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Die Lunæ, 6° Decembris 1830.
Dickson et al. v. Cunninghame & Ld. Medwyn. Gillon v. Mackinlay et al: Robertson to enter into a Recog ce on it. Ker et al. v. Sir R. W. Vaughan et al. Dickson et al. v. Cunninghame & Ld. Medwyn, Petition of a Respondent to receive his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee. Doe v. Hicks, in Error. Warburton v. Loveland et al. in Error. Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Bandon:) Ilkeston: Colerne: Llandudno: Drayton: Coningsby: Rugby: Throop: Cardington: Wolverhampton: Brampton: Walpole: Queen St. Chapel, Sheffield: Ripley: Chelmsford: Christchurch: Trevethin: Inhabitants of Tenbury: Baptists, Tenbury: Martley: FeckenhamAstwood: Bromyard: Cefn Bychan: Inhabitants of Pwllheli: Baptists, Pwllheli: Females of Christchurch: Edgeworth: Nottingham: Loughborough: Fulwood: Bideford: Wirksworth: Matlock: Southwell: Collumpton: South Parade Chapel, Leeds: Ashby-de-la-Zouch: Zion Chapel, Wakefield: Wallingford: Stourport: Bewdley: Halifax: Fenstanton: Tintwistle: Ringsfield & Redisham: Petition from Stirling against Abolition of Slavery, without Enquiry. Elective Franchise, Petition of H. Snooke for Extension of, in Portsmouth. Piddlehinton Inclosure Bill. Highgate & Whetstone Road Bill. Leave to Mr. Hodges to attend Com ee on the Poor Laws. Assessed & Excise Taxes, & Tithes, Petition of W. Cobbett for Abolition of. Union with Ireland, Petition from Saddlers of Dublin for Repeal of. Education, (Ireland,) Petitions for regulating Grants for: (Killalaghton & Kilrickle:) Ballinasloe & Creagh: Portumna & Kilnabrouog: Belclare: Balla & Drum: Ross. Fisheries, (Ireland,) Petition from Westport for continuing Bounties on. Labourers Wages, Petition from Tunstall, &c. respecting. Administration of Justice Bill reported: Order for 3 a. Regency Bill: Message to H.C. with it. Acts of Sederunt of the Court of Session, delivered. Adjourn.

Die Lunæ, 6° Decembris 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Saltoun.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Lyndhurst.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham.
C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wellington.
March. Winchester.
March. Salisbury.
March. Exeter.
March. Hastings.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Eldon.
Vicecom. Duncan.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

Dickson et al. v. Cunninghame & Ld. Medwyn.

The separate Answer of The Honorable John Hay Forbes Lord Medwyn, One of the Senators of the College of Justice, to the Petition and Appeal of David Dickson Esquire, and others, was this Day brought in.

Gillon v. Mackinlay et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Downe Gillon Esquire, of Wallhouse, in the County of Linlithgow; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 12th November 1829; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the Second Division, of the 30th November 1830; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Archibald Mackinlay, William Gilchrist, John Mauderston, Robert Scott, Alexander Craig, John Carfrae, William Child, Thomas Blackwood, John Greig, Thomas Miller, James Williamson, James Reoch and Thomas Jameson, or such of them as are now in Life, as surviving Partners and Commissioners for winding up the Affairs of the Shipping Company that formerly traded betwixt London and Leith under the Firm of "The Edinburgh and Leith Shipping Company," may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Archibald Mackinlay, and the several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 3d Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any one of their known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Robertson to enter into a Recog ce on it.

The House being moved, "That David Robertson of Great George Street, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Downe Gillon Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said David Robertson may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Ker et al. v. Sir R. W. Vaughan et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein John Bellenden Ker Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and Sir Robert Williams Vaughan Baronet, and others, are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Dickson et al. v. Cunninghame & Ld. Medwyn, Petition of a Respondent to receive his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of The Honorable John Hay Forbes Lord Medwyn, one of the Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, wherein David Dickson Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and John Cunninghame Esquire, and the Petitioner, are Respondents; praying their Lordships "to order that his Case may 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.

Doe v. Hicks, in Error.

Ordered, That the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein John Doe, on the several Demises of Francis Hearle, and others, is Plaintiff, and Susanna Jemimah Hicks is Defendant, be argued by Counsel at the Bar on Wednesday next.

Warburton v. Loveland et al. in Error.

Ordered, That the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Elizabeth Warburton is Plaintiff, and James Loveland, Lessee of George Ivie, and others, are Defendants, be argued by Counsel at the Bar on Wednesday next.

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Bandon:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Bandon and its Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of Slavery in the Colonies into their earliest Consideration, and without Delay to adopt and enforce such Measures as will tend to the immediate Extinction of this iniquitous System:"

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

Ilkeston:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination, and others, in the Town of Ilkeston, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Colerne:

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

Llandudno:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Llandudno, in the County of Carnarvon, North Wales, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Drayton:

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

Coningsby:

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

Rugby:

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

Throop:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, belonging to a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination assembling for Religious Worship at Throop, Hants:

Cardington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling at Cardington, Cotton End, Bedfordshire, and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wolverhampton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Town of Wolverhampton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Brampton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters assembling for Religious Worship in the Independent Chapel in the Town of Brampton, Cumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Walpole:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Parish of Walpole, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Queen St. Chapel, Sheffield:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination at Queen Street Chapel, Sheffield, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ripley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination assembling for Religious Worship at Ripley, Hants, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Chelmsford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters usually assembling for Religious Worship at the Independent Old Meeting House, Baddow Lane, Chelmsford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Christchurch:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination assembling for Religious Worship at Christchurch, Hants, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Trevethin:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Churchwardens and Inhabitants of the Parish of Trevethin, in the County of Monmouth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Inhabitants of Tenbury:

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

Baptists, Tenbury:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Baptists in Tenbury, in the County of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Martley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Churchwardens and Inhabitants of the Parish of Martley, in the County of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

FeckenhamAstwood:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination meeting for Public Worship at FeckenhamAstwood, in the County of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bromyard:

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

Cefn Bychan:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Church and Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination meeting at Cefn Bychan, Ruabon, in the County of Denbigh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships forthwith to pass a Law for the early and utter Extinction of Slavery in the British Colonies:"

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

Inhabitants of Pwllheli:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the Borough of Pwllheli, in the County of Carnarvon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Baptists, Pwllheli:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation of Particular Baptists residing in the Town and Neighbourhood of Pwllheli, Carnarvonshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to enact that an early Day be fixed on which Slavery shall for ever cease to exist in the Dominions of Great Britain:"

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

Females of Christchurch:

Upon reading the Petition of the Females residing in Christchurch, Hants, and its Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That all Female Slaves may be immediately emancipated, as the first Step towards the entire Abolition of Human Bondage, in whatever Form it may exist, throughout the British Dominions:"

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

Edgeworth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling at Edgeworth, in the County of Lancaster, and others in the Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Nottingham:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination meeting in Broad Street, in the Town and County of the Town of Nottingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as will ensure the speedy and total 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.

Loughborough:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Dissenting Congregation of the Independent Denomination meeting in the Town of Loughborough, in the County of Leicester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take an early Opportunity for deliberating upon the Subject of Slavery, and to adopt such Measures as may lead to the perfect and absolute Emancipation of its unhappy Victims, who are so iniquitously deprived by their Fellow Men of Rights to which every Human Being has an inalienable Claim:"

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

Fulwood:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination at Fulwood, in the Parish of Sheffield, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to review those Laws which hold our Fellow Subjects in vile Bondage, and erase them from their Lordships Books, and that they may not be Partakers of the Sins of Planters and Colonial Legislators, by pretended Amelioration, but totally extinguish Slavery in all Parts of His Majesty's Dominions:"

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

Bideford:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination residing in the Town of Bideford, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of Slavery in the Colonies into their earliest Consideration, for the Purpose of abolishing, completely and immediately, this oppressive System of Slavery as it is now tolerated in our West Indian Colonies - degrading to the National Character - criminal beyond all other Modes of Robbery and Violence - subversive of every legal and constitutional Principle, and equally at variance with the Dictates of sound Policy, Humanity and Justice:"

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

Wirksworth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation assembling in the Independent Chapel, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Matlock:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation assembling in the Independent Chapel; Matlock, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Southwell:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Southwell, in the County of Nottingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt efficient Measures for the Abolition of Slavery in the Colonies, and that their Lordships will declare free all the Children of His Majesty's Subjects who shall be born after an early Day, to be appointed by Parliament, and for effectually protecting such Children from any Claims that may be made to them as Slaves:"

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

Collumpton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Collumpton, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to remove by Legislative Enactment the foul Disgrace of Slavery from our National Character, and utterly extinguish Negro Slavery in every Part of the British Dominions:"

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

South Parade Chapel, Leeds:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination meeting for Divine Worship in their Chapel, South Parade, Leeds, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Case of the Negroes into their serious Consideration immediately, and to grant the immediate and total Extinction of Slavery; and that, in order to attain this grand and needful Consummation, they have no Objection to contribute their Quota of fair Compensation to any Parties who can prove themselves to be really Sufferers from it:"

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

Ashby-de-la-Zouch:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters and others assembling for Religious Worship in the Independent Chapel, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the enormous Evil of Slavery into their earliest Consideration, and to adopt such Measures as will put an end to it throughout the whole of His Majesty's Dominions:"

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

Zion Chapel, Wakefield:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Congregational Denomination assembling in Zion Chapel in Wakefield, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of Slavery into their serious Consideration at the earliest possible Period, with a view to its immediate and total Extinction in all Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, and to the Introduction of a muchinjured Race to the Enjoyment of Constitutional Freedom:"

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

Wallingford:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of Two Congregations of Protestant Dissenters commonly known as Independents and Baptists assembling for Religious Worship in the Borough of Wallingford, and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take immediate Measures for enacting that every Child born in any Part of His Majesty's Dominions after the Expiration of the present Year shall be free, and that within a very short Period a total Emancipation of all Slaves shall take effect so that every Subject of His Majesty in any Part of the British Dominions shall be a free Person, except so far as the Rights of Parents or Guardians are involved, or natural Liberty has been forfeited by Crime:"

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

Stourport:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Stourport and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the important Question of Slavery in the British Colonies into their serious Consideration, with a view to its speedy Extinction under such temporary Regulations alone as they may deem absolutely necessary for the Welfare of the Slaves and the Preservation of Social Order:"

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

Bewdley:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Bewdley, in the County of Worcester, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the wretched Condition and unjust Bondage of the Slaves into their serious and generous Consideration, and to adopt such Measures conducive to the Abolition of Slavery, with due regard to all equitable Claims, as to their Lordships, in their Wisdom, shall appear most effectual:"

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

Halifax:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Halifax, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to proscribe Slavery, a System fraught with nothing but unmixed Evil, as demoralizing and noxious to the free as it is unjust and afflictive to the bond, and to devise such Measures as may guarantee its entire Extinction at the earliest Moment which may be consistent with a discreet Regard for the Good of those most concerned:"

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

Fenstanton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters assembling for Religious Worship in the Particular Baptist Meeting House in Fenstanton, in the County of Huntingdon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the lamentable Case of the Negroes in the West Indies into their most serious Consideration, and to adopt such effectual and decisive Measures as in their Wisdom may seem meet for the immediate Melioration of the present Condition of the Slaves, and for preparing them for a Participation of those Civil and Religious Rights and Privileges which are enjoyed by other Classes of His Majesty's Subjects, and for the final Abolition of Slavery:"

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

Tintwistle:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Village of Tintwistle and its Vicinity, Cheshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt without Delay such Measures as will remove the Chain from the Neck of the Slave, and annihilate in every Part of the British Dominions this detestable System of Oppression and Cruelty:"

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

Ringsfield & Redisham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Ringsfield and Redisham, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as their Wisdom may dictate 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; and that their Lordships will accomplish so important an Object as equally conducive to the Dignity of the Government and the real Prosperity and Safety of the Empire:"

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

Petition from Stirling against Abolition of Slavery, without Enquiry.

Upon reading the Petition of the Landed Proprietors, Merchants, Manufacturers, Bankers, Writers, and others, of Stirling and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "deliberately and impartially to investigate the important Question of Slavery, ever bearing in Mind that the Abolition of Slavery in the British Colonies can never be justly effected by any Measures which do not equally respect the Rights of Master and Slave, as well as of those of every other Class directly or indirectly concerned in these most interesting and valuable Parts of the Empire:"

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

Elective Franchise, Petition of H. Snooke for Extension of, in Portsmouth.

Upon reading the Petition of Hargood Snooke of Portsea, Attorney at Law, and an Inhabitant Householder within the Borough of Portsmouth; praying, "That their Lordships will extend the Elective Franchise in the Borough of Portsmouth:"

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

Piddlehinton Inclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Lord Ashley and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and inclosing Lands within the Parish of Piddlehinton, in the County of Dorset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House

Highgate & Whetstone Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Lord Ashley and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving the Road from Highgate, in the County of Middlesex, through Whetstone, to Chipping Barnet, in the County of Hertford, and the Road from Chipping Barnet to the Thirteen Mile Stone near Gannick Corner, in the Parish of South Mims, in the said County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Leave to Mr. Hodges to attend Com ee on the Poor Laws.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Grant and others, as follows; (viz t.)

"My Lords,

"The Commons have directed me to acquaint your Lordships, That they have given Leave to Thomas Law Hodges Esquire, a Member of their House, to attend your Lordships, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Select Committee appointed by your Lordships to consider of the Poor Laws, as desired by your Lordships in your Message of Thursday last, if he think fit."

Assessed & Excise Taxes, & Tithes, Petition of W. Cobbett for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of William Cobbett, Farmer in the Parish of Barnes, in the County of Surrey; praying their Lordships "to pass an Act or Acts to abolish the Assessed Taxes, and all the Taxes of Excise, and to take from the Nation the intolerable Burden of Tithes:"

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

Union with Ireland, Petition from Saddlers of Dublin for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Saddlers and Harness Makers of the City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for an immediate Repeal of the Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland, and that they will be pleased to submit to His Majesty the Necessity of again assembling an Irish Parliament in the City of Dublin:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petitions for regulating Grants for: (Killalaghton & Kilrickle:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Killalaghton and Kilrickle, in Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the Parliamentary Grants for the Education of the Poor of Ireland, and praying their Lordships "to extend the Blessings of Education to all Classes of His Majesty's Subjects without Religious Distinctions:"

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

Ballinasloe & Creagh:

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Ballinasloe and Creagh, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Portumna & Kilnabrouog:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Portumna and Kilnabrouog, County of Galway, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That, in granting Parliamentary Aid for the Education of the poor Children of Ireland, they may guard against such Misapplication of the Public Money as now exists, by adopting such Plans of Education as may promote Peace and Conciliation among all Classes of His Majesty's Subjects, and ultimately produce those beneficial Effects which must necessarily flow from a fair and impartial System of Education:"

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

Belclare:

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Parish of Belclare, in the County of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to withhold the Grants for Education of the Poor in Ireland from the Society for the Promotion of Education of the Poor of Ireland, and that some other System may be devised to render the said Grants available to the Petitioners, who, in addition to the Support of their own Clergy and Schools, have Tythes, Church-Rates, Grand Jury and Vestry Cesses, and all those other Taxes to pay which periodically reduce the People of Ireland to the lowest State of Misery:"

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

Balla & Drum:

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Balla and Drum, in the County of Mayo, in that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the large annual Grants for the Education of the Poor of Ireland be withheld from "The Kildare Street Society," most of whose Members are avowedly and notoriously hostile to Catholicity; and that their Lordships will devise some other Plan of Education calculated to extend its beneficial Effects to the Community at large:"

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

Ross.

Upon reading the Petition of the Catholic Inhabitants of the Parish of Ross, in the County of Galway, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to place a fair Proportion of the Funds intended for the Education of the Poor of Ireland in the Hands of the Irish Catholic Prelates, who would apply it according to the Intention of the Legislature, to the great and useful Purposes of educating the poor Children of Ireland, as they are the true and natural Guardians and Promoters of the Moral Education of their Flocks:"

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

Fisheries, (Ireland,) Petition from Westport for continuing Bounties on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Fishermen, Fishcurers and others interested in the Welfare of the Irish Fisheries, residing in the District of Westport, County of Mayo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to recommend to the Government a Continuance of the Bounties and the Loan Fund to the poor Fishermen of this Coast:"

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

Labourers Wages, Petition from Tunstall, &c. respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Tunstall, Burslem, Longport, Cobridge, Hanley, Shelton, Etruria, Stoke, Lane End, and Lane Delph, in the Staffordshire Potteries, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Truck System of Payment of Wages into their speedy Consideration, and to devise such Remedy as to their Wisdom may seem fit:"

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

Administration of Justice Bill reported:

The Earl Grosvenor (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the Whole House to 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."

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (viz t.)

At the End of the Bill insert Clauses A. and B.

"(Clause A.) And whereas it is expedient to provide for the Continuance and Determination of all such Real Actions, Indictments and Informations for Criminal Offences, and Informations in the Nature of Quo warranto, as may have been depending in any of the Courts abolished by the said Act; be it therefore enacted, That all Indictments and Informations for Criminal Offences, and Proceedings had thereon, depending in any of the said Courts, shall, at the next General Assize and Oyer and Terminer to be holden in and for the County in the Court whereof the same may be depending, be, by the late Prothonotary of the same Court, or other Officer, in Person, having the Custody thereof, delivered to the Clerk of Assize of the same County, and shall be proceeded with and heard and determined in the same Manner as if the same had been commenced at an Assizes or Oyer and Terminer holden in the same County by or before any Judges of Assize or Oyer and Terminer in or for such County; and that all Writs of Right and other Real Actions depending in any of the said Courts, and all Pleas and Proceedings thereon, shall, at the Request either of the Demandant or Tenant, be forthwith transmitted by such Prothonotary, or other Officer or Person having the Custody thereof, into the Office of the Prothonotaries of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, and shall be proceeded with and heard and determined in the said Court of Common Pleas in the same Manner as if the same Actions had been commenced in that Court; and that all Informations in the Nature of Quo warranto, and Pleas and Proceedings thereon, depending in any of the said abolished Courts, shall, at the Request either of the Relator or Defendant, be transmitted by such Prothonotary, or other Officer or Person having the Custody thereof, into the Crown Office of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, and be proceeded with and heard and determined in the said Court of King's Bench as if the same had been commenced in that Court; and every such Delivery and Transmission shall be made, certified and signed, without Fee or Reward, by the Officer or Person delivering or transmitting the same."

"(Clause B.) And whereas it was not intended by the said Act to abridge the Jurisdiction of the Courts of The Mayor and Citizens of Chester, within the County of the same City, but Doubts may be entertained whether Fines and Recoveries may be levied and suffered in the same Courts since the Commencement of the said Act, and it is expedient to remove such Doubts; be it therefore enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That Fines and Recoveries of Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments within the County of the same City may be levied and suffered as heretofore hath been accustomed in the said Courts, or such of them as had Authority and Jurisdiction in that Behalf, in like Manner and to the same Purpose and Effect as if the said Act had not passed."

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, as amended, be printed.

Order for 3 a.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Friday next.

Regency Bill:

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

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Justice Alderson and Mr. Justice Patteson;

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

Acts of Sederunt of the Court of Session, delivered.

The Lord Melbourne laid before the House, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament;

"Acts of Sederunt of the Court of Session in Scotland, Session 1830."

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

Adjourn.

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