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17 December 1830

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 17 December 1830', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 63: 1830-1831, pp. 181-183. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16956 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Die Veneris, 17° Decembris 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Londinen.
-
Vicecom. Duncan.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Melros.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire,
Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Wellington.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Bristol.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Grey.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Dudley.

PRAYERS.

Sir S. Stirling et al. v. Kelly et al.

The Answer of Mrs. Marion Kelly or Mackenzie, Relict of the deceased Alexander Mackenzie, Merchant in Glasgow, William Leckie, Merchant in Glasgow, and Benjamin Mathie, Writer in Glasgow, as surviving Trust Disponees of the said Alexander Mackenzie deceased, to the Petition and Appeal of Sir Samuel Stirling of Glorat, Baronet, and another, was this Day brought in.

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Wethersfield:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of the Parish of Wethersfield, in the County of Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Abingdon:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Members of the Congregations of Protestant Dissenters assembling in the Ock Street, Abingdon, Berks, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Asgarby, &c:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Asgarby, Kirkby, Ewerby, Howell and Heckington, in the County of Lincoln, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Naseby:

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

Peckham:

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

Tavistock Chapel, St. Martin in the Fields:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Chapel-Warden and Members of the Congregation of Tavistock Chapel, St. Martin in the Fields, 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.

Swansea:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Swansea and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Enactment of a Law for the speedy and utter Abolition of Slavery in every Part of His Majesty's Dominions may be one of the first Measures of the present Parliament, as an Act of Duty to God, Justice to Man, and Consistency in the Government of a free, enlightened and Christian Country:"

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

Cowbridge:

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

Chalfont St. Peter's:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Friends to Civil and Religious Liberty throughout the British Empire residing at Chalfont Saint Peter's and its Vicinity, in the County of Buckingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That an early Day may be fixed after which Slavery in the British Dominions shall be abolished utterly and for ever:"

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

All-Cannings:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of All-Cannings, in the County of Wilts, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass a Law for the utter Extinction 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 Petition do lie on the Table.

Ashborne.

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church Establishment of the Parish of Ashborne, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That a Day not far distant may be fixed after which all Children born in the British Dominions shall be free; and, at the same Time, that Steps may be taken to liberate the Slaves themselves:"

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

Kelly et al. v. Sir S. Stirling et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Mrs. Marion Kelly or Mackenzie, Relict of the deceased Alexander Mackenzie, Merchant in Glasgow, William Leckie, Merchant in Glasgow, and Benjamin Mathie, Writer in Glasgow, as surviving Trust Disponees of the said Alexander Mackenzie deceased; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 29th Day of June and 11th Day of July 1826; also of an Interlocutor of the said Lord Ordinary, of 12th November 1829, in so far as it repelled the Petitioners Objections to the Accountants Report; also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the Second Division, of the 20th of May 1830; also of an Interlocutor of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 25th, and signed the 26th of May, 1830, in so far as the same is in conformity with the last-mentioned Interlocutor of the Inner House, where the same proceeded in opposition to the Reclaiming Note of the Petitioners; and also of an Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the Second Division, dated the 3d, and signed the 6th, of July 1830, in so far as the same required or conditioned Security being found by the Petitioners to answer to the Defenders for the Consequences that might arise against the Petitioners in the Accounting with Andrew Duncan and Company; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, in so far as now complained of, or that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Sir Samuel Stirling of Glorat, Baronet, and Alexander Pearson, Writer to the Signet, as accepting and surviving Trustees of John M'Kenzie deceased, and the Trustees or Representatives of Robert Sharpe, also deceased, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That Sir Samuel Stirling, 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 Friday the 14th 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.

Whitchurch &c. Roads Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment:"

Union with Ireland, Petition from Youghal against the Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Bailiffs, Aldermen, Burgesses and Freemen, and other Inhabitants of the Town of Youghal, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to sanction any Bill for a Repeal of the Legislative Union between Great Britain and Ireland:"

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

Patents continuing Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue for the Term of Six Calendar Months all such Commissions, Appointments, Grants or Patents of Offices or Employments, Civil or Military, as were in force at the Time of the Demise of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, and as have not been superseded, determined or made void during the Reign of His present Majesty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Reform of Abuses in Church & State, Petition for, from Sutton in Ashfield.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Sutton in Ashfield and Vicinity, in the County of Nottingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for an immediate Reduction of Taxation, an entire Abolition of the Corn Laws, an Observance of the most perfect Neutrality as regards the Affairs of other Nations, a Change in the present Mode of Representation, the Extension of Elective Franchise to Universal Suffrage and Vote by Ballot, a lopping-off of all useless and unmerited Sinecures and Pensions, the Abolition of the East India and all other Monopolies, the opening of a Free Trade to China, the Extinction of an odious and unjust System of boroughmongering, jobbing and trading with the Bodies and Souls of Men, together with a complete and Radical Reform of all Abuses both in Church and State:"

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

Assessed Taxes, Petition from Saffron Hill, &c. for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Overseers of the Poor and other Inhabitants, Householders of the Liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden and Ely Rents, in the Parish of Saint Andrew, Holborn, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt the necessary Measures for the Repeal of the Assessed Taxes during the present Session of Parliament:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petition for, from Arbroath.

Upon reading the Petition of the Mechanics, Artizans and Labourers in the Royal Burgh of Arbroath, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a Constitutional Reform in the Representation of the People, for the Establishment of Vote by Ballot, for the Abolition of all Monopolies and all Sinecures, for Reduction of Taxes, and for a rigid System of Economy and Retrenchment in the Management of the Public Expenditure:"

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

Petition from Renfrewshire, complaining of Grievances, withdrawn.

A Petition of the Noblemen and Gentlemen, Freeholders, Commissioners of Supply, Heritors, Magistrates of Towns, Justices of Peace, Merchants and Manufacturers of the County of Renfrew, complaining of certain Grievances therein mentioned, and praying their Lordships to grant them Relief, was presented and read:

And being objected to;

The said Petition was (by Leave of the House) withdrawn.

Parliamentary & Burgh Reform, Petition for, of Baker Incorporation of Perth.

Upon reading the Petition of the Baker Incorporation of Perth, praying their Lordships "to amend and reform the present System of Parliamentary Representation, and to make such Alterations on the Constitution of the Royal Burghs in Scotland as the Circumstances of the Case require:"

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

Galbraith v. Galbraith.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the Cause wherein James Galbraith and John Galbraith are Appellants, and Richard Galbraith Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Wednesday next.

Metropolis Police Act, Petition from Saffron Hill, &c. for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Overseers of the Poor, and others, Inhabitant Householders of the Liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden and Ely Rents, in the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt the necessary Measures for the Repeal of the Metropolitan Police Act during the present Session of Parliament:"

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

Reduction of Public Expences, & Repeal of the Malt Duty, Petition for, from Iden, &c.

Upon reading the Petition of the Rector, Curate, Parish Officers and other Inhabitants of the Parishes of Iden, Playden and Guldeford, in the County of Sussex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to use unwearied Vigilance in watching over the Interests of the People, to enforce the Reduction of all Salaries and Public Expences in proportion to the Increase of the Value of Money, and that their Lordships will obtain for the People the total Repeal of that most obnoxious of all Taxes the Malt Duty:"

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

Bankrupt LawsAmendment Bill, Petition from Sir P. Pole et al. in favor of.

A Petition of Sir Peter Pole Baronet, Peter Free, Edward Down and John Scott, of Austin Friars in the City of London, was presented and read; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for amending the Laws relating to Bankrupts;" and praying their Lordships, "That the same may pass into a Law."

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of Edward Down, who only has signed it, on behalf of himself and the other Petitioners.

Foreign Wheat, Petition of Millers of London to grind, for Exportation.

Upon reading the Petition of the Corn Millers and Marine Bakers of and near London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant them the same Privilege which the Corn Millers and Marine Bakers of the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man are now enjoying, by grinding Foreign Wheat for Exportation, converting any Part thereof into Biscuit, paying a Duty upon the former when taken out of Bond, allowing only the Offal of the same for Home Consumption, viz. Bran, Pollard and coarse Midlings, after being inspected by a competent Person:"

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

Union with Ireland, Petition of Carpenters of Dublin for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Working Carpenters of the City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a Repeal of the Union between Great Britain and Ireland, a Union which is bringing Destruction fast upon this Country, and which must leave England as well as Ireland poor indeed:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petition from Moycullen for regulating Grants for.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Moycullen, County 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.

Colonial Acts Validity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon 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."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Salaries of the Clerks, &c. Account respecting, delivered.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That the Clerk Assistant had prepared, and laid upon the Table of the House, pursuant to the Order of Monday last, "An Account of all Salaries, Profits, Pay, Fees and Emoluments held and enjoyed by the Clerks and Officers of this House between the 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830, the Total Amount of which shall exceed £1000; specifying with each Name the Total Amount received by each Individual, and distinguishing the various Sources from which the same are derived."

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

Adjourn.

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