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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 4 March 1831

Pages 287-295

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

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Die Veneris, 4° Martii 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Dux Sussex.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham & Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Archiep. Cassellen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
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Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. St. Vincent.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Yarborough.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Stuart de Rothesay.
Ds. Rosebery.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk,
Marescallus.
Dux Devonshire,
Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Wellington.
Dux Buckingham &
Chandos.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Bristol.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Manvers.
Comes Grey.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes St. Germans.
Comes Vane.
Comes Dudley.
Comes Cawdor.

PRAYERS.

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

Warburton v. Loveland in Error.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Elizabeth Warburton is Plaintiff, and James Loveland, Lessee of George Ivie and others, is Defendant;

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And the Plaintiff's and Defendant's Counsel being fully heard;

As also, One Counsel for the Plaintiff, by way of Reply;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off sine Die.

Lysaght & Davoren v. Walker et al. in Error:

Whereas, by virtue of His Majesty's Writ of Error returnable into the House of Lords in Parliament assembled, a Record of the Court of Exchequer Chamber in Ireland was brought into this House on the 10th Day of February 1829, wherein John Lysaght and James Davoren are Plaintiffs, and Thomas Walker, Thomas Perriott, Henry Walker and John Perriott are Defendants, in order to reverse a Judgment given in the Court of Exchequer Chamber, affirming a Judgment of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland for the said Defendants; and Counsel having been heard this Day to argue the Errors assigned upon the said Writ of Error; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgment Affirmed:

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgment given in the Court of Exchequer Chamber in Ireland, affirming a Judgment of the Court of Exchequer, be, and the same is hereby Affirmed; and that the Record be remitted, to the end such Proceeding may be had thereupon as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House.

The Tenor of which Judgment, to be affixed to the Transcript of the Record, is as follows:

Tenor.

"At which Day, before The Lord the King in the same Court of Parliament at Westminster, come the said John Lysaght and James Davoren, and the said Thomas Walker, Thomas Perriott, Henry Walker and John Perriot, in their own proper Persons; Whereupon all and singular the Premises being seen, and by the Court of Parliament aforesaid now here fully understood, and as well the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, and the Judgment thereon given, as the said Causes and Matters by the said John Lysaght and James Davoren, above for Error assigned, being diligently examined and inspected, and mature Deliberation being thereupon had; It seems to the Court of Parliament aforesaid now here, that neither in the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, nor in the giving of the Judgment aforesaid, in the Court of Exchequer Chamber in Ireland, affirming a Judgment of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, there is any Error; and that the said Record is in no wise vicious or defective: Therefore it is considered by the same Court of Parliament, that the Judgment aforesaid so given in the Court of Exchequer Chamber in Ireland, affirming a Judgment of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, be in all Things Affirmed, and stand in full Force and Effect, the said Causes and Matters by the said John Lysaght and James Davoren above for Error assigned in anywise notwithstanding: And therefore the Record aforesaid, and also the Proceedings aforesaid in the same Court of Parliament had in the Premises, are remitted by the same Court of Parliament to the said Exchequer Chamber of that Part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Ireland, to the end that Execution may be done thereupon."

Remittances in Merchandize from India, Account of, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Danvers, from the Court of Directors of The East India Company, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 29th Day of June last,

"An Account of the Remittances in Merchandize from India, made in each Year since 1814, stating their Invoice Value, the Charges incurred upon them, and the Sums which they realized at the Company's Sales."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Pluck v. Digges & White, in Error.

Ordered, That the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Patrick Pluck is Plaintiff, and Montgomery Digges and Thomas White are Defendants, be argued by Counsel at the Bar on Wednesday next.

Faussett v. Carpenter, in Error.

Ordered, That the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Charles Faussett is Plaintiff, and Michael Carpenter, Lessee of James Palmer Esquire and others, is Defendant, be argued by Counsel at the Bar on Wednesday next.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Wimborne Minster Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Wimborne Minster to Blandford Forum, in the County of Dorset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bristol Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 2 preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Cross and Sir Giffin Wilson;

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

Presentations to New Churches, Petition from St. Peter, Hereford, respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Vicar, Curate and Members of the Congregation of the Parish of St. Peter, in the County and City of Hereford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass a Bill for the Purpose of enabling any Individual or Body of Men who shall severally or conjointly build a Church or Chapel, in Connection with the Establishment of the Church of England, to hold the perpetual Presentation thereof; providing always, that the accustomed Fees for Burials, Baptisms and Marriages which may be performed therein, shall be paid to the Church of the Parish in which such Churches and Chapels shall be built:"

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

Stage Coaches, &c. Petitions for exempting, from Duty:

(Post Masters, &c. of Perthshire, &c:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Post Masters and Coach Contractors of Perthshire, Forfarshire, Fifeshire, Kinross-shire and Clackmannanshire, all in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to insert a Declaration in the new Act imposing Assessed Taxes, or introduce an Act, for the Purpose of exempting Stage Coaches and Carriages kept for Hire, and the Coachmen and Guards thereof, from the Assessed Taxes imposed on them; and also to abrogate the War Duty of One Halfpenny per Mile on the Public Coaches run by the Petitioners:"

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

Aberdeenshire, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Post Masters and Coach Contractors in the Counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Kincardine, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to insert a Declaration in the new Act imposing Assessed Taxes, or introduce an Act, for the Purpose of exempting Stage Coaches and Carriages kept for Hire, and the Coachmen and Guards thereof, from the Assessed Taxes imposed on them; and also to reduce the Post Horse and Mile Duty to One Half of its present Amount, or at all Events to a Scale in which the highest Rate of Duty shall be Two-pence per Mile, if a greater Reduction cannot be made; and further, to amend the Second Section of the Statute Fourth George Fourth, c. 62, by allowing the Petitioners, in the Case of Horses not bringing back any Person, to pay a Duty of One Fifth Part of the Hire, or an alternative Duty of One Shilling for each Horse:"

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

Inverness.

Upon reading the Petition of the Post Masters and Coach Contractors of Inverness and the North Western District of Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to exempt Stage Coaches and Carriages kept for Hire, and the Coachmen and Guards thereof, from the Assessed Taxes imposed on them; and also to repeal the War Duty of One Halfpenny per Mile on Public Coaches:"

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

Parliamentary & Scotch Burghs Reform, Petitions respecting: (Central District of Perthshire:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Farmers in the Central District of Perthshire, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, in any Extension of the Elective Franchise which Parliament may grant, they may not be overlooked, but that they may be put upon an equal Footing with their Fellow Subjects standing in the same Grade of Society, and allowed an equal Vote in the Nomination of their Representatives in Parliament, according to their Rentals and Status in the Community:"

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

Forres:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Forres, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take the Representative System of Scotland into their most serious Consideration, remedy its Abuses, and grant such an Extension of the Elective Franchise as they may deem expedient:"

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

Comrs of Leith Police Act:

Upon reading the Petition of the Commissioners appointed under an Act of Parliament passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty George the Fourth, Chapter 112, entitled, "An Act to provide for the Municipal Government of the Town and Suburbs of Leith, for the further Administration of Justice, and for the Regulation of the Police therein;" praying their Lordships "to grant such an Extension of the Elective Franchise as may be conducive to the Welfare of the Empire, and secure a due Representation of the Interests of Trade and Commerce, especially in the more populous Seaports of Scotland; and for an Amendment in the System of Municipal Government and local Taxation in the Cities and Towns thereof:"

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

Beith:

Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors and Occupiers of Land, Proprietors of Houses, Merchants, Traders, Manufacturers and Householders in the Town and Parish of Beith, in Ayrshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to make such an Amendment of the Representation and Extension of the Elective Franchise in the Counties in Scotland, as their Lordships shall see proper, and as shall be considered consistent with the Stability, Honor and Dignity of the Crown, and the Safety of the Constitution:"

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

Nine Incorporated Trades of Leith:

Upon reading the Petition of the Nine Incorporated Trades of Leith, in Convenery assembled, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to extend and improve the Elective Franchise of the Nation generally, and to afford the Petitioners and the other Inhabitants of Leith such a Share in the Representation as to their Lordships shall seem proper:"

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

Lauder:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freemen, Burgesses of the Royal Burgh of Lauder, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to ordain and enact Measures to the following Limits; first, that every Burgess Royal shall have a Vote in the Election of the Town Council, leaving the Election of the Two Magistrates to that Body; secondly, that in the Event of an Election of a Member to serve in Parliament for this and its Four Sister Burghs, each Burgess shall have a Vote in his Election; and thirdly, that all non-resident Burgesses shall have no Voice in the Election of a Member to serve in Parliament, or in the Election of the Councillors:"

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

Peebles:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Town Council and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Peebles, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant Relief to the Lieges in Scotland, for remedying the Evils of unequal Laws and Regulations respecting the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for both the Counties and Burghs in Scotland, and the close and partial System that rules the Elections of the Magistrates and Councils in the Burghs, and for satisfying the just and reasonable Expectations of the Burgesses in regard to such Elections:"

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

Oban:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Councillors of the Burgh of Barony of Oban, Argyllshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a Reform in the Representation in Scotland, embracing a great Extension of the Elective Franchise, so as to include as much as possible of the Knowledge, Virtue and Property of the Community; and also the Introduction of some Mode of voting that shall protect the Voters, so far as this can be done, from the disgraceful Influences to which they are exposed in Places where the Franchise is extended; and that the Tax levied on Windows and Inhabited Houses may be repealed:"

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

Dunfermline:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Town Council, Guildry, Incorporated Trades, Heritors, Burgesses and Householders of the Royal Burgh of Dunfermline and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to reform throughout the Empire the Mode of electing Members to serve in Parliament; to alter the Political Constitutions of the Royal Burghs of Scotland, so as the Management of their Municipal and Political Concerns may be separated; and that, in place of Town Councils, the Inhabitants themselves in and about the Burghs may enjoy the Elective Franchise:"

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

Inverness:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Inverness and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant an increased Representation of Scotland, and such an Improvement and Extension of the Elective Franchise as shall embrace in it a just Representation of the Interests and Intelligence of this Portion of the Empire:"

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

Kelton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors, Occupiers of Land, and Householders of the Parish of Kelton, in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will so alter and extend the Elective Franchise in Scotland as to give a fair and constitutional Influence in the Lords House of Parliament to every Class of the Community, corresponding with the Interest they have in the Prosperity of the Empire:"

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

St. Andrews:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the City of Saint Andrews and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant a full, free and equal Representation of the People in Parliament:"

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

Elie:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Elie, in Fife, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant such a Reform in the Representative System as shall seem to their Wisdom consistent with the Safety and Well-being of the State:"

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

Roxburgh:

Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors of the County of Roxburgh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant such Relief, by the Extension of the Elective Franchise in the Counties and Burghs of Scotland, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Thurso:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Burgh of Barony and Parish of Thurso, in the County of Caithness, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to confer on them, in common with their Fellow Subjects, the Benefit arising from perpetual and undivided Representation, together with such an Extension of the Elective Franchise as to their Lordships may seem meet and proper:"

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

County of Elgin:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Landed Proprietors, Commissioners of Supply, Justices of the Peace, and other Gentlemen of the County of Elgin and Forres, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to make such a Reform in the Representation of the Counties and Burghs of Scotland, and such an Extension of the Elective Franchise, as may to their Lordships appear to be most expedient:"

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

Inhabitants of Elgin:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses, Householders and Inhabitants of the Town of Elgin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to make such an Alteration in the Representation of the Counties and Burghs of Scotland as may to them appear to be most expedient:"

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

Newtonstewart:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Newtonstewart, in the County of Wigtown, and its Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to extend the Elective Franchise, especially in Scotland, in such a Manner as may seem to them best calculated to remedy the Evils of the present System of Representation:"

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

Tain:

Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors, Householders, Burgesses and Inhabitants of Tain and its Suburbs, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to extend the Right of voting in Scotch Counties on the Holders of Real Property and their Tenants; and to vest the Franchise in Boroughs on all resident Burgesses and Owners or Occupiers of Lands or Houses of a moderate Value or yearly Rent; and further to confer the Power on them of electing their own Magistrates:"

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

Markinch:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Markinch, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That such an Extension in the Elective Franchise may be made as will give the great Body of the People the Power of electing their own Representatives to Parliament; and that, to secure the real Purity of Election, the Electors may give their Suffrages by Ballot; and that the Duration of Parliament may not extend to more than Three Years:"

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

East Kilpatrick.

Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors of the Parish of East Kilpatrick, in the County of Dumbarton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as shall effectually remedy the imperfect State of the Elective Franchise in Scotland:"

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

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Darlaston, in Town's Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to adopt forthwith the necessary Measures for restoring to the People the following undeniable Constitutional Rights: First, The Right of having all Placemen dismissed from the House of Commons, agreeably to the great Constitutional Act of Settlement which places the present illustrious Family on the Throne: Second, The Right of having "Triennial or more frequent Parliaments," as recognized and secured by the great Constitutional Act the 6th of William and Mary, Cap. 2: Third, The Right of sitting and voting in the Commons House of Parliament, when lawfully chosen, without the Qualification of Property which was fixed unconstitutionally by the Act of 9th of Queen Ann: Fourth, The Right of having all the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses of the House of Commons paid the reasonable "Wages of Attendance," by a Rate upon their Constituents: Fifth, The Right of having the large Towns and populous Districts of the Country represented in the House of Commons, in the Place of those decayed Boroughs which return Members to Parliament, although now containing but few Inhabitants: Sixth, The Right of every Man to have a Vote in the Election of Members of the House of Commons who is in any way called upon to contribute to either National or Local Taxation, direct or indirect: And Seventh, The Right to have Elections for Members of the House of Commons free and unbiassed, and with this view to have such Arrangements made in the conducting of Elections as may effectually prevent all Force, Fear or Intimidation, and all Bribery or undue Influence of any kind, from acting upon the Minds of the Electors, under such Regulations and Provisions as may ensure their full and free Exercise on the Part of the People, "without endangering the settled Institutions of the Country:"

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

St. Pancras, Middlesex:

A Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex, passed unanimously at a Public Meeting held on the 9th February instant, was presented and read; praying, "That their Lordships will immediately alter the Mode of electing the Members of the House of Commons."

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of Henry Revell Chairman, who only has signed it.

Kirkheaton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Churchwardens, Merchants, Manufacturers, and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Kirkheaton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant such an effectual Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, as to their Lordships shall seem meet, embracing the Disfranchisement of all decayed and rotten Boroughs, the Extension of the Elective Franchise to Householders, and by increasing the Facilities for taking the Votes, the shortening the Duration of Parliaments, and giving the Right to vote by Ballot:"

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

Dewsbury Moor:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Dewsbury Moor, in the Parish of Dewsbury and County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That every Householder may be allowed to vote for a Member to serve in the Commons House of Parliament; that Triennial Parliaments be adopted; and that the Petitioners may be enabled to give their Vote by Ballot:"

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

Ludlow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Ludlow, in the County of Salop, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will unsparingly retrench Public Expences, by reducing the higher Description of Salaries, and abolishing Sinecures and useless Places; that their Lordships will vigorously aid the Enactment of such new Law or Laws as shall seem meet and proper for restoring or extending the Right of Election to the Householders of the Borough of Ludlow paying Taxes and Poor Rates; that there may be Triennial or more frequent Parliaments; and that the large Towns and populous Districts of the Country may be represented, in the Place of those decayed Boroughs, containing but few Inhabitants, which return Members to Parliament:"

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

Lyme Regis:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Householders and Inhabitants paying Taxes of the Borough, Town and Parish of Lyme Regis, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will adopt such efficient Measures for Reform of the Constitution of Parliament, as shall not only remove the Grievances occasioned by the present System, and all such Abuses, but shall also secure to every Voter for Members of the Commons House of Parliament the free, uncontrolled and independent Exercise of his Suffrage:"

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

St. Luke's, Middlesex:

A Petition of the Churchwardens, Overseers, Guardians of the Poor, Trustees and other Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Saint Luke, in the County of Middlesex, agreed to at a General Public Meeting of the Parish convened by special Notice, was presented and read; praying their Lordships, "That the Elective Franchise for Members to the House of Commons may be so extended as that the Numbers, Property and Intelligence of the Country shall be fairly and equally represented, the Duration of Parliaments shortened, and the Elections made by Ballot."

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "Thos. Walker Churchwarden, and Chairman of the said Meeting," who only has signed it.

Newport:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Borough of Newport, in the County of Monmouth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to shorten the Duration of Parliaments; to give to all Classes of His Majesty's Subjects a fair and equal Voice in the Election of their Representatives; to secure them the Exercise of that Right, without the Hope of Gain or the Fear of Punishment, either by the Introduction of the Ballot, or some other equally effective Regulation; to carry into every Branch of the Public Expenditure the most rigid and unflinching Economy; and to revise the present System of Taxation with the view of removing those Taxes which press with undue Severity upon the productive Industry of the Country:"

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

Dewsbury:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Dewsbury and the Neighbourhood, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will concur in granting such a thorough and effectual Reform in the House of Commons as will render that Body the real and not the virtual Representatives of the People; and particularly that the System of voting by Ballot may be introduced, without which the Petitioners are decidedly of Opinion that no Reform can be effectual:"

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

South-hill:

Upon reading the Petition of the rated Inhabitants of the Parish of South-hill, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their serious Consideration the State of the Representation of the People, with a view of Parliamentary Reform; that the Tithe System may be abolished, and such Provision made for the Clergy as their Lordships shall deem fit; and that all such Taxes as bear on the Labouring Classes of His Majesty's Subjects be immediately repealed, and that all Property be required to bear an equitable Proportion of the Burthens of the State:"

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

Kilsyth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Inhabitants of the Burgh and Parish of Kilsyth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass a Law for the immediate Reduction of all National Expences to the lowest Degree consistent with Public Safety; for extending the Elective Franchise so as to embrace as much as possible all the Talent and Wealth of the Nation; for excluding, on the highest Pains and Penalties, all sinister Influence upon Elections, whether by Peers or others; for shortening the Duration of Parliament to Three Years; for choosing Members by secret Ballot; and for whatever other Measures conducive to the Preservation and Welfare of the State their Lordships may deem wise and expedient:"

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

Okehampton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town, Borough and Parish of Okehampton, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take such Steps for enlarging the Elective Franchise of the said Borough as to them shall seem meet, and most likely to represent the Body of the People; and that their Lordships will adopt such Measures as will effectually prevent any improper or undue Means being used to influence Electors for the Purpose of procuring the Return of any Individual to the House of Commons; and that the Elections may be by Ballot:"

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

Elective Franchise, Petition from Walsall for Extension to.

Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor, Capital Burgesses, Clergy, Bankers, Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of the Borough and Foreign of Walsall, in the County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, in the Event of any new Distribution of the Elective Franchise, such Privilege may be conferred on the said Borough and Foreign:"

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

Coals carried Coastwise, Petition from Royston for Repeal of Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Royston and its Vicinity, in the Counties of Cambridge and Hertford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to repeal the Duty on Coals carried Coastwise, as a Tax that presses unequally on the different Classes of the Community, and oppressively on the Inhabitants of this Country, and which greatly aggravates the Sufferings and demoralizes the Character of the Labouring Poor:"

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

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Harston:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Village of Harston and its Vicinity, in the County of Cambridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "forthwith to pass a Law for the early and utter Extinction of Slavery in the British Colonies:"

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

Foulmire:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling at Foulmire, in Cambridgeshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "immediately to take such Steps as may be thought proper for the earliest possible total Extinction of Slavery, as being altogether at variance with the Spirit of the British Constitution and the Principles of the Christian Religion:"

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

Elm & Emneth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Elm, in the Isle of Ely, and Emneth, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take immediate Steps towards the Abolition of the System of Colonial Slavery, so revolting to the best Feelings of our common Nature:"

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

Duxford:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination assembling at the Meeting House at Duxford, in the County of Cambridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That Legislative Measures may be immediately adopted for the Amelioration of the Situation of the Slaves in the British Colonies, and for the prospective and entire Abolition of the State of Slavery:"

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

Cloyne:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Cloyne and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That so foul a Crime as buying, selling and holding our Fellow Creatures in Bondage may be removed from the British Sceptre by such immediate Measures as their Lordships may devise:"

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

New Inn, Carmarthen:

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

Nantgaredig:

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

Water St. Chapel, Carmarthen:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Members of a Society and Congregation of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists assembled for Divine Worship at Water Street Chapel, Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Mydrim:

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 Mydrim Chapel and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Llandefeylog:

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 Llandefeylog Chapel and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Rhydargaean:

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

Kidwelly:

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 Kidwelly Chapel and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

New Chapel, Llanelly:

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 New Chapel, Llanelly, and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

New Castle Emlyn:

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 Bethel Chapel, New Castle Emlyn and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Conwil:

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 Conwil Chapel and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Brechfa:

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

Bettws:

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 Bettws Chapel and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Llanddarog:

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 Llanddarog Chapel and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Langhame:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister (or Preacher) and Members of a Society and Congregation of the Calvinistic Methodists assembled for Divine Worship in Strand Chapel, Langhame, and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Llanarthney:

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

Hendre.

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 Hendre Chapel and its Vicinity, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That 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 in the British Colonies, by adopting some suitable and effectual Measures speedily to wipe away the foul Blot 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.

Richmond Lunatic Asylum Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act for appropriating the Richmond Lunatic Asylum in Dublin to the Purposes of a District Lunatic Asylum;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Macclesfield Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Egerton and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Broken Cross, in Macclesfield, to Nether Tabley, in the County of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Manchester Gas Light Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Lord Stanley and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize the raising of further Monies for supplying the Town of Manchester with Gas;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Maiden Newton Inclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Egerton and others;

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands within the Parish of Maiden Newton, in the County of Dorset;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Burton upon Trent Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Lord Stanley and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford, to Abbott's Bromley otherwise Bagot's Bromley, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

The King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Address of Monday last; and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously, and to say, He would give Directions accordingly."

Malt Duty, Petition from Sandhurst & Newenden for Repeal of, & Commutation of Tithes.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Sandhurst and Newenden, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Duty on Malt may be repealed; and that a Commutation in lieu of Tithe may be passed into a Law:"

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

Tithe System, Petition from Graig & Ullard, for Revision of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Graig and Ullard, in the Diocese of Leighlin and County of Kilkenny, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to save the Petitioners from Ruin, by relieving them from the Pressure of the Sums exacted from them on account of Tithe:"

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

Burton Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Burton Bridge, in the County of Stafford, to Market Bosworth, in the County of Leicester," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

7th Report from Appeal Comee.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees 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; and to report to the House; and to whom were referred certain Petitions in the following Causes; Sir M. S. Stewart Baronet against Porterfield; Maxwell and Company against Stevenson and Company; Grahame against Shand and others; Cathcart against Sir John Andrew Cathcart and another; Napier against Goldie and others; the Magistrates and Town Council of Dundee against Kay and another; and Morris against Davies; "That the Committee had met, and considered the Respondents Petitions in the Causes Sir M.S. Stewart Baronet against Porterfield, Maxwell and Company against Stevenson and Company, Grahame against Shand and others, and Cathcart against Sir John Andrew Cathcart and another, severally praying their Lordships for Leave now to lodge their Cases; and had also considered the Respondents Petition in the Cause Napier against Goldie and others, the Respondents Alexander Crombie and Xaveria Glendonwyn praying their Lordships for Leave to lodge Prints of their joint Case, and the Respondent Alexander Goldie praying for Leave to lodge Prints of his separate Case; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioners may respectively be allowed now to deliver in their printed Cases, as desired: That the Committee had also considered the Appellants Petition in the Cause the Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Dundee against Kay and another, praying their Lordships to appoint an early Day for hearing this Cause; and had heard the Appellants Agent thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the said Cause should be appointed to be heard on Thursday the 10th of this instant March: And that the Committee had also considered the Petition of Evan Williams Morris of Newport, in the County of Salop, Engineer, 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 Petition of Appeal from an Order made by The Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, dated the 18th of March 1830, forthwith; and had also considered the Petition of Edward Davies of Maes Mawr, in the County of Montgomery, Gentleman, One of the Defendants in the Cause in the Court below, praying their Lordships that inasmuch as the said Order of The Lord Chancellor was made after the Counsel for the 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 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 (otherwise Evan Williams Morris) may be precluded from further litigating the said Question, or harassing the Petitioner and his 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; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the said Petition of Appeal ought not to be received."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House; and Ordered accordingly.

London Bridge Approaches Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed; That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (viz t.)

"Pr. 12. L. 29. Leave out from ("Ground") to ("and") in Press 13, Line 12, and in Line 12 leave out from the first ("the") to ("shall") in Line 15, and insert ("same")

"Pr. 13. L. 19. Leave out from ("Act") to ("And") in Line 28.

"Pr. 23. L. 36. After ("thereof") insert Clause A.

"Clause A. And whereas an Evening Lecture has been established in the said Parish Church of Saint Michael, Crooked Lane, which has been preached on every Thursday Evening throughout the Year; be it further enacted, That the Lecturer for the Time being shall and may, after the said Mayor, Aldermen and Commons, in Common Council assembled, shall have taken Possession of the said Church of Saint Michael, Crooked Lane, and at all Times thereafter, preach the said Lecture in the said Church of Saint Magnus the Martyr in the same Manner as the said Lecture has hitherto been preached in the said Church of Saint Michael's, Crooked Lane."

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

Union with Ireland, Petition from Wicklow against Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Noblemen, Gentlemen and Landholders of the County of Wicklow, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as may effectually check the pernicious Agitation of the Question of the Repeal of the Legislative Union between Great Britain and Ireland, and thereby afford Peace to their Country, and Security to the United Empire:"

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

Timber Duties, Petitions from Sunderland & Cork, against Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Ship Owners and Merchants of the Port of Sunderland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to refuse their Assent to any Law for altering the relative Duties on Foreign and Colonial Timber, by a Diminution of the former or Increase of the latter:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants and Ship Owners of Cork, trading to and connected with British America, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will not sanction the Alterations now contemplated in the Timber Duties:"

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

Comee on the Poor Laws, Evidence in Part reported; & to be delivered out to all the Lords.

The Marquess of Salisbury reported the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee appointed to consider of the Poor Laws up to the 1st Day of this instant March inclusive.

The said Evidence was read by the Clerk. (fn. 1)

Ordered, That the Prints of the Evidence be delivered out to all the Members of the House; and that the Evidence which shall from Time to Time be reported to the House be delivered out in like Manner.

Lead, Accounts respecting, Ordered forthwith.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House forthwith, "A Return of the Quantity of Foreign Lead and Lead Ore imported from 1st January 1830 to 1st January 1831;"

Also, "A Return of the Total Amount of Duty paid on the same;"

And also, "A Return of the Quantity of British Lead and Lead Ore exported during the same Period; the Countries and Places to which such Exports have been made, and the Periods; and from what Ports of the United Kingdom the Exports have been made;" severally Ordered to be laid before the House on the 14th Day of December last.

Birmingham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Birmingham to Bromsgrove."

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

V. Sydney.
V. St. Vincent.
V. Gordon.
V. Beresford.
V. Goderich.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Melbourne.
L. Stourton.
L. Teynham.
L. Gower.
L. Belhaven & Stenton.
L. Hay.
L. King.
L. Monson.
L. Boston.
L. Suffield.
L. Auckland.
L. Mendip.
L. Selsey.
L. Yarborough.
L. Carbery.
L. Farnham.
L. Redesdale.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Arden.
L. Manners.
L. Hill.
L. Clanbrassill.
L. Bexley.
L. Farnborough.
L. Wharncliffe.
L. Seaford.
L. Tenterden.
L. Melros.
L. Stuart de Rothesay.
L. Rosebery.
D. Cumberland.
D. Sussex.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. Cashell.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Wellington.
D. Buckingham & Chandos.
M. Salisbury.
M. Bute.
M. Bristol.
M. Cleveland.
E. Westmorland.
E. Essex.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Albemarle.
E. Northesk.
E. Ferrers.
E. Cowper.
E. Stanhope.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Norwich.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Charlemont.
E. Wicklow.
E. Rosslyn.
E. Grey.
E. Brownlow.
E. St. Germans.
E. Vane.
E. Dudley.
E. Cawdor.

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

Pinwall Lane, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Measham, in the County of Derby, to Fieldon Bridge, in the County of Warwick, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the Counties of Derby, Leicester and Warwick."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Watling St &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Watling Street Road, the Mancester and Wolvey Heath Road, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Clown Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from the Rotherham and Mansfield Turnpike Road at or near Clown, in the County of Derby, to the Worksop and Kelham Turnpike Road at or near Bridby, in the County of Nottingham."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Transfer of Aids Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appropriating certain Sums to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Consolidated Fund (£5,000,000) Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled "An Act to apply the Sum of Five Millions, out of the Consolidated Fund, to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Pensions, &c. Duties Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing to His Majesty for One Year certain Duties on Personal Estates, Offices and Pensions in England, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Report from Comee on Ld. Clonbrock's Claim to vote for Peers for Ireland:

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Petition of Robert Lord Clonbrock Baron Clonbrock, in the Kingdom of Ireland; praying, "That his Right to vote at the Election of Peers of Ireland to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, may be admitted;" That the Committee had met, and considered the Petition to them referred; and had come to the following Resolution; (viz t.)

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Robert Lord Clonbrock Baron Clonbrock, of that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, hath made out his Claim to be admitted, as a Temporal Peer of Ireland, to vote at the Election of the Lords Temporal to represent the Peerage of Ireland in the Parliament of the United Kingdom."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Resolution that his Lordship hath made out his Claim.

Resolved and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Robert Lord Clonbrock Baron Clonbrock, of that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, hath made out his Claim to be admitted, as a Temporal Peer of Ireland, to vote at the Election of the Lords Temporal to represent the Peerage of Ireland in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Parliaments do transmit to the Clerk of the Crown in Ireland the said Resolution and Judgment.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

  • 1. This Evidence is inserted in the Appendix to this Volume.