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'House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 16 December 1830', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 63: 1830-1831, pp. 176-180. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16955 Date accessed: 25 November 2014.


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Die Jovis, 16° Decembris 1830.
Dundas & Bruce v. Dundas et al. Ld. Suffield chosen Speaker pro tempore. D. of Northumberland takes the Oaths. East India, &c. Trade, Petition from Hanley & Shelton for opening. Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Deddington:) Sheffield: Dorking: Claremont Chapel, Pentonville: Huntly: Annan: Elgin: Falmouth: Bratton: Fenwick: Byrom St. Chapel, Liverpool: Newbigging: Upholland: Lathoner: Midmar: Beverley: Cowgate, Edinburgh: Abbey Close, Paisley: Mearns: West Calder: East Calder: Broughton Place, Edinburgh: Aberdeen: Corfe Castle: Associate Congregation of Bristo St. Edinburgh: Kirkgate, Leith: Market Lavington: Gorebridge: Stirling: Ford, Edinburgh: Denny: Balerno: Paisley: Linlithgow: Lanark: Milnathort: Whitburn: Greenlaw: West Kilpatrick: Dunblane: Muchart: Johnshaven: Airdrie: Nigg: Strathaven: Newtown: Kelso: Peterhead: Buchlyvie: Paisley: Moyallon Anti-Slavery Society: Brechin: Greenock: Brechin: Cambusnethan: Greenloaning: Holm: Kirkwall: Dunfermline: Wigan: South Newington, Oxford: Selkirk. Coals carried Coastwise, Petitions for Repeal of Duty on: (Newcastle upon Tyne:) Cardiff: Neath. Churchwardens, Police, &c. G. Gunning's Petition respecting, referred to Com ee on the Poor Laws. Trade of India & China, & Finances of India, former Accounts respecting, to be completed to the latest Period. Administration of Justice Bill. Dean & Chapter of Canterbury's Petition referred to Judges. Whitchurch, &c. Roads Bill. Union with Ireland, Petitions for Repeal of: (Working Coach Makers, Dublin:) Paper Stainers, Dublin: Carpet Weavers, Dublin: Slievene. Education, (Ireland,) Petition from Carrow Crown for regulating Grants for. Tithe Compositions, (Ireland,) Returns respecting, Ordered. Reform of Parliament, Petition for, from St. Ives. Slavery, Petition from Glasgow for Investigation previous to Abolition of. Colonial Acts Validity Bill. Regency Bill. Assessed Taxes, Petition from Ward of Aldgate for Repeal of. Adjourn.

Die Jovis, 16° Decembris 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Landaven.
-
Vicecom. Duncan.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. King.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Melros.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk,
Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Wellington.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Thomond.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Morley.

PRAYERS.

Dundas & Bruce v. Dundas et al.

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein Wedderburn Dundas and Thomas Bruce junior are Ap pellants, and Robert Dundas Esquire, and others, are Respondents:

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

Ld. Suffield chosen Speaker pro tempore.

The Lord Chancellor not being present, and The Lord Tenterden, The Lord Wynford and The Lord Chief Baron, appointed Speakers by His Majesty's Commissions, being absent, the Lords unanimously chose The Lord Suffield to be Speaker pro tempore:

And his Lordship took his Seat upon the Woolsack accordingly.

D. of Northumberland takes the Oaths.

This Day Hugh Duke of Northumberland took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

East India, &c. Trade, Petition from Hanley & Shelton for opening.

Upon reading the Petition of the Artizans and Mechanics of Hanley and Shelton, in the Staffordshire Potteries, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give the requisite Notice to the East India Company, that they will open the Trade to India and China to all His Majesty's Subjects, without Exception or Restriction; and the Petitioners confidently trust that their Lordships will not suffer either unfounded Apprehensions or the selfish Interests of a Party to deprive the Petitioners of those Rights and Privileges to which they conceive they have an indisputable Title:"

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

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Deddington:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Vicar, Curate, Churchwardens and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Deddington, Oxon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as shall seem most prompt and fit to effect the merciful, just and wise Object, the Abolition of the Slave System which exists in the British Colonies:"

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

Sheffield:

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of Sheffield, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Dorking:

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

Claremont Chapel, Pentonville:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of a Congregation of Independent Dissenters assembling at Claremont Chapel, Pentonville, London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Huntly:

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

Annan:

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

Elgin:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the First United Associate Congregation of the Secession Church in Elgin, and others residing in Elgin or its Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Falmouth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Trustees, Members of the Church, and Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling in the Independent Meeting House, Falmouth, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bratton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination assembling for Religious Worship at Bratton, in the Parish of Westbury, in the County of Wilts, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Fenwick:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Secession Church of Fenwick, Ayrshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Byrom St. Chapel, Liverpool:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination assembling for Divine Worship in Byrom Street Chapel, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Newbigging:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of the United Secession Church at Newbigging, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Upholland:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Residents in the Chapelry of Upholland, Lancashire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lathoner:

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

Midmar:

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

Beverley:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation, and others, of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination at Beverley, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt Measures for the immediate and utter Extinction of Slavery in the British Colonies:"

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

Cowgate, Edinburgh:

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

Abbey Close, Paisley:

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

Mearns:

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

West Calder:

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

East Calder:

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

Broughton Place, Edinburgh:

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

Aberdeen:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Aberdeen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take the Business of legislating on the Subject of Slavery in the British Colonies 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 their Lordships have declared to originate in Injustice and Robbery:"

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

Corfe Castle:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters and other Inhabitants of Corfe Castle, Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "at once and for ever, to put an end to the Slavery carried on in the British Dominions Abroad, which is condemned by the Feelings of Humanity, the Principles of Justice, the Laws of England and the Word of God:"

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

Associate Congregation of Bristo St. Edinburgh:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members and Seatholders belonging to that Body of Protestant Dissenters in Edinburgh connected with the United Associate Synod of the Secession Church commonly called the Associate Congregation of Bristo Street, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kirkgate, Leith:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Kirkgate, Leith, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take the Business of legislating on the Subject of Slavery in the British Colonies 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 their Lordships have declared to originate 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:"

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

Market Lavington:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling at Market Lavington, in the County of Wilts, and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to enact a Law to liberate all British Subjects now enslaved in the British Colonies, with no farther Delay than may be necessary for enacting such Legislative Provisions and Restraints as shall put the Persons liberated under the Authority and Protection of just and equal Laws:"

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

Gorebridge:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Gorebridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Business of legislating on the Subject of Slavery in the British Colonies directly into their own Hands, and to pass a Law by which the Slave Proprietors shall be compelled to emancipate their Slaves immediately, or without unnecessary Delay:"

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

Stirling:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Saint John's Street, Stirling, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ford, Edinburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Elders and Members of the United Associate Congregation of Ford, in the County of Edinburgh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Denny:

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

Balerno:

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

Paisley:

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

Linlithgow:

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

Lanark:

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

Milnathort:

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

Whitburn:

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

Greenlaw:

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

West Kilpatrick:

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

Dunblane:

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

Muchart:

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

Johnshaven:

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

Airdrie:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Elders and Members of the United Associate Congregation of Airdrie, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Nigg:

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

Strathaven:

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

Newtown:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Newtown, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take the Business of legislating on the Subject of Slavery in the British Dominions 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 their Lordships have declared to originate 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.

Kelso:

Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers, Members and Adherents of the United Associate Congregation of Kelso, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass a Resolution, that henceforward all Children who shall be born within the British Dominions, whatever be their Class, Condition or Complexion, shall be absolutely and to all Intents and Purposes free:"

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

Peterhead:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Associate Congregation of the United Secession Church in Peterhead, County of Aberdeen, North Britain, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass such Legislative Enactments as shall at the earliest possible Period secure the total Abolition of Slavery in all the Colonies of Great Britain, and the Moral and Religious Improvement of the Slaves, consistently with the Interest of all Parties concerned:"

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

Buchlyvie:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Buchlyvie, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to adopt effectual Measures for the immediate Abolition of Slavery throughout the Colonies of the Empire, and, contemporaneously with the Decree for the Abolition of Slavery, to make such provisional Enactments as shall be necessary or expedient for protecting the White Population, if their Safety shall appear to be endangered:"

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

Paisley:

Upon reading the Petition of the Pastor and Elders, Members and Adherents of the United Secession Church of James Street, Paisley, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That those grievous Oppressions which interfere with the Religious and Moral Improvement of the Slaves may be removed, and an early Day fixed after which all the Children born of Slaves shall be declared free; and that no Claim of Compensation to Slave Holders shall be conceded by this House on any pretended Right of Property in the Slave; and that no Compensation shall be awarded on any Ground or Pretence whatever, 'till the Abolition of Slavery has been effected, and the System of Free Labour honestly and fairly tried, and a Case of Loss thereafter made out on the Part of the Slave Holder to the Satisfaction of the Legislature:"

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

Moyallon Anti-Slavery Society:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Moyallon Anti-Slavery Society, in the County of Down, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That they will no longer postpone to take the momentous Subject of Slavery in the Colonies into their early and earnest Consideration; and that, in order effectually to relieve the Country from the Guilt and Ignominy of such a System, their Lordships will proceed forthwith to devise, adopt and enforce the wisest Means of ensuring its universal Extinction throughout the British Empire; and that until this most desirable Consummation 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 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 and to all Intents and Purposes free:"

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

Brechin:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Second United Associate Congregation of the Secession Church in Brechin, and Hearers of the Gospel with them, either residing there or in its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Greenock:

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

Brechin:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Elders and Members of the First United Associate Congregation of Brechin, belonging to the Secession Church, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cambusnethan:

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

Greenloaning:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Greenloaning, and of others residing in the District of Ardoch Chapel, Perthshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take the Business of legislatng into their own Hands, and to adopt effectual Measures for the immediate and total Abolition of Slavery throughout the Colonies of the Empire, and adopt at the same Time such Measures as may be necessary or expedient for securing the Interest of all Parties who may be affected by the great Measure of Emancipation:"

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

Holm:

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

Kirkwall:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Kirkwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt effectual Measures for the immediate and total Abolition of Slavery throughout all the Colonies of the Empire, along with such provisional Enactments as the Welfare and Improvement of the Slaves and the Safety of all Parties may render necessary:"

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

Dunfermline:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Saint Margaret's, Dunfermline, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Business of legislating on the Subject of Slavery in the British Colonies 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 practicable to so great an Evil; and, in particular, 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 render their complete Emancipation, whenever it shall take place, safe and beneficial:"

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

Wigan:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting in Lord Street, Wigan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That they will no longer delay to take the momentous Subject of Slavery in the British Colonies into their serious Consideration; and that their Lordships would relieve the Country of the Guilt 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 Petition do lie on the Table.

South Newington, Oxford:

Upon reading the Petition of the Curate, Churchwardens, Overseers and other Inhabitants of the Parish of South Newington, in the County of Oxford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships, in obedience to the Dictates of Humanity, Justice, Religion and National Expediency, will speedily adopt such Measures as their Lordships shall deem best calculated for securing, with the least Delay which the Nature of the Case will admit, the complete and permanent Abolition of the State of Slavery throughout the whole Extent of the British Dominions, thus wiping off for ever the foul Blot which has too long been allowed to sully the fair Fame of this Country:"

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

Selkirk.

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Associate Congregation of Selkirk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt Measures for the immediate Abolition of Slavery throughout the whole of the British Dependencies, and thus virtually to redeem the Pledge which they conceive to have been given, to consult the best Interest of the Country, and to avert those National Judgments with which the Governor of the World has threatened to visit National Iniquities:"

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

Coals carried Coastwise, Petitions for Repeal of Duty on: (Newcastle upon Tyne:)

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council of the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "That all Duties on Coals carried Coastwise may be entirely abolished:"

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

Cardiff:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Cardiff interested in the Coal and Shipping Trades, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships. "to protect them from the unjust Pressure of the Tax on Sea-borne Coals, a Tax which operates most prejudicially against the Shipping Interest, and the innumerable Trades connected with it:"

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

Neath.

Upon reading the Petition of the Coal Proprietors, Merchants, Ship Owners, Traders, and Inhabitants of the Town of Neath, in the County of Glamorgan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will repeal the Duties on Coal and Culm carried Coastwise and to Foreign Parts:"

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

Churchwardens, Police, &c. G. Gunning's Petition respecting, referred to Com ee on the Poor Laws.

Upon reading the Petition of George Gunning of Frindsbury, in the County of Kent, a Lieutenant on the Half Pay of His Majesty's First Regiment of Dragoon Guards; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to repeal the Custom claimed by Clergymen to appoint One Churchwarden of each Parish: That the Office of Churchwarden for the future should be purely Ecclesiastical, and Churchwardens should have no Power in Parish Affairs, by virtue of their Office: That the present High Constables of Districts and Hundreds, with the Petty Constables, should be continued as at present, and be considered the active Police: That their Lordships will take into their immediate Consideration the following Plan for a System of Police for London and Westminster; That the Watchmen should be chosen and paid by the different Parishes, subject to the Approval of a Superintendent as to the Bodily Health and good Character of the Men so appointed; that from this Body a superior Police should be chosen, and a Horse Patrol appointed, to keep up a constant Communication with the Watchmen during the Night; that the Secretary of State should appoint a Gentleman to each Police Office as a Superintendent, whose Duty should be to manage the Policemen so as to endeavour to prevent Crime; that a mounted Police Force should be established to patrol the Roads round London; and that the Vagrant Act may be strictly enforced:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee appointed to consider of the Poor Laws.

Trade of India & China, & Finances of India, former Accounts respecting, to be completed to the latest Period.

Ordered, That all Accounts relating to the Trade of India and China, and to the Finances of India, which were presented to this House by His Majesty's Command in 1829, and in the present Year, and all such further Accounts relating to the same Matters, which have been Ordered by this House, or prepared for the Committee on the Affairs of The East India Company, during the present Year, be completed to the latest Period to which the same can be made up, and laid before this House within Fourteen Days after the Termination of the ensuing Recess.

Administration of Justice Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Grant and others;

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Dean & Chapter of Canterbury's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of The Honorable and Right Reverend Richard Lord Bishop of Oxford, Dean of the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ, Canterbury, and the Chapter of the same Church, under their Common Seal; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Pateson, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Whitchurch, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending and maintaining the Roads from Marchwiel, through Bangor, Worthenbury and Hanmer, to Whitchurch, and from Bangor to Malpas, and from Redbrook to Hampton, in the Counties of Denbigh, Flint, Chester and Salop."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

V. Duncan.
V. Gordon.
V. Goderich.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Melbourne.
L. Clifton.
L. Byron.
L. Colville of Culross.
L. Napier.
L. King.
L. Suffield.
L. Auckland.
L. Mendip.
L. Selsey.
L. Calthorpe.
L. Northwick.
L. Farnham.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Sheffield.
L. Somerhill.
L. Wharncliffe.
L. Seaford.
L. Fife.
L. Melros.
D. Cumberland.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Northumberland.
D. Wellington.
M. Salisbury.
M. Bute.
M. Thomond.
M. Cleveland.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Northesk.
E. Tankerville.
E. Cowper.
E. Clarendon.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Rosslyn.
E. Gosford.
E. Grey.
E. Morley.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Union with Ireland, Petitions for Repeal of: (Working Coach Makers, Dublin:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Working Coach Makers of the City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a Repeal of the Legislative Union between Great Britain and Ireland, which Repeal, by restoring the Benefit of a Domestic Legislature, is the only Measure which can raise the People of Ireland, and the Petitioners in particular, from a State of Wretchedness which has nearly approached the Limit of Human Endurance:"

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

Paper Stainers, Dublin:

Upon reading the Petition of the Paper Stainers of the City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will speedily grant the Repeal of the Legislative Union between Great Britain and Ireland, as the only Means calculated to save them from Want, Misery and Ruin:"

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

Carpet Weavers, Dublin:

Upon reading the Petition of the Working Carpet Weavers of the City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will grant a speedy Repeal of the Act of Union, as the Petitioners are convinced that it is the only effectual Means whereby their Grievances can be redressed:"

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

Slievene.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Slievene, in the County of Kilkenny, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That by speedily annulling the Act of Legislative Union between England and Ireland they will afford to Ireland some Hope of Protection for her Industry, her Trade and varied Resources, which Ireland so much stands in need of, and which the Petitioners beg leave to assure the House will more firmly cement and bind together the Connection between the Two Countries, whilst it will add Strength and Vigour to the British Empire:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petition from Carrow Crown for regulating Grants for.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Carrow Crown, in the County of the Town of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to institute such Change in the Administration of the Parliamentary Grants for the Education of the Poor of Ireland as will make the System of Public Education in Ireland conformable to the Wants and Wishes of the People:"

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

Tithe Compositions, (Ireland,) Returns respecting, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "A Return of all Parishes in Ireland in which Tithe Compositions have been made, in pursuance of an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act to provide for the establishing of Compositions for Tithes in Ireland for a limited Time;" specifying the Amount of each of such Compositions, and whether the Whole, or, if not, what Portions thereof, are payable to the Incumbent or to an Impropriator, or to any other Person or Persons, or Body Politic, Corporate or Collegiate, or Corporation Aggregate or Sole:"

And also, "A Return of all Parishes in Ireland in which Special Vestries have been held, in pursuance of an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act for the establishing of Compositions for Tithes in Ireland for a limited Time," and in which no Compositions have been made; specifying whether the Whole, or, if not, what Portions of the Tithes of such Parishes, are payable to the Incumbent or to an Impropriator, or to any other Person or Persons, or Body Politic, Corporate or Collegiate, or Corporation Aggregate or Sole."

Reform of Parliament, Petition for, from St. Ives.

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Copyholders and other Inhabitants of Saint Ives, in the County of Huntingdon, assembling for Religious Worship at the Particular Baptist Meeting House in that Place, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Elective Franchise be more extended; that Boroughs depopulated and corrupt be prevented the Exercise of their pernicious Influence; that all who sell or buy Seats in Parliament, and all who give or receive Bribes at Elections, or use other Means of undue Influence, may be subjected to exemplary Punishment; that Representation may be equally distributed; that the Right of Suffrage may be more generally and impartially extended, so that direct Taxation and Representation may be inseparably united, and the People (strongly attached to their revered Monarch as they are) may receive what is their unalienable Right, a full, fair, free and equal Representation in the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

Slavery, Petition from Glasgow for Investigation previous to Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers, Bankers, Tradesmen and others of Glasgow and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "duly and impartially to investigate the entire Bearings of this most intricate and important Question of the Abolition of Slavery in the British Colonies, and before deciding upon it to allow full Weight to the unbiassed Sense and Public Interests of that large Portion of the Community who are opposed to Slavery as much as any other Body of Men, yet who cannot overlook the great Truth, that no Law to abolish this Evil can justly be passed which shall not equally respect the Rights of every Class whom it directly or indirectly implicates:"

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

Colonial Acts Validity Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to render valid Acts done by the Governor of any of His Majesty's Plantations after the Expiration of his Commission by the Demise of His late Majesty; and to extend the Period within which the Patents of Governors of Colonies shall on any future Demise of the Crown become vacant, and to provide for the longer Duration of the Patents of Governors after the Demise of the Crown;"

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

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

Regency Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to 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 the said Amendments, being read Three Times by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

And, A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Cross and Mr. Trower, to acquaint them therewith.

Assessed Taxes, Petition from Ward of Aldgate for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Alderman, Common Council and Inhabitants of the Ward of Aldgate, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to give their most serious Attention to the Complaints and Distress of the Petitioners; and to relieve them by a Repeal of that Portion of Taxation called the Assessed Taxes:"

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

Adjourn.

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