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Luno, 26 die Aprilis;Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.
Royal Assent to Bills. Cork City Election. Petitions of Electors. Returns, presented: Timber. No. 288. Bark. Accounts from the Court of Chancery, presented. No. 289. Accounts, &c. from Bank of England, presented. Return of Navy Promotions, presented. Accounts, &c. presented: Silks. No. 290. Sugar. Coffee. Rum. No. 291. Exports and Imports. No. 292. Postage. No. 293. Crown Lands. No. 294. Contracts. Life Annuities and Tontines (Ireland.) No. 295. Leather Duties, (Ireland) No. 296. Spirits. No. 297. Lottery Office. No. 298. Corn and Meal. No. 299. Grain. Excise. No. 300. Coals. No. 301. Manufactures (Scotland.) Glass Duties. No. 302. Exchequer Informations. Tonnage. No. 303. Rum consumed. No. 304. Post-Office Packets. Compensation to Collectors of Customs. Everton (Lancaster) Church Bill, passed. St. Mawes Writ. Wendover Road Bill, reported. Report of Leeds and Selby Railway Bill, considered. Report of Leicester and Swannington Railway Bill, considered. Petitions in favour of Hull and Hedon Road Bill. Time for second reading of Hull and Hedon Road Bill. Petitions against Perth Navigation Bill. Petition against Tay Ferries Bill. The Lords have agreed to Dundee Gas (No. 1.) Bill. Wootton Bassett Road Bill. The Lords request the Attendance of one of the Clerks. Clerk to attend. Petitions against Glasgow Royalty Extension Bill. Power to a Committee. Elgin Roads and Bridges Bill, committed. Petitions in favour of Glasgow Royalty Extension Bill. Standon Inclosure Bill, committed. Leonard Stanley Inclosure Bill, passed. Arle Inclosure Bill, passed. Kingston Bridge Bill, committed. Birmingham and Edgehill Road Bill, committed. Kidwelly Inclosure Bill, committed. Petition for withdrawing a Name from a Petition against Glasgow Royalty Extension Bill. Petitions against Bute (Cardiff) Canal Bill. Hagley Inclosure Bill, reported. Ringmer and Hurst Green Roads Bill, passed. Almondbury Inclosure-Petition for Leave, reported. Leave given. Petition presented. Report of Dundee and Newtyle Railway Bill, considered. Petitions against Tiverton Roads Bill. Petition against New River Company Bill. Petition against Little Bolton Improvement Bill. Petition in favour. Petition in favour of Perth Navigation Bill. Petition against New Sarum Poor Bill. Greenwich Improvement Bill, presented. Petition against Hull and Hedon Road Bill. Petitions against Watching, &c. Parishes Bill. Accounts to be printed. Nos.308, 285 & 286. Account from the Court of Chancery, ordered. Petition relative to the Roman Catholic and Greek Churches. Petitions for mitigating Punishment for Forgery. Petitions against Sale of Beer Bill. Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter. Return respecting Emigration, ordered. Petition respecting Debts under 100£. Petitions against Reduction of Duty on Tobacco. Petition against Duty on Tobacco grown in Ireland. Petition against Registrar at Madras Bill. Registrar at Madras Bill, deferred. Petition for abolishing Commissary Courts (Scotland.) Petition for reduction of Duty on Sugar. Petitions in favour of Poor Law Amendment Bill. Petitions respecting Labourers Wages. Petitions for repeal of Parish Vestries Act (Ireland.) Petition against use of Machinery in manufacturing Paper. Petition respecting Admission of Physicians to County Infirmaries (Ireland.) Petitions in favour of Galway Franchise Bill. Petition for continuance of Fishery Bounties. Address for Report on Courts of Justice (Ireland.) Statements respecting Diplomatic Services, presented. No. 305. Answer to Addresses. Returns of Diplomatic Expenses, presented. No. 306. Watching, &c. Parishes Bill, committed. Committee on Poor Law Amendment Bill; No. 307. reported. Committee on Galway Franchise Bill. Deserted Children (Ireland) Bill, committed. Forgeries Punishment Bill, committed. Arms (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Tolls and Customs (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Usury Laws Bill, committed. Martis, 27 die Aprilis, 1830: Navy Pay Bill, committed. Leather Duties repeal Bill, committed. Marriages Validity Bill, committed. Supply deferred. Ways and Means, de-ferred. Malt Duties Bill, committed. Further Consideration of Report on Tobacco Acts, deferred. Committee on Superannuations, appointed. Criminal Returns Bill, ordered; presented.

Luno, 26 die Aprilis;Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Royal Assent to Bills.

AMESSAGE 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 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:

An Act to continue an Act of the fifth year of His present Majesty, for enabling the Commissioners acting in execution of an Agreement made between the East India Company and the Private Creditors of the late Rajah of Tanjore the better to carry the same into effect:

An Act for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving several Roads from Radstock to Buckland, Dinham, Kilmersdon, Babington and Hallatrow, and from Norton Down to Norton Saint Philip, in the County of Somerset:

An Act for improving and maintaining the Road from Merlin's Bridge to Pembroke Ferry, in the County of Pembroke.

Cork City Election. Petitions of Electors.

Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That he had received a letter from Thomas Bourchier, Esquire, dated Crown and Hanaper Office, Dublin, 10th April 1830, inclosing a Petition of Richard Nevill Parker, John Swete, and others, Electors of the city of Cork; and also, a Petition of Richard Warrell, Charles Davenport, and others, Electors of the city of Cork, complaining of an undue Election and Return for that city; and the said Petitions were laid uponthe Table.

A Petition of Richard Nevill Parker, Alderman, John Swete, and others, Electors of the city of Cork, claiming to have and having a right to vote at the late Election of a Member to serve in Parliament for the said city of Cork, was read; setting forth, That, at the last Election of a Citizen to serve in Parliament for said city, in the room of Gerard Callaghan, Esquire, William Henry Worth Newenham of Coolmore, in the county of Cork, Esquire, and Daniel Callaghan of the city of Cork, merchant, were candidates, being duly put in nomination; that, before and at the time of the teste of the Writ directed to James Wallis and Nicholas Vincent, Esquires, Sheriffs of the said city, to return a Citizen to serve in Parliament for the said city, and during the execution of the said Writ, and at the time of the Return hereinafter mentioned being made on the same, the said Daniel Callaghan was a person who, directly or indirectly, himself, or by some person or persons in trust for him, or for his use or benefit, or on his account, had undertaken, and did then hold and enjoy, in the whole or in part, a certain contract or agreement, made or entered into with the Commissioners or some of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, or of the Navy or Victualling Office, or with some other person or persons for, or on account of, the public service, and had knowingly and willingly furnished and provided, in pursuance of such agreement or contract, wares and merchandize, to be used and employed in the service of the public, and was, at the time of the said Election, subject to the terms, conditions, and provisions of the said agreement or contract, or some of them, by reason of which premises the said Daniel Callaghan was rendered incapable of being elected or chosen a Member of the House of Commons of Great Britain and Ireland; that, before any of the persons entitled to vote at said Election had given their votes, the said James Wallis and Nicholas Vincent, Esquires, the Returning Officers, were duly and publicly, in the full County Court held for the purpose of said Election, apprised of the incapacity of the said Daniel Callaghan to sit in Parliament, for the reasons aforesaid, and a protest to that effect, signed by the said William Henry Worth Newenham, was tendered to the said Returning Officers, who received such protest, and placed the same on the poll-books of the said Election; that notice of such incapacity of the said Daniel Callaghan was given to every elector who tendered his vote for the said Daniel Callaghan, and notice was also given to every such elector that his vote for the said Daniel Callaghan would be thrown away; that many persons who claimed to have a right to vote, and did vote at the said Election, did, directly or indirectly, ask, receive or take money or other rewards, by way of gift or employment, for themselves or their respective families or kindred, to give their votes for the said Daniel Callaghan, and were, by gifts or rewards, or by promises or agreements, or securities for gifts or rewards, corrupted and bribed to give their votes for the said Daniel Callaghan at the said Election; that the said Returning Officers rejected the votes of many freeholders and freemen, and others having and claiming a right to vote at the said Election, and who tendered their votes at said Election for said William Henry Worth Newenham, and which said freeholders and freemen were in all respects duly and legally qualified to vote at said Election for said William Henry Worth Newenham, many of whom had voted at former Elections for said city, and whose votes, if placed on the poll for said William Henry Worth Newenham, would have given him a decided majority thereon; that the said Returning Officers admitted many persons to vote as freeholders at the said Election for the said Daniel Callaghan, who were not legally qualified to vote at the said Election; that the said Returning Officers also received on the said poll for the said Daniel Callaghan, the votes of many persons who tendered their votes as freemen, and claiming a right to vote, who were not duly or legally qualified to vote at said Election, and who had no right to vote at the said Election, and by reason of rejecting the said freeholders and freemen who were entitled to vote at the said Election, and who tendered their votes for the said William Henry Worth Newenham, and admitted such illegal votes for the said Daniel Callaghan, a colourable majority appeared upon the poll for the said Daniel Callaghan, when in truth and in fact the said William Henry Worth Newenham had the legal majority; that about ten minutes before the hour of four o'clock on Saturday the twenty-seventh day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty, being the day on which the poll finally closed at said Election, Captain John Frederick Sales Clarke of the Royal North Briton Dragoons, brotherin-law of the said Gerard Callaghan, Esquire, the brother of the said Daniel Callaghan, was, as is alleged, duly proposed and seconded as a candidate to represent the said city in Parliament on said Election, and two votes were placed upon the poll-book as having been given for the said Captain John Frederick Sales Clarke; that about the same time Captain Edward Wallis Hoare, of the Royal Navy, was, as is alleged, duly proposed and seconded as a candidate to represent the said city in Parliament on said Election, and one vote was placed on the poll-book as having been given for the said Captain Edward Wallis Hoare; that when the said Captain John Frederick Sales Clarke and Captain Edward Wallis Hoare were so proposed and seconded, only one polling booth remained open for polling freemen, and the two booths which had been open for polling freeholders were shut, and that there had not been in the said booth, which had so remained open, persons to the amount of fifteen, either polled or referred to the assessor for decision, so that it was impossible to poll in said booth which remained open the number required by law to keep the same open after the said Saturday the twenty-seventh day of March, and that several hundred electors remained unpolled when the said booth finally closed; that the two votes placed on the poll-book for the said Captain John Frederick Sales Clarke, and the one vote placed on the poll-book for the said Captain Edward Wallis Hoare, were tendered for these gentlemen respectively, before either of them were put in nomination by the Returning Officers, or any show of hands was called, and that neither of these gentlemen were put in nomination by the Returning Officers until after the hour of four o'clock, on the said twenty-seventh day of March, at which time the only booth for polling freemen was by law finally closed; that if the said Returning Officers were bound by law to have declared the said Daniel Callaghan duly elected, and to have returned him as Member to serve in Parliament for the said city of Cork, the said Daniel Callaghan, having a colourable majority of votes, the said Returning Officers were bound so to do on the final close of the poll, at the hour of four o'clock, on the said Saturday the twenty-seventh day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty, and to have returned the said Daniel Callaghan forthwith after the final close of said poll; that the said Returning Officers nevertheless adjourned their County Court from the said Saturday the twenty-seventh day of March, to the hour of ten o'clock in the forenoon of Monday the twenty-ninth day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty, and that on opening the said Court on the said Monday, the twenty-ninth day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty, a freeman of said city, having a right to vote at said Election, tendered his vote for the said Edward Wallis Hoare, which vote the said Returning Officers refused to receive; that the said Returning Officers then proceeded after said adjournment to return, and did return, the said Daniel Callaghan as a citizen duly elected to serve in Parliament for said city; that the said Daniel Callaghan did, by himself or some of his agents or friends, or persons employed by him, by gifts and rewards, and by promises and agreements, and securities for gifts and rewards, corrupt and procure many persons claiming to have a right to vote at the said Election, to give their votes at such Election for the said Daniel Callaghan, and to abstain from giving their votes at said Election for said William Henry Worth Newenham, and the said Daniel Callaghan did, by such corrupt practices, obtain an illegal majority of votes at the said Election, and was guilty of bribery and corruption thereat; that the said Daniel Callaghan did, after the taste of the said Writ, and after the vacancy had happened, to supply which the said Election was held, by himself, his friends or agents, or by some person or persons employed in his behalf, directly or indirectly, give, present and allow to persons having votes in such Election, money, meat, drink, entertainment or provision, presents, gifts and entertainments, and did make promises, agreements, obligations and engagements to give or allow money, meat, drink, provisions, presents, entertainments and rewards to and for such persons having votes in such Election, and to and for the use, advantage, benefit, employment, profit and preferment of such persons, in order to be elected to serve in Parliament for said city, and that the said Daniel Callaghan is thereby disabled and incapacitated to serve in Parliament upon such Election; that by the several means aforesaid the said Daniel Callaghan obtained a colourable majority of votes on said poll, whereas the said William Henry Worth Newenham had a majority of legal votes, and ought to have been returned; that after such notification of the ineligibility of the said Daniel Callaghan, and such notice given to the electors who tendered their votes for the said Daniel Callaghan, that their said votes would be thrown away, and notwithstanding the said illegal adjournment of the said County Court, and that the said William Henry Worth Newenham had the majority of legal votes on said poll, the said Returning Officers, on the said Monday the twenty-ninth day of March, returned the said Daniel Callaghan, by a certain indenture, as duly elected to serve in Parliament for said city, in prejudice of the rights of the Petitioners, as electors of said city, and contrary to law; that the Petitioners claim to have had a right to vote at the said Election for the city of Cork; the Petitioners therefore humbly pray, That the said Return may be set aside, and that the same may be amended, by inserting therein the name of the said William Henry Worth Newenham instead of the said Daniel Callaghan, and that the House may grant to the Petitioners such other and further relief in the premises as to justice shall appertain.

Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into consideration upon Tuesday the 18th day of May next, at three of the clock in the Afternoon.

A Petition of Richard Warrell, Charles Davenport, and others, electors of the city of Cork, claiming to have and having a right to vote at the late Election of a Member to serve in Parliament for the said city of Cork, for and on behalf of themselves and other electors of the said city claiming to have and having such right to vote at the said late Election, was also read; setting forth, That the Petitioners and the said other electors, on whose behalf they petition, claim to have had a right to vote at the said late Election; that at the said late Election of a Citizen to serve in Parliament for said city, in the room of Gerard Callaghan, Esquire, William Henry Worth Newenham of Coolmore, in the county of Cork, Esquire, and Daniel Callaghan, of the city of Cork, merchant, were candidates, being duly put in nomination; that the Petitioners and the said other electors on whose behalf they petition, were entitled to vote at said Election by virtue of an Act passed in the Parliament of Ireland in the fourteenth and fifteenth years of the reign of his Majesty King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for encouraging Protestant Strangers and others to inhabit and plant in the Kingdom of Ireland," or by virtue of the "new rules," or of certain rules, orders and directions, made by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland, in the twenty-fifth year of the reign of his Majesty King Charles the Second, in pursuance of an Act passed in the Parliament of Ireland in the seventeenth and eighteenth years of the reign of his Majesty King Charles the Second, or by virtue of certain other Acts of Parliament now in force; that the Petitioners and the other electors, on whose behalf they petition, having been duly and legally qualified in all respects to vote at said Election, and having taken the several oaths prescribed by law, tendered their vote, at said Election for the said William Henry Worth Newenham, but that James Wallis and Nicholas Vincent, Esquires, the Sheriffs of said city, and the Returning Officers at said Election, rejected the votes of the Petitioners, and of the said other electors on whose behalf they petition, and refused to place such votes on the poll-books for the said William Henry Worth Newenham, although the Petitioners aver that it appears upon the Common Council books, or other records of the corporation of the city of Cork, that numerous persons claiming and having, under said statutes, or some or one of them, or under the said rules, orders and directions, made and established by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland, in the twenty-fifth year of the reign of King Charles the Second, for the better regulating the several cities, walled towns and corporations of Cork, Waterford, Kinsale, Youghall, Cashel, Clonmel, Athlone, Londonderry, Carrickfergus, Coleraine, Strabane, Charlemont, Trim, Dundalk, Kilkenny, Wexford and Ross, in the county of Wexford, and the electing of magistrates and officers there, a right to their freedom of the city of Cork, were admitted to their freedom by the Mayor, Sheriffs and Common Council of said city, and whose descendants, in right of such admission, exercise their franchises in the choice of Members to sit in Parliament for the said city of Cork; that by such illegal rejection of the votes of the Petitioners, and of the said other electors on whose behalf they petition, the said Daniel Callaghan obtained a colourable majority of votes on the poll, and was returned by the said Sheriffs by a certain indenture as a Citizen duly elected to serve in Parliament for the said city of Cork; whereas, had the said Sheriffs placed the votes of the Petitioners, and of the said other electors on whose behalf they petition, on the said poll, for the said William Henry Worth Newenham, as the Petitioners submit they were bound by law to have done, the said William Henry Worth Newenham would have had a large majority on the said poll; the Petitioners therefore humbly pray the House, That the votes of the Petitioners, and of the said other electors on whose behalf they petition, may be placed on the poll for the said William Henry Worth Newenham, that the said Return may be set aside, and that the same may be amended, by inserting therein the name of the said William Henry Worth Newenham, instead of the said Daniel Callaghan, and that the House may grant to the Petitioners such other and further relief in the premises as to justice shall appertain.

Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into consideration at the same time that the last preceding Petition is 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 matters of the said Petitions.

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 Petitions were ordered to be taken into consideration.

Returns, presented: Timber. No. 288.

The House being informed that Mr. Waller, from the Office of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenues, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House,-Return to an Order of the House, dated the 2d day of March last, for an Account of the Prices of Timber per Load at each of the Royal Forests, and not supplied to His Majesty's Dock Yards, from the year 1819 to the present time.

Bark.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 2d day of March last, for an Account of the Price of Oak Bark per Ton at each of the Royal Forests, from the year 1819 to the present time:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Returns do lie upon the Table; and that the Return relating to Timber, be printed.

Accounts from the Court of Chancery, presented. No. 289.

The House being informed that Mr. Bird, from the Register Office of the Court of Chancery, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders,-An Account of Original Causes, Pleas, and Demurrers and Exceptions and further Directions set down for hearing before the Lord Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor, and now remaining unheard; specifying the times of setting down the same respectively.

An Account of Original Causes, Exceptions and further Directions set down for hearing before the Master of the Rolls, and now remaining unheard; specifying the time of setting down the same respectively:-And then he withdrew.

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

Accounts, &c. from Bank of England, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. Smee, from the Bank of England, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders,-An Account of the total amount of Exchequer. Bills now held by the Bank of England (except Deficiency Bills); distinguishing the amount issued from that purchased, and specifying the Funds (if any) provided by Parliament for the discharge of such Bills.

Copy of the Contract or Agreement entered into between the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, and the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, for a loan of Money for the completion of London Bridge.

An Account of all Distributions made by the Bank of England amongst the Proprietors of Bank Stock, whether by Money Payments, Transfer of Five per cent. Annuities or otherwise, under the heads of Bonus, Increase of Dividend, and Increase of Capital, betwixt 25th February 1797 and 31st March 1830, in addition to the ordinary annual Dividend of seven per cent. on the Capital Stock of that Corporation existing in 1797, including therein the whole Dividend paid since June 1816, on their increased Capital; stating the period when such distributions were made, and the aggregate amount of the whole: -And then he withdrew.

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

Return of Navy Promotions, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. Thurtle, from the Admiralty Office, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-A Return of the dates of entry of Robert Crosbie, James Hope and Hugh Goold into the Royal Navy, the dates of their Commissions as Lieutenants, the length of Service of each; distinguishing how long afloat; also, the date of promotion of Robert Crosbie and James Hope to be Commanders:-And then he withdrew.

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

Accounts, &c. presented: Silks. No. 290.

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 several Orders of the House, dated the 12th day of February last, for an Account of all articles imported into and exported from this country and brought into consumption of Silk, or Silk mixed with other materials wholly or in part made up; distinguishing them under their proper heads and quantity thereof; and, an Account of all Raw, Thrown and manufactured Silks imported into and exported from this country and brought into consumption from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the different descriptions of Silk, and the Countries from whence imported, with the amount of Duty paid thereon.

Sugar.

An Account of the quantity of Sugar imported into Great Britain from the several British Colonies and Plantations, from the British Possessions in the East Indies and from Foreign Countries, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the several sorts of Sugar and the Colonies and Countries from which the same was imported.

An Account of the quantity of Sugar imported into Ireland from the several British Colonies and Plantations, from the British Possessions in the East Indies and from Foreign Countries, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the several sorts of Sugar, and the Colonies and Countries from which the same was imported.

An Account of the quantity of Raw and Refined Sugar exported from Great Britain from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830, reducing the quantity of Refined into its proper proportion of Raw; distinguishing the several sorts of Sugar, and the Countries to which the same was exported.

An Account of the quantity of Raw and Refined Sugar exported from Ireland, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; reducing the quantity of Refined into its proper proportion of Raw; distinguishing the several sorts of Sugar, and the Countries to which the same was exported.

An Account of the amount of Duties received on Sugar imported into Great Britain from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing each sort of Sugar; also, of the amount of Drawbacks and Bounties allowed upon the exportation thereof, and the net produce of the Duties on Sugar in Great Britain in such year.

An Account of the amount of Duties received on Sugar imported into Ireland from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing each sort of Sugar; also, of the amount of Drawbacks and Bounties allowed upon the exportation thereof, and the net produce of the Duties on Sugar in Ireland in such year.

Coffee.

An Account of the quantity of Coffee imported into Great Britain from the several British Colonies and Plantations from the British Possessions in the East Indies, and from Foreign Countries, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the several sorts of Coffee, and the Colonies and Countries from which the same was imported.

An Account of the quantity of Coffee imported into Ireland from the several British Colonies and Plantations, from the British Possessions in the East Indies, and from Foreign Countries, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the several sorts of Coffee, and the Colonies and Countries from which the same was imported.

An Account of the quantity of Coffee exported from Great Britain, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the several sorts of Coffee, and the Countries to which the same was exported.

An Account of the quantity of Coffee exported from Ireland, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the several sorts of Coffee, and the Countries to which the same was exported.

An Account of the amount of Duties received on Coffee imported into Great Britain, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing each sort of Coffee, and the net produce of the Duties on Coffee in Great Britain, in such year.

An Account of the amount of Duties received on Coffee imported into Ireland, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing each sort of Coffee, and the net produce of the Duties on Coffee in Ireland, in such year.

Rum. No. 291.

An Account of the quantity of Rum imported into Great Britain; distinguishing the several Colonies and Countries from which the same was imported, and the quantity imported from each, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830.

An Account of the quantity of Rum imported into Ireland; distinguishing the several Colonies and Countries from which the same was imported, and the quantity imported from each, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830.

An Account of the quantity of Rum exported from Great Britain; distinguishing the Countries to which the same was exported, and the quantity exported to each, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830.

An Account of the quantity of Rum exported from Ireland; distinguishing the Countries to which the same was exported, and the quantity exported to each, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830.

An Account of the total number of Gallons of Rum and amount of Duty paid the Customs and Excise thereon, in Great Britain, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing England from Scotland:- also, a similar account of all other Spirits imported from Foreign Countries; distinguishing such Countries for the same period, as far as applies to the quantity charged with Duty.

An Account of the total number of Gallons of Rum, and the amount of Duty paid the Customs and Excise thereon, in Ireland, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830:-also, a similar Account of all other Spirits imported from Foreign Countries; distinguishing such Countries for the same period, as far as applies to the quantity charged with Duty.

Exports and Imports. No. 292.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 17th day of February last, for an Account of the official value of British and Irish Produce and Manufactures, and of Foreign and Colonial Produce and Manufactures exported from Great Britain, distinguishing the several Countries; together with the Imports into Great Britain from the same Countries, for the year ending 5th January 1830.

An Account of the official value of British and Irish Produce and Manufactures and of Foreign and Colonial Produce and Manufactures exported from Ireland, distinguishing the several Countries; together with the Imports into Ireland from the same Countries, for the year ended 5th January 1830.

Postage. No. 293.

A Return of the Name of each Post Town in the United Kingdom, where an extra charge beyond the rate of postage established by Act of Parliament is made for delivery of letters to those residing within the limits of the Post Town; also, the amount of such Rate collected in the year 1828; with a statement of the authority by which such charge is made;-also, an Account of the dates on which the Towns of Manchester, Leeds, Bradford and other Towns have been relieved from such extra charges for delivery of letters within the past three years, so far as relates to Great Britain.

Crown Lands. No. 294.

An Account, showing the amount received from the Rents and Profits of the Crown Lands since the 5th of January 1820; distinguishing each year, and specifying the application of the same, to whom paid, and for what distinct head of service.

Contracts.

A Return of the number of Contracts now existing for Supplies for the Army, stating the date of each Contract, the names of the Contractors, and the particular articles for which the Contracts have been made; for what period each Contract is to continue, and whether the Contract was made by Public Advertisement and Tender, or by Private Tender; stating also, whether the Tender accepted was the lowest one, so far as relates to the Commissariat Department.

Life Annuities and Tontines (Ireland.) No. 295.

A Return of the Names and Descriptions, and of theirPlaces of Residence, where specified, of the several Nominees in the Life Annuities or Tontines of Ireland, created in 1773, 1775 and 1777 (payable in Dublin), who received their Dividends on their several Annuities at the last half-yearly payment thereof.

Leather Duties, (Ireland) No. 296.

An Account of the total amount of Excise Duty on Leather in Ireland for the years 1821, 1822 and 1823; and also, the expense of collecting the same.

An Account of the total amount of Excise Duty on Leather in Ireland for the years 1824, 1825, 1826 and 1827; and also, the expense of collecting the same.

An Account of the number of Convictions had for breaches of the Excise Laws, relating to Leather in Ireland for the years 1821, 1822 and 1823.

An Account of the number of Convictions had for breaches of the Excise Laws, relating to Leather in Ireland, for the three years ending 5th January 1830.

An Account of the number of Seizures made and Prosecutions commenced for breaches of the Excise Laws, relating to Leather in Ireland, for the years 1821, 1822 and 1823.

An Account of the number of Seizures made and Prosecutions commenced for breaches of the Excise Laws, relating to Leather in Ireland, for the three years ending 5th January 1830.

Spirits. No. 297.

A Return of all Spirits in the possession of the London Distillers on the 15th March 1830.

An Account of all Spirits in the possession of the Rectifying Distillers of London on the 15th March 1830.

A Return of all Spirits in the possession of the Distillers in England on the 15th March 1830 (exclusive of the London Distillers.)

An Account of all Spirits in the possession of the Rectifying Distillers in England on the 15th March 1830 (exclusive of the London Rectifying Distillers.)

A Return of all Spirits in the possession of the Edinburgh Distillers on the 15th March 1830.

An Account of all Spirits in the possession of the Rectifying Distillers of Edinburgh on the 15th March 1830.

A Return of all Spirits in the possession of the Distillers in Scotland on the 15th March 1830 (exclusive of the Edinburgh Distillers.)

An Account of all Spirits in the possession of the Rectifying Distillers in Scotland on the 15th March 1830 (exclusive of the Edinburgh Rectifying Distillers.)

A Return of all Spirits in the possession of the Dublin Distillers on the 15th March 1830.

An Account of all Spirits in the possession of the Rectifying Distillers of Dublin on the 15th March 1830.

A Return of all Spirits in the possession of the Distillers in Ireland on the 15th March 1830 (exclusive of the Dublin Distillers.)

An Account of all Spirits in the possession of the Rectifying Distillers in Ireland on the 15th March 1830 (exclusive of the Dublin Rectifying Distillers.)

Lottery Office. No. 298.

A Return to an Order of the House, dated the 22nd day of March last, for a Statement of the length of Service of William Dacres Adams, and each of the other Persons named in the Minute of Council of the 8th December 1829, as entitled to retired Allowances; stating the date of Entry into the Lottery Establishment, and the date of Abolition of Office; the amount of Salary and Allowances whilst employed in that Office, the present Age of each Person, and whether he holds any and what other Offices or Employment, and what the Salary and Allowances of such Office or Employment were in the past year; also, whether any of these Persons are entitled to or in the receipt of any Half Pay, Retired or Superannuated Allowances from any other Department, Civil or Military.

Corn and Meal. No. 299.

An Account of the amount of Revenue received on the Importation of Foreign Corn and Meal in each of the years since 1815; distinguishing the amount of Grain and Meal from the British North American Colonies; stating also, the aggregate number of Quarters of Foreign Corn and Meal of all sorts imported, distinguishing the number of Quarters that paid Duty in each year.

Grain.

An Account of the quantity of Foreign Wheat, Barley, Rye, Peas, Beans, Oats and other Grain, and of Wheat Flour and Meal, admitted into consumption in Great Britain, agreeable to the Act 9 Geo. 4, c. 60; stating the average Prices on which the Duties were imposed, the rates of Duty charged, the quantity upon which charged, and the amount of Duty actually received on each kind of Grain, Meal and Flour (with a Summary of the same), from 28th February 1829 to 28th February 1830.

Excise. No. 300.

An Account of all Fines imposed in the last three years by the Board of Excise, on Licensed Dealers in Foreign Wines; stating the amount of each Fine, and the offence for which it was inflicted; and distinguishing those Fines imposed for fraud or fraudulent intention, from those imposed for breach of regulation.

An Account of all Fines imposed in the last three years by the Board of Excise, on Licensed Dealers in Foreign Spirits; stating the amount of each Fine, and the offence for which it was inflicted; and distinguishing those Fines imposed for fraud or fraudulent intention, from those imposed for breach of regulation.

Coals. No. 301.

An Account of the several Counties in England and Wales into which Coals have been brought Coastwise, during the year 1829; with the number of Chaldrons entered, and the amount of Duty paid thereon, in each respective County.

An Account of the number of Chaldrons of Coals imported into the County of Cornwall; distinguishing the quantity entered at each Custom House, with the amount of the Duties paid thereon for the year 1829;-also, an Account of the amount of Drawback paid at each Custom House of the said County for Coals consumed at the Mines, during the same period.

Manufactures (Scotland.)

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 1st day of this instant April, for a Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Trustees for the Encouragement of Manufactures in Scotland to the said Trustees, within the last six months; containing a Statement of the Establishment, Funds and Expenditure of the Board.

Glass Duties. No. 302.

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.

Exchequer Informations.

A Return of all 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 inclusive;-also, of all such Writs as have been further proceeded on in the Court of Exchequer by information or otherwise;-also, of such 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 has been charged as the costs of the legal proceedings; -also, 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; -and also, 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.

Tonnage. No. 303.

An Account of British and Foreign Tonnage entered inwards for the years ending 5th January 1783, 1793, 1815 and 1830.

Rum consumed. No. 304.

A Return of the quantity of Rum consumed in Scotland and Ireland during the last five years, and the quantity consumed in the five years preceding the reduction of the Duty on British Spirits to 2s. 6d. per gallon in those Countries.

Post-Office Packets.

An Account, in detail, of the whole Expense incurred in navigating, repairing and maintaining the Post-Office Packets between Margate and Ostend, including the Expense of putting the Mail on board, and landing the same, and of carrying the Mail and Passengers between Margate and Ostend;-also, an Account of all Port Dues, and of all other Dues or Rates imposed or charged in the Port of Ostend on such Packets; showing the amount in each year ending 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830.

An Account, in detail, of the whole Expense incurred in navigating, repairing and maintaining the Post-Office Packets between Dover and Calais, including the Expense of putting the Mail on board, and landing the same, and of carrying the Mail and Passengers between Dover and Calais;-also, an Account of all Port Dues, and all other Dues or Rates imposed or charged in the Port of Calais on such Packets; showing the amount in each year ending 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830.

An Account of the amount of Fares charged for Passengers, Horses and Carriages conveyed by the Post-Office Steam Packets between Dover and Calais in each year ending 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830; and showing how the same has been appropriated.

An Account of the amount of Fares charged for Passengers, Horses and Carriages conveyed by the PostOffice Steam Packets between Margate and Ostend in each year ending 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830; and showing how the same has been appropriated.

Compensation to Collectors of Customs.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 8th day of this instant April, for Copy of any Minute or Order of the Board of Treasury since the year 1824, by which remuneration or compensation was granted, by annual payment or otherwise, to the Collectors of Liverpool, Bristol, Cork and Belfast, for losses sustained by them from the alteration then directed in the mode of remitting the Balances of Public Money received by them in the Custom Department of those several ports; and also, of any Letter which may have been written by direction of that Board to any other Collector of the Customs, rejecting his or their claim for similar compensation:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Accounts and Papers do lie upon the Table; and, except the Accounts and Papers relative to Sugar, Coffee, Contracts, Grain, Manufactures (Scotland), Exchequer Informations, Post-Office Packets, and Customs (Compensation to Collectors), be printed.

Everton (Lancaster) Church Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for endowing a Church in the Township of Everton, in the Parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That General Gascoyne do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

St. Mawes 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 Saint Mawes, in the room of Sir Scrope Bernard Morland, Baronet, deceased.

Wendover Road Bill, reported.

The Marquis of Chandos reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Wendover to the Town of Buckingham, in the County of Buckingham; 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.

Report of Leeds and Selby Railway Bill, considered.

A Motion being made, That the Report which, upon the first day of this instant April, was made from the Committee on 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, be now taken into further consideration:-And the House being informed that printed Copies of the Bill, as amended by the Committee, were delivered at the door to the Members of the House upon Thursday the 8th day of this instant April, pursuant to the Standing Order;

Ordered, That the Report be now taken into further consideration:-The House accordingly proceeded to take the Report into further consideration; and the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, being read a second time, were agreed to by the House.

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

Report of Leicester and Swannington Railway Bill, considered.

A Motion being made, That the Report which, upon the second day of this instant April, was made from the Committee on the Bill for making and maintaining a Railway or Tramroad from the River Soar, near the West Bridge, in or near the Borough of Leicester to Swannington, in the County of Leicester, and four Branches therefrom, be now taken into further consideration:-And the House being informed that printed Copies of the Bill, as amended by the Committee, were delivered at the door to the Members of the House upon Tuesday the 6th day of this instant April, pursuant to the Standing Order;

Ordered, That the Report be now taken into further consideration:-The House accordingly proceeded to take the Report into further consideration; and the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, being read a second time, were agreed to by the House.

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

Petitions in favour of Hull and Hedon Road Bill.

A Petition of the Tenants, Lessees and Occupiers of houses, farms and lands of Sunk Island, in the county of York;-of several Proprietors and Occupiers of houses and lands in and near to the town of Pattrington;- and, in Holderness,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for making and maintaining a new Turnpike Road from the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull, in the County of the said Town, to Hedon, in the County of York; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Time for second reading of Hull and Hedon Road Bill.

A Motion was made, and the Question was proposed, That the Bill for making and maintaining a new Turnpike Road from the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull, in the County of the said Town, to Hedon, in the County of York, be now read a second time:-And the said Motion was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time Tomorrow.

Petitions against Perth Navigation Bill.

Two Petitions of Proprietors and Occupiers of land in the neighbourhood of Perth, were 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 the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

A Petition of George Pentland, Deacon, and James Stobie, Boxmaster of the Hammermen Incorporation of Perth;-and, of Charles Scott, Deacon, and Thomas Taylor, Boxmaster of the Wright Incorporation of Perth,- 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 lie upon the Table.

Petition against Tay Ferries Bill.

A Petition of Citizens of Perth and suburbs, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for more effectually maintaining the Ferries and Passages across the River Tay, in the Counties of Fife and Forfar; 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.

The Lords have agreed to

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Cross and Mr. Trower:

Mr. Speaker,

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

Dundee Gas (No. 1.) Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for incorporating the Dundee Gas-Light Company, and for the better lighting the Town of Dundee by Gas:

Wootton Bassett Road Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act 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: And also,

The Lords request the Attendance of one of the Clerks.

The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, That the Lords do request that this House will direct one of their Clerks to attend their Lordships upon the second reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford," and produce the original Petitions of Jonathan Fox and William Leadbeater for their release from Newgate, presented to this House in Session 1828; and also, all Letters, Books and Papers delivered in by any of the witnesses who were examined on the East Retford Election Committee, or at the Bar of this House, on the said Bill:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

The House proceeded to take into consideration the last part of the said Message.

Clerk to attend.

Resolved, That a Clerk be directed to attend their Lordships, as is desired by their Lordships in their said Message.

And the Messengers were again called in; and Mr. Speaker acquainted them therewith:-And then they again withdrew.

Petitions against Glasgow Royalty Extension Bill.

A Petition of the General Commissioners of Police of the city of Glasgow;-of two Petitions of the Heritors of the barony parish of Glasgow;-of Burgesses, Proprietors and Inhabitants of the city of Glasgow;-and, of John Drysdale, sheriff-clerk of the shire of Lanark,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for extending the Royalty of the City of Glasgow over the Lands of Blythswood and adjacent Lands, and for amending the Acts relating to the Police of the said City; 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.

A Petition of Burgesses, Proprietors and Inhabitants of the city of Glasgow, was also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Power to a Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for extending the Royalty of the City of Glasgow over the Lands of Blythswood and adjacent Lands, and for amending the Acts relating to the Police of the said City, have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Elgin Roads and Bridges Bill, committed.

A 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, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Kennedy, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petitions in favour of Glasgow Royalty Extension Bill.

A Petition of the matriculated Members of the Merchants House of Glasgow, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for extending the Royalty of the City of Glasgow over the Lands of Blythswood and adjacent Lands, and for amending the Acts relating to the Police of the said City; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Standon Inclosure Bill, committed.

A Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Standon, in the County of Hertford, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Nicolson Calvert, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Leonard Stanley Inclosure Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Stanley Saint Leonard's otherwise Leonard Stanley, and Eastington, or one of them, in the County of Gloucester, and for discharging from Tithes Lands in the said Parish of Stanley Saint Leonard's otherwise Leonard Stanley, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Arle Inclosure Bill, passed.

An ingrossed 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, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the title be, An Act for inclosing Lands in the Tithings of Arle and Arlestone otherwise Allstone, in the Parish of Cheltenham, in the County of Gloucester, and for discharging from Tithes Lands in the said Tithings.

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

Kingston Bridge Bill, committed.

A Bill for amending and extending the provisions of an Act passed in the sixth year of the reign of His present Majesty, for the rebuilding of Kingston Bridge, and for improving and making suitable Approaches thereto, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Charles Pallmer, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Birmingham and Edgehill Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for repairing the Road from Birmingham, through Warwick and Warmington, in the County of Warwick, to the utmost limits of the said County on Edgehill, and from Oakley Wood to Leamington Priors, in the same County, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Lawley, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Kidwelly Inclosure Bill, committed.

A Bill for inclosing Lands within the several Parishes of Kidwelly, Saint Mary in Kidwelly, Saint Ishmael, and Pembrey, in the County of Carmarthen, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Rice Trevor, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petition for withdrawing a Name from a Petition against Glasgow Royalty Extension Bill.

A Petition of James Hopkirk, of Dalbeth, Esquire, was presented, and read; setting forth, That a Bill is now pending before the House for extending the Royalty of the City of Glasgow over the Lands of Blythswood and adjacent Lands, and for amending the Acts relating to the Police of the said City, of which the Petitioner is an heritor; and that a Meeting of the heritors of that parish, having been called to consider what measures ought to be adopted relative thereto, two motions were submitted to the Meeting, one to oppose the Bill in toto, the other to procure certain clauses to be inserted in the Bill securing the interests of the barony parish, and which clauses the magistrates of Glasgow, the promoters of the Bill, had agreed to insert; and that the Petitioner being perfectly satisfied that the interests of the parish would be completely secured by the proposed clauses, and having no other interest in the Bill, and being, from age and infirmity, unable personally to attend the Meeting, authorized his son to attend and vote accordingly; and that the Petitioner's son did attend and vote at the Meeting, which took place on the 11th March last, where the resolution for an unqualified opposition to the Bill was however carried by a small majority; that thereafter Petitions to Parliament were prepared by both parties, and the Petitioner signed that in which the resolutions against opposing the Bill were inserted, agreeably to his vote at the Meeting; that James M'Kenzie, Esquire, of Craigpark, who had moved the resolutions for the unqualified opposition to the Bill, was appointed convener of a committee for carrying these resolutions into effect; that this gentleman, although perfectly aware of the opinion which the Petitioner had formed, and of his having voted and signed a Petition in conformity therewith, directed the clerk of the heritors to wait on the Petitioner, and to state his request that he would sign the Petition for opposing the Bill, and he, being upwards of eighty years of age, did so, without reading it, or being informed of its contents, and not doubting that it was to the same purport of the one he had previously signed, nor suspecting that advantage would be taken of his advanced period of life; and that when this circumstance came to his knowledge, he immediately instructed his son to write to the convener of the committee for an explanation, and requesting his name to be withdrawn. To this letter the Petitioner received an answer, stating that the convener of the committee refused to withdraw his name from the Petition; under these circumstances it becomes necessary for the Petitioner to crave the interference of the House to order his name, so improperly obtained, to be withdrawn from the said Petition; and praying the House to ordain his name to be withdrawn from the Petition against the said Bill.

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

Petitions against Bute (Cardiff) Canal Bill.

A Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Monmouthshire Canal Navigation;-and, of Richard Blakemore, of Melin Griffith, Glamorganshire,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for empowering the Most honourable John Crichton Stuart, Marquis of Bute and Earl of Dumfries, to make and maintain a Ship Canal, to commence at a certain Place called the Eastern Hollows, near the Mouth of the River Taff, in the County of Glamorgan, and to terminate near the Town of Cardiff, in the said County, with other Works to communicate therewith; 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.

Hagley Inclosure Bill, reported.

Mr. Lygon reported from the Committee on the Bill for inclosing certain Lands in the Parish of Hagley, in the County of Worcester; 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.

Ringmer and Hurst Green Roads Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Lewes, through Offham, to Witch Cross, from the Cliffe near Lewes, through Uckfield, to Witch Cross, and from the said Cliffe through Ringmer, Heathfield, and Burwash, to Hurst Green, all in the County of Sussex, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Almondbury Inclosure-Petition for Leave, reported.

Sir Robert Wilson reported from the Committee on the Petition of Proprietors of estates in the manor of Meltham, in the parish of Almondbury, in the west riding of the county of York, for leave to present a Petition; 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 several persons was accordingly presented, and read; containing the same allegations as their former Petition; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill to amend an Act of his late Majesty, for inclosing Lands in the Manor of Meltham, in the Parish of Almondbury, in the West Riding of the County of York.

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

Report of Dundee and Newtyle Railway Bill, considered.

A Motion being made, That the Report which, upon the 2d day of this instant April, was made from the Committee on the Bill to amend an Act for making a Railway from Dundee to Newtyle, be now taken into further consideration:-And the House being informed that printed Copies of the Bill, as amended by the Committee, were delivered at the door to the Members of the House upon Thursday the 8th day of this instant April, pursuant to the Standing Order;

Ordered, That the Report be now taken into further consideration:-The House accordingly proceeded to take the Report into further consideration; and the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, being read a second time, were agreed to by the House.

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

Petitions against Tiverton Roads Bill.

A Petition of Owners and Occupiers of lands in the parish of Rackenford;-and, of Owners and Occupiers of lands in the parish of Knowstone, in the county of Devon,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for improving several Roads, and making certain new Roads, in the Counties of Devon and Somerset, leading to and from the Town of Tiverton, and for amending an Act of His present Majesty for repairing several Roads leading from and through the Town of Wiveliscombe; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

And the said Petitions were ordered to be referred to the Committee on the Bill.

Petition against New River Company Bill.

A Petition of Hudson Gurney, of the city of Norwich, Esquire, John Henton Tritton, of the city of London, Esquire, and Charles Barclay, of the borough of Southwark, Esquire, the trustees and attornies of Joseph Osgood Freame, of the city of Bath, Esquire, the Owner of a Freehold Estate situate at Stamford Hill, in the county of Middlesex, and of the Tenants of the said Joseph Osgood Freame, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to amend an Act of the twelfth year of King George the Second, for improving the Navigation of the River Lea, and for enabling the Governor and Company of the New River the better to supply the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties and Suburbs thereof, with good and wholesome Water; and 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 Little Bolton Improvement Bill.

A Petition of Landowners and Ley-payers of the town of Little Bolton, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for more effectually cleansing, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Little Bolton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; 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 in favour.

A Petition of Ley-payers and Owners and Occupiers of houses, buildings, lands, tenements and hereditaments within the township of Little Bolton, was also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Petition in favour of Perth Navigation Bill.

A Petition of the Merchants, Bankers, Manufacturers, Traders, and others, of the city 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 the same may pass into a law.

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

Petition against New Sarum Poor Bill.

A Petition of John Leach, of the city of New Sarum, in the county of Wilts, was presented and read; taking notice of the Bill for better assessing and recovering the Rates for the Relief of the Poor within the City of New Sarum, and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the tenth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for consolidating the Rates to be made for the Relief of the Poor of the respective Parishes of Saint Thomas, Saint Edmund and Saint Martin, in the City of New Sarum;" and praying, That he may be heard by his counsel or agent against the same.

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

Greenwich Improvement Bill, presented.

Ordered, That leave be given to present the Bill for the Improvement of the Town of Greenwich, in the County of Kent; and for the better Regulation of certain Charities there, this day.

Sir Edward Knatchbull accordingly presented the said Bill: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Petition against Hull and Hedon Road Bill.

A Petition of the Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses, and other Inhabitants of Hedon, in the east riding of the county of York, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for making and maintaining a new Turnpike Road from the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull, in the County of the said Town, to Hedon, in the County of York; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Petitions against Watching, &c. Parishes Bill.

A Petition of the Rector, Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor, and Trustees of the parish of Saint George, in the county of Middlesex;-of Commissioners for paving certain streets and public passages and places within the parish of Saint George, in the county of Middlesex;- and, of Commissioners for forming, paving, cleansing, lighting, watching and regulating streets and other public passages and places on certain plots of ground called Battle Bridge Fields, near Gray's-Inn-lane, in the parish of Saint Pancras, in the county of Middlesex,- 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 the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

A Petition of the Commissioners for forming, paving and otherwise improving certain streets and other public passages and places in the parish of Saint Pancras, in the county of Middlesex, commonly called The Skinner's Estate, Saint Pancras;-and, of the Inhabitant Householders of The Skinner's Estate, in the parish of Saint Pancras, in the county of Middlesex,-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 lie upon the Table.

Accounts to be printed. Nos.308, 285 & 286.

Ordered, That the several Accounts relative to Lead, Tin and Copper, which were presented to the House upon the 8th day of this instant April, be printed.

Account from the Court of Chancery, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the number of Causes in the Court of Chancery standing for hearing and for judgment when the Great Seal was put in Commission, from June 1791 to February 1792, with the number of Causes heard and determined by the Lords Commissioners.

Petition relative to the Roman Catholic and Greek Churches.

A Petition of certain of the Magistrates, Clergy and Inhabitants of the town of Derby and its neighbourhood, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, mindful of the express commands of Almighty God, deeply concerned for the honour of their country and of the Protestant religion, and having at heart the maintenance of the civil and religious rights of all their fellowsubjects, view with pain and alarm the infrigement of those rights in the case of many Protestants holding civil and military situations under the Crown, who are forced to engage in the idolatrous services of the Roman Catholic and Greek Churches; the Petitioners conceive that all countenance of, or participation in, that which Protestants protest against as hateful to God, and injurious to the best interests of man, is calculated to bring Protestantism into disrespute, and to cause those who profess it to be regarded as hypocrites, who are willing to barter their religion for the attainment of their worldly and political ends; that such conduct is also calculated to promote superstition, error and idolatry, and even tends to endanger the predominancy of the Protestant religion in this country, and especially amongst our military, inasmuch as a frequent participation in those pompous and alluring ceremonies, however impious they may be, cannot fail to have a very injurious and proselytizing effect on the many thousands of young and inexperienced soldiers who are called upon to join in them, particularly when such participation is sanctioned and required by the highest authorities of the Realm; the Petitioners would remind the House, that no Roman Catholic, Mahomedan or Pagan in the British Dominions is required to be present at any of the rites or services of the Protestant worship, and they earnestly desire that a similar boon may be extended to all their Protestant fellow-subjects, whether holding civil or military situations; the Petitioners are assured that any real Protestant must feel the strongest repugnance to engage in that which is idolatrous; they are aware, also, that the extreme punishment for disobedience to military command is death; feeling, therefore, for the distressed situation and injured rights of many of their fellow-subjects, they entreat the House to take such steps as may lead to a discontinuance of what they cannot but regard as an unjust and unlawful requirement.

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

Petitions for mitigating Punishment for Forgery.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Cirencester;-of Leek;- of Axbridge;-of Bankers, Traders and other Inhabitants of Royston and its vicinity;-of Magistrates, Clergy, Bankers and other Inhabitants of the city of Worcester and its vicinity;-of Bankers, Merchants, Manufacturers and Traders, Inhabitants of Derby;-of Inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood of Kingston-upon-Thames;-of Plymouth;-of Bolton;-of Exeter and the three adjoining parishes;-of the Minister and certain of the Congregation assembling for divine worship in Beresford-street Chapel, Walworth; of Clergy, Gentry, Bankers and others of the town of Uxbridge and its neighbourhood; of Inhabitants of Saint Mary Newington;-of the Minister and certain of the Congregation assembling for divine worship at China Terrace Chapel, Lambeth;-of Inhabitants of Kettering and its neighbourhood;-of the ward of Bishopsgate, London;-of the Owners and Occupiers of land in the parish of Bluntisham-cum-Earith;-of Inhabitants of Boston;-and, of the Mayor, Magistrates, Merchants, Bankers, Traders and Inhabitants of Great Yarmouth,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners rejoice to hear that it is in the contemplation of Parliament to revise the Criminal Laws of these Realms, so far as relates to the punishment of death for Forgery; and the Petitioners, therefore, implore the House to make such effectual amelioration therein as that they may be in accordance with strict justice, and with the principles of that benign religion under whose influence the counsels of a Christian Legislature are professedly directed.

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

Petitions against Sale of Beer Bill.

A Petition of Owners and Occupiers of licensed victualling houses in Ilkeston;-of Proprietors and Occupiers of public-houses in the hundreds of Shropham and Guiltcross, Norfolk;-and, of Proprietors of inns and ale-houses, Innkeepers and Licensed Victuallers or Alehouse Keepers in Plymouth, and the towns of Devonport and Stonehouse, and parishes of Stoke Damerel and East Stonehouse,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of Thomas Bruce, deacon of the Baker Incorporation of Perth;-of Merchants, Ship-owners, Traders and others, Inhabitants of His Majesty's colony of the Cape of Good Hope;-of Manufacturers, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of Stoke and Fenton, in the Staffordshire Potteries;-of the Master, Assistants and remanent Members of the Merchant Company of Ayr;- of the Convener and Deacons of the Nine Incorporated Trades of the royal burgh of Ayr;-and, of the Merchants, Tradesmen and Inhabitants of the town of Pontypool, in the county of Monmouth,-were presented, and read; praying, That the House will open the trade to all the countries situated to the eastward of the Cape of Good Hope to all His Majesty's subjects, under such regulations as to the House may seem proper.

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 Inhabitants of Sunderland;-of Inhabitants of the clothing district of Eccleshill;-of Bolton;-of Pudsey;-and, of Alverthorpe,-were also presented, and read; praying, That the monopoly heretofore granted to the chartered Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies may no longer interfere with the general interests of His Majesty's subjects both in this country and in India.

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

Return respecting Emigration, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Persons who have emigrated from the United Kingdom to any of the Colonies of Great Britain, in each year since 1820; distinguishing the Colonies to which they have emigrated, and the number of males, females, adults and children.

Petition respecting Debts under 100£.

A Petition of Thomas Stock, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Trade and Manufactures established in the city of Bristol, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner learns, with unfeigned regret, it is proposed to preclude all arrest on mesne process for debts under 100£., except on special cause shown on affidavit; the Petitioner believes such an alteration in the existing law will be productive of very serious injury to trade and commerce, and all persons engaged therein, as it will deprive the creditor of a long-established and effectual means for the recovery of his debts; and praying, That the House will not sanction the proposed alteration, whereby no person is to be liable to arrest for any debt or demand under the sum or value of 100£.

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

Petitions against Reduction of Duty on Tobacco.

A Petition of Merchants, Manufacturers and Dealers in Tobacco at the port of Bristol, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have observed in the proceedings of the House, that Resolutions have been passed to repeal the laws which prohibit the growth of Tobacco in this Kingdom, and to levy an Excise duty upon it of 1s. 8d. per pound, to be paid by the grower or producer thereof; and praying, That the House will apply the same principles to the regulation of the respective duties on Tobacco of home and foreign growth, as they have done to the regulation of the duties upon other articles of commerce, and consequently that they will either reduce the rate of duty now payable on Foreign Tobacco to 2s. per pound, or that they will levy a duty of 2s. 9d. per pound on that of home growth, being the same rate as is levied on Tobacco of the growth of the British possessions in America, and which the House considered a sufficient protection.

A Petition of Messrs. Taddy, Tomlin & Company, was also presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are manufacturers of Tobacco and Snuff, and have been extensively engaged in that trade for thirty years; relying on the continuance of the long-established arrangements concerning Tobacco, by which the cultivation of that article has been prohibited in this country, they have been induced, within a late period, to erect large and extensive buildings, with machinery for the purposes of their trade, and adapted to the application which the existing order of the law has required at an expense of fully 40,000£.; under these circumstances they view with the utmost anxiety and well-founded alarm the proposal for legalizing the growth of Tobacco in the United Kingdom; and praying, That before further proceedings are taken in the matter, a Committee may be appointed to hear evidence as to the merits of the question in which interests are involved the most important to the revenue in particular, to the morals of the country in general, and to that trade in which the Petitioners have been engaged for thirty years, and from which two-and-a-half to three millions sterling have been annually derived.

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

Petition against Duty on Tobacco grown in Ireland.

A Petition of Cultivators of Tobacco in the town and neighbourhood of Enniscorthy, in the county of Wexford, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have for several years been engaged in the cultivation of Tobacco, and they now learn, with considerable alarm, that a Bill is about to be introduced into the House, imposing a duty of 1s. 8d. per pound on the produce of the home growth; the Petitioners respectfully submit that the imposition of such a duty would altogether prohibit the growing of Tobacco in Ireland, and consequently put an entire and sudden stop to a species of husbandry which has been hitherto found productive of many national advantages, and, amongst others, has furnished employment for men, women and children, particularly the latter, at seasons of the year when all other agricultural pursuits are at a stand; and praying, That the House will not legislate upon a point of such vital consequence not only to the town and neighbourhood in which the Petitioners reside, but also to the United Empire, amounting to a prohibition of the growth of Tobacco, without summoning and examining individuals whose experience on the growth may enable them to give satisfactory information, so as to show the advantages derivable from its cultivation at home, as well as that a duty to the extent proposed would act as a prohibition.

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

Petition against Registrar at Madras Bill.

A Petition of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the Relief of the Representatives of Persons who have died intestate in the Presidency of Madras in the East Indies, and for the Relief of the Suitors of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Madras aforesaid; and praying, That the same way not be passed into a law; and that the Petitioners may be permitted to be heard by their counsel, and to adduce evidence in support of the prayer of their Petition; and that they may have such relief in the premises as to the House shall seem meet.

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

Ordered, That the Petitioners be permitted to be heard by their counsel at the bar, upon the second reading of the Bill.

Registrar at Madras Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the second reading of the Bill for the Relief of the Representatives of Persons who have died intestate in the Presidency of Madras in the East Indies, and for the Relief of the Suitors of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Madras aforesaid, be now read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time upon Wednesday the 5th day of May next.

Petition for abolishing Commissary Courts (Scotland.)

A Petition of the Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the royal burgh of Haddington, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Commissary Courts of Scotland, as possessing a separate jurisdiction have long been considered by the public as unnecessary; that, alive to this fact, the Act 4 Geo. 4, c. 97, was passed, by which all inferior Commissaries in Scotland, were abolished, and their duties transferred to the sheriffs of the different counties, "excepting always the sheriffdoms of Edinburgh, Haddington and Linlithgow, which sheriffdoms shall be and remain Commissariat of Edinburgh;" that the necessity of upholding such a separate court for these three counties was more than questionable, while the duties could as easily be performed by their sheriffs as by the other sheriffs throughout Scotland; that the only and altogether a formal part now left of the duties of the Commissary Court of Edinburgh, is to cause inventories to be recorded of the effects of persons who die within the three counties excepted from the above Act of Parliament, and to grant confirmation to heirs; that this has ever been regarded as a mere matter of form, done altogether by the commissary clerk; that as the law at present stands, the parties in that county are put to much trouble and heavy expense, by being obliged, in the case of every small succession, first to employ an agent on the spot, and next an agent in Edinburgh, to conduct this simple business, and be bound over and above either to pay the expenses of having their oath taken by commission at Haddington, or, which is the lesser evil of the two, of travelling at every inconvenient season to Edinburgh themselves; whereas, if the sheriff of that county had the same power as the other sheriffs of Scotland, the parties having frequent occasion to be at the market town of Haddington, and head burgh where the Court sits, would have the same formal piece of business done at little or no expense, and without any inconvenience or trouble whatever; that the Petitioners hoped the Bill, recently introduced into Parliament by the Lord Advocate, would have recommended the total abolition of the Commissary Court of Edinburgh as now altogether useless; but although it is proposed by that Bill to transfer its jurisdiction in all other matters to the Court of Session, yet the Petitioners are disappointed to find that the shadow of a separate Court is proposed to be retained, for the formal duties of the three counties before alluded to, which duties the Petitioners have said could be performed with more convenience, and at less expense, by the sheriffs of these counties respectively; that accordingly the removal of the exception in the aforesaid Act of Parliament, would be a boon to the community of that town and district of the country, would place it only on a footing of equality with the other counties of Scotland; and besides, when the laudable object of economy and retrenchment is visibly manifested by the House, would remove every excuse for keeping up the now useless and expensive machinery of a separate and independent Commissary Court in Edinburgh, the duties, so far as Haddington is concerned, merging into those of the sheriff; and praying the House to take the Petition into their serious consideration, and to do in the premises as to them may seem meet.

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

Petition for reduction of Duty on Sugar.

A Petition of West India Planters and Merchants, and others interested in the West India Trade at the Port of Liverpool, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will take their extreme sufferings into serious and immediate consideration, and grant them such relief as may seem best adapted to meet the exigency of their distress; first, by such efficient reduction in the Duty on Sugar as will relieve the Petitioners from the unequal taxation which now so grievously oppresses them; secondly, by subjecting Rum only to the payment of the same rate of Duty in the whole of the United Kingdom as is levied on Corn Spirits, and which alone can enable the Petitioners to obtain any thing approaching to a fair participation in the supply of Rum for the home market, loaded as they are with heavy charges for casks, freight and other incidental expenses, to which the corn distillers are not subjected.

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

Petitions in favour of Poor Law Amendment Bill.

A Petition of the Churchwardens, Overseers and Select Vestry of the township of Ulverston;-of the Ministers, Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor and Inhabitants of the parish of Walthamstow;-of Directors of the Poor of that part of the parish of Whitchurch which lies within the county of Salop;- of Directors, Churchwardens and Overseers of the parish of Tewkesbury;-and, of Churchwardens, Overseers and Select Vestry of the parish of Saint Mary-the-Virgin, in the town and port of Dovor,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to prevent Abuses of the Poor Laws, by declaring and amending the Law relating to the employment and payment of Ablebodied Labourers from the Poor Rates, and for the better rating Tenements under a certain Annual Value; and setting forth, That one of the principal objects in the said Bill is to secure the better payment of parish rates upon houses below a certain annual value, by requiring such rates to be paid by the owners of such houses instead of the occupiers thereof; and praying the House to take the premises into their consideration, and to grant them relief either upon the principle of local Acts, by the amendment of the Act 59 Geo. 3, c. 12, to authorize the rates to be assessed and levied upon the owners of all tenements at and under a certain annual value of 10£. whether the same be let by the year, or for any greater or less period, or such other relief as the House may deem efficient.

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

Petitions respecting Labourers Wages.

A Petition of several Working Colliers in the county of Monmouth;-of Inhabitants of the parish of Trevethin; -and, of Joseph Davies, of Pentwyn Mawr, in the parish of Monythusloyne, in the county of Monmouth,-were presented, and read; complaining of the practice of paying work-people with goods instead of money; and praying, That the law may be speedily so altered as to put it out of the power of any manufacturer to pay his work-people otherwise than in money.

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

Petitions for repeal of Parish Vestries Act (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of Tagahdoe, in the county of Kildare;-of Roman Catholic Inhabitants of Ballimakenny;-and, of Moleary and Monasterboice, in the county of Louth,-were presented, and read; reciting the Act 7 Geo. 4, c. 72, for the Regulation of Parish Vestries in Ireland; and praying, That the same may be repealed.

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

Petition against use of Machinery in manufacturing Paper.

A Petition of the Journeymen Paper-makers of the county of Surrey, was presented, and read; complaining of their distress; and praying, That the House will be pleased to take their condition into immediate consideration, and apply effectual remedies for their relief, either by laying on an additional impost upon every description of paper produced by machinery, or by passing a law to abolish the use of it where it has the greatest tendency to cause a diminution of manual labour, or by rating the capital of the owners, or by such other means as to the House shall seem fit.

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

Petition respecting Admission of Physicians to County Infirmaries (Ireland.)

A Petition of William John Geary, of the city of Limerick, Doctor of Medicine, was presented and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is graduate of the University of Edinburgh, and as such pursues the practice of medicine by the same authority as the greater part of the physicians of the British Empire; that the medical graduates of Edinburgh, London and Glasgow, constitute by far the greater number of the physicians of Great Britain and Ireland, and amongst them are to be found men of learning and talent in an equal proportion; that whilst the Petitioner, in common with all those who have obtained medical Degrees in Edinburgh, London or Glasgow, is eligible to be appointed to any medical situation, whether civil, naval or military, in Great Britain or its dependencies, he labours under the most serious disadvantages, and suffers considerable grievances, in being inadmissible to be appointed a physician to a County Infirmary in Ireland; that such ineligibility on the part of the Petitioner to become physician to these Institutions arises directly from the operation of certain Acts of Parliament, which regulate County Infirmaries in Ireland, in one of which, viz. 7 Geo. 3, c. 8, s. 3, it is set forth as follows: "And it is Enacted, That by the authority aforesaid, no person shall be appointed physician to any County Infirmary, who shall not be examined and certified duly qualified under the seal of the King and Queen's College of Physicians in Ireland;" and praying, That the House will take into its most serious consideration the disadvantages which arise to the public from the present mode of appointing physicians to County Infirmaries in Ireland, and the grievances under which he labours, and that they will be pleased to repeal so much of the laws relating to these Institutions as exclude him from the office of physician to County Infirmaries in Ireland, and enact, that in any appointment that shall hereafter take place of physicians to these Institutions, that more than one professional attendant may be elected.

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

Petitions in favour of Galway Franchise Bill.

A Petition of Protestant and Roman Catholic Landowners, Merchants, Traders, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the town and county of the town of Galway;-of Protestant and Roman Catholic Inhabitants of Rahoon;- and, of Saint Nicholas, in the county of the town of Galway,-were presented, and read; taking notice of 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; 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.

Petition for continuance of Fishery Bounties.

A Petition of Fish-curers of the royal burgh of Wick and Pulteney-town, was presented, and read; praying the House to continue the Fishery Board under its present excellent rules and regulations, with a Bounty of only 2s. per barrel on crown-brand herrings, and to place all engaged in the trade throughout the United Kingdom upon an equal footing, both in respect to the regulations to be observed and the rate of Bounty to be obtained, on the due observation of those regulations which ought to be held alike binding on all who shall be entitled to claim the said Bounty.

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

Address for Report on Courts of Justice (Ireland.)

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 Nineteenth Report made by the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the Duties, Salaries and Emoluments of the Officers, Clerks and Ministers of Justice in all Temporal and Ecclesiastical Courts in Ireland.

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.

Statements respecting Diplomatic Services, presented. No. 305.

Mr. Secretary Peel presented to the House, pursuant to their Addresses to His Majesty,-A Statement, showing the Charge for His Majesty's Diplomatic Service abroad, from the year 1822 to 1829, both inclusive; distinguishing the several heads of Charge, and the number of regular and Special Missions and Pensions to retired Ministers and Consuls.

A Statement, showing the Charge of His Majesty's Diplomatic Service abroad, from the year ending 5th January 1822 to the year ending 5th January 1830, both inclusive; distinguishing the various Missions from the Consuls, and the other heads of Charge.

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

Answer to Addresses.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer reported to the House, That their several Addresses of the 1st, 2d, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th days of this instant April (that His Majesty would be graciously pleased to give directions that the Papers therein mentioned might be laid before this House), had been presented to His Majesty; and that His Majesty had commanded him to acquaint this House, That He will give directions accordingly.

Returns of Diplomatic Expenses, presented. No. 306.

Mr. Secretary Peel presented to the House,-Return to an Address to His Majesty, dated the 5th day of this instant April, for an Account, in detail, of the Expenditure of £.1,149. 8s. by Sir Charles 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.

Return to an Address to His Majesty, dated the 5th day of this instant April, for an Account, in detail, of the £.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.

Return to an Address to His Majesty, dated the 5th day of this instant April, for 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.

Return to an Address to His Majesty, dated the 5th day of this instant April, for 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 de Rothesay, and other Persons belonging to his Embassy, for Pay and Allowance from the Civil List and any other Funds, in the same year.

Return to an Address to His Majesty, dated the 5th day of this instant April, for an Account, in detail, of £.163. 8s. 2d. charged in the Civil Contingencies for 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 recall of the Embassy from Lisbon, and stating on what Duty, and where he has been since employed.

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

Watching, &c. Parishes Bill, committed.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to make provision for the lighting, watching, cleansing and paving of Parishes in England and Wales;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Portman, Mr. Littleton, Mr. William Peel, Lord Viscount Althorp, Mr. Estcourt, Mr. Rickford, Mr. Williams Wynn, Sir Robert Vaughan, Mr. Lawley, Mr. Corbet, Sir James Graham, Mr. Legh Keck, Mr. Robert Palmer, Sir Edward Knatchbull, Mr. William Duncombe, Mr. Michael Angelo Taylor, Sir Robert Wilson, Lord Viscount Valletort: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ordered, That Five be the Quorum of the Committee.

Ordered, That all Petitions against the said Bill, which have been presented to the House in this Session of Parliament, be referred to the Committee.

Committee on Poor Law Amendment Bill; No. 307.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to prevent Abuses of the Poor Laws, by declaring and amending the Law relating to the employment and payment of Ablebodied Labourers from the Poor Rates, and for the better rating Tenements under a certain Annual Value.

(In the Committee.)

Bill read 1° to be read 2°.

Preamble postponed.

Several Amendments made.

Clause (Parishes to maintain and educate Children whose Parents are unable to support them) P. 2. 1. 41 ; several Amendments made thereunto;

Question put, That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill; the Committee divided.

Teller for the Yeas, Mr. Slaney - - 9.

Teller for the Noes, Mr. Robert Gordon - 91.

Several other Amendments made.

Preamble-agreed to.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Ridley Colborne reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

reported.

Mr. Ridley Colborne accordingly reported from the Committee the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration upon Monday next.

Ordered, That the Bill, as amended, be printed.

Committee on Galway Franchise Bill.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, 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, 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 Mr. Alexander Dawson reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received upon Wednesday next.

Ordered, That James Hardiman Burke, Esquire, the Mayor of Galway, be heard by his counsel on the Report of the said Bill.

Deserted Children (Ireland) Bill, committed.

A Bill for making provision, in certain cases, for the Relief and Maintenance of Deserted and of Illegitimate Children in Ireland, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday the 10th day of May next.

Forgeries Punishment Bill, committed.

A Bill for reducing into one Act all such Forgeries as shall henceforth be punished with Death, and for otherwise amending the Laws relative to Forgery, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday the 10th day of May next.

Arms (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 regulate the importation of Arms, Gunpowder and Ammunition into Ireland, and the making, selling and keeping of Arms;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday the 7th day of May next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Tolls and Customs (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 consolidate and amend the Laws respecting Tolls, Customs, and all other Duties taken by local Authority in Fairs, Markets, Sea-ports, and all other Places in Ireland;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday the 7th day of May next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Usury Laws Bill, committed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the second reading of the Bill to alter several Acts relating to Contracts for the Loan of Money at Interest, be now read; and the same being read;

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be now read a second time;

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

Martis, 27 die Aprilis, 1830:

The House divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Poulett Thomson, 50.
Mr. Robinson:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Gilbert Heathcote, 21.
Mr. Robert Gordon:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative:-The Bill was accordingly read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday next.

Navy Pay Bill, committed.

A Bill to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the Pay of the Royal Navy, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Thursday next.

Leather Duties repeal Bill, committed.

A Bill to repeal the Duties of Excise and Drawbacks on Leather, and the Laws relating thereto, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for this day.

Marriages Validity Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to render valid Marriages solemnized in certain Churches and Chapels, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for 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, de-ferred.

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.

Malt Duties Bill, committed.

A Bill to alter and amend an Act of the seventh and eighth years of His present Majesty for consolidating and amending the Laws of Excise on Malt made in the United Kingdom, and for amending the Laws relating to Brewers in Ireland, and the Malt Allowance on Spirits in Scotland and Ireland, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Thursday next.

Further Consideration of Report on Tobacco Acts, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Act 12 Charles 2, c. 34, for prohibiting the planting, setting, or sowing of Tobacco in England and Ireland; and also, the Act 22 Geo. 3, c. 73, to explain an Act made in the twelfth year of the reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the planting, setting, or sowing of Tobacco in England or Ireland, and to permit the Use and Removal of Tobacco, the growth of Scotland, into England, for a limited time, under certain Restrictions;"

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration upon Monday next.

Committee on Superannuations, appointed.

Ordered, That a Select Committee be appointed to inquire into the regulations under which Civil Superannuations, Half Pay, and Retired Pensions and Allowances, are claimed and received by persons on account of their employment in the Public service, and to consider what alterations may be made in them consistently with the Public interest, and a due regard to the just claims of Public servants, and to report their Observations thereupon to the House:-And a Committee was appointed of Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Huskisson, Mr. Davies Gilbert, Mr. Bankes, Sir Matthew Ridley, Mr. Herries, Mr. Maberly, Sir Henry Hardinge, Lord Viscount Althorp, Lord Viscount Palmerston, Sir Robert Inglis, Mr. Williams Wynn, Sir George Cockburn, Mr. Ashhurst, Sir Thomas Fremantle, Mr. Thomas Wood, Sir James Graham, Mr. Wilmot Horton: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Ordered, That Five be the Quorum of the Committee.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That it be an Instruction to the Committee to inquire into the expediency of placing Full Pay and Half-Pay Officers under similar regulations when appointed to Civil Offices, it passed in the Negative.

Criminal Returns Bill, ordered;

The House was moved, That the Act 55 Geo. 3, c. 49, "to procure Returns of Persons committed, tried and convicted for Criminal Offences and Misdemeanors," might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to repeal an Act of the fifty-fifth year of his late Majesty, for procuring Returns of persons committed, tried and convicted for Criminal Offences and Misdemeanors: And that Mr. William Peel and Mr. Secretary Peel do prepare, and bring it in.

presented.

Mr. William Peel accordingly presented the said Bill: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Friday next.

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