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Jovis, 29 die Aprilis, 1830:
Report of (Galway) Franchise Bill, deferred. Supply, deferred. Ways and Means, deferred. Leather Duties repeal Bill, reported. Member added to a Committee. Dublin Sessions Bill. presented. No. 327. Richmond Lunatic Asylum Bill, presented. No. 328. Jovis, 29 die Aprilis; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830. Papers relating to Grand Canal (Ireland), presented. No. 330. Returns, &c. presented: Record Commission. No. 331. Stamp Distributors. No. 332. Shipping and Tonnage. No. 333. Civil Contingencies. No. 334. Cottons and Linens. No. 335. Revenue (Scotland.) No. 336. Land and Assessed Taxes (Scotland.) No. 337. Report on London Bridge and Fleet Market Bill. considered. Petition against New River Company Bill. Sunderland Harbour Bill, passed. Hockliffe Road Bill, reported. Whaddon and Nash Inclosure Bill, reported. Petition against Clyde Navigation Bill. Petitions in favour. Leeds and Selby Railway Bill, passed. Edinburgh Advocates Widows Fund Bill, reported. Power to a Committee. Petition against North Level Drainage and Navigation Bill. Petitions in favour of Caithness Statute Labour Bill. Petitions against. Wigan Branch Railway Bill, passed. Petition against Polloc and Govan Railway Bill. Petitions against Tay Ferries Bill. Petition respecting Northern Road Commissioners. Petition for Provision in Walsall Road Bill. Othery Drainage Bill, reported Weston Zoyland Inclosure Bill, reported. Kingsbury Episcopi Inclosure Bill, committed. Petitions against Tiverton Roads Bill. Addington Inclosure Bill, committed. Petition against Perth Navigation Bill. Australian Company Bill, presented. No. 329. Highgate School Estate, Petition for Leave reported. Leave given. Petition presented. Petition against New Sarum Poor Bill. Sankey Brook Navigation Bill, reported. St. Helen's and Runcorn Gap Railway Bill, reported. Blackburn Road Bill, reported. Manchester Improvement Bill, reported and re committed. Warrington and Newton Railway Bill, passed. Petition respecting Chard Roads Bill. Petitions for mitigating Punishment for Forgery. Petition for Amendment of Law of Imprisonment for Debt. The Lords have agreed to Redcross Road Bill. Acle and Yarmouth Road Bill. The Lords request Copy of Report on Northern Roads; Report communicated. Petition for enabling Jews to hold and dispose of Land. Petitions against Sale of Beer Bill. Leave of Absence. Petitions in favour of Galway Franchise Bill. Accounts of Newspaper Stamp Duties (Ireland), ordered. Rights of Executors Bill, presented. No. 338. Returns of Widows Pensions, ordered. Petition against Insolvent Debtors Bill. Petition for reduction of Duty on Fire Insurances. Accounts of Stamp Duties on Newspapers, &c. ordered. Petitions against Watching, &c. Parishes Bill. Ireland-Returns, ordered: Dublin Vestries. Youghal Vestries. Cork Vestries. Petition against Assimilation of Stamp Duties. Petition for relief from Payment of Tithes and Vestry Rates (Ireland.) Petition for repeal of Parish Vestries Act (Ireland.) Minute of Governor General on Indian Finance, ordered. Return of Rum, ordered. Petition complaining of Distress in Ireland. Accounts and Papers to be printed. Nos. 339, 340, 341, 342, 343. Local Judicature Bill, ordered. Veneris, 30 die Aprilis, 1830: Canada Civil Government Bill, ordered. Committee on Reports on the conduct of Sir Jonah Barrington. Tithes Exchange Bill, deferred. Navy Pay Bill, deferred. Committee on Malt Duties Bill. Sheriffs (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Leases of Lands (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Insolvent Debtors Bill, committed. Galway Franchise Bill, deferred. Leather Duties repeal Bill, passed. Canada Civil Government Bill, presented. No. 344. Labouring Poor Bill, presented. No. 345. Member added to a Committee.

Jovis, 29 die Aprilis, 1830:

And the previous Question being put, That that Question be now put; it passed in the Negative.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the use of force in intercepting these unarmed vessels, and preventing them anchoring and landing their passengers in the Harbour of Porto Praia, was a violation of the sovereignty of the State to which the Island of Terceira belonged; and that the further interference, "to compel-these merchant ships or transports to quit the neighbourhood of the Azores," was an assumption of jurisdiction upon the High Seas neither justified by the necessity of the case, nor sanctioned by the general Law of Nations;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Charles Grant, 78.
Dr. Phillimor:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Twiss, 191.
Mr. Croker.

So it passed in the Negative.

Report of (Galway) Franchise Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for receiving the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on 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;

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

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

Supply, deferred.

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

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

Ways and Means, deferred.

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

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

Leather Duties repeal Bill, reported.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House on the Bill to repeal the Duties of Excise and Drawbacks on Leather, and the Laws relating thereto, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Member added to a Committee.

Ordered, That Mr. George Bankes be added to the Select Committee on East India Company's Affairs.

Dublin Sessions Bill. presented. No. 327.

Mr. Doherty presented a Bill to facilitate the Administration of Justice in the Court of Quarter Sessions in the City of Dublin: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time To-morrow.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Richmond Lunatic Asylum Bill, presented. No. 328.

Mr. Doherty presented a Bill for appropriating the Richmond Lunatic Asylum in Dublin to the purposes of a District Lunatic Asylum: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time Tomorrow.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

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

Jovis, 29 die Aprilis; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Papers relating to Grand Canal (Ireland), presented. No. 330.

THE House being informed that Mr. Johnson, from the Office of the Chief Secretary for Ireland, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders,-A Copy of a Letter to the Right honourable Lord Francis Leveson Gower, Chief Secretary for Ireland, on the nature of the Securities taken by the Irish Loan Commissioners for an advance of Money to the Grand Canal Company, for the purpose of extending their Navigation to the Town of Kilbeggan; together with Appendix, Notes, Maps and Statements, dated London, 15th July 1829:-Copies of the Answers of the Grand Canal Directors and Loan Commissioners to that Statement, with the Affidavits annexed thereto:-A Copy of the Report on those Answers:- Copies of the Cases submitted to Messieurs Joy and Pennefather, together with their opinions:-A Return of the Receipts and Expenditure of Ballinasloe Canal:- and, a Return of the Receipts and Expenditure of Mount Mellick Canal:-And then he withdrew.

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

Returns, &c. presented: Record Commission. No. 331.

The House being informed that Mr. Crafer, from the Treasury, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders, -Return, specifying, as far as can be made out, the Names of every person employed as Sub-Commissioner, Clerk, Transcriber or otherwise, in editing, compiling transcribing, preparing for the Press, &c. the works published under the direction of the Commissioners of Public Records from 1819 to 1829.

Stamp Distributors. No. 332.

A Return of the number of Distributors of Stamps in the United Kingdom, in the year 1829; stating the name of each Distributor, his place of residence, and the district he supplies, the rate per cent. allowed, and the gross amount of per centage received, by each Distributor; also, the totals in England, Scotland and Ireland, together with a Copy of the last Orders under which the rate of per centage is now allowed in Scotland; stating also the time and manner in which the revenue of Stamps is remitted.

Shipping and Tonnage. No. 333.

A Return of the number of Ships and Vessels belonging to the different ports or places of the British Empire, exclusive of the Colonies, stated in succession, agreeable to the relative amount of Tonnage belonging to each, classing the number and tonnage agreeable to the following specification; viz. under 50 tons, 50 to 100, 100 to 200, 200 to 300, 300 to 400, 400 to 500, 500 to 800, 800 to 1,200, and upwards of 1,200.

A Return of the number of Steam Boats in each Port of Great Britain.

Civil Contingencies. No. 334.

A Return to an Order of the House, dated the 5th day of this instant April, for an Account, in detail, of the sum of £2,798. 11 s. expended for Public Offices in Whitehall and Westminster, of £1,278. 9s. for Colours for the Foot Guards; of £.1,670. 5s. for Plate and Furniture for the Governors of Tobago, &c.; and, of £.1,169. 5s. for Robes, &c. for Knights of several Orders, as charged in the Civil Contingencies for 1829.

Cottons and Linens. No. 335.

A Return of the number of square yards of Calicoes, Muslins, Linens and Stuffs, made either of cotton or linen, printed, painted, stained or dyed in Great Britain (except such as shall have been dyed of one colour throughout), with the amount of Excise Duties collected thereon in England and Scotland, in the three years ended 5th January 1830; distinguishing the number of square yards, and amount of duty collected thereon in each year.

A Return of the total number of square yards of printed Calicoes, Muslins, Linens, and Stuffs exported from England and Scotland, in the three years ended 5th January 1830, the amount of drawbacks paid or allowed thereon; distinguishing in each year the quantities and amount of drawbacks allowed to Foreign Parts, from the quantities and drawback paid or allowed on the like articles on the removal coastwise to Ireland.

Revenue (Scotland.) No. 336.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 8th day of this instant April, for a Return of the amount of the Revenue remitted from Scotland in the year 1829, by whom, and at what dates of Exchange between Scotland and England the same was remitted.

Land and Assessed Taxes (Scotland.) No. 337.

Return of the expense of the Receiver General of Land and Assessed Taxes in Scotland in the year 1829; stating the names of the Receiver General, and all Officers employed in the receipt or collection, whose salary and emoluments amount to £.100 a-year and upwards; distinguishing each and all other contingent expenses for the year;-also, a Return of the amount of Revenue remitted from Scotland in the year 1829, by whom, and at what dates of Exchange between England and Scotland the same was remitted:-And then he withdrew.

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

Report on London Bridge and Fleet Market Bill. considered.

The House proceeded to take into further consideration the Report from the Committee on the Bill to make further Provision for defraying the Expenses of making the Approaches to London Bridge, and the removal of Fleet Market; and the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill being read a second time, were agreed to by the House; and a Clause was added to the Bill.

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

Petition against New River Company Bill.

A Petition of Trustees of the River Lee Navigation, 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 themselve, 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.

Sunderland Harbour Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill to amend and enlarge the Powers and Provisions of several Acts relating to the Improvement and Preservation of the River Wear, and of the Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County Palatine of Durham, was read the third time; and several ingrossed Clauses were added to the Bill, by way of Riders.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Michael Angelo Taylor do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Hockliffe Road Bill, reported.

Sir Thomas Fremantle reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing and maintaining the Road between Hockliffe, in the County of Bedford, and Stoney Stratford, in the County of Buckingham; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Whaddon and Nash Inclosure Bill, reported.

Sir Thomas Fremantle reported from the Committee on the Bill for inclosing and exonerating from Tithes Lands in the Parish of Whaddon, including the Hamlet of Nash, in the County of Buckingham; 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.

Petition against Clyde Navigation Bill.

A Petition of Magistrates and Town Councillors of the royal burgh of Dumbarton, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to enable the Trustees for the Improvement of the Navigation of the River Clyde to purchase up certain Exemptions from the Rates payable on the said River and the Harbour at Glasgow; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

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

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

Petitions in favour.

A Petition of Ship-owners, Merchants and resident Burgesses, and of the Convener and Members of the Six Incorporated Trades of Irvine;-and,of Merchants and Ship-owners of the towns of Saltcoats and Ardrossan,- were also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Leeds and Selby Railway Bill, passed.

An ingrossed 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, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Edinburgh Advocates Widows Fund Bill, reported.

Sir Ronald Ferguson reported from the Committee on the Bill to raise a Fund for Provisions to Widows of the Members of the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh; 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.

Power to a Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill to establish a Company for lighting with Gas the Town of Dundee, and places adjacent, in the County of Forfar, have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Petition against North Level Drainage and Navigation Bill.

A Petition of Joseph Hannath, of Tid Saint Giles, in the Isle of Ely, farmer, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for improving the Drainage of the Lands lying in the North Level, part of the Great Level of Fens called Bedford Level, and in Great Portsand, in the Manor of Crowland, and for providing a Navigation between Clows Cross and the Nene Outfall Cut; and praying, That he may be heard by himself, his counsel or agent against certain parts thereof.

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

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

Petitions in favour of Caithness Statute Labour Bill.

A Petition of the Magistrates and Town Council of the royal burgh of Wick, in the county of Caithness;-and, of Feuars, Merchants, Fish-curers, Traders and Inhabitants of Pulteney-town, in the county of Caithness,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for making, repairing, widening and keeping in repair certain Roads and Bridges in the County of Caithness; and for better regulating and rendering more effectual the Statute Labour in the said County, and Conversion Money in lieu thereof; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Petitions against.

A Petition of Farmers and others of the parish of Reay, in the county of Caithness;-and, of Proprietors of estates, Road Trustees and others of the county of Caithness,- were also presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Wigan Branch Railway Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for making and maintaining a Railway from the Borough of Wigan to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, in the Borough of Newton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and collateral Branches to communicate therewith, was read the third time; and an ingrossed Clause was added by way of rider; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Petition against Polloc and Govan Railway Bill.

A Petition of the principal Baillie, resident Baillies, and other Commissioners of Police of the barony of Gorbals, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for making and maintaining a Railway from the Lands of Polloc and Govan to the River Clyde, at the Harbour of Broomielaw, in the County of Lanark, with a Branch to communicate therefrom; and praying, That they may be heard by counsel against the same.

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

Petitions against Tay Ferries Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants, Householders of Ferry-port-onCraig;-of Leuchars;-and, of Newport, Marytown and vicinity, in the parish of Forgan, and county of Fife,- were 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.

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

Petition respecting Northern Road Commissioners.

A Petition of W. H. Whitbread, Esquire, Chairman of a Meeting of the Trustees of the Turnpike Road leading from Lemsford Mill, through Welwyn and Stevenage, to Hitchin, and from Welwyn, through Codicot, to Hitchin aforesaid, all in the county of Hertford;-and, of W. H. Whitbread, Esquire, Chairman of a Meeting of the Trustees of the Turnpike Road leading from Hitchin to Bedford, and the Roads branching therefrom, through Henlow to Gerford Bridge, and to Arlesey, in the counties of Hertford and Bedford,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the said Trustees, having seen a Report of a Select Committee appointed to inquire into the state of the Road between London and Edinburgh, recommending the appointment of a Board of Commissioners, constituted in a similar manner, and invested with the same or similar powers to those of the Commissioners for the improvement of the Road between London and Holyhead, beg leave respectfully to represent to the House, that they consider such a measure unnecessary and injurious; unnecessary, because the existing Trustees are, from local information, most competent to carry into effect such alterations in the Road under their care as may be advantageous to the public; and with respect to the Road under the immediate superintendence of the said Trustees, they beg leave to represent, that they have already made several very important improvements, and have others in contemplation, which they are only prevented from carrying into execution by the publication of the before-mentioned Report, and they make bold to refer to the present condition of their Road, as an evidence that any such interference as is recommended by the Report is unnecessary; injurious, because it will empower the Commissioners to make such an alteration in the line of Road as will greatly deteriorate the value of inns, and every description of property on the present line, as well as the trade and prosperity of the several towns through which the Road now passes, and because, in the event of the Commissioners forming a new line of Road, the property of all those persons who have lent money upon the securities of the tolls upon the present Road would be greatly affected, and in some cases might be wholly lost; and lastly, because the proposed measure would necessarily, without holding out the prospect of any adequate advantage, entail upon the public a very heavy expense, which the country, in its present distressed state, is ill prepared to bear; and praying the House not to consent to the appointment of the Board of Commissioners recommended in the above-mentioned Report.

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

Petition for Provision in Walsall Road Bill.

A Petition of the Right honourable George Augustus Frederick Henry Earl of Bradford, was presented, and read; setting forth, That a Bill is depending in the House for improving and maintaining the Road leading from Walsall to Muckley Corner, near Lichfield, and other Roads, in the County of Stafford; and that it would be of great convenience to the Petitioner and to the inhabitants of the said town of Walsall, and to the public generally, if power were introduced into the said Bill for making a new Branch of Road from the bridge nearly opposite the George Hotel, in Walsall, in a south-westerly direction, and nearly in a straight line to, and to unite with the present Turnpike Road from Walsall to Wednesbury, through lands belonging to the Petitioner, and which lands the Petitioner is willing to give for the purposes of such Branch Road; and praying, That provision may be made in the said Bill for the purposes aforesaid.

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

Othery Drainage Bill, reported

Mr. Dickinson reported from the Committee on the Bill for draining, flooding and improving certain Low Lands and Grounds within the several Parishes of Othery, Middlezoy and Weston Zoyland, in the county of Somerset; That the Standing Orders relative to Inclosure and Drainage Bills, 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.

Weston Zoyland Inclosure Bill, reported.

Mr. Dickinson reported from the Committee on the Bill for dividing and allotting Lands within the Parishes of Weston Zoyland and Middlezoy, in the County of Somerset; 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.

Kingsbury Episcopi Inclosure Bill, committed.

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

Petitions against Tiverton Roads Bill.

A Petition of Commissioners for the improvement of the city of Exeter, was 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.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Bill.

A Petition of the Dean and Chapter of the cathedral church of Saint Peter, in Exeter, and of Owners and Occupiers of lands in the parishes of Stoke, Cannon, Netherex and Rew, in the county of Devon, was also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That they may be heard by their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

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

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

Addington Inclosure Bill, committed.

A Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Little Addington, in the County of Northampton, was read a second time; and committed to Lord Viscount Althorp, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petition against Perth Navigation Bill.

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

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

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

Australian Company Bill, presented. No. 329.

Mr. Hume presented a Bill to amend an Act for granting certain powers and authorities to a Company to be incorporated by Charter, to be called The Australian Agricultural Company, for the cultivation and improvement of the waste lands in the Colony of New South Wales, and for other purposes relating thereto: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Highgate School Estate, Petition for Leave reported.

Mr. Curteis reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Wardens and Governors of the possessions, revenues and goods of the Free Grammar School of Sir Roger Cholmeley, knight, in Highgate; 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 enable the Wardens and Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Free Grammar School of Sir Roger Cholmeley, Knight, in Highgate, to pull down their present Chapel, and to contribute towards the erection of a new Chapel or Church in Highgate, and for other purposes.

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

Petition against New Sarum Poor Bill.

A Petition of John Leach, of the city of New Sarum, in the county of Wilts, owner of houses within the city, and freeholder of the county; 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 himself, his counsel or agent against certain parts thereof.

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

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

Sankey Brook Navigation Bill, reported.

Lord Stanley reported from the Committee on the Bill to consolidate and amend the Acts relating to the Sankey Brook Navigation, in the County of Lancaster, and to make a navigable Canal from the said Navigation at Fidler's Ferry, to communicate with the River Mersey at Widness Wharf, near Westbank, in the Township of Widness, in the said County; and to whom the Petitions of the Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses of the town of Liverpool; of Merchants, Traders, and others, using the Sankey Brook Navigation, in the county palatine of Lancaster; of Merchants, Traders and others, using the Sankey Brook Navigation; of Owners of land adjoining the Sankey Brook Navigation; and, of Owners of land and property in the township of Widness, in the county of Lancaster, were referred; That the Standing Orders relative to Navigation Bills, had been complied with; and that they had considered the first, second, third and lastmentioned Petitions, and had heard counsel in support of the fourth-mentioned Petition, and had also heard counsel in favour of the Bill; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

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

Lord Stanley reported from the Committee on the Bill for making a Railway from the Cowley-hill Colliery, in the Parish of Prescot, to Runcorn Gap, in the same Parish, with several Branches therefrom, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for constructing a Wet Dock at the termination of the said Railway at Runcorn Gap aforesaid; and to whom the Petitions of Proprietors of the Sankey Brook Navigation, in the county of Lancaster; of the Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses of the town of Liverpool; of Ellen Pemberton, of Sutton, in the county of Lancaster, widow; and, of William Hurst, of West-Bank House, in the county of Lancaster, Esquire, were referred; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for making Railways and Docks, had been complied with; and that they had heard counsel in support of the first and lastmentioned Petitions, and had considered the second-mentioned Petition, and that no person appeared on behalf of the third-mentioned Petition, and had also heard counsel in favour of the Bill; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto, which they had directed him to report to the House, together with a List of the persons dissenting therefrom; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Blackburn Road Bill, reported.

Lord Stanley reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing the Road from Blackburn to Walton Cop, within Walton-in-le-Dale, in the County of Lancaster; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Manchester Improvement Bill, reported and re committed.

Lord Stanley reported from the Committee on the Bill to amend several Acts for supplying the Town of Manchester with Gas, and for regulating and improving the same Town; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Bill be recommitted to the former Committee; and that they have leave to sit and proceed upon Monday next.

Warrington and Newton Railway Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Warrington and Newton Railway to extend the Line of the said Railway, and for repealing, explaining, altering, amending and enlarging some of the Powers and Provisions of the Act relating thereto, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Petition respecting Chard Roads Bill.

A Petition of the Portreeve and Burgesses of Chard, in the county of Somerset, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners having seen the copy of a Petition presented to the House, purporting to be the Petition of the Inhabitants of the town and borough of Chard, against the Chard Turnpike Bill, now before the House, humbly beg leave to represent, that such Petition is a gross misrepresentation, and calculated to mislead the House, inasmuch as it is not signed by more than four of such inhabitants; whereas a Petition in favour of such Bill, signed by all the respectable inhabitants of the said town and borough, is now on the table of the House.

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

Petitions for mitigating Punishment for Forgery.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Uxbridge;-of the city of Durham;-and, of Appleby, -were presented, and read; praying, That for the better security of property, and the more certain and extensive furtherance of justice, some penalty short of the awful one of death may be awarded in cases of Forgery.

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

Petition for Amendment of Law of Imprisonment for Debt.

A Petition of Henry Dance, of Lincoln's-Inn Fields, in the county of Middlesex, Attorney at Law, was presented, and read; complaining of the laws concerning Imprisonment for Debt; and setting forth, That, to afford sufficient opportunity for fairly considering this momentous subject, the Petitioner most humbly but confidently ventures to suggest to the House, as a temporary experiment, the result of which must decide the whole question, that (leaving the present law untouched in other respects) any debtor be permitted to subject himself to the law of insolvency without being in custody, and that upon his so doing, and duly assigning over his property, present and future, his person be protected from all arrest and imprisonment for debt, unless by the sentence of the court; and also, that such an assignment be equivalent to a surrender in discharge of his bail as to any action then pending; that this regulation would at any rate produce a very considerable saving in the travelling expenses and law costs of those debtors who, after arrest in the country, are obliged to come to London to exonerate their bail; that it would cause the petitions of such debtors to be heard, as they ought to be, in their own neighbourhood; and that it would so diminish the number of prisoners, that the King's Bench Prison would be equal to the reception of those committed from all the superior courts, and would thereby save the entire expense of erecting any new prison; and praying the House to take into consideration the propriety of the alteration he has thus presumed to submit.

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

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.

Redcross Road Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for maintaining the Road from Haverhill, in the County of Suffolk, to Redcross, in the Parish of Great Shelford, in the County of Cambridge:

Acle and Yarmouth Road Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for making a Turnpike Road from the Bridge over the River Bure at Great Yarmouth, to Acle (with certain Branches therefrom), all in the County of Norfolk: And also,

The Lords request Copy of Report on Northern Roads;

The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, That the Lords do request that this House will be pleased to communicate to their Lordships a Copy of the Report made from the Select Committee appointed by this House on the State of the Northern Roads :-And then the Messengers withdrew.

Report communicated.

Resolved, That this House will send to the Lords a printed Copy of the said Report, as desired by their Lordships.

And the Messengers were again called in; and Mr. Speaker acquainted them therewith; and a printed Copy of the said Report was delivered to them to be communicated to the Lords :-And then they again withdrew.

Petition for enabling Jews to hold and dispose of Land.

A Petition of Lewis Levy, of No. 39, Brompton-square, in the county of Middlesex, Gentleman, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner disclaims offering any opinion with respect to the general principles contained in a Bill now before the House for the removal of the civil disabilities of the Jews; he is totally indifferent about the Jews being admitted into Parliament; as an individual who has and will in future most cheerfully contribute his proportion towards the exigencies of the State, he considers it of great importance that the legal rights of himself and his brethren should be clearly defined, and that their property in land should be as strictly guarded from doubt and risk as that of any other British subject; the Petitioner believes that in the present enlightened state of the country, it is intended that his Jewish brethren should have, and it is generally considered that they actually possess, in some cases, unfettered property in land, purchased by or devised to them, with the same power of devising and disposing of it, as other British subjects, but the Statute Law is uncertain with reference to such rights, and while there is a doubt existing, the Jews cannot acquire land with security to themselves and their children; the Petitioner therefore humbly prays, That all doubt upon this subject may be prevented by a declaratory law, giving to the Jews the same free power of holding and disposing of landed property, as any other British subject possesses.

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

Petitions against Sale of Beer Bill.

A Petition of Innkeepers and Publicans of Runcorn and its vicinity ;-of Licensed Victuallers, Publicans and Innkeepers of Lymm, Appleton and Grappenhall, and their respective neighbourhoods, in the county of Chester;-of the Common Brewers residing in or near the towns of Wigan and Warrington ;-and, of Licensed Victuallers and Publicans of the town and neighbourhood of Saint Helens, in the county of Lancaster,-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, except the first, to be printed.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Wolryche Whitmore have leave of absence for a week, on account of ill health.

Petitions in favour of Galway Franchise Bill.

A Petition of John Kirwan, Foreman of the Sessions Grand Jury of the county of Galway ;-and, of resident Merchants, Traders, Tradesmen, Artificers, Artizans and Mechanics 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 not pass into a law.

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

Accounts of Newspaper Stamp Duties (Ireland), ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the amount of Stamp Duties on Newspapers received during each of the last twenty years in Ireland.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a similar Account with respect to the amount of the Duty on Advertisements.

Rights of Executors Bill, presented. No. 338.

Mr. Spring Rice presented a Bill for making better Provision for the disposal of the undisposed-of Residues of the Effects of Testators: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Returns of Widows Pensions, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Rates of Allowances, as Pensions, to the Widows of the Officers and Men in the Civil and Military branches of the Army, Ordnance, Navy and Commissariat, in the years 1792 and 1829, in classes; stating the dates of any increase or decrease of such Rates between those years, and under what authority; stating also, separately, the Rate of Allowances made to the Widows of Seamen killed or drowned, under Act 14 Geo. 2, c. 38.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the total amount of such Allowances as Pensions in the several years 1792, 1802, 1812, 1822 and 1829; stating, separately, the amount in the aforesaid years of the Allowances made to the Widows of Seamen, under the aforesaid Act.

Petition against Insolvent Debtors Bill.

A Petition of Wholesale and Retail Ironmongers of London, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to continue and amend the Laws for Relief of Insolvent Debtors in England; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Petition for reduction of Duty on Fire Insurances.

A Petition of the Chairman, Deputy Chairman, and Board of Directors of the Manchester Fire and Life Assurance Company, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the present amount of Duty on Insurances against fire, in by far the greater number of policies granted, exceeds the amount of premium charged by the Assurance Companies for such insurances 50 per cent. and in very many cases 100 per cent. in addition to the Stamp Duty charged on each policy; that the owners of that description of property which is insured at the lowest rates of premium, such as merchants and manufactures warehouses and stocks, the stocks and premises of retail shopkeepers, dwelling-houses and furniture, and farming stock, are deterred by this very heavy Duty from availing themselves of that security against loss by fire which insurance affords; that this is proved by the small amount of the Duty received, as compared with the amount of insurable property in the United Kingdom; that the Petitioners are of opinion that a reduction of the Duty would have the effect of inducing the persons who have not before insured, to do so, as well as others who are only partially covered, by insurance, to increase their insurances, and that, consequently, an increase in the total amount of Duty would be obtained to the Revenue; the Petitioners therefore hope that the House will be pleased to make such a reduction of the said Duty as to the House may seem fit.

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

Accounts of Stamp Duties on Newspapers, &c. ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the amount of Stamp Duties on Newspapers received during each of the last twenty years in England and Scotland.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a similar Account with respect to the amount of Duty on Advertisements.

Petitions against Watching, &c. Parishes Bill.

A Petition of Commissioners for paving, cleansing and lighting the Old Artillery Ground, in the liberty of His Majesty's Tower of London;-and, of the Churchwardens and other the Commissioners for paving, cleansing and lighting the parish of Christchurch, 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 Inhabitants of the parish of Saint Mary, Islington, in the county of Middlesex, was also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That they may be heard by their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

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

Ireland-Returns, ordered: Dublin Vestries.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the several Sums of Money assessed in the several Parishes in the City of Dublin by Vestries holden during Easter week, in the year 1830; distinguishing the purpose for which each sum was assessed;-and also, distinguishing the sums assessed by the Vestries at which the Catholic Inhabitants were by law excluded, or supposed to be excluded, from voting, from those at which the Catholic Inhabitants were entitled to vote.

Youghal Vestries.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the several Sums of Money assessed in the several Parishes in the Town of Youghal by Vestries holden during Easter week, in the year 1830; distinguishing the purpose for which each sum was assessed;-and also, distinguishing the sums assessed by the Vestries at which the Catholic Inhabitants were by law excluded, or supposed to be excluded, from voting, from those at which the Catholic Inhabitants were entitled to vote.

Cork Vestries.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the several Sums of Money assessed in the several Parishes in the City of Cork by the Vestries holden during Easter week, in the year 1830; distinguishing the purpose for which each sum was assessed;-and also, distinguishing the Sums assessed by the Vestries at which the Catholic Inhabitants were by law excluded, or supposed to be excluded, from voting, from those at which the Catholic Inhabitants were entitled to vote.

Petition against Assimilation of Stamp Duties.

A Petition of the Letter-press Printers of the city of Dublin, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, with much surprise and alarm, have had reason to conclude, from the statement made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, that it is his intention to propose to the House the assimilation of the Irish Newspaper Stamp Duties with those of England, which, if carried into effect, must bring with it many evils to the community at large, and to the Petitioners the most calamitous misfortune; and praying the House to give the most mature deliberation to the prayer of their Petition, and cause a full and minute inquiry to be made into all the circumstances connected therewith, which will enable them to pursue a course more judicious and beneficial to the community, and avert the manifold disadvantages which, by the passing of the measure, must necessarily be entailed on a class of men who, above all others, from the peculiar nature of their occupation, are the least capable of undertaking any other employment.

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

Petition for relief from Payment of Tithes and Vestry Rates (Ireland.)

A Petition of the Catholic Owners and Occupiers of land in the united parishes of Kilkevan, Bannow, and Saint Imocks, county of Wexford, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners complain, that they, being conscientious adherents to the doctrines, discipline and faith of the Roman Catholic church, should be nevertheless made contributory, by the existing laws, to the boundless expenditure required for upholding, in its present temporal splendor, the church established by law in Ireland; and praying the House to closely investigate the manner in which the assessment and collection of Tithes and Vestry Rates leviable on Catholics operates on their limited means and outraged feelings, and to relieve them from the farther payment thereof.

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

Petition for repeal of Parish Vestries Act (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of Borris, in the county of Carlow, was 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.

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

Minute of Governor General on Indian Finance, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Copy of a Minute of the Governor General of India, dated 30th October 1829, concerning the Indian Financial Estimates for 1829-30.

Return of Rum, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the quantity of Rum annually admitted for home consumption into the United Kingdom, from 5th January 1800 to the present time; distinguishing England, Ireland and Scotland; and stated in Imperial Gallons, with the rate of Duty payable respectively thereon.

Petition complaining of Distress in Ireland.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Bandon and its vicinity, was presented, and read; praying the House to take the distressed state of the operatives of that town into consideration, with a view to render them relief, by affording them productive employment, or by affording them facilities of emigration, or by whatever other means the House may devise.

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

Accounts and Papers to be printed. Nos. 339, 340, 341, 342, 343.

Ordered, That the several Accounts and Papers relative to House Valuation Commissioners (Dublin), Ballast Office Corporation (Dublin), Insolvent Debtors, Fleet Prison, and King's Bench Prison, which were yesterday presented to be House, be printed.

Local Judicature Bill, ordered.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Establishment of Local Judicatures in certain districts in England;

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

Veneris, 30 die Aprilis, 1830:

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in the Bill: And that Mr. Brougham and Lord Viscount Althorp do prepare, and bring it in.

Canada Civil Government Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Act 14 Geo. 3, c. 83, for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, in North America, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend an Act passed in the 14th year of his late Majesty King George the Third, for establishing a Fund towards further defraying the Charges of the Administration of Justice, and support of the Civil Government, within the Provinces of Quebec, in America: And that Sir George Murray and Mr. Twiss do prepare, and bring it in.

Committee on Reports on the conduct of Sir Jonah Barrington.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Eighteenth Report of the Commissioners of Judicial Inquiry in Ireland, which was presented to the House upon the 9th day of February, in the last Session of Parliament; of the Deposition forwarded to the Commission of Judicial Inquiry by Sir Jonah Barrington, Judge of the Court of Admiralty in Ireland, which was presented to the House upon the 16th day of March, in the last Session of Parliament; and, of the Report which upon the 1st day of June, in the last Session of Parliament, was made from the Committee appointed to take into consideration the Eighteenth Report of the Commissioners of Judicial Inquiry in Ireland, together with the Deposition forwarded to those Commissioners by Sir Jonah Barrington, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland, and other Papers connected with the conduct of Sir Jonah Barrington, in the discharge of his judicial functions;

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

Tithes Exchange 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 enable Rectors, Vicars, and other Incumbents of Ecclesiastical Benefices and Livings in England and Wales, to exchange their Tithes for Corn Rents, by agreement with the owners of lands;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday the 14th day of May next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Navy Pay Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the Pay of the Royal Navy;

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

Committee on Malt Duties Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the 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; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Sheriffs (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House upon the Bill for the better Regulation of the Office of Sheriffs of Counties in Ireland;

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

Leases of Lands (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 confirm certain Leases of Lands for the purposes of carrying on the Linen Manufacture of Ireland;

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

Insolvent Debtors Bill, committed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the second reading of the Bill to continue and amend the Laws for Relief of Insolvent Debtors in England, be now read; and the same being read:-The Bill was read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday next.

Galway Franchise Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for receiving the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on 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;

Ordered, That the Report be received upon Wednesday next.

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

Leather Duties repeal Bill, passed.

The ingrossed Bill to repeal the Duties of Excise and Drawbacks on Leather, and the Laws relating thereto, was, according to Order, read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir Alexander Grant do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Canada Civil Government Bill, presented. No. 344.

Sir George Murray presented a Bill to amend an Act passed in the 14th year of his late Majesty King George the Third, for establishing a Fund towards further defraying the Charges of the Administration of Justice, and support of the Civil Government, within the Provinces of Quebec in America: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Tuesday the 25th day of May next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Labouring Poor Bill, presented. No. 345.

Mr. Courtenay presented a Bill to promote the Employment of the labouring Poor by free hiring at fair and adequate Wages: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Member added to a Committee.

Ordered, That Mr. George Bankes be added to the Select Committee on the Office of High Sheriff.

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