House of Lords Journal Volume 64
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'House of Lords Journal Volume 64: 27 January 1832', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 64: 1831-1832, pp. 29-32. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=19255 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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Die Veneris, 27° Januarii 1832.
Nicol v. Sir R. W. Vaughan et al. Appellant's Petition to advance Appeal, referred to Appeal Com ee. Macqueen to enter into a Recogce on Clyne's Appeal. Agricultural Labourers Employment Bill read 2 a, & referred to a Private Com ee: All Lords added to the Com ee: Com ee to appoint a Chairman. Reform of Parliament, Petition from Kinsale in favor of. Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of, (Beckham:) Tyddyn: Castleford: Union St. Southwark, Meeting: Chepstow: Bethel Chapel, Cemues, Llanbadrig: Kellington: Darrington: Featherstone: Lorn: Annan: Weeley: Wereham: Cefn Mawr: Killishee: Atherstone: Aldringham: Skelbrook: Ebenezer Chapel, Caernarvon: Avebury: Abersychan: Eynsford: Llanafan: Knighton: Tabor: Arncliffe: Saron: Abury: Tregaron: Aberton: St. Peter's Port, Guernsey: Llanfechell: Badsworth: Askam Bryan: Straddishall: Lewes: Grimsby, Arbroath: Astley: Aldborough: Little Alie St. Chapel, Goodmans Fields: Baptists, Ashton-under-Lyne: Altrincham: Protestants, Ashton-under-Lyne: Auchtergaven: Thorne & Hatfield: Cheshunt: Ashbocking: Ashfield cum Thorpe: Ashwell: Abbott's Roothing. Beer Act, Petition from Laughton for Alteration of. Foreign Gloves, Petition from Worcester against Importation of. Com ee on Tithes, (Ireland,) Abp. Dublin sworn to give Evidence. Irish Clergy, Return respecting, Ordered. Arbitration Bill. Land Revenue (Buckingham Palace) Bill reported: Order for 3 a. Parliamentary Representation, Address for Papers respecting. Summons of the Lords, Order for, discharged. Lords summoned. China Trade, Letters respecting, delivered. Adjourn.

Die Veneris, 27° Januarii 1832.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Epus. Laonen, &c.
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Vicecom. Bolingbroke & St. John.
Vicecom. Hood.
Vicecom. Lorton.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Ds. Wellesley, Senescallus.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Lyndhurst.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Stuart de Rothesay.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Ds. Durham, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Devonshire, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Wellington.
March. Salisbury.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Harrowby.
Comes Mulgrave.

PRAYERS.

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

Nicol v. Sir R. W. Vaughan et al. Appellant's Petition to advance Appeal, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of William Nicol Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir Robert Williams Vaughan, and others, are Respondents; praying their Lordships, "That the Petitioner's Second Petition of Appeal may be advanced and placed in their Lordships Paper of Appeals in the Place where the Petitioner's former Appeal stood previously to the Hearing thereof; and that an early Day may be appointed for the Hearing of the said Second Petition of Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Appeal Committee.

Macqueen to enter into a Recogce on Clyne's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Macqueen of Little George Street, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for David Clyne, on account of his Appeal depending in this House:"

The same was agreed to: and Ordered accordingly.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

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

Agricultural Labourers Employment Bill read 2 a, & referred to a Private Com ee:

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging and facilitating the Employment of Labourers in Agriculture;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords present this Day:

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

All Lords added to the Com ee:

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, and are not named of the Committee to whom the last-mentioned Bill stands referred, be added thereto.

Com ee to appoint a Chairman.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the said Bill stands referred do appoint their own Chairman.

Reform of Parliament, Petition from Kinsale in favor of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Liberties of Kinsale, in the County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the present corrupt System of Parliamentary Representation, and the Petitioners own particular local Grievances, into their serious Consideration, and to grant such speedy and substantial Relief as the Case requires, and to their Lordships Legislative Wisdom may seem fit:"

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

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of, (Beckham:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers, Freeholders and principal Inhabitants of the Parish of Beckham, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tyddyn:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Tyddyn Chapel, in the County of Carnarvon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Castleford:

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

Union St. Southwark, Meeting:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters assembling in their Meeting, Union Street, Southwark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Chepstow:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters connected with the Baptist Chapel in the Town of Chepslow, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bethel Chapel, Cemues, Llanbadrig:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation of Protestant Dissenters in Bethel Chapel, Village of Cemues, Parish of Llanbadrig, in the County of Anglesea, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kellington:

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

Darrington:

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

Featherstone:

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

Lorn:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Elders of the Presbytery of Lorn, in the County of Argyll, North Britain, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Annan:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of the United Secession Church, Annan, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Weeley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel, Weeley, in the County of Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wereham:

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

Cefn Mawr:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Members of the Congregations of Protestant Dissenters and of the Baptist Denomination in Cefn Mawr, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Killishee:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Curate and Parishioners of Killishee Parish, in the County Kildare, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Atherstone:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination assembling in Atherstone, in the County of Warwick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Aldringham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Persuasion assembling for Religious Worship at Aldringham, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Skelbrook:

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

Ebenezer Chapel, Caernarvon:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Ebenezer Chapel; Caernarvon, in the County of Caernarvon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Avebury:

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

Abersychan:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Abersychan Baptist Chapel, in the County of Monmouth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Eynsford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling at Eynsford, Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Llanafan:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Protestant Calvinistic Methodist Congregation at Llanafan and its Vicinity, in the County of Cardigan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Knighton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Knighton, in the County of Radnor, and Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tabor:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Members of the Congregation of the Particular Baptist Denomination assembled at Tabor, in the County of Pembroke, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Arncliffe:

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

Saron:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting in Saron, in the Parish of Llangelor, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Abury:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Abury and Villages adjacent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tregaron:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Protestant Calvinistic Methodist Congregation at Tregaron and its Vicinity, in the County of Cardigan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Aberton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel, Aberton, in the County of Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Peter's Port, Guernsey:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at their Chapel, St. Peter's Port, in the Island of Guernsey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Llanfechell:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting in Ebenezer Chapel, in the Parish of Llanfechell, in the County of Anglesey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Badsworth:

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

Askam Bryan:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Village of Askam Bryan, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Straddishall:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Straddishall, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships 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.

Lewes:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Lewes and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt, without further Delay, such decisive Steps as shall effectually ensure that great Measure of National Justice which the Petitioners have in view, the entire Abolition of Slavery, and thereby for ever clear from its foul Stain the British Name and Character:"

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

Grimsby, Arbroath:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of the United Secession Church assembling in Grimsby Church in the Burgh of Arbroath, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to put an immediate and utter Termination to the Degradation and Misery under which our Negro Brethren and Fellow Subjects groan, and by adopting effectual Measures for enlightening that Portion of our Colonial Population with a liberal Education, as well as by furnishing every Facility for promoting Christianity among them, to do all that can be done for repaying to this long-injured Portion of the Human Family the Wrongs which have for Ages been crying to Heaven for Vengeance:"

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

Astley:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Astley, in the County of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to abolish, forthwith, Colonial Slavery, a System so fraught with Impiety to God, with Injury to Man, and with Dishonour to the British Name:"

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

Aldborough:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Aldborough, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships would forthwith adopt effectual Measures for ameliorating the Condition of the Negro Slaves in the West Indies, and for the speedy Extinction of British Colonial Slavery, with a due Regard to the Interests of all Parties concerned:"

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

Little Alie St. Chapel, Goodmans Fields:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Church and Congregation of the Baptist Denomination meeting for Divine Worship in Little Alie Street, Goodmans Fields, London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "so far as in them lies, to avert the impending Storm of Divine Vengeance, by passing a Law for the speedy and total Abolition of Slavery in all His Majesty's Dominions:"

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

Baptists, Ashton-under-Lyne:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Baptists assembling at Ashton-under-Lyne, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Altrincham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Methodist Congregation assembled at Altrincham, in the County of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Protestants, Ashton-under-Lyne:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in St. Michael's Established Church at Ashton-under-Lyne, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will immediately adopt Measures for the utter Extinction of Slavery, and the Extension of all the Blessings of Freedom to the utmost Limits of the British Empire:"

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

Auchtergaven:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Elders and Members of the United Associate Congregation in Auchtergaven, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "forthwith to pass a Law for the early and utter Extinction of Slavery in the Colonies of Great Britain; and until that most desirable Consummation shall have been attained, to take immediate Measures for arresting the Progress of the Evil, and for preventing any further Addition being made to the present Number of enslaved British Subjects, by fixing a Day after which all Children who shall be born within the Dominions of His Majesty, whatever be their Class, Condition or Complexion, shall thenceforward be absolutely free:"

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

Thorne & Hatfield:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the United Congregations of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination assembling at Thorne and Hatfield, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to terminate the cruel and atrocious System of Slavery, by immediately bestowing upon the Slaves of the British Colonies the Rights and Privileges enjoyed by every other Class of His Majesty's Subjects:"

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

Cheshunt:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Cheshunt, in the County of Hertford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the speedy Accomplishment of the Object already avowed by this House, vizt. the Advancement of the Slave Population in the Colonies to the Civil Rights and Privileges enjoyed by other Classes of His Majesty's Subjects; and that their Lordships will give Effect to their recorded Resolutions by Parliamentary Enactments, which shall secure the total Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Colonies at the earliest practicable Period; and that their Lordships will exercise towards those whose Property is connected with the present System of Slavery, the fair and equitable Consideration to which they are entitled:"

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

Ashbocking:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Ashbocking, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass a Law for the early and utter Extinction of British Colonial Slavery, and thereby wipe away the foulest Stain which attaches to our National Character:"

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

Ashfield cum Thorpe:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Ashfield cum Thorpe, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give the truly painful Subject of Slavery their earliest Attention; and that they will adopt such decisive Measures as will speedily put an End to so disgraceful and revolting a System:"

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

Ashwell:

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being chiefly Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination assembling at Ashwell, Hertfordshire; praying, "That their Lordships will see that their own Resolutions on the Subject of Slavery in 1823, upon the Accomplishment of which the Petitioners have relied, may be fully carried into Effect without any unnecessary Delay; that efficient Measures may be adopted for the complete Abolition of West Indian Slavery; that a Day may be appointed after which it shall for ever cease; and that the extravagant and pernicious Bounty upon Sugar, raised by compulsory and unrequited Labour, may be withdrawn:"

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

Abbott's Roothing.

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Abbott's Roothing Meeting, and its Vicinity, in the County of Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will no longer delay gratifying the Petitioners ardent Desires, and with all possible Haste put a final End to the Existence of Slavery, a System so hateful to them, and so thoroughly disgraceful to the Character of the British Nation:"

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

Beer Act, Petition from Laughton for Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Laughton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to prohibit the Consumption of Beer in the Houses of Sale as authorized by the recent Act for permitting the general Sale of Beer by Retail, or any Building thereunto attached, at all Times; but if this appear to their Lordships to be uncalled for, that such a Regulation may be made for the Lord's Day that Tippling may not be encouraged on that Day:"

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

Foreign Gloves, Petition from Worcester against Importation of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Clergy, Gentry and other Inhabitants of the City of Worcester and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant their serious Attention to the Necessities and Sufferings of the Glove Manufacturers of Worcester; and, upon deliberate Enquiry into the actual State of their Trade, afford them Relief, by a Prohibition of the Importation of Foreign manufactured Gloves:"

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

Com ee on Tithes, (Ireland,) Abp. Dublin sworn to give Evidence.

The Lord Archbishop of Dublin was sworn, at the Table, by The Lord Speaker, in order to give Evidence before the Select Committee on Tithes, Ireland.

Irish Clergy, Return respecting, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "A Return of the Residence and Non-residence of the Irish Clergy for the Year 1829, as communicated to the Privy Council."

Arbitration Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling Controversies by Arbitration."

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 on Wednesday next.

Land Revenue (Buckingham Palace) Bill reported:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Application of Part of the Land Revenue of the Crown for the Completion of the Repair and Improvement of Buckingham Palace."

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 3 a.

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

Parliamentary Representation, Address for Papers respecting.

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, "Copies of Instructions given by the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to Parliamentary Representation; likewise, Copies of Letters or Reports received by the Secretary of State for the Home Department in Answer to such Instructions."

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

Summons of the Lords, Order for, discharged.

It was moved, "That the Order made Yesterday, "That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Tuesday next," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Thursday next.

China Trade, Letters respecting, delivered.

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

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of Monday last,

"Copies of Letters to the Court of Directors of The East India Company, from the Select Committee of Supra Cargoes in China; dated the 31st May and the 18th June 1831:"

Also, "Copy of a Letter to the Select Committee in China, from the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of The East India Company; dated the 9th December 1831:"

Also, "Copy of a Letter from the Court of Directors to the Select Committee; dated the 13th January 1832:"

And also, "Extracts from the China Consultations and other Documents relating to the Letters above mentioned."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Papers be printed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Tenterden declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, tricesimum primum diem instantis Januarii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.