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House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 3 June 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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Jovis, 3 die Junii;Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Returns, &c. presented: Postage (Ireland.) No.478.

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,-A Return of the Name of each Post Town in Ireland, where an extra charge, beyond the rate of Postage established by Act of Parliament, is made for delivery of Letters to those residing within the limits of the Town; also, the amount of such Rate collected in the year 1828; with a statement of the authority by which such charge is made;-also, an Account of the dates on which any of the Towns in Ireland have been relieved from such extra charges for delivery of Letters within the past three years.

Civil and Military Establishments. No. 479.

Returns of all Persons in the Civil and Military Establishments in Great Britain and Ireland who hold two or more Commissions, Offices, Pensions, Half or Retired Pay or Allowances of any kind from the Public; stating the Names, the Date of Appointment to such Office or Commission, and the Date of Grant of each such Pension, Half or Retired Pay or Allowance, and the amount received by each in the year 1829.

Civil Departments. No. 480.

Return of the Names and Offices of all Persons now employed in the respective Civil Departments of the United Kingdom whose Salary and Emoluments exceed £.250 per annum; showing the Salary and Emoluments of each of those Offices in 1815 and 1829 respectively, the grounds on which the Salary or Emoluments of any Office shall have been increased since 1815, giving the date of the increase, and stating whether it was made on the Superannuation of the Person holding the office previously; the grounds on which any Office shall have been created since 1815, and the countervailing Saving (if any) effected by it; the total amount of Salaries and Emoluments of all such Offices in 1815 and 1829; and, in the Return from each of the Revenue Departments, the net amount of Revenue collected by the Department, and the rate per cent. at which the said Revenue has been collected in each of those years.

West India Produce. No. 481.

An Account, showing the rates and amount of Duties levied in each of the British West India Colonies on Goods, Wares and Merchandize, and the quantities of the articles imported therein, indirectly from the United States of America; distinguishing such of the said articles as come from the British American Colonies, and from the Foreign Free Ports in the West Indies, for the year ended 5th January 1829, being the latest period to which the same can be made up.

An Account of the quantities of Sugar, Rum, Coffee and Molasses, exported from the British West Indies to the United States of America, during the year ending 5th January 1826, and the year ending 5th January 1829, placed in comparison with each other.

An Account of the quantities of Sugar, Coffee, Rum and Molasses exported from the British West India Islands to the Foreign West India Islands, during the years ending 5th January 1826 and 1829 respectively.

An Account of the quantities of Sugar, Coffee, Rum and Molasses exported from the British West Indies into the British North American Colonies; distinguishing the Colonies into which imported, during the years ending 5th January 1826 and 1829 respectively, placed in comparison with each other.

A Comparative Statement of the quantities of the different Productions of the United States of America imported into each of the West India Colonies, in the years ending 5th January 1826 and 1829 respectively.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 8th day of April last, for an Account of the quantities of British Plantation, Mauritius and other Sugar, on which the Duty has been paid, in each month from 5th January to 5th April 1830.

House Tax (Scotland.) No. 482.

Copy of the Instructions issued from the Tax Office in Edinburgh to the Surveyors of Taxes, or any of them in Scotland, in 1828 and 1829, directing them to increase the valued Rent of Dwelling Houses, with Copies or Extracts of the Replies to such Instructions.

Glass (Ireland.) No. 483.

An Account of Duties collected from Glass in Ireland, for the last ten years; distinguishing the amount in each year, the quantity of Glass on which Duty was levied, and the rate of Duty under which the same has been collected.

Imports. No. 484.

An Account of every Article imported from British Possessions east of the Cape of Good Hope, on which a larger Duty of Customs is charged on import into the United Kingdom than is charged on the same article imported from British Possessions in any other parts of the world; showing, in three parallel columns, the different rates and the excess of Duty on each article;-also, the amount of Duty levied on each of these articles in the year 1829, and the quantity on which the same was levied.

Four-and-Half per Cent. Duties. No. 477.

Copy of the Minute of the Lords of His Majesty's Treasury, dated 15th April 1828, by which the Customs Duty payable on Sugars brought to this Country in discharge of the Four-and-Half per cent. Duties, have not been paid since 25th March 1828; and the authority under which such exemption has been made.

Military Accounts.

Mr. Crafer also presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of an Act of Parliament,-Copy of Treasury Minute, dated 21st May 1830, relative to the reduction of the Military Account Department in Ireland:-And then he withdrew.

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

Committee on Hamerton's Divorce 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 dissolve the Marriage of William Medows Hamerton, Esquire, with Isabella Frances his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes, 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 Mr. Kennedy reported from the Committee, That they had heard counsel, and examined witnesses for the Bill; and that no counsel or party appeared before the Committee to oppose the Bill; and that they had gone through the Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.

Minutes ordered; presented. No. 490.

Ordered, That the Minutes of the Evidence taken before the Committee be laid before this House.

Mr. Kennedy accordingly presented the said Minutes.

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

Committee of Appeal appointed-Clyde Navigation Bill.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for taking into 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 the 26th day of May 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 consideration.

The House was moved, That the several Resolutions of the House, of the 28th day of November 1826, relative to the appointment of a Select Committee of Appeal, might be read; and the same being read:-The House proceeded to the appointment of a Select Committee of Appeal according to the said Resolutions.

And the door being locked, the names of the Members were put into the glass, and drawn out by the Clerk at the Table; and the number of seven names being complete, the same were read; and are as followeth;

Daniel O'Connell, Esquire, Sir Henry Parnell, Baronet, the Right honourable Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, Francis Mundy, Esquire, the Honourable Edward Geoffrey Smith Stanley, Panton Corbett, Esquire, and Edward John Littleton, Esquire: And they are to meet To-morrow, at eleven of the clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Dublin Improvement Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill to enable the Commissioners of Wide Streets to widen and improve certain Ways, Streets, and Passages in and about the City and County of Dublin; and to amend and extend the provisions of an Act passed in the forty-seventh year of the reign of his late Majesty, for improving and rendering more commodious such parts of the County, and County of the City of Dublin, as are situate on the South side of the River Anna Liffey, and West of His Majesty's Castle of Dublin, was read the third time; and an ingrossed Clause was added, by way of rider; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to enable the Commissioners of Wide Streets to widen and improve certain Ways, Streets, and Passages in and about the City and County of Dublin; and to amend and extend the provisions of two Acts passed in the forty-seventh and fifty-seventh years of the reign of his late Majesty, for improving and rendering more commodious such parts of the County, and County of the City of Dublin, as are situate on the South side of the River Anna Liffey, and West of His Majesty's Castle of Dublin.

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

Duke of Argyll's Estate Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for empowering George William Duke of Argyll, and his Trustee, to borrow a sum of Money, and to make it a charge on the Estate of Argyll, upon certain conditions, was read a second time, and committed to Mr. Kennedy, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Time for Report of Glasgow and Kilmarnock Road Bill.

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

Beverley and Molescroft Road Bill, committed.

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, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Chaplin, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Emeris or Alington's Estate Bill, committed.

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

Marquis of Hastings' Estate Bill, committed.

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

Humbert's Nat. Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for naturalizing Francis Joseph Humbert, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Price, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Report of Port Glasgow Dock Bill, considered.

A Motion being made, That the Report which, upon Friday the 21st day of May last, was made from the Committee on the Bill for improving the Harbour of Port Glasgow, constructing a Wet Dock or Wet Docks adjacent thereto, and for altering the Road leading from Port Glasgow to Glasgow, near the said Harbour, be now taken into further consideration:-And the House being informed that printed Copies of the Bill, as amended by the Committee, were delivered at the door, to the Members of the House, upon Monday the 24th day of May 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.

Petitions against Poor Removal (Irish and Scottish) Bill.

A Petition of the Corporation of Governor and Guardians of the Poor of Kingston-upon-Hull;-of the Churchwardens, Overseers and Select Vestry of the parish of Liverpool;-of the Governor, Deputy Governor, Assistants and Guardians of the Poor in the city and county of Norwich, and liberties of the same;-and, of Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of Ashton-under-Line,-were 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 Vicar, Churchwardens, Overseers and Vestrymen of the parish of Saint Giles-without-Cripplegate, London, was also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That they may be heard by 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.

Petition for more speedy Recovery of Small Debts.

A Petition of Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of the city of Worcester, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, in common with the whole trading part of the community, are continually suffering injuries from the tedious and expensive processes now required for the recovery of just and lawful debts; and praying, That the House will devote to the subject that early attention and that mature deliberation which the importance of the object, and the extensive interests involved in it, so obviously require.

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

Petition against Assimilation of Stamp Duties (Ireland.)

A Petition of Landholders, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Queen's County, was presented, and read; setting forth, That with deep regret and surprise the Petitioners have learned the intention manifested by the Chancellor of the Exchequer of imposing new burthens on that already impoverished portion of the British Empire; the Petitioners are convinced that the additional Duty on Stamps is not likely to be productive in a financial point of view, but, on the contrary, believe it to be calculated, by imposing new burthens on trade and agriculture, and by adding to the numerous difficulties under which they already labour, to diminish materially the source from which all revenue must originally flow; the Petitioners look with apprehension to the intended Duty upon homegrown Tobacco; they are assured that its operation, under actual circumstances, will virtually amount to a positive prohibition, a prohibition which, they beg leave to represent to the House, they consider as tending, by the check which it opposes to this new source of industry still in its infancy, to reduce the chances of agricultural employment, and thus to add to those causes which are acknowledged to be the most productive of pauperism in that country; and praying the House to refuse their sanction to the intended augmentation of these public burthens, and thus best consult (as the Petitioners humbly conceive) the peace, prosperity and happiness of that portion of the United Empire.

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

Petition against Imprisonment for Debt.

A Petition of Joseph Henry George, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner and his son were taken in execution under an order from the Court of Requests for Southwark, either by perjury or unsworn evidence (no real plaintiff at any time appearing), for pretended rent said to be due to William Brandon (several times a bankrupt), and since dead, and Edward Hosier Williams, not known to the Petitioner or his family, or to the deceased William Brandon; further stating the particulars of his case; and praying the interference of the House for his release, as the Petitioner and his family are quite ruined by litigation and long imprisonment of himself and son.

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

Petition for revision of Assessed Taxes.

A Petition of Julius Ludolphus Schroder, of the parish of Isleworth, in the county of Middlesex, Gentleman, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner has been many years a householder, and has contributed largely to the Assessed Taxes; and that, from long experience of the manner in which assessments to the inhabited House Duties are made, he is convinced that they operate as an arbitrary, unequal and oppressive burthen upon the middle classes of the community; and praying the House, That, in continuing the Assessed House Duties, they will be pleased to subject the palaces and mansions of the nobility and higher classes to an increasing ratio of assessment beyond 2s. 10d. in the pound, so that their occupiers may fairly contribute their proportionate quota to the exigencies of the State, according to their ostensible means; and that the middle classes of householders may be relieved from an unjust proportion of these burthens.

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

Address for Account of Judges Salaries.

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 Salary and Allowances received in the year 1792 by each of the Judges of the Exchequer, King's Bench, and Court of Common Pleas, and from what sources paid; and the Salary and Allowances paid in 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.

Address respecting Church Assembly (Scotland.)

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, Returns of the Salary and Allowances to His Majesty's Commissioner to the General Assembly in Scotland; stating the amount, and from what monies paid.

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.

Address respecting Episcopalian Clergy.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, an Account of all sums of Money paid to the Episcopalian Clergy in Scotland in the year 1829; stating for what purpose, and from what funds, the sums were paid; and an Estimate of the amount to be paid in this year.

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.

Petitionsagainst Northern Roads Bill.

A Petition of Owners and Occupiers of inns and publichouses on the lines of the Great North Road;-of Trustees of the Turnpike Road from Wansford Bridge, in the county of Northampton, to Stamford, in the county of Lincoln;-of Mortgagees of the Tolls or Duties arising at the several Gates or Turnpikes erected upon or across the Turnpike Road from Wansford Bridge, in the county of Northampton, to Stamford, in the county of Lincoln;-of Proprietors of estates within the town or borough of Stamford, in the county of Lincoln, and Inhabitants within the said town and neighbourhood;-in the parish of Saint Martin's, Stamford Baron, in the county of Northampton, and Inhabitants of the said parish and the neighbourhood thereof;-of Trustees of the Turnpike Road from the town of Stamford to the Division Stone in South Witham, in the county of Lincoln;-of Trustees of the Turnpike Road from Foston Bridge, through the town of Grantham, to the Division Stone on Witham Common, all in the county of Lincoln;-and, of the Aldermen, Comburgesses and Burgesses of the town or borough of Grantham, and Owners and Occupiers of messuages and lands in, and other Inhabitants of, the said town or borough and its vicinity,-were presented, and read; taking notice 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 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 last be printed.

Petition for abolishing Slavery.

A Petition of the Minister and Members of the Unitarian Congregation in Hull, and others, was presented, and read; praying the House, with all practicable speed, to abolish Slavery in every portion of the United Kingdom and its dependencies.

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

Petition for mitigating Punishment for Forgery.

A Petition of the Minister and Members of the Unitarian Congregation in Hull, was presented, and read; praying the House to abolish the punishment of death for Forgery and all unlawful invasions on mere property, and so proportion punishment to crime, that it may in all cases be carried into effect on those to whom the commission of crime shall be satisfactorily brought home.

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

Petition for removal of Disabilities affecting the Jews.

A Petition of Members of the Congregation of Unitarian Christians assembling in Hull, and other friends of religious liberty in that town and neighbourhood, was presented, and read; praying the House to extend to Jewish subjects of the British dominions the same relief that they have afforded to the Protestant Dissenters and Roman Catholics; and if any other restrictions on the enjoyment of entire religious liberty still exists, to blot all such for ever out of the British Statute Book.

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

The Lords have agreed to

A Message from the Lords by Mr. Stephen and Mr. Cross:

Mr. Speaker,

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

Four per Cent. Dissents Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act 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:

Criminal Returns Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act to repeal an Act of the fiftyfifth year of his late Majesty, for procuring Returns of Persons committed, tried and convicted for Criminal Offences and Misdemeanors:

Dundee Harbour Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually maintaining, improving and extending the Harbour of Dundee, in the County of Forfar:

Garnkirk Railway Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for amending certain Acts for making the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway, and for raising a further sum of Money:

Queensferry Passage Improvement Bill

A Bill, intituled, An Act for the further improvement and support of the Passage across the Fifth of Forth, called the Queensferry:

Highgate Chapel Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act to enable the Wardens and Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Free Grammar School of Sir Roger Cholmeley, Knight, in Highgate, to pull down their present Chapel, and to contribute towards the erection of a new Chapel or Church in Highgate, and for other Purposes: And also,

The Lords have passed Benson's Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting an Estate at Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, devised and settled by the Will of Moses Benson, Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Monies arising from such Sale in the purchase of Estates, to be settled to the same uses; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

Pole's Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for renewing, granting and confirming certain Powers and Authorities to Sir Peter Pole, Baronet, given or limited by the Will of Sir Charles Pole, Baronet, deceased, and an Indenture of Release affecting his Estates in the County of Southampton; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

Hawkins' Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for authorizing Leases to be granted of such of the Estates, in the County of Cornwall, as were devised by the Will of Sir Christopher Hawkins, Baronet, deceased, to Christopher Henry Thomas Hawkins, an Infant, during his life; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

Evelyn's Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for authorizing the granting of Building and other Leases of Freehold Ground and Hereditaments, late the Property of Dame Mary Evelyn, deceased, in the Parishes of Saint Paul and Saint Nicholas, Deptford, in the County of Kent; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

The Lords request Copy of Report on Sale of Beer.

The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, That the Lords do request that this House will be pleased to communicate to their Lordships, a Copy of a Report made from the Select Committee appointed by this House on the Sale of Beer: And also,

The Lords request the production of Documents relative to Sir Jonah Barrington.

The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, That the Lords do request that this House will be pleased to direct the proper officer to attend their Lordships with the documents produced before the Select Committee appointed by this House, in the last Session of Parliament, to take into consideration the Eighteenth Report of the Commissioners of Judicial Inquiry in Ireland, together with the Depositions forwarded to those Commissioners by Sir Jonah Barrington, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland, and other Papers connected with the conduct of Sir Jonah Barrington, in the discharge of his judicial functions; and to report their observations thereupon to the House; and who were empowered to report the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them from time to time to the House:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

Report communicated.

The House proceeded to take into consideration that part of the said Message in which their Lordships request that this House will be pleased to communicate to their Lordships a Copy of a Report made from the Select Committee appointed by this House on the Sale of Beer.

Resolved, That this House will send to the Lords a printed Copy of the said Report, as is desired by their Lordships.

The House also proceeded to take into consideration the last part of the said Message.

Clerk to attend.

Resolved, That a Clerk be directed to attend their Lordships, and produce the documents, as is desired by their Lordships in their said Message.

And the Messengers were again called in, and Mr. Speaker acquainted them therewith; and a printed Copy of the Report from the Select Committee on the Sale of Beer was delivered to them, to be communicated to the Lords:-And then they again withdrew.

Copy of Memorials on Northern Road Commission, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, Copies of Memorials to the Lords of the Treasury from the Towns of Warrington, Ashton, Newton and Wigan, and the Trustees of the Warrington and Wigan Road, relative to the Northern Road Commission.

Petition for establishing Poor Laws in Ireland.

A Petition of Benjamin Wills, Honorary Secretary of the Society for Encouragement of Industry and Reduction of Poors Rates, King's Head Tavern, Poultry, London, was presented, and read; praying the House, That, contemplating the miseries of our Irish fellow-subjects, doomed in a plentiful country to unutterable distress, they will be pleased to enact, that an equal rate be levied upon proprietors of land and holders of land to a certain amount in Ireland, as an important, and essential mean whereby insurrections may be prevented, and subordination, content and harmony established.

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

Petitions for repeal of Parish Vestries Act (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of the parishes of Saint Bartholomew;-of Castlehaven;-of Kilgarf;-of the united parishes of Timoleague and Kilmalooda;-of the parish of Rathcormac;-of the united parishes of Ballyclough and Kilbrin;-of the parish of Dunmanway;-of East Skull;- of Castletown Roche;-of Ballinaboy, Temple-Michael and port of Downderrow, commonly called Ballinhassig Union; -of Castlelyons, in the county of Cork;-of Saint Finbar; -of Saint Nicholas, in the city of Cork;-of the united parishes of Tracton and Kilpatrick;-of Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the parish of Killeagh;-and, of Inhabitants of the parishes of the Ovens and Desert, 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 that the last be printed.

Petition for repeal of Parish Vestries and Sub-letting Acts (Ireland.)

A Petition of Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the parishes of Ballibay and Tullycorbet, was presented, and read; reciting the Act 7 Geo. 4, c. 72, for the regulation of Parish Vestries in Ireland; and also, the Act 7 Geo. 4, c. 29, to amend the Law in Ireland, respecting the Assignment and Sub-letting of Lands in Ireland; and praying the House to repeal the same.

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

Petition from Athlone respecting Corporate Rights.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Athlone, brogue-makers by trade, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, including in their number householders for seven years, tradesmen who have served their time to freemen, and forty-shilling freeholders, are all resident in the borough of Athlone; that they applied to the Corporation, which consists at most of eighteen or twenty residents, for their freedom, which application said Corporation never attended to; that, from the uncertainty of the law relating to Corporations, the Petitioners deem it unwise, as well as expensive, to seek redress in the courts of law against said eighteen or twenty, who thus exclude thousands from the franchise; and praying the House to legislate in favour of the oppressed people, by granting residents for seven years in corporations, their freedom.

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

Petition complaining of Distress.

A Petition of John Hayne, Chairman, and John Knight, Secretary of a public meeting of the Inhabitant Householders in Oldham, was presented, and read; complaining of Distress amongst the labouring classes, and of the introduction of Machinery; and praying, That the House would adopt such measures as shall cause the annual Taxation not to exceed that of the year 1792, and, if possible, reduce it to that of the year 1772; also, to cause a total repeal of the Corn Laws, and also a thorough reformation in the mode of electing Members for the House, on the principles of universal suffrage, annual Parliaments, and vote by ballot, in order that the people's wants and sufferings may be known to, and removed by, the House, before they are driven to misery, desperation and crime.

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

Petition of Thomas Webb.

A Petition of Thomas Webb, of No. 5, Bury-street, Bloomsbury, in the county of Middlesex, Schoolmaster, was presented, and read; complaining of his having been illegally arrested upon a charge of alleged conspiracy, and of the heavy and vexatious law expenses which he has incurred thereby; stating the particulars of his case; and praying the House to take the same into their serious consideration, in order to prevent a recurrence of similar oppressive and fraudulent conduct on the part of prosecutors, with a view to defeat the ends of Justice.

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

Petition for equalization of Duties on Sugar.

A Petition of Merchants and Agents connected with the trade to the East Indies, and others resident in Liverpool, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners feel deeply impressed with the importance to our national interests of the trade to India, and are convinced it is capable of almost unlimited extension; that of the productions of India Sugar is almost the only valuable article of which Great Britain could take a greatly in creased quantity, and its importation would increase accordingly, were it not for the excessive and impolitic duty levied upon it, amounting to fully one hundred and forty per cent. on the cost; and praying the House, That Sugars imported from the British possessions in the East Indies may be put upon an equality with Sugars, the produce of our possessions in the West Indies, and that a reduction be made in the Duties on Sugars generally, being persuaded that such a measure would greatly contribute to an extended consumption of the article, and be very beneficial to the general trade of the country.

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

Petition respecting the general use of the Imperial Measure.

A Petition of Merchants, Mealmen and others, Buyers of Corn for Sale, in the market of Chichester, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have experienced great inconvenience in their business by a want of uniformity in the Bushel, and by the growers of corn in that market, the Winchester and Imperial being both in use at this time; the Petitioners beg to say, that, in order to remedy the inconvenience, they adopted a resolution to purchase all corn, after the first day of May, by the Imperial Bushel only, in conformity to the Act of 5 Geo. 4. c. 74; the growers of corn not regarding the Act to which the Petitioners now take leave to refer as compulsory, and apprehensive that the proposed alteration from the more general use of the Winchester Bushel prevailing in that market, though not invariably, would be injurious to their interests, have many of them entered into an agreement to sell by no other than the old standard or Winchester Bushel, whereby the regular business in corn in Chichester and the surrounding markets is seriously interrupted, to the great injury of all parties; the Petitioners humbly presume, that it could not have been in the contemplation of the House, when the Act was passed, that corn should be sold at the same time, and in the same market, by two distinct measures; and they beg respectfully to submit to the consideration of the House the vast inconvenience to which the Petitioners are exposed by the prevalence of an unsettled measure, especially as it frequently happens that they are compelled to sell in the neighbouring markets by the Imperial Bushel alone, a standard for some time established in all sales made from the ship (and generally so even in that port); they thereby earnestly entreat the House will take into serious consideration the difficulties with which the Petitioners are surrounded, and make such alteration in the existing Act as shall render it imperative on the sellers of corn throughout the Kingdom to sell by one and the same Bushel (whether Winchester or Imperial is of no importance, provided it be inviolable).

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

Account from Bank of England, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of all Promissory Notes and Post Bills of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England in circulation at the close of the business on Saturday in every week, for the years 1829 and 1830, as returned to the Stamp Office, pursuant to Act 55 Geo. 3, c. 184.

Petition respecting Duty on Spirits.

A Petition of the Growers of Corn attending North Walsham market, was presented, and read; praying, That if any additional Duty be requisite to be imposed upon Corn Spirits, a corresponding Duty will, in fairness to the Petitioners, be likewise imposed upon Rum.

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

Petition for repeal of Duty on Hops.

A Petition of Occupiers of land and others connected therewith, in the parish of Seddlescomb, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners reside in a district, the prosperity of which much depends upon the cultivation of Hops, and upon the growth of underwood used therein; and seeing, after a number of years' experience, the prejudicial and vexatious effects of the Hop Duty, more especially to the smaller and poorest occupiers of the soil, and the comparatively unimportant amount of the said Duty to the revenue of the country, they are induced humbly to beseech the House to consider this important subject.

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

Petitions for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties.

A Petition of Owners and Occupiers of land, Yeomen, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of Burwash and Brightling;-and, of Owners and Occupiers of lands, and others engaged in trade, residing in Salehurst, Mountfield, Seddlescomb and Westfield,-were presented, and read; praying, That the Duties upon Malt and Beer may be totally repealed.

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

Petitionsagainst Parish Vestries Bill.

A Petition of the Rector, Vestrymen, Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor, and other Inhabitant Householders of the parish of Saint James, within the liberty of Westminster, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the Regulation of Parish Vestries, and for lighting and watching Towns in England and Wales; and praying, That they may be heard by their counsel or agents against the same.

A Petition of the Guardians of the Poor of the town of Plymouth;-and, of Inhabitants of Plymouth, being creditors of the rates raised under an Act for better paving, lighting, cleansing, watching and improving the town and borough of Plymouth, in the county of Devon,-were also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

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

Petition against Charitable Institutions.

A Petition of Trustees appointed for carrying into execution an Act of Parliament passed in the fourth year of the reign of His present Majesty King George the Fourth, for watching, lighting, cleansing and improving the Roads, Streets and other public Passages and Places in Saint George's Fields, leading from Stones End, Blackman-street, Southwark, to Newington and to Waterloo, Blackfriars and Westminster Bridges, and the parts adjacent or near thereto, in the parish of Saint George-the-Martyr, in Southwark, in the county of Surrey, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to declare in what cases the possessions of certain Charitable Institutions shall be liable to the payment of Rates for local Purposes; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

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

Answer to Addresses.

Mr. Secretary Sir Robert Peel reported to the House, That their several Addresses of the 25th day of May last, and of Thursday and Friday last (that His Majesty would be graciously pleased to give directions, that the Papers therein mentioned might be laid before this House) had been presented to His Majesty; and that His Majesty had commanded him to acquaint this House, That He will give directions accordingly.

Return respecting Salaries, &c. of Welsh Judges, presented. No. 485.

Mr. William Peel presented to the House, pursuant to their Address to His Majesty,-A Return of the Salaries, Emoluments, Charges and incidental Disbursements of the Justice of the Chester Circuit, the Chief Justice of the North Wales Circuit, and the Justice of the Brecon Circuit.

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

Return to be made forthwith.

The House was moved, That the Order made upon the 10th day of March last, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Freeholders who stood registered and qualified to vote, in each County in Ireland, on 1st January 1829 and 1st January 1830; distinguishing, in each County, the number registered in each case at each rate, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That a Return to the said Order be laid before this House forthwith.

Motion respecting Law of Divorce.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, praying, That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to give directions to the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the state of the Ecclesiastical Courts in England and Wales, to examine and inquire into the Law of Divorce, and to consider the expediency of enabling persons to obtain Divorces from the bond of Matrimony in cases of Adultery, by legal process in Courts of competent jurisdiction;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Dr. Phillimore, 45.
Mr. Spring Rice:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Solicitor General, 100.
Sir Charles Wetherell:

So it passed in the Negative. And the House having continued to sit till after twelve of the clock on Friday morning;

Veneris, 4° die Junii 1830:

Motion for establishing Poor Laws in Ireland.

A Motion was made, and the Question was proposed, That it is the opinion of this House, that the establishment of a Poors Law in Ireland, on the principle of that of the forty-third of Queen Elizabeth, with such alterations and improvements as the course of time, and the difference in the circumstances of England and Ireland, may require, is expedient and necessary to the interests and welfare of both Countries:-And the previous Question being put, That that Question be now put; it passed in the Negative.

Bankers (Ireland) Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Act 21 & 22 Geo. 3, c. 16 (Irish), for establishing a Bank, by the name of The Governors and Company of the Bank of Ireland, might be read; and the same was read. The House was also moved, That the Act 1 & 2 Geo. 4, c. 27, for making further Provision for the gradual Resumption of Payments in Cash by the Bank of Ireland, might be read; and the same was read. The House was also moved, That the Act 6 Geo. 4, c. 42, for the better regulation of Copartnerships of certain Bankers in Ireland, might be read; and the same being read; Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to explain two Acts of His present Majesty, for establishing an Agreement with the Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland, for advancing the sum of Five hundred thousand pounds, Irish Currency, and for the better regulation of Copartnerships of certain Bankers in Ireland: And that Mr. Doherty and Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer do prepare, and bring it in.

Chancery Register Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate the Office of Register and Keeper of the Register and Registers of the High Court of Chancery: And that Mr. Solicitor General and Mr. Attorney General do prepare, and bring it in.

Masters in Chancery Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate the Salaries and Emoluments of the Masters in Ordinary of the High Court of Chancery, and the Clerks employed in the Offices of the said Masters: And that Mr. Solicitor General and Mr. Attorney General do prepare, and bring it in.

Sale of Beer Bill, re-committed;

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 permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England, be now read; and the same being read:-The Bill was re-committed to a Committee of the whole House.

considered.

Resolved , That this House will, immediately, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill:-The House accordingly resolved itself into the Committee. (In the Committee.) Bill read 1° to be read 2°. Preamble postponed. P. 1. 1. 16. CLAUSE (Parties desirous of retailing Beer shall take out a License). A Motion was made, and the Question was proposed, after "Persons" in p. 2. 1. 38. to insert "within the limits of the Chief Office of Excise in London, but to such persons as occupy tenements assessed to the parish rates at Fifteen pounds a year at the least, or in extra parochial or other places, where the occupiers of houses are not rated to the poor and church, then to such persons as pay rent of Twenty pounds a year at the least for their tenements, or to such persons as occupy in their own right tenements of the annual value of Twenty pounds at the least; and that no license shall be granted under this Act to persons in any other part of England, but to such as occupy tenements assessed to the parish rates at Twelve pounds a year at the least, or in extra parochial or other places, where the occupiers of houses are not rated to the church and poor, then to such persons as pay rent of Fifteen pounds a year at the least for their tenements, or to such persons as occupy tenements in their own right of the annual value of Fifteen pounds at the least." Whereupon a Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the Chairman do Report progress, and ask leave to sit again. The Committee divided. Teller for the Yeas, Sir Richard Vyvyan 21. Teller for the Noes, Mr. George Dawson 109. Proposed Amendment, by leave of the Committee, withdrawn. Several Amendments made. Clause as amended-agreed to. Several other Amendments made. To report Progress, and ask leave to sit again. Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had made a progress in the Bill; and that he was directed by the Committee to move, That they may have leave to sit again. Resolved, That this House will, this day, again resolve itself into the said Committee.

Northern Roads Bill, committed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for resuming the adjourned Debate upon the Motion made upon Friday last, That 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, be now read a second time, be now read, and the same being read: -The House resumed the said adjourned Debate. And the Question being again proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time; The Amendments following were proposed to be made to the Question; viz. To leave out the word "now," and at the end of the Question to add the words "upon this day six months." And the Question being put, That the word "now" stand part of the Question;

The House divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Lord Viscount Morpeth, 35.
Mr. Kennedy:
Tellers for the Noes, Lord Viscount Lowther, 27.
Mr. Lamb:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative. Then the main Question being put; Ordered, That the Bill be now read a second time:- The Bill was accordingly read a second time; and committed. A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Question, by leaving out from the word "be" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words "referred to a Select Committee" instead thereof. And the Question being proposed, That the words proposed to be left out, stand part of the Question:-And a Debate arising in the House thereupon; And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Debate be adjourned till this day sevennight;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Robert Gordon, 20.
Mr. Lamb:
Tellers for the Noes, Lord Viscount Morpeth, 37.
Mr. Kennedy:

So it passed in the Negative.

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

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

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

Then the main Question being put;

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House for this day.

Poor Rates Annuities Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to direct certain Returns to be made to Parliament from Parishes in England and Wales, and to enable Parishes to raise Money for certain purposes therein set forth, upon terminable Annuities charged on their Poor Rates;

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

Dean Forest Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill for ascertaining the Boundaries of the Forest of Dean, in the County of Gloucester, and for inquiring into the Rights and Privileges claimed by Free Miners of the Hundred of Saint Briavel's, and for other purposes relating to the said Forest;

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

Administration of Justice Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for the more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales;

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

Libel Law Amendment Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to repeal so much of an Act of the sixtieth year of his late Majesty King George the Third, for the more effectual prevention and punishment of blasphemous and seditious Libels, as relates to the sentence of Banishment for the second Offence, and to provide some further remedy against the abuse of publishing Libels;

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

Heritable Securities (Scotland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for receiving the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to facilitate the transference of Heritable Securities for Debt in Scotland;

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Deserted Children (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for making provision, in certain cases, for the Relief and Maintenance of Deserted and of Illegitimate Children in Ireland;

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

Sheriffs (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

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

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

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

Poor Removal (Irish and Scottish) Bill deferred.

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

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

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 Tuesday next.

Committee on Capital Punishments (Scotland) Bill; No. 489.

The House, according to Order, resolved 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; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

reported.

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

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

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

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, this day, resolve itself into the said Committee.

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 this day.

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, this day, 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, this day, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Yorkshire (West Riding) Bridges 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 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;

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

Committee on Population Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the re-committed Bill for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made other Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Bear and Bigg (Ireland) Bill, committed.

A 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, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for this day.

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 Monday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Arms (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 regulate the Importation of Arms, Gunpowder and Ammunition into Ireland, and the making, selling and keeping of Arms;

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

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 Monday next.

Fees Abolition Bill, passed.

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, was, according to Order, read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

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 Monday next.

Committee on Cider Licenses.

The House, according to Order, resolved 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, 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.

Slave Bounties Bill, committed.

A Bill to reduce the Rate of Bounties payable upon the Seizure of Slaves, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for this day.

Holyhead Roads Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Report which, upon the 20th day of May last, was made from the Select Committee on Holyhead Roads, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to alter and amend several Acts for the improvement of the Roads from London to Holyhead, and from London to Liverpool, and for the further improvement of the said Roads: And that Sir Henry Parnell and Mr. Davies Gilbert do prepare, and bring it in.

Hawkins's Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for authorizing Leases to be granted of such of the Estates, in the County of Cornwall, as were devised by the Will of Sir Christopher Hawkins, Baronet, deceased, to Christopher Henry Thomas Hawkins, an Infant, during his life, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Benson's Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting an Estate at Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, devised and settled by the Will of Moses Benson, Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Monies arising from such Sale in the purchase of Estates, to be settled to the same uses, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Pole's Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for renewing, granting and confirming certain Powers and Authorities to Sir Peter Pole, Baronet, given or limited by the Will of Sir Charles Pole, Baronet, deceased, and an Indenture of Release affecting his Estates in the County of Southampton, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Evelyn's Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for authorizing the granting of Building and other Leases of Freehold Ground and Hereditaments, late the property of Dame Mary Evelyn, deceased, in the Parishes of Saint Paul and Saint Nicholas, Deptford, in the County of Kent, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Gordon's Estate Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting part of the Estates devised by and settled to the uses of the Wills of James Gordon, Esquire, and of his Son James Gordon, Esquire, both deceased, situate in the Counties of Hertford and Somerset, and in the Island of Antigua, in the West Indies, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Monies thence arising in the purchase of other Estates, and for other purposes, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Nicolson Calvert, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Franklen's Estate Bill, committed.

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

Bankers (Ireland) Bill, presented.

Mr. George Dawson presented a Bill to explain two Acts of His present Majesty, for establishing an Agreement with the Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland, for advancing the sum of Five hundred thousand pounds (Irish currency), and for the better Regulation of Copartnerships of certain Bankers in Ireland: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time this day.

Holyhead Roads Bill, presented. No. 486.

Sir Henry Parnell presented a Bill to alter and amend several Acts for the improvement of the Roads from London to Holyhead, and from London to Liverpool, and for the further improvement of the said Roads: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Chancery Register Bill, presented. No. 487.

Sir Alexander Grant presented a Bill to regulate the Office of Register and Keeper of the Register and Registers of the High Court of Chancery: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Thursday next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Masters in Chancery Bill, presented. No. 488.

Sir Alexander Grant presented a Bill to regulate the Salaries and Emoluments of the Masters in Ordinary of the High Court of Chancery, and the Clerks employed in the Offices of the said Masters: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Thursday next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Members added to a Committee.

Ordered, That Lord Viscount Sandon, Mr. Marshall, and Mr. Robert Grant be added to the Select Committee on Manufacturing Employment.

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