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'House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 26 November 1830', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 63: 1830-1831, pp. 129-135. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16940 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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Die Veneris, 26° Novembris 1830.
Morton v. Hunters & Co. Bray v. Malkin et al. Morton v. Hunters & Co: Interlocutor Affirmed. Dunlop & Co. v. E. of Dalhousie et al. Ld. Loftus takes the Oaths. Wilson et al. v. Sinclair. Cogan v. Lyon et al. Mactavish v. Scott et al. Com rs of Charitable Donations et al. v. Harris et al. Haig v. Sir W. J. Homan et al. 2d Report from Appeal Com ee. Sugar produced by free Labour, Petition from Killevy to take off Duty on. Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Stewartstown:) Kilnagross: Killevy: Kilkenny: Shefford: Blunham: New Meeting House, Bedford: Luton: Carlton: Baptists, Bedford: Southend: Liskeard: East & West Looe: Petworth: Haworth: Baptists, Idle: Inhabitants of Idle: HandsworthWoodhouse: Wigton: Thorner: Belper: Baptists, Devonport: Hull: Hugglescote: Toxteth Park: First Congregation, United Secession Church, Dundee: Whitehaven: Inhabitants of Devonport: Killarney: Gravesend Arbroath: Tuckingmill: Porkelles: Troon: Crelly: Stithians: Kehelland: Camborne: Penponds: Leicester: Gibraltar Chapel, Bethnal Green: Biggleswade: Honiton: Ridgmount: Bedford: Great Clacton: Bungay: Halesworth: Beccles: Aldeby, &c: Barsham, &c: Independents, Eccleshill: Inhabitants of Eccleshill: Independents, Allerton: Calverley with Farsley: Thornton: Baptists, Allerton: Baildon: Mirfield: Rothwell: Doncaster: Thorne: Croyde: Tickhill: Measham, &c: Chester: Chester: Aspatria: Southport: Church Town, North Meols: Kirkwall: Baptists, Leicester: New Chapel, Holborn St. Hull: United Associate Congregation, St. Andrews: Lochee: Dunblane: Haddington: United Associate Synod of the Secession Church: Kirriemuir: Drymen: Stirling: Howgate: Mid Calder: Auchtermuchty (1st Congreg n): Auchtermuchty (2d Congreg n): Kirkcaldy: Overgate: Airth: Crail: Dunning: Quakers, Limerick. Slavery, Petition from Bretton for Abolition of, & Reform of Parliament. Emigration, Petition from Ballymacarret respecting. Regency Bill. Administration of Justice Bill. Witnesses Examination Bill: Judgment & Execution Bill: Interpleader Bill: Prohibition & Mandamus Bill: Arbitration Bill: Messages to H.C. with the 5 preceding Bills. Adjourn.

Die Veneris, 26° Novembris 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Glocestr.
-
Vicecom. Melville.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Wellesley, Senescallus.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Saltoun.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Fisherwick.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Dundas.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Bayning.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Loftus.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Ormonde.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Lyndhurst.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Roscbery.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire,
Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wellington.
March. Exeter.
March. Hastings.
March. Bristol.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Mayo.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Romney.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Verulam.
Comes St. Germans.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Howe.
Comes Dudley.

PRAYERS.

Morton v. Hunters & Co.

The Answer of Captain Patrick Hunter, William Cowan and Quintin Kennedy Esquires, Individual Partners of the Company of Messieurs Hunters and Company, Bankers in Ayr, to the Petition and Appeal of James Morton, Writer in Ayr, Trustee on the Sequestrated Estate of William Brown of Lawhill, Merchant in Saltcoats, was this Day brought in.

Bray v. Malkin et al.

As was also, The joint and several Answer of Robert Bree and Elizabeth his Wife, late Elizabeth Malkin, William Hammersley and John Tomlinson, to the Petition and Appeal of The Reverend Bidlake Bray Clerk.

Morton v. Hunters & Co:

After hearing Counsel for the Appellant, this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Morton, Writer in Ayr, Trustee on the Sequestrated Estate of William Brown of Lawhill, Merchant in Saltcoats; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the First Division, of the 10th of December 1828; 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 Answer of Captain Patrick Hunter, William Cowan and Quintin Kennedy Esquires, Individual Partners of the Company of Messieurs Hunters and Company, Bankers in Ayr, put in to the said Appeal; and Counsel appearing for the Respondents in the said Appeal; the Counsel were directed to withdraw:

Interlocutor Affirmed.

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 Interlocutor therein complained of, be, and the same is hereby Affirmed.

Dunlop & Co. v. E. of Dalhousie et al.

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein George Dunlop and Company are Appellants, and The Earl of Dalhousie, and others, are Respondents:

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

Ld. Loftus takes the Oaths.

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

Wilson et al. v. Sinclair.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Archibald Wilson, and others, are Appellants, and Duncan Sinclair is Respondent, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Tuesday next.

Cogan v. Lyon et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Hugh Cogan is Appellant, and George Lyon, and others, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Tuesday next.

Mactavish v. Scott et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein John Mactavish is Appellant, and James Scott, and others, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Tuesday next.

Com rs of Charitable Donations et al. v. Harris et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein The Commissioners of Charitable Donations, and others, are Appellants, and Thomas Harris, and others, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Thursday next.

Haig v. Sir W. J. Homan et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Robert Haig Esquire is Appellant, and Sir William Jackson Homan Baronet, and others, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Thursday next.

2d Report from Appeal Com ee.

The Lord Auckland reported from the Lords Committees 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; and to report to the House; and to whom were referred certain Petitions in the following Causes; Sir Evan John Murray M'Gregor Baronet against The East India Company and others; Scott against Yuille and others; Wilson and others against Sinclair; Mac Neill against Mac Neill and another; M'Tavish against Scott and another; Baillie against Grant; Robertsons against Alexander and others; Robertsons against Alexander and another; Meggett and another against Douglass, and Blake against Gossen otherwise Blake; "That the Committee had met, and considered the Respondents Petitions in the Causes Sir Evan John Murray M'Gregor Baronet against The East India Company and others, Scott against Yuille and others, Wilson and others against Sinclair, Mac Neill against Mac Neill and another, and M'Tavish against Scott and another, severally praying their Lordships for Leave now to lodge their printed Cases; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioners may respectively be allowed now to deliver in their printed Cases: That the Committee had also considered the Appellant's Petition in the Cause Baillie against Grant, praying their Lordships to appoint an early Day for the Hearing of the Appeal; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the said Cause should be appointed to be heard on the first Cause Day after the Christmas Recess: That the Committee had also considered the Respondents Petition in the Cause Robertsons against Alexander and others, praying their Lordships to appoint an early Day for Hearing this Cause; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the said Cause should be appointed to be heard on the first Cause Day after the Christmas Recess, immediately after the said Cause of Baillie against Grant: That the Committee had also considered the Respondents Petition in the Cause Robertsons against Alexander and another, praying their Lordships to appoint this Cause to be heard with or immediately after the said Appeal of Robertsons against Alexander and others; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That this Cause should be appointed to be heard with or immediately after the said Cause Robertsons against Alexander and others, as desired: That the Committee had also considered the Appellants Petition in the Cause Meggett and another against Douglass, praying their Lordships to allow the Petitioners to amend their Petition of Appeal, by inserting therein, among the Orders appealed from, Two Orders of the Jury Court in Scotland, respectively bearing Date the 26th Day of January 1830 and 25th Day of February 1830; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioners may be allowed to amend their said Appeal by inserting therein the said Two Orders of the Jury Court, as desired: And that the Committee had also considered the Appellant's Petition in the Cause Blake against Gossen otherwise Blake, praying their Lordships that he may have Leave to withdraw his Appeal, and all Proceedings thereon, without Payment of Costs; and had heard the Appellant's Agent thereon, and it appearing that the said Respondent is dead, the Committee are of Opinion, That the said Appellant may withdraw his Appeal, without Payment of Costs, as desired."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House; and Ordered accordingly.

Sugar produced by free Labour, Petition from Killevy to take off Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Killevy, in the County of Armagh, in that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take off the Duties now levied upon all Sugar imported from British Colonies and other Places where it is produced by Free Labourers, protecting Sugar produced by Slaves, 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: (Stewartstown:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy and Inhabitants of Stewartstown and its Vicinity, in the County of Tyrone, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as may effectually improve the present Condition of the West Indian Slaves, and speedily and finally abolish that unjust and cruel System by which so many Thousands of our Fellow Subjects are at present degraded and oppressed, and which stains with so foul a Blot the Character and the Name of Britain:"

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

Kilnagross:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Kilnagross, County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Killevy:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Killevy, in the County of Armagh, in that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kilkenny:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Kilkenny, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Shefford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters in the Town of Shefford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Blunham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of the Baptist Denomination, in the Parish of Blunham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

New Meeting House, Bedford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters belonging to the New Meeting House, Bedford, with other Inhabitants, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Luton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of Luton, in the County of Bedford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Carlton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination at Carlton, in the County of Bedford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Baptists, Bedford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Baptist Minister and Members of the Congregation of the Town of Bedford, in the County of Bedford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Southend:

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

Liskeard:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Liskeard and its Vicinity, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

East & West Looe:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of East and West Looe and their Vicinity, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Petworth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters and others assembling in the Independent Chapel, Petworth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Haworth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination at Haworth, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Baptists, Idle:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination at Idle, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Inhabitants of Idle:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Idle, in the Parish of Calverley, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

HandsworthWoodhouse:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters, and other Individuals opposed to Colonial Slavery, in the Village of Handsworth-Woodhouse, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wigton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants, Householders and others, of the Town of Wigton, in the County of Cumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Thorner:

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

Belper:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters and others of the Town of Belper, in Derbyshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Baptists, Devonport:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters called Baptists worshipping in Morice Square Chapel, Devonport, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hull:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination worshipping in Providence Chapel, Hope Street, (and others,) in the Town and County of Kingston upon Hull, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hugglescote:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters and others assembling at Hugglescote and the Villages adjacent thereto, in the County of Leicester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Toxteth Park:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Independent Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Hanover Chapel, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

First Congregation, United Secession Church, Dundee:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Elders, Managers, Members and Adherents of the First Congregation of the United Secession Church, Dundee, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Whitehaven:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Elders, Members and others of the Presbyterian Congregation, Whitehaven, in Connexion with the Established Church of Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Inhabitants of Devonport:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Devonport and the Parish of Stoke Damerel, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Killarney:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Killarney, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Gravesend Arbroath:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Deacons, Members and Hearers of a Church and Congregation worshipping at Gravesend Arbroath, in the County of Forfar, North Britain, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tuckingmill:

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

Porkelles:

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

Troon:

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

Crelly:

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

Stithians:

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

Kehelland:

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

Camborne:

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

Penponds:

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

Leicester:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of General Baptists in Friar Lane, in the Borough of Leicester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt forthwith 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.

Gibraltar Chapel, Bethnal Green:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters usually called Independents assembling at Gibraltar Chapel, in the Parish of Bethnal Green, London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to devise and carry into Effect such Plans that Slavery, that foul Stain upon our National Character, may be speedily effaced, and throughout the British Dominions be utterly abolished:"

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

Biggleswade:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters at Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "immediately to adopt such Measures as may be thought fit for the earliest possible total Extinction of Slavery, as being altogether at variance with the Spirit of the British Constitution and the Principles of the Christian Religion:"

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

Honiton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Honiton, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That prompt Attention may be given to the Injuries and Wrongs of the Thousands of Slaves who are dependent on Great Britain:"

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

Ridgmount:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination residing at Ridgmount, in the County of Bedford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give complete Effect to their previously recorded Resolutions respecting the Abolition of Slavery, by Parliamentary Enactments which shall effectually secure its total Abolition throughout the British Colonies, at the earliest Period that may be compatible with the Welfare of those Persons who have been so long deprived of their natural and inalienable Rights:"

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

Bedford:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Borough of Bedford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as may mitigate the Evils of Negro Slavery, and render it as mild as may be practicable to the present unfortunate Race; to grant and to secure to them such Civil Rights and Religious Privileges as they may be deemed capable of enjoying; and to fix an early Day on and after which every Negro or Mulatto Child born in any of our Colonies shall be considered as entitled to at least prospective Freedom:"

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

Great Clacton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Inhabitants of the Village of Great Clacton, 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 in the British Colonies, 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.

Bungay:

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy and Inhabitants of Bungay, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the complete and unqualified Abolition of Negro Slavery, with such Provisions as may be consistent with sound Policy, National Justice and Moral Rectitude:"

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

Halesworth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Halesworth and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Work of Colonial Reformation into their own Hands, together with such further Steps as may be deemed expedient to bring Slavery itself to the earliest practicable Termination in every Part of the British Dominions:"

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

Beccles:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Beccles, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Aldeby, &c:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Aldeby, Wheatacre and Burgh St. Peters, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Barsham, &c:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Barsham, Shipmeadow and Mettingham, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt Measures to ensure the early and total Extinction of Colonial Slavery, a Legislative Interposition demanded by the Feelings of Humanity, the Spirit of the British Constitution, and the Principles of the Christian Religion:"

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

Independents, Eccleshill:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination at Eccleshill, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt speedy Measures for emancipating all Slaves in the British Colonies from those cruel Bonds in which they are so unjustly held, and by which they have been so much and so long degraded; and that such Arrangements be made that no Party shall suffer an undue Proportion of the Loss which will necessarily attend the carrying of this humane Measure into Effect:"

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

Inhabitants of Eccleshill:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Eccleshill, in the Parish of Bradford, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the immediate and total Extinction of Slavery in all Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, and the Bestowment of Constitutional Freedom upon a much-injured Race:"

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

Independents, Allerton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination assembling at Allerton, in the Parish of Bradford, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Calverley with Farsley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Calverley with Farsley, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Thornton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Thornton, in the Parish of Bradford, Yorkshire, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Baptists, Allerton:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the General Baptist Denomination assembling at Swain-roy'd Lane Bottom, Allerton, in the Parish of Bradford, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt such decisive Measures as they shall deem most suitable to accomplish a speedy Extinction of Slavery; and that such Arrangements be made that no Party shall suffer an undue Proportion of the Loss arising from the Abrogation of a System unhappily legalized too long:"

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

Baildon:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Baildon, in the Parish of Otley and County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Mirfield:

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

Rothwell:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Rothwell, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take into Consideration the State of our Fellow Subjects in the West India Colonies, and to devise prompt and immediate Measures for the total and utter Extermination of Negro Slavery:"

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

Doncaster:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Doncaster, in the West Riding of the County of York, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt immediate Measures, in accordance with the former Resolutions, to effect the Emancipation of the Slave, vindicate the Integrity of the Nation, and maintain the Dependency of its Colonies:"

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

Thorne:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Thorne, in Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to adopt such Measures as will effectually mitigate the Rigours of Slavery, and speedily accomplish its total and unconditional Abolition:"

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

Croyde:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Croyde, in the Parish of George Ham, Devon, being Protestant Dissenters, and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships would take the Subject of Slavery into their serious Consideration; and that a Law may be passed which shall immediately liberate those poor unoffending Creatures, the Slaves, from their cruel Bondage, and for ever wipe the Blot of Slavery from our beloved Country:"

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

Tickhill:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Tickhill, in the County of York, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will immediately adopt Measures 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 Petition do lie on the Table.

Measham, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Villages and respective Parishes of Measham, Stretton and Ravenstone, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That an early Day may be fixed after which all Children born in the British Dominions shall be free; as well as the Adoption of such other Measures for the Amelioration and gradual Emancipation of the Slaves themselves as to their Lordships shall seem fit:"

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

Chester:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Chester and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass a Law to the Effect that Slavery shall cease to exist within the Limits of the British Dominions, at the earliest possible Period consistently with the Welfare of the Slaves themselves, the equitable Interests of the Planters, and the Community at large:"

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

Chester:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Body of Congregational Dissenters meeting in Queen Street Chapel, Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "forthwith to pass a Law that will secure, not only the Extenuation but the total Extinction of the Evils of Slavery, repugnant alike to the Spirit of Christianity and the Principles of the British Constitution:"

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

Aspatria:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Aspatria, in the County of Cumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to adopt such prompt and effectual Measures as may seem best calculated to effect the complete and final Abolition of Slavery throughout those Dominions over which the Monarch of Great Britain bears Sway:"

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

Southport:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting in the Tabernacle, Southport, Lancashire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Church Town, North Meols:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting at Church Town, North Meols, Lancashire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to relieve the Country of the Sin and Ignominy involved in the Continuance of Slavery, by adopting and enforcing such Measures as shall (by equitably consulting the Interests of all) secure its immediate and total Abolition throughout the British Dependencies:"

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

Kirkwall:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Ministers and other Inhabitants of Kirkwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Business of legislating on the Subject of Slavery into their own Hands, and, in accordance with the Wishes of a long-disappointed and now deeply-excited Nation, to adopt effectual Measures for its immediate and total Abolition throughout all the Colonies of the Empire, along with such provisional Enactments as the Circumstances of the Case may render necessary:"

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

Baptists, Leicester:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of General Baptists in Archdeacon Lane, in the Town of Leicester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt without Delay the most decisive Measures to bring about an immediate Abolition of the inhuman Traffic of Slavery:"

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

New Chapel, Holborn St. Hull:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation hereafter to assemble in the New Chapel, Holborn Street, Kingston upon Hull, with other Friends to the Object to which it pertains, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the immediate and entire Extinction of the System of Slavery extant in so many of the Colonies of the British Crown:"

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

United Associate Congregation, St. Andrews:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Saint Andrews, Scotland, and the Members, Seatholders and Hearers thereof, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt effectual Measures for the immediate and total Abolition of Slavery throughout the Colonies of the Empire, and to make such provisional Enactments as shall be necessary or expedient for protecting the White Population, if their Safety shall appear to be endangered, for promoting the Temporal Welfare and Moral Improvement of the Negroes, and in general for securing the Interests of all Parties who may be affected by the great Measure of Emancipation:"

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

Lochee:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Elders; Managers, Members and Adherents of the United Associate Congregation of Lochee, Forfarshire, North Britain, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as shall speedily and effectually secure the Emancipation of Eight hundred thousand of our Fellow Men and Fellow Subjects:"

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

Dunblane:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Second United Associate Congregation of Dunblane, and of others residing in and about the City of Dunblane, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass those Enactments which shall not only effect the immediate and total Abolition of Negro Slavery throughout the British Dominions, and subject the emancipated Negroes to Municipal Controul, and to a System of Moral Improvement and Religious Instruction, but which shall also secure to the Colonial Landowners the peaceful Possession of their legitimate Rights, and, as far as may be in a free Population, the due and proper Cultivation of their Estates:"

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

Haddington:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the West United Associate Congregation of the Secession Church in Haddington, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Means as may effectuate the immediate Mitigation and speedy Abolition of the System of Colonial Slavery:"

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

United Associate Synod of the Secession Church:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Synod of the Secession Church:

Kirriemuir:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Kirriemuir, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Drymen:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Drymen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take the Business of legislating on the Subject of Slavery directly into their own Hands; and to require the Colonies immediately to adopt such Measures as may seem best fitted to put an end, as soon as shall be practicable, to a State of Suffering and Moral Degradation which originates in Injustice and Robbery; to form such Regulations as shall remove immediately the more grievous Oppressions to which the Slaves are subject, especially such as interfere with their Religious and Moral Improvement, and thus prepare the Way for their complete Emancipation; and, in particular, to fix an early Day after which all the Children born of Slaves shall be declared free:"

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

Stirling:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Second United Associate Congregation of Stirling, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to take the earliest possible Measures for sweeping away that Abomination, Slavery, as due at once to the common Feelings of Humanity, and to those eternal Laws of Justice, the Observance of which can alone exalt a Nation:"

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

Howgate:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Howgate, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Mid Calder:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Mid Calder, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take the Business of legislating on the Subject of Slavery directly into their own Hands, and to require the Colonies immediately to adopt such Measures as may to their Lordships seem best fitted to put an end to a State of Suffering and Moral Degradation which this House has declared to originate in Injustice and Robbery:"

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

Auchtermuchty (1st Congreg n):

Upon reading the Petition of the Individuals connected with the First Congregation of the United Secession Church in Auchtermuchty, Fifeshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Auchtermuchty (2d Congreg n):

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Individuals connected with the Second Congregation of the United Secession Church in Auchtermuchty, Fifeshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That the strong Arm of the Law may with the least possible Delay be extended to set entirely free every Slave in the British Dominions:"

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

Kirkcaldy:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Second Associate Congregation of Kirkcaldy, in Connection with the United Secession Church, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt some prompt and comprehensive Measure for giving Liberty to the captive Slaves in the British Colonies, and thereby restoring them to the common Rights and Blessings of Humanity:"

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

Overgate:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation, Overgate, Dundee, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to pass a Law for the early and utter Extinction of Slavery, a System which has been so clearly proved to be inhuman, impolitic and unjust, and is opposed to every Principle of Constitutional Law, as well as repugnant to the Spirit and Principles of Christianity:"

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

Airth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Airth, Stirlingshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as may seem best fitted for abolishing that iniquitous Traffic, Slavery, and in particular to fix an early Day after which all the Children born of Slaves shall be declared free:"

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

Crail:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Crail, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt immediately such Measures as may seem best to abolish Slavery in all the Colonies of the Empire, and secure the immediate Fulfilment of their Lordships wise and just Enactments:"

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

Dunning:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Village and Parish of Dunning, Perthshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "forthwith to pass a Law for the early and utter Extinction of Slavery; and, until this most desirable Consummation shall have been attained, to take immediate Measures for arresting the Progress of the Evil, and for preventing any further Addition being made to the present Number of enslaved British Subjects, by fixing a Day after which all Children who shall be born within the Dominions of His Majesty, whatever be their Class, Condition or Complexion, shall thenceforward be absolutely free:"

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

Quakers, Limerick.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the County of the City of Limerick, being of the Religious Profession of the Society of Friends commonly called Quakers, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt prompt and decisive Measures for eradicating Slavery, that aggravated Evil, so long the Disgrace of this highly-professing Nation, by restoring to the Negro Subjects of the Crown the rightful Inheritance of Human Beings:"

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

Slavery, Petition from Bretton for Abolition of, & Reform of Parliament.

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Methodist Congregation assembled at Bretton, in the County of Flint, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt Measures for the Extinction of Slavery, and the Extension of all the Blessings of Freedom to the utmost Limits of the British Empire; and for a Reform of Parliament:"

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

Emigration, Petition from Ballymacarret respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Ballymacarret, in the County of Down, One of the Suburbs of the Town of Belfast, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to supply them with the Means of removing themselves and their Families to Upper Canada, and to grant them some Lands there on which they may settle as industrious, loyal and good Subjects of their revered Sovereign King William the Fourth; or, if this be deemed inexpedient by their Lordships, that they will grant the Petitioners the Means of settling upon and cultivating some of the Waste Lands of their Native Country:"

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

Regency Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to provide for the Administration of the Government in case the Crown should descend to Her Royal Highness The Princess Alexandrina Victoria, Daughter of His late Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, being under the Age of Eighteen Years; and for the Care and Guardianship of Her Person;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

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 on Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Administration of Justice Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act of the last Session, for the better Administration of Justice, so far as relates to the Essoign and General Return Days of each Term, and to substitute other Provisions in lieu thereof; and to declare the Law with regard to the Duration of the Terms, in certain Cases," be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Witnesses Examination Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Courts of Law to order the Examination of Witnesses upon Interrogatories and otherwise;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Judgment & Execution Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more speedy Judgment and Execution in Actions brought in His Majesty's Courts of Law at Westminster, and in the Court of Common Pleas of the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for amending the Law as to Judgment on a Cognovit Actionem in Cases of Bankruptcy;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Interpleader Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Courts of Law to give Relief against adverse Claims made upon Persons having no Interest in the Subject of such Claims;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Prohibition & Mandamus Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to improve the Proceedings in Prohibition and on Writs of Mandamus;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Arbitration Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling Controversies by Arbitration;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. with the 5 preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Stratford and Sir Giffin Wilson;

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Novembris, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.