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Die Martis, 11 °Octobris 1831.
Westminster Bridge Accounts delivered. Game Laws, Petitions respecting: T. Jones: G. Harrison & J. Westwood: J. Shaw. Catholic Ceremonies Petition from Colerain respecting. E. of Ranfurly's Claim to vote for Peers for Ireland, referred to Com ee for Privileges. Galway Elective Franchise, Petition from New Town Smith for Extension of. Reform (England) Bill, Petition from Burslem in favor of. Galway Franchise Bill, Petition from Tholsel in favor of, &c. Galway Elective Franchise, Petitions for Extension of: Clare, Galway: Roman Catholics, St. Nicholas, Galway: Ballin Dooley: Protestant Freeman St. Nicholas, Galway. Reform (England) Bill, Petitions in favor of: Mirfield: Wellington: Nuneaton: Bradford: Lye in the Waste. Cotton Factories Bill: Customs Management Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 2 preceding Bills. Arms (Ireland) Bill. Resolutions of The East India Co. granting Pensions, &c. delivered. Galway Charter to be printed. Prescription Bill, Petitions from Lakenheath in favor of. Tithes, (Ireland,) Petition from Knockbreda for Abolition of. Birmingham's Petition claiming the Barony of Athenry. Consolidated Fund Bill. Fresh Wharf Bill. Turnpike Roads (Scotland) Bill. Vestries Bill, Petition of Vicar, &c. of St. Pancras against. Augmentation of Ecclesiastical Benefices Bill. Vestries Bill read 2a: Referred to a Select Com ee: Petition against it, referred to the Com ee: Petition of Rate Payers of St. Pancras in favor of it, referred to the Com ee. Causes Re-hearing Bill to be read 2a: Standing Orders 26 & 155 to be considered on it. Tithes Composition Bill: Message to H.C. with it. Prescription Bill. Inglis et al. v. Harper. Hospitals (Ireland) Bill. Whiteboy Offences (Ireland) Bill. Embankments (Ireland) Bill. Adjourn.

Die Martis, 11 °Octobris 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Sussex.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cicestrien.
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Ds. Stafford.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Dundas.
Ds. Yarborough.
Ds. Dawnay.
Ds. Bayning.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Ribblesdale.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Dufferin & Claneboye.
Ds. Dunalley.
Ds. Abercromby.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Barham.
Ds. Lynedoch.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Plunket.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Stuart de Rothesay.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wynford.
Ds. Fingall.
Ds. Sefton.
Ds. Clements.
Ds. Rossie.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Kenlis.
Ds. Chaworth.
Ds. Howden.
Ds. Panmure.
Ds. Poltimore.
Ds. Mostyn.
Ds. Templemore.
Ds. Dinorben.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Dux Norfolk,
Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wellington.
March. Queensberry.
March. Bute.
March. Camden.
March. Cholmondeley.
March. Hastings.
March. Westmeath.
March. Bristol.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Harrowby.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Minto.
Comes Verulam.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes Morley.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Howe.
Comes Vane.
Comes Dudley.
Comes Cawdor.
Comes Camperdown.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Leinster.
Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. Hood.
Vicecom. Lorton.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Wellesley,
Senescallus.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus
Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Arundell of Wardour.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Teynham.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Shaftesbury sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Westminster Bridge Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Swinburne, from the Commissioners of Westminster Bridge, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament,

"The Four Quarterly Accounts of the Treasurers to the Commissioners of Westminster Bridge, from the 5th April 1830 to 5th April 1831."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Game Laws, Petitions respecting: T. Jones:

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Jones of Shelton, in the County of Stafford, Attorney at Law:

G. Harrison & J. Westwood:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of George Harrison and James Westwood of Burnt Wood, in the County of Stafford, Labourers:

J. Shaw.

And also, Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Shaw of Norton in the Moors, in the County of Stafford, Nailer; complaining of the present Operation of the Game Laws; and severally praying their Lordships "to afford them such Relief as may be deemed expedient:"

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

Catholic Ceremonies Petition from Colerain respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Colerain and its Vicinity, assembled at a Public Meeting in the Town Hall; praying their Lordships "to take into their early Consideration the Fact of our Army and Navy on Foreign Stations being required in many Cases to pay Military Honors and do Homage to certain Catholic Ceremonies, and dispassionately weigh it as highly oppressive to those who are the best and surest Protection of the State, and upon whom perfect Confidence can be placed as acting under a Sense of their Duty to their King, their Country and their God:"

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

E. of Ranfurly's Claim to vote for Peers for Ireland, referred to Com ee for Privileges.

Upon reading the Petition of The Right Honorable Thomas Viscount Northland, Earl of Ranfurly of Dungannon, in the County of Tyrone, in Ireland; setting forth, "That the Petitioner was, by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Ireland, bearing Date at Dublin the 14th Day of September 1831, in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King William the Fourth, advanced to the Dignity of an Earl of Ireland by the Name, Style and Title of Earl of Ranfurly of Dungannon, in the County of Tyrone, in that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, to hold the said Dignity to him and the Heirs Male of his Body lawfully begotten and to be begotten for ever: That by virtue of such Advancement and Creation the Petitioner claims a Right to vote at the Election of Peers for Ireland to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom;" and therefore praying, "That his said Right may be admitted by their Lordships:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider and report.

Galway Elective Franchise, Petition from New Town Smith for Extension of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Freemen of the Corporation of Galway, residing in the Parish of New Town Smith, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be 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.

Reform (England) Bill, Petition from Burslem in favor of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Burslem, in the County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill lately depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales;" and praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to give the same their serious and favorable Consideration, and by passing the same into a Law complete a Measure which the Petitioners consider likely to contribute to the Stability of every Branch of the Legislature, and to perfect the Fabric of the British Constitution:"

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Galway Franchise Bill, Petition from Tholsel in favor of, &c.

Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor, Magistrates, Free Burgesses, Freemen, Land Owners, Clergy, Merchants, Tradesmen, Freeholders and Inhabitants duly and legally convened in Tholsel, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act passed in Ireland in the Fourth Year of King George the First, for the better regulating the Town of Galway, and for strengthening the Protestant Interest therein, as limits the Franchise created by the said Act to Protestants only;" and praying their Lordships "to pass the same into a Law; and that their Lordships will be pleased to provide in the Irish Reform Bill for the peculiar Franchise of Galway; viz. in the resident Merchants, Tradesmen and Artizans:"

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

Galway Elective Franchise, Petitions for Extension of: Clare,

Upon reading the Petition of the Land Owners, Freemen, Merchants and Freeholders of the Vicarage of Clare, Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Galway: Roman Catholics, St. Nicholas, Galway:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholics of the Vicarage of St. Nicholas, in the Wardenship of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ballin Dooley:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Freemen of the Corporation of Galway, residing in the Parish of Ballin Dooley, 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.

Protestant Freeman St. Nicholas, Galway.

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Freemen of the Corporation of Galway, residing in the Parish of Saint Nicholas, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be 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.

Reform (England) Bill, Petitions in favor of: Mirfield:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Mirfield, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wellington:

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

Nuneaton:

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

Bradford:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Bradford, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, in Public Meeting assembled; taking notice of a Bill lately 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.

Lye in the Waste.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Lye in the Waste, in the County of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, in Public Meeting assembled; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "not to frustrate or delay the fulfilling the Hope that alone sustains the Petitioners under their present Degradation and Misery, and not to drive them to Madness and Despair, not to place in Opposition the Instinct of Self-preservation and the Law of the Land, but, by passing the said Bill into a Law, to give the People real and faithful Representatives, and to restore that degree of Protection to the Labourer, without which Law cannot continue to exist in England:"

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

Cotton Factories Bill:

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

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Customs Management Bill:

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

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 2 preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Wingfield and Mr. Roupell;

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

Arms (Ireland) Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to revive, for One Year, Three Acts made in the Forty-seventh and Fiftieth Years of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, and in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, for the preventing improper Persons from having Arms in Ireland; and to indemnify such Persons as may have acted in the Execution of and pursuant to the Provisions of the said Acts since the Expiration thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

Resolutions of The East India Co. granting Pensions, &c. delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Preston, from the Court of Directors of The East India Company, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament,

"Resolutions of the Court of Directors of The East India Company, being the Warrants or Instruments granting any Salary, Pension or Gratuity."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Galway Charter to be printed.

Ordered, That the Copy of the Charter of the Corporation of Galway (20th Elizabeth), delivered to the House on the 3d of August last, be printed.

Prescription Bill, Petitions from Lakenheath in favor of.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being respectively Owners and Occupiers of Lands situate within the Parish of Lakenheath, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the Law of Prescription, and praying their Lordships, "That an Act of Parliament may be passed for the Purpose of barring the Claims of the Church against Laymen in all Cases in which the Party suing is unable to prove actual Possession and Enjoyment of the Subject in Demand within Sixty Years next before the Commencement of the Suit, or within such other moderate and reasonable Period as may be thought a more suitable Time of Limitation:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Lands in the Parish of Lakenheath, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for shortening the Time of Prescription;" and praying their Lordships, "That the Provisions of the same in respect to the shortening of the Time of Prescription in Matters of Tithes may come into immediate Operation, or at least that the Proviso for Suits to be commenced within Three Years after the passing of the said Bill may not extend to Ecclesiastical Corporations Aggregate:"

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

Tithes, (Ireland,) Petition from Knockbreda for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Tithe Payers of the Parish of Knockbreda, County of Down, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships speedily to relieve them from the vexatious Imposition of Tithes:"

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

Birmingham's Petition claiming the Barony of Athenry.

The Lord Melbourne (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House A Petition of Edward Birmingham of Dalgin House, in the County of Galway, to His Majesty; praying "That it may be declared and adjudged that the Petitioner is entitled to the Title, Honor and Dignity of Lord Birmingham Baron of Athenry and Premier Baron of Ireland;" together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, and the Report of The Attorney General thereunto annexed.

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

"To The King's Most Excellent Majesty.

"The humble Petition of Edward Birmingham of Dalgin House, in the County of Galway, claiming to be Lord Birmingham Baron of Athenry and Premier Baron of Ireland;

"Sheweth,

"That Your Petitioner's Ancestors have been Time out of Mind Lords of Athenry and Premier Barons of Ireland.

"That the Heirs Male of the Family of Birmingham have, to the Exclusion of Females, continued to enjoy the Title, Dignity and Privileges appurtenant to the Rank of Baron of Athenry and Premier Baron of Ireland in uninterrupted Succession from a Period beyond which the Memory of Man goeth not to the contrary down to the Union between Great Britain and Ireland.

"That Edmond Lord Birmingham, as Heir Male of the Family of Birmingham, sate in the Parliament of the 27th Elizabeth as Premier Baron of Ireland, and died in 1614, leaving Two Sons, Richard (who sucdeeded to the Dignity) and Meiler (commonly called Moyler Boy) Birmingham.

"That Thomas Birmingham Earl of Louth and Baron of Athenry, the last surviving Male Descendant of the said Richard Lord Athenry, died in or about the Year 1800, whereupon the Title, Honor and Dignity of Baron of Athenry devolved upon the next surviving Male Heir of his said Brother Meiler.

"That the said Richard Lord Athenry had Two Sons, Edward, his eldest Son and Heir, who died before him, and John Birmingham.

That the said John the younger Son was married to the Daughter of Martin Darcy of Galway, and left no Male Issue.

"That the said Edward Birmingham, the elder Son of the said Richard Lord Athenry, left Two Sons, Edmond and Francis.

"That the said Edmond the elder Son, being a Friar, did, in the Lifetime of his Grandfather the said Richard Lord Athenry, enter into a Family Compact, by which, in a Deed dated in 1641, he renounced all Claim to the Title and Family Estates in favor of his younger Brother Francis and his Heirs Male.

"That the said Francis did, in virtue of such Compact, upon the Death of his Grandfather about the Year 1644, succeed, without Opposition, to the Title, and died, leaving Two Sons, Edward and Remigius.

"That the said Remigius his younger Son married the Daughter of Mr. Leeson of Huntingdon, and died without Issue.

"That the said Edward the elder Son succeeded to the Barony of Athenry upon the Death of his Father, and died, leaving One Son, Francis, and a Daughter, Bridget.

"That the said Francis succeeded to the Title, and died in 1749, leaving One Son, Thomas, who in that Year took his Seat in Parliament as Baron of Athenry and Premier Baron of Ireland, and in 1759 was created Earl of Louth.

"That the said Thomas died in or about the Year 1800, without Issue Male, whereupon the Male Line of Richard the elder Son of the above-mentioned Edmond Lord Athenry, who died in 1614, became extinct, and the Barony of Athenry devolved on the next surviving Male Heir of the above-mentioned Meiler or Moyler Boy Birmingham, younger Son of the said Edmond Lord Athenry.

"That the said Meiler left an eldest Son and Heir, Redmond, who had an eldest Son and Heir, Miles, who left an eldest Son and Heir, Francis, who left an eldest Son and Heir, John Birmingham, who left Two Sons, John and Edward Birmingham.

"That the said Edward the younger Son died before his Brother, leaving Three Sons, John his eldest Son, Edward, Your Petitioner, and Francis Birmingham.

"That the said John, the elder Son of the first abovementioned John Birmingham, immediately upon the Extinction of the Male Line of Richard Lord Athenry by the Death of his last Male Descendant Thomas Earl of Louth and Baron of Athenry, assumed the Title of Baron of Athenry, as next surviving Heir Male of Moyler Boy Birmingham, younger Son of Edmond Lord Athenry.

"That the said John died in or about the Year 1802, without Issue, whereupon the Barony of Athenry became vested in his Nephew John, the eldest Son and Heir of his said younger Brother Edward.

"That the said John Birmingham, on whom the Barony of Athenry so devolved, was killed at Badajos in 1810, unmarried, whereupon the said Barony became vested in his next Brother, Edward Birmingham, Your Petitioner, who is next surviving Heir Male of Edmond Lord Birmingham Baron of Athenry, who died in 1614, and of the ancient Barons of Athenry, and as such, as he hath been advised and humbly submits, has succeeded to the Title, Honor and Dignity of Lord Birmingham Baron of Athenry and Premier Baron of Ireland.

"That Your Petitioner, being ready to make out and prove his said Pedigree and Descent,

"Most humbly prays Your Most Excellent Majesty, That it may be declared and adjudged, that Your Petitioner is entitled to the Title, Honor and Dignity of Lord Birmingham Baron of Athenry and Premier Baron of Ireland.

"And Your Petitioner will ever pray.

"Edward Birmingham, claiming as of Right to be Lord Baron of Athenry."

"Whitehall, 19th June 1827.

"His Majesty is pleased to refer this Petition to Mr. Attorney General, to consider thereof, with reference to a similar Petition which was referred on the 23d May 1820, and to report his Opinion what may be properly done therein, whereupon His Majesty's further Pleasure will be declared.

"W. Sturges Bourne."

"Whitehall, 20th September 1831.

"His Majesty, being moved upon this Petition, is graciously pleased to refer the same (together with the Report of The Attorney General thereunto annexed) 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, and the Report of The Attorney General thereunto annexed, be referred to 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.

Consolidated Fund Bill.

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

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

Fresh Wharf Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to make a Conveyance of Fresh Wharf, in the City of London;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Turnpike Roads (Scotland) Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and making more effectual the Laws concerning Turnpike Roads in Scotland;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Vestries Bill, Petition of Vicar, &c. of St. Pancras against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Vicar, Churchwardens, Vestrymen and Directors of the Poor of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Vestries; and for the Appointment of Auditors of Accounts, in certain Parishes of England and Wales;" and praying their Lordships "That the same may not pass into a Law, and that the Petitioners may be heard against the same by themselves, their Counsel, Solicitors or Agents:"

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

Augmentation of Ecclesiastical Benefices Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for confirming and perpetuating Augmentations made by Ecclesiastical Persons to small Vicarages and Curacies;" and for other Purposes."

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.

Vestries Bill read 2a:

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the 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," and for the Lords to be summoned;

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Referred to a Select Com ee:

It was moved, "That the said Bill be referred to a Select Committee, to consider and report."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Lords following be appointed a Select Committee to consider the said Bill, and report thereupon to the House:

L. Melbourne.
L. Dacre.
L. Gower.
L. Colville of Culross.
L. Suffield.
L. Kenyon.
L. Lilford.
L. Sheffield.
L. Somerhill.
L. Wharncliffe.
L. Skelmersdale.
L. Dover.
L. Poltimore.
L. Templemore.
D. Wellington.
M. Salisbury.
M. Westminster.
E. Winchilsea & Nottingham.
E. Abingdon.
E. Dartmouth.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Rosslyn.
E. Harrowby.
E. Mulgrave.
E. Verulam.
E. Camperdown.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Landaff.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday next, at Twelve o'Clock at Noon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Petition against it, referred to the Com ee:

Ordered, That the Petition of the Vicar, Churchwardens, Vestrymen and Directors of the Poor of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, presented to the House this Day; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That the same may not pass into a Law, and that the Petitioners may be heard against the same by themselves, their Counsel, Solicitors or Agents," be referred to the Select Committee to whom the said Bill stands referred; and that the Petitioners be at liberty to be heard by themselves, their Counsel, Solicitors or Agents, against the same, as desired.

Petition of Rate Payers of St. Pancras in favor of it, referred to the Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of the Rate Payers of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex, in Public Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That their Lordships will pass the same into a Law; which Bill will secure to the Petitioners their just and inalienable Right to elect Vestrymen and other Parochial Officers to manage the Expenditure of the Parish Funds, and obtain a Re-establishment of Peace and Concord, so essential to the Interests of the Parish:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee to whom the last-mentioned Bill stands referred.

Causes Re-hearing Bill to be read 2a:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Standing Orders No. 26 and No. 155 relative to Bills not being read or proceeded in Twice the same Day, in order to their being dispensed with upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled to re-hear Two Causes therein mentioned;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday next.

Standing Orders 26 & 155 to be considered on it.

Ordered, That the said Standing Orders be taken into Consideration on Thursday next, in order to their being dispensed with upon the last-mentioned Bill; and that the Lords be summoned.

Tithes Composition Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging and facilitating Compositions for Tithes and other Profits arising and payable to Incumbents of Ecclesiastical Benefices in England and Wales;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers;

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

Prescription Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Amendments made to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for shortening the Time of Prescription in certain Cases;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

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

Inglis et al. v. Harper.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein William Inglis, and others, are Appellants, and James Harper Esquire is Respondent, be taken into further Consideration on Thursday next.

Hospitals (Ireland) Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

Whiteboy Offences (Ireland) Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

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.

Embankments (Ireland) Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower Landed Proprietors in Ireland to sink, embank and remove Obstructions in Rivers;"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, duodecimum diem instantis Octobris, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.