Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 64, 1831-1832. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London.
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Die Jovis, 15° Decembris 1831.
Morris v. Davies et al. Appellant's Petition respecting the Judges Notes, referred to Appeal Com ee.
Upon reading the Petition of Evan Williams Morris, otherwise Evan Williams, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Edward Davies, and others, are Respondents; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to cause Application to be made for the Notes which were taken by the Judges who presided at the Three several Trials of Issues out of the High Court of Chancery, which were furnished to Lord Lyndhurst as Lord High Chancellor, or to the said respective Judges; and that the Petitioner may be allowed to take a Copy of such Notes, to enable his Counsel finally to settle his Case; and that their Lordships will be pleased to allow the Petitioner Three Weeks further Time to lay the Print of his Case upon their Lordships Table, to be calculated from the Time when their Lordships shall be pleased to have made a Report upon this Petition:"
Hunter & Campbell v. Duff et al. Respondents Petition to lodge their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.
Upon reading the Petition of Lieutenant General Alexander Duff, and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Archibald Hunter Esquire and David Campbell are Appellants; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to grant them Leave to lodge Copies of their Case:"
Holdsworth et al. v. Fairfax & Eamonson.
Bryden et al. v. Bryden et al.
Report on the Herring Fishery:
Fortifications in the Netherlands.
"Return of the Total Sums contributed by Great Britain for the Erection of Fortifications in the Netherlands, or towards the Defence and Incorporation of the Belgic Provinces with Holland, in Fulfilment of the Additional Articles of the Convention between Great Britain and the Netherlands, dated 13th August 1814; shewing the Total Amount contributed by Great Britain under each of the Stipulations contained in the First of those Articles."
Private Bills, Orders respecting.
Select Com ee on Tithes in Ireland appointed.
"In Parts of Ireland, a systematic Opposition has been made to the Payment of Tithes, attended, in some Instances, with afflicting Results; and it will be one of your first Duties to inquire, whether it may not be possible to effect Improvements in the Laws respecting this Subject, which may afford the necessary Protection to the Established Church, and, at the same Time, remove the present Causes of Complaint.
"But in this, and in every other Question affecting Ireland, it is, above all Things, necessary to look to the best Means of securing internal Peace and Order; which alone seem wanting to raise a Country, blessed by Providence with so many natural Advantages, to a State of the greatest Prosperity."
Then it was moved, "That a Select Committee be appointed to enquire into the Collection and Payment of Tithes in Ireland, and the State of the Laws relating thereto; and to report their Observations thereon to the House."
Ordered, That the Lords following be appointed a Select Committee to enquire into the Collection and Payment of Tithes in Ireland, and the State of the Laws relating thereto; and to report their Observations thereon to the House:
Curates & Non-resident Incumbents, Addresses for Papers respecting.
Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to request that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order that there be laid before this House, "An Abstract of the Total Number of Curates in each Diocese in England and Wales, according to the Returns made by the Archbishops and Bishops to His Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council for the Year 1829; distinguishing the Number resident in the Parsonage House and the Number resident in the Parish; likewise the Number of those who are licensed, and the Amount of Stipends, arranged in Classes of £10 and under £20, £20 and under £30, £30 and under £40, &c. &c. &c.: Also the Number of Livings held by Non-resident Incumbents which are of the gross Annual Value of £300 and upwards, and under £300."
Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to request that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order that there be laid before this House, "An Abstract of the Number and Classes of Nonresident Incumbents, and of the Number of Resident Incumbents, according to the Diocesan Returns for the Year 1829."