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Jovis, 11die Martii, 1830:
Illusory Appointments Bill, deferred. Supply deferred. Ways and Means deferred. Dramatic Writings Bill, deferred. Pensions, &c. Duties Bill, committed. Jovis, 11 die Martii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830. Accounts, &c. presented: Shipping. No. 133. Receivers General. No. 134. Coinage. No. 135. Accounts from Bank of England, presented. St. Katharine Dock Bill, reported. Congleton and Buxton Road Bill, reported. Macclesfield Water Bill, committed. Petitions against Ardwick Green and Wilmslow Road Bill. Petition against Sankey Brook Navigation Bill. New River Company Bill, presented. Petition in favour of Leeds and Selby Railway Bill. Birmingham and London Junction Canal Bill-Petitions respecting Standing Orders, &c. Salford Improvement Bill, passed. North Level Drainage and Navigation Bill, committed. Polloc and Govan Railway Bill, presented. Petition against North Level Drainage and Navigation Bill. Watling-Street Road Bill, reported. Kirkby and Pinxton Road Bill, reported. Petition against London Bridge and Fleet Market Bill. Papers, &c. presented: Report of Vaccine Establishment. No. 138. Suits in Equity, (Wales and Chester.) No. 136. Report on Charities. No. 139. Petition for Registration of Births of Dissenters. Petitions for repeal of Duty on Leather. Petition respecting the Currency. Leave of Absence. Petition for repeal of Duty on Coals. Accounts of Sheriffs Cravings ordered. Glossary to Fifth Report on East India Affairs, sent to the Lords. Petition respecting Retail Trade in Beer. Petition complaining of Distress in the Ribbon Trade. Petition for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties. Petition complaining of Agricultural Distress. Account of Corn Averages, ordered. Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter. Petition for abolishing Slavery. Petition for removing Disabilities affecting the Jews. Petitions for Reform of Parliament. Ireland-Petitions respecting Charitable Institutions. Estimates of Miscellaneous Services (Ireland), ordered; No. 137. presented. Ireland-Miscellaneous Estimates, presented. No. 137. Abstract of Miscellaneous Estimates (Ireland), ordered; No. 137. presented. Petition respecting Labourers Wages. Committee on Poor (Ireland), appointed. Veneris, 12 die Martii, 1830. Committee on Coal Trade, appointed. Ardglass Harbour Bill, committed. Mutiny Bill, deferred. Marine Mutiny Bill, reported. Illusory Appointments Bill, deferred. Dramatic Writings Bill, deferred. Committee on Pensions, &c. Duties Bill.

Jovis, 11die Martii, 1830:

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Lord Viscount Palmerston, 73.
Lord Viscount Sandon:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Planta, 150.
Sir George Clerk:

So it passed in the Negative.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, Extracts of such parts of any Communication made to Sir William A'Court as relate to this Interference: -Copy of the Protocol of the Conference held in London on 12th January 1828, between the Ministers of England, Austria, and Portugal:-Copy of any Document explaining what had been settled in England relative to the course to be pursued by Don Miguel on his arriving in Portugal, as referred to by Sir Frederick Lamb, in his Despatch, 1st March 1826 (N° 17 of the Papers presented to Parliament in June 1829):-Copy of the Instruction given to Sir Frederick Lamb, on his proceeding to Portugal as His Majesty's Ambassador in 1828:-Extracts of such further parts of the Despatches from Sir Frederick Lamb as relate to the Proceedings in Portugal, in violation of the Engagements entered into by Don Miguel, and to the execution of the Instructions given to Sir Frederick Lamb in consequence thereof:- Extracts of such parts of any Despatches addressed to Sir Frederick Lamb, while in Portugal, as relate to the proceedings in Portugal, in violation of the Engagements of Don Miguel, and to the earnest and repeated remonstrances made in consequence thereof, in the name of His Majesty, and referred to in the Speech from the Throne on 24th July 1828:-Copy of the Instructions given in 1828 to Lord Strangford on his proceeding to the Brazils; and Copies or Extracts of such parts of all Despatches to and from him, and to and from the Marquis of Barbacena, as relates to those Negotiations for the Settlement of the Affairs of Portugal, which were announced in the Speech from the Throne on 5th February 1829:-Copies of the Correspondence between the Duke of Wellington and the Marquises of Barbacena and Palmella, regarding the arrival in England of the Queen Donna Maria, referred to in the Duke of Wellington's Letter to Lord Aberdeen, of January 1829 (N° 37 of the Papers presented to Parliament in June 1829); it passed in the Negative.

Illusory Appointments Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to alter and amend the Law relating to Illusory Appointments;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time this day.

Supply deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty;

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Ways and Means deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to His Majesty;

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Dramatic Writings Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the re-committed Bill to alter and extend the provisions of 54 Geo. 3, c. 156, with respect to Dramatic Writings;

Resolved, That this House will, this day, resolve itself into the said Committee.

The other Order of the day being read;

Pensions, &c. Duties Bill, committed.

The Bill for continuing to His Majesty, for one year, certain Duties on Personal Estates, Offices and Pensions in England, for the Service of the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty, was read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for this day.

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

Jovis, 11 die Martii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Accounts, &c. presented: Shipping. No. 133.

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 Orders,-A general Statement of the Shipping employed in the Trade of the United Kingdom, in the year 1829, exhibiting the Number and Tonnage of Vessels entered Inwards and cleared Outwards (including their repeated Voyages), with the Number of their Crews, separating British from Foreign Ships, and distinguishing the Trade with each Country.

Receivers General. No. 134.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 23d day of February last, for an Account of the Salaries and Expenses paid to the several Receivers General of Land and Assessed Taxes, in England, in the last year, stating when and how the Money collected is remitted to the Exchequer; also, a Statement of the Dates to which the last Accounts of each Receiver General have been audited, and the Discharge given.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 23d day of February last, for an Account of the amount of Balances or Debts now outstanding and due by former Receivers General of Taxes, stating the amount of Debt at first due, and the Date thereof; also, what Re-Payments have been made.

Coinage. No. 135.

Copy of the Order of the 5th February 1700-1, respecting the Value at which the Louis d'Or and Spanish Pistole were to be received as part of the current Coin of the Realm.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 5th day of this instant March, for Copy of any Minute or Entry that may appear upon the Order Books of the Treasury, between the Date of the Resolution of the House of Commons of 20th October 1696, and the final passing of the Re-coinage Act in 1699, relating to the Rate at which the Collectors and Receivers of the Taxes and Revenues were authorized to take Money at a different Value from the Standard; and, Copy of the Order of the Treasury of 22d July 1773 respecting the Regulations under which the Officers of the Mint were required to receive the Gold Coin then in circulation: And then he withdrew.

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

Accounts from Bank of England, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. Smee, 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 Money paid or payable at the Bank of England, for the Management of the Public Debt, in the year 1829; together with an Account of all the Allowances made by the Public to the Bank, or charged by the Bank against the Public, for transacting any Public Service in the year 1829, describing the nature of the Service, and the Amount charged thereon, in the said year, and including any sum under the denomination of House Money or House Expenses; and also, any sum under the denomination of Charges of Management on SouthSea Stock, and stating the aggregate amount of the whole.

An Account of the aggregate amount of all Balances of Public Money in the hands of the Bank, including the Money taken from the Exchequer, by the Bank, in exchange for Exchequer Bills deposited at the Exchequer; and including also the Balances of the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, Unclaimed Dividends, and Lottery Prizes, and all other Public Deposits, on the first and fifteenth days of each month, for the year 1829; stating the average amount of the whole, made up from the said days.

An Account of the amount of Advances made by the Bank of England to Government on Exchequer Bills, and all other Securities, including Exchequer Bills, Deficiency Bills, Navy Bills, Victualling Bills, &c. on 28th August 1829, and 28th February 1830.

An Account of the amount of Bank Notes in circulation on 26th February, and on 26th August, each year, from 26th February 1819 to 26th February 1830, both inclusive; distinguishing the amount of Bank Post Bills, the amount of Bank Notes under £.5, and the amount of Bank Notes of £.5 and upwards:-And then he withdrew.

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

St. Katharine Dock Bill, reported.

Mr. Charles Pallmer reported from the Committee on the Bill to amend and alter two several Acts, passed in the 6th and 10th years of the reign of His present Majesty, for making and constructing certain Wet Docks, Warehouses and other Works, in the Parish of Saint Botolphwithout-Aldgate, and in the Parish or Precinct of Saint Katharine, near the Tower of London, in the County of Middlesex, and for enlarging and extending the Powers and Provisions of the said Acts; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Congleton and Buxton Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Egerton reported from the Committee on the Bill for repairing, amending and maintaining the Road from Congleton, in the County of Chester, to a Branch of the Leek Turnpike Road, at Thatchmarsh Bottom, in the Parish of Hartington, in the County of Derby, and from Lowe to the Havannah Mills, in the said County of Chester; and to whom the Petition of several Inhabitants of the borough and township of Congleton, and of the township of Buglawton, in the county of Chester, was referred; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had considered the said Petition; and had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Macclesfield Water Bill, committed.

A Bill for better supplying the Inhabitants of the Borough of Macclesfield, in the Parish of Chester, with Water, and to establish the Rates payable for the same, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Egerton, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petitions against Ardwick Green and Wilmslow Road Bill.

A Petition of Thomas Carill Worsley, Esquire, a proprietor of land on the line of the Ardwick Green Roads;- and, of several Ley-Payers of the township of Chorlton-row, in the parish of Manchester,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Chorlton-row, near Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to the Bridge at the Corn Mills at Wilmslow, in the County Palatine of Chester; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

And the said Petitions were ordered to be referred to the Committee on the Bill; and that the Petitioners be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents upon their Petitions, if they think fit.

Ordered, That counsel be admitted to be heard in favour of the Bill, against the said Petitions.

Petition against Sankey Brook Navigation Bill.

A Petition of Merchants, Traders and others, using the Sankey Brook Navigation, in the county palatine of Lancaster, was presented, and read; taking notice of the 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 praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Bill; and that the Petitioners be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents upon their Petition, if they think fit.

Ordered, That counsel be admitted to be heard in favour of the Bill, against the said Petition.

New River Company Bill, presented.

Mr. Astell presented a Bill to amend an Act of the twelfth year of King George the Second, for improving the Navigation of the River Lea, and for enabling the Governor and Company of the New River the better to supply the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties and Suburbs thereof, with good and wholesome Water: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Petition in favour of Leeds and Selby Railway Bill.

A Petition of Owners and Occupiers of land, Merchants and others in Holderness, in the east riding of the county of York, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for making a Railway from the Town of Leeds to the River Ouse, within the Parish of Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Birmingham and London Junction Canal Bill-Petitions respecting Standing Orders, &c.

A Petition of Thomas Wyatt, a land owner on the line of the proposed Birmingham and London Junction Canal, was presented, and read, taking notice of the Bill for making a Canal from the Stratford-on-Avon Canal Navigation, within the Parish of Tamworth, in the County of Warwick, to the Oxford Canal Navigation, within the Liberty of Coombe, in the same County; and setting forth, That the Petitioner is a land owner on the line of the said projected Canal; that a Subscription List of the subscribers to the said scheme has been lodged in the Private Bill Office of the House, and has been tendered and deposed to before the Committee to whom the said Petition was referred, as a correct List of the subscribers to the scheme; that the said Subscription List contains the names of persons who never subscribed to the scheme, and that a considerable portion of the names of the subscribers are fictitious and otherwise unauthorized; that the said Subscription List so deposited is not conformable to the Standing Orders of the House, as it does not contain the Christian names of a large number of the reputed subscribers; that the Petitioner is convinced that a gross deception has been practised on the House by the deposit of the said List as bonâ fide subscribers to the said scheme; and praying, That he may be heard by himself, his agents or witnesses in support of his Petition; and that the House will cause this violation of their Standing Orders to be inquired into, and grant the Petitioner such relief in the premises as the House shall think fit and proper.

A Petition of John Williams and others, was also presented, and read, taking notice of the said Bill; and setting forth, That a Subscription List of the subscribers to the said scheme has been lodged in the Private Bill Office of the House; and that on the 22d day of February last, Thomas Eyre Lee, the solicitor of the said Bill, deposed before the Committee of the House, "that the said List, containing the names of the subscribers and the sums subscribed by them, is correct;" that the Petitioners have been entered and stated in such List by the said Thomas Eyre Lée as subscribers to a large amount; and that the Petitioners were induced to apply by letter respecting shares in the said projected scheme, but never received any answer, were not subscribers, and have paid no deposit; and the Petitioners and many others are not subscribers, and could not pay the sums of money attached to their respective names in the said List; and that the said List of subscribers is in many instances fictitious, and does not comply with the Standing Orders of the House; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their agents and witnesses in support of their Petition; that their names may be erased from the said List of subscribers; and that the House will cause such violation of the Standing Orders to be inquired into, and grant them such relief in the premises as the House shall think fit and proper.

A Petition of R. Paterson and others, was also presented, and read, taking notice of the said Bill; and setting forth, That a Subscription List of the subscribers to the said scheme has been lodged in the Private Bill Office of the House, and has been tendered and deposed to before the Committee to whom the said Petition was referred, as a correct List of the subscribers to the scheme; that the Petitioners are stated and represented in such Subscription List as subscribers to the said scheme, and that the Petitioners are not subscribers thereto, and are wholly ignorant of it and of its agents and promoters; that the said Subscription List has been inspected by the Petitioners, and that a considerable portion thereof is fictitious, and also represents persons wholly unable to subscribe the sums respectively attached to their names; and praying, That they may be heard upon their Petition by themselves, their agents and witnesses, and that the House will cause an inquiry to be made into the insertion of their names in the said Subscription List, which the Petitioners apprehend is in direct violation of the Orders of the House; and that the House will take such other steps therein as they may think fit and proper.

Two Petitions of several Owners and Occupiers of land on the line of the London and Birmingham Junction Canal thereinafter mentioned, were also presented, and read, likewise taking notice of the said Bill; and setting forth, That in the Lists purporting to contain the names of the Owners and Occupiers of land who assent, dissent, or are neuter to the said proposed Canal, deposited in the Private Bill Office of the House, the Petitioners, and divers other persons, Owners and Occupiers of lands on the said line, are set down as neuter in respect of the said Canal passing through their respective lands; that the Petitioners deny they are neuter, as, on the contrary, they are decidedly opposed to the said undertaking; that the Petitioners also beg leave to submit, that the Section deposited with the Clerk of the Peace does not comply with the Standing Orders of the House, which direct that the Section shall specify the levels, and describe the same by feet and inches; whereas the Section so deposited does not fully specify the levels and describe the same by feet and inches, the scale attached thereto being a scale of feet only, and so minute as to render it impracticable to ascertain the levels with accuracy; that there are also divers other particulars in which the said Standing Orders have not been complied with; and praying, That they may be heard upon their Petition by their agents and witnesses, and that the House will enforce its Standing Orders, and not allow the said Bill to be proceeded in, or that they may have such relief in the premises as to the House shall seem meet.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Petition of several Owners and Occupiers of estates within the counties of Warwick, Stafford, Salop, Buckingham and Middlesex; and Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of towns and other places situate within the said counties, for leave to bring in a Bill for making a Canal from the Stratford-on-Avon Canal Navigation, within the Parish of Tamworth, in the County of Warwick, to the Oxford Canal Navigation, within the Liberty of Coombe, in the same County, be revived.

Ordered, That the said Petitions respecting the Standing Orders be referred to the said Committee.

Salford Improvement Bill, passed.

A Motion being made, That the ingrossed Bill for better cleansing, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, be now read the third time;

Lord Francis Leveson Gower, by His Majesty's command, acquainted the House, That His Majesty having been informed of the purport of the Bill, gives His consent, as far as His Majesty's interest is concerned, that the House may do therein as they shall think fit.

Then the Bill was read the third time; and several ingrossed Clauses were added by way of Riders, and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Lord Stanley do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

North Level Drainage and Navigation Bill, committed.

A Bill for improving the Drainage of the Lands lying in the North Level, part of the great Level of Fens called Bedford Level, and in Great Portsand, in the Manor of Crowland, and for providing a Navigation between Clows Cross and the Nene Outfall Cut, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Loch, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Polloc and Govan Railway Bill, presented.

Mr. Archibald Campbell presented a Bill for making and maintaining a Railway from the Lands of Polloc and Govan to the River Clyde, at the Harbour of Broomielaw, in the County of Lanark, with a Branch to communicate therefrom: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Petition against North Level Drainage and Navigation Bill.

A Petition of the Most Noble Edward Adolphus Duke of Somerset, Baron Seymour, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for improving the Drainage of the Lands lying in the North Level, part of the Great Level of Fens called Bedford Level, and in Great Portsand, in the Manor of Crowland, and for providing a Navigation between Clows Cross and the Nene Outfall Cut; and praying, That he may be heard by his counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Bill; and that the Petitioner be heard by his counsel or agent upon his Petition, if he think fit.

Ordered, That counsel be admitted to be heard in favour of the Bill, against the said Petition.

Watling-Street Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Corbett reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually improving and maintaining the Wellington District of the Watling-street Road, in the county of Salop; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Kirkby and Pinxton Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Lumley reported from the Committee on the Bill for repairing and improving the Road from the Nottingham and Mansfield Turnpike Road through Kirkby and Pinxton to Carter-lane, and to the Colliery near Pinxton Green, in the Counties of Nottingham and Derby; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Petition against London Bridge and Fleet Market Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the Ward of Bridge, in the city of London, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to make further Provision for defraying the Expenses of making the Approaches to London Bridge, and the removal of Fleet Market; and praying, That they may be heard by their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Bill; and that the Petitioners be heard by their counsel or agents upon their Petition, if they think fit.

Ordered, That counsel be admitted to be heard in favour of the Bill against the said Petition.

Papers, &c. presented: Report of Vaccine Establishment. No. 138.

Mr. William Peel presented to the House, pursuant to their Addresses to His Majesty,-A Copy of the last Report from the National Vaccine Establishment.

Suits in Equity, (Wales and Chester.) No. 136.

A Return of all Processes issued as the commencement of Suits in Equity, in each of the several Courts of Great Sessions in Wales, and in the Court of the Chamberlain of Chester for the ten years last past; and a List of all Bills in Chancery filed in the same for the same period.

Report on Charities. No. 139.

Copy of the Twenty-second Report of the Commissioners for inquiring into Public Charities.

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

Petition for Registration of Births of Dissenters.

A Petition of Protestant Dissenters and others of South Shields, in the county of Durham, was presented, and read; setting forth, That it is the opinion of the Petitioners, that a legal, general, unsuspicious and well arranged Registration of Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths of the United Kingdom is necessary for the interests of society in facilitating the ascertaining of rightful heirs to property, and would otherwise be of great public benefit and advantage; that the 52d Geo. 3, c. 146, an Act professing to arrange and improve the general registration of His Majesty's subjects of England, has excluded all those from its benefit who are not members or have subjected themselves to the religious rites of the English Church Establishment; that as Dissenters cannot conscientiously and almost invariably refuse to make the religious sacrifice to obtain this temporal advantage, this numerous class of His Majesty's subjects labour under the great civil disadvantage of possessing no legal and permanent Registration; and praying the House will take the propriety and advantage of a general civil Registration into their early and serious consideration, and adopt such other measures as in their wisdom they may deem sufficient to relieve the Petitioners and others similarly situated from this grievous civil disability.

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

Petitions for repeal of Duty on Leather.

A Petition of Tanners and Curriers in Linlithgow;- and, of Tanners of the city of Kilkenny, - were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are at present, in common with every other class of the community, suffering severely from the extreme depression of the Leather Trade; and that the demand for Leather has much decreased as well as prices have been lowered, in consequence, as the Petitioners conceive, of the inadequate prices of agricultural produce; the Petitioners humbly conceive, that a removal of the Leather Tax, by lowering the prices, and thereby giving an impulse to the trade, would largely benefit both themselves and the agricultural interest, as, by a removal of the restrictions, there would be a saving in the manufacture of Leather to a much greater extent than the amount of the duties collected which would accrue to the benefit of the above classes, as well as to that of the community at large; and praying the House to take this matter into their consideration, and repeal the Act of the third year of His present Majesty's reign, imposing a Duty of 1½ per pound on Leather, as well as the accompanying restrictions and penalties.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table.

Petition respecting the Currency.

A Petition of Walter Forman, a Commander of His Majesty's Navy, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is led to believe, that a very large portion of the Members of the House, as well as of the community at large, is possessed with the idea that a contraction of the Currency, occasioned by the operation of Mr. Peel's Cash Payment Bill, is the principal cause of the fall of prices, and of the present almost universal distress; and as this fallacious opinion, if it should still extend itself, may lead to measures which can only be justified on the ground of its being founded in truth, the Petitioner humbly begs leave to submit to the consideration of the House certain propositions; and praying, That the same may be taken into their serious consideration.

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

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Aylesbury Roberts have leave of absence for a month, on account of domestic affliction.

Ordered, That Mr. Alexander Stewart have leave of absence for three weeks, to attend the Assizes.

Ordered, That Mr. Latouche have leave of absence for a month, on account of illness in his family.

Petition for repeal of Duty on Coals.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood of Cardiff, interested in the Coal and Shipping trades, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the trades in coal and shipping are at this time extremely depressed; that, although the Petitioners are convinced that many of the causes of this depression are beyond the reach of any legislative enactments, yet they firmly believe, that the repeal of the Duties on Sea-borne Coal would materially abate the evils from which they are suffering; the Petitioners are confident, that nothing more is wanted to ensure the repeal of these duties, than that they should be brought under the consideration of Parliament; the Petitioners beg to assure the House, that when it is considered that foreign ships can be built, manned and victualled at half the price of their own, that British vessels stand in need of the removal of all obstacles to their employment on the coasting trade to enable them to recover from a state of ruin and distress hitherto unequalled, and as the Coal Trade is capable of affording employment to ten times more shipping than all the other branches of our internal commerce, they humbly intreat the House to repeal the Duties on Sea-borne Coal, which the Petitioners believe will do more to relieve the distresses of the shipping interest than any other single measure which can engage the attention of Parliament.

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

Accounts of Sheriffs Cravings ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the amount of Monies demanded at the Exchequer by the High Sheriff of each County in England and Wales, in his Bill of Cravings, for the year 1828-9; distinguishing the several items of such Account.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Sum granted by the Exchequer on such Bill of Cravings; distinguishing the amount granted under each several head, and stating whether the Sums so granted are fixed or variable, and, if variable, upon what principle they are regulated.

Glossary to Fifth Report on East India Affairs, sent to the Lords.

The House proceeded to take into consideration that part of the Message from the Lords of Friday last which requests, that this House will be pleased to communicate to their Lordships the Glossary to the Fifth Report from the Select Committee appointed by this House to inquire into the present State of the Affairs of the East India Company, which Report was made on the 28th day of July 1812, and was communicated to their Lordships, but the Glossary was not then annexed to the Report.

Ordered, That a printed Copy of the said Glossary be communicated to the Lords as is desired by their Lordships in their said Message: And that Sir Alexander Grant do deliver the same.

Petition respecting Retail Trade in Beer.

A Petition of several Licensed Victuallers resident in London and its vicinity, who are respectively owners or tenants of houses therein, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have learnt, that the House have appointed a Select Committee to inquire into the Laws and Regulations which restrict the sale of Beer by Retail, and to report their observations thereupon to the House; that the Petitioners have already sustained great injury by the sanction which has been given by the Legislature to the sale of beer by retail, by persons not being Licensed Victuallers, and that therefore they have experienced great alarm at the appointment of the said Committee, from an apprehension that it may be in contemplation to throw still more open the trade in beer by retail; that in faith of the continuance of the protection which has hitherto been extended to the Licensed Victuallers, in exchange for the restrictions and regulations to which by law they are subjected, many of the Petitioners have invested large sums of money in the purchase of their houses, and in the improvement and extension of the accommodations thereby afforded to the public; that while the throwing open, or any further extension of facilities towards carrying on the trade in beer by retail by other persons than Licensed Victuallers, would be greatly injurious to all, and ruinous to many of the Petitioners, the consumption of the article would not be thereby increased, nor would the price thereof be reduced to the public, nor any ultimate benefit accrue to the persons who might be induced to embark in the trade; that although a considerable reduction has taken place in the sale of beer, such reduction is not to be attributed to any restrictions as to the sale thereof, but to the reduction of duty on and the consequent low price of wine, spirits and coffee, without a correspondent reduction of the duty on beer, and to the increase of private brewing, owing to the high duty on beer manufactured by public Brewers, which affects them and the Licensed Victuallers, but from which persons brewing their own beer are exempt; that the only effectual means of increasing the consumption of beer, will be found to be the lowering of the duties thereon, and the making such Legislative provisions as will cause an equal rate of duty to be paid on beer of the same quality by whomsoever it shall be brewed; and praying, That the House will not sanction any measure, by means whereof the retail trade in beer may be in any degree further thrown open, and that the Petitioners may be heard by themselves, their counsel, agents and witnesses in support of the allegations herein contained.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee on the Sale of Beer; and that the Petitioners be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents upon their Petition, if they think fit.

Petition complaining of Distress in the Ribbon Trade.

A Petition of Ribbon Weavers in the parish of Foleshill, in the county of the city of Coventry, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are suffering the most painful privations and distress, through the long continued depression of the Ribbon Trade, which has reduced hundreds of the most skilful and industrious of the Petitioners in that once flourishing parish from a state of ease and comfort to a state of poverty and wretchedness, which it is not possible for the House to conceive; and praying the House to re-consider and repeal those laws that have brought such unprecedented evils upon the nation at large, and the Silk Trade in particular, which have deprived the working classes, who are the wealth producers of the nation, of those comforts that make life and native country desirable; and further praying the House to take into their most serious consideration the forlorn condition in which the Petitioners are placed, and adopt measures which will mitigate their distress, and redress their grievances, and raise them to their proper level in society.

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

Petition for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties.

A Petition of the Yeomen, Tenantry, Tradesmen and others of the parishes of Byfleet and Pyrford, in the county of Surrey, was presented, and read; praying for the immediate repeal of those burthensome and oppressive Duties upon Malt and Beer, a repeal that would materially conduce to the relief of the agriculturist, whose labours in the cultivation of the land in that neighbourhood yield no profit, and to the tradesmen, mechanics and industrious labourers, who have so long borne the unequal and impolitic Tax upon Beer, from which the Members of the House and all the wealthy classes have been exonerated.

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

Petition complaining of Agricultural Distress.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the parish of Tulla, in the county of Clare, was presented, and read; setting forth, That their labourers are wandering about, seeking for employment, and their agriculturists were never in so desponding a condition; and praying the House to look to their condition, and in time prevent that misery and ruin which otherwise inevitably awaits them.

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

Account of Corn Averages, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Average Prices of Corn per quarter in England and Wales, for the ten years ending December 1829, in periods of five years; and showing the price of each year.

Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of Merchants, Agents and others connected with the Trade of the East Indies, and resident in London; -of Bankers, Merchants, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of Liverpool;-and, of the Trustees of the Liverpool Docks,-were presented, and read; praying the House to adopt such measures as may afford greater facilities for the extension of the Trade with India and China, promote its general prosperity, and conduce to the improvement and welfare of the vast population of the British territories in the East.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and to be printed.

A Petition of the Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses of the town of Liverpool, was also presented, and read; praying for the removal of the restrictions which at present exist against the free intercourse with the Indian territories, but more especially with China.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee on East India Company's Affairs.

Petition for abolishing Slavery.

A Petition of Francis Hely Hutchinson Johnston, Esquire, Lieutenant of His Majesty's late Regiment of Royal West India Rangers, was presented, and read; praying the House to take the most speedy means which shall appear to them necessary for the abolition of Slavery in the West India Islands altogether.

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

Petition for removing Disabilities affecting the Jews.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Liverpool, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have observed with great satisfaction that a Member of the House has given notice of a Motion for leave to bring in a Bill for the removal of the civil disabilities under which the Jews labour on account of their religious opinions; and praying, That the same protection may be extended to the Jew which has been afforded to other denominations of His Majesty's subjects; that in their case, as in that of the Catholics and Dissenters, and as justice and sound policy demand that it should be in all cases, religious creeds may no longer be the tests of qualification for civil employments; that all disabilities affecting the Jews on account of their religious persuasions may therefore be removed; that their solemn declaration of allegiance to the State may be deemed and taken as a sufficient security, and that they may thereby become admissible to a full and equal participation with their Christian fellow-subjects in the reciprocal rights and privileges consequent upon the obligation of duty and allegiance as natural born subjects of the British dominions.

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

Petitions for Reform of Parliament.

A Petition of Manufacturers, Shopkeepers, Tradespeople and Inhabitants of the city of Coventry;-of Inhabitants of Ireland;-and, of Inhabitants of the metropolis assembled in public meeting at the Bowlinggreen of the Eagle Tavern in the City Road on the 8th of March 1830,-were presented, and read; praying, That the House will forthwith commence the work of reform and retrenchment by diminishing or removing all those taxes which bear most heavily on the middle and lower classes of the community, and proceeding until a complete system of economy is effected in the reduction of the national expenditure to one-third of its present amount, believing that this, and this alone, can avert that convulsion which now looks us in the face, and restore the departed glory of the land.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and to be printed.

Ireland-Petitions respecting Charitable Institutions.

Several Petitions of the Incorporated Society in Dublin for promoting English Protestant Schools in Ireland;-of; the Association incorporated for discountenancing Vice, and promoting the Knowledge and Practice of the Christian Religion in Ireland;-of the Society for promoting the Education of the Poor of Ireland;-of the Governors of the Foundling Hospital at Dublin;-of the Governor of the House of Industry in Dublin;-of the Governors of the Richmond Lunatic Asylum;-of the Governors and Guardians of the Hibernian Society for the Care of Soldiers' Children at Dublin;-of the Hibernian Marine Society in Dublin;-of the Governors and Governesses of the Female Orphan House, Circular-road Dublin;- of the Governors of the Westmorland Lock Hospital;-of the Governors and Guardians of the Hospital for the Relief of Poor Lying-in Women in the city of Dublin;-of the Governors and Guardians of the Hospital founded by Doctor Richard Steevens in the city of Dublin;-of the managing Committee of the Fever Hospital and House of Recovery, Cork-strect Dublin;-of the Governors of the Hospital for Incurables near Dublin;-of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Seminary in Ireland;-of the Proprietors of the Royal Cork Institution;-of the Royal Dublin Society for promoting Husbandry and other useful Arts in Ireland;-of the Royal Irish Academy;-of the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests in that part of the United Kingdom called Ireland;-and, of the Managers and Visitors of the Belfast Academical Institution,-being offered to be presented;

And Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, by His Majesty's command, having, as they were severally offered to be presented, acquainted the House, That His Majesty had been informed of their contents, and recommended them to the consideration of the House;

The said Petitions were brought up, and read; praying for such aid towards defraying the annual expense of their several Institutions, or for such assistance, according to the nature of their respective cases, as to the House shall seem meet.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table.

Estimates of Miscellaneous Services (Ireland), ordered; No. 137.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, Estimates of the Expense of supporting the Protestant Charter Schools in Ireland; of the Association for discountenancing Vice; of the Society for promoting the Education of the Poor; of the Foundling Hospital of Dublin; of the House of Industry, Dublin; of the Richmond Lunatic Asylum; of the Hibernian Society for Soldiers' Children; of the Hibernian Marine Society; of the Female Orphan House, Circular Road, Dublin; of the Westmorland Lock Hospital; of the Lying-in Hospital; of Dr. Steevens' Hospital; of the Fever Hospital in Cork-street Dublin; of the Hospital for Incurables; of the Roman Catholic Seminary at Maynooth; of the Royal Cork Institution; of the Royal Dublin Society; of the Royal Irish Academy; of the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests; and, of the Belfast Academical Institution, for one year, to 5th January 1830.

presented.

Lord Francis Leveson Gower accordingly presented to the House the said Estimates.

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

Ireland-Miscellaneous Estimates, presented. No. 137.

Lord Francis Leveson Gower also presented to the House, by His Majesty's Command,-A detailed Estimate of the probable Expenditure of the Board of Works in Ireland, for the year 1830; distinguishing the expense of each particular Service for the several Buildings within His Majesty's Castle (except those allotted for Ordnance purposes), the Law Courts and Offices, and nine other Public Buildings or Offices; the Buildings, Gardens and Pleasuregrounds occupied by the Lord Lieutenant, Chief Secretary, Under Secretary and Lodge Keepers in the Phonix Park, and the upholding and continuing the Improvement of the said Park.

An Estimate of the charge of Printing, Stationery and other Disbursements of the Chief and Under Secretaries' Offices and Departments, and other Public Offices in Dublin Castle, &c. and also, for Riding Charges and other Expenses of the Deputy Pursuivants and Messengers attending the said Offices; also, Superannuated Allowances in the Chief Secretary's Office, from the 5th day of January 1830 to the 5th day of January 1831.

Estimate of the Expense of printing Proclamations, and other matters of a public nature, in the Dublin Gazette and other Newspapers in Ireland, and for the printing and publishing eight hundred Copies of the Statutes for the use of the Petty Sessions, individual Magistrates, and other Public Authorities in Ireland, for the year ending 5th January 1831.

Estimate of the Sum that will be necessary to defray the expense of Criminal Prosecutions and other Law Expenses in Ireland, for the year, to 5th January 1831.

Estimate of the Sum that will be necessary to defray the expense of Non-conforming, Seceding and Protestant Dissenting Ministers in Ireland, for one year, ending the 5th January 1831.

Estimate of the net Sum necessary to be provided for paying the Salaries of the Lottery Officers in Ireland, for one year, ending 24th June 1830.

Estimate in detail, for the maintenance of the several Navigations in charge of the Directors General of Inland Navigation.

An Estimate of the Income and Expenditure of the Police and Watch Establishments of the City of Dublin District; also, the Sum which will be required from the public for the Police Department, for the year ending 5th January 1831.

An Estimate of the Salaries and Expenses of the Commissioners for making examination into the duties, salaries and emoluments of the several Officers, Clerks and Ministers of Justice in Ireland, for the year 1830.

Estimate of the Sum necessary for paying the Salaries and Expenses of the Record Commission in Ireland for six months to 5th July 1830.

An Estimate of the Sum to be laid out on the Public Works in the western District, 1830.

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

Abstract of Miscellaneous Estimates (Ireland), ordered; No. 137.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a General Abstract of the amount of the Grants voted by Parliament on account of Charitable Institutions and Miscellaneous Services in Ireland in the year 1829, and of the Sums proposed to be voted for the like Services in the year 1830.

presented.

Lord Francis Leveson Gower accordingly presented to the House the said Abstract.

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

Petition respecting Labourers Wages.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Oldbury and its vicinity, in the counties of Salop and Stafford, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will adopt such means to compel the due payment of Wages in Money only, and otherwise relieve the existing evils in such manner as may be thought most expedient.

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

Committee on Poor (Ireland), appointed.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That a Select Committee be appointed to take into consideration the state of the Poorer Classes in Ireland, and the best means of improving their condition; and to report their observations thereupon to the House;

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

Veneris, 12 die Martii, 1830.

It was resolved in the Affirmative:-And a Committee was appointed of Mr. Spring Rice, Lord Francis Leveson Gower, Sir John Newport, Mr. Secretary Peel, Lord Viscount Althorp, Lord Viscount Milton, Lord Ashley, Mr. Brownlow, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Maurice FitzGerald, Mr. Charles Grant, Lord Viscount Stopford, Mr. Hope, Lord John Russell, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Lamb, Mr. Sturges, Bourne, Mr. O'Connell, Lord Oxmantown, Lord Viscount Palmerston, Sir Henry Parnell, Mr. Leslie Foster, Mr. Doherty, Mr. Vernon Smith, Mr. Stanley, Mr. Williams Wynn, Mr. Villiers, Mr. Ponsonby, Mr. Daly, Mr. Spencer Perceval, Mr. Slaney, Mr. Macqueen, Mr. Philips, Lord Clifton, Sir George Hill, Sir Thomas Acland: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Ordered, That Five be the Quorum of the Committee.

Committee on Coal Trade, appointed.

Ordered, That a Select Committee be appointed to inquire into the state of the Coal Trade in the Port of London, with reference to the several Acts and Regulations affecting the vend and delivery of Coals within the Cities of London and Westminster, and Liberties thereof, and in certain parts of Middlesex, Surrey, Kent and Essex; and also, to inquire into the Price and Charges on Coal in the Port of London, and at the Port of Shipment, and whether any and what restrictions exist with regard to the supply of Coal to the Port of London; and to report their observations thereupon to the House: And a Committee was appointed of Mr. Alderman Wood, Mr. Frankland Lewis, Mr. Byng, Mr. Hobhouse, Mr. Charles Calvert, Mr. Charles Pallmer, Sir Edward Knatchbull, Mr. Alderman Waithman, Mr. Ramsbottom, Mr. Western, Sir Thomas Fremantle, Mr. Liddell, Mr. Bell, Mr. William Russell, Lord William Powlett, Mr. Tennyson, Mr. Alderman Thompson, Lord Granville Somerset, Sir Matthew Ridley, Mr. Charles Barclay, Sir Thomas Baring, Mr. Nicolson Calvert, Mr. Adam Dundas, Lord Viscount Lowther, Mr. William Peel, Mr. Holdsworth, Mr. Warburton, Sir Christopher Cole, Mr. Rice Trevor, Mr. Ellison, Sir Thomas Acland: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Ordered, That Five be the Quorum of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee have leave to sit during the sitting, and notwithstanding any adjournment of the House.

Ardglass Harbour Bill, committed.

A Bill to enable the Commissioners of the Harbour of Ardglass, in the County of Down, to make Contracts for Works, and to borrow Money for the Improvement of the said Harbour, was, according to order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for this day.

Mutiny Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time this day.

Marine Mutiny Bill, reported.

Sir George Clerk reported from the Committee of the whole House on the Bill for the Regulation of His Majesty's Royal Marine Forces while on shore, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed; and read the third time this day.

Illusory Appointments Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to alter and amend the Law relating to Illusory Appointments;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time this day.

Dramatic Writings Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to alter and extend the Provisions of 54 Geo. 3, c. 156, with respect to Dramatic Writings;

Resolved, That this House will, this day, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Committee on Pensions, &c. Duties Bill.

The other Order of the Day being read;-The House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for continuing to his Majesty, for one year, certain Duties on Personal Estates, Offices and Pensions in England, for the service of the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir George Clerk reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the report be recieved this day.

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