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Die Lunæ, 26 Aprilis 1830.
Ker et al. v. Sir R. W. Vaughan. Sir J. Murray et al. v. Howell et al. Bulkley v. Wilford. Mackenzie v. Gilchrist. Bills passed by Commission. Message to H.C. for Documents respecting the East Retford Election Bill: Witnesses to attend on the Bill: Order for 2 Witnesses discharged. Shakerley's Divorce Bill. East India, &c. Trade, Petitions for opening, referred to East India Com ee (Preston:) Pontypool: Nine Incorporated Trades of Ayr: Merchant Co. of Ayr: Mayor, &c. of Kingston upon Hull: Provost, &c. of Dumfries: Newcastle upon Tyne: Sunderland: Darlington. Dundee Gas Light Bill: Wootton Bassett Road Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 2 preceding Bills. Corn, Accounts respecting, Ordered. Ld. Cremorne's Guardian Leave to withdraw former Petition for a Bill, & present another: Petition referred to Judges. Labourers Wages, Petition of Magistrates, Clothing Districts; Gloucestershire, respecting. Welsh Judicature, Petitions of Grand Inquest of Haverfordwest, & High Sheriff & Grand Jury of Montgomeryshire, against Alteration of. Lead, Petition of Irish Mining Co. for a Bounty on Export of. Lead, Petitions from Marrick & Nidderdale respecting Import of. Assizes for West Riding of Yorkshire, Petitions for Removal of, to Wakefield: (Huddersfield:) Upperthong: Fulstone: Cartworth: Hepworth: Austonley: Wooldale: Holme: Denby: Cumberworth. Climbing Boys in sweeping Chimnies, Petition of Corporation of Cutlers in Hallamshire, &c. against Employment of. British Spirits, Petition of Ld. Provost, &c. of Edinburgh against additional Duty on. Anatomy, Petition of Medical Society of Edinburgh respecting. Physicians & Surgeons to County Infirmaries (Ireland), Petitions of W.J. Geary & Surgeons of Waterford to be made eligible to Offices of. Com rs of Charitable Donations et al. v. Harris et al. Corn Spirits & Rum, Accounts of Duty on, Ordered. Ringmer Roads Bill. Arle, &c. Inclosure Bill. Leonard Stanley Inclosure Bill. Everton Church Bill. Commons Answer to Message of this Day. East Retford Election Bill, Documents on, communicated. Accounts delivered: Free Trade: Flour imported from the Isle of Man into Liverpool: Silk: Goat, &c. Skins: Navigation. East India Co's Shipping at Canton, Account of Charges on, delivered, & referred to East India Com ee. Sir G. Noel v. Rochfort et al. Roman Catholic Priests conforming to Church of England, Petition of J. P. Kenny for Stipend for, not received. Sir A. I. Cochrane v. Dr. Ramsay. M'Gavin v. Stewart: Same v. Same. Lords summoned. Four per Cents. Bill. Haymarket Removal Bill. Wistow Inclosure Bill. Acle & Yarmouth Road Bill. Beale's Estate Bill. Evelyn & Boscawen Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Marshall & May Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Bp. London Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Warriner Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Sir W. P. Campbell et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Rawlings Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Sir W.G. Cumming et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Sir P. Pole et. al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Hay et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. New River Co. et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Sir T. M. Wilson et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Welsh Iron & Mining Company Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Humphrys v. Pratt, Defendant's Petition to lodge his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee. Douglas et al. v. Brown & Craig, Appellants Petition for an early Day, referred to Appeal Com ee. D'Oyly's Divorce Bill, Petition to dispense with Attendance of Mr. D'Oyly on 2d Reading: Standing Order No.142 to be considered on it: Witnesses to attend on it. Rowe v. The King, Writ of Error from Ireland, delivered. Mayor, &c. of Galway v. Attorney General for Ireland, Respondent's Petition for Time for his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee. Mackenzie v. Gilchrist, Respondent's Petition to lodge his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee. Freeman et al. v. Fairlie et al. Petition of some of the Appellants for Time for their Cases, referred to Appeal Com ee. Com rs of Charitable Donations et al. v. Harris et al. Russell et al. v. E. of Breadalbane, Respondent's Petition to lodge his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee. Provost of Dingwall et al. v. Mackenzie & Munro. Sir M. P. Stewart v. Porterfield. Sir J. Murray et al. v. Howell et al. De Chapeaurouge Leave for a Naturalization Bill: Bill presented. Hicks & Williams v. Morant. Duff v. Fraser. Mackay v. Davidson & Wilson. E. of Strathmore v. Dundas et al. Shoreham Bridge & Roads Bill. D. of Buccleuch et al. Leave to present a Petition for a Bill: Petition referred to Judges. East Retford Election Bill. Adjourn.

Die Lunæ, 26 Aprilis 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux CUMBERLAND.
Dux SUSSEX.
Ds. Lyndhurst. Cancellarius.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Rapoten.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Dawnay.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Fitz Gibbon.
Ds. Dunalley.
Ds. Loftus.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Ailsa.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Melbourne.
Ds. Ker.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Durham.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wallace.
Ds. Wynford.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Rosslyn, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Wellington.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
Comes Derby.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Mount Cashell.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Nelson.
Comes Harrowby.
Comes Harewood.
Comes Morley.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Vane.
Comes Amherst.
Comes Cawdor.
Vicecom. Melville.
Vicecom. Lorton.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

Ker et al. v. Sir R. W. Vaughan.

The Answer of Sir Robert Williams Vaughan Baronet to the Petition and Appeal of John Bellenden Ker and John Bulteel Esquires, surviving Heirs Portioners of Line of the deceased Lady Essex Ker, and also Heirs Portioners of the Line of the deceased Honorable Henrietta Bellenden, who was the other Heir Portioner of the said Lady Essex Ker, and Alexander Goldie, Writer to the Signet, their Commissioner, was this Day brought in.

Sir J. Murray et al. v. Howell et al.

As was also, The separate Answer of Edwin Samuel Hervey Howell of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, and Catherine Emily Howell his Wife, (formerly Catherine Emily Murray,) Two of the Respondents to the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Murray Baronet, of Brixton, in the County of Surrey, Emily Ferguson Coppinger, formerly Emily Ferguson Murray, of Kennington, in the same County, Widow, and Henry Rumsey of Chesham, in the County of Bucks, Gentleman, and Frances Catherine Rumsey, formerly Frances Catherine Murray, his Wife.

Also, The separate Answer of Ferdinand Williamson and Frances his Wife to the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Murray Baronet, Emily Ferguson Coppinger, formerly Emily Ferguson Murray, Widow, and Henry Rumsey Gentleman, and Frances Catherine Rumsey, formerly Frances Catherine Murray, his Wife.

Bulkley v. Wilford.

Also, The Answer of Anna Wilford to the Petition and Appeal of George Wilford Bulkley of Symond's Inn, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman.

Mackenzie v. Gilchrist.

And also, The Answer of Dugald Gilchrist Esquire, of Ospisdale, to the Petition and Appeal of Murdo Mackenzie Esquire, of Ardross.

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 Archbishop of Canterbury 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 decalre 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 to indemnify Witnesses who may give Evidence, before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, on a Bill to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford:" "An Act to continue an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for enabling the Commissioners acting in Execution of an Agreement made between The East India Company and the private Creditors of the late Rajah of Tanjore the better to carry the same into Effect:" "An Act for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving several Roads from Radstock to Buckland Dinham, Kilmersdon, Babington and Hallastrow, and from Norton Down to Norton Saint Philip, in the County of Somerset:" "An Act for improving and maintaining the Road from Merlin's Bridge to Pembroke Ferry, in the County of Pembroke." 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 Tenterden, 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 said Lords and Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse 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, and 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 Westminister, the Twenty-sixth Day of April, 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 Deputy Clerk of the Crown, at the Table, read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (viz t.)

1. "An Act to indemnify Witnesses who may give Evidence, before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, on a Bill to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford."

2. "An Act to continue an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for enabling the Commissioners acting in Execution of an Agreement made between The East India Company and the private Creditors of the late Rajah of Tanjore the better to carry the same into Effect."

3. "An Act for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving several Roads from Radstock to Buckland Dinham, Kilmersdon, Babington and Hallastrow, and from Norton Down to Norton Saint Philip, in the County of Somerset."

4. "An Act for improving and maintaining the Road from Merlin's Bridge to Pembroke Ferry, in the County of Pembroke."

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.

Message to H.C. for Documents respecting the East Retford Election Bill:

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to request that they will be pleased to direct one of their Clerks to attend their Lordships upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford," and produce the Original Petitions of Jonathan Fox and William Leadbeater for their Release from Newgate, presented to the House of Commons in Session 1828; and also all Letters, Books and Papers delivered in by any of the Witnesses who were examined on the East Retford Election Committee, or at the Bar of the House of Commons, on the said Bill.

Witnesses to attend on the Bill:

Ordered, That George Marshall, George Sharpe, George Hudson, John Richardson the elder, Thomas Leake, The Reverend John Fell Clerk, John Dawber, William Elvidge, James Bailey, Richard Pawson, William Pawson, William Cartwright, Robert Hudson, Thomas Baker, Edward Ogle, George Kippax Esquire, Richard Ramsey, William Wake, Francis Hodson, William Crooks, William Jackson, William Mellors, George Cocking, Christopher Whatmough, John Taylor, Edward Golland, William Elmsall Carter and Thomas Parnham do attend this House forthwith, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill.

Ordered, That William Evans Esquire do attend this House forthwith, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon the Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill, and do bring with him all and singular the Books of Account, Accounts, Memoranda, Orders, Receipts, Papers, Letters, Notes and Writings, and Copies of Letters, Notes and Writings of or relating to the Payment of any Sum or Sums of Money relating to or concerning the Election of any Member or Members or Candidate or Candidates to represent the Borough of East Retford in Parliament, or the Expences attending such Elections.

Ordered, That John Goodlad do attend this House forthwith, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon the Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill, and do bring with him all Letters, Notes and Writings, and Copies of Letters, Notes and Writings, written and sent to or received by him or his Father, or any other Party or Parties, by or from Henry Saville Foljambe Esquire, or any other Person or Persons Whomsoever, relating to or concerning the Election of any Member or Members or Candidate or Candidates to represent the Borough of East Retford in Parliament.

Ordered, That John Mee do attend this House forthwith, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon the Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill, and do bring with him the Enrolment List of the Freemen of East Retford.

Order for 2 Witnesses discharged.

Ordered, That the Order made on the 29th Day of March last, "That Thomas Bigsby and Jonathan Marr do attend this House on Monday the 26th of April next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill," be discharged.

Shakerley's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Peter Shakerley Esquire, of the Parish of Egham, in the County of Surrey, with Laure Angelique Rosalbe Shakerley his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," be taken into further Consideration on Friday next at Three o'Clock; and that the Lords be summoned.

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Preston, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Charter of The East India Company may not be so renewed as to continue their Monopoly of Commercial Intercourse with any Part of the Eastern World:"

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.

Pontypool:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Tradesmen and Inhabitants of the Town of Pontypool, in the County of Monmouth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to accede to no Proposals for prolonging the Existence of any Restrictions on the Natural and Constitutional Right of their Fellow Subjects to trade with all Countries in Amity with the British Crown, and to reside in any of the Colonies and Dependencies of the British Empire:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the last-mentioned Committee.

Nine Incorporated Trades of Ayr:

Upon reading the Petition of The Convener and Deacons of the Nine Incorporated Trades of the Royal Burgh of Ayr, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, for themselves and the Members of said Trades; praying their Lordships "to throw open to the whole of His Majesty's Subjects the Commerce to the East of the Cape of Good Hope:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the last-mentioned Committee.

Merchant Co. of Ayr:

Upon reading the Petition of The Master, Assistants and Remanent Members of the Merchant Company of Ayr, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will open the Trade to all the Countries situated to the Eastward of the Cape of Good Hope to all His Majesty's Subjects, under such Regulations as to their Lordships may seem proper:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the last-mentioned Committee.

Mayor, &c. of Kingston upon Hull:

Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor and Aldermen of the Town or Borough of Kingston upon Hull, in Common Council assembled, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "That at the approaching Termination of The East India Company's Charter, that baneful and pernicious Monopoly may not be again renewed; but that their Lordships will adopt such Measures as may secure to this Nation a free and unrestricted Commerce with the valuable Countries Eastward of the Cape of Good Hope, and also the Power of settling and residing in those Countries, under such Regulations as to their Lordships shall appear consistent with good Government and the Security of His Majesty's Dominions in the East Indies; and that the Petitioners may be heard by their Counsel, Agents and Witnesses, against the Renewal of the said Charter:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the last-mentioned Committee.

Provost, &c. of Dumfries:

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Bailies and Remanent Members of the Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Dumfries, in Common Council assembled, for themselves and representing the Community of said Burgh, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to restore to all His Majesty's Subjects those Rights to a full and free Participation in the Commerce with the Countries Eastward of the Cape of Good Hope of which they have been so long deprived, and especially to that with the Empire of China:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the last-mentioned Committee.

Newcastle upon Tyne:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers and Inhabitants of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to see not only the Justice, but the Policy, not only the Policy, but the Necessity, of granting that Relief and Encouragement to the Manufacturing, Commercial and Shipping Interests of this Country, which would be the undoubted Fruits of an open and unfettered Trade with India and China; and that their Lordships will therefore accordingly, and under such Conviction, refuse to continue in any Shape the injurious Monopoly 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 last-mentioned Committee.

Sunderland:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Shipowners and Inhabitants of Sunderland, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to let the Port of Sunderland be Partakers (in the fullest Extent) of the Advantages which would be derived from throwing open the Trade with India and China, and to which the Petitioners presume, from their Maritime Situation, and being the Fourth Port in the United Kingdom as to Amount of Tonnage, they are justly entitled:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the last-mentioned Committee.

Darlington.

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Merchants, Manufacturers and others of the Town of Darlington, in the County of Durham, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as, in their Wisdom, may seem best adapted to secure to the Petitioners and this Empire the incalculable Benefits resulting from free and unrestricted Commerce to all Parties throughout our European and Asiatic Dominions:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the last-mentioned Committee.

Dundee Gas Light Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Dundee Gas Light Company, and for the better lighting the Town of Dundee by Gas."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wootton Bassett Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Wootton Bassett, in the County of Wilts, to the Two-Mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Swindon to Marlborough, in the said County."

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 2 preceding Bills.

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

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

Corn, Accounts respecting, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "An Account of the Quantities of Foreign Barley and of Oats entered for Home Consumption, in each Week, from the 15th July 1828, together with the Amount of Duty received thereon; distinguishing the Average Prices and the Rates of Duty charged:"

Also, "An Account of the Average Price of British Wheat, by which the Duty was regulated, from the 15th July 1828 to the 25th February 1830:"

Also, "An Account of the Quantity of Foreign Wheat admitted for Home Consumption within the same Period:"

Also, "An Account of the Average Duty per Quarter, within the same Period, under the Act of July 1828:"

And also, "An Account of the Average Duty which would have been charged on the above-mentioned Importation, within the same Period, under the Act of the preceding Year."

Ld. Cremorne's Guardian Leave to withdraw former Petition for a Bill, & present another:

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Ellis of the City of Dublin, Esquire, the Guardian appointed by The High Court of Chancery in Ireland of the Fortunes of The Right Honorable Richard Lord Cremorne, an Infant, on behalf of the said Infant; praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given him to withdraw his Petition for a Private Bill presented to the House on the 22d Day of February last, and to present another Petition instead thereof, the Petitioner having been advised that it is expedient that some additional Facts and Purposes, not comprized in the said former Petition, should be inserted therein:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at liberty to withdraw his said former Petition for a Bill, and to present another Petition instead thereof, as desired.

Petition referred to Judges.

Accordingly, Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Ellis of the City of Dublin, Esquire, the Guardian of the Fortunes of The Right Honorable Richard Lord Cremorne, an Infant, 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 The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Littledale, 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.

Labourers Wages, Petition of Magistrates, Clothing Districts; Gloucestershire, respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates acting in the Clothing Districts of the County of Gloucester, and wholly unconnected with the Clothing Manufacture, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will make such an Alteration in the Laws affecting the Payment of Wages in Truck as may effectually suppress a System which has been the chief Cause of the illegal Combinations amongst the Workmen, and of the Disturbances that have taken place in these Districts:"

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

Welsh Judicature, Petitions of Grand Inquest of Haverfordwest, & High Sheriff & Grand Jury of Montgomeryshire, against Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Jurors of the Grand Inquest of the County of the Town of Haverfordwest, and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take into their most serious Consideration the proposed Alteration in the System of the Welsh Judicature, and prevent the carrying into Effect a Measure that must operate so injuriously to the best Interests of the Dominion of Wales:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the High Sheriff and Grand Jury at the Spring Great Session for the County of Montgomery, 1830, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That no Measure for altering the System of the Welsh Judicature may receive their Sanction which may deprive the Inhabitants of the Principality of the Advantages they possess under the present Jurisdiction:"

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

Lead, Petition of Irish Mining Co. for a Bounty on Export of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Royal Irish Mining Company, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "either by granting a Bounty on the Export of Lead, or by such other Means as in their Wisdom may seem fit, to prevent a further Reduction of the Works in the Irish Mines, if not a total Abandonment of them:"

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

Lead, Petitions from Marrick & Nidderdale respecting Import of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Marrick, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to take into Consideration their present Distress, occasioned by the unprecedented low Price of Lead, whereby Mining Operations in the Petitioners Neighbourhood cannot be carried on to the same Extent as heretofore without heavy Loss to the Adventurers therein, and adopt such Measures as may tend to its speedy Amelioration:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Proprietors and Adventurers in the Lead Mines of Nidderdale, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Duty on Lead and the Ores of Lead imported may be further increased to such an Amount as shall afford them a remunerative Price on the Lead used for Home Consumption; and that an equivalent Protection be granted on that which may be needed for the Supply of the British Colonies:"

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

Assizes for West Riding of Yorkshire, Petitions for Removal of, to Wakefield: (Huddersfield:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Gentry, Freeholders, Merchants and others, Inhabitants of the Township of Huddersfield, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on behalf of themselves and the several other Inhabitants of the said Riding; praying, "That their Lordships will take their Case into Consideration, and provide and enact that in future the Assizes and General Gaol Delivery for the Affairs and Business of the West Riding of the County of York be holden at the Town of Wakefield, instead of being holden at so great a Distance therefrom as the Castle of York; or that their Lordships would make and provide such further or other Remedy in the Premises as to their Lordships, in their Wisdom and Consideration, shall seem meet, and the Grievance of the Case requires:"

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

Upperthong:

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Freeholders, Merchants, Manufacturers and others, Inhabitants of the Township of Upperthong, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Fulstone:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Gentry, Freeholders, Merchants and others, Inhabitants of the Township of Fulstone, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cartworth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Manufacturers, and others, Inhabitants of the Township of Cartworth, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hepworth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Gentry, Freeholders, Merchants and others, Inhabitants of the Township of Hepworth, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Austonley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Freeholders, Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of the Township of Austonley, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wooldale:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Freeholders, Merchants, Manufacturers and others, Inhabitants of the Township of Wooldale, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Holme:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Freeholders, Merchants, Manufacturers and others, Inhabitants of the Township of Holme, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Denby:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Gentry, Freeholders, Merchants and others, Inhabitants of the Township of Denby, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cumberworth.

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Gentry, Freeholders, Merchants and others, Inhabitants of the Townships of Cumberworth and Cumberworth Half, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That the Assizes and General Gaol Delivery for the Business of the West Riding of the County of York may in future be held at Wakefield; and that such other Relief in the Premises may be granted to the Petitioners as to their Lordships may seem meet:"

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

Climbing Boys in sweeping Chimnies, Petition of Corporation of Cutlers in Hallamshire, &c. against Employment of.

Upon reading the Petition of The Master, Wardens, Searchers and Assistants of the Corporation of Cutlers in Hallamshire, and of the Twelve Capital Burgesses and Commonalty of the Town and Parish of Sheffield, under their Common Seals, and of the Sheffield Free Tenants, and the Inhabitants at large of the Parish of Sheffield, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their most serious Consideration the Practice of employing Children to climb up the insides of Chimnies, for the Purpose of cleaning them; and as speedily as possible to adopt such Measures as shall abolish the Practice in a Way the most prompt and effectual that the nature of the Case will admit of:"

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

British Spirits, Petition of Ld. Provost, &c. of Edinburgh against additional Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of The Lord Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the City of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal; praying, "That their Lordships, having regard to the Encrease that has taken place in the Consumption of Rum in the last Year, and the Diminution in the Consumption of Corn Spirits, at the present Rates of Duty, will not encrease the Duty on Corn Spirits in England One Shilling per Gallon, as proposed:"

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

Anatomy, Petition of Medical Society of Edinburgh respecting.

A Petition of the Medical Society of Edinburgh, incorporated by Royal Charter, was presented and read; praying their Lordships "for the Introduction of some Measure by which the Attainment of Subjects for Dissection may be legalized; and thus at once the Violation of the Sepulchre prevented; and all Temptations to the Commission of the most revolting Atrocities removed."

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

Physicians & Surgeons to County Infirmaries (Ireland), Petitions of W.J. Geary & Surgeons of Waterford to be made eligible to Offices of.

Upon reading the Petition of William John Geary of the City of Limerick, Doctor of Medicine; praying, "That their Lordships will take into their most serious Consideration the Disadvantages which arise to the Public from the present Mode of appointing Physicians to County Infirmaries in Ireland, and the Grievances under which the Petitioner labours; and that they will be pleased to repeal so much of the Laws relating to these Institutions as exclude the Petitioner from the Office of Physician to County Infirmaries in this Country; and further, that their Lordships (seeing the great Advantages which must arise from a laudable Emulation and Competition amongst the Professional Attendants on Medical Charities, and the greater Attention which can be paid to the Sick when more than One are appointed,) will also enact that it be imperative on the Governors of County Infirmaries in Ireland, in any Appointment that shall hereafter take place of Physicians to these Institutions, that more than One Professional Attendant be elected:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Surgeons of the City of Waterford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, seeing the Propriety of changing the present System of appointing Medical and Surgical Attendants to County Infirmaries in Ireland, they will be pleased to enact that, in future, all properly qualified Physicians and Surgeons of any of the Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland be in an equal Degree eligible:"

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

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

The House being informed, "That Mr. John M'Causland 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.

Corn Spirits & Rum, Accounts of Duty on, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "An Account of the Quantity of Corn Spirits of the Distillation of the United Kingdom, in Imperial Measure at Proof, that paid Duty for Consumption in England in the Four Years ending the 5th January 1826, and shewing the Average for those Four Years:"

Also, "A similar Account for the Four Years ending the 5th January 1830, and shewing the Increase or Decrease between the Years ending the 5th January 1829 and the 5th January 1830:"

Also, "An Account of the Quantity of Rum, in Imperial Measure at Proof, that paid Duty for Consumption in England in the Four Years ending the 5th January 1826, and shewing the Average for those Four Years:"

And also, "A similar Account for the Four Years ending the 5th January 1830, and shewing the Increase or Decrease between the Years ending the 5th January 1829 and the 5th January 1830."

Ringmer Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Lewes, through Offham, to Witch Cross, from the Cliffe near Lewes, through Uckfield, to Witch Cross, and from the said Cliffe, through Ringmer, Heathfield and Burwash, to Hurst Green, all in the County of Sussex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Arle, &c. Inclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Tithings of Arle and Arlestone otherwise Allstone, in the Parish of Cheltenham, in the County of Gloucester, and for discharging from Tithes Lands in the said Tithings;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leonard Stanley Inclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Stanley Saint Leonards otherwise Leonard Stanley and Eastington, or one of them, in the County of Gloucester, and for discharging from Tithes Lands in the said Parish of Stanley Saint Leonards otherwise Leonard Stanley;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Everton Church Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for endowing a Church in the Township of Everton, in the Parish of Waltonon-the-Hill, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Commons Answer to Message of this Day.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons this Day, being returned, acquainted the House, "That the Commons return for Answer, That they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own."

East Retford Election Bill, Documents on, communicated.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Bull, Clerk of the Journals of the House of Commons, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Message to that House of this Day,

The original Minutes of Evidence taken in Session 1828, in a Committee of the Whole House, on the Bill to exclude the Borough of East Retford from electing Burgesses to serve in Parliament, and to enable the Town of Birmingham to return Two Representatives to Parliament in lieu therof; also, Six Letters delivered in to the said Committee by Mr. Hannam on the 3d Day of March 1828; and also, Two Books delivered in to the said Committee by Harriet Thornton on the said 3d Day of March 1828.

And then he withdrew.

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

Accounts delivered:

The House being informed, "That Mr. Charles Crafer, from the Treasury, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Orders of the 25th and 29th Days of March last,

Free Trade:

"An Account of the Declared Values of Foreign Manufactured Silks imported into the United Kingdom, for Home Consumption, in the Year 1826, and in each subsequent Year:"

Also, "An Account of the Declared Values of English Manufactured Silks exported from the United Kingdom in the year 1823, and in each subsequent Year:"

Also, "An Account of the Declared Values of Leather Articles imported into the United Kingdom, for Home Consumption, in the Year 1823, and in each subsequent Year:"

Also, "An Account of the Number of Pairs of Gloves imported into the United Kingdom, for Home Consumption, in the Year 1823, and in each subsequent Year:"

Also, "An Account of the Declared Values of the Articles imported from France into the United Kingdom, for Home Consumption, in the Year 1823, and in each subsequent Year:"

Also, "An Account of the Declared Values of the Articles exported from the United Kingdom to France in the Year 1823, and in each subsequent Year:"

Flour imported from the Isle of Man into Liverpool:

Also, "An Account of the Quantity of Flour imported from the Isle of Man into the Port of Liverpool in the Year ending the 5th January 1829; and the same Return for the Year ending the 5th January 1830:"

Silk:

Also, "An Account of the Quantities of Raw Silk and Waste or Floss Silk, and of Thrown Silk, on which Duty has been paid for Home Consumption, during the last Ten Years; specifying the Rates of Duty in each Year, and the Date of any Alteration which may have been made during the Period:"

Also, "An Account of the Quantities or Value (as the Case may be) of all Silk Manufactures on which Duty has been paid for Home Consumption, in each Year, from 1826 inclusive; distinguishing those from the East Indies and China from those imported from European Ports:"

Goat, &c. Skins:

Also, "An Account of the Number of Goat Skins and Kid and Lamb Skins, (distinguishing them,) on which Duty has been paid for Home Consumption during each of the last Ten Years; specifying, in regard to each Article, the Rate of Duty in each Year, and the Date of any Alteration which may have been made during the Period:"

Navigation.

Also, "An Account of the Number and Tonnage of British Ships which entered Inwards and cleared Outwards in the United Kingdom, in each of the Five Years ended 5th January 1826, and in each of the Five Years ended 5th January 1830; exhibiting the Averages of the Two Periods:"

And also, "A like Account of Foreign Ships."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Accounts be printed.

East India Co's Shipping at Canton, Account of Charges on, delivered, & referred to East India Com ee.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Preston, from the Court of Directors of The East India Company, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 29th Day of March last,

"An Account of the Charges incurred by the Company on their Shipping at Canton, including the Measurement of Ships, &c. from the Year 1822-23 to 1828-9."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Account be printed.

Ordered, That the said Account 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.

Sir G. Noel v. Rochfort et al.

The House being informed, "That Mr. John Minahan attended, in order to deliver in Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause wherein Sir Gerard Noel Noel Baronet is Appellant, and Gustavus Rochfort, 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.

Roman Catholic Priests conforming to Church of England, Petition of J. P. Kenny for Stipend for, not received.

A Petition of The Reverend James Patrick Kenny, formerly a Roman Catholic Priest, but now a Minister of the Church of England, praying their Lordships "to take into their Consideration the deplorable Condition of those Roman Catholic Priests who are obliged to continue in the Errors of a Religion which they secretly abhor, in order to obtain a Livelihood adequate to their Necessities; and that their Lordships will grant to those who may conform to the Established Church that Stipend and Protection which former Parliaments granted to their Predecessors," being offered to be presented to the House;

The same was objected to;

The Question was put, "Whether the said Petition shall lie on the Table?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Sir A. I. Cochrane v. Dr. Ramsay.

Ordered, That the Order made on the 8th Day of this instant April, "That the further Hearing of the Cause wherein The Honorable Sir Alexander Inglis Cochrane is Appellant, and Doctor David Ramsay is Respondent, be put off to Thursday the 29th of this instant April," be discharged; and that the said Cause be further heard by Counsel at the Bar on Wednesday next.

M'Gavin v. Stewart: Same v. Same.

Ordered, That the Order made on the 8th Day of this instant April, "That the Two Causes wherein James M'Gavin is Appellant, and James Stewart is Respondent, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Thursday the 29th of this instant April," be discharged; and that the said Causes be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Wednesday next.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Tuesday the 4th of May next.

Four per Cents. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for transferring certain Annuities of Four Pounds per Centum per Annum into Annuities of Three Pounds and Ten Shillings or Five Pounds per Centum per Annum."

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 To-morrow.

Haymarket Removal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for removing the Market at present held for the Sale of Hay and Straw from the Haymarket; and for establishing Markets for the Sale of Hay, Straw and other Articles in York Square, Clarence Gardens and Cumberland Market, in the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex."

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 To-morrow.

Wistow Inclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Wistow, in the County of Huntingdon, and for extinguishing the Tithes in the said Parish."

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

L. Bp. Lichfield & Coventry.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Raphoe.
L. De Clifford.
L. Petre.
L. Gower.
L. Napier.
L. Monson.
L. Holland.
L. Foley.
L. Montagu.
L. Douglas of Douglas.
L. Auckland.
L. Mendip.
L. Dawnay.
L. Calthorpe.
L. Rolle.
L. Fitz Gibbon.
L. Dunalley.
L. Loftus.
L. Redesdale.
L. Rivers.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Arden.
L. Mont Eagle.
L. Ailsa.
L. Manners.
L. Hill.
L. Meldrum.
L. Melbourne.
L. Ker.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Penshurst.
L. Tenterden.
L. Durham.
L. Skelmersdale.
L. Wallace.
L. Wynford.
D. CUMBERLAND.
D. Sussex.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Beaufort.
D. Leeds.
D. Wellington.
M. Salisbury.
M. Bute.
E. Derby.
E. Westmorland.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Stanhope.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Norwich.
E. Talbot.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Malmesbury.
E. Mount Cashell.
E. Wicklow.
E. Caledon.
E. Limerick.
E. Nelson.
E. Harrowby.
E. Harewood.
E. Morley.
E. Beauchamp.
E. Eldon.
E. Falmouth.
E. Vane.
E. Amherst.
E. Cawdor.
V. Melville.
V. Lorton.
V. Gordon.
V. Granville.
V. Goderich.

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

Acle & Yarmouth Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making a Turnpike Road from the Bridge over the River Bure at Great Yarmouth to Acle (with certain Branches therefrom), all in the County of Norfolk."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Beale's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Re-settlement of certain Interests in the Trust Estate of William Browne deceased; and for other Purposes."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 7th of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Evelyn & Boscawen Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Mary Jane Evelyn and The Honorable and Reverend John Evelyn Boscawen; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the granting of Building and other Leases of Freehold Ground and Hereditaments late the Property of Dame Mary Evelyn deceased, in the Parishes of Saint Paul and Saint Nicholas Deptford, in the County of Kent."

Marshall & May Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Marshall and John May Esquires, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees under the Marriage Settlement of Bouchier Marshall Clerk, deceased, and Elizabeth his Wife, also deceased, to effect a Sale of the Advowson of the Church of Bow otherwise Nymett Tracey, in the County of Devon."

Bp. London Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Charles James Lord Bishop of London, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling The Bishop of London to grant Building Leases of certain Estates belonging to the said See."

Warriner Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Ernle Warriner Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Estates, of which Gifford Warriner Esquire, a Lunatic, is Tenant in Tail, in Trustees for Sale, and also for effecting a Partition of certain Parts thereof, and for granting Leases."

Sir W. P. Campbell et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir William Purves Hume Campbell Baronet, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir William Purves Hume Campbell of Marchmont, Baronet, and the Heirs of Entail of the Lands and Barony of Greenlaw, in the County of Berwick, to grant Feus of Parts of the said Lands and Barony; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Rawlings Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Edward Rawlings Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the legal Estate in certain Estates late of Mrs. Ann Budgen, formerly vested in Elizabeth Pedder deceased, in Mortgage, in Edward Rawlings, the present Mortgagee and Trustee of the Equity of Redemption thereof."

Sir W.G. Cumming et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir William Gordon Gordon Cumming Baronet, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling the Entailed Estates of Gordonstown, and others, in the Counties of Elgin and Banff, belonging to Sir William Gordon Gordon Cumming Baronet, or so much thereof as may be necessary, and to apply the Price arising therefrom in the Payment of the Debts affecting or that may be made to affect the said Lands and Estates."

Sir P. Pole et. al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Peter Pole Baronet, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for renewing, granting and confirming certain Powers and Authorities to Sir Peter Pole Baronet, given or limited by the Will of Sir Charles Pole Baronet, deceased, and an Indenture of Release affecting his Estates in the County of Southampton."

Hay et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of The Reverend George Hay, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and carrying into Execution the Trusts created by the last Will and Testament of John Gwyn, late of the City of Londonderry, Merchant, deceased, and for incorporating the Trustees therein named, for the better and more effectual Execution of the Charities appointed by said Will; and for other Purposes."

New River Co. et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of The Governor and Company of the New River, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize the granting of Leases of Lands, Parcel of the Prebend of Stoke Newton or Newnton otherwise Newington, in the County of Middlesex, founded on the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul in London, to the Governor and Company of the New River; and for empowering the Prebendary of the said Prebend and the Rector of the Rectory or Parish of Stoke Newington respectively to grant Building Leases; and for other Purposes."

Sir T. M. Wilson et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson Baronet, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson Baronet, and other Persons successively entitled under the Will and Codicils of the late Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson Baronet, to grant Building Leases of his Estate, in the County of Middlesex, Part of the Estates devised by the said Will and Codicils; and for other Purposes relating thereto."

Welsh Iron & Mining Company Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of The Welsh Iron and Coal Mining Company, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dissolving a certain Partnership Company known by the Name of "The Welsh Iron and Coal Mining Company," and for enabling the Directors and Trustees thereof to dispose of the Estate and Effects of the Concern, and divide the Surplus, after Payment of Debts and Expences, amongst the Shareholders of the Capital Stock therein; and for other Purposes."

Humphrys v. Pratt, Defendant's Petition to lodge his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Harvey Pratt, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein William Humphrys is Plaintiff; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order that the Petitioner may be at liberty to lay his 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.

Douglas et al. v. Brown & Craig, Appellants Petition for an early Day, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Alexander Douglas, and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Walter Brown and James Gibson Craig are Respondents; praying, "That their Lordships will order that this Appeal be put up for hearing on such early Day as the Business of the House will permit:"

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.

D'Oyly's Divorce Bill, Petition to dispense with Attendance of Mr. D'Oyly on 2d Reading:

Upon reading the Petition of John Bayford, Agent for John Hadley D'Oyly Esquire, a Civil Servant of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, on their Bengal Establishment, and now residing at Midnapore in the East Indies; praying their Lordships, "That in Consideration that the said John Hadley D'Oyly is at present and for some Time past has been residing at Midnapore in the East Indies, and by reason of his present Absence from England is unable to attend this House on the Matter of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Hadley D'Oyly Esquire with Charlotte his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes," their Lordships will be pleased to dispense with the Attendance of the said John Hadley D'Oyly at the Bar of this House on the Second Reading of the said Bill:"

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

Standing Order No.142 to be considered on it:

Ordered, That the Standing Order No. 142, directing the Petitioner for a Divorce Bill to attend the House on the Second Reading thereof, be taken into Consideration To-morrow, in order to its being dispensed with on the last-mentioned Bill; and that the Lords be summoned.

Witnesses to attend on it.

Ordered, That Henry Seymour Montagu Esquire, Charles Francis, George Cox and John Studholme Brownrigg Esquire, do attend this House To-morrow, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill.

Rowe v. The King, Writ of Error from Ireland, delivered.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That the Clerk of the Parliaments had received by Post from the Clerk of the Errors of the Court of Exchequer Chamber in Ireland a Writ of Error, wherein Richard Radford Rowe is Plaintiff, and The King is Defendant, transmitted pursuant to the Provisions of an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the better Administration of Justice in the Court of Exchequer Chamber in Ireland."

Ordered, That the said Writ of Error do lie on the Table.

Mayor, &c. of Galway v. Attorney General for Ireland, Respondent's Petition for Time for his

Upon reading the Petition of The Attorney General for Ireland, at the Relation of Valentine Blake and Thomas Blakeney Esquires, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which The Corporation of Galway are Appellants; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to allow him Two Months Time to deliver his Cases:"

Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

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.

Mackenzie v. Gilchrist, Respondent's Petition to lodge his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Dugald Gilchrist, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Murdo Mackenzie Esquire is Appellant; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to grant him Leave to deposit his 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.

Freeman et al. v. Fairlie et al. Petition of some of the Appellants for Time for their Cases, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Ann Freeman, William Tranter and Burgess Tranter, John Clarbour and Charlotte his Wife, some of the Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Fairlie, and others, are Respondents; praying their Lordships, "That the Time for printing their Cases may be further enlarged until such Time as Charlotte Oldham and William Smith and Wife shall have prosecuted their Suit in the Court of Chancery with Effect, and be regularly before their Lordships:"

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.

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

Upon reading the Petition of The Commissioners of Charitable Donations, and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Thomas Harris, and others, are Respondents; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order that The Honorable and Reverend William Conyngham Plunket do attend at the Bar of this House with the Book of the Registry of Marriages of the Parish of Bray, in the Archdiocese of Dublin, at the Hearing of this Cause; or that he entrust the same to a Special Messenger, who may deliver in the same at the Bar of this House, to remain until a further Order shall be made by their Lordships respecting the same:"

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

Russell et al. v. E. of Breadalbane, Respondent's Petition to lodge his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of John Earl of Breadalbane, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Claud Russell Esquire, and others, are Appellants; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order that he may be allowed still to lodge Copies of his Case in this Appeal:"

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.

Provost of Dingwall et al. v. Mackenzie & Munro.

The House being informed, "That The Honorable Mrs. Maria Hay Mackenzie and Hugh Munro Esquire, Respondents to the Appeal of The Provost of Dingwall and others, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon and Affidavit of James Rose of the City of Edinburgh, Writer to the Signet, 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.

Sir M. P. Stewart v. Porterfield.

The House being informed, "That James Corbet Porterfield Esquire, Respondent to the Appeal of Sir Michael Porterfield Shaw Stewart Baronet, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of James M'Ewen of the City of Edinburgh, Writer, of the due Service of the said Order, being read;

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

Sir J. Murray et al. v. Howell et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Murray Baronet, and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Edwin Samuel Harvey Howell, and others, are Respondents; praying their Lordships, "That James Edward Maddox, of No. 29, North Bank, near Hanover Gate, Regent's Park, in the County of Middlesex, Coal Merchant, may be at liberty forthwith to enter into the Recognizance to answer Coasts on behalf of the Petitioners, the Time limited by the Standing Order for entering into such Recognizance having expired:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Edward Maddox may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

De Chapeaurouge Leave for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Philip Augustus De Chapeaurouge of Fenchurch Street, in the City of London, Merchant; praying their Lordships, That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill presented.

Accordingly, The Earl of Shaftesbury presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Philip Augustus De Chapeaurouge."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Hicks & Williams v. Morant.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Robert Hicks and Richard Williams are Appellants, and John Morant Esquire is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Duff v. Fraser.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Hugh Robert Duff Esquire is Appellant, and Thomas Alexander Fraser Esquire is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Mackay v. Davidson & Wilson.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Flora Mackay, a Pauper, is Appellant, and James Gillespie Davidson and Robert Sim Wilson are Respondents, ex-parte, the Respondents not having put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though peremptorily Ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex-parte, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondents put in their Answer thereto in the mean time.

E. of Strathmore v. Dundas et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Thomas Bowes Earl of Strathmore is Appellant, and James Dundas and others are Respondents, ex-parte, the Respondents not having put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though peremptorily Ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex-parte, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondents put in their Answer thereto in the mean time.

Shoreham Bridge & Roads Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Brighton to Shoreham, for building a Bridge over the River Adur at New Shoreham, and for making a Road to Lancing, and a Branch Road therefrom, all in the County of Sussex," stands committed, which stands appointed for Monday the 3d of May next, be put off to Tuesday the 4th of May next.

D. of Buccleuch et al. Leave to present a Petition for a Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of The Most Noble Walter Francis Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, The Most Noble Charlotte Anne Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry his Wife, and The Right Honorable Henry James Lord Montagu, on behalf of himself and as one of the Guardians of The Right Honorable John Douglas Montagu Scott a Minor, and of The Honorable Charles Douglas as the other of such Guardians; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased now to receive their Petition for Leave to bring in a Bill for effecting the Purposes therein mentioned, notwithstanding the Time limited in that Behalf is expired:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at liberty to present their said Petition for a Bill, notwithstanding the Time limited for receiving Petitions for Private Bills has expired, as desired.

Petition referred to Judges.

Accordingly, Upon reading the Petition of The Most Noble Walter Francis Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry and The Most Noble Charlotte Anne Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry his Wife, and of The Right Honorable Henry James Lord Montagu, on behalf of himself and as one of the Guardians of The Right Honorable John Douglas Montagu Scott, and of The Honorable Charles Douglas, as the other of such Guardians; 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 The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Bosanquet, 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.

East Retford Election Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford," and for the Lords to be summoned; and for permitting Counsel to examine Witnesses in support of the Bill; and for hearing Counsel on the Petition of the Burgesses of the Borough of East Retford, in the County of Nottingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the said Bill may not pass into a Law;"

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And The Honorable Charles Law and Mr. Price appearing as Counsel to examine Witnesses in support of the Bill;

And Mr. Adam, Mr. Alderson and Mr. Stevenson appearing as Counsel for the Petitioners against the Bill:

Richard Hannam was called in; and having been sworn, was examined as follows:

(Mr. Law.) "Is your Name Richard Hannam?"

It is."

"Are you a Solicitor at Retford?"

"I am."

"How many Years have you resided in that Neighbourhood, or in the Town?"

"About Thirty-five Years."

"How many Elections have occurred in Retford during the Time you have so resided there?"

"Six or Seven, or perhaps more. I know the Names when I hear them. Six or Seven I am confident of."

"Were you concerned in the Election which took place in the Year 1812?"

"I was."

"For whom were you concerned?"

"For Mr. Osbaldeston."

"In what Character?"

"As his Law Agent."

"From your Communication with the Voters at Retford, are you aware whether it was known to them that you were so employed?"

"It was."

"Had you any Applications made to you by Voters on the Subject of the Property of Mr. Osbaldeston?"

"By One or Two of them."

"State what those Applications were."

Mr. Adam objected to the Question; and submitted, "That the Counsel in support of the Bill were not at liberty to prove Corruption in the Year 1812, unless it was first proved to have existed at the last Election."

Mr. Law was heard in support of the Question.

The Counsel and Witness were directed to withdraw.

It was moved to resolve, "That the Counsel for the Bill be directed to confine their Examination of Witnesses in the first Instance to Acts of Bribery at the last Election."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

The Counsel were again called in; and informed, "That the Question proposed might be put."

The Witness was again called in; and the said Question was accordingly put to him.

"They were made by Two or Three; but by One in particular, who was the general Agent to the Freemen."

Mr. Adam submitted, "That the Witness was not entitled to state that a particular Individual was the general Agent of the Freemen; that he must state the Acts of the Individual."

The Witness was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration and Second Reading of the said Bill be put off 'till To-morrow, and that the Lords be summoned; and that Counsel be called in at Five o'Clock.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.