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Die Mercurii, 7 Julii 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Lyndhurst, Cancellarius.
Epus. Carliol.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Doneraile.
Vicecom. Melville.
Vicecom. Combermere.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Dynevor.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Fitz Gibbon.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Dufferin & Claneboye.
Ds. Lauderdale.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Tenterden.
Comes Rosslyn, C.P.S.
March. Lansdowne.
March. Bute.
March. Camden.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Charleville.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Cawdor.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Boston takes the Oaths.

This Day George Lord Boston took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Keble et al. v. Templer et al. et e con.

The House proceeded to take into further Consideration the Cause wherein Page Keble Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and The Reverend George Henry Templer junior, and others, are Respondents, et e contra:

And Consideration being had thereof;

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off to Friday next.

Ouchterlony v. Ld. Lynedoch, & Macdonald:

The House proceeded to take into further Consideration the Cause wherein John Ouchterlony Esquire is Appellant, and General Thomas Lord Lynedoch and William Macdonald Esquire are Respondents:

And Consideration being had thereof;

The following Order and Judgment was made:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday the 21st and Friday the 28th Days of May as on Monday the 14th Day of June last, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Ouchterlony Esquire, of Gwynd; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 23d of November 1825 and the 7th of July 1826; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the First Division, of the 15th of February 1827; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the joint and separate Answers of The Right Honorable General Thomas Lord Lynedoch of Balgowan, and William Macdonald of St. Martin's, Advocate, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had this Day of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House, and that the Interlocutors therein complained of, be, and the same are hereby Affirmed.

Turner v. Gibb & Macdonald:

The House proceeded to take into further Consideration the Cause wherein Edward Errington Turner is Appellant, and William Gibb and James Macdonald are Respondents:

And Consideration being had thereof;

The following Order and Judgment was made:

Whereas Friday the 18th Day of June last was appointed for hearing the Cause ex-parte upon the Petition and Appeal of Edward Errington Turner Merchant, late of London, in the County of Middlesex, presently residing at Edinburgh; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Sheriff Depute of the County of Edinburgh and his Substitute, of the 19th, 21st and 28th of December 1825; also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary of the 5th January 1826; also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session, of the First Division, of the 11th of February 1826; also of Seventeen Interlocutors of the said Sheriff Depute and his Substitute, of the 27th of February, the 24th of March, the 12th of April, the 3d and 26th of May, the 7th and 28th of June, the 3d, 10th, 19th and 26th of July, the 11th, 18th and 30th of August, the 1st of September, and the 6th and 20th of November 1826; also of an Interlocutor of the said Lord Ordinary of the 25th of January 1827; also of an Interlocutor of the said Lords of Session, of the First Division, of the 16th of February 1827; and also of an Interlocutor of the said Lord Ordinary of the 27th of February 1827; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, so far as complained of, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" to which Appeal William Gibb and James Macdonald had not put in their Answer, though peremptorily Ordered so to do; Counsel were accordingly called in, and heard to state and argue the Case on behalf of the Appellant, and having prayed a Reversal of the Interlocutors complained of, the Counsel were directed to withdraw; and due Consideration had this Day of what was offered for the Appellant in this Cause:

Interlocutors Affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House, and that the Interlocutors therein complained of, be, and the same are hereby Affirmed.

Property in Infants Bill.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws relating to Property belonging to Infants, Femes-Covert, Idiots, Lunatics and Persons of unsound Mind," To-morrow.

Lunatics Property Bill.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Laws respecting Conveyances and Transfers of Estates and Funds vested in Trustees and Mortgagees; and for enabling Courts of Equity to give Effect to their Decrees and Orders in certain Cases," To-morrow.

East Retford Election Bill, 7th Report from Comee 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 inspected the Accounts of Expences and Claims for Remuneration for Loss of Time of certain of the Witnesses against the said Bill who were Ordered by the House to attend; which Accounts were laid before the Committee by Charles Henry Moore, one of the Solicitors to the said Parties; and the Committee are of Opinion, That as these Witnesses had been served with the Order of the House to attend, it is reasonable and proper that they should be allowed the several Sums set opposite to their Names in the annexed Abstract.

Abstract of the Expences of certain Witnesses against the East Retford Election Bill.

No. of Days. Rate. Amount. Coachhire. Total Amount.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. £ s. d.
Robert Catcliff Subsistence 5 0 10 6 2 12 6 5 8 8 0 6
Mr. Alderman Joshua Cottam Do. 16 1 1 0 16 16 0 5 8 22 4 0
Robert Smithson Do. and Loss of Time. 14 3 3 0 44 2 0 8 8 52 10 0
Thomas Walker Do. 15 3 3 0 47 5 0 8 8 55 13 0
William Golland Subsistence 13 0 15 0 9 15 0 6 8 16 3 0
William Swales Do. 23 0 10 6 12 1 6 5 8 17 9 6
William Richardson Do. and Loss of Time. 17 3 3 0 53 11 0 8 8 61 19 0
Jonathan Savage Subsistence 7 0 7 6 2 12 6 - - 2 12 6
William Clayton Do. 22 0 10 6 11 11 0 5 8 16 19 0
Thomas Leake Do. 21 0 10 6 11 0 6 5 8 16 8 6
Matthew Wass Do. 21 1 1 0 22 1 0 5 8 27 9 0
George Whittam Do. 23 0 10 6 12 1 6 5 8 17 9 6
George Wass Do. 21 0 10 6 11 0 6 5 8 16 8 6
Thomas Evans Do. 22 0 10 6 11 11 0 5 8 16 19 0
The Rev. Edmund Gray Do. - - - - - - - - - 21 3 6
Tom Booth Do. 23 0 10 6 12 1 6 5 8 17 9 6
John Crooks Do. 17 0 10 6 8 18 6 5 18 14 16 6
William Burton Do. 22 0 15 0 16 10 0 5 8 21 18 0
Richard Hindley Do. 22 0 10 6 11 11 0 5 8 16 19 0
Thomas Burton Do. 22 0 10 6 11 11 0 5 8 16 19 0
William Freeman Do. 19 0 10 6 9 19 6 5 18 15 17 6
James Bailey Do. 22 1 0 0 22 0 0 5 8 27 8 0
Mr. Alderman William Meekley Do. 22 1 1 0 23 2 0 5 8 28 10 0
£ 529 6 0

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

Crommelin Harbour Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and maintaining the Harbour of Port Crommelin in the Bay of Cushendun, in the County of Antrim."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Cross and Mr. Trower;

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

Slave Bounties Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to reduce the Rate of Bounties payable upon the Seizure of Slaves."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newborough Church Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for endowing the Parish Church of Newborough, in the County of Northampton, and Three Chapels called Portland Chapel, Oxford Chapel and Welbeck Chapel, situate in the Parish of Saint Mary-le-bone, in the County of Middlesex, and also a Chapel erected on Sunk Island, in the River Humber."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers;

To return the said Bills, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with several Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

East Retford Election Bill, Ogilvy to attend:

Ordered, That Charles Ogilvy Esquire do attend this House forthwith, in order to his being examined as a Witness 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."

Witnesses discharged from further Attendance on it.

Ordered, That Alderman Darker Parker, Edward Parker, William Richardson and Edward Ogle be discharged from further Attendance on this House upon the last-mentioned Bill.

Meltham Inclosure Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act of King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Manor of Meltham, in the Parish of Almondbury, in the West Riding of the County of York," 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 One Amendment thereto."

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

"Pr. 37. L. 20. Leave out from ("Jury") to the first ("or") in Line 21, and insert ("and also except as to the Appointment of any new Auditor as herein mentioned")

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

Surrey Coal Meters Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue, until the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, an Act passed in the Ninth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, to enable His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Surrey to nominate and appoint Two or more Persons to act as Principal Land Coal Meters within and for the several Places therein mentioned," 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."

Assessed Taxes Composition Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue Compositions for Assessed Taxes for a further Term of One Year, and to grant Relief from and alter and repeal the said Duties in certain Cases."

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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Insolvent Debtors (Ireland) Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue for One Year, and from thence until the End of the then next Session of Parliament, the Acts for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Army Pensions Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to make further Regulations with respect to Army Pensions;"

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Fees, Common Law Courts, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Receipt and future Appropriation of Fees and Emoluments receivable by Officers of the Superior Courts of Common Law;"

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

County Rates (Ireland) Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Applotment of County Rates and Cesses in Ireland, in certain Cases;"

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Rights of Executors Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making better Provision for the Disposal of the undisposed-of Residues of the Effects of Testators."

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."

Wallbeoff's Petition for a Divorce Bill.

A Petition of John Wallbeoff Esquire, (of His Majesty's Ceylon Civil Service,) of Colombo, now residing within the said Island of Ceylon, by his Attorney Edward Archer Wilde Esquire, duly authorized by a Special Power of Attorney; setting forth, "That the Petitioner, on the 19th Day of February in the Year 1817, at Colombo, in the Island of Ceylon, in the East Indies, was lawfully married, according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England, to Adriana Cornelia Van Lynden Spinster, the Daughter of Stephen Baron Van Lynden, now at Colombo aforesaid: That the Petitioner and the said Adriana Cornelia Van Lynden cohabited together as Husband and Wife from the Time of the Solemnization of the said Marriage until the Time therein-after mentioned, and had Issue Five Children: That the Petitioner's said Wife, the said Adriana Cornelia, did, in the Month of November 1826, quit the said Island of Ceylon for Europe, with her said Children, for the Purpose of placing Four of them at Seminaries in England, for Education; and that the said Adriana Cornelia returned to Ceylon aforesaid on the 1st of August 1829, in the Ship Elphinstone: That the Petitioner, in the said Month of August in the Year 1829, discovered that the said Adriana Cornelia his Wife had entered into and carried on an unlawful Intercourse and Criminal Conversation with John Mitchell, Surgeon of the said Ship Elphinstone, a British Subject: That the Petitioner did, in the said Month of August 1829, bring his Action on the Civil or Plea Side of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Ceylon aforesaid, against the said John Mitchell, to recover Damages for such Adulterous Intercourse and Criminal Conversation with the said Adriana Cornelia as aforesaid, in which Action the said John Mitchell appeared and pleaded: That the said Action was tried on the 2nd Day of September 1829, when the Sum of One hundred and fifty Pounds was adjudged for Damages to the Petitioner, besides Costs; and that the final Judgment of the Court was delivered in the said Action on the 25th Day of September 1829: That on the 5th Day of September 1829 the Petitioner also instituted a Suit on the Ecclesiastical Side of the said Supreme Court of Judicature at Ceylon aforesaid, against the said Adriana Cornelia his Wife, for a Divorce and Separation from Bed and Board and mutual Cohabitation, on account of the aforesaid Adultery, to which she appeared and pleaded; and that on or about the 18th Day of November in the said Year 1829 a Definitive Sentence of Divorce from Bed and Board and mutual Cohabitation was pronounced by the said Ecclesiastical Side of the aforesaid Supreme Court of Judicature, against the said Adriana Cornelia his Wife, for Adultery committed by her with the said John Mitchell: That the said Adriana Cornelia Wallbeoff is now or lately was residing in Ceylon: That the said Adriana Cornelia hath by her adulterous Behaviour aforesaid dissolved the Bond of Marriage on her Part; and that the Petitioner stands deprived of the Comforts of Matrimony, and may be liable to have a spurious Issue imposed upon him, unless the said Marriage be declared void, and annulled by Authority of Parliament: That the Petitioner, as well as many of the Witnesses who the Petitioner is advised would be necessary to substantiate the Allegations therein-before contained, which must be alleged in any Bill to dissolve this Marriage, are now resident in the East Indies;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with the said Adriana Cornelia his Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and that their Lordships will be pleased to direct the Speaker of this House to issue his Warrant or Warrants, to be directed to the Judges of the Supreme Court of Judicature of the Island of Ceylon, and to the Recorder of the Presidency of Bombay, for the Examination of the Petitioner, and the Witnesses resident in India, touching the Allegations necessary to support the said Bill, in manner directed by an Act of Parliament passed in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act to enable the Examination of Witnesses to be taken in India in support of Bills of Divorce on account of Adultery committed in India;" and that the Petitioner may have such other Relief in the Premises as from the particular Circumstances of the Case this House shall think proper," being offered to be presented to the House;

The said Edward Archer Wilde was called in; and having been sworn, produced the said Power of Attorney, dated at Colombo, in the Island of Ceylon, the 31st Day of December 1829, and witnessed by William Norris and Edward George Ebert; and proved the Handwriting of the said William Norris, one of the subscribing Witnesses thereto.

The said Power of Attorney was read by the Clerk as follows; (viz t.)

"To all to whom these Presents shall come, John Wallbeoff, of His Majesty's Civil Service on the Island of Ceylon, sends greeting: Whereas the said John Wallbeoff having lately instituted a Suit in the Supreme Court of Judicature on the Island of Ceylon aforesaid, against his Wife Adriana Cornelia, otherwise called Jane Walleboff, was, by a Decree of the said Court bearing Date the Eighteenth Day of November last, separated from his said Wife a Mensa^; et Thoro, by reason of Adultery by her the said Adriana Cornelia, otherwise called Jane Wallbeoff, committed: And whereas the said John Wallbeoff is desirous of obtaining a Divorce from his said Wife a vinculo matrimonii, and is desirous of nominating some fit and proper Person to act on his Behalf, and to conduct and manage all Matters regarding the same, and generally in all Matters to represent and act for him the said John Wallbeoff in and towards obtaining the Object aforesaid, and in taking care of the Children of the said John Wallbeoff, begotten upon the Body of the said Adriana Cornelia, otherwise called Jane Wallbeoff: Now know ye, that he the said John Wallbeoff hath nominated, constituted and appointed, and by these Presents doth nominate, constitute and appoint Edward Archer Wilde Esquire, of London, Solicitor, his true and lawful Attorney, for him, and in his Name and on his Behalf, to do all that shall be needful and necessary towards obtaining an Act of the Imperial Parliament of Great Britain and Ireland, dissolving the Marriage between him the said John Wallbeoff and the said Adriana Cornelia Wallbeoff, otherwise called Jane Wallbeoff, and enabling the said John Wallbeoff to marry again; and for that Purpose, for him and on his Behalf, to appear before all Courts, Judges, Magistrates and other Tribunals; and, in the Name and as the Act and Deed of the said John Wallbeoff, to enter into, sign, seal, deliver and execute such Bond or Bonds, or other Deeds or Instruments as the Nature of the Case may require; and to apply to all Courts of Law or Equity, for him the said John Wallbeoff, and, on his Behalf, to have the Care and Custody of the Children aforesaid of the said John Wallbeoff, begotten upon the Body of the said Adriana Cornelia Wallbeoff, otherwise called Jane Wallbeoff, and, if need be, to nominate and appoint a temporary Guardian or Guardians for the said Children, and enter into, sign, seal, deliver and execute all Bond or Bonds, Deeds or Instruments whatever that may be needful and necessary; and also, for and in the Name of the said John Wallbeoff, to commence and prosecute any Action or Actions, Suit or Suits, or other Proceedings in any Court of Law or Equity, or before any Judge, Magistrate or other Tribunal whatsoever, and the same Action or Actions, Suit or Suits to prosecute and follow, or to discontinue or become nonsuit therein; and for and on behalf of the said John Wallbeoff, and in his Name, all Action or Actions, Suit or Suits, or other Proceedings at Law or in Equity, to defend: And for the better doing, performing and executing of all or any the Matters and Things aforesaid, he the said John Wallbeoff doth hereby further give and grant unto the said Edward Archer Wilde, his Attorney, full Power and Authority to constitute and appoint, and in his Place and Stead put, One or more Attorney or Attornies, and the same again at his Pleasure to revoke, and other or others in his or their Place or Places to substitute, and generally to do all such other Acts, Matters and Things as may be needful and necessary in the Premises; the said John Wallbeoff hereby ratifying, allowing and confirming all that shall be done by his Attorney aforesaid, or his Substitute or Substitutes, in and about the Premises, by virtue of these Presents. In witness whereof the said John Wallbeoff hath hereunto set his Hand and Seal, at Colombo aforesaid, this Thirty-first Day of December in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

"J. Wallbeoff." (L.S.)

"Signed and sealed and delivered in the Presence of
"W. Norris.
"E. G. Ebert."

"I, Cecil Arnold Morgan of Colombo, in the Island of Ceylon, acting Notary Public, by lawful Authority duly admitted and sworn, do hereby certify and attest, That the foregoing Letter of Attorney was duly executed in Duplicate by John Wallbeoff Esquire, of His Majesty's Civil Service on the Island aforesaid, therein named, in my Presence and in the Presence of William Norris Esquire and Edward George Ebert, both of Colombo, to the due Execution thereof. An Act being requested, I have granted the same under my Notarial Form and Seal of Office, at Colombo aforesaid, this Thirty-first Day of December One thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, in testimonium veritatis.

(L. S.) "C. A. Morgan,

"Actg Noty Pub."

"I, the undersigned, Chief Secretary to the Government of the Island of Ceylon, do hereby certify and attest unto all to whom it may concern, That Cecil Arnold Morgan Gentleman, of Colombo, who hath signed the foregoing Instrument, is a sworn acting Notary Public residing and practising at Colombo, on the Island of Ceylon, and that to all Acts thus by him signed full Faith and Credit are and ought to be given in Judicature and thereout. Witness my Hand, at Colombo, this Thirty-first Day of December One thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

John Rodney."

Then the said Petition was presented and read.

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

Netterville Peerage, Evidence to be printed.

Ordered, That the Evidence taken before the Committee for Privileges to whom the Petition of James Netterville Esquire, of Frehane, late of Coarsefield, in the County of Mayo, in Ireland, to His Majesty, praying, "That the Title, Dignity and Honuor of Viscount Netterville of the Kingdom of Ireland may be declared and adjudged to belong to the Petitioner," together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, and the Reports of The Attorney and Solicitor General for Ireland, and of The Solicitor General for England, thereunto annexed, stands referred, be printed.

Slavery, Petition from Cork for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Cork and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying "for the more decisive Interference of their Lordships in removing, by such judicious Enactments as their Wisdom may devise, all those Causes, whether Legislative or Fiscal, which uphold the demoralizing System of Slavery, so prejudicial to the Civil Interests of Society, so repugnant to the best Feelings of Human Nature, and so incompatible with the Precepts of the Christian Religion:"

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

Criminal Laws, Petitions for Amendment of: (Bishopsgate, London:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Ward of Bishopsgate, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to remove the Penalty of Death for all Offences against Property unattended by personal Violence, and to substitute Punishment better proportioned to the Degree of Crime, better adapted to accomplish its true Object, and better calculated to promote the Interests of Society:"

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

Beresford St. Chapel, Walworth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and certain of the Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Beresford Street Chapel, Walworth, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying for their Lordships Attention to the Feeling which appears to be gaining Ground in the Kingdom, against the Punishment of Death for Crimes against Property; and that the Criminal Code may be made more in accordance with the merciful and gracious Designs of Him who hath "no Pleasure in the Death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his Way and live:"

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

J. J. Stockdale.

Upon reading the Petition of John Joseph Stockdale, Citizen and Publisher, of London and Westminster; praying "for their Lordships Consideration of the Facts therein set forth, connected with the Prosecutions by The Governor and Company of the Bank of England, for Forgeries committed on the said Bank:"

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

Emigration from Ireland, Petition of W. Parker to facilitate.

Upon reading the Petition of William Parker of Passage West, Ireland; praying their Lordships "to take his Suggestions respecting the Emigration of the Poor of Ireland, to New South Wales and South Africa into their prompt Consideration:"

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

Arms (Ireland) Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate for One Year the Importation of Arms, Gunpowder and Ammunition into Ireland, and the making, removing, selling and keeping of Arms, Gunpowder and Ammunition in Ireland," be read a Second Time Tomorrow.

Treasurer of the Navy Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to consolidate and amend the several Acts relating to the

"Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy," be read a Second Time To-morrow.

Rother Levels Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers;

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Rye Harbour Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Forty-first Year of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for more effectually improving and maintaining the old Harbour of Rye, in the County of Sussex;" and to appoint new Commissioners; and to enable the Commissioners to raise additional Funds on the Tolls, by way of Mortgage or otherwise."

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.

Adjourn.

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