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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 13 April 1831

Pages 409-417

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 Mercurii, 13°Aprilis 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Elphinen.
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Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Carrington.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Skelmersdale,
Ds. Wynford.

March. Salisbury.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Brooke &
Warwick.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Longford.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Howe.
Vicecom. Hood.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Belhaven &
Stenton.
Ds. King.

PRAYERS.

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

The Attorney General v. Winstanley, in Error:

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein The Attorney General is Plaintiff, and Thomas Winstanley is Defendant; and for the Judges to attend; 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.

Questions put to the Judges:

Proposed, "That the following Questions of Law be put to the Judges:

"1. Whether if a Trader, having mortgaged his Land as Security for Payment of a Debt, afterwards become bankrupt, and the whole Interest in the Land is sold by Auction by Order of the Assignees of the Bankrupt, and with the Concurrence of the Mortgagee, Duty on the Sale is payable to His Majesty on the Whole or any and what Part of the Sum produced by the Sale?

"2. Whether if a Trader, after such Mortgage, conveys the Land to Trustees, on Trust to raise further Sums, and to sell, for Payment of former and new Incumbrances, and the Land is sold by Auction by Order of the Assignees, with the Concurrence of the Trustees, it not appearing that any further Sum was raised by the Trustees or new Incumbrance created by them, or the Mortgagees informed of the Sale, Duty is payable to His Majesty on the Whole or any Part of the Sum produced by the Sale?"

The same was agreed to; and the said Questions were accordingly put to the Judges.

Judges Opinion delivered:

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, having conferred with the rest of the Judges present, delivered their unanimous Opinion upon the said Questions in the Negative; and gave his Reasons:

Whereupon the following Order and Judgment was made:

Whereas, by virtue of His Majesty's Writ of Error returnable in the House of Lords in Parliament assembled, a Record of the Court of King's Bench was brought into this House on the 15th Day of April 1829, wherein The King is Plaintiff, and Thomas Winstanley is Defendant, in order to reverse a Judgment given in the Court of Exchequer Chamber, affirming a Judgment of the Court of Exchequer for the said Defendant; and Counsel having been heard this Day to argue the Errors assigned upon the said Writ of Error; and after hearing the unanimous Opinion of the Judges present upon Two Questions of Law to them proposed; 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 Judgment given in the Court of Exchequer Chamber, 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.

"On which Day, before the same Court of Parliament aforesaid, at Westminster aforesaid, come the Parties aforesaid, by their Attornies aforesaid; Whereupon as well the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, and the Judgment on the same given, and the Affirmance thereof, as the said Causes and Matters for Error by Sir Charles Wetherell Knight, Attorney General of Our said Sovereign Lord the King, above assigned, being seen by the said Court of Parliament, and diligently examined and inspected; For that it seemeth to the Court of Parliament aforesaid now here, that neither in the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, nor in the Rendition of the Judgment aforesaid, nor in the Affirmance thereof, there is any Error, and that the said Record is in nothing vicious or defective in Law; It is considered, that as well the Judgment aforesaid, as the Affirmance thereof, be in all Things Affirmed, and stand in their full Force and Effect, the said Causes and Matters for Error above assigned in anywise notwithstanding: And thereupon the Record aforesaid, and also the Proceedings aforesaid had in the same Court of Parliament in the Premises, are remitted by the same Court of Parliament to the Barons of the Exchequer, to the end Execution might be done thereupon, &c."

Warburton v. Loveland, in Error.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing One Counsel of a Side, further 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; and for the Judges to attend;

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And the Plaintiff's Counsel being heard;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Errors argued be put off 'till To-morrow; and that the Judges do then attend.

Bp. Elphin takes the Oaths.

This Day John Lord Bishop of Elphin took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Wynford, who sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Viscount Hood takes the Oaths.

This Day Henry Viscount Hood took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Norwich & Yarmouth Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Bishopsgate Bridge, in the City of Norwich, to the Caister Causeway, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Harvey and Mr. Roupell;

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

Reform of Parliament, Petitions from Cambridge & Wick in favor of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Clergy and Freeholders of the County of Cambridge and Isle of Ely, in County Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will support His Majesty's Ministers in the Bill for effecting a real Reform in the Representation of the Commons House of Parliament, without any Modification or Alteration which may in the slightest Degree affect the just and noble Principles on which this efficient and anxiouslyexpected Measure has been founded:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Councillors, Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Wick and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will pass the Bills to reform the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petition of Mayor, &c. of Exeter against proposed Measure.

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Bailiffs and Commonalty of the City of Exeter, in Chamber assembled, under their Common Seal; praying, "That their Lordships will not give their Consent to the Disfranchisements and Alterations proposed by the Bill to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales, but only to such a Reform in the Representation of the People as may be consistent with the Principles of the Constitution, and the Basis on which it is founded, a Constitution which has so long formed the Happiness and Glory of this Country, which other Nations have in vain tried to copy or rival, and which we trust will remain for Ages the Admiration of the World:"

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

Calcraft's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Granby Hales Calcraft Esquire with Sarah Emma otherwise Emma his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned;

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday next, and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same; and that the Lords be summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were Ordered to attend do then attend.

Edwards Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Edwards Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to effect an Exchange of Lands between Harriet Averina Brunetta Herbert, an infant Ward of the Court of Chancery, and John Edwards Esquire."

Trustees of Tuckfield's Charity Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of The Mayor, Bailiffs and Commonalty of Exeter, Trustees of Tuckfield's Charity, under their Common Seal; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling The Mayor, Bailiffs and Commonalty of the City of Exeter to sell Two Houses in the Parish of Saint Stephen's, Exeter, vested in them, and to purchase other Estates for the Performance of the Charitable Purposes of the Will of Joan Tuckfield."

Oswalds Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Richard Alexander Oswald Esquire and James Oswald Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to exonerate the Trustees of Richard Oswald of Auchincruive, Esquire, for Advances of Money made by them to Richard Alexander Oswald Esquire, now of Auchincruive, and applied in executing Improvements as well upon the Entailed Estates left by the said Richard Oswald as the Fee-Simple Estates acquired by the said Trustees, and partly entailed by them; and to enable the said Trustees to discharge a Part of the Debts incurred by the said Richard Alexander Oswald in improving the said Estates."

Brown et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Elizabeth Brown Spinster, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustee under the Will of Henry Brown deceased to sell certain Shares in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Navigation and a Share in the Liverpool Theatre, and certain Bonds from the Liverpool Dock Trustees, and of a certain Sum due on Bond from the Corporation of Liverpool, and to apply the Money arising therefrom in repairing, pulling down and rebuilding certain Houses in Paradise Street, in the Town of Liverpool aforesaid; and for other the Purposes in this Act mentioned."

Moray et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of James Moray Esquire, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Entailed Estates of Abercairney, and others, in the County of Perth, belonging to James Moray of Abercairney, Esquire, in Trustees, to sell the same or so much thereof as may be necessary, and to apply the Price arising therefrom in the Payment of the Debts affecting or that may be made to affect the said Lands and Estates."

Taylor v. Sir W. C. Fairlie et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Taylor late of Nethermains; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, in Scotland, of the 18th December 1827; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the Second Division, of the 4th December 1829, and the 3d and 6th of March 1830; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Sir William Cunningham Fairlie, The Reverend Richard Rainshaw Rothwell and James Miller may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir William Cunningham Fairlie, Richard Rainshaw Rothwell and James Miller may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 11th Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their known Agent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Dobie to enter into a Recog ce on it.

The House being moved, "That Alexander Dobie, of Palsgrave Place, Strand, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Taylor, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Dobie may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

J. & E. Kibble v. Stevenson et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Janet and Elizabeth Kibble are Appellants, and John Stevenson, and others, are Respondents, ex-parte, the Respondents not having put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though peremptorily Ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex-parte, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondents put in their Answer to the said Appeal in the mean time.

Baird v. Ross, Respondent's Petition for Time for his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Ross, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Baird is Appellant; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to grant that he may have Leave within a Fortnight's Time, to lay his printed Case on the Table of their Lordships House:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Appellants and Respondents Cases, now depending in this House in Matters of Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House.

Reid v. Lyon & Fisher.

The House being informed, "That Peter Lyon and Charles Fisher, Respondents to the Appeal of John Reid, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of Alexander Hutchison of the City of Edinburgh, Writer, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

Reddie v. Syme.

The House being informed, "That David Syme, Respondent to the Appeal of John Reddie, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of James Brown of the City of Edinburgh, Writer to the Signet, of the due Service of the said Order, being read;

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

D. of Hamilton's Estate Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable The Most Noble Alexander Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, and the Heirs of Entail of the Lands and Barony of Kinneil, in the Shire of Linlithgow, to charge the Sleeches or Land to be gained from the Sea opposite the said Barony with the Expences laid out in gaining the same," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto."

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

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendment, be ingrossed.

Bruton Roads Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads in and near the Town of Bruton, and other Roads, in the Counties of Somerset and Wilts; and for making and maintaining Two other Roads communicating therewith," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Wigan:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling in St. Pauls, Wigan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will no longer delay to take the Subject of Slavery in the British Colonies into their serious Consideration, and that they would relieve the Country of the Guilt and Ignominy involved in its Continuance, by adopting and enforcing such Measures as shall secure, at as early a Period as may be practicable, its total Abolition throughout all the British Dependencies:"

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

Spa Fields Chapel, Clerkenwell:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Spa Fields Chapel, in the Parish of Clerkenwell, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Maze Pond, Southwark:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination assembling for Divine Worship at Maze Pond, Southwark, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ripley & Horsell:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregations of Protestant Dissenters meeting for Worship in the Villages of Ripley and Horsell, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Brayford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel at Brayford, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hales Owen:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination of the Borough of Hales Owen, in the County of Salop, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Southmolton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel at Southmolton, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Gillingham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Brompton Chapel, in the Parish of Gillingham, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Minster, Isle of Thanet:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Minster Chapel, in the Isle of Thanet, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Nicholas, Isle of Thanet:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at St. Nicholas Chapel, in the Isle of Thanet, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Westmarsh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Westmarsh Chapel, in the Parish of Ash next Sandwich, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Charing:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel, Charing, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Buckland:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Buckland Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

VauxhallRow Chapel:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Vauxhall Row Chapel, near Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Peter's Chapel, Isle of Thanet:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at St. Peter's Chapel, in the Isle of Thanet, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bethel Chapel, Ramsgate:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Bethel Chapel, Ramsgate, in the Isle of Thanet, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Gravesend:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Gravesend Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Jamaica Row Chapel, Bermondsey:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters, and others, assembling in Jamaica Row Chapel, Bermondsey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bethel Chapel, Rochester:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Bethel Chapel, in the City of Rochester, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ashford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel, Ashford, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Water-side Chapel, Dartford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Water-side Chapel, Dartford, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bromley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Chapel, Bromley, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Trematon Chapel, St. Stephens:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Trematon Chapel, in the Parish of St. Stephens, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wye:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel, Wye, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hythe:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Hythe Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Throwley & Stalisfield:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Throwley and Stalisfield Chapels, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sandgate:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Sandgate Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ladies of Norwood:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ladies inhabiting the Village of Norwood, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Maidstone:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Union Street Chapel, Maidstone, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Inhabitants of Norwood:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters and other Inhabitants of Norwood, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Parkham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Methodist Chapel in the Parish of Parkham, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Stoke Goldington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination at Stoke Goldington, in the County of Buckingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Littleham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Methodist Chapel in the Parish of Littleham, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Barham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Barham Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Silver St. Chapel, Rotherhithe:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Silver Street Chapel, Rotherhithe, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Albion St. Chapel, Rotherhithe:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Albion Street Chapel, Rotherhithe, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Mint Lane Chapel, Exeter:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Mint Lane Chapel, in the City and County of the City of Exeter, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Great Chart:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel, Great Chart, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Botusfleming:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Botusfleming Chapel, in the Parish of Botusfleming, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lewisham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Loampitdale Chapel, in the Parish of Lewisham, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bideford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping in the Methodist Chapel at Bideford, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hollingbourne:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Hollingbourne Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

West Buckland:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel at West Buckland, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Faversham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Faversham Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Germans & Mynard Chapels:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of Societies and Congregations of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at St. Germans and Mynard Chapels, in the Parish of St. Germans, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Elham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Elham, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Salem Chapel, Chatham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Salem Chapel, Chatham, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Chiddingstone:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel at Chiddingstone, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Treworlas Chapel, Philleigh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Treworlas Chapel, in the Parish of Philleigh, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Dover:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Dover Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lerreu:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Lerreu Chapel, in the Parish of St. Veep, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Swimbridge:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel at Swimbridge, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bredgar:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Bredgar Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Malling:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Malling Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Collis Street:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Collis Street Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Newington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Newington Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sittingbourne:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Sittingbourne Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Millbrook:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping in the Methodist Chapel at Millbrook, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Boughton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Boughton Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hawley Sq. Chapel, Margate:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Hawley Square Chapel, Margate, in the Isle of Thanet, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Pauls Cray:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Paul and Saint Mary Cray Chapel, Pauls Cray, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Walworth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Walworth Chapel, Walworth, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Frindsbury:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Frindsbury Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Doddington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Doddington Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wesleyan Chapel, Deptford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Chapel, Deptford, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Looe:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Looe Chapel, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wadebridge:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Wadebridge and its Vicinity, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Saltash:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Saltash Chapel, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wittersham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at a Chapel at Wittersham, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wesleyan Chapel, Woolwich:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Chapel, Woolwich, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Gillingham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Gillingham Chapel, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Callington & Frogwell:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of Societies and Congregations of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Callington and Frogwell Chapels, in the Parish of Callington, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tideford & Bethany:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregations of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping in their Chapels at Tideford and Bethany, in the Parish of St. Germans, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Polperro:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Polperro Chapel, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Pillaton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Pillaton Chapel, in the Parish of Pillaton, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Mitcham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel, Mitcham, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Aberystwyth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Wesley Chapel, Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Topsham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists at Topsham, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Landrake:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Landrake Chapel, in the Parish of Landrake, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Clovelly:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Methodist Chapel in the Parish of Clovelly, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Buckland Brewer:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Methodist Chapel in the Parish of Buckland Brewer, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Caglenna:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregations of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Caglenna Chapel, in the Parish of Duloe, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Dominick:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at St. Dominick Chapel, in the Parish of St. Dominick, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Boscastle:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Boscastle, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Warleggon:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Warleggon Chapel, in the Parish of Warleggon, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Trevelmond:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregations of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Trevelmond Chapel, in the Parish of Liskeard, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Crafthole:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Crafthole Chapel, in the Parish of Sheviock, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Neot:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at St. Neot Chapel, in the Parish of St. Neot, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Southill:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Bethel and Southill Chapel, in the Parish of Southill, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Polruan:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Polruan Chapel, in the Parish of Lantegloss, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Landkey:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel at Landkey, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sedbergh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Sedbergh, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Cleer:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at their Chapels in the Parish of St. Cleer, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Scargill & Barningham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Scargill and Barningham Chapels, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Brayford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants resident in or near Brayford, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Gainsford St. Chapel, Southwark:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Gainsford Street Chapel, in the Parish of St. John's, Southwark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Spaldwick:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters, and others, the Inhabitants of Spaldwick, in the County of Huntingdon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Creeting St. Peters:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Creeting Saint Peters, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ottery St. Mary:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists at Ottery St. Mary, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ebenezer Chapel, Guernsey:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Ebenezer Chapel, St. Peter Port, in the Island of Guernsey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Beeralstone:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Beeralstone, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Prixford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel at Prixford, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sedgeford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Inhabitants of the Village of Sedgeford, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Brixton Hill Chapel:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Brixton Hill Chapel, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Exeter Ladies Anti-Slavery Society:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Committee of the Exeter Ladies Anti-Slavery Society, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sutton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Pursuasion assembling for Religious Worship at Sutton, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Godalming:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Godalming, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sidford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Sidford, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Swofling:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Swofling, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Budleigh Salterton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Chapel, Budleigh Salterton, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Neckinger Rd. Chapel, Bermondsey:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting in Neckinger Road, in the Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, and County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Padstow:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Padstow and its Vicinity, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Shelland & Harleston:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Shelland and Harleston, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Swansea:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation belonging to the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion worshipping at Swansea, South Wales, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Calstock:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Baptists, and others, residing in and near Calstock, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lostwithiel:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Lostwithiel and its Vicinity, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Torpoint:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters called Independents, and others, residing at and near Torpoint, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Santon Chapel:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Santon Chapel, in the County of Cumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will adopt forthwith the most decisive and effectual Measures for securing the early and utter Extinction of Slavery in the British Colonies:"

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

Inhabitants of Great Torrington:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Great Torrington, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Baptists, Great Torrington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Baptist Congregation residing in the Town of Great Torrington and its Vicinity, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Newton St. Pettrock:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Baptist Congregation, and others, residing in Newton St. Pettrock and its Vicinity, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sheepwash:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Baptist Congregation, and others, residing in Sheepwash and its Vicinity, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of Slavery in the West Indian Colonies into their earliest Consideration, for the Purpose of abolishing completely and immediately this oppressive System of Iniquity, degrading to the National Character, criminal beyond all other Modes of Robbery and Violence, subversive of every legal and constitutional Principle, and equally at variance with the Dictates of sound Policy, Humanity and Justice:"

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

Bradninch:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters and others at the Town of Bradninch, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their own Hands the enforcing of their own most noble Resolution, determining that Slavery should be abolished throughout Great Britain and her Colonies, and thus speedily to put an End to Slavery throughout this mighty Empire:"

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

Cross St. Chapel, Barnstaple:

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Members of the Independent Dissenting Congregation usually assembling in Cross Street Chapel, in the Town of Barnstaple, Devon; praying their Lordships "to take the Condition of the Slaves in the British West Indian Colonies into their immediate Consideration, and to place them on a Footing of perfect Equality with every Class of His Majesty's peaceable and loyal Subjects as soon as ever it may be found practicable to make the necessary Arrangements for carrying this Act of Justice and Humanity into Effect:"

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

Madeley:

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Gentry and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Madeley, in the County of Salop, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take Measures to fix an early Day after which Slavery in the British Dominions shall utterly and irrevocably cease:"

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

Southwark Chapel, Bermondsey:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Southwark Chapel, in the Parish of St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Royal Hill Chapel, Greenwich:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Royal Hill Chapel, Greenwich, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Liskeard:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Liskeard Chapel, in the Parish of Liskeard, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lambeth Chapel:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Lambeth Chapel, Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Barnstaple:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel at Barnstaple, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt forthwith the most decisive and effectual Measures for securing the early and utter Extinction of a System alike repugnant to the Religion and to the Principles and Feelings of the Country at large, as that System of Slavery which prevails in so many of the Colonies of the British Crown:"

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

Wandsworth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Wandsworth, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take the Subject of Slavery in the British Possessions into their early and serious Consideration; and that their Lordships will proceed forthwith to devise, adopt and enforce decisive and effectual Measures for ensuring the universal Extinction of Slavery throughout the British Empire; and that, as one Step to the Attainment of this desirable Consummation, immediate Measures may be taken to prevent an Addition being made to the present Number of enslaved British Subjects, by fixing an early Day after which all Children who shall be born within the Dominions of His Majesty, whatever shall be their Class, Condition or Complexion, shall thenceforward be absolutely free:"

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

Mansion House Chapel, Camberwell:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling in Mansion House Chapel, Camberwell, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take Colonial Slavery into their earliest Consideration, and devise such Means as in their Wisdom may be deemed most expedient for the immediate and total Abolition of Slavery throughout His Majesty's Dominions, that the British Sceptre may be purified from the Degradation of exercising its high and solemn Sway over a Population of Slaves:"

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

Sawston:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of the Denomination of Independents at Sawston, in Cambridgeshire, and others in their Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will at once take such efficient Measures as shall speedily annihilate the execrable Traffick in Slaves, give to the groaning Sons of Africa who are held in British Bondage permanent Relief, and thus wipe the foul Blot from our National Character:"

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

Stratford St. Mary:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Stratford Saint Mary, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass a Law for the early and utter Extinction of British Colonial Slavery, a System opposed to the first Principles of Christian Charity:"

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

Castle St. Chapel, Exeter:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling for Divine Worship in Castle Street, in the City of Exeter, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "without Delay to adopt those Measures for the utter Extinction of Slavery in the British Colonies, which to their Wisdom may appear best adapted to secure an Object so imperatively called for by the Interests of Humanity and by the Dictates of Religion:"

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

East St. Chapel, Greenwich:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling in East Street Chapel, Greenwich, Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the early and total Abolition of Slavery in the British Dominions; and that their Lordships will take into their serious Consideration, with a view to the ultimate Measure the Petitioners have so deep at Heart, the Spirit of Intolerance and Persecution which rages in Jamaica against those devoted Men, who, by Moral Means, are labouring to mitigate the Horrors of Slavery, by presenting to the Slave the Consolations and the Pursuits of true Religion:"

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

Matlock:

Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of Matlock, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will appoint a Day, not distant, after which all Children born within British Dominions shall be free, whilst at the same Time every Step is taken for the Emancipation of Slaves themselves:"

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

Liverpool:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Secession Church, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Business of legislating on the Subject of Slavery, which prevails in many of the Colonies of Great Britain, directly into their own Hands, and to require the Colonies immediately to adopt such Measures as may seem best fitted to put an End, as soon as shall be practicable, to a State of Suffering and Moral Degradation which their Lordships have declared to originate in Injustice and Robbery; to form such Regulations as shall remove immediately the more grievous Oppressions to which the Slaves are subject, especially such as interfere with their Religious and Moral Improvement, and thus prepare the Way for their complete Emancipation; and, in particular, to fix an early Day after which all the Children, born of Slaves shall be declared free:"

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

Southwold & Reydon:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Southwold and Reydon, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "speedily to take into their serious and most attentive Consideration the Subject of British Colonial Slavery, and to devise and enforce such Measures as may ensure an early and total Abolition of Slavery throughout the British West Indian Colonies, with a due Regard at the same Time to the vested Rights and Interests of all Parties concerned in the Settlement of this momentous Question:"

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

Tattingstone:

Upon reading the Petition of the Rector and Inhabitants of the Parish of Tattingstone, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass a Law for the early and utter Extinction of Slavery in the Colonies of Great Britain, and to devise Means for that Purpose of indemnifying the Planters, and of more fully establishing a Christian Ministry among the Negro Population:"

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

Putney:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Deacons and Members of the Congregation of Independent Dissenters worshipping at Putney Chapel, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take the Subject of British Colonial Slavery into their early and serious Consideration; and that their Lordships will proceed forthwith to devise, adopt and enforce decisive and effectual Measures for ensuring the universal Extinction of Slavery throughout the British Empire; and, as one Step towards the Attainment of this desirable Consummation, that immediate Measures may be taken to prevent any Addition being made to the present Number of enslaved British Subjects, by fixing an early Day after which all Children who shall be born within the Dominions of His Majesty, whatever be their Class, Condition or Complexion, shall thenceforward be absolutely free:"

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

Perth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Baptist Church and Congregation assembling in South Street of the City of Perth, Perthshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will forthwith devise, adopt and enforce Measures for effectuating the total and immediate Emancipation of the Slaves of our Colonies from their present Thraldom, leaving it to the Wisdom of their Lordships to determine how this desirable Object can best be attained in Consistency with the Welfare of the Slaves themselves, and the legitimate Rights of the Colonial Proprietors:"

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

Bonsall:

Upon reading the Petition of the Curate, Churchwardens and Parishioners of the Parish of Bonsall, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the Appointment of an early Day after which no Child born within British Dominions shall be born a Slave:"

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

Madeley Wood:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Methodist New Connexion Congregation assembled at Zion Chapel, Madeley Wood, in the Parish of Madeley and County of Salop, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Salford:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Independent Congregation of Dissenters assembling at New Windsor Chapel, Salford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will immediately adopt Measures for the utter Extinction of Slavery, and the Extension of all the Blessings of Freedom to the utmost Limits of the British Empire:"

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

Baptists, Salisbury:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of the Baptist Chapel in the City of Salisbury, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "forthwith to pass a Law for the immediate, entire and unconditional Abolition of Slavery, which prevails in so many of the Colonies of Great Britain:"

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

Linkinhome:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Linkinhome and the Parishes adjacent, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the oppressed Condition of their enslaved Fellow Subjects in the Colonies of Great Britain into serious Consideration, without Delay, and to pass such Laws as shall be deemed in their Lordships Wisdom both just and expedient for securing the early and utter Extinction of British Colonial Slavery, and for extending to the Slaves the Blessing of our excellent Constitution:"

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

East Retford.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of East Retford, in the County of Nottingham, and the Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That some substantive Measures be brought forward and carried into effective Operation for the Mitigation and gradual Extinction of Negro Slavery in the British Colonies, and especially for the Amendment of the Administration of Justice within the same:"

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

Boracic Acid, Petition from Staffordshire Potteries for Repeal of Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Dippers and other Workmen employed in or about the glazing of Earthenware and China in the Staffordshire Potteries, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will, by uniting with the other House of Parliament in taking the Duty off Boracic Acid, enable the Petitioners to follow their Employment without subjecting themselves to those Pains and bodily Afflictions consequent on the continual and regular Use of White Lead:"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Wynford declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum quartum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.