House of Lords Journal Volume 63
11 November 1830

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Die Jovis, 11°Novembris 1830.
M'Taggart v. Jeffrey. Pentland v. Ld. Gwydir et al. Mackenzie et al. v. Anderson. Taylor et al. v. Sir W. Forbes & Co. Lords take the Oaths. Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Knaresborough:) Youghal: Hayfield: Tintwhistle, Glossop: Glossop: Hadfield: Bongs, Mellor: Furness, Disley: Marple: Whitfield: Compstall Bridge: New Mills: Longhurst Lane, Mellor: Rowarth, New Mills: Padfield, Glossop: Chirton: Limerick: St Mary, Limerick: St.John, Limerick: St.Munchin, Limerick: Staindrop: Selby: Greenwich RoadChapel: London St. Chapel, Greenwich: Romford: Lambourn: Weathersfield: Eye: Rosemarket: LittleHaven: St.Ishmael's: Haverfordwest: Plymouth: Inhabitants of Redruth: Bridlington: Chacewater: Warminster: Bradford: Romsey, Infra & Extra: Whitby Baptists, Redruth: Falmouth & Flushing: Poole: Montrose: Shrewton & Winterbourne Stoke: Randwick: Cheadle: Females of Great Queen St. Chapel, Lincoln's Inn Fields: Sheffield: Leeds: Quakers, Youghal: Inhabitants of Youghal: Brigham, &c: Whitehaven: Sporle cum Palgrave. Sugar produced by Free Labourers, Petition from St. Mary, Limerick, to take off Duty on. Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of, (Margate:) High St. Chapel, Huddersfield: Berry Brow, Huddersfield: Lindley: Shelley: Greengate, Salford: Linthwaite: Huddersfield: Burlington, &c: Flambro': Shaftesbury: The Sokens, Essex: Hornchurch: Albury: Witham: Pembroke: Lyme Regis: Unitarians, Hull: Penzance: Codford & Wiley: Ashburton: Independents, Hull: Wareham: Camborne: Devizes: Truro: Calne: Cottingham: Methodists, Hull: Dissenters, Warminster: Inhabitants of Warminster: St. Day, Gwennap: Wilton: Mylor: Keppel St. Chapel, Russell Square: Females of Wareham: Chippenham: Crockerton: HigherTown, Truro: Penpoll, St. Feock: Queen St. Chapel, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London: Macclesfield: Kingsland. Sugar produced by free Labourers, Petitions to take off Duty on: (Bedford Row, Meeting House, St. Mary's, Limerick:) St. Munchin's, Limerick: St. John's, Limerick. Dunlop & Co. v. E. of Dalhousie et al. Respondents Petition to lodge their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee. Macqueen to enter into a Recog ce on Sir S. Stirling & Frasers' Appeal. The King's Answer to Address. Lords summoned, Order for, discharged. Lords summoned. Coals carried Coastwise, Petition from Scarborough for Repeal of Duty on. Labourers Wages, Petition of Chamber of Commerce, Staffordshire, Potteries, respecting. Coals carried Coastwise, Petitions of Proprietors of Coal Mines on the Tyne, & in Durham, for Repeal of Duty on. Declaration against Transubstantiation, Petition of Lieut. Gen. Thornton to release The King from making. Messages to H.C. for Reports on the Poor of Ireland; on the Growth of Tobacco there; and on the Coal Trade. Labourers in Husbandry Bill presented. Lords summoned. Adjourn.

Die Jovis, 11°Novembris 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Dux Gloucester.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Lyndhurst,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Bath. et Well.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestr.
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Vicecom. Maynard.
Vicecom. St. Vincent.
Vicecom. Sidmouth.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Gort.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Combermere.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Willoughby de Broke.
Ds. Arundell of Wardour.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Stafford.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Clifford of Chudleigh.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Saltoun.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Fisherwick.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Saltersford.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Bayning.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Ribblesdale.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Barham.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Ponsonby of Imokilly.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Melbourne.
Ds. Harris.
Ds. Ker.
Ds. Ormonde.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Durham.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wynford.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Rosslyn, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Buckingham & Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wellington.
March. Winchester.
March. Lansdowne.
March. Salisbury.
March. Hertford.
March. Bute.
March. Camden.
March. Hastings.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Erroll.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Mayo.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Powis.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Cathcart.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes St. Germans.
Comes Morley.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Howe.
Comes Vane.
Comes Amherst.
Comes Dudley.
Comes Cawdor.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Wynford sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

M'Taggart v. Jeffrey.

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein John M'Taggart Esquire is Appellant, and William Jeffrey is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off to Tuesday next.

Pentland v. Ld. Gwydir et al.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein George Pentland is Appellant, and Peter Robert Lord Gwydir, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off 'till To-morrow.

Mackenzie et al. v. Anderson.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Mrs. Jane Mackenzie or Mead, and others, are Appellants, and William Anderson is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off 'till To-morrow.

Taylor et al. v. Sir W. Forbes & Co.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Lieutenant Colonel James Taylor, and others, are Appellants, and Sir William Forbes and Company are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar To-morrow.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day William Earl of Lonsdale and Charles Noel Lord Barham took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Knaresborough:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Knaresborough, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their Consideration the Wrongs of our Fellow Subjects in the West India Colonies, and determinedly to interpose on behalf of the oppressed, by devising prompt and immediate Measures for the total and utter Extermination of Negro Slavery:"

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

Youghal:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Meeting House Lane Chapel, in Youghal, in the County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hayfield:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Hayfield Chapel, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tintwhistle, Glossop:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Tintwhistle, near Glossop, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Glossop:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Glossop Chapel, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hadfield:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Hadfield Chapel, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bongs, Mellor:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Bongs, near Mellor, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Furness, Disley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Furness, near Disley, in the County of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Marple:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Marple Chapel, in the County of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Whitfield:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Whitfield Chapel, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Compstall Bridge:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Compstall Bridge Chapel, in the County of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

New Mills:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at New Mills Chapel, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Longhurst Lane, Mellor:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Longhurst Lane, near Mellor, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Rowarth, New Mills:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Rowarth, near New Mills, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Padfield, Glossop:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Padfield, near Glossop, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Chirton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Chirton and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Limerick:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City and County of the City of Limerick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St Mary, Limerick:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Mary, in the City of Limerick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St.John, Limerick:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint John, in the City of Limerick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St.Munchin, Limerick:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Munchin, in the City of Limerick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Staindrop:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Staindrop, in the County of Durham, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Selby:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Selby, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Greenwich RoadChapel:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation assembling in Greenwich Road Chapel, and other Friends, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

London St. Chapel, Greenwich:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of London Street Chapel, Greenwich, Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Romford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Romford and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lambourn:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Lambourn, Essex, and its Neighbourhood; whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Weathersfield:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Independent Dissenters of the Village of Weathersfield and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Eye:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Borough of Eye, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Rosemarket:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters commonly called Independents assembling in Rosemarket, in the County of Pembroke, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

LittleHaven:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters commonly called Independents assembling in Little Haven, in the County of Pembroke, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St.Ishmael's:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters commonly called Independents assembling in Saint Ishmael's, in the County of Pembroke, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Haverfordwest:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Calvinistic Methodist Persuasion worshipping at the Tabernacle in the Town and County of Haverfordwest, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Plymouth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination assembling for Religious Worship in Batter Street Meeting House, Plymouth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Inhabitants of Redruth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Rector and Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Redruth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bridlington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination, and other Friends, at Bridlington, in the East Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Chacewater:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination, and others, in the Village of Chäcewater, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Warminster:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation assembling for the Worship of Almighty God in Common Close, Warminster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bradford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Dissenters and others, Inhabitants of Bradford, in the County of Wilts, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Romsey, Infra & Extra:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Romsey Infra and Romsey Extra, in the County of Southampton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Whitby

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Whitby and its Vicinity, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Baptists, Redruth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination in the Town of Redruth, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Falmouth & Flushing:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the United Congregations of Unitarian Christians of Falmouth and Flushing, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Poole:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, belonging to a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination in the Town of Poole, in the County of Dorset, being Friends to the Rights and Liberties of Mankind:

Montrose:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation meeting in Market Street, of the Royal Burgh of Montrose, in connection with the United Associate Synod of Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Shrewton & Winterbourne Stoke:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Baptist Congregation of Shrewton and WinterbourneStoke, in the County of Wilts, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Randwick:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Established Church, and others, of the Parish of Randwick, in the County of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cheadle:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of the Independent Denomination worshipping at Cheadle Chapel, in the County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Females of Great Queen St. Chapel, Lincoln's Inn Fields:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Females whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Members of the Societies and Congregations of the Wesleyan Methodists connected with Great Queen Street Chapel, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London:

Sheffield:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Norfolk Street Chapel, in Sheffield, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Leeds:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Brunswick Chapel in Leeds, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "forthwith to adopt the most decisive and effectual Measures for securing the early and utter Extinction of Slavery in the British Colonies:"

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

Quakers, Youghal:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Youghal and its Vicinity, being of the Profession of the People called Quakers, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Act of Justice and Mercy towards our Brethren of the African Race, the Abolition of Slavery, may no longer be delayed, but that an even-handed Justice may be dispensed to every Class of the King's Subjects, without regard to Clime or Colour:"

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

Inhabitants of Youghal:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Youghal and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take such immediate, decisive and wise Steps as will terminate without further Delay that foul Blot on our National Character, the continued Toleration of Slavery, and restore to Hundreds of Thousands, now groaning beneath the British Lash, that Freedom which is their inalienable Right:"

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

Brigham, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Townships of Brigham, Greysouthen and Eaglesfield, near Cockermouth, Cumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt and carry into Effect such vigorous Legislative Enactments as may seem best calculated speedily and effectually to eradicate the horrid System of Slavery from all our West Indian Territories, and thus to evince to the World that wherever the British Sceptre sways Slavery shall be tolerated no longer:"

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

Whitehaven:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Whitehaven, in the County of Cumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of Slavery into their serious Consideration, and with all Expedition to adopt such Measures as may, with Safety to all concerned, put an End to it:"

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

Sporle cum Palgrave.

Upon reading the Petition of the Resident Minister, Churchwardens and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Sporle cum Palgrave, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for an Abolition of the Slave Trade at once and for ever; and that such Abolition may be, in so far as conflicting Interests will admit, above all, immediate, as well for the Relief of Humanity as the Removal of a Million and an Half to our over-burdened Taxation:"

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

Sugar produced by Free Labourers, Petition from St. Mary, Limerick, to take off Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Mary, in the City of Limerick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to take off the Duties protecting Produce raised by Slave Labour now levied upon all Sugar imported from British Colonies and other Places where it is produced by Free Labourers, and to remove all other Impediments to the free Introduction into Great Britain and Ireland of that Commodity:"

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

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of, (Margate:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Margate, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of Slavery into their early and serious Consideration, in order that such Plan for its Abolition may be promptly devised and acted upon as shall give to the Colonists due Protection in its Operation, and at the same Time insure to the Slave Population the Benefits of present Amelioration with prospective, early and certain Emancipation:"

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

High St. Chapel, Huddersfield:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Methodist Congregation assembled at High Street Chapel, Huddersfield, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Berry Brow, Huddersfield:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Methodist Congregation assembled at Berry Brow, near Huddersfield, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lindley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Methodist Congregation assembled at Lindley, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Shelley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Methodist Congregation assembled at Shelley, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Greengate, Salford:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Unitarian Congregation assembling at Greengate, Salford, Manchester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt, without Delay, such Measures as may seem fit for the utter Extinction of Slavery, and the Extension of all the Blessings of Freedom to the utmost Limits of the British Empire:"

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

Linthwaite:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister of Christ Church, Linthwaite, and Inhabitants of the Township, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to make such Laws, and enforce their Execution, as shall effect a speedy and entire Termination of Slavery in all His Majesty's Colonies:"

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

Huddersfield:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Huddersfield, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such decisive Measures as may appear necessary to raise our oppressed Brethren from their degraded and miserable State, to remove the Stain of Slavery from our National Character, and to vindicate a Christian People from the Charge of practically renouncing the express Command of the Divine Founder of Christianity - "Whatsoever ye would that Men should do to you, do ye even so to them:"

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

Burlington, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Burlington, Burlington Quay, and their Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "at any Sacrifice, immediately to wipe off the Stain of that odious Iniquity, the Toleration of Slavery, from us and from our Children, that, at least under the beneficent Rule of One Christian Government, Colour may be no Bar to the free Enjoyment of those sacred and inherent Rights which God Himself has declared shall never be violated with Impunity:"

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

Flambro':

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants (of both Sexes) of Flambro' and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That Colonial Slavery may be immediately abolished:"

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

Shaftesbury:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Shaftesbury and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will adopt such Resolutions as may promote a Correction of the existing Evils of Slavery, with a view towards its final Abolition at an early Period, so far as to their Lordships may appear practicable:"

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

The Sokens, Essex:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Liberty and Peculiar Jurisdiction of the Sokens, in the County of Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That effectual Measures may be immediately adopted for the entire Extinction of Slavery, so that our deeply-injured Fellow Subjects may enjoy, without further Delay, those Rights and Privileges to which they are entitled equally with ourselves, and that their Children may be no longer born into the World under the heavy Yoke of interminable Bondage:"

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

Hornchurch:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Hornchurch and its Vicinity, in the County of Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to yield to the Voice of the Country at large on the important Subject of Slavery, and immediately to take the most effectual Measures for its Abolition in every Part of the British Dominions, that the British Government may no longer recognize the Principle, that one of its Subjects shall have Property in the Person and Life of his Fellow Subjects:"

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

Albury:

Upon reading the Petition of the Rector, Landholders and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Albury, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to put away the Iniquity of Slavery from Britain, by instant Repentance and Amendment, and by showing Mercy to those whom this Nation has so long assisted to destroy:"

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

Witham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Witham and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take those Measures which may be most effective for the final Extinction of Slavery; and that in carrying into Effect such Measures their Lordships will act with such a mild Firmness as shall prove to the Colonial Legislatures the Inutility of all further Opposition, and accomplish the glorious and divine Work of granting Freedom to all the Sons and Daughters of this mighty Empire:"

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

Pembroke:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling for Divine Worship at the Tabernacle in the Town of Pembroke, and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures for the speedy and entire Extinction of Slavery as they may deem best adapted to attain that End, with the Security of all who are unhappily concerned therein:"

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

Lyme Regis:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Particular Baptist Denomination assembling in Lyme Regis, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "speedily to declare that all Children born in our Colonies shall from this Time be free; that Female Flogging shall be for ever abolished; that the Sale of Negroes as Chattels shall cease; that Religious Instruction shall meet with no Impediment; and that the Slaves be permitted to purchase their own Freedom; and that such a Plan for Redemption be adopted as to secure the Planters from the Loss they might sustain from immediate Emancipation:"

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

Unitarians, Hull:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Unitarian Congregation worshipping God in their Chapel in Bowl Alley Lane, Hull, and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "to lose no Time in instituting Measures by which the Slaves may be led to the Acquirement of the Habits and Rights of domestic, social and relative Life, and eventually be made free Men:"

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

Penzance:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Penzance and its Neighbourhood, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to cause the most efficient and decisive Measures to be adopted, that the Slave Population of the British Colonies may fully participate in those Civil and Religious Rights and Privileges which are enjoyed by the other Classes of His Majesty's Subjects:"

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

Codford & Wiley:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters meeting for Religious Worship in the Villages of Codford and Wiley, in the County of Wilts, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "speedily to proceed to the Enactment of such Measures as shall at once and for ever abolish the hateful and unholy System of Slavery throughout the whole of the British Dominions, coupling with such Enactment, those Regulations which may, in the Wisdom of their Lordships, seem most meet to promote the Well-being, Happiness and Security of the emancipated Slaves, and provide for the equitable Interests of all Parties concerned:"

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

Ashburton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Portreeve, Freeholders and others, Inhabitants of the Borough of Ashburton, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the great Work of Colonial Reform into their own Hands; to mitigate without Delay and to extinguish Slavery altogether at the earliest Period consistent with the Welfare of the Slaves, the Safety of the Colonists, and the Interests of the Nation:"

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

Independents, Hull:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination assembling in Fish Street Chapel, Kingston upon Hull, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Subject of Slavery may receive their early Consideration; and that such Steps may be taken as shall seem best suited to secure, with the least possible Delay, complete Emancipation to every unoffending Subject of the British Empire:"

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

Wareham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Wareham and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will frame a Law by which every Person born in the British Dominions, after an early Day, shall be declared free; and that such Steps may be taken that the Word "Slave" may speedily be expunged from our Statute Book for ever:"

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

Camborne:

Upon reading the Petition of some of the Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Camborne, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, while they look back on the Mass of Cruelty and Profligacy which these last Seven Years have added to Two Centuries of accumulated Guilt, to submit to no studied Evasions nor unnecessary Delays, but to grant, as the only Remedy for this enormous Evil, an immediate and complete Extinction of Slavery throughout His Majesty's Dominions:"

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

Devizes:

A Petition of the Clergy, Gentry, Freeholders and others, Inhabitants of Devizes and its Vicinity, was presented and read; praying their Lordships "not to delay that Act of National Justice, the Abolition of Slavery, on the Plea of Compensation to the West India Planters, but to proceed immediately to the Adoption of such Measures as shall be deemed most advisable for the speedy and total Extinction of Negro Slavery in all the Dependencies of the British Crown."

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "I. Fuller Chairman," who only has signed it.

Truro:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination at Truro, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to fix the earliest Period after which British Colonial Slavery shall utterly and irrevocably cease:"

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

Calne:

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Calne, in the County of Wilts, in Public Meeting assembled, was presented and read; praying their Lordships, "without further Delay to make such Enactments as shall at once, and for ever, put an End to British Colonial Slavery, and thereby effectually remove the Evils in the said Petition enumerated, that they may no longer be Partakers of a System which is a Reproach to their Character, both as Britons professing to value Freedom, and as Christians professing to regard the Doctrines and Precepts of Religion."

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "William Money Chairman," who only has signed it.

Cottingham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Primitive Methodists Society, and others, worshipping in the Primitive Methodists Chapel at Cottingham, in the East Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Methodists, Hull:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Primitive Methodist Society, and others, worshipping in the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Hull, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "for the Adoption of such Measures as may "appear most fitting to bring about that Period when it shall be said, with reference to the British Nation, the Sun cannot rise on a Tyrant or set on a Slave:"

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

Dissenters, Warminster:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters meeting for Public Worship in the Old Meeting House, Warminster, Wilts, and other Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "forthwith to adopt such Measures as may ensure the complete Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Dominions at the earliest practicable Period, in such Way as may be most consistent with the Rights of the Master and the Slave:"

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

Inhabitants of Warminster:

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Warminster, agreed on at a Public Meeting, containing the same Prayer as the last-mentioned Petition, was presented and read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "Henry Wansey Chairman," who only has signed it.

St. Day, Gwennap:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination in the Town of St. Day, in the Parish of Gwennap, County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt those Measures which will secure, at the earliest possible Period, the full and permanent Enjoyment of the Blessings of Freedom to every Slave in the British Dominions:"

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

Wilton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters assembling for Religious Worship in Crow Lane, in the Borough of Wilton and County of Wilts, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to proceed to a speedy and full Investigation of that important Subject, Slavery, and forthwith to frame such Measures as may seem most proper for ensuring to the injured and oppressed Slaves that Liberty of which they have been cruelly spoiled, and which no Human Being can plead a lawful Title to withhold:"

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

Mylor:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Mylor, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That such Arrangements may be made as shall ensure an early and entire Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Dominions; and until that happy Period shall arrive, that their Lordships will take such prompt and effectual Measures as will raise the Slaves from their present degraded Situation:"

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

Keppel St. Chapel, Russell Square:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination meeting for Divine Worship in Keppel Street, Russell Square, London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into early and compassionate Consideration that momentous Subject, Slavery, with the view of providing an effectual Remedy for the Evils of Colonial Bondage, and for raising its unhappy and degraded Subjects to the full Enjoyment of civil Liberty and social Happiness:"

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

Females of Wareham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Females who form Parts of the Two Congregations of Independent Protestant Dissenters in the Town of Wareham, Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for ever to put an End to the System of Slavery now carried on throughout the British Dominions Abroad, so abhorrent to every Feeling of Humanity, and every Part of that mild and merciful Religion which recognizes the full and entire Freedom of every Human Being under Heaven:"

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

Chippenham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Borough of Chippenham, in the County of Wilts, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt (with due Regard to the equitable Claims of the Planters) such Measures as may appear calculated to produce the immediate Amelioration of the Condition of the Negroes, and also the final Abolition of Slavery within the Colonies of Great Britain, as speedily as the Interests of the Slaves themselves will allow, and to secure to all their future Offspring the unalienable Right of personal Freedom:"

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

Crockerton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Crockerton, in the County of Wilts, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt speedy and effectual Measures for putting an End to the Practice of converting British-born Subjects into Slaves in the Colonies of Great Britain:"

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

HigherTown, Truro:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination in the Village of Higher Town, near Truro, Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to put an End to the unchristian and inhuman System of Slavery, at the earliest possible Period:"

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

Penpoll, St. Feock:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination in the Village of Penpoll, in the Parish of St. Feock, Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to fix an early Period after which the monstrous Evil of Slavery shall utterly cease throughout the Colonies of Britain:"

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

Queen St. Chapel, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Queen Street Chapel, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt forthwith the most decisive and effectual Measures for securing the early and utter Extinction of Slavery, a System alike repugnant to our Religion, and to the Principles and Feelings of the Country at large:"

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

Macclesfield:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Independent Protestant Dissenters assembling for Divine Worship in Roe Street Chapel, Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into immediate Consideration the degraded and painful Condition of the Slaves in all our Colonies, in order to the speedy and total Abolition of Slavery, that the same Blessing of Freedom may be enjoyed in all His Majesty's Dominions as that which distinguishes the Land adorned with the British Throne:"

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

Kingsland.

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters at Maberly Chapel, Kingsland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to devise prompt and efficient Measures for the utter Extinction of the odious System of Slavery, and for the Evangelization of its Victims, throughout His Majesty's Dominions, that thus, amidst the shaking of other Nations, the Moral Strength of Great Britain may be increased and consolidated at Home and Abroad, and felt all over the World:"

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

Sugar produced by free Labourers, Petitions to take off Duty on: (Bedford Row, Meeting House, St. Mary's, Limerick:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Independent Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Bedford Row Meeting House, in the Parish of Saint Mary, in the City of Limerick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Munchin's, Limerick:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Munchin, in the City of Limerick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. John's, Limerick.

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint John, in the City of Limerick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to take off the Duties protecting Sugar produced by Slaves which are now levied upon all Sugar imported from British Colonies and other Places where it is produced by free Labourers; and to remove all other Impediments to the free Introduction into Great Britain and Ireland of that Commodity:"

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

Dunlop & Co. v. E. of Dalhousie et al. Respondents Petition to lodge their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of The Earl of Dalhousie, and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Dunlop and Company are Appellants; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to permit their Case to be received:"

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.

Macqueen to enter into a Recog ce on Sir S. Stirling & Frasers' Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Macqueen of Little George Street, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Sir Samuel Stirling Baronet and Alexander Fraser, on account of their Appeal depending in this House:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Macqueen may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

The King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Address of Monday last; and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously, and to say, He would give Directions accordingly."

Lords summoned, Order for, discharged.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Monday last, "That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Friday next," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Monday next.

Coals carried Coastwise, Petition from Scarborough for Repeal of Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Shipowners and other Inhabitants of Scarborough, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased forthwith to adopt Measures for the Repeal of the Duties on Coals carried Coastwise:"

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

Labourers Wages, Petition of Chamber of Commerce, Staffordshire, Potteries, respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Chamber of Commerce for the Staffordshire Potteries, and of other Manufacturers resident therein, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as shall remove the grievous Suffering arising from many Masters paying the Workmen Part or all of their Wages in Truck, whereby the Distress of the Working Classes has been greatly increased, and their Discontent excited to an alarming Extent:"

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

Coals carried Coastwise, Petitions of Proprietors of Coal Mines on the Tyne, & in Durham, for Repeal of Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Peers and of the Commoners, Proprietors and Lessees of Coal Mines on the River Tyne, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will, in pursuance of the Recommendation contained in the Report of the Committee appointed by the House of Commons during the last Session of Parliament to enquire into the State of the Coal Trade in the United Kingdom, take the necessary Steps for the Repeal of the Coast Duty on Coals, so as to make the Home Trade in this necessary Article of Life perfectly free; and that their Lordships will reduce the Over-sea Duty, and regulate the Foreign Trade in Coals so as to give due Protection to British Shipping, and at the same Time afford to friendly Powers the strongest Motive for continuing in Alliance with us, by enabling them to procure from this Country at a moderate Price an Article necessary to their Comfort and Convenience:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Proprietors and Workers of Coal Mines, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the entire Repeal of all Duties levied upon Coals carried Coastwise and exported Abroad, which the Petitioners submit to be highly unjust and oppressive alike to them, the Shipowners, and the Consumers of all Coals carried Coastwise: That their Lordships will consider the impolitic and injurious Consequences that result from the Taxation of Raw Materials; and that the Petitioners may be placed upon an equal Footing with the Proprietors of Land Sale Collieries; for the Suppression of the Municipal Exactions which prevail in the Ports of London and elsewhere on the Coal Trade, which create such vexatious Delays to those concerned in the Trade, and tend so greatly to enhance the Price to the Consumer; and for the Revision of the Act 47th George 3d, for the Regulation of the Coal Trade; and that their Lordships will repeal that Part of it which directs the Sale of Coals to be made by Measure, and orders the Appointment of Meters, which Regulations subject the Persons engaged in the Coal Trade to Delays and vexatious Proceedings, affording no Protection whatever against Frauds, but holding out Inducements for their Commission; and that in lieu of Measure, the Sale of Coals may forthwith be established by Weight, which would be extremely beneficial to the Petitioners and to the Public at large:"

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

Declaration against Transubstantiation, Petition of Lieut. Gen. Thornton to release The King from making.

Upon reading the Petition of Lieutenant General William Thornton of Grosvenor Gate, Park Lane, in the County of Middlesex; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as will in future release every King and Queen of this Realm, on coming to and succeeding in the Imperial Crown of this Kingdom, or at His or Her Coronation, from the Obligation of making, subscribing and audibly repeating the Declaration against Transubstantiation, and asserting the Worship of the Church of Rome to be idolatrous, any Law, Statute, or Usage to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding:"

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

Messages to H.C. for Reports on the Poor of 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 Four Reports made from the Select Committee appointed by that House, in the last Session of Parliament, on the State of the Poor in Ireland; together with the Minutes of Evidence taken before the said Committee."

on the Growth of Tobacco there;

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to request that they will be pleased to communicate to this House, "A Copy of a Report made from the Select Committee appointed by that House, in the last Session of Parliament, on the Growth and Cultivation of Tobacco; together with the Minutes of Evidence taken before the said Committee."

and on the Coal Trade.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to request that they will be pleased to communicate to this House, "A Copy of a Report made from the Select Committee appointed by that House, in the last Session of Parliament, on the State of the Coal Trade; together with the Minutes of Evidence taken before the said Committee, and the Appendix thereto."

Labourers in Husbandry Bill presented.

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

The Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to provide for the better Employment of Labourers in Husbandry, by enabling His Majesty's Justices of the Peace to order a distinct Rate to be made on their Behalf, (to be called the Labour Rate,) with Allowances to such Occupiers of Land as shall find them Employment."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

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