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House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 17 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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Lunæ, 17 die Maii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Accounts, &c. presented: Customs. No. 402.

THE House being informed that Mr. Crafer, from the Treasury, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders,-An Account of the gross receipt of Customs Duty collected at each Custom House of the United Kingdom in the year ended 5th January 1830; distinguishing the amount of Re-payments for Drawbacks, and Bounties of the nature of Drawbacks of Bounties, and of Re-payments for over Entries, the amount paid for Expenses of the Office and for Incidental Charges, or on other accounts; also, the net amount remitted from each Custom House in the year, to the Receivers General in London, Edinburgh and Dublin; also, the number of days date at which remitted from each place.

Cess (Scotland.) No. 403.

An Account of the amount of Cess levied in each of the Royal Burghs of Scotland in the years from 1825 to 1829, both inclusive; stating the amount of the Expense for collecting the same, and the net amount remitted, to the Exchequer in Edinburgh in each of those years.

West India Produce. No. 404.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 8th day of April last, for an Account of the quantity of British Plantation, Mauritius, and other Sugar, on which Duty has been paid in each month of the years 1828 and 1829, the first year computed from 5th January 1828 till 5th January 1829, and the second year ending 5th January 1830.

Stamp Duties on Newspapers. No. 405.

An Account of the amount of Stamp Duties on Newspapers received during each of the last twenty years in England and Scotland.

An Account of the amount of Stamp Duties on Advertisements received during each of the last twenty years in England and Scotland.

D (Ireland.) No. 406.

An Account of the amount of Stamp Duties on Newspapers received during each of the last twenty years in Ireland.

An Account of the amount of Stamp Duties on Advertisements received during each of the last twenty years in Ireland.

Pamphlet Prosecutions. No. 407.

A Return of all Prosecutions which have been brought forward, and of all Commutations of Fines that have taken place, in the years 1828, 1829 and 1830, against Printers, Publishers and Booksellers, under that clause of the present Stamp Act which relates to entering Books, Pamphlets, &c. &c. at the Pamphlet Duty Department of the Stamp Office.

Stamp Duties. No. 408.

An Account of all sums of Money received and paid into the Exchequer during five years last past, from Great Britain and Ireland severally, arising from the Duty on Probates of Wills; also, from the Legacies to Children and Grandchildren, and from the Legacies to Brother and Sister, and the Children of such Brother or Sister; distinguishing each year.

An Account of all sums of Money received and paid into the Exchequer during five years last past, from Great Britain and Ireland severally, arising from the Duty on Newspapers and Advertisements; distinguishing each year.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 6th day of this instant May, for an Account of all sums of Money received and paid into the Exchequer during five years last past, from Great Britain and Ireland severally, arising from the Stamp Duty on Powers of Attorney; distinguishing such as are for the purpose of receiving Rents and Dividends, so far as the same can be made out; specifying the number of such Powers of Attorney, if practicable.

Compensation for Fees. No. 409.

Mr. Crafer also presented to the House, pursuant to their Address to His Majesty,-An Account of all Sums that have been paid for Compensations for loss of Fees, under authority of 6 Geo. 4, c. 96, intituled, "An Act for preventing frivolous Writs of Error," in each year since the passing of the Act; stating the Names of the persons to whom paid, and the Office each of these persons holds, and the aggregate amount paid to each person under the authority of the Act, to the latest date.

Superannuation. No. 410.

Mr. Crafer also presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of an Act of Parliament,-Copy of Treasury Minute, dated 4th May 1830, granting a Superannuation Allowance of £.100 per annum to Mr. Tatler, late an extra Clerk in the Audit Office:-And then he withdrew.

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

Papers, presented: East India Company Resolutions. No. 411.

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,-Resolutions of the Court of Directors of the East India Company, being the warrants or instruments granting any salary, pension or gratuity.

Minute of Sir Thomas Munro relative to Fort St. George. No. 412.

Mr. Preston also presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-Copy of a Minute by the late Sir Thomas Munro, on the State of the Country and Condition of the People under the Presidency of Fort Saint George, dated 31st December 1824:-And then he withdrew.

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

Return of Land Revenue, presented. No. 413.

The House being informed that Mr. Waller, from the Office of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenues, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-A Return of the amount of Fees received during the last seven years, in the Office of His Majesty's Surveyor General of the Land Revenue; distinguishing the amount received in each year, the scale of charges, and how applied:-And then he withdrew.

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

Returns from Court of Chancery, presented No. 414.

The House being informed that Mr. Renard, from the Office of the Accountant General 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 5th day of April last, for an Account of the Commission received by the Broker employed by the Accountant General of the High Court of Chancery, on the Sale and Purchase of Bank Annuities or other public funds or securities, for or on the behalf of the Accountant General of that Court, in each year for the last five years, and how much of such Commission has been in each year received and retained by the Broker for his own use, and how much thereof has in each year been received by, or paid to, the Accountant General, or to any other person or persons, and whom by name, and for whose use and benefit;-and also, an Account of the total amount of Public Funds or Securities purchased, and of the total amount of Public Funds or Securities sold, by or on the behalf of the Accountant General, in each year during the last five years.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 5th day of April last, for an Account of the several sums of Money received by each of the Clerks of the said Accountant General in each of the last five years; distinguishing how much of such sums arose from Salaries, and how much from Copies of Accounts, and how much from drawing Powers of Attorney, how much from the Commissioners of Stamp Duties, and how much, if any thing, from sums of money, fees or gratuities obtained by or given to each of such Clerks, on obtaining payment of money or transfers of Funds, and what was the largest sum, gift or gratuity obtained by or given to each of the said Clerks, on any one transaction in each of the said years.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 5th day of April last, for an Account of the total amount of Bank Annuities, or other Securities, standing in the Name of the said Accountant General, upon which no Dividends have been paid to any of the parties interested therein for the last five years, and on how much thereof no Dividend has been paid to any parties interested therein for the last ten years, and on how much thereof no Dividends have been paid to any of the parties interested therein for the last fifteen years, and on how much thereof no Dividends have been paid to any parties interested therein for the last twenty years:-And then he withdrew.

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

Rickmersworth Road Bill, reported.

Sir John Sebright reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing the Road from the Town of Rickmersworth, in the County of Hertford, through the Village of Pinner, to or near the Swan Public-house at Sudbury Common, in the Turnpike Road leading from Harrow to London; and to whom the Petitions of Owners and Occupiers of estates in and near the town of Rickmansworth, in the county of Hertford; of Owners and Occupiers of estates within and Inhabitants of the said town; and, of Trustees for executing an Act for repairing the Road from the Town of Rickmansworth, in the County of Hertford, to Sudbury Common, in the County of Middlesex, were referred; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had considered the first-mentioned Petition, and that no person appeared on behalf of the other 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.

Dovor Improvement Bill, reported.

Mr. Poulett Thomson reported from the Committee on the Bill to amend two Acts of his late Majesty for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the Town of Dovor, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; and to whom the Petition of Inhabitants of the town and port of Dovor, in the county of Kent, 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.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Ellesmere and Chester Canal Bill, passed.

An ingrossed 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, 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 to enable the United Company of Proprietors of the Ellesmere and Chester Canal to make a Reservoir, and to establish Vessels for the conveyance of Goods from Ellesmere Port, across the River Mersey, and also to amend and enlarge the Powers of the Act relating to the said Canal.

Ordered, That Sir Rowland Hill do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Time for Report of Ashborne and Belper Road Bill.

Ordered, That 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, have leave to make their Report To-morrow.

Power to Committee on Almondbury Inclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the 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, have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Petitions against.

Two Petitions of Owners or Proprietors of lands, or having common rights on the commons within the manor of Meltham, in the parish of Almondbury, in the west riding of the county of York;-and, of Timothy Dyson, of Meltham Mills, in Meltham, in the parish of Almondbury, in the west riding of the county of York, one of the Lords of the Manor of Meltham aforesaid,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

And the said Petitions were ordered to be referred to the Committee on the Bill; and that the Petitioners be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents upon their Petitions, if they think fit.

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

A Petition of James Sykes, of Walsh, in Meltham, in the parish of Almondbury, in the west riding of the county of York, was also presented, and read; also taking notice of the said Bill; and setting forth, That the Petitioner was called upon to sign, and did sign, either a petition for or a consent to the said Bill; but the person who called with the same, declined to permit the Petitioner to read it, and represented to the Petitioner, that if the Petitioner did not sign, he would never obtain any allotment; but if he did sign, the inclosure would be completed immediately, and the freeholders be put to no further expense, as all further expense would be defrayed by Richard Henry Beaumont, Esquire, one of the lords of the said manor; that the Petitioner, at the time when he signed the said petition for a consent to the said Bill, was not, for the reasons aforesaid, fully aware of the purport and intention of the said Bill, and had no reason to suppose that it imputed dishonourable or improper conduct to Joseph Taylor, one of the present Commissioners for inclosing the said waste lands; that the Petitioner is well acquainted with the said Joseph Taylor, and believes him to be incapable of any such conduct as is imputed to him in the preamble of the said Bill; that the Petitioner has every reason to believe, that the said Joseph Taylor has in every respect conducted himself with propriety in his said office of Commissioner, and has used his utmost exertion to have the said waste lands inclosed and the said Act carried into full execution; and praying, That the said Bill, so far as it affects the character and interest of the said Joseph Taylor, may not pass into a law; and that the said Joseph Taylor may be retained in his said office of Commissioner.

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

Shakerley's Divorce Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Peter Shakerley, Esquire, of the Parish of Egham, in the County of Surrey, with Laure Angelique Rosalbe Shakerley, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes therein mentioned, was read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Wednesday the 26th 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:

Williams's Estate Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting certain parts of the real Estates devised by the Will of John Williams, Esquire, deceased, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, in trust, to carry into execution a Contract entered into for Sale thereof, and to apply the Money arising from such Sale in manner therein mentioned, was read a second time; and committed to Sir John Wrottesley, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petition for Committee to proceed forthwith.

A Petition of George Keen, of Stafford, Gentleman, Solicitor for the said Bill, was presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and setting forth, That the Reverend Augustus Hobart, one of the Parties interested in the consequences of the said Bill, is in a dangerous state of health; and that the purchaser of the estate (Mr. Webb) is at a very advanced period of life, and his health is in so precarious a state, that it has been found necessary to have the conveyances prepared, and the execution of them only waits the passing of the Act into a law; and that there is reason to apprehend that unless the Bill immediately passes into a law, the object sought to be obtained by it will for some time be frustrated; and praying, That leave may be given that the Committee may have leave to sit and report forthwith.

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

Leave given.

Ordered, That the Committee on the said Bill have leave to sit and proceed, and to make their Report To-morrow.

Petitions in favour of Grazier's (Ireland) Steam Company Bill.

A Petition of Proprietors of land, Exporters of cattle and produce, Freeholders and Residents of Galway;- of Sligo;-of the county of Roscommon;-and, of Messieurs Bryan, Price and Belfour, and others,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for regulating and incorporating a Company in Ireland, to be called "The Irish Graziers Steam Marine Company;" and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Rye Election, determined.

Lord Viscount Palmerston, from the Select Committee appointed to try and determine the merits of the Petition of De Lacy Evans, Esquire, a Colonel in His Majesty's Army; and also, the Petition of John Meryon and others, complaining of an undue Election and Return for the Town and Port of Rye, informed the House,

That it appeared to the Committee, that the merits of the Petitions did depend, in part, upon the right of Election; and that, therefore, the Committee required the counsel for the several parties to deliver to the Clerk of the Committee statements in writing of the right of Election for which they respectively contended :

That, in consequence thereof, the counsel for the Petitioners delivered in a statement, as follows :

"That the right of Election for Barons of the Town and Port of Rye, as a Member of the Cinque Ports, is in the Mayor and Jurats, and in the Freemen, such Freemen being Freemen and Barons of the Cinque Ports inhabiting and residing, and paying scot and lot, in the said Town and Port."

That the counsel for the Sitting Member delivered in a statement, as follows:

"That the right of Election of Barons to serve in Parliament for the Port of Rye, is only in the Mayor, Jurats, and in the Freemen inhabiting in the said Port, and paying scot and lot."

That, upon the statement delivered in by the counsel for the Petitioners, the Committee have determined,

That the right of Election, as set forth in the said statement, is not the right of Election for the said Town and Port.

That, upon the statement delivered in by the counsel for the Sitting Member, the Committee have determined,

That the right of Election, as set forth in the said statement, is not a full and sufficient statement of the right of Election for the said Town and Port.

That the Committee have determined, that the right of Election for Barons to serve in Parliament for the said Town and Port of Rye, is only in the Mayor, Jurats and Freemen inhabiting the same, and paying scot and lot, such Freemen being duly admitted as Barons and Freemen, according to the ancient customs and usages of the said Town and Port of Rye, and in conformity with the privileges granted to the said Town and Port by Royal Charter:

That it appears from the Records of the Town of Rye, that it was an ancient custom of that Town, that every person born within that Town, and being of honest behaviour, and capable, and in good sort deserving, was entitled to be made free, by taking the oath appointed to be taken by Barons and Freemen, and administered by the Mayor and Jurats; if the son of a Freeman to be so made free by his father's copy, and if not the son of a Freeman, then upon the payment of a fine, the amount of which was regulated from time to time by decree of the Hundred Court:

That it further appears from the same Records to have been an ancient custom of the said Town of Rye, that every stranger who had come into the Town, and had inhabited and there dwelt by a whole year and a day, and who had occupied some honest craft, and was of good guiding and conversation, and desired the franchise should be admitted thereto by the Mayor and Jurats in Pleyn Common Court by taking the oath appointed to be taken by Barons and Freemen, and upon paying to the Commonalty a fine, the amount of which was to be awarded by the Mayor and Jurats under the authority of decrees of the Hundred Court:

That it further appears from the said Records, that it was an ancient custom of the Town of Rye, that the Mayor was allowed, once during every mayoralty, to make one Freeman gratis, with the consent of seven Jurats.

That the Committee have determined, that Philip Pusey, Esquire, was not duly elected, and ought not to have been returned a Baron to serve in this present Parliament for the Town and Port of Rye:

That De Lacy Evans, Esquire, was duly elected, and ought to have been returned a Baron to serve in this present Parliament for the said Town and Port of Rye:

That the Petitions of De Lacy Evans, Esquire, and of John Meryon and others, did not appear to the Committee to be frivolous or vexatious:

That the opposition to the said Petitions did not appear to the said Committee to be frivolous or vexatious:

And the said Determinations were ordered to be entered in the Journals of this House.

Deputy Clerk of the Crown to attend.

Ordered, That the Deputy Clerk of the Crown do attend this House To-morrow, with the last Return for the Town and Port of Rye, and amend the same, by rasing out the name of Philip Pusey, Esquire, and inserting the name of De Lacy Evans, Esquire, instead thereof.

Bute (Cardiff) Canal Bill, reported.

Sir Christopher Cole reported from the Committee on the Bill for empowering the Most honourable John Crichton Stuart, Marquis of Bute and Earl of Dumfries, to make and maintain a Ship Canal, to commence at a certain Place called the Eastern Hollows, near the Mouth of the River Taff, in the County of Glamorgan, and to terminate near the Town of Cardiff, in the said County, with other Works to communicate therewith; and to whom the Petitions of the Company of Proprietors of The Glamorganshire Canal Navigation; of the Company of Proprietors of the Monmouthshire Canal Navigation; of two Petitions of Richard Blakemore, of Melin Griffith, Glamorganshire; of the Proprietors of the Monmouthshire Canal Navigation; and, of the Company of Proprietors of the Glamorganshire Canal Navigation, and Freighters using the said Canal, were referred; That the Standing Orders relative to Navigation Bills, had been complied with; and that no person appeared on behalf of the three first mentioned Petitions, and that they had considered the fourth mentioned Petition, and had heard counsel in support of the two 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 Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Petitions against Perth Navigation Bill.

A Petition of James Craigdallie, Deacon, Duncan Robertson, Boxmaster, and the Members of the Tailor Incorporation of Perth;-and, of Thomas Bruce, Deacon of the Baker Incorporation of Perth,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for enlarging, improving and maintaining the Port and Harbour of Perth; for improving the Navigation of the River Tay to the said City; and for other purposes therewith connected; 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.

Dublin Improvement Bill, reported.

Mr. Moore reported from 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; 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.

A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, " That " Coals imported for Glass Manufactory and other manufacturing uses, be exempted from Duty:" 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 Mr. Home Drummond reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Clause, and made an Amendment thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

Mr. Home Drummond 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 Clause was agreed to by the House, to be made part of the Bill.

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

Garscube and Possil Road Bill, reported.

Mr. John Campbell reported from 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; and to whom the Petition of Proprietors of land and Manufacturers within the ancient royalty of Glasgow, situated to the northward of the tollbar on the Road leading from Glasgow to the Milnford of Garscube, was referred ; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that no person appeared on behalf 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.

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.

New Cross Roads Bill, reported.

Sir Edward Knatchbull reported from the Committee on the Bill 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; 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.

Bishop of London's Estate Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for enabling the Bishop of London to grant building Leases of certain Estates belonging to the said See, was read a second time; and committed to Sir Edward Knatchbull, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Sunderland Haven Bill, reported.

Mr. Alderman Wood, by Order, reported from the Committee on the Bill for enlarging the powers of several Acts relating to the Improvement of the River Wear, and of the Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County Palatine of Durham; 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.

Petition against Highgate Chapel Bill.

A Petition of the Churchwardens and Trustees for building a New Church and Parochial Chapel for the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the county of Middlesex; was presented, and read; taking notice of 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; 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.

Yeovil Improvement Bill, reported.

Mr. Dickinson reported from 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; 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.

Kingsbury Episcopi Inclosure Bill, reported.

Mr. Dickinson reported from the Committee on the Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Kingsbury Episcopi, in the County of Somerset; 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.

Amendment to Dundee and Newtyle Railway Bill, agreed to.

The House proceeded to take into consideration the Amendment made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act to amend an Act for making a Railway from Dundee to Newtyle; and the same was read, and is as followeth;

Pr. 12. 1. 15. After "Branches" insert Clause (A).

Clause (A). "Provided always, That nothing in " this Act contained shall authorize or empower, or be so construed as to authorize or empower, any person or persons, body or bodies politic, corporate or collegiate, to use any locomotive Engine upon any such Branch Railway, in any street, square or public passage or thoroughfare within the burgh of Dundee."

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

Ordered, That Mr. Kennedy do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the Amendment made by their Lordships.

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.

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 Clyde 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 Thursday next.

Beverley Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Stewart reported from 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; and to whom the Petition of Thomas Scotchburn, of Great Driffield, in the County of York, carrying on business at Bell Mills, in the Parish of Skerne, as a Miller and Merchant, was referred; That they had considered 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.

Time for 2 Grazier's (Ireland) Steam Company Bill.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill for regulating and incorporating a Company in Ireland, to be called, "The Irish Graziers Steam Marine Company," be now read a second time;

The Amendments following were proposed to be made to the Question ; viz. To leave out the word "now" and at the end of the Question to add the words "upon this day "six months."

And the Question being proposed, That the word "now" stand part of the Question :-The said proposed Amendment and Motion were severally, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

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

Dundalk Roads Bill, passed.

An ingrossed 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, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Marshall's Estate Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable the Trustees under the Marriage Settlement of Bourchier Marshall, Clerk, deceased, and Elizabeth his Wife, also deceased, to effect a Sale of the Advowson of the Church of Bow, otherwise Nymet Tracey, in the County of Devon, was read a second time; and committed to Lord Viscount Ebrington, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Browne's Estate Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the Re-settlement of certain Interests in the Trust Estate of William Browne, deceased, and for other purposes, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Curteis, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petitions against Duties on Stamps, Tobacco, and Spirits (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of Cashel;-and, of Merchants, Traders and other Inhabitants of Clonmel,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have read with regret and surprise the determination of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to assimilate the Stamp Duties in Ireland, to enact a new Impost on Tobacco grown in Ireland, and to increase the Duty on Irish Spirits, without a corresponding and protecting increase on West India Spirits; by all which fiscal plans, taxation to a large extent will be laid on that country, at a period when it should be the wisdom of a just and efficient Minister of the Crown to relieve her from several of her more pressing burthens; and praying the House to prevent the infliction of such pains and penalties on His Majesty's Irish subjects as would be caused by the aforesaid contemplated measures.

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

Petition against Alteration of Duties on Spirits (Ireland.)

A Petition of Land-owners and Land-holders, inhabitants of the parish of Drishane, in the county of Cork, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have heard with surprise and alarm the intended measures of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, as well with regard to the projected increase of Duty on Spirits distilled from grain as the proposed diminution on Rum, measures which, they conceive to be calculated to diminish, if not totally to destroy, the demand of that inferior species of grain, which many parts of that country is alone capable of producing they regard with similar feelings the equalization of the Stamp Duties in Ireland with those payable in England, a measure highly inequitable and inexpedient, when the relative situations of both countries are considered; that any increased Tax on Probates of Wills and Administrations the Petitioners consider as most objectionable, and that the Tax about to be imposed upon Newspaper Stamps and Advertisements they do not hesitate to affirm to be a tax which productiveness will not justify, in its encroachment upon the property of newspaper proprietors, and which is not sought to be justified by the expediency of restraining public discussion on political subjects, or of checking that diffusion of political and general knowledge to which their journals have contributed in so eminent a degree; and praying, That the said contemplated measures may not be carried into effect.

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

Petitions against Assimilation of Newspaper Stamps (Ireland.)

A Petition of Letter-press Printers of the city of Cork; -of the Mayor, Sheriffs, Merchants, Bankers and Inhabitants of the city of Cork;-of the Newspaper Proprietors of Ireland;-and, of Inhabitants of Belfast, -were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have heard with surprise and alarm, that His Majesty's Government contemplate the project of laying an additional Impost of 83 per cent. on Newspaper Stamps, 40per cent. on the class of Advertisements at present subject to Duty, and a new Tax of 3 s. 6d. on Advertisements for charitable purposes, which have been hitherto exempted from Duty; that they humbly represent, that newspaper property is declining in Ireland under the pressure of existing taxes, and that any augmentation of its burthens must consign it to total destruction, and produce injury to the revenue itself; and praying, That the House will not, by any legislative enactment, increase the burthens already pressing on the newspaper proprietors of Ireland.

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

Petition for reduction of Duty on Newspaper Stamps and Advertisements.

A Petition of the Journeymen Letter-press Printers of Liverpool, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are of opinion, that the heavy Duties at present levied upon all Newspapers published in Great Britain, are not only highly injurious to the interests of the Petitioners, but afford a most striking instance of the impolicy of excessive taxation; the Petitioners presume to think, that the trifling number of Newspapers published in the United Kingdom, and their small circulation, compared with the population, is entirely owing to the heavy, and in their opinion almost prohibitory, Tax which is imposed upon them, not to any indifference to political, literary, or scientific information on the part of the people; that the Petitioners hail with the highest satisfaction the spread of national education, as a source of morality and national prosperity, but, owing to the above-mentioned Duties, they have to deplore, that the demand for Newspapers does not keep progressive pace with the advantages now adverted to; the Petitioners feel confident, that if the Duty on Newspapers, published in Great Britain, be reduced to one-half its present amount, that is to say, from 4d. to 2d. not only would the circulation, but the number also of Newspapers in the United Kingdom, be in a short time considerably more than doubled; the Petitioners therefore humbly, but earnestly intreat the House, at an early period of its sitting, to alter the present Newspaper Stamp Act, by reducing the Duty payable on each paper from 4d. to 2d. which measure the Petitioners conceive, so far from decreasing the revenue of the United Kingdom, will prove highly advantageous to it, independent of the increase which would accrue to the revenue by the extra consumption of paper, and at the same time be the means of affording employment to a great number of individuals connected with the printing business, who are now in a state of complete destitution; the Petitioners are also of opinion, that the present oppressive Duty imposed on all Advertisements circulated in the United Kingdom, is highly injurious, not only to the interests of every class of tradesmen, but also to the Proprietors of Newspapers, who depend upon Advertisements chiefly for support, the circulation of a Newspaper, unless very extensive indeed, scarcely covering the ordinary expenses of printing; and praying the House to take these premises into their serious consideration, and to grant the Petitioners, and the public generally, such relief as to the House may seem fit.

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

Petition against Inventory Duty leviable in Scotland.

A Petition of Noblemen, Freeholders, Justices of the Peace, and Commissioners of Supply, of the county of Forfar, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the manner in which the Stamp Duty on the inventory of the personal estate of persons deceased (exigible under the Acts 48 Geo. 3, c. 149, and 55 Geo. 3, c. 184), has been hitherto ascertained and levied in Scotland, is vexatious, inquisitorial, and attended with a great deal of unnecessary expense to the lieges, without advantage to the revenue, while it heavily increases the burthen of the tax, particularly in cases of small amount; that there is at present a measure depending in the House for continuing the present system regarding the before-mentioned Stamp Duty (and regarding other Stamp Duties); and the Petitioners earnestly implore the House, that the measure, in so far as it applies to the Inventory Duty leviable in Scotland, may not be passed, but, on the contrary, that the House will adopt such measures as may be deemed most effectual for obtaining an alteration of the present law applicable to Scotland respecting the said Duty.

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

Petitions for removal of Disabilities affecting the Jews.

A Petition of Freeholders and Inhabitants of Margate; -of Birmingham;-of Inhabitant Householders of Southwark;-of Inhabitants of Norwood;-of Clontarf;-of John Savage and others of the London Association of Friends of Radical Reform;-of His Majesty's Jewish Subjects of Canterbury;-of Freeholders and Inhabitants of Canterbury;-of Uxbridge;-of Sheffied;-of Portsmouth; -of Clergymen and others, Members of the Established Church;-of Freeholders and Inhabitants of Manchester; -of Merchants, Bankers and others resident in and near the city of London;-of Persons professing the Christian Religion resident in and near London;-of the Clergy, Gentry and other Inhabitants of Woolwich;-of Freeholders and Inhabitants of Leeds;-of Inhabitants of Great Yarmouth;-of the city of Dublin;-of Roman Catholics of Dublin;-of the county and city of Worcester;-of Inhabitants of Warminster;-of Falmouth;-of Isaac Nicholson, Vicar of Great Paxton, in the county of Huntingdon;-and, of Robert Owen,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are of opinion, that disabilities for holding and enjoying civil offices and franchises, arising out of differences in religious opinions, are repugnant to the tolerant and benevolent spirit of Christianity, and injurious to the strength and solidity of His Majesty's Government; that they are of opinion, that His Majesty's subjects being Jews, are entitled to the consideration and protection of the House, in common with Protestant Dissenters and Roman Catholics; and praying, That the House will take into their consideration the Petitions that have been presented by His Majesty's subjects being Jews, and will afford them such relief as to the House shall seem meet.

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

Petition against Poor Removal (Irish and Scottish) Bill.

A Petition of the Rectors, Churchwardens and Vestrymen of the Joint Vestry of the parishes of Saint Giles-inthe-Fields and Saint George Bloomsbury, in the county of Middlesex, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to alter and amend several Acts relating to the Removal of Vagrant and Poor Persons born in Scotland and Ireland, and chargeable to Parishes in England; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law, and that they may be heard by their counsel or agents against the same.

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

Petitions against Sale of Beer Bill.

A Petition of Licensed Victuallers of Wolverhampton; -and, of William Langslow, 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 not pass into a law.

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

Petitions in favour.

A Petition of Magistrates and Inhabitants of Ludlow;- and, of Minister, Churchwardens and Inhabitants of Coln Saint Aldwins,-were also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill, 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 to be printed.

Petition against Administration of Justice Bill.

A Petition of Directors of the Chamber of Manufactures and Commerce of Birmingham, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales, wherein a clause is introduced to prevent arrest upon mesne process for debts under 100£.; and praying the House to withhold their sanction from the proposed enactment.

A Petition of Attornies and Solicitors residing and practising in Liverpool, was also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill, by which it is proposed to abolish the separate jurisdiction of the Court of Session for the County Palatine of Chester; 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; and that the last be printed.

Petition against allowing growth of Tobacco in this Kingdom.

A Petition of Importers, Manufacturers and Dealers in Tobacco, resident in Liverpool, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners observe, that a Bill is about to be introduced into the House for the purpose of permitting the growth of Tobacco in the United Kingdom, subject to a Duty of twenty pence the pound; that the consequence of such a measure would, in the opinion of the Petitioners, not only be highly injurious as affecting the Petitioners, but still more so as affecting His Majesty's revenue; that the Petitioners would not complain if a general benefit to the community were to be the result, but they are convinced, that in the proposed measure the contemplated benefit is not only illusory, but that the consequences to the community and His Majesty's revenue would be extensively injurious; and praying, That the House may be pleased to grant them an opportunity of establishing, by evidence before a Committee of the House, the allegations in their Petition, which they are prepared to substantiate, or, if the inquiry cannot be immediately entered into, that the House will be pleased to take immediate measures either to prohibit the growth of Native Tobacco, or to reduce the duty on Foreign Tobacco to sixteen pence the pound (being the protection proposed by the intended measure), and to permit (if the experiment be deemed desirable) the growth of Tobacco in the United Kingdom duty free, the Petitioners having the strongest conviction, from their own experience, and from Reports of Committees of the House, particularly the Tenth Report of the Commissioners of Inquiry into the Irish Revenue, that, by adopting this alternative, His Majesty's revenue, and the trade generally, would suffer, if at all, in only a limited degree, compared with the extent of injury that would be inflicted by the proposed measure.

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

Petition against Rate of Freight on Importation of Bullion.

A Petition of Merchants of London, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are, and have long been, concerned in trade with the West India Islands and South America, the Mediterranean and other places, to which the manufactures of the United Kingdom are shipped, and returns made in Bullion and in foreign Corn; that His Majesty's packets and vessels of war convey that treasure at very exorbitant rates of freight, as appears by reference to the Proclamation issued by an Order in Council; that the Petitioners respectfully submit that, in the present depressed state of trade, the profits are so abridged, that the charge of freight on Bullion bears so heavily as to deprive the merchants of a due proportion of their gains, and is equal to a tax on the precious metals, which frequently prevents the importation to this country, and thereby diverts their introduction to other governments; and praying, That the House will be pleased to take this Petition into consideration, and grant such relief as the House may think proper.

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

Petition for Provision in Labourers Wages Bill.

A Petition of George Forwood, of Liverpool, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner has observed, that a Bill is now before the House, the object of which is, to repress the mischiefs arising from the payment of wages in goods or in truck; and praying the House to adopt such measures as may check, if not prevent, the evil consequences arising from the payment of Wages at Public-houses.

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

The Lords have agreed to

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Stratford and Mr. Harvey:

Mr. Speaker,

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

Richmond Lunatic Asylum Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for appropriating the Richmond Lunatic Asylum in Dublin to the purposes of a District Lunatic Asylum:

Leases of Lands (Ireland) Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act to confirm certain Leases of Lands for the purposes of carrying on the Linen Manufacture of Ireland:

Kingston Bridge Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act 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:

New Sarum Poor Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act 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:"

St. Helen's and Runcorn Gap Railway Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act 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:

Stafford Improvement Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act 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:

Manchester Improvement Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act to amend several Acts for supplying the Town of Manchester with Gas, and for regulating and improving the same Town:

Little Bolton Improvement Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually cleansing; paving, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Township of Little Bolton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster:

Great Dover Street Improvement Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act 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:

Wareham Roads Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act 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:

Derby Roads Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually repairing and improving certain Roads between the Towns of Derby, Mansfield and Nutthall, in the Counties of Derby and Nottingham:

Tiverton Roads Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act 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:

Ashburton Roads Bill.

A Bill, intituled, 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:

Tonbridge and Ightham Road Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for amending and improving the Road from Tonbridge to Ightham, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the County of Kent:

Kingston-upon-Hull Road Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for making and maintaining a new Turnpike Road from the Town of Kingston-uponHull, in the County of the said Town, to Hedon, in the County of York:

Barnwell Tithes Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act to commute for Lands and a Corn Rent the Ancient Compositions, in lieu of Tithes and Glebe Lands, payable to the Rector of the Parish of Barnwell Saint Andrew, with Barnwell All Saints annexed, in the County of Northampton:

Charminster Inclosure Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for inclosing Lands within the Parish of Charminster, in the County of Dorset: And also,

Tweed Fisheries Bill, with Amendments.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act 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, with some Amendments; to which Amendments the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

Cromford Bridge Road Bill, with an Amendment.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act 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, with an Amendment; to which Amendment the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

The Lords have passed Rawlings's Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting the legal Estate in certain Estates late of Ann Budgen, formerly vested in Elizabeth Pedder, deceased, in mortgage in Edward Rawlings, the present Mortgagee and Trustee of the equity of redemption thereof; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

Cumming's Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for selling the entailed Lands and Estates of Gordonstown and others, in the County of Elgin and Forres, belonging to Sir William Gordon Gordon Cumming, Baronet, or so much thereof as may be necessary, and to apply the Price arising therefrom in the Payment of the Debts affecting, or that may be made to affect, the said Lands and Estates; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: -And then the Messengers withdrew.

Members added to a Committee.

Ordered, That Sir Rowland Hill, Sir Edward Price Lloyd, and Mr. Latouche be added to the Select Committee on Holyhead Roads.

Copy of Certificate to be printed. No. 415.

Ordered, That the Copy of the Certificate of Compensation to John Brenan, Esquire, one of the Six Clerks of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, which was presented to the House upon Friday last, be printed.

Petitions for abolition of Slavery.

A Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent denomination at Providence Chapel, Stainland, in the parish of Halifax;-and, of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent denomination assembling at Bassingbourne,- were presented, and read; praying for the Abolition of Slavery in all parts of His Majesty's dominions.

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

Petitions complaining of Distress.

A Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Liverymen of London, in Common Hall assembled the fifth day of April 1830;-and, of Merchants, Manufacturers, Tradesmen, Mechanics, Artisans and other Inhabitants of Birmingham,-were presented, and read; praying, That the House will forthwith proceed to devise some means of relieving the distress which, in the opinion of the Petitioners, their own measures have occasioned; that they will reduce the Taxes of the Government in the same degree that they have raised the value of the money in which they are collected; and that they will proceed without delay to effect a thorough Reform in the Representation of the people in the House; and further praying, that the House will vote no farther supplies until some steps be taken to redress the grievances of the people, and to better their forlorn condition, and more especially that the House will promptly repeal all the Taxes and Duties upon Malt and Beer, thereby instantly relieving, in some degree, the distresses of the working classes, the due and just reward of whose industry it is more incumbent on the Legislature to preserve than any other interest in the community.

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

Petitions respecting Duty on Spirits.

A Petition of the Owners or Occupiers of lands and tenements in Royston;-of Noblemen, Freeholders, Justices of the Peace, and Commissioners of Supply of the county of Forfar;-of Proprietors and Occupiers of land in Forfarshire, Perthshire and Fifeshire, attending the weekly corn-market held at Dundee;-and, of Justices of Peace and Commissioners of Supply of the county of Berwick,-were presented, and read; praying, That a Duty corresponding with the proposed increase of Duty on Corn Spirits may at the same time be imposed upon Rum.

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

Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of the Provost, Baillies and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Rutherglen, was presented, and read; praying the House to adopt such measures as may be necessary to entitle British subjects to reside and to acquire land in the British Possessions of India, and to carry on trade with the Inhabitants of those Possessions, and of the Chinese empire.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee on East India Company's Affairs.

A Petition of Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of New Mills, Heafield and Glossop, was alsopresented, and read; praying, That the trade to the countries east of the Cape of Good Hope may be left un-fettered to the enterprise, responsibility and capital of British merchants.

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

Petitions complaining of Distress (Ireland.)

A Petition of Members of the Society for the Improvement of Ireland, and Noblemen, Gentlemen, Landholders, Merchants, Manufacturers and others, resident in Ireland, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the distress at present prevailing throughout most parts of Ireland, is such as to call for immediate and energetic measures for its relief; and praying, That the House may take into its immediate and most serious consideration the present impoverished condition of Ireland, and, by causing the recommendations contained in the valuable Reports of their Committees (so long a dead letter on their proceedings) to be carried into effect by suitable legislative enactments, to extend the blessings of remunerative employment throughout the country, and thereby contribute to the permanent peace and prosperity of Ireland.

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

Petition against establishing Poor Laws in Ireland.

A Petition of the Magistrates, Land-owners and Landlords of the county of Roscommon, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have heard with sensations of deep regret that it is in contemplation to introduce Poor Laws into that part of the United Kingdom, with a view to assimilate the institutions of both countries; that they humbly submit to the House, that no analogy exists between the state of both countries; England abounds in manufacturing towns, possesses unequalled opulence, unrivalled commerce, a resident gentry, and her surplus produce, after supporting her population, is converted into capital; in such a country, by the unsteadiness of commerce and the stagnation of trade, manufacturers and artizans are often left destitute of employment, and a provision by Poor Laws seems founded on principles of justice and sound policy; Ireland, on the contrary, has neither manufactures, internal commerce, capital or trade; the surplus produce of her soil is consumed by absentees, careless of her interests, who, by the expenditure of their fortunes in other countries, leave their tenantry destitute of occupation, and force them annually to emigrate to England for employment; land is the only material upon which industry is exercised in Ireland, its cultivation is the only support of her peasantry, and affords them more steady employment, their condition is more equable, and less liable to those vicissitudes which are occasioned by the fluctuations of commerce; the extension of agriculture would enlarge the sphere of employment, and in a great degree remedy the evils which absenteeism produces; their wastes are extensive, and the draining and reclaiming them would give occupation to the poor, encourage industry, and prevent annual migration to England; the Petitioners would, therefore, humbly submit that, through such a channel support might be beneficially extended to mitigate the present distresses of their peasantry, without burthening the country with unproductive taxation, or encouraging indolence by gratuitous relief; the Petitioners beg further to represent, that they contribute most largely to the support and relief of the aged, and the infirm, and the destitute; lunatic asylums, dispensaries, and infirmaries are established very generally, the assessment in support of those establishments, as well as for highways, gaols, and public county officers, are felt by them as a heavy burthen, additional assessments in the present distressed state of agriculture, and the very low prices of produce, would press on the industry of many of them, to the extent of compelling to abandon their holdings and seeking refuge in Poor Laws for subsistence for themselves and their families; that the Petitioners beg leave to submit, that Poor Laws operate as a discouragement to industry and an incentive to idleness; that compulsory contributions destroy the active principle of benevolence, which sympathises in misfortune and mitigates the pressure of distress; the purposes of society are best consulted by the happy mixture, such as now exists in Ireland, of positive enactments and natural impulse for the relief of indigence; and praying the House not to sanction the introduction of Poor Laws into Ireland.

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

Petitions in favour of Liability of Landlords Bill.

A Petition of the Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor, and other Inhabitants of Coleshill;-and, of Vicars, Churchwardens, Overseers, Select Vestry, and other Inhabitants and Ley-payers within the township of Barton-upon-Irwell, in the parish of Eccles,-were 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, either by new enactments upon the principle of local Acts, or by amendment of the 59 Geo. 3, c. 12, in order to authorize the Poor and County Rates to be assessed and levied upon the owners, in lieu of occupiers, of all tenements of the assessed value of 20£. and under, whether the same be let by the year, or for any greater or less period.

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

Petition respecting Law of Landlord and Tenant.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Leicester, was presented, and read; complaining of the law which regulates the intercourse between Landlord and Tenant; and setting forth, That the Petitioners can have no desire to abridge or abrogate any reasonable or just protection which the law ought to afford to tenants against any possible oppression on the part of litigious landlords; such a protection ought to exist, but, in the opinion of the Petitioners, it ought to be reciprocal; and praying, That the present Session of Parliament may not pass without some sufficient enactment, temporary or permanent, by which a grievance so heavy and so injurious may obtain a cheap, speedy and effective remedy.

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

Petition complaining of the use of Machinery.

A Petition of the Journeymen Paper-makers of the county of Durham, was presented, and read; complaining of their distress; and setting forth, That this distress is to be attributed to no other cause than the general use of Machinery, and thereby superseding manual labour; and praying, That the House will make this calamitous distress the subject of their serious investigation, and enact such a measure as shall tend to place all kinds of paper manufactured by machinery on a parallel with that manufactured by the ordinary means of manual labour.

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

Petition against Imprisonment for Debt.

A Petition of Joseph Townsend Holman, a prisoner for debt in Whitecross-street Prison, and Steward of the ward N°6 (left), on the Middlesex side of the said Prison, was presented, and read; setting forth, That imprisonment of Insolvent Debtors is in every respect ruinous to themselves and families, detrimental to their creditors, contrary to sound constitutional policy and to humanity, the characteristic of Englishmen; that imprisonment only instils into the minds of unfortunate Insolvent Debtors notions of dishonesty which did not presviously pervade them, which notions arise from an association with persons in prison whose only object was that of voluntarily incarcerating themselves, and for the avowed purpose of liberating themselves from debts wilfully and dishonestly contracted, and which persons, during their incarceration, form habits of the most revolting and demoralizing nature; that, to meet the ends of justice without imprisonment, and the mutual interests of debtor and creditor, the Petitioner humbly submits, that it is expedient that debtors in insolvent circumstances should be compelled to give notice to the Insolvent Debtors Court, by advertisement in the London Gazette, of such their insolvency, and to give up their property to be divided amongst their creditors, and that in such cases all their creditors should be compelled to take a division of the Insolvent's estate and effects; and that, after such notice in the Gazette, and filing a schedule of their estate and effects, and giving a warrant of attorney to the Court in double the amount of their debts, all creditors should be restrained from commencing any legal proceedings against such unfortunate Insolvents; that the value of the Insolvent's estate should be ascertained by a sworn appraiser, whose fee thereon should be certain, and not depend (as it now does) on the amount of such valuation, whereby the Insolvent's estate is greatly overrated, and oftentimes great difficulties have arisen, and the liberty of the Insolvents very much delayed; that it is the opinion of the Petitioner, in cases only where fraud and dishonesty shall appear on the part of Insolvents, should imprisonment be resorted to, that similar privileges be granted to Insolvents as are at present allowed to Bankrupts, which would tend greatly to the benefit of their creditors, inasmuch as a mutual interest between debtor and creditor would exist to make the most possible of the estate; that in case so much of the Act of the 32d George the Second as relates to Insolvent Debtors should be repealed in the Bill now before the House, it should, in the opinion of the Petitioner, contain, if passed into a law, sufficient provisions and allowances for the protection and relief of Insolvent Debtors who now are under or who shall hereafter be taken in execution; and praying, That the House will cause himself, and other persons of general intelligence and experience in that prison, to be examined at the bar of the House touching the allegations contained in this Petition.

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

Petition against Labourers Wages Bill.

A Petition of Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers of Manchester;-and, of the Workmen employed by the Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers of Manchester,- were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to amend and render more effectual the Provisions of divers Acts for securing to certain Artificers, Workmen and Labourers, in such Acts mentioned, the due payment of their Wages in Money; and praying, That provision may be made therein for enabling Master and Workman to contract for the occupation of Houses and for the payment of rent out of the wages of the latter.

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

Petitions for mitigating Punishment for Forgery.

A Petition of the President and Board of Directors of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures;-and, of Bankers, Merchants and other Inhabitants of Leicester,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are deeply interested in the protection of property from Forgery, and in the conviction and punishment of persons guilty of that crime; and praying, That the House will not withhold from them that protection to their property which they would derive from a more lenient law.

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

Poor Removal (Irish and Scottish) Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the second reading of the Bill to alter and amend several Acts relating to the Removal of Vagrant and Poor Persons born in Scotland and Ireland, and chargeable to Parishes in England, be now read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time Tomorrow.

Petition for amending the Marriage Act.

A Petition of Persons professing the Unitarian faith, and assembling for worship in the city of Chichester, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, dissenting from the religious Establishment of the land, inasmuch as they do not acknowledge the doctrine of the Trinity to be consonant with Christian truth, feel grateful to God, and obliged to the Legislature of their country, for the safety with which they can unite for public worship agreeably to the dictates of their consciences; that with this feeling the Petitioners beg to state to the House, that the present Marriage Service appears to them to be indecorous in some parts, and unscriptural in others; and they humbly but decidedly intreat the House to provide some other means or form for the public attestation and regular solemnization of matrimony, so far as social or political interests may require such public attestation, as it appears to the Petitioners to be unjust, and an infringement on religious liberty, that any should be obliged to comply with a religious service, the terms of which do violence to their judgment and feeling.

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

Petition in favour of Jews Relief Bill.

A Petition of Persons professing the Jewish Religion, resident in London, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the Relief of His Majesty's Subjects professing the Jewish Religion; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Jews Relief Bill, put off.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill for the Relief of His Majesty's Subjects professing the Jewish Religion;

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;

The Amendments following were proposed to be made to the Question; viz. To leave out the word "now" and at the end of the Question to add the words "upon this day six months."

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

Martis, 18 die Maii, 1830:

And the Question being put, That the word "now" stand part of the Question;

The House divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Robert Grant, 165.
Mr. Mildmay:
Tellers for the Noes, General Gascoyne, 228.
Mr. George Bankes:

So it passed in the Negative.

And the Question being put, That the words "upon this day six months" be added at the end of the Question; it was resolved in the Affirmative. Then the main Question so amended being put;

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

Watching, &c. Parishes Bill, passed.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to make provision for the lighting, watching, cleansing and paving of Parishes in England and Wales;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read the third time;

And a Debate arising in the House thereupon; And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Debate be adjourned till this day;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, The Marquis of Bland ford, 18.
Mr. Carter:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Portman, 50.
Mr. Estcourt:

So it passed in the Negative.

Then the main Question being put;

Ordered, That the Bill be now read the third time:- The Bill was accordingly read the third time.

An ingrossed Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, by way of rider, "that Commissioners of Sewers have "power to enter into Gas Works;" 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: And that the Title be, An Act to make provision for the Lighting and Watching of Parishes in England and Wales.

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

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 Tuesday, the 1st day of June next.

Deserted Children (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 for making provision, in certain cases, for the Relief and Maintenance of Deserted and of Illegitimate Children in Ireland;

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

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.

Court of Session (Scotland) 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 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;

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

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 Friday the 4th day of June next.

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 Thursday next.

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 To-morrow.

Further Consideration of Report on Conduct of Sir Jonah Barrington, 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 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;

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

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 this day.

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 this day.

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 Thursday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Committee on Criminal Returns Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, 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; 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 received this day.

Sub-letting Act Amendment (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 explain and amend an Act made in the seventh year of His present Majesty, with respect to the Assignment and Sub-letting of Lands and Tenements in Ireland;

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

Capital Punishments (Scotland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to amend an Act passed in the ninth year of His present Majesty, to facilitate Criminal Trials in Scotland, and to grant further facilities in regard to such Trials, and to abridge the Period now required between the pronouncing of Sentence and execution thereof, in cases importing a Capital Punishment;

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

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 Friday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Labouring Poor 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 promote the Employment of the labouring Poor by free hiring at fair and adequate Wages;

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

Supply 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 the Supply granted to His Majesty;

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, 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 this day.

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 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 this day.

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 Friday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Committee on Fees Abolition Bill; No. 416.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the 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; 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 Friday next.

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

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.

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 upon Thursday next.

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 To-morrow.

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

Committee on Beer Licenses.

The House, according to Order, resolved 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, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had come to a Resolution, which they had directed him to report to the House.

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Almshouses Exemptions Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for exempting the occupiers of Almshouses from Assessments for the relief of the Poor and other parochial Rates: And that Mr. Alderman Atkins and Mr. Alderman Thompson do prepare, and bring it in.

Arms (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to regulate the Importation of Arms, Gunpowder and Ammunition into Ireland, and the making, selling and keeping of Arms.

Answer to Addresses.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer reported to the House, That their several Addresses of the 3d, 4th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th days of this instant May (that His Majesty would be graciously pleased to give directions that the Papers therein mentioned might be laid before this House) had been presented to His Majesty; and that His Majesty had commanded him to acquaint this House, That He will give directions accordingly.

Returns presented: Forgery. No. 417.

Mr. William Peel presented to the House, pursuant to their Addresses to His Majesty,-A Return of the number of Persons who have been executed for Forgery, or uttering Forged Instruments, during each of the last ten years; specifying the nature of the Forgery of which such Persons were convicted.

Notaries Public (Scotland.) No. 418.

Return of the number of Notaries Public admitted in Scotland in each of the years 1828 and 1829, with the expense of each Admission, and the items of which it is composed.

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

Four Per Cents, Dissents Bill, presented. No. 419.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer presented a Bill to authorize the issuing of Exchequer Bills for the Payment of the Proprietors of Four Pounds per Centum Annuities in England and Ireland, who have signified their Dissent, under an Act passed in the present Session for transferring such Annuities into Three Pounds Ten Shillings per Centum Annuities: 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.

Half-Pay Apprentices Bill, presented. No. 420.

Mr. Fyler presented a Bill to prevent the taking and employment of Apprentices usually denominated Half-Pay Apprentices: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Thursday next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Almhouses Exemption Bill, presented. No. 421.

Mr. Alderman Atkins presented a Bill for exempting the occupiers of Almshouses from Assessments for the relief of the Poor and other parochial Rates: 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.

Rawlings's Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting the legal Estate in certain Estates late of Ann Budgen, formerly vested in Elizabeth Pedder, deceased, in mortgage in Edward Rawlings, the present Mortgagee and Trustee of the equity of redemption thereof, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Cumming's Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for selling the entailed Lands and Estates of Gordonstown and others, in the County of Elgin and Forres, belonging to Sir William Gordon Gordon Cumming, Baronet, or so much thereof as may be necessary, and to apply the Price arising therefrom in the Payment of the Debts affecting, or that may be made to affect, the said Lands and Estates, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

And then the House, having continued to sit till near three of the clock on Tuesday morning, adjourned till this day.