Ordered to be laid before the House on the 14th Day of December last.

London Bridge Approaches Bill, Petition from St. Michael's Crooked Lane, &c. against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Saint Michael's, Crooked Lane, and Saint Clement's, East Cheap, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for improving the Approaches to London Bridge;" and praying their Lordships "to inspect the Clause therein which enacts that Possession of Premises shall be delivered up on Three Months Notice; and that, in comparing it with those Bills which have previously passed relative to the new London Bridge Approaches, their Lordships will observe the Injustice of such a Proceeding; and that their Lordships will determine that the present Bill shall be governed by the preceding, and that the aforesaid Clause shall be so altered as to leave the Bridge Committee only Power to claim Possession at the Expiration of Six Months (after due and proper Notice has been given) of those Premises in the Occupation of the Petitioners:"

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

Tithe System, (Ireland,) Petition from Dysart for Revision of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Tithe-paying Inhabitants of the Parish of Dysart, County of Kilkenny, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Laws respecting Tithes into their Consideration; and to render available the enormous Property in Church Lands in Ireland, One Part to the Support of the Poor, One to the Rector, and One to the Repairs and Building of Churches, granting to all Parties interested such Compensation as their Lordships may deem necessary:"

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

Ld. Clonbrock's Claim, Com ee to meet.

Upon reading the Petition of The Right Honorable Robert Lord Clonbrock Baron Clonbrock, in the Kingdom of Ireland; praying their Lordships, "That his Petition presented to the House in the last Session of Parliament, claiming a Right to vote at Elections of Peers for Ireland to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, may be again referred to the Committee of Privileges, and that they may be directed to meet thereon on Thursday next, the 3d Day of March, or on such other Day as their Lordships shall think proper:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges of this Session, to consider and report; and that the Committee do meet to consider of the said Petition on Thursday next.

Frauds on Creditors Bill, Smith & Francis's Petition to extend the Provisions of.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Smith of Great Wakering, in the County of Essex, Builder, and Isaac Francis of the same Place, Builder; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to prevent Debtors from defrauding their Creditors by lying in Prison or absconding from England;" and praying their Lordships "to extend the Provisions of the same, so as to meet the Case of the Petitioners, and to afford such other Relief to the Petitioners as to their Lordships may seem meet:"

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

Poor Rate Returns Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received To-morrow.

Morris's Petition to present Appeal, & Respondent's Counter Petition, referred to Appeal Com ee.

A Petition of Evan Williams Morris of Newport, in the County of Salop, Engineer, was presented and read; setting forth, "That an Order, bearing Date the 18th Day of March 1830, was made by The Right Honorable the late Lord Chancellor of Great Britain upon further Directions in a Cause in His Majesty's High Court of Chancery, wherein the Petitioner was Plaintiff, and Edward Davies and Harriett his Wife, Mary Morris, since deceased, and The Reverend John Bright Bright in the said Bill called John Betton Bright, were the Defendants, whereby it was ordered that the Petitioner's Bill should stand dismissed out of the said Court, with Costs as against the Defendant John Bright Bright, and without Costs as to the other Defendants: That the said Order, although made in March last, was not drawn up and entered until the 28th Day of January last, when the same was entered by the Petitioner: That the Petitioner conceives that he is aggrieved by the said Order, and is advised that he has good Grounds to appeal therefrom, which the Petitioner is desirous of doing: That the Petitioner hath got his Petition of Appeal against the said Order settled, and the necessary Certificate thereto signed by Counsel; and the same is now ready to present: That the Question involved in the said Appeal is to decide the Right of the Petitioner to very valuable Freehold Estates which the Defendant Edward Davies, in Right of his said Wife, is now in Possession of, and of the Receipt of the Rents and Profits arising therefrom, and that it is of great Importance to the Petitioner that the said Appeal should be immediately presented and prosecuted, and which the Petitioner is anxious to do with as little Delay as possible: That the Petitioner has been prevented from presenting his said Petition of Appeal within the Fourteen Days, in compliance with one of the Standing Orders of this House, because the Petitioner was unable to procure the said Petition to be finally settled by Counsel in Time for that Purpose;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the Standing Order of this House limiting the Time for presenting Appeals may be dispensed with in this Case, and that the Petitioner may have Leave to present his said Petition of Appeal forthwith:"

Then, A Petition of Edward Davies of Maes Mawr, in the County of Montgomery, Gentleman, was presented and read; setting forth, "That in the Year 1811 Evan Williams Morris otherwise Evan Williams filed his Bill in His Majesty's High Court of Chancery against the Petitioner and Harriot his Wife, Mary Morris, and John Bright Bright by the Name of John Betton Bright, whereby the said Evan Williams Morris otherwise Evan Williams, on the Pretence of being the lawful Child of William Morris and Mary his Wife, (deceased,) and as such entitled to certain Estates in the County of Montgomery, then in the Possession of the Petitioner and Harriot his Wife, and which were comprised in or subject to the Trusts of the Settlement made previous to the Marriage of the said William and Mary Morris: That the Petitioner Edward Davies and Harriot his Wife put in their Answer to the said Bill, denying the Legitimacy of the said Evan Williams Morris otherwise Evan Williams, and alleging (as the Fact is) that the said Harriot Davies is the only lawful Child of the said William and Mary Morris: That several Proceedings were taken in the said Cause, which came on to be heard before The Lord High Chancellor on the 22d February 1826, when his Lordship was pleased to direct that the Parties should proceed to a Trial at Law, at the then next Summer Assizes to be holden for Shropshire, upon the following Issue; that is to say, "Whether the said Evan Williams Morris otherwise Evan Williams is the legitimate Child of William Morris and the said Mary Morris:" That the said Issue was, in pursuance of such Order, tried at the Lent Assizes holden for Shropshire in the Year 1827, when the Jury who tried the said Issue found a Verdict for the said Plaintiff Evan Williams Morris otherwise Evan Williams: That on the 16th July 1827 the said Issue, and the said Verdict thereupon, was taken into Consideration by The Lord Chancellor, who, after hearing Counsel thereon, ordered that the Parties should proceed to a new Trial of the said Issue at the then next Assizes for the County of Salop: That the said Issue was, in pursuance of such last-mentioned Order, tried at the Summer Assizes for the County of Salop in the Year 1827, and a Verdict was thereupon found for the Petitioner and the said Harriot his Wife: That on the 14th Day of June 1828 the said last-mentioned Verdict was taken into Consideration by The Lord High Chancellor, who was pleased to direct and order that the Parties should proceed to a new Trial of the said Issue at the then next Assizes to be holden at Gloucester, in the County of Gloucester: That the said Issue was, in pursuance of such last-mentioned Order, again tried at the Summer Assizes for the said County of Gloucester in the Year 1828, when the Jury, not agreeing on their Verdict, were discharged by the Judge: That on the 23d January 1829 the said Cause again came on to be heard before The Lord High Chancellor on a Motion for a new Trial of the said Issue, when his Lordship was pleased to suggest, that if the Parties were willing to leave the Cause, upon the Evidence as it then stood, to him, he would hear the Arguments of Counsel upon the Evidence, and decide the Point in dispute, namely, whether the said Evan Williams Morris otherwise Evan Williams is the legitimate Child of the said William Morris and Mary Morris, without directing another Issue to try that Fact: That the Counsel for the Petitioner and the said Harriot his Wife, and the Counsel for the said Evan Williams Morris otherwise Evan Williams, then in open Court consented and agreed that the said Cause should be left to the Judgment and Determination of the said Lord High Chancellor, upon the Evidence as it then stood, without proceeding to any further Trial at Law: That the Petitioner did then consider, and does now consider, the Parties in the said Suit to be fully concluded by the Consent of their respective Counsel so given in open Court to abide by the said Judgment and Determination of the said Lord High Chancellor, without any further or other Trial at Law, or Argument on the said Evidence as it then stood: That the said Lord High Chancellor was, in pursuance of such Consent and Agreement, attended by Counsel, and the Evidence in this Cause was fully stated, and the Case of both Parties debated and argued thereupon: That on the 18th March 1830 The Lord High Chancellor pronounced his Judgment in the said Suit, and on pronouncing the said Judgment was pleased to observe, that it had been agreed by Counsel at the Bar that, for the Purpose of saving further Expence and Delay, the Application of the said Plaintiff in the said Suit for a new Trial should be abandoned, and that the old Case should be left upon the whole of the Evidence to his Decision; that he had attentively read the whole of the Evidence, and the Effect of that Evidence on his Mind, as connected with the Law of England applicable to the said Subject Matter in dispute, and the Conclusion which he had formed from the whole of the Evidence, founded upon careful and patient Attention of all the Facts of the said Case, was, and that he was bound therefore, having that Impression of the Facts, to state his Opinion, that the Plaintiff in the said Suit is not the Child of the said William Morris; and his Lordship was pleased thereupon to order and direct that the said Bill should stand dismissed out of Court, with Costs as to the Defendant John Bright Bright, to be taxed, and without Costs as to the other Defendants: And the Petitioner Edward Davies sheweth unto their Lordships, that he has been put to very great Costs and Expences in and about his Defence, and the Defence of the said other Defendants to the said Bill, and upon and in consequence of the said several and repeated Trials at Law, amounting in the whole to upwards of Fifteen thousand Pounds: That the Agents of the Petitioner have been served with Notice that a Petition will be presented to their Lordships on Monday next, by and on behalf of the said Plaintiff, that the Standing Order of their Lordships limiting the Time for presenting Petitions of Appeal may in this Cause be dispensed with, and that the said Plaintiff may be at liberty forthwith to present a Petition of Appeal against the said Order of the 18th March 1830;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That inasmuch as the said Order of The Lord High Chancellor was made after the Counsel for the said Plaintiff in the said Suit had respectively waived all Claim to any further Trial at Law between the Parties, and had agreed that the Judgment of the said Lord High Chancellor should be taken upon the Evidence as it then stood, without further Proceeding, that the Judgment so given as aforesaid should be considered and be final and conclusive between the Parties; and that the said Evan Williams may be precluded from further litigating the said Question, or harassing the Petitioner and his said Wife with further Expence; and that the said Petition of the said Evan Williams may be dismissed, or that the Petition of the said Evan Williams may be referred to a Committee of this House, and that the Petitioner may be heard by his Counsel, Attorney or Agent, against the Prayer of the said Petition."

Ordered, That the said Petitions 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.

Com ee on the Poor Laws, Earl Stanhope sworn.

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

Motion to class Petitions on Distress, withdrawn.

It was moved, "That the Clerk Assistant be directed to class the Petitions received by this House from Places in Great Britain, during the Two last Sessions of Parliament and the present, which describe the general Distress of the People; that he enter them in a Book, and lay the same on the Table of this House: That the Petitions be classed as follows; the County; the Place or Parish; Number of Signatures; Complaints in short; Prayer for Relief; what it contains; and number each in the Margin, from One upwards, taking the Counties in Alphabetical Order."

Which being objected to;

The said Motion was (by Leave of the House) withdrawn.

Interlocutory Report of Ecclesiastical Com rs, Address for.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to request that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order that there be laid before this House, "A Copy of the Interlocutory Report of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners."

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

London Bridge Approaches Bill read 2 a, & committed:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for improving the Approaches to London Bridge."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

V. Maynard.
V. Sydney.
V. Sidmouth.
V. Gordon.
V. Beresford.
V. Goderich.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Lichfield & Coventry.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Melbourne.
L. Dacre.
L. Teynham.
L. Stafford.
L. Byron.
L. Gower.
L. Colville of Culross.
L. Belhaven & Stenton.
L. King.
L. Monson.
L. Boston.
L. Sundridge & Hamilton.
L. Grantley.
L. Suffield.
L. Kenyon.
L. Auckland.
L. Mendip.
L. Selsey.
L. Yarborough.
L. Calthorpe.
L. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
L. Lilford.
L. Farnham.
L. Redesdale.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Hill.
L. Clanbrassill.
L. Bexley.
L. Penshurst.
L. Somerhill.
L. Farnborough.
L. Seaford.
L. Melros.
L. Stuart de Rothesay.
L. Rosebery.
L. Wynford.
D. Cumberland.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Abp. Cashel.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Richmond.
M. Salisbury.
M. Bath.
M. Thomond.
M. Camden.
M. Bristol.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea & Nottingham.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Albemarle.
E. Jersey.
E. Northesk.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Cowper.
E. Stanhope.
E. Ilchester.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Charlemont.
E. Mayo.
E. Wicklow.
E. Rosslyn.
E. Grey.
E. Verulam.
E. Brownlow.
E. Morley.
E. Glengall.
E. Howe.
E. Vane.
E. Dudley.
E. Cawdor.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Petitions against it, referred to the Com ee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Vestrymen, in Vestry assembled, of the Parish of Saint John, Southwark, in the County of Surrey;

Also, The Petition of the Householders, Occupiers and Owners of Land in the Vicinity of South Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed;

And also, The Petition of the Rector, Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor, and several Parishioners of the Parish of Saint Olave, in the Town and Borough of Southwark, in General Vestry assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, against the said Bill, severally presented to the House on Friday last;

And also, The Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Saint Michael's, Crooked Lane, and Saint Clement's, East Cheap, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, against the said Bill, presented to the House this Day; be referred to the Committee to whom the lastmentioned Bill stands committed.

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

It was moved, "That the Order made on Friday last, "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.

Suits in Common Law Courts Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Expences and Delay of Suits in the Common Law Courts at Westminster;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Frauds on Creditors Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Debtors from defrauding their Creditors by lying in Prison or absconding from England;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Lunatics Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to diminish the Inconvenience and Expence of Commissions in the nature of Writs De lunatico inquirendo; and to provide for the better Care and Treatment of Idiots, Lunatics and Persons of unsound Mind, found such by Inquisition;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Canada Lands Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend the Laws relating to Lands holden in Free and Common Soccage in the Province of Lower Canada;"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

East India & Corn Trades, Petition from Leslie against Monopolies of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Leslie, Fife, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; complaining of the arbitrary Restrictions imposed upon our Commerce, particularly the East India Monopoly, and the Laws regulating the Trade in Corn; and praying their Lordships "for the Removal of those Restrictions which have hitherto impeded the fair Exchange of Produce; and that the Facilities for Trade which this Nation enjoys may never be sacrificed to the Interests of a few:"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, primum diem Martii, jam prox. sequen. horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.