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'House of Lords Journal Volume 64: 23 March 1832', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 64: 1831-1832, pp. 114-118. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=19289 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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Die Veneris, 23° Martii 1832.
Phipps v. Ackers. Rhodes v. De Beauvoir. Bp. Worcester takes the Oaths. Hamilton v. Bennet et al. The King's Answer to Addresses. Clarence Railway Bill. British Commercial Insurance Co's Bill. Papers delivered: Annual Finance Accounts: Compensation to Officers of the Court of Admiralty, Scotland: Shipping. India & China Trade, further Accounts respecting, delivered. Shrewsbury & Holyhead Road, Account, &c. delivered. Licensed Victuallers, Petition from the Isle of Wight respecting Liabilities of. Plurality of Benefices Bill, Petition of H. B. Wrey respecting. Dublin Coal Trade Bill: Boroughbridge & Durham Road Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 2 preceding Bills. Buckingham & Hanwell Road Bill. Barton Bridge Roads Bill. Cockermouth Road Bill. Odiham Road Bill. Preston Waterworks Bill. Education, (Ireland,) Petitions against proposed Plan of: (Tynemouth:) Wethersfield: Denston: Wickhambrook: Stradishall: Hawkedon: Wimborne: Pentlow: Education, (Ireland,) Petition from Dewsbury in favor of proposed Plan of. Church Establishment, Petition from Bentley for Reform of. Church Establishment & Parliament, Petition of W. Palmer for Reform of. Tithes, (Ireland,) Petitions for Abolition of: (Carlingford:) Taghmon: Ahina: Maghera & Killelagh. London Bridge Approaches Bill, Petition of C. Pitt respecting. Reform of Parliament, Petition of G. C. Rapier as to Constituency & Taxes of Boroughs. Plurality of Benefices Bill. Tobacco (Ireland) Bill. Plurality of Benefices Bill. Lockhart's Name Bill read 2 a, & committed: C. Jaques to attend the Com ee. Adjourn.

Die Veneris, 23° Martii 1832.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Sussex.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham & Vaux, Cancellarius.
Archiep. Armacan.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Bath. et Well.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Laonen, &c.
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Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Dundas.
Ds. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Plunket.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Stuart de Rothesay.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Wynford.
Ds. Fingall.
Ds. Sefton.
Ds. Clements.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Howden.
Ds. Panmure.
Ds. Oakley.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Wellington.
March. Queensberry.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Cholmondeley.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Harrowby.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Minto.
Comes Verulam.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Howe.
Comes Vane.
Comes Amherst.
Vicecom. Bolingbroke & St. John.
Vicecom. Hood.
Vicecom. St. Vincent.
Vicecom. Lorton.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Wellesley, Senescallus.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Saye & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.

PRAYERS.

Phipps v. Ackers.

The separate Answer of George Holland Ackers (an Infant under the Age of Twenty-one Years, by Samuel Weld his Guardian,) to the Petition and Appeal of Sophia Phipps Widow was this Day brought in.

Rhodes v. De Beauvoir.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein William Rhodes is Appellant, and Richard Benyon De Beauvoir is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next.

Bp. Worcester takes the Oaths.

This Day Robert James Lord Bishop of Worcester took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Hamilton v. Bennet et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Hamilton, Writer to the Signet, Common Agent, appointed by the Court of Session in the Process of Ranking and Sale of the Lands of Gairdoch, and others, belonging to the late John Ogilvie Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of 9th December 1831; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the Second Division, of Date 14th February 1832; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that The Reverend George Bennet, Minister of Strathmiglo, and Mrs. Ann Hutton or Bennet his Spouse, and others, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Reverend George Bennet, and the several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 20th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any one of their known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

The King's Answer to Addresses.

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 Addresses of Monday and Tuesday last; and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously, and to say He would give Directions accordingly."

Clarence Railway Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter, amend, enlarge and extend the Powers of several Acts passed in the Ninth and Tenth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, for making and maintaining the Clarence Railway;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

British Commercial Insurance Co's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Lord Stanley and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable The British Commercial Insurance Company to sue and be sued in the Name of One of the Directors or of the Secretary for the Time being of the Company;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Papers delivered:

The House being informed, "That Mr. Charles Crafer, from the Treasury, attended;"

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

Annual Finance Accounts:

"An Account of the Ordinary Revenues and Extraordinary Resources constituting the Public Income of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for the Year ended 5th January 1832:"

Also, "An Account of the Ordinary Revenues and Extraordinary Resources constituting the Public Income of Great Britain, for the Year ended 5th January 1832:"

Also, "An Account of the Ordinary Revenues and Extraordinary Resources constituting the Public Income of Ireland, for the Year ended 5th January 1832:"

Also, "An Account of the Total Income of the Revenue of Great Britain and Ireland in the Year ended 5th January 1832, after deducting the Repayments, Allowances, Discounts, Drawbacks, and Bounties of the Nature of Drawbacks; together with an Account of the Public Expenditure of the United Kingdom, exclusive of the Sums applied to the Reduction of the National Debt, within the same Period:"

Also, "An Account of the Net Public Income of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in the Year ended 5th January 1832, after abating the Expenditure thereout defrayed by the Revenue Departments; and of the actual Issues or Payments within the same Period, exclusive of the Sums applied to the Redemption of Funded or paying off Unfunded Debt, and of the Advances and Repayments for Local Works, &c:"

Also, "An Account of the Balances of Public Money remaining in the Exchequer on the 5th January 1831; the Amount of Money raised by the Additions to the Funded or Unfunded Debt in the Year ended 5th January 1832; the Money applied towards the Redemption of the Funded or paying off Unfunded Debt; the Total Amount of Advances and Repayments on account of Local Works, &c. with the Difference accruing thereon; and the Balances in the Exchequer on 5th January 1832:"

Also, "An Account of the Income of the Consolidated Fund arising in the United Kingdom in the Year ended 5th January 1832; and also of the actual Payments on account of the Consolidated Fund within the same Period:"

Also, "An Account of the Money applicable to the Payment of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom in the Year ended the 5th January 1832, and of the several Charges which have become due thereon in the same Year, including the Amount of Exchequer Bills charged upon the said Fund at the Commencement and at the Termination of the Year;" with several Appendices:

Also, "An Account of the actual Receipt and Expenditure of the Sums placed in the Hands of the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, Year ended 5th January 1832:"

Also, "An Account of the Total Amount of the Unredeemed Funded Debt, and of the Charge thereof, at the 5th January 1831; of the Debt and Charge thereof created in the Year ended 5th January 1832; of the Debt and Charge thereof reduced in the Course of that Year; and of the Total Amount of the Unredeemed Debt and Charge as it stood on the 5th January 1832:"

Also, "An Account of the State of the Public Funded Debt of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the Charge thereupon, at 5th January 1832:"

Also, "An Account of the Unfunded Debt of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the Demands outstanding, on 5th January 1832, distinguished under the following Heads; vizt. Exchequer Bills; Sums remaining unpaid, charged upon the Aids granted by Parliament; Advances out of the Consolidated Fund in Ireland towards the Supplies, and Exchequer Bills to be issued on the Consolidated Fund; and distinguishing also such Part of the Unfunded Debt and Demands as have been provided for by Parliament; together with an Account of the Ways and Means remaining in the Exchequer, or to be received, on the 5th January 1832, to defray such Part of the Unfunded Debt and Demands outstanding as have been provided for;" with several Appendices:

Also, "An Account showing how the Monies given for the Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the Year 1831 have been disposed of, distinguished under their several Heads, to 5th January 1832:"

Also, "An Account of the Total Amount of Current Balances in the Hands of the respective Collectors, and Arrears of Balances of late Collectors of the Customs, on the 5th January 1832:"

Also, "An Account of the Total Amount of the Arrears and Current Balances due on the 5th January 1832 from the Officers of Excise, from the 5th January 1774, as far as the same can be made up:"

Also, "An Account of the Total Amount of Arrears due on the 5th of January 1832 from Distributors of Stamps:"

Also, "An Account of the Total Amount of the Arrears and Current Balances due on the 5th of January 1832 from the Receiving Officers of the Land and Assessed Taxes, from the 5th of January 1790, so far as the same can be made up:"

Also, "An Account of Arrears and Balances due from Postmasters and Deputy Postmasters on the 5th of January 1832:"

Also, "An Account of the Total Amount of the Arrears and Current Balances due on the 5th of January 1832 from the several Persons employed in receiving or collecting the Land Revenue of the Crown in England and Wales, from the 5th Day of January 1774:"

Also, "A List of the Accounts delivered into the Office of the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army, from the 5th January 1793, whereon any Balances appear to be now owing to or from the Public on the 5th January 1832:"

Compensation to Officers of the Court of Admiralty, Scotland:

And also, "Copy of Warrant for paying to Alexander Nicoll and other Officers of the late High Court of Admiralty in Scotland, Compensation for the Loss of their Offices under the Operation of the Statute 1 William 4, c. 69."

Shipping.

Mr. Charles Crafer also delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Orders of the 3d of February last,

"An Account of the Number of Vessels, with the Amount of their Tonnage, that have been built and registered in the several Ports of the British Empire in each Year, from the Year 1814 to the Year 1831, both inclusive:"

Also, "An Account of the Number of Vessels, with the Amount of their Tonnage, and the Number of Men and Boys usually employed in navigating the same, that belonged to the several Ports of the British Empire in each Year, from 1814 to 1831, both inclusive:"

And also, "An Account of the Tonnage of Vessels employed in the Coasting Trade which have entered at or cleared out from the Ports of the United Kingdom from 1823 to 1831, both inclusive."

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 Three last-mentioned Accounts be printed.

India & China Trade, further Accounts 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 the 8th of December last,

"Statement of the Amount paid by the Company for Commercial Freight in the Years 1829 and 1830; distinguishing the Amount charged to the Trade with India from the Amount charged to the Trade with China:-(In Continuation of an Account dated 19th July 1830:)

Also, "An Account of all Sums paid for Freight, Demorage, &c. on Ships employed by the Company in the China Trade in the Years 1829 and 1830:- (In Continuation of an Account dated 5th April 1830:)"

Also, "An Account of the Charges incurred by the Company on their Shipping at Canton, including the Measurement of Ships, &c. for the following Years, 1829-30 and 1830-31: - (In Continuation of an Account dated 20th April 1830:)"

Also, "An Account of the Rate of Freight per Ton paid by the Company from China to England, on the Average of the whole Tonnage, from 1824 to 1830, both Years inclusive:-(In Continuation of an Account dated 1st March 1830:)"

Also, "An Account of the Registered Tonnage employed by The East India Company in their Trade to China, from Year to Year, confined to such Ships as returned to England with Cargoes:-(In Continuation of an Account, No. 17, presented by His Majesty's Command in June 1829:)"

Also, "An Account of the Quantity of Registered Tonnage employed by The East India Company in their Trade to our Indian Possessions, excluding Ships touching at the Ports of Continental India in their Voyages to China, in the Seasons 1828-29, 1829-30 and 1830-31, confined to such Ships as returned to England with Cargoes: -(In Continuation of an Account, No. 16, presented by His Majesty's Command in June 1829:)"

And also, "An Account of the Quantity of Registered Tonnage belonging to The East India Company clearing out Annually from the Port of Canton for England in the Years 1829, 1830 and 1831:-(In Continuation of an Account, No. 18, presented by His Majesty's Command in June 1829:)"

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.

Shrewsbury & Holyhead Road, Account, &c. delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Robertson, from the Office of His Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenue, attended;"

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

"A General Statement of the Income and Expenditure of the Shrewsbury and Holyhead Road, between 1st of February 1831 and 1st of February 1832; together with the Report of Mr. John Provis to the Commissioners on the State of the Road; dated Holyhead, March 13, 1832."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Licensed Victuallers, Petition from the Isle of Wight respecting Liabilities of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Licensed Victuallers of the Isle of Wight, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Laws which impose on Licensed Victuallers the Liability of making Restitution for all Goods which may be damaged in their Inns, or stolen out of them by any Person whatever, may be revised, and such Relief afforded to the Petitioners as may seem meet to their Lordships; especially that they may be relieved from the Responsibility which they are at present under to make Restitution for Charters, Money, Securities for Money, Books of Account, Jewels, Watches, Trinkets and other portable Articles of Value which Guests may bring to their respective Houses, and may easily retain in their personal Care, as well as of Luggage, Great Coats and other Articles, unless the same shall have been given under the Care of the Petitioners or their Servants:"

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

Plurality of Benefices Bill, Petition of H. B. Wrey respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of The Reverend Henry Bourchier Wrey Clerk, taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to restrain and regulate the holding of Plurality of Dignities and Benefices by Spiritual Persons;" and setting forth, "That the Bill restrains any Spiritual Person from hereafter taking Possession of Two Benefices if more than Thirty Miles distant from each other; that the Petitioner has had the next Presentation to Two Benefices in the Diocese of Exeter bequeathed to him by his Father; that these Benefices have for many Years been held by the same Incumbent; that they are, however, more than Thirty Miles distant from each other;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to take into Consideration his Case, and that of other Persons similarly situated, and make such Provision as to their Lordships shall seem fit:"

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

Dublin Coal Trade Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal several Acts of the Parliament of Ireland imposing Restrictions upon the Coal Trade, and to regulate the same;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Boroughbridge & Durham Road Bill:

Hodie3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from Boroughbridge, in the County of York, to the City of Durham; and for making and maintaining certain Deviations therein."

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. Adam and Mr. Roupell;

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

Buckingham & Hanwell Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from the Sessions House in the Town of Buckingham to Hanwell, in the County of Oxford," 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."

Barton Bridge Roads Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads leading from Barton Bridge into the Manchester and Altrincham Turnpike Road, in the County of Lancaster," was committed.

Cockermouth Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from the Town of Cockermouth to the Town of Workington, and a Branch of Road over Broughton High Bridge unto and as far as the Public Highway leading from the Village of Papcastle towards and unto the Village of Great Broughton, in the County of Cumberland," was committed.

Odiham Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Odiham, in the County of Southampton, to Farnham, in the County of Surrey," was committed.

Preston Waterworks Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better supplying with Water the Borough of Preston, and Part of the Township of Fishwick adjoining thereto, in the Parish of Preston, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," was committed.

Education, (Ireland,) Petitions against proposed Plan of: (Tynemouth:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers of the Gospel and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Tynemouth, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to provide that all Grants of Public Money for Education in Ireland be applied only in Support of Systems of Instruction which are founded upon the entire Word of God, and which encourage the free and universal Circulation of the Holy Scriptures amongst all Descriptions of Persons; and further, to provide that in the Application of such Money no unholy Compromise be made with the Church of Rome, and no Support or Countenance whatever given to those who would substitute a Part for the Whole of God's Word, or who would teach for Doctrines the Commandments of Men:"

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

Wethersfield:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Wethersfield, Essex, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will not encourage by their Support any System of Education in Ireland but what is raised on the broad Basis of the Bible, and in which the Scriptures are allowed to be read without Restriction or Limitation:"

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

Denston:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Denston and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wickhambrook:

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

Stradishall:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Stradishall, in the County of Suffolk and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hawkedon:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Hawkedon, in the County of Suffolk, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wimborne:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Wimborne and its Vicinity, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will refuse their Sanction to any Measures for the Support of a National System of Education for Ireland, unless the Instruction it offers be founded on the entire Word of God, and unless it encourages the free and general Use of the Holy Scriptures amongst all Descriptions of Persons:"

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

Pentlow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Pentlow, in Essex, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to foster and encourage to the utmost of their Ability such a System of Education in Ireland, and such only, as shall provide for the free Use of the Bible in Schools or Places of Learning;" and further praying their Lordships "not to provide by Parliamentary Grants for the Propagation of the Tenets of the Church of Rome:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petition from Dewsbury in favor of proposed Plan of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Dewsbury and its Vicinity, in the West Riding of the County of York, agreed to at a Public Meeting, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will adopt the Plan proposed by His Majesty's Ministers for the National Education of the Children of Ireland; and take such other just and necessary Measures in the Premises as shall seem meet:"

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

Church Establishment, Petition from Bentley for Reform of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Bentley, in the Parish of Arksey, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their early Consideration the present deplorably corrupt State of the Church Establishment, and grant a speedy and radical Reform:"

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

Church Establishment & Parliament, Petition of W. Palmer for Reform of.

Upon reading the Petition of Walter Palmer of Pencoyd, in the County of Hereford, Farmer; praying their Lordships "to resume that large Portion of National Property now appropriated to the Support of the Church, and after making proper Provision for the working Clergy, apply the Residue to the Reduction of the National Debt, to the Relief of the suffering People of England; and that, in order to carry these Measures into Effect, their Lordships will support the Measure of Reform of Parliament which the Government has had the Wisdom and Justice to bring forward, and which is rendered absolutely necessary by the Circumstances of the Times at Home and Abroad:"

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

Tithes, (Ireland,) Petitions for Abolition of:

(Carlingford:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Parish of Carlingford, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a total Repeal of all Laws respecting the Payment of Tithes in Ireland, and to provide for the Clergy of the Establishment out of the Church Lands; and that their Lordships will relieve Ireland from that most oppressive and galling Yoke, and the Clergy from that Obloquy and Reproach with which the Tithe Exactions ever covered them:"

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

Taghmon:

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic and Protestant Inhabitants of the Parish of Taghmon, County of Wexford, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abolish the Tithes in Ireland, and relieve the suffering Agricultural Interest, leaving every Church to support its own Clergy:"

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

Ahina:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Ahina, in the County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "by Legislative Enactment, to abolish and totally remove the grievous and oppressive Tithe System of Ireland:"

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

Maghera & Killelagh.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Maghera and Killelagh, in the County of Londonderry, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abolish at once and for ever the Tithe System in Ireland; to consign the Provision for the Clergy of every Denomination in Ireland to the voluntary Oblations of their Hearers; and, after the Decease of the actual Incumbents, to appropriate the Rents of the Church Lands to the Erection and Repair of all Houses of Christian Worship in Ireland, to the Support of the indigent, the aged, the infirm, to the Education of the Poor, to the Construction and Repair of Roads and Public Works, and thus to banish Discontent, extinguish Religious Discord, and unite all His Majesty's Irish Subjects in One firm Band for the Support of His Crown and Dignity:"

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

London Bridge Approaches Bill, Petition of C. Pitt respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Pitt of Adam Street, Adelphi, Surveyor; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to amend several Acts relating to London Bridge and the Approaches thereto;" and praying their Lordships, "That Three Clauses, in the said Petition set forth, may be added to and form Part of the said Bill to be passed into a Law, if, upon hearing of the Petitioner at the Bar of this House or before the Committee on the said Bill, the Introduction of the Whole or any Part thereof should appear meet:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petition of G. C. Rapier as to Constituency & Taxes of Boroughs.

Upon reading the Petition of George Christopher Rapier of High Heworth Hall, near Newcastle; praying their Lordships "to enter into the Merits of a Schedule thereto subjoined, shewing the relative Importance of Boroughs according to Constituency and Taxes, which he considers will be found a more equitable Mode of deciding the Fate of such Places as for their deficient Constituencies are deemed unworthy of Representation:"

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

Plurality of Benefices Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to restrain and regulate the holding of Plurality of Dignities and Benefices by Spiritual Persons;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

It was moved, "That the House do now resolve itself into a Committee upon the said Bill."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

Ordered, That the further Debate on the said Motion be adjourned during Pleasure.

Tobacco (Ireland) Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to provide for the Sale, Manufacture and Consumption of Tobacco grown in Ireland before the First Day of January One thousand eight hundred and thirty-two;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Plurality of Benefices Bill.

It was moved, "That the Debate on the Motion, "That the House do now resolve itself into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to restrain and regulate the holding of Plurality of Dignities and Benefices by Spiritual Persons," be resumed."

The same was agreed to; and the Debate was accordingly resumed.

After long Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the House shall now resolve itself into a Committee upon the said Bill?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Lockhart's Name Bill read 2 a, & committed:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing, establishing and confirming unto and upon John Ingram Lockhart Esquire the Surname and Arms of Wastie, pursuant to the Will of Francis Wastie Esquire, deceased."

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 Monday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

C. Jaques to attend the Com ee.

Ordered, That Christopher Jaques do attend this House on Monday next, to be sworn, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Committee to whom the last-mentioned Bill stands committed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.