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House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 28 May 1830

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

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Veneris, 28 die Maii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Accounts, &c. presented:

Duties and Taxes. No. 466.

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 yearly produce of the Duties on the following Articles; viz. Cotton Wool, Sheep and Lambs' Wool, Coals and Culm carried coastwise, Hides and Skins, Soap, Glass, Coffee, Silk Manufactures, Brandy, Rum, Geneva, British Spirits, Sugar, Tobacco, Wines, Malt, Beer, Candles, Hops, Tea, Windows, Carriages, Houses, Servants, Legacies, Probates, Administrations and Testamentary Inventories, from the year 1792 to the latest time at which the said Account can be made up; showing the rate of Duty in each year (so far as relates to imported Articles other than Tea.)

An Account of the yearly produce, in Great Britain, of the Duties on the therein-mentioned Articles, from the year 1792 to 1829; showing the rates of Duty in each year (so far as relates to the Excise Department.)

Stamps, Great Britain:-An Account of the yearly produce of the Duties on Probates, Administrations and Testamentary Inventories, from the year 1792 to the latest time at which the said Account can be made up; showing the rate of Duty in each year.

Stamps, Great Britain:-An Account of the yearly produce of the Duty on Legacies, from the year 1792 to the latest time at which the said Account can be made up; showing the rate of Duty in each year.

Stamps, Ireland:-An Account of the yearly produce of the Duties on Probates, Administrations, Testamentary Inventories and Legacies, from the year 1792 to the latest time at which the said Account can be made up; showing the rate of Duty in each year.

Return to so much of an Order of the House, dated the 22d day of February last, as requires an Account of the yearly produce of the Duties on Windows, Houses, Servants and Carriages, from the year 1792 to the latest time at which the said Account can be made up; showing the rate of Duty in each year, and so far as the same relates to the Department of Taxes in Great Britain.

Savings Banks. No. 467.

An Account of the principal Sums paid in, and the principal Sums drawn out, by the Trustees of the several Savings Banks in Ireland, in account with the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, in each of the last ten years, viz. from the 5th January 1820 to the 5th January 1830.

Candles. No. 468.

An Account of the rates of Duty separately charged on Tallow, Wax and Spermaceti Candles, the number of pounds weight of each sort produced, and the total annual net Revenue derived from Candles, in each year since 1800.

Corn Spirits. No. 469.

An Account of the quantity of Corn Spirits annually consumed in the United Kingdom, from January 1800 to the present time; distinguishing England, Ireland and Scotland, and stated in Imperial Gallons, with the rate of Duty payable respectively thereon.

Corn. No. 470.

An Account, distinguishing the amount of Duty levied upon Corn imported from Foreign Countries from that levied upon Corn imported from British Possessions out of Europe, from 28th February 1829 to 28th February 1830 inclusive; and a similar Account from July 1828 to 28th February 1829:-And then he withdrew.

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

Abstracts of Accounts, to be printed. Nos. 471, 472.

Ordered, That the Abstracts of Returns of the number and classes of Non-resident and Resident Incumbents; and, of Licensed Curates in England and Wales, which were presented to the House upon Friday last, be printed.

Amendments to Garscube and Possil Road Bill, agreed to.

The House proceeded to take into consideration the Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act 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 the Road leading from Blackquarry Toll Bar, by Possil, to the Bridge across the River Allander at Langbank, in the Counties of Lanark and Stirling; and the same were read; and are as followeth;

Pr. 28. 1. 8. Leave out from "Tolls" to "Provided" in pr. 29. 1. 4.

Pr. 32. 1. 20. After "aforesaid" insert Clause (A.)

Clause (A.) "Provided nevertheless, and be it Enacted, That in case the Trustees on the said Branch Road shall not place and continue a toll bar, at the point of junction of that Road with Garscube Road at Blackquarry, the Trustees upon the said Garscube Road shall be entitled to place and maintain a side bar upon the said Branch Road at the said point of junction, and to exact toll at such side bar from persons passing from the said Branch Road to the said Garscube Road, as long as the Trustees on the said Branch Road shall not maintain and continue a bar at such point of junction; but any person producing a ticket indicating payment of toll at any toll bar upon the said Branch Road (which the collector at such bar shall be obliged to provide), shall be entitled to pass free at such side bar; and in like manner any person producing a ticket indicating payment of toll at any toll bar on the said Garscube Road, situated between the point where the said Branch Road at Blackquarry toll bar strikes off and Glasgow (which ticket the collector at such bar shall be obliged to provide), shall be entitled to pass free at any toll bar or bars upon the said Branch Road."

The said Amendments being read a second time, were 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 Amendments made by their Lordships.

Baal's (Limerick) Bridge Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for the Improvement of the Shannon Navigation from the City of Limerick to Killaloe, by rebuilding the Bridge called Baal's Bridge, in the said City, was 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.

Petitions against Graziers' (Ireland) Steam Company Bill.

A Petition of several of the Proprietors of Steam Vessels sailing from the port of Liverpool, to various ports and places in Ireland and Wales, under the designation of the Saint George Steam Packet Company;-and, of Charles Wye Williams and James Jameson, Esquires, two of the Trustees of The City of Dublin Steam Packet Company, 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 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.

Report of Perth Navigation Bill, considered.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for taking into further consideration the Report which, upon Thursday the 13th day of this instant May, was made 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 now read; and the same being read:-And the House being informed that printed Copies of the Bill, as amended by the Committee, were delivered at the door, to the Members of the House, upon Monday the 17th day of this instant May, pursuant to the Standing Order:-The House proceeded to take the Report into further consideration; and the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, as far as Clause (A.), being read a second time, were agreed to by the House.

Clause (A.) The next Amendment made by the Committee to the Bill, being read a second time;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That this House doth agree with the Committee on the said Amendment; it passed in the Negative.

Then the subsequent Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, being read a second time, some of them were disagreed to; and the rest were agreed to by the House.

A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, for appointing Commissioners; and the said Clause was brought up, and read the first time.

An Amendment was proposed to be made thereunto, by leaving out from the first word "That" to the end of the Clause, in order to add the words "the number of Commissioners to carry this Act into execution shall be Twenty-nine, of whom fourteen shall be members of the Town Council of Perth, six shall be Freeholders of and in the Commission of the Peace for the county of Perth, three shall be Ship-owners, each holding in his own right twenty tons or upwards of shipping belonging to the port of Perth, and residing within the East Church, Middle Church, West Church and Saint Paul's Church Parishes of Perth, and the remaining six shall be Burgesses of Perth, and residing within the said East Church, Middle Church, West Church and Saint Paul's Church Parishes of Perth; and such Commissioners shall be respectively nominated and elected in manner hereinafter mentioned; (that is to say) the fourteen Commissioners who are to be members of the Town Council, shall consist of the Lord Provost, Dean of Guild, four Baillies, and Town Treasurer of the said city of Perth for the time being, who shall be and are hereby appointed Commissioners in virtue of their respective offices, and seven other members of the Town Council, to be elected and chosen by the said Town Council yearly, upon the Monday immediately subsequent to the day of the annual election of the Magistrates and Town Council of the said city of Perth, of which seven members of the Town Council, two shall be elected and chosen from among the Trades Members of Council in every year in which the Town Treasurer is taken from the body of Merchants, and one shall be elected and chosen from among the Trades Members of the Town Council in every other year; the six Commissioners, who are to be Freeholders of and in the Commission of the Peace for the county of Perth, shall consist of the two Conveners of the said county for the time being, who shall be and are hereby appointed Commissioners in virtue of the said offices, and of four Freeholders of the said county being in the Commission of the Peace for the same, and each possessing the dominium utile of lands valued in the cess books of the said county at One hundred pounds Scots at least, to be chosen yearly by the said Freeholders at the Michaelmas Head Court of the said county; the three Commissioners who are to be Ship-owners as aforesaid, shall be elected and chosen annually by ballot, at a General Meeting of the Ship-owners of Perth, owning tonnage to the amount and being resident as aforesaid, to be held within fourteen days after the annual election of the Magistrates and Town Council of the city of Perth, which Meeting shall be called for that special purpose, by the Lord Provost and Magistrates of Perth; and they are hereby required to call the same by a notice, specifying the time, place and purpose of such Meeting, to be subscribed by the said Lord Provost or by the city clerk or clerks for the time being, to be inserted in some one newspaper published in Perth, and affixed upon the church doors of the said four parishes of Perth (such notice to be so inserted and affixed eight free days at least before such Meeting); and the six Commissioners, who are to be Burgesses resident as aforesaid, shall be elected and chosen annually by ballot, at a General Meeting of the said Burgesses, to be held within fourteen days after the annual election of the Magistrates and Town Council of the city of Perth, which Meeting shall be called for that special purpose by the Lord Provost and Magistrates of Perth; and they are hereby required to call the same by a notice, specifying the time, place and purpose of such Meeting, to be subscribed by the said Lord Provost, or by the city clerk or clerks for the time being, to be inserted in some one newspaper published in Perth, and affixed upon the church doors of the said four parishes of Perth, such notice to be so inserted and affixed eight free days at least previous to the day of such Meeting: Provided always, That if the said Lord Provost and Magistrates shall at any time fail to call a Meeting of the Ship-owners as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for any five Ship-owners, qualified as aforesaid, at any time within one month after the said annual election of Magistrates, to call a Meeting of the Ship-owners of Perth, upon giving notice thereof, specifying the time, place and purpose of such Meeting, to be signed by the persons calling such Meeting, and inserted and affixed as aforesaid; and if the said Lord Provost and Magistrates shall at any time fail to call a Meeting of the Burgesses as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for any five Burgesses, at any time within one month after the annual election of Magistrates, to call a Meeting of the said Burgesses, upon giving notice thereof, specifying the time, place and purpose of such Meeting, to be signed by the persons calling such Meeting, and inserted and affixed as aforesaid; and such Meetings shall be held within the city of Perth, and shall have the same powers respectively to elect Commissioners as if they had been called by the said Lord Provost and Magistrates" instead thereof.

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

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Lindsay, 58.
Mr. Home Drummond:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Hume, 76.
Mr. William Gordon.

So it passed in the Negative.

And the Question being put, That the words "the number of Commissioners to carry this Act into execution shall be Twenty-nine, of whom fourteen shall be members of the Town Council of Perth, six shall be Freeholders of and in the Commission of the Peace for the county of Perth, three shall be Ship-owners, each holding in his own right twenty tons or upwards of shipping belonging to the port of Perth, and residing within the East Church, Middle Church, West Church and Saint Paul's Church Parishes of Perth, and the remaining six shall be Burgesses of Perth, and residing within the said East Church, Middle Church, West Church and Saint Paul's Church Parishes of Perth; and such Commissioners shall be respectively nominated and elected in manner hereinafter mentioned; (that is to say) the fourteen Commissioners who are to be members of the Town Council, shall consist of the Lord Provost, Dean of Guild, four Baillies, and Town Treasurer of the said city of Perth for the time being, who shall be and are hereby appointed Commissioners in virtue of their respective offices, and seven other members of the Town Council, to be elected and chosen by the said Town Council yearly, upon the Monday immediately subsequent to the day of the annual election of the Magistrates and Town Council of the said city of Perth, of which seven members of the Town Council, two shall be elected and chosen from among the Trades Members of Council in every year in which the Town Treasurer is taken from the body of Merchants, and one shall be elected and chosen from among the Trades Members of the Town Council in every other year; the six Commissioners, who are to be Freeholders of and in the Commission of the Peace for the county of Perth, shall consist of the two Conveners of the said county for the time being, who shall be and are hereby appointed Commissioners in virtue of the said offices, and of four Freeholders of the said county being in the Commission of the Peace for the same, and each possessing the dominium utile of lands valued in the cess books of the said county at One hundred pounds Scots at least, to be chosen yearly by the said Freeholders at the Michaelmas Head Court of the said county; the three Commissioners who are to be Ship-owners as aforesaid, shall be elected and chosen annually by ballot, at a General Meeting of the Ship-owners of Perth, owning tonnage to the amount and being resident as aforesaid, to be held within fourteen days after the annual election of the Magistrates and Town Council of the city of Perth, which Meeting shall be called for that special purpose by the Lord Provost and Magistrates of Perth; and they are hereby required to call the same by a notice, specifying the time, place and purpose of such Meeting, to be subscribed by the said Lord Provost, or by the city clerk or clerks for the time being, to be inserted in some one newspaper published in Perth, and affixed upon the church doors of the said four parishes of Perth (such notice to be so inserted and affixed eight free days at least before such Meeting); and the six Commissioners, who are to be Burgesses resident as aforesaid, shall be elected and chosen annually by ballot, at a General Meeting of the said Burgesses, to be held within fourteen days after the annual election of the Magistrates and Town Council of the city of Perth, which Meeting shall be called for that special purpose by the Lord Provost and Magistrates of Perth; and they are hereby required to call the same by a notice, specifying the time, place and purpose of such Meeting, to be subscribed by the said Lord Provost, or by the city clerk or clerks for the time being, to be inserted in some one newspaper published in Perth, and affixed upon the church doors of the said four parishes of Perth, such notice to be so inserted and affixed eight free days at least previous to the day of such Meeting: Provided always, That if the said Lord Provost and Magistrates shall at any time fail to call a Meeting of the Ship-owners as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for any five Ship-owners, qualified as aforesaid, at any time within one month after the said annual election of Magistrates, to call a Meeting of the Ship-owners of Perth, upon giving notice thereof, specifying the time, place and purpose of such Meeting, to be signed by the persons calling such Meeting, and inserted and affixed as aforesaid; and if the said Lord Provost and Magistrates shall at any time fail to call a Meeting of the Burgesses as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for any five Burgesses, at any time within one month after the annual election of Magistrates, to call a Meeting of the said Burgesses, upon giving notice thereof, specifying the time, place and purpose of such Meeting, to be signed by the persons calling such Meeting, and inserted and affixed as aforesaid; and such Meetings shall be held within the city of Perth, and shall have the same powers respectively to elect Commissioners as if they had been called by the said Lord Provost and Magistrates" be added instead thereof; it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the Clause, so amended, was read a second time; and agreed to by the House to be made part of the Bill; and several other Clauses were added to the Bill.

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

Shakerley's Divorce Bill, passed.

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 the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Robert Gordon do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Beverley and Molescroft Road Bill, presented.

Mr. Fountayne Wilson presented a Bill for repairing and otherwise improving the Road from Beverley, by Molescroft, to Kendell House, and the Road from Molescroft to Bainton Balk, in the County of York: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Emeris or Alington's Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for confirming a partition made by George Marmaduke Alington and Samuel Rowe, Esquires, of Estates in the County of Lincoln, devised, in undivided moieties, by the respective Wills of Sarah Rowe and Elizabeth Rowe, deceased, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Poore's Estate Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for exchanging a fee simple Estate belonging to Edward Dyke Poore, Esquire, situate at Ablington, in the County of Wilts, for an Estate under Settlement, devised by the Will of the late Edward Poore, Esquire, situate at North Tidworth, in the same County, and for authorizing the investment of a sum of Money in the purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like uses, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Fountayne Wilson, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Dartmouth Bridge Bill, reported and re-committed.

Sir Thomas Acland, by Order, reported from the Committee on the Bill for building and establishing a Floating, Chain or other Bridge over the River Dart, from or near to Lower Sand Quay Point, in the County of Devon, unto a certain Place called Old Rock, in the said County, and for building Quays and Landing Places, and for making convenient Roads, Avenues and Approaches thereto, with Branches therefrom; 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.

And the House being informed that other Amendments are necessary to be made to the Bill;

Ordered, That the Bill be re-committed to the former Committee:-And that they have leave to sit and proceed, and to make their report To-morrow.

Greenwich Improvement Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for the Improvement of the Town of Greenwich, in the County of Kent, and for the better Regulation of certain Charities there, was read the third time; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the Improvement of the Town of Greenwich, in the County of Kent, and for the better Regulation of Roan's Charity there.

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

Hildyard's or Hutton's Estate Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting the Estates in the County of Lincoln, devised by the Will of Mary Hutton, deceased, in Trustees, upon trust, to sell the same, and for laying out the Monies arising from such Sales in the purchase of more convenient Estates, to be settled to the same uses, was read a second time; and committed to Sir William Ingilby, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petitions for Committee of Appeal-Clyde Navigation Bill, considered.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for taking into further consideration the Petitions of Jacob Dixon, Esquire, Provost of the royal burgh of Dumbarton, acting on behalf of the Corporation of the said royal burgh; and, of Jacob Dixon, Esquire, and Partners, which were presented to the House upon Wednesday last, complaining of certain Votes of 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; and praying to be heard before a Committee of Appeal, might be read; and the same being read;

The House proceeded to take the said Petitions into further consideration.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put,

That the said Petitions be referred to a Select Committee of Appeal;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Williams Wynn, 24.
Sir Robert Inglis:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. William Dundas, 17.
Mr. Byng:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That a Select Committee of Appeal be ballotted for upon Thursday next.

Browne's Estate Bill, passed.

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 the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Curteis do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

The Lords have passed

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

Duke of Buccleuch's Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for exchanging the Estates in the County of Northampton, of which the Most noble Walter Francis Douglas Montagu Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry is tenant in tail, under the Will of the Most noble John late Duke of Montagu, deceased, for some of his settled Estates in the Counties of Lancaster and York, of which he is tenant for life under the Will of the Most noble Elizabeth, late Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, deceased; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House:

And also,

Franklen's Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for carrying into effect a Contract entered into for the Sale of certain Freehold and Leasehold Estates in the Parishes of Merthyr Maur, Saint Bride's Major, and Coitee, in the County of Glamorgan, the Estate of Richard Franklen, Esquire, to the Right honourable Sir John Nicholl, Knight, and for applying the Money thence arising in the purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same uses as the Estates sold; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

Communications with Prince Leopold, presented.

Mr. Secretary Sir Robert Peel presented to the House, by His Majesty's command,-Communications with his Royal Highness Prince Leopold relating to the Sovereignty of Greece.

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

Committee on His Majesty's Royal Signature Bill.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable His Majesty to appoint certain Persons to affix His Majesty's Royal Signature to Instruments requiring such Signature, be now read; and the same being read:- The House resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee; That they had gone through the Bill; and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment:-And the Bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Secretary Sir Robert Peel do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Petitions for Reform of Parliament.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Whitechurch and Garrocloyne, in the county of Cork;-of Burgesses and Inhabitants of Nairn;-and, of Inhabitants of Colne,-were presented, and read; praying the House to take the whole subject of the Parliamentary Representation of the United Kingdom into consideration, to enact that Parliaments shall in future be Triennial, that the property of the country shall be represented as fully as possible, and that the votes of electors shall be taken by ballot.

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

Petitions against Increase of Stamp Duties (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of Thurles, in the county of Tipperary;-of the Chairman and the Secretary appointed at a General Meeting of the Bankers, Merchants and Citizens of Dublin;-of the Right honourable the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Commons and Citizens of the city of Dublin, in Common Council assembled;-of the Master, Wardens and Brethren of the Corporation of Smiths, or Guild of Saint Loy;-of the Corporation of Cutlers, Painters, Stainers and Stationers, or Guild of Saint Lukethe-Evangelist;-of the Corporation of Goldsmiths;-of the Manufacturing Gold and Silversmiths, Dublin;-of Merchants, Traders and Inhabitants of the parish of Saint Audeon's, Dublin;-of the Chamber of Commerce of Dublin;-and, of Noblemen, Proprietors, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the county of Dublin, in County Court assembled,-were presented, and read; praying the House to reject any proposal for increasing the Duties upon Stamps in Ireland.

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

Petitions for repeal of Parish Vestries Act (Ireland.)

A Petition of Roman Catholics of Dreangan, in the barony of Middlethird, in the county of Tipperary;- and, of Roman Catholics of Cloneen, in the county of Tipperary,-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 that the last be printed.

Petition against Apothecaries Act (Dublin.)

A Petition of Apothecaries resident in the county of Tipperary, was presented, and read; complaining of the operations of the Act passed by the Irish Legislature in 1791, for the more effectually preserving the Health of his Majesty's Subjects; and praying, That commerce may be separated from professional sciences; and that a proper control shall be given in such Bill as the House may be pleased to enact to the general body of the profession of Apothecaries over the examiners, professors and others who may be intrusted with the regulation of their profession and properties; and that a school or college of pharmacy may be instituted, with power to the general members of their profession to appoint examiners, professors and other officers, as well as that of making such bye-laws and other regulations as may be necessary from time to time for the improvement of the profession and business of an Apothecary.

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

Petitions for increase of Duty on Foreign Flour.

A Petition of Manufacturers of Flour and Growers of Wheat resident in Colchester and its neighbourhood;-of Manufacturers of Flour and Growers of Wheat of and near Bristol;-and, of Manufacturers of Flour and Growers of Wheat of and near Stockton-upon-Tees,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners humbly petition the House to raise the Duty upon Foreign Flour, after the 1st day of September 1830, from 14s. 10d. per barrel to 20s. 10d. as the wheat scale advances from 62s. to 73s.

which will protect both miller and farmer, causing Foreign Flour to be entered for consumption gradually, in lieu of many weeks' supply being forced upon the market, which must prevent the humble manufacturing Petitioners purchasing wheat without sustaining tremendous weekly losses; but by the House making the alteration the Petitioners suggest, Foreign Flour will not be in the least prohibited, but will afford fair protection to the millers, insure a steady sale to the growers of wheat, and the community a constant supply of fresh Flour. And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and that the last be printed.

Petitions for abolition of Slavery.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Chelmsford;-and, of Rochester and Chatham,-were presented, and read; praying the House forthwith to mitigate the present evils of Slavery, and bring the system itself to the earliest, safe and practicable termination in all parts of His Majesty's dominions.

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

Petitions in favour of Court of Session (Scotland) Bill.

A Petition of James Ogilvie, Preses of the Society of Writers in Dundee, incorporated by Royal Charter;-and, of Members of the Society of Procurators before the Courts of Law in Perthshire,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for uniting the benefits of Jury Trial in Civil Causes with the ordinary Jurisdiction of the Court of Session, and for making certain other alterations and reductions in the Judicial Establishments of Scotland; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Petition for establishing Poor Laws in Ireland.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Moate, in the county of Westmeath, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners regard the hoped-for adoption of a system of Poor Laws in Ireland as the only step which can accomplish the wishes of the House for the assimilation of these countries; and praying, That the House will, in their wisdom, effectually pursue the intention of assimilating these countries, by extending to Ireland the Act of the 43d of Elizabeth.

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

Petition against Roman Catholic Charities Bill.

A Petition of the Reverend Sir Harcourt Lees, of Black Rock, in the county of Dublin, Baronet, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the better securing the Charitable Donations and Bequests of His Majesty's subjects in England and Wales professing the Roman Catholic Religion; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Stage Coach Proprietors Bill, presented. No. 473.

Sir Thomas Acland presented a Bill for the more effectual protection of Mail Contractors and Stage Coach Proprietors against Losses, by the undue concealment of the value of Parcels and Packages delivered to them for Conveyance or Custody: 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.

Petition for repeal of Duties on Coals and Malt.

A Petition of Growers of Corn, Merchants, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of Halesworth, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will repeal the Duty upon sea-borne Coals, or if the House do not repeal such Duty, that they may repeal the Duty upon Malt not sea-borne.

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

Petitions respecting Spirits.

A Petition of Growers of Corn attending Halesworth market;-and, of Farmers frequenting Beccles market,- were presented, and read; praying, That a Duty corresponding with the proposed increase of Duty on Corn Spirits may be at the same time imposed upon Rum.

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

Addresses for Returns of Metropolis Police.

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 Return of the number of Persons employed in the Police of the Metropolis, in virtue of the Act of 1829; distinguishing their respective grades, and specifying the number of men in each grade, their pay and allowances.

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 Return of all General Orders issued by the Secretary of State, or the Magistrates appointed under the Act of 1829, since the formation of the new Police.

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

Petition respecting Northern Roads.

A Petition of the Trustees of the Great Post Road from Dunglass Bridge to Wallyford Burn, in the county of Haddington, was presented, and read; praying, That in the event of a Commission being appointed for the Improvement of the Northern Roads, to the north of Morpeth, the Coast Line, which in itself possesses many advantages, and, for a considerable time during winter, must be the only passable road for travellers, will be the first to which the powers of the Commission are to be directed.

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

Petition for continuance of Fishery Bounties.

A Petition of Fishermen and Fish-curers of Filey, was presented, and read; praying the House to grant a further continuance of the Fishery Bounties.

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

Petition against Poor Removal Bill.

A Petition of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the parish of Saint Giles, Camberwell, 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.

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

Petition for repeal of Assessed Taxes.

A Petition of Inhabitant Householders of Saint Luke, in the county of Middlesex, was presented, and read; praying the House to adopt the necessary measures for the repeal of the Duties on Houses and Windows during the present Session.

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

Address for Account of Metropolitan Police Divisions.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, an Account of the number of Divisions into which the Metropolitan Police District has been divided for the purposes of Police; specifying the Parishes included in each Division, the population of each Parish according to the last Population Returns, and the total amount of population in each Division.

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 complaining of Distress.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the city of Norwich, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will take into serious consideration the distressed state of the Country, and alleviate their burthens, by reducing the public expenditure, by enforcing retrenchment and economy in every department of Government, by repealing the Taxes now levied on Beer, Malt, Hops, Tea, Coals, Candles, Leather, and the other necessaries of life, and by substituting for them a graduated Tax upon Property, to such an extent as the actual exigencies of the State may require.

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

Petition for extension of Elective Franchise.

A Petition of Freemen, Householders of the ward of Castle Baynard, in the city of London, many of them being also Liverymen, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the right of voting in the City of London for chief Officers and Parliamentary Representatives, was, by virtue of ancient custom, and under various charters, vested in the resident freemen of the City, long previous to the establishment of Liveries; that such right was confirmed by a Statute passed in the second year of the reign of King William and Queen Mary, for reversing the judgment in a proceeding of quo warranto against the City, and for restoring to the City its ancient rights and privileges, and remained undisturbed from that time until the eleventh year of the reign of his Majesty Geo. 1, and in the year of our Lord 1725, when a Statute passed, one of the professed objects of which was to preserve the rights and privileges of the Citizens of London, and to settle the right of election therein, but the operation of such Statute has been, in a great degree, to destroy those rights and privileges, and to unsettle such right of election; that the preamble of the Act recites (amongst other things) as follows: "Whereas of late years great controversies and dissensions have arisen in the City of London, at the election of Citizens to serve in Parliament, and of Mayors, Aldermen, Sheriffs, and other officers of the said City, and many evil-minded persons having no right of voting, have unlawfully intruded themselves into the assemblies of the Citizens, and presumed to give their votes at such elections, in manifest violation of the rights and privileges of the Citizens, and of the freedom of their elections, and to the disturbance of the public peace;" that the controversies so referred to, arose from the right claimed by the Liverymen under certain repealed ordinances of the Court of Common Council to vote in such elections, to the exclusion of the freemen, and in violation of their ancient and paramount right to vote therein as before-mentioned; that the Preamble of the Act just stated, is followed by the enactment of certain regulations to be thereafter observed at all elections for the City of London, and certain oaths to be taken at such elections by the Electors, the effect of which regulations and oaths is to prevent any persons but Liverymen from voting for chief Officers and Parliamentary Representatives of the City; that the Act also provides, that, for quieting all disputes touching the right of election of Aldermen and Common Councilmen, from and after the said 1st of June 1725, the right of election of Aldermen and Common Councilmen for the several and respective wards of the said City shall belong and appertain to freemen of the said City of London, being householders paying scot and bearing lot when required in their several and respective wards, and to none other whatsoever, but the Act contains no express enactment with respect to the right of voting for chief Officers and Parliamentary Representatives of the City, nor any enactment, dispossessing, in direct terms, the freemen of London of such right, as previously held and enjoyed by them; that, during the progress of the Bill through the House of Lords, it was proposed to ask the opinion of the Judges, whether the Bill did repeal any of the prescriptions, privileges, customs and liberties of the City of London, restored to them or preserved by the before-mentioned Act of the second of William and Mary, but upon the question being put, whether the Judges should deliver their opinions upon that proposition, it was resolved in the negative; that several protests were entered against the Bill in the House of Lords, one of which was, "that the great alteration made by this Bill in the ancient constitution of the Common Council, and other the rights, franchises and prescriptions of the City of London, would, if passed into a law, entirely subvert and destroy the ancient title which the City at that time lawfully claimed and had thereto, and would introduce and enact a new constitution upon the City, thereafter to be claimed and enjoyed, not upon the foundation of their ancient title, but of this Act of Parliament, which must (as the Lords conceived) in all future times, whenever the City of London might have occasion to assert or defend their ancient title and franchises, bring them under insuperable difficulties, and might be followed by dangerous consequences concerning the very being and constitution of the Corporation, many of which it was impossible to foresee or enumerate;" that it appears to the Petitioners that the said Statute of the 11 Geo. 1, was enacted upon an erroneous conception of the nature of the constitutional privileges of the Citizens of London, and under circumstances by which they were prevented from proving before the Legislature their ancient rights thereby affected, as they might and could have done, by the records of the City and other means; that it further appears to the Petitioners, that the said Statute having for its professed object the preservation of the rights and privileges of the Citizens, founded upon ancient usage and various charters, and confirmed by the said Statute of the second of William and Mary, was made the instrument by which some of the most valuable of those rights and privileges were destroyed; and that, under pretence of excluding improper and unqualified persons from voting at the elections, a real exclusion was enacted of a large portion of those in whom the right to vote was constitutionally and legally vested, a disfranchisement of those Citizens, for which there is not stated in the Act any ground or pretence whatever, nor can any such ground or pretence, as the Petitioners respectfully submit, be constitutionally or legally shown to have existed at that time, or to be now in existence; the Petitioners also beg leave respectfully to represent, that, by confining the right of voting for chief Officers and Parliamentary Representatives to the Liverymen, in the manner complained of, the elective franchise of the Citizens, in those respects, is made to depend, not on its proper foundation of ancient usage and established charter, nor upon any direct legislative enactment, but upon the bye-laws of the several trading companies of London, with reference to the election of their Liverymen, which, the Petitioners respectfully submit, is attended with evil public consequences, and with great injury and injustice to many respectable Citizens, for the bye-laws of some of the companies admit of so small a number of Liverymen, that the major part of their members are prevented from ever becoming such, and thereby acquiring the consequent right of voting for chief Officers and Parliamentary Representatives, whilst in other companies, members who, from poverty, non-residence or other causes, are not desirous of acquiring that right, are nevertheless compelled, at great expense and inconvenience, to take it upon them; that at a wardmote of the Petitioners, legally convened and held on the 23d day of December last, it was unanimously resolved to petition both Houses of Parliament to the effect of this Petition; the Petitioners therefore most respectfully pray, That the House will be pleased to adopt such measures as may tend to restore to them and their brother freemen of London their ancient rights, by a repeal of so much of the said Statute of Geo. 1. as interferes with those rights, or the exercise of them.

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

Accounts of Exports and Imports, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the declared Value of Exports from the United Kingdom to all Foreign Ports or Stations respectively, where British Consular Agents are employed at annual Salaries, for the year ending 5th January 1829.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a like Account of the declared value of all Imports into the United Kingdom from such Ports or Stations respectively, for the same year.

Chaplain to preach before the House at St. Margaret's.

Ordered, That the Chaplain to this House do preach before this House at Saint Margaret's, Westminster, Tomorrow, the 29th day of this instant May.

Motion for Reform of Parliament.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for the effectual and radical Reform of Abuses in the State of the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament; And the House having continued to sit till after twelve of the clock on Saturday morning;

Sabbati, 29 die Maii, 1830:

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. O'Connell, 13.
Mr. Hume:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Stuart Wortley, 319.
Mr. George Bankes:

So it passed in the Negative.

Motions for Reform of Parliament.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That it is expedient to extend the basis of the Representation of the People in this House;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Lord John Russell, 117.
Mr. Hobhouse:
Tellers for the Noes, Sir George Clerk, 213.
Mr. Twiss:

So it passed in the Negative.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That for this purpose it is expedient to give Members to large unrepresented towns, and additional Members to counties of the greatest wealth and population; it passed in the Negative.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That in order to attain this object without inconvenience, it is expedient that a number of the smaller boroughs, not exceeding sixty, and not containing more than two thousand five hundred inhabitants each, should, for the future, return only one Member to serve in Parliament; it passed in the Negative.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That it is expedient that compensation should be granted to the boroughs which shall lose the right of returning two Members to Parliament by means of a fixed sum to be applied to that purpose annually for several years; it passed in the Negative.

Roman Catholic Charities Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill for the better securing the Charitable Donations and Bequests of His Majesty's Subjects in England and Wales professing the Roman Catholic Religion;

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

Tithes Exchange Bill deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to enable Rectors, Vicars and other Incumbents of Ecclesiastical Benefices and Livings in England and Wales to exchange their Tithes for Corn Rents, by agreement with the Owners of Lands;

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

Northern Roads Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill for the improvement of the Roads from London to Edinburgh, and from London, to Portpatrick; and for the further improvement of the Roads from London to Holyhead, and from London to Liverpool;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time:- And a Debate arising in the House thereupon;

Ordered, That the Debate be adjourned till Thursday next.

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 Wednesday the 9th day of June next.

Capital Punishments (Scotland) 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 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;

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

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 Thursday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

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

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

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.

Forgeries Punishment Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed 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, be now read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time upon Monday the 7th day of June next.

Newborough Church 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 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;

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

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 Thursday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Militia Ballot Suspension 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 suspend, for a limited period, the making of Lists, and the Ballots and Enrolments for the Militia of the United Kingdom;

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

Yorkshire (West Riding) Bridges Bill, committed.

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, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Thursday next.

Population 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 taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof;

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

Bear and Bigg (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill for reducing the Duty on Malt made from Bear or Bigg only, in Ireland, to the same Duty as is now payable thereon in Scotland;

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

Embankments (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 making and preserving Embankments on the sides of Rivers in Ireland;

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

Arms (Ireland) Bill, reported.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to regulate the Importation of Arms, Gunpowder and Ammunition into Ireland, and the making, selling and keeping of Arms, 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 Thursday next.

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 upon Friday next.

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 Friday next.

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 upon Thursday next.

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, upon Friday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Fees Abolition Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed 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;

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

Almshouses 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 upon Thursday 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 the 17th day of June next.

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, upon Friday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

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, upon Friday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Slave Bounties Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Act 5 Geo. 4, c. 113, to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the abolition of the Slave Trade, might be read; and the same was read.

The House was also moved, That the Act 7 & 8 Geo. 4, c. 74, to carry into execution a Convention between His Majesty and the Emperor of Brazil for the regulation and final abolition of the African Slave Trade, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to reduce the rate of Bounties payable upon the Seizure of Slaves: And that Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer and Mr. George Dawson do prepare, and bring it in.

Justices of the Peace (Ireland) Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for further facilitating Summary Proceedings before Magistrates in Ireland: And that Lord Oxmantown, Mr. Spring Rice, and Mr. King do prepare, and bring it in.

Franklen's Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for carrying into effect a Contract entered into for the Sale of certain Freehold and Leasehold Estates in the Parishes of Merthyr Maur, Saint Bride's Major and Coitee, in the County of Glamorgan, the Estate of Richard Franklen, Esquire, to the Right honourable Sir John Nicholl, Knight, and for applying the Money thence arising in the purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same uses as the Estates sold, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Duke of Buccleuch's Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for exchanging the Estates in the County of Northampton, of which the Most noble Walter Francis Douglas Montagu Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry is tenant in tail, under the Will of the Most noble John late Duke of Montagu, deceased, for some of his settled Estates in the Counties of Lancaster and York, of which he is tenant for life under the Will of the Most noble Elizabeth, late Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, deceased, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Justices of the Peace (Ireland) Bill, presented. No.474.

Lord Oxmantown presented a Bill for further facilitating Summary Proceedings before Magistrates in Ireland: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday the 7th day of June next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Cider Licenses, to be considered.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Duty to be charged for Licenses to sell Cider and Perry by Retail in any part of Great Britain.

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