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'House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 6 October 1831', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 63: 1830-1831, pp. 1065-1070. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17138 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 6 °Octobris 1831.
Graham v. Shand et al. Harris v. Kemble et al. Maccabe v. Hussey & Maccabe. Vestries Bill. Whiteboy Offences (Ireland) Bill. Hospitals (Ireland) Bill. Customs Management Bill. Payment of Wages in Goods Repeal Bill. Payment of Wages in Money Bill. Reform (England) Bill, Petitions in favor of: Incorporatn of Weavers, Cupar: Aunchtermuchty: Giggleswick: Invergordon: Skreen & Rathfigh: Kildalkey: Buglawton: Tipperary: Campbeltown: Traders in High Street, St. Giles': Selby: Deddington: Dunkeld: St. Clement Danes: Ansty: Chorley: Huddersfield: Rothsay: Elland-cum Greetland: Berkshire: Staffordshire Potteries: Dunblane: Havering-atte-Bower: Out-dwellers, Dover: Keith: Haddington: Glendale Ward: Staines: Seven Oaks: Johnstone: Heckmondwike: Ward of Bishopsgate: Camberwell: Chesham & Amersham. Galway Elective Franchise, Petitions for Extension of: Shruel, Galway: Protestant Burgesses, Galway: Protestant Freemen, Galway: Catholic Freemen, residing in Nun's Island: Officers of Corporation of Galway, &c: Resident Protestant Freemen, Galway: Resident Protestant Free Burgesses, Galway. Baking Trade (Ireland) Bill. Prescription Bill. Cotton Factories Bill referred to a Select Comee under Standing Order 198. Fees in Courts of Common Law Bill: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Turnpike Roads (Scotland) Bill. Reform (England) Bill, Petitions from Baldock & Hitchin, & Belfast, against. M'Tavish v. Turner, Respondent's Petition to dismiss Appeal, referred to Appeal Comee. Payment of Wages in Money Bill. Hume's Petition claiming the Earldom of Marchmont. Public Works (Ireland) Bill reported: Order for 3a. Reform (England) Bill, Debate on 2d Reading resumed: Debate further adjourned. Embankments (Ireland) Bill. Harris v. Kemble et al. Maccabe v. Hussey & Maccabe. Adjourn.

Die Jovis, 6 °Octobris 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Dux Sussex.
Dux Gloucester.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. et Well.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cicestrien.
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Ds. Wellesley, Senescallus.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. De Ros.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willoughby de Eresby.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Willoughby de Broke.
Ds. Howard of Effingham.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Saye & Sele.
Ds. Arundell of Wardour.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Dormer.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Stafford.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Forbes.
Ds. Saltoun.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Dynevor.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Braybrooke.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Dundas.
Ds. Yarborough.
Ds. Dawnay.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Bayning.
Ds. Bolton.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Ribblesdale.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Dufferin & Claneboye.
Ds. Dunalley.
Ds. Alvanley.
Ds. Abercromby.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Barham.
Ds. Ponsonby of Imokilly.
Ds. Gardner.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Lynedoch.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Prudhoe.
Ds. Ker.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Maryborough.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Delamere.
Ds. Forester.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Lyndhurst.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Plunket.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Cowley.
Ds. Stuart de Rothesay.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wallace.
Ds. Wynford.
Ds. Kilmarnock.
Ds. Fingall.
Ds. Sefton.
Ds. Clements.
Ds. Rossie.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Kenlis.
Ds. Chaworth.
Ds. Dunmore.
Ds. Ludlow.
Ds. Howden.
Ds. Panmure.
Ds. Oakley.
Ds. Poltimore.
Ds. Wenlock.
Ds. Mostyn.
Ds. Segrave.
Ds. Templemore.
Ds. Dinorben.
Ds. Cloncurry.
Ds. De Saumarez.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Devonshire, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wellington.
Dux Buckingham & Chandos.
March. Winchester.
March. Queensberry.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bath.
March. Hertford.
March. Bute.
March. Thomond.
March. Camden.
March. Cholmondeley.
March. Hastings.
March. Ailesbury.
March. Westmeath.
March. Bristol.
March. Cleveland.
March. Westminster.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Digby.
Comes Beverley.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Liverpool.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes MountCashell.
Comes Longford.
Comes Mayo.
Comes Enniskillen.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Craven.
Comes Onslow.
Comes Romney.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Wilton.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Powis.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Harrowby.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Harewood.
Comes Minto.
Comes Verulam.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes Morley.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Howe.
Comes Vane.
Comes Amherst.
Comes Dudley.
Comes Cawdor.
Comes Munster.
Comes Camperdown.
Comes Lichfield.
Vicecom. Hereford.
Vicecom. Falkland.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Bolingbroke & St. John.
Vicecom. Leinster.
Vicecom. Maynard.
Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. Hood.
Vicecom. Doneraile.
Vicecom. Melville.
Vicecom. Sidmouth.
Vicecom. Lorton.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Combermere.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

Graham v. Shand et al.

After hearing Counsel for the Appellant in the Cause wherein Barron Graham Esquire is Appellant, and William Shand, and others, are Respondents:

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

Harris v. Kemble et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Henry Harris is Appellant, and Charles Kemble, and others, are Respondents, be further heard by Counsel at the Bar Tomorrow.

Maccabe v. Hussey & Maccabe.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Jennings Patrick Maccabe Esquire is Appellant, and Catherine Hussey and Edward Maccabe are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off 'till Tomorrow.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Tenterden, who sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Vestries Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Cam Hobhouse and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Vestries; and for the Appointment of Auditors of Accounts, in certain Parishes of England and Wales;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Whiteboy Offences (Ireland) Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Cam Hobhouse and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Parliament of Ireland in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act to prevent and punish tumultuous Risings of Persons within this Kingdom, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Hospitals (Ireland) Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Cam Hobhouse and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Parliament of Ireland in the Fifth Year of His Majesty King George the Third, for establishing Public Hospitals in Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Customs Management Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Cam Hobhouse and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act for the Management of the Customs as allows certain Fees to be taken by Officers of the Customs; and to make further Regulations in respect thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Payment of Wages in Goods Repeal Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Littleton and others;

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal several Acts and Parts of Acts prohibiting the Payment of Wages in Goods, or otherwise than in the current Coin of the Realm;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Payment of Wages in Money Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Littleton and others;

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the Payment, in certain Trades, of Wages in Goods, or otherwise than in the current Coin of the Realm;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with several Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Reform (England) Bill, Petitions in favor of:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Incorporation of Weavers in the Royal Burgh of Cupar and County of Fife, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Incorporatn of Weavers, Cupar: Aunchtermuchty:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Town Council and Inhabitants of the Burgh of Auchtermuchty, in the County of Fife, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Giggleswick:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Giggleswick, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Invergordon:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Feuars and other Inhabitants of Invergordon and its Vicinity, in the County of Ross, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Skreen & Rathfigh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Skreen and Rathfigh, County Meath, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kildalkey:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Kildalkey, County of Meath, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Buglawton:

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

Tipperary:

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

Campbeltown:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Campbeltown and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Traders in High Street, St. Giles':

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Traders and Shopkeepers, being Householders, in High Street, in the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Selby:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Deddington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Deddington, in the County of Oxford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Dunkeld:

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

St. Clement Danes:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, in the County of Middlesex, in Vestry legally assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ansty:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Ansty, in the County of Leicester, agreed to at a Public Meeting, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Chorley:

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

Huddersfield:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Huddersfield and its Neighbourhood, assembled at a Public Meeting, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Rothsay:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Ship Owners, Traders and Inhabitants of Rothsay, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Elland-cum Greetland:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of Elland-cum-Greetland, in the Parish of Halifax, County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales;" and severally praying their Lordships, "That the same may pass into a Law:"

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

Berkshire:

A Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Berks was presented and read; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to sanction and promote the legal Enactment of the same."

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "Charles Eyston, Sheriff," who only has signed it.

Staffordshire Potteries:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Staffordshire Potteries, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That the same may pass this House; and that, if any Borough should be moved by their Lordships from Schedule D. to Schedule C, their Lordships will take into Consideration the powerful and pre-eminent Claims of the Borough of Stoke upon Trent to return Two Members, and that their Lordships will remove the said Borough into Schedule C:"

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

Dunblane:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Dunblane and its Vicinity, in the County of Perth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same as sent up by the Commons House of Parliament, without the slightest Alteration, the Petitioners being convinced that nothing less will satisfy the Country, and preserve the State from Anarchy and Convulsion:"

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

Havering-atte-Bower:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Liberty of Havering-atte-Bower, in the County of Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same with as little Delay as possible, and thereby secure to the Nation a virtuous Representation, with its inseparable Concomitants, Tranquillity, Harmony and Prosperity:"

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

Out-dwellers, Dover:

Upon reading the Petition of the Out-dwellers of the antient Town and Port of Dover, resident in London and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That in the proposed beneficial Measure of Reform the Petitioners may be considered as anxious that that Measure should be meted equally to the Peer and to the Peasant, by their Lordships affording the same Protection to the Elective Privileges of the Petitioners as to the Rights, Honors and Privileges of The Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports:"

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

Keith:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Keith, County of Banff, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That their Lordships would be pleased to sanction by their high Authority the said Measure, on which the just Hopes of the People are placed, and by which the Petitioners believe that the Peace and Prosperity of the Nation can alone be secured:"

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

Haddington:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Councillors of the Royal Burgh of Haddington, under their Common Seal; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same, and to take such other Steps for reforming the Representation in the other Parts of the United Kingdom as may satisfy the Wishes and Expectations of the Country:"

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

Glendale Ward:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Glendale Ward, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same into a Law with as little Delay as the Usage of Parliament and the Dignity of this House will admit of, as the only Means of securing the present Tranquillity and the eventual Peace and Prosperity of the British Empire:"

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

Staines:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Staines, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to accede to that Measure as proposed by the Honorable House of Commons, the Petitioners being fully persuaded that it will tend to increase the general Esteem for their Lordships, and to promote most essentially the Happiness and Prosperity of these Realms:"

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

Seven Oaks:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Seven Oaks, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same as a Measure calculated to allay Discontent, to promote Tranquillity, and augment the Welfare of the Country:"

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

Johnstone:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Johnstone, County of Renfrew, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "for the Sake of Public Peace, for the Sake of restoring Public Confidence to all the Commercial Relations of the Country, for the Sake of doing Justice to the Claims of an intelligent People, and for the Sake of securing to their Lordships own Order dutiful Homage and becoming Respect, to pass the said Bill without Alteration, and with as little Delay as may be found convenient to the Forms of this House:"

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

Heckmondwike:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers and others, Inhabitants of Heckmondwike, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That a Measure which, in the Petitioners Opinions, is a Debt of Justice to the Rights and Liberties of the People, and in nowise encroaching on the Constitutional Power and Privileges of the Peerage, may with all becoming Expedition receive the Sanction of this House:"

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

Ward of Bishopsgate:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Ward of Bishopsgate, in Ward Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the lastmentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to concur in passing the same, and thus consolidate the Liberty, Prosperity and Tranquillity of the United Kingdom:"

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

Camberwell:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Giles, Camberwell, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same with as little Delay as may be compatible with a due Deliberation and the Forms of Proceeding in this House, by which their Lordships will establish a lasting Claim on the Gratitude of the Country, and will secure its Tranquillity, its Prosperity and its Happiness:"

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

Chesham & Amersham.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Towns of Chesham and Amersham, in the County of Buckingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "with as little Delay as possible to pass the same into a Law, a Measure which the Petitioners consider as happily calculated to promote the Prosperity of the Country, as also to prevent Anarchy and all its dreadful Consequences, and perhaps, withal, a tragic Scene, which might involve the Great and Noble of our Land in the deeper Woe, which the Petitioners would sincerely deprecate:"

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

Galway Elective Franchise, Petitions for Extension of: Shruel, Galway:

Upon reading the Petition of the resident Protestant Freemen of the Parish of Shruel, in the Wardenship of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Protestant Burgesses, Galway:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Burgesses of the Corporation of Galway, residing in the Wardenship, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Protestant Freemen, Galway:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Freemen of the Corporation of Galway, enrolled prior to the first Relaxation of the Penal Code, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Catholic Freemen, residing in Nun's Island:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Freemen of the Corporation of Galway, residing in the Parish of Nun's Island, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will be graciously pleased to equalize Civil Rights in Galway, by extending to the Roman Catholic Mercantile and Trading Classes the Elective Franchise in as full and ample a Manner as the same is now enjoyed by Protestants:"

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

Officers of Corporation of Galway, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the resident Officers of the Corporation, Protestant Clergy, Burgesses and Justices of the Peace for the County of the Town of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be graciously pleased to equalize Civil Rights in Galway, by repealing such Disqualifications as prevent the Roman Catholic from the Right of Elective Franchise as now exercised by Protestants:"

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

Resident Protestant Freemen, Galway:

Upon reading the Petition of the resident Protestant Freemen of the Corporation of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be graciously pleased to place the Roman Catholic Mercantile and Trading Classes upon an equal Footing with Protestants in regard to the Elective Franchise as at present exercised by them in Galway:"

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

Resident Protestant Free Burgesses, Galway.

Upon reading the Petition of the resident Protestant Free Burgesses of the Corporation of Galway, enrolled prior to the first Relaxation of the Penal Code, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be graciously pleased to accord to the Roman Catholic Mercantile and Trading Classes of Galway the same Right of Franchise as is now enjoyed by Protestants:"

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

Baking Trade (Ireland) Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Baking Trade in Ireland;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

The House was accordingly adjourned during Pleasure, and again put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received To-morrow.

Prescription Bill.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Friday last, "That the Amendments made to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for shortening the Time of Prescription in certain Cases," be taken into further Consideration on Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Amendments be taken into further Consideration on Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Cotton Factories Bill referred to a Select Comee under Standing Order 198.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Laws relating to Apprentices and other young Persons employed in Cotton Factories and in Cotton Mills, and to make further Provisions in lieu thereof," be referred to a Select Committee, to enquire into the Expediency or Inexpediency of the Regulations therein contained, pursuant to the Standing Order No. 198; and to report to the House.

The Lords following were named of the said Committee:

L. Kenyon.
L. Auckland.
L. Carbery.
L. Abercromby.
L. Rosebery.
L. Rossie.
D. Richmond.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Rosslyn.
E. Cawdor.
L. Dacre.
L. Suffield.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at Four o'Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Fees in Courts of Common Law Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act for regulating the Receipt and future Appropriation of Fees and Emoluments receivable by Officers of the Superior Courts of Common Law;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Then it was moved, in Press 2, Line 23, to leave out ("Fifty") and insert ("Thirty")

Which being objected to;

The Question was put, "Whether the Word ("Fifty") shall stand Part of the Bill?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Trower and Mr. Roupell;

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Turnpike Roads (Scotland) Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and making more effectual the Laws concerning Turnpike Roads in Scotland;"

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

Reform (England) Bill, Petitions from Baldock & Hitchin, & Belfast, against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Clergy, Freeholders and Inhabitants of Baldock, Hitchin and the Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales;" and praying their Lordships, regardless of Threats or Intimidation, not to allow the same to pass into a Law without such Modifications as will obviate every Danger, and remove from the Clauses every Objection which may be at variance with sound and acknowledged Principles of Legislation; the Petitioners being convinced that the Rights and Privileges of all Classes of the Community depend upon the Stability of those ancient Institutions by which this Country has been so long distinguished:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergymen, Magistrates, Merchants and other Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Belfast, in Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to reject in toto the said Bill, and in its Place to introduce another calculated to effect a true Reform in the State of the Representation, by extending the Right of Franchise to Men really possessed of Chattel Property sufficient to enable them to act as becomes free Agents and independent Members of Society;" and also praying their Lordships "to establish some rational Criterion, similar to the registering of Freeholds, by which the actual Possession of such Property may be readily and clearly ascertained; and that their Lordships will so plan the wished-for Reform Bill, as that populous and commercial Towns may be enabled to send Representatives to Parliament:"

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

M'Tavish v. Turner, Respondent's Petition to dismiss Appeal, referred to Appeal Comee.

Upon reading the Petition of William Ainslie Turner, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Mrs. Catherine Macdonell or M'Tavish is Appellant; setting forth, "That upon the 28th Day of June last a Petition of Appeal was presented to their Lordships by the said Appellant, complaining of a Judgment of the Court of Session in Scotland, dated the 12th Day of February last, applying a Judgment of their Lordships in an Appeal between the same Parties in so far only as the said Judgment of the Court of Session "found no Expences due to the Appellant:" That as this Appeal relates entirely to Costs, and does not concern the Merits of the Cause, the Respondent humbly submits that it cannot be sustained according to the Practice of this House;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to dismiss the said Appeal, with Costs:"

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.

Payment of Wages in Money Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the Payment, in certain Trades, of Wages in Goods, or otherwise than in the current Coin of the Realm."

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 the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Hume's Petition claiming the Earldom of Marchmont.

The Lord Melbourne (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House A Petition of John Hume Esquire to His Majesty; praying, "That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to declare that the Petitioner is entitled to the Earldom of Marchmont, and the other Titles and Honours which were enjoyed by Hugh the late Earl at the Time of his Decease in the Year 1794, and to direct a Writ of Summons to Parliament to issue to the Petitioner accordingly;" together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House.

Which Petition and Reference were read by the Clerk, and are as follow; (vizt.)

"To The King's Most Excellent Majesty.

"The humble Petition of John Hume, of No. 25, Roseberry Place, Dalston, Hackney, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire;

"Sheweth,

"That Sir Patrick Hume, Lord Chancellor of Scotland, was, in the Year 1690, created Lord Polwarth by King William and Queen Mary, and by His Letters Patent from King William, dated at Kensington the 23d Day of April 1697, he was raised to the Dignity of Earl of Marchmont. The Patent is in the following Terms, videlicet;

"Gulielmus Dei Gratiâ &c. fecisse constituisse et creasse sicuti per hasce nostras patentes literas facimus constituimus et creamus eundem Patricium Dominum Polwarth Comitem de Marchmont Vicecomitem de Blazonberrie Dominum Polwarth de Polwarth Reidbraes et Greinlaw; damus pariter et concedimus dicto Patricie Domino Polwarth ejusque heredibus masculis quibuscunque omni tempore futuro titulum dignitatem ordinem gradum et honorem Comitis et Vicecomitis cum universis et singulis prerogativis preeminentiis precedentiis privilegiis libertatibus et immunitabus quibuscunque et specialibus; cum quo titulo honore gradu et dignitate per præsentes univimus et inauguramus dictum Patricium Dominum Polwarth ejusque hæredes masculos Comites de Marchmont Vicecomites de Blazonberrie et Dominos Polwarth Reidbraes et Greinlaw omni tempore futuro designandos et appellandos," &c.

"That Patrick Hume the First Earl of Marchmont died in the Year 1724, and was succeeded by his Son Alexander the Second Earl, who dying was succeeded by his Son Hugh the Third Earl, who died in the Year 1794, without Issue Male, by which Event the whole Male Descendants of Patrick the First Earl having failed, the Dignities granted by the Letters Patent before mentioned, by virtue of the Limitations therein contained, devolved upon the Heir Male whatsoever of the said First Earl, that is, to the nearest Heir Male in the collateral Line, according to the Course of Descent by the Law of Scotland.

"That Your Petitioner is that Heir Male, inasmuch as that he is Son and Heir of James Hume, Son and Heir of William Hume, Son and Heir of Andrew Hume, eldest surviving Brother of Robert Hume, who was Son and Heir of George Hume, Third Son of Sir Patrick Hume, Grandfather of Patrick the First Earl of Marchmont; and inasmuch as the Issue of Robert has failed, and that there remains no Male Issue of Sir Patrick Hume, eldest Brother to the said George and Father of the First Earl of Marchmont; and inasmuch as the next elder Brother of George died without Issue; and consequently that Your Petitioner is entitled to the Scotch Peerage of Marchmont, and the other Dignities, in Terms of the above-recited Patent.

"Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays, That Your Majesty will be graciously pleased to declare that Your Petitioner is entitled to the said Earldom of Marchmont, and the other Titles and Honours which were enjoyed by Hugh the late Earl at the Time of his Decease in the Year 1794, under the Patent aforesaid, and to direct a Writ of Summons to Parliament to issue to Your Petitioner accordingly.

"And Your Petitioner shall ever pray.

"John Hume."

"Whitehall, 4th October 1831.

"His Majesty, being moved upon this Petition, is graciously pleased to refer the same to The Right Honorable The House of Peers, to examine the Allegations thereof, as to what relates to the Petitioner's Title therein mentioned, and to inform His Majesty how the same shall appear to their Lordships.

"Melbourne."

Ordered, That the said Petition, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Privileges; whose Lordships having considered thereof, and heard such Persons concerning the same as they shall think fit, are to report their Opinion thereupon to the House.

Public Works (Ireland) Bill reported:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Extension and Promotion of Public Works in Ireland."

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."

Order for 3a.

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

Reform (England) Bill, Debate on 2d Reading resumed:

The Order of the Day being read for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Motion made on Monday last, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales," be now read a Second Time;" and on the proposed Amendment, to leave out ("now") and insert ("this Day Six Months"); and for the Lords to be summoned;

The Debate was accordingly resumed.

After long Debate,

Debate further adjourned.

Ordered, That the further Debate on the said Motion and Amendment be adjourned 'till To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Embankments (Ireland) Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower Landed Proprietors in Ireland to sink, embank and remove Obstructions in Rivers," be read a Second Time To-morrow.

Harris v. Kemble et al.

It was moved, "That the Order made this Day, "That the Cause wherein Henry Harris is Appellant, and Charles Kemble, and others, are Respondents, be further heard by Counsel at the Bar To-morrow," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Maccabe v. Hussey & Maccabe.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Jennings Patrick Maccabe Esquire is Appellant, and Catherine Hussey and Edward Maccabe are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Saturday next, at One o'Clock.

Adjourn.

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