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Die Lunæ, 12 Julii 1830.
East Retford Election Bill: Motion to hear Counsel in Reply, Negatived. Labourers Wages, Petition from Ashby Would, &c. respecting. East India, &c. Trade, Petition from Flintshire for opening, Court of Session Bill, Petition of Writers to the Signet against. Address of H.C. respecting Sir J. Barrington to be considered. Government of Canada, Address for Communications respecting. Agricultural Distress, Petition from Mereworth respecting. Beer Bill, Petitions against: (Norwich:) Licensed Victuallers, Kingston upon Hull: Brewers, Kingston upon Hull: Inhabitants of Wakefield. Licensed Victuallers, Wakefield. Stage Coach Proprietors Bill. Galway Town Regulation Bill, Petition against. Criminal Laws, Petition of J. J. Stockdale for Amendment of. Court of Session Bill read 2a: Protest thereupon: Counsel to be heard against it. Beer Bill read 3a, & passed: Protest thereupon: Message to H.C. with Amendments to it. Scot v. Irving. Commercial Intercourse at Canton, Correspondence respecting, Ordered. Holyhead, &c. Roads Bill. Ker & Johnston v. Bell et al. Appellants Petition for Time for their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee. Fees Abolition on Demise of the Crown Bill: Treasurer of the Navy Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 2 preceding Bills. Fees, Common Law Courts, Bill: County Rates (Ireland) Bill: Lunatics Property Bill: Property in Infants Bill: Messages to H.C. with Amendments to the 4 preceding Bills. Diocesan Schools (Ireland) Bill. Legislative Assembly (Canada) Bill. Consolidated Fund Bill. Exchequer Bills Bill. Witnesses Expences (Ireland) Bill. Warehoused Sugar Bill. Beer & Cyder Duties Bill. Fisheries Bill. Militia Pay Bill. Message to H.C. for Reports on the Labouring Poor in Ireland. Custom Duties (Crown Goods) Bill. Spirits Duties Bill. Sugar Duties Bill. West India Spirits Bill. Arms (Ireland) Bill. Real Property Liability Bill. Illusory Appointments Bill. Adjourn.

Die Lunæ, 12 Julii 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar
Ds. Lyndhurst,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Stafford.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Saltoun.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Dawnay.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Dufferin & Claneboye.
Ds. Loflus.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Lauderdale.
Ds. Ailsa.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Ross.
Ds. Prudhoe.
Ds. Ormonde.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Durham.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wynford.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Rosslyn, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Wellington.
March. Lansdowne.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Exeter.
March. Cholmondeley.
March. Bristol.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Manvers.
Comes Grey.
Comes Harrowby.
Comes Cathcart.
Comes Morley.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Stradbroke.
Comes Vane.
Comes Dudley.
Comes Cawdor.
Vicecom. Hereford.
Vicecom. Doneraile.
Vicecom. Melville.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Combermere.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

East Retford Election Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration and Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Alderson was heard to observe upon the Evidence adduced against the Bill.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Motion to hear Counsel in Reply, Negatived.

It was moved, "That the Counsel for the Bill be heard in Reply."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the further Consideration and Second Reading of the said Bill be put off to Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Labourers Wages, Petition from Ashby Would, &c. respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Manufacturers and Tradespeople carrying on Business at Ashby Would, Swadlingcote and Church Greasly, in the Counties of Derby and Leicester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt the most efficient Measures their Wisdom can devise to arrest and abolish the evil and dangerous Practice of paying Workmen's Wages in various Articles of Goods instead of Money:"

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

East India, &c. Trade, Petition from Flintshire for opening,

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Flint, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to grant to The East India Company a Renewal of their Charter, but that it may seem meet to the Wisdom of their Lordships to admit every Subject of the British Crown to a free and unrestricted Trade and Commerce with all His Majesty's Possessions in India, and with China:"

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

Court of Session Bill, Petition of Writers to the Signet against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Writers to His Majesty's Signet for Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for uniting the Benefits of Jury Trial in Civil Causes with the ordinary Jurisdiction of the Court of Session, and for making certain other Alterations and Reductions in the Judicial Establishments of Scotland;" and praying their Lordships "to amend the same as therein suggested by the Petitioners; to allow the same, when thus amended, to remain for further Consideration; and, at all events, that it be not passed into a Law during the present Session of Parliament:"

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

Address of H.C. respecting Sir J. Barrington to be considered.

Ordered, That the Address communicated by the Commons at the Conference on the 25th Day of May last, for the Removal of Sir Jonah Barrington from the Office of Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland, be taken into further Consideration To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Government of Canada, Address for Communications respecting.

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, "Copies or Extracts of any Communications between the Colonial Office and the Governors of Upper and Lower Canada on the Subject of the Civil Government of Canada, as established by the Act of 31st George 3d, and respecting Alterations therein, and the State of the Executive and Legislative Councils, between the Month of January 1828 and the Month of January 1830, both inclusive."

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

Agricultural Distress, Petition from Mereworth respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Land in the Parish of Mereworth, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their immediate Consideration the truly alarming State of the Agricultural Classes of this Parish and Neighbourhood, as the Poor Rates can be no longer collected but by Warrants of Distress:"

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

Beer Bill, Petitions against: (Norwich:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Proprietors and Occupiers of Public Houses in the City of Norwich and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to permit the general Sale of Beer and Cyder by Retail in England;" and praying their Lordships "to prevent the same from passing into a Law:"

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

Licensed Victuallers, Kingston upon Hull:

Upon reading the Petition of the Licensed Victuallers of the Town and County of Kingston upon Hull and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Brewers, Kingston upon Hull:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Common Brewers of the Town and County of Kingston upon Hull and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and severally praying their Lordships "to take their Case into their serious Consideration, and not permit such a sweeping Sacrifice of Property as will be effected if the said Bill, in its present Shape, be passed into a Law:"

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

Inhabitants of Wakefield.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wakefield, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "not to pass the same, but to vest in some competent and independent Authority, on the Impartiality of which the Public can rely, the Right to declare what Situations are proper for Inns or Public Houses, and what Persons, from their Habits and Characters, are fit to conduct them, for without this the Petitioners assure this House that they will be left exposed to one of the greatest Calamities which all Persons circumstanced like the Petitioners must ever dread to experience:"

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

Licensed Victuallers, Wakefield.

Upon reading the Petition of the Innkeepers and Licensed Victuallers of the Town of Wakefield, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That their Lordships will consider the Case of the Petitioners, and adopt such Measures as may be deemed expedient to prevent or alleviate the Sufferings to which the Petitioners will be exposed, in the event of the Bill being passed into a Law:"

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

Stage Coach Proprietors Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Protection of Mail Contractors, Stage Coach Proprietors and other common Carriers for Hire, against the Loss of or Injury to Parcels or Packages delivered to them for Conveyance or Custody, the Value and Contents of which shall not be declared to them by the Owners thereof."

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.

Galway Town Regulation Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Chamber of Commerce of Galway, 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 their Lordships "to re-consider the Amendment made by their Lordships to the same, whereby the Roman Catholics are excluded from the Right of Freedom of the said Town, and also the Protestants are absolutely deprived of a Franchise enjoyed by them in common with the Roman Catholics down to the Enactment of the Penal Code, and since then by Protestants exclusively and without Participation:"

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

Criminal Laws, Petition of J. J. Stockdale for Amendment of.

Upon reading the Petition of John Joseph Stockdale, Citizen and Publisher, of London and Westminster; complaining of the Punishment of Death being affixed to the Crime of Forgery; and praying "for their Lordships Consideration of the Facts therein set forth:"

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

Court of Session Bill read 2a:

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for uniting the Benefits of Jury Trial in Civil Causes with the ordinary Jurisdiction of the Court of Session, and for making certain other Alterations and Reductions in the Judicial Establishments of Scotland;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

It was moved, "That the said Bill be now read a Second Time."

Then it was moved, "That The Lord Wynford have Leave to speak sitting, on account of Infirmity."

The same was agreed to.

And the first-mentioned Motion being objected to;

It was moved "to leave out ("now") and insert ("this Day Six Months")

After Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the Word ("now") shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest thereupon:

DISSENTIENT:

"1.-Because it appears to us as unprecedented as it is indecorous, that a Bill of such high Importance, which has for its Object regulating and new-modelling the Proceedings of the Court of Session, of the Court of Justiciary, of the Jury Court, of the Court of Exchequer, of the Consistorial and Maritime Courts, and even of the Sheriffs Courts in Scotland, should be pressed on the Consideration of this House at a Period so near the Conclusion of the Session as to render it impossible for the Members of this House to bestow upon it that Attention which it is their bounden Duty to give to a Measure on the Details of which depends the due Administration of Justice in all its Branches throughout Scotland.

"2.-Because we feel it our Duty to express our Regret and Astonishment that a Government, who may justly pride itself upon the Benefits it has bestowed on this Country, by simplifying and consolidating many Branches of our Laws, should be induced to recommend to this House a Bill which purports to alter and amend all the Acts hitherto passed for establishing Trial by Jury in Civil Causes in Scotland, but which contains no one definite or direct Alteration or Amendment of those Laws, and alone attempts to effect its avowed Object by declaring "that all the Provisions of these Acts shall remain in force in so far as not inconsistent with this Act," thus leaving the Law of Scotland on these important Subjects in the unprecedented and uncertain State of being only to be inferred from what, to the Minds of those whose Duty it is to expound it, may appear consistent or inconsistent with the vague Enactments of a Bill, the only Argument in favour of which, used by its Advocates out of this House, is, that it may be amended in a future Parliament.

"3.-Because the Provisions of this Bill are throughout so loose and indefinite, and there is such a complete Want of all Enactments about the Mode of carrying it into Execution, that it appears to us to be in Truth an unlimited Delegation to the Court of Session, to accomplish by Act of Sederunt that which the Constitution of our Country requires should be enacted by Law.

"4.-Because, anxious as we are to see Trial by Jury introduced into the Supreme Civil Courts of Scotland, we must think that the Mode of conducting Jury Trials, as proposed by this Bill, has a tendency to defeat that great Object, by the Evidence its Enactments afford, that, in the Estimation of the Legislature, the Judges to whom the Charge of conducting it is to be entrusted are at present incapable of executing the Duty.

"For to us it appears that, though the Task of preparing Jury Causes for Trial is entrusted to the Lords Ordinary, the Provision that they may have recourse for Advice and Assistance to the Lord President of the Division to which they belong, or to the Lord Chief Commissioner, strongly insinuates Doubts of their Capacity to execute the Duty.

"We must also be of Opinion, that prohibiting the Presidents of either Division, to whom the Instruction of the Lords Ordinary is entrusted, from conducting a Trial by Jury for the next Three Years, unless in the Presence of the Lord Chief Commissioner or One of the Judges of the Jury Court, can only be construed to be, on the Part of the Legislature, a direct Declaration of their Incapacity to perform the Duty imposed on them, except when aided by the Instructions of One of those Judges, under whom it seems to us to be enacted that they should for Three Years serve an Apprenticeship.

"To us it therefore appears, that this proposed Mode of uniting the Benefits of Jury Trial with the ordinary Jurisdiction of the Court of Session cannot fail to be attended with the fatal Effect of lowering, in the Minds of the People of Scotland, that Character for Talent, Industry and Ability which the Judges presiding over the Two Chambers have so justly and so deservedly acquired, and that it thus tends to impair their Power of rendering Service to their Country, not only in the Performance of their new Duties, but also in the Execution of those more important Duties which they have hitherto discharged with such Credit to themselves.

"5.-Because, far from agreeing in the Propriety of transferring the Jurisdiction of the Consistorial Court of Scotland to the Court of Session, we feel it our Duty to reprobate the Measure of abolishing a Court which for Centuries has exercised its Jurisdiction with Credit to itself, and Advantage to the Public, at a Time when, in the Opinion of every well-informed Lawyer, the Judges of that Court, in the numerous Cases of Divorces applied for by Foreigners who had no permanent Domicile in Scotland, have delivered Opinions that proved them to be not only sound Lawyers, but Men who are incapable of pronouncing hasty and crude Judgments; whilst in the same Cases the Decisions of the Court of Session, as a Court of Appeal, and the Instructions they have given to the Commissaries on the Subject of Collusion, as well as on that of finding that the Plaintiff is entitled to receive Redress according to the Law of Scotland, if the Jurisdiction of the Court has been established by a Summons personally served on the Defender, or by a Summons left for him at a Place where he has resided Forty Days, within that Country, has perverted the Law of Scotland, and introduced Rules in Practice which must give rise to the Necessity of altering it.

"With these Opinions, we must protest against the Measure of annihilating the Consistorial Court, to whose Merits we are ready to subscribe, and of transferring the Jurisdiction to the Court of Session, from whose Conduct we are on this important Subject compelled to withhold our Approbation.

"Indeed we cannot account for this Measure being suggested but on the ground of giving Credit to what is unfortunately too generally believed in Scotland, that this important Bill, which enacts Alterations in the Law of that Country so unparalleled in Extent, owes its Origin to a Scheme for increasing the Salaries of the Judges of the Court of Session; and that the Transfer to that Court of the Jurisdiction of the Consistorial Court has been resorted to as furnishing a Pretence, from the Increase of Business, to augment the Judges Salaries, whilst the ultimate Saving it will occasion might be held out as in part a Means of defraying the Expence."

"LAUDERDALE."

Then the said Bill was 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 on Wednesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Counsel to be heard against it.

Ordered, That The Incorporated Society of Solicitors practising before the Commissary or Consistorial Court of Scotland be at liberty to be heard by Counsel on Wednesday next, on their Petition, presented to the House on Tuesday last, praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by themselves, their Counsel, or Agents and Witnesses, against such Part or Parts of the said Bill as affect their Rights or Interests," as desired.

Beer Bill read 3a, & passed:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit the general Sale of Beer and Cyder by Retail in England;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Then it was moved, "in Press 1, Line ult. after ("notwithstanding") to insert the following Amendment: ("Provided always, That nothing in this Act shall be construed to permit any Person to sell any Beer, Ale, Porter or Cyder, to be consumed on the Premises where sold, or in any Shop, House, Outhouse, Yard, Garden, Orchard or other Place adjoining the same, or belonging to or occupied by the Person taking out such Licence, or in which he shall have any Concern.")

Which being objected to;

The Question was put, "Whether the said Words shall be there inserted?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved, "in Press 1, Line ult. after ("notwithstanding") to insert the following Amendment: ("Provided always, That nothing in this Act shall be construed to permit any Person to sell any Beer, Ale, Porter or Cyder, to be consumed on the Premises where sold, or in any Shop, House, Outhouse, Yard, Garden, Orchard or other Place adjoining the same, or belonging to or occupied by the Person taking out such Licence, or in which he shall have any Concern, previous to the Tenth of October One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one.")

Which being objected to;

The Question was put, "Whether the said Words shall be there inserted?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved, "in Press 7, Line 20, after ("Act") to insert the following Amendment: ("and that no Person not being a Householder assessed to and paying the Poor's Rates within the Parish in which the Person licensed shall be resident")

The same was agreed to; and Ordered accordingly.

Then it was moved, "in Press 33, Line 36, after ("only") to insert the following Clause:

"And be it further enacted, That nothing contained in this Bill shall authorize any Person to whom a Licence shall be granted for the Sale of Beer, &c. to erect Seats or Benches on the Public or Cross Roads for the Sale or the Consumption of the said Beer, Ale or Cyder."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put, "Whether the said Clause shall be there inserted?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved, "in Press 33, Line 36, after ("only") to insert the following Clause:

"And be it further enacted, That this Act shall be continued in force until the First of January One thousand eight hundred and thirty-two."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put, "Whether the said Clause shall be there inserted?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest thereupon:

"DISSENTIENT:

"Because the following Three Clauses, having been proposed, were rejected by the House; (viz t.)

"Provided always, That nothing in this Act shall be construed to permit any Person to sell any Beer, Ale, Porter or Cyder, to be consumed on the Premises where sold, or in any Shop, House, Outhouse, Yard, Garden, Orchard or other Place adjoining the same, or belonging to or occupied by the Person taking out such Licence, or in which he shall have any Concern."

"Provided always, That nothing in this Act shall be construed to permit any Person to sell any Beer, Ale, Porter or Cyder, to be consumed on the Premises where sold, or in any Shop, House, Outhouse, Yard, Garden, Orchard or other Place adjoining the same, or belonging to or occupied by the Person taking out such Licence, or in which he shall have any Concern, previous to the Tenth of October One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one."

"And be it further enacted, That this Act shall be continued in force until the First of January One thousand eight hundred and thirty-two."

"RICHMOND & LENNOX."

Message to H.C. with Amendments to it.

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

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.

Scot v. Irving.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Archibald Scot, Writer in Langholm; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 25th of May 1830; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the Second Division, of the 22d of June 1830; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, 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 John Irving, Surgeon in Annan, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Irving may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 9th Day of August next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any one of his known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Commercial Intercourse at Canton, Correspondence respecting, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "Copies of all Correspondence which has taken place between the Factory of The East India Company at Canton and the Court of Directors, with respect to the recent Interruption of Commercial Intercourse at Canton."

Holyhead, &c. Roads Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter and amend several Acts for the Improvement of the Roads from London to Holyhead, and from London to Liverpool; and for the further Improvement of the said Roads;"

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Ker & Johnston v. Bell et al. Appellants Petition for Time for their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of James Ker and Henry Johnston Esquires, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Bell, and others, are Respondents; praying, "That their Lordships will grant them until the Second Day of the next Session of Parliament to lodge their Case:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Appellants and Respondents Cases, now depending in this House in Matters of Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House.

Fees Abolition on Demise of the Crown Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to abolish certain Fees and Stamp Duties chargeable on the Renewal of all Appointments, Commissions, Grants, Pensions and Patents consequent on the Demise of the Crown."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Treasurer of the Navy Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to consolidate and amend the several Acts relating to the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 2 preceding Bills.

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

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

Fees, Common Law Courts, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third 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 the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

County Rates (Ireland) Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third 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 the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lunatics Property Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of 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;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Property in Infants Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of 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;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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 4 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 some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Diocesan Schools (Ireland) Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act of the Fifty-third Year of King George the Third, for the Appointment of Commissioners for the Regulation of the several Endowed Schools of public and private Foundation in Ireland;"

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.

Legislative Assembly (Canada) Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend so much of an Act of the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec;"

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.

Consolidated Fund Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to apply the Sum of One million five hundred thousand Pounds out of the Consolidated Fund to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty; and to appropriate the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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.

Exchequer Bills Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising the Sum of Thirteen millions six hundred and seven thousand six hundred Pounds by Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty."

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.

Witnesses Expences (Ireland) Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act of the Fifty-fifth Year of King George the Third, for the Payment of Costs and Charges to Prosecutors and Witnesses in Cases of Felony in Ireland."

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

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

Warehoused Sugar Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to allow, before the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, Sugar to be delivered out of Warehouse to be refined."

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.

Beer & Cyder Duties Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal certain of the Duties on Cyder in the United Kingdom, and on Beer and Ale in Great Britain, and to make other Provisions in relation thereto."

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.

Fisheries Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to revive, continue and amend several Acts relating to the Fisheries."

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.

Militia Pay Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to defray the Charge of the Pay, Clothing and contingent and other Expences of the Disembodied Militia in Great Britain and Ireland; and to grant Allowances, in certain Cases, to Subaltern Officers, Adjutants, Paymasters, Quartermasters, Surgeons, Assistant Surgeons, Surgeons Mates, and Serjeant Majors of the Militia, until the Twenty-fifth Day of June One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one."

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.

Message to H.C. for Reports on the Labouring Poor in Ireland.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to request that they will be pleased to communicate to this House, "Copies of the First and Second Reports made from the Select Committee appointed by that House in Session 1819 on the State of Disease and Condition of the Labouring Poor in Ireland."

Custom Duties (Crown Goods) Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to subject to Duties of Customs Goods the Property of the Crown, in case of Sale after Importation."

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."

Spirits Duties Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to impose additional Duties of Excise on Spirits."

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."

Sugar Duties Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty, until the Fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, certain Duties on Sugar imported into the United Kingdom, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty."

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."

West India Spirits Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to impose an additional Duty of Customs on Spirits the Produce of the British Possessions in America."

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."

Arms (Ireland) Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon 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."

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."

Real Property Liability Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws for facilitating the Payment of Debts out of Real Estate."

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."

Illusory Appointments Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter and amend the Law relating to Illusory Appointments."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

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