House of Commons Journal Volume 85
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Martis, 29 die Junii;Anno 1 Willielmi IV ti Regis, 1830.
Members take Oaths. Amendment to Bute (Cardiff) Canal Bill, agreed to. Port Crommelin Harbour Bill, presented. Boydell's Divorce Bill, deferred. Smith's (John Christopher) Nat. Bill, reported and passed. Smith's (George) Nat. Bill, reported and passed. Petitions against increase of Duties on Spirits and Stamps (Ireland.) Petitions against Assimilation of Stamp Duties (Ireland.) Petitions of Danish Claimants for Relief. Petitions for abolishing practice of burning Widows in India. Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter. Debate on Labourers Wages Bill, deferred. Petition against Appointment of Commissioners of Northern Roads. Petition against Medicine Stamp Duty Act. Charitable Institutions Bill, deferred. Petition respecting Anatomy. County Rates (Ireland) Bill, deferred. King's Message respecting the Death of his late Majesty. Address thereupon. King's Message to be considered. Papers, presented: Report on Law of Real Property. No. 575. Penitentiary (Milbank.) No. 576. Divorces (Scotland.) No. 577. New Churches. No. 578. Lord Cremorne's Estate Bill, reported and passed. Hall's Estate Bill, reported and passed, with an Amendment. Committee to inspect Lords Journals. Burghs (Scotland) Police Bill, committed. Insolvent Debtors (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Mildmay's Divorce Bill, deferred. Canada (Civil Government) Bill, deferred. Further Consideration of Report on Tobacco Acts, deferred. Sub-letting Act Amendment (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Suits in Equity Bill, deferred. Chancery Register Bill, deferred. Masters in Chancery Bill, deferred. Deserted Children (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Witnesses (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Diocesan Schools (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Administration of Justice Bill, deferred. Libel Law Amendment Bill, deferred. Army Pensions Bill, deferred. Arms (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Sale of Beer Bill, deferred. Almshouses Exemption Bill, deferred. Usury Laws Bill, deferred. Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Slave Trade Bill, deferred. Ways and Means, deferred. Supply, deferred. Stage Coach Proprietors Bill, deferred. Report Ways and Means, deferred. Additional Churches Bill, deferred. Common Law Fees Bill, deferred. Committee on Beer and Cider Duties Acts, deferred. Assessed Taxes Composition Bill, deferred. Treasurer of the Navy Bill, deferred. Spirits Duties Bill, deferred. West India Spirits Bill, deferred. Committee on Refined Sugar Exportation Acts, deferred. Half-Pay Apprentices Bill, deferred. Petition for Duty on Importation of Lead. Fisheries (British and Irish) Acts, to be considered.

Martis, 29 die Junii;Anno 1 Willielmi IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Members take Oaths.

SEVERAL other Members present took the Oaths, and subscribed the Oath of Adjuration, according to the Laws made for those purposes.

Amendment to Bute (Cardiff) Canal Bill, agreed to.

The House proceeded to take into consideration the Amendment made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act for empowering the Marquis of Bute to make and maintain a Ship Canal, commencing near the Mouth of the River Taff, in the County of Glamorgan, and terminating near the Town of Cardiff, with other Works to communicate therewith; and the same was read; and is as followeth;

Pr. 115. 1. 25. After "third" insert Clause (A.)

CLAUSE (A.) "Provided always, and be it further Enacted, That nothing herein contained shall abrogate, lessen, prejudice, or in any manner affect the right or interest of Richard Blakemore, Esquire, or other the Proprietor or Proprietors for the time being of the Melin Griffith and Pentyrch Works, in or to the surplus water of the said Glamorganshire Canal, as the same was secured to the Proprietors of the said Works by the said Acts of the thirtieth and thirty-sixth years of the reign of his late Majesty, but he and they shall, from and after the passing of this Act, continue entitled to surplus water in the same manner, to the same extent, and as fully and effectually, to all intents and purposes, as if this Act had not been made; any thing herein contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding."

The said Amendment being read a second time, was agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That Mr. Holmes do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the Amendment made by their Lordships.

Port Crommelin Harbour Bill, presented.

Lord Viscount Castleragh presented a Bill for establishing and maintaining the Harbour of Port Crommelin, in the Bay of Cushenden, in the County of Antrim: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time To-morrow.

Boydell's Divorce Bill, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Samuel Boydell with Jane Boydell Boydell, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes.

Smith's (John Christopher) Nat. Bill, reported and passed.

Mr. Marshall reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for naturalizing John Christopher Smith; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment: -And the Bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Marshall do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Smith's (George) Nat. Bill, reported and passed.

Mr. Marshall reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for naturalizing George Smith; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment:- And the Bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Marshall do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Petitions against increase of Duties on Spirits and Stamps (Ireland.)

A Petition of Freeholders and Inhabitants of the county of Roscommon;-and, of Masters, Wardens and Brethren of the Guild of Merchants of the city of Dublin,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have learned with alarm and regret that His Majesty's Ministers persevere in their resolution to increase the taxes on home-made Spirits, and equalize the Stamp Duties payable in Ireland with those of Great Britain; and praying the House to reject the proposed measures.

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

Petitions against Assimilation of Stamp Duties (Ireland.)

A Petition of Parishioners of the parishes of Saint Andrew;-of Saint Thomas;-of Saint Bridget;-and, of Saint Nicholas Without, in the city of Dublin,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners feel the intended measures of His Majesty's Ministers of imposing additional taxes on Ireland at a period like the present (when it is on the brink of ruin), fraught with every discouragement, calculated to destroy their industry, disappoint their speculations, lessen the value of the limited sources that still remain, and are in fact tending to reduce the country from a nation to a province; and praying, That the present, and all future measures, calculated to expose His Majesty's Irish subjects to persecution, may be opposed by the united strength and wisdom of the House.

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

Petitions of Danish Claimants for Relief.

A Petition of the Master, Wardens, Searchers, Assistants and Commonalty of the Corporation of Cutlers in Hallamshire (in which district is situate Sheffield), in the county of York, was presented, and read; setting forth, That several of the Petitioners have become and still are sufferers by the measures consequent on the British attack upon Copenhagen in the year 1807; that, by the ninth article of the capitulation entered into previously to the evacuation of Zealand by the British troops, it was expressly stipulated, "that any English, property that may have been sequestrated in consequence of the existing hostilities, shall be restored to the owners;" that, in contravention of this article, the King of Denmark confiscated all such English property, and the parties interested therein naturally applied to the British Government for relief from the ample funds arising from the spoils brought from Copenhagen, or seized in English ports before the war began; but it was then stated by the Lords of the Treasury, "that to grant relief during the war would cause great public mischief, as it would necessarily go far towards establishing the seizure or forfeiture of property so circumstanced as a principle in the conduct of future wars;" that when peace was concluded with Denmark in 1814, notwithstanding the above recorded opinion on the character of this unusual mode of retaliation adopted by Denmark, and which has since been declared by the Court of King's Bench, in a judgment delivered by Lord Chief Justice Ellenborough, "to be contrary to the law of nations, to stand single and alone, and, if submitted to, fraught with mischief to posterity;" these confiscations of British property were guaranteed to Denmark, on condition that the condemnations made of Danish property should be retained by England; that the Petitioners are informed and believe, that the condemnations of Danish property amounted to nearly two millions sterling, and that the proceeds thereof, under the name of Droits of the Crown, or Droits of Admiralty, were placed at the sole disposal of the King of England; that as the circumstances which led to the confiscation of English property were productive of great national benefit, as well as pecuniary gain to this country, far exceeding the amount of the loss sustained by British merchants (and which is now estimated to be under one hundred thousand pounds), it appears to the Petitioners to be contrary to national justice and sound policy, that the claims of those British merchants should not have hitherto received the favourable consideration of His Majesty's Government equally with every other class of claimants, who, as the Petitioners believe, have been compensated out of the British Treasury, or otherwise indemnified by treaty; that many of the Petitioners are extensively engaged in foreign trade, and are under great alarm, lest the Treaty of Kiel, of 1814, should become a precedent, as if such appropriation and arrangements as are therein formally sanctioned are under any circumstances again to be apprehended, no foreign commerce can be prudently carried on; the Petitioners therefore humbly pray, That the House will be pleased to take the case of the British merchants, who have suffered by the proceedings alluded to, into their most serious consideration, and adopt such measures as they shall think best to remedy the grievance complained of; and also, on behalf of all the mercantile interests of this country, to prevent so mischievous a precedent being sanctioned by the tacit acquiescence of the British Government, whose best interests, as well as its character for honour and justice, are, as it appears to the Petitioners, deeply involved in the transactions complained of.

A Petition of Merchants of Liverpool having commerce with Denmark and Norway previous to the expedition against Copenhagen, in the year 1807, who became, and still are, great sufferers by that event, was also presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners were severally, in and prior to the year 1807, engaged in regular and legitimate trade and commerce with the subjects of the King of Denmark and Norway, having at that time the fullest confidence that the amity previously existing between the Courts of Saint James and Copenhagen would continue uninterrupted, until the expedition against the city, and its bombardment and surrender took place in that year; that the Petitioners had at that time considerable sums due to them from the subjects of the King of Denmark and Norway, for goods and merchandize previously consigned to them; that, in consequence of the expedition so undertaken by the British Government against Copenhagen, the whole of the British property then in the kingdom of Denmark and Norway, and all book debts owing from its inhabitants to British subjects, were confiscated by the Danish Government to the use of the state, whereby the Petitioners have become heavy sufferers; that although at the general peace the Petitioners have used their utmost endeavours to obtain payment of the debts due to them from the Danish and Norwegian subjects, all their endeavours have uniformly proved abortive, in consequence of the rigour with which the edict of the Danish Government was enforced, and by which edict the penalty of death was denounced against all persons who disobeyed its mandates; that, inasmuch as the expedition against Copenhagen, in consequence of which so heavy a loss has been sustained by the Petitioners, was explicitly stated by His Majesty's Ministers as a painful, although requisite measure of public duty, the Petitioners humbly trusted that it would be the desire and earnest endeavour of His Majesty's Government to render the operation of that measure as little injurious as possible in its effects towards His Majesty's own subjects; that the Petitioners have for a number of years looked forward with anxious hope and expectation, as they were given to understand that some compensation would have been afforded by His Majesty's Government to British subjects suffering by that expedition out of the immense sums seized of Danish property and from Danish subjects, and confiscated by the British Government; the Petitioners, therefore, in the fullest confidence that it is the wish of His Majesty's Government to afford every compensation in their power to British subjects who have been so heavily injured in their property in consequence of the circumstances before stated, and particularly when the confiscations on each side were appropriated to the use of the respective Governments, beg leave to submit their case to the consideration of the House, praying, That they will be pleased to grant such relief to the Petitioners as the House in its wisdom may deem meet.

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

Petitions for abolishing practice of burning Widows in India.

A Petition of Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for divine worship in the Independent Chapel Gloucester-street, Liverpool;-and in Mount Pleasant-street Chapel, Liverpool,-were presented, and read; praying the House to adopt such further measures as may effectually secure the abolition of the practice in India of burning Widows on the funeral piles of their husbands.

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

Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of the Mayor, Commonalty, Merchants, Manufacturers, and other Inhabitants of the borough and Foreign of Walsall, was presented, and read; praying, That at the expiration of the Charter now held by the East India Company, all British subjects may have the privilege of a free trade with China and the East, and liberty to settle in the British eastern possessions under such regulations as the House may, in concurrence with the other branches of the legislature direct, in reference to the general interests of the Empire, and not in deference to any existing monopoly.

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

A Petition of Merchants, Manufacturers, and other Inhabitants of Loughborough, was also presented, and read; praying, That at the earliest period allowed by law, such measures may be adopted as shall secure to all His Majesty's subjects in the United Kingdom a free trade to all the countries situated to the eastward of the Cape of Good Hope, and the liberty of proceeding to and residing in those countries; also the privilege of holding and possessing lands and trading within the British possessions in India, under such regulations as to the House may seem proper and consistent with their good government, tranquillity and safety.

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

Debate on Labourers Wages Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the adjourned Debate upon the Amendment which, upon Wednesday last, was proposed to be made to the Motion, "That this House doth agree with the Committee in the first Amendment made by the Committee to the Bill to amend and render more effectual the Provisions of divers Acts for securing to certain Artificers, Workmen and Labourers, in such Acts mentioned, the due Payment of their Wages in Money;" and which Amendment was, To leave out from the word "That" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words "the Bill be re-committed" instead thereof, be resumed To-morrow.

Petition against Appointment of Commissioners of Northern Roads.

A Petition of Inhabitants, owners and occupiers of lands and tenements in Saint Neot's, Eynesbury and Eaton Socon, in the counties of Huntingdon and Bedford, and places adjoining, was presented, and read; setting forth, That, by a Report of the Select Committee appointed by the House to inquire into the state of the Roads between London and Edinburgh, it appears that a Commission is recommended, with authority to divert the present line of the Great North Road, to create additional Tolls, and to do other acts, which appear to the Petitioners to be no less unnecessary than injurious; that the operations of such a Commission are likely to prove ruinous and burthensome to a great mass of property, as well as to a numerous population now embarked and settled upon the present line, and to be wholly unproductive of any public advantage adequate to the immense cost and sacrifices at which alone they can be carried on; the Petitioners beg further to represent to the House, that the whole line of the present North Road is in the highest state of repair, and that in many parts of it great improvements have been brought to a high degree of perfection; and praying, That the said Report may not receive the sanction of the House, and that any Bill to be grounded upon the aforesaid recommendation therein contained be not passed into a law.

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

Petition against Medicine Stamp Duty Act.

A Petition of Manufacturers of Lozenges resident in London, was presented, and read; setting forth, That some of the Petitioners have manufactured lozenges upwards of thirty years, and which have been sold freely by druggists, grocers and confectioners; but within the last few years so much alarm has existed throughout the trade, lest, in the sale of them, they should offend against the Medicine Stamp Act, that a great number of respectable houses have discontinued the sale of lozenges altogether, rather than subject themselves to Exchequer proceedings, and a most alarming decrease in the sale and consumption has been the consequence; that the Petitioners fear it is intended to include nearly all sorts of lozenges in the new Schedule to the Medicine Act, which, if done, must totally annihilate a trade annually consuming upwards of seven hundred tons of double-refined sugars, and which has been for many years not only a source of revenue to the Government, but of profit to thousands of retailers, and a means of employment to some hundreds of the manufacturing poor; and praying, That the House will encourage them in the free manufacture and sale of lozenges, and that they will not subject this useful and beneficial article of trade to any duty or impost whatsoever.

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

Charitable Institutions Bill, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to declare in what cases the Possessions of certain Charitable Institutions shall be liable to the payment of Rates for local Purposes.

Petition respecting Anatomy.

A Petition of the Members of the Derbyshire Medical and Surgical Society, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there is at present great difficulty in obtaining subjects for anatomical dissections, in consequence of which, recourse is had to the unlawful and disgusting practice of the disinterment of human bodies; that the Petitioners are deeply impressed with the imperative necessity of obtaining subjects for the purposes of anatomical studies in a legal manner, without subjecting the Profession to the odium and penalties to which it is now liable; and praying the House to take such measures as will effectually remove the present obstructions to the prosecution of Anatomy, and that every member of the Profession, legally entitled to practise, shall be enabled, by legislative enactments, to investigate the only true source of medical science.

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

County Rates (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to regulate the Applotment of County Rates and Cesses in Ireland in certain cases, be taken into further consideration To-morrow.

King's Message respecting the Death of his late Majesty.

Mr. Secretary Sir Robert Peel acquainted the House, That he had a Message from His Majesty to this House, signed by His Majesty; and he presented the same to the House, and it was read by Mr. Speaker (all the Members of the House being uncovered); and is as followeth;

WILLIAM R.

The King feels assured, that the House of Commons entertains a just sense of the loss which His Majesty and the Country have sustained by the death of the late King, His Majesty's lamented Brother, and that the House of Commons sympathizes with His Majesty on this mournful event, which has involved His Majesty in deep affliction.

The King has taken into His consideration the advanced period of the Session and the state of the Public Business, and is unwilling to recommend to the attention of Parliament any new matter which may admit of postponement without detriment to the Public Service.

His Majesty has also adverted to the Provisions of the Law, by which, in consequence of the demise of his late Majesty, the duration of the present Parliament must necessarily terminate at an early period; and being of opinion that it will be most conducive to the general convenience and to the interests of the Country to call a new Parliament with as little delay as may be practicable, His Majesty recommends to the House of Commons to make such temporary provision as may be requisite for the conduct of the Public Service in the interval that must elapse between the close of the present Session and the assembling of a new Parliament. W.R.

Address thereupon.

Resolved, Nemine Contradicente, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to assure His Majesty, that this House cordially sympathizes with His Majesty in the deep affliction in which His Majesty has been involved by the death of His lamented Brother the late King, and humbly to condole with His Majesty on the loss of a Sovereign so justly dear to His Majesty and to His People:

To express to His Majesty the grateful sense which we entertain of the blessings which this Nation has enjoyed under the reign of his late Majesty, from the continuance of peace, and from the anxious efforts of his late Majesty to encourage the Arts, to extend the Commerce, and to advance the general welfare of the Country:

To beseech His Majesty to accept our cordial congratulations on His Majesty's Accession to the Throne of His Ancestors, and to assure His Majesty of our ardent attachment to His Majesty's Person and Government, and of our sincere conviction that the reign of His Majesty will be distinguished by a constant endeavour, under the blessing of Divine Providence, to maintain the Religion, the Laws, and the Liberties of this Kingdom, and to promote the happiness of His faithful People.

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

King's Message to be considered.

Ordered, That His Majesty's said most gracious Message be taken into consideration To-morrow.

Papers, presented: Report on Law of Real Property. No. 575.

Mr. William Peel presented to the House, pursuant to their Addresses to His Majesty, A Copy of the Second Report made to His Majesty by the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the Law of England respecting Real Property, together with the Appendix to the same.

Penitentiary (Milbank.) No. 576.

An Account of the Expense of the General Penitentiary at Milbank, in each year, from 1st January 1820 to 31st December 1829; showing the number of Convicts on the average of each year, the gross Expense, the Earnings of the Prisoners, and the net Expense to the Public; distinguishing the amount for the Establishment from the amount for Food, Clothing, &c. of the Prisoners, and the amount for Repairs and Additions to the Building in each year in that period; and specifying the average charge per head in each year.

Divorces (Scotland.) No. 577.

Statement of the number of Actions concluding for Divorce on the head of Adultery, raised in the Consistorial Court of Edinburgh, in each year from 1822 to 1829 inclusive; and of the result of every such action.

New Churches. No. 578.

A Return of the Dates of the several Applications made to the Commissioners under the Church building Act, for building of any Chapels under the third section of the Act 7 & 8 Geo. 4, c. 72; and also of the instances in which any such Applications have been acceded to.

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

Lord Cremorne's Estate Bill, reported and passed.

Mr. Spring Rice reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable the Guardian of the Right honourable Richard Lord Cremorne, an Infant, to carry into effect a Contract entered into for the Purchase of Rockcorry Castle, and adjoining Lands, in the County of Monaghan, in Ireland; 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 had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment:-And the Bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Spring Rice do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Hall's Estate Bill, reported and passed, with an Amendment.

Mr. Spring Rice reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to authorize the granting of mining and building Leases of certain parts of the Estates subject to the Trusts of the Will of Benjamin Hall, Esquire, deceased; 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 had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment:-And the Bill was read the third time; and the Amendments following were made to the Bill;

Pr. 62. 1. 19. Leave out "eleventh" and insert "first."

Pr. 62. 1. 20 & 21. Leave out "George the Fourth" and insert "William."

Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments, do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Spring Rice do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, with some Amendments; to which Amendments this House doth desire the concurrence of their Lordships.

Committee to inspect Lords Journals.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Journals of the House of Lords, with relation to any proceedings upon the Bill, intituled, An Act 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; and to make Report thereof to the House:-And a Committee was appointed of Sir Robert Wilson, Mr. Marshall, Lord Viscount Milton, Mr. Fountayne Wilson, Mr. William Duncombe, Mr. Sykes, Mr. Batley, Mr. Ramsden: And they are to meet Tomorrow in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ordered, That Three be the Quorum of the Committee.

Burghs (Scotland) Police Bill, committed.

Ordered, That the Bill for establishing a general system of Police in the Burghs of Scotland, be now read a second time:-The Bill was accordingly read a second time; and committed to the Lord Advocate, Mr. Robert Grant, Mr. James Loch, Sir George Clerk, Mr. William Dundas, Lord Viscount Maitland, Sir James Graham, Mr. John Maxwell, Lord Viscount Garlies, Mr. Archibald Campbell, Sir Ronald Ferguson, Lord John Hay, Mr. Hume, Mr. Lindsay, Mr. Stuart Wortley, Mr. Keith Douglas: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ordered, That Five be the Quorum of the Committee.

Insolvent Debtors (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to continue, for a time to be limited, the Acts for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland.

Mildmay's Divorce Bill, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Captain Edward Saint John Mildmay with Marianne Catherine his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

Canada (Civil Government) Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to amend an Act passed in the fourteenth 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, be taken into further consideration upon Thursday next.

Further Consideration of Report on Tobacco Acts, deferred.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Acts 12 Charles 2, c. 34, for prohibiting the planting, setting, or sowing of Tobacco in England and Ireland; and, 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, be taken into further consideration upon Friday next.

Sub-letting Act Amendment (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to explain and amend an Act made in the seventh year of His present Majesty, with respect to the Assignment and Sub-letting of Lands and Tenements in Ireland, be taken into further consideration To-morrow.

Suits in Equity Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for further facilitating the Administration of Justice in Suits and other Proceedings in Equity, be read a second time To-morrow.

Chancery Register Bill, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to regulate the Office of Register and Keeper of the Register and Registers of the High Court of Chancery.

Masters in Chancery Bill, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to regulate the Salaries and Emoluments of the Masters in Ordinary of the High Court of Chancery, and the Clerks employed in the Offices of the said Masters.

Deserted Children (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for making provision, in certain cases, for the Relief and Maintenance of Deserted and of Illegitimate Children in Ireland, be taken into further consideration To-morrow.

Witnesses (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to explain and amend an Act of the fifty-fifth year of King George the Third, for the Payment of Costs and Charges to Prosecutors and Witnesses in cases of Felony in Ireland.

Diocesan Schools (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to amend an Act of the fifty-third year of King George the Third, for the appointment of Commissioners for the regulation of the several Endowed Schools of public and private foundation in Ireland.

Administration of Justice Bill, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for the more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales.

Libel Law Amendment Bill, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to repeal so much of an Act of the sixtieth year of his late Majesty King George the Third, for the more effectual prevention and punishment of blasphemous and seditious Libels, as relates to the sentence of Banishment for the second Offence, and to provide some further remedy against the abuse of publishing Libels.

Army Pensions Bill, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to make further Regulations with respect to Army Pensions.

Arms (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to regulate the Importation of Arms, Gunpowder and Ammunition into Ireland, and the making, selling and keeping of Arms, be taken into further consideration To-morrow.

Sale of Beer Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill to permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England, be read the third time upon Thursday next.

Almshouses Exemption Bill, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for exempting the Occupiers of Almshouses from Assessments for the Relief of the Poor and other Parochial Rates.

Usury Laws Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill to alter several Acts relating to Contracts for the Loan of Money at Interest, be read the third time upon Friday next.

Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill to amend the Laws respecting the Leasing Powers of Bishops and Ecclesiastical Corporations in Ireland, be read the third time upon Friday next.

Slave Trade Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Bill to amend the Acts relating to the Abolition of the Slave Trade, be read a second time upon Friday next.

Ways and Means, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to His Majesty.

Supply, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty.

Stage Coach Proprietors Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for the more effectual protection of Mail Contractors and Stage Coach Proprietors against Losses, by the undue concealment of the value of Parcels and Packages delivered to them for Conveyance or Custody, be taken into further consideration upon Thursday next.

Report Ways and Means, deferred.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to His Majesty, be received To-morrow.

Additional Churches Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Bill to amend and render more effectual the Acts for the building of additional Churches in populous Parishes, be read a second time upon Thursday next.

Common Law Fees Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for regulating the Receipt and future Appropriation of Fees and Emoluments receivable by Officers of the Superior Courts of Common Law, be read the third time upon Thursday next.

Committee on Beer and Cider Duties Acts, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Acts 12 Car. 2, c. 23, a Grant of certain Impositions upon Beer, Ale and other Liquors, for the increase of his Majesty's Revenue during his Life; 12 Car. 2, c. 24, for taking away the Court of Wards and Liveries, and Tenures in capite, and by Knights' Service and Purveyance, and for settling a Revenue upon his Majesty in lieu thereof; 5 & 6 Anne, c. 2 & 4, for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cider and Perry; and, 6 Geo. 4, c. 37, to provide for the future assimilation of the Duties of Excise upon Sweets or Made Wines, upon Mead and Metheglin, upon Vinegar and upon Cider and Perry, in Great Britain and Ireland, and to continue the Duty of Excise on Sweets or Made Wines in Great Britain.

Assessed Taxes Composition Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to continue Compositions for the Assessed Taxes for a further term, and to grant relief from, and alter and repeal the said Duties in certain cases, be received To-morrow.

Treasurer of the Navy Bill, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill to consolidate and amend the several Acts relating to the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy.

Spirits Duties Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Bill to impose additional Duties of Excise on Spirits, be read a second time To-morrow.

West India Spirits Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Bill to impose an additional Duty of Customs on Spirits, the produce of the British Possessions in America, be read a second time To-morrow.

Committee on Refined Sugar Exportation Acts, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Acts 9 Geo. 4, c. 93, to allow Sugar to be delivered out of Warehouse to be refined; and, 10 Geo. 4, c. 49, to continue, until the fifth day of July One thousand eight hundred and thirty, the provisions of an Act to allow Sugar to be delivered out of Warehouse to be refined.

Half-Pay Apprentices Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to prevent the taking and Employment of Apprentices usually denominated Half-Pay Apprentices;

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration To-morrow.

Petition for Duty on Importation of Lead.

A Petition of the Governor and Company for working of Mines, Minerals and Metals in Scotland, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will be pleased to take the distressed state of the Lead Trade into its serious consideration, and adopt measures for the relief of those engaged in that business, either by increasing the amount of the Import Duties on Lead and Lead Ore, or by such other measures as to the House shall seem meet and expedient.

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

Fisheries (British and Irish) Acts, to be considered.

The House was moved, That the Acts 48 Geo. 3, c. 110, 55 Geo. 3, c. 94, 59 Geo. 3, c. 109, 5 Geo. 4, c. 64, 7 Geo. 4, c. 34 & 47, and, 10 Geo. 4, c. 33, for the Encouragement and Improvement of the British and Irish Fisheries, and for allowing certain Bounties on the Exportation from Ireland of Salmon, Red Herrings and Dried Sprats, might be read; and the same being read;

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Acts.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow.