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Die Jovis, 6 Maii 1830.
Leeds & Selby Railway Bill, Petition from Manchester in favor of, referred to the Comee. East India, &c. Trade, Petition from Lancaster for opening, referred to East India Comee. Insolvent Debtors Acts, Petition of J. Mason for Amendment of. Samples of Tea, Correspondence respecting, Ordered. Returns of Corn Averages, (Ireland,) Petition of Sir J. Riddall for facilitating. Turnpike Laws, (Ireland,) Petition of T. Flanagan for Enquiry into. Criminal Laws, Petition from King's Lynn for Alteration of. Coals carried Coastwise, Petitions against Duty on, referred to Comee on the Coal Trade: (Teignmouth:) Chudleigh: Newton Abbot, &c. Limerick Hospital Bill. Limerick Road Bill. Stonehouse Mill Bridge Bill. Ashbourne & Sudbury Roads Bill. Foston Bridge Road Bill. Mansfield & Chesterfield Road Bill. Heigham Bridge Bill. Accounts delivered: Coals shipped from Newport to Bristol & Bridgewater: Foreign Wheat admitted for Home Consumption: Foreign Barley & Oats entered for Home Consumption: Sums paid on Penryn Election Bill; and on East Retford Election Bill: Dovor Harbour. Machinery for making Paper, Petitions from Journeymen Paper Makers of Kent & Surreyagainst Use of. Malt Duty, Petition from Norfolk for Repeal of. Lords summoned. Slavery, Petition of Baptists of Farsley for Abolition of. Greenwich Hospital, Petition of Trustees of Merchant Seamen, Newcastle upon Tyne, against Contribution to. Climbing Boys in sweeping Chimnies, Petition from Alton against Employment of. Poor Laws, Petition from Tullamore for Extension of, to Ireland. Warrington & Newton Railway Bill: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it. East India Comee, Witnesses to attend. Union of Foxford, Petition of Protestant Parishioners of, to compel Residence of the Vicar, rejected. Ecclesiastical Law, (Ireland,) Petition of C.A. Walker for Alteration in. Ecclesiastical Law, Petition of Rev. T. Smith for Revision of. Union of Foxford, Petition of Inhabitants of, complaining of the Vicar, withdrawn. Union of Foxford, Petition from Killaser to compel the Vicar to enter into Compositions for Tithes, not received. Beale's Estate Bill, S. Comber to attend Comee. Accounts Ordered: Funded Debt: Exchequer Bills & Irish Treasury Bills: Saving from Reduction of the Four per Cents. Robley et al. v. Brooke. Blacktoft, &c. Inclosure Bill. Wibsey Road Bill. Edinburgh Advocates Widows Fund Bill. Chard Roads Bill. Sunderland Harbour Bill, Consideration of Amendments put off for 3 Months. Foleshill Poor Bill. London Bridge Approaches Bill. Weston Zoyland, &c. Inclosure Bill. Othery, &c. Drainage Bill. Whaddon Inclosure Bill. Deddithorpe Inclosure Bill, The King's Consent signified: Bill reported. Leicester Railway Bill. Hockliffe Road Bill. Rotherham Road Bill. Blackburn Road Bill. East Retford Election Bill, Witnesses to attend. Samples of Tea, Correspondence respecting, delivered, & referred to East India Comee. Malt Duties, &c. Bill. Adjourn.

Die Jovis, 6 Maii 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland. Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Vicecom. Maynard.
Vicecom. St. Vincent.
Vicecom. Melville.
Vicecom. Lorton.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Clifford of Chudleigh.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Bolton.
Ds. Ribblesdale.
Ds. Fitz Gibbon.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Dufferin & Claneboye.
Ds. Dunalley.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Melbourne.
Ds. Prudhoe.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Durham.
Ds. Lyndhurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Rosslyn, C.P.S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Portland.
Dux Wellington.
March. Lansdowne.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Derby.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Digby.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Mount Cashell.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Charleville.
Comes Orford.
Comes Verulam.
Comes Morley.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Vane.
Comes Amherst.

PRAYERS.

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Bankers, Merchants and Traders residing in Manchester, in the County of Lancaster; 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, "That the same may pass this House:"

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

East India, &c. Trade, Petition from Lancaster for opening, referred to East India Comee.

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Bailiffs and Commonalty of the Borough and Town of Lancaster, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, under their Common Seal; praying, "That their Lordships will, on the Expiration of The East India Company's Charter, provide for the Freedom of Commercial Intercourse, and the unrestricted Settlement of His Majesty's Subjects in India; and that they may no longer be excluded from trading with China, and from freely importing Tea, which has become a Necessary of Life, and also the other Productions of that Empire:"

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.

Insolvent Debtors Acts, Petition of J. Mason for Amendment of.

Upon reading the Petition of Jesse Mason of Richmond, in the County of Surrey, Spinster; praying their Lordships "to alter and amend the Acts of Parliament of the 32nd Year of the Reign of King George the Second, 33d and 37th Years of King George the Third, respecting Insolvent Debtors, and the Weekly Sums to be paid to Prisoners in Execution for Debt, or one of them, so as that the Ends of Justice may not be defeated, as in the Case of the Petitioner in the said Petition set forth; or that their Lordships will be pleased to take such other Measures, in regard to the Law arising out of the said Acts of Parliament, as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, may seem meet:"

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

Samples of Tea, Correspondence respecting, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "A Copy of the Correspondence and Papers relating to the Samples of Tea procured from Foreign Countries by His Majesty's Consuls."

Returns of Corn Averages, (Ireland,) Petition of Sir J. Riddall for facilitating.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir James Riddall of the City of Dublin, Knight; praying their Lordships "to allow the Clerk of the Corn Market in Dublin to send and receive all Market Notes of Corn Returns and Prices to all Parts of the United Kingdom, and through the Limits of the Dublin Penny-post, free of Postage:"

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

Turnpike Laws, (Ireland,) Petition of T. Flanagan for Enquiry into.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Flanagan Gentleman; praying their Lordships "to appoint a Committee to enquire into the Turnpike Laws of Ireland, with a view to enact a Law declaring the same to be unnecessary, there having been already in existence a Remedy to make and keep in Repair the Roads of Ireland:"

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

Criminal Laws, Petition from King's Lynn for Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of King's Lynn, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to commute the Penalty of Death in all Cases of Forgery for such other Punishment as may appear to them best adapted to meet the Offence:"

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

Coals carried Coastwise, Petitions against Duty on, referred to Comee on the Coal Trade: (Teignmouth:) Chudleigh:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Teignmouth and its Vicinity, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Chudleigh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to repeal the Duty on Coal and Culm carried Coastways:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petitions be referred to the Select Committee appointed to take into Consideration the State of the Coal Trade in the United Kingdom, together with the Duties of all Descriptions and Charges affecting the same, as well in the Port of London as in the several other Ports of the United Kingdom.

Newton Abbot, &c.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Towns of Newton Abbot, Newton Bushell, and their Vicinity, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into Consideration the heavy and partial Duty on Coals and Culm carried Coastwise, with the view of repealing that partial and oppressive Duty:"

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

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

Limerick Hospital Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Management and Direction of the Hospital founded by Joseph Barrington and his Sons in the City of Limerick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of the House.

Limerick Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for improving and repairing the Road leading from Newcastle, in the County of Limerick, to the City of Limerick, and from thence to Charleville, in the County of Cork;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stonehouse Mill Bridge Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Viscount Valletort and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting and maintaining a Bridge over Stonehouse Mill Pool, at or near Stonehouse Mills, in the County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ashbourne & Sudbury Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, altering and improving the Roads from Ashbourne to Sudbury, and from Sudbury to Yoxall Bridge, and from Hatton Moor to Tutbury, and from Uttoxeter to or near the Village of Draycott-in-the-Clay, and from Hadley Plain, on the late Forest or Chase of Needwood, to Callingwood Plain, on the same late Forest or Chase;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Foston Bridge Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Foston Bridge to the Division Stone on Witham Common, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mansfield & Chesterfield Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Temple Normanton to Buntingfield Nook, in the County of Derby, and the Road from Tupton Nether Green to Stubbing Edge Lane and Knot Cross, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Heigham Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Wensum, in the Hamlet of Heigham and the Parish of Saint Clement, in the County of the City of Norwich;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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 6th, 26th and 30th Days of April last,

Coals shipped from Newport to Bristol & Bridgewater:

An Account of Coals shipped from the Port of Newport, in Monmouthshire, to the Ports of Bristol and Bridgewater, for the Five Years preceding the Year 1797, from the 1st January to the 31st December in each Year, both inclusive; distinguishing the Quantities to each of those Two Ports:"

Also, "A similar Return for the Three Years preceding the Year 1803:"

Also, "A similar Return for each Year, from the 1st January 1804 until the 31st December 1829, both inclusive:"

Foreign Wheat admitted for Home Consumption:

Also, "An Account of the Quantity of Foreign Wheat admitted for Home Consumption from the 15th July 1828 to the 25th February 1830; also the Average Duty per Quarter within the same Period, under the Act of July 1828; and the Average Duty which would have been charged on the above-mentioned Importation, within the same Period, under the Act of the preceding Year:"

Foreign Barley & Oats entered for Home Consumption:

Also, "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:"

Sums paid on Penryn Election Bill;

Also, "An Account of all Sums of Money paid by the Treasury on account of the Enquiry entered into by both Houses of Parliament with regard to the Borough of Penryn:"

and on East Retford Election Bill:

And also, "An Account of all Sums of Money paid by the Treasury on account of the Enquiry entered into by both Houses of Parliament with regard to the Borough of East Retford, up to the present Date."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Papers be printed.

Dovor Harbour.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Shipdem, from the Commissioners of Dovor Harbour, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament,

"An Account of the Receipt and Application of the Monies received by the Warden and Assistants of the Harbour of Dovor, in the County of Kent, from the 10th Day of October 1828 to the 10th Day of October 1829."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk; Ordered, That the said Account do lie on the Table.

Machinery for making Paper, Petitions from Journeymen Paper Makers of Kent & Surreyagainst Use of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Journeymen Paper Makers of the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to take their Condition into immediate Consideration, and apply effectual Remedies for their Relief, either by laying on an additional Impost upon every Description of Paper produced by Machinery, or by passing a Law to abolish the Use of it where it has the greatest Tendency to cause a Diminution of Manual Labour, or by rating the Capital of the Proprietors of Machinery to the Maintenance of the Poor in a Ratio with the Parochial Burthens it is known to produce, or by such other Means as in the Wisdom of their Lordships shall seem fit:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Journeymen Paper Makers of the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to take their Condition into immediate Consideration, and apply effectual Remedies for their Relief, either by laying on an additional Impost upon every Description of Paper produced by Machinery, or by passing a Law to abolish the Use of it where it has the greatest Tendency to cause a Diminution of Manual Labour, or by rating the Capital of the Owners, or by such other Means as in the Wisdom of their Lordships shall seem fit:"

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

Malt Duty, Petition from Norfolk for Repeal of.

A Petition of the Gentry, Clergy, Yeomanry and others of the County of Norfolk, was presented and read; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to repeal entirely the existing Duties upon Malt."

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of Andrew Fountaine Sheriff, who only has signed it.

Lords summoned.

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

Slavery, Petition of Baptists of Farsley for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination at Farsley, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of Slavery into their serious Consideration at the earliest possible Period, with a view to the immediate and total Extinction of it in all Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, and to the Introduction of a much-injured Race to the Enjoyment of Constitutional Freedom:"

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

Greenwich Hospital, Petition of Trustees of Merchant Seamen, Newcastle upon Tyne, against Contribution to.

Upon reading the Petition of the Trustees, in the Name and on behalf of the Merchant Seamen of the Port of Newcastle upon Tyne and its Dependencies, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant them Redress, by a Repeal of such Part of the Act of 1741 as subjects them to the Contribution of Sixpence per Month to Greenwich Hospital, and from which they receive no Benefit; and that their Lordships will be pleased to alter or amend their own (Merchant Seamen's). Act, so as that the same may be applied to their own Fund, from whence they will derive the full Advantage of their own Industry:"

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

Climbing Boys in sweeping Chimnies, Petition from Alton against Employment of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Alton, in the County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to interpose their Authority to prevent the further Sacrifice of Human Life arising from the Employment of Climbing Boys in the unhealthy and dangerous Work of sweeping Chimnies, and that in order thereto the Employment of Climbing Boys may be prohibited by Law:"

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

Poor Laws, Petition from Tullamore for Extension of, to Ireland.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Tullamore, King's County, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to extend to Ireland the Laws which provide for the Maintenance and Employment of the Poor, and particularly the Statute 43d Elizabeth; and that their Lordships will not suffer Ireland to remain the only Country in the civilized World without a legalized Provision for the destitute Poor:"

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

Warrington & Newton Railway Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Farrer and Sir Giffin Wilson;

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

East India Comee, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Strange, George Harris Esquire, Robert Davidson Esquire, Enoch Durant Esquire, Colonel Briggs and Doctor Kelly, do attend this House on Monday next, to be sworn, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the Select Committee appointed to enquire into the present State of the Affairs of The East India Company, and into the Trade between Great Britain, the East Indies and China.

Union of Foxford, Petition of Protestant Parishioners of, to compel Residence of the Vicar, rejected.

A Petition of the Protestant Parishioners of the Union of Foxford, in the County of Mayo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, was presented and read; praying, "That their Lordships will pass a Law compelling either the Residence of the Vicar of the said Union, or mulcting him of such Part of his enormous Revenues as will provide for the Spiritual Wants of the Memorialists in a becoming Manner."

It was moved, "That the said Petition do lie on the Table."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Ecclesiastical Law, (Ireland,) Petition of C.A. Walker for Alteration in.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Arthur Walker of Belmont, in the County of Wexford and Diocese of Ferns, in Ireland; praying, "That their Lordships will make such Alterations or Enactments in the Ecclesiastical Law of Ireland as may prevent a Recurrence of those Grievances of which he submits he has just Reason to complain:"

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

Ecclesiastical Law, Petition of Rev. T. Smith for Revision of.

Upon reading the Petition of The Reverend Thomas Smith of the City of London, praying, "That their Lordships will cause an Enquiry to be made into the present State of the Church Establishment; and, in their Wisdom, pass a Bill that will prevent the Sale of Church Property under any Pretence whatever; and that no Clergyman shall ever hold more than one Living at the same Time; and that it may be lawful to build Churches without Consent of either Bishop, Patron or Incumbent, and have Licences for such Churches, upon the Production of proper Testimonials; and that all arbitrary Power shall be taken from Bishops; and that a Nobleman's Son shall never receive Holy Orders; and that illegitimate Persons, and Persons who are deformed or have Impediments, be prevented from Holy Orders; and that no Person shall receive Holy Orders before he is Thirty Years old, and is married:"

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

Union of Foxford, Petition of Inhabitants of, complaining of the Vicar, withdrawn.

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Toomore, Killaser, Bohola, Killeden and Templemore, composing the Union of Foxford, in the Barony of Gallen and County of Mayo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, complaining of the Conduct of The Reverend John O'Roorke, Vicar of the said Union, being offered to be presented to the House, and not having any Prayer, the said Petition was (by Leave of the House) withdrawn.

Union of Foxford, Petition from Killaser to compel the Vicar to enter into Compositions for Tithes, not received.

A Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, in behalf of themselves and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Killaser, One of the Five Parishes in the Union of Foxford, in the County of Mayo, of which The Reverend John O'Roorke is Vicar, was presented and read; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to pass a Law compelling either The Bishop of Killala to confirm the Agreement made between the said John O'Roorke and the Petitioners, that the said John O'Roorke should receive a fixed Sum of Three hundred and fourteen Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence in lieu of the whole Tithes payable out of the Parishes of the Union, or compelling the said John O'Roorke to adopt the Provisions of the Act of the 4th George the 4th, C. 99, in the usual Way; and not allow the Petitioners to be deprived of the Benefit of Composition by the Objections of The Bishop of Killala to confirm said Agreement, or by the Cupidity of the said Vicar refusing to adopt the Provisions of said Act."

It was moved, "That the said Petition do lie on the Table".

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Beale's Estate Bill, S. Comber to attend Comee.

Ordered, That Sal Comber do attend To-morrow at Twelve o'Clock, in order to her being examined as a Witness before the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Re-settlement of certain Interests in the Trust Estate of William Browne deceased; and for other Purposes," stands committed.

Accounts Ordered:

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned;

Funded Debt:

It was moved, "That there be laid before this House, An Account of the Total Charge paid in the Years ending 5th January 1817, 1819 and 1830, on account of the Dividends, Interest and Management of the Funded Debt of the United Kingdom, including any Annuities chargeable upon the Sinking Fund, and distinguishing permanent from temporary Annuities, in each Year respectively:

Exchequer Bills & Irish Treasury Bills:

"Also, An Account of the Number of Exchequer Bills and Irish Treasury Bills (if any) outstanding and unprovided for on the 5th of January 1817, 1819 and 1830:

"Also, An Account of the Sums paid for Interest on Exchequer Bills and Irish Treasury Bills in the Years ending 5th January 1817, 1819 and 1830:

"Also, An Estimate of Sum required for Interest on Exchequer Bills for the Year 1830:

Saving from Reduction of the Four per Cents.

"And also, An Estimate of the probable Saving in the Charge of the Funded Debt to be derived from the Reduction of the Four per Cents."

The same was agreed to; and Ordered accordingly.

Robley et al. v. Brooke.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Caroline Robley, and others, are Appellants, and Charles Brooke 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.

Blacktoft, &c. Inclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Townships of Blacktoft, Gilberdike and Faxfleet, in the Parish or Parochial Chapelry of Blacktoft, and in the Parishes of Eastrington and South Cave, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

D. Cumberland. V. Maynard.
V. St. Vincent.
V. Melville.
V. Lorton.
V. Granville.
V. Goderich.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. De Clifford.
L. Dacre.
L. Clifton.
L. Teynham.
L. Clifford of Chudleigh.
L. Gower.
L. Napier.
L. Boyle.
L. Hay.
L. Monson.
L. Ducie.
L. Sundridge & Hamilton.
L. Auckland.
L. Calthorpe.
L. Rolle.
L. Bolton.
L. Ribblesdale.
L. Fitz Gibbon.
L. Carbery.
L. Dufferin & Claneboye.
L. Dunalley.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Arden.
L. Mont Eagle.
L. Manners.
L. Meldrum.
L. Melbourne.
L. Prudhoe.
L. Bexley.
L. Penshurst.
L. Somerhill.
L. Farnborough.
L. Wharncliffe.
L. Clanwilliam.
L. Durham.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Richmond.
D. Beaufort.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Wellington.
M. Lansdowne.
M. Salisbury.
M. Bute.
M. Cleveland.
E. Derby.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea & Nottingham.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Talbot.
E. Digby.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Malmesbury.
E. Mount Cashell.
E. Wicklow.
E. Caledon.
E. Limerick.
E. Charleville.
E. Orford.
E. Verulam.
E. Morley.
E. Eldon.
E. Falmouth.
E. Vane.
E. Amherst.

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

Wibsey Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for completing, improving and maintaing the Road from Wibsey Low Moor, near Bradford, through Brighouse, to Huddersfield, with certain Diversions therefrom, 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.

Edinburgh Advocates Widows Fund Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to raise a Fund for Provisions to Widows of the Members of the Faculty of Advocates of Scotland."

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.

Chard Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act of the last Session, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads which lead to and through the Town and Borough of Chard, in the County of Somerset, and for making and maintaining a new Road from Chard to Drempton, in the County of Dorset;" and for making and maintaining other Roads communicating with the said Roads, in the Counties of Somerset, Devon and Dorset."

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.

Sunderland Harbour Bill, Consideration of Amendments put off for 3 Months.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and enlarge the Powers and Provisions of several Acts relating to the Improvement and Preservation of the River Wear, and the Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County Palatine of Durham," was committed; That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (vizt.)

"Pr. 9. L. 9. After ("Tennyson") insert ("Lord Viscount Seaham, Lord Adolphus Vane, Honorable Charles William Lambton, Honorable George Frederick D'Arcy Lambton, Russell Bowlby of Cleadon, Thomas Bowlby, (Sunderland,) John Carr, (Sunderland,) Joseph Spence, (Sunderland,) Abraham Story, (Chester le Street,) William Redhead, (Newcastle,) George Hill, (Newcastle,)")

"Pr.13. L. 10. After ("Act") insert ("for Work, or for the Supply of any Materials for the Purposes of this Act, excepting Stone the Produce of any Quarry belonging to such Person or in his Occupation")

"Pr. 19. L. 11. After ("taken") insert Clause (A.)

"Clause (A.) Provided always, and be it further enacted, That if any Commissioner shall by virtue of this Act be accused before the Commissioners present at any of their public Meetings for any of the Offences herein mentioned, such Commissioner so accused shall not sit, vote or otherwise act as a Commissioner in any such Case, or in any Case when or where he or his Interest shall be in any way concerned."

"Pr. 109. L. 28. Leave out ("the") and insert ("any")

"L. 29. Leave out from ("things") to ("or") in Line 32, and insert ("belonging to the Persons so refusing or neglecting to pay the said Rates and Duties") and in Line 32 leave out from ("thereof") to ("and") in Line 35."

Ordered, That the said Amendments be taken into Consideration on this Day Three Months.

Foleshill Poor Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

London Bridge Approaches Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to make further Provision for defraying the Expences of making the Approaches to London Bridge, and the Removal of Fleet Market," was committed.

Weston Zoyland, &c. Inclosure Bill.

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

Othery, &c. Drainage Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Whaddon Inclosure Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Deddithorpe Inclosure Bill, The King's Consent signified:

The Earl of Shaftesbury acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, 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," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Bill reported.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the last-mentioned Bill was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Leicester Railway Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Hockliffe Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed.

Rotherham Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed.

Blackburn Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Blackburn to Walton Cop, within Walton in le Dale, in the County of Lancaster," was committed.

East Retford Election Bill, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Joseph Appleby, George Bailey junior, George Bailey, James Barker, Joseph Banks, Valentine Baker, George Bingham, John Benton, Tom Booth, Daniel Bolton, Thomas Brown, Dowager Brummitt, Robert Brown, George Brown, Thomas Buxton, John Butler, Uriah Jubb and William Burton do attend this House forthwith, in order to their being examined as Witnesses 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."

Samples of Tea, Correspondence respecting, delivered, & referred to East India Comee.

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

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

"Correspondence and Papers relating to the Samples of Tea procured from Foreign Countries by His Majesty's Consuls;" together with a List thereof:

And then he withdrew.

Which List was read by the Clerk as follows; (vizt.)

"No. 1. Copy of a Letter from Lord Ellenborough to the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of The East India Company, dated 13th June 1829."

"2. Copy of a Letter from the Chairman of The East India Company to Lord Ellenborough, dated 17th July 1829."

"3. Copy of a Letter from B. S. Jones Esq. to John Backhouse Esq. dated 6th July 1829."

"4. Copy of a Letter from John Backhouse Esq. to B. S. Jones Esq. dated 3d September 1829.- With One Enclosure."

"(Enclosure.) Copy of a Circular Letter from John Bidwell Esq. to certain of His Majesty's Consuls, dated 12th August 1829."

"5. Copy of a Letter from Henry Canning Esq. Consul General at Hamburgh, to John Bidwell Esq. dated 13th October 1829."

"6. Copy of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated 20th October 1829.-With Eight Enclosures."

"(Enclosure, No. 1.) Invoice of Twenty-six Chests of Tea, addressed to The Commissioners for the Affairs of India, dated 20th October 1829."

"(Ditto, No. 2.) Copy of a Letter from one of the principal Importers of Tea into Hamburgh to His Majesty's Consul General, dated 22d December 1828."

"(Ditto, No. 3.) Translation of a Letter from one of the principal Tea Dealers at Hamburgh to His Majesty's Consul General, dated 16th January 1829."

"(Ditto, No. 4.) Translation of a Letter from a principal Tea Dealer at Hamburgh to His Majesty's Consul General, dated 28th September 1829."

"(Ditto, No. 5.) Copy of a Letter from one of the principal Importers of Tea at Hamburgh to His Majesty's Consul General, dated 30th September 1829."

"(Ditto, No. 6.) Copy of a Letter from His Majesty's Consul General at Hamburgh to a principal Importer of Tea at that Town, dated 5th October 1829."

"(Ditto, No. 7.) Copy of a Letter from a principal Importer of Tea at Hamburgh to His Majesty's Consul General, dated 6th October 1829."

"(Ditto, No. 8.) A Statement of the Samples of Tea addressed to The Commissioners for the Affairs of India, shewing the Wholesale and Retail Prices of the same at Hamburgh, reduced into British Money, and the Duties paid thereon, dated 20th October 1829."

"7. Copy of a Letter from Alexander Ferrier Esq. Consul at Rotterdam, to The Commissioners for the Affairs of India, dated 12th September 1829."

"8. Copy of a Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated 15th September 1829.-With Four Enclosures."

"(Enclosure, No. 1.) Invoice of Thirty-five Samples of Tea addressed to The Commissioners for the Affairs of India, dated 15th September 1829."

"(Ditto, No. 2.) A short Account of the State of the Tea Trade in the Netherlands in 1829."

"(Ditto, No. 3.) Table shewing the Wholesale and Retail Prices of the Thirty-five Samples of Tea, with the Duties paid thereon."

"(Ditto, No. 4.) Duties on Teas imported into the Kingdom of the Netherlands, according to the Tarif in force in September 1829."

"9. Copy of a Letter from Christian Koch Esq. Consul at Frankfort, to John Bidwell Esq. dated 4th October 1829."

"10. Copy of a Letter from Sir Daniel Bayley, Consul General at St. Petersburgh, to John Bidwell Esq. dated 25th September/7th October 1829.-With Three Enclosures."

"(Enclosure, No. 1.) Statement, of the Weight and Prices of the Samples of Tea addressed to The Commissioners for the Affairs of India, 25th September/7th October 1829."

"(Ditto, No. 2.) Statement of the Prices of the Tea at St. Petersburgh, reduced into British Money and Weight, with the Duties paid thereon."

"(Ditto, No. 3.) Copy of a Price Current of Teas at St. Petersburgh of the Year 1829."

"11. Copy of a Letter from J. C. Buchanan Esq. Acting Consul at New York, to John Bidwell Esq. dated 31st October 1829.-With Two Enclosures."

"(Enclosure, No. 1.) Invoice of the Samples of Tea addressed to The Commissioners for the Affairs of India, with the Wholesale and Retail Prices of the same at New York, and the Duties paid thereon, dated 19th October 1829."

"(Ditto No. 2.) Statement of the Expence incurred in obtaining the Samples of Tea, dated 31st October 1829."

"12. Copy of a Letter from George Manners Esq. Consul at Boston, to John Bidwell Esq. dated 25th November 1829."

"13. Copy of a Letter from George Manners Esq., to The Commissioners for the Affairs of India, dated 25th November 1829.-With Two Enclosures."

"(Enclosure, No. 1.) Invoice of Twelve Packages of Tea, addressed to The Commissioners for the Affairs of India, dated 24th November 1829."

"(Ditto, No. 2.) Statement shewing the Wholesale and Retail Prices of the Tea at Boston, with the Duties paid thereon, and the Cost Price in China, dated 25th November 1829."

"14. Copy of a Letter from George Bankes Esq. to Thomas Lack Esq. dated 18th January 1830."

"15. Copy of a Letter from Thomas Lack Esq. to George Bankes Esq. dated 5th February 1830.-With One Enclosure."

"(Enclosure.) Copy of a Letter from J. C. Freeling Esq. to Thomas Lack Esq. dated 30th January 1830."

"16. Copy of a Letter from B. S. Jones Esq. to certain Firms of Tea Brokers, dated 5th February 1830."

"17. Copy of a Letter from Ditto to Peter Auber Esq. dated 5th February 1830."

"18. Copy of a Letter from Peter Auber Esq. to B. S. Jones Esq. dated 6th February 1830."

"19. Copy of a Letter from Henry H. Goodhall Esq. to B. S. Jones Esq. dated 6th February 1830."

"20. Copy of a Letter from B. S. Jones Esq. to Messrs. Venn & Co. dated 8th February 1830."

"21. Copy of a Letter from Ditto to J. C. Freeling Esq. dated 8th February 1830."

"22. Copy of a Memorandum by B. S. Jones Esq. dated 15th March 1830."

"23. Copy of a Letter from B. S. Jones Esq. to J. C. Freeling Esq. dated 16th March 1830."

"24. Copy of a Letter from certain Firms of Tea Brokers to B. S. Jones Esq. dated 6th April 1830."

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

Ordered, That the said Papers be printed.

Ordered, That the said Papers 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.

Malt Duties, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, 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 Allowances on Spirits in Scotland and Ireland."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Adjourn.

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