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Lunæ, 5 die Aprilis; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.
Waterford County Election-Recognizance not entered into. Return from Bankruptcy Commissioners, presented. No. 242. Accounts, presented: Exports and Imports. No. 243. Cotton Goods. No. 244. Tobacco and Snuff. No. 245. Kerry Writ. Corfe Castle Writ. London Bridge and Fleet Market Bill, reported. Petition against Perth Navigation Bill. Muskett's Divorce Bill, committed; Instruction. Graziers Steam Company (Ireland) Petition, reported. Leave given. Petition presented. Caxton Inclosure Bill, reported. Shoreham Bridge Bill, reported. Petition in favour of Broomielaw (Glasgow) Railway and Tunnel Bill. Berwick Light Dues Bill, passed. Great Strickland Inclosure Bill, committed. Petition against Tweed Fisheries Bill. Wootton Bassett Road Bill, passed. East Looe Writ. Power to Committee on Birmingham and London Junction Canal Petition. Report. No. 251. Petition against Dublin Improvement Bill. Wistow Inclosure Bill, reported. Petitions against Watching, &c. Parishes Bill. Stafford Improvement Bill, committed. Petition against. Petition against Macclesfield Water Bill. Petitions against Sheffield Waterworks Bill. Werneth and Littleborough Road Bill, passed. Petition respecting North Level Drainage and Navigation Bill, reported. Merlin's Bridge Road Bill, passed. Petitions for repeal of Clauses in Dublin Apothecaries Act. Petition complaining of Distress in Ireland. Petition respecting the Pig Market in Dublin. Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter. Petition respecting Sheriffs Court (Scotland.) Petitions for mitigating the Punishment for Forgery. Return to be printed. No. 284. Accounts, &c. ordered: Cess (Scotland.) Navy Promotions. Address respecting Diplomatic Expenses. Accounts, &c. ordered: House Valuation Commissioners (Dublin.) Civil Contingencies. Turnpike Road Bill Fees. Compensation Allowances. Petition for reduction of Duty on Importation of Corn. The Lords have agreed to Carmarthen Roads Bill. Breconshire Roads Bill. Haddenham Inclosure Bill, with Amendments. The Lords have passed Highgate School Estate Bill. Petitions for continuance of Fishery Bounties. Petitions for holding Assizes at Wakefield. Petitions against throwing open the Trade in Beer. Petition for Allowance of Duty on Stock of Beer. Petition for revision of Laws relating to Vagrants. Petition for access to St. James's Park, through Waterloo Place. Returns of Exchequer Informations, &c. ordered. Petition for abolition of Tithes (Ireland.) Petition for Duty on Importation of Lead. Leave of Absence. Copy of Report respecting Dean Forest, ordered. Petition for repeal of Duties on Coals. Petition respecting French Claims. Address respecting American Mines. Report from Committee on East India Company's Affairs. No. 246. Ireland-Papers, &c. ordered: Grand Canal. Consolidated Fund. Petition for repeal of Parish Vestries Act (Ireland.) Petitions for removal of Disabilities affecting the Jews. Petitions complaining of distressed state of the Shipping Interest. Petition for repeal of Malt Duties. Return of Shipping and Tonnage, ordered. Petition respecting the Post Office. Accounts from the Court of Chancery, ordered. Jews Relief Bill, ordered. Martis, 6 die Aprilis, 1830: Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Bogs Drainage (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Committee on Haymarket Removal Bill. Consideration of Resolutions of Supply, deferred. Report Supply deferred. Supply deferred. Ways and Means, deferred. Committee on Four per Cent. Annuities Bill. Fever Hospitals (Ireland) Bill, reported. Navy Pay Bill, deferred. Jews Relief Bill, presented. No. 247. Account of Duties on Glass, ordered. Leather Duties repeal Bill, presented. No. 248. Petition against Arle Inclosure Bill. East Retford Witnesses Bill, read. Return of Ships passed the Sound, presented. No. 240. Address respecting Law business (Scotland.) Highgate School Estate Bill, read. Marriages Validity Bill, read. No. 250.

Lunæ, 5 die Aprilis; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Waterford County Election-Recognizance not entered into.

Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That Dominick P. Ronayne, Robert Curtis and Pierse Stafford, Electors, who petitioned this House upon Monday the 22d day of March last, complaining of an undue Election and Return for the County of Waterford, had not entered into a Recognizance in respect of such Petition, according to the directions of the Act 9 Geo. 4, c. 22, for the regulation of the Trials of Controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament.

Ordered, That the Order made upon the 22d day of March last, for taking the said Petition into consideration upon Tuesday the 27th day of this instant April, be discharged.

Return from Bankruptcy Commissioners, presented. No. 242.

The House being informed that Mr. Hodgson, Registrar of the Court of Commissioners of Bankrupt, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-A Return of the number of Public Meetings of Commissioners of Bankruptcy which were held in London during each month of the years 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829; the same being classed under different heads, according to their nature and purpose:-And then he withdrew.

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

Accounts, presented: Exports and Imports. No. 243.

The House being informed that Mr. Tomlins, from the Treasury, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders, -Return to an Order of the House, dated the 9th day of February last, for an Account of the Exports of British Manufactures and Produce, from the year 1798 inclusive to 5th January 1814; specifying the official and real Value, with the increase and decrease in each year, as the same may be; of the real, as compared with the official Value, and the gross amounts:-a like Account of the Exports, from the year 1814 inclusive to 5th January 1830:-like Accounts of the Exports of Colonial and Foreign Produce:-like Accounts of the Exports from Ireland:-and, like Accounts of the Imports for the same periods.

Cotton Goods. No. 244.

An Account of the Exports of Cotton Goods, from the year 1814 inclusive to 5th January 1830; specifying, each year, the increase and decrease of real as compared with official Value.

An Account of the Exports of Printed Cotton Goods, with the amount of Duties received and Drawbacks allowed upon the same, from the year 1814 inclusive to 5th January 1830.

Tobacco and Snuff. No. 245.

An Account of the number of Pounds Weight of Leaf Tobacco, manufactured Segars and Snuff, paid Duty upon quarterly, for the last year, ending 5th January 1830 inclusive; also the rate of Duty and total amount of the same, distinguishing England, Scotland and Ireland;- also, an Account of the number of Pounds Weight and amount of Duty collected at the respective Ports of Importation within the same period, and quarters ending 5th April, 5th July, 10th October 1829, and 5th January 1830; and total of each quarter and year:-And then he withdrew.

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

Kerry Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Ireland, to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Knight of the Shire to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Kerry, in the room of the Right honourable Maurice Fitzgerald, who, since his election for the said County, hath accepted the office of Vice-Treasurer of Ireland.

Corfe Castle Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Corfe Castle, in the County of Dorset, in the room of George Bankes, Esquire, who, since his election for the said Borough, hath accepted the office of one of the Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain and Ireland.

London Bridge and Fleet Market Bill, reported.

Mr. Alderman Wood reported from the Committee on the Bill to make further Provision for defraying the Expenses of making the Approaches to London Bridge, and the removal of Fleet Market; and to whom the Petition of Inhabitants of the Ward of Bridge, in the city of London, was referred; That they had considered the said Petition; and had heard counsel in favour of the Bill; 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 Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Petition against Perth Navigation Bill.

A Petition of Thomas Bruce, Deacon of the Baker Incorporation of Perth, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for enlarging, improving and maintaining the Port and Harbour of Perth; for improving the Navigation of the River Tay to the said City; and for other purposes therewith connected; and praying, That he may be heard by his counsel or agent 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.

Muskett's Divorce Bill, committed;

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Joseph Salisbury Muskett, Esquire, with Mary Muskett his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes, was read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House, for Wednesday the 28th day of this instant April.

Instruction.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee, that they do hear counsel and examine witnesses for the Bill; and also, that they do hear counsel and examine witnesses against the Bill, if the parties concerned think fit to be heard by counsel, or produce witnesses.

Graziers Steam Company (Ireland) Petition, reported.

Mr. Moore reported from the Committee on the Petition of Stevenson Seaver, and John Redfoord Davis, Managers and Agents of the Irish Graziers Steam Marine Company; That they had examined the matter thereof; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Leave given.

Ordered, That leave be given to present a Petition as desired.

Petition presented.

A Petition of the said John Redfoord Davis was accordingly presented, and read; containing the same allegations as his former Petition; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for regulating and incorporating a Company in Ireland, to be called "The Irish Graziers Steam Marine Company."

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

Caxton Inclosure Bill, reported.

Lord Francis Osborne reported from the Committee on the Bill for inclosing and exonerating from Tithes, Lands in the Parish of Caxton, in the County of Cambridge; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills of Inclosure, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the Parties concerned had given their consent to the Bill, to the satisfaction of the Committee; and that they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

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

Shoreham Bridge Bill, reported.

Mr. Henry Howard reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Brighton to Shoreham, for building a Bridge over the River Adur at New Shoreham, and for making a Road to Lancing, and a Branch Road thereupon, all in the County of Sussex; and to whom the Petitions of the Mayor, Burgesses and Inhabitants of the borough of Arundel, in the county of Sussex; of George O'Brien, Earl of Egremont, and Baron of Cockermouth; of Isaac Bass, of Brighton, in the county of Susssex, Merchant; and, of Hugh Fuller, Esquire, of Portslade, in the county of Sussex, were referred; That they had considered the said Petitions; and had heard counsel in favour of the Bill; 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 in favour of Broomielaw (Glasgow) Railway and Tunnel Bill.

A Petition of Merchants, Manufacturers and Traders of the town of Newry, 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 the same may pass into a law.

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

Berwick Light Dues Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for altering two Acts passed in the forty-sixth and fifty-fourth years of his late Majesty's reign, relating to the Northern Lighthouses, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for relieving, in certain cases, Vessels entering or sailing from the Port of Berwick-upon-Tweed, from the Duties leviable under two Acts passed in the forty-sixth and fifty-fourth years of his late Majesty's reign, relating to the Northern Lighthouses.

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

Great Strickland Inclosure Bill, committed.

A Bill for inclosing Lands in the Townships of Great Strickland and Thrimby, in the Parish of Morland, in the County of Westmorland, was read a second time; and committed to Lord Viscount Lowther, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petition against Tweed Fisheries Bill.

A Petition of George Pringle, of Scremerston, in the county of Durham, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the more effectual preservation and increase of the Breed of Salmon, and for better regulating the Fisheries in the River Tweed, and the Rivers and Streams running into the same, and also within the Mouth or Entrance of the said River; and praying, That he may be heard by his counsel or agent 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.

Wootton Bassett Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for more effectually repairing the Road from Wootton Bassett, in the County of Wilts, to the two-mile-stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Swindon to Marlborough, in the said County, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir John Astley do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

East Looe Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of East Looe, in the room of Henry Hope, Esquire, who, since his election for the said Borough, hath accepted the office of one of the Grooms of His Majesty's Bedchamber.

Power to Committee on Birmingham and London Junction Canal Petition.

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; and to whom the Petitions of Thomas Wyatt, a land-owner on the line of the proposed Birmingham and London Junction Canal; of John Williams and others; of R. Paterson and others, complaining of their names having been inserted in the Subscription List; and, two Petitions of several Owners and Occupiers of land on the line of the London and Birmingham Junction Canal thereinafter mentioned, complaining of their names having been entered in the Lists of assents, dissents and neuters, as being neuter, they being opposed to the Bill; and of several Trustees for executing an Act for repairing the Road from Dunchurch to Stonebridge, in the county of Warwick, complaining of non-compliance with the Standing Orders, were referred; have power to report their Observations, together with the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them, to the House.

Report. No. 251.

Mr. Dugdale accordingly reported from the said Committee, That they had examined the matters to them referred, and had directed him to make a report thereof to the House, together with the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report and Minutes do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petition against Dublin Improvement Bill.

A Petition of Linen, Woollen and Cotton Manufacturers, Brewers, Distillers, Iron-founders and other extensive consumers of coals in the city of Dublin, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to enable the Commissioners of Wide Streets to widen and improve certain Ways, Streets, and Passages in and about the City and County of Dublin; and to amend and extend the provisions of an Act passed in the forty-seventh year of the reign of his late Majesty, for improving and rendering more commodious such parts of the County, and County of the City of Dublin, as are situate on the South side of the River Anna Liffey, and West of His Majesty's Castle of Dublin; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Wistow Inclosure Bill, reported.

Mr. John Calvert reported from the Committee on the Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Wistow, in the County of Huntingdon, and for extinguishing the Tithes in the said Parish; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills of Inclosure, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the Parties concerned had given their consent to the Bill, to the satisfaction of the Committee; and that they 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.

Petitions against Watching, &c. Parishes Bill.

A Petition of Commissioners for paving the high streets called Holywell-street, Church-end, and part of Kingsland-road, in the parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, and other parts of the said parish adjoining thereto;-and, of Trustees for lighting and cleansing the precinct of Well Close, in the liberty of the Tower of London,- were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to make provision for the lighting, watching, cleansing and paving of Parishes in England and Wales; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

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

Stafford Improvement Bill, committed.

A Bill for paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, regulating and improving the Streets, Lanes and other Public Passages and Places, within the Borough of Stafford, in the County of Stafford, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Littleton, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petition against.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Stafford, was 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.

Petition against Macclesfield Water Bill.

A Petition of Burgesses and Inhabitants of the borough of Macclesfield, in the county of Chester, was presented, and read; taking notice of the 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; and setting forth, That the said Bill gives power to the Mayor, Aldermen and Capital Burgesses of the said borough to continue the present works, and also to construct and continue all such additional and new works as may be necessary for supplying Water, and from time to time to make and maintain other works of the like or of different natures, and to do and perform all other matters or things which shall be deemed necessary for conveying a sufficient supply of Water to and through the several streets, lanes, passages and courts of and in the said borough; and the said Bill also gives to the said Mayor, Aldermen and Capital Burgesses powers to take and use lands and hereditaments for such purposes, either within the said borough or elsewhere out of the said borough, against the will of the Owners, on a valuation by jury; and that it appears to the Petitioners, that under the extensive and unlimited powers and provisoes above mentioned, the Mayor, Aldermen and Capital Burgesses are fully enabled to make cuts and aqueducts, and to take lands and other property for making cuts and aqueducts, for supplying the town with Water, and, in short, to do any act and make any works whatever for such purpose, without any restraint, at their will and pleasure; and that the Standing Orders of the House relating to any application for a Bill for supplying any city, town or place with Water, have not been complied with, because the Notices contain only the name of one parish or township, when the powers and provisions of the Bill for taking lands and hereditaments extend to all parishes and townships whatever, and because no Map or Plan of any intended cut or aqueduct has been lodged with the Clerk of the Peace of the county, nor any Book of Reference or Lists of Names of the Owners and Occupiers of lands, nor any description of any brooks or streams to be diverted under the powers of the Bill, nor any Section or Levels of the intended works, and because no previous application has been made to any Owners or Occupiers of lands authorized to be taken by the Bill for the purposes thereof before bringing in the same, nor has any Duplicate of any Map or Plan, or Book of Reference, or Lists of Owners and Occupiers, or any estimate of the Expense of the Works, been lodged in the Private Bill Office of the House, as required by the said Standing Orders; and that the passing of the said Bill might establish a precedent for a very compendious method of obtaining extensive and unlimited powers to make aqueducts through private property without complying with the Standing Orders of the House; and that the powers and provisions of the said Bill, enabling the said Mayor, Aldermen and Capital Burgesses to take the property of individuals without their consent, will be highly injurious to the rights and interests of several of the Petitioners; and that by the Charter of Incorporation, granted in the 36th year of King Charles the Second, a power to carry and convey Water in and through pipes or otherwise to the borough of Macclesfield, from all or any of the springs being in the commons or waste lands near the borough, was vested in the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the said borough, together with the profits, commodities and advantages therefrom growing and arising, the said profits and advantages to be disposed and bestowed by the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the borough to and for the public good and common utility of the borough and corporate body aforesaid; and that by the said Bill the right of the Burgesses to have any control of the disposal of the said profits for the public good and common utility will, if passed into a law, be taken away, as the Petitioners conceive, and the exclusive control thereof vested in the Mayor, Aldermen and Capital Burgesses, or the majority of them, who would not be liable to be called to show that they do fulfil the original intention of the royal donor; and that by the said Bill various powers would be granted to the said Mayor, Aldermen and Capital Burgesses, and different enactments made, which, as the Petitioners conceive, would tend to the detriment rather than the welfare of the inhabitants at large of the said borough; and that it is the opinion of the Petitioners, that any Bill to be passed for the regulation of the said Water-works, should contain a distinct provision for the annual election of at least twelve persons, half of whom to be chosen by the said Mayor, Aldermen and Capital Burgesses, and the other half by the Common Burgesses, for the management and disposal of the said Water-springs, and the profits therefrom arising, such election to be made on the day of the swearing in of the Mayor of the said borough, and that the Accounts for the last year should be presented on the same day, and afterwards be printed for the use of and given to the Burgesses of the said borough, upon application to the Town Clerk for the same; and that the Petitioners beg to state, that divers public wells or springs, which were open for the supply of the poor, have been stopped by the orders of the said Mayor, Aldermen and Capital Burgesses, or some person or persons acting under their authority as the Petitioners believe, to the great inconvenience and detriment of poor persons, especially living near to the said public wells or springs, by which means, and by the operation of the provisions contained in the said Bill, should it pass into a law, the poor of the said borough will entirely be deprived of Water; and that the said Bill contains other powers or provisions which will be highly injurious to the rights and interests of the Petitioners, the Mayor, Aldermen and Capital Burgesses, or their Committee, being authorized to sell Water for manufacturers, dye-houses, printing and bleaching works, baths, ponds, pools, and other purposes, distinct from domestic purposes, and inasmuch as some manufactories and works require a very large supply of Water, and as the present supply of Water is very insufficient even for domestic purposes, it must necessarily follow, that any diminution of the supply in favour of manufactories must subject the inhabitants at large to suffer more than they do under the present insufficient supply of Water, or to be wholly deprived of a supply of Water for domestic purposes; and praying, That the said Bill may not pass into a law as it now stands, and that the subject of the non-compliance with the Standing Orders of the House, may be taken into consideration; and that the Petitioners may be heard by themselves, their counsel, agents and witnesses against the said Bill, on the grounds aforesaid; and that they may have such relief in the premises as to the House shall seem meet.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Bill; and that the Petitioners be heard by themselves, their counsel, agents and witnesses against the same (excepting so far as regards the Standing Orders.)

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

Petitions against Sheffield Waterworks Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Sheffield, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for better supplying with Water the Town and Parish of Sheffield, in the County of York; and praying, That they may be heard by their counsel against the same.

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

A Petition of Subscribers to, and Shareholders in, the Undertaking of the Sheffield Waterworks Company;-and, of Inhabitants of Sheffield,-were 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.

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.

Werneth and Littleborough Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for improving and maintaining the Road from Werneth to Littleborough, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the County of Lancaster, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Petition respecting North Level Drainage and Navigation Bill, reported.

Sir James Graham reported from the Committee on the re-committed Report which was made from the Committee on the Petition of Steed Girdlestone and Alexander Mundell, Agents of Proprietors of lands in the North Level and Great Portsand, part of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, promoters of the North Level Drainage and Navigation Bill, praying for an alteration in the line of the intended Main Drain; That the Standing Orders relative to Drainage and Navigation Bills, had not been complied with; and that they had examined the matter of the Petition; and the Report was brought up, and read.

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

Merlin's Bridge Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for improving and maintaining the Road from Merlin's Bridge to Pembroke Ferry, in the County of Pembroke, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Petitions for repeal of Clauses in Dublin Apothecaries Act.

A Petition of Licentiate Apothecaries of the city of Cork; -and, of Apothecaries of the town of Clonmell,-were presented, and read; praying, That the House will be pleased to take into their serious consideration the Irish Apothecaries Act of the year 1791, with a view to its repeal, and more effectually securing to His Majesty's subjects the benefits contemplated by its enactment; and that they will be pleased to authorize an institution to be created from the general body of Irish Apothecaries, to be called "The Royal Irish College of Pharmacy," to which the regulative powers of Apothecaries Hall shall be transferred; the officers of said College to be chosen, not by reason of their shares in the capital stock of the Company, but on account of their talents and integrity; and further praying, That the proposed Royal College of Pharmacy shall not, like the present Apothecaries Company, be permitted to traffic in Drugs; but that the services of its officers shall be altogether confined to the scientific objects of their department; and that a Clause may be introduced into the solicited Act, empowering the Governor and Directors of the proposed College of Pharmacy to grant annual licenses; and prohibiting any person from practising the art and science of an Apothecary in Ireland, under such penalties as the House may please to ordain without such license.

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

Petition complaining of Distress in Ireland.

A Petition of Operatives of the city of Dublin and its vicinity, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners feel grateful that the House has appointed a Committee to inquire into the condition of the poor of Ireland, with a view to their relief; that the Petitioners are informed various statements have been made in the House, from which an inference may be drawn, that distress does not exist to any unusual extent in that city and its environs; and praying the House to instruct the Committee to call before them persons well acquainted with the state of the poor of Dublin and its vicinity, when the Petitioners aver disclosures will be made of unprecedented destitution and calamity, unknown, as they believe, in any other christian country.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee on the Irish Poor.

Petition respecting the Pig Market in Dublin.

A Petition of Principal Dealers in the pork and provision trade in the city of Dublin, was presented, and read; praying the House to adopt such legislative measure as will protect from ruin the provision trade of that city, by obliging all pigs brought for sale into the city of Dublin, to be exposed for sale in the public Pig-Market in May-lane, appointed for that purpose by the Lord Mayor of the said city, and no where else; and that the House will direct that no person be allowed to follow the trade of a pig-factor, unless he give the same security that cattle salesmasters are obliged to give, to protect the public from the frauds and impositions complained of in the Petition.

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

Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the clothing district of Woodhouse, in the county of York;-of Magistrates and Town Council of the royal burgh of Arbroath;-of Bankers, Merchants, Manufacturers and others interested in the trade and commerce of Derby;-of Inhabitants of Swanwick, in the county of Derby;-of Inhabitants of the clothing district of Armley, in the county of York;- of the Magistrates and Council of the burgh of Kilmarnock, in the county of Ayr, and also of the five Incorporated trades therein, of Weavers, Bonnet-makers, Skinners, Glovers, Shoe-makers and Tailors;-and, of Shipowners, Merchants, Manufacturers and Inhabitants of the town of North Shields,-were presented, and read; praying, That such regulations may be adopted by the House as may be the means of promoting a free commercial competition among all classes of His Majesty's subjects, and that they may be admitted to the full exercise of their rights to a trade with the empire of China, and all other countries of the East, thus advancing the prosperity and welfare of all parts of the British dominions.

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

A Petition of Merchants, Ship-owners and Manufacturers and others interested in the trade of the town of Dundee;-and, of the Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures established by royal charter in the city of Glasgow,-were also presented, and read; praying, That the trade to the East Indies and China be thrown open, and that the East India Company's Charter be not renewed.

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

Petition respecting Sheriffs Court (Scotland.)

A Petition of Robert Kintrea, Stone Mason in Paisley, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner has respectfully to represent to the House the great grievance which he has experienced, as a litigant, under the system by which Justice is at present administered in the Sheriff Courts in Scotland; that he has been a suitor for more than a year in one of those Courts; his demand is for payment of a simple account for labour and materials, amounting to 12l. 5s. 7d. sterling, whereof 7l. 12s. 8d. sterling was admitted by the Defendant, and paid in course of the process, and the whole litigation has related to the balance of 4l. 12s. 11d.; that although he has been thus long anxiously involved in litigation, in the only competent Court in Scotland open to him for the trial of such a case, it is still undetermined; his expense already amounts to 11l. odd, and it is utterly impossible even to conjecture how long the trial may last, or how much expense it may cost, or whether it may not afterwards be appealed, stating further particulars of his case; and praying, That the House will take the same into consideration, and do therein as to them shall appear proper.

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

Petitions for mitigating the Punishment for Forgery.

A Petition of Alan Newman, of Bolton-place, Queen's Elm, Chelsea, in the county of Middlesex, Gentleman;- of Inhabitants of the city of Bristol and its vicinity;-of the Mayor, Burgesses and Inhabitants of Maidenhead and its vicinity;-of Magistrates, Clergy and Inhabitants, Householders of the towns of Braintree and Bocking, in Essex;-and, of Inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood of Warrington, in the county of Lancaster,-were presented, and read; setting forth That the Petitioners understand that the existing laws respecting Forgery are now under the consideration of the House; and praying, That all such parts of them as affix the penalty of death may be repealed.

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

Return to be printed. No. 284.

Ordered, That the Return respecting Probates of Wills and Letters of Administration issued in Wales, which was presented to the House upon Monday last, be printed.

Accounts, &c. ordered: Cess (Scotland.)

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Amount of Cess levied in each of the Royal Burghs of Scotland, in the years 1825 to 1829 inclusive; stating the amount of expense for collecting the same, and the net amount remitted to the Exchequer in Edinburgh in each of these years.

Navy Promotions.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the dates of Entry of Robert Crosbie, James Hope and Hugh Goold in the Royal Navy, the dates of their Commissions as Lieutenants, the length of the Service of each; distinguishing how long afloat; also, the date of Promotion of Robert Crosbie and James Hope to be Commanders.

Address respecting Diplomatic Expenses.

Resolved, 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, an Account, in detail, of the Expenditure of £1,149. 8s. by Sir C. Bagot, His Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Court of the Netherlands, charged in the Civil Contingencies of 1829; stating also, the amount of all Salaries and Allowances to himself and Embassy, in the same year, paid from the Civil List, or other Fund, in the same year.

Resolved, 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, an Account, in detail, of the Expenditure of £1,287 charged in the Civil Contingencies in 1829, for Extraordinary Expenses incurred by Lord Burghersh, His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of Tuscany; stating also, the amount paid from the Civil List, or any other Fund, in support of the said Minister and his Embassy, in the same year.

Resolved, 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, an Account, in detail, of the Expenditure of £671. 15s. charged by E. C. Disbrowe, Esquire, His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of Stutgardt, in 1829; stating also, the Salaries and Allowances paid to Mr. Disbrowe as Minister, and to his Embassy, from the Civil List, or any other Fund, in the same year.

Resolved, 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, an Account, in detail, of the manner in which £2,116. 18s. charged by Lord Stuart de Rothesay, His Majesty's Ambassador at Paris, in the Civil Contingencies for 1829, has been expended; stating also, the amount paid to Lord Stuart, and other Persons belonging to his Embassy, for Pay and Allowance, from the Civil List, and any other Funds, in the same year.

Resolved, 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, an Account, in detail, of £.163. 8s. 2d. charged in the Civil Contingencies in 1829, for Extraordinary Expenses incurred by H. J. Mandeville, Esquire, His Majesty's Secretary of Embassy at Lisbon; and also, the amount of Salary, if any, paid to him from the Civil List, since the re-call of the Embassy from Lisbon, and stating on what duty, and where he has been since employed.

Ordered, That the said Addresses be presented to His Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council.

Accounts, &c. ordered: House Valuation Commissioners (Dublin.)

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account, in detail, of £.1,553. 9s. 3d. charged for the Salaries and incidental Expenses of the Commissioners for the new Valuation of Houses in the City of Dublin, three quarters, to 10th October 1829; stating the Names of the Commissioners, the amount of Salary of each, and by what authority appointed.

Civil Contingencies.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account, in detail, of the sum of £.2,798. 11s. expended for Public Offices in Whitehall and Westminster; of £.1,278. 9s. for Colours for the Foot Guards; of £.1,670. 5s. for Plate and Furniture for the Governors of Tobago, &c.; and, of £.1,169. 5s. for Robes, &c. for Knights of several Orders, as charged in the Civil Contingencies for 1829.

Turnpike Road Bill Fees.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account, in detail, of £.8,899. 8s. 8d. charged in the Civil Contingencies of 1829, for payment of Fees on Bills for improving Turnpike Roads, which received the Royal Assent in 1829.

Compensation Allowances.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all Persons who receive Compensation Allowances for the loss of their offices until otherwise provided for, with the Date of the Warrant authorizing each Allowance, the amount of each Allowance, and the amount of the Salary of the office for the loss of which such Allowance is made.

Petition for reduction of Duty on Importation of Corn.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Kidderminster, was presented, and read; praying the House to abolish monopolies of every kind, especially those of tea, sugar and coffee; but, above all, the Petitioners pray for the alteration of the Corn monopoly, or at least a great reduction of the Duty on foreign Corn imported into this country, as the Petitioners are fully persuaded that nothing will be of so immediate and essential relief to the country, as a free trade in Corn.

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

The Lords have agreed to

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Giffin Wilson and Mr. Eden:

Mr. Speaker,

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

Carmarthen Roads Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually maintaining and repairing several Roads from Carmarthen to Lampeterpontstephen, so far as relates to the Carmarthen District of Roads, and certain other Roads in the said County of Carmarthen:

Breconshire Roads Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads in the Counties of Brecon, Radnor and Glamorgan, and for making and maintaining several new Branches of Road to communicate therewith: And also,

Haddenham Inclosure Bill, with Amendments.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for inclosing Lands and extinguishing Tithes in the Parish of Haddenham, in the County of Buckingham, with some Amendments, to which Amendments the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

The Lords have passed Highgate School Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable the Wardens and Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Free Grammar School of Sir Roger Cholmeley, Knight, in Highgate, to pull down their present Chapel, and to contribute towards the Erection of a new Chapel or Church in Highgate, and for other purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: -And then the Messengers withdrew.

Petitions for continuance of Fishery Bounties.

A Petition of the Fishermen and Fish-curers of Staithes and Runswick, in the parish of Hinderwell, in the north riding of the county of York;-and, of the Fishermen and Fish-curers of Robinhood's Bay, in the parish of Fylingdales, near Whitby,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That by several Acts of Parliament passed in the reign of His present Majesty, the Petitioners were allowed a Bounty upon the taking and curing of fish, and by an Act passed in the seventh year of the reign of His said Majesty, such Bounties were wholly to cease and determine on the 5th day of April 1830; and praying, That the House will be pleased to take their case into consideration, and grant a continuance of the said Bounties.

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

Petitions for holding Assizes at Wakefield.

A Petition of the Clergy, Gentry, Freeholders, Merchants and others, Inhabitants of the township of Shepley;-and, of Inhabitants of the township of Farnley Tyas, in the west riding of the county of York,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have observed with pleasure the recommendation of the Law Commissioners in their recent Report, that the Assizes for the west riding should be holden at Wakefield; that to them it would be most convenient, as they are required to attend as suitors, witnesses or jurors at York, which, from its great distance, interferes in a most serious manner with their pursuits, and from the great expense of taking witnesses so far, they are frequently compelled to forego their just rights in civil actions at law, whereby the ends of justice are defeated; that the removal of the Assizes from York to Wakefield would, in their opinion, greatly facilitate the business of the west riding, as the situation of Wakefield is central, and easily accessible from all parts of the said riding, contains a spacious court-house and prison adapted for every purpose of holding an Assize, and making a general gaol delivery; that the rates of these townships have increased in no inconsiderable degree, which may partly be attributed to the enormous expense of conveying prisoners and witnesses such a serious distance; and praying, That the Assizes and General Gaol Delivery for the business of the said west riding may in future be held at Wakefield, and that such other relief in the premises may be granted to the Petitioners as to the House may seem meet.

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

Petitions against throwing open the Trade in Beer.

A Petition of Publicans of Newark, and of the several villages around;-of Innkeepers, Victuallers and Inhabitants of the city of Gloucester;-and, of Inhabitants of Middleton and its vicinity, in the county of Lancaster, -were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have heard with regret, that it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to throw open the trade in Beer; that they have embarked a large capital in the several establishments, for the purpose of carrying on the same under a license granted by the magistrates to the exclusion of all others not so licensed; and praying the House to pause before it destroys at one fell swoop so much property, and not to throw open the trade in Beer, which will at once remove the hitherto shield to the morals of the people.

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

Petition for Allowance of Duty on Stock of Beer.

A Petition of Common Brewers of Manchester and Salford, was presented, and read; praying, That if any alterations of the laws relating to the Sale of Beer by Retail shall be made, so as to allow Beer to be sold at places not under the control of the magistrates, a provision may be added so as to prevent such Beer from being drunk or consumed on the premises where sold; and also praying, That in case the duty now payable by law shall for the future be taken off, an allowance may be made to common brewers for the duty they have paid upon the stock they may have on hand at the time appointed for the cessation of the duty.

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

Petition for revision of Laws relating to Vagrants.

A Petition of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace acting in and for the city and county of the city of Lichfield, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the charges upon the county rate of the said city and county of Lichfield, for passing the Irish and Scotch poor, and the natives of the Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, amounted in the year 1823 to 43l., and have been gradually increasing every subsequent year to nearly double that sum, and thereby comprising more than one-sixth part of the whole annual rate levied for the said city and county; that the humane intentions of the Legislature in assisting the aforesaid poor in their return to their native county, are universally taken advantage of by persons who are in no need of such assistance, and who are enabled by the laws now in being to travel at the public expense from one end of England to the other; and praying, That the House will be pleased to make such alteration in the laws as may relieve the county rate from this partial, oppressive and increasing burthen.

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

Petition for access to St. James's Park, through Waterloo Place.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the city and liberty of Westminster and parts adjacent, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have lately perceived, with great regret and disappointment, that a plan is in progress for the completion of the Terrace between Waterlooplace and Saint James's Park, without any opening for the ingress and egress of the public at that spot; that if no direct pledge was given on the part of His Majesty's Government to afford such accommodation to the public in the projected improvements, at least a very general expectation was confidently entertained that such would be the case, and the circumstance of two open archways having been actually constructed under the Terrace, which archways have but very recently been bricked up, served to confirm that expectation, and to show that the intentions of those who superintended the work were at one time in unison with the wishes of the public in this particular; that, if the accommodation sought for tended in the smallest degree to encroach upon the Royal privacy, or gain admittance for the public to a part of the Park from which they had hitherto been excluded, the Petitioners would not have put their hands to a prayer for any such indulgence, but, inasmuch as the whole of Saint James's Park is already, by His Majesty's most gracious permission; open, during proper hours, to all His subjects indiscriminately, the Petitioners venture to express their firm reliance upon His Majesty's goodness, that if their wishes were made known to His Majesty, He would not deny them the facility of an additional place of access to that privilege which by His Royal bounty they already enjoy; but it is not only on the score of public convenience that the Petitioners solicit this boon, they respectfully submit to the House that the plan, as at present developed, will be highly defective in point of taste; that the ground rising from Pall Mall to the southward will have the effect of making the Park appear much lower than it really is; that it will throw Pall Mall itself, as it were, into a sink; and, above all, that it will entirely shut out the view of the Park from Regent-street, and thereby destroy an important feature in one of the greatest national improvements which this country has ever achieved; the Petitioners humbly submit, on the other hand, that a public entrance into the Park from Waterloo-place might be made to combine a highly useful object with a noble architectural design, and form an appropriate termination to a street which is the theme of universal admiration; the Petitioners therefore humbly solicit that the House will be pleased to address His Majesty with a view to obtain the prayer of their Petition.

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

Returns of Exchequer Informations, &c. ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all the Exchequer Writs issued by the Solicitor of Stamps against Persons dealing in Drugs or Chemical Preparations or Compositions under the Medicine Duty and Stamp Acts, from 21st June 1829 to 1st March 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all such Writs as have been further proceeded on in the Court of Exchequer by information or otherwise.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all Suits so instituted as above, which have been compounded for by the Parties sued; distinguishing such as have paid distinct sums for the same (alleged) Offences, and what part of such sums have been charged as the costs of the Legal Proceedings.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the appropriation of such Sums as have been paid for Composition of Penalties, and for Costs by Persons so sued, and to whom they have been paid, and to whom accounted for by the Persons receiving the Money.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all such Prosecutions as have not been proceeded in, and such as have been dropped without the exaction of any Penalty or Composition from the Parties sued.

Petition for abolition of Tithes (Ireland.)

A Petition of Farmers and Land-owners of the Parishes of Lady's Island, Tacumshane, Saint Iberius, Saint Margaret's and Carne, in the county of Wexford, was presented and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, impressed with the fullest confidence in the wisdom and justice of the Legislature, implore the House to take into its most serious consideration the operation of the Tithe system in Ireland, in order to remedy the evils so long resulting therefrom; the House must be aware that this system, as carried on in that part of the United Kingdom, operates as a direct and almost intolerable tax upon industry and a premium for idleness, and has been, and continues to be, a main obstacle to the improvement of agriculture in that country, so shamefully backward in that respect; the incalculable loss and injury arising therefrom to a country depending almost exclusively on its agriculture for support, must also be apparent to the House; the Petitioners beg also most humbly to solicit the consideration of the House to the enormous amount of crime carried on by the mode of levying those Tithes, so vexatious and galling to the feelings of the people, viz. to the murders and assassinations, to the popular disturbances and insurrections, to the corruption and perjury, so frequently the effects of the working of this corroding system, which cry aloud to the Legislature, by extinguishing the cause, to prevent those direful effects; the Petitioners with all humility assure the House, that they cannot comprehend, in their limited understanding, the justice of extorting from Roman Catholics the tenth part of their properties, of their time and labour every year, to maintain the ministers of a church with which they are not in communion, and consequently cannot receive any spiritual benefit in return, and to furnish them with the means of living in luxury and extravagance unbecoming (in the opinion of the Petitioners) the ministers of the Gospel, and totally disproportionate to the duties which they have to perform; the Petitioners therefore most earnestly and respectfully entreat of the House, by granting the prayer of their Petition, to put an end to the effects of a system so fraught with evil throughout the United Kingdom.

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

Petition for Duty on Importation of Lead.

A Petition of John Barker, chairman of a meeting of the Owners of lead mines, within the county of Derby, was presented and read; praying the House to pass an Act imposing a duty of 4l. per ton upon all foreign Lead, and 3l. per ton upon all foreign Lead Ore, imported into Great Britain or its colonies, instead of the present duties.

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

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Vaughan have leave of absence for a month, on account of ill health.

Ordered, That Mr. Leslie Foster have leave of absence for a month, on urgent private business.

Ordered, That Mr. Chichester have leave of absence for a month, on urgent private business.

Copy of Report respecting Dean Forest, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Copy of the Report from the Commissioners of Woods, &c. to the Lords of the Treasury, recommending measures for ascertaining the boundaries of Dean Forest, and for inquiring into the rights or claims of persons calling themselves free miners, dated 25th August 1829; and, of the Letter from the Treasury, in answer, dated 9th October 1829.

Petition for repeal of Duties on Coals.

A Petition of the Coal Owners, Miners, Lessees, and others interested in the Coal Trade of the River Dee, in the counties of Flint and Chester, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners labour under inconvenience, and suffer great and very severe loss, by the tax levied on Sea-borne Coal; and praying the House, That the sundry Acts imposing general Duties on Coal carried coastwise may be repealed, or that the House will grant such relief to the Petitioners as the justice of their case requires.

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

Petition respecting French Claims.

A Petition of Clement Joseph Philip Pen, Baron de Bode, Baron of the Holy Roman Empire, a Knight of several Orders, and a natural-born British subject, was presented, and read; setting forth, That Parliament, through the operation of the Act of the 59th of George the Third, having virtually become a Trustee for the British Claimants on the French Government, the Petitioner begs leave humbly to represent, that he was a claimant duly registered by the English Commissioners, with the concurrence of the French Commissioners; that his name is registered in the second book, No. 1130; that the Petitioner can prove by documents, that it is solely in consequence of the neglect of the English Commissioners that his name was not registered in the first book, No. 587; and the Petitioner humbly submits, that the fact of his name having so been only registered in the second book, No. 1130, by the omission of the Commissioners, instead of No.587 in the first book, cannot be alleged as a reason against the validity of the Petitioner's claim, because that circumstance rests with the Commissioners and not with him, and because other claimants registered in the same book under the same head as the Petitioner, have been paid; that the Petitioner's name, and the amount of his claim, stands in the list of regularly-registered claimants in the official returns made by the Commissioners to the House; that it stands as such in the official reports of the Commissioners in The London Gazette; that the Petitioner can prove, that the Commissioners have acknowledged in official documents, that they had kept a large sum apart to meet the Petitioner's claim, which could not have been done, had not the Petitioner been a regularly-registered claimant; that the Petitioner's case could not at all have been gone into and have been considered before the 26th of July 1826, when the Commissioners closed their labours as far as concerned the registered claimants, had not the Petitioner been a regularly-registered claimant; that the Petitioner can prove, and always was prepared to prove, if the opportunity had been afforded him, that the property for which he claims indemnity, was confiscated from him, and not from his father, that the cession made to him by the Petitioner's father was legal, and in conformity with the then existing laws of Alsace, and that, had even that circumstance not taken place, he would equally be entitled to the indemnity he claims in consequence of his indisputable and undisputed reversionary right to the property; that the French Government not having disputed that question, the British Commissioners had no right to throw impediments in the way on that account; that the Commissioners made their award of rejection in absence of the most essential evidence, knowing at the time that it was forthcoming, having been apprized by his agent that every thing they had required from him to substantiate his claim would be obtained, and that without the expected evidence it would be impossible for them to come to a just and equitable judgment; that the award of rejection was principally founded on a passage pretended to be in a private deed, but which passage did not exist in that or in any other deed; that there could have existed no valid reason for the Commissioners not having waited for the arrival of his additional evidence before they made their award of rejection against the Petitioner, the Commission having remained open nearly four years and a half after this award was made; that the Petitioner was deterred from availing himself of the advantage arising from the introduction of additional evidence, in consequence of a threatening letter from the Commissioners, in which they state, that they understood that the Petitioner intended to support his case on the appeal with his additional evidence, and therefore informed him, that the producing of the new additional evidence before the Lords of the Council would not only be fruitless, but most probably would occasion the immediate dismissal of the appeal; that a rehearing was refused by His Majesty's Privy Council to the Petitioner, in consequence, as their Lordships stated, of the limited powers granted them by the Act of 59 Geo. 3, c. 31; that the Petitioner begs humbly to submit, that under all those circumstances it cannot be maintained that his case has been regularly gone through; that the Petitioner can prove that, though the Commissioners would not wait for the arrival of the most important evidence, announced to them before they signed their award of rejection against him, they have to others, even after awards of rejection had been signified to claimants, and published in The London Gazette given those claimants fresh time to procure new additional evidence, and have, after the production of such new evidence, re-considered their award; that in some cases, after several years had elapsed after the award of rejection had been made and published, such claims have been reconsidered and paid; that the Petitioner feels himself very harshly treated by such preference having been given to the other claimants; that the Petitioner is debarred, by the Convention of April the 25th, 1818, from seeking any redress from the French government; that the Petitioner, having applied in 1826 to the French government, was referred to that special clause in the said Convention, in which it is stated, that no further demand is ever to be made on France by the individuals who were, in conformity to the Convention of 1815, registered as British claimants, and whose claims had been discharged on the part of France, by the funds created in conformity to the Convention of 1815 and 1818, and placed for that purpose at the disposal of the British Government, adding, that France could not be called upon to pay the same debt twice, and that the Petitioner must seek his remedy against the British Government; that the Petitioner was possessed of large landed property and mines, which were illegally confiscated and sold by the revolutionary government of France; that indemnity for such loss was admitted to be due to the Petitioner, and that it would be a case of unparalleled hardship, if, notwithstanding such admission, and the recognition of his losses by two great and powerful governments, the Petitioner should be deprived of his property without remedy or hope of recovery; that the Petitioner courts the most minute, strict, and public investigation of his case; and therefore most humbly prays, That the House will be pleased to take his unhappy case into their early consideration, and afford him such relief as in their wisdom may seem meet.

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

Address respecting American Mines.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to direct His Consuls in the different States of Mexico, and of Central and South America, to collect and transmit such Information as they may have it in their power to obtain, with respect to the amount of the Precious Metals raised in each State in each year, from 1790 to 1810, and from 1810 to the present time; distinguishing the quantity raised at the Mines from the quantity stamped at the Mints in each Province.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council.

Report from Committee on East India Company's Affairs. No. 246.

Mr. Ward reported from the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the present State of the Affairs of the East India Company, and into the Trade between Great Britain, the East Indies and China, and to report their Observations thereupon to the House, and who were empowered to report the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them from time to time to the House; That they had made a further progress in the matters to them referred; and had examined several other witnesses, the Minutes of whose Evidence they had agreed to report to the House up to the 5th day of this instant April inclusive; and the Report was brought up, and read.

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

Ireland-Papers, &c. ordered: Grand Canal.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Copy of a Letter to the Right honourable Lord Francis Leveson Gower, Chief Secretary for Ireland, on the nature of the Securities taken by the Irish Loan Commissioners for an advance of Money to the Grand Canal Company, for the purpose of extending their Navigation to the Town of Kilbeggan; together with Appendix, Notes, Maps and Statements; dated London, 16th July 1829.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, Copies of the Answers of the Grand Canal Directors and Loan Commissioners to that Statement, with the Affidavits annexed thereto.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Copy of the Report on those Answers.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, Copies of the Cases submitted to Messieurs Joy and Pennefather; together with their Opinions.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, Returns of the Receipts and Expenditure of Ballinasloe Canal, for one year, belonging 5th January 1829 and ending 5th January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, Returns of the Receipts and Expenditure of Mount Mellick Canal.

Consolidated Fund.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all Sums of Money advanced out of the Consolidated Fund, on the recommendation, or with the sanction, of the Irish Loan Commissioners; for what purposes, on what terms, at what rates of Interest, for Principal and Sinking Fund; the nature of the Securities required and taken, to whom and when issued, the Re-payments, if any; distinguishing the Re-payment on each separate Loan, for each and every year.

Petition for repeal of Parish Vestries Act (Ireland.)

A Petition of Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the parish of Ardcath, in the county of Meath, was presented, and read; reciting the Act 7 Geo. 4, c. 72, for the regulation of Parish Vestries in Ireland; and praying the House to repeal the same.

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

Petitions for removal of Disabilities affecting the Jews.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the southern district of London, professing the Jewish religion;-and, of Inhabitants of the west of London, professing the Jewish religion,-were presented and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have learned with much pleasure that there is a Bill before the House, or about to be introduced, for the purpose of admitting the Jews to all the rights and privileges of free-born British subjects to all corporate offices, franchises and freedom; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Petitions complaining of distressed state of the Shipping Interest.

A Petition of Ship-owners and others, interested in the prosperity of the Shipping interest of the United Kingdom, residing in and near North Shields, Blyth and Hartley, (port of Newcastle), and, of Ship-owners resident in the town of South Shields, within the port of Newcastle-uponTyne,- were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners contemplate with deep regret the present condition, and with melancholy forebodings the future prospects, of the Shipping interest of the United Kingdom, as well as every other upon which it is dependent, and the Petitioners, believing that the causes of its distress have never yet been made the subject of a full and impartial examination, do most earnestly but respectfully implore the House to institute such an inquiry as may lead to the adoption of those remedial measures which alone can prevent this interest, important not only to the Petitioners, but also to the nation at large, from sinking into utter and irrevocable decay.

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

Petition for repeal of Malt Duties.

A Petition of Farmers and Agriculturists and others, resident in the neighbourhood of Cirencester, in the county of Gloucester, was presented, and read; praying for a repeal of the existing Duties on Malt.

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

Return of Shipping and Tonnage, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Ships and Vessels belonging to the different Ports or places of the British Empire, exclusive of the Colonies, stated in succession, agreeable to the relative Amount of Tonnage belonging to each, classing the Number and Tonnage, agreeable to the following specification, viz. under 50 tons, 50 to 100, 100 to 200, 200 to 300, 300 to 400, 400 to 500, 500 to 800, 800 to 1,200, and upwards of 1,200;- and, of the Number of Steam Boats in each Port of Great Britain.

Petition respecting the Post Office.

A Petition of John Wheel, of Sovereign-street, Edgeware-road, was presented, and read; praying the House to establish a General and Twopenny Post Receiving House in the neighbourhood of Connaught-square and Sovereign-street, Edgeware-road.

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

Accounts from the Court of Chancery, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of all Sums of Money received in each year, during the last four years, by each of the Registrars and Deputy Registrars of the High Court of Chancery, and by each of their Clerks, and of the several matters on account of which the same have been received; distinguishing particularly how much of such sums has been received for Decrees and Orders made by the Lord Chancellor which were not of course, and how much for Orders of course; how much for Decrees and Orders made by the Master of the Rolls, which were not of course, and how much for Orders of course; and how much for Decrees and Orders made by the Vice-Chancellor, which were not of course, and how much for Orders of course; how much of such sums has been received for Copies of Decrees and Orders, how much for Minutes of Decrees and Orders respectively, and how much of the money received for Copies of Decrees and Orders has been received from or on account of the Persons on whose behalf the Decrees or Orders were drawn up; and stating the largest sum of money which has been received in each year by each of the Registrars or Deputy Registrars, or by their respective Clerks, for any one Decree or Order, and for the Copy of any one Decree or Order; and how much of such several sums were applied for the use or benefit of each of the Registrars or Deputy Registrars, and how much for each of their Clerks, and whether any and which of the said sums, and to what amount annually, have been received as gifts or gratuities, or for expedition, and by whom by name the same have been received.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of all the Sums of Money received in each year during the last four years, for passing and entering Decrees and Orders, and by whom by name, and for whose use and benefit, the same have been received and applied.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of all Sums of Money received in each year during the last four years, by the Master of the Report Office, or by the Clerks or any other persons in the Report Office, and of the several matters in respect of which they have been received; distinguishing particularly how much of such sums has been received for filing Reports and Certificates, how much for Searches, how much for Copies, and how much, if any thing, for gifts or gratuities, or for expedition, and by whom by name, and for whose use and benefit, the same have been respectively received.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Commission received by the Broker employed by the Accountant General of the High Court of Chancery, on the sale and purchase of Bank Annuities, or other Public Funds or Securities, for or on the behalf of the Accountant General of that Court, in each year for the last five years; and how much of such Commission has been in each year received and retained by the Broker for his own use, and how much thereof has in each year been received by or paid to the Accountant General, or to any other person or persons, and whom by name, and for whose use and benefit: -and also, an Account of the total amount of Public Funds or Securities purchased, and of the total amount of Public Funds or Securities sold by, or on the behalf of, the Accountant General in each year during the last five years.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the several Sums of Money received by each of the Clerks of the said Accountant General in each year for the last five years; distinguishing how much of such sum s aose from Salaries, and how much from Copies of Accounts, and how much from drawing Powers of Attorney, how much from the Commissioners of Stamp Duties, and how much, if any thing, from sums of money, fees, or gratuities obtained by or given to each of such Clerks, on obtaining payment of money or transfers of Funds, and what was the largest sum, gift, or gratuity obtained by or given to each of the said Clerks, on any one transaction in each of the said years.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the total amount of Bank Annuities, or other Securities, standing in the Name of the said Accountant General, upon which no Dividends have been paid to any of the parties interested therein for the last five years, and on how much thereof no Dividend has been paid to any parties interested therein for the last ten years, and on how much thereof no Dividends have been paid to any of the parties interested therein for the last fifteen years, and on how much thereof no Dividends have been paid to any parties interested therein for the last twenty years.

Jews Relief Bill, ordered.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Relief of His Majesty's Subjects professing the Jewish Religion;

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

Martis, 6 die Aprilis, 1830:

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Robert Grant, 115.
Dr. Lushington:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Solicitor General, 97.
Mr. Perceval:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in the Bill: And that Mr. Robert Grant, Dr. Lushington and Mr. Macaulay, do prepare, and bring it in.

Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) 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 amend the Laws respecting the Leasing Powers of Bishops and Ecclesiastical Corporations in Ireland;

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

Bogs Drainage (Ireland) 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 for draining and allotting the Bogs of Ireland;

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

Committee on Haymarket Removal Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the re-committed Bill for removing the Market at present held for the Sale of Hay and Straw from the Haymarket, and for establishing Markets for the Sale of Hay, Straw and other Articles in York Square, Clarence Gardens, and Cumberland Market, in the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the county of Middlesex; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made other Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Consideration of Resolutions of Supply, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the second, third, fourth and fifth of the Resolutions which, upon Friday last, were reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty;

Ordered, That the said Resolutions be taken into further consideration this day.

Report Supply deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for receiving the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty;

Ordered, That the Report be received 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.

Committee on Four per Cent. Annuities Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for transferring certain Annuities of Four Pounds per Centum per Annum, into Annuities of Three Pounds and Ten Shillings, or Five Pounds per Centum per Annum; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Fever Hospitals (Ireland) Bill, reported.

Lord Francis Leveson Gower reported from the Committee of the whole House on the Bill to extend the Powers of Grand Juries in the execution of an Act of the fifty-eighth year of his late Majesty's reign, for establishing Fever Hospitals in Ireland, 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.

Navy Pay Bill, deferred.

The House was moved, That the Order made upon Tuesday last, for reading a second time upon Monday the 19th day of this instant April, the Bill to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the Pay of the Royal Navy, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

Jews Relief Bill, presented. No. 247.

Mr. Robert Grant presented a Bill for the Relief of His Majesty's Subjects professing the Jewish Religion: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday the 26th day of this instant April.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Account of Duties on Glass, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the amount of Duty received, and Drawback paid thereout, from 5th January 1828 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the amount of Duty and Drawback upon the several sorts of Crown Glass, Flint, Plate, Bottles, Broad or Spread; and distinguishing also the amount of Duties paid in Ireland, with Drawbacks paid there.

Leather Duties repeal Bill, presented. No. 248.

Mr. George Dawson presented a Bill to repeal the Duties of Excise and Drawbacks on Leather, and the Laws relating thereto: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday the 26th day of this instant April.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Petition against Arle Inclosure Bill.

A Petition of Richard Critchett and Thomas Spinney, Esquires, and William Taynton, Gentleman, being severally Owners and Proprietors of, or otherwise entitled unto, certain lands and premises in the tithings of Arle and Arlestone otherwise Arlestone, in the parish of Cheltenham, in the county of Gloucester, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for inclosing Lands in the Tithings of Arle and Arlestone otherwise Arlstone, in the Parish of Cheltenham, in the County of Gloucester, and for discharging from Tithes Lands in the said Tithings; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves or their counsel 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 or their counsel upon their Petition, if they think fit.

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

East Retford Witnesses Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to indemnify Witnesses who may give Evidence before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal on a Bill to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time this day.

Return of Ships passed the Sound, presented. No. 240.

Mr. Courtenay presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-A Return of the number of Ships which have passed the Sound during each of the years 1827, 1828 and 1829; distinguishing the respective nations to which the same belonged.

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

Address respecting Law business (Scotland.)

Resolved, 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, a Copy of the Table of Fees of Conveyancing, and of general Law Business, adopted by the Society of Writers to the Signet in Scotland.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council.

Highgate School Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable the Wardens and Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Free Grammar School of Sir Roger Cholmeley, Knight, in Highgate, to pull down their present Chapel, and to contribute towards the Erection of a new Chapel or Church in Highgate, and for other purposes, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Marriages Validity Bill, read. No. 250.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to render valid Marriages solemnized in certain Churches and Chapels, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday the 26th day of this instant April.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

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