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Die Martis, 15 Junii 1830.
Mackenzie v. Houston. Militia Ballots Suspension Bill. Beverley Road Bill. Stamp Duties, (Ireland,) Petition from Kilkenny against Encrease of. Spirits Duty, (Ireland,) Petition from Kilkenny against Encrease of. Criminal Laws, Petitions for Alteration of: (Royston:) Great Dunmow: Shaftesbury: Gillingham: Redruth: Kendal; Reading: Margate: Settle: Princess St. Chapel, Devonport: Mount St. Chapel, Devonport: Morice Square Chapel, Devonport: Kenwyn St. Chapel, Truro: Independents, Ipswich: Wesleyans, Ipswich: Maidenhead: Stoke Green Chapel, Ipswich: Sudbury: St. Nicholas Street Chapel, Ipswich: Unitarians, Bury St. Edmunds: Castle St. Chapel, Exeter: Woodbridge: Nayland: Maulden & Ampthill: Lower Baxter St. Chapel, Bury St. Edmunds: How St. Chapel, Plymouth: Edinburgh: St. Nicholas St. Meeting House, Ipswich: Stockton on Tees: Pontefract. Distress of the Country, Petition from Burwash & Brightling respecting, & for Repeal of Duties upon Malt & Beer. Hops, Petition from Heathfield for Repeal of Duty on. Spirits & Stamps, (Ireland,) Petition of Chamber of Commerce, Limerick, against Encrease of Duty on. Labourers Wages, Petition of G. Forwood respecting. East India, &c. Trade, Petition from Chester for opening, referred to East India Com ee. Sabbath, Petition from Tavistock Chapel, Drury Lane, against Profanation of. Foreign Wool, Petition from Wool Growers in Suffolk against Import of. Taxes, (Ireland,) Petitions against Encrease of: (West Carbery & Skibbereen:) Londonderry: Kildare. Houston v. Mackenzie. Lady M. Montgomerie & Sir C. Lamb v. Rundell & Co. Buckle's Estate Bill, Report of Judges in Ireland read, & referred to the Com ee on the Bill: Bill reported. Hay's Estate Bill. Galway Town Regulation Bill, Petition from Freemen of Galway in favor of. East Retford Election Bill, Witnesses to attend. Greece, Motion for Papers respecting, withdrawn. East India, &c. Trade, Petition from Calton of Glasgow for opening, referred to East India Comee. Forgeries Bill. Foreign Wheat, Petition of John Asser to grind, for Export to the Colonies. Bear & Bigg (Ireland) Bill. East Retford Election Bill, 5th Report from Com ee on Expences of Witnesses. East India Comee, further Report of Evidence. Insolvent Debtors Bill. Contempt in Equity Bill. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Martis, 15 Junii 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.

Ds. Lyndhurst, Cancellarius.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Maynard.
Vicecom. St. Vincent.
Vicecom. Melville.
Vicecom. Lorton.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Clifford of Chudleigh.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Wellesley.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Dufferin & Claneboye.
Ds. Dunalley.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Lauderdale.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Melbourne.
Ds. Ker.
Ds. Ormonde.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Durham.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Rosslyn, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wellington.
March. Lansdowne.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Stamford & Warrington.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Harewood.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Howe.
Comes Vane.
Comes Cawdor.

PRAYERS.

Mackenzie v. Houston.

The Answer of Thomas Houston of Creich, Esquire, to the Petition and Appeal of Murdo Mackenzie of Ardross, Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Militia Ballots Suspension Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to suspend until the End of the next Session of Parliament the making of Lists and the Ballots and Enrolments for the Militia of the United Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Beverley Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and otherwise improving the Road from Beverley, by Molescroft, to Kendell House, and the Road from Molescroft to Bainton Balk, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stamp Duties, (Ireland,) Petition from Kilkenny against Encrease of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Land Proprietors, Landholders and Freeholders of the County of Kilkenny, in Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Proposal for assimilating the Stamp Duty between Ireland and England may be rejected from this House, as impolitic, unjust and demoralizing:"

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

Spirits Duty, (Ireland,) Petition from Kilkenny against Encrease of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Land Proprietors, Landholders and Freeholders of the County of Kilkenny, in Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to sanction the Encrease of the Duty on Corn Spirits, without a proportional Encrease of that on Rum, as proposed by The Chancellor of the Exchequer:"

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

Criminal Laws, Petitions for Alteration of: (Royston:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Vicinity of Royston, in the Counties of Hertford and Cambridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Punishment of Death may no longer be inflicted for the Crime of Forgery:"

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

Great Dunmow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Great Dunmow, in the County of Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give their Sanction to the Bill which has passed the House of Commons, for the Abolition of the Punishment of Death for Forgery:"

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

Shaftesbury:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass the Bill for altering and amending the Criminal Laws of this Country, in which other Punishments are substituted for the awful one of Death in Cases of Forgery, so that it may become the Law of the Land, being fully convinced that Property will thereby be rendered more secure, and the important Ends of Justice more certain and efficient:"

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

Gillingham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentlemen, Tradesmen and others, of Gillingham, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Bill which has been sent up to this House for the Purpose of amending and ameliorating the existing Law relating to the Capital Punishment in Cases of Forgery, may finally become the Law of the Land:"

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

Redruth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members and Congregation of the Wesleyan Methodists of Redruth, in Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Penalty of Death for Forgery may be commuted for such other Penalty as to their Lordships shall seem most proper:"

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

Kendal;

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons in Connection with the Religious Body of Independent Dissenters of Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their Consideration the Law as it now stands, which inflicts the Punishment of Death on the Crime of Forgery, and to make such a Change in the Statutes relating thereto as shall render them consistent with Justice, Humanity and Religion, and give more direct Security to Property, by lessening the Repugnance which now arises from the fearful Responsibility of sacrificing the Life of a Culprit for a Crime by which no personal Injury is sustained or Life endangered:"

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

Reading:

Upon reading the Petition of the Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists meeting in Church Street, in the Borough of Reading, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying "for the Attention of their Lordships to that Feeling which is evidently gaining Ground in the Kingdom, in favor of a Communication of the Punishment of Death for the Crime of Forgery:"

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

Margate:

Upon reading the Petition of the Bankers, Solicitors and respectable Traders of the Town of Margate, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Settle:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Independents resident in Settle, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That the proposed Measure for abolishing the Punishment of Death for Forgery may pass into a Law:"

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

Princess St. Chapel, Devonport:

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters worshipping in Princess Street Chapel, Devonport, Devon:

Mount St. Chapel, Devonport:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters worshipping in Mount Street Chapel, Devonport, Devon:

Morice Square Chapel, Devonport:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, belonging to the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting for Worship in Morice Square, Devonport, Devonshire; severally praying their Lordships "speedily to enact such Measures as in their Wisdom may appear fit, greatly to mitigate the Severity of the Penal Code:"

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

Kenwyn St. Chapel, Truro:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Protestant Dissenting Congregation of the Baptist Denomination in Kenwyn Street, Truro, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to remove from the Statute Book the Penalty of Death for Forgery and various other Crimes, as to the Wisdom of this House may seem meet:"

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

Independents, Ipswich:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination assembling for Public Worship at Tacket Street Meeting House, Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to enact some severe Penalties in lieu of the Punishment of Death for Crimes against Property where no Violence is offered to the Person, which may deter Offenders, and yet come short of the Deprivation of Life, so wholly repugnant to the Spirit and Precepts of the Christian Religion:"

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

Wesleyans, Ipswich:

Upon reading the Petition of the Wesleyan Congregation of Protestant Dissenters residing in the Town of Ipswich, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abolish from the Statute Book of the Realm the Punishment of Death in all Cases for Offences committed against Property where no personal Violence is offered:"

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

Maidenhead:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Independent Congregation in Maidenhead, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the Substitution of a less severe Punishment, but more certain in its Execution, than the Penalty of Death affixed to the Crime of Forgery:"

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

Stoke Green Chapel, Ipswich:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Persuasion meeting for Divine Worship at Stoke Green Chapel in Ipswich, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sudbury:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Town of Sudbury, in Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Nicholas Street Chapel, Ipswich:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters assembling in the Independent Chapel St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Unitarians, Bury St. Edmunds:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Unitarian Dissenters residing at Bury Saint Edmunds, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That the Punishment of Death for Crimes where Property alone is concerned may be erased from the Statute Book:"

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

Castle St. Chapel, Exeter:

Upon reading the Petition of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters commonly called Independents, assembling for Religious Worship in Castle Street Chapel, Exeter, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That they will be pleased so far to amend the Laws relating to the Crime of Forgery that the Penalty of Death may not follow the Conviction thereof:"

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

Woodbridge:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Town of Woodbridge, Suffolk, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to consider, according to their Wisdom, what Penalty may be substituted for the Infliction of Death as a Punishment in all Cases of Forgery:"

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

Nayland:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters residing at Nayland and its Environs, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to substitute for the Penalty of Death for Crimes against Property alone some other Punishment which may tend to deter from the Commission of Offences of that Nature, and which will enable injured Parties to prosecute without Violation of their Consciences:"

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

Maulden & Ampthill:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Congregation of Independents and Baptists meeting at Maulden and Ampthill, in the County of Bedford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give their Sanction to the Bill to abolish the Punishment of Death in all Cases of Forgery, except as regards Wills:"

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

Lower Baxter St. Chapel, Bury St. Edmunds:

Upon reading the Petition of the Dissenting Congregation assembled at the Baptists Chapel, Lower Baxter Street, Bury Saint Edmunds, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to interpose by their Wisdom and Mercy against the farther Operation of an unjust and sanguinary Law regarding Forgery:"

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

How St. Chapel, Plymouth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters called Baptists, meeting for Divine Worship in How Street, in the Borough of Plymouth, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abolish the Punishment of Death in Cases of Forgery:"

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

Edinburgh:

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons resident in Edinburgh whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass a Law abolishing the Punishment of Death in all Cases of Forgery, and substituting such Punishment as shall be at once more commensurate to the Offence, and more in Harmony with the just and benevolent Feelings now happily prevalent on the Subject throughout the Empire:"

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

St. Nicholas St. Meeting House, Ipswich:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Society of Protestant Dissenters assembling for Religious Worship at the Old Meeting House in Saint Nicholas Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass a Law to abolish the Punishment of Death for the Crime of Forgery, and for all other Offences committed against Property:"

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

Stockton on Tees:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of different Religious Congregations meeting for Worship in the West Row and other Places, Stockton on Tees, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abolish the Punishment of Death in all Cases of Forgery, and to substitute other Penalties more adapted to the enlightened Age in which we live, and more in accordance with the improved State of Public Feeling in the Country at large:"

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

Pontefract.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Pontefract, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to effect those Changes in the Law with regard to Forgery which will make it less severe, and at the same Time, from being in unison with the Feelings of the People, more certain in its Operation, and more salutary in its Effects:"

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

Distress of the Country, Petition from Burwash & Brightling respecting, & for Repeal of Duties upon Malt & Beer.

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Land, Yeomen, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of the Parishes of Burwash and Brightling, in the County of Sussex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; complaining of the distressed State of the Country, and praying their Lordships, "That the Duties upon Malt and Beer may be totally repealed:"

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

Hops, Petition from Heathfield for Repeal of Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Hop-planters of the Parish of Heathfield, in the County of Sussex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to repeal the Duty on Hops, to enable the Petitioners to continue the Cultivation of an Article upon the Produce of which themselves and the Labourers are generally dependent for Support, and which will in a great measure relieve them from an encreasing Poor Rate, and enable them to pay the Expences necessarily incurred in the Cultivation of their Hops:"

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

Spirits & Stamps, (Ireland,) Petition of Chamber of Commerce, Limerick, against Encrease of Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of The Chamber of Commerce of the City of Limerick, praying their Lordships to refuse their Sanction to the proposed Alteration in the relative Duties of Irish and Colonial Spirits, and the Encrease of the Duty on Stamps:"

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

Labourers Wages, Petition of G. Forwood respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of George Forwood of Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, Gentleman; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as may check, if not prevent, the evil Consequences arising from the Payment of Wages at Public Houses:"

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

East India, &c. Trade, Petition from Chester for opening, referred to East India Com ee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Bankers, Merchants, Traders and other Inhabitants of the City of Chester and its Neighbourhood, praying their Lordships, "That, in exercise of the Powers of the Charter Act of The East India Company, they will determine the said Company's exclusive Privileges of Trade at the earliest Period the Law will permit; and that to all British Subjects may then be granted the Right of settling, trading, and holding Lands in all the British Dependencies East of the Cape of Good Hope," presented to the House on Friday last, 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.

Sabbath, Petition from Tavistock Chapel, Drury Lane, against Profanation of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Chapelwarden and Congregation of Tavistock Parochial Chapel, Drury Lane, in the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields, Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt any and every Measure for the Furtherance of Piety and Virtue, the Discountenance of Vice of every kind, and more especially of that crying Sin the Profanation of the Lord's Day, now threatening the Welfare and Safety of the British Dominions:"

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

Foreign Wool, Petition from Wool Growers in Suffolk against Import of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Wool Growers in the Eastern Part of Suffolk whose Names are thereunto subscribed, praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as will secure to the Petitioners a Protection from the enormous Importation of Foreign Wool, to alleviate in some degree the Distress and inevitable Ruin which now awaits them:"

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

Taxes, (Ireland,) Petitions against Encrease of: (West Carbery & Skibbereen:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Barony of West Carbery and of the Town of Skibbereen, in the County of Cork, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to save the Country from the Encrease of a Load of Taxation which it is at this present Moment utterly unable to bear:"

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

Londonderry:

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Citizens and Inhabitants of the City of Londonderry; praying their Lordships "not to sanction the Adoption of the Measure for augmenting the Taxation of Ireland, or encrease for the present the Burdens of that Country:"

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

Kildare.

Upon reading the Petition of the Noblemen, Gentry, Clergy, Freeholders and Landholders of the County of Kildare, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to see the Justice and Necessity of refusing their Assent to any Bill enacting additional Burdens upon the distressed People of Ireland:"

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

Houston v. Mackenzie.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Thomas Houston Esquire, of Creich; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 21st of June 1827, in as far as it finds that the Pursuer had a Title to insist against the Petitioner, in the Conclusion of his Libel, for having it found that the Petitioner had no Right to fish for Salmon in any Part of the Frith of Dornock, and for having him prohibited and interdicted from doing so, and subjected in the Sum of Five hundred Pounds Damages, or such Sum as should be fixed by a Jury as aforesaid; also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the Second Division, of the 16th of January 1828, in so far as it adheres to the Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, in regard to the Conclusions against the Petitioner above stated, for Declarator, Interdict and Damages, in respect of his alleged Encroachment on the Pursuer's Right by fishing without a Title; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary of the 6th of March 1828, approving of the Report of the Auditor, and decerning for the Sum of Twelve Pounds and Eleven-pence Sterling; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, so far as complained of, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Murdo Mackenzie Esquire, of Ardross, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Murdo Mackenzie may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 13th Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Lady M. Montgomerie & Sir C. Lamb v. Rundell & Co.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein The Right Honorable Lady Mary Montgomerie, and Sir Charles Lamb Baronet, her Husband, are Appellants, and Messieurs Rundell and Company, 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.

Buckle's Estate Bill, Report of Judges in Ireland read, & referred to the Com ee on the Bill:

The Report of the Judges in Ireland, to whom was referred a printed Copy of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Buckle Esquire, or other Committee of the Estate of William Buckle, a Lunatic, for and in the Name and on behalf of the said William Buckle, to consent to the Exercise of a Power of Sale over Estates settled on the said William Buckle for his Life, and which Power is exerciseable with the Consent of the said William Buckle," to take the Consents of George Whitley Esquire and Louisa his Wife, James Scargill Esquire and Gertrude his Wife, Hamilton Lockwood Esquire and Richard Butler Esquire, was read.

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

Bill reported.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the last-mentioned Bill was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and 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.

Hay's Estate Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and carrying into Execution the Trusts created by the last Will and Testament of John Gwyn, late of the City of Londonderry, Merchant, deceased; and for incorporating the Trustees therein named, for the better and more effectual Execution of the Charities appointed by said Will; and for other Purposes," 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, was agreed to by the House.

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

Galway Town Regulation Bill, Petition from Freemen of Galway in favor of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Landowners, Merchants, Traders, Freeholders, Freemen and Inhabitants of the Parish of Merchants Quay, in the County of the Town of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act passed in Ireland in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the First, for the better regulating the Town of Galway, and for strengthening the Protestant Interest therein, as limits the Franchise created by the said Act to Protestants only;" and praying, "That their Lordships will pass the same into a Law:"

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

East Retford Election Bill, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Robert Smithson, William Richardson, Thomas Walker, Richard Garland and William Hodson do attend this House forthwith, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford."

Greece, Motion for Papers respecting, withdrawn.

It was moved, "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 Sir Edward Codrington's Letter to the Secretary of The Lord High Admiral, dated 26th of January 1828, and the Enclosures; also Sir Edward Codrington's Letter to Sir H. Wellesley, of the 18th of October 1827, relative to the Conduct of the Austrian Government and Austrian Fleet as to their Co-operation in the Treaty of London."

Which being objected to;

The said Motion was, by Leave of the House, withdrawn.

East India, &c. Trade, Petition from Calton of Glasgow for opening, referred to East India Comee.

Upon reading the Petition of the Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of the Burgh of Calton of Glasgow and Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to be allowed, not only free Intercourse with India, but also to participate in that Commerce with China from which they have been so long excluded:"

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.

Forgeries Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reducing into One Act all such Forgeries as shall henceforth be punished with Death, and for otherwise amending the Laws relative to Forgery," be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Foreign Wheat, Petition of John Asser to grind, for Export to the Colonies.

Upon reading the Petition of John Asser, praying their Lordships "to sanction a short Bill being passed for One Year, to allow Foreign Wheat to be manufactured for exporting to our various Colonies, at Mills within the Port of London, and close by; viz. at such Mills which the Wheat can be delivered to in one and the same Barge or Lighter, and under certain Restrictions:"

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

Bear & Bigg (Ireland) Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reducing the Duty on Malt made from Bear or Bigg only, in Ireland, to the same Duty as is now payable thereon in Scotland."

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.

East Retford Election Bill, 5th 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 again 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.

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

NAMES. No. of Days. Rate per Day. Amount. Coachfare. Total Amount.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Thomas Evans Subsistence 9 0 10 6 4 14 6 5 8 0 10 2 6
Richard Hurst " 8 0 10 6 4 4 0 5 8 0 9 12 0
William Cocking " 8 0 10 6 4 4 0 5 18 0 10 2 0
Reuben White " 16 0 10 6 8 8 0 6 0 0 14 8 0
William Freeman " 13 0 10 6 6 16 6 5 18 0 12 14 6
William Trueman " 17 0 10 6 8 18 6 7 2 0 16 0 6
Elizabeth Dernie " 8 0 10 6 4 4 0 5 8 0 9 12 0
Robert Catcliff " 12 0 10 6 6 6 0 5 8 0 11 14 0
Robert Johnston " 7 1 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 14 0 0
Thomas Hempsall " 12 0 10 6 6 6 0 5 8 0 11 14 0
Richard Hindley " 12 0 10 6 6 6 0 5 8 0 11 14 0
Elizabeth Scott " 17 0 10 6 8 18 6 5 8 0 18 11 6
Medical Advice " 4 5 0
Dowager Brummitt " 17 0 10 6 8 18 6 5 8 0 14 6 6
Edward Markham " 14 0 10 6 7 7 0 7 6 0 14 13 0
William Hollis " 17 0 10 6 8 18 6 5 8 0 14 6 6
John Tenney " 17 0 10 6 8 18 6 6 0 0 14 18 6
Stephen Hurst " 17 0 10 6 8 18 6 6 6 0 15 4 6
Joseph Marshall " 16 0 10 6 8 8 0 6 6 0 14 14 0
Thomas Brown " 17 0 10 6 8 18 6 6 0 0 14 18 6
Robert Rushby " 17 0 10 6 8 18 6 6 6 0 15 4 6
Isaac Dean " 21 0 10 6 11 0 6 5 8 0 16 8 6
Samuel Brown " 18 0 10 6 9 9 0 6 0 0 15 9 0
William Kirkby " 20 0 10 6 10 10 0 5 8 0 15 18 0
William Wakefield " 19 0 10 6 9 19 6 7 0 0 16 19 6
Edward Cromwell Do. and 51 3 3 0 160 13 0 5 8 0 166 1 0
Brown Loss of Time.
George Crooks Subsistence 18 0 10 6 9 9 0 5 8 0 14 17 0
William Taylor " 12 0 10 6 6 6 0 5 8 0 11 14 0
Charles Crooks " 18 0 10 6 9 9 0 5 8 0 14 17 0
William Furley " 18 0 10 6 9 9 0 6 0 0 15 9 0
George Thornton " 13 0 15 0 9 15 0 5 8 0 15 3 0
John Hutchinson " 19 0 10 6 9 19 6 6 6 0 16 5 6
John Walker " 24 0 10 6 12 12 0 5 8 0 18 0 0
Robert Brown " 21 0 10 6 11 0 6 7 0 0 18 0 6
Mary Traunton " 11 0 10 6 5 15 6 6 6 0 12 1 6
William Wright " 19 0 10 6 9 19 6 6 6 0 16 5 6
John Hunt " 13 0 10 6 6 16 6 5 8 0 12 4 6
William Tomlinson " 24 0 10 6 12 12 0 5 8 0 18 0 0
James Bailey " 18 0 10 6 9 9 0 5 8 0 14 17 0
George Bailey " 12 0 10 6 6 6 0 5 8 0 11 14 0
William Pierrepont " 17 0 10 6 8 18 6 6 0 0 14 18 6
James Barker " 17 0 10 6 8 18 6 7 10 0 16 8 6
William Hemsworth " 18 0 10 6 9 9 0 5 8 0 14 17 0
Thomas Bigsley Do. and Loss of Time. 6 3 3 0 18 18 0 5 8 0 24 6 0
William Newton Do. 52 3 3 0 163 16 0 6 6 0 170 2 0
George Sharpe Subsistence 52 1 10 0 78 0 0 5 8 0 83 8 0
John Hornby Do. and Loss of Time. 21 3 3 0 66 3 0 3 0 0 69 3 0
£ 1,101 18 6

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

East India Comee, 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 4th Day of this instant June inclusive.

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

Insolvent Debtors Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue for Two Years, and from thence to the End of the then next Session of Parliament, and amend, the Laws for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in England."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Bill, as amended, be printed.

Contempt in Equity Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering and amending the Law regarding Commitments by Courts of Equity for Contempts, and the taking Bills pro Confesso;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

The House was accordingly adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum sextum diem instantis Junii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

* This Evidence is inserted in the Appendix to this Volume,Appendix,No.1.commencing No.435 in the Margin.