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Mercurii, 30 die Junii ;Anno 1 Willielmi IV ti Regis, 1830.
Members take Oaths. Report from Committee to inspect Lords Journals. Meltham Inclosure Bill. Die Lunæ, 21 Junii, 1830: Meltham (York) Inclosure Bill, ordered. Petition of Augustus Warren, respecting Service of Orders. Committee on Boydell's Divorce Bill. New River Company's Estate Bill, passed, with an Amendment. Port Crommelin Harbour Bill, committed. Petitions against increase of Duties on Spirits and Stamps (Ireland.) Petition against Duties on Spirits and Tobacco (Ireland.) Petition against Assimilation of Duties (Ireland.) Petition against Medicine Stamp Act. Petitions against Duties on Coals. Returns from the Post Office, ordered. Power to a Committee. Petition of H. G. Leslie, a Danish Claimant. Report on Irish Poor. No. 589. Petition for inquiry into the Ecclesiastical Court of Chester. Petition in favour of Northern Roads Bill. Petition respecting the Post Office. Petition respecting Grand Juries (Ireland.) Petition for Abolition of Tolls and Customs (Ireland.) Petition against Imprisonment for Debt (Ireland.) Petition against Juries (Ireland) Bill. Address respecting Montreal Seminary. The Lords have agreed to Bankers (Ireland) Bill. Insolvent Debtors Bill, with Amendments. The Lords have passed Parochial Registers (Scotland) Bill. King's Message, considered. Jovis, 1° die Julii, 1830: Address thereupon. Report Ways and Means; re-committed. Committee of Ways and Means. Debate on Labourers Wages Bill, further adjourned. Charitable Institutions Bill, deferred. Report of County Rates (Ireland) Bill, considered. Committee on Insolvent Debtors (Ireland) Bill. Suits in Equity Bill, deferred. Chancery Register Bill, deferred. Masters in Chancery Bill, deferred. Witnesses (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Committee on Diocesan Schools (Ireland) Bill. Committee on Army Pensions Bill. Arms (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Committee of Supply. Committee on Beer and Cider Duties Acts, deferred. Assessed Taxes Composition Bill, reported. Treasurer of the Navy Bill, deferred. Spirit Duties Bill, committed. West India Spirits Bill, committed. Committee on Refined Sugar Exportation Acts, deferred. Half-Pay Apprentices Bill, deferred. Committee on Fishery (British and Irish) Acts. Account of Beer and Cider Hereditary Duties, ordered; No. 579. presented. Lord's Amendments, to be considered. (Abolition of Fees Bill.) Return respecting the Army, presented. No. 580. Parochial Registers (Scotland) Bill, read. No. 581. Game Bill, deferred.

Mercurii, 30 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 Abjuration, according to the Laws made for those purposes.

Report from Committee to inspect Lords Journals.

Sir Robert Wilson reported from the Committee appointed to inspect the Journals of the House of Lords, with relation to any proceedings upon the Bill, intituled, An Act 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; That they had inspected the said Journals accordingly, and had taken Copies of the Proceedings of the Lords thereupon; and the Report was brought up, and read; and is as followeth;

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

Meltham Inclosure Bill. Die Lunæ, 21 Junii, 1830:

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom 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, was committed; That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto;

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow; viz.

Pr. 1. 1. 27. Leave out from "Twenty" to "And" in press 2. line ult. and insert "Six."

Pr. 3. 1. 6. Leave out from "and" to "And" in press 7, line 30, and insert "it is therefore expedient that the should be displaced, and another Commissioner appointed in his room."

Pr. 8. 1. 24. Leave out "the appointment of."

Pr. 8. 1. 25. Leave out from "Rayner" to "but" in line 32, and insert "shall cease to be a Commissioner for executing the said recited Act of the fifty-seventh year of the reign of his late Majesty."

Pr. 8. 1. 33 & 34. Leave out "and Joseph Taylor."

Pr. 8. 1. ult. Leave out "them" and insert "him."

Pr. 9. 1. 8. After "appointed" insert "a."

Pr. 9. 1. 10. Leave out from "Rayner" to "and" in line 29, and in line 29 and in line 30 leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Frederick Robert Jones."

Pr. 10. 1. 2. After "appointed" insert "a."

Pr. 10. 1. 11 & 12. Leave out "by virtue of this Act" and insert "in his room or stead."

Pr. 10. 1. 15. Leave out "two" and insert "three."

Pr. 10. 1. 18. Leave out from "Act" to "appoint" in press 11, line 17, and insert "then and in every such case the Lords of the Manor of Meltham, or the majority of the Lords of the said Manor, shall choose and."

Pr. 11. 1. 22. After "of" insert "the said Frederick Robert Jones, or of."

Pr. 11. 1. 26. Leave out from "aforesaid" to "and" in line 28.

Pr. 11. 1. 30. Leave out from "appointed" to "shall" in line 32.

Pr. 12. 1. 7. Leave out from "Act" to the second "And" in press 13, line 29, and insert Clauses. (A.) and (B.)

CLAUSE (A.) "AND, for the purpose of settling and determining any difference or dispute that may arise between the said Commissioners, touching or concerning any of the matters or things to be by them done and performed in pursuance of the said recited Acts or this Act; BE it further Enacted, That Daniel Tuke, of the city of York, gentleman, shall be and he is hereby appointed Umpire for the purposes aforesaid, and such Umpire is hereby authorized and required, on the application of the said Commissioners, or either of them, to hear and determine every such difference or dispute, and the judgment and determination of the said Umpire, touching or concerning any matter or thing in difference or dispute between the said Commissioners, shall be deemed and considered to be the judgment and determination of the said Commissioners, and shall be final and conclusive upon the said Commissioners, and upon all persons concerned in the said division and allotment, so far as the judgment and determination of the said Commissioners is by the said recited Acts or this Act made final and conclusive: Provided always, That in case the said Umpire, or any Umpire to be nominated and appointed as hereinafter mentioned, shall die, or become incapable of acting, or shall refuse or neglect to act for the space of fourteen days after application shall be made to him for the purpose as aforesaid, then and in every such case it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners, and they are hereby required by writing under their hands, to nominate and appoint some other fit and proper person (not interested in the said division and inclosure) to be the Umpire for the purposes aforesaid, and so from time to time, as often as any person so nominated and appointed Umpire shall die, or refuse or neglect to act, or become incapable of acting as such Umpire: Provided also, That in case the said Commissioners shall, for the space of one calendar month after any such death, refusal, neglect or incapacity shall happen or be known, refuse to nominate and appoint an Umpire, or shall not agree as to such appointment, then it shall be lawful for the court of general quarter sessions of the peace for the west riding of the county of York, on the application of any two or more proprietors or persons interested in the said lands and grounds, by an order to be made by such court, forthwith to nominate and appoint some fit and proper person not interested in the said division and inclosure to be the Umpire for the purposes aforesaid."

Clause (B.) "Provided always, and be it further Enacted, That no person shall be capable of acting as an Umpire by virtue of this Act until he shall have taken or made and subscribed the Oath or Affirmation following; (that is to say)

"I do swear, [or, being one of the people called Quakers, do solemnly affirm] That I will faithfully, honestly and impartially, according to the best of my skill and ability, execute and perform the powers and authorities reposed in me as Umpire, by virtue of an Act passed in the eleventh year of the reign of King George the Fourth, intituled, An Act [here set forth the title of this Act] according to equity and good conscience, and without partiality, favour or affection, prejudice or malice to any person or persons whomsoever. So help me God. [or, being one of the people called Quakers, omit the words 'So help me God.']"

Which Oath or Affirmation it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners, or either of them, or for any Justice of the Peace for the said west riding, to administer, and they or he are and is hereby required to administer the same; and every such appointment of a new Umpire, and also every such Oath or Affirmation when so taken or made and subscribed by such Umpire, shall be annexed to, and enrolled and deposited with, the Award of the said Commissioners."

Pr. 14. 1. 5. Leave out "or pretended execution."

Pr. 14. 1. 13. Leave out "or pretended execution."

Pr. 14. 1. 32. Leave out "Hall," and in the same line and in line 33 leave out "Wakefield" and insert "Warmfield."

Pr. 15. 1. 11 & 12. Leave out "or pretended execution."

Pr. 17. 1. 9. After "shall" insert "in trust for the purposes of this Act."

Pr. 17. 1.22. Leave out from "be" to "the" in line 30, and insert "into."

Pr. 17. 1. 38. After "first" insert "or second."

Pr. 17. 1. penult. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners after the passing of this Act."

Pr. 18. 1. 16 & 17. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 19. 1. 16. After "Leeds" insert Clause (C.)

Clause (C.) "And be it further Enacted, That in case the said William Rayner and Joseph Taylor, or either of them, shall refuse or neglect to make out such statement or account as aforesaid, or to lay out the same, together with all vouchers relating thereto, within the period aforesaid, before such auditor as aforesaid, or in case such account shall not truly set forth and show into whose hands such monies have been paid, and how and in what manner the same and every part thereof have been applied and disposed of, then and in every such case, upon complaint made by such auditor, or by any person or persons whom he shall appoint for that purpose, of any neglect or refusal as aforesaid, to any two or more Justices of the Peace for the county, riding, city, town corporate or place wherein the said William Rayner or Joseph Taylor shall reside or be, such Justices may and they are hereby authorized and required, by warrant under their hands and seals, to cause the person so refusing or neglecting to be brought before them, and upon his appearing, or having been summoned and not appearing, or not being to be found, to hear and determine the matter in a summary way; and if, upon the confession of the party, or by the testimony of any credible witness or witnesses upon oath (which oath such Justices are hereby empowered to administer), it shall appear to such Justices that any such person shall have refused or wilfully neglected as aforesaid to render or give such account, or to produce the vouchers relating thereto, or that such account shall not truly set forth and show the matters aforesaid, then and in such case such Justices may, if they shall think proper, commit every such offender to the common gaol or house of correction for the county or riding, city, town corporate or place where such offender shall be or reside, there to remain without bail or mainprize for any time not exceeding two years: Provided always, That in case the said William Rayner and Joseph Taylor, or either of them, shall, by reason of the imprisonment of the said William Rayner, be prevented from accounting in manner aforesaid before the said auditor, within the period limited by this Act, the said William Rayner and Joseph Taylor, or either of them, shall not be subject to the penalties hereby imposed for not accounting in manner aforesaid, until after the expiration of two calendar months from the release of the said William Rayner from his imprisonment."

Pr. 19. 1. 19. Leave out from "or" to "their" in line 35.

Pr. 21. 1. 6. Leave out from "to" to "deliver" in line 13.

Pr. 22. 1. 15. Leave out from "thereof" to "then" in line 16, and insert "into the hands of such Banker or person to be appointed as aforesaid."

Pr. 22. 1. 17. After "said" insert "Frederick Robert Jones, or any."

Pr. 22. 1. 18. After "Commissioner" insert "to be appointed in his room or stead as aforesaid."

Pr. 22. 1. 27. After "Buckley" insert "or other person or persons, as the case may be."

Pr. 23. 1. 1. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert Commissioners."

Pr. 23. 1. 3. Leave out "his" and insert "their."

Pr. 23. 1. 13. Leave out "he" and insert "they."

Pr. 23. 1. 19 & 20. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 23. 1. penult. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 26.1.23. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 27. 1. 8 & 9. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 27. 1. 11. Leave out "his" and insert "their."

Pr. 27. 1. 34 & 35. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 30. 1. 30. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 30. 1. 31 & 32. Leave out "his hand" and insert "their respective hands."

Pr. 31. 1. 11. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 32. 1. 14. Leave out from "respectively" to "And" in line 27.

Pr. 33. 1.4. After "and" insert "Umpire, and also so much thereof as relates to the appointment of an Umpire in case of vacancy, and also so much thereof as relates."

Pr. 33. 1. 6. Leave out "their" and insert "the," and in the same line, after "accounts," insert "of the "Commissioners."

Pr. 33. 1. 13. Leave out from "repealed" to "And" in press 35, line 3.

Pr. 35. 1. 5. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 35. 1. 16 & 17. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 37. 1.1. Leave out from "allotted" to "And" in line 36.

Pr. 38. 1.2&3. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners," and in line 3 leave out from the first "the" to "shall" in line 4, and insert "Umpire."

Pr. 39. 1. 1. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert Commissioners," and in line 1 and in line 2, after advertisements" insert "and the clerk to the said Commissioners shall be paid and allowed such sum for his attendances as the said Commissioners shall think proper, not exceeding per day the sums allowed to the said Commissioners as aforesaid, and subject to the regulations hereinafter contained, and that the said auditor shall be paid and allowed such sum or sums for his trouble and attendances as the said Commissioners shall think proper."

Pr. 39. 1. 19 & 20. Leave out "Commissioner or" and insert "Commissioners and Umpire and."

Pr.39. 1. 22 & 23. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners," and in line 23, leave out "his" and insert "their."

Pr. 39. 1. 25. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 39. 1.26. Leave out "his" and insert "their."

Pr. 39. 1. 28 & 29. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners," and in line 29 leave out "his" and insert "their."

Pr. 39. 1. 33. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 39. 1. 34. Leave out "his" and insert "their."

Pr. 40. 1. 7. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr.40. 1. 8. Leave out "himself" and insert "themselves."

Pr. 40. 1. 10. Leave out "him" and insert "them," and in the same line leave out "he" and insert "they."

Pr. 40. 1. 15. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 40. 1. 21 & 22. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 40. 1. 24. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 40. 1. 28 & 29. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners, or either of them."

Pr. 40. 1. 31. After "the" insert "Commissioners or."

Pr. 40. 1. 37. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 41. 1. 2. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 41. 1. 5. Leave out "him" and insert "them," and in the same line and in line 6 leave out "Commissioner," and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 41. 1. 11. Leave out "himself" and insert "themselves."

Pr. 41. 1. 23. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 41. 1. 24. Leave out "he is" and insert "they are."

Pr. 41. 1. 28. Leave out "him" and insert "them."

Pr. 41. 1. 29. Leave out "him" and insert them."

Pr. 42. 1. 3. Leave out "one" and insert "two."

Pr. 42. 1. 11. Leave out "him or."

Pr. 42. 1. 13 & 14. Leave out "Justice or."

Pr. 42. 1. 17. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 42. 1. 34. Leave out "Justice or."

Pr. 43. 1. 8. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 43. 1. 13. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 43. 1. 21. After "manner" insert "or if any person, or any body politic, corporate or collegiate shall think himself or herself or themselves aggrieved by any thing done, or omitted to be done, by the auditor appointed, or to be appointed, by virtue of this Act."

Pr. 43. 1. 32. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners, or such auditor, as the case may be."

Pr. 43. 1. penult. & 1. ult. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 44. 1. 7. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 44. 1. 8. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 45. 1. 17. After "Act" insert "and all the costs charges and expenses incurred by the said Joseph Taylor, or any person interested in the said Inclosure, in relation to or incidental to the passing of the said Act."

Pr. 45. 1. 20 & 21. Leave out "the purpose" and insert "such purposes."

Pr. 45. 1. 22. Leave out "Commissioner" and insert "Commissioners."

Pr. 45. 1. 24. Leave out "his" and insert "their."

Pr. 46. 1. 3. After "altered" insert "or repealed."

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

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Meltham (York) Inclosure Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Report which, upon the 27th day of April last, was made from the Committee on the Petition of Proprietors of estates in the Manor of Meltham, in the parish of Almondbury, in the west riding of the county of York, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend an Act of his late Majesty, intituled, An Act for inclosing Lands in the Manor of Meltham, in the Parish of Almondbury, in the West Riding of the County of York: And that Sir Robert Wilson and Lord Viscount Milton do prepare, and bring it in: And that leave be given to present the Bill To-morrow.

Petition of Augustus Warren, respecting Service of Orders.

A Petition of Augustus Warren, the younger, agent for Captain Edward Saint John Mildmay, was presented, and read; taking notice of 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; and setting forth, That the said Marianne Catherine is now resident in France, or in some parts beyond the seas; that John Welchman Whateley, Esquire, is the agent of the said Marianne Catherine, and is willing to accept the order for the Committee on the said Bill, and a copy of the Bill for her; and praying, That service of the order for the Committee on the said Bill upon the said John Welchman Whateley, the agent of the said Marianne Catherine, and leaving an attested copy of the said Bill with him, may be deemed good service of the same upon the said Marianne Catherine.

And the House being informed that the said John Welchman Whateley attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar stated, that he is the agent of the said Marianne Catherine Mildmay, who is now resident abroad, and that he is authorized to receive any notice or order on her behalf:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the service of the Order of the House upon Mr. Whateley, the agent of the said Marianne Catherine Mildmay, and leaving an attested copy of the said Bill with him, be deemed good service of the same upon the said Marianne Catherine Mildmay.

Committee on Boydell's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to 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, be now read; and the same being read:-The House resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Dickinson reported from the Committee, That they had heard counsel, and examined witnesses for the Bill; and that no counsel or party appeared before the Committee to oppose the Bill; and that they had gone through the Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.

New River Company's Estate Bill, passed, with an Amendment.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to authorize the granting of Leases of Lands, parcel of the Prebend of Stoke Newton or Newnton, otherwise Newington, in the County of Middlesex, founded in the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul in London, to the Governor and Company of the New River brought from Chadwell and Amwell to London, and for empowering the Prebendary of the said Prebend, and the Rector of the Rectory or Parsonage of Stoke Newington, respectively to grant building Leases, and for other purposes, was read the third time.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Vernon Smith do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same with an Amendment; to which Amendment this House doth desire the concurrence of their Lordships.

Port Crommelin Harbour Bill, committed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the second reading of the Bill for establishing and maintaining the Harbour of Port Crommelin, in the Bay of Cushenden, in the County of Antrim, be now read; and the same being read:-The Bill was read a second time; and committed to Lord Viscount Castlereagh, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have leave to sit and proceed, and to make their Report Tomorrow.

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

A Petition of Landed Proprietors and Landholders of the county of Wexford;-and, of Parishioners of Ballyraggett, in the county of Kilkenny,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the proposed increase of Duty on Corn Spirits exported to England must prove decidedly injurious to the commercial and agricultural interests of Ireland, and revive illicit distillation, with its attendant evils; that any increase on the Stamp Duties must tend to extinguish the Irish Press, check the progress of knowledge, and prove injurious to commercial transactions in that country; and praying the House not to sanction the imposition of those taxes.

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

Petition against Duties on Spirits and Tobacco (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of the parish of Ballylaneen, in the county of Waterford, was presented, and read; complaining of the proposed increase of Duties on Spirits, Tobacco and Stamps in Ireland; and praying, that the House will oppose any attempt at renewing the ancient system of burthening and crushing Ireland; and that they will resist the present scheme of His Majesty's Ministers for imposing a new and ruinous load of taxes on that country.

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

Petition against Assimilation of Duties (Ireland.)

A Petition of Parishioners of Kilmacthomas and Stradbally, in the county of Waterford, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have learned with surprise and regret that additional Duties and Taxes are about to be imposed on that impoverished country; and praying the House to refuse their sanction to these ruinous measures.

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

Petition against Medicine Stamp Act.

A Petition of Chemists and Druggists of the city of Bristol;-and, of Plymouth, Devonport, Stonehouse and Tavistock,-were presented, and read; complaining of the vexatious and injurious operation of the Medicine Stamp Acts on their retail and wholesale trade; and praying the House either to repeal those Acts altogether, or to confine their operation to Patent or Proprietary Medicines, or to relieve the Petitioners from the evils so justly complained of by such other means as to the House may seem most expedient.

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

Petitions against Duties on Coals.

A Petition of Merchants, Ship-owners and Inhabitants of Great Yarmouth;-and, of Inhabitants of Southmolton,- were presented, and read; praying the House to repeal the Duties on Sea-borne Coals carried coastwise.

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

Returns from the Post Office, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all Salaries and Emoluments enjoyed by the Clerks of, and other persons employed in, the Foreign Department of the General Post Office in London; distinguishing the amount received for Salary, and the amount received from other sources; and distinguishing also the amount received in each year from 1821 to 1829, both inclusive.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the sum total received by the Foreign Department of the General Post Office, for the transmission of English Newspapers to France, and for the supply of French Newspapers to Subscribers resident in England; distinguishing the cost of the Newspapers from the charge made for the transmission of them; and distinguishing also the amount received in each year from 1821 to 1829, both inclusive.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the sum total received by the Foreign Department of the General Post Office, for the supply of French Newspapers, and translations of French Newspapers, to the Daily Morning and Evening Journals published in London; distinguishing the sum total charged in each year from 1821 to 1829, both inclusive, to each of the said Morning and Evening Journals.

Power to a Committee.

Ordered, That the Select Committee on Irish Poor have Power to report the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them from time to time to the House.

Petition of H. G. Leslie, a Danish Claimant.

A Petition of Hans George Leslie, Esquire, of Denlugas, in the county of Banff, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is the personal representative and nephew of the late William Leslie, Esquire, of Denlugas, in the county of Banff, who was for many years connected with Norway in a regular and legitimate trade; that, in consequence of the attack upon Copenhagen in 1807, the book debts and others admitted to be due to the Petitioner's said uncle, and then amounting to the sum of 2,222 rix dollars and 14 skellings, Danish currency, were confiscated by the King of Denmark, and the Petitioner has never been able to obtain back any part of the debt so confiscated; and praying, That the House will be pleased to take his case into consideration, and to grant him such relief as to them may seem meet.

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

Report on Irish Poor. No. 589.

Mr. Spring Rice reported from the Select Committee appointed to take into consideration the state of the Poorer Classes in Ireland, and the best means of improving their condition, and to report their observations thereupon to the House; and to whom several Petitions, presented to the House in this Session of Parliament relating to that subject, were referred; and who were empowered to report the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them, from time to time, to the House; That they had made a progress in the matters to them referred; and had examined several witnesses; and directed him to report the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them to the House; and the Report was brought up, and read.

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

Petition for inquiry into the Ecclesiastical Court of Chester.

A Petition of William Brookes, was presented, and read; complaining of neglect and delays in the Ecclesiastical Court, in the city and county palatine of Chester, and particularly in a cause brought before that Court, the Petitioner versus the Reverend Thomas Okele, of Tarporley; stating the particulars of his case; and praying, That such inquiry may be made by the House into the conduct of the Ecclesiastical Court at Chester, regarding the contents of his Petition, as they may deem most expedient, not only with reference to the present occasion, but to prevent in future a recurrence of such illegal and unjustifiable proceedings.

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

Petition in favour of Northern Roads Bill.

A Petition of the Magistrates and Town Council of the city of Brechin, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the improvement of the Roads from London to Edinburgh, and from London to Portpatrick; and for the further improvement of the Roads from London to Holyhead, and from London to Liverpool; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Petition respecting the Post Office.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Paddington, living in or near Edgware Road, Sovereign-street, Connaught Place and Terrace, was presented, and read; praying the House to extend to Connaught Place, Connaught Terrace and Square, part of the Edgware Road, Sovereign-street, Porchester-street, &c. &c., the privileges of a Two-penny and General-post Receiving House, and to abolish all additional charges.

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

Petition respecting Grand Juries (Ireland.)

A Petition of Landholders, inhabitants of the parish of Kilconly, in the county of Galway, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners beg to approach the House with the deepest sentiments of respect, and to submit to the Legislature the necessity of relieving them from the heavy and iniquitous exactions to which they are subjected from the present nefarious and corrupt system of jobbing that notoriously pervades the administration of the Grand Jury Laws in Ireland; and praying the House to take the subject into consideration, with a view of altering and amending, or of altogether abolishing, the present system of Grand Juries; it would be the means of relieving much of that distress that prevails to so great an extent in Ireland, in consequence of the hardships imposed on the people, from a variety of unfair assessments, while it would render the hearts of all grateful to His Majesty's Government.

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

Petition for Abolition of Tolls and Customs (Ireland.)

A Petition of Edward Cavenagh, of Menaward, in the barony of Enishowen, and county of Donegal, farmer;- and of Inhabitants of the town and county of the town of Drogheda,-were presented, and read; praying for the abolition of Tolls and Customs in Ireland

And the said Petitions were ordered to be referred to the Select Committee on Tolls and Customs, Ireland.

Petition against Imprisonment for Debt (Ireland.)

A Petition of Prisoners at present confined in the prison of the Four Courts Marshalsea, in the city of Dublin, under various kinds of writs, was presented, and read; complaining of the law of arrest for debt; and praying, That the House will not deem the doing away the imprisonment of the person altogether for debt, and attachments for contempt of court, an innovation on the rights of the people, or, if it should not be deemed proper to go the whole length at once of abolishing the imprisonment of the person for debt, to extend the amount to 100£. for which a person can be arrested under mesne process or execution, and that whatever law may be passed, shall be retrospective.

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

Petition against Juries (Ireland) Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the town and county of the town of Drogheda, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the town of Drogheda is a town corporate, and governed by a Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council; that the right of granting freedoms is vested in said Mayor, Aldermen, &c. in council assembled; that from the year 1793, when Catholics were made eligible to the freedom of corporations, not more than eight Catholics have been admitted, and that there are now only four Catholic freemen, although the town contains 14,000 Catholic inhabitants, and not more than 2,000 Protestants (of whom, including non-residents), there are 400 freemen; that in consequence of Sheriffs being chosen by the said corporation, the Petitioners have great cause to complain of the appointments made to this important office, for, instead of selecting men of mature age and property, it has generally happened that mere youths without property have been elected; on some occasions, toll-collectors, half-pay officers, and apprentices not being householders, or possessed of any property, have been elected; that the Petitioners are grievously oppressed by the corrupt and improper impannelling of Juries, arising from the appointment of said Sheriffs, which they beg leave to prove, by stating, that at the last Drogheda assizes the Grand Jury was constituted of four householders, properly qualified, six half-pay officers, one public measurer of market linens, one custom-house officer, one town-craner, one toll-collector, one apothecary, two freemen not householders, one apprentice, one minor without property, three non-resident, no property in the town, and one Catholic gentleman, the others being Protestants connected with the corporation; and as the Petty Juries have been always chosen in the same corrupt and partial manner, the Petitioners are deprived thereby of all hope of obtaining justice in trials connected with corporation rights; that the Petitioners, being thus excluded from the Grand Juries, are unable to prevent the gross and scandalous jobs which they sanction and permit, and thereby impose a heavy tax on the Petitioners, without their being able either to remonstrate against effectually, or to prevent; and praying, That the House will introduce a clause or clauses into the Bill now in progress through Parliament for regulating the Jury Laws of Ireland, to give the appointment of Sheriffs in corporate towns to His Majesty or Lord Lieutenant; that the qualification of Grand and Petty Jurors may be distinctly stated; that a list of qualified Jurors shall be made out by persons to be appointed by the parishioners assembled in vestry, and that from such list the Jurors may be chosen by ballot.

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

Address respecting Montreal Seminary.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, a Copy of the Address to His Majesty from the House of Assembly of Lower Canada, on the subject of certain Lands held or claimed by the Catholic Seminary at Montreal, in Lower Canada.

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

The Lords have agreed to

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

Mr. Speaker,

Bankers (Ireland) Bill.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to explain two Acts of His present Majesty for establishing an Agreement with the Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland for advancing the sum of Five hundred thousand pounds, Irish Currency, and for the better regulation of Copartnerships of certain Bankers in Ireland, without any Amendment: And also,

Insolvent Debtors Bill, with Amendments.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to continue, for two years, and from thence to the end of the then next Session of Parliament, and amend the Laws for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in England, with some Amendments; to which Amendments the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

The Lords have passed Parochial Registers (Scotland) Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for the better Regulation of Parochial Registers in Scotland; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House:- And then the Messengers withdrew.

King's Message, considered.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for taking into consideration His Majesty's most gracious Message of yesterday, be now read; and the same being read:-The House proceeded to take the said most gracious Message into consideration; and the said Message was again read.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return to His Majesty the dutiful acknowledgment of this House, for the communication which His Majesty has been graciously pleased to make to them:

To express to His Majesty the deep sense which this House entertains of His Majesty's goodness, in being unwilling to recommend to the attention of Parliament, at this advanced period of the Session, and in the present state of Public Business, any new matter which may admit of postponement without detriment to the Public Service:

And to assure His Majesty, that, as His Majesty is 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, this House will apply themselves, without delay, 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:-And a Debate arising in the House thereupon;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Debate be adjourned till To-morrow;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Lord Viscount Althorp, 139.
Lord John Russell:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. George Dawson, 185.
Sir George Clerk:

So it passed in the Negative. And the Question being again proposed, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return to His Majesty the dutiful acknowledgment of this House, for the communication which His Majesty has been graciously pleased to make to them: To express to His Majesty the deep sense which this House entertains of His Majesty's goodness, in being unwilling to recommend to the attention of Parliament, at this advanced period of the Session, and in the present state of Public Business, any new matter which may admit of postponement without detriment to the Public Service: And to assure His Majesty, that, as His Majesty is 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, this House will apply themselves, without delay, 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; An Amendment was proposed to be made thereunto, by leaving out from the words "Majesty, to" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words "represent to His Majesty, that we acknowledge, with every sentiment of gratitude, the communication which His Majesty has been graciously pleased to make to His faithful Commons: "That His faithful Commons recognize as a proof of His Majesty's anxiety for the public welfare, His Majesty's gracious declaration that, considering the advanced period of the Session, and the state of the Public Business, He feels unwilling to recommend the introduction of any new matter which may admit of postponement without detriment to the Public Service; and His Majesty's faithful Commons feel it at the same time their duty to state, that if His Majesty, taking into His consideration the present circumstances of the Government, should contemplate the necessity of making some provision for guarding against inconveniences and dangers of the most serious nature to which the Country might otherwise by possibility be exposed, His Majesty's faithful Commons will be ready to take into their most serious consideration such measures as His Majesty may be graciously pleased to recommend for this purpose: "That His Majesty's faithful Commons will be at all times ready to assist His Majesty in making all necessary provisions for the Public Service, and for facilitating the exercise of His Prerogative of dissolving the Parliament whenever it may appear to His Majesty to be required for the benefit of the People; and they humbly hope, that the furtherance of His Majesty's paternal wishes may be most conveniently and effectually provided for by proceeding on the part of His faithful Commons with all due diligence and expedition to carry through that portion of the ordinary business of the Session which still remains for their consideration," instead thereof; And the House having continued to sit till after twelve of the clock on Thursday morning;

Jovis, 1° die Julii, 1830:

And the Question being put, That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. George Dawson, 193.
Mr. Spencer Perceval:
Tellers for the Noes, Lord Viscount Milton, 146.
Lord Nugent:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question being put;

Address thereupon.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return to His Majesty the dutiful acknowledgment of this House, for the communication which His Majesty has been graciously pleased to make to them:

To express to His Majesty the deep sense which this House entertains of His Majesty's goodness, in being unwilling to recommend to the attention of Parliament, at this advanced period of the Session, and in the present state of Public Business, any new matter which may admit of postponement without detriment to the Public Service:

And to assure His Majesty, that, as His Majesty is 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, this House will apply themselves, without delay, 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.

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

Report Ways and Means;

Sir Alexander Grant reported 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, the Resolution which they had directed him to report to the House; and the same was read; and is as followeth;

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that, towards raising the Supply granted to His Majesty, there shall be charged the following Duties upon Sugar imported into the United Kingdom; (that is to say)

Upon all Brown, or Muscovado, or Clayed Sugar, being the produce of, and imported from the British Possessions in America, or the Island of Mauritius, according to the average price of Brown or Muscovado Sugar, published in the manner directed by law; viz. £. s. d.
If the value of such Sugar shall exceed such average price by more than One Shilling the cwt.
1 7 If such Sugar shall not exceed in value such average price by more than One Shilling the cwt. 1 5 6
If such Sugar shall be of less value than such average price by Two Shillings the cwt.
1 4 -
£. s. d.
If such Sugar shall be of less value than such average price by Four Shillings the cwt.
1 2 -
If such Sugar shall be of less value than such average price by Five Shillings the cwt.
1 - -
Upon all Brown, or Muscovado, or Clayed Sugar, the produce of, and imported from the British Possessions in the East Indies; viz.
If the value of such Sugar shall exceed such average price by more than One Shilling the cwt. 1 17 -
If such Sugar shall not exceed in value such average price by more than One Shilling the cwt.
1 15 6
If such Sugar shall be of less value than such average price by Two Shillings the cwt.
1 14 -
If such Sugar shall be of less value than such average price by Four Shillings the cwt.
1 12 -
If such Sugar shall be of less value than such average price by Five Shillings the cwt.
1 10 -
Upon all other such Sugar, the produce of, or imported from any other places, the cwt.
3 3 -

The said Resolution being read a second time;

re-committed.

Ordered, That the said Resolution be re-committed to 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.

Committee of Ways and Means.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to His Majesty, be now read; and the same being read:-The House resolved itself into the Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Re-committed Resolution relative to Duties on Sugar, read.

An Amendment was made to the said Resolution, by inserting after the word "charged" the words "for a time to be limited."

Another Amendment was made to the said Resolution, by leaving out all the words after the word "Mauritius."

A Motion was made, and Question proposed, after the word "Mauritius" to add the words "the cwt. £. 1. 4."

Whereupon a Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the words "the cwt. £. 1." be added instead thereof.

The Committee divided.

Teller for the Yeas, The Marquis of Chandos 36.
Teller for the Noes, Mr. George Dawson - 88.

Question, That the words "the cwt. £. 1. 4." be added; put, and agreed to.

Another Amendment was made to the said Resolution, by adding "Upon all Brown, or Muscovado, or Clayed Sugar, being the produce of, and imported from the British Possessions in the East Indies, the cwt.£. 1. 12.

"Upon all Brown, or Muscovado, or Clayed Sugar, the produce of, or imported from any other places, the cwt. £. 3. 3."

Then the original Question, as amended, being put;

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards raising the Supply granted to His Majesty, there shall be charged, for a time to be limited, the following Duties upon Sugar imported into the United Kingdom; (that is to say)

£. s. d.
Upon all Brown, or Muscovado, or Clayed Sugar, being the produce of, and imported from the British Possessions in America, or the Island of Mauritius, the cwt.
1 4 -
Upon all Brown, or Muscovado, or Clayed Sugar, being the produce of, and imported from the British Possessions in the East Indies, the cwt.
1 12 -
Upon all Brown, or Muscovado, or Clayed Sugar, being the produce of, and imported from any other places, the cwt.
3 3 -

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that, in lieu of the Duties now charged on Molasses, the produce of, and imported from any British Plantation, there shall be charged, for a time to be limited, a Duty of Nine shillings for every hundred weight thereof.

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that eight-tenth parts of the Bounties on Sugar granted by an Act of the sixth year of his late Majesty, for granting Bounties and Allowances of Customs, shall be further continued.

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that, towards raising the Supply granted to His Majesty, the sum of Thirteen millions six hundred and seven thousand six hundred pounds be raised by Exchequer Bills for the Service of the year 1830.

Resolutions to be reported.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had come to several Resolutions, which they had directed him to report to the House.

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

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

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

Debate on Labourers Wages Bill, further adjourned.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for resuming 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 now read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the Debate be further adjourned till this day.

Charitable Institutions Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to 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, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Report of County Rates (Ireland) Bill, considered.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for taking into further consideration 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 now read; and the same being read:-The House proceeded to take the Report into further consideration; and the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, being read a second time, were agreed to by the House.

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

Committee on Insolvent Debtors (Ireland) Bill.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to continue, for a time to be limited, the Acts for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland, be now read; and the same being read:-The House resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair, and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Suits in Equity Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the second reading of the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for further facilitating the Administration of Justice in Suits and other Proceedings in Equity, be now read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time upon Tuesday next.

Chancery Register Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to 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, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Masters in Chancery Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to 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, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Witnesses (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to 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, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Committee on Diocesan Schools (Ireland) Bill.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to 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, be now read; and the same being read:-The House resolved itself into the Committee; and, after sometime spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.

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

Committee on Army Pensions Bill.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to make further regulations with respect to Army Pensions, be now read; and the same being read:-The House resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Arms (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for taking into further consideration 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 now read; and the same being read;

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

Committee of Supply.

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

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

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

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

Committee on Beer and Cider Duties Acts, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to 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, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Assessed Taxes Composition Bill, reported.

Sir Alexander Grant reported 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, 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.

Treasurer of the Navy Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill to consolidate and amend the several Acts relating to the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Spirit Duties Bill, committed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the second reading of the Bill to impose additional Duties of Excise on Spirits, 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 this day.

West India Spirits Bill, committed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the second reading of the Bill to impose an additional Duty of Customs on Spirits, the Produce of the British Possessions in America, 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 this day.

Committee on Refined Sugar Exportation Acts, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to 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, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Half-Pay Apprentices Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, 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 HalfPay Apprentices, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Committee on Fishery (British and Irish) Acts.

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

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Account of Beer and Cider Hereditary Duties, ordered; No. 579.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, Accounts, showing the amount of the King's Hereditary Duties of Excise on Beer and Cider, from 5th January 1820 to 5th January 1830.

presented.

Mr. Herries accordingly presented to the House the said Accounts.

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

Lord's Amendments, to be considered. (Abolition of Fees Bill.)

Ordered, That the Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act to abolish all Fees and Stamp Duties chargeable on the renewal of all Appointments, Commissions, Grants, Pensions and Patents consequent on the demise of the Crown, be taken into consideration this day.

Return respecting the Army, presented. No. 580.

Sir Alexander Grant presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-A Return of the rates of Pay and Allowances to the Officers and Men of the Army, in the years 1792 and 1829, in classes; stating the dates of any increase or decrease.

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

Parochial Registers (Scotland) Bill, read. No. 581.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the better regulation of Parochial Registers in Scotland, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time To-morrow.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Game Bill, deferred.

The House was moved, That the Order made upon Thursday, the 17th day of this instant June, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House this day, upon the Bill to consolidate and amend the Laws in England relative to Game, and to authorize the Sale of Game, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

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