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'House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 2 December 1830', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 63: 1830-1831, pp. 143-147. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16944 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 2° Decembris 1830.
Com rs of Charitable Donations et al. v. Harris et al. Haig v. Sir W.J. Homan et al. Davies et al. v. Bush et al. Marquess Conyngham takes the Oaths. Sir S. Stirling & Pearson v. Kelly et al. Respondents Petition to dismiss Appeal, referred to Appeal Com ee. Thomson v. Dr. Williamson et al. et e con. Respondents Petition to receive their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee. Baillie v. Grant, Respondent's Petition to receive her Case, referred to Appeal Com ee. Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of (Canterbury: Rochford: Newbury: Sileby: Clavering Place Chapel, Newcastle upon Tyne: Dalkeith: Scotch Church Newcastle upon Tyne: Horsley on Tyne: East Budleigh: Paignton: Tamerton Folliott: Etchilhampton: Pewsey: Duckenfield: Kirkby Lonsdale: Haslingden: Hickleton: Conisbrough: Northcroft Lane, Newbury: Addlestone: St. Michael's Derby: Neuthead Chapel, Alston: Alston: Allendale: Slaggyford Chapel, Knarsdale: Limestone Brae Chapel, Allendale: Allendale: Hesley Well Chapel Allendale: Neutsbury Chapel, Alston: Garrigill Chapel: Ovenden: Northowram: Ambler Thorn Chapel, Northowram: Elland: Brighouse: SalemChapel, Halifax: Midgley: West Moor Chapel: Blyth: King Cross: Tuthill-Stairs Chapel: Stainland: Chesterfield: Soyland: Saltash: Cantley: Chapel-en-le-Frith: Weston on Trent: Winster: Wooler: Loversall: Islington: Ross Carbery: North Middleton: Arbroath: Presbytery of the Secession Church, Newcastle upon Tyne: Alnwick: Northgate: George St. Chapel, Wakefield: Byker Hill: Morpeth: Bourton on the Water: Stow on the Wold: Peterborough: Plymouth. Education, (Ireland,) Petitions from Newport Pratt & Ballisodare, &c. for regulating Grants for. Gaols, Papers respecting, delivered. Coals carried Coastwise, Petitions from Goole & Bridlington for Repeal of Duty on. Scotch Burghs, Petition from Montrose for Reform in their Representative System. Reform of Parliament, Petitions from Montrose & Arbroath in favor of. CorkElective Franchise, Petition from Cork for Extension of. Local Jurisdictions Bill presented. Resolutions of The East India Co. granting Pensions, delivered. Adjourn.

Die Jovis, 2° Decembris 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Brougham
&Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
-
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Dundas.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Lyndhurst.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Wellington.
March. Bute.
March. Conyngham.
March. Hastings.
March. Bristol.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Tankerville
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Powis.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Morley.
Comes Falmouth.
Vicecom. Maynard.
Vicecom. Duncan.
Vicecom. Melville.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

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

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein the Commissioners of Charitable Donations, and others, are Appellants, and Thomas Harris, and others, are Respondents:

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

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

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Robert Haig Esquire is Appellant, and Sir William Jackson Homan Baronet, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off 'till To-morrow.

Davies et al. v. Bush et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Alfred Eyles Davies, and others, are Appellants, and Elijah Bush, and others, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar Tomorrow.

Marquess Conyngham takes the Oaths.

This Day Henry Marquess Conyngham took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Sir S. Stirling & Pearson v. Kelly et al. Respondents Petition to dismiss Appeal, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Mrs. Marian Kelly or M'Kenzie, and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir Samuel Stirling Baronet and Alexander Pearson are Appellants; setting forth, "That on the 10th Day of November last a Petition and Appeal was presented to their Lordships, for and in Name of Sir Samuel Stirling of Glorat, Baronet, and Alexander Pearson, Writer to the Signet, accepting and surviving Trustees of the deceased John Mackenzie Esquire, some Time of Garnkirk, complaining of certain Interlocutors pronounced by the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland, in an Action or conjoined Actions depending before them betwixt the said Appellants and the Petitioners; and the usual Order for Service was made upon the said Appeal: That by an Act passed in the Forty-eighth Year of the Reign of His Majesty George the Third, Chapter 151, intituled, "An Act concerning the Administration of Justice in Scotland, and concerning Appeals to the House of Lords," it is inter alia enacted, "That hereafter no Appeal to the House of Lords shall be allowed from Interlocutory Judgments, but such Appeals shall be allowed only from Judgments or Decrees on the whole Merits of the Cause, except with the Leave of the Division of the Judges pronouncing such Interlocutory Judgments, or except in Cases where there is a Difference of Opinion among the Judges of the said Division:" That by a Standing Order of their Lordships House, of Date the 9th Day of April 1812, it is Ordered as follows: "That when any Petition of Appeal shall be presented to this House, from any Interlocutory Judgment of either Division of the Lords of Session in Scotland, the Counsel who shall sign the said Petition, or Two of the Counsel for the Party or Parties in the Court below, shall sign a Certificate or Declaration, stating either that Leave was given by the Division of the Judges pronouncing such Interlocutory Judgment, to the Appellant or Appellants, to present such Petition of Appeal, or that there was a Difference of Opinion amongst the Judges of the said Division pronouncing such Interlocutory Judgment:" That the Judgments complained of in the said Petition and Appeal are Interlocutory Judgments merely, and not Judgments or Decrees on the whole Merits of the Cause, which appears from the said Judgments themselves, to which Reference is hereby humbly made: That it is not suggested in the said Appeal, either that Leave was given by the Division of the Judges aforesaid to present such Petition and Appeal, or that there was a Difference of Opinion among the Judges pronouncing the Judgments aforesaid; and even if such Leave had been granted, or if there had been such Difference of Opinion among the Judges, the Appeal ought not to have been received without such Certificate of Counsel relative thereto as required by their Lordships said Standing Order: That the said Appeal having thus been brought irregularly before their Lordships, the Petitioners therefore humbly pray, That their Lordships will be pleased to order that the said Petition and Appeal be, and stand dismissed this House, and that the Order made for answering the said Petition and Appeal may be discharged:"

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.

Thomson v. Dr. Williamson et al. et e con. Respondents Petition to receive their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Doctor James Williamson, and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Thomson Esquire is Appellant, et e contra; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to permit their Case in the Original Appeal to be received:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the last-mentioned Committee.

Baillie v. Grant, Respondent's Petition to receive her Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Miss Margaret Grant, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Alexander Baillie is Appellant; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to permit her Case to be received:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the last-mentioned Committee.

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of (Canterbury:

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

Rochford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Ministers and other Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Rochford, in the County of Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Newbury:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Presbyterian Denomination assembling for Religious Worship at the Upper Meeting House in Northbrook Street, Newbury, in the County of Berks, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sileby:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Sileby, in the County of Leicester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Clavering Place Chapel, Newcastle upon Tyne:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Elders, Members and Adherents of the Congregation of the United Secession Church, assembling at Clavering Place Chapel, Newcastle upon Tyne, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Dalkeith:

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

Scotch Church Newcastle upon Tyne:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Elders, Deacons and Members of the Congregation assembling in the Scotch Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Horsley on Tyne:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters (and other Friends) assembling for Divine Worship in the Independent Chapel, Horsley on Tyne, Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

East Budleigh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters assembling for Religious Worship in the Independent Chapel in East Budleigh, Devon, and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Paignton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Deacons and Members of the Congregation of the Protestant Dissenters Chapel at Paignton, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tamerton Folliott:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Village and immediate Neighbourhood of Tamerton Folliott near Plymouth, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as may be the best calculated to effect the immediate and total Abolition of Slavery in the British Colonies:"

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

Etchilhampton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Tything of Etchilhampton, in the County of Wilts, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Pewsey:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Freeholders and others, Inhabitants of Pewsey and its Vicinity, in the County of Wilts, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "for the total Abolition of Negro Slavery, with no further Delay than may be necessary for passing such Legislative Provisions and Restraints as shall put the liberated Negroes under the Authority and Protection of just and equal Laws:"

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

Duckenfield:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination assembling at Duckenfield, in the County of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kirkby Lonsdale:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Kirkby Lonsdale, in the County of Westmoreland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Haslingden:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling in their Meeting House in Pleasant Street, within the Town of Haslingden, Lancashire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hickleton:

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

Conisbrough:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Conisbrough, in the County of York, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally 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 Petitions do lie on the Table.

Northcroft Lane, Newbury:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters assembling for Religious Worship in the Baptist Chapel in Northcroft Lane, Newbury, Berks, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as will lead to the early and total Extinction of Colonial Slavery, and to shew that the Legislature of this Country will have no Participation in so Criminal and inhuman a Practice, but do its utmost to roll away the long-continued Reproach it has occasioned, exalt the Character of the Country, and give to their enslaved and suffering Fellow Subjects that Freedom which Reason, Justice and Religion loudly demand:"

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

Addlestone:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants, Baptist Minister and Congregation of the Village of Addlestone, near Chertsey, Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Michael's Derby:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Saint Michael's, Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Neuthead Chapel, Alston:

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

Alston:

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

Allendale:

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

Slaggyford Chapel, Knarsdale:

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

Limestone Brae Chapel, Allendale:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Limestone Brae Chapel, in the Parish of Allendale and County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Allendale:

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

Hesley Well Chapel Allendale:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Hesley Well Chapel, in the Parish of Allendale and County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Neutsbury Chapel, Alston:

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

Garrigill Chapel:

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

Ovenden:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Methodist Congregation assembled at Mount Zion Chapel, Township of Ovenden, Parish of Halifax, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Northowram:

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

Ambler Thorn Chapel, Northowram:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Methodist Congregation assembled at Ambler Thorn Chapel, Township of Northowram, Parish of Halifax, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Elland:

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

Brighouse:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Methodist Congregation assembled at Brighouse, in the Parish of Halifax, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

SalemChapel, Halifax:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Members of the Methodist Congregation assembling at Salem Chapel, North Parade, Halifax, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Midgley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Methodists of the New Connexion assembling for Worship in the Village of Midgley, in the Parish of Halifax, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

West Moor Chapel:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the new Connexion Methodist Congregation assembled at West Moor Chapel, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Blyth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the New Connexion Methodist Congregation assembled at Zion Chapel, Blyth, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

King Cross:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants, Minister and Members of the Congregation of the Methodist New Connexion, King Cross, in the Parish of Halifax, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tuthill-Stairs Chapel:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling for Worship in Tuthill-Stairs Chapel, Newcastle upon Tyne, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Stainland:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling in Providence Chapel, Stainland, in the Parish of Halifax, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Chesterfield:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters called Independents worshipping in the Chapel in Soresby Street, in Chesterfield, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Soyland:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants and of the Members of the Methodist Congregation assembled at Ebenezer Chapel, Soyland, in the Parish of Halifax, County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Saltash:

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

Cantley:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Cantley, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "forthwith to pass a Law for the early and utter Extinction of Colonial Slavery:"

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

Chapel-en-le-Frith:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Householders and Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith, in the County of Derby, and the Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That among the many Matters which this Session of Parliament must bring forth they will remember the unceasing Misery of the Slave; and that they will seek to gain the Blessing of God upon their Measures by lending their Aid to forward that Gift of Liberty to the enslaved which it will be safe and glorious for them to grant, and dangerous and unmerciful to withhold:"

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

Weston on Trent:

Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of Weston on Trent, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Winster:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Winster and Neighbourhood, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wooler:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Wooler, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Loversall:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Loversall, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt Measures for the Abolition of Colonial Slavery, and to appoint a Day after which all Children born in the British Dominions shall be free:"

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

Islington:

Upon reading the Petition of the Vicar, other Clergy, and certain Inhabitants of the Parish of Islington, County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the whole Subject of Colonial Slavery without Delay into their earnest Consideration, with a view to its earliest practicable Extinction, under such Provisions, and in such Time and Manner, as to their Lordships shall seem fit:"

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

Ross Carbery:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Ross Carbery, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "at once to take such decisive and effectual Measures for the immediate Extinction of that most criminal and unconstitutional System of Colonial Slavery as to them shall seem meet:"

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

North Middleton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Elders, Members and Adherents of the Congregation of the United Secession Church assembling in North Middleton Chapel, County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "by a prompt Legislative Enactment, to proclaim the immediate and total Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Colonies, the Petitioners being convinced that nothing short of this will amount to a just Redress of the Wrongs inflicted on the unhappy Negroes;" and further praying their Lordships "not to be deterred from performing an Act of Justice and Mercy by the Difficulties with which such a Measure is surrounded:"

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

Arbroath:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Second United Associate Congregation of Arbroath, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of Colonial Slavery again into their Consideration, and to enact such additional Provisions and Regulations as will effectually secure the Mitigation of and finally achieve its entire Abolition in the British Possessions, and thus wipe away that deep Stain which most disfigures the Glory of this Country:"

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

Presbytery of the Secession Church, Newcastle upon Tyne:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Presbytery of the Secession Church, Newcastle upon Tyne; praying their Lordships, "by a prompt Legislative Enactment, to declare the immediate and total Abolition of Slavery throughout the wide Extent of the British Colonies, and thus put an end to a System which the Petitioners consider demoralizing and degrading both to Oppressor and oppressed; to wipe away that Stain which has long adhered to our National Character, and thus relieve those complicated Miseries of which Slavery is necessarily productive:"

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

Alnwick:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Elders, Members and Hearers of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters, Alnwick, Northumberland, in Connexion with the Associate Synod of the United Secession Church in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt effectual Measures for the immediate and total Extinction of Slavery throughout the whole of the British Colonies, and at the same Time to make such Provisional Enactments as may be necessary and expedient for the Protection of the White Population, and for promoting the Temporal, Moral and Religious Improvement of the Negroes:"

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

Northgate:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Unitarian Protestant Dissenters assembling in Northgate, Halifax, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the important Subject of Colonial Slavery into their most serious Consideration, in order to devise the most effectual Means of speedily abolishing a System so impolitic, inhuman and unchristian:"

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

George St. Chapel, Wakefield:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting in George Street Chapel, Wakefield, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to remove from the Country the flagrant Injustice of Colonial Slavery, to pass an Act as speedily as may be for its complete Abolition, and to frame and apply those provisional Regulations and Restraints which will establish the Authority of Law in the British Colonies; and to impose Burdens for a fair and equitable Indemnification against such Losses as may be necessarily consequent to the Planters upon the Change of System:"

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

Byker Hill:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Byker Hill and its Vicinity, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will immediately adopt such Measures as may deliver the Country from the foul Stain of Slavery, that it may no longer be subjected to the just Displeasure of Almighty God for tolerating a Sin of such enormous Weight and Aggravation:"

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

Morpeth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Morpeth, in the County of Northumberland, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will no longer postpone to take the momentous Subject of Colonial Slavery into their early and earnest Consideration; and that, in order effectually to relieve the Country from the Guilt and Ignominy of such a System, they will proceed forthwith to devise, adopt, enforce and recommend such salutary Measures as to their Wisdom may appear best calculated for ensuring its universal Extinction throughout the British Dominions at the earliest safe and practicable Period; and that, until this most desirable End shall have been attained, immediate Measures may be taken at least to arrest the Progress of the Evil, and to prevent any further Addition being made to the present Number of enslaved British Subjects, by enacting 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 and to all Intents and Purposes free:"

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

Bourton on the Water:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Bourton on the Water, in the County of Gloucester, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subcribed:

Stow on the Wold:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Stow on the Wold and its Vicinity, in the County of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "forthwith to adopt effectual Measures for the immediate Alleviation of Slavery in the Colonies of Great Britain, and eventually its complete Extinction:"

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

Peterborough:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Peterborough, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their immediate Consideration such Measures as are most likely to accomplish the complete Abolition of Colonial Slavery in the British Dominions, and thereby remove from our Character as a Nation a Stain which every Briton must blush to be reproached with:"

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

Plymouth.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Plymouth, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to enact such Laws as in their Wisdom they may see fit, for promptly and equitably putting an end to that cruel and unjust Oppression of our Fellow Subjects, Colonial Slavery:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petitions from Newport Pratt & Ballisodare, &c. for regulating Grants for.

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Parish of Newport Pratt, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to render the Parliamentary Grant for the Education of the Poor in Ireland useful to the Petitioners:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of the United Parishes of Ballisodare and Kilvarnet, in the County of Sligo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of Education in Ireland into their gracious Consideration, and to adopt such a System of Public Instruction as may promote useful Knowledge whilst it leaves Conscience free:"

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

Gaols, Papers respecting, delivered.

The Lord Melbourne laid before the House, pursuant to the Directions of several Acts of Parliament,

"Copies of all Reports and of Schedules (B.) transmitted to the Secretary of State pursuant to the 24th Section of the 4th Geo. 4th, Cap. 64, and 14th Section of the 5th Geo. 4th, Cap. 12;" together with a List thereof.

Which List was read by the Clerk as follows:

"No. 1. County of Anglesea.
2. - Bedford.
3. - Berks.
4. -Brecon.
5. - Bucks.
6. - Cambridge.
7. - Cardigan.
8. - Carmarthen.
9. - Carnarvon.
10. - Chester.
11. - Cornwall.
12. - Cumberland.
13. - Denbigh.
14. - Derby.
15. - Devon.
16. - Dorset.
17. - Durham.
18. - Essex.
19. - Flint.
20. - Glamorgan.
21. - Gloucester.
22. - Hants.
23. - Hereford.
24. - Hertford.
25. - Huntingdon.
26. - Kent.
27. - Lancaster.
28. - Leicester.
29. - Lincoln.
30. - Merioneth.
31. - Middlesex.
32. - Monmouth.
33. - Montgomery.
34. - Norfolk.
35. - Northampton.
36. - Northumberland.
"No. 37. County of Nottingham.
38. -Oxford.
39. - Pembroke.
40. - Radnor.
41. - Rutland.
42. - Salop.
43. - Somerset.
44. - Stafford.
45. - Suffolk.
46. -Surrey.
47. - Sussex.
48. - Warwick.
49. - Westmorland.
50. - Wilts.
51. -Worcester.
52. - York.
53. City of Bristol.
54. - Chester.
55. -Coventry.
56. - Exeter.
57. - Gloucester.
58. - London.
59. - Norwich.
60. - Westminster.
61. -Worcester.
62. - York.
63. Town of Kingston upon Hull.
64. -Leicester.
65. - Liverpool.
66. - Newcastle upon Tyne.
67. - Nottingham.
68. -Portsmouth."

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

Coals carried Coastwise, Petitions from Goole &

Upon reading the Petition of the Shipowners, Merchants and others interested in the Trade and Commerce of the Port of Goole, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bridlington for Repeal of Duty on.

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Shipowners, Merchants and others interested in the Coasting Coal Trade of Bridlington and Bridlington Quay, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "forthwith to repeal the existing Duties on Coals carried Coastwise:"

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

Scotch Burghs, Petition from Montrose for Reform in their Representative System.

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates and Town Council, Guildry, Trades, Burgesses and Householders of the Royal Borough of Montrose, in Scotland, in Head Court or Common Hall specially assembled, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to take into their Consideration the State of the Government and Administration of the Royal Boroughs in Scotland, and to grant to the Burgesses or Inhabitant Householders of each Borough the Right of electing their respective Magistracy and Town Councils:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petitions from Montrose & Arbroath in favor of.

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates and Town Council, Guildry, Trades, Burgesses and Householders of the Royal Borough of Montrose, in Scotland, in Head Court or Common Hall specially assembled, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to take into their Consideration the State of the Representation of the People in Parliament, and to grant such Reforms in that Representation as shall confer the Elective Franchise on every Man possessed of sufficient Property to secure its independent Exercise:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Convener and Deacons and Members of the Incorporated Trades of Arbroath, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant to the Burgesses and Inhabitants of Royal Burghs in Scotland a fair and free Representation in the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

CorkElective Franchise, Petition from Cork for Extension of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the City of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to extend the Rights and Franchises conferred by the Charters to the Inhabitant Householders of the City generally, subject to such Qualification in the Payment of Rent or Taxes as to their Lordships shall seem expedient; and to vest in such Inhabitant Householders the Election of Mayor and Sheriffs for the said City:"

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

Local Jurisdictions Bill presented.

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

The Lord Chancellor presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing Courts of Local Jurisdiction."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Resolutions of The East India Co. granting Pensions, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Danvers, from the Court of Directors of The East India Company, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament,

"Resolutions of the Court of Directors of The East India Company, being the Warrants or Instruments granting any Salary, Pension or Gratuity."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Adjourn.

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