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'House of Lords Journal Volume 62: 13 May 1830', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 62: 1830, pp. 383-397. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16347 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 13 Maii 1830.
Welsh Judicature, Petitions from Carmarthen & Montgomery against Alteration of. M. of Hastings' Estate Bill presented. Carlisle & Penrith Road Bill. Ideridgehay Roads Bill. Sheffield Waterworks Bill. Hungerford Market Bill. Invernessshire Statute Labour Bill. Accounts delivered: Preventive Service: Land Tax levied, and redeemed. Resolutions of The East India Co. granting Pensions, &c. delivered, & referred to East India Comee: E. Durant to attend the Comee. Manchester Improvement Bill read 2a & committed: Petition against it, referred to the Comee: All Lords added to the Comee: Comee to appoint a Chairman: Petition in favor, also referred. Portman Market Bill. Tweed Fisheries Bill. Wareham, &c. Roads Bill. St. Helens & Runcorn Gap Railway Bill. Monks Risborough Inclosure Bill, read 2a & committed: Petitions against it, referred to the Comee: All Lords added to the Comee: Comee to appoint a Chairman: Petition against it, referred to the Comee. Derby, &c. Roads Bill. Stafford Improvement Bill. Sankey Brook Navigation Bill. Kingston-upon-Hull Road Bill read 2a & committed: Petition against it, referred to the Comee. Charminster Inclosure Bill. Peebles Roads Bill. Tiverton Roads Bill. Ashburton Roads Bill. Great Dover Street, &c. Improvement Bill. Southwold Harbour Bill read 2a & committed: Petitions against it, referred to the Comee. (W. Dowson:) P. Stead: Bailiffs, &c. of Southwold: Merchants, &c. of Halesworth: Landowners, &c. of Halesworth & Southwold: All Lords added to the Comee: Comee to appoint a Chairman. Cromford Bridge Road Bill. Standon Inclosure Bill. Little Bolton Improvement Bill. New Sarum Poor Rates Bill. East India, &c. Trade, Petitions for opening, referred to East India Comee: (Tavistock:) Buckfast-leigh: Dean Prior: Merchants House of Glasgow: Provost, &c. of Calton of Glasgow: Ashtonunderlyne: Wilsden: Gildersome: New Mills, &c: Foreign Lead, Petitions from Tavistock & Stanhope for further Duty on Import of. Tithe Laws, Petitions from Gainford, & Wycliffe & Hutton, for Alteration of. Criminal Laws, Petitions from North Shields for Alteration of. Beer Trade, Petition from Frome Selwood respecting. Slavery, Petition from Knottingley for Abolition of. Navy Pay Bill. Viscount Boyne's Petition claiming a Right to vote for Peers for Ireland, referred to Comee for Privileges. E. of Mexborough's Petition claiming a Right to vote for Peers for Ireland, referred to Comee for Privileges. D. of Buccleuch et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Governors, &c. of Birmingham Grammar School Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Ross Improvement Bill. Stamford Road Bill. Great Strickland, &c. Inclosure Bill. Leases for Linen Manufacture (Ireland) Bill. Richmond Lunatic Asylum (Dublin) Bill. Sir W.G. Cumming's Estate Bill, Report of Judges in Ireland read, & referred to the Comee. Dundee & Newtyle Railway Bill Specially reported. Birmingham & Edgehill Road Bill. D. of Bedford's Petition referred to Judges. Distress of the Country, Petition of Ribbon Weavers of Foleshill respecting. Scott v. Yuille. Pentland v. Booth & Dickson. Greenwich Hospital, Petition of Merchant Seamen of Whitby against contributing to. British Shipping, Petition from London relative to depressed State of: Papers on the Subject Ordered. Foreign Articles, Petition of J. Pinsent for a Duty on Import of. Parochial Registers (Scotland) Bill. Shakerley's Divorce Bill: Marshall's Estate Bill: Messages to H.C. with the 2 preceding Bills. Werneth, &c. Roads Bill: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it. East Retford Election Bill: Witnesses discharged from further Attendance on it. Adjourn.

Die Jovis, 13 Maii 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Lyndhurst, Cancellarius.
Epus. Carliol.
Vicecom. Hereford.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Maynard.
Vicecom. Doneraile.
Vicecom. St. Vincent.
Vicecom. Melville.
Vicecom. Lorton.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Bolton.
Ds. Ribblesdale.
Ds. Fitz Gibbon.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Dufferin & Claneboye.
Ds. Dunalley.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Prudhoe.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Durham.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Rosslyn, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wellington.
Dux Buckingham & Chandos.
March. Lansdowne.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Hastings.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Digby.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Charleville.
Comes Manners.
Comes Minto.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Stradbroke.
Comes Vane.

PRAYERS.

Welsh Judicature, Petitions from Carmarthen & Montgomery against Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of the High Sheriff, Magistrates, Grand Jurors and Clergymen of the County of Carmarthen, at their Spring Great Sessions, 1830, assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Bill for the Abolition of the Judicature of Wales, as at present framed, may not pass into a Law:"

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

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the County of Montgomery was presented and read; praying their Lordships, "That their County may remain entire; and that in the Event of the Welsh Judicature being abolished, their Lordships will think fit and be pleased, in its new Arrangement, to preserve to the Petitioners those Advantages which they now have in the Commencement and Trial of Suits and recovering Debts, so far at least as regards Debts by Simple Contract; or in case the Welsh Judicature should not be abolished, then that the restrictive Clauses of the Statutes of the 13 George 3 and 5 George 4 may be repealed, and that such Alterations may take place as will secure to the Petitioners fit and proper Judges, proper Officers, a sufficient Supply of experienced Counsel, and some Mode of securing an impartial Jury by changing the Venue (if necessary.)

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of Henry Adolphus Proctor, High Sheriff for the County of Montgomery, who only has signed it.

M. of Hastings' Estate Bill presented.

The Earl of Eldon presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of The Most Honorable George Augustus Francis Rawdon Hastings Marquis of Hastings, situate in Scotland, in the said Marquis in Fee."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Carlisle & Penrith Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Graham and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Carlisle to Penrith, and from Penrith to Eamont Bridge, in the County of Cumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ideridgehay Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for improving and maintaining the Turnpike Roads from the Wirksworth Turnpike Road, in the Hamlet of Ideridgehay, to the Town of Duffield, and from the Market Place in Wirksworth to the Turnpike Road leading from Derby to Brassington, and from the said Market Place to the Turnpike Road leading from Wirksworth Moor to Matlock Bath, all in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House."

Sheffield Waterworks Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better supplying with Water the Town and Parish of Sheffield, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hungerford Market Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to incorporate certain Persons to be called "The Hungerford Market Company," for the Re-establishment of a Market for the Sale of Fish, Poultry and Meat, and other Articles of general Consumption and Use; and for other Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Invernessshire Statute Labour Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Graham and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining Roads, Bridges and Ferries, and for converting, regulating and making effectual the Statute Labour, in the County of Inverness;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Five 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 25th Day of March last and the 5th Day of this instant May,

Preventive Service:

"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:"

Land Tax levied,

Also, "An Account of the Amount of Land Lax levied in each County of England and Wales in the Year 1828, distinguishing each County:"

and redeemed.

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

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.

Resolutions of The East India Co. granting Pensions, &c. delivered, & referred to East India Comee:

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 the Directions of an Act of Parliament,

"Resolutions of the Court of Directors of The East India Company, being the Warrants or Instruments granting any Salary, Pension or Gratuity."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Paper be 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.

E. Durant to attend the Comee.

Ordered, That Enoch Durant Esquire do attend this House on Monday next, to be sworn, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the last-mentioned Committee.

Manchester Improvement Bill read 2a & committed:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend several Acts for supplying the Town of Manchester with Gas; and for regulating and improving the same Town."

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

V. Hereford.
V. Arbuthnott.
V. Maynard.
V. Doneraile.
V. St. Vincent.
V. Melville.
V. Lorton.
V. Gordon.
V. Goderich.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Dacre.
L. Clifton.
L. Teynham.
L. Gower.
L. Colville of Culross.
L. Napier.
L. King.
L. Monson.
L. Holland.
L. Montagu.
L. Douglas of Douglas.
L. Gage.
L. Mendip.
L. Calthorpe.
L. Bolton.
L. Ribblesdale.
L. Fitz Gibbon.
L. Carbery.
L. Dufferin & Claneboye.
L. Dunalley.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Arden.
L. Sheffield.
L. Mont Eagle.
L. Manners.
L. Hill.
L. Meldrum.
L. Prudhoe.
L. Glenlyon.
L. Bexley.
L. Penshurst.
L. Wharncliffe.
L. Feversham.
L. Durham.
L. Skelmersdale.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Beaufort.
D. Newcastle.
D. Wellington.
D. Buckingham & Chandos.
M. Lansdowne.
M. Salisbury.
M. Bute.
M. Hastings.
M. Cleveland.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea & Nottingham.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Albemarle.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Stanhope.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Digby.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Malmesbury.
E. Wicklow.
E. Caledon.
E. Limerick.
E. Charleville.
E. Manvers.
E. Minto.
E. Eldon.
E. Falmouth.
E. Stradbroke.
E. Vane.

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

Petition against it, referred to the Comee:

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners of Property, Merchants, Manufacturers, Shopkeepers and others, Inhabitants of Manchester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel, and that they may call Witnesses, against such objectionable Clauses, and in favor of such additional Clauses, as may by their Rejection, Modification or Addition, render the Bill more deserving the Sanction of their Lordships:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners be at liberty to be heard by themselves or Counsel and Witnesses against the said Bill, as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

All Lords added to the Comee:

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, and are not named of the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, be added thereto.

Comee to appoint a Chairman:

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed do appoint their own Chairman.

Petition in favor, also referred.

Upon reading the Petition of the Consumers of Gas supplied from the Public Gas Works of Manchester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That the said Bill, providing the Means of extending the above-mentioned Works, and for certain Manchester Police Purposes, may pass into a Law:"

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

Portman Market Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Market in the Parish of Saint Mary-lebone, in the County of Middlesex."

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

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.

Tweed Fisheries Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Preservation and Increase of the Breed of Salmon, and for better regulating the Fisheries in the River Tweed, and the Rivers and Streams running into the same, and also within the Mouth or Entrance of the said River."

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.

Wareham, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads leading from the Market Cross in the Town of Wareham, and in Purbeck, in the County of 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.

St. Helens & Runcorn Gap Railway Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making a Railway from the Cowley Hill Colliery, in the Parish of Prescot, to Runcorn Gap, in the same Parish, (with several Branches therefrom,) all in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for constructing a Wet Dock at the Termination of the said Railway at Runcorn Gap aforesaid."

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.

Monks Risborough Inclosure Bill, read 2a & committed:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Monks Risborough, 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 Tuesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Petitions against it, referred to the Comee:

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Land in the Parish of Monks Risborough, in the County of Buckingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Poor Inhabitants of the Parish of Monks Risborough, in the County of Buckingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and severally praying their Lordships, "That the same may not pass into a Law as it now stands; and that the Petitioners may be heard by their Counsel or Agents against the same:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners be at liberty to be heard by their Counsel or Agents against the same, as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

All Lords added to the Comee:

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, and are not named of the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, be added thereto.

Comee to appoint a Chairman:

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed do appoint their own Chairman.

Petition against it, referred to the Comee.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Hookham of the Parish of Monks Risborough, in the County of Bucks; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That the same may not pass into a Law as it now stands:"

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

Derby, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving certain Roads between the Towns of Derby, Mansfield and Nutthall, in the Counties of Derby and Nottingham."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Stafford Improvement Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, regulating and improving the Streets, Lanes and other Public Passages and Places within the Borough of Stafford, in the County of Stafford."

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.

Sankey Brook Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to consolidate and amend the Acts relating to the Sankey Brook Navigation, in the County of Lancaster, and to make a Navigable Canal from the said Navigation at Fidlers Ferry, to communicate with the River Mersey at Widness Wharf, near Westbank, in the Township of Widness, in the said County."

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.

Kingston-upon-Hull Road Bill read 2a & committed:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a new Turnpike Road from the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull, in the County of the said Town, to Hedon, in 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.

Petition against it, referred to the Comee.

Upon reading the Petition of William Iveson, Gentleman, One of the Trustees for the Turnpike Road from Hedon to Kingston-upon-Hull; taking notice of the lastmentioned Bill, and praying, "That if it shall be their Lordships Pleasure that the said Bill shall pass into a Law sufficient Compensation and Indemnity shall be provided for the Mortgagees who hold Securities under the Faith and Provisions of the several Acts of Parliament relating to the said Road:"

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

Charminster Inclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands within the Parish of Charminster, in the County of 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.

Peebles Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and keeping in Repair the Turnpike Roads in the County of Peebles, for making and maintaining certain new Roads, and for rendering Turnpike certain Parish Roads, in the said County."

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.

Tiverton Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for improving several Roads and making certain new Roads, in the Counties of Devon and Somerset, leading to and from the Town of Tiverton; and for amending an Act of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from and through the Town of Wiveliscombe."

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.

Ashburton Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads leading to and from or near to the Towns of Ashburton and Totness, in the County of Devon."

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.

Great Dover Street, &c. Improvement Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing and otherwise improving such Parts of Great Dover Street, Trinity Street, Trinity Square, and the Highways, Roads, Streets, Markets and other Public Passages and Places leading out thereof or abutting thereon or adjacent thereto, all within the Parishes of Saint Mary Newington and Saint George the Martyr, Southwark, in the County of Surrey, as do not fall within the Powers and Provisions of any existing Acts of Parliament."

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.

Southwold Harbour Bill read 2a & committed:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually improving the Harbour of Southwold, in the County of Suffolk."

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 next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Petitions against it, referred to the Comee. (W. Dowson:)

Upon reading the Petition of William Dowson of Southwold and Halesworth, in the County of Suffolk, Merchant; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That the same may not pass into a Law as it now stands; and that the Petitioner may be heard by himself, his Counsel and Agents, against the same, or such Parts thereof as affect his Interest; and that he may have such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, may seem just:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioner be at liberty to be heard by himself, his Counsel and Agents, against the same, as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

P. Stead:

Upon reading the Petition of Patrick Stead of Halesworth and Beccles, in the County of Suffolk, and Yarmouth, in Norfolk, Merchant; taking notice of the lastmentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "not to allow the said Bill to pass into a Law without being satisfied that the Embankments of the Tidal Waters (which have nearly ruined the Harbour) were necessarily and equitably made; and whether any and what Consideration was given for the Lands so embanked; and whether the Funds of the said Harbour have been properly collected and appropriated, and the Management been beneficially attended to, or left to an individual Commissioner; and whether the Selection and Appointment of the Commissioners named in the said Act are beneficial, fair and just towards the Interests of the Merchants, Ship Owners, Growers of Corn, and Payers of the Harbour Duties at the Port of Southwold, whose Monies and Duties create the Trust, or whether their Interests should not be fairly represented, as in all modern Harbour Acts, by a due Proportion of Merchants, Ship Owners, Growers of Corn, and Payers of Dues being elected as Commissioners; and whether there is any Necessity to fetter the Trade by the Certificate System, as proposed in one of the Clauses in the said Act, for so trifling a Duty as compared to Malt, or that such exclusive and excessive Duties will add to the Welfare of the Port;" and further praying their Lordships "to be heard by himself, Agent or Counsel, against the obnoxious Clauses in the Bill, and in support of all or any of the Allegations of this Petition:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioner be at liberty to be heard by himself, Agent or Counsel, against the same, as desired.

Bailiffs, &c. of Southwold:

Upon reading the Petition of the Bailiffs and Commonalty of the Burgh of Southwold, in the County of Suffolk, under their Common Seal; taking notice of the last-mentioned, Bill and praying their Lordships, "That a Clause may be introduced therein, whereby all Ships and Vessels belonging to the Port and Harbour of Southwold may continue to be freed and exempted from all and every the Duties and Sums of Money charged and made payable, by any Act of Parliament passed, upon Ships, for the Repairs and maintaining the Harbour of Dover; and that the Limits and Boundaries of the said Harbour be made to extend to the duly Legal Quay within the Port, that is the Quay called Black Shore Quay, within the Burgh of Southwold, and up to which the Harbour Act still in force has ever been assumed to extend: That such Alteration be made in the said Bill as shall effectually prevent and restrain the Commissioners acting under the Blyth Navigation Act from claiming and imposing the Tolls and Duties mentioned in their said Act upon Corn, Coals, Goods and Merchandize which may be shipped from and landed at the said Quay called Black Shore Quay, by extending the Limits of the said Harbour to or beyond the said Black Shore Quay, or by such Ways and Means as their Lordships, in their Wisdom, may deem meet; and that they may be heard by themselves, their Agents or Counsel, in support of all and any of the Allegations of this their Petition:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners be at liberty to be heard by themselves, their Agents or Counsel, against the same, as desired.

Merchants, &c. of Halesworth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Shipowners and Inhabitants of the Town of Halesworth, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That their Lordships may be pleased to enquire and be satisfied whether the Embankments of the Lands and stopping of the Creeks have been necessarily and equitably made, as the Prosperity and Goodness of the Harbour depend so especially thereon; and that the Clause appointing Commissioners in the said Bill may be expunged, and one of a more open Nature be adopted; and that the Commissioners be not confined to Persons having Landed Property only, as required by the said Bill, but that the said Commissioners may consist of Merchants, Shipowners and Payers of Dues, equal in Number to those representing the Landed Interest, in order that no undue Influence may be given to any particular Body or Class of Persons, that the Petitioners, who are so greatly interested in the proper Expenditure of the Funds of the said Harbour, may be fairly and equally represented; and that all such Commissioners to be appointed or nominated be appointed annually or periodically:"

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

Landowners, &c. of Halesworth & Southwold:

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners of Land and Growers of Corn residing in the Vicinity and in Halesworth and Southwold, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That the Navigation of the Harbour of Southwold may be improved, and that for that Purpose a Nomination and Appointment of Commissioners different from that contemplated in the said proposed Bill may be devised, whereby the Property of the Petitioners may not be deteriorated, or their Enterprize in the Cultivation of their Lands interrupted; and that the said proposed Bill, in its present Form, may not be allowed to pass into a Law by their Lordships:"

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

All Lords added to the Comee:

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, and are not named of the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, be added thereto.

Comee to appoint a Chairman.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, do appoint their own Chairman.

Cromford Bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Cromford Bridge to the Turnpike Road at or near Langley Mill, in the County of Derby."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Standon Inclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Standon, in the County of Hertford."

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.

Little Bolton Improvement Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually cleansing, paving, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Township of Little Bolton, in the County Palatine 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.

New Sarum Poor Rates Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better assessing and recovering the Rates for the Relief of the Poor within the City of New Sarum, and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for consolidating the Rates to be made for the Relief of the Poor of the respective Parishes of Saint Thomas, Saint Edmund and Saint Martin, in the City of New Sarum."

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.

East India, &c. Trade, Petitions for opening, referred to East India Comee: (Tavistock:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Tavistock, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Monopoly of Trade at present enjoyed by The East India Company be entirely and for ever abolished:"

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.

Buckfast-leigh:

Upon reading the Petition of the Manufacturers of Serges and other Woollens, and of the other Inhabitants of the Parish of Buckfastleigh, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Dean Prior:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Manufacturers of Serges and other Woollens, and of the other Inhabitants of the Parish of Dean Prior, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That such an Enquiry may be instituted into the present State of the Trade between this Country and India, with a view to the Admission of British Subjects in general to a fair and equal Participation in the Commerce between the British Empire and the Eastern World, on the Expiration of The East India Company's Charter, as Parliament, in its Wisdom, may think fit:"

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

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

Merchants House of Glasgow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants House of Glasgow, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "That, after due Deliberation and Enquiry, such Measures will be adopted as will advance the Prosperity of the Inhabitants of the British Possessions in India, and secure to all His Majesty's Subjects in the United Kingdom an entire Freedom in Eastern Trade, and such Right of Resort and Residence as may be consistent with the Safety and Tranquillity of our Eastern Empire:"

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

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

Provost, &c. of Calton of Glasgow:

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates and Council of the Burgh of Calton of Glasgow, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "That no Legislative Act will be again adopted to prevent any of His Majesty's Subjects of the United Kingdom from enjoying a Free Trade to all the Countries Eastward of the Cape of Good Hope, as well as the Liberty of proceeding to and settling in those Countries, under such Regulations as to their Lordships may seem meet:"

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

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

Ashtonunderlyne:

Upon reading the Petition of the Cotton Spinners, Manufacturers, and other Inhabitants of the Town of Ashtonunderlyne, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships (out of kind Consideration for the Welfare and Prosperity of this Kingdom at large, and more particularly of our Manufacturing, Shipping and Commercial Interests,) will direct that the due and necessary Notice be given to The East India Company, that their present Charter will not be renewed; that their Lordships will refuse to grant them any other Charter, or to give any exclusive Privileges in Trade or Commerce to any particular Class of Individuals; that absolute and unconditional Liberty be granted to every Subject of the Realm to settle in India, and employ his Capital, Skill and Industry, in such Manner as he may deem best; that a Free Trade be opened between this Country and China and India, and no Restriction whatever placed on our Commercial Transactions therein; and that those Facilities be afforded further to enlarge and benefit our general Trading Interests which their Lordships shall conceive most fitting and advantageous:"

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

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

Wilsden:

Upon reading the Petition of the Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of the Township of Wilsden, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That at the Expiration of the present Charter of The East India Company the Trade to China and India, and to all Countries East of the Cape of Good Hope, may be as free to all British Subjects as it is to the Inhabitants of any other Country:"

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

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

Gildersome:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Clothing District of Gildersome, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That as soon as the Law will permit they may have secured to themselves, and all other of His Majesty's Subjects, a Free Trade with China, and the Right of settling and trading in all the British Dependencies 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 lastmentioned Committee.

New Mills, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of New Mills, Heafield and Glossop, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Trade to the Countries East of the Cape of Good Hope may be left unfettered to the Enterprise, Responsibility and Capital of British Merchants:"

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

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

Foreign Lead, Petitions from Tavistock & Stanhope for further Duty on Import of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Tavistock, being Lords and Adventurers in Lead Mines, and of Persons interested in their Prosperity on account of the Advantages they afford to the Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That such further Duty may be imposed on Lead and Lead Ores, the Produce of Foreign States, as may secure to them the fullest Advantage of our Home Market:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Stanhope and Walsingham, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to advance the Import Duties on Foreign Lead and Lead Ore so as to place the British Lead Miners on an Equality with the Raisers of other Metals in the United Kingdom; and also adopt such other Measures as will give them a proper and effectual Preference over Foreigners, both in our Home Market and that of the Colonies:"

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

Tithe Laws, Petitions from Gainford, & Wycliffe & Hutton, for Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Gainford and its Vicinity, in the County of Durham, being all either Owners of Land or Payers of Tithes, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Wycliffe and Hutton and the Townships of Ovington and Scargill, in the North Riding of the County of York, being all either Owners of Land or Payers or Receivers of Tithes, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will, at as early a Period in this Session as the Business of the Nation will allow, take into their most serious Consideration the present State of the Tithe Laws, and the Effects now resulting from them; also the Changes which have occurred since they were framed; and that, after a strict and mature Investigation of the Question in all its Bearings, their Lordships will be pleased to adopt such Measures and make such Arrangements as shall appear to them to be consistent with Justice to the Payers and Receivers of Tithes, and most beneficial to the general Interests of Religion and those of the Community at large:"

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

Criminal Laws, Petitions from North Shields for Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Bankers, Solicitors, Merchants, Ship Owners, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of North Shields and its Vicinity, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "so to modify the Laws respecting Forgery as in all Cases to insure the Infliction of a Punishment less than the Death of the Offender, which will be in accordance with the humane Spirit of the Age, and the Christian Dispensation under which we live:"

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

Beer Trade, Petition from Frome Selwood respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Frome Selwood, in Somersetshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the proposed Measure for opening the Trade in Beer, and praying, "That their Lordships will still prohibit, except in common Inns, Alehouses or Victualling Houses licensed as at present, all Drinking or Consumption of Beer by the Buyer on the Premises where sold, or in or upon any Appurtenance thereof or Approach thereto, and will also preclude such Evasions of the existing Statute as now occur:"

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

Slavery, Petition from Knottingley for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Knottingley, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will immediately take into their Consideration Measures for the entire Abolition of Slavery in every Part of the British Dominions:"

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

Navy Pay Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the Pay of the Royal Navy:"

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."

Viscount Boyne's Petition claiming a Right to vote for Peers for Ireland, referred to Comee for Privileges.

Upon reading the Petition of The Right Honorable Gustavus Viscount Boyne, in that Part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Ireland; setting forth, "That Gustavus the late Viscount Boyne, and Father of the Petitioner, sat and voted in The House of Lords of Ireland as Viscount Boyne: That the Petitioner's Father died in or about the Month of February 1816, leaving the Petitioner, his eldest Son: That the Petitioner, as such eldest Son, is now Viscount Boyne, and claims to be entitled to vote at the Election of Peers of Ireland to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom;" and therefore praying, "That his said Claim may be admitted by their Lordships:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee for Privileges, to consider and report.

E. of Mexborough's Petition claiming a Right to vote for Peers for Ireland, referred to Comee for Privileges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Earl of Mexborough; setting forth, "That the Petitioner's Grandfather sat and voted in the House of Lords of Ireland, before the Union of the Two Kingdoms, as Earl of Mexborough of the Kingdom of Ireland, by virtue of Letters Patent limiting the said Title to him and the Heirs Male of his Body: That the Petitioner's said Grandfather died in or about the Month of February 1778, leaving the Petitioner's Father John, the late Earl, his eldest Son and Heir Male of his Body: That the Petitioner's late Father died in the Month of February last, and the Petitioner is the only Son and Heir Male of the Body of his said Father, and as such is Earl of Mexborough, and claims a Right to vote at Elections of Peers of Ireland to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom;" and therefore praying, "That his said Right may be admitted by their Lordships:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee for Privileges, to consider and report.

D. of Buccleuch et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of The Most Noble Walter Francis Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, 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 exchanging the Estates in the County of Northampton of which The Most Noble Walter Francis Douglas Montagu Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry is Tenant in Tail under the Will of The Most Noble John late Duke of Montagu, deceased, for some of his Settled Estates in the Counties of Lancaster and York of which he is Tenant for Life under the Will of The Most Noble Elizabeth late Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, deceased."

Governors, &c. of Birmingham Grammar School Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of The Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth in Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, under their Common Seal, 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 The Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth in Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to pull down the present Masters Houses and School House in New Street, in the Town of Birmingham, and to make and erect more suitable Accommodations on a new Site in the Vicinity of the Town; and to procure such new Site; and to extend the Objects of the Charity by erecting and making on the old Site in New Street Accommodations suitable for a new School for teaching modern Languages, the Arts and Sciences; and to make certain Additions to the Estates of the said Charity by Purchase; and to raise Money for the Purposes aforesaid by applying certain Funds now belonging to the said Charity, and by Sale of Part of the Estates belonging thereto, and by Mortgage; and for other Purposes."

Ross Improvement Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, draining, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Ross, and for disposing of certain Common and Waste Lands and Rights of Common within the Parish of Ross, in the County of Hereford," 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."

Stamford 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 improving the Road leading from the Town of Stamford to the Division Stone in South Witham, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

Great Strickland, &c. Inclosure Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Townships of Great Strickland and Thrimby, in the Parish of Morland, in the County of Westmorland," 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."

Leases for Linen Manufacture (Ireland) Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm certain Leases of Lands for the Purposes of carrying on the Linen Manufacture of 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.

Richmond Lunatic Asylum (Dublin) Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appropriating the Richmond Lunatic Asylum in Dublin to the Purposes of a District Lunatic Asylum."

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.G. Cumming's Estate Bill, Report of Judges in Ireland read, & referred to the Comee.

The Report of the Judges in Ireland, to whom was referred a printed Copy of the Bill, 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," to take the Consents of Mrs. Margaret Grace Madden, The Reverend Samuel Madden, Charles Madden, Helen Madden and Cassandra Madden, was read.

Ordered, That the said Report be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Dundee & Newtyle Railway Bill Specially reported.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act for making a Railway from Dundee to Newtyle;" "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 the Standing Order No. 213, which was the only Order to which the Bill was considered to apply, had been complied with as follows; vizt. 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 20th of February last, which Meeting, it was proved to the Committee, was called by Advertizement inserted for Four consecutive Weeks, vizt. on the 19th and 26th of January and 2d and 9th of February last in the Dundee Courier Newspaper, on the 21st and 28th of January and 4th and 11th of February last in the Dundee Advertizer Newspaper, and on the 22d and 29th of January and 5th and 12th of February last in the Montrose Newspaper, the said Newspapers being published in the County of Forfar, to which County the Matter of the Bill entirely relates; and that it appears that such Meeting was held on a Period not earlier than Seven Days after the last Insertion of the said Advertizement, and that at the said Meeting a Draft of the Bill was submitted to the Proprietors then present, and was unanimously approved of by them; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to their Lordships, with One Amendment."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Then the Amendment made by the Committee to the said Bill was read by the Clerk as follows; (vizt.)

"Pr. 12. L. 15. After ("Branches") insert Clause A.

Clause (A.) Provided always, That nothing in this Act contained shall authorize or empower or be so construed as to authorize or empower any Person or Persons, Body or Bodies Politic, Corporate or Collegiate, to use any Locomotive Engine upon any such Branch Railway in any Street, Square, or Public Passage or Thoroughfare within the Borough of Dundee."

And the said Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Birmingham & Edgehill Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Birmingham, through Warwick and Warmington, in the County of Warwick, to the utmost Limits of the said County on Edgehill," 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."

D. of Bedford's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of The Most Noble John Duke of Bedford, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Distress of the Country, Petition of Ribbon Weavers of Foleshill respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Ribbon Weavers in the Parish of Foleshill, in the County of the City of Coventry, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their most serious Consideration the forlorn Condition in which the Petitioners are placed, and adopt such Measures as will mitigate their Distress, redress their Grievances, and raise them to their proper Level in Society:"

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

Scott v. Yuille.

The House being informed, "That Robert Yuille, Respondent to the Appeal of Miss Elizabeth Scott, 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 Adam Gib Ellis of the City of Edinburgh, Writer to the Signet, 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.

Pentland v. Booth & Dickson.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein George Pentland is Appellant, and James Booth and Walter Dickson are Respondents:"

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.

Greenwich Hospital, Petition of Merchant Seamen of Whitby against contributing to.

Upon reading the Petition of the Trustees, in the Name and on Behalf of the Ship Owners and Merchant Seamen of the Port of Whitby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant them Redress by a Repeal of such Part of the Act passed in the Year 1741 as subjects them to the Contribution of Sixpence per Month to Greenwich Hospital, 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.

British Shipping, Petition from London relative to depressed State of:

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

A Petition of the Ship Owners of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, was presented and read; praying, "That their Lordships will immediately take into their Consideration the depressed State of British Shipping, and afford them Encouragement and Protection."

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

Papers on the Subject Ordered.

Then it was moved, "That there be laid before this House, "A Return of the Shipping employed in the Trade of the United Kingdom, exhibiting the Number and Tonnage of Vessels entered Inwards and cleared Outwards, with the Number of their Crews, distinguishing British from Foreign Ships, and the Trade with each Country, in each Year, from 1814 to 1829, both inclusive; specifying the Countries with which Treaties of Reciprocity have been concluded:

"Also, A Return of the Number and Tonnage of Ships and Vessels built and registered in the United Kingdom, in each Year, from 1814 to 1829, both inclusive; distinguishing the Number and Tonnage of those built in the United Kingdom from those built in the Colonies:

"Also, A Return of the Number and Tonnage of Ships belonging to the several Ports of the United Kingdom, from 1814 to 1829, both inclusive; distinguishing those belonging to the United Kingdom from the Colonies, and excluding those navigated by Steam:

"Also, A Return of the Number and Tonnage of Vessels belonging to the United Kingdom that are navigated by Steam:

"Also, A Return of the Number and Tonnage of Ships and Vessels registered in the United Kingdom that are mortgaged, in 1825, and in every subsequent Year; distinguishing each Year:

"Also, A Return of the Number and Tonnage of Ships and Vessels navigated by Steam, which cleared Outwards and entered Inwards in the Ports of the United Kingdom to and from Foreign Parts, in each Year, from 1822 to 1829, both inclusive:

"Also, A Return of the Number and Tonnage of Ships and Vessels navigated by Steam, which entered Inwards and cleared Outwards Coastwise, in each Year, from 1822 to 1829, both inclusive:

"Also, A Return of the Number and Tonnage of Ships and Vessels which have been broken up or sold to Foreigners, in each Year, from 1824 to 1829, both inclusive:

"Also, A Return of the Number and Tonnage of Ships and Vessels which are lost or missing, of which the Owners have not delivered up their Certificates of Registry:

"Also, An Account of the Monies paid out of the Public Revenue, from the Year 1824 to the Year 1829, distinguishing each Year, to any Corporations or Public Bodies, for Compensation for Light, Pilotage, Harbour Dues, Scavage, Alien Dues, and Dock Dues; distinguishing the Corporation and Public Bodies, and Amounts paid to each:

"And also, A Copy of the Correspondence relative to the Petitions of the Ship Owners of the Port of London, addressed to the Privy Council."

The same was agreed to; and Ordered accordingly.

Foreign Articles, Petition of J. Pinsent for a Duty on Import of.

Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Pinsent, of 23, Finch Lane, Cornhill, London; praying their Lordships, "as the Means of an immediate Relief to our National Distress, that a Fifty per Cent. ad valorem Protecting Duty (which is somewhere about the Value of each British Interest to the State) may be immediately charged on all Foreign Imports intended for Home or for our Colonial Consumption, and the like Duty charged on the Freights of Foreign Ships not under Treaty to the contrary; which Duties will not only act as Bounties to the giving all our Capital, People and Shipping profitable Employment in the Cultivation and Carriage of Hemp, Flax, Cotton, Tobacco, Corn, Wool, Wine, in the cutting of Timber, and in the building and navigating of Ships, &c. &c. either at Home or in our beautiful Colonies, but will also allow of about Eight Millions of our obnoxious internal Taxes to be repealed, and replaced in the Exchequer by those Protecting Duties, as well as make us independent of Foreign States for our chief Supplies:"

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

Parochial Registers (Scotland) Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon 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;

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Shakerley's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Marshall's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 affect a Sale of the Advowson of the Church of Bow otherwise Nymet Tracey, in the County of Devon."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. with the 2 preceding Bills.

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

To carry down the said Bills, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Werneth, &c. Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for improving and maintaining the Road from Werneth to Littleborough, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the County of Lancaster."

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 the former Messengers;

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

East Retford Election Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration and 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.

Then James Bailey was again called in; and no further Questions being put to him, he was directed to withdraw.

Then John Dawber was called in; and having been sworn, was examined as follows:

(Mr. Law.) "Is your Name John Dawber?"

"Yes."

"Are you a Burgess of Retford?"

"Yes."

"Are you an Alderman there at present?"

"Yes."

"When were you admitted to your Freedom; in what Year?"

"I cannot say exactly."

"Was it in 1807?"

"It was about 1807."

"Do you recollect the Election in 1812?"

"Yes."

"Did you attend at the Angel Inn some Time in the Year 1814?"

"Yes, I think I did."

"Did you there see a Mr. Hannam?"

"I do not know I am sure; I cannot recollect; I think I did see Mr. Hannam."

"Did you see Mr. Hannam at the Angel Inn in the Year 1814?"

"I think I did."

"Did you receive any Money there?"

"Yes."

"How much?"

"Ten Pounds or Guineas; I think Ten Guineas."

"Who paid you that Money?"

"A Stranger; a Person that I did not know."

"Do you recollect the Election in 1818?"

"Yes."

"To whom had you promised your Vote for that Election?"

"To Mr. Evans and Mr. Crompton.

"Did you receive any Money after that Election?"

"Yes."

"How much?"

"Two Parcels containing Twenty Guineas each; that was after the Election."

"Who brought it to you?"

"Oh! I do not know who brought it; I did not receive it."

"Do you know a Person of the Name of Ramsay?"

"Yes."

"What is he?"

"He is a Clerk at the Bank of Sheffield."

"Was he a Relation of yours?"

"He was."

"To whom did you promise your Vote at the Election in 1820?"

"The same Two Gentlemen; Mr. Evans and Mr. Crompton."

"Did you receive any Money after that Election?"

"Yes."

"How much?"

"Two Twenties."

"Can you state in what Manner you received those Two Sums of Twenty Guineas?"

"No; they were left at my Father's."

"Does not your Father keep the Crown Public House?"

"Yes."

"Do you recollect whether it was in the Evening or the Night they were left?"

"No, I do not; it was in the Morning I received them."

"Did you open the Parcel yourself?"

"Yes."

"Was it addressed to you?"

"No; quite anonymous; there was nothing in it at all."

"There was nothing inside; but was your Name on the outside?"

"Yes; I think there was."

"Whom had you promised in the Year 1812, when you received the Ten Guineas at the Angel Inn?"

"I had promised Mr. Marsh One Vote."

"Who was the other Candidate?"

"Mr. Osbaldeston."

"On whose Behalf was it you received the Money at the Angel Inn?"

"I do not know on whose Behalf, I am sure; they sent for me to the Angel, and I went in, and they gave me that, and said that was for me."

"They gave you the Ten Guineas, and said that was for you?"

"Yes."

"Who fetched you when you were sent for?"

"I do not know; I was out of the Town; and when I came Home, I was ordered to go there."

"You did not see the Messenger?"

"No."

"Did you see any other Freemen at the Angel Inn?"

"No, I think not; there was nobody else there."

"How did you know in what Room the Person was who was distributing the Money?"

"The Waiter told me."

"Without asking any Question you received that Sum of Money, being told it was for you?"

"Yes."

"Are you pretty well acquainted with the Burgesses of Retford?"

"Yes."

"Whom among the Burgesses are you most intimate with?"

"I really cannot say."

"Do you know George Thornton?"

"Yes."

"Was he a Burgess?"

"Yes."

"Had you any Conversation with him about Election Money?"

"No."

"Will you state to their Lordships the Name of any Burgess with whom you have had such Conversation?"

"I do not know that I have had any Conversation with any one respecting Election Money."

"You have not heard from other Burgesses that they have been equally fortunate with yourself in receiving such Packages?"

"From some I have."

"Recollect yourself. Can you not mention the Names of some of those Burgesses who have told you they have been equally fortunate with yourself in receiving the Packages?"

"I cannot name any one in particular."

"Do you know Alderman Parker?"

"Yes."

"Have you heard that from him?"

"No."

"Do you mean to state to their Lordships that you cannot name a single Burgess, though you have had Conversation with some of them upon that Subject?"

"I do not know that I have had Conversation with any of them upon the Subject of Election Monies."

"The Question was, whether you had had Conversation with the Burgesses upon the Subject of their being equally fortunate with yourself in receiving such Packages?"

"No, I do not know that I have."

"Do you mean to swear that you have not?"

"I do not understand what you mean."

"Have you not heard the other Burgesses say they have received Packages containing Twenty Guineas?"

"Yes, I have."

"Have you not heard that very often during the long Period you have been a Burgess?"

"I dare say I may have heard it several Times."

"Have you any Doubt you have heard it from Burgesses?"

"I dare say I have."

"Can you state at all from how many Burgesses you have heard this?"

"I cannot."

"From a Hundred?"

"No such thing."

"How many less will you swear you have at any Time heard mention it?"

"I do not know that I have heard it mentioned Half a Dozen Times."

"Will you mention the Names of any of the Persons who have spoken to you upon it?"

"Upon my Word I cannot name any one."

"You say you recollect Marsh's Election?"

"Yes."

"Did you hear Complaints among the Burgesses of the Conduct of Mr. Marsh during that Election?"

"No further than his not paying his Bills-his Tavern Bills."

"Do you mean to represent that you did not hear Complaints among them respecting those Packages?"

"No, I do not know that I ever did hear any thing of the kind."

"Can you undertake to swear you did not hear Complaints of the kind?"

"I cannot; it is a long Time ago; I really do not know that I did."

"Have you never heard it from George Thornton the Burgess?"

"No, never."

"Do you know Jonathan Fox?"

"Yes."

"Did you see him upon the Occasions of the different Elections?"

"No."

"Did not you see him canvassing?"

"No."

"You had no Acquaintance with him?"

"I had very little Acquaintance with him."

"Did you ever receive any Money from him?"

"No."

"What is Fox?"

"He is a Clerk in Mr. Foljambe's Bank."

"Do you know his Handwriting?"

"No, I cannot say that I should."

"Do you know the Handwriting upon the Note you received containing the Money?"

"No, I do not, I am sure."

"You do not know the Handwriting of the Directions upon your Packages?"

"No, I do not."

"You are quite sure of that?"

"Quite sure."

"The Petition against the Bill was shewn to the Witness, and he was asked -

"Is that Signature your Handwriting?"

"It is."

"What Relation of yours, if any, keeps the Crown at Retford?"

"My Father and Sister."

"Do you keep the Accounts for them?"

"I have done."

"Was that a House frequented by the Freemen in the Interest of Mr. Wrightson and Sir Robert Dundas at the last Election?"

"Partly so."

"Did they receive Refreshments there?"

"There was a Dinner or two."

"Did they receive any Refreshments at other Times?"

"I cannot say."

"Were you constantly in the House, backwards and forwards?"

"Backwards and forwards I was."

"Did not you make up the Accounts each Day?"

"I made up the Books at Night or the next Morning; I did not live in the House."

"Have you had any Conversation with George Thornton the Burgess about those Accounts?"

"No, I do not know that I have."

"Do you know of any Payment of Money by George Thornton to your Father or Sister in respect of those Accounts?"

"If I had the Books I could speak to that; but those are Things I do not see once a Year, perhaps."

"Do you not know from George Thornton the Burgess that he paid those Accounts?"

"I think he paid One Account; I do not know whether I was present or not."

"Did you know from Thornton who paid for what was incurred by the Freemen at the Time of the Election for the Refreshments at the Crown Inn?"

"Yes, I believe there was a Payment made."

"Do you know from Thornton who paid for the Refreshments had by the Burgesses at the Crown during the Election?"

"I believe George Thornton paid; there was a Sum paid by George Thornton."

"Do you know from Thornton that that was the Fact?"

"I believe I was present when Thornton paid some Money on account."

"Did Thornton the Burgess state where he got the Money with which he paid that Account?"

"He did not to me."

"Did any one state, in his Presence, from whom the Money came?"

"There was nobody but him present and my Sister."

"Do you know where the Accounts are of the Expences incurred by the Freemen at the last Election at that House, the Crown?"

"They are at the Crown I suppose."

Cross-examined by Mr. Adam.

"What Situation in Life are you in?"

"A Plumber and Glazier."

"You have been shewn a Petition there; do you recollect when you signed that?"

"No, I do not recollect the Day."

"How long since is it?"

"Perhaps a Month or Six Weeks; I cannot say."

"How long have you been in London?"

"I have been here a Fortnight."

"How long did you receive your Summons before you came to London?"

"The Day before."

"You came straight up?"

"Yes."

"It was after you signed the Petition against the Bill that you were summoned to be a Witness in support of it?"

"Yes."

"From whom did you receive the Money in 1818?"

"My Mother gave it to me."

"All you know as to where the Money came from in 1818 was what was stated by your Mother?"

"Yes."

"In the Year 1814 you went to the Angel you say?"

"Yes."

"You do not know who came for you there?"

"No."

"How much did you receive?"

"Ten Pounds or Guineas."

"Are you sure it was no more than that?"

"It was no more."

"Had you ever seen the Gentleman who gave you the Money before?"

"No; Mr. Hannam, I think, came in while I was there."

"He was not there when you went in?"

"I think not."

"Was there only One paid the Money?"

"No, only One."

"What passed?"

"The Stranger asked me my Name; I told him; and he said, "There is that for you."

"At the last Election, in 1826, were you canvassed by any body?"

"I do not know that I saw either of the Candidates on the Canvass."

"Did you vote for either of the Candidates?"

"No, I did not."

"Were you at this House of your Father's every Day?"

"I cannot say; every Day I was not."

"You have stated that it was a House frequented by the Voters in the Interest of Sir Robert Dundas and Mr. Wrightson?"

"Yes."

"Were many of the Persons that went to your Father's House during the Election in the habit of using your Father's House before the Election?"

"Yes."

"Was your Father a Freeman?"

"No, he was not."

"Was he on the same Side in the Politics of Retford as those who supported Sir Robert Dundas and Mr. Wrightson?"

"He was a very old Man, between Seventy and Eighty; he was not fitted for Politics much."

"Did any thing happen to his House during the Election?"

"Yes; his Windows were broken Twice."

"Do you know what was the Reason?"

"It was on account of Sir Robert Dundas and Mr. Wrightson being there, and the Burgesses there in their Interest."

"Who broke the Windows, do you know?"

"I do not know."

"You were not in the Street at the Time?"

"No, I was not."

"Were there Two Attacks or One made upon his House?"

"Twice."

"When was the First Attack made?"

"I am sure I do not know; perhaps a Fortnight before."

"Was it before the Poll began?"

"Yes."

"When was the other Attack made?"

"The Day before the Election."

"Was any thing else done besides breaking the Windows?"

"A Door and Part of the Shutters were broken."

"Was there a great Mob?"

"Yes."

"Whose Mob was it?"

"It was Sir Henry Wright Wilson's Party who did it."

"Have you ever voted at any other Elections besides those you have mentioned?"

"No; indeed I have never voted at all."

"Are you a Freeman of any other Borough?"

"No."

"Have you lived in the Town of Retford all your Life?"

"Ever since I was about Seven Years of Age."

"Did you hear the Expression used of "All is right?"

"Never before the Time we came to the Commons."

"Was that quite a new Expression when you heard it there?"

"I never heard it at all before."

"Do you recollect from whom you heard it first?"

"I do not."

"Was it from a Witness under Examination, or some one standing about?"

"I am sure I cannot say."

"Did you ever hear the Expression "Joss" used in Retford?"

"No."

"Or "Tip?"

"No."

"Or "Tick?"

"I may have heard the Expression, but not with reference to any Election."

"Do you think those Expressions could have been current among the Freemen at Retford at the Time of an Election without your having heard of them?"

"I cannot say."

"You mixed with the Voters in your Father's House most likely?"

"Very little indeed."

"Did not you go to the House to make out the Accounts?"

"Yes; but I used to go at Night or in the Morning, when they were not there."

"Do you think those Expressions could have been very current in the Town of Retford without your knowing it?"

"I think not."

The Witness was directed to withdraw.

Then George Hudson was called in; and having been sworn, was examined as follows:

(Mr. Price.) "Are you a Freeman of Retford?"

"I am."

"How many Years have you been a Freeman of Retford?"

"I think about Thirty Years."

"Are you at present an Alderman of that Borough?"

"I am."

"Do you remember the first Election at which Mr. Crompton and Mr. Evans were Candidates?"

"Yes, I recollect that."

"Was that in the Year 1818?"

"I believe it was."

"Did you promise your Vote to either of those Gentlemen upon that Occasion?"

"Yes."

"To both or one?"

"To both."

"After that Election did you receive any Money?"

"There was some Packets came to my House."

"How many?"

"Two, I think."

"What did those Packets contain?"

"Twenty-one Pounds each."

"Do you remember the Second Election of 1820, when Mr. Crompton and Mr. Evans were again Candidates?"

"Yes."

"Did you promise your Vote to those Gentlemen again?"

"I am sure I cannot say whether I did or not."

"Recollect yourself?"

"I should think I might, but I cannot recollect."

"After that Election did you receive any Packets?"

"Yes."

"How many?"

"One at a Time; they did not both come together."

"How many in the whole?"

"Two."

"What did they contain?"

"They contained Twenty Pounds, or Twenty-one, I believe."

"Each?"

"Yes."

"Did you know the Handwriting upon those Packets?"

"There was no Handwriting."

"Who left them?"

"I do not know I am sure; I was not within."

"You have lived during the whole of the last Thirty Years in Retford?"

"I have."

"Are you well acquainted, generally, with the Freemen of Retford?"

"Yes."

"Have you had any Conversation with the Freemen of Retford during any Part of that Time respecting Election Money?"

"No."

"Respecting Packets or Parcels?"

"No."

"Nothing of the kind?"

"No, nothing of the kind."

"Have you a Brother a Freeman?"

"I have."

"What is his Name?"

"Robert."

"Where does he reside?"

"In Sheffield."

"Have you ever had any Conversation with him respecting Parcels or Money?"

"Nothing at all."

"Or Packets?"

"Nothing of the kind."

"Did you ever receive any Money for your Brother after an Election?"

"No, never."

"Do you say that you never have heard any Conversation with any Freeman respecting Election Money in your Life?"

"No, I do not recollect that ever I did."

The Petition against the Bill was shewn to the Witness, and he was asked -

"Is that Signature your Handwriting?"

"It is."

The Counsel and Witness were directed to withdraw.

It was moved, "That the Counsel permitted by the House to examine Witnesses in support of the Bill be asked, Whether they had advised the summoning of any Witnesses in consequence of the Names of such Witnesses appearing to be signed to the Petition against this Bill."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

The Counsel and Witness were again called in.

Cross-examined by Mr. Alderson.

"I think you said you were an Alderman of Retford?"

"Yes."

"When were you made an Alderman?"

"I should think, Four or Five Years since."

"Were you the Returning Officer for the Election in 1826?"

"Yes, I was."

"Were you then a Bailiff?"

"Yes."

"Who are the Returning Officers of the Borough of Retford?"

"The Two Bailiffs."

"What Situation did you hold during the Time of the last Election in 1826; which Bailiff were you?"

"Senior Bailiff."

"Are you the Gentleman of whom we have heard it said you had large Pockets?"

"There was some Joking-Talking about it."

"Are you the Person to whom the Witness referred?"

"Yes."

"Was that Conversation only a Conversation in jest?"

"It was a Conversation in jest. A Neighbour came into the House where I was smoking my Pipe, and in a joking Way he said, "Doctor, if I was you I would have a Pair of rare great Pockets;" and I said, "Aye," in a joking Way; "Aye;" that was all that was said."

"Is that the Foundation for the whole of that Story their Lordships have heard of?"

"That was all; and it was said in a joking Way."

"You had also the Misfortune to be knocked on the Head with a Stone at the last Election?"

"I had."

"How came that about?"

"I am sure I cannot tell."

"What were you doing at the Time of that unfortunate Occurrence?"

"I was reading the Riot Act."

"Who threw the Stone at you?"

"I do not know, I am sure."

"Whose Mob threw the Stone at you?"

"I am sure I cannot tell."

"What sort of Cry did the Mob make before they threw the Stone?"

"I do not know."

"How came you to be reading the Riot Act?"

"Because there was such a Mob in the Town, and breaking my Windows for one thing, and all over the Town."

"How came they to break your Windows, and all over the Town?"

"It was the Mobility did it."

"Whose Mobility broke your Windows?"

"The Mob that did it."

"Which Side were the Mob?"

"Oh, I am sure I cannot tell."

"Was it during the Election?"

"Yes, it was in the Election Time."

"Which Side were you?"

"I never voted; I did not know that I had a Right to vote."

"Being Returning Officer, you did not know that you had a Right to vote?"

"No."

"Were there Two Parties in the Town?"

"Yes."

"Was there a Party of Voters for Sir Robert Dundas and Mr. Wrightson, and another Party for Sir Henry Wright Wilson?"

"Yes."

"Which Party was it that broke your Windows, and broke your Head?"

"I should think Sir Henry Wright Wilson's, but I do not know."

"Were the Military called in?"

"Yes."

"After your Head was broken, or before?"

"Before."

"Were they with you at the Time the Stone was thrown?"

"Yes."

"You were reading the Riot Act before they were to be called upon to act?"

"Yes."

"You say you recollect the Elections of 1818 and 1820; do you remember any former Election?"

"Yes."

"What Election was that?"

"Mr. Osbaldeston's Election."

"Did you vote upon that?"

"Yes, I voted upon that."

"I observe my Learned Friend did not ask you any thing about Packets then; you did not receive any Packet then?"

"I never received a Farthing."

"Do you remember any Election before that?"

"There was only One before, I think."

"Do you remember Sir John or Sir William Ingleby's?"

"Yes; Sir William Ingleby's Election."

"Did you receive any thing upon it?"

"Nothing."

"Do you remember Sir John Ingleby's?"

"I remember it, but I was a Boy."

"Upon the Two Occasions upon which you have received those Four Packets, had you any Promise from Mr. Crompton or Mr. Evans, before the Election?"

"None whatever."

"Had you any Conversation with them before respecting Money?"

"No; no Contract whatever."

"Had you any Conversation with them about it?"

"No, never."

"Had you any Information given you that the Money was coming?"

"No."

"You were not present when it was brought?"

"I was not."

"Do you know whether it is the Practice in any other Boroughs?"

"I am sure I cannot tell."

"Have you any Vote for any other Borough?"

"I never did vote for any other. I believe I am a Freeholder for the County of Nottingham."

"You are not free of any other Borough?"

"I am not."

Re-examined by Mr. Price.

"You stated that you received Four Packets; Two after the Election of 1818, and Two after that of 1820?"

"Yes."

"You have been asked as to what passed with respect to large Pockets; who were present at the Time of that Conversation?"

"I am sure I cannot tell."

"How many Persons?"

"I should think, may be, Four or Five."

"Were they all Freemen?"

"No; none of them, except One, I think, might be."

"What were the Words you made use of?"

"I was sitting in the Corner to smoke my Pipe, which I generally did in that House; a Neighbour came in -"

"What were the Words you made use of?"

"A Neighbour came in, and said, "Doctor, if I was you, I would have a Pair of rare great Pockets."

"What Answer did you make?"

"Laughing and joking together, I said, "Aye;" but I did not mean any thing."

"Did you say nothing else but "Aye?"

"No."

"You will swear you said nothing but "Aye?"

"Yes."

"Did you promise Mr. Wrightson and Sir Robert Dundas after that?"

"No; I never promised at all. I understood that I had no Right to vote, as being a Returning Officer."

"Did you take any Part in that Election?"

"None whatever."

"Did you never say you would vote for the Men who put most in?"

"No."

"The Men who put most into your Pockets?"

"No; I do not recollect any thing of the kind."

"Do you mean to say you never said you would vote for the Men who put most in?"

"I might say, perhaps, that in joking, when we were all together there at that Time."

"Did you say you would vote for the Men who put most in?"

"No, I did not say no such thing, I am confident."

"Do I understand you rightly, that you are positive that you never said the Words, that you would vote for the Men who put most into your Pockets?"

"No, I did not."

"Did you ever say you would have large Pockets at the Election?"

"No."

"That you would vote for the Men who would put the most into those Pockets?"

"No."

"Nothing like it?"

"Nothing like it; but the Man who put the Words into my Mouth said, "If I were you, Doctor, I would have a Pair of good large Pockets;" and I said "Aye." It was all Joke and Laugh."

"Besides the Word "Aye," what else was said?"

"I did not say any thing more than that."

Examined by the Lords.

"Those Words were not you own, but were put into your Mouth by your Neighbour?"

"Yes."

"And you carried on the Joke when he began it?"

"Yes."

"How long have you lived at Retford?"

"I should think, Forty Years."

"Do you know a Person of the Name of Hannam?"

"The Attorney? Yes, I do, very well."

"Is he in great Business there?"

"Not very, I think."

"Does he do a great deal of Business for the respectable Inhabitants of Retford?"

"I do not think there are many respectable that would employ him; at least I would not, I am sure."

"Do you know a Publican of the Name of Clark, in East Retford?"

"John Clark, I think it is."

"Does he keep a Public House?"

"Yes."

"What is the Sign of his House?"

"The Turk's Head."

"Do you know of a Club called the Birmingham Club being held there?"

"I have heard they had Meetings there."

"You never belonged to it, did you?"

"No."

"Do you know who do belong to it?"

"Yes."

"Who are they?"

"Mr.Newton, Mr. Sharp, Mr. Bollivant, and Mr.Clark himself."

"What is that Club instituted for?"

"To get all the News they can to get the Borough disfranchised, to Birmingham, I believe it was."

"To get the Borough disfranchised, and remove it to Birmingham?"

"Yes."

"Has that Club been going on long?"

"A long Time, I believe."

"Ever since the last Election?"

"Yes, it has; during the last Two Years, or Three Years, I am confident."

"You were Returning Officer at the last Election, were not you?"

"I was."

"Did you hear Sir Henry Wright Wilson speak from the Broad Stone?"

"He attended at the Broad Stone a good many Times. I was there at one Time."

"Did you hear him make any Speech at that Place?"

"Yes, I did, once."

"Did you hear him say any thing about "No Popery?"

"Yes."

"What did he say about "No Popery?"

"I am sure I forget now."

"Did it not make any Impression upon you?"

"No, not upon me; it did not in particular."

"It made some Impression on the People of Retford, did not it?"

"Yes, it did."

"There was a great deal of rioting afterwards, was not there?"

"Yes, there was a great deal."

"Were the Military called in in consequence?"

"They were."

"Did you observe any of the People who were rioting yourself?"

"No; I could not tell who they were particularly."

"You saw the rioting going on?"

"Yes, I did."

"Did you recognize the Majority of Rioters to be Inhabitants of Retford, or were they Strangers to you?"

"They were some of Retford, and some Strangers."

"Were they People who came in from the neighbouring Villages?"

"Yes."

"Do you know a Parson of the Name of Brooks?"

"Yes, I do."

"Was he present at the Election?"

"I am sure I cannot tell."

"You did not see him?"

"I did not."

"Do you know a Clergyman of the Name of Fell?"

"I know him; but he does not live at Retford."

"Is he a Voter for Retford?"

"I believe he is."

"Did you vote at any previous Election for East Retford?"

"No."

"You never have voted in your Life?"

"Only at those Elections."

"Did you vote in 1818?"

"No; no further than a Show of Hands."

"Did ever any Candidate, on canvassing you, offer you any Sum of Money for your Vote?"

"Never."

"Do you know a Person of the Name of Fox?"

"Yes."

"Did he send one of those Packets you have talked of, containing Twenty Guineas?"

"I do not know; it was some Months after the Election."

"You received them Twice, did not you?"

"Yes. I did not receive them; some of my Family did; I was not at Home."

"How long was it after the Election?"

"I am sure I cannot tell; Three or Four or Five Months, may be."

"On both Occasions, it was that Time?"

"Yes."

"Are you sure it was not longer?"

"I am sure I cannot say."

"Are you sure it was not the Year after?"

"I am sure I cannot remember."

"Who is Mr. Fox?"

"He is Clerk to the Bank."

"Clerk to whose Bank?"

"To Foljambe's Bank."

"Was he a Polling Clerk at the Election?"

"No, not as I know; I did not see him."

"Did he take any Part in the Election of 1826?"

"I am sure I do not know."

"Did you see him walking about the Town with the Candidates?"

"No, I did not."

"Can you positively swear he did not go about with the Candidates?"

"I can positively declare I did not see him."

"Is he a Voter?"

"No."

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.

Witnesses discharged from further Attendance on it.

Ordered, That James Bailey, John Dawber and George Hudson be discharged from further Attendance on this House upon the Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill.

Adjourn.

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