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House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 10 May 1830

Pages 386-400

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 85, 1830. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, [n.d.].

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Lunæ 10 die Maii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Cork City Election-Recognizances not entered into.

MR. Speaker acquainted the House, That Richard Nevill Parker, John Swete and others; also, Richard Warrell, Charles Davenport and others, who petitioned this House upon Monday the 26th day of April last, complaining of an undue Election and Return for the City of Cork, had not entered into recognizances in respect of such Petitions according to the directions of the Act 9 Geo. 4, c. 22, for the Regulation of the Trials of Controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament.

Ordered, That the Orders made upon the 26th day of April last for taking the said Petitions into consideration upon Tuesday the 18th day of this instant May, be discharged.

Rye Election-Report respecting the Absence of General King.

Lord Viscount Palmerston, from the Select Committee appointed to try and determine the merits of the Petition of De Lacy Evans, Esquire, a Lieutenant-Colonel in His Majesty's Army; and also, the Petition of John Meryon, Thomas Barry, William Ellenden and James Blake, claiming to have and having a right to vote for the Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Town and Port of Rye, in the County of Sussex, complaining of an undue Election and Return for the said Town and Port acquainted the House, that the Committee met on Friday morning last, pursuant to their adjournment of Thursday, when the Chairman informed the Committee, that he had received another letter from the Honourable Major-General Henry King, a Member of the Committee, informing him that he was prevented by indisposition from attending the Committee on that day, and the Committee then adjourned until half-past three of the clock this day, when the Honourable Major-General Henry King sent a third letter, stating his continued inability to attend, and the Committee adjourned till to-morrow at eleven of the clock.

And the House being informed that Mr. Tegart attended at the door, who could give the House information respecting the state of Major-General Henry King's health, he was called in; and at the bar examined upon oath in relation thereto:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That Major-General Henry King be excused for his not attending on Friday and Saturday last, and have leave to absent himself from any further attendance on the Committee.

Dovor Harbour Account, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. Ledger, from the Commissioners of Dovor Harbour, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of an Act of Parliament,-an Account of the Receipt and Application of the Monies received by the Warden and Assistants of the Harbour of Dovor, in the county of Kent, from the 10th of October 1828 to the 10th of October 1829:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Account do lie upon the Table.

Minute of Governor General on Indian Finance, presented. No. 380.

The House being informed that Mr. Preston, from the Court of Directors of the East India Company, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-Copy of a Minute of the Governor General of India, dated 30th October 1829, concerning the Indian Financial Estimates for the year 1829-30:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Paper do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Return of reductions of Establishments, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. Tomlins, from the Treasury, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Address to His Majesty,-Return of the Establishments of the Public Departments and Offices in 1821 and 1829 respectively; showing the Reductions which have been already carried into effect since 1821, and the further Reductions which have been directed to be made as vacancies occur; and also, showing where any increase has arisen in any of those respective Officers:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Return do lie upon the Table.

Return from Court of Chancery, presented. No. 381.

The House being informed that Mr. Bird, from the Register Office of the High Court of Chancery, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House,-Return to an Order of the House, dated the 26th day of April last, for an Account of the number of Causes in the Court of Chancery standing for hearing and for judgment when the Great Seal was put in Commission, from June 1791 to February 1792; with the number of Causes heard and determined by the Lords Commissioners:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Return do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Accounts, &c. to be printed. Nos. 378 & 379.

Ordered, That the Return relative to Surcharges of Assessed Taxes; and, the Account respecting Commissions of Inquiry, which were presented to the House upon Thursday last, be printed.

Wallis's Divorce Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Wallis, Esquire, with Charlotte Augusta Amelia, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes, was read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Tuesday the 18th day of this instant May.

Instruction.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee, That they do hear counsel and examine witnesses for the Bill, and also that they do hear counsel and examine witnesses against the Bill, if the parties concerned think fit to be heard by counsel or produce witnesses.

Time for Report of Glasgow and Kilmarnock Road Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for amending and continuing an Act for repairing Roads in the County of Renfrew, and for altering the Line of Road between Glasgow and Kilmarnock, in the said County, have leave to make their Report on or before Monday next.

Petition against New River Company Bill.

A Petition of Sir George Duckett, Baronet, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to amend an Act of the twelfth year of King George the Second, for improving the Navigation of the River Lea, and for enabling the Governor and Company of the New River the better to supply the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties and Suburbs thereof, with good and wholesome Water; and praying, That he may be heard by himself, his counsel or agent against certain parts thereof.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Bill; and that the Petitioner be heard by himself, his counsel or agent upon his Petition, if he think fit.

Ordered, That counsel be admitted to be heard in favour of the Bill, against the said Petition.

Monks Risborough Inclosure Bill, reported.

The Marquis of Chandos reported from the Committee on the Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Monks Risborough, in the County of Buckingham; and to whom the Petitions of Owners and Occupiers of land in Monks Risborough; and, of Poor Inhabitants of Monks Risborough, in the county of Buckingham, were referred; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills of Inclosure, had been complied with; and that they had considered the said Petitions, and had heard counsel in favour of the Bill; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the parties concerned had given their consent to the Bill, to the satisfaction of the Committee; and that they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, be now read a second time;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Question, by leaving out from the words "That the" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words "Bill be re-committed" instead thereof.

And the Question being put, That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question; it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question being put;

Ordered, That the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill be now read a second time:-The said Amendments were accordingly read a second time, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Game Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to consolidate and amend the Laws in England relative to Game, and to authorize the Sale of Game, be now read; and the same being read;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday the 21st day of this instant May, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Queensferry Improvement Bill, reported.

Mr. Anthony Maitland reported from the Committee on the Bill for the further improvement and support of the Passage across the Firth of Forth, called the Queens Ferry; and to whom the Petition of Alexander M'Konochie, Captain in the Royal Navy, Proprietor of Lands within the Ferry called Queens Ferry, was referred; That they had considered the said Petition, and had also heard counsel in favour of the Bill; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Almondbury Inclosure Bill, committed.

A Bill to amend an Act of his late Majesty, for inclosing Lands in the Manor of Meltham, in the Parish of Almondbury, in the West Riding of the County of York, was read a second time; and committed to Lord Viscount Milton, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ashborne and Belper Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Mundy reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing the Road from Ashborne, in the County of Derby, over Belper Bridge, to the present Turnpike Road from Sheffield and Chesterfield to Derby, at or near a Place called Openwood Gate, and from Belper Bridge to Ripley, in the County of Derby; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Derby Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Mundy reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing and improving certain Roads between the Towns of Derby, Mansfield and Nutthall, in the Counties of Derby and Nottingham; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Cromford Bridge Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Mundy reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Cromford Bridge to the Turnpike Road at or near Langley Mill, in the County of Derby; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Dunham Bridge Bill, reported.

Mr. Mundy reported from the Committee on the Bill for building a Bridge over the River Trent, from Dunham, in the County of Nottingham, to the opposite shore in the County of Lincoln; and to whom the Petition of Proprietors of the River Trent Navigation Company was referred; That they had considered the said Petition; and had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Kingston Bridge Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for amending and extending the Provisions of an Act passed in the sixth year of the reign of His present Majesty, for the rebuilding of Kingston Bridge, and for improving and making suitable Approaches thereto, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Mundy do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Great Dover Street Lighting Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for paving, lighting, cleansing and otherwise improving such parts of Great Dover-street, Trinity-street, Trinity-square, and the Highways, Roads, Streets, Markets and other public Passages and Places leading out thereof or abutting thereon or adjacent thereto, all within the Parishes of Saint Mary Newington, and Saint George-the-Martyr Southwark, in the County of Surrey, as do not fall within the Powers and Provisions of any existing Acts of Parliament, was read the third time; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Mundy do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Great Strickland Inclosure Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for inclosing Lands in the Townships of Great Strickland and Thrimby, in the Parish of Morland, in the County of Westmorland, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Mundy do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

North Level Drainage and Navigation Bill, reported.

Mr. Chaplin reported from the Committee on the Bill for improving the Drainage of the Lands lying in the North Level, part of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, and in Great Portsand, in the Manor of Crowland, and for providing a Navigation between Clows Cross and the Nene Outfall Cut; and to whom the Petitions of the Most Noble Edward Adolphus Duke of Somerset, Baron Seymour; of Noblemen, and of Proprietors of estates in the parish of Newborough, in the county of Northampton; of Proprietors of estates in the said parish; of Proprietors of lands lying within the hamlet of Sutton Saint James, in the county of Lincoln, on the north side of the South Eau Bank, and on the north and north west sides of Shire Drain; of Owners and Proprietors of estates in the hamlet of Sutton Saint Edmund's, in the county of Lincoln; of Proprietors of lands lying in certain fields in the parish of Tid Saint Mary's, in the county of Lincoln, called by the names of Rippingale Field, Chapel Field and Tilney Field, and in part of a certain other field, in the said parish of Tid Saint Mary's called Dunton Field; of Commissioners under the Acts for draining and preserving certain Lands and Grounds in the parishes of Tid Saint Giles and Newton, in the Isle of Ely, in the county of Cambridge, and in Tid Saint Mary's Fen, in the county of Lincoln, and being also Owners and Proprietors of estates in the parishes and Fen aforesaid; of Sir Culling Eardley Smith, Baronet; of Edward Garton, of Tid Marsh, in the county of Cambridge, farmer; and, of Joseph Hannath, of Tid Saint Giles, in the Isle of Ely, farmer, were referred; That the Standing Orders relative to Navigation and Drainage Bills, had been complied with; and that they had heard counsel in support of the second and third mentioned Petitions, and that they had considered the first, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth mentioned Petitions, and that no person appeared on behalf of the eighth mentioned Petition, and had also heard counsel in favour of the Bill; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the parties concerned had given their consent to the Bill to the satisfaction of the Committee (except the Proprietors of 1,088 acres 3 roods and 36 perches of taxable lands, who refused to sign the Bill; and of 3,524 acres 3 roods and 19 perches, who were neuter; and of 1,039 acres 1 rood and 1 perch, who returned no answer; and of 4,301 acres and 20 perches, who were not to be found; and that the whole quantity of taxable lands affected by the measure amounted to 44,848 acres and 17 roods); and that they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Louth Road Bill, reported.

Mr Chaplin reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Saltfleet to the Head of the Canal in the Parish of Louth, from the West End of a Lane called Manby Middlegate to the Waggon Bridge over the Canal at Alvingham Lock, from the West End of South-House Lane to the North End of the Eau Drain, and from Louth aforesaid to the Town of Horncastle, in the County of Lincoln; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allgations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Stamford Roads Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road leading from the Town of Stamford to the Division Stone in South Witham, in the County of Lincoln, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Chaplin do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Walsall Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Littleton reported from the Committee on the Bill for improving and maintaining the Road leading from Walsall to Muckley Corner, near Lichfield, and other Roads, in the County of Stafford; and to whom the Petitions of Owners and Occupiers of land in the several parishes, townships, liberties, hamlets or places of and within the city and county of the city of Lichfield, and of Whittington, London, Streetway, Chorley, Chesterfield, Curborough, Fradley and Alrewas, in the county of Stafford; and, of Owners and Occupiers of land in Walsall, Wednesbury, Tipton, Bilston, Darlaston, Wolverhampton, Cannock, Brownhills, Norton, Essington, Wyrley, Bloxwich, Rushall, Shelfield, Stonnall, Shenstone, Ogley Hay, Saredon, Pelsall, Hammerwich, Aldridge and Great Barr, all in the county of Stafford, were referred; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with, according to the leave granted by the House on the 2d day of March last; and that no person appeared on behalf of the said Petitions; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Birmingham and Edgehill Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for repairing the Road from Birmingham, through Warwick and Warmington, in the County of Warwick, to the utmost limits of the said County on Edgehill, and from Oakley Wood to Leamington Priors, in the same County, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for repairing the Road from Birmingham, through Warwick and Warmington, in the County of Warwick, to the utmost limits of the said County on Edgehill.

Ordered, That Mr. Littleton do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Stafford Improvement Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, regulating and improving the Streets, Lanes and other Public Passages and Places, within the Borough of Stafford, in the County of Stafford, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Littleton do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Time for Report of New River Company Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill to amend an Act of the twelfth year of King George the Second, for improving the Navigation of the River Lea, and for enabling the Governor and Company of the New River the better to supply the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties and Suburbs thereof, with good and wholesome Water, have leave to make their Report on or before Monday next.

Elgin Roads and Bridges Bill, reported.

Mr. Francis Grant reported from the Committee on the Bill for rebuilding the Bridges over the Rivers Spey and Findhorn, for making Accesses thereto, and for making and maintaining certain new Roads in the County of Elgin; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Standon Inclosure Bill, reported.

Mr. Nicolson Calvert reported from the Committee on the Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Standon, in the County of Hertford; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills of Inclosure, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the parties concerned had given their consent to the Bill to the satisfaction of the Committee; and that they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Hungerford (Westminster) Market Bill, reported.

Mr. Nicolson Calvert, by Order, reported from the Committee on the Bill to incorporate certain Persons, to be called, The Hungerford Market Company, for the establishment of a Market for the Sale of Fish, Poultry and Meat, and other Articles of general consumption and use, and for other purposes; and to whom the Petition of Tenants and Occupiers of the messuages, dwelling-houses and premises in the several streets and places comprising the Hungerford Market Estate, situate in the parish of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, in the county of Middlesex, was referred; That they had heard counsel in support of the said Petition, and had also heard counsel in favour of the Bill; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

London Assurance Companies Bill, reported.

Mr. Alderman Thompson reported from the Committee on the Bill to enable the London Assurance Companies, and their Successors, to purchase Annuities upon or for Lives; and also, to lend Money or Stock upon Mortgage, for the purpose of Investment; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Chapeaurouge's Nat. Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for naturalizing Philip Agustus De Chapeaurouge, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Alderman Thompson, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petition for further Time for Report of Dovor Improvement Bill.

A Petition of several of the Commissioners for improving the town of Dovor, was presented, and read; setting forth, That a Bill has been presented to the House to amend two Acts of his late Majesty for improving the Town of Dovor; and that after the said Bill was presented, some considerable difficulties occurred in relation thereto, which compelled the Petitioners to postpone the second reading thereof till the 28th April, when the same was read a second time; but various public meetings of the inhabitants of the said town, and of the Commissioners for executing the former Acts, having been lately held, and being still holding, it has been impracticable for the Committee to meet for the dispatch of business, so as to make the Report on the said Bill within the time limited for that purpose; and praying, That leave may be given to make the Report of the said Bill on or before Monday the 17th day of this instant May.

Time enlarged.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill have leave to make their Report on or before Monday next.

Hull and Hedon Road Bill, reported.

Mr. William Duncombe reported from the Committee on the Bill for making and maintaining a new Turnpike Road from the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull, in the County of the said Town, to Hedon, in the County of York; and to whom the Petition of Owners and Occupiers of shipyards, raff-yards, warehouses, counting-houses, dwellinghouses, messuages, tenements and hereditaments, formerly part of His Majesty's military works at Kingston-uponHull, situate on the east side of the River Hull, and near to or adjoining the west side of a certain street called Great Union-street, in the county of the town of Kingstonupon-Hull, was referred; That they had considered the said Petition; and had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, be now read a second time;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Question, by leaving out from the words "That the" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words "Bill be re-committed" instead thereof.

And the Question being put, That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question;

The House divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. William Duncombe, 50.
Mr. Marshall:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Baillie, None.
Mr. Stewart of Beverley:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question being put;

Ordered, That the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill be now read a second time:-The said Amendments were accordingly read a second time, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Time for Report of Beverley Road Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving the Road from Beverley, by Molescroft, to Kendell House, and from Molescroft to Bainton Balk, in the County of York, have leave to make their Report on or before Tuesday the 18th day of this instant May.

Petition against Hull and Hedon Road Bill.

A Petition of William Iveson, Gentleman, one of the Trustees for the Turnpike Road from Hedon to Kingstonupon-Hull, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for making and maintaining a new Turnpike Road from the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull, in the County of the said Town, to Hedon, in the County of York; and praying, That if the said Bill should pass into a law, sufficient compensation and indemnity be provided for the Mortgagees who hold securities under the faith and provisions of the Acts of Parliament mentioned in the Petition.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.

Dartmouth Bridge Bill, committed.

A Bill for building and establishing a Floating Chain or other Bridge over the River Dart, from or near to Lower Sand Quay Point, in the County of Devon, unto a certain Place called Old Rock, in the said County, and for building Quays and Landing Places, and for making convenient Roads, Avenues and Approaches thereto, with Branches therefrom, was read a second time; and committed to Sir Thomas Acland, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Macclesfield Water Bill, reported.

Mr. Egerton reported from the Committee on the Bill for better supplying the Inhabitants of the Borough of Macclesfield, in the Parish of Chester, with Water, and to establish the Rates payable for the same; and to whom the Petition of Burgesses and Inhabitants of the borough of Macclesfield, in the county of Chester; and, of William Smyth, of the Fence, near Macclesfield, Esquire, were referred; That they had heard counsel in support of the said Petitions, and had also heard counsel in favour of the Bill; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Time for Report of Dublin Improvement Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill to enable the Commissioners of Wide Streets to widen and improve certain Ways, Streets, and Passages in and about the City and County of Dublin; and to amend and extend the provisions of an Act passed in the forty-seventh year of the reign of his late Majesty, for improving and rendering more commodious such parts of the County, and County of the City of Dublin, as are situate on the South side of the River Anna Liffey, and West of His Majesty's Castle of Dublin, have leave to make their Report on or before Monday next.

Time for Report of Dundalk Roads Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for repairing and maintaining the Roads from the Town of Dundalk, in the County of Louth, to the Towns of Castle Blayney and Carrickmacross, in the County of Monaghan, have leave to make their Report on or before Wednesday next.

Petitions respecting Branch of Grand Canal to Kilbeggan.

A Petition of the Provost, Burgesses, Freemen, Clergy, Gentlemen and Merchants of Kilbeggan;-and, of the Gentlemen, Clergy and Inhabitants of the parish of Stremestown and Horseleap, in the county of Westmeath, -were presented, and read; stating the advantages likely to accrue from the completion of the Grand Canal in Ireland; and praying, That the House will not interfere in preventing the completion of the said national work.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and to be printed.

Petition for further Time for Report of New Cross Roads Bill.

A Petition of several Trustees of the New Cross Roads, was presented, and read; setting forth, That a Bill has been presented to the House to enable the Trustees of the New Cross Turnpike Roads, situate in the counties of Kent and Surrey, to improve the Turnpike Road through the town of Bromley, in the county of Kent; and that after the said Bill was presented, some unexpected difficulties occurred in relation thereto, which compelled the Petitioners to postpone the second reading thereof till the 6th day of May, when those difficulties having been overcome, the same was read a second time; but, according to the Orders of the House, the Committee on the said Bill cannot meet in sufficient time to allow the Report to be made on the last day fixed for receiving Reports on Private Bills; and praying, That leave may be given to make the Report of the said Bill on or before Monday the 17th day of this instant May.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill have leave to make their Report on or before Monday next.

Rother Levels Drainage Bill, reported.

Sir Edward Knatchbull reported from the Committee on the Bill to amend an Act of the seventh year of His present Majesty, for more effectually draining and preserving certain Marsh Lands or Low Grounds in the Parishes of Sandhurst, Newenden, Rolvenden, Tenterden, Wittersham, Ebony, Woodchurch, Appledore and Stone, in the County of Kent, and Ticehurst, Salehurst, Bodiam, Ewhurst, Northiam, Beckly, Peasmarsh, Iden and Playden, in the County of Sussex; and to whom the Petition of Inhabitants, Ship-owners, Merchants and Traders of the town and port of Rye, was referred; That they had heard counsel in support of the said Petition, and had also heard counsel in favour of the Bill; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the parties concerned had given their consent to the Bill, to the satisfaction of the Committee; and that they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill be now read a second time;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Question, by leaving out from the words "That the" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words "Report be taken into further consideration upon this day six months" instead thereof.

And the Question being put, That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question;

The House divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Edward Knatchbull, 40.
Mr. Burrell:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Hume, 22.
Mr. Harvey:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question being put;

Ordered, That the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, be now read a second time:-The said Amendments were accordingly read a second time, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Caithness Statute Labour Bill, reported.

Mr. Sinclair reported from the Committee on the Bill for making, repairing, widening and keeping in repair certain Roads and Bridges in the County of Caithness; and for better regulating and rendering more effectual the Statute Labour in the said County, and Conversion Money in lieu thereof; and to whom the Petition of the Honourable George Dunbar was referred; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with, according to the leave granted by the House on the 8th day of March last; and that they had heard counsel in support of the said Petition, and had also heard counsel in favour of the Bill; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

The Lords have agreed to

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Farrer and Sir Giffin Wilson:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have agreed to the several Bills following, without any Amendment; viz.

Malt Duties Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act to alter and amend an Act of the seventh and eighth years of His present Majesty, for consolidating and amending the Laws of Excise on Malt made in the United Kingdom, and for amending the Laws relating to Brewers in Ireland, and the Malt allowance on Spirits in Scotland and Ireland:

London Bridge and Fleet Market Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act to make further Provision for defraying the Expenses of making the Approaches to London Bridge, and the Removal of Fleet Market:

Leicester and Swannington Railway Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for making and maintaining a Railway or Tramroad from the River Soar, near the West Bridge, in or near the Borough of Leicester, to Swannington, in the County of Leicester, and four Branches therefrom:

Othery Drainage Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for draining, flooding and improving certain Low Lands and Grounds within the several Parishes of Othery, Middlezoy and Weston Zoyland, in the County of Somerset:

Foleshill Poor Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for better assessing and collecting the poor and other Rates in the Parish of Foleshill, in the County of the City of Coventry:

Edinburgh Advocates Widows Fund Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act to raise a Fund for Provisions to Widows of the Members of the Faculty of Advocates of Scotland:

Blackburn Road Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Blackburn to Walton Cop, within Waltonin-le-Dale, in the County of Lancaster:

Rotherham Road Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for altering, improving, diverting and maintaining the Road from Rotherham to the Four-Lane-Ends, near Wortley, in the West Riding of the County of York:

Hockliffe Road Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually repairing and maintaining the Road between Hockliffe, in the County of Bedford, and Stony Stratford, in the County of Buckingham:

Wibsey Road Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for completing, improving and maintaining the Road from Wibsey Low Moor, near Bradford, through Brighouse to Huddersfield, with certain Diversions therefrom, in the West Riding of the County of York:

Chard Roads Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for amending an Act of the last Session, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads which lead to and through the Town and Borough of Chard, in the County of Somerset, and for making and maintaining a new Road from Chard to Drempton, in the County of Dorset," and for making and maintaining other Roads communicating with the said Roads, in the Counties of Somerset, Devon and Dorset:

Deddithorpe Inclosure Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing, allotting and inclosing, and for exonerating from Tithes Lands within the Township or Hamlet of Deddithorpe otherwise Derrythorpe, in the Parish of Althorpe, in the Isle of Axholme, in the County of Lincoln:

Whaddon and Nash Inclosure Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for inclosing and exonerating from Tithes Lands in the Parish of Whaddon, including the Hamlet of Nash, in the County of Buckingham:

Weston Zoyland Inclosure Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and allotting Lands within the Parishes of Weston Zoyland and Middlezoy, in the County of Somerset:

Hagley Inclosure Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for inclosing certain Lands in the Parish of Hagley, in the County of Worcester: And also,

The Lords have passed Browne's Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for the Re-settlement of certain Interests in the Trust Estate of William Browne, deceased, and for other purposes, to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

Kennedy's Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to vest a part of the entailed Estate of Dunure and others, in the County of Ayr, in Trustees in fee simple, for the purpose of disposing of or applying the Lands so vested, or the Price thereof, or the Securities to be granted thereon, towards satisfying the Debts contracted, for Money laid out in the Improvement of the said entailed Estate, to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

Tiverton Roads Bill, reported.

Mr. Guest reported from the Committee on the Bill for improving several Roads, and making certain new Roads, in the Counties of Devon and Somerset, leading to and from the Town of Tiverton, and for amending an Act of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from and through the Town of Wiveliscombe; and to whom the Petitions of the Trustees and Creditors on the Exeter Turnpike Roads; of the Owners and Occupiers of lands in the parish of Oakford, in the county of Devon; of Inhabitants of the parish and neighbourhood of Bampton, in the county of Devon; of Owners and Occupiers of lands in the parish of Rackenford; of Owners and Occupiers of lands in the parish of Knowstone, in the county of Devon; of Commissioners for the improvement of the city of Exeter; of the Dean and Chapter of the cathedral church of Saint Peter, in Exeter, and of Owners and Occupiers of lands in the parishes of Stoke, Cannon, Netherex and Rew, in the county of Devon; and of Inhabitants of the town and parish of Bampton, in the county of Devon, were referred; That they had heard counsel in support of the first and seventh mentioned Petitions, and had considered the second mentioned Petition, and that no person appeared on behalf of the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and last mentioned Petitions, and had also heard counsel in favour of the Bill; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Galway Dock and Canal Bill, reported.

Mr. O'Hara reported from the Committee on the Bill for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from Lough Corrib to the Bay of Galway, and for the Improvement of the Harbour of Galway; That the Standing Orders relative to Navigation Bills, and to Bills for making Docks, had been complied with; and that the parties had deposited an Estimate and Undertaking in the Private Bill Office, according to the leave granted by the House on the 8th day of March last; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Queensferry Roads Bill, reported.

Sir Alexander Hope reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing and keeping in repair the Road from Cramond Bridge to the Town of Queensferry, the Road leading westward therefrom through Dalmeny to Echline; and the Road from the West end of the said Town of Queensferry to the Town of Linlithgow, in the County of Linlithgow; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

New Sarum Poor Bill, reported.

Mr. Wyndham reported from the Committee on the Bill for better assessing and recovering the Rates for the Relief of the Poor within the City of New Sarum, and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the tenth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for consolidating the Rates to be made for the Relief of the Poor of the respective Parishes of Saint Thomas, Saint Edmund and Saint Martin, in the City of New Sarum;" and to whom the Petition of John Leach, of the city of New Sarum, in the county of Wilts, owner of houses within the city, and freeholder of the county, was referred; That no person appeared in support of the said Petition; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Peebles Roads Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for more effectually repairing and keeping in repair the Turnpike Roads in the County of Peebles; for making and maintaining certain new Roads; and for rendering Turnpike certain Parish Roads in the said County, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Hay do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Tweed Fisheries Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for the more effectual preservation and increase of the breed of Salmon, and for better regulating the Fisheries in the River Tweed, and the Rivers and Streams running into the same, and also within the Mouth or Entrance of the said River, was read the third time, and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Hay do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Courtown Harbour Bill, reported.

Mr. Spring Rice reported from the Committee on the Bill to amend an Act passed in the fifth year of the reign of His present Majesty, for the completing the Harbour of Courtown, near Brenoguehead, in the County of Wexford; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Baal's (Limerick) Bridge Bill, reported.

Mr. Spring Rice reported from the Committee on the Bill for the Improvement of the Shannon Navigation from the City of Limerick to Killaloe, by rebuilding the Bridge called Baal's Bridge, in the said City; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Waterford Road Bill, Bill, reported.

Mr. Spring Rice, by Order, reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from the Bounds of the County of Cork to the City of Waterford; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Wareham Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Portman reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads leading from the Market Cross in the Town of Wareham, and in Purbeck, in the County of Dorset, and for making another Road communicating therewith; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Charminster Inclosure Bill, reported.

Mr. Portman reported from the Committee on the Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Charminster, in the County of Dorset; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills of Inclosure, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the Parties concerned had given their consent to the Bill, to the satisfaction of the Committee; and that they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Time for Report of Kidwelly Inclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for inclosing Lands within the several Parishes of Kidwelly, Saint Mary in Kidwelly, Saint Ishmael, and Pembrey, in the County of Carmarthen, have leave to make their Report on or before Thursday next.

Time for Report of Kingsbury Episcopi Inclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Kingsbury Episcopi, in the County of Somerset, have leave to make their Report on or before Monday the 24th day of this instant May.

Time for Report of Yeovil Improvement Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for paving, lighting, watching, watering, cleansing, repairing, widening and otherwise improving the Streets, Lanes and other public Passages and Places within the Town of Yeovil, in the County of Somerset, and for regulating the Police thereof, have leave to make their Report on or before Monday the 24th day of this instant May.

Committee to inspect Lords Journals.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Journals of the House of Lords, with relation to any Proceedings upon the Bill, intituled, An Act to amend and enlarge the Powers and Provisions of several Acts relating to the Improvement and Preservation of the River Wear, and of the Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County Palatine of Durham; and to make report thereof to the House:-And a Committee was appointed of Lord William Powlett, Mr. Russell, Mr. Michael Angelo Taylor, Sir Henry Hardinge, Sir Matthew Ridley, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Bell: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ordered, That Three be the Quorum of the Committee.

Addington Inclosure Bill, reported.

Lord Viscount Althorp reported from the Committee on the Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Little Addington, in the County of Northampton; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills of Inclosure, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the parties concerned had given their consent to the Bill to the satisfaction of the Committee; and that they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Highgate Chapel-Petition respecting Standing Orders, reported.

Mr. Byng reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Churchwardens and Trustees for building a new Church and a Parochial Chapel for the parish of Saint Pancras, in the county of Middlesex, complaining of the Standing Orders not having been complied with, in respect to the Bill to enable the Wardens and Governors of the Possessions, Revenues, and Goods of the Free Grammar School of Sir Roger Cholmeley, Knight, in Highgate, to pull down their present Chapel, and to contribute towards the erection of a new Chapel or Church in Highgate, and for other purposes; That no Notices of the Bill had been given, and the Committee are of opinion, that they were not required by the Standing Orders; and that they had examined the matter of the Petition; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Highgate Chapel Bill, committed.

A Bill to enable the Wardens and Governors of the Possessions, Revenues, and Goods of the Free Grammar School of Sir Roger Cholmeley, Knight, in Highgate, to pull down their present Chapel, and to contribute towards the erection of a new Chapel or Church in Highgate, and for other purposes, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Byng, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Portman Market Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for establishing a Market in the Parish of Saint Mary-le-Bone, in the County of Middlesex, was read the third time; and an ingrossed Clause was added by way of Rider, and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Byng do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Invernessshire Statute Labour Bill, reported.

Mr. Archibald Campbell reported from the Committee on the Bill for making and maintaining Roads, Bridges and Ferries; and for converting, regulating, and making effectual the Statute Labour in the County of Inverness; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Time for Report of Garnkirk Railway Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for amending certain Acts for making the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway, and for improving, maintaining and rendering Turnpike the Road leading from the said Railway near Broomhill, by Keppoch Bridge, to the Town Head of Glasgow, have leave to make their Report on or before Monday next.

Petitions against Dundee Harbour Bill.

Two Petitions of Proprietors of houses and grounds bounded by the Sea or Frith of Tay, and adjacent to, but without the territory of, the burgh of Dundee, were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for more effectually maintaining, improving and extending the Harbour of Dundee, in the County of Forfar; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table.

Petition against Glasgow and Kilmarnock Road Bill.

A Petition of the Magistrates, Councillors and Deacons of the Incorporated Trades of the town of Kilmarnock, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for amending and continuing an Act for repairing Roads in the County of Renfrew, and for altering the Line of Road between Glasgow and Kilmarnock, in the said County; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Bill.

Time for Report of Garscube and Possil Road Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for maintaining and repairing the Road leading from the City of Glasgow, through Cowcaddens, to the North end of the Bridge over that part of the River of Kelvin called the Milnford of Garscube, and for making, repairing and maintaining certain other Roads in the Counties of Lanark, Stirling and Dumbarton, have leave to make their Report on or before Monday next.

Time for Report of Clyde Navigation Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill to enable the Trustees for the Improvement of the Navigation of the River Cyde to purchase up certain Exemptions from the Rates payable on the said River and the Harbour at Glasgow, have leave to make their Report on or before Monday next.

Time for Report of Port Glasgow Harbour Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for improving the Harbour of Port Glasgow, constructing a Wet Dock or Wet Docks adjacent thereto, and for altering the Road leading from Port Glasgow to Glasgow, near the said Harbour, have leave to make their Report on or before Monday next.

Hollingrake's Patent Bill, reported.

Lord Stanley reported from the Committee on the Bill for prolonging the Term of certain Letters Patent granted to James Hollingrake, for an improved Method of manufacturing Copper and other Metal Rollers, and of casting and forming Metallic Substances into various Forms with improved closeness and soundness of Texture; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Report of St. Helen's and Runcorn Gap Railway Bill, considered.

A Motion being made, That the Report which, upon the 29th day of April last, was made from the Committee on the Bill for making a Railway from the Cowley-hill Colliery, in the Parish of Prescot, to Runcorn Gap, in the same Parish, with several Branches therefrom, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for constructing a Wet Dock at the termination of the said Railway at Runcorn Gap aforesaid, be now taken into further consideration:- And the House being informed that printed Copies of the Bill, as amended by the Committee, were delivered at the door to the Members of the House upon Monday last, pursuant to the Standing Order;

Ordered, That the Report be now taken into further consideration:-The House accordingly proceeded to take the Report into further consideration; and the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill being read a second time, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Report of Sankey Brook Navigation Bill, considered.

A Motion being made, That the Report which, upon the 29th day of April last, was made from the Committee on the Bill to consolidate and amend the Acts relating to the Sankey Brook Navigation, in the County of Lancaster, and to make a Navigable Canal from the said Navigation at Fidler's Ferry, to communicate with the River Mersey at Widness Wharf, near Westbank, in the Township of Widness, in the said County, be now taken into further consideration:-And the House being informed that printed Copies of the Bill, as amended by the Committee, were delivered at the door to the Members of the House upon Saturday, the 1st day of this instant May, pursuant to the Standing Order;

Ordered, That the Report be now taken into further consideration:-The House accordingly proceeded to take the Report into further consideration; and the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill being read a second time, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Manchester Improvement Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill to amend several Acts for supplying the Town of Manchester with Gas, and for regulating and improving the same Town, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Lord Stanley do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Little Bolton Improvement Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for more effectually cleansing, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Little Bolton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, was read the third time; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for more effectually cleansing, paving, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Township of Little Bolton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.

Ordered, That Lord Stanley do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Petitionsagainst Monks Risborough Inclosure Bill.

A Petition of John Cooper and James Blick, two of the Inhabitants of the parish of Monks Risborough, in the county of Bucks, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Monks Risborough, in the County of Buckingham; and praying, That they may be heard by their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

A Petition of Thomas Hookham, of the parish of Monks Risborough, in the county of Bucks, was also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table.

Time for Report of Graziers (Ireland) Steam Company Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for regulating and incorporating a Company in Ireland, to be called "The Irish Graziers Steam Marine Company," have leave to make their Report on or before Monday the 24th day of this instant May.

Crommelin Harbour (Ireland) Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for establishing and maintaining the Harbour of Port Crommelin, in the Bay of Cushenden, in the County of Antrim, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Lord Viscount Castlereagh do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Petition of J.O'Rorke against Petitions complaining of his Conduct.

A Petition of John O'Rorke, Clerk, was presented, and read; setting forth, That previous to the late recess in the present Session of Parliament, three several Petitions have been presented to the House, two of them in the name of the Inhabitants of the Union of Foxford, and one from the Inhabitants of one of the united parishes; in those Petitions statements have been made highly injurious to the character, as well as deeply painful to the feelings, of the Petitioner, which, if suffered to go unanswered, may lead the House into error, not only as to the conduct of the Petitioner, but as to the true state of the Union of Foxford, which is properly called the Union of Straid or Templemore; the Petitioner humbly begs leave to state, that many of the most material parts of those statements are not only untrue in themselves, but, as the Petitioner is convinced, have been put forward by one or two individuals, who, from motives of private hostility to the Petitioner, and by their influence and weight with the lower order of the inhabitants of the Union of Foxford, have procured the majority of the signatures to those Petitions, while other signatures have been obtained by the active solicitation of other individuals, who, being anxious to excite against the tithe laws a still more general feeling of disapprobation than already exists, apply themselves daily and personally, with most mischievous industry, to create false and injurious impressions, not only with respect to tithes, but the clergy who receive them; that many of the charges contained in the said Petitions are of a nature so vague, and partaking so much more of acrimonious declamation than of statement of facts, that the Petitioner submits it cannot be necessary particularly to notice them; there are some, however, which the Petitioner humbly states to the House are unfounded, and others, which, so far as they are at all true, are rather charges against the existing laws, and a state of things not within the control of a Protestant clergyman, than against the Petitioner; stating the particulars of his case, and submitting the same in answer to the Petitions presented against him, confidently relying on the justice of the House, that if any of the charges of those Petitions shall so far be thought worthy of attention, as to induce any honourable Member to act in any way thereupon, the Petitioner may have such an opportunity of defending himself as justice may require, or as shall seem fittest to the House.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petition for a direct Road from Waterloo Bridge to North side of the Metropolis.

A Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Waterloo Bridge, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have expended upwards of one million of money in the erection of the Waterloo Bridge, and in the purchase of land of the duchy of Cornwall and the duchy of Lancaster, and in the purchase of other property, for forming the approaches to the Bridge, and in particular the Petitioners have paid to His Majesty's revenue the sum of 20,000£. and upwards for duties on the stone used in and about the erection of the Bridge; that the name of the Bridge was formerly "The Strand Bridge," and the name and style of the Petitioners were formerly "The Strand Bridge Company," which names and style were fixed and settled by an Act passed in the 49th year of the reign of his late Majesty; that the memorable battle of Waterloo was fought on the 18th day of June 1815, and on the 29th day of the same month the House resolved that an Address should be presented to His then Royal Highness the Prince Regent, that His Royal Highness would be pleased to give directions that a national monument should be erected in honour of the splendid victory of Waterloo, and the House resolved to make good the expense attending the same, and the Petitioners believe that the House contemplated the expense of such monument would be one million sterling; that the Strand Bridge being at that time nearly completed, and it appearing to the House and to the Petitioners that the magnificence of this structure was well calculated to form a splendid and suitable monument of the battle of Waterloo, it was in and by an Act of Parliament passed on the 20th day of June 1816, enacted, that "The Strand Bridge" should thenceforth be denominated "The Waterloo Bridge," and that "The Strand Bridge Company" should thenceforth be denominated "The Waterloo Bridge Company;" that the monument which the House resolved upon has not been erected, and consequently the money which the House contemplated to grant, in order to make good the expense of it, has not been raised or appropriated; that the Waterloo Bridge (which was erected under the direction of the late John Rennie, Esquire) is not only a splendid monument of the victory of Waterloo, but is a great national work, and the admiration of men of the highest scientific attainments; that the approaches to the said Bridge, particularly on the north side, are ill suited to the magnificence of the Bridge, or to the display of so grand and national a work and monument; that as the Petitioners receive under 14,000£. a year from the tolls, for the 1,000,000£. expended by them in the erection of the Bridge and its approaches, they are unable to raise a sum of money necessary to throw more open the approaches at the north end of the Bridge; that the recent destruction of the English Opera House by fire having produced a partial opening at the north end of the Bridge, an opportunity is now presented of more advantageously displaying its magnificence, and of effecting a great public improvement, at a comparatively small expense, by the formation of a wide street, commencing at the north end of the Bridge, and ultimately terminating in High Holborn, or at the north side of the metropolis, which would be a line of communication nearly through the centre of the metropolis, of great public utility, and conducive to the health of the inhabitants, but in case such opportunity be lost, the opening and communication could not hereafter be made but at a very considerable increased expense; that as the Bridge was designated the Waterloo Bridge, in order to become a monument of the victory of Waterloo, and as it is allowed to be the most durable and magnificent monument which could have been erected, and as the sum contemplated to be granted by the House for the erection of a monument, has not, to the knowledge of the Petitioners, been granted or appropriated, and as the Petitioners have expended so large a sum in the erection of the Bridge, which has thus become a national monument, and have also paid 20,000£. and upwards for duties on stone to His Majesty's revenue, and as the Petitioners have, by the erection of this Bridge, very materially improved the property of the Crown, belonging to the duchy of Lancaster and duchy of Cornwall, and as the opening of a communication from the north end of the Bridge to the north side of the metropolis would greatly tend to display the magnificence of the Bridge, and the national monument for the battle of Waterloo, and would be of great public utility, the Petitioners humbly pray the House to take their case into consideration, and to adopt such measures as may effect the opening of a communication from the north end of the Bridge towards the north part of the metropolis, as to the House shall seem meet.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petitions in favour of Sale of Beer Bill.

A Petition of James Thorn, late of Colchester, but now of Chelsea;-of Proprietors and Occupiers of publichouses at Chelmsford;-of Owners and Occupiers of public-houses in Haslingden;-of Brewers of the city of Lincoln;-of the Mayor and Magistrates of Guildford; -of Inhabitants of the city of Ely;-of the Minister and Churchwarden and principal Inhabitants of Wick Risington;-of the Magistrates of the hundred of Slaughter, in the county of Gloucester;-of Inhabitants of Cheltenham;-of the Ministers, Churchwardens, Parish Officers and principal Inhabitants of South Cerney;-and, of Gentry, Clergy, Freeholders and other Inhabitants of Sudbury and of its vicinity,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England; and praying, That the same may pass into a law, but that Beer be not consumed in the House or premises where sold by retail.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and, except the two first, to be printed.

Petitions against.

A Petition of Mark Anthony Fricker, of the parish of Leonard Stanley, a licensed victualler;-of Rector, Churchwarden and principal Inhabitants of Little Risington;- of Westcote;-and, of Proprietors and Occupiers of publichouses in and near the towns of Wotton-under-Edge, Wickwar and Sodbury, and parish of Iron Acton, in the county of Gloucester, and the parish of Kingswood, in the county of Wilts,-were also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and, except the first, to be printed.

Petition against alteration of Duties on Spirits and Stamps (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of Newry, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have learned with sentiments of the deepest concern and dismay the intention of His Majesty's Ministers to introduce an alteration in the present Duties on home-distilled Spirits and on Rum, an alteration which is completely inconsistent with the fundamental and acknowledged principles of political economy, incompatible with the good faith of Parliament and of Government, most unjust and ruinous to individuals, and most injuriously prejudicial to the interests of Ireland; the Petitioners have also heard with the greatest surprise and alarm, that His Majesty's Government entertain the project of raising the Taxation on Stamps in Ireland generally, of more than doubling the Excise Duties on Newspapers, and of adding forty per cent. to the present Tax on one class of Advertisements, and imposing an entirely new Tax upon others, of doubling the Tax upon Legacies, and adding, in many instances, two hundred per cent. to that most unjust of all Duties, the Probate Duty; and praying, That, if the House cannot relieve them from any of the burthens which already cramp their industry, they will protect Ireland from the imposition of new Taxes, that would not only bring present ruin upon the country, but also destroy every hope, by taking away all the means of future recovery.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petitions against Assimilation of Stamp Duties on Newspapers (Ireland.)

A Petition of the Letter-press Printers of Newry;-and, of Belfast,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners view with the utmost alarm the proposed measure of the Right honourable the Chancellor of the Exchequer in assimilating the Duties on the Stamps and Advertisements of Newspapers in Ireland, to those of Great Britain, considering that such a measure, if carried into effect; would, in these times of suffering and distress, be productive of the most injurious consequences, injurious to the interests of the Petitioners, to the happiness of their families, to the mental improvement of the labouring classes, and to the general prosperity of the State; the Petitioners therefore with confidence anticipate, that the House will perceive the justice and good policy of refusing their authority to the proposed measure being carried into a law, a measure which, to that part of the United Kingdom, will be attended with so many pernicious consequences, and which will entail misery and destitution on hundreds of poor families, whose present means of support are barely sufficient to raise them above actual pauperism.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and to be printed.

Petitions for abolishing Punishment of Death for Forgery.

A Petition of the Clergymen, Ministers, Bankers, Merchants and other Inhabitants of Manchester and Salford, and the vicinity thereof;-of Bankers and other Inhabitants of Nottingham;-and, of Inhabitants of the city of Gloucester,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for reducing into one Act all such Forgeries as shall henceforth be punished with Death, and for otherwise amending the Laws relative to Forgery; and praying the House to abolish in all cases of Forgery the awful punishment of Death.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and to be printed.

Petitions against Administration of Justice Bill.

A Petition of Attornies and Solicitors residing and practising in Manchester, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales; by which it is proposed to abolish the separate Jurisdiction of the Court of Session of the County Palatine of Chester, and praying, That the said Bill may not in its present state pass into a law, or the said Court of Session be abolished, but that they may have such relief in the premises as to the House may seem meet.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Cambridge, was also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and setting forth, That it appears that a provision is intended to be made, that no person shall be liable to be arrested for any debt or demand under the sum or value of 100£. except upon the special order of a Judge of one of the Superior Courts, to be made upon sufficient cause shown to him by affidavit; that in the opinion of the Petitioners, such a provision is highly prejudicial to trade, and very materially increases the facility possessed by dishonest debtors of defrauding their creditors; and praying, That the provision in the Bill for extending the exemption from arrest to all debts or demands under the sum or value of 100£. may not pass into a law.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and to be printed.

Petition against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of Nottingham, was presented, and read; praying, That at the earliest period allowed by law, such measures may be adopted as shall secure to all His Majesty's subjects in the United Kingdom a free trade to all the countries situated to the eastward of the Cape of Good Hope, and the liberty of proceeding to and residing in those countries; also, the privilege of holding and possessing land and trading within the British possessions in India, under such regulations as to the House may seem proper and consistent with their good government, tranquillity and safety.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petitions against additional Duty on Corn Spirits.

A Petition of Freeholders, Commissioners of Supply, Justices of the Peace, and Proprietors of land in the county of Kincardine, in General Meeting assembled;-of Land-owners, Farmers and others, in the county of Kincardine;-and, of Farmers in the county of Haddington, -were presented, and read; praying, That, if it shall be deemed necessary to increase the Duty on home-made Spirits, the House will be pleased to make a corresponding increase on the Duty upon Rum.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and to be printed.

Petition for reduction of Taxation.

A Petition of George D. Palmer, Chairman of a Meeting of Inhabitants of Great Yarmouth, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will forthwith reduce to its lowest practicable expense every department of Government, from the highest to the lowest, abolish all monopolies and exclusive privileges, and, as the intended result, effect such a reduction of Taxation as shall be commensurate to the great need, the just expectations, and the undoubted right of the people.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petition respecting Bankrupt Laws Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Cambridge, was presented, and read; praying, That the measure in contemplation, requiring all Commissions of Bankrupt within the distance of eighty miles from the metropolis to be executed in London, may not pass into a law.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petitions in favour of Watching, &c. Parishes Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the several parishes of Saint Cuthbert, Saint Helen-on-the-Walls and All Saints Peaseholme;-of the Holy Trinity Goodramgate;-of Saint Peter-the-Little;-of Saint John Delpike;-of Saint Crux;-of Saint Michael-le-Belfrey;-and, of the Churchwardens, Overseers and Parishioners of Saint Mary Bishophill, in the city of York, were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to make provision for the lighting, watching, cleansing and paving of Parishes in England and Wales; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and to be printed.

Petition for relief from Tithes.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the hundred of Diss, in the county of Norfolk, being all either land-owners or payers or receivers of Tithes, was presented, and read; praying the House to take into consideration the laws respecting Tithes, and to devise some means by which the clergy may be more justly and equally paid, and the Petitioners relieved from the burthens which cramp their industry, repress their exertions, and ruin their hopes.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petitions respecting Labourers Wages.

A Petition of the Master Manufacturers and Operatives in the Woollen Trade, in the county of Gloucester, and others;-and, of Magistrates acting in the clothing districts of the county of Gloucester, and wholly unconnected with the clothing manufacture,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners beg leave to express their satisfaction at having learnt that a Bill has been proposed to the House, with a view to prevent the continuance of practices in the mode of paying Wages to workmen by Truck instead of Money, being most intolerably oppressive to the working classes, and at the same time most injurious to the fair manufacturer; the Petitioners, anxious to prevent the injury which must be produced by the still more general adoption of such a system, pray the House, that the laws may be made more effectual for the prevention of such practices by increased penalties and more comprehensive enactments, which shall include both direct and collusive payments to workmen, either in Goods, by way of Truck, or at Shops, in which the master manufacturer is either directly or indirectly interested.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and to be printed.

Petition in favour of Liability of Landlords Bill.

A Petition of the Churchwardens, Overseers and Inhabitants of Cheltenham, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the better rating Tenements under a certain Annual Value; and praying the House to grant them relief, by amending the Act of the 59 Geo. 3, c. 12, and thereby authorizing the Rates to be assessed and levied upon the owners of all tenements, at the fair annual value of 15£. and under, whether the same be let by the year, or for any greater or less period, or such other relief as the House may deem efficient.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Return, &c. of Expense of Buckingham Palace, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all Sums of Money advanced since the last Return, for the Repairs and Alterations of Buckingham Palace.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Estimate of what further Sums may be required to complete the Alterations and Repairs of Buckingham Palace.

Petition for extension of Trial by Jury to Provincial Courts (Scotland.)

A Petition of the Merchants House of Glasgow, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for uniting the benefits of Jury Trial in Civil Causes with the ordinary Jurisdiction of the Court of Session, and for making certain other alterations and reductions in the Judicial Establishments of Scotland; and praying the House, in passing the said Bill, to make such alterations therein and additions thereto, as may carry into effect the objects contained in the Petition.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petition of Retail Brewers, complaining of Magistrates.

A Petition of Retail Brewers in the counties of Sussex and Hants, was presented, and read; setting forth, That in consequence of the Act passed in the fifth year of the reign of His present Majesty, by which persons were allowed to brew and sell Beer by Retail, under the sanction of a license from the Commissioners of Excise, and without control or interference of local magistrates, provided the Beer so sold was not drunk on the premises of the vender, the Petitioners embarked their property in the brewing trade, and at first experienced no inconvenience from any party; but the Petitioners have now to represent to the House, that the local magistrates have in divers places convicted persons in the situation of the Petitioners, of offending against a subsequent Act passed in the ninth year of the reign of His present Majesty, they, the magistrates, having thought proper to consider that persons drinking on the public highway, in front of or near to the house where the Beer was purchased, are to be regarded as drinking on the premises; the Petitioners beg to represent to the House, that if this interpretation and judgment of the local magistrates be allowed, the trade of the Petitioners will be entirely abolished, for it is quite impossible for any person to prevent purchasers from drinking in the street the Beer they have purchased, and the Petitioners will of course be completely at the mercy of informers, who may purchase Beer and drink it unknown to the venders, and then obtain, by the aid of magistrates willing to convict, very injurious and heavy penalties against them; the Petitioners cannot imagine that the subsequent Act, by which convictions have been obtained against persons in their situation, was ever intended by the House to apply to them, and they earnestly implore the House to pass an Act to protect them against such vexatious proceedings; and they further beg respectfully to represent to the House, that they experience no small difficulty at times in preventing persons from drinking on their premises, and that while serving, one and the other may, unperceived by the seller, actually drink on the premises, and thereby render him, though perfectly unintentionally, guilty of an infraction of the law; and here the Petitioners would press upon the House the necessity of declaring the brewing trade to be free, like other trades.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petition for holding Assizes at Wakefield.

A Petition of the Clergy, Gentry, Freeholders, Merchants, and others, Inhabitants of Lepton, in the west riding of the county of York, was presented, and read; praying, That the Assizes and General Gaol Delivery for the business of the west riding of the county of York may in future be held at Wakefield.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.

Committee of Supply.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty, be now read; and the same being read:-The House resolved itself into the Committee.

(In the Committee.)

1. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Six thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, in aid of the expense of erecting Churches in the West Indies, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

2. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Eight thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, towards defraying the expense of erecting and completing the Pier at Hobb's Point Milford Haven; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

3. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Twelve thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, towards defraying the expense of erecting the State Paper Office, in the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

4. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Four thousand seven hundred pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expenses of the Commissioners of the Holyhead and Howth Roads and Harbours; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

5. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Ten thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expense of the new Buildings at the British Museum, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

6. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Thirty thousand five hundred pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Salaries and Allowances to the Officers of the Houses of Lords and Commons, for the year 1830.

7. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Seventeen thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expenses of the Houses of Lords and Commons, for the year 1830.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Eighty-seven thousand three hundred and sixty-eight pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to make good the deficiency of the Fee Fund in the Departments of His Majesty's Treasury, Secretaries of State, Most honourable Privy Council, and Committee of Privy Council for Trade, for the year 1830;

The said Motion was, by leave of the Committee, withdrawn.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Twenty-four thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to make good the deficiency of the Fee Fund in the Department of His Majesty's Treasury, for the year 1830;

Whereupon a Motion was made, and the Question being put, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Twenty-three thousand five hundred pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to make good the deficiency of the Fee Fund in the Department of His Majesty's Treasury, for the year 1830; the Committee divided;

Teller for the Yeas, Mr. Hume - - 106
Teller for the Noes, Mr. Planta - - 178

Original Question put;

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Twenty-four thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to make good the deficiency of the Fee Fund in the Department of His Majesty's Treasury, for the year 1830.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Twelve thousand and ten pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to make good the deficiency of the Fee Fund in the Department of His Majesty's Secretary of State for the Home Department, for the year 1830;

The said Motion was, by leave of the Committee, withdrawn.

To report Progress, and ask leave to sit again.

And the House having continued to sit till after twelve of the clock on Tuesday morning;

Martis, 11 die Maii, 1830:

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had made a progress in the matters to them referred; and that he was directed by the Committee to move, That they may have leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, again resolve itself in the said Committee.

Report of Watching, &c. Parishes Bill, considered.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to make provision for the lighting, watching, cleansing and paving of Parishes in England and Wales, be now read; and the same being read; the House proceeded to take the Report into further consideration; and the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, being read a second time, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed; and read the third time upon Monday next.

Juries (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill for consolidating and amending the Laws relative to Jurors and Juries in Ireland;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time upon Monday next.

Committee on Deserted Children (Ireland) Bill; No. 383.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for making provision, in certain cases, for the Relief and Maintenance of Deserted and of Illegitimate Children in Ireland;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair;

A Motion was made, and the Question was proposed, That the House do now adjourn:-And the said Motion was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

Then the main Question being put;

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair:- The House accordingly resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

reported.

Sir Alexander Grant accordingly reported from the Committee, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration upon Monday next.

Ordered, That the Bill, as amended, be printed.

Forgeries Punishment Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for reducing into one Act all such Forgeries as shall henceforth be punished with Death, and for otherwise amending the Laws relative to Forgery;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Committee on Court of Session (Scotland) Bill.) No. 384.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for uniting the benefits of Jury Trial in Civil Causes with the ordinary Jurisdiction of the Court of Session, and for making certain other alterations and reductions in the Judicial Establishments of Scotland; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

reported.

Sir Alexander Grant accordingly reported from the Committee, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration upon Monday next.

Ordered, That the Bill, as amended, be printed.

Further Consideration of Report on Tobacco Acts, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Acts 12 Charles 2, c. 34, for prohibiting the planting, setting or sowing of Tobacco in England and Ireland; and, 22 Geo. 3, c.73, to explain an Act made in the twelfth year of the reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the planting, setting or sowing of Tobacco in England or Ireland, and to permit the Use and Removal of Tobacco, the growth of Scotland, into England, for a limited time, under certain Restrictions;"

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration upon Monday next.

Sale of Beer Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Constabulary (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to amend certain Acts relating to Constables in Ireland;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time upon Monday next.

Bogs Drainage (Ireland) Bill, passed.

The ingrossed Bill for draining and allotting the Bogs of Ireland, was, according to Order, read the third time; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Brownlow, do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Navy Pay Bill, passed.

The ingrossed Bill to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the Pay of the Royal Navy, was, according to Order, read the third time.

An ingrossed Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, by way of Rider, "That postage shall not be pay"able by Commissioners of Navy and Victualling;" and the said Clause was brought up, and twice read with a blank; and committed to a Committee of the whole House:-The House accordingly resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Clause, and made an Amendment thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

Sir Alexander Grant accordingly reported from the Committee, the Amendment which they had made to the Clause; and the Amendment was read, and agreed to by the House:-And the said Clause was read the third time, and agreed to by the House to be made part of the Bill, by way of Rider.

Another ingrossed Clause was added by way of Rider, and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Frankland Lewis do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to amend the Laws respecting the Leasing Powers of Bishops and Ecclesiastical Corporations in Ireland;

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration upon Monday next.

Labouring Poor Bill, committed.

A Bill to promote the Employment of the labouring Poor by free hiring at fair and adequate Wages, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to Lord Nugent, Lord Viscount Eastnor, Mr. Mundy, Mr. Hobhouse, Lord Viscount Althorp, Mr. Rickford, Mr. Cartwright, Sir John Shelley, Mr. Lennard, Mr. Ridley Colborne, Sir Thomas Gooch, Mr. Burrell, Mr. Heathcote: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ordered, That Five be the Quorum of the Committee.

Embankments (Ireland) Bill, committed.

A Bill for making and preserving Embankments on the sides of Rivers in Ireland, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House, for Thursday next.

Lower Canada Legislature Bill, committed.

A Bill to amend so much of an Act of the thirty-first year of his late Majesty, for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House, for Tuesday next.

Report on the Conduct of Sir Jonah Barrington. No. 382.

Lord Francis Leveson Gower reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Eighteenth Report of the Commissioners of Judicial Inquiry in Ireland, which was presented to the House upon the 9th day of February, in the last Session of Parliament; of the Deposition forwarded to the Commission of Judicial Inquiry by Sir Jonah Barrington, Judge of the Court of Admiralty in Ireland, which was presented to the House upon the 16th day of March, in the last Session of Parliament; and, of the Report which upon the 1st day of June, in the last Session of Parliament, was made from the Committee appointed to take into consideration the Eighteenth Report of the Commissioners of Judicial Inquiry in Ireland, together with the Deposition forwarded to those Commissioners by Sir Jonah Barrington, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland, and other Papers connected with the conduct of Sir Jonah Barrington, in the discharge of his judicial functions, the Resolutions which they had directed him to report to the House; and the same were read; and are as followeth:

1. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that, in consequence of an Address from the House of Commons, his late Majesty was graciously pleased to issue a Commission under the Great Seal, for examining the Salaries, Duties, and Emoluments of the several Officers, Clerks and Ministers of Justice, within that part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, and that the Commissioners so appointed have laid before Parliament Eighteen several Reports, the Eighteenth of which relates to the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland; that, on the faith of such Reports, divers Acts of the Legislature have been passed, and are now in force.

2dly. That the Office of Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland, is an Office of dignity and importance, on the impartial and uncorrupt execution of which the honour of the Crown, and the protection of the rights and interests of many, both of His Majesty's subjects and of Foreigners, engaged in maritime pursuits, greatly depend.

3dly. That, by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Ireland, bearing date the 23d May 1797, Doctor Barrington, now Sir Jonah Barrington, was appointed to the said Office of Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland, with power to depute and surrogate in his place one or more Deputy or Deputies, as often as he should think fit.

4thly. That it is stated in the aforesaid Eighteenth Report, that statements were made to the Commissioners on oath, and confirmed by documents produced to the said Commissioners, by which it appeared that, in two several derelict cases, which were adjudicated in the said High Court of Admiralty, the Judge who then presided, the aforesaid Sir Jonah Barrington, had appropriated to his own use certain portions of the proceeds.

5thly. That it is stated in the aforesaid Eighteenth Report, that it appeared, from the oral and documentary evidence before the Commissioners, in the first of these cases, "the Nancy derelict," that Sir Jonah Barrington appropriated to his own use, out of the proceeds, £.482. 8s. 8d. and £.200, making together £.682. 8s. 8d. and never repaid any part of either; and that the Registrar is a loser in that cause to the amount of £.546. 11s. 4d. including his poundage.

6thly. That it is stated in the aforesaid Eighteenth Report, that, in the second of those cases, that of the "Redstrand derelict," on the 12th of January 1810, the sum of £.200 was paid by the Marshal into the Registry, on account of the proceeds in this cause, and, on the same day, Sir Jonah Barrington, by an order in his own handwriting, which was produced to the Commissioners, directed the Registrar to lodge that sum to his (the Judge's) credit in the bank of Sir William Gleadowe Newcomen, which he (the Registrar) accordingly did:-That, subsequently, a petition having been presented to the Court by Mr. Henry Pyne Masters, one of the salvagers, Sir Jonah wrote an order at the foot of it, bearing date the 29th day of May 1810, directing the Registrar to pay to the petitioner a sum of £.40; and, at the same time, he wrote a note to Mr. Masters, requesting that he would not present the order for two months, at the close of which period Sir Jonah left Ireland, and never since returned:-That Mr. Masters, after a considerable time (upwards of four years), finding that he could not get his money, prepared a memorial, addressed to the Lord Lieutenant, stating the circumstances, and complaining of the conduct of the Judge; and, going to the Registrar, he demanded payment of his money, otherwise he would immediately present the memorial which he held in his hand:-That the Registrar, anxious, as he states, to screen the Judge, on the 8th day of July 1814, paid Mr. Masters the money out of his own pocket, and produced to the Commissioners his receipt, and a letter of acknowledgment from Mr. Masters for his good conduct in the transaction:-That, under somewhat similar circumstances, the Registrar paid a further sum of £.9. 12s. 9d. to Mr. John Wycherly, another salvor, who came to Dublin to endeavour to get his money; so that, including his own fees in the cause amounting to £.15, and his poundage on the net proceeds, amounting to £.7. 10s., the Registrar states that there is actually due to him in this cause £.72. 2s. 9d.; and, further, that as the sum of £.200 was never repaid by the Judge, the loss of the balance between that sum and the sum of £.72. 2s. 9d. fell upon the unpaid salvagers.

7thly. That it is stated, in the aforesaid Eighteenth Report, that, Sir Jonah Barrington having represented his inability to attempt a journey to Ireland, an extract from the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Commissioners was transmitted to him, containing every thing, at that time deposed to, by which his character might be affected. That, subsequently, sundry communications were received from him, which, with the several letters addressed to him by the Commissioners in reply, are printed in the Appendix to the aforesaid Eighteenth Report. That assertions of general denial contained in these and subsequent letters, are the only contradiction or explanation of the foregoing facts, given by Sir Jonah to the Commissioners, which contradiction would have had much weight with the Commissioners had the alleged facts been supported only by the parole testimony of the officer who stated them; but that, when the Commissioners found the hand-writing of Sir Jonah Barrington himself supporting the statement of the witness, they could not avoid giving credit to his (the witness') evidence. That the Commissioners resumed the examination of the Registrar, and that the said Registrar, though aware that the Commissioners had been in communication with Sir Jonah Barrington, who might, if he had sworn falsely, have suggested means of contradicting him, persisted in his former evidence, and furnished other documents, tending to confirm his testimony, which he had subsequently found.

8thly. That the said Eighteenth Report of the Commissioners, so founded on Evidence taken on oath; and on Documents, together with the Depositions forwarded to the Commissioners by Sir Jonah Barrington, and other Papers connected with the conduct of Sir Jonah Barrington, in the discharge of his judicial functions, was, by Order of the House, referred to a Select Committee in the last Session of Parliament.

9thly. That the Select Committee, so appointed, did take into consideration the matters so referred to them, and that, Sir Jonah Barrington having, in a letter to the Chief Secretary of the Lord Lieutenant, expressed his wish to come over to this Country to be examined, whenever a Committee should be appointed to consider the Report of the Commissioners, the Committee did afford him that opportunity of meeting allegations which so seriously affected his character.

10thly. That the Committee, after full investigation of the whole subject submitted to their inquiry, and after examination of Witnesses and of documentary Evidence, came to a Report, which has been laid on the Table of this House; from which Report it appears that, on the whole, the Committee were of opinion, that Sir Jonah Barrington, as Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland, did, in the years 1805 and 1806, under colour of his official authority, apply to his own use two sums, amounting to £.500. 9s. 2d. out of the Proceeds of the derelict Ship "Nancy," then lodged in the hands of the Registrar of that Court; and that he did, in the year 1810, in a similar manner, apply to his own use the sum of £.200 out of the Proceeds of the "Redstrand" derelict.

2. Resolved, That it appears to this Committee, that the opinion so expressed in the aforesaid Report of the Select Committee, is fully warranted by the evidence, and is entitled to the concurrence of this Committee.

3. Resolved, That it is, therefore, the opinion of this Committee, that Sir Jonah Barrington has been guilty of serious malversation in the discharge of his office of Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, and that it is unfit and would be of bad example, that he should continue to hold the said office.

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration upon Monday next.

Ordered, That the Resolutions be printed.

Usury Laws Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to alter several Acts relating to Contracts for the Loan of Money at Interest;

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration this day.

Consideration of King's Message, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into consideration His Majesty's most gracious Message of the 22d day of March last;

Ordered, That the said Message be taken into consideration upon Friday next.

Poor Law Amendment Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to prevent Abuses of the Poor Laws, by declaring and amending the Law relating to the employment and payment of Able-bodied Labourers from the Poor Rates;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time upon Monday next.

Liability of Landlords Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill for the better rating Tenements under a certain Annual Value;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time upon Monday next.

Richmond Lunatic Asylum Bill, passed.

The ingrossed Bill for appropriating the Richmond Lunatic Asylum in Dublin to the purposes of a District Lunatic Asylum, was, according to Order, read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir Alexander Grant do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Sheriffs (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for the better Regulation of the Office of Sheriffs of Counties in Ireland;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Committee on Law Officers (Scotland) Compensation, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of granting Compensation to any Judges and Officers of the Courts of Law in Scotland, whose Salaries or lawful Fees and Emoluments may be terminated or reduced by the effect of any Act of this Session, for making alterations in the Judicial Establishments of Scotland;

Resolved, That this House will, this day, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Registrar at Madras Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill for the Relief of the Representatives of Persons who have died intestate in the Presidency of Madras in the East Indies, and for the Relief of the Suitors of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Madras aforesaid;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time this day.

Ordered, That the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, be heard by their counsel upon the second reading of the said Bill.

Report on Galway Franchise Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for receiving the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to repeal so much of an Act passed in Ireland, in the fourth year of the reign 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;

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Ordered, That James Hardiman Burke, Esquire, the Mayor of Galway, be heard by his counsel on the Report of the said Bill.

Rights of Executors Bill, reported.

Mr. Spring Rice reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for making better Provision for the disposal of the undisposed-of Residues of the Effects of Testators, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed; and read the third time this day.

Ways and Means, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to His Majesty;

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Committee on Four Per Cent. Annuities Act.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Act of this present Session of Parliament, for transferring certain Annuities of Four Pounds per Centum per Annum into Annuities of Three Pounds and Ten Shillings, or Five Pounds per Centum per Annum; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had come to several Resolutions, which they had directed him to report to the House.

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Motion respecting Offices continuance.

A Motion was made, and the Question was proposed, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for the continuation of Persons in Office, notwithstanding the demise of the Crown.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the House do now adjourn:-The said Motions were severally, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Parish Vestries Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Regulation of Parish Vestries, and for lighting and watching Towns in England and Wales: And that Mr. Hobhouse and Sir Francis Burdett do prepare, and bring it in.

Time for 2 Bankrupt Laws Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill to supply an omission in an Act of the sixth year of His present Majesty, for amending the Laws relating to Bankrupts, be read a second time this day.

Ashburton Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads near the Borough of Ashburton, and from or near the North Side of the Town of Totness towards Ashburton aforesaid, and other Roads communicating therewith, or leading therefrom, in the County of Devon, was read the third time; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads leading to and from or near to the Towns of Ashburton and Totnes, in the County of Devon.

Ordered, That Mr. Bastard do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Criminal Returns Bill, deferred.

The House was moved, That the Order made upon the 3d day of this instant May, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House this day, upon the Bill to repeal an Act of the fifty-fifth year of his late Majesty, for procuring Returns of Persons committed, tried and convicted for Criminal Offences and Misdemeanors, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Bath Hospital Bill, reported.

Mr. Bastard reported from the Committee on the Bill for altering and amending an Act passed in the twelfth year of the reign of his Majesty King George the Second, for establishing and well-governing an Hospital or Infirmary in the City of Bath, and for constructing Baths therein, and supplying the same with Water from the Hot Baths in the said City; That the Committee had examined, and found that the Committee to whom the Petition for the said Bill was referred, had reported, That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for supplying any City, Town or Place, with Water, had been complied with; but it appeared to this Committee, that inasmuch as no rate, toll, tax or duty is to be raised under the provisions of the said Bill, nor any private land or ground to be taken or used for the purposes of the Aqueduct, and that, as the whole expenses of executing the works authorized by the Bill are to be paid and defrayed out of the funds of the said Hospital, the said Bill does not come within that part of the Standing Orders requiring a copy thereof, with a map annexed, to be deposited with the parish clerks, and seven days notice of the same to be given in the newspapers, and upon the church doors; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Kennedy's Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to vest a part of the entailed Estate of Dunure and others, in the County of Ayr, in Trustees in fee simple, for the purpose of disposing of or applying the Lands so vested, or the Price thereof, or the Securities to be granted thereon, towards satisfying the Debts contracted, for Money laid out in the Improvement of the said entailed Estate, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

And then the House, having continued to sit till near half an hour after two of the clock on Tuesday morning, adjourned till this day.