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Mercurii, 7 die Julii;Anno 1 Willielmi IV ti Regis, 1830.
Ireland- Returns, &c. presented: Public Works. No. 624. Public Records. No. 625. Return from the Court of Chancery, presented. No. 626. Answer to Addresses. Copy of Address respecting Montreal Seminary, presented: No. 627. Holyhead Roads Bill, passed. Gwyn's Estate Bill, passed Amendments to Greenwich Improvement Bill, agreed to. Landward Parishes (Scotland) Bill, reported. Petition against increase of Duty on Spirits and Stamps (Ireland.) Accounts, &c. to be printed. No. 628. No. 629. No. 630. No. 631. No. 632. No. 633. No. 634. No. 635. No. 636. No. 637. No. 638. No. 639. No. 640. No. 641. No. 642. No. 643. Address respecting Commissary Courts (Scotland.) Report of Courts of Justice (Ireland) on Conduct of J. Crosbie, Esq., ordered. Petition of Lewis Denis Lehent Delavallée. Petition for Improvements in the Court of King's Bench. Petition of W. G. Todd. Memorial, &c. ordered: W.G.Todd. W.S. Burnett. Motion respecting Library of House of Commons. Committee on Sessional Addresses. Sugar Duties Bill, passed. Spirit Duties Bill, passed. West India Spirits Bill, passed. Committee on Beer and Cider Duties Repeal Bill. The Lords have agreed to Rye Harbour Bill. Port Crommelin Harbour Bill. Slave Bounties Bill, with Amendments. Newborough Church Bill, with Amendments. Rother Levels Drainage Bill, with Amendments. Committee on Consolidated Fund (£.1,500,000) Bill. Instruction. Crown Property Customs Bill, passed. Committee on Exchequer Bills (£.13,607,600.) Bill. Libel Law Amendment Bill, reported. Warehoused Sugar Bill, reported. Report of Fishery Acts Continuance Bill, considered. Administration of Justice Bill, passed. Labourers Wages Bill, deferred. Committee on Registrar at Madras Bill; No. 623. reported. Stage Coach Proprietors Bill, re-committed; No. 622. considered; reported. Half-Pay Apprentices Bill, deferred. Committee on Witnesses (Ireland) Bill. Committee on Militia Pay Bill. Amendments to Capital Punishments (Scotland) Bill, agreed to.

Mercurii, 7 die Julii;Anno 1 Willielmi IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Ireland- Returns, &c. presented: Public Works. No. 624.

THE House being informed that Mr. Johnson, from the Office of the Chief Secretary for Ireland, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders,-A Return of all the Public Money expended under the direction of Mr. Nimmo, on Public Works in Ireland, which of those Works have been completed, and which left in an unfinished state; and, of all Piers built on the Coast, which of them now remain in a state of perfection, and which are in a dilapidated state.

Public Records. No. 625.

A detailed Statement of the several Works which are now in progress under the authority of the Commissioners of Records in Ireland; as also of those contemplated by them in the execution of their Commission; specifying the time and expense which may be required for their completion, with the present state of proceedings relating thereto; together with a List of the several Volumes compiled under said Commissioners, whether printed fairly, transcribed for public use, now at press, or in progress of publication:-And then he withdrew. Ordered, That the said Return and Statement do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Return from the Court of Chancery, presented. No. 626.

The House being informed that Mr. Haines, from the Court of Chancery, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-A Return of the several Sums of Money received by the Pursebearer to the Lord Chancellor for three years, commencing 1st May 1827, and how many public Seals, and how many private Seals, there have been in each year during such period, and how much of such fees has arisen from public Seals, and how much from private Seals, and how many private Seals there have been on each of the days of public Seals, and how much of the Sums so received has been retained by the Pursebearer for his own use, and how much of the said Sums has been paid by the Pursebearer to or for the use or benefit of any other person or persons, and whom, by name:-And then he withdrew. Ordered, That the said Return do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Answer to Addresses.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer reported to the House, That their several Addresses of the 23d and 30th days of June last, and of Monday last (that His Majesty would be graciously pleased to give directions that the Papers therein mentioned might be laid before this House), had been presented to His Majesty; and that His Majesty had commanded him to acquaint this House, that He will give directions accordingly.

Copy of Address respecting Montreal Seminary, presented: No. 627.

Mr. Twiss presented to the House,-Return to an Address to His Majesty, dated the 30th day of June last, for 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 said the Return do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Holyhead Roads Bill, passed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to alter and amend several Acts for the improvement of the Roads from London to Holyhead, and from London to Liverpool, and for the further improvement of the said Roads, be now read; and the same being read:-The Bill was read the third time. Resolved, That the Bill do pass. Ordered, That Sir Henry Parnell do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Gwyn's Estate Bill, passed

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for establishing, and carrying into execution, the Trusts created by the last Will and Testament of John Gwyn, late of the City of Londonderry, Merchant, deceased, and for incorporating the Trustees therein named, and for other purposes, be now read; and the same being read:-The Bill was read the third time. Resolved, That the Bill do pass. Ordered, That Sir George Hill do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Amendments to Greenwich Improvement Bill, agreed to.

The House proceeded to take into consideration the Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the improvement of the Town of Greenwich, in the County of Kent, and for the better Regulation of Roan's Charity there; and the same were read; and are as followeth;

Pr. 1. 1. ult. After "yearly" insert "And whereas by the order, judgment and decree of the Honourable Sir Vere Fane, Knight of the Bath, Sir Theophilus Biddulph, Knight and Baronet, Sir William Boreman, Knight, and John Buggin, Esquire, dated the 17th day of October one thousand six hundred and seventy-seven, made by virtue of a Commission under the great seal of England, dated the second day of June then last, to them and others directed, for the due execution of a Statute made in the forty-third year of the reign of the late Queen Elizabeth, intituled, 'An Act to redress the misemployment of Lands, Goods and Stocks of Money heretofore given to charitable uses,' after reciting (amongst other things) the said will of the said John Roan and his death, and the determination of the several previous uses and estates limited by the said will, and that the possession of the said lands, messuages and tenements had come to the vicar, churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the said parish of Greenwich, and that they the said vicar, churchwardens and overseers of the poor were the then feoffees of the said John Roan's estate, and had desired the decree of the said Commissioners to enfeoff twelve other of the substantial inhabitants of the said parish; it was ordered, adjudged and decreed, that the said lands, messuages and tenements, with the appurtenances, should remain to a free-school in the said decree mentioned, and the profits thereof be received by the vicar, churchwardens and overseers for the purposes mentioned in the said John Roan's will, and to allow a salary to the schoolmaster thereout, and to repair the messuages so given by the said John Roan; and it was further ordered, adjudged and decreed, that the vicar, churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the said parish should, within seven days after they should have notice of the said decree, convey all their right, title and interest in and to the lands, messuages and tenements aforesaid, with the appurtenances, unto William Bright and Thomas Pattison, and the survivor of them and their heirs, who should convey, enfeoff and assure all and singular the aforesaid lands, messuages and tenements, with the appurtenances, to the vicar, churchwardens and overseers for the poor of the said parish of Greenwich for the time being, and to twelve other of the substantial men of the said parish (to be chosen by the said vicar, churchwardens and overseers of the poor in manner therein mentioned, and the survivors and survivor of them and their heirs, and the heirs of the survivor of them for ever, to the end that they might be seised and vested thereof to the uses, intents and purposes in the said will of the said John Roan and in the said decree mentioned; and it was further ordered, adjudged and decreed, that when and as often and as soon as any six or more of the said feoffees should happen to die, or depart from inhabiting within the said parish, or refuse to act in the said trust, the remaining trustees or their heirs should, within three months next after request to them to be made by the vicar, churchwardens and overseers for the poor of Greenwich aforesaid, assure the premises unto two other sufficient persons to be nominated as trustees, who should within one month convey and enfeoff over and assure unto twelve such other and more persons of the said parish, besides the vicar, churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the said parish for the time being, and from time to time for ever thereafter being, who were always to be feoffees of the premises aforesaid, whereof the six surviving feoffees to be part, and that the said twelve feoffees and the survivor of them and their heirs, should stand and be seised and vested of the said lands, messuages and tenements, with the appurtenances, to the uses, interests and purposes aforesaid; and that the like course of passing and assuring the said lands, messuages and tenements, with the appurtenances, should for ever thereafter be duly held, observed and performed (toties quoties) when and as often as need should require; and that the said feoffees and their heirs, and all other person and persons that should at any time thereafter have any thing in the premises aforesaid, or any part thereof, by virtue of such limitations, assignments or appointment as aforesaid, or of the said decree or otherwise, by any other Act or feoffment thereby directed, should stand and be thereof seised to the uses, intents and purposes aforesaid and thereafter mentioned.

And whereas, by indentures of lease and release dated respectively the 25th and 26th days of March, 1824, the release made between Henry Goodwyn, William Forman, Samuel Enderby, Robert Campbell, Edward William Forman, Richard Smith, Thomas Barnes, Mathew Smith, William Taylor and Thomas Vardon, therein respectively described of the first part, the Reverend George Mathew, Samuel Teulon, Thomas Orr, John Monk, William Baker, Michael Greenwood, and William Hampshire, therein respectively described of the second part, Thomas Martyr and Charles Augustin Smith, therein respectively described of the third part, and the said Robert Campbell, Edward William Forman, Richard Smith, Thomas Barnes, Matthew Smith and William Taylor, and John Angerstein, the Reverend Charles Parr Burney, John Jacob, John Harrison, Thomas Larkins and Edward Hawke Locker, therein respectively described of the fourth part, reciting (amongst other things) the said recited will and decree for the considerations therein expressed, the said lands, messuages and tenements devised by the said John Roan, therein respectively described, and situate in the said parish of Greenwich, with the rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging, were (amongst other premises) conveyed and assured unto the said Thomas Martyr and Charles Augustin Smith, and their heirs, to the use of the said Robert Campbell, Edward William Forman, Richard Smith, Thomas Barnes, Matthew Smith, William Taylor, John Angerstein, Charles Parr Burney, John Jacob, John Harrison, Thomas Larkins and Edward Hawke Locker, their heirs and assigns for ever, in trust, nevertheless to permit the vicar, churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the said parish of Greenwich for the time being for ever to have, receive and take, recover and levy the rents, issues and profits thereof, to be disposed of as in the said recited decree mentioned."

Pr. 2. 1. 1. After "the" insert "said." Pr. 2. 1. 4. After "in" insert "the said." Pr. 2. 1. 7. Leave out from "Angerstein" to "Charles" in line 8, and in line 8 leave out from "Burney" to "John" in line 9, and in line 9 leave out from "Jacob" to "John" in line 10, and in line 10 leave out "and." Pr. 2. 1. 11. After "Larkins" insert "and Edward Hawke Locker."

Pr. 3. 1. 20. After "settled" insert "And whereas, by a certificate under the hand of John Fordyce, Surveyor General of His Majesty's Land Revenue, dated the 12th day of August 1805, it is certified, that the said Surveyor General had contracted with James Thomas and John Giles, both of Greenwich aforesaid, gentlemen, for the sale to them in trust, for the sole use and benefit of the inhabitants of the said parish of Greenwich, of a piece of open waste land, containing three rods and three perches, or thereabouts, parcel of the possessions of the Crown, and within the survey and receipt of the Exchequer in England, and parcel or reputed parcel of the lordship or manor of East Greenwich, in the said county of Kent, subject nevertheless to all rights to which the tenants or inhabitants of the said lordship or manor were entitled within, upon or over the same; and it is thereby further certified, that for the consideration therein expressed, the said James Thomas and John Giles (Trustees as aforesaid), and their successors and assigns, should be adjudged, deemed and taken to be in the actual seisin and possession of the said premises, and should hold and enjoy the same in as full and ample a manner, to all intents and purposes, as His Majesty, His heirs or successors might or could have held or enjoyed the same by force and virtue of an Act passed in the 42d year of the reign of his Majesty King George the Third, intituled, 'An Act for consolidating the Provisions of the several Acts passed for the redemption and sale of the Land Tax into one Act, and for making further provision for the redemption and sale thereof, and for removing doubts respecting the rights of Persons claiming to vote at Elections for Knights of the Shire and other Members to serve in Parliament, in respect of messuages, lands and tenements, the Land Tax upon which shall have been redeemed or purchased.'"

"And whereas the said last-mentioned premises described in the said recited certificate, and situate in the parish of Greenwich aforesaid, are now vested in the said James Thomas, as the surviving Trustee thereof in trust for the inhabitants of the said parish of Greenwich, and are respectively on lease to John Lewis Wattson and John Young, for terms, of which forty-one years are respectively unexpired at Christmas last, at rents specified in the fifth Schedule to this Act, and amounting in the whole to the sum of thirty-two pounds per annum.

"And whereas the said rents described in the fifth Schedule to this Act are reserved and payable upon and out of the said last-mentioned premises, and have been from time to time received by the churchwardens of the said parish of Greenwich for the time being, and applied by them towards the relief of the poor of the said parish." Pr. 7. 1. 23. After "building" insert "projection." Pr. 7. 1. 25. After "upon" insert "or over." Pr. 8. 1. 3. Leave out from "paid" to "into" in line 5. Pr. 20. 1. 32. Leave out from "annexed" to "either" in line 38. Pr. 23. 1. 32. After "shall" insert "have," and in the same line, after "may," insert "hereafter." Pr. 27. 1. 17. Leave out "said," and in the same line, after "Trustees," insert "or Trustee." In the third Schedule, p. 29. 1. ult. After "upon" insert "or over." In the fifth Schedule, in the second column, pr. 40. 1. 11. After "Deptford" insert "or lease for sixty-one years, from Christmas one thousand eight hundred and nine." Pr. 40. 1. ult. After "above" insert "on lease for sixty-one years, from Christmas one thousand eight hundred and nine." In the Heading to the third column, pr. 39. 1. 26. Leave out "names" and insert "name." Pr. 39. 1. 27. Leave out "owners" and insert "owner." In the said third column, pr. 40. l. 2. to 1. 5. Leave out "parish officers of Greenwich for the time being" and insert "James Thomas, surviving Trustee in trust for the inhabitants of Greenwich." The said Amendments, being read a second time, were agreed to by the House. Ordered, That Mr. Curteis do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the Amendments made by their Lordships.

Landward Parishes (Scotland) Bill, reported.

Mr. Estcourt reported from the Committee on the Bill to regulate Assessments for the Poor on Tenements, or Apartments therein, let to Vagrants and Poor Persons as Tenants or Lodgers, who thereby acquire a legal Settlement, and claim Aliment in Landward Parishes in Scotland; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read. And the House being informed that other Amendments are necessary to be made to the Bill:-The Bill was recommitted to a Committee of the whole House for Tomorrow.

Petition against increase of Duty on Spirits and Stamps (Ireland.)

A Petition of Landed Proprietors, Clergy, Freeholders and Landholders of the county of Monaghan, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners consider any increase of Duty on Corn Spirits, without a corresponding Duty on Rum, would not only be unjust, and operate as a bounty on illicit distillation, already requiring the utmost vigilance to repress, but would materially affect the agricultural interests of Ireland; the Petitioners consider that the increase of the Stamp Duties in that country would be highly unjust to all classes, but more especially to those in distressed circumstances, and they conceive it would not only prevent the increase of capital, aggravate the distress, already too general, perpetuate the stagnation of trade, but would finally tend to decrease rather than augment the revenue; and praying the House not to adopt any of those measures, which the Petitioners conceive would prove injurious to the general welfare of Ireland. Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Accounts, &c. to be printed. No. 628.

Ordered, That the Abstracts of the Accounts of the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses, which were presented to the House upon the 15th day of February last, be printed.

No. 629.

Ordered, That the Account of the Commissioners of the Thames Navigation, which was presented to the House upon the 17th day of February last, be printed.

No. 630.

Ordered, That the Account of Allowances, Compensations and Superannuations to the Officers and Servants of the East India Company, which was presented to the House upon the 18th day of February last, be printed.

No. 631.

No. 632.

Ordered, That the Account of Receipt and Disbursement of Dock and Light Duties at the Port of Liverpool, from 25th June 1828 to 24th June 1829; and, the Returns of the number of Persons confined for Debt in the King's Bench, Fleet, and other Prisons, in the year 1829, for sums above £. 100, and under £.20; and, of the number of Warrants granted for Debt by the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, and by the Sheriff of Surrey, in the year 1829, which were presented to the House upon the 22d day of February last, be printed.

No. 633.

Ordered, That the Returns of Establishments connected with the Civil Offices under each of the three Presidencies of Bengal, Madras and Bombay; and of all Civil Offices under the said three Presidencies, which were presented to the House upon the 26th day of February last, be printed.

No. 634.

Ordered, That the Accounts of Proclamations issued, and of Expenses incurred under the Peace Preservation Acts, which were presented to the House upon the 10th day of March last, be printed.

No. 635. No. 636.

Ordered, That the Abstract of Accounts relative to Increase and Diminution of Salaries; and, to Superannuation Allowances granted since 5th July 1822, which were presented to the House upon the 29th day of March last, be printed.

No. 637. No. 638.

Ordered, That the several Returns of the Prices of Bark per ton at each of the Royal Forests; and, of the Dates of Entry of Robert Crosbie, James Hope, and Hugh Goold, into the Royal Navy, the dates of their Commissions as Lieutenants, and the length of Service of each, which were presented to the House upon the 26th day of April last, be printed.

No. 639.

Ordered, That the Copies of Memorial and Application of John Dinnson, master of the Patriot, of Aberdeen, praying to be relieved from Duty on Brandy consumed by the Crew of that Vessel, which was presented to the House upon the 6th day of May last, be printed.

No. 640.

Ordered, That the Return of the number of Hornings and Captions issuing through the Signet Office in Edinburgh in 1828 and 1829, which were presented to the House upon the 24th day of May last, be printed.

No. 641.

Ordered, That the Copy of Treasury Minute relative to the reduction of the Military Account Department (Ireland), which was presented to the House upon the 3d day of June last, be printed.

No. 642. No. 643.

Ordered, That the several Accounts of the amount of the Proceeds of the Sale of Goods and Merchandize of the East India Company; and, of all Sums of Money paid into the Tenths, Portugal-street, Lincoln's-Inn Fields, during the ten years last past, by the Archbishops, Bishops and other Dignitaries of England and Wales, which were presented to the House upon the 10th day of June last, be printed.

Address respecting Commissary Courts (Scotland.)

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, an Abstract Return of the amount allowed to any Commissary, Commissary Clerk, or other Officer, claiming compensation for the loss of Fees in the Court of the Commissaries of Edinburgh, through the operation and effect of the Act 4 Geo. 4, c. 97, for the regulation of the said Court; stating the names of those persons who have received compensation since the date thereof, the office he held, the date of the grant, and the amount paid to each officer in each year, the aggregate amount paid in each year, and from what fund the same has been paid; stating also, as concisely as possible, the grounds upon which each claim was granted.

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 of Courts of Justice (Ireland) on Conduct of J. Crosbie, Esq., ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Copy of the Report of the Commissioners of Inquiry into the Courts of Justice in Ireland (ordered by the Marquis Wellesley, Viceroy of Ireland), on the conduct of James Crosbie, Esquire, a Governor and Custos Rotulorum of the County of Kerry, in reference to some money transactions with Mr. James Kelly; and the Proceedings of the Sheriff of the said County for the recovery of a Debt due by the said James Crosbie, as presented to the Irish Government by the said Commissioners.

Petition of Lewis Denis Lehent Delavallée.

A Petition of Lewis Denis Lehent Delavallée, Advocate, a subject of his Most Christian Majesty, late of Port Lewis, in the Mauritius, but now residing in the city of Westminster, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is a French Advocate; that, charged and employed by several individuals to recover property for them in the Mauritius, in the year 1822 he went to that island, and there remained until the 23d day of March 1829; that the Petitioner, while pursuing his profession, was also consulted by the free people of colour in the said colony, and was employed in preparing their memorials and addresses to the local authorities, which were always very favourably received, and met with the approbation of his Excellency Sir Lowry Cole, who was Governor of the island until the year 1828; that, whilst pursuing that object, and practising at the Mauritius in the way of his profession, he was wrongfully accused of the crime (of which he was wholly innocent) of writing a certain placard, purporting to emanate from the free people of colour in that colony, containing threats against an assembly of the white inhabitants; that, being so accused, the Petitioner was, on the 8th day of August 1828, arrested and detained in custody twenty-four days, six of which he was kept in close confinement; that on the 22d day of December 1828, the Petitioner, after a public and solemn trial, was acquitted of the charge made against him; and although by such acquittal the fallacy of the charges was proved, the Tribunal, as the Petitioner conceives extrajudicially, found in their sentence, that the Petitioner occupied himself in advising and writing for divers persons, particularly the coloured people; that whilst he was preparing to bring those who had falsely accused him to justice, he was ordered by the police, acting under the authority of Sir Charles Colville, the Governor, as the Petitioner was informed at the police office on the island, to quit the colony, with his family, without assigning any reason or ground for such order; and although the Petitioner did afterwards formally protest against such order to the said Sir Charles Colville, and offer security for his good behaviour, and although the Petitioner and his family, during all their stay at the Mauritius, demeaned himself and themselves as peaceable, quiet and orderly citizens, the Petitioner notwithstanding was, by the police of the island, in pursuance of the order of Sir Charles Colville, on the 23d day of March, in the year 1829, compelled to embark on board the English brig the Celia, bound for the isle of Bourbon, with all his family; the Governor of Bourbon, in consequence of information given by, or by the direction of, Sir Charles Colville, refused to receive the Petitioner, and he and his family were therefore compelled to proceed in the ship to Madagascar, and afterwards to return to the isle of Bourbon, where Sir Charles Colville sent them to Bourdeaux, after suffering severely during a protracted confinement on ship board of seven months; that, shortly after these proceedings, His Majesty's Commissioners of Inquiry investigated the circumstances of his case at the Mauritius, and the Petitioner has lately learnt that one of them has specially reported thereon since his return to England; that, by these oppressive and arbitrary proceedings, the Petitioner has endured great personal inconvenience and much pecuniary loss, his own health and that of his family has been greatly impaired, and his resources have been destroyed; that at sixty-six years of age the Petitioner has been compelled to abandon his profession in the Mauritius, and the claims which he was about to establish to very valuable property in that colony; the Petitioner having memorialized Sir George Murray, His Britannick Majesty's Secretary for the Colonial Department, who has caused the Petitioner to be informed that he cannot grant him any relief, the Petitioner is compelled to seek protection and relief from the House; and praying the House to cause an inquiry to be instituted into his complaints, and to afford him that redress to which it may consider him entitled. Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.

Petition for Improvements in the Court of King's Bench.

A Petition of Attornies practising in His Majesty's superior courts at Westminster, resident in the metropolis, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will be pleased to cause such alterations and improvements to be made in the Court of King's Bench, and cause such accommodation to be afforded to the Profession and the Public, as shall facilitate the due administration of the laws, and be suitable to the metropolis of the British Public. Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petition of W. G. Todd.

A Petition of William Goodlad Todd, of Barton-uponHumber, in the county of Lincoln, starch manufacturer, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, in the last Session of Parliament, humbly represented to the House that he had had the misfortune to have his manufactory burnt down on the night of the 27th November 1827; that the loss arising therefrom falls the more heavily on him, no part of his stock or premises being insured; that, amongst the property, was 19,110 pounds of Starch, manufactured and in the process of manufacture, on which he has been called upon by the officers of Excise to pay, and has actually paid, the Duty, amounting to 258l. 15s. 7½d. which he did so pay, under a threat, that in the event of his non-compliance, he would be prosecuted with the utmost rigour of the law, and under an assurance from Mr. Rayner, the Collector at Lincoln, that his so doing would give him a fair claim upon the Commissioners of Excise, or the Lords of His Majesty's Treasury, for relief; that the Petitioner applied in both these quarters, and received no redress; that the destruction of the Starch is not denied; and moreover, of the 19,110 pounds upon which the Duty has been exacted since its actual consumption by fire, 8,151 pounds were in an unfinished state, and actually drying in the stoves at the time the fire occurred; but whilst it was in this state the surveying officer having taken a gauge of it, and recorded it in his books, the Duty has been charged; that not a particle of the Starch in question has been saved, or ever has or could have gotten into consumption; that the Petitioner hoped that the House might have procured him some relief; and humbly prays, That the House will now be pleased to take the great hardship of his case into their humane consideration, and afford to him such relief as to its wisdom may seem meet. Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Memorial, &c. ordered: W.G.Todd.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Copy of the Memorial of William Goodlad Todd to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 23d June 1828; praying for a return of Duty paid by him upon 19,110 pounds of Starch consumed by fire at Barton-upon-Humber in November 1827, and a Copy of the Answer thereto.

W.S. Burnett.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Copy of a Letter, dated 13th October 1827, from William Shelton Burnett to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs; praying for a return of Duty paid on ten pipes of Lemon Juice which had been consumed by the fire at Fresh Wharf on 31st July 1827, and a Copy of the Reply, and final decision on such claim.

Motion respecting Library of House of Commons.

The House was moved, That the Report which, upon the 7th day of June last, was made from the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the present state of the Library of the House of Commons, to consider respecting future regulations for the preservation and management thereof, and to report their observations thereupon to the House, might be read; and the same being read; And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the future management and regulation of the Library of the House of Commons be consided to the care of certain Members of the House, under the superintendence of The Speaker; and that The Speaker be empowered to appoint a Committee, composed of four individuals, being Members of the House of Commons, of whom The Speaker himself should be always one, to whose direction should be referred all matters connected with the Library; The Speaker, at the same time, to have the appointment of the Librarians, and of the other Officers attached to the service of the Library:-And a Debate arising in the House thereupon; Ordered, That the Debate be adjourned till this day month.

Committee on Sessional Addresses.

Resolved, That this House will, immediately, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the usual Sessional Addresses:-The House accordingly resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Frankland Lewis 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 To-morrow.

Sugar Duties Bill, passed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill for granting to His Majesty, for a time to be limited, certain Duties on Sugar imported into the United Kingdom, be now read; and the same being read:-The Bill was read the third time. Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for granting to His Majesty, until the 5th day of April 1831, certain Duties on Sugar imported into the United Kingdom, for the service of the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty. Ordered, That Sir Alexander Grant do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Spirit Duties Bill, passed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to impose additional Duties of Excise on Spirits, be now read; and the same being read: -The Bill was read the third time; and several Amendments were made to the Bill. Resolved, That the Bill do pass. Ordered, That Sir Alexander Grant do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

West India Spirits Bill, passed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed 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 the third time. Resolved, That the Bill do pass. Ordered, That Sir Alexander Grant do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Committee on Beer and Cider Duties Repeal Bill.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to repeal certain of the Duties on Cider in the United Kingdom, and on Beer and Ale in Great Britain, and to make other Provisions in relation thereto, 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 To-morrow.

The Lords have agreed to

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Cross and Mr. Trower: Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the several Bills following, without any Amendment; viz.

Rye Harbour Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act to amend an Act passed in the forty-first year of his late Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for more effectually improving and maintaining the old Harbour of Rye, in the County of Sussex," and to appoint new Commissioners, and to enable the Commissioners to raise additional Funds on the Tolls by way of Mortgage or otherwise:

Port Crommelin Harbour Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for establishing and maintaining the Harbour of Port Crommelin, in the Bay of Cushendun, in the County of Antrim: And also,

Slave Bounties Bill, with Amendments.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to reduce the Rate of Bounties payable upon the Seizure of Slaves, with some Amendments; to which Amendments the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

Newborough Church Bill, with Amendments.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for endowing the Parish Church of Newborough, in the County of Northampton, and three Chapels, called Portland Chapel, Oxford Chapel, and Welbeck Chapel, situate in the Parish of Saint Mary-le-Bone, in the County of Middlesex, and also a Chapel erected on Sunk Island, in the River Humber, with some Amendments; to which Amendments the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

Rother Levels Drainage Bill, with Amendments.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to amend an Act of the seventh year of His present Majesty, for more effectually draining and preserving certain Marsh Lands or Low Grounds in the Parishes of Sandhurst, Newenden, Rolvenden, Tenterden, Wittersham, Ebony, Woodchurch, Appledore and Stone, in the County of Kent, and Ticehurst, Salehurst, Bodiam, Ewhurst, Northiam, Beckly, Peasmarsh, Iden and Playden, in the County of Sussex, with some Amendments; to which Amendments the Lords desire the concurrence of this House:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

Committee on Consolidated Fund (£.1,500,000) 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 apply a sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund, to the Service of the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty, be now read; and the same being read;

Instruction.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee, that they have Power receive a Clause of Appropriation. Then 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 To-morrow.

Crown Property Customs Bill, passed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to subject to Duties of Customs goods the property of the Crown in case of sale after importation, be now read; and the same being read:- The Bill was read the third time. Resolved, That the Bill do pass. Ordered, That Sir Alexander Grant do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Committee on Exchequer Bills (£.13,607,600.) Bill.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for raising a Sum of Money by Exchequer Bills, for the service of the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty, 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 To-morrow.

Libel Law Amendment Bill, reported.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, on 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, 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 upon Friday next.

Warehoused Sugar Bill, reported.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to continue an Act for allowing Sugar to be delivered out of Warehouse to be refined, 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 To-morrow.

Report of Fishery Acts Continuance 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 revive, continue, and amend several Acts relating to the Fisheries, 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 To-morrow.

Administration of Justice Bill, passed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill for the more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales, be now read; and the same being read:-The Bill was read the third time; and several Amendments were made to the Bill. An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Bill in pr. 2, 1. 23, by leaving out the words "five thousand" and inserting the words "four thousand five hundred" instead thereof. And the Question being put, That the words "five thousand" stand part of the Bill;

The House divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Planta, 37.
Mr. Twiss:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Hume, 11.
Mr. Benett:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Labourers Wages 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 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, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Committee on Registrar at Madras Bill; No. 623.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for the Relief of the Representatives of Persons who have died intestate in the Presidency of Madras in the East Indies, and for the Relief of the Suitors of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Madras aforesaid, be now read; and the same being read:-The House resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Davies Gilbert reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

reported.

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

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

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

Stage Coach Proprietors Bill, re-committed; No. 622.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for taking into further consideration 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 now read; and the same being read:-The Bill was re-committed to a Committee of the whole House.

considered;

Resolved, That this House will, immediately, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill:-The House accordingly resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Spring Rice reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made other Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

reported.

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

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

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

Half-Pay Apprentices Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the House, on the Bill to prevent the taking and employment of Apprentices usually denominated Half-Pay Apprentices, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Committee on Witnesses (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 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: -The House resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Courtenay reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received To-morrow.

Committee on Militia Pay 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 defray, for a time to be limited, the charge of the Pay, Clothing, and contingent and other Expenses, of the disembodied Militia in Great Britain and Ireland, and to grant Allowances, in certain cases, to Subaltern Officers, Adjutants, Paymasters, Quartermasters, Surgeons, Assistant Surgeons, Surgeons' Mates, and Serjeant Majors of the Militia, 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. Trant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received To-morrow.

Amendments to Capital Punishments (Scotland) Bill, agreed to.

The House proceeded to take into consideration the Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act to amend an Act of the ninth year of His present Majesty, to facilitate Criminal Trials in Scotland, and to abridge the period now required between the pronouncing of Sentence and execution thereof, in cases importing a Capital Punishment; and the same were read; and are as followeth;

Pr. 1. 1. 29. Leave out "present" and insert "late."

Pr. 1. 1. 29 and 30. After "Majesty" insert "King George the Fourth."

Pr. 3. 1. 18. Leave out "present" and insert "late," and in the same line, after "Majesty," insert "King George the Fourth."

Pr. 7. 1. 10. Leave out "having" and insert "who hath," and in the same line, after "been," insert "or shall be."

Pr. 7. 1. 11. Leave out "a" and insert "any," and in the same line, after "crime," insert "(except perjury or subornation of perjury) and."

Pr. 7. 1. 24. After "person" insert "whatsoever," and in the same line, after "convicted," insert "of any crime."

Pr. 7. 1. 28. After "Scotland" insert "save and except in those cases where by any Act or Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland now in force, the punishment of banishment forth of Scotland is enacted and specially provided for any specific offence."

Pr. 7. 1. 35. Leave out "present" and insert "late."

Pr. 7. 1. 35 & 36. After "Majesty" insert "King George the Fourth."

Pr. 9. 1. 10. After "given" insert Clause (A.)

Clause (A.) "And be it Enacted, That the said recited Act passed in the ninth year of the reign of his late Majesty, in so far as it provides for rendering all inferior Judges and Magistrates more safe in the execution of their duty, shall extend to all acts done by any such Judge or Magistrate in apprehending any party, or in regard to any criminal cause or proceeding, or to any prosecution for a pecuniary penalty."

In the Schedule annexed to the Bill, between the columns

Number sentenced to Death. Number sentenced to Transportation.
Number pardoned. and Life.
M. F. M. F.
       
       
insert
Number of Sentences commuted.
M. F.
   
   

In the Title of the Bill, 1. 2. Leave out "present" and insert "late," and in the same line, after "Majesty," insert "King George the Fourth."

The said Amendments, being read a second time, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That Sir Alexander Grant do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the Amendments made by their Lordships.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow.