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Veneris, 19 die Martii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.
Royal Assent to Bills. Account from West India Dock Company, presented. Return of Tithe Composition (Ireland), presented. No. 166. Returns, presented: Navy Pay. Masters. Surgeons. Report from Committee to inspect Lords Journals. Die Jovis, 11 Martii, 1830: Wendover Road Bill. Wendover Road Bill, ordered. Petitions against Broomielaw (Glasgow) Railway and Tunnel Bill. Pickford Brook Road Bill, passed. Petition as to Standing Orders respecting Stock port Junction Railway, reported. Petition against Elgin Roads and Bridges Bill. Petition against Dewsbury Road Bill. Little Bolton Improvement Petition, reported. Petitionsagainst Sankey Brook Navigation Bill. Manchester Improvement Bill, committed. Werneth and Littleborough Road Bill, committed. Liverpool Improvement Bill, committed. Malmesbury Road Bill, passed. Sunderland Harbour Bill, committed. Portman Market Bill, committed. Sheffield Waterworks Bill, committed. Petition in favour of Dundee Harbour Bill. Petitions against Rickmersworth Road Bill. Gainsburgh and East Retford Road Bill, reported. West Cowgate Road Bill, passed. Petition in favour of Leeds and Selby Railway Bill. Petition against. Lord Ellenborough's Divorce Bill, read. Petition against Garnkirk Railway and Keppoch Road Bill. Petition against Lambeth Bridge Bill. Limerick Hospital Bill, committed. Petitions against alteration of Beer Trade. Petitions for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties. Petitions complaining of Distress. Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter. Petitions for mitigating severity of the Criminal Law. Correspondence relating to Charitable Establishments (Dublin), ordered; presented. Deserted Children (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Petition respecting Labourers Wages. Petition for preventing Horse Stealing. Petition respecting building New Churches. Waterford County Election. Petition of Electors. Accounts of Fees, &c. in Bankruptcy, ordered. The Lords have agreed to. Pensions, &c. Duties Bill. Mutiny Bill. Marine Mutiny Bill. Petition for reduction of Duties on Coffee. Returns respecting Southwold Harbour, ordered. Orders for Accounts, discharged. Others ordered. Petition respecting Invention of a Coal Lifter. Petition against Importation of Lead. Minutes of Evidence, ordered. Committee of Supply. Adjournment. Debate on Motion respecting Distress of the Country, further adjourned. Sabbati, 20 die Martii, 1830: Smugglers Families Maintenance Bill, deferred. Ways and Means, deferred. Galway Franchise Bill, deferred. Illusory Appointments Bill, deferred. Indemnity Bill, committed. Acle and Yarmouth Road Bill, committed.

Veneris, 19 die Martii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Royal Assent to Bills.

A MESSAGE by Mr. Pulman, Deputy Usher of the Black Rod:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords, authorized by virtue of His Majesty's Commission, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses, do desire the immediate attendance of this Honourable House in the House of Peers, to hear the Commission read.

Accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to the House of Peers:-And being returned;

Mr. Speaker reported, That the House, at the desire of the Lords, authorized by virtue of His Majesty's Commission, had been at the House of Peers, where a Commission under the Great Seal was read, giving declaring and notifying the Royal Assent to the several Public Bills therein mentioned; and that the Lords thereby authorized had declared the Royal Assent to the said Bills: Which Bills are as followeth;

An Act for raising the Sum of Twelve Millions by Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty:

An Act for appropriating certain Sums to the Service of the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty:

An Act 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:

An Act for better cleansing, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster:

An Act 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:

An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Market Harborough to Loughborough, and from Filling Gate to the Melton Mowbray Turnpike Road, in the County of Leicester:

An Act for repairing certain Turnpike Roads leading to and from Thirsk, in the County of York:

An Act for better repairing the Second District of Turnpike Roads leading to and from the Town of Bridport, in the County of Dorset, and for making and maintaining several Branch Roads to communicate with the same:

An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Horsham to the Road leading to Guildford, at Aldford Cross Ways, with two Branches therefrom, and for making and maintaining a new Branch of Road to communicate therewith, all in the Counties of Sussex and Surrey:

An Act 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:

An Act for more effectually improving and maintaining the Wellington District of the Watlington-street Road, in the County of Salop.

Account from West India Dock Company, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. Milner, from the West India Dock 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,-General Account of the receipt and application of all Monies received by the West India Dock Company, from the 1st February 1829 to the 31st January 1830:-And then he withdrew.

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

Return of Tithe Composition (Ireland), presented. No. 166.

The House being informed that Mr. Johnson, from the Office of the Chief Secretary for Ireland, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-A Return of the Name of every Parish in Ireland in which an Agreement has been made under the Tithe Composition Act; stating whether such Parish is united with any, and how many other Parishes; and also, whether such other Parishes have entered into similar Compositions; together with a Statement of the Amount of the Composition in each Parish, and whether with the Clerical Incumbent or Lay Impropriator; and of the Cases, if any, in which the Agreement has been annulled by authority of the Diocesan:-And then he withdrew.

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

Returns, presented: Navy Pay.

The House being informed that Mr. Barrow, from the Admiralty Office, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders,-A Return of the Rates of Pay and Allowances to the Officers and Men of the Navy in the principal Naval and Civil Branches in the years 1792 and 1829, in classes; stating the dates of any increase or decrease.

Masters.

A Return of the Number of Masters on the List of the Royal Navy on the 1st January 1827, 1828, 1829 and 1830, with the Numbers and Rate of Pay of each class, the number employed Afloat, and the number on Half Pay;-also, the number that have been appointed Masters, and the number struck off the List in each of those years.

Surgeons.

A Return of the Number of Surgeons and Assistant Surgeons on the List of the Royal Navy in each year on the 1st January 1827, 1828, 1829 and 1830, with the Rates of Pay in classes; distinguishing also the number of each class of Officers employed Afloat and on Half Pay.

A Return of the Number of Assistant Surgeons appointed by the Navy in each of the years from 1817 to 1829, both inclusive; and the Number of Assistant Surgeons appointed to be Surgeons in the same years:-And then he withdrew.

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

Report from Committee to inspect Lords Journals.

The Marquis of Chandos reported from the Committee appointed to inspect the Journals of the House of Lords, with relation to any Proceedings upon the Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Wendover to the Town of Buckingham, in the County of Buckingham; That they had inspected the same accordingly, and had taken Copies of the Proceedings of the Lords thereupon; and the Report was brought up, and read; and is as followeth;

Your Committee have, pursuant to the Order of the House, inspected the said Journals accordingly, and found the following Entries;

Die Jovis, 11 Martii, 1830:

Wendover Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Wendover to the Town of Buckingham, in the County of Buckingham, was committed; That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made one Amendment thereto;

Which Amendment was read by the clerk as follows; viz.

Pr. 9. 1. 3. After "amended" insert Clause (A.)

CLAUSE (A.) "Provided always, and be it further Enacted, That none of the Tolls authorized by this Act to be taken upon the said Roads, nor of the Monies raised by virtue of this Act, shall be paid, laid out or expended in the repair or improvement of any Street, Highway or Place within the Town of Aylesbury, nor shall any Tolls be collected therein by virtue of this Act."

Ordered, That the said Amendment be taken into consideration on this day six months.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Wendover Road Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Petition of several Trustees, for executing an Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Wendover to the town of Buckingham, which was presented to the House upon the tenth day of February last, praying for leave to bring in a Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Wendover to the Town of Buckingham, in the County of Buckingham, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Wendover to the Town of Buckingham, in the County of Buckingham: And that the Marquis of Chandos and Sir Thomas Fremantle do prepare, and bring it in:-And that leave be given to present the Bill on or before Tuesday next.

Petitions against Broomielaw (Glasgow) Railway and Tunnel Bill.

A Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Monk land Navigation incorporated by Act of Parliament, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for making a Railway and Tunnel from the Broomielaw Harbour of Glasgow, to communicate with the Canals and Railways passing by, or terminating at, the higher Levels towards the North and North-east of the said City of Glasgow; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against the same.

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

A Petition of William Mure, Esquire, of Caldwell, and Robert Davidson, Esquire, Professor of Law in the University of Glasgow, Trustees acting under the authority of two Acts of Parliament of the 32d year of his late Majesty King George the Third, and the 9th year of His present Majesty, for selling and feuing certain parts of the entailed estate of Blythswood, lying in the vicinity of the city of Glasgow, and also of Archibald Campbell, Esquire, of Blythswood, the present heir of entail in possession of or entitled to the rents and profits of the said entailed estate; -and, of the Company of Proprietors of the Forth and Clyde Navigation,-were also presented, and read, taking notice of the said Bill; 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.

Pickford Brook Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from Pickford Brook, in the Parish of Allesley, in the County of Warwick, to Canwell Gate, in the County of Stafford, was read the third time; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Archibald Campbell do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Petition as to Standing Orders respecting Stock port Junction Railway, reported.

Mr. Mundy reported from the Committee on the Petition of Owners or Occupiers of lands through which the Railway thereinafter mentioned is intended to pass, complaining that the Standing Orders had not been complied with, in respect to the Petition for the Stockport Junction Railway Bill; that they had examined the matter of the said Petition, and find that the Standing Orders relative to Bills for making Railways, had not been complied with, inasmuch as the Notice of the intended application does not contain the names of the township of Bradshaw Edge and of the parish of Chapel-en-le-frith, through which the main Line of Railway is intended to pass; that the Railway is not correctly delineated on the Plan deposited in the Office of the Clerks of the Peace and in the Private Bill Office, such Plan showing the Railway to terminate in the township of Bradshaw Edge, in the parish of Chapel-en-le-frith, whereas the Notice and the Bill show such Railway to terminate at Horwich End, in the township of Fernilee and in the parish of Hope; and that such Plan and Book of Reference do not correctly describe several of the places through which the Railway is intended to pass; that incorrect descriptions are in several instances given of the Ownership and Occupancy of the property intended to be taken; and that many of the Owners and Occupiers have not been applied to, and in various instances in which applications have been made, the answers received have not been entered in the Lists of Owners and Occupiers deposited in the Private Bill Office; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report be referred to the Select Committee on Standing Orders.

Petition against Elgin Roads and Bridges Bill.

A Petition of the Magistrates, Heritors, Burgesses and Inhabitants of the royal burgh of Forres, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for rebuilding the Bridges over the Rivers Spey and Findhorn, for making Accesses thereto, and for making and maintaining certain new Roads in the County of Elgin; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

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

Petition against Dewsbury Road Bill.

A Petition of several Trustees for repairing and improving the Road from Wakefield to Halifax, with certain Branches therefrom, all in the west riding of the county of York, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for making and maintaining a Road from Dewsbury to Horbury Bridge, in the West Riding of the County of York, with a Branch Road therefrom; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against the same.

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

Little Bolton Improvement Petition, reported.

Lord Stanley reported from the Committee on the Petition of Trustees for executing the Act (so far as the same relates to the town of Little Bolton, in the county palatine of Lancaster), for inclosing, dividing and allotting a certain common or waste ground, called Bolton Moor, and other the commons and waste grounds within the township of Great Bolton, in the county palatine of Lancaster; and for widening, paving, lighting, watching, cleansing and regulating the streets, lanes, passages and places within the towns of Great Bolton and Little Bolton, and for supplying the said towns with water, and for providing fire-engines and firemen, and for removing and preventing nuisances, encroachments and annoyances, and for licensing and regulating hackney coaches and chairs, within the said towns; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for improving Cities or Towns, and for supplying the same with Water, 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 more effectually cleansing, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Little Bolton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and that Lord Stanley and Mr. Blackburne do prepare, and bring it in:-And that leave be given to present the Bill on or before Friday next.

Petitionsagainst Sankey Brook Navigation Bill.

A Petition of Merchants, Traders and others, using the Sankey Brook Navigation;-of Owners of land adjoining the Sankey Brook Navigation;-and, of Owners of land and property in the township of Widness, in the county of Lancaster,-were 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.

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.

Manchester Improvement Bill, committed.

A Bill to amend several Acts for supplying the Town of Manchester with Gas, and for regulating and improving the same Town, was read a second time; and committed to Lord Stanley, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Werneth and Littleborough Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for improving and maintaining the Road from Werneth to Littleborough, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the County of Lancaster, was read a second time; and committed to Lord Stanley, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Liverpool Improvement Bill, committed.

A Bill for the better Paving and Sewerage of the Town of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for settling the Boundaries between the said Town and the Township of Kirkdale, and parts of the Townships of Everton and West Derby, was read a second time; and committed to General Gascoyne, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Malmesbury Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from the Town of Malmesbury, to or near to the Town of Wootton Bassett, Sutton Benger Church, and Dauntsey Gate, in the County of Wilts, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from the Town of Malmesbury, to Copped Hall Turnpike, Sutton Benger Church, and Dauntsey Gate, in the County of Wilts.

Ordered, That Mr. Joseph Pitt do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their concurrence.

Sunderland Harbour Bill, committed.

A Bill to amend and enlarge the Powers and Provisions of several Acts relating to the Improvement and Preservation of the River Wear, and of the Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County Palatine of Durham, was read a second time; and committed to Lord William Powlett, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Portman Market Bill, committed.

A Bill for establishing a Market in the Parish of Saint Mary-le-Bone, in the County of Middlesex, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Byng, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Sheffield Waterworks Bill, committed.

A Bill for better supplying with Water the Town and Parish of Sheffield, 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.

Petition in favour of Dundee Harbour Bill.

A Petition of Merchants, Manufacturers, Millspinners and others in the town and vicinity of Cupar, Fife, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for more effectually maintaining, improving and extending the Harbour of Dundee, in the County of Forfar; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Petitions against Rickmersworth Road Bill.

A Petition of Owners and Occupiers of estates in and near the town of Rickmansworth, in the county of Hertford;-of Owners and Occupiers of estates within and Inhabitants of the said town;-and, of Trustees for executing an Act for repairing the Road from the Town of Rickmansworth, in the County of Hertford, to Sudbury Common, in the County of Middlesex,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for more effectually repairing the Road from the Town of Rickmersworth, in the County of Hertford, through the Village of Pinner, to or near the Swan Public-house at Sudbury Common, in the Turnpike Road leading from Harrow to London; and praying, That they may be heard by 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 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.

Gainsburgh and East Retford Road Bill, reported.

Admiral Sotheron reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from the West end of Gainsburgh Bridge to East Retford, and to Gringley-on-the-Hill, in the County of Nottingham; and to whom the Petitions of Inhabitants of the parishes of East Retford and Clarborough; and, the townships of Hayton, Bollam and Tilne, in the county of Nottingham, were referred; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had considered the first-mentioned Petition; and that no person appeared in support of the second-mentioned Petition; 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.

West Cowgate Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for more effectually repairing, amending, widening and improving the Road from the West Cowgate, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to the Alemouth Turnpike Road, in the County of Northumberland, and for making and maintaining other Roads communicating therewith, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Bell do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Petition in favour of Leeds and Selby Railway Bill.

A Petition of Gentry, Freeholders, Merchants, Cornfactors, Tradesmen, Farmers, Graziers and others residing in the town of Louth, in the county of Lincoln, and the neighbourhood thereof, interested in the trade between the north-east parts of Lincolnshire and Leeds, in the west riding of the county of York, and in the county of Lancaster, 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.

Petition against.

A Petition of Undertakers of the Navigation of the Rivers Aire and Calder, in the west riding of the county of York, was also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; 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.

Lord Ellenborough's Divorce Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of the Right honourable Edward Baron Ellenborough with the Right honourable Jane Elizabeth Baroness Ellenborough his now wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes therein mentioned, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Petition against Garnkirk Railway and Keppoch Road Bill.

A Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Forth and Clyde Navigation, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for amending certain Acts for making the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway, and for improving, maintaining and rendering Turnpike the Road leading from the said Railway near Broomhill, by Keppoch Bridge, to the Town Head of Glasgow; 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.

Petition against Lambeth Bridge Bill.

A Petition of the Company of the Master, Wardens and Commonalty of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for building a Bridge across the River Thames, from or near the Horseferry Road, in the Parish of Saint John-the-Evangelist, in the County of Middlesex, to the opposite Shore, at or near to Church-street and Forestreet, in the Parish of Saint Mary Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, and for making convenient Roads thereto; and praying, That they may be heard by their counsel or agents against the same.

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

Limerick Hospital Bill, committed.

A Bill for the Management and Direction of the Hospital founded by Joseph Barrington and his Sons, in the City of Limerick, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Spring Rice, &c: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petitions against alteration of Beer Trade.

A Petition of Licensed Victuallers resident in Portsmouth and Portsea-and, of the city of Hereford,- were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have sustained great injury by the sanction which has already been given by the Legislature to the sale of beer by retail by persons not being licensed victuallers, and who are not subject to the same restrictions and liabilities as licensed victuallers are; and praying, That the House will not sanction any measure whereby the retail trade in beer may be in any degree thrown open, so as to injure or affect the interests of the Petitioners.

And the said Petitions were ordered to be referred to the Select Committee on the Sale of Beer.

Petitions for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the hundred of Burnham, in the county of Buckingham;-and, of Magistrates, Clergy, Owners, Occupiers of land, and Tradesmen in the three hundreds of Newport, in the county of Buckingham,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Duties on Malt and Beer form the most objectionable part of the whole system of taxation; and praying, That these obnoxious duties may be totally repealed.

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

Petitions complaining of Distress.

A Petition of Owners and Farmers of land, Tradesmen, Retail Dealers, Artificers, Handicraftsmen and other Inhabitants of the village of Rooss and other adjacent villages in Holderness, in the east riding of the county of York;-and, of the town of Pattrington in Holderness, in the east riding of the county of York, and the villages in the vicinity of the same town,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the property of the Petitioners is suffering yearly diminution, and their employments falling short of the necessary annual returns; and praying the House to take their condition into serious consideration, and to devise such measures for their relief as to the House shall seem expedient.

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

Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of the Merchants, Bankers, Ship-owners and others of the town and neighbourhood of Kingstonupon-Hull, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will cause an impartial and efficient inquiry to be made into the trade of Great Britain with China and the East Indies, with a view to the termination of the monopoly of the East India Company, and the repeal of such existing restrictions as fetter and impede the commercial intercourse of the Nation with those Countries at the earliest possible period; and that the House will be pleased to direct the necessary notice to be given for the termination of the Charter of the East India Company in the year 1834.

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

A Petition of the Guild or Brotherhood of Masters and Pilots Seamen of the Trinity House of Kingston-uponHull;-of Inhabitants of the clothing district of Heckmondwike;-of Idle, in the county of York,-and, of the Incorporation of Weavers of the city of Glasgow,-were also presented, and read; praying the House, that in the exercise of the powers reserved to Parliament by the Act of the 53d year of his late Majesty's reign, the exclusive commercial privileges of the East India Company may be determined in such manner and by such ways and means as to the House may seem expedient; and that all His Majesty's subjects may be enabled to participate in a full and free trade with the East Indies and China, as well as with all other the British dependencies eastward of the Cape of Good Hope.

And the said Petitions were ordered to be referred to the Select Committee on East India Company's Affairs.

Petitions for mitigating severity of the Criminal Law.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the parish of Wellingborough, in the county of Northampton,-and, of Bury Saint Edmund's and its neighbourhood,-were presented, and read; praying, That in taking the subject of the Criminal Laws into consideration, the House will adopt such merciful and politic measures as will abolish the punishment of death in every case for the crime of forgery, and thus, by a mitigation of their severity, render our Criminal Laws more certain and efficacious in their operation.

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

Correspondence relating to Charitable Establishments (Dublin), ordered;

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, Copies of the Correspondence between the Irish Government and the Officers of several of the Charitable Establishments in Dublin, and Public Departments, on the subject of the Report of the Select Committee on the Irish Estimates of Session 1829.

presented.

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

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

Deserted Children (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill for making Provision, in certain cases, for the Relief and Maintenance of Deserted and of Illegitimate Children in Ireland;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time upon Monday the 26th day of April next.

Petition respecting Labourers Wages.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Wootton-under-Edge and its vicinity, in the county of Gloucester, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have heard with the most lively satisfaction that a Bill for the more effectual suppression of the practice of paying labourers wages in goods instead of money, is intended to be brought into the House in the present Session; that the Petitioners are desirous to express their opinion that all kinds of wages for manual labour should, without subterfuge or evasion, directly or indirectly be paid in money; and praying the House to adopt such measures as to them may seem meet for suppressing the practice of paying wages in goods, instead of money.

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

Petition for preventing Horse Stealing.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the county of Gloucester, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the frequency of the crime of horse stealing is become so very alarming as to require, without delay, the strong arm of the Legislature to prevent it; that the Petitioners approve of the plan submitted to them of compelling the vendors of horses to produce documents under the hands of proper persons, certifying that such horses are their property, and that they have the legal right of disposing of them; and praying, That the House will speedily adopt some such measure.

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

Petition respecting building New Churches.

A Petition of the Reverend Thomas Smith, of the city of London, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is a loyal subject of His Majesty, and a Clergyman of the Church of England; that he has been in holy orders seventeen years, but has never obtained any preferment in the Church, nor has he the most distant prospect of ever obtaining a living of any kind; that the Petitioner is prevented from building a Church on his own account, in consequence of the difficulties that are in the way as the law now is, consent of the Incumbents of parishes being generally refused; the Petitioner lately asked permission of the Rector of Stepney, in the county of Middlesex, to be allowed to build a Church upon the estate of Sir Charles Morgan, at Mile End, in the said parish, but the Rector refused, and added, that a Church was not wanted, although there are about 40,000 inhabitants in the parish, and only two Churches; that the Petitioner believes that it would be of great advantage to the Church of England if the consent of Bishops, Patrons and Incumbents were not necessary, and that the Society for building of Churches would be useless if members of the Church of England were at liberty to build Churches and have licenses from the Bishops as a matter of course upon the production of proper testimonials by the Clergyman who required a license; that the Petitioner has been informed that there are 7,330 places of worship in this Kingdom which belong to Dissenters, not 1,000 of which would ever have been erected if the members of the Established Religion had enjoyed equal advantages with the Dissenters; that the Petitioner humbly conceives that the law which allows a clergyman to hold more livings than one, is one of the greatest evils in this country, being contrary to the Scriptures, and that it will be the ruin of the Church of England at no distant period; and praying, That the House will provide some antidote for those two causes of evil in the Established Church, and thereby rescue, in some degree, our religious institution from the just reproach cast upon her ministers and members by all enlightened nations.

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

Waterford County Election. Petition of Electors.

A Petition of Dominick P. Ronayne, Robert Curtis and Pierse Stafford, Electors of the county of Waterford, on behalf of themselves and others, claiming a right to vote for Members to serve in Parliament for said county, was delivered in, and read; setting forth, That a vacancy having occurred in the representation of the county of Waterford, in the Parliament now holden at Westminster for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in consequence of Henry Villiers Stuart's acceptance of the Stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds, and thereby vacating his seat in Parliament as one of the Representatives of said county, the usual Writ was in due form issued and directed to the Sheriff of the said County, commanding him to proceed to the Election of a Knight of the Shire for the said county, in the room of the said Henry Villiers Stuart, Esquire; that Pierce Hely, Esquire, the High Sheriff of the said county, in obedience to the said Writ, did, on Tuesday the 23d day of February last past, proceed to the Election of a Member to serve in the present Parliament, in the room of the said Henry Villiers Stuart, Esquire; that all the Petitioners were, at and during the said last Election of a Member to serve in the present Parliament in the room of the said Henry Villiers Stuart, Esquire, for the said county of Waterford, Electors of the said County, and had and claimed to have had a right to vote for a Member to serve in Parliament at the last Election for the said county of Waterford; that the Right honourable George Thomas Beresford, commonly called Lord George Thomas Beresford, and John Barron, Esquire, were Candidates at the said late Election for a Knight of the Shire to represent the said county, in the room of the said Henry Villiers Stuart, Esquire; that the said Lord George Thomas Beresford and John Barron attended at the hustings, in said county of Waterford, on the said 23d day of February, and were severally proposed, and offered themselves as fit and proper persons to represent the said county of Waterford in Parliament, and on a show of hands being called for by the said Sheriff or Returning Officer, there appeared thereby to be a large and decided majority for the said John Barron, and same was duly declared by the said Sheriff or Returning Officer, upon which a poll was demanded on behalf of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford in the usual manner, and thereupon the said Sheriff or Returning Officer appointed deputies, and allotted booths for the several Baronies, and proceeded to poll the county, and continued to do so from day to day (Sunday excepted) until the second day of March following, when the said Sheriff or Returning Officer declared the majority of votes to be in favour of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, and the said Lord George Thomas Beresford was thereupon returned by the said Sheriff or Returning Officer as duly elected; that the numbers which appeared upon the poll were for the said Lord George Thomas Beresford four hundred and sixty-one, and for the said John Barron, three hundred and eighteen, making a majority of one hundred and forty-three in favour of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford; that the said majority in favour of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford was but a colourable majority, and was procured by undue, corrupt, illegal, and unconstitutional means, whereas the said John Barron had a legal majority of free and unbiassed votes at the said Election over the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, and ought to have been returned to serve for the said county of Waterford; that the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, whose family is known to be possessed of great wealth and power, by himself, his agents, friends and managers, and by persons employed on his behalf, before, at and during the time of said Election, was guilty of open and extensive bribery and corrupt practices in order to procure persons having, or claiming to have, a right to vote at the said Election, to vote for the said Lord George Thomas Beresford at the said Election, and to forbear to vote for the said John Barron, in order to procure the said Lord George Thomas Beresford to be returned to serve in this present Parliament for the said county, and that the said bribery and corrupt practices of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, and of his agents, friends and managers, were open and notorious in the said county, and well known to the electors; that the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, by himself, his agents, friends, and managers, and by persons employed on his behalf, before the teste of the said Writ of Summons to Parliament, and also afterwards, and before, during and after the said Election was guilty of various corrupt acts, and employed undue influence, and other illegal and improper means, and did both directly and indirectly give and caused to be given divers sums of money, and did also give and enter into, and caused to be given and entered into, divers gifts, rewards, agreements and engagements to and for several persons having and claiming to have a right to vote, and to and for the use, advantage, benefit, employment, profit and preferment of such persons, in order to procure them to vote at the said Election for the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, and to forbear to vote for the said John Barron, and in order to procure the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, to be returned to serve in the present Parliament for the county of Waterford aforesaid; that the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, by the said corrupt and illegal practices, was and is wholly disabled and incapacitated, and ineligible to serve in Parliament for the said county of Waterford, and that the return of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford was and is wholly null and void; that due notice was publicly given to the returning officer at the hustings, and to and in the presence and hearing of the electors of the said county of Waterford, present at said Election, that the said Lord George Thomas Beresford had been guilty of bribery, in order to his being elected to serve in Parliament for said county, and that thereby he was disabled and incapacitated from serving in Parliament, and that whoever should vote for the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, after that notice, would throw away his vote, and that the said notice was also publicly and distinctly given to each elector separately when he came up to give his vote at the said Election; that the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, in addition to the most corrupt influence and extensive bribery, was before, at and during the time of the said Election, by himself, his friends, agents and persons employed on his behalf, guilty of and did resort to the most illegal, unconstitutional and unheard-of methods of terrifying the people, and of coercing and intimidating the Electors of the said county of Waterford, in the exercise of the Elective Franchise, against the said John Barron, and in order to procure the return of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford as a Member to serve in Parliament for the said county of Waterford; that the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, by himself, his friends and managers prevailed over and persuaded the Mayor and other Magistrates of the said city of Waterford to introduce, and also did introduce into the city of Waterford, on the occasion of the said Election, strong bodies of military and police from the neighbouring counties; that the streets and suburbs of the city of Waterford (in which city the said Election was held) were filled with large bodies of police and of military, both cavalry and infantry, before, at and during the said Election; that the said Mayor, and others of the Magistrates, distinguished themselves as the most violent partizans of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford during the said Election, and were continually at the head of large bodies of the police and military, parading through every part of the said city of Waterford, and particularly in those parts where the Committee Rooms of the said John Barron were situated, and also where the Freeholders were lodged, and frequented; that the said Magistrates were frequently heard to threaten to fire upon the people and Electors without the slightest provocation, and that on the second day of the polling at the said Election, between the hours of ten and eleven o'clock in the forenoon, one of the said Magistrates, namely, Henry Alcock, on horseback, and at the head of a troop of dragoons, read the Riot Act against a small crowd of persons, principally consisting of women and children, who were assembled opposite the Committee Room of the said John Barron, and on said occasion said Alcock commanded the military to hold themselves in readiness to fire; that there was not the slightest provocation for this most violent conduct of said Alcock, as the people on this occasion were conducting themselves in the most peaceable manner, and manifested no disposition whatsoever to riot; that it was not alone by intimidation and terror of Magistrates and Military, that the freedom of Election was invaded on the present occasion, that it was more directly outraged by the shocking imprisonments and personal restraints of the Electors themselves; that the friends, agents and persons employed on behalf of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford personally brought the freeholders from their several places of abode, and accompanied and guarded them into the city of Waterford, and then handed them over to bodies of police and soldiery, with drawn swords and fixed bayonets, commanded by magistrates, who were waiting to receive them into custody; that thus commanded and guarded by soldiers and magistrates, and agents of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, the said electors were escorted by day and by night through the streets like convicts or felons, and were never released until they were lodged in the places of confinement, and houses of entertainment of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, where they were closely imprisoned, without liberty, or chance of escape, under the guard of other bodies of military and police, who were commanded to prevent any access to them, even by their friends or family, parents or children; that the said electors often endeavoured, but in vain, to extricate themselves from this mode of restraint and coercion, and frequently asked permission to see their friends and families, but this was uniformly denied to them, and those of their friends and families who attempted to gain access to them were repulsed and assaulted by the friends and agents of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, and the police, who were placed as guards over the said electors; that the said electors were kept within the bars of the gaol yards of the said county and city of Waterford, through the walls of which gaols a passage was made to conduct the said electors from the committee rooms of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford to the hustings, and that the same was so constructed for the purpose of the greater coercion of the said electors; that several of the said electors were known to have attempted escape at every peril, by leaping through windows, and getting over the bars and spikes, with which they were so surrounded, that the friends and agents of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, by means of intimidation and threats, exercised an absolute control and dominion over a great majority of the said electors, and contrived to compel and deceive the said electors into voting for the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, against the said John Barron; that the friends, agents and partizans of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, during the said Election, usually posted themselves in the different booths, and by their looks and gestures and presence often frightened away the electors who actually came up on the tallies of the said John Barron to vote for him, which said several unlawful, corrupt and unconstitutional acts of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford, and other his friends, agents and managers, are contrary to the freedom of Election, in violation of the Standing Orders of the House, and the Laws and Statutes of the realm for preventing bribery, corruption and undue influence in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament, and have rendered the Election and Return of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford wholly null and void; and that notice of such bribery and corruption having been duly given, as before-mentioned, to the returning officer, and to the electors, and being well known in the said county of Waterford, the said John Barron was duly elected, and ought to have been returned at such Election, to serve in Parliament for the said county of Waterford; may it therefore please the House to declare the said Election and Return of the said Lord George Thomas Beresford to be wholly null and void, and that the said Lord George Thomas Beresford is disqualified and disabled and incapacitated from sitting in Parliament as one of the Representatives of the said county of Waterford, and that the said John Barron was duly elected and ought to have been returned to serve in Parliament for said county of Waterford, or that the House will grant the Petitioners such further relief in the premises as to the House in their wisdom shall seem meet.

Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into consideration upon Tuesday the 27th day of April next, at half an hour after three of the clock in the Afternoon.

Memorandum:-In pursuance of the Act 9 Geo. 4, c. 22, to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to the trial of Controverted Elections or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament, Notices were sent to the Parties, with orders for their attendance, by themselves, their counsel or agents, at the time on which the said Petition was ordered to be taken into consideration.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant or Warrants, for such persons papers and records as shall be thought necessary by the several Parties, on the hearing of the matter of the said Petition.

Accounts of Fees, &c. in Bankruptcy, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the several Fees or Sums of Money received in the Office of the Lord Chancellor's Secretary of Commissions of Bankrupts, in each year, during the last three years; distinguishing the number of Town Dockets and Commissions, and of Country Dockets and Commissions, the number of renewed Commissions, and re-sealed Commissions, the number of Supersedeases, the number of Certificates, the number of Petitions answered, the number of Orders made on Petitions and on Motions, and what sums have been received on each of such several matters, the amount of sums received for office copies of Affidavits, and Declarations of Insolvency, and for Searches, and in what manner the sums so received have been appropriated in each year, and how much thereof has been retained by the Secretary for his own use, how much has been applied in payment of the Clerks and other expenses of the Office, and how much has been paid and applied to or for the benefit of any other person or persons, and whom by name.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the several Fees or Sums of Money which have been received in the Office of the Execution of the Laws and Statutes concerning Bankrupts, in each year, during the last three years, and by what person or persons, by name, the duties of such office have been executed, and how much of such sums has been retained by the person or persons executing such office, and how much of such sums has been paid or applied by him or them to or for the benefit of any other person or persons, and whom, by name.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the several Fees or Sums of Money received by the Pursebearer to the Lord Chancellor in each year, during the last three years, and how many public Seals, and how many private Seals, there have been in each year, during such period, and how much of such fees have arisen from public Seals, and how much from private Seals, and how many private Seals there have been on each of the days of public Seals, and how much of the fees or sums so received has been retained by the Pursebearer for his own use and benefit, and how much of the said fees or sums has been paid or applied by the Pursebearer, to or for the use or benefit of any other person or persons, and whom, by name.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of all Sums of Money received in each of the Offices of the several Masters in Chancery, in each year, during the last three years, to the present time, for copies of papers, and other proceedings; distinguishing how much of such sums was received by, or applied for, the benefit of each Master, and how much for their respective clerks.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the several Sums of Money received in each year, during the same period, in the offices of each of the Masters in Chancery, for particulars on the sales of estates, or composition-money for such particulars; distinguishing the amount received on each sale.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the several Sums of Money received in each week, during the same period, in each of the said offices, for warrants or summonses, and on how many of such warrants the attendances were appointed to be at nine o'clock in the morning.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of how many Days in each week during the same time, and how many Hours in each day, each of the Masters was in attendance at his office, and on how many Days in each week, during the same time, each of the Masters, and each of their Clerks, was at the said Master's office at nine o'clock in the morning.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Total Amount of all and every other Sums of Money received by each Master, and by each Master's Clerk, from their respective offices, in each year during the same period; distinguishing how much of such sums arose from Salaries, how much from swearing Affidavits, Answers and Examinations, how much from Reports and Certificates upon Orders made upon Petitions or Motions, and how much upon Reports or Certificates made upon hearing Causes, and how much upon Sales, and other matters, and distinguishing how much of such sums consisted of gifts or gratuities, or sums paid to the respective Master's Clerks for their own benefit.

The Lords have agreed to.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Cox and Mr. Stephen:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have agreed to the several Bills following, without any Amendment; viz.

Pensions, &c. Duties Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act 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:

Mutiny Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters:

Marine Mutiny Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Royal Marine Forces while on Shore:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

Petition for reduction of Duties on Coffee.

A Petition of West India Planters and Merchants, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the average price of British Plantation Coffee in bond is 43s. per hundred weight, on which a duty of 56s. per hundred weight is exacted, being upwards of 130 per cent. on the cost of the article, while on Tea, which is of foreign growth, and which is at present considered to be excessively taxed, only 100 per cent. is exacted on the finer descriptions, and 96 per cent. on the inferior descriptions of quality; that in every instance in which the duty on Coffee has been reduced, the consumption has thereby been so much increased as to produce a larger Revenue at the low than at the high duty; and praying, That a reduction may be made of the Duty on Coffee, the growth of the British West India colonies.

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

Returns respecting Southwold Harbour, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all Grain, Malt and Flour shipped or landed at the Port of Southwold annually, for the last twenty years.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all Coals, Culm and Cinders landed at the Port of Southwold annually, for the last twenty years.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Number of all loaded Vessels (otherwise than with Grain, Malt and Flour), with their Tonnage, which have cleared outwards from Southwold annually, during the last twenty years.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Number of all loaded Vessels (otherwise than with Coals, Culm, Cinders, Grain, Malt and Flour), with their Tonnage, which entered inwards at the Port of Southwold, annually during the last twenty years.

Orders for Accounts, discharged.

The House was moved, That the Order made upon the 17th day of this instant March, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Number of Gallons of Spirits which paid Duty in Ireland during each of the last ten years, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Others ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all Spirits in the possession of the London Distillers on the 15th March instant.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all Spirits in the possession of the Rectifying Distillers of London on the 15th March instant.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, similar Returns for the rest of England.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, similar Returns for Scotland.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, similar Returns for Ireland.

Petition respecting Invention of a Coal Lifter.

A Petition of Richard Trevithick, of Hayle, in the county of Cornwall, Engineer, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner has recently invented a portable machine for lifting coals from the barges into the shipping at Newcastle, and for discharging of the same in the River Thames, which is also applicable to the taking in or discharging ballast, and which combines great expedition with economy, since, according to the Petitioner's calculation, the said machine will effect a saying of upwards of 3s. per chaldron in the present charges on coals brought to the port of London; and praying that he may be heard before the Committee appointed to inquire into the Charges on Coals brought into the Port of London.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee on the Coal Trade.

Petition against Importation of Lead.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Arkengarthdale, in the north riding of the county of York, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners beg leave to represent to the House, that in their humble opinion the present distress of that and other mining districts is much increased by the almost unrestricted importation of Lead and Lead Ore; and praying the House to take the distressed situation of that parish into consideration, and grant such relief either by imposing a sufficient protecting Duty upon Foreign Lead and Lead Ore, or by such other means as the House may think proper.

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

Minutes of Evidence, ordered.

Ordered, That the Minutes of the Evidence taken before the Select Committee appointed to try and determine the merits of the Petition of Charles Roper, of Rathfarnham Castle, in the county of Dublin, Esquire, and others, complaining of an undue Election and Return for the Town or Borough of Wexford, be laid before this House.

Committee of Supply.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty, be now read; and the same being read:-The House resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had come to a Resolution, which they had directed him to report to the House.

Ordered, That the Report be received upon Monday next.

Sir Alexander Grant also acquainted the House, that he was directed by the Committee to move, That they may have leave to sit again.

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

Adjournment.

Resolved, That this House will, at the rising of the House this day, adjourn till Monday next.

Debate on Motion respecting Distress of the Country, further adjourned.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for resuming the adjourned Debate upon the Amendment which, upon Tuesday last, was proposed to be made to the Motion, That the Petitions complaining of Distress of various classes of the Community, be referred to a Committee of the whole House, with a view to inquire into, and report on the causes of their grievances, and the remedy thereof; and which Amendment was to leave out from the word "That" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words "a Select Committee be appointed to inquire into the extent and causes of the National Distress, and whether any and what Remedies can be applied," instead thereof, be now read; and the same being read;

And the Question being again proposed, That the words proposed to be left out, stand part of the Question: -The House resumed the said adjourned Debate.

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

Sabbati, 20 die Martii, 1830:

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Debate be further adjourned till Monday next;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Question, by leaving out the words "Monday next," and adding the words "this day six months," instead thereof.

And the Question being proposed, That the words "Monday next" stand part of the Question:-The said proposed Amendment was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

Then the Question being put, That the Debate be further adjourned till Monday next;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. O'Connell, 9.
The Marquis of Blandford:
Tellers for the Noes, Sir George Clerk, 341.
Mr. George Dawson:

So it passed in the Negative.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House do now adjourn;

The House divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas,Mr. Lamb, 12.
Mr. O'Connell:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. George Dawson, 329.
Mr. Planta:

So it passed in the Negative.

Then the Question being again proposed, That the words proposed to be left out, stand part of the original Question;

Ordered, That the Debate be further adjourned till Tuesday next.

Smugglers Families Maintenance Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed 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;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time upon Monday next.

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, upon Monday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Galway Franchise 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 repeal so much of an Act passed in Ireland, in the fourth year of the reign of King George the First, for the better regulating the Town of Galway, and for strengthening the Protestant Interest therein, as limits the Franchise created by the said Act to Protestants only;

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

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 upon Monday next.

Indemnity Bill, committed.

A Bill to indemnify such Persons in the United Kingdom as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and for extending the Time limited for those purposes respectively; and to permit such Persons in Great Britain as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors to make and file the same, and to allow Persons to make and file such Affidavits, although the Persons whom they served shall have neglected to take out their annual Certificates, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday next.

Acle and Yarmouth Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for making a Turnpike Road from the Bridge over the River Bure at Great Yarmouth to Acle, with certain Branches therefrom, all in the County of Norfolk, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Rumbold, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

And then the House, having continued to sit till three of the clock on Saturday morning, adjourned till Monday next.