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Lunæ, 15 die Februarii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.
Accounts and Papers, presented: Steam Vessels. No. 38. Herring Fishery. No. 39. Pensions (Scotland.) Compensations (Scotland.) Northern Lighthouses. Russian Dutch Loan. Lottery Office. Account from Imperial Gas Light and Coke Company, presented. East India Company-Regulations, presented. Papers from Court of Chancery, presented. No. 40. Accounts, presented: Dividends. No. 41. Sovereigns. No. 42. Return relating to Assessed Taxes, presented. No. 43. New Cross Roads Petition. Rother Levels Petition. Macclesfield Water Petition. Radnorshire Writ. Berwick Light Dues Petition. Wendover Road Bill, committed. Hockliffe, &c. Road Petition. Whaddon and Nash Inclosure Petition. Sankey Brook Navigation Bill, presented. Salford Improvement Petition, reported. Rawcliffe Inclosure Petition. Blackburn Road Petition. Ribble Navigation Petition. Bolton and Blackburn Roads Petition. Edenfield and Little Bolton Roads Petition. Brunswick Square (Brighton) Improvement Petition. Cowfold Roads Petition. New Sarum Poor Bill, presented. Malmesbury Road Petition. Bridport Roads Petition. Torrington Roads Bill, committed. Derby Road Petition. Ideridgehay Road Petition. Ashborne and Belpar Roads Petition. Great Strickland Inclosure Petition. Deddithorpe Inclosure Petition. Report from Committee on Standing Orders. St. Helen's and Runcorn Gap Railway. Kingston Bridge. Coventry Canal Petition. Thirsk Roads Bill, committed. St. Helen's and Runcorn Gap Railway Bill, ordered. London Assurance Company Petition. Waterford Harbour Petition. Dovor Improvement Petition. Petition complaining of Agricultural Distress. Papers, presented: Silver Coin. No. 44. Archdeaconry Courts of Lincoln and Norwich. Return of Savings Banks, ordered. Petition for repeal of the Union (Ireland.) Returns of Grand Juries (Dublin), ordered. Return of Common Councilmen (Dublin), ordered. Petition from British Museum. Account of British Museum, ordered; No. 45. presented. Petition for preventing Inoculation. Committee on Lunatic Licensing Balances Bill. Report of Revenue Inquiry. ordered. Committee of Supply. Martis 16 die Februarii, 1830: Smugglers Families Maintenance Bill, committed. Paupers Removal Bill, ordered. Watching, &c. of Parishes Bill, ordered. Answer to Addresses.

Lunæ, 15 die Februarii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Accounts and Papers, presented: Steam Vessels. No. 38.

THE House being informed that Mr. Crafer from the Treasury, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Order, -A Return from every Seaport Town or Harbour in the United Kingdom of all and every Vessel navigated by Steam, belonging to or usually sailing from such Port or Harbour; specifying the name of each Vessel so navigated by Steam, the Tonnage and number of Men employed in navigating the same, whether usually employed in Foreign Trade or as a Coaster, how often she has cleared out or entered inwards in the course of the year, from the 1st January 1828 to the 1st January 1829.

Herring Fishery. No. 39.

Mr. Crafer also presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of several Acts of Parliament,-Report by the Commissioners for the Herring Fishery, of their Proceedings, year ended 5th April 1829, being Fishing 1828.

Pensions (Scotland.)

An Account of all Pensions granted out of the Civil List of Scotland, from the 20th day of June 1828 to the 20th day of June 1829; specifying the Names of the persons to whom the same were granted, made up by the Barons of Exchequer in Scotland, pursuant to an Act made and passed in the 50th year of the reign of his Majesty King George the Third, c. 111.

Compensations (Scotland.)

Copy of Warrant authorizing Compensation to each, of Robert Moffat, John Munro and William Cunningham, Macers of the Court of Session, and to the said Robert Moffat as Macer of the Teind Court, under Statute 1 and 2 Geo. 4, c. 38, year to 20th June 1829.

Copy of Warrant granting Compensation to W. G. Campbell, Esquire, Principal Clerk of the High Court of Admiralty in Scotland, under the Statute 1 and 2 Geo. 4, c. 39, year to 28th May 1829.

Copy of Warrant for paying to George Carphin, Commissary Clerk of Edinburgh, Compensation, under 4 Geo. 4, c. 97, for the loss of Fees sustained by him for the three years 1827, 1828, and 1829.

Copy of Warrant for paying Patrick Wishart Compensation for loss of Fees under 4 Geo. 4, c. 97, as Procurator Fiscal of the Commissary Court of Edinburgh, for the three years 1827, 1828, and 1829.

Copy of Warrant granting Compensation to Colin Dunlop Donald, Commissary Clerk of Lanarkshire, for the loss of Fees sustained by him through the operation of the Statute 4 Geo. 4, c. 97, for the year 1829.

Copy of Warrant for paying to Robert Threshie, Commissary Clerk of Dumfries, Compensation for the loss of Fees sustained by him through the operation of the said Statute 4 Geo. 4, c. 97, for the years 1824 and 1829 inclusive.

Copy of a Warrant for paying to his grace William Duke of Argyll a gross Sum of £.300, in full compensation for the loss of the office of Commissary of the Commissariot of Argyll 1829.

Copy of Warrant granting an Annuity of £.20. 5s. 10d. to William Hamilton, late Commissary of the Commissary Court of Hamilton and Campsie, for loss of Emoluments under the Statute 4 Geo. 4, c. 97, commencing from the 1st of January 1824.

Northern Lighthouses.

Abstract of the Accounts of the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses for the year ending 30th June 1829.

Russian Dutch Loan.

An Account made up to the 31st December 1829, of the Sums which have been issued and applied within the year 1829, by virtue of an Act 55 Geo. 3, c. 115, intituled, "An Act for carrying into effect a Convention between His Majesty and the King of the Netherlands and the Emperor of All the Russias, for paying and satisfying the Interest on the part of the Loan therein agreed to be borne by His Majesty on all or any of the securities therein mentioned, and towards paying and satisfying the principal thereof (in case the principal of any of the said Securities shall have been paid), and also for paying the expenses of carrying the said Act into execution, and the Sinking Fund for the extinction of the same."

Lottery Office.

Copy of Treasury Minute, dated 8th December 1829, relating to the Grant of Retired Allowances to persons belonging to the late Lottery Department:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie upon the Table; and that the Return relative to Steam Vessels, and the Report by the Commissioners of the Herring Fishery, be printed.

Account from Imperial Gas Light and Coke Company, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. Henry, clerk of The Imperial Gas Light and Coke Company, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of an Act of Parliament,-An Account of the Monies set apart out of the clear profits of the Imperial Gas Light and Coke Company, and of the Funds or Stocks wherein the same have been invested:-And then he withdrew.

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

East India Company-Regulations, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. Danvers, from the Court of Directors of the East India Company, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of an Act of Parliament,-Regulations passed by the Governor General in Council of Bengal, in the year 1828, Nos. 1 to 9.

Regulations passed by the Governor in Council of Fort Saint George, in the year 1828, Nos. 1 to 9.

Regulations passed by the Governor in Council of Bombay, in the year 1828, Nos. 1 to 17;-also, Rule Ordinance and Regulation, No. 1 of 1828:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie upon the Table.

Papers from Court of Chancery, presented. No. 40.

The House being informed that Mr. Bird, from the Register Office of the Court of Chancery, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders,-An Account of the number of Re-hearings and Appeals which stood for hearing before the Lord Chancellor, on the first day of Hilary Term 1830;-of the number of Causes which stood for hearing before the Lord Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor on the first day of Hilary Term 1830;-of the number of Pleas and Demurrers, Exceptions, and further Directions, which stood before the Lord Chancellor and the ViceChancellor on the first day of Hilary Term 1830;-of the number of Re-hearings, Exceptions, and further Directions which stood for hearing before the Master of the Rolls on the first day of Hilary Term 1830;-and, of the number of Causes which stood for hearing before the Master of the Rolls on the first day of Hilary Term 1830.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 12th day of this instant February, for an Account of the number of Causes in the Court of Chancery, standing for hearing and for judgment when the Great Seal was put in commission, from June 1791 to February 1792, with the number of Causes heard and determined by the Lords Commissioners:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Accounts do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Accounts, presented: Dividends. No. 41.

The House being informed that Mr. Marshall, from the Bank of England, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders,-An Account of the total number of Persons to whom a half year's Dividend on Three per cent. Consols became due on 5th January last; specifying the number respectively of those whose dividend for the half year did not exceed £.5, £.10, £.50, £.100, £.200, £.300, £.500, £.1,000, £.2,000, and the number of those whose dividend exceeded £.2,000:-a like Account of Dividends on Three per cent. Reduced, payable on 10th October last:-a like Account of the Dividends on Three and a Half per cents, payable on 10th October last:- a like Account of Dividends on Four per cents, payable on 10th October last:-a like Account of the Dividends on Long Annuities, payable on 10th October last:-a like Account of the Dividends on New Four per cents, payable on 5th January last:-and, a like Account of the Dividends on Three per cent. Annuities, anno 1726, payable on 5th January last; with, a Total of the number of Persons under each head.

Sovereigns. No. 42.

An Account of the amount of Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns issued by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, from 2d May 1828 to 31st December 1829, both inclusive; also, of the same received by them during the same period, distinguishing the amount paid, the amount received, and the balance:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Accounts do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Return relating to Assessed Taxes, presented. No. 43.

The House being informed that Mr. Tierney, from the Tax Office, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of an Act of Parliament,-A Return, in pursuance of an Act 4 Geo. 4, c. 11, by the Solicitor for the Affairs of Taxes in England, of Copies of all Cases which have been stated and signed by Commissioners acting in the execution of the Acts relating to the Assessed Taxes, subsequent to the 12th day of February 1829, being the date of a like Return, made under the directions of the same Act, in the last session of Parliament:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Return do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

New Cross Roads Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees of the New Cross Turnpike Roads, situate in the counties of Kent and Surrey, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Turnpike Road through the town of Bromley, in the county of Kent, is very dangerous to passengers, and it is necessary, for the public safety and accommodation, that the said Road should be straightened and improved; and that the New Cross Turnpike Roads have long been in good repair and condition, and in order to keep them in that state, the whole of the ordinary Tolls raised upon the said Roads are necessarily expended thereon; and that in order to effect the said improvement, it will be necessary that the additional Toll of one halfpenny, which by an Act passed in the 7th year of His present Majesty, for more effectually repairing and improving certain Roads in the Counties of Kent and Surrey, commonly called the New Cross Turnpike Roads, was made payable for every horse or other beast chargeable with Toll upon the Roads of the trust, until certain improvements should be completed, and the expenses thereof paid shall continue to be payable until the said improvement proposed to be made through the town of Bromley shall have been completed, and all the costs and charges attendant thereupon shall have been defrayed by the said additional halfpenny Toll; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Sir Edward Knatchbull and Mr. Honywood do prepare, and bring it in.

Rother Levels Petition.

A Petition of several of the Commissioners under an Act for more effectually draining and preserving certain Marshlands or Low Grounds in the counties of Kent and Sussex, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Commissioners have erected and finished certain of the works thereby required to be done, but it is conceived it would be unnecessary and inexpedient that all the works should now be carried into effect, and that the execution of some of such works would prove injurious to the effectual drainage of the levels and navigation of the said River Rother; and that the drainage of the said levels, which sew into the said River Rother would be more readily effected, and the Harbour of Rye, and navigation of the said River Rother improved, if certain other works were in some instances erected in lieu of some of the works directed by the said recited Act; and that it is expedient that several of the provisions of the said recited Act should be altered and amended; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Sir Edward Knatchbull, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Macclesfield Water Petition.

A Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen and Capital Burgesses of the borough of Macclesfield, in the county of Chester, was presented, and read; setting forth, That, by virtue of divers charters, the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the said borough, have, for a long series of years, supplied the inhabitants of the said borough with Water, and have expended very considerable sums of money in supporting and maintaining the works necessary for that purpose; and that the rates and sums payable for the supply of Water to the said inhabitants at their respective houses, depend for their amount on the determination of the Petitioners, who can alter or increase them at their will and pleasure; but the said rates are at times difficult to be collected, as no summary power is possessed by the Petitioners of enforcing the payment thereof; and that the Petitioners are willing and desirous that a maximum of rate should be established, that effectual means should be provided for the collection and recovery thereof, and that such provisions should be made relative to the said supply of Water as may be deemed necessary and expedient; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Egerton, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Radnorshire Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Knight of the Shire to serve in this present Parliament for the county of Radnor, in the room of the Right honourable Thomas Frankland Lewis, who, since his election for the said county, hath accepted the office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy.

Berwick Light Dues Petition.

A Petition of several Owners of ships and other vessels, and Merchants and others, interested in the trade and shipping of the harbour of Berwick-upon-Tweed, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Shipping Trade and Commerce of the harbour of Berwick have for many years past been charged with certain duties for some of the Lighthouses under the superintendence of the Commissioners of Northern Lights; and that the Petitioners do not complain of being charged with the said duties, in respect of all such ships or vessels as enter into and depart from the said harbour from and to the northward, because such vessels are benefited by the Lights mentioned in the said Acts; but they think themselves aggrieved by being obliged to pay the said duties in respect of such vessels as enter into and depart from the said harbour from and to the southward, inasmuch as the said Lights, being situate at a great distance to the northward of the said harbour, the last-mentioned ships and vessels do not derive any benefit or assistance from the said Lights, and the Petitioners are therefore desirous of being relieved from the said duties, so far as respects the said lastdescribed ships and vessels; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Beresford, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Wendover Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Wendover to the Town of Buckingham, in the County of Buckingham, was read a second time; and committed to the Marquis of Chandos, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Hockliffe, &c. Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for repairing the Road between Hockliffe, in the county of Bedford, and Stony Stratford, in the county of Buckingham, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Road effectually amended and kept in repair, unless adequate Tolls, Powers and Provisions are granted for those purposes: and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that the Marquis of Chandos and Mr. Robert Smith do prepare, and bring it in.

Whaddon and Nash Inclosure Petition.

A Petition of several Proprietors of lands in the parish of Whaddon, including the hamlet of Nash, in the county of Buckingham, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there are, within the said parish and hamlet, several open and common fields, common meadows, common pastures, wastes, and other commonable lands, which might be improved, if inclosed, and exonerated from tithes; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that the Marquis of Chandos and Mr. Robert Smith do prepare, and bring it in.

Sankey Brook Navigation Bill, presented.

Lord Stanley presented a Bill to consolidate and amend the Acts relating to the Sankey Brook Navigation, in the County of Lancaster, and to make a navigable Canal from the said Navigation at Fidler's Ferry, to communicate with the River Mersey at Widness Wharf, near Westbank, in the Township of Widness, in the said County: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Salford Improvement Petition, reported.

Lord Stanley reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Commissioners for better cleansing, lighting, watching and regulating the town of Salford, and other Inhabitants of the said town; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for improving any City or Town, had been complied with; and that they had examined the matter of the Petition; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for better cleansing, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster: And that Lord Stanley and Mr. Blackburne do prepare, and bring it in.

Rawcliffe Inclosure Petition.

A Petition of Thomas Robert Wilson France, Esquire, John Bourne, Esquire, Richard Harrison, Esquire, and several other Owners and Proprietors of, or interested in, the Moss-grounds and other grounds within the townships, hamlets or divisions of Out Rawcliffe and Middle Rawcliffe, and Stalmine-with-Stainall, in the several parishes of Saint Michael-upon-Wyer and Lancaster, in the county palatine of Lancaster, commonly called or known as Rawcliffe Moss and Stalmine Moss, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the said Moss-grounds and other grounds might be improved, if inclosed, and powers given to embank, drain and improve the same; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Lord Stanley and Mr. Blackburne do prepare, and bring it in.

Blackburn Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for more effectually repairing the Road from Blackburn to Burscough Bridge, in the County of Lancaster, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Roads amended and kept in repair, unless the term and powers of the said Acts are continued and amended, and other and more effectual powers granted and the Tolls increased; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Lord Stanley and Mr. Blackburne do prepare, and bring it in.

Ribble Navigation Petition.

A Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Undertaking for the improvement of the navigation of the River Ribble, in the county palatine of Lancaster, was presented, and read; reciting an Act of the 46th year of his late Majesty, for improving the Navigation of the River Ribble, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and setting forth, That the Petitioners are empowered to place buoys, perches and other visible marks, in and near the channel for the time being of the said River Ribble, and in the sea near the place for the time being where the same river falls into the sea; and also beacons, land-marks and other visible marks in, upon and near the shores of the said river and sea respectively, and to construct, erect, make and do all other works, matters and things which they should think convenient or necessary for the purposes of the said Act, and for improving the navigation of the said river; and that the Petitioners are authorized by the said Act to raise and contribute among themselves a sum of Money not exceeding 2,000£., and in case the said sum should be found insufficient, a further sum not exceeding 1,000l.; and they are further empowered to demand, receive and take certain duties or rates of tonnage in the said Act mentioned; and that the Petitioners have raised the said sums of 2,000£. and 1,000£. respectively for the purposes of the said Act; and that it is expedient to extend and enlarge the powers and authorities of the Petitioners, and in other respects to alter and amend the said Act; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Lord Stanley, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Bolton and Blackburn Roads Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for amending, widening, altering and keeping in repair the Road from Bolton-in-the-Moors to Blackburn in the County Palatine of Lancaster, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Roads effectually amended and kept in repair, unless the term and powers of the said Acts be further continued and more effectual powers granted instead thereof; and that the making and maintaining of a new branch of Road from and out of the said Road leading from Bolton-le-Moors to Blackburn, commencing at or near a certain field called the Eyes Meadow, in the occupation of William Turner, Esquire, situate in the township of Lower Darwen, in the said county palatine of Lancaster, and terminating at or near the River Darwen, in Lower Darwen aforesaid, would be of great benefit and convenience to the owners and occupiers of estates, lands and grounds on the line of the said branch of Road, and to persons residing in the neighbourhood thereof, and the same would also be of great public utility; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Lord Stanley and Mr. Blackburne do prepare, and bring it in.

Edenfield and Little Bolton Roads Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for amending, widening, altering and keeping in repair the Road from or from near Edenfield Chapel, in the township of Tottington Higher End, and in the parish of Bury, to the township of Little Bolton, in the parish of Bolton-in-le-Moors; and also for making and maintaining a Road from the said Road, at or near a place called Booth Pits, in the township of Tottington Lower End, to or near Bury Bridge, in the township of Elton, in the said parish of Bury, all in the said county palatine of Lancaster, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls cannot be paid off, nor the said Roads effectually amended and kept in repair, unless the term be further continued, the said Acts repealed, and more effectual powers granted instead thereof; and that the making and maintaining of the several Branch Roads hereinafter mentioned and described; (that is to say) a branch of Road from and out of the said Road leading from Edenfield Chapel to Little Bolton, commencing at or near the Bull's Head public-house in Bradshaw, in the said county palatine of Lancaster, and terminating at or near a certain place called Croston Brow, in Elton aforesaid, to join and communicate with the said Road leading from Booth Pits to or near Bury Bridge; another branch of Road from and out of the said Road leading from Booth Pits to or near Bury Bridge, commencing at or near a certain field called the Higher Meadow, in the occupation of Jesse Norris, situate in Elton aforesaid, and terminating at or near a certain field called the Five Acre, in the occupation of William Wolstenholme, situate in Elton aforesaid, to join and communicate with the said intended branch of Road leading to or near Croston Brow aforesaid; another branch of Road from and out of the old highway leading from the village of Tottington, in the said county, to Bury aforesaid, commencing at or near a certain field called the Long Lands, in the occupation of Messieurs William Sudren & John Robinson, situate in Elton aforesaid, and terminating at or near Woolfold, in Tottington Lower End aforesaid, to join and communicate with the said intended Branch of Road leading to or near Croston Brow aforesaid; another branch of Road from and out of the said Road leading from Edenfield Chapel to Little Bolton, commencing at or near the Bull's Head public-house in Bradshaw aforesaid, and terminating at or near a certain weighing machine in the occupation of Messieurs Hall & Barge, situate in Edgworth, in the said county palatine of Lancaster, to join and communicate with the highway leading from Turton through Edgworth; and another branch of Road from and out of the said Road leading from Edenfield Chapel to Little Bolton, commencing at or near the Bull's Head public-house aforesaid, and terminating at the Four-lane Ends, in Edgworth aforesaid, would be of great public utility; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Lord Stanley and Mr. Blackburne do prepare, and bring it in.

Brunswick Square (Brighton) Improvement Petition.

A Petition of several Owners and Occupiers of houses in Brunswick Square and on Brunswick Terrace, in the parish of Hove, in the county of Sussex, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Buildings and Erections within Brunswick Square and the neighbourhood thereof have of late years been built, and have become greatly extended, and the population thereof much increased; and that the said square and its neighbourhood is at present imperfectly watched, cleansed, lighted and otherwise regulated; and that the Petitioners conceive it would tend greatly to the convenience of the said square and its neighbourhood, if powers were granted for the better paving, lighting, watering, watching and improving the same, and for regulating bathing machines, hackney and other carriages, and for other purposes relating thereto; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Burrell, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Cowfold Roads Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for repairing and widening the Roads from Handcross to Corner House, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Horsham to Steyning, and from Corner House aforesaid to the Maypole in the town of Henfield, in the County of Sussex, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Roads effectually kept in repair, unless the term and powers of the said Acts be continued and enlarged, and the Tolls increased; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Burrell and Mr. Curteis do prepare, and bring it in.

New Sarum Poor Bill, presented.

Mr. Joseph Pitt presented a Bill for better assessing and recovering the Rates for the Relief of the Poor within the City of New Sarum, and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the tenth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for consolidating the Rates to be made for the Relief of the Poor of the respective Parishes of Saint Thomas, Saint Edmund and Saint Martin, in the City of New Sarum:" And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Malmesbury Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Act for making and maintaining Turnpike Roads from the town of Malmesbury to or near the town of Wootton Bassett, Sutton Benger Church and Dauntsey Gate, in the county of Wilts, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls cannot be paid off, nor the said Roads effectually repaired, unless the term of the said Act be further continued, the said Act repealed, and further and other powers granted instead thereof; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Joseph Pitt and Sir John Astley do prepare, and bring it in.

Bridport Roads Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Act for repairing, widening, improving and maintaining in repair the several Roads leading to and from the Town of Bridport, and for making a new line of Road to communicate with the same, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls authorized to be taken on the second district of Roads mentioned in the said Act, cannot be repaid, nor the said Road effectually kept in repair, unless the term and powers of the said Act, as far as relates to the said second district, be enlarged and the Tolls increased; and that it would be of great public convenience and advantage, if a Tunnel or Archway were made and constructed for carriages, horses, cattle, and persons travelling on foot, at or near a place called Horn-hill, within the parishes or tithings of Beaminster, Dibberford and Broadwinsor, or some or one of them, and that it would also contribute to the safety, convenience and advantage of the public if parts of the said second district of Roads were diverted, and new cuts of Roads made; (that is to say) a diversion of the present Turnpike Road from and across a certain plantation in Beaminster aforesaid, in the ownership and occupation of Samuel Cox, Esquire, near the first milestone on the said Turnpike Road leading from the town of Beaminster aforesaid to Crewkerne, in the county of Somerset, and to pass through and over certain lands and hereditaments in the tithing of Langdon, and parish of Beaminster aforesaid, or one of them, the property of John Warr and Sir William Oglander, Baronet, respectively in the several occupations of James Meech and William Davy, until it crosses the present Turnpike Road at Hornhill aforesaid, where the before-mentioned Tunnel or Archway is intended to be made, and passing from thence, on the north side of the said Turnpike Road at Hornhill, through and over certain lands and hereditaments in the tithings or parishes of Langdon, Dibberford, Broadwinsor and Misterton aforesaid, some or one of them, the property of William Chafy, Doctor of Divinity, James Thomas Benedictus Notley, Esquire, and Joseph Symes, Gentleman, respectively in the several occupations of William Warren, Edward Hunt, and John Wakely, until it unites with the present Turnpike Road near Wetley Cross, in the parishes of Broadwinsor and Misterton aforesaid, or one of them; and it is intended to make a branch Road leading out of the said last-mentioned intended new line of Road on the north side of Hornhill aforesaid, and passing through and over certain lands and hereditaments in the tithings of Langdon and Dibberford, and parishes of Beaminster and Broadwinsor aforesaid, or some or one of them, the property of the said James Thomas Benedictus Notley, and William Chafy, in the several occupations of the said Edward Hunt and William Warren, until it unites with the common highway leading to Dorchester, in the county of Dorset; and that it is intended to obtain an increase or alteration of the existing Tolls arising on the said second district of Roads; and that the parts of the said present line of Road so diverted and varied from, will be of little or no public benefit when the new branches of Road are completed, and it will therefore be expedient to abandon and shut up the same as a Turnpike Road or Roads; and that it would also be of public utility if the several Roads or common Highways hereinafter-mentioned were made Turnpike, and put under the care and management of the Petitioners; (that is to say) a Road leading from and out of the said second district, and passing into, along and through a common highway called Watford-lane, within the parish of Bradpole, unto a certain place called Watford Cross, in the same parish; and from thence through another common highway called Pymore-lane, in the said parish of Bradpole, into a certain street called North-street or Pig-lane, within the parish or borough of Bridport and Bradpole aforesaid, or one of them; and from thence along the said street of lane until it enters the west street of Bridport aforesaid, where it will unite with the first district of the Bridport Turnpike Roads; and also one other Road leading from and out of the said second district into a certain common highway at a place called Whetley Cross, within the said parish of Broadwinsor, and passing along the same to and through the tithing and village of Littlewinsor, in the said last-mentioned parish, and from thence into and through a part of the tithing of Drempton, in the parish of Broadwinsor aforesaid, to a certain sign or directing-post where the said common highway unites with the new Turnpike Road leading from Allington, in the county of Dorset, to Clapton Bridge, in the said counties of Dorset and Somerset, or one of them; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Portman and Mr. Bankes do prepare, and bring it in.

Torrington Roads Bill, committed.

A Bill to enlarge the term and powers of an Act for more effectually improving the Roads to and from the Town of Great Torrington, in the County of Devon, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Portman, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Derby Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for repairing and widening the Road from Derby to Mansfield, in the county of Nottingham, and several other Roads therein mentioned, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed upon the credit of the Tolls still remains due, and cannot be repaid, nor the said Roads effectually amended and kept in repair, unless the term of the said Acts be further continued, the said Acts repealed, and further and more effectual powers granted instead thereof; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Mundy and Lord George Cavendish do prepare, and bring it in.

Ideridgehay Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for making and maintaining a Road from the Wirksworth Turnpike Road, in the hamlet of Ideridgehay, to the town of Duffield, in the county of Derby; and also, the Acts for repairing and widening the Road from the Moot-hall in Wirksworth to the Turnpike Road leading from Derby to Brassington, at or near to a place called the Cross-inthe-Hand, on Hulland Ward, and also the Road from the said Moot-hall to another Turnpike Road leading from the cross-post on Wirksworth Moor to Matlock Bath, at or near to a place called the Steeple House, in the township of Wirksworth aforesaid, all in the county of Derby, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Roads effectually amended and kept in repair, unless the term and powers of the said Acts be enlarged and amended, and the Tolls increased; and that the said Moot-hall hath been pulled down and removed, and the ground whereon the same stood hath been laid open to, and now forms a part of the market-place in Wirksworth aforesaid; and that it is expedient that the said Road leading from the Wirksworth Turnpike Road, in the hamlet of Ideridgehay, to the town of Duffield, and the said Roads leading from the market-place in Wirksworth to the Turnpike Road leading from Derby to Brassington, and from the said market-place to the Turnpike Road leading from Wirksworth Moor to Matlock Bath, should be put under the care of the same Trustees; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to give in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Mundy and Lord George Cavendish do prepare, and bring it in.

Ashborne and Belpar Roads Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for repairing the Road from Ashborne, in the county of Derby, over Belpar Bridge, to the present Turnpike Road from Sheffield and Chesterfield to Derby, at or near a place called Openwood Gate, and from Belpar Bridge to Ripley, in the county of Derby, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Road kept in repair, unless the term and powers of the said Acts be continued and amended and the Tolls increased; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Mundy and Lord George Cavendish do prepare, and bring it in.

Great Strickland Inclosure Petition.

A Petition of several Owners of messuages, lands and tenements within the townships of Great Strickland and Thrimby, in the parish of Morland, in the county of Westmorland, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there are within the said townships, certain commons and waste lands which might be improved if divided and inclosed; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly.: And that Lord Viscount Lowther and Sir John Lowther do prepare, and bring it in.

Deddithorpe Inclosure Petition.

A Petition of several Proprietors of estates within the township or hamlet of Deddithorpe otherwise Derrythorpe, in the parish of Althorpe, in the Isle of Axholme, in the county of Lincoln, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there are in the said township or hamlet divers commons and wastes, and other commonable lands and grounds, which might be improved if divided and inclosed, and exonerated from tithes; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Sir William Ingilby and Mr. Chaplin do prepare, and bring it in.

Report from Committee on Standing Orders.

Lord Viscount Althorp reported from the Select Committee, to whom shall be referred all Reports from Committees on Petitions for Private Bills, in which it shall be stated that any of the Standing Orders of this House have not been complied with, and that such Committee do report their Opinion thereupon from time to time to the House; and to whom several Reports, stating that the Standing Orders have not been complied with, were referred; That they had made a progress in the matters to them referred, and had come to several Resolutions which they had directed him to report to the House; and the same were read, and agreed to by the House; and are as followeth;

St. Helen's and Runcorn Gap Railway.

1. Resolved, That in the case of the Saint Helen's and Runcorn Gap Railway Petition, the Parties be permitted to proceed with their Bill.

Kingston Bridge.

2. Resolved, That in the case of the Kingston Bridge Petition, the Parties be permitted to proceed with their Bill.

Coventry Canal Petition.

A Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Coventry Canal Navigation, was presented, and read; reciting several Acts of the 8th, 25th, 26th and 59th years of his late Majesty, relating to the Coventry Canal; and setting forth, That it would be of great public utility if powers were given for maintaining and supplying with Water the said Coventry Canal Navigation, including the cuts or canals intended to be made as hereinafter mentioned, and the works belonging and to belong thereto, in lieu of those contained in the said several Acts; and also if powers were given for making and maintaining the several cuts or canals hereinafter mentioned; (that is to say) a navigable cut or canal from and out of the Coventry Canal, at or near a certain place or feeder called Bulkington Feeder, in the parish of Bulkington, in the county of Warwick, to join and communicate with the Oxford Canal, at or near a certain bridge called Pridmore's Bridge, in the parish, township, hamlet or place of Combe, otherwise Combe Fields, in the said county of Warwick, which said cut or canal is intended to pass from, through or into the several parishes, townships, hamlets or places of Bulkington, Barnacle, Weston, Shilton and Combe otherwise Combe Fields, in the said county of Warwick, and Ansty, in the county of the city of Coventry, and is intended to pass into and across the Oxford Canal, in the parish or township of Ansty aforesaid; one other cut or canal from and out of the Coventry Canal, commencing at or near Streethay Wharf, in the township of Streethay, in the county of Stafford, to join and communicate with the canal from the Trent to the Mersey, at or near a certain place called Wood End, in the extra-parochial place called Alrewas Hay, in the said county of Stafford, which last mentioned cut or canal is intended to pass from, through or into the several parishes, townships, hamlets or places of Whittington, Saint Michael Lichfield, Streethay, Fradley, Farewell, Curborough, Alrewas, Alrewas Hay and King's Bromley, all in the said county of Stafford; also a navigable cut or canal from and out of the said Coventry Canal, near a certain bridge called Noddington Bridge, in the parish of Whittington aforesaid, in the said county of Staffford, to join and communicate with the said Coventry Canal, at or near a certain place now or late called Amington Wharf, in the hamlet or township of Amington, in the said county of Warwick, which said last-mentioned cut or canal is intended to pass from, through or into the several parishes, townships, hamlets or places of Whittington; Saint Michael Lichfield, Elford, Tamworth, Hopwas, Comberford, Fisherwick, Tamhorne, Wigginton and the borough of Tamworth, in the said county of Stafford, and Bolehall and Amington, in the said county of Warwick; and also if provisions were made to authorize the discontinuance, for the purpose of navigation; of the part of the said existing Coventry Canal which lies between the present junction of the same canal with the canal from the Trent to the Mersey, at or near a certain place called Fradley Heath, in the parish, township, hamlet or place of Fradley aforesaid, in the said county of Stafford; and the commencement of the proposed cut or canal before described, at or near Streethay Wharf aforesaid, which part of the existing Coventry Canal lies in the several parishes, townshisp, hamlets or places of Fradley, Alrewas Hay, Alrewas, Streethay and Whittington aforesaid; and the said part of the existing Coventry Canal so intended to be discontinued, is intended to be discontinued, inasmuch as it is considered that the new cut or canal before described, proposed to be made, will render the same no longer necessary for the purposes of the said navigation; and also if powers were given for making, constructing and maintaining proper and convenient reservoirs, basins, feeders, channels, towing-paths, embankments, bridges, roads, railways, approaches, drains, tunnels, aqueducts, locks, engines, wharfs, landing-places, quays, warehouses, buildings and other works and conveniences adjoining the said several intended cuts or canals, or connected therewith; and which said several intended cuts or canals, towingpaths, reservoirs, locks and other works and conveniences aforesaid are intended to be made, constructed and maintained from, in, through and into all and every the said several parishes, townships, hamlets or places of Bulkington, Barnacle, Weston, Shilton, Combe otherwise Combe Fields, Bolehall and Amington, in the said county of Warwick, Ansty, in the said county of the said city of Coventry and Whittington, Saint Michael Lichfield, Streethay, Fradley, Farewell, Curborough, Alrewas, Alrewas Hay, King's Bromley, Elford, Tamworth, Hopwas, Comberford, Fisherwick, Tamhorne, Wigginton and the borough of Tamworth, in the said county of Stafford; and also if powers were given for supplying the said several intended cuts or canals with water, from such brooks, streams and other sources as are delineated or described in or upon a certain plan of the said proposed works duly deposited with the respective Clerks of the peace for the said county of Warwick, the said county of the city of Coventry, and the said county of Stafford; and also if powers were given to charge or levy certain tolls, rates and duties on or in respect of all articles, goods, wares and merchandise navigated or conveyed on the said several cuts or canals so proposed to be made; and also to charge and levy the same tolls, rates and duties on or in respect of all articles, goods, wares and merchandise navigated or conveyed on the existing Coventry Canal Navigation and the several canals connected therewith, as the existing Company of Proprietors of the Coventry Canal Navigation, are now empowered to charge and levy under the several hereinbefore-mentioned Acts of Parliament; and also if provisions were made to authorize the Company of Proprietors of the Oxford Canal Navigation to pay part of the expense of making the said first-mentioned cut or canal, and to receive and take for their own use and benefit a proportion of the tolls, rates and duties on or in respect of all articles, goods, wares and merchandise navigated or conveyed on the said last-mentioned canal; and also to authorize the Company of Proprietors of the navigation from the Trent to the Mersey to pay part of the expense of making the second-mentioned cut or canal; and also if the said Acts of the 8th, 26th and 59th years of his said late Majesty, and so much of the said Act of the 25th year of his said late Majesty as relates to the said Coventry Canal Navigation were repealed, and new powers and provisions granted instead thereof; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Dugdale, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Thirsk Roads Bill, committed.

A Bill for repairing certain Turnpike Roads leading to and from Thirsk, in the County of York, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Marshall, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

St. Helen's and Runcorn Gap Railway Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Report which was this day made from the Select Committee on Standing Orders relative to Private Bills, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for making a Railway from the Cowley Hill Colliery, in the Parish of Prescot, to Runcorn Gap, in the same Parish, with several Branches therefrom, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for constructing a Wet Dock at the termination of the said Railway, at Runcorn Gap aforesaid: And that Mr. Greene and Lord Stanley do prepare, and bring it in.

London Assurance Company Petition.

A Petition of the Corporations called "The London Assurance," and "The London Assurance of Houses and Goods from Fire," was presented, and read; reciting several Acts of the 6th year of his Majesty King George the First, and the 36th and 41st years of his late Majesty, relative to the said Company; and setting forth, That the said Corporations are still subsisting and unrevoked, and are possessed of very considerable sums of money laid out in Parliamentary Funds and other securities of the like nature; and it would be advantageous to them, and useful and beneficial to the public, if they were authorized and empowered to employ any part or parts of such money or funds from time to time in the purchase of Annuities upon or for any Life or Lives, and also to lend or advance thereout Money or Stock upon mortgage of freehold, leasehold or copyhold estates, or of rates, tolls and other property, whether reversionary or otherwise, within the United Kingdom; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Alderman Thompson, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Waterford Harbour Petition.

A Petition of the Commissioners for improving the Port and Harbour of Waterford, and for other purposes relating thereto, was presented, and read; reciting an Act of the 56th year of his late Majesty, for improving the Port and Harbour of Waterford, and for other purposes relating thereto; and setting forth, That the said Commissioners have expended considerable sums of money in deepening the said River, and in other works for the improvement of the same, to the great benefit and advantage of the public; and that the said Commissioners proceeded to from a Pilot establishment under the direction of the Corporation of the Trinity House, but that the provisions of the said Act for the government and regulation of the said Pilot establishment are found to be defective and insufficient, and the same require amendment; and that the power and authority of the Commissioners appointed by the said Act as to birthing and placing of vessels in the said harbour are insufficient without the aid of the water bailiff, an officer appointed by the corporation of Waterford; and that an arrangement has been agreed upon respecting that situation by and between the said Commissioners and the said corporation, which would be attended with very beneficial effects to the public; and that a Quay and River Watch has been lately established by the said Commissioners, to support which, they are obliged to call on the masters and owners of vessels to pay a voluntary subscription, as the said Act does not authorize the application of any of the funds in their hands, as Commissioners, to that purpose; that the said watch has notoriously been the means of saving the lives of many seamen, and has put a stop to pilfering from the vessels lying at the quays; and it is therefore necessary to alter and amend the said Act; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Spring Rice, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Dovor Improvement Petition.

A Petition of several Commissioners under the Acts for paving, eleansing, lighting, watching, and improving the town of Dovor, in the county of Kent, was presented, and read; reciting several Acts of the 18th and 50th years of his late Majesty, for better paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the streets and lanes in the town of Dovor, in the county of Kent, and in the several parishes of Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint James the Apostle, in the said town and port, and for removing and preventing nuisances and annoyances therein; and setting forth, That the town of Dovor has of late years greatly increased and become much more populous, and the powers and provisions contained in the said Acts have been found insufficient, and the tolls and duties thereby granted inadequate to the improvement, good order and government of the said town, and to defray the necessary expenses incident thereto; and it is therefore necessary to alter, and amend the said Acts, and to increase, vary or alter the said tolls and duties; and that it would be of great advantage to the inhabitants and visitants of the town and port of Dovor, if powers were granted for regulating the conduct of drivers of flys and donkey chaises, and fixing the fares to be paid on the hiring thereof; and that it would be of great public benefit, if powers were granted for regulating the conduct of boatmen, waiters and others, in shipping and landing passengers and baggage in Dovor Harbour and within the limits thereof, and if certain other provisions were made relative to the improvement and regulation of the said town and port, and the police and good government thereof; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Poulett Thomson, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Petition complaining of Agricultural Distress.

A Petition of the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy and Freeholders of the county palatine of Chester, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the distress which exists in every part of the country, agricultural as well as commercial, commands the most serious attention; that the Petitioners are sensible of the extreme difficulty of pointing out the causes, or of suggesting any effectual remedy for the relief of this calamity, in consequence of the various opinions entertained upon this subject, though they cannot but attribute it in a great degree to the late alterations in the currency; with these impressions, they strongly recommend that the earliest possible day after the meeting of Parliament be fixed for taking into consideration this momentous subject, when they trust that a reduction in the taxation of the country, as large as is consistent with honour, may be effected, and a rigid system of economy in every department adopted and enforced, to answer the deficiency in the Revenue that will consequently take place, and that the House will further adopt such measures as may tend effectually to remove the present state of distress.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Papers, presented: Silver Coin. No. 44.

Mr. William Peel presented to the House, pursuant to their Addresses to His Majesty,-An Account of Silver Coin coined since 14th June 1828 to the 31st December 1829, both days inclusive; distinguishing Crowns, Halfcrowns, Shillings and Sixpenny Pieces;-also, an Account of the quantity and value of Silver purchased for the purpose of Coining during that period; and, of the Price paid for each Purchase per ounce of Standard Silver.

Archdeaconry Courts of Lincoln and Norwich.

A Return from the Archdeaconry Courts of the Dioceses of Lincoln and Norwich, of Copies of the Patents of the Commissary of the Bishop and Official of the Archdeacon, in each and every of the Archdeaconries of the said Dioceses;- also, of the Patents of the respective Registrars of the said Commissaries and Officials Jurisdictions.

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie upon the Table; and that the Accounts respecting Silver Coin be printed.

Return of Savings Banks, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the monthly amount of the Sums paid in and paid out by the Commissioners for the Redemption of the Public Debt, on account of Savings Banks, from 1st January to 31st December 1828; and, a similar Account, from 1st January to 31st December 1829; and continued to the latest period to which the same can be made out.

Petition for repeal of the Union (Ireland.)

A Petition of Blake Foster, resident in the province of Connaught, and kingdom of Ireland, was presented, and read; praying for the repeal of the legislative measure called "The Union;" from which it was anticipated so much advantage would flow to Ireland; but from which measure, experience has incontestibly proved, unspeakable misery as well as dishonour and humiliation have been the unfortunate results.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Returns of Grand Juries (Dublin), ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the names and degrees of the persons who have served on each Commission Grand Jury in the city of Dublin, commencing with the month of December 1823, and ending with the month of February 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the names and degrees of the persons who have served on the Term Grand Juries for the city of Dublin, in the Court of King's Bench there, for each Term, commencing with Hilary Term 1824, and ending with Hilary Term 1830 inclusive.

Return of Common Councilmen (Dublin), ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Names of the Common Councilmen of the city of Dublin on the 1st day of January 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829 and 1830.

Petition from British Museum.

A Petition of the Trustees of the British Museum being offered to be presented;

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, by His Majesty's command, acquainted the House, that His Majesty, having been informed of the contents of the said Petition, recommends it to the consideration of the House.

Then the said Petition was brought up, and read; setting forth, That the only funds belonging to the Petitioners for the annual support of the British Museum, consist of £.30,000 Three Per cent. Reduced Bank Annuities, the dividend whereof amounts to £.900; that the establishment is necessarily attended with an expense far beyond the above-mentioned sum, and the trust cannot, with benefit to the public, be carried on without the aid of Parliament; and praying the House to grant them such further support towards enabling them to carry on the execution of the trust reposed in them by Parliament, for the general benefit of learning and useful knowledge, as to the House shall seem meet.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.

Account of British Museum, ordered; No. 45.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Income and Expenditure of the British Museum, for the year 1829; also, an Account of the estimated Charges and Expenses for the year 1830, and of the Sums necessary to discharge the same; and, an Account of the number of Persons admitted to view the same, from 26th March 1823 to Christmas 1829.

presented.

The House being informed, That Mr. Scotney, from the Trustees of the British Museum, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House the said Account and Estimate.

Ordered, That the said Account and Estimate do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petition for preventing Inoculation.

A Petition of William Towsey, M. D. and others, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are Practitioners of Medicine and Surgery, and reside respectively in a district comprising a circle of sixty miles, in the counties of Somerset, Devon and Dorset; that the Petitioners have of late witnessed, and are still witnessing, much loathsome distress, and great mortality from the prevalence of Small Pox; that these take place wholly among the parochial poor and the lower order of society, the upper and better informed classes being protected by vaccination; that the said evils are likely to continue, if means be not taken to arrest them, as a great proportion of the rural population under twenty years of age are still in an unprotected state; that the Petitioners believe the said evils to have arisen from the too general neglect of parishes to offer vaccination to their poor, but more particularly from the practice of inoculation for the small pox being constantly practised by the most ignorant persons of the lowest order of society, thereby keeping up a continued source of that disease; that the Petitioners are convinced that the means exist (if sanctioned by the Legislature), of greatly mitigating, if not wholly removing, the said evils; that in thus approaching the House, the Petitioners have no other motive than a desire to remove from the poorer classes of their fellow subjects so great a cause of distress and mortality; and praying the House to cause an inquiry to be made into the matter of their Petition, and to adopt such measures as in their wisdom may seem meet.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Committee on Lunatic Licensing Balances Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to authorize the transfer of certain Balances in the hands of the Clerks of the Peace of the several Counties of England and Wales, on account of Lunatic Asylums Licenses; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Bernal reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received To-morrow.

Report of Revenue Inquiry. ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Copy of the Twentieth Report of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the Collection and Management of the Revenue arising in Ireland, and into certain departments of the Public Revenue arising in Great Britain.

Committee of Supply.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Order of the Day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Supply granted to His Majesty, be now read;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Question, by leaving out from the word "That," to the end of the Question, in order to add the words, "this House will forthwith proceed to a repeal and modification of taxation to the largest possible extent which the reductions that may be made in the Civil, Military and Naval Establishments of the Country will admit, as a means of affording general relief to the Country," instead thereof;

And the Question being put, That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question;

And the House having continued to sit till after twelve of the clock on Tuesday morning;

Martis 16 die Februarii, 1830:

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Dawson, 184.
Mr. Planta:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr.Hume, 69.
Mr. Maberly:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative. Then the main Question being again proposed; And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the House do now adjourn; The said Motion was, with leave of the House, withdrawn. Ordered, That the Order of the Day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Supply granted to His Majesty be now read; and the same being read; And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair; An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Question, by leaving out from the word "That" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words, "this House will, upon Wednesday next, resolve itself into the said "Committee," instead thereof. And the Question being put, That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question;

The House divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Dawson, 189.
Mr. Planta:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Hume, 9.
The Marquis of Blandford:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question being again proposed, That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the House do now adjourn;

The said Motions were severally, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Smugglers Families Maintenance Bill, committed.

A Bill for the relief of Parishes from the expenses of maintaining the Wives and Families of Men convicted under the Laws for the Prevention of Smuggling, and sentenced to serve His Majesty in His Naval Service, was according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House, for Friday next.

Paupers Removal Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to repeal the provisions of certain Acts relating to the removal of vagrant and poor persons born in the Isles of Jersey and Guernsey, and chargeable to Parishes in England, and to make other provisions in lieu thereof: And that Mr. Portman and Mr. Cartwright do prepare, and bring it in.

Watching, &c. of Parishes Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to facilitate the watching and lighting of Parishes in England: And that Mr. Portman and Mr. Littleton do prepare, and bring it in.

Answer to Addresses.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer reported to the House, That their several Addresses of Friday last,(that His Majesty would be graciously pleased to give directions, that the Papers therein mentioned might be laid before this House) had been presented to His Majesty; and that His Majesty had commanded him to acquaint this House, that He will give directions accordingly.

And then the House, having continued to sit till one of the clock on Tuesday morning, adjourned till this day.