House of Lords Journal Volume 62
26 February 1830

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Die Veneris, 26 Februarii 1830.
Fraser v. Fraser. Pearson et al. v. Stephen et al. Deare v. The Attorney General. Glamorganshire Canal Co. v. Blakemore, Writ of Error delivered. Amicable Assurance Society v. Bolland et al. Dr. Browne v. Woollsey et al. Wynne v. Sir G. A. Robinson et al. in Error. The Attorney General v. Browne Mill. Cadell v. Palmer et al. E. of Strathmore v. Dundas et al: Cuninghame to enter into a Recog ce on it. Harris v. Kemble et al. Petition of 3 of the Respondents to lodge their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee. Munro & Rose v. Saunders et al. Appellant's Petition to advance the Cause, referred to Appeal Com ee. Sir G. Noel v. Rochfort et al. Petition of 2 Respondents to lodge their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee. East India, &c. Trade, Petitions from Saddleworth & from Merchants of Edinburgh for opening, referred to East India Com ee. Oak Timber, Account respecting Ordered. Distress of the Country, Petition from Frome Selwood respecting. Corn Laws, Petition of J. Wright for Alteration of. Corn & Flour, Accounts respecting, Ordered. East India, &c. Trade, Petitions for opening, referred to East India Com ee: (Huddersfield:) Manchester: Kingston-upon-Hull. Lords Summoned. Pensions granted, & Salaries abolished, Accounts of, Ordered. Labourers Wages, Petition of Chamber of Commerce, Staffordshire Potteries, respecting. Corn Laws, Petition from St. Paul's District, Manchester, against; & for Reduction of Taxation. Subletting Act (Ireland), Petition from Drogheda for Repeal of. Vestry Act, (Ireland,) Petition from Drogheda for Repeal of. Civil Charges of the Presidencies of Bengal, &c. Statement of, delivered, & referred to East India Com ee. Adjourn.

Die Veneris, 26 Februarii 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Lyndhurst, Cancellarius.
Epus. Bath. et Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Vicecom. Granville.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. King.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Melbourne.
Ds. Churchill.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Rosslyn, C.P.S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Wellington.
March. Lansdowne.
March. Salisbury.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Erroll.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Radnor.
Comes MountCashell.

PRAYERS.

Fraser v. Fraser.

The Answer of Thomas Alexander Fraser Esquire, of Lovat, to the Petition and Appeal of Archibald Thomas Frederick Fraser Esquire, of Abertarff, was this Day brought in.

Pearson et al. v. Stephen et al.

As was also, The Answer of James Stephen the younger and Zachary Macaulay, and Henry John Pearson, Frederick Thorpe Pearson, Alfred Pearson and Mary Arabella Pearson, Infants, by George Gisborne Babington their Guardian, to the Petition and Appeal of Henry Robert Pearson, Frederick Burnet Pearson, Edwin Pearson, Arthur Hugh Pearson and William Wilberforce Pearson.

Deare v. The Attorney General.

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein Charles Deare is Appellant, and His Majesty's Attorney General is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off sine Die.

Glamorganshire Canal Co. v. Blakemore, Writ of Error delivered.

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer (first propounding it to the House) did rise from his Place, and brought in a Writ of Error, wherein,

The Glamorganshire Canal Company are Plaintiffs,

and

Richard Blakemore is Defendant;

And made Three Obeisances before he came to the Bar, and then, after Three Obeisances more, he laid it on the Table.

Amicable Assurance Society v. Bolland et al.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in to be heard in the Cause wherein the Amicable Assurance Society are Appellants, and James Bolland, and others, are Respondents:

And the First Counsel for the Appellants having been shortly heard;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off sine Die.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House on the Hearing of the said Cause.

Dr. Browne v. Woollsey et al.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein Dr. Thomas Browne is Appellant, and John Woollsey, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next.

Wynne v. Sir G. A. Robinson et al. in Error.

Ordered, That the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Owen Wynne Esquire is Plaintiff, and Sir George Abercrombie Robinson Baronet, and others, are Defendants, be argued by Counsel at the Bar on Monday next.

The Attorney General v. Browne Mill.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein The Attorney General, on the Relation of The Provost of Montrose and others, is Appellant, and George Gavin Browne Mill is Respondent, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Monday next.

Cadell v. Palmer et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Thomas Cadell Esquire is Appellant, and Arthur Palmer, and others, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Monday next.

E. of Strathmore v. Dundas et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of The Right Honorable Thomas Bowes Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 11th of July 1829; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the First Division, of the 16th (signed the 17th) of February 1830; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, altered or amended, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Dundas, Clerk to the Signet, Sir John Dean Paul Baronet, and The Right Honorable Thomas Lord Glammis, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Dundas, and the several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 26th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon any of the known Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents in the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Cuninghame to enter into a Recog ce on it.

The House being moved, "That George Augustus Frederick Cuninghame of Savile Row, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Thomas Bowes Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn, on account of his Appeal depending in this House:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Augustus Frederick Cuninghame may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Harris v. Kemble et al. Petition of 3 of the Respondents to lodge their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Kemble, John Saltren Willett and John Forbes, Three of the Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Henry Harris is Appellant; praying their Lordships "for Leave to deposit their Case and Appendix in this House forthwith:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Appellants and Respondents Cases, now depending in this House in Matters of Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House.

Munro & Rose v. Saunders et al. Appellant's Petition to advance the Cause, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Mrs. Catherine Munro or Rose, and Hugh Rose her Husband, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Saunders or Woodman, and others, are Respondents; praying their Lordships, "That this Cause may be appointed for hearing on the first Cause Day after the 24th of March next, or on such other Day between that Day and the 8th Day of April next as to their Lordships may seem fit:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Appellants and Respondents Cases, now depending in this House in Matters of Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House.

Sir G. Noel v. Rochfort et al. Petition of 2 Respondents to lodge their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Gustavus Rochfort and Richard Rochfort, Two of the Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir Gerard Noel Noel Baronet is Appellant; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order that the Petitioners may be at liberty to lay their printed Case upon their Lordships Table:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Appellants and Respondents Cases, now depending in this House in Matters of Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House.

East India, &c. Trade, Petitions from Saddleworth & from Merchants of Edinburgh for opening, referred to East India Com ee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers and others connected with the Commercial Interests of the Parish of Saddleworth, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, and also the Petition of the Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh incorporated by Royal Charter and Act of Parliament, under their Common Seal, presented to the House Yesterday, severally praying their Lordships "to throw open the Trade with India and China," be referred to the Select Committee appointed to enquire into the present State of the Affairs of The East India Company, and into the Trade between Great Britain, the East Indies and China.

Oak Timber, Account respecting Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "A Return of the Number of Loads of British Oak Timber purchased for the Use of His Majesty's Navy in each Year since the Year 1809; specifying the Price and the Duration of each Contract for British Oak Timber which has been entered into by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy."

Distress of the Country, Petition from Frome Selwood respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Frome Selwood, in Somersetshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships, together with the other Branches of the Legislature, will enact such Measures as they, in their Wisdom, shall deem efficient to relieve the industrious Poor who suffer for Want of Employment, to lessen the Distress at this Moment experienced by many Counties burthened with the Support of a numerous Population for whom no useful Occupation has been found, and to check the Deterioration of Property:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Corn Laws, Petition of J. Wright for Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of John Wright of Lenton House, in the County of Nottingham, Coal and Iron Master; praying their Lordships, "to direct their Attention to the full Consideration of the Corn Law, with a View to the Establishment of such a Protection as may secure to the Agriculturist a fair Remuneration for his Capital and Labour, restore to the Manufacturer a Market for his Productions, furnish to the Artizan and Labourer a Source of Employment, return to Trade its former Customers, and give to the Community at large that Prosperity it once possessed, but has now lost; almost all of which, the Petitioner firmly believes, would be accomplished by fixing the Import Price of Foreign Wheat at 72s. per Quarter; by a Tax of 24s. per Quarter on Foreign Wheat imported into this Country, and on other Grain in proportion; and lastly, by permitting such Foreign Corn only to enter the Market as shall then be actually warehoused in this Country, such Permission to be renewable every Six Weeks, when the Price of Wheat reaches 72s. per Quarter:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Corn & Flour, Accounts respecting, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "An Account of the Quantities of Corn, distinguishing each Sort, and of Flour and Meal, imported into the United Kingdom in each Year since July 15th, 1828; distinguishing each Year, and the Quantities entered for Home Consumption, and the Quantities re-exported, and the Quantities remaining in Warehouses on the 1st of January last:"

And also, "An Account of the Weekly Average Prices of Corn (during the same Period) which govern Importation."

East India, &c. Trade, Petitions for opening, referred to East India Com ee: (Huddersfield:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Bankers, Merchants and Manufacturers resident at and in the Neighbourhood of Huddersfield, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That a free Trade may be permitted between Great Britain, the East Indies, China and all Countries East of the Cape of Good Hope; and that Permission may be given to trade and settle in the Interior of India, on the approaching Termination of the Charter of The East India Company:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee appointed to enquire into the present State of the Affairs of The East India Company, and into the Trade between Great Britain, the East Indies and China.

Manchester:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers and others interested in the Trade and Commerce of Manchester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That full Enquiry may immediately take place into the Trade with India and China; and that by means of a free Competition among all Classes of His Majesty's Subjects, and such other Measures as to their Wisdom shall seem best, the lasting Prosperity and Welfare of all Parts of the British Dominions may be most effectually secured:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the lastmentioned Committee.

Kingston-upon-Hull.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Bankers, Ship Owners and others of the Town and Neighbourhood of Kingston-upon-Hull, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will cause an impartial and efficient Enquiry to be made into the Trade of Great Britain with China and the East Indies, with a View to the Termination of the Monopoly of The East India Company, and the Repeal of such existing Restrictions as fetter and impede the Commercial Intercourse of the Nation with those Countries, at the earliest possible Period; and that their Lordships will be pleased to direct that the necessary Notice be given for the Termination of the Charter of The East India Company in the Year 1834:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the lastmentioned Committee.

Lords Summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Tuesday the 9th of March next.

Pensions granted, & Salaries abolished, Accounts of, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "An Account of all Pensions granted under the 57th George 3d, Cap. 65:"

And also, "An Account of the Amount of all Salaries abolished under Acts passed in the same Year for regulating Public Offices."

Labourers Wages, Petition of Chamber of Commerce, Staffordshire Potteries, respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Chamber of Commerce for the Staffordshire Potteries, and of other Manufacturers resident therein, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take into their Consideration the severe Depression which their Manufactures have of late Years suffered, in common with other Manufacturing Interests, and which have been visited, in addition, with a grievous Suffering, arising from many Masters paying the Workmen part or all their Wages in Truck; and in their Wisdom adopt such Measures as shall give effectual Relief in the Premises:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of the Persons only who have signed it.

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

Corn Laws, Petition from St. Paul's District, Manchester, against; & for Reduction of Taxation.

Upon reading the Petition of the Shop Keepers and Retail Dealers in the St. Paul's District in the Town of Manchester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "for an immediate Relaxation of "the Monopolies which prevent the Manufactures of the District in which they live from being freely exchanged for the Corn and other surplus Produce of other Lands; and for an instant and great Reduction of Taxes, especially of those which press most heavily on the industrious Classes; and that Commerce be not disturbed by again altering the Value of the Currency:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Subletting Act (Ireland), Petition from

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the County of the Town of Drogheda, whose Names are

Drogheda for Repeal of.

thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the immediate Repeal of that cruel and obnoxious Statute, the Subletting Act, Ireland:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Vestry Act, (Ireland,) Petition from Drogheda for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the County of the Town of Drogheda, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to alter the present Law for the Regulation of the Levy and Application of Church Rates and Parish Cess in Ireland, and thereby give to the Petitioners the sole Power over their own Properties:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Civil Charges of the Presidencies of Bengal, &c. Statement of, delivered, & referred to East India Com ee.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Plowden, from the India Board, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of Yesterday,

"A Statement of the Amount of the Civil Charges of the Presidencies of Bengal, Madras and Bombay, from 1819-20 to 1826-27, and, per Estimate, for 1827-28, and 1828-29."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

Ordered, That the said Paper do lie on the Table.

Ordered, That the said Paper be printed.

Ordered, That the said Paper be referred to the Select Committee appointed to enquire into the present State of the Affairs of The East India Company, and into the Trade between Great Britain, the East Indies and China.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, primum diem Martii jam prox. sequen. horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.