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Die Mercurii, 5 Maii 1830.
Munro & Rose v. Drummond et al. Sir J. Montgomery et al. v. M. of Queensberry, & Selkrig. Mullins et al. v. Townsend. M'Gavin v. Stewart: Same v. Same. Morrison et al. v. Mitchell. Thomson v. Forrester. Hamerton's Divorce Bill. Shakerley's Divorce Bill. Duty on Malt & Beer, Accounts respecting, Ordered. Land Tax levied & redeemed, Account of, Ordered. Preventive Service, Account respecting, Ordered forthwith. Rum, Petition from Roxburghshire for Encrease of Duty on. Welsh Judicature, Petitions from Anglesey & Grand Inquest of the County, against Alteration in. Coals imported into Ireland, Petitions from St. Michael & St. John, & St. Mark, Dublin, for Repeal of Duties on. Sir T. M. Wilson's Estate Bill, Petition against. Leeds & Selby Railway Bill, Petition from Louth in favor of, referred to the Comee. Leather Duties Repeal Bill: Wendover Road Bill: Wigan Railway Bill: Shoreham Bridge & Roads Bill: Ringmer Roads Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 5 preceding Bills. Warrington Railway Bill Specially reported. Foleshill Poor Bill. London Bridge Approaches Bill. Weston Zoyland, &c. Inclosure Bill. Other, & Drainage Bill. Tonbridge &c. Roads Bill. Leicester & Swannington Railway Bill. Whaddon Inclosure Bill. Hockliffe Road Bill. Deddithorpe Inclosure Bill. Rotherham Road Bill. Blackburn Road Bill. Ld. Mount Sandford's Estate Bill. Clifton Bridge Bill read 2a, & committed: Judges Report on, referred to the Comee. Malt Duties, &c. Bill. Sir W. P. Campbell's Estate Bill referred to Judges in Ireland, to take Consents. M'Taggart v. Jeffrey, Petition of J. Kerr to be made Respondent, referred to Appeal Comee. Thompson's & Lawley's Petition to receive Judges Report: Thompson & Lawley Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Sir T. M. Wilson's Estate Bill, 2d Reading put off for 3 Months. Parochial Registers (Scotland) Bill. Adjourn.

Die Mercurii, 5 Maii 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Oxon.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Saye & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Clifford of Chudleigh.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Carrington.
Ds. Alvanley.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Barham.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Melbourne.
Ds. Ker.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Durham.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Lyndhurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
March. Lansdowne.
March. Bute.
March. Anglesey.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Mount Cashell.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Verulam.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Vane.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Melville.

PRAYERS.

Munro & Rose v. Drummond et al.

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein Mrs. Catharine Munro and Hugh Rose her Husband are Appellants, and Andrew Berkeley Drummond Esquire, and others, are Respondents:

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

Sir J. Montgomery et al. v. M. of Queensberry, & Selkrig.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Sir James Montgomery Baronet, and others, are Appellants, and Charles Marquess of Queensberry and Charles Selkrig are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Friday next; and that Counsel be called in at Twelve o'Clock.

Mullins et al. v. Townsend.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein The Honorable Edward Mullins, and others, are Appellants, and John Townsend Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Friday next; and that Counsel be called in at Twelve o'Clock.

M'Gavin v. Stewart:

Ordered, That the Cause wherein James M'Gavin is Appellant, and James Stewart is Respondent, be further heard by Counsel at the Bar on Tuesday next.

Same v. Same.

Ordered, That the Second Cause wherein the said James M'Gavin is Appellant, and the said James Stewart is Respondent, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Tuesday next.

Morrison et al. v. Mitchell.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein John Morrison, and others, are Appellants, and James Mitchell is Respondent, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Tuesday next.

Thomson v. Forrester.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein James Thomson is Appellant, and Thomas Forrester is Respondent, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Tuesday next.

Hamerton's Divorce Bill.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Monday last, "That the further Consideration and Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Medows Hamerton Esquire with Isabella Frances his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes," be put off to Thursday next; and that the Lords be summoned," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk; Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the further Consideration and Second Reading of the said Bill be put off to Tuesday next, and that the Lords be summoned; and that Mrs. Mary Matthews, who was Ordered to attend, do then attend.

Shakerley's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration and Second Reading of 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Adam stated, "That he would proceed to prove another Act of Adultery which had recently come to the Knowledge of the Petitioner."

Then Francis Joseph Humbert was called in; and having been sworn, was examined as follows:

(By Counsel.) "Do you keep the Hyde Park Hotel?"

"I do."

"Did you do so in the Year 1826?"

"I did."

"Were Mr. and Mrs. Shakerley in the habit of coming to that Hotel?"

"They were."

"For how many Years have they done so?"

"They had done so about Four Years."

"Did they continue to reside there for any lenght of Time together?"

"The longest Time they were in my House was about Six Weeks at one Time."

"Was Mr. Shakerley in the habit of dining at Home very commonly during that Time?"

"Very commonly; every Day."

"Did you ever know them dine apart?"

"No."

"Had you an Opportunity of observing the Terms on which, during those Four Years they came to your House, Mr. and Mrs. Shakerley lived together?"

"I had."

"What did you think as to his Manner?"

"I thought it particularly attentive."

"Do you recollect, in the Year 1826, Mr. and Mrs. Shakerley being there?"

"Yes, I do."

"In the Month of July what Apartments did they occupy?"

"I cannot positively say the exact Apartments they occupied."

"Which Floor did they occupy?"

"That I cannot say."

"Were all the Apartments in your House arranged in the same Manner?"

"On the Left-hand Side of the House they were arranged alike; and I think One of those Two Madame and Mr. Shakerley occupied"

"Are you not sure whether they occupied the Apartments on the Left-hand Side of the House?"

"I think they were on the Left-hand Side of the House; but I cannot speak to the exact Rooms."

"Are you quite sure that they were on the Left-hand Side of the House?"

"Yes, I am quite sure of that. They had a Back Staircase; and those Rooms were in a Suite."

"Are all the Apartments on each Floor on the Lefthand Side of the House arranged in the same Manner?"

"Yes."

"Look at this Plan, and tell me whether it contains a correct Delineation of the Arrangement of the Rooms?"

The Witness inspected the Plan, and answered, "Yes, it does."

"Are all the Rooms on each Floor, whether Sittingrooms or Bed-rooms, arranged according to the Manner in which that Plan describes them to be?"

"On the Left-hand they are."

"Mr. and Mrs. Shakerley having occupied Apartments on the Left-hand Side, whether on the one Floor or the other Floor, the Apartments, the Sitting-room and the Bed-room, are situate in the Manner which is described on that Plan?"

"Exactly the same."

The Witness was directed to withdraw.

Then Henry Williams Esquire was called in; and having been sworn, was examined as follows:

(By Counsel.) "Are you acquainted with Mr. and Mrs. Shakerley?"

"I am."

"How long have you known them?"

"For Six or Seven Years."

"For Six or Seven Years before this Time?"

"Yes."

"Where did you become acquainted with them?"

"In Warwickshire."

"Did you know them intimately?"

"Yes; very much so."

"You continued so at the Time of their Separation?"

"'Till the Year before their Separation; 'till they went Abroad."

"Do you mean when they went Abroad in the latter End of the Year 1826?"

"Yes."

"Did you live with them on those Terms of Intimacy which enabled you to form an Opinion as to the Terms of Affection, or otherwise, on which they lived together?"

"Quite so."

"State to their Lordships the Terms on which they lived?"

"On the most affectionate Terms."

"Was he a kind and attentive Husband to her?"

"Particularly so."

"Do you remember her being in London in the Month of July 1826?"

"Perfectly."

"Do you remember her living at the Hyde Park Hotel?"

"Perfectly."

"Are you acquainted with The Marquis D'Herrera?"

"Yes."

"Do you remember going to wait on Mrs. Shakerley, and seeing The Marquis D'Herrera in the Hyde Park Hotel?"

"I do."

"Look at the Plan, and tell me whether it represents the Apartments which Mr. and Mrs. Shakerley occupied in that Hotel. Did you yourself live in that Hotel?"

"Not at that Time; but afterwards I did."

"Was there a Door just in the Situation of the Door in that Plan?"

"Yes. There was a Passage and a Door to the Left and the Right; and the Sitting-room Door was in front of the Landing place, at the End of the Passage opposite the Staircase."

"Do you remember, on going up to the Room which Mrs. Shakerley used to sit in, seeing The Marquis D'Herrera come out of any Room?"

"Yes; I saw him come out of the Room on the Left-hand Side."

"Was the Door of the Room out of which he came on the Left-hand Side very near the Door of the Sitting-room in front?"

"It was."

"Were both Doors in the Corner of the Passage?"

"The Door out of which he came was near the Corner of the Passage, and the Sitting-room Door was near the Corner likewise."

"Were the Doors very close?"

"Yes; I should think within a Foot or so."

"Will you swear there was a Door out of the Room on the Left-hand Side, described as a Bed-room, into the Sitting-room, both coming into the Passage?"

"Yes, there was."

"Did you see The Marquis D'Herrera on that Occasion come out of any Room and go into any Room?"

"I saw him come out of this Room on the Left-hand Side and go into the Sitting-room."

"Whether this Room was a Bed-room you cannot, of your own Knowledge, say?"

"I cannot."

"Was that Room, the Door of which was in the Corner of the Passage, near the Sitting-room Door?"

"Yes; that nearest to the Door of the Sitting-room."

"Did you see Mrs. Shakerley in the Sitting-room when you got into it?"

"I did."

"Did you, at the Time you saw the Marquis come out of one Room and go into the other, hear the Door open and shut that a Person would come out of?"

"I cannot take upon myself to swear that I did."

"Did you hear the Door shut?"

"I might, or I might not."

"Does your Memory serve you to say you did?"

"No, I cannot say positively."

"There was a Door communicating between the Bedroom and the Sitting-room?"

"Yes."

"Did you observe what Part of the Room she was in, and what Mrs. Shakerley was doing when you came in?"

"She was standing up when I came in."

"Did you follow the Marquis almost immediately?"

"Close behind him; perhaps a Yard behind him."

(By a Lord.) "Where was she standing?"

"Not far from the Fire-place of the Room."

"The Fire-place is at the End of the Room?"

"Yes."

(By Counsel.) "How far was she standing from the Door which leads from the Bed-room to the Sittingroom?"

(By a Lord.) "It does not appear to be more than Four or Five Feet?"

"No; it was not more than that."

"She might have gone out of the Bed-room into the Sitting-room?"

"She might in a few Seconds have gone from the one to the other."

The Witness was directed to withdraw.

Then Thomas Eld Darby Esquire was called in; and having been sworn, was examined as follows:

(By Counsel.) "Are you acquainted with Mr. and Mrs. Shakerley?"

"Yes."

"How long have you known them?"

"Since 1817."

"That was before their Marriage?"

"Yes."

"Have you known them ever since their Marriage?"

"Yes."

"Have you known them intimately?"

"Yes."

"Were you in the habit of dining with them?"

"Yes; I have passed Three Months with them at Boulogne."

"From the Opportunities you have had by living with them, could you form an Opinion as to the Terms on which they lived together; whether affectionate, or otherwise?"

"Always most affectionate."

"Did he shew the Attentions which an affectionate Husband always shews to his Wife?"

"I always thought he did."

"Did you know them at Paris?"

"Yes."

"Was Madame Shakerley in the habit of going to Paris every Year?"

"Yes; I do not recollect any Year in which she was not in Paris with her Husband."

"She went to The Duke D'Avaray's, her Father's House?"

"Yes; he lived with her there."

"Mr. and Mrs. Shakerley lived at The Duke D'Avaray's Hotel while in Paris?"

"Occasionally."

"They did every Year that you knew them, did they not?"

"No; I knew them also when they lived at different Hotels. They were also occasionally at The Duke D'Avaray's?"

"Mr. Shakerley always attended her upon those Occasions?"

"Yes, he was always with her upon those Occasions."

"Do you ever recollect Mr. Shakerley dining with you?"

"Yes, he has dined with me."

"Frequently?"

"He has declined dining with me occasionally from the Reason that he did not like leaving his Wife-did not like leaving her alone."

"That was at the Time that he was living in an Hotel, and not at the House of The Duke D'Avaray?"

"Yes, at the Time he was living at different public Hotels."

The Witness was directed to withdraw.

Mr. Adam submitted, "That he had offered sufficient Proof of the Act of Adultery, to pray for the Reading of this Bill a Second Time."

The Counsel was informed, "That the first Part of the Evidence having been printed, it would be necessary that the Evidence given To-day should be also printed, and some specific Day appointed for the Consideration of the Case; that if the Foreign Witnesses were believed, the Case appeared to be free from all Doubt."

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration and Second Reading of the said Bill be put off to Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Duty on Malt & Beer, Accounts respecting, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "An Account of the Number of Bushels of Malt that have paid the Duty in each Year, from the earliest Period at which the said Return can be made out; and the Amount per Bushel of Duty laid thereon:"

And also, "An Account of the Amount of Beer, Porter or other Malt Liquor that has paid the Duty, from the earliest Period at which the said Return can be made out; stating each Year respectively in both Returns."

Land Tax levied & redeemed, Account of, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "An Account of the Amount of Land Tax levied in each County of England and Wales in the Year 1828; distinguishing each County:"

And also, "An Account of the Amount of Land Tax redeemed in each County of England and Wales, up to the last Period at which the same can be made out."

Preventive Service, Account respecting, Ordered forthwith.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House forthwith, "An Account of the Expences incurred for the Preventive Service on the Coasts in every Year, from its first Establishment to the latest Period to which the same can be made up," Ordered to be laid before the House on the 25th Day of March last.

Rum, Petition from Roxburghshire for Encrease of Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Heritors and Commissioners of Supply of the County of Roxburgh; praying their Lordships "to impose an additional Duty upon Rum and other Foreign Spirits corresponding with that proposed upon Spirits of Home Manufacture; and, if necessary for the Interests of the West Indies, in lieu of such additional Duty upon Rum, to diminish the present Duty upon Sugar:"

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

Welsh Judicature, Petitions from Anglesey & Grand Inquest of the County, against Alteration in.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Anglesey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Local Judicature established in Wales may not be destroyed:"

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

A Petition of the Foreman and Grand Inquest of the County of Anglesey, at the first Session 1830, was presented and read; praying their Lordships, "That the Local Judicature of Wales may not be abolished:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of J. H. Hampton Foreman, who only has signed it.

Coals imported into Ireland, Petitions from St. Michael & St. John, & St. Mark, Dublin, for Repeal of Duties on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders, Householders and other Inhabitants of the Parishes of Saint Michael and Saint John, in the City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders, Householders and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Mark, in the City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That all Duties, whether Local or General, on the Importation of Coals into Ireland, may be forthwith repealed:"

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

Sir T. M. Wilson's Estate Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Tenants on the Court Roll of divers Customary or Copyhold Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments lying withing and holden of the Manor of Hampstead, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, 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;" and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by themselves, their Agents, Counsel and Witnesses, against the same and the several Clauses thereof, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

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

Leeds & Selby Railway Bill, Petition from Louth in favor of, referred to the Comee.

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Freeholders, Merchants, Cornfactors, Tradesmen, Farmers, Graziers and others residing in the Town of Louth, in the County of Lincoln, and the Neighbourhood thereof, interested in the Trade between the North-east Parts of Lincolnshire and Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York, as well as several other Manufacturing and Trading Districts in that Riding and in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making a Railway from the Town of Leeds to the River Ouse, within the Parish of Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York;" and praying their Lordships to sanction the same, and to permit it to pass into a Law, as the Petitioners are firmly persuaded that the Measure, when carried into Effect, will prove a great Benefit to the Community at large; and that they may be permitted to be heard by their Counsel or Agents in favor of the same:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Leather Duties Repeal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties of Excise and Drawbacks on Leather, and the Laws relating thereto."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wendover Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Wendover to the Town of Buckingham, in the County of Buckingham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wigan Railway Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Railway from the Borough of Wigan to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, in the Borough of Newton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and Collateral Branches to communicate therewith."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shoreham Bridge & Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ringmer Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 5 preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Farrer and Sir Giffin Wilson;

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

Warrington Railway Bill Specially reported.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Warrington and Newton Railway to extend the Line of the said Railway; and for repealing, explaining, altering, amending and enlarging some of the Powers and Provisions of the Act relating thereto;" "That the Committee had met, and considered the said Bill, and, in the first place, proceeded to enquire how far the Standing Orders of the House relative to Railway Bills had been complied with, and found that all the said Orders had been complied with; and in particular, with respect to the Standing Order No. 213, that a Draft of the Bill was submitted to a Meeting of the Proprietors of the Company at a Meeting held specially for that Purpose on the 10th of April last, which Meeting it was proved to the Committee was called by Advertisement inserted for Four consecutive Weeks, viz t. on the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of March last, in the Newspaper, intituled, Gore's Liverpool Advertizer, published at Liverpool, and on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th of March last, in the Liverpool Mercury, for the County Palatine of Lancaster, the same being the County in which the proposed Work is to be executed; and that it appears that such Meeting was held on a Period not earlier than Seven Days after the last Insertion of the said Advertisement, and that at the said Meeting a Draft of the Bill was submitted to the Proprietors then present, and was unanimously approved of; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to their Lordships, without any Amendment."

Which Report being read by the Clerk;

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

Foleshill Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better assessing and collecting the Poor and other Rates in the Parish of Foleshill, in the County of the City of Coventry."

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

L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. De Clifford.
L. Dacre.
L. Saye & Sele.
L. Teynham.
L. Clifford of Chudleigh.
L. Colville of Culross.
L. Napier.
L. Monson.
L. Montfort.
L. Vernon.
L. Sundridge & Hamilton.
L. Foley.
L. Montagu.
L. Calthorpe.
L. Rolle.
L. Carrington.
L. Alvanley.
L. Arden.
L. Sheffield.
L. Barham.
L. Meldrum.
L. Melbourne.
L. Ker.
L. Bexley.
L. Somerhill.
L. Tenterden.
L. Durham.
L. Skelmersdale.
D. Richmond.
M. Lansdowne.
M. Bute.
M. Anglesey.
M. Cleveland.
E. Winchilsea & Nottingham.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Rosebery.
E. Cowper.
E. Stanhope.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
E. Norwich.
E. Mansfield.
E. Malmesbury.
E. Mount Cashell.
E. Caledon.
E. Limerick.
E. Verulam.
E. Brownlow.
E. Eldon.
E. Falmouth.
E. Vane.
V. Arbuthnott.
V. Melville.

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.

London Bridge Approaches Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to make further Provision for defraying the Expences of making the Approaches to London Bridge, and the Removal of Fleet Market."

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.

Weston Zoyland, &c. Inclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting Lands within the Parishes of Weston Zoyland and Middlezoy, in the County of Somerset."

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.

Other, & Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining, flooding and improving certain low Lands and Grounds within the several Parishes of Othery, Middlezoy and Weston Zoyland, in the County of Somerset"

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.

Tonbridge &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and improving the Road from Tonbridge to Ightham, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the County of Kent."

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.

Leicester & Swannington Railway Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Railway or Tramroad from the River Soar near the West Bridge in or near the Borough of Leicester to Swannington, in the County of Leicester, and Four Branches therefrom."

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.

Whaddon Inclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing and exonerating from Tithes Lands in the Parish of Whaddon, including the Hamlet of Nash, in the County of Buckingham."

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.

Hockliffe Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and maintaining the Road between Hockliffe, in the County of Bedford, and Stony Stratford, in the County of Buckingham."

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.

Deddithorpe Inclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and inclosing, and for exonerating from Tithes, Lands within the Township or Hamlet of Deddithorpe otherwise Derrythorpe, in the Parish of Althorpe, in the Isle of Axholme, in the County of Lincoln."

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.

Rotherham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering, improving, diverting and maintaining the Road from Rotherham to the Four Lane Ends, near Wortley, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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.

Blackburn Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Blackburn to Walton Cop, within Walton in le Dale, in the County of Lancaster."

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.

Ld. Mount Sandford's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Devisees under the last Will and Testament of The Right Honorable Henry Lord Mount Sandford, deceased, to make Leases of the Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments lately in the Possession of the said Henry Lord Mount Sandford, and devised by his said Will, and also to enable the said Devisees to execute a Conveyance to the Lord Bishop of Elphin of a certain Piece of Ground situate in the Parish of Kilkevan, and County of Roscommon, wherein the Church of Kilkevan has been lately erected."

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 Tuesday the 25th of this instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Clifton Bridge Bill read 2a, & committed:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Avon, from Clifton, in the County of Gloucester, to the opposite Side of the River, in the County of Somerset, and for making convenient Roads and Approaches to communicate therewith."

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.

Judges Report on, referred to the Comee.

Ordered, That the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Consideration of the last-mentioned Bill, be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Malt Duties, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to alter and amend an Act of the Seventh and Eighth Years of His present Majesty, for consolidating and amending the Laws of Excise on Malt made in the United Kingdom; and for amending the Laws relating to Brewers in Ireland, and the Malt Allowance on Spirits in Scotland and Ireland."

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.

Sir W. P. Campbell's Estate Bill referred to Judges in Ireland, to take Consents.

Ordered, That a printed Copy of the Bill, 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," attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, be, and the same is hereby referred to Mr. Baron Smith, in Ireland, and Mr. Baron Pennefather, in Ireland, who are forthwith to summon Mrs. Eliza Hannah Wauchope Widow and Major William H. Rainey, both residing at Mount Panther, near Clough, in Ireland, Two of the Guardians of Andrew Wauchope, Son of the deceased John Wauchope, late of The East India Company's Civil Service, and to take their Consents to the said Bill; and thereafter to report to the House, under their Hands, whether the said Mrs. Eliza Hannah Wauchope and Major William H. Rainey have appeared before them, the said Mr. Baron Smith and Mr. Baron Pennefather, and consented to the same as such Guardians; and that the said Mr. Baron Smith and Mr. Baron Pennefather do sign the said printed Copy of the said Bill.

M'Taggart v. Jeffrey, Petition of J. Kerr to be made Respondent, referred to Appeal Comee.

Upon reading the Petition of James Kerr, Accountant in Glasgow, setting forth, "That, upon the 17th Day of March 1828, John M'Taggart Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Jeffrey is Respondent, presented a Petition of Appeal to their Lordships, complaining of certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland, in an Action between him and the said Mr. William Jeffrey, Accountant in Glasgow, Trustee on the Sequestrated Estate of the Cotton Spinning and Manufacturing Company carrying on Business in Glasgow and Gorbals, some time under the Firm of Alexander M'Kerlie and some time under the Firm of The Gorbal Spinning Company, and of the said Alexander M'Kerlie, as a Partner thereof, and also as an Individual; to which Appeal the said William Jeffrey, as Trustee aforesaid, put in his Answer in Terms of the Order of their Lordships served upon him, and afterwards lodged his printed Case: That the said William Jeffrey, on the 20th Day of November, resigned the Office of Trustee on the said Estates, and the Petitioner having been regularly chosen his Successor in the said Office, his Election was approved of and confirmed by the Lord Ordinary of the Court of Session, to whom his Petition for that Purpose had been preferred, conform to Act of Confirmation in the Petitioner's Favor, dated the 30th Day of January last: That the Petitioner is desirous of becoming a Party, as Trustee aforesaid, in the said Appeal;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may have Leave to appear as Respondent to the said Appeal, and lodge a printed Case in his own Name:"

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.

Thompson's & Lawley's Petition to receive Judges Report:

Upon reading the Petition of Paul Beilby Thompson Esquire and Francis Lawley Esquire, praying their Lordships, "That the Report of the Judges on their Petition for a Private Bill may be now received:"

It is Ordered, That the said Report be now received.

Thompson & Lawley Leave for a Bill:

Accordingly, After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Paul Beilby Thompson Esquire and Francis Lawley 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 empowering Trustees to exchange Part of the Freehold Estates devised by the Will of Beilby Thompson Esquire for Freehold Lands devised by the Will of Dorothy Wilson to Trustees for Charitable Purposes; and for amending an Act passed in the Third Year of of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for empowering Trustees to sell and convey Part of the Freehold and Copyhold Estates in the County of York devised by the Will of Beilby Thompson Esquire, deceased, and Part of the Freehold Estates in the same County devised by the Will of Richard Thompson Esquire, deceased, and for laying out the Money arising from such Sales respectively, under the Direction of the High Court of Chancery, in the Purchase of other Estates to be settled to the same Uses."

Sir T. M. Wilson's Estate Bill, 2d Reading put off for 3 Months.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, 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;"

It was moved, "That the said Bill be now read a Second Time."

Which being objected to;

It was moved, "To leave out ("now") and insert ("this Day Three Months")

The Question was put, "Whether the Word ("now") shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Three Months.

Parochial Registers (Scotland) Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Parochial Registers in Scotland; and for the general recording of such Registrations in the Office of The Lord Clerk Register in Edinburgh;" 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 Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, sextum diem instantis Maii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.