Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 64, 1831-1832. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London.
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Die Martis, 7° Februarii 1832.
M'Ewen v. Cameron:
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of David M'Ewen, Writer in Dundee; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Second Division, the First dated the 4th and signed the 5th Day of February 1830, and the 2d dated the 20th Day of February 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 James Cameron, Merchant in Dundee, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"
It is Ordered, That the said James Cameron may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 6th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any one of his known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.
Webster to enter into a Recogce on it.
The House being moved, "That George Webster of Old Palace Yard, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for David M'Ewen, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"
Codwise Leave for a Naturalization Bill:
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Codwise of No. 2, Old Burlington Street, in the Parish of Saint James, Westminster, in the County of Middlesex; praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:"
Sacramental Test (Ireland) Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of His Majesty's Subjects in Ireland being Protestants of the Established Church, and to repeal an Act passed in the Parliament of Ireland in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act to remove some Doubts respecting Persons in Office taking the Sacramental Test;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Contempts in Equity Act Amendment Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act of the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for altering and amending the Law regarding Commitments by Courts of Equity for Contempts, and the taking Bills pro Confesso; and to explain certain Parts thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Dublin Roads, &c. Presentments Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, passed in the Parliament of Ireland in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, as provides for the applotting and levying of Presentments off the Baronies of Saint Sepulchres and Donore in a Manner different from that provided for the other Baronies of the County of Dublin;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Norwich & Lowestoft Navigation Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and amend the Powers and Provisions of an Act passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, for making a Navigable Communication between the City of Norwich and the Sea, at or near Lowestoft, in the County of Suffolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
India & China Trade, Papers respecting, delivered.
Also, "Statement of the Value of Imports into and Exports from the Territories subject to the Presidencies of Fort William, Fort St. George and Bombay, by Sea, in the Years 1829-30 and 1830-31, exclusive of the Trade of The East India Company (extracted from the Reports of External Commerce received from Bengal, Madras and Bombay respectively:)"
Also, "An Account of the Value of Imports into the several Presidencies of India from the United Kingdom, and of Exports from India to the United Kingdom, in the Years 1829-30 and 1830-31, exclusive of Exports and Imports on account of The East India Company (extracted from the Reports of External Commerce:)"
Also, "An Account of the Value and Quantity of Cargoes imported into Canton and Macao on the Tonnage employed Annually in the Country Trade between the different Ports of British India and Canton and Macao, specifying particularly the Quantities and Value of Raw Cotton and Opium, in the Year 1830-31:"
Also, "An Account of the Quantity of British Manufactures imported by The East India Company into the Port of Canton in the Year 1830-31; specifying particularly the Quantities of Woollens and Cottons imported:"
Also, "An Account showing the Amount of all Advances made at the several Presidencies and Settlements in India for the Purposes of Commerce, in so far as regards the Purchase of Investments for Europe, in the Year 1829-30; showing the Amount applied to the Purchase of Investment in China, and distinguishing the Amount issued in Repayments of Territorial Charges defrayed in England from the Amount issued from Commercial Funds:"
Also, "An Account of all Sums received by The East India Company on Bills of Exchange remitted to them from their several Presidencies and Settlements in India and their Factory at Canton respectively, in the Year 1830-31; distinguishing Bills drawn on Territorial and Commercial Account, and showing also the Amount drawnon the Departments of His Majesty's Government:"
Also, "An Account showing the Amount of all Bills of Exchange and Certificates paid by The East India Company from the 1st May 1830 to 30th April 1831 inclusive; distinguishing India from China, and specifying, as far as practicable, such as were for Liquidation of Indian Debt, for Interest on Indian Debt, and for general Purposes:"
Also, "An Account showing the Invoice Amount of all Goods, Stores and Bullion exported by The East India Company to their several Presidencies and Settlements in India respectively, to the Island of St. Helena, and to their Factory at Canton, in the Season 1830-31; distinguishing the Amount of Goods from Stores, and the Bullion on the Political from the Bullion on the Commercial Account-(from September to September:)"
Also, "A Return of the Quantities and Prices of the several Sorts of Teas sold by The East India Company in the Year 1830-31, (including the Private Trade of the Commanders and Officers)-(from 1st May to 1st May:)"
Also, "An Account of the Profit or Loss upon the Trade of The East India Company between Europe and India, Europe and China, India and China, China and the North American Colonies, stating each separately, to the latest Period to which the same can be made up:"
Also, "An Account of the several Sales of The East India Company in the Year 1831, specifying the Quantity of each Kind of Tea sold, the Average Price at which each Kind was put up, and at which each Kind was sold at each Sale:"
Also, "An Account of the Expence of The East India Company's Establishment at Canton, the Names of the Servants, and the Amount of Salaries and Emoluments of each, and of the whole Cost for the Maintenance of the same, in the Year 1830-31:"
Also, "An Account showing all other Charges, as well in China as in England, incurred by The East India Company in their Trade with China, including Freight, and stating the actual Amount in the Year 1830-31:"
Also, "An Account of all Goods exported to China from Great Britain in the Year 1830, (May to May.) specifying the Quantity and declared Value of the principal Articles exported, and distinguishing the Trade of The East India Company from the Privilege Trade:"
Also, "An Account of all Goods imported from China into Great Britain in the Year 1830, specifying the Quantity and Value of the principal Articles imported, and distinguishing the Trade of The East India Company from the Privilege Trade:"
Also, "Statement of the Company's Establishment of Supra Cargoes, &c. at Canton, specifying their Rank, their respective Salaries, and all other Charges of the Establishment, likewise the Commission paid to each on the European or Chinese Sales of Goods, or both, for 1830-31:"
Also, "An Account showing the Amount of all Supplies received from the several Presidencies and Settlements in India at the Factory at Canton, distinguishing the Presidencies, and specifying the particular Supplies under each Head, in the Year 1830-31:"
Also, "An Account showing the Amount of all Supplies from the Factory at Canton to the several Presidencies and Settlements in India, distinguishing the Presidencies, and specifying the particular Supplies under each Head, in the Year 1830-31:"
Also, "An Account showing the Amount of the Cargoes (and of what consisting) consigned from the Factory at Canton to England; likewise the Amount of all Payments for which England is debited, in the Year 1830-31:"
Also, "An Account showing the Amount of all Bills of Exchange drawn upon the Court of Directors by the Supra Cargoes of Canton in the Year 1830-31, in Tales converted into Sterling Money at the Rate of 6s. 8d. per Tale, contrasted with the Amount of the Payment of the said Bills actually made in Sterling Money:"
Also, "An Account of Goods exported by the Court of Directors from England to Canton in the Year 1830-31, specifying the Quantities of each, and their Invoice Value; and a Statement of the Gain or Loss on the Sales of the Company's Exports in the same Year:"
Also, "Account of the Remittances in Merchandize from India made in each Year since 1814, with their Invoice Value, and the Charges incurred upon them, and the Sums they have actually realised at the Company's Sales:"
Also, "A Statement of the Account between the Territorial and Commercial Branches of the Affairs of The East India Company, from 1st May 1830 to 1st May 1831, drawn upon the Principle observed in the Accounts transmitted to the Government of Bengal, as Enclosures to the Letters of the Directors in the Territorial Financial Department:"
And also, "A Return of the Foreign Trade with China, distinguishing the different Nations, and the Trade carried on by The East India Company from that carried on by private India Ships under the British Flag; also the Tonnage employed by each Nation, and the principal Articles of Export and Import, as far as the same can be ascertained, to the latest Period to which the same can be made up."
Aston Rowant Inclosure Bill.
Manerowen Inclosure Bill.
Court of Session Bill, reported:
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to provide for carrying on the Business of the Court of Session in Scotland when interrupted by the Death or necessary Absence of any of the Judges thereof."
Order for 3 a.
Anatomy, Petitions from Pupils of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, & Worcester, for facilitating the Study of.
Upon reading the Petition of the Pupils of Saint Bartholomew's Hospital, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That Measures may be adopted for legally supplying Schools of Anatomy with Subjects for Dissection:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Householders of the City of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to institute an Inquiry into the Manner in which the Public Hospitals in England are conducted, more especially into the Nature of the pecuniary Prohibitions by which the Apprentices of regular Practitioners are prevented attending them; the Petitioners being convinced that by removing or reducing these Prohibitions, and by permitting a longer Attendance on such Institutions, a vast Amount of Anatomical and Surgical Knowledge may be acquired, an immediate Decrease in the Demand for "Subjects" effected, consequently the Temptation to "Burking" would be obviated, and the Public supplied with more efficient Practitioners:"
Reform of Parliament, Petitions in favor of:
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Village and Parish of Stonehouse, Middle Ward, of the County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass as expeditiously as possible the Measure for amending the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament:"
Mayor, &c. of Waterford:
Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs and Common Council of the City of Waterford, in Common Council assembled, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to consult the Freedom and Happiness of their Fellow Countrymen, and the Glory and Prosperity of the entire Empire, by an early passing of the great Measure of Parliamentary Reform; and that their Lordships will attend to the Right of Ireland to such Proportion of Representatives in the Imperial Parliament as she may appear entitled to on the Grounds of her Extent, Population and Revenue, in common with any other Portion of the British Empire:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Castlebar, Westport, Newport, and their respective Vicinities, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Measure for amending the Representation of the People may pass into a Law; and that the County of Mayo be named in the Irish Reform Bill as one of those Places whose Number of Representatives is to be increased; and that their Lordships will make such an Addition to the present Number of Irish Representatives as will be deemed a National Advantage:"
Silk Trade, Petition from Macclesfield for Relief.
Upon reading the Petition of the Mill Men and others employed in the Silk Throwing Factories of Macclesfield and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take their abject and increasingly miserable Situation into their Consideration, and afford them timely and speedy Relief, by granting the Silk Throwster further and increased Protection against Foreign Competition:"
Foreign Gloves, Petitions against Importation of:
Upon reading the Petition of the Operatives of the Glove Trade of Yeovil, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, as the only Means of averting the impending Ruin which threatens so large a Portion of the People as the Glove Manufacturers of England, they will forthwith repeal the existing Laws permitting the Importation of Foreign Gloves, and return to the old System of strictly prohibiting all future Importations of the same:"
And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Persons concerned in the Glove Manufactory within the Borough and Town of Great Torrington, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That they will take into their most serious Consideration the Propriety of relieving the Petitioners from the Ruin impending over them by reverting to the old System of Prohibition as regards French and other Foreign-manufactured Gloves:"
Tithes & Church Rates, (Ireland,) Petition from Rathclaren for Abolition of.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants and Landowners of the Parish of Rathclaren, in the Diocese of Cork, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abolish the Law by which the Inhabitants of this Realm are compelled to pay Tithes and Church Rates; and that their Lordships will resume the Church Lands, and dispose of them for Objects common to all the Inhabitants of this Realm:"
Tithes, (Ireland,) Petitions for Abolition of, referred to Com ee on the Subject:
(Skreen & Rathfigh:)
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Union of Skreen and Rathfigh, in the County of Meath Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abolish the Tithe System of Ireland, the Vestry Cess, Church Rates and Fees, &c., and to adopt some other Means of providing for the Spiritual Wants of the Half Million of the Petitioners Protestant Fellow Subjects, more economical and better adapted to the Condition of Ireland, and thereby relieve the great Mass of the People from the galling Pressure of an enormous Ecclesiastical Taxation, with a view of complying with His Majesty's Recommendation "of securing internal Peace and Order which seem wanting to raise a Country blessed by so many natural Advantages to a State of Prosperity:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Landholders of the Union of Clonmethan, in the County of Dublin, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to put an End to all Tithe Conflicts, by devising some Plan so as to have the Payment of the Protestant Clergyman put upon another Basis, and at the same Time amply remunerated for his Services:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of the Parish of Woollen Grange, Part of the Union of Burnchurch, in the Diocese of Ossory and County of Kilkenny, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abolish for ever the Tithe System of Ireland, a System most oppressive and ruinous to the Petitioners, and pregnant with Mischief to the Country at large:"
Logan et al. v. M. & J. Wienholt.
Ordered, That the Cause wherein Sarah Logan, and others, are Appellants, and Mary Wienholt and John Birkett Wienholt, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Friday the 17th of this instant February.
Berners Peerage, Com ee to meet.
Upon reading the Petition of Robert Wilson of Didlington and of Ashwellthorpe, in the County of Norfolk, Esquire; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order that the Lords Committees for Privileges may meet to consider of the Petitioner's Claim to be eldest Co-heir of the Barony of Berners, either on Thursday the 23d or on Tuesday the 28th Day of February instant, or on such other Day as their Lordships will be pleased to appoint; and that Notice thereof may be given to His Majesty's Attorney General:"
Buckingham Palace, Address 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 all the Plans, detailed Estimates and Contracts relative to the proposed Alterations at Buckingham Palace, the Plans to distinguish between the Works already done and the proposed Alterations.
Baking Trade, (Ireland,) Bill presented.
Slane Peerage, Com ee to meet.
Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of George Bryan of Jenkinstown, in the County of Kilkenny, Esquire, to His Majesty; praying, "That his Claim to the Barony of Slane may be referred to the House of Peers, to report whether the said Title be or be not a Barony in Fee, by Writ of Summons, descendible to Heirs General, and whether the same is or is not now in Abeyance between Edward Lord Dunsany and the Petitioner;" together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, and the Report of The Attorney General thereunto annexed; also the Petition of Henry Fleming of the City of Dublin; also the Petition of James Stewart Fleming of Belville, in the County of Cavan, in Ireland, Esquire, late a Captain in His Majesty's Army; and also the Petition of James Fleming of Monkstown, in the County of Dublin, Esquire, in relation to the said Claim, stand referred, do meet to consider further of the said Claim on Friday the 24th of this instant February; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General for England, and to His Majesty's Attorney and Solicitor General for Ireland.
Com ee on Tithes, (Ireland,) Witnesses to attend.
Ordered, That Patrick Costello Esquire and Anthony R. Blake Esquire do attend this House on the 16th of this instant February, to be sworn, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the Select Committee on Tithes, Ireland.