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Veneris, 9 die Julii;
Answer to Address. Accounts, &c. presented: Report (Revenue Inquiry.) No. 647. Spirits. No. 648. Assessed Taxes. No. 649. Emigration. No. 650. Spirits. Account of Manufactories of Naval Stores, presented. Account respecting new Churches, presented. Committee on Bayley's Divorce Bill. Amendment to Meltham (York) Inclosure Bill, agreed to. Canine Madness Bill, reported. No. 657. No. 651. Petition for a purer supply of Water. Petitions against increase of Duties on Spirits and Stamps (Ireland.) Power to Committee on Windsor Castle. Report. No. 656. Second Report from Holyhead Roads Committee. No. 652. Petitionsagainst Renewal of East India Charter. Return from Jury Courts (Scotland), presented. No. 653. Petition for remission of Duties on Brick and Tiles. Petition for abolishing Slavery. Second Report on Irish Poor. No. 654. Petitions respecting West India Property. Report from Committee on East India Company's Affairs. No.655. Address respecting New South Wales. Petition complaining of Conduct of late Governor of Cape of Good Hope. Return respecting West India Colonies, ordered. Petitions in favour of Northern Roads Bill. Parochial Registers (Scotland) Bill, recommitted. Labourers Wages Bill, put off. The Lords have agreed to Army Pensions Bill. The Lords request Minutes of Evidence. Copy of Report The House will send an Answer. Consolidated Fund (£.1,500,000.) Bill, passed. Address for Return of Droits of the Crown. Beer and Cider Duties Repeal Bill, passed. Exchequer Bills (£13,607,600.) Bill, passed. Militia Pay Bill, passed. Libel Law Amendment Bill, passed. Witnesses (Ireland) Bill, passed. Stage Coach Proprietors Bill, passed. Registrar at Madras Bill, re-committed. Answer to Addresses.

Veneris, 9 die Julii;

Anno 1° Willielmi IVti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Answer to Address.

MR. Chancellor of the Exchequer reported to the House, That their Address of Wednesday 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.

Accounts, &c. presented: Report (Revenue Inquiry.) No. 647.

The House being informed that Mr. Crafer, from the Treasury, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Address to His Majesty,-The Twenty-second Report of the Commissioners appointed by the Acts of the 1st and 2d Geo. 4, c. 90, and 3d Geo. 4, c. 37, and continued by Commission under the Great Seal for the purpose of inquiring into the Collection and Management of the Public Revenue arising in Ireland, and into certain Departments of the Public Revenue arising in Great Britain.

Spirits. No. 648.

Mr. Crafer also presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders,-An Account of the number of Gallons of Rum and Molasses annually exported from the British West India Colonies to the United States of America, from January 1812 to the present time, stated in Imperial Gallons;-and, An Account of the number of Gallons of Rum and Molasses annually exported from the British West India Colonies to the British North American Colonies, from January 1812 to the present time, stated in Imperial Gallons.

Assessed Taxes. No. 649.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 15th day of June last, for An Account of the number of Persons who have compounded for their Assessed Taxes; distinguishing the number of those who have compounded for sums above £.10 per annum.

Emigration. No. 650.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 26th day of April last, for a Return of the number of Persons who have emigrated from the United Kingdom to any of the Colonies of Great Britain, in each year since 1820; distinguishing the Colonies to which they have emigrated, and the number of Males, Females, Adults and Children.

Spirits.

An Account of the total number of proof gallons of Spirits made from Malt only by every Distiller in Ireland and Scotland (specifying the entered Firm and Name of the several Distilleries, and the Collections in which they are severally situated) on which the Drawback of 1s. to 5th January 1826, and of 1s. 2d. thereafter, has been allowed, paid, or can be claimed; the total bushels of Malt used by each Distiller in making the same; and showing how much the same was under or over the statutory proportion of two gallons of proof Spirits from every bushel of Malt, with the amount of charge on each Distiller (distinguishing the rate of Duty, and number of bushels on each) for the Malt used being deficient of the required proportion of one bushel for every two gallons of proof Spirits, by each Distiller, all upon the average workings, for the years ending 10th October 1826 and 10th October 1827 respectively, and likewise for the half year ending 5th April 1828.

An Account of the total number of gallons of Wash distilled by each of the Distillers in Great Britain and Ireland (specifying the entered Firm and Name of the Distilleries respectively, and the Collections in which they are severally situated), exhibiting the total number of degrees of gravity contained in such Wash, according to the noticed gravity thereof, with the total number of degrees actually attenuated at each work; the total proof gallons of Spirits chargeable in respect of the quantity and noticed gravity of the Wash, being a gallon for every five degrees; the proof gallons of Spirits chargeable in respect of the attenuation of the Wash, being a gallon for every five degrees the proof gallons of Spirits actually produced, and what was the produce of proof Spirits for every five degrees of attenuation, and what that produce was, under or over, in proof Spirits; the legal proportions of noticed gravity for every one hundred gallons of Wash distilled by each Distiller, all upon the workings, for the years ending 10th October 1826 and 10th October 1827 respectively, and for the half year ending 5th April 1828:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Accounts and Papers do lie upon the Table; and, except the two last, be printed.

Account of Manufactories of Naval Stores, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. Thurtle, from the Admiralty Office, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-An Account, showing the Profit or Loss on the Manufactories of Paint, Lead, Copper, Mixed Metal and Iron in His Majesty's Dock Yards in the year 1829:-And then he withdrew.

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

Account respecting new Churches, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. Waple, from the Office of the Commissioners for building new Churches, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of an Act of Parliament,-An Account of Charges and Expenses paid by His Majesty's Commissioners in and about the execution of the Acts of the 58th & 59th Geo. 3, c. 45 & 134, and the 3d, 5th & 7th & 8th Geo. 4, c. 72, 103 & 72, for building new Churches, between the 25th day of March 1829 and the 25th day of March 1830:-And then he withdrew.

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

Committee on Bayley's Divorce Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of James Bayley, Esquire, with Louisa his Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Trant 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.

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

Amendment to Meltham (York) Inclosure Bill, agreed to.

The House proceeded to take into consideration the Amendment made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act to amend an Act of King George the Third, 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 the same was read; and is as followeth;

Pr. 37. 1. 20. Leave out from "Jury" to the first "or" in line 21, and insert "and also except as to the appointment of any new Auditor as herein mentioned."

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

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

Canine Madness Bill, reported.

Mr. Alderman Wood reported from the Committee on the Bill to prevent the spreading of Canine Madness; and who were empowered to report the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them to the House; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and had directed him to make a Report thereof to the House, together with the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

No. 657.

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

No. 651.

Ordered, That the said Minutes be printed.

Petition for a purer supply of Water.

A Petition of Copyholders, Leaseholders and Householders of South Lambeth and vicinity, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners beg leave to call the attention of the House to the manner in which the South London Water Works Company in Kennington-lane obtain their principal supply; there is an ancient main land-drain or sewer, called the Ephra, having vent into the Thames near Vauxhall Bridge, which receives many of the sewers from houses in Kennington and South Lambeth, also the drains of the roads and lands from Kennington, Brixton Hills, Dulwich, and parts adjacent; the water running down that channel is very hard and filthy, particularly after rains, when it is excessively muddy and foul; the tide does not flow into the creek until it has risen five or six feet in the Thames, then all the accumulated filth is driven back, and at about 1,000 yards from the mouth of the creek, the South London Water Works take supply into their reservoirs, against the gratings leading to which may very frequently be seen dead animals and filth of all descriptions in a putrid state; it is also material to observe, that about the time the tide begins to produce any rise in the creek, the body of foul water of London drain age from the pool being in full motion by the flowing tide, fills the said creek, which was formerly wholly under the authority of the Commissioners of Sewers, but by a private Act the Directors of the South London Water Works have obtained jurisdiction, and tenaciously hold (to the injury of the neighbourhood) control over that part of it from their works to the Thames, and, by so doing, prevent great improvements which the Commissioners of Sewers are disposed to make, to secure many of the Petitioners from being inundated at extraordinary high tides, which has frequently happened, and from which, damage is the more to be apprehended on the removal of old London Bridge; and praying, That such means may be adopted as will oblige the South London Water Works Company to restore to the Commissioners of Sewers their authority over the said land drain or sewer, also to obtain supply from a purer source, and otherwise do such matters as the premises may require.

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

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

A Petition of Gentry and Freeholders of the county of Tyrone, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have heard with alarm the intention of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to introduce a Bill into the House for the purpose of increasing the Duty on Spirits distilled from Corn in Ireland, thereby giving an unfair advantage to the West India Proprietors; and another Bill for assimilating the Duty on Stamps in that country and England; and praying, That the relative Duty on Rum and home-made Spirits be left unaltered, and that the assimilation of the Stamp Duties may not be carried into a law.

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

Power to Committee on Windsor Castle.

Ordered, That the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the Expense of completing the Alterations and Improvements of Windsor Castle, and to report their observations thereupon to the House, have Power to report the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them to the House.

Report. No. 656.

Mr. Calcraft reported from the said Committee, That they had examined the matters to them referred, and had directed him to make a report thereof to the House, together with the Minutes of Evidence taken before them, and an Appendix; and the Report was brought up, and read.

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

Second Report from Holyhead Roads Committee. No. 652.

Sir Henry Parnell reported from the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the amount of all sums of Money received, expended and repaid by the Commissioners for the Improvement of the Holyhead and Liverpool Roads, distinguishing the Sums applied to the several Districts of these Roads; into the amount of each Contract, the amount paid, and to whom paid; into all Salaries, Travelling Charges, and other Allowances paid under the direction of the Commissioners; and, into the additional Tolls levied for the repayment of Loans:-also, to inquire into the progress made in carrying into execution the recommendations of former Committees appointed for the purpose of inquiring into the means of improving the Communication between London and Dublin, and between the northern parts of England and Dublin; and to report their observations thereupon, and upon what further improvements may be made; together with the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them, from time to time, to the House; That they had further examined the matters to them referred; and had directed him to make a report thereof to the House; and the Report was brought up, and read.

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

Petitionsagainst Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of Cotton Spinners, Manufacturers, and other Inhabitants of Ashton-under-Lyne;-and, of Freeholders and Inhabitants of the county of Flint,-were presented, and read; praying, That (out of kind consideration for the welfare and prosperity of this kingdom at large, and more particularly of our manufacturing shipping and commercial interests) the House will be pleased to direct, that the due and necessary notice be given to the East India Company, that their present Charter will not be renewed; that the House will refuse to grant them any other Charter, or to give any exclusive privileges in trade or commerce to any particular class of individuals; that absolute and unconditional liberty be granted to every subject of the realm to settle in India, and employ his capital, skill and industry in such manner as he may deem best; that a free trade be opened between this country and China and India, and no restriction whatever placed on our commercial transactions therein; and that those facilities be afforded further to enlarge and benefit our general trading interests which the House shall conceive most fitting and advantageous.

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

Return from Jury Courts (Scotland), presented. No. 653.

Mr. William Peel presented to the House, Return to an Address to His Majesty, dated the 8th day of June last, for a Return, showing, l. The number of Causes tried in the Jury Court of Scotland, from the establishment of that Court in 1815, until the Act 6 Geo. 4, c. 22, relative to the qualification of Jurors, came into operation: -2. The number of Causes so tried from the last-mentioned date to the latest period to which the same can be made up:-3. The number of Causes tried in the Jury Court where no verdict has been returned in consequence of a difference of opinion among the Jurors, specifying the dates of such trials:-4. The number of Causes tried in the Jury Court where any question has occurred as to the Jury having cast lots, or otherwise adopted improper means to secure an unanimous verdict, specifying the dates of such trials:-5. The number of Causes tried in the Jury Court, where a new trial has been granted in consequence of the first verdict having been contrary to evidence, specifying the dates of the trials of such Causes, and the number in which the second verdict differed from the first:-Such Return to distinguish, under each of the foresaid heads, the number of such Causes tried by a Special Jury from those tried by a Common Jury.

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

Petition for remission of Duties on Brick and Tiles.

A Petition of Persons carrying on the business of Brick and Tile Manufacturers, resident in Broseley, Madeley and Dawley, in the county of Salop, was presented, and read; setting forth, That very heavy Duties are payable to His Majesty on the Bricks and Tiles made and sold by the Petitioners, particularly on Covering Tiles, which form one of the principal articles of their trade, and that no Duty is payable to His Majesty in respect of Slates used in the covering of dwelling-houses or other buildings; that, in consequence of the increased and daily-increasing conveniences of carriage by means of canals, rail-roads, and otherwise, Slates for the covering of houses and buildings are brought from the county of Carnarvon and other places into the markets, which have heretofore been supplied by the Petitioners with Covering Tiles, and, by reason of such Slates being entirely free from the payment of Duty, they are sold at so low a price as to disable them from selling their Tiles with any reasonable profit; that, for these reasons, the trade in Tiles is rapidly falling into decay, to the great injury of the Petitioners and the workmen in their employ, and to the diminution of His Majesty's revenue; and praying, That the Duties charged upon Tiles may be remitted; or, in case such a step should be considered injurious to His Majesty's revenue, that such a fair and equitable Duty may be charged on Slates as shall place the Petitioners and their competitors on an equitable footing.

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

Petition for abolishing Slavery.

A Petition of Protestant Dissenters assembling for divine worship in Ebenezer Chapel, Leeds, was presented, and read; praying the House to bestow the blessing of freedom on the Slave Population of the West Indies.

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

Second Report on Irish Poor. No. 654.

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 further 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.

Petitions respecting West India Property.

A Petition of Persons resident in the city of Glasgow; -and, of several Persons whose names are thereunto subscribed being proprietors or mortgagees of plantations and slaves, to a great extent, in the colonies of Demerara, Berbice and Saint Lucia,-were presented, and read; praying, That the House will extend the same protection to the property of the Petitioners in the West India Colonies as is given to property situated in Great Britain, and that the House will cause a specific fund to be provided, to compensate the Petitioners for the losses which they may sustain in consequence of the enactment of the aforesaid Order, intituled, "An Order of the King in Council, for consolidating the several Laws recently made for improving the condition of the Slaves in His Majesty's Colonies of Trinidad, Berbice, Demerara, Saint Lucia, the Cape of Good Hope, and the Mauritius;" or that the House will address. His Majesty, to cause the said Order to be rescinded, and will adopt such other means for rendering justice to the Petitioners as to the House may seem meet.

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

Report from Committee on East India Company's Affairs. No.655.

Mr. Ward reported from the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the present State of the Affairs of the East India Company, and into the Trade between Great Britain, the East Indies and China; and to report their observations thereupon to the House; and who were empowered to report the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them, from time to time, to the House; That, having called for Evidence and Documents upon subjects connected with the affairs of the East India Company of much importance, but not strictly connected with their Report upon the Trade with China, they had agreed that such information should be separately reported to the House, without thinking it necessary to add any observations thereupon in its present imperfect state; and had directed him to make a report there of to the House, and the Report was brought up, and read.

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

Address respecting New South Wales.

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, Copies of the Depositions taken before the Sydney Bench of Magistrates against Dennis M'Hue (a prisoner of the Crown per ship Providence) for perjury, his Conviction and Sentence; of the Order of the Supreme Court of New South Wales to the Sheriff for his discharge from confinement, on the motion made for Habeas Corpus; of a Letter addressed to the Attorney General by the Colonial Secretary, under date the 26th February 1829, numbered 29/18, together with the Reply thereto, and of the Letters therein referred to; of the Orders for the transportation of Dennis M'Hue to Moreton Bay, and of his previous confinement in the cells of the Prisoners' Barracks; and, of the Return made to Government of the particulars of his death; stating whether or not an inquest was held on his body.

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.

Petition complaining of Conduct of late Governor of Cape of Good Hope.

A Petition of Bishop Burnett, late of the Cape of Good Hope, was presented, and read; complaining of the conduct of Lord Charles Somerset, when Governor of that Colony; stating the particulars of his case; and praying for redress.

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

Return respecting West India Colonies, ordered.

Ordered,That there be laid before this House, a Return, showing the amount of Duties levied on United States Articles imported into each of the British West India Colonies; together with the amount of the Salaries and Emoluments of each of the Officers of the Customs in such Colonies, and the proportion thereof charged to the Colonists, and that charged to Great Britain, for the year ending 5th January 1829.

Petitions in favour of Northern Roads Bill.

A Petition of the Provost Magistrates and Council of the royal burgh of Inverness;-and, of Freeholders, Commissioners of Supply, and Justices of the Peace, for the county of Nairn,-were 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.

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

Parochial Registers (Scotland) Bill, recommitted.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the better Regulation of Parochial Registers in Scotland, was committed to Mr. Maxwell (of Renfrewshire), the Lord Advocate, Sir George Clerk, Sir Michael Stewart, Marquis Graham, Marquis of Blandford, Lord Garlies, Sir George Warrender, Mr. Davies Gilbert, Mr. Secretary Sir George Murray: And they are to meet this Afternoon in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ordered, That Five be the Quorum of the Committee.

Labourers Wages Bill, put off.

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, upon this day three months, resolve itself into the said Committee.

The Lords have agreed to

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

Mr. Speaker,

Army Pensions Bill.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to make further Regulations with respect to Army Pensions, without any Amendment: And also,

The Lords request Minutes of Evidence.

The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, That the Lords do request that this House will be pleased to communicate to their Lordships, the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee appointed by this House, on the State of the Poor of Ireland: And also,

Copy of Report

The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, That the Lords do request that this House will be pleased to communicate to their Lordships, the Reports, together with the Minutes of the Evidence taken before the Select Committee appointed by this House on the Affairs of the East India Company:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

The House will send an Answer.

Resolved, That this House will send an Answer to that part of the said Message which relates to the Minutes of the Evidence on the State of the Poor in Ireland; and also to the Report on the Affairs of the East India Company, by Messengers of their own.

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

Consolidated Fund (£.1,500,000.) Bill, passed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to apply a sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund for the Service of the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty, 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 to apply the sum of One million five hundred thousand Pounds out of the Consolidated Fund to the Service of the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty, and to appropriate the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.

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

Address for Return of Droits of the Crown.

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 Return of Droits of the Crown, Droits of the Admiralty, and other Receipts from War by the Crown, not granted by the Prize Acts, from the year 1793 to the year 1815; specifying the years, the Country from whence they were taken, and the purposes to which they have been respectively applied.

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.

Beer and Cider Duties Repeal Bill, passed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed 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 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.

Exchequer Bills (£13,607,600.) Bill, passed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed 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 Bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for raising the Sum of Thirteen millions six hundred and seven thousand six hundred Pounds, by Exchequer Bills, 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.

Militia Pay Bill, passed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed 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 Bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to defray 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, until the twenty-fifth day of June one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one.

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

Libel Law Amendment Bill, passed.

The ingrossed 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, was, according to Order, read the third time.

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Bill in pr. 2. 1. 31, by inserting, after the word "expedient," the words "to increase the amount of such recognizances and bonds, and to."

And the Question being put, That those words be there inserted;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Planta, 68.
Mr. Frankland Lewis:
Tellers for the Noes, Lord Viscount Morpeth, 46.
Mr. Poulett Thomson:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Another Amendment was made to the Bill in pr. 2. 1. 38, by inserting, after the word "That" the words the amount of such recognizances and bonds, in all cases whenever it shall be hereafter necessary, according to the provisions of the said Act, to enter into any new recognizance or bond, shall be extended to the sum of Four hundred pounds for the principal, and the like sum for the sureties in any such new recognizances, and to the sum of Three hundred pounds for the principal, and the like sum for the sureties, in any such new bond, and that."

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Witnesses (Ireland) Bill, passed.

The ingrossed 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, was, according to Order read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Stage Coach Proprietors Bill, passed.

The ingrossed 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, was, according to Order, read the third time.

An ingrossed Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, by way of rider, That no action be commenced after six months; and the said Clause was brought up, and read the first time;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the said Clause be now read a second time; it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the more effectual protection of Mail Contractors, Stage Coach Proprietors, and other common Carriers for hire, against the loss of or injury to Parcels or Packages delivered to them for Conveyance or Custody, the value and contents of which shall not be declared to them by the Owners thereof.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Acland do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Registrar at Madras Bill, re-committed.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on 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:-The Bill was re-committed to a Committee of the whole House for Tuesday next.

Answer to Addresses.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer reported to the House, That their Address of yesterday (that His Majesty would be graciously pleased to confer some Dignity in the Church upon the Reverend Francis Dawson, Chaplain to this House) had been presented to His Majesty; and that His Majesty had commanded him to acquaint this House, that He will confer some Dignity in the Church upon the Reverend Francis Dawson, as is desired.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer also reported to the House, That their several other Addresses of yesterday had been presented to His Majesty; and that His Majesty had commanded him to acquaint this House, That He will give directions, as is desired by the said Addresses.

And then the House adjourned till Tuesday next.