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House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 14 May 1830

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

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Veneris, 14 die Maii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Ireland- Papers, &c. presented: Education. No. 397.

THE House being informed that Mr. Johnson, from the Office of the Chief Secretary for Ireland, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of several Acts of Parliament,-The Annual Report from the Commissioners of Education in Ireland to His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, for the year ending 25th March 1830.

Compensation, Court of Chancery.

A Copy of the Certificate filed by the Right honourable the Lord Chancellor of Ireland in the Office of the Auditor General in Ireland, in the matter of the Petition and Claim of John Brenan, Esquire, one of the Six Clerks of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, for Compensation for one year ended the 2d November 1829, together with a Copy of the Lord Lieutenant's Warrant thereon: -And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie upon the Table; and that the Report of the Commissioners of Education be printed.

Staines Bridge Account, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. Horne, from the Commissioners of Staines Bridge, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of several Acts of Parliament, -An Account of the Receipts and Disbursements of the Tolls and other Monies collected on the Staines Bridge, from the 26th day of March 1829 to the 25th day of March 1830, both days inclusive:-And then he withdrew.

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

East India Revenue Accounts, presented. No. 398.

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 the directions of several Acts of Parliament,-An Account of the annual Revenues and Charges of Bengal, under the respective heads thereof, for three years, according to the latest advices; with an Estimate of the same for the succeeding year.

A Comparison of the estimated and actual Revenues and Charges of Bengal for the year 1827-28.

An Account of the Revenues and Charges of Fort Saint George, under the respective heads thereof, for three years, according to the latest advices; with an Estimate of the same for the succeeding year.

A Comparison of the estimated and actual Revenues and Charges of Fort Saint George for the year 1827-28.

An Account of the Revenues and Charges of Bombay, under the respective heads thereof, for three years, according to the latest advices; with an Estimate of the same for the succeeding year.

A comparison of the estimated and actual Revenues and Charges of Bombay for the year 1827-28.

An Account of the Revenues and Charges of Prince of Wales Island, Singapore, Malacca and Saint Helena, for three years, according to the latest advices; with an Estimate of the same for the succeeding year.

General Abstract View of the actual Revenues and Charges of India, for three years, according to the latest advices; with the Estimate of the same for the succeeding year, showing the net Revenue, the Amount paid for Interest on Debts, and the remaining surplus Revenue and surplus Charge.

Abstract Statement of the Receipts and Disbursements of the Bengal Government, from 1st May 1827 to 30th April 1828.

Abstract Statement of the Receipts and Disbursements of the Madras Government, from the 1st May 1827 to the 30th April 1828.

Abstract Statement of the Receipts and Disbursements of the Bombay Government, from the 1st May 1827 to 30th April 1828.

Abstract Statement of the Receipts and Disbursements at Prince of Wales Island, Singapore and Malacca, for 1827-28.

An Account of the Balance of Quick Stock, exhibiting a State of the Company's Affairs in respect to their Assets and Debts, as they stood at the several Presidencies of Fort William, Fort Saint George, Bombay and Prince of Wales Island, at the conclusion of the year 1827-28.

Amount of Bond and other Debts owing by the East India Company, at their several Presidencies in the East Indies, on the 30th April 1828, the rates of Interest which such Debts respectively carry, and the annual amount of such Interest.

Abstract Estimate of the probable Receipts and Disbursements of the Bengal Government, from the 1st May 1828 to 30th April 1829.

Abstract Estimate of the probable Receipts and Disbursements of the Madras Government, from 1st May 1828 to 30th April 1829.

Abstract Estimate of the probable Receipts and Disbursements of the Bombay Government, from the 1st May 1828 to 30th April 1829.

Estimate of the probable Receipts and Disbursements at Prince of Wales Island, Singapore and Malacca, for 1828-29.

An Account of the annual Charges defrayed by the East India Company, for the Management of their Trade and Commerce in Bengal, Madras, Bombay and Prince of Wales Island; also, an Account of the Factory Charges at Canton, for three years, according to the latest advices; with an Estimate of the same for the succeeding year.

An Account of the Amount received at the several Presidencies of Fort William, Fort Saint George, Bombay and at Prince of Wales Island, for Sales of Import Goods, for three years, according to the latest advices; with an Estimate of the same for the succeeding year.

An Account of the Prime Cost of all Cargoes purchased by the East India Company in India, and shipped for Europe, for three years, according to the latest advices: -And then he withdrew.

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

Account to be printed. No. 399.

Ordered, That the Account relative to Turnpike Road Bill Fees, which was yesterday laid upon the Table of the House, be printed.

Kennedy's Estate Bill, committed.

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 a second time; and committed to Sir James Graham, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Report of Polloc and Govan Railway Bill, considered.

A Motion being made, That the Report which, upon the 6th day of this instant May, was made from the Committee on the Bill for making and maintaining a Railway from the Lands of Polloc and Govan to the River Clyde, at the Harbour of Broomielaw, in the County of Lanark, with a Branch to communicate therefrom, 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.

Ashborne and Belper Road Bill, re-committed.

The House was moved, That the Report which, upon Monday last, was made 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, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the Bill be re-committed to the former Committee; and that they have leave to sit, and proceed, and to report upon Monday next.

Petition against.

A Petition of Robert Holden, of Nuttall Temple, in the county of Nottingham, Esquire, and of Anthony Radford Strutt, of Makeney, in the county of Derby, Esquire, was presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves or their agents against certain parts thereof.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Bill; and that the Petitioners be heard by themselves or agents upon their Petition, if they think fit.

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

Report of Ellesmere and Chester Canal Bill, considered.

A Motion being made, That the Report which, upon the 6th day of this instant May, was made from the Committee on the Bill to enable the United Company of Proprietors of the Ellesmere and Chester Canal to make an additional Branch and Reservoir, and to amend and enlarge the Powers of the Act relating to the said Canal, 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.

Rother Levels Drainage Bill, passed.

An ingrossed 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, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir Edward Knatchbull do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Waterford Roads Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from the Bounds of the County of Cork to the City of Waterford, was read the third time.

Resolved That the Bill do pass.

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

Petition against New River Company Bill.

A Petition of the Mayor, Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Hospitals of Edward late King of England the Sixth, of Christ, Bridewell and Saint Thomas-the-Apostle, as Governors of Christ's Hospital, 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 they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Bill; and that the Petitioners be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents upon their Petition, if they think fit.

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

Kidwelly Inclosure Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for inclosing Lands within the several Parishes of Kidwelly, Saint Mary in Kidwelly, Saint Ishmael, and Pembrey, in the County of Carmarthen, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

D'Oyly's Divorce Bill, reported, with an Amendment.

Sir Thomas Baring reported from the Committee of the whole House on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Hadley D'Oyly, Esquire, with Charlotte, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes, the Amendment which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendment was read, and is as followeth;

Pr. 1. 1. 26. Leave out "Petitioner" and insert "said subject."

The said Amendment being read a second time, was agreed to by the House.

Then the Bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendment, do pass.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Baring do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the same with an Amendment; to which Amendment this House doth desire the concurrence of their Lordships.

Petition for Road from Waterloo Bridge to British Museum.

A Petition of George Glenny, Gentleman, was presented, and read; praying the House to take into consideration the propriety of forming a new street from Waterloo Bridge to the front of the British Museum, and improving the approaches to the two national Theatres, and to adopt such measures as the House may deem fit and proper.

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

Petition for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the Rolvenden, in the county of Kent, was presented, and read; praying, That the Duty on Beer may be repealed on the 6th day of July next, instead of the 10th of October; and that the House will further be pleased to grant a total repeal of the Duty on Malt.

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

Petition against Sale of Beer Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the city and close of Salisbury, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England; and setting forth, That the said Bill contains a clause by which any one taking out a license may open his house for the sale of Beer, and allow the same to be drunk on the premises; and praying the House to reflect upon the fearful consequences which are likely to result to the community at large should the said clause be allowed to form part of the proposed measure.

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

Petitions to be printed.

Ordered, That the several Petitions of Proprietors and Occupiers of public-houses in the hundred of Eynsford, and adjoining hundreds in the county of Norfolk; of Brewers and Proprietors of public-houses at Diss; of Proprietors and Occupiers of public-houses in the hundred of Grimshoe, in the county of Norfolk; and, of East Dereham, which were yesterday presented to the House, taking notice of the Bill to permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England, and praying, that the same may not pass into a law, be printed.

Petitions complaining of Agricultural Distress.

A Petition of Owners and Occupiers of land in the hundred of East;-and, of Gentlemen, Clergy, Occupiers of land and Inhabitants of the hundred of West, in the county of Cornwall,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, feeling deeply sensible of the awful and generally distressed state of the country, and more particularly the Agricultural interest, beg respectfully to solicit the most earnest and immediate attention of the House to the prayers and petitions which have been and are about to be presented to the House, and thereby secure the confidence, the attachment and the respect of a free, loyal and united, but a suffering people; and praying, That the House will cause an immediate, rigid and unsparing inquiry to be made into the Distress of the nation, and adopt such measures for alleviating the same, as may restore happiness and prosperity to the people.

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

Petitions for mitigating Punishment for Forgery.

A Petition of Inhabitants of King's Lynn;-of Heugh Goodfellow, Chief Magistrate and Chairman of a meeting of the Merchants, Manufacturers and Inhabitants of the burgh of Hawick;-of the local Directors and Manager of the Provincial Bank of Ireland at Cork;-of N. M. Rothschild, Overend, Gurney & Co. and Sanderson & Co.; -of the Local Directors and Manager of the Provincial Bank of Ireland at Limerick;-and, at Sligo, -were presented, and read; praying, That some less awful punishment than that of death may be awarded in every case of Forgery.

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

Petitions against Assimilation of Stamp Duties.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Athlone;-and, of the Gold and Silver Operatives of Dublin,-were presented, and read; praying the House not to increase the present rate of Stamp Duties, being already sufficiently oppressive to the interests of Ireland.

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

Petition for Repeal of Inventory Duty (Scotland.)

A Petition of Freeholders, Commissioners of Supply, Justices of the Peace, and Landholders of the county of Dumfries, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have learnt, that a measure is now pending in the House for altering and consolidating the Stamp Duties in Great Britain; that the Petitioners take this opportunity of representing to the House the vexatious, expensive and inquisitorial manner in which the Duty on Inventories of Personal Estates in Scotland has hitherto been ascertained and levied, which, without any advantage to the revenue, increases heavily the burthen of the tax; that the rate of Duty being the same in England and in Scotland, and imposed by the same Statute, it is not merely ungracious but unjust, in making it effectual, to subject the one to the operation of an offensive and costly process, from which the other is wholly exempted; that the grievances complained of might at once be removed by repealing the Inventory Duty, as imposed under sections 38, et sequens, of the Act 48 Geo. 3, c. 149, and substituting in its place a duty on Confirmations in Scotland, to be made effectual in the same way as the duty on Probates in England, under sections 37 and 38 of the Act 55 Geo. 3; the Petitioners therefore humbly represent to the House the justice and expediency of assimilating the Inventory Duty in Scotland to the tax on Personal Estates in England, by repealing those enactments which require in Scotland a minute and offensive inventory and specification of personal estates, and impose a tax on that inventory, and by substituting in its stead a duty similar in its operation to that on personal estates in England.

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

Petitions respecting additional Duty on Spirits.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Athlone;-of Freeholders, Commissioners of Supply, Justices of the Peace, and Landholders, of the county of Dumfries;-of the Landed Proprietors and Landholders of the barony of Ballaghkeen, county of Wexford;-of Land-owners and Landholders, Inhabitants of the united parishes of Kilmeen, Culin and Dromtariff, in the county of Cork;-of William Oliver, Preses of a Meeting of the Freeholders, Heritors and Commissioners of Supply, of the county of Roxburgh;-and, of the Freeholders, Commissioners of Supply and Landholders of the county of Wigtown,- were presented, and read; praying the House to impose an additional Duty upon Rum and other Foreign Spirits, corresponding with that proposed upon Spirits of home manufacture.

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

Petition for Removal of Disabilities affecting the Jews.

A Petition of Freeholders and Inhabitants of the hundred of Diss, in Norfolk, and its vicinity, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, feeling the benign influence of the civil, rational and religious liberty which they themselves enjoy, respectfully represent their compassion for the Jews, who have long been deprived of such advantages, and their desire to restore them to the full exercise of all civil rights.

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

Accounts of Tobacco, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Tobacco, manufactured and unmanufactured, imported into Great Britain and Ireland, from the British Possessions in Asia, Africa, and America, in the year 1829; distinguishing the quantity received from each, and in what proportion, Foreign or Colonial.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the gross amount of Tobacco imported, in the year 1829, into Great Britain and Ireland; distinguishing the quantity of Snuff and of Segars, and whether Foreign or Colonial.

Returns of Expenses of Lords and Commons, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the manner in which £.30,500, voted in Miscellaneous Estimates of 1830, to defray Salaries and Allowances to Officers of Lords and Commons, was expended; also, the Particulars of Expenses defrayed by the Houses of Lords and Commons by £. 17,000, as voted in the Miscellaneous Estimates of 1830.

Australian Company Bill, passed

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to amend an Act for granting certain powers and authorities to a Company to be incorporated by Charter, to be called The Australian Agricultural Company, for the cultivation and improvement of the waste lands in the Colony of New South Wales, and for other purposes relating thereto, be now read; and the same being read:-The Bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to amend an Act for granting certain powers and authorities to a Company to be incorporated by Charter, to be called The Australian Agricultural Company, for the cultivation and improvement of waste lands in the Colony of New South Wales, and for other purposes relating thereto.

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

Petition for retaining the Assize Town within the County of Pembroke.

A Petition of the Magistrates of the county of Pembroke, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, taking into their serious consideration the important changes in the administration of their laws recommended by the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the practice and proceedings of the Courts of Common Law, beg leave to represent to the House, that they apprehend that great inconvenience and increased expense will be the necessary consequence of conveying prisoners and witnesses beyond the limits of their county for trial, as well as a great augmentation of legal expenses in prosecuting their suits in civil actions so far from home, if Carmarthen should be substituted for Haverfordwest as an Assize Town, as suggested by the Commissioners; that they are fully aware of the great improvements about to be introduced into the administration of the laws by the measure recommended by the Commissioners, but they view with apprehension the consequences of having no circuit town within the natural limits of their county, and the discontent that may arise from that deprivation; they therefore take the liberty of approaching the House, and humbly petitioning that some arrangement may be adopted, by which, whilst they and the Principality generally participate in the advantage of having their laws administered by the superior Judges of the English courts of law, they may still retain their Assize Town within the natural limits of the county of Pembroke.

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

Petition against Abolition of Welsh Judicature.

A Petition of J. H. Hampton, Foreman of the Grand Inquest of the county of Anglesey;-of Inhabitants of Anglesey;-and, of Magistrates of the county of Pembroke,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales; and praying the House to refuse their sanction to that part of the Bill which is calculated to affect the Principality.

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

Petitions respecting Emigration.

A Petition of Members of the Hutchesons' Emigration Society;-and, of Members of the United Emigration Societies of Glasgow and neighbourhood,-were presented, and read; praying the House to facilitate the means of emigration to Upper Canada.

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

Petition respecting Grand Juries (Ireland.)

A Petition of Thomas Ryan, of Thurles, in the county of Tipperary, was presented, and read; complaining of the Grand Jury system in Ireland as being in many respects injurious to the farmers in that kingdom; and praying the House that some change may be made therein.

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

Petition for establishing Poor Laws in Ireland.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Kilmanaghan, in the King's County, was presented, and read; praying for the adoption of a system of Poor Laws in Ireland.

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

Petition of Freethinkers for exemption from operation of Marriage Act.

A Petition of the Elder Deacons and Members of the Church of God meeting in London, and known as Freethinking Christians, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are a united and organized religious body, which, under the appellation of Freethinking Christians, has existed for nearly thirty years, separate and distinct from all other religious communities; that whilst the Toleration Act hath secured complete liberty of opinion, the Petitioners complain that by an Act of the Legislature which passed in the 26th year of the reign of George the Second they are prevented entering into the marriage state without submitting to a rite of the Established Church of England, and joining in an act of religious worship with one of its ordained ministers, which act of worship is a clear and public admission of the doctrines, the authority and claims of such church; that the Petitioners, with their views of the Church Marriage Ceremony, and of the Established Religion of which it is a part, have ever held it impossible for their members to submit and to subscribe thereunto, on occasion of their marriages, without publicly and in the face of the Established Church protesting against the same; that the delivery of such protests by the Petitioners, together with their refusal to kneel at the altar, and repeat certain parts of the Marriage Service deemed by them to be idolatrous, have exposed the Petitioners to great and serious pain and inconvenience; that the marriages of members of their body have been in consequence sometimes refused, sometimes delayed, sometimes broken off when partly celebrated, and on one occasion adjourned to a future day; that the members of their body have, in some instances, been kept in the Church several hours waiting the completion of the marriage, that in others they have been threatened to be expelled therefrom by civil force, or be handed over to the terrors of the Ecclesiastical Courts, those hateful remnants of spiritual tyranny and popish oppression, whilst upon some occasions, indeed, the liberality of the officiating minister hath rendered the situation of the Petitioners even the more painful and embarrassing; and praying the House to put an end to a state of things painful to all the parties concerned therein, necessary to no existing interest of the country, compelled by no avowed object or policy of the laws, and affording neither support nor the appearance of support to the religion established by law.

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

Petitions against Payment of Tithes (Ireland.)

A Petition of Catholic Owners and Occupiers of land in the Union of Tintern, Rosegarland and Inch, in the county of Wexford;-and, of the Landholders and Farmers of the united parishes of Taghmon, Coolstuff, Trinity, and Kilgarvan, in the county of Wexford,-were presented, and read; praying the House to take into its serious consideration the operation of the Tithe system in Ireland, with a view to remedy the evils so long resulting therefrom.

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

Petition for repeal of Sub-letting Act (Ireland.)

A Petition of Land-owners and Farmers of the united parishes of Taghmon, Coolstuff, Trinity and Kilgarvan, in the county of Wexford, was presented, and read; reciting the Act 7 Geo. 4, c. 29, to amend the Law of Ireland respecting the Assignment and Sub-letting of Lands and Tenements; and praying the House to repeal the same.

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

Petition respecting the Pig Market (Dublin.)

A Petition of Householders of the Haymarket, in the city of Dublin, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have read the copy of a Petition professing to be a Petition from the Principal Dealers in the Pork and Provision Trade of the city of Dublin, which was presented to the House on the 5th day of April last, and with much surprise find, that it is therein falsely stated, that the Inhabitants of the Haymarket in Dublin were seriously injured and inconvenienced by the pig-market having been held therein; that every householder in the Haymarket, except one, has signed this Petition, and beg to state that the pig-market having been and being held therein, is of great advantage, and of no inconvenience whatever to the Petitioners and the neighbourhood; that the Petition alluded to is an attempt to impose upon the House, and is without the signature of a single person of the grade from which it professes to proceed, and is wholly destitute of either facts or truth; and praying, That the House will not receive or act upon the assertions contained in that Petition as the sentiments of the persons from whom it professes to emanate, or the state of the question upon which it pretends to give honest information.

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

Petition for Reduction of Duties on Tobacco.

A Petition of Manufacturers of Tobacco and Snuff in the borough of Devizes, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will re-consider the Resolution which has been passed to repeal the laws which prohibit the growth of Tobacco in Great Britain, and will enact such laws as will prohibit its growth in Ireland; but if the House should still determine to prevent its growth in the United Kingdom, the Petitioners pray, That they will reduce the rate of duty on Foreign Tocacco to 2s. per pound.

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 Lords have agreed to

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

Mr. Speaker,

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

Navy Pay Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the Pay of the Royal Navy:

Ross (Hereford) Improvement Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for paving, cleansing, draining, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Ross, and for disposing of certain Common and Waste Lands and Rights of Common, within the Parish of Ross, in the County of Hereford:

Stamford Road Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act 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:

Birmingham and Edgehill Road Bill.

A Bill, intituled, 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:

GreatStrickland Inclosure Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for inclosing Lands in the Townships of Great Strickland and Thrimby, in the Parish of Morland, in the County of Westmorland: And also,

Amendment to D'Oyly's Divorce Bill.

The Lords have agreed to the Amendment made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Hadley D'Oyly, Esquire, with Charlotte his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes, without any Amendment:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

Committee of Supply.

Then the House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty.

(In the Committee.)

13. Resolved, 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 deficiencies of the Fee Fund in the Department of His Majesty's Home Secretary of State, for the year 1830.

14. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Seventeen thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to make good the deficiency of the Fee Fund in the Department of His Majesty's Foreign Secretary of State, for the year 1830.

15. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Seventeen 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 Secretary of State for the Colonies, for the year 1830.

16. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Sixteen thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to make good the deficiency of the Fee Fund in the Departments of His Majesty's Most honourable Privy Council, and Committee of Privy Council for Trade, for the year 1830.

17. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Eight thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Contingent Expenses and Messengers' Bills in the Department of His Majesty's Treasury, for the year 1830.

18. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Eight thousand and forty-five pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Contingent Expenses and Messengers' Bills in the Department of His Majesty's Home Secretary of State, 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 Thirty-four thousand seven hundred and fifty pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Contingent Expenses and Messengers' Bills in the Department of His Majesty's Foreign Secretary of State, for the year 1830;

Whereupon 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 seven hundred and fifty pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Contingent Expenses and Messengers' Bills in the Department of His Majesty's Foreign Secretary of State, for the year 1830;

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

Original Question put;

19. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Thirty-four thousand seven hundred and fifty pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Contingent Expenses and Messengers' Bills in the Department of His Majesty's Foreign Secretary of State, for the year 1830.

20. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Ten thousand five hundred pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Contingent Expenses and Messengers' Bills in the Department of His Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, for the year 1830.

21. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Three thousand seven hundred and twenty-five pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Contingent Expenses and Messengers' Bills in the Departments of His Majesty's Most honourable Privy Council, and Committee of Privy Council for Trade, for the year 1830.

22. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Six thousand five hundred pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to make compensation to the Commissioners appointed by several Acts for inquiring into the Collection and Management of the Revenue in Ireland, and into certain Revenue Departments in Great Britain, for their assiduity, care and pains in the execution of the trusts reposed in them by Parliament; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

23. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Five thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Salaries to certain Officers, and the Expenses of the Court and Receipt of Exchequer, for the year 1830.

24. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Nine hundred and fifty-eight pounds and five shillings, be granted to His Majesty, to pay the Salaries or Allowances granted to certain Professors in the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, for reading Courses of Lectures, for the year 1830.

25. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Thirteen thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight pounds and two shillings, be granted to His Majesty, to pay the Salaries of the Commissioners of the Insolvent Debtors Court, of their Clerks, and the Contingent Expenses of their office, for the year 1830; and also the Expenses attendant upon their Circuits.

26. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Four thousand and thirty-four pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to pay, in the year 1830, the Salaries of the Officers and the Contingent Expenses of the Office for the Superintendence of Aliens, and also the Superannuation or Retired Allowances to Officers formerly employed in that service.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Twenty-one thousand one hundred and thirty-five pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Expense of the Establishment of the Penitentiary House at Milbank, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

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

27. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Six thousand eight hundred and eighty-two pounds twelve shillings and seven-pence, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of Retired Allowances or Superannuations to Persons formerly employed in Public Offices or Departments, or in the Public Service, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

28. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Thirteen thousand six hundred and forty-seven pounds and ten shillings, be granted to His Majesty, to grant Relief, in the year 1830, to Toulonese and Corsican Emigrants, Dutch Naval Officers, Saint Domingo Sufferers, and others who have heretofore received Allowances from His Majesty, and who, from services performed or losses sustained in the British service, have special claims upon His Majesty's justice and liberality; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

29. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Two thousand five hundred pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Expense of the National Vaccine Establishment, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Three thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for the support of the Institution called the Refuge for the Destitute, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever;

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

To report Progress, and ask leave to sit again.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir George Clerk 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, upon Monday next, again resolve itself into the said Committee.

Adjournment.

Resolved, That this House will, at the rising of the House this day, adjourn till Monday next.

Address respecting Privy Council Emoluments.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, an Account of all Salaries, Profits, Pay, Fees and Emoluments, whether Civil or Military, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830, held and enjoyed by each of the Members of His Majesty's Most honourable Privy Council; specifying, with each name, the total amount received by each individual, and distinguishing the various sources from which the same is derived;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Question, by leaving out from the word "Military" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words "held and enjoyed by all Persons between the 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830, the total amount of which shall exceed £.1,000; specifying, with each name, the total amount received by each individual, and distinguishing the various sources from which the same are derived" instead thereof.

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

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

Sabbati, 15 die Maii, 1830:

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Sir James Graham, 147.
Lord Viscount Althorp:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Planta, 231.
Mr. George Dawson:

So it passed in the Negative.

And the Question being put, That the words "held and enjoyed by all Persons between the 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830, the total amount of which shall exceed £.1,000; specifying, with each name, the total amount received by each individual, and distinguishing the various sources from which the same are derived" be added instead thereof:-It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question, so amended, being put;

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, an Account of all Salaries, Profits, Pay, Fees and Emoluments, whether Civil or Military, held and enjoyed by all Persons between the 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830, the total amount of which shall exceed £.1,000; specifying, with each name, the total amount received by each individual, and distinguishing the various sources from which the same are derived.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by such Members of this House as are of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council.

Tithes Exchange 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 enable Rectors, Vicars and other Incumbents of Ecclesiastical Benefices and Livings in England and Wales, to exchange their Tithes for Corn Rents, by agreement with the owners of lands;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday the 28th day of this instant May, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Administration of Justice 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 for the more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales;

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

Common Law Fees Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill for regulating the Receipt and future Appropriation of Fees and Emoluments receivable by Officers of the Superior Courts of Common Law;

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

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 Monday next.

Bankrupt Laws 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 supply an omission in an Act of the sixth year of His present Majesty, for amending the Laws relating to Bankrupts;

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

Fees Abolition Bill, committed.

A Bill to abolish all Fees and Stamp Duties chargeable on the renewal of all Appointments, Commissions, Grants, Pensions and Patents, consequent on the demise of the Crown, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday next.

Population Bill, recommitted.

The House, according to Order, proceeded to take into further consideration the Report from the Committee on the Bill for taking an account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof:- And the House being informed, that other Amendments are necessary to be made to the Bill:-The Bill was re-committed to the former Committee.

Ways and Means, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, 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, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Report of Insolvent Debtors 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 continue and amend the Laws for Relief of Insolvent Debtors in England, 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 Tuesday next.

Report of Law Officers (Scotland) Compensation.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for receiving the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred 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, be now read; and the same being read;

The Lord Advocate accordingly reported from the said Committee, the Resolution which they had directed him to report to the House; and the same was read, and agreed to by the House; and is as followeth;

Resolved, That Compensation be made out of the Monies chargeable by several Acts of the 7th and 10th years of Queen Anne, with the Fees, Salaries and other charges allowed for keeping up the Courts of Session, Justiciary and Exchequer, to any Judges and Officers of 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 in Scotland.

Usury Laws Bill, deferred.

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 alter several Acts relating to Contracts for the Loan of Money at Interest, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Report of Galway Franchise Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, 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, be now read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the Report be received upon Monday next.

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

Heritable Securities (Scotland) Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to facilitate the transference of Heritable Securities for Debt in Scotland : And that Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Charles Grant do prepare, and bring it in.

Tobacco Cultivation Committee, appointed.

Ordered, That a Select Committee be appointed to consider the Laws which relate to the growth and cultivation of Tobacco within the several parts of the United Kingdom, and to report their observations and opinion thereupon to the House:-And a Committee was appointed of Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Frankland Lewis, Mr. Huskisson, Mr. Hart Davis, Mr. Charles Calvert, Mr. Dickinson, Mr. Poulett Thomson, Mr. Home Drummond, Mr. George Dawson, Sir Henry Parnell, Mr. Heathcote, Lord Viscount Belgrave, Mr. Maurice FitzGerald, Sir John Newport, Mr. George Moore, Mr. Warburton, Lord Killeen, Mr. Alderman Wood, Mr. Archibald Campbell, Mr. Prendergast, Mr. Henry Maxwell: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Ordered, That Five be the Quorum of the Committee.

Copy of Instructions respecting House Tax (Scotland), ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Copy of Instructions issued from the Tax Office in Edinburgh to the Surveyors of Taxes, or any of them, in Scotland, in 1828 and 1829, directing them to increase the valued rent of dwelling-houses; with Copies or Extracts of the Replies to such Instructions.

Heritable Securities (Scotland) Bill, presented. No. 400.

Mr. Kennedy presented a Bill to facilitate the transference of Heritable Securities for Debt in Scotland: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Friday next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Beer Licenses, to be considered.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider the Duty to be charged for Licenses to persons selling Beer, Ale or Porter by retail.

And then the House, having continued to sit till near two of the clock on Saturday morning, adjourned till Monday next.