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House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 25 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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Martis, 25 die Maii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Returns, &c. presented: Appointments in Public Departments. No. 449.

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,-Returns to an Order of the House, dated the 8th day of March last, for a List of all Clerks or others admitted for the first time to any office in the Civil Establishments of the Country since 1822 (the Customs, Excise, Stamp Office and Post Office excepted); also, in the Civil Departments of the Army, Navy and Ordnance for the same time; stating the age of each person, the date of his appointment, the office or duty appointed to, and the salary and emoluments granted to each.

No. 450.

Returns to an Order of the House, dated the 8th day of March last, for a Return of the number of Clerks and Officers who have been superannuated, and who have been again introduced to the Service in each Department, since 1822 (the Revenue Departments excepted); stating the date of Superannuation, and the Pension or Allowance granted to each, and the date at which the re-appointment took place, and the office and salary to which appointed.

Fishery Bounties. No. 458.

An Account of all sums of Money expended in each of the last five years, to the 5th January 1830, on the Fisheries of the United Kingdom.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 23d day of March last, for an Account of the sums of Money expended in each of the last five years, to 5th January 1830, on the Fisheries of the United Kingdom; specifying under what heads the same have been expended, and showing the total amount of the whole expense; together with the sums now remaining in hand (so far as relates to the Revenue of Customs).

An Account of all sums of Money expended in each of the last five years, to the 5th January 1830, on the Fisheries of the United Kingdom; specifying under what heads the same have been expended, and showing the total amount of the whole expense; together with the sums now remaining on hand (so far as relates to the Excise Department.)

An Account of all sums of Money expended in the last five years, to the 5th of April 1830, exclusive of the Payments which have been made out of the Revenue of Customs, and the sources from which the funds were derived.

A supplementary Account, showing the particular heads under which the Payments made by the Commissioners for the British Herring Fishery for the Salaries and Incidental Expenses of their Establishment, in the five years ended the 5th of January 1830, have been incurred.

An Account of the Establishment of the Commissioners for the British White Herring Fishery, at the 5th of January 1830; showing the salary and other emoluments of each officer employed by them.

An Account of the Establishment of the Commissioners of the Irish Fisheries, for the year ended the 5th April 1830; showing the total salaries and other emoluments.

Compensation Allowances. No. 451.

Returns to an Order of the House, dated the 5th day of April last, for a Return of all Persons who receive Compensation Allowances for the loss of their Offices, until otherwise provided for; with the date of the warrant authorizing each allowance, the amount of each allowance, and the amount of the salary of the office for the loss of which such allowance is made.

West India Produce. No. 452.

An Account, showing the rates and amount of Duties levied under British Acts of Parliament, on British West India products imported into the British North American Colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Upper and Lower Canada, Newfoundland and Prince Edward's Island; distinguishing such products under the heads of Sugar, Rum, Molasses, Coffee, Pimento, and Miscellaneous Articles, for the last year to which the same can be made up, viz. (for the year ended the 10th October 1829), with the appropriation thereof.

An Account, showing the rates and amount of Duties levied under British Acts of Parliament, on Sugar, Rum, Molasses, Coffee and Pimento, of foreign growth, imported into the British North American Colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Upper and Lower Canada, Newfoundland and Prince Edward's Island, for the last year to which the same can be made up (viz. for the year ended the 10th October 1829), with the appropriation thereof.

Tobacco (Ireland.) No. 453.

A Return of the number of Acres of Land in cultivation for the produce of Tobacco in Ireland; stating the number of acres in each township in the year 1829, and the number of years such cultivation has been continued.

Rum. No. 454.

An Account of the number of Imperial proof Gallons of Rum, in England, on 5th January 1826, and imported into England between 5th January 1826 and 5th January 1830, showing the total of both; and also, of the number of Imperial proof Gallons of Rum exported as merchandize, as ships' stores, or exported under any other denomination or character, taken for the use of the Navy or Army, or any other Government purpose, from 5th January 1826 to 5th January 1830, and of what remained in bond on 5th January 1830; and showing the total number of Gallons of all these added together, and the difference between them, and what was in bond on 5th January 1826, and imported since then to 5th January 1830.

Joint Stock Banks. No. 455.

An Account of Places where United or Joint Stock Banks have been established under the Act 7 Geo. 4, c. 46.

Lords and Commons. No. 456.

A Statement of the proposed application of the sum of £.30,500 granted in the Miscellaneous Estimates of the year 1830, on account of the Salaries and Allowances of the Officers of the House of Lords and of the House of Commons.

A Statement of the proposed application of the sum of £.17,000 granted in the Miscellaneous Estimates of 1830, to defray the Expenses of the House of Lords, and of the House of Commons:-And then he withdrew.

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

Perth Navigation Bill deferred.

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

Report of Bute (Cardiff) Canal Bill, considered.

A Motion being made, that the Report which, upon the 17th day of this instant May, was made 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, 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 Friday 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.

Amendment to Monks Risborough (Bucks) Inclosure Bill, agreed to.

The House proceeded to take into consideration the Amendment made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Monks Risborough, in the County of Buckingham; and the same was read; and is as followeth;

Pr. 49. 1. 36. After "same" insert "Provided further, That, for the purpose of securing, for the benefit of such poor inhabitants not being proprietors as aforesaid, the full advantage of such equivalent or compensation, Sir John Dashwood King, Baronet, shall be and is hereby appointed a special Commissioner for the sole purpose of assigning, setting out and allotting such plots of Lands as last aforesaid, together with the Commissioners for the time being acting under this Act, and for no other purpose whatsoever; and all acts, matters and things, which shall be done and executed by a majority of them, the said Sir John Dashwood King and such Commissioners touching the premises shall be as valid and effectual as if done and executed by all of them: Provided also, That in case a majority of them shall not agree in the premises, the master for the time being of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, on the requisition, in writing, of any two of them, the said Sir John Dashwood King and the said Commissioners shall appoint a fit and proper person not interested in the said Inclosure to be an umpire, whose decision, together with any two of them, the said Sir John Dashwood King and the said Commissioners shall be final and conclusive, unless altered on an appeal against the same by virtue of this Act."

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

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Fremantle do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the Amendment made by their Lordships.

Petition against Perth Navigation Bill.

A Petition of Ship-owners residing in the parishes of Perth and parish of Kinnaul, was 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.

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

Macclesfield Water Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for better supplying the Inhabitants of the Borough of Macclesfield, in the Parish of Chester, with Water, and to establish the Rates payable for the same, was read the third time; and an Amendment was made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Petitions respecting Bakers.

A Petition of the Journeymen Bakers in the cities of London and Westminster, the borough of Southwark, and in other towns, villages and places, within ten miles of the Royal Exchange, was presented, and read; setting forth, That by an Act passed in the third year of the reign of His present Majesty, c. 106, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Acts now in force relating to Bread to be sold in the City of London and the Liberties thereof, and within the weekly Bills of Mortality, and ten miles of the Royal Exchange, and to provide other regulations for the making and sale of Bread, and preventing the adulteration of Meal, Flour and Bread, within the limits aforesaid," it is (among other things) enacted, in sec. 16, that no person employed in the trade or calling of a Baker within the limits aforesaid, shall on the Lord's day, other than between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and one of the clock in the afternoon, bake or deliver, or cause or permit to be baked or delivered, any meat, pudding, pie, tart or victuals, under certain penalties in the said Act mentioned and contained; that it appears to the Petitioners, that the intention of the Legislature in framing the above enactment, was to secure to persons employed in the actual manufacture of Bread and in the trade or business of Bakers, some reasonable portion of time in the course of the Lord's day in which they might attend divine worship; that the clause in the Act of the third of the King above mentioned, is merely a re-enactment of a Statute obtained, on behalf of the class of individuals to which the Petitioners belong, upwards of thirty-five years ago, viz. 34 Geo. 3, c. 61, and is, in fact, less favourable to the Petitioners than the earlier Statute, inasmuch as it is expressly provided by that Act, that nothing shall be baked except between nine o'clock in the forenoon and one in the afternoon, and that "the person requiring the baking, shall carry or send the same to and from the place where it is baked;" but in the Act first hereinbefore mentioned, and now regulating the Baking Trade, there is contained a proviso in the aforesaid sixteenth section permitting the delivery of bakings by Bakers to their customers until halfpast one o'clock on the Lord's day; that the Petitioners humbly represent, that the law as it at present stands does not afford to them the benefit which, as they have previously stated, they conceive it was the intention of Parliament to confer; and praying, That a Bill may be brought into the House repealing such part of the firstmentioned Act as is hereinbefore complained of, and prohibiting persons exercising the trade or business of Bakers, and all others in the cities of London and Westminster, and within ten miles of the Royal Exchange, from baking or delivering on the Lord's day any victuals whatever, for payment, profit, or reward, or for any purpose but that of being consumed in their own houses, under such penalty or penalties as to the House shall seem meet, or for affording to the Petitioners such other relief in the premises as to the House shall seem proper and necessary.

A Petition of Master Bakers of the cities of London and Westminster, the borough of Southwark, and in other towns, villages, and places within ten miles of the Royal Exchange, was also presented, and read; recommending to the attention of the House the preceeding Petition of the Journeymen Bakers; and praying the House, That the enactment thereby prayed, may pass into a law.

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

Petition for alteration of Hackney Coach Act.

A Petition of Henry Jackson, and other Inhabitants of Oxford-street, and its vicinity, was presented and read; praying the House will take into consideration the great advantages derivable from such an alteration in the Hackney Coach Act, as would admit of Omnibuses running through the city, and thus allowing its inhabitants that convenience enjoyed by those in the environs.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee on Hackney Coach Office.

Petitions for abolishing Slavery.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Chichester;-and, of Camborne,-were presented, and read; praying for the abolition of Negro Slavery.

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

Petition against Poor Removal (Irish and Scottish) Bill.

A Petition of Governors and Directors of the Poor of the parish of Saint George Hanover-square, 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.

A Petition of the Minister, Churchwardens, Overseers and other Inhabitants of Paddington;-of the Rector, Churchwardens, Overseers and Trustees of Saint George, in the county of Middlesex;-of the Rector, Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of Saint Mary, Whitechapel;-and, of Churchwardens, Overseers and Guardians of the Poor of Saint Luke, in the county of Middlesex,-were also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against the same.

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

Almondbury Inclosure Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill to amend an Act of his late Majesty, for inclosing Lands in the Manor of Meltham, in the Parish of Almondbury, in the West Riding of the County of York, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Wilson do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Address for Copy of Report-Lunacy Commissioners.

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, a Copy of the Report from the Metropolitan Commissioners in Lunacy, made to the Right honourable Robert Peel, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, dated 1st July 1829.

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.

Petition for mitigating Punishment for Forgery.

A Petition of the Portreeve and Inhabitants of Honiton, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have long been of opinion, that the punishment of death in cases of Forgery is calculated, by its excessive severity, to afford impunity to the guilty rather than punishment, many persons being deterred from prosecuting offenders, from a repugnance to the sacrifice of life; that the Petitioners having learned that a part of our criminal code is about to undergo the revision of the House, humbly intreat the Legislature will be pleased to abrogate the penalty of death for this crime, and substitute some other punishment in its stead, whereby, in the opinion of the Petitioners, a better security will be afforded to property by the certainty that adequate punishment will await the commission of this heinous offence.

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

Petition against Sale of Beer Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the hundred of Stratton, in the county of Cornwall, was 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.

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

Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of the Commissioners of Supply of the county of Lanark;-of Merchants, Ship-owners, Tradesmen and others, Inhabitants of Greenock;-and, of Magistrates and Council of the united burghs of Port Glasgow and Newark,-were presented, and read; praying, That at the expiry of the existing Charter of the East India Company, the restrictions on the trade and colonization of India may be removed, and the oppressive monopoly of the trade with China entirely abolished.

And the said Petitions were ordered to be referred to the Select Committee on East India Company's Affairs.

Petitions for repeal of Parish Vestries Act (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of Glenmore, in the county of Kilkenny;-of Roman Catholic Inhabitants of Skreen, in the county of Meath;-of Buttevant;-of Inhabitants of Aughadown;-of Aghada;-of Ballymacoda;-of the united parishes of Carrigrone and Inskine;-and, of Roman Catholics of Ballymartle, in the county of Cork,- were presented, and read; reciting the Act 7 Geo. 4, c. 72, for the regulation of Parish Vestries in Ireland; and praying, That the same may be repealed.

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

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

A Petition of Richard Townsend, Esquire, High Sheriff of the county of Cork, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the proprietors and occupiers of land in the said county have heard with great alarm the intention of His Majesty's Ministers to propose to Parliament the alteration of the Spirit Duties, as settled in 1825; that they have also learned with equal astonishment, that it is proposed to raise all the Stamp Duties in Ireland, on the principle of assimilating them to England; that they particularly deprecate the intended increase of Duties upon Newspapers and Advertisements; that the culture of Tobacco has been tried in Ireland with great success, and that it is increasing every year; that it gives employment to a vast many labourers, and the said proprietors and occupiers of land would indulge the hope that Parliament will not impose on it so high a rate of Duty as will check this important branch of husbandry, so conducive to profit, and, to what is such a desideratum in Ireland, an extensive employment of labour; and praying the House not to alter the scale of Spirit Duties, as arranged in 1825; to revise the Stamp Duties in Ireland, with a view to their reduction rather than to their increase; and to give every practicable encouragement to the home production of Tobacco.

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

Petition against Constabulary (Ireland) Bill.

A Petition of Magistrates of the county of Meath, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to amend certain Acts relating to Constables in Ireland; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Petition for abolition of Tithes.

A Petition of Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the parish of Skreen, in the county of Meath, was presented, and read; praying for the total abolition of Tithes, Tithe Composition, Church Rates and Fees, and that the Clergy of the Established Church be placed on the same footing with the Dissenting Ministers, namely, on the voluntary contributions of their respective congregations.

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

Address respecting Sir Jonah Barrington.

Lord Leveson Gower reported from the Committee appointed to draw up an Address to be presented to His Majesty; That they had drawn up an Address accordingly; and the same was brought up, and read; and is as followeth;

Most gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Commons in Parliament assembled, beg leave humbly to represent to Your Majesty, That the office of Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland is an office of dignity and importance, on the impartial and incorrupt execution of which, the honour of the Crown, and the protection of the rights and interests of many, both of Your Majesty's Subjects, and of Foreigners engaged in maritime pursuits, greatly depend:

That by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Ireland, bearing date the 23d May 1797, Doctor Barrington, now Sir Jonah Barrington, was appointed to the said office of Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland:

That it appears to Your faithful Subjects, that Sir Jonah Barrington, as Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland did, in the years 1805 and 1806, under colour of his official authority, apply to his own use two sums, amounting to £.500. 9s. 2d. out of the proceeds of the derelict ship "Nancy," then lodged in the hands of the Registrar of that Court; and that he did in the year 1810, in a similar manner, apply to his own use the sum of £.200 out of the proceeds of the "Redstrand derelict:"

That it appears to your faithful Subjects, that Sir Jonah Barrington has been thereby guilty of serious malversation in the discharge of his office of Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, and that it is unfit, and would be of bad example, that he should continue to hold the said office.

We therefore humbly pray Your Majesty, that Your Majesty will be pleased to remove Sir Jonah Barrington from the office which he holds, of Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland.

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

Resolved, That the said Address be communicated to the Lords at a Conference, and their concurrence desired thereto.

Conference to be desired with the Lords.

Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords upon a matter of high importance and concern, respecting the due administration of Justice.

Ordered, That Lord Francis Leveson Gower do go to the Lords, and desire the said Conference.

The Lords have agreed to

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Stephen and Mr. Wingfield:

Mr. Speaker,

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

Rickmersworth Road Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act 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:

Dundalk Roads Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act 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:

Kingsbury Episcopi Inclosure Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Kingsbury Episcopi, in the County of Somerset: And also,

Hollingrake's Patent Bill, with Amendments.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for prolonging the Term of certain Letters Patent granted to James Hollingrake, for an improved Method of manufacturing Copper and other Metal Rollers, and of casting and forming Metallic Substances into various Forms with improved closeness and soundness of Texture, with some Amendments; to which Amendments the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

Sheffield Waterworks Bill, with Amendments.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for better supplying with Water the Town and Parish of Sheffield, in the County of York, with some Amendments; to which Amendments the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

The Lords have passed Lord Cremorne's Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable the Guardian of the Right honourable Richard Lord Cremorne, an Infant, to carry into effect a Contract entered into for the Purchase of Rockcorry Castle, and adjoining Lands, in the County of Monaghan, in Ireland; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

Marquis of Hastings' Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting the settled Estates of the Most honourable George Augustus Francis Rawdon Hastings Marquis of Hastings, situate in Scotland, in the said Marquis, in fee; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

Petition against Grant to Maynooth College.

A Petition of the Clergy of the diocese of Lincoln and county of Leicester, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners desire to address the House on the subject of the annual grant made to the Roman Catholic College at Maynooth; they would humbly represent to the House, that such a disposition of the public money appears to them inconsistent with that Christian simplicity which should ever govern the conduct both of States and individuals; the Petitioners are taught, by the articles of their Church, and the word of God, that Popery is an antichristian corruption of our holy faith, and they cannot therefore but look with feelings of extreme regret upon the public countenance which is given to a church professing such tenets, in the gift of a sum of whatever amount for the education of its priests; the knowledge thus acquired at the expense of this Protestant nation, the Petitioners would remind the House will be employed by those to whom it is imparted in propagating dangerous and destructive error, in opposing the progress of true religion, and leading souls astray from the pure word of life; the Petitioners would therefore respectfully, but earnestly entreat the House to put an end to a system which appears to them to be dictated only by a false and temporising policy, and leaving the members of the Roman Catholic Church to the perfect toleration already conferred upon them, to withhold any further Parliamentary support.

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

Petition of Sir Jonah Barrington.

A Petition of Sir Jonah Barrington, Judge of the Court of Admiralty of Ireland, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner has learned with regret, his learned counsel, who was heard before the House of Commons on Saturday last, confined himself (in the exercise of his discretion) to a constitutional ground, which he, in conjunction with other eminent counsel, considered to be tenable, and that he did not insist on the Petitioner's claim at least to have evidence heard at the bar, to enter upon the real merits and details of the case; that the Petitioner disclaims any wish for delay; that such can be to him no object, but he desires fair justice, and not to be ruined in character and all that he holds dear, without a public trial, or an open investigation before a Committee of the whole House; the Petitioner saith, that documents exhibited against him, and on which much stress has been laid, were not produced to him until the 21st May 1829, being the last day, and almost at the last hour, of the sitting of the Committee; that on that day, thirteen documents, mostly of twenty-four and twenty-five years standing, many of which he had never seen before, and which it was impossible he could duly explain without deliberate inspection of the originals, which his former Petition claimed, but the means and opportunity of such examination have never been afforded him; that the Rule Books of 1810 and 1815 also were not shown to the Petitioner, though the proceedings as to the "Redstrand derelict" must all appear on the face of them, and were most important to the case of the Petitioner also, particularly the proceedings and report made to the Irish Government in consequence of a reference by His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant to the King's Proctor, in the year 1815, as to the proceeds of the "Redstrand derelict," and the appropriation thereof, five years after the Petitioner had ceased to officiate, founded on a Petition by Wycherley to the Lord Lieutenant, claiming as salvager, which evidence was received by the Select Committee, but was unknown to the Petitioner until after he had returned to the Continent, and which he has never yet seen, though he considers it of infinite importance to his defence; that such reference, proceedings and report, the Petitioner humbly submits, should be produced, inasmuch as it proves that His Majesty's Government were, since the year 1815, fully acquainted with, and apprized of, the case of the "Redstrand derelict," and the charges against Sir Jonah Barrington, and did not then, nor did any successive Government since that period, express any dissatisfaction with the Petitioner's conduct, as he can prove by letters from Members of His Majesty's Government, and also by oral evidence; that the Petitioner with great confidence repeats, that the spirit of the British law never presumes any man to be guilty of an offence, except his acts are proved to be palpably with a corrupt intention, and therefore that an accused person is always permitted to go into any case which may show, even by inference, that he had no such intention in the acts of which he is accused, and the Petitioner hath oral and written evidence to establish the same; that the Petitioner, if he had been permitted to enter upon such evidence, would have satisfied the House that no culpable or dishonourable act had in either case been meditated by the Petitioner; that the Petitioner humbly, but firmly, deprecates altogether any idea of receiving a supposed lenity by declining to give him the benefit of a legal proceeding on legal evidence, and judicial decision, which he prefers, and has uniformly demanded; that if the Petitioner is guilty of corruption, he boldly urges that he should be punished as an offender, and that he would not shrink from any criminatory course of proceeding, but, conscious that he is not guilty, he never has or had any dread of the result of any fair judicial trial; that the Petitioner hath not as yet had any sufficient opportunity of defending himself before any tribunal whatsoever, on the contrary, illegal evidence has been received against him behind his back, which he never as yet had any opportunity of refuting; that the Petitioner saith, he had no power of refuting the evidence received against him before the Commissioners of Inquiry, inasmuch as he was totally ignorant of the same, and every part thereof, until he read it in their Report, save and except a short abstract of the two charges against him, and was refused, both by the Commissioners and the Registrar of his own Court, any documents by which he could explain or refute them, and therefore made a statement solely from confused memory and recollection of cases he had never heard of for above twenty years, but which the Commissioners refused to decide for him, and so made an ex parte report; that the Petitioner saith, he hath reason to believe, from a letter of Mr. Daniel Webber, one of the said Commissioners to the Secretary of the Board, that His Majesty's Government interfered and gave their sanction to some unusual mode of proceeding in evidence against the Petitioner, of which he is still ignorant; the Petitioner saith, he had not a competent opportunity of defending himself before the Select Committee, inasmuch as he did not know one word of the evidence then given against him, until he read it since the 16th March last, in their Report; that the Rule Books of the Court for 1810 to 1815, in which the proceedings in the case of the "Redstrand derelict" are entered, have never been seen by the Petitioner, and were not at all produced to him, though they were and are of the utmost importance to his fair defence; that the Petitioner, in like manner, never did see the document and proceedings in the case of the "Redstrand derelict," taken in Ireland by order of the Lord Lieutenant in the year 1815, upon a Petition and charge of malversation against the Petitioner, and though the same was discussed and reported on by his Excellency's order, no charge was founded or made thereupon against the Petitioner, though such charge, proceedings, references and report have lain in the Secretary's Office of Ireland, and under the eye of every successive Lord Lieutenant and State officers for the last fifteen years; the Petitioner saith, such proceedings and reports he considers of very great importance to his defence, but that they never were produced whilst he attended the Select Committee, nor did he ever see any copy of these documents until very recently; that the written documents produced the last day of the Committee he admitted only as to the hand-writing, but not as having any operation to criminate himself, and the Petitioner saith, that, on the contrary, he had no possible means of considering or collating at the moment of their production detached accounts and documents of twentyfive years standing, many of which he had never seen before, and all susceptible of explanation both by oral evidence and authentic proofs, which he has ordered over from Ireland for his defence; and the Petitioner also saith, that he had no possible opportunity when the Resolutions were passed at nearly twelve o'clock at night, of making any resistance, being confined by a dangerous illness, and his Petition was, by some fatality, never presented to the House, and the Petitioner on Saturday last employed counsel before the House, but had no conception that any part of the Petitioner's defence could be narrowed or limited thereby; and the Petitioner saith, he was prepared, if permitted, to state to the House the objects of the evidence he intended to give, and the nature of the same as partly stated in the prayer of that Petition; that the Petitioner, therefore, humbly prays that the House will reconsider the Resolutions passed, which, under all circumstances, he conceives to be unprecedented, or at least to suffer him to have a full examination of the evidence exhibited against him, together with such evidence as he has the power of bringing forward to justify his acts, and explain away all culpability by the documents that have been decided as conclusive against him, and which evidence the Petitioner engages to produce at the bar of the House within the shortest possible period; the Petitioner therefore prays, That he may be permitted to produce at the bar of the House the several documents which he has referred to in the preceding part of this Petition, and that the House will not give its sanction to any proceedings to be followed by an Address to His Most gracious Majesty until the Petitioner has had an opportunity of producing such evidence at the bar of the House.

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

Petition against Duty on Coals (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of Coleraine, was presented, and read; praying, That the House may be pleased to repeal the Duty on Coals imported into Ireland.

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

Lords agree to a Conference.

Lord Francis Leveson Gower reported to the House, That he having been with the Lords to desire a Conference upon a matter of high importance and concern, respecting the due administration of Justice, the Lords do agree to a Conference, and appoint the same immediately in the Painted Chamber.

Managers appointed.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to manage the Conference:-And a Committee was appointed of Lord Francis Leveson Gower, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Williams Wynn, Sir Charles Wetherell, Sir Robert Inglis, Mr. Home Drummond, Mr. Spring Rice, Sir John Newport, Sir George Hill, Mr. Herries, Mr. Ross, Mr. Byng, Mr. O'Connell, Mr. Littleton, Mr. Robert Gordon, Sir Matthew Ridley, &c.

Then the names of the Managers were called over; and they went to the Conference: -And being returned,

Lord Francis Leveson Gower reported, That the Managers had been at the Conference, which was managed on the part of the Lords by the Lord President of the Council; and that they had acquainted their Lordships, that the Commons had agreed upon an Address to be presented to His Majesty, that His Majesty would be pleased to remove Sir Jonah Barrington from the office which he holds of Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland, to which they desired the concurrence of their Lordships; and that they had left the said Address with their Lordships.

Petitions against alteration of Distillery Laws.

A Petition of Distillers from Malt, in the county of Perth; -and, of Maltsters from home-grown Corn, in the county of Perth,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Scotch Distillers, from experience in the operation of the present Distillery Law, are enabled to bear testimony to the practical and beneficial results arising from the principles upon which it is founded, and to the wisdom and liberality of the regulations for allowing and encouraging the manufacture of the finest Spirits from home-grown Corn; it is with the utmost regret and surprise that the Petitioners have learned that it is in contemplation that the drawback upon Malt now allowed to the distiller should be withdrawn and disallowed; and praying the House to take the matter into serious consideration, and to refuse to make any infraction or change upon the existing law as to the drawback upon Malt.

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

Petitions respecting Duty on Spirits.

A Petition of Members of the Perthshire Agricultural Society;-and, of Noblemen, Gentlemen and Freeholders of the county of Dublin,-were presented, and read; praying, That the proposed alteration of the present scale of Duty on Corn Spirits and Rum may not pass into a law.

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

Petition for Duty on Importation of Lead.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the adjoining parishes of Allendale and Alston, in the counties of Northumberland and Cumberland, was presented, and read; setting forth, That for several centuries past the Lead Mines within those parishes have supplied the means of beneficial employment and maintenance to the numerous inhabitants, and the land within the same being comparatively of a barren and sterile nature, such inhabitants have afforded a ready market for the agricultural produce of many adjoining parishes, as well as extensive employment in carriage and otherwise, and complaining of their distress in consequence of the importation of Foreign Lead and Lead Ore; and praying the House to advance the import Duties on Foreign Lead and Lead Ore so as to place the British Lead Miners on an equality with the raisers of other metals, and also to adopt such other measures as will give them a proper and effectual preference over foreigners, both in our home market and that of the colonies.

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

Petition against Stamp Duty (Scotland.)

A Petition of the Dean of Faculty and Members of the Society of Writers in Ayr, Procurators in the Sheriff Court of the county of Ayr, and Notaries Public, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have respectfully to state to the House the hardships to which they are exposed, of each being obliged, by the Act of his late Majesty, c. 184, annually to take out from the Stamp Office a certificate or license, charged with a duty of 8£. sterling, in order to enable them to practise as Procurators and Notaries Public; the Petitioners humbly beg leave to represent to the House, that the above tax is severely felt by them, and to state that they view it as a great hardship that they, who pay large apprentice and admission Stamp Duties, should also be subjected in such high duty annually for the privilege of exercising their respective offices, to which none of the other learned professions so far as the petitioners understand are subjected, the more especially as in consequence of the late Act of His present Majesty, for the recovery of debts to the amount of 8£. 6s. 8d., their business has been much curtailed, and their emoluments diminished; the Petitioners therefore respectfully supplicate the House to take the case of the Petitioners into consideration, and to afford them such relief in the premises as to the House may seem meet.

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

Petition against increase of Stamp Duty (Ireland.)

A Petition of Merchants, Traders and other Inhabitants of Coleraine, in the county of Londonderry, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have heard with extreme regret that it is proposed to raise, by legislative enactment, the Stamp Duties in Ireland to the same rates as those in England, and that on the principle of assimilating the Taxes in both countries; and praying, That the House will not sanction the proposed increased Duty on Stamps.

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

Petition against the growth of Tobacco in this Kingdom.

A Petition of Tobacco Manufacturers of Alnwick, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners view with great anxiety and just alarm the proposed measure to allow the growth of Tobacco in this Kingdom, as it will afford the illegal dealer the fullest opportunity ever offered of defrauding the revenue to an unlimited extent; and praying the House to abandon a measure which appears to them prejudicial to the revenue, demoralizing to the people, and injurious to the fair trader.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee on Tobacco Cultivation.

Petition for extension of Corporate Rights (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitant Householders of the city of Cork, was presented, and read; praying that the rights and franchises conferred by several charters to the city of Cork may be extended to the inhabitant householders of that city generally, subject to such qualification in the payment of rent and taxes as to the House shall seem expedient; and by vesting in such inhabitant householders the election of sheriffs.

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

Petition complaining of the use of Machinery.

A Petition of Labourers, Mechanics and Artizans, Members of the British Association for promoting Cooperative Knowledge, and others, was presented, and read; complaining of the use of Machinery, and the enactments relative thereto; and praying, 1st, That all taxes imposed upon the comforts and necessaries of life be repealed, and that the exigencies of the State be supplied by a comprehensive tax on property, increasing in amount in the precise ratio of the accumulation of property, which measure appears simple in application, equitable in principle, and completely efficient in preventing a recurrence of the evil of too great an inequality in the distribution of wealth; 2nd, that the law of primogeniture, which unjustly leaves the junior branches of a family in a partial state of destitution, be also repealed, inasmuch as it offers several inducements for pensioning the younger sons and daughters of many noble Peers, degrades the Nobility generally in the estimation of the people at large, materially increases the public burthens, and exhibits to the world the lamentable spectacle of a Nobility boasting of their high honour, and revelling in all the luxuries of life, meanly casting the burthen of supporting and educating their families upon an impoverished population, while the children of the industrious mechanic and artizan are fed, clothed and educated by their parents, out of a weekly stipend, seldom as high as thirty shillings, and too frequently descending as low as ten; 3rd, that as all the grievances of which the people so justly complain, if not traceable to, are perpetuated by, non-representation, or false and delusive representation, the Petitioners respectfully urge upon the consideration of the House the propriety forthwith of passing a law to shorten the duration of Parliaments, and to give to every man (not incapacitated by crime or imbecility) the right of voting for a representative, because it appears to the Petitioners that the producers of all wealth are more justly entitled to be represented, and stand in greater need of political protection, than those who possess the wealth abstracted from their toil; and for the more effectual protection of the voter in the independent exercise of his right, the Petitioners trust that the House will make provision for taking the votes by ballot.

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

Accounts, &c. ordered: Spirit Duties (Ireland.)

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, Copies of all Letters or Orders from the Treasury, or Board of Excise, directing any demand to be made of any additional Duties on Spirits on or after the 15th day of March last, which additional Duties had not been previously authorized by law.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, Copies of all Letters addressed by any Officer of Excise to any Trader, demanding any additional Duty on Spirits sent into consumption on or after the 15th day of March last.

Spirits exported and imported.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Spirits exported from Ireland to England, between 15th March and 15th May 1830, and of the additional Duty demanded and received thereon in Ireland.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Spirits exported from Scotland to England, between 15th March and 15th May 1830, and of the additional Duty demanded and received thereon in Scotland.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Spirits imported into England from Ireland and Scotland, entered after 15th March last, and of the amount of additional Duty demanded and received thereon; distinguishing the Irish from the Scotch Spirits.

Petition respecting Arrest for Debt.

A Petition of William Carpenter, of Green-street, in the city of Dublin, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is the Governor or Keeper of the city of Dublin Marshalsea, a prison for debtors, under the municipal and local jurisdiction of the Corporation of the said city in all actions and processes issuing from, and determinable in, the Court of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of the said city of Dublin; and complaining of loss of fees, occasioned by the operation of a recent enactment, restricting all arrests for debt under mesne process to sums above 20£.; and praying, That the House will take his case into their consideration, and afford the Petitioner such relief under the premises as to them shall seem meet.

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

Petition in favour of Co-operative Societies.

A Petition of Labourers, Mechanics and Artizans, members of the first London Co-operative Trading Association, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will forthwith take into their consideration the plan of Co-operation propounded by Mr. Owen, remove all obstructions to its complete and immediate establishment, and adopt such other measures as shall seem fitted for establishing the prosperity and happiness of the nation at large.

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

Returns to be printed. No. 459.

Ordered, That the Returns of the number of Prisons situate within the jurisdiction of each Sheriff Depute in Scotland, which were yesterday presented to the House, be printed.

Account of Sugar admitted, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Sugar that has been admitted into the United Kingdom since 25th March 1828, in discharge of the Four-and-Half per cent. Duties; and the amount of Duty of Customs that would have been paid on the admission of that Sugar, if the Minute of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury had not directed the Sugar to be admitted free of Duty as King's Sugars.

Motion respecting Theatrical Representations.

The House was moved, That the Act 10 Geo. 2, c. 28, to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the twelfth year of the reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for reducing the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, Sturdy Beggars and Vagrants into one Act of Parliament; and for the more effectual punishing such Rogues, Vagabonds, Sturdy Beggars and Vagrants, and sending them whither they ought to be sent, as relates to Common Players of Interludes, might be read; and the same being read;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to repeal so much of an Act of the tenth year of King George the Second as empowers the Lord Chamberlain to prohibit the acting of any new Play on the Stage, and to appoint Commissioners for the same:-It passed in the Negative.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Lord Francis Osborne have leave of absence for a month, on account of ill health.

Motion respecting Canada.

A Motion was made, and the Question was proposed, That it is the opinion of this House, That a Majority of the Members of the Legislative Councils of Upper and Lower Canada ought not to consist of persons holding Offices at the pleasure of the Crown; and that any measures that may tend to connect more intimately this branch of the Constitution with the interest of these Colonies, would be attended with the greatest advantage;

And the previous Question being put, That that Question be now put;

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

Mercurii, 26 die Maii 1830:

The House divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Labouchere, 94.
Lord Viscount Sandon:
Tellers for the Noes, Sir George Clerk, 153.
Mr. Maurice Fitz Gerald:

It passed in the Negative.

A Motion was made, and the Question was proposed, That it is the opinion of this House, That it is not expedient that the Judges should hold seats in the Executive Councils of Upper and Lower Canada, and that (with the exception of the Chief Justice) they ought not to be involved in the political business of the Legislative Councils;

And the previous Question being put, That that Question be now put:-It passed in the Negative.

A Motion was made, and the Question was proposed,

That it is the opinion of this House, That it is indispensable to the good government and contentment of His Majesty's Canadian subjects, that these measures should be carried into effect with the least possible convenient delay;

And the previous Question being put, That that Question be now put:-It passed in the Negative.

Motion for referring Petitions to a Select Committee.

The House was moved, That the Petition of Manufacturers of Tobacco and Snuff, in the cities of London and Westminster, and the borough of Southwark, praying for re-payment of Duty paid on Stock prior to 5th July 1825, which was presented to the House upon the 17th day of February last, might be read; and the same was read.

The House was also moved, That the Petition of Manufacturers of Tobacco in the cities of London and Westminster, and borough of Southwark, against reduction of Duty on Cultivation of Tobacco of home growth, which was presented to the House upon the 4th day of this instant May, might be read; and the same being read; And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the said Petitions be referred to a Select Committee, to examine the matter thereof, and to report the same, with their observations thereupon, to the House:-It passed in the Negative.

Yorkshire (West Riding) Bridges Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Act 43 Geo. 3, c, 59, for remedying certain Defects in the Laws relative to the building and repairing of County Bridges, and other Works maintained at the Expense of the Inhabitants of Counties in England, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to alter and amend an Act of the forty-third year of the reign of his late Majesty, relative to County Bridges, so far as relates to the West Riding of the County of York: And that Mr. Charles Wood and Mr. Stuart Wortley do prepare, and bring it in.

Forgeries Punishment Bill, reported.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, on 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, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Galway Franchise Bill, passed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed 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;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read the third 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 put, That the word "now" stand part of the Question;

The House divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Spring Rice, 77.
Mr. Charles Wood:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Daly, 59.
Mr. North:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question being put;

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

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

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 To-morrow.

Canada (Civil Government) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to amend an Act passed in the 14th year of his late Majesty King George the Third, for establishing a Fund towards further defraying the Charges of the Administration of Justice, and support of the Civil Government, within the Provinces of Quebec in America;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time upon Friday the 4th day of June next.

Dublin Sessions Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to facilitate the Administration of Justice in the Court of Quarter Sessions in the City of Dublin;

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

Newborough Church Bill, committed.

A Bill for endowing the Parish Church of Newborough, in the County of Northampton, and three Chapels, called Portland Chapel, Oxford Chapel, and Welbeck Chapel, situate in the Parish of Saint Mary-le-Bone, in the County of Middlesex, and also a Chapel erected on Sunk Island, in the River Humber, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Friday next.

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 To-morrow.

County Rates (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to regulate the Applotment of County Rates and Cesses in Ireland in certain cases;

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

Sale of Beer 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 permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England;

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration To-morrow.

Labourers Wages 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 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;

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

Half-Pay Apprentices 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 prevent the taking and Employment of Apprentices usually denominated Half-Pay Apprentices;

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

Fees Abolition Bill, reported.

Mr. Hume reported from the Committee of the whole House, on 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, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed; and read the third time To-morrow.

Four per Cent. Dissents Bill, reported.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the 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, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Almhouses Exemption Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill for exempting the occupiers of Almshouses from Assessments for the relief of the Poor and other parochial Rates;

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

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 Tomorrow.

Common Law Fees 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 regulating the Receipt and future Appropriation of Fees and Emoluments receivable by Officers of the Superior Courts of Common Law;

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

Committee on Bear or Bigg (Ireland) Acts.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Acts 3 Geo. 4, c. 30, for reducing, during the continuance of the present Duty on Malt, the Duty on Malt made from Bear or Bigg only in Scotland; 4 Geo. 4, c. 94, to grant certain Duties of Excise upon Spirits distilled from Corn or Grain in Scotland and Ireland, and upon Licenses for Stills for making such Spirits; and to provide for the better collecting and securing such Duties, and for the warehousing of such Spirits without payment of Duty; and, 6 Geo. 4, c. 58, for providing equivalent Rates of Excise Duties, Allowances and Drawbacks on Beer and Malt, and on Spirits made in Scotland or Ireland, according to the measure of the new Imperial Standard Gallon; 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.

Militia Ballot Suspension Bill, committed.

A Bill to suspend, for a limited period, the making of Lists, and the Ballots and Enrolments for the Militia of the United Kingdom, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Friday next.

Yorkshire (West Riding) Bridges Bill, presented. No. 457.

Mr. Charles Wood presented a Bill to alter and amend an Act of the forty-third year of the reign of his late Majesty, relative to County Bridges, so far as relates to the West Riding of the County of York: 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.

Amendments to Everton (Lancaster) Church Bill, agreed to.

The House proceeded to take into consideration the Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act for endowing a Church in the Township of Everton, in the Parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and the same were read; and are as followeth;

Pr. 7. 1. 7. and 1. 8. Leave out from "appointed" to shall" in 1. 11. and insert "under and by virtue of this Act, either for the management of the said Church or for the appointment of the Minister."

Pr. 7. 1. 15. After "Trustees" insert of that class of Trustees in which such vacancy shall from time to time happen."

The said Amendments, being read a second time, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That Mr. John Wood do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the Amendments made by their Lordships.

Lord Cremorne's Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable the Guardian of the Right honourable Richard Lord Cremorne, an Infant, to carry into effect a Contract entered into for the purchase of Rockcorry Castle, and adjoining Lands, in the County of Monaghan, in Ireland, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Marquis of Hastings' Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting the settled Estates of the Most honourable George Augustus Francis Rawdon Hastings Marquis of Hastings, situate in Scotland, in the said Marquis, in fee, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

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