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'House of Lords Journal Volume 62: 28 May 1830', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 62: 1830, pp. 567-572. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16357 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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Die Veneris, 28 Mail 1830
Ld. Rokeby's Claim, Evidence on, to be printed. James & Spencer v. Price & Gott. Ouchterlony v. Ld. Lynedoch, & Macdonald. Berkeley Peerage, Com ee to meet. D. of Buccleuch's Estate Bill: Franklen's Estate Bill: Messages to H.C. with the 2 preceding Bills. Four per Cents Dissents Bill. Bute Ship Canal Bill read 2 a & committed: Petition against it, referred to the Com ee: All Lords added to the Com ee: Com ee to appoint a Chairman. D. of Bedford's Bill read 2 a: Standing Order No. 94. to be considered on it. Sir G. Noel v. Rochfort et al. Highgate Grammar School Bill. Hawkins's Estate Bill. Evelyn's Estate Bill. Bogs Draining, Ireland, Bill. Sir P. Pole's Estate Bill Specially reported. Benson's Estate Bill Specially reported. Garnkirk Railway Bill. Queensferry Improvement Bill. Meltham Inclosure Bill, Petition against, referred to the Com ee. Langston et al. v. Langston et al. East Retford Election Bill, 4th Report from Com ee on Expences of Witnesses. East India, &c. Trade, Petitions from Harberton & Cornworthy for opening, referred to East India Com ee. J. Pulman appointed Yeoman Usher: Address recommending the late Yeoman Usher to His Majesty's Royal Grace. Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Rochester & Chatham:) Dissenters, George's St. Leeds: Independents, Holmfirth: Independents, Queen St. Chapel, Leeds: Baptists, Salendine Nook: Howden. Bp. Chester to preach on 29th Instant. East India Com ee, further Report of Evidence: J. Bates to attend the Com ee. Russian Tariff of Customs, Address for. Sovereignty of Greece, Papers respecting, delivered. Mildmay's Divorce Bill. Rother Levels Drainage Bill. Watching, &c. Parishes Bill. Cotton Factories, Petition from Manchester respecting Employment of Children in. The King's Signature Bill. Greenwich Improvement Bill. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Veneris, 28 Mail 1830

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Lyndhurst,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Rapoten.
Ds. Arundell of Wardour.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Clifford of Chudleigh.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Dawnay.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Barham.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Durham.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wallace.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Rosslyn, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wellington.
March. Winchester.
March. Lansdowne.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Stamford & Warrington.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Romney.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Manvers.
Comes Grey.
Comes Harrowby.
Comes Harewood.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Howe.
Comes Vane.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Duncan.
Vicecom. St. Vincent.
Vicecom. Melville.
Vicecom. Lorton.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Granville.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Rokeby's Claim, Evidence on, to be printed.

Ordered, That the Evidence taken before the Committee for Privileges to whom the Petition of Matthew Baron of Rokeby of Armagh, in the County of Armagh, in that Part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Ireland, praying, "That his Right to vote at the Election of Peers of Ireland to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom may be admitted by their Lordships," stands referred, be printed.

James & Spencer v. Price & Gott.

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein Thomas James and James Spencer are Appellants, and James Price and William Augustus Gott are Respondents:

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

Ouchterlony v. Ld. Lynedoch, & Macdonald.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein John Ouchterlony Esquire is Appellant, and General Thomas Lord Lynedoch, and William Macdonald Esquire, are Respondents:

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

Berkeley Peerage, Com ee to meet.

Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges to whom the Petition of William Fitzhardinge Berkeley to His Majesty, praying, "That His Majesty will be pleased to direct that a Writ of Summons to attend in Parliament be addressed to the Petitioner by the Style, Title and Dignity of Baron Berkeley of Berkeley," together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, and the Report of The Attorney General thereunto annexed, stands referred, do meet to consider further of the said Claim on the 16th Day of June next; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

D. of Buccleuch's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Franklen's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Effect a Contract entered into for the Sale of certain Freehold and Leasehold Estates in the Parishes of Merthyrmaur, Saint Brides Major and Coitee, in the County of Glamorgan, the Estate of Richard Franklen Esquire, to The Right Honorable Sir John Nicholl Knight, and for applying the Money thence arising in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses as the Estates sold."

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. Stephen and Mr. Cox;

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

Four per Cents Dissents Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize the issuing of Exchequer Bills for the Payment of the Proprietors of Four Pounds per Centum Annuities in England and Ireland who have signified their Dissent under an Act passed in the present Session for transferring such Annuities into Three Pounds Ten Shillings per Centum Annuities."

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.

Bute Ship Canal Bill read 2 a & committed:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering The Marquis of Bute to make and maintain a Ship Canal, commencing near the Mouth of the River Taff, in the County of Glamorgan, and terminating near the Town of Cardiff, with other Works to communicate therewith."

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

L. Bp. Lichfield & Coventry.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Raphoe.
L. Arundell of Wardour.
L. Clifton.
L. Clifford of Chudleigh.
L. Belhaven & Stenton.
L. Boyle.
L. King.
L. Monson.
L. Montfort.
L. Holland.
L. Sundridge & Hamilton.
L. Montagu.
L. Douglas of Douglas.
L. Gage.
L. Auckland.
L. Dawnay.
L. Calthorpe.
L. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
L. Rolle.
L. Northwick.
L. Carbery.
L. Farnham.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Arden.
L. Sheffield.
L. Barham.
L. Mont Eagle.
L. Meldrum.
L. Glenlyon.
L. Bexley.
L. Penshurst.
L. Farnborough.
L. Tenterden.
L. Durham.
L. Skelmersdale.
L. Wallace.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Beaufort.
D. Newcastle.
D. Wellington.
M. Winchester.
M. Lansdowne.
M. Salisbury.
M. Bute.
M. Cleveland.
E. Stamford & Warrington.
E. Winchilsea & Nottingham.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Albemarle.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Cowper.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Norwich.
E. Malmesbury.
E. Charlemont.
E. Wicklow.
E. Caledon.
E. Romney.
E. Chichester.
E. Limerick.
E. Manvers.
E. Grey.
E. Harrowby.
E. Harewood.
E. Glengall.
E. Howe.
E. Vane.
V. Arbuthnott.
V. Duncan.
V. St. Vincent.
V. Melville.
V. Lorton.
V. Gordon.
V. Granville.

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

Petition against it, referred to the Com ee:

Ordered, That the Petition of Richard Blakemore of the Leys, in the County of Hereford, Esquire, taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased not to pass the same into a Law as it at present stands, and that the Petitioner may be heard by himself, his Counsel, Agents and Witnesses, against such Parts of the Preamble of the said Bill, and the Clauses thereof, as he may be advised will aggrieve and injure him," presented to the House Yesterday, 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, Agents and Witnesses, 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 Com ee:

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.

Com ee to appoint a Chairman.

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

D. of Bedford's Bill read 2 a:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting Burying and Funeral Service in a Chapel of Ease intended to be built for the Parish of Saint George Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex."

Standing Order No. 94. to be considered on it.

The House was moved, "That the Standing Order No. 94, directing that no Committee shall sit upon any Private Bill until Ten Days after the Second Reading thereof, may be so far dispensed with as relates to the last-mentioned Bill."

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Sir G. Noel v. Rochfort et al.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Thomas Baker attended, in order to deliver in Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause wherein Sir Gerard Noel Noel Baronet is Appellant, and Gustavus Rochfort, and others, are Respondents;"

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

And then he withdrew.

Highgate Grammar School Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable The Wardens and Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Free Grammar School of Sir Roger Cholmeley Knight, in Highgate, to pull down their present Chapel, and to contribute towards the Erection of a new Chapel or Church in Highgate, and for other Purposes," 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."

Hawkins's Estate Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for authorizing Leases to be granted of such of the Estates in the County of Cornwall as were devised by the Will of Sir Christopher Hawkins Baronet, deceased, to Christopher Henry Thomas Hawkins, an Infant, during his Life," 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 made several Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Evelyn's Estate Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the granting of Building and other Leases of Freehold Ground and Hereditaments late the Property of Dame Mary Evelyn deceased, in the Parishes of Saint Paul and Saint Nicholas, Deptford, in the County of Kent," 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 made several Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Bogs Draining, Ireland, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the draining and allotting the Bogs of Ireland;"

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Sir P. Pole's Estate Bill Specially reported.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, An Act for renewing, granting and confirming certain Powers and Authorities to Sir Peter Pole Baronet, given or limited by the Will of Sir Charles Pole Baronet, deceased, and an Indenture of Release affecting his Estates in the County of Southampton;" "That the Committee had met, and considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that all the Parties concerned in the Consequences of the Bill had consented thereto in the Manner required by the Standing Orders of this House, except Peter Pole, late of Ewhurst Park, in the County of Hants, Esquire, (Tenant for Life in Remainder under the Indenture of Appointment made on the 27th of July 1825,) on behalf of himself and Cecil Charles Pole his infant Son, the said Peter Pole being proved to be at Florence; but that Henry Archer Raymond of Lincoln's Inn, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, appeared and consented to the Bill on the behalf of the said Peter Pole and of his said infant Child, by virtue of a special Power of Attorney for that Purpose, which was produced to the Committee, and duly proved; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to their Lordships, with some Amendments."

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

Then the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Benson's Estate Bill Specially reported.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting an Estate at Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, devised and settled by the Will of Moses Benson Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Monies arising from such Sale in the Purchase of Estates, to be settled to the same Uses;" That the Committee had met, and considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that all the Parties concerned in the Consequences of the Bill had consented thereto in the Manner required by the Standing Orders of this House, except Jane Dorothea Reader, Wife of William Reader Esquire, and one of the Tenants in Common in Tail under the Will of Moses Benson Esquire, mentioned in the Bill, and the said William Reader her Husband, for his Interest, and on behalf of William Reader, Henry Elmhirst Reader, Frances Jane Reader, Mary Reader and Christine Reader, his infant Children by the said Jane Dorothea Reader, the said Jane Dorothea Reader and William Reader the Husband being proved to be at Genoa, in the Duchy of Genoa and Kingdom of Sardinia; but that Thomas Moulden Sherwood of Parliament Place, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, appeared and consented to the Bill on the Behalf of the said Jane Dorothea Reader, and William Reader, for his Interest, and on behalf of his said infant Children, by virtue of a special Power of Attorney for that Purpose, which was produced to the Committee, and duly proved; also except Moses Benson, the Son of Moses Benson the Son, and Grandson of the said Testator, one of the Tenants in Tail in Remainder under the said Will, who was proved to be in the Island of Jamaica, in the West Indies; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to their Lordships, with some Amendments."

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

Then the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Then an Amendment was made by the House to the said Bill.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Garnkirk Railway Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending certain Acts for making the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway, and for raising a farther Sum of Money," 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."

Queensferry Improvement Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Improvement and Support of the Passage across the Frith of Forth called the Queensferry," was committed.

Meltham Inclosure Bill, Petition against, referred to the Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Owners or Proprietors of Lands or having Common Rights in the Commons within the Manor of Meltham, in the Parish of Almondbury, in the West Riding of the County of York; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act of His late Majesty, for inclosing Lands in the Manor of Meltham, in the Parish of Almondbury, in the West Riding of the County of York;" and praying their Lordships, "That the same may not pass into a Law as it now stands, but that the Petitioners may be heard by themselves, their Counsel, or Agents and Witnesses, against such Parts of the said Bill as may affect them; or that they may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House may seem meet:"

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 Counsel, or Agents and Witnesses, against the same, as desired.

Langston et al. v. Langston et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Julia Langston, and others, are Appellants, and James Haughton Langston, and others, 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.

East Retford Election Bill, 4th Report from Com ee on Expences of Witnesses.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed a Select Committee to enquire respecting the Expences of the Witnesses on 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 to report from Time to Time as to what it may be proper to do therein; "That the Committee had met, and had inspected further Accounts of Expences and Claims for Remuneration for Loss of Time of certain other of the Witnesses who were ordered to attend; which Accounts were also laid before the Committee by Thomas Sambrooke Heptinstall, the Solicitor for the said Bill; and the Committee are of Opinion, That it is reasonable and proper that the said Witnesses should be allowed the several Sums set opposite to their Names in the annexed Abstract."

"An Abstract of the Expences of certain Witnesses on the East Retford Election Bill."

NAMES. No. of Days. Allowance per Day. Amount. Coachhire. Total Amount.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Thomas Benton Subsistence 7 0 10 6 3 13 6 5 8 0 9 1 6
Richard Mawer " 7 0 10 6 3 13 6 5 8 0 9 1 6
George Whitlam " 7 0 10 6 3 13 6 5 8 0 9 1 6
Robert Pashley " 7 0 10 6 3 13 6 5 8 0 9 1 6
Robert Whitmore " 3 1 1 0 3 3 0 - - 3 3 0
John Denman " 4 0 7 6 1 10 0 - - 1 10 0
William Leach " 4 0 7 6 1 10 0 - - 1 10 0
William Worsley " 7 0 10 6 3 13 6 5 8 0 9 1 6
William Clayton " 7 0 10 6 3 13 6 5 8 0 9 1 6
John Benton " 6 0 10 6 3 3 0 5 8 0 8 11 0
William Palmer " 8 0 10 6 4 4 0 5 8 0 9 12 0
John Shaw " 8 0 10 6 4 4 0 5 8 0 9 12 0
Thomas Cutler " 8 0 10 6 4 4 0 5 8 0 9 12 0
John White " 6 0 10 6 3 3 0 8 4 0 11 7 0
James Dernie " 8 0 10 6 4 4 0 5 8 0 9 12 0
George Brown " 5 0 10 6 2 12 6 6 13 0 9 5 6
Anthony Hartshorne " 3 0 10 0 1 10 0 - - 1 10 0
Richard Ramsey " 26 1 5 0 32 10 0 7 0 0 39 10 0
Jonathan Fox " 31 1 5 0 38 15 0 5 8 51 13 0
Same Expenses of Carriage and Porterage of Books to and from the House of Lords on various Days 7 10
Richard Hodkinson " 5 0 10 6 2 12 6 7 0 0 9 12 6
Thomas Battye " 5 0 10 6 2 12 6 5 8 0 8 0 6
Joseph Bailey " 5 0 10 6 2 12 6 5 8 0 8 0 6
Daniel Bolton " 2 0 7 6 0 15 0 - - 0 15 0
Samuel Francis Flower Do and Loss of Time. 16 3 3 0 50 8 0 5 16 0 56 4 0
Thomas Hudson Subsistence 7 0 10 6 3 13 6 5 18 0 9 11 6
Thomas Willey " 7 0 10 6 3 13 6 5 8 0 9 1 6
John Benton " 7 0 10 6 3 13 6 5 8 0 9 1 6
£ 331 3 6

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

East India, &c. Trade, Petitions from Harberton & Cornworthy for opening, referred to East India Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Lands and other respectable Inhabitants of the Parish of Harberton, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships in future will allow the utmost Freedom in the Trade of this Country with India and China, compatible with the Security of the British Possessions in that Part of the World:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee appointed to enquire into the present State of the Affairs of The East India Company, and into the Trade between Great Britain, the East Indies and China.

Upon reading the Petition of the principal Inhabitants of the Parish of Cornworthy, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to renew the present Charter of The East India Company, nor grant them any new Charter containing similar exclusive Privileges; but in future to allow the utmost Freedom in the Trade of this Country with China and India, compatible with the Security of the British Possessions in that Part of the World:"

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

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

J. Pulman appointed Yeoman Usher:

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod had appointed James Pulman Esquire to be Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod, in the Place of Robert Quarme Esquire, who had resigned."

Address recommending the late Yeoman Usher to His Majesty's Royal Grace.

Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, communicating to His Majesty the Resignation of Robert Quarme Esquire, late Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod; and recommending the said Robert Quarme to His Majesty's Royal Grace and Bounty, in Consideration of his long and meritorious Services in the Discharge of the said Office.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Rochester & Chatham:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Rochester and Chatham, and their Vicinities, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to interfere for the Benefit of the Slaves in a more immediate Way than heretofore, by removing the Bounties and protecting Duties by which the Slave System is in a great measure supported, by appointing some definite Period after which the Children of all Slaves shall be born free, and by such other Measures as to their Lordships Wisdom shall seem meet for effecting the great Work of Colonial Reform, so as forthwith to mitigate the present Evils of Slavery, and bring the System itself to the earliest, safe and practicable Termination in all Parts of His Majesty's Dominions:"

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

Dissenters, George's St. Leeds:

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling in George's Street, Leeds:

Independents, Holmfirth:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination at Holmfirth, in Yorkshire; severally 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:"

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

Independents, Queen St. Chapel, Leeds:

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination assembling in Queen Street Chapel, Leeds:

Baptists, Salendine Nook:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination at Salendine Nook, in the Parish of Huddersfield, Yorkshire:

Howden.

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Persons, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination, and others, at Howden, in the East Riding of the County of York; severally praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of Slavery into their serious Consideration, 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 Petitions do lie on the Table.

Bp. Chester to preach on 29th Instant.

Ordered, That The Lord Bishop of Chester be, and is hereby desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, on Saturday the 29th of this instant May.

East India Com ee, further Report of Evidence:

The Lord President reported further Minutes of Evidence taken 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, up to the 14th Day of this instant May, inclusive.

The said Evidence was read by the Clerk. (fn. *)

J. Bates to attend the Com ee.

Ordered, That Joshua Bates do attend this House on Thursday next, to be sworn, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the last-mentioned Committee.

Russian Tariff of Customs, Address for.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to request that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order that there be laid before this House,

"A Copy of the last Russian Tariff of Customs."

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Sovereignty of Greece, Papers respecting, delivered.

The Viscount Gordon (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House, "Communications with His Royal Highness Prince Leopold relating to the Sovereignty of Greece;" together with a List thereof.

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

No. 1. Lord Aberdeen to Prince Leopold; January 31, 1830.

No. 2. Prince Leopold to Lord Aberdeen; February 3, 1830.

No. 3. Lord Aberdeen to Prince Leopold; February 4, 1830.

No. 4. The Plenipotentiaries to Prince Leopold; February 3, 1830. Translation.

No. 5. Prince Leopold to Lord Aberdeen; February 4, 1830.

No. 6. Lord Aberdeen to Prince Leopold; February 5, 1830.

No. 7. Prince Leopold to The Duke of Wellington; February 9, 1830.

No. 8. The Duke of Wellington to Prince Leopold; February 10, 1830.

Inclosure.

Memorandum; February 10, 1830.

No. 9. Prince Leopold to Lord Aberdeen; February 11, 1830.

No. 10. Prince Leopold to the Plenipotentiaries; February 11, 1830.

Translation.

No. 11. Prince Leopold to Lord Aberdeen; February 16, 1830.

No. 12. Prince Leopold to the Plenipotentiaries; February 16, 1830. Translation.

No. 13. Prince Leopold's Memorandum; February 21, 1830.

Translation.

No. 14. Lord Aberdeen to Prince Leopold; February 22, 1830.

Inclosures.

1.-Projêt of a Note for Prince Leopold's Signature.

Translation.

2.-Projêt of Protocol.

Translation.

No. 15. Prince Leopold to Lord Aberdeen; February 23, 1830.

Inclosure.

Amended Clause of Protocol.

Translation.

No. 16. Prince Leopold to the Plenipotentiaries; February 11, 1830.

No. 17. Protocol of the Conference of February 20, 1830.

Translation.

No. 18. Prince Leopold to Lord Aberdeen; March 7, 1830.

No. 19. Lord Aberdeen to Prince Leopold; March 15, 1830.

No. 20. Prince Leopold to Lord Aberdeen; March 17, 1830.

No. 21. Projêt of Loan communicated by Prince Leopold, March 10, 1830.

Translation.

No. 22. Prince Leopold to Lord Aberdeen; March 17, 1830.

No. 23. Lord Aberdeen to Prince Leopold; March 17, 1830.

No. 24. Lord Aberdeen to Prince Leopold; March 24, 1830.

Inclosure.

Projêt of Agreement for Loan.

No. 25. Prince Leopold to Lord Aberdeen; March 25, 1830.

No. 26. Lord Aberdeen to Prince Leopold; March 25, 1830.

No. 27. Prince Leopold to the Plenipotentiaries; April 4, 1830.

Translation.

No. 28. Lord Aberdeen to Prince Leopold; April 29, 1830.

No. 29. Prince Leopold to Lord Aberdeen; April 30, 1830.

No. 30. Lord Aberdeen to Prince Leopold; May 1, 1830.

No. 31. Prince Leopold to Lord Aberdeen; May 2, 1830.

No. 32. Lord Aberdeen to Prince Leopold; May 3, 1830.

Inclosure.

The Plenipotentiaries to Prince Leopold; May 3, 1830.

Translation.

No. 33. Prince Leopold to the Plenipotentiaries; May 6, 1830.

Translation.

No. 34. The Plenipotentiaries to Prince Leopold; May 7, 1830.

Translation.

Inclosure.

Sketch of Conditions for Guarantee of Loan.

Translation.

No. 35. Prince Leopold to the Plenipotentiaries; May 11, 1830. Translation.

No. 36. Lord Aberdeen to Prince Leopold; May 12, 1830.

No. 37. Lord Aberdeen to Prince Leopold; May 15, 1830.

No. 38. The Plenipotentiaries to Prince Leopold; May 16, 1830.

Translation.

No. 39. Prince Leopold to the Plenipotentiaries; May 15, 1830. Translation.

Inclosures.

A.-Count Capodistrias to Prince Leopold; April 6, 1830.

Translation.

B.-Count Capodistrias to Prince Leopold; April 6, 1830.

Translation.

C.-Count Capodistrias to Prince Leopold; April 22, 1830.

Translation.

No. 40. The Plenipotentiaries to Prince Leopold; May 17, 1830.

Translation.

No. 41. Lord Aberdeen to Prince Leopold; May 18, 1830.

Inclosure.

Mr. Dawkins to Lord Aberdeen; April 20, 1830.

No. 42. Prince Leopold to the Plenipotentiaries; May 21, 1830.

No. 43. Prince Leopold to Lord Aberdeen; May 21, 1830.

No. 44. Prince Leopold to Lord Aberdeen; May 23, 1830.

Inclosure.

Mémoire of the Senate.

Translation.

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

Mildmay's Divorce Bill.

It was moved, "That the Order made on the 17th Day of this instant May, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Captain Edward St. John Mildmay with Marianne Catherine his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," be read a Second Time on Wednesday the 2d of June next; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same; and that the Lords be summoned," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday the 4th of June next; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same; and that the Lords be summoned; and that the several Witnesses, who were Ordered to attend, do then attend.

Rother Levels Drainage Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for more effectually draining and preserving certain Marsh Lands or Low Grounds in the Parishes of Sandhurst, Newenden, Rolvenden, Tenterden, Wittersham, Ebony, Woodchurch, Appledore and Stone, in the County of Kent, and Ticehurst, Salehurst, Bodiam, Ewhurst, Northiam, Beckly, Peasmarsh, Iden and Playden, in the County of Sussex," stands committed, which stands appointed for Wednesday the 2d of June next, be put off to Thursday the 3d of June next.

Watching, &c. Parishes Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to make Provision for the lighting and watching of Parishes in England and Wales," be read a Second Time on Friday the 4th of June next.

Cotton Factories, Petition from Manchester respecting Employment of Children in.

Upon reading the Petition of the Operatives, being Card Grinders and Skippers employed in Cotton Factories, in the preparing Cotton Wool for the Spinning into Yarn, in Manchester and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to devise such Means for effectually putting an end to the Grievances afflicting Children employed in Cotton Mills and Factories, by shortening the Duration of the Hours of Daily Labour, and completely suppressing Night-working in Factories, or such other Means as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

The King's Signature Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Secretary Sir Robert Peel and others;

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to appoint certain Persons to affix His Majesty's Royal Signature to Instruments requiring such Signature;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Greenwich Improvement Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Grant and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Improvement of the Town of Greenwich, in the County of Kent; and for the better Regulation of Roan's Charity there;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Maii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

* This Evidence is inserted in the Appendix to this Volume, Appendix, No. 1. commencing No. 365 in the Margin.