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, 14° Februarii 1832.
The Corporation of Dublin v. Attorney General for Ireland, et al.
The separate Answer of The Right Honorable Francis Blackburn, His Majesty's Attorney General for Ireland, and of John M'Mullen, Richard Purdy and Henry Staines, Informants, to the Petition and Appeal of The Right Honorable The Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Commons and Citizens of the City of Dublin, and The Reverend William Henry Archer, Executor of William Henry Archer deceased, was this Day brought in.
Smith's Divorce Bill, Witnesses to attend.
Ordered, That Letitia Livermore, Sarah Lavers, Sarah Burrows and Mary Fletcher do attend this House on Friday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Josiah Smith with Elizabeth his Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes."
Norwich & Lowestoft Navigation Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."
Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
Birmingham, &c. Roads Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually maintaining and improving the Roads from Birmingham to Wednesbury and to Great Bridge, and from thence to the Portway adjoining the Bilston and Wednesbury Turnpike Road, and to Nether Trindle near Dudley, and from Trouse Lane, in the Parish of Wednesbury, to Darlaston, in the Counties of Warwick, Stafford and Worcester; and for making new Branches of Road communicating therewith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Liverpool Marine Assurance Co's Bill.
The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling The Liverpool Marine Assurance Company to sue and be sued in the Name of the Chairman for the Time being, or of any One of the Directors of the said Company," 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."
Contagious Diseases (Ireland) Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend Two Acts, passed in the Fifty-eighth and Fiftyninth Years of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, for establishing Fever Hospitals and for preventing Contagious Diseases in Ireland."
Sacramental Test (Ireland) Bill:
The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the 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;"
Dublin Roads, &c. Presentments Bill:
The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the 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;"
Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the 2 preceding Bills.
Labour Rate, Petition from West Grinstead for Establishment of.
Upon reading the Petition of the Landowners, Tenants and Inhabitants of the Parish of West Grinstead, in the County of Sussex, in Vestry assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass an Act of Parliament whereby a Majority of Two Thirds of the Rate Payers in Value (according to the proportionate Right of voting contained in the Act for the Selection of Special or Select Vestries, or in any other Proportion that may to their Lordships seem more just) may, according to the local Advantages of each Agricultural Parish, settle and arrange an equitable Apportionment of the able-bodied Labourers upon the Land between Michaelmas Day and Lady Day in each Year, and may also levy a proportionate Rate in lieu of Labour upon all such Rate Payers as may refuse or neglect to act upon the Principle laid down and agreed upon by such Majority for the Employ of their respective Proportion of industrious and able-bodied Labourers, the said Rate, instead of Labour, to be apportioned and applied, in such Manner as may appear just to their Lordships, as a fair and reasonable Compensation to those who may afford such Employ, instead of thrusting able and willing Labourers upon Parish Work in the Bye Lanes and Stonepits, without any adequate Return for the Poor's Rates thus illegally and injudiciously employed, inasmuch as the Highway Rate is limited by Law:"
The King's Answer to Address.
The Earl of Shaftesbury (in the Absence of the Lords with White Staves) reported, "That they had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Address of Yesterday; and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously, and to say, He would give Directions accordingly."
Contempts in Equity Act Amendment Bill.
The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the 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;"
Papers delivered: Slave Trade:
The Earl Grey laid before the House, pursuant to an Order of the 24th of January last, "An Account of the Number of Vessels belonging to His Majesty's Navy which have been employed in each Year, from the Year 1817 inclusive to the present Time, under Special Instructions for the Suppression of the Slave Trade:"
And also, "An Account of the Number of Vessels seized and condemned in each Year by the Mixed Commissions under the several Treaties with Foreign States for the Suppression of the Slave Trade; specifying the Countries to which such Vessels belonged."
Campbell & Hay v. Graham, Appellants Petition for Time for their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.
Upon reading the Petition of John Graham Campbell Esquire, and Dame Margaret Hay, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Graham Esquire, is Respondent; praying their Lordships, "That they may have One Month's further Time to prepare their printed Case:"