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Die Veneris, 19 Martii 1830.
Sir A. Chichester v. M c Intyre. Bouchier et al. v. Dillon et al. Willis et Ux. v. Sir G. A. Robinson et al. James & Spencer v. Price & Gott. Bills passed by Commission. Muskett's Divorce Bill. Malmesbury Roads Bill. West Cowgate (New castle) Road Bill. Pickford Brook Road Bill. Com rs of Charitable Donations et al. v. Harris et al. Slane Peerage, Claimant Leave to lodge a Supplemental Case. Poore's et al. Petition referred to Judges. Sir G. Chetwynd's et al. Petition referred to Judges. Sir W. P. Campbell's et al. Petition referred to Judges. Justice v. Callander, Appellant's Petition to add a Party & lodge a Supplemental Case, referred to Appeal Com ee. Mac Pherson v. Cameron et al. Longtown Roads Bill. Kingston, &c. Inclosure Bill. Labourers Wages, Petitions respecting: (Worcester:) Dudley: Congleton: Oldbury: Rowley Regis: Cradley: Sedgley: Merthyr Tydvil: Merchants, &c. of Wednesbury: Shopkeepers, &c. of Wednesbury: Wotton under Edge. East India, &c. Trade, Petitions from Beverley & Thorne for throwing open, referred to East India Com ee. Leather Duty, Petitions from Dublin & Belfast for Repeal of. Hop Duty, Petitions for Repeal of: (Ticehurst:) Etchingham: Ewhurst. Distress of the Country, Petition from Eynsford respecting, & for Repeal of the Malt Duty. Labourers Wages,Petition of Society for. Encouragement of Industry & Reduction of Poor Rates,respecting. Poor Laws, Petition of Society for Encouragement of Industry & Reduction of Poor Rates, for establishing, in Ireland. Cotton Trade (Dublin), Petition of Operatives in, for Relief. Hawkers of Tea, Petition from Bath & Wells against. Lords summoned. Mutiny Bill: Marine Mutiny Bill: Pensions, &c. Duties Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 3 preceding Bills. Agricultural Distress, Petition from Boston respecting, & for Reduction of Taxation & against Importation of Foreign Wool. Appointment of Churchwardens, Gunning's Petition respecting. East India Com ee, Witnesses to attend. Lords summoned. Hindoo Widows, Petitions of Protestant Dissenters of Eagle Street Chapel, London, against the Practice of burning. Lunatics Property Bill. Contempt in Equity Bill. Property in Infants Bill. Brunswick Square, &c. (Brighton) Improvement Bill. Adjourn.

Die Veneris, 19 Martii 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Lyndhurst, Cancellarius.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Oxon.
Vicecom. Melville.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Bayning.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Melbourne.
Ds. Harris.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Wallace.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Rosslyn. C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Wellington.
March. Lansdowne.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Cawdor.

PRAYERS.

Sir A. Chichester v. M c Intyre.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Cause wherein Sir Arthur Chichester Baronet is Appellant, and Charles M'Intyre is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Monday next.

Bouchier et al. v. Dillon et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein William Bouchier, and others, are Appellants, and Susanna Dillon, and others, are Respondents:

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

Willis et Ux. v. Sir G. A. Robinson et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein John Walpole Willis Esquire, and Lady Mary Isabelle his Wife, are Appellants, and Sir George Abercrombie Robinson Baronet, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Monday next.

James & Spencer v. Price & Gott.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Thomas James and James Spencer are Appellants, and James Price and William Augustus Gott are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off sine Die.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, The Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with The Lord Privy Seal on his Right Hand, and The Earl of Shaftesbury on his Left; commanded the Officiating Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

His Majesty, not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose: Which Commission you will now hear read."

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows; (viz t.)

GEORGE R.

"GEORGE the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith; To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas in Our said Parliament divers and sundry Acts have been agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) "An Act for raising the Sum of Twelve Millions by Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty:" "An Act for appropriating certain Sums to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty:" "An Act to repeal the Provisions of certain Acts relating to the Removal of vagrant and poor Persons born in the Isles of Jersey and Guernsey, and chargeable to Parishes in England, and to make other Provisions in lieu thereof:"

"An Act for better cleansing, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster:" "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act for more effectually improving the Roads to and from the Town of Great Torrington, in the County of Devon:" "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Market Harborough to Loughborough, and from Filling Gate to the Melton Mowbray Turnpike Road, in the County of Leicester:" "An Act for repairing certain Turnpike Roads leading to and from Thirsk, in the County of York:" "An Act for better repairing the Second District of Turnpike Roads leading to and from the Town of Bridport, in the County of Dorset, and for making and maintaining several Branch Roads to communicate with the same:" "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Horsham to the Road leading to Guildford at Aldford Cross Ways, with Two Branches therefrom, and for making and maintaining a new Branch of Road to communicate therewith, all in the Counties of Sussex and Surrey:" "An Act for repairing and improving the Road from the Nottingham and Mansfield Turnpike Road, through Kirkby and Pinxton, to Carter Lane, and to the Colliery near Pinxton Green, in the Counties of Nottingham and Derby:" "An Act for more effectually improving and maintaining the Wellington District of Watling Street Road, in the County of Salop." And albeit the said Acts, by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; And for as much as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the accustomed Place for giving Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publicly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; Commanding also by these Presents Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor John Singleton Lord Lyndhurst, Our Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and also commanding Our most dear Brothers and faithful Councillors William Duke of Clarence, Ernest Duke of Cumberland, Augustus Duke of Sussex, Adolphus Duke of Cambridge; Our most dear Cousin and faithful Councillor William Frederick Duke of Gloucester; The Most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Councillor William Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor John Singleton Lord Lyndhurst, Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain; Our most dear Cousins and Councillors Henry Earl Bathurst, President of Our Council; James Earl of Rosslyn, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; James Duke of Montrose, Chamberlain of Our Household; George William Frederick Duke of Leeds, Master of Our Horse; William Duke of Devonshire, William Henry Duke of Portland, Arthur Duke of Wellington, Henry Marquess Conyngham, Steward of Our Household; Charles Marquess of Winchester, Groom of Our Stole; Henry Marquess of Lansdowne, Richard Marquess Wellesley, John Jeffreys Marquess Camden, Henry William Marquess of Anglesey, John Earl of Westmorland, George Earl of Carlisle, Cropley Ashley Earl of Shaftesbury, George Earl of Aberdeen, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; William Earl Fitzwilliam, George John Earl Spencer, John Earl of Chatham, John Earl of Eldon, John William Earl of Dudley, Robert Viscount Melville, Henry Viscount Sidmouth, Frederick John Viscount Goderich; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillors Henry Richard Lord Holland, William Wyndham Lord Grenville, Edward Lord Ellenborough, Nicholas Lord Bexley and Charles Lord Texterden, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you, the Lords and Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to indorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent, and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted and admitted good, sufficient and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly, the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding: And whereas by Our Letters Patent, bearing Date at Westminster the Third Day of February last past, We did give and grant unto the said Duke of Clarence, Duke of Cumberland, Duke of Sussex, Duke of Cambridge, Duke of Gloucester, Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Lyndhurst, Earl Bathurst, Earl of Rosslyn, Duke of Montrose, Duke of Leeds, Duke of Devonshire, Duke of Portland, Duke of Wellington, Marquess Conyngham, Marquess of Winchester, Marquess of Lansdowne, Marquess Wellesley, Marquess Camden, Marquess of Anglesey, Earl of Westmorland, Earl of Carlisle, Earl of Shaftesbury, Earl of Aberdeen, Earl Fitzwilliam, Earl Spencer, Earl of Chatham, Earl of Eldon, Earl of Dudley, Viscount Melville, Viscount Sidmouth, Viscount Goderich, Lord Holland, Lord Grenville, Lord Ellenborough, Lord Bexley and Lord Tenterden, and any Three of them, full Power, in Our Name, to hold Our said Parliament, and to open and declare, and cause to be opened and declared, the Causes of holding the same; and to proceed upon the said Affairs in Our said Parliament, and in all Matters arising therein, and to do every thing which for Us, and by Us, for the good Government of Our said United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of other Our Dominions belonging to Our said United Kingdom, should be therein to be done; and also, if necessary, to continue, adjourn and prorogue Our said Parliament: We do hereby further declare that Our said Letters Patent, and every Clause, Matter and Thing therein contained, shall be and remain in the same Force and Strength as if these Presents had not been had or made, and that nothing herein contained shall be deemed or taken to affect or invalidate the said recited Letters Patent, or any of the Powers or Authorities therein contained, or the Exercise thereof, or of any of them. In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Nineteenth Day of March, in the Eleventh Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Bathurst."

Then The Lord Chancellor said,

"In obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, We do declare and notify to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words."

Then the Clerk Assistant, having received the Money Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (viz t.)

1. "An Act for raising the Sum of Twelve Millions by Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty."

2. "An Act for appropriating certain Sums to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (viz t.)

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

3. "An Act to repeal the Provisions of certain Acts relating to the Removal of vagrant and poor Persons born in the Isles of Jersey and Guernsey, and chargeable to Parishes in England, and to make other Provisions in lieu thereof."

4. "An Act for better cleansing, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

5. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act for more effectually improving the Roads to and from the Town of Great Torrington, in the County of Devon."

6. "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Market Harborough to Loughborough, and from Filling Gate to the Melton Mowbray Turnpike Road, in the County of Leicester."

7. "An Act for repairing certain Turnpike Roads leading to and from Thirsk, in the County of York."

8. "An Act for better repairing the Second District of Turnpike Roads leading to and from the Town of Bridport, in the County of Dorset, and for making and maintaining several Branch Roads to communicate with the same."

9. "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Horsham to the Road leading to Guildford at Aldford Cross Ways, with Two Branches therefrom, and for making and maintaining a new Branch of Road to communicate therewith, all in the Counties of Sussex and Surrey."

10. "An Act for repairing and improving the Road from the Nottingham and Mansfield Turnpike Road, through Kirkby and Pinxton, to Carter Lane, and to the Colliery near Pinxton Green, in the Counties of Nottingham and Derby."

11. "An Act for more effectually improving and maintaining the Wellington District of Watling Street Road, in the County of Salop."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (viz t.)

"Le Roy le veult."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Muskett's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Joseph Salisbury Muskett Esquire with Mary Muskett his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes;"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Friday next.

Malmesbury Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pitt and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from the Town of Malmesbury to Copped Hall Turnpike, Sutton Benger Church and Dauntsey Gate, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

West Cowgate (New castle) Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bell and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing, amending, widening and improving the Road from the West Cowgate near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to the Alemouth Turnpike Road, in the County of Northumberland; and for making and maintaining other Roads communicating therewith ;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pickford Brook Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Campbell and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from Pickford Brook, in the Parish of Allesley, in the County of Warwick, to Canwell Gate, in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Com rs of Charitable Donations et al. v. Harris et al.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Marcus Hickey attended, in order to deliver in Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause wherein The Commissioners of Charitable Donations, and others, are Appellants, and Thomas Harris, and others, are Respondents;"

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar, and attested upon Oath they were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland:

And then he withdrew.

Slane Peerage, Claimant Leave to lodge a Supplemental Case.

Upon reading the Petition of George Bryan of Jenkinstown, in the County of Kilkenny, Esquire, claiming to be Lord Baron of Slane in that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland; praying their Lordships, "That he may be at liberty to lay on their Lordships Table the Prints of his supplemental and explanatory Case:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at liberty to lay on the Table the Prints of his supplemental and explanatory Case, as desired.

Poore's et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Dyke Poore of North Tidworth, in the County of Wills, Esquire, and Maria Christiana his Wife, and the said Edward Dyke Poore, (on behalf of and as the Guardian to his infant Sons Edward Dyke Poore the younger and William Dyke Poore;) The Reverend William Edwards of Winford, in the County of Somerset, Clerk, and Mary Ann his Wife; and William Cox of Hale End, Walthamstow, in the County of Essex, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Bayley and Mr. Baron Bolland, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Sir G. Chetwynd's et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir George Chetwynd of Grendon Hall, in the County of Warwick, Baronet; John Stevenson Salt of Russell Square, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire; Charles Clarke of Forebridge, in the County of Stafford, Esquire; Mary Williams of Forebridge aforesaid, Widow; The Reverend Charles Williams of Hooton, in the County of Leicester, Clerk; Edward Williams of Lincoln's Inn, in the said County of Middlesex, Esquire, on behalf of himself and his infant Son Hervey Williams; The Reverend Augustus Edward Hobart of Walton, in the said County of Leicester, on behalf of himself and his Four infant Sons, Vere Henry Hobart, Frederick John Hobart, Augustus Charles Hobart and Charles Edward Hobart; Elizabeth Williams of Forebridge aforesaid, Spinster; and Edward Willoughby of Lancaster Place, in the said County of Middlesex, Gentleman, and Lucy his Wife, on behalf of themselves and their Two infant Sons Edward John Willoughby and William Arthur Willoughby; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Park and Mr. Justice James Parke, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Sir W. P. Campbell's et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir William Purves Hume Campbell of Marchmount, Baronet, for himself, and on behalf of Hugh Hume Campbell his only Son, a Minor; and of the other Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Heirs of Entail under the Deed after mentioned; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Lord Balgray in Scotland, and Lord Corehouse in Scotland, who are forthwith to summon all Parties before them who may be concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing all the Parties and perusing the Bill, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and are to sign the said Bill.

Justice v. Callander, Appellant's Petition to add a Party & lodge a Supplemental Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Miss Maria Campbell Rae Justice, (now the Wife of Dr. Alexander Stewart, a Surgeon on the Staff of His Majesty's Forces,) Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Burn Callander Esquire is Respondent; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to make an Order, permitting Dr. Alexander Stewart her Husband (with whom she has intermarried since the presenting of her Appeal) to prosecute the aforesaid Appeal jointly with the Petitioner, and for that Purpose to print and lodge a Supplemental Case:"

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.

Mac Pherson v. Cameron et al.

The House being informed, "That Mrs. Catherine Cameron or Mac Pherson, and others, Respondents to the Appeal of Captain Ewen Mac Pherson, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of Andrew Jamieson of the City of Edinburgh, Writer, of the due Service of the said Order, being read;

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

Longtown Roads Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads to and from Longtown, and certain other Roads communicating therewith, in the County of Cumberland," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Kingston, &c. Inclosure Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Kingston, near Lewes, and Iford, in the County of Sussex," was committed; That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Labourers Wages, Petitions respecting: (Worcester:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates acting in and for the County of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will pass some additional Legislative Enactments for more effectually suppressing the iniquitous Practice of paying Wages in Goods, or by way of Truck, instead of Money:"

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

Dudley:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Iron Masters, Coal Masters, Nail Masters and Manufacturers residing and carrying on Business in the Town and Neighbourhood of Dudley, in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will fully investigate the illegal and unjust Practice, resorted to by too many Masters, of paying the Wages of their Workmen in Goods instead of Money, with a view to the Application of such decisive Remedies as their Urgency requires:"

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

Congleton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Silk Throwsters, Manufacturers, Shopkeepers and Operatives of Congleton, in the County of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will interfere and "pass a general Law for the Prohibition of the Practice of paying the Working Classes their Wages in Goods instead of Money, as to their Wisdom shall seem meet:"

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

Oldbury:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Oldbury, and its Vicinity, in the Counties of Salop and Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Rowley Regis:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Rowley Regis, in the County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cradley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township and Neighbourhood of Cradley, in the County of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sedgley:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Sedgley, in the County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will adopt such Means to compel the due Payment of Wages in Money only, and otherwise relieve the existing Evils of not so paying them, in such Manner as may be thought most expedient:"

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

Merthyr Tydvil:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Shopkeepers and other Retail Tradesmen of the Parish of Merthyr Tydvil, in the County of Glamorgan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will not repeal the Laws now existing against the Payment of Workmen's Wages in Goods, but, on the contrary, that their Lordships will take such Measures, as in their Wisdom may seem fit, to set aside the Evasion now practised, and to render effective those Laws which, until evaded, have so long worked well for every Class and Body of the Labourers and Tradesmen of this Kingdom at large:"

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

Merchants, &c. of Wednesbury:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Wednesbury, in the County of Stafford, and its Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Shopkeepers, &c. of Wednesbury:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Shopkeepers, Workmen and Inhabitants of the Town of Wednesbury, in the County of Stafford, and its Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take the Subject relative to Masters paying their Workmen's Wages in Goods instead of Money, into early Consideration, and to afford such Relief as, in their Wisdom, they may deem most effectual:"

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

Wotton under Edge.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Wotton under Edge, and its Vicinity, in the County of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as to their Lordships may seem meet, for suppressing the Practice of paying Wages in Goods instead of Money:"

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

East India, &c. Trade, Petitions from Beverley & Thorne for throwing open, referred to East India Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Beverley, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will adopt such Measures with a view to the Termination of the Monopoly of The East India Company in the Trade to China, and the Repeal of the Restrictions which impede the Commerce between this Country and the British Territories in the East Indies, at the earliest Period, as in their Wisdom shall seem meet:"

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.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Thorne, in the West Riding of Yorkshire; praying their Lordships "to withhold from The East India Company all exclusive Privileges and injurious Powers after the Expiration of their present Charter; and, in the mean time, to require the Company to conduct their Sales of Tea in a Manner more advantageous to the Public:"

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

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

Leather Duty, Petitions from Dublin & Belfast for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Tanners of the City and County of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a total Repeal of the Duty on Leather and Foreign Bark:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Tanners of Belfast, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will, by repealing the Leather Tax, afford another Instance of their Anxiety to meliorate the Condition of the Irish People:"

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

Hop Duty, Petitions for Repeal of: (Ticehurst:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Hop Planters and Inhabitants of the Parish of Ticehurst, in the County of Sussex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will totally repeal the Duty on Hops, which the Petitioners consider one of the most impolitic and uncertain of all Taxes, and one of the oldest Taxes in existence:"

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

Etchingham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Hop Planters of the Parish of Etchingham, in the County of Sussex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Duty on Hops may be totally repealed:"

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

Ewhurst.

Upon reading the Petition of the Hop Planters and others interested in the Cultivation of Hops in the Parish of Ewhurst, in the County of Sussex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships "will take into Consideration the injurious Consequences arising from the Duty on Hops, by stemming the Enterprize of the Planter, thereby preventing the Labourer from obtaining the necessary Employment for his Subsistence, and forcing him to become a Burthen to the Parish, which increases the Poor Rates, and decreases the Value of all Property; also greatly corrupting the Morals of the Labourer in making him dependent, not on his own Industry, but on the Parish, for his Subsistence:"

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

Distress of the Country, Petition from Eynsford respecting, & for Repeal of the Malt Duty.

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Land and other Inhabitants of the Hundred of Eynsford, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking Notice of the Distress of the Country, and praying their Lordships, "That the Duties upon Malt may be totally repealed:"

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

Labourers Wages,Petition of Society for. Encouragement of Industry & Reduction of Poor Rates,respecting.

A Petition of the Society for Encouragement of Industry and Reduction of Poor's Rates, King's Head Tavern, Poultry, London, was presented and read; praying their Lordships, "That Protection may be granted to the Wages of Labour, and for which Purpose, that it be enacted, that a Sum equal to the Value of Two Bushels of Wheat should be the Minimum of the Labourers Weekly Wages, as much having been awarded One hundred Years since, when the Magistrates, under the Authority of Parliament, assessed the Wages of Labour, such Acts having been repealed in the 53d of His late Majesty King Geo. III:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of Benjamin Wills, Honorary Secretary, who only has signed it.

Poor Laws, Petition of Society for Encouragement of Industry & Reduction of Poor Rates, for establishing, in Ireland.

A Petition of the Society for Encouragement of Industry and Reduction of Poor's Rates, King's Head, Poultry, London, was presented and read; praying their Lordships, "That Poor Laws may be enacted and carried into Operation generally throughout the United Kingdom, as the surest Provision for the Comforts of the People, and Guaranty from Insurrection:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of Benjamin Wills, Honorary Secretary, who only has signed it.

Cotton Trade (Dublin), Petition of Operatives in, for Relief.

Upon reading the Petition of the Operatives in the Cotton Trade of the Liberties and City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, in their Wisdom, to enact that Public Works be instituted in Ireland to employ the People, and that the Wages of Persons so employed be charged on the Owners of the Townland or Parish wherein such Persons were born, so as to deter the Landlords from exacting exorbitant Rents, and also to induce them to expend some Capital in the private Employment of the Irish People:"

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

Hawkers of Tea, Petition from Bath & Wells against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Tea Dealers and Grocers, Residents in the Cities of Bath and Wells and County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for an Equalization of Taxation on all those who deal in the same Commodity; and that the Scotch or other Hawker who supply with Tea in the Course of One Week the Residents of Six or Eight Market Towns, and of as many Villages, should be subjected to the same Taxation, at least, as the settled Dealer, whose Custom is necessarily limited to his Shop Sale:"

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

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Thursday next.

Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Marine Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Royal Marine Forces while on Shore."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pensions, &c. Duties Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing to His Majesty, for One Year, certain Duties on Personal Estates, Offices and Pensions in England, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty."

The Question was put "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 3 preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Cox and Mr. Stephen;

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Agricultural Distress, Petition from Boston respecting, & for Reduction of Taxation & against Importation of Foreign Wool.

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Land in the Town and Neighbourhood of Boston, in the County of Lincoln, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking Notice of the unprecedented Distress of all Classes connected with Agriculture, arising from the impolitic and unnecessary Contraction of the Currency, and the consequent Addition to a Burthen of Taxation previously almost intolerable, and the enormous and rapid Increase in the Imports of Foreign Wool and Woollen Rags; and praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to pay immediate Attention to the fatal Pressure upon our National Industry, and, by a timely Abandonment of those Theories which practically tend only to the Aggrandizement of Foreigners, rescue this once happy Country from the Convulsion which at present threatens it with such speedy and inevitable Destruction:"

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

Appointment of Churchwardens, Gunning's Petition respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of George Gunning of Frindsbury, Kent, a Lieutenant on Half Pay of His Majesty's First Regiment of Dragoon Guards; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to enquire into the Custom claimed by Clergymen to appoint One Churchwarden of each Parish, it being contrary to the Spirit of the British Constitution to tax the People without the Consent of their Representatives in Parliament; and which Custom is a great Evil, as it gives an undue Influence to the Clergymen in all Vestry Meetings; and that the Repeal of this Custom would give great Satisfaction to all Classes of Society, and greatly assist to amend the Poor Laws:"

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

East India Com ee, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Richard Jenkins Esquire, William Chaplin Esquire, Thomas Harvey Baber Esquire, The Honorable Mountstuart Elphinstone, and Ricketts Esquire, do attend this House on Monday next, to be sworn, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before 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.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Monday the 29th of this instant March.

Hindoo Widows, Petitions of Protestant Dissenters of Eagle Street Chapel, London, against the Practice of burning.

Upon reading the Petition of the Females of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting in Eagle Street, London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "speedily to adopt such Measures as they may deem sufficient to abolish for ever the Practice of burning Widows upon the Funeral Pile of their Husbands in India, a Practice alike repugnant and revolting to the Dictates of Humanity and the Maxims of Religion:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting at Eagle Street, Red Lion Square, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as they may, in their Wisdom, deem most expedient for abrogating a Practice existing in British India of burning Widows on the Funeral Piles of their Husbands, so highly injurious to that Character of Humanity and Veneration for the Divine Law which they trust will ever distinguish the Government and People of this Country:"

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

Lunatics Property Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws relating to Property belonging to Infants, Femes-Covert, Idiots, Lunatics and Persons of unsound Mind;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday the 29th of this instant March.

Contempt in Equity Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering and amending the Law regarding Commitments by Courts of Equity for Contempts, and the taking Bills pro Confesso;;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Thursday next.

Property in Infants Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending the Laws respecting Conveyances and Transfers of Estates and Funds vested in Trustees and Mortgagees; and for enabling Courts of Equity to give Effect to their Decrees and Orders in certain Cases."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday the 29th of this instant March.

Brunswick Square, &c. (Brighton) Improvement Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, watching, cleansing and otherwise improving Brunswick Square and Brunswick Terrace, and certain Streets and other Public Places upon certain Grounds late Part of a Farm called the Wick Farm, in the Parish of Hove, in the County of Sussex."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Clifton.
L. Teynham.
L. Hay.
L. King.
L. Holland.
L. Vernon.
L. Bayning.
L. Redesdale.
L. Rivers.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Manners.
L. Hill.
L. Melbourne.
L. Harris.
L. Farnborough.
L. Clanwilliam.
L. Wallace.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Wellington.
M. Lansdowne.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Malmesbury.
E. Wicklow.
E. Falmouth.
E. Cawdor.
V. Melville.
V. Goderich.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Martii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.