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Die Martis, 21° Decembris 1830.
4th Report from Appeal Com ee. Sir S. Stirling & Pearson v. Kelly et al. Appellants Petition for Time for their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee. M. of Westmeath v. M. of Salisbury et al. Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Harmston:) Hexham: Cleckheaton: Scotch Church, North Shields: Kelso: Lochwinnoch: Dunfermline. Assessed Taxes, Petition from Taunton for Repeal of. Education, (Ireland,) Petition from Rathdowney for regulating Grants for. Coals carried Coastwise, Petition from Kingsbridge for Repeal of Duty on. Parliamentary & Burgh Reform, Petitions in favor of: (Kirkaldy:) Kirkcudbright: Incorporation of Hammermen, Edinburgh. Bankrupt Laws, (Ireland,) Petition for Alteration of. Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Cupar:) Melbourne: Tanderagee: St. John's, Sligo; Strichen, &c:; Tillicoultry: Wigtown: Abernethy: Earlstown: 2d Report of Comrs on Real Property, Address for. Poor Laws, &c. Petitions from Edgefield & G. Gunning, respecting. Parliamentary & Burgh Reform, Petition for, from Haddington. Reform of Parliament, Petition in favor of, from Poole. Consolidated Fund Bill (£1,850,000) brought from H.C. & read la: Standing Orders 26 & 155 to be considered on it. Raw Cotton, Barrett's Petition for a protecting Duty on Import of. Coals carried Coastwise, Petition from Spalding for Repeal of Duty on. Machinery for making Paper, Petition of Journeymen Paper Makers of Somersetshire respecting. Civil Disabilities of the Jews, Petition of Jews, of Liverpool for Removal of. Employment of the Poor (Ireland) at Public Works, Petition for, from Ardagh. Parliamentary & Burgh Reform, Petitions in favor of: (Dysart:) Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen: Merchants House, Glasgow: Magistrates, &c. of Crail: Trades House, Glasgow: Nine Incorporated Trades of Ayr: Magistrates of Glasgow: Seven Incorporated Trades of Crail: Stirling: Kirkland, Fife. Education (Ireland,) Petitions from St. Nicholas, Galway, & Kilkenny, for regulating Grants for. Patents, &c. continuing Bill reported: To be read 3a. Frauds on Creditors Bill presented. Adjourn.

Die Martis, 21° Decembris 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt;

Dux Cumberland.
Archiep. Cantuar.
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Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
March. Bute.
March. Bristol.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Grey.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Wynford sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

4th Report from Appeal Com ee.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Appellants and Respondents Cases, now depending in this House in Matters of Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House; and to report to the House; and to whom were referred certain Petitions in the following Causes; Langston and others against Langston and others; Brack against Johnston and others; Hume against Duncan; Dickson and others against Cuninghame and another; Finlay and others against Whyte; and Cabbell against Brock; "That the Committee had met, and considered the Respondents Petitions in the Causes Langston and others against Langston and others, Brack against Johnston and others, Hume against Duncan, and the Petition of John Cuninghame, One of the Respondents in the Cause Dickson and others against Cuninghame and another, severally praying their Lordships that they may be allowed now to lodge their printed Cases; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioners may respectively be allowed now to deliver in their printed Cases: That the Committee had also considered the Appellants Petition in the Cause Finlay and others against Whyte, praying their Lordships to enlarge the Time for lodging Prints of their Case until the Day on which the House shall meet after the Adjournment, or for such other Period as their Lordships may think proper; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioners may be allowed until the Day on which the House shall meet after the ensuing Recess to deliver in their printed Cases: And that the Committee had also considered the Appellant's Petition in the Cause Cabbell against Brock, praying their Lordships to grant another Month from the 30th Instant to lodge his Case; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioner may be allowed a Month from the 30th of this instant December to deliver in his printed Case."

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

Sir S. Stirling & Pearson v. Kelly et al. Appellants Petition for Time for their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Samuel Stirling Baronet and Alexander Pearson, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Mrs. Marian Kelly or M'Kenzie, and others, are Respondents; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order that the Time appointed for depositing their Case may be enlarged to the 5th Day of February next:"

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.

M. of Westmeath v. M. of Salisbury et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein George Thomas John Marquess of Westmeath is Appellant, and James Marquess of Salisbury, and others, are Respondents, be taken into further Consideration To-morrow at Three o'Clock.

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Harmston:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Village of Harmston, in the County of Lincoln, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hexham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Vicinity of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cleckheaton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination of Cleckheaton, in Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Scotch Church, North Shields:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Session of the Presbytery Church assembling for Worship in the Chapel commonly called the Scotch Church, North Shields, Northumberland; 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.

Kelso:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Kelso and the Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures for the Abolition of Slavery as the Claims of Justice and Religion imperiously require, for controlling the Colonial Legislatures, and for accomplishing the speedy and safe Extinction of Slavery throughout the whole Extent of the British Empire:"

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

Lochwinnoch:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Lochwinnoch, 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 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 Petition do lie on the Table.

Dunfermline.

Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Elders of the Presbytery of Dunfermline, in the County of Fife; praying their Lordships "to take immediate Steps for the early and final Abolition of Colonial Bondage in all its Forms, which they implore in the Name of Justice and Humanity, of sound Policy and true Religion:"

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

Assessed Taxes, Petition from Taunton for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Taunton, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the immediate Repeal of the Assessed Taxes, as those which press most unequally upon the Middle and Operative Classes of Society, and which are collected at an incommensurate Expence:"

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

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Parish of Rathdowney and its Union, in Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to entrust the Management of the Public Money granted for the Purposes of Education of the Poor of Ireland to the Management of such Persons as will possess the Confidence of the People, that so the Poor may be instructed, and that the Public Money, instead of being consumed by shameful Peculation, and wasted by bigotted Attempts at Proselytism, may be usefully employed in procuring for the People the Blessings of a useful and Moral Education:"

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

Coals carried Coastwise, Petition from Kingsbridge for Repeal of Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Kingsbridge and its Vicinity, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to repeal the Duty on Sea-borne Coals and Culm:"

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

Parliamentary & Burgh Reform, Petitions in favor of: (Kirkaldy:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Kirkaldy, and others residing in the Neighbourhood thereof, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to revise the Laws now in force for electing Members of Parliament for Scotland, annul the Power of Delegates to elect Members for Royal Burghs, and confer the Elective Franchise more generally upon the People, both as it relates to the Choice of Members for the Counties and for the Burghs, and under such Qualifications as in their Lordships Wisdom they shall deem proper:"

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

Kirkcudbright:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses, Merchants, Proprietors of Land, Tradesmen, Householders and Inhabitants of the Royal Borough of Kirkcudbright, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to take the System of the Representation of the United Kingdom, more especially in Scotland, in which the Municipal Government of the Royal Boroughs, and the Elective Franchise both in Boroughs and Counties, are extremely faulty and defective, into immediate Consideration, and to do therein as shall meet the just Expectations of the People:"

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

Incorporation of Hammermen, Edinburgh.

Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Hammermen of the City of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to carry into Effect such Measures of Reform and Retrenchment as will satisfy those who, interested from the Property they possess, wish to see their Country flourish, and kept free from Anarchy and Confusion:"

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

Bankrupt Laws, (Ireland,) Petition for Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of Michael Sellors of the City of Limerick; praying their Lordships "to enquire into the unreasonable Expences attending Commissions of Bankruptcy in Ireland, and into the Merits of the Law generally, with a view to some reasonable Reform, that further Pauperism may be prevented, Petty Tyranny put down, and Inconsistency checked:"

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

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Cupar:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Presbytery of Cupar, in the County of Fife, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will, without Delay, break the Chains of Slavery, and let the oppressed go free; and also that their Lordships will adopt effectual Measures for their Security and their Comfort; that, enjoying the Blessings of Freedom and the Comforts of Religion, instead of being a Source of Weakness and Alarm, they may become a Source of Strength to the Colonies:"

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

Melbourne:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Melbourne, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; 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 Petition do lie on the Table.

Tanderagee:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Tanderagee and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That they will no longer postpone to take the momentous Subject of the Abolition of Slavery in the British 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 would 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 farther 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.

St. John's, Sligo;

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint John's, Sligo, in the County of Sligo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will immediately take such decisive Measures for the Extinction of the guilty and unconstitutional System of Negro Slavery as shall in their Wisdom seem meet:"

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

Strichen, &c:;

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Strichen, Rathen, Lonmay and Crimond, Aberdeenshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt the most decisive Measures for ensuring the immediate and complete Abolition of Slavery in every Part of the British Dominions, that the Slave Population may enjoy Freedom and all the other Rights and Privileges to which they are justly entitled, as Human Beings, and as Subjects of the British Crown:"

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

Tillicoultry:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Session and Congregation of Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Injustice, Inhumanity and Impolicy of Negro Slavery in the British Colonies under their serious Consideration; and to adopt the most vigorous Measures, with the least possible Delay, for abolishing entirely this iniquitous System, which is so much calculated to provoke the Most High, and to bring down on us National Judgments:"

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

Wigtown:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Wigtown, Galloway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to do Justice to the Rights of Man; to gratify the Sympathies of Humanity; to vindicate the Honour of the British Legislature, which has so long borne the Reproach of tolerating Slavery within the full Reach of its Power; and at length to consult and secure the true Prosperity of the Country, which the Petitioners are well convinced cannot be compatible with the Disregard of those righteous and benevolent Principles according to which the Government of all Nations ought to be conducted, by devising and putting into immediate Operation such Measures as will speedily secure the complete Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Dominions:"

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

Abernethy:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Abernethy, County of Perth, 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 ameliorate the Condition of the Slaves in the mean time, and to prepare for putting an end, as soon as shall be practicable, to this System of Injustice, Oppression and Moral Degradation, by the complete Emancipation of the Slaves:"

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

Earlstown:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Earlstown, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to make such Enactments as shall be expedient, for protecting the White Population of the British Colonies, and for promoting the Temporal Welfare and Moral Improvement of the Negroes:"

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

2d Report of Comrs on Real Property, Address for.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to request that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order that there be laid before this House, "A Copy of the Second Report made to His Majesty by the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the Law of England respecting Real Property."

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Poor Laws, &c. Petitions from Edgefield & G. Gunning, respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Rector, resident Landholder and Labourers of the Parish of Edgefield, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That Measures may be adopted for relieving populous Parishes from the Burthen of their surplus Populations, which may be at once effected by the whole of the Public Roads being placed under the Management of the Government, by which Means, and (where necessary) by the Institution also of Works of Public Utility and Convenience, Employment would be furnished to the redundant Labourers at the Public Expence and for the Public Benefit, and by this Expedient every populous Parish would be relieved, the Wages given by Government would be the Standard Wages, the Labourers would be all employed, and the Price of their Labour would (as it ought) be adequate to the Support of the industrious, and enable the more skilful to lay by some Provision for future Contingencies; and if Saving Banks were universally diffused and encouraged, Means would be provided for a general and total Abolition of the really unnatural, oppressive and degrading System of Poor Laws:"

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

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 enquire into the present State of the Currency, and form a Government Circulating Medium of One and Two Pound Exchequer Notes; under such Restrictions that they shall not be liable to Fluctuation by Foreign Exchanges; to pass a Law to consolidate the Duties of all Parochial Officers, which would enable the Magistrates of Districts to form a more effective System of Parochial Police; to pass a Law to oblige all the Parishes in the Kingdom to keep their Accounts in One fixed Form, so that the Magistrates may see at One View the true Cause of the Want of Relief by Persons claiming Assistance from their Parishes; to pass a Law to enable the Inhabitants of all Parishes to recover Money in the Hands of the Overseers of the Poor by an Extent in Aid in case of his Bankruptcy, to come in next to Debts due to the Crown; to pass a Law to establish a fair System of Poor Laws in Ireland; to amend the Corn Laws, by a fixed Duty per Bushel on all Foreign Grain, to be paid immediately it is imported, which would prevent much Fraud; and to pass a Law to amend the Tithe Laws, by a fair fixed Per-centage on the real Value of Lands, in lieu of all Tithes:"

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

Parliamentary & Burgh Reform, Petition for, from Haddington.

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates and Councillors of the Royal Burgh of Haddington, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to take such Measures as will ensure to the Petitioners a more equitable Appointment of Magistrates and Councillors within the ancient Royal Burgh of Haddington; and to adopt a Reform in the System of electing Members to Parliament, from Counties as well as Corporations, that may combine a reasonable Amount of Property with the Elective Franchise, and proportion the Representation as equally as possible to the Population and Property throughout the United Kingdom:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petition in favor of, from Poole.

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentlemen, Merchants, Tradesmen and others of the Town and County of Poole, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a full, fair and free Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, which will ensure to them the united Support of the whole of the independent and public-spirited Population of this Kingdom:"

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

Consolidated Fund Bill (£1,850,000) brought from H.C. & read la:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to apply the Sum of One Million eight hundred and fifty thousand Pounds out of the Consolidated Fund to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty; and to appropriate the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Standing Orders 26 & 155 to be considered on it.

Ordered, That the Standing Orders Nos. 26 and 155, relative to Bills not being read or proceeded in Twice the same Day, be taken into Consideration To-morrow, in order to their being dispensed with on the last-mentioned Bill; and that the Lords be summoned.

Raw Cotton, Barrett's Petition for a protecting Duty on Import of.

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Barrett, Merchant and General, Trader; praying their Lordships "to enact a protecting Duty to His Majesty of Sixpence per Pound on all Raw Cotton landed in any Part of the British Empire from Abroad, and, on the Event of the same being manufactured, and exported out of Great Britain and Ireland, by way of Encouragement to our Manufactures, a Drawback of Sixpence per Pound on Cotton Twist, and One Penny per Yard on wove Cotton, which will be a Stimulus to Industry, to the British Manufacturer and Irish Artizan, and which will eventually give that Tone and Stability to Trade which it was wont to experience in former Times:"

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

Coals carried Coastwise, Petition from Spalding for Repeal of Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Ship Owners, Tradesmen and Inhabitants of the Town and Port of Spalding, in the County of Lincoln, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for an immediate Remission of the Duties upon Coals carried Coastwise, humbly submitting the further Continuance of the same as very injurious to the Shipping Interest of this Kingdom, as a great Hardship, and a most partial, and therefore unjust, Tax upon the Consumers of Coals residing on or near any Part of the Coast of Great Britain, and, lastly, as a Tax at this Time particularly and cruelly oppressive upon the Poor of those Districts, Coals being, to all Classes of People, one of the first and greatest Necessaries of Life:"

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

Machinery for making Paper, Petition of Journeymen Paper Makers of Somersetshire respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Journeymen Paper Makers of the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take their Condition into their immediate Consideration, and apply effectual Remedies for their Relief, either by laying on an additional Impost upon every Description of Paper produced by Machinery, or by passing a Law to abolish the Use of it where it has the greatest Tendency to cause a Diminution of Manual Labour, or by rating the Capital of the Owners, or by such other Means as in their Lordships Wisdom shall seem fit:"

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

Civil Disabilities of the Jews, Petition of Jews, of Liverpool for Removal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the natural-born Subjects of His Majesty professing the Jewish Religion resident in Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into favorable Consideration the peculiar Grievances of the Petitioners, and to adopt such Legislative Measures for the Removal thereof as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Employment of the Poor (Ireland) at Public Works, Petition for, from Ardagh.

Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of Ardagh, in the Barony of Tyrawly, County of Mayo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to enable them to receive Employment at Public Works, which would have at once the Effect of saving them from the Starvation with which they are threatened, and of encreasing the Prosperity of the Country:"

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

Parliamentary & Burgh Reform, Petitions in favor of: (Dysart:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors, Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Dysart and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to shorten the Duration of Parliaments; to reform, throughout the Empire, the Mode of electing Members of the House of Commons; to alter the Political Constitutions of the Royal Burghs of Scotland, so as their Municipal Affairs may be put under the Management of a small Body of Office Bearers popularly chosen; and that the People in and around the Burghs may enjoy the Elective Franchise, in place of the Town Councils; and that the Votes at Elections be taken by Ballot:"

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

Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen:

Upon reading the Petition of the Convener, Master of Hospital, Seven Deacons, and whole other Members of the Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen, in Common Hall assembled, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to adopt and enact such Measures of Reform as will secure to all Classes of His Majesty's Subjects a full and fair Representation in Parliament, and a Removal of those Defects inherent in the Constitutions of the Burghs of Scotland, and as will thereby tend to restore Confidence to the Minds of the Public, and more firmly endear to the whole Body of the People the salutary Principles of our great and glorious Constitution:"

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

Merchants House, Glasgow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Merchants House of the City of Glasgow, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to take into their Consideration the general State of the Representation of the Kingdom, and particularly that of Scotland, and grant that necessary Reform in the Elective System which may seem at once in accordance with the true Principles of the British Constitution, with the altered Circumstances of the Country, and with the inalienable Rights of the People:"

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

Magistrates, &c. of Crail:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Crail, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to take the present imperfect and inefficient State of the Representation of the People into their early and serious Consideration, and by Extension of the Elective Franchise, by altering the Mode of taking Votes at Elections, and by adopting such other Measures as the Case may require, insure to the People the complete Possession and free Exercise of their inalienable Right, a full, fair and free Representation in the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

Trades House, Glasgow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Convener, Trades Baillies, Collector, Deacons and Visitor of the Fourteen Incorporated Trades, and other ordinary and extraordinary Members of the Trades House of the City of Glasgow, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to grant such an Extension of the Elective Franchise and Representation for Scotland as shall appear reasonable, and called for in the Circumstances; and to grant also that the City of Glasgow may be put upon an equal Footing in point of Representation with what may be allowed to other Towns of similar Importance in the Kingdom:"

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

Nine Incorporated Trades of Ayr:

Upon reading the Petition of the Convener and Deacons and Second Deacons of the Nine Incorporated Trades of the Burgh of Ayr, Scotland, for themselves and for the whole Freemen of said Incorporation whom they represent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a Reform in the present System of Burgh Elections, both as to Magistrates and Representatives in Parliament; and for a Restoration of those Rights and Privileges with regard to Elections which were the ancient Law and Constitution of the State, but from a Participation in which the Petitioners have for a long Period been deprived:"

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

Magistrates of Glasgow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Council of the City of Glasgow, in Common Council assembled, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to extend the Right of Representation to the great Towns of the Empire, a Boon which would be productive of the most important Advantages to the Commercial and Manufacturing Interests; and that, in the event of a Measure so equitable, legitimate and salutary being adopted by the Legislature, the City of Glasgow, from the Extent of its Population, its Capital and its Trade, has the fairest Claim to a Share of the Representation equal to what may be granted to Towns of similar Importance in England:"

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

Seven Incorporated Trades of Crail:

Upon reading the Petition of the Convener, Deacons and Seven Incorporated Trades, with the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Crail, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant such a Reformation in the Parliamentary and Burgh Elections of Scotland as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Stirling:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Stirling, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to adopt, without Delay, such Measures for Reform as may secure to the People a proper Representation in the House of Commons; and that their Lordships will consider of the Propriety of repealing the Septennial Act, and of limiting the Duration of Parliaments to Three or at the utmost Five Years:"

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

Kirkland, Fife.

Upon reading the Petition of the Operatives employed at Kirkland Works, in the County of Fife, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant such an effectual and radical Change in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament as to their Lordships may appear just and reasonable; also to shorten the Duration of Parliaments, and to grant the Vote by Ballot:"

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

Education (Ireland,) Petitions from St. Nicholas, Galway, & Kilkenny, for regulating Grants for.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Nicholas, in 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.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Kilkenny, being Subscribers to Saint Mary, Saint John and Saint Patrick's Poor Schools, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into Consideration the Advantages conferred on Society by the Institutions of Schools for the Education of the Poor, and the serious Injury and Misfortune likely to result from their Extinction, which it is to be feared must take place if not upheld by other Means than those by which they have been hitherto supported; and that their Lordships will direct such Measures to be adopted as will tend to support and maintain those valuable Institutions:"

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

Patents, &c. continuing Bill reported:

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

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."

To be read 3a.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Frauds on Creditors Bill presented.

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

The Lord Wynford presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Debtors from defrauding their Creditors by lying in Prison or absconding from England."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Wynford declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Decembris, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.