House of Lords Journal Volume 64
14 February 1832

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 64: 14 February 1832', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 64: 1831-1832, pp. 50-52. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=19264 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Die Martis, 14° Februarii 1832.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Dux Sussex.
Ds. Brougham & Vaux, Cancellarius.
Epus. Laonen, &c.
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Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wallace.
Ds. Fingall.
Ds. Sefton.
Ds. Dover.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Ds. Durham, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
March. Thomond.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Grey.
Vicecom. Lorton.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

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

The Corporation of Dublin v. Attorney General for Ireland, et al.

The separate Answer of The Right Honorable Francis Blackburn, His Majesty's Attorney General for Ireland, and of John M'Mullen, Richard Purdy and Henry Staines, Informants, to the Petition and Appeal of The Right Honorable The Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Commons and Citizens of the City of Dublin, and The Reverend William Henry Archer, Executor of William Henry Archer deceased, was this Day brought in.

Smith's Divorce Bill, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Letitia Livermore, Sarah Lavers, Sarah Burrows and Mary Fletcher do attend this House on Friday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Josiah Smith with Elizabeth his Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes."

Norwich & Lowestoft Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and amend the Powers and Provisions of an Act passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, for making a Navigable Communication between the City of Norwich and the Sea, at or near Lowestoft, in the County of Suffolk."

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 Sir Giffin Wilson and Mr. Martin;

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

Birmingham, &c. Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually maintaining and improving the Roads from Birmingham to Wednesbury and to Great Bridge, and from thence to the Portway adjoining the Bilston and Wednesbury Turnpike Road, and to Nether Trindle near Dudley, and from Trouse Lane, in the Parish of Wednesbury, to Darlaston, in the Counties of Warwick, Stafford and Worcester; and for making new Branches of Road communicating therewith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Liverpool Marine Assurance Co's Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling The Liverpool Marine Assurance Company to sue and be sued in the Name of the Chairman for the Time being, or of any One of the Directors of the said Company," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Contagious Diseases (Ireland) Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend Two Acts, passed in the Fifty-eighth and Fiftyninth Years of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, for establishing Fever Hospitals and for preventing Contagious Diseases 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.

Sacramental Test (Ireland) Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of His Majesty's Subjects in Ireland being Protestants of the Established Church, and to repeal an Act passed in the Parliament of Ireland in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act to remove some Doubts respecting Persons in Office taking the Sacramental Test;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dublin Roads, &c. Presentments 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, passed in the Parliament of Ireland in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, as provides for the applotting and levying of Presentments off the Baronies of Saint Sepulchres and Donore in a Manner different from that provided for the other Baronies of the County of Dublin;"

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 the former Messagers;

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

Labour Rate, Petition from West Grinstead for Establishment of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Landowners, Tenants and Inhabitants of the Parish of West Grinstead, in the County of Sussex, in Vestry assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass an Act of Parliament whereby a Majority of Two Thirds of the Rate Payers in Value (according to the proportionate Right of voting contained in the Act for the Selection of Special or Select Vestries, or in any other Proportion that may to their Lordships seem more just) may, according to the local Advantages of each Agricultural Parish, settle and arrange an equitable Apportionment of the able-bodied Labourers upon the Land between Michaelmas Day and Lady Day in each Year, and may also levy a proportionate Rate in lieu of Labour upon all such Rate Payers as may refuse or neglect to act upon the Principle laid down and agreed upon by such Majority for the Employ of their respective Proportion of industrious and able-bodied Labourers, the said Rate, instead of Labour, to be apportioned and applied, in such Manner as may appear just to their Lordships, as a fair and reasonable Compensation to those who may afford such Employ, instead of thrusting able and willing Labourers upon Parish Work in the Bye Lanes and Stonepits, without any adequate Return for the Poor's Rates thus illegally and injudiciously employed, inasmuch as the Highway Rate is limited by Law:"

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

The King's Answer to Address.

The Earl of Shaftesbury (in the Absence of the Lords with White Staves) reported, "That they had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Address of Yesterday; and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously, and to say, He would give Directions accordingly."

Contempts in Equity Act Amendment Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act of the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for altering and amending the Law regarding Commitments by Courts of Equity for Contempts, and the taking Bills pro confesso; and to explain certain Parts thereof;"

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Papers delivered: Slave Trade:

The Earl Grey laid before the House, pursuant to an Order of the 24th of January last, "An Account of the Number of Vessels belonging to His Majesty's Navy which have been employed in each Year, from the Year 1817 inclusive to the present Time, under Special Instructions for the Suppression of the Slave Trade:"

And also, "An Account of the Number of Vessels seized and condemned in each Year by the Mixed Commissions under the several Treaties with Foreign States for the Suppression of the Slave Trade; specifying the Countries to which such Vessels belonged."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Convicts:

The Lord Melbourne laid before the House, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament,

"Report of John Henry Capper Esquire, Superintendent of Ships and Vessels employed for the Confinement of Offenders under Sentence of Transportation, dated 25th July 1831:"

And also, "Report of John Henry Capper Esquire, Superintendent of Ships and Vessels employed for the Confinement of Offenders under Sentence of Transportation, dated 6th February 1832."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Reports be printed.

Cholera.

The Lord President laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of Yesterday,

"Copies of Papers relating to Spasmodic Cholera;"

(vizt.)

"No. 1. Extract of a Letter from Mr. James Snales, Senior Magistrate and President of the Board of Health at Leith, to Lord Viscount Melbourne, dated 9th November 1831."

"No. 2. Extract of a Letter from Mr. Robinson, Senior Magistrate of Sunderland, to C. C. Greville Esq. dated Sunderland, 30th November 1831."

"No. 3. Copy of a Letter from Mr. James Stephen jun. to C. C. Greville Esq. dated Kensington, 31st November 1831."

"No. 4. Copy of a Letter from Mr. John Fenwick to Lieut. Col. Power, Lieut. Col. Holloway and Captain Bellairs, dated Newcastle upon Tyne, 12th December 1831."

"No. 5. Copy of a Letter from R. Lamb Esq. Chairman of the Board of Health at Stockton upon Tees, to the Clerk of the Council, dated 20th December 1831."

"No. 6. Copy of a Letter from W. G. Williams Esq. Honorary Secretary to the Brompton Board of Health, to W. Maclean Esq. Secretary to the Central Board of Health, dated 30th December 1831."

"No. 7. Extract of a Letter from G. Stephenson Esq. Secretary to the Board of Health at Sunderland, to W. Maclean Esq. dated 31st December 1831."

"No. 8. Copy of a Letter from Major General Marriott to C. C. Greville Esq. dated Avonbank near Pershore, 7th January 1832."

"No. 9. Copy of a Letter from The Lord Mayor of York to The Right Hon. Lord Viscount Melbourne, dated 9th January 1832."

"No. 10. Copy of a Letter from Robert Riddell Esq. to W. Maclean Esq. dated Haddington, 21st January 1832."

"No. 11. Extract of a Letter from The Rev. A. Niven, Minister of the Parish of Balfour, N. B. to the Chairman of the Central Board of Health, dated 28th January 1832."

"No. 12. Copy of a Letter from The Rev. Thomas Barneby D.D. Rector of Stepney, to W. Maclean Esq. dated Rectory House, 31st January 1832."

"No. 13. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Richard Jones, Churchwarden of Liverpool, to The Right Hon. Lord Viscount Melbourne, dated 31st January 1832."

"No. 14. Copy of a Resolution agreed to at a Special Meeting of the Board of Health of the Parish of St. Marylebone, 2d February 1832."

"No. 15. Copy of a Letter from Thos Rawson Esq. to The Right Hon. Lord Viscount Melbourne, dated Liverpool, 4th February 1832."

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

Ordered, That the said Papers be printed.

Campbell & Hay v. Graham, Appellants Petition for Time for their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of John Graham Campbell Esquire, and Dame Margaret Hay, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Graham Esquire, is Respondent; praying their Lordships, "That they may have One Month's further Time to prepare their printed Case:"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum quintum diem instantis Februarii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.