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House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 4 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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Veneris, 4 die Junii;Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Ireland- Papers, presented: Constabulary.

THE House being informed that Mr. Johnson, from the Office of the Chief Secretary for Ireland, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders,-A Return of the Constabulary Police of Ireland during each of the last three years; containing the number and distribution thereof in each county, together with the Pay, amount of the expense of Clothing, Barrack and Commissariat Allowances; and distinguishing the amount paid by Grand Jury Assessment from that paid by the Public.

An Account, in detail, of all Expenses incurred on account of the Inspector General of Police in Ireland, and resident Magistrates, under the Constabulary Act, during each of the last three years; distinguishing the sources from which such payments have been made.

Report of Fisheries (Ireland.) No. 491.

Mr. Johnson also presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of an Act of Parliament,-The Eleventh Report of the Commissioners of the Irish Fisheries, being for the year ended 5th April 1830:-And then he withdrew.

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

Statement from East India Company, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. Danvers, from the Court of Directors of the East India Company, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-A Statement of the Account between the Territorial and Commercial Branches of the Affairs of the East India Company, in each year, from 1st May 1814 to the latest period, drawn out upon the principle observed in the Accounts transmitted to the Government of Bengal, as Enclosures to the Letters of the Court of Directors in the Territorial Finance Department, N° 1 and N° 2:-And then he withdrew.

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

Returns of Widows Pensions, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. Thurtle, from the Admiralty Office, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders,-A Return of the Rates of Allowances, as Pensions, to the Widows of Officers and Men in the Civil and Military Branches of the Navy, in the years 1792 and 1829, in classes; stating the dates of any increase or decrease of such Rates between those years, and under what authority; stating also, separately, the Rate of Allowances made to the Widows of Seamen killed or drowned, under Act 14 Geo. 2, c. 38;-also, a Return of the total amount of such Allowances as Pensions in the several years 1792, 1802, 1812, 1822 and 1829; stating, separately, the amount in the aforesaid years of the Allowances made to the Widows of Seamen under the aforesaid Act.

A Return of the total amount of Allowances, as Pensions, to the Widows of Officers of the Navy in the several years 1792, 1802, 1812, 1822 and 1829.

A Return of the Rates of Allowances, as Pensions, to the Widows of the Officers of the Navy, in the years 1792 and 1829, in classes; with the dates of any increase or decrease of such Rates between those years, and under what authority:-And then he withdrew.

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

Petition for extension of Royal Canal (Ireland.)

A Petition of Persons connected, by residence, property or otherwise, with the county of Roscommon, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the benevolent attention of the Government has been frequently directed to the construction of canals in other parts of Ireland, thereby affording important facilities and advantages to their trade, agriculture and manufactures; the county of Roscommon has hitherto remained unnoticed; the Petitioners beg leave to solicit the support of the House towards the introduction of Canal Navigation to it; and they pray, That funds may be placed at the disposal of His Majesty's Government for the construction of a branch line, from the termination of the Royal Canal at Richmond Harbour to the town of Roscommon; and praying, that the county of Roscommon may be considered not unworthy a share of that attention to its interests, and those means for its improvement, which other parts of the kingdom have so amply enjoyed, and that the extension of the Royal Canal into that county may not be considered a less deserving object than those extensions of the Grand Canal to the counties of Galway and Tipperary.

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

Perth Navigation Bill, passed.

An ingrossed 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, was read the third time; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Petition against Graziers' (Ireland) Steam Company Bill.

A Petition of Henry Smith, of Drogheda, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for regulating and incorporating a Company in Ireland, to be called "The Irish Graziers' Steam Marine Company;" and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Petitions against Northern Roads Bill.

A Petition of Owners and Occupiers of houses and lands in, and other Inhabitants of, Colsterworth, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have been informed and believe that a Select Committee, appointed by the House, has recommended the appointment of a Board of Commissioners, instituted in a similar manner, and with somewhat similar powers, to those of the Commissioners of the Road between London and Holyhead and London and Liverpool, in order to accomplish the improvement of the Roads from London to Edinburgh and Portpatrick; and, with a view to such proposed improvement, it is understood that a new line of Road is intended to be made, so as entirely to avoid the said town of Colsterworth, and passing only a few miles west thereof; and praying, That the House will not allow the said line of Road to be changed, but that they may be heard by themselves or counsel against any proceedings that may be taken for or towards effecting such a measure.

A Petition of Sampson Hanbury, Chairman of a meeting of the Trustees of the Turnpike Road leading from Wadesmill to Barley and Royston, was also presented, and read; setting forth, That the said Trustees, having seen a Report of a Select Committee appointed to inquire into the state of the Roads between London and Edinburgh, recommending the same to be placed under a Board of Commissioners, and, finding a Bill brought in to effect that object, beg leave respectfully to represent to the House, that they consider such a measure unnecessary and injurious; and praying the House not to consent to the appointment of the Board of Commissioners recommended in the above-mentioned Report.

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

Return of Money expended on Public Works (Ireland), ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all the Public Money expended under the direction of Mr. Nimmo on Public Works in Ireland, which of those Works have been completed, and which left in an unfinished state; and, of all Piers built on the Coast, which of them now remain in a state of perfection, and which are in a dilapidated state.

Petition complaining of Danish Seizures.

A Petition of Merchants and Traders of Ayr, having commerce with Denmark and Norway previous to the Expedition against Copenhagen, in the year 1807, who became and still are sufferers by that event, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners were, in and prior to the year 1807, engaged in regular and legitimate trade and commerce with Denmark and Norway, more particularly with Norway, having at that time the fullest confidence that the amity previously existing between the Courts of Saint James and Copenhagen would continue uninterrupted, until the expedition against that city and its bombardment and surrender took place in the month of September of that year; that the Petitioners were owners of two Brigantines, the Hope and the Friends of Ayr, of about 130 tons burthen each, which sailed from the port of Ayr for Dram in Norway on the 18th August 1807; that on the arrival of the London mail at Ayr, on the day the vessels sailed, advice was received that the expedition under Lord Cathcart and Admiral Gambier had arrived off Copenhagen, and demanded the surrender of the Danish fleet; that under these circumstances the Petitioners found it impracticable either to effect insurance on the vessels, or to convey instructions to the masters thereof to alter their destination; that the vessels, consequently, proceeded on their voyage, and on their arrival at Dram were seized and confiscated by the Danish Government to the use of the State, whereby the Petitioners have become sufferers to the extent of 2,780£. exclusive of interest; that inasmuch as the Expedition against Copenhagen, in consequence of which so heavy a loss has been sustained by the Petitioners, was explicitly stated by His Majesty's Ministers as a painful although requisite measure of public duty, the Petitioners humbly trusted that it would be the desire and earnest endeavour of His Majesty's Government to render the operation of that measure as little injurious as possible in its effects towards His Majesty's own subjects; that the Petitioners have, for several years past, looked forward with hope and expectation that some relief would have been afforded by His Majesty's Government to British subjects suffering by that expedition, out of the immense sums seized from Danish subjects, and confiscated by the British Government; the Petitioners, therefore, in the fullest confidence that it is the wish of His Majesty's Government to afford every relief in their power to British subjects, who have been injured in their property in consequence of the circumstances above stated, particularly where the confiscations on each side were appropriated to the use of the respective Governments, beg leave to submit their case to the con sideration of the House; praying, That the House will be pleased to afford such relief to the Petitioners as to it may seem meet.

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

Accounts of Flax, Linen Yarn, &c. imported, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Foreign Flax imported into England, Scotland and Ireland, from 5th April 1823 to 5th April 1830; distinguishing each year, the respective Ports shipped from and to, and the quantity from and to each Port; also, the amount of Duty collected thereon.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Foreign Linen Yarn imported into the same Countries in the same period; distinguishing each year, the respective Ports shipped from and to, and the quantity from and to each Port; also, the amount of Duty collected thereon.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of French Cambric imported into the same Countries in the same period; distinguishing each year, the respective Ports shipped from and to, and the quantity from and to each Port; also, the amount of Duty collected thereon.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of all other Foreign Linen Cloth, and of Damask, imported into the same Countries in the same period; distinguishing each year, the respective Ports shipped from and to, and the quantity from and to each Port; also, the amount of Duty collected thereon.

Petition for postponing Court of Session (Scotland) Bill.

A Petition of Writers to His Majesty's Signet in Scotland, was 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 House will postpone the further consideration of this important Bill till next Session, to afford time for full consideration of such suggestions as may be laid before the House.

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

Petition respecting Road from Waterloo Bridge to the Northern parts of the Metropolis.

A Petition of Samuel James Arnold, Esquire, sole proprietor of the late Theatre Royal the English Opera House, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner having been induced, at great inconvenience and loss, to defer re-building his Theatre, lately destroyed by fire, in consequence of the very general public feeling expressed of the expediency of forming a new street in continuation of Waterloo Bridge, and by having learned that several Petitions on that subject have been presented to the House; that the Petitioner has been fully prepared for nearly three months last past to commence rebuilding his Theatre, and has solely delayed so doing in deference to the public anxiety for the completion of the great national object above mentioned, and by the knowledge that his ground landlord, the Most noble the Marquis of Exeter, had offered every facility towards its accomplishment, having actually commenced a negociation with His Majesty's Government, by offering terms which, the Petitioner is informed, were held to be unexceptionable by them; and the Petitioner having been further informed that his Grace the Duke of Bedford had most liberally offered to give up, not only his present ground rents, but also his reversionary interest in all such property belonging to his Grace as it would be necessary to pull down for the purposes of the suggested improvements; the Petitioner therefore humbly prays the House to take the above circumstances and Petition into consideration, so that he may be relieved by their decision from further loss, and from the onus of having, by the re-erection of his Theatre on the old site, raised an insurmountable impediment to the future completion of so desirable a metropolitan improvement.

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

Petition for encouragement of Historical Painting.

A Petition of Benjamin Robert Haydon, Historical Painter, late of Burwood Place, Connaught Terrace, now in the King's Bench Prison, was presented, and read; setting forth, That in that important branch of art, Poetical or Historical Painting, to advance which, the British Gallery and Royal Academy were principally founded, and effectually to encourage which, a Monarch or a Government alone are adequate, there is as yet no support or established system of reward, though the Royal Academy has been founded sixty-two years, and the British Gallery twenty-five; and praying the House will, at no distant period, deign to take into consideration the languishing state of this distinguished part of Painting, and to devise in their wisdom such means of stimulating the rising genius, and rewarding the genius which exists, as may remove the suspicions of foreign nations of the capacity of this great country.

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

Petitionsagainst Poor Removal (Irish and Scottish) Bill.

A Petition of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the poor of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, in the liberty of Westminster, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to alter and amend several Acts relating to the Removal of Vagrant and Poor Persons born in Scotland and Ireland, and chargeable to Parishes in England; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

A Petition of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the poor of Saint Olave, in the town or borough of Southwark; -and, of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the poor and Boroughreeve and Constables of the township of Manchester,-were also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against the same.

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

Committee of Appeal-Clyde Navigation Bill-Report respecting the absence of a Member.

Mr. Williams Wynn reported from the Select Committee appointed to take into consideration the Petition of Jacob Dixon, Provost of the royal burgh of Dumbarton, and of Jacob Dixon and Partners, against certain votes of the Committee on the Clyde Navigation Bill; That the Committee met this morning at eleven o'clock; and Mr. O'Connell, one of the Members of the said Committee, not attending, the Committee continued to sit for one hour, and then adjourned till eleven of the clock on Saturday.

The House was moved, That the Seventh of the Resolutions of the 28th day of November 1826, relative to the time of meeting of the Committee of Appeals, might be read; and the same being read;

And Mr. O'Connell, in his place, having satisfactorily explained to the House the cause of his absence, and stated, that he was sorry that the other Members of the Committee had been put to inconvenience by waiting for him;

Ordered, That Mr. O'Connell be excused for his not attending the said Committee this day.

Petition for repeal of Clauses in Apothecaries' Act (Dublin.)

A Petition of Robert Cassidy, Apothecary, residing in Bray, in the county of Wicklow, was presented, and read; setting forth, That in the course of the last year the Petitioner furnished medicines, by the directions of the late Right honourable St George Daly, for the use of a poor dependent of his; and that the said St George Daly laid the Petitioner's bill of charges before the Directors of the Apothecaries' Hall in Dublin, who taxed the same, and reduced the amount of said bill one-third, on the 4th day of September last; stating the particulars of his case; and praying, That he, as well as his brethren in the business, may be no longer subjected to the misrule of said incorporated body.

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

Petitions against employment of Persons in the night in Cotton Factories.

A Petition of Operative Spinners and others employed in the spinning of Cotton Wool into Yarn, in Preston; -and, of Workers in the Power-loom Factories of Glasgow,-were presented, and read; reciting several Acts for the preservation of the health and morals of Apprentices and others employed in Cotton and other Mills, and Cotton and other Factories; and setting forth, That the said Acts have not been sufficiently effectual to attain the object for which they were intended; that the Petitioners confidently, but respectfully, express their unqualified conviction, from their own knowledge, that the hours of labour for children of tender age are protracted to an extent which, confined as they now are, in an unnatural and overheated atmosphere, where the pure air can seldom be permitted to enter, undermines their health, lays the foundation of innumerable diseases, and hastens them to a premature old age; that the physical energies of the largest body of the people are thereby destroyed, and at an age when they should be in the vigour of manhood, they find their constitutions and their spirits broken, and unable, in case of emergency, to defend their country against either internal commotion or foreign aggression; and praying, That the House will enact such a law as will effectually put a stop to grievances of which, for the benefit of themselves and their children, and of the country at large, they so justly complain.

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

Power to a Committee.

Ordered, That the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the Duties, Salaries and Emoluments of the Commissioners for regulating Hackney Coaches within the Bills of Mortality, and the several Officers under their control; the present state of Public Carriages within the said Bills of Mortality, and the Laws affecting the same, have Power to report their Opinion thereupon to the House.

Petition in favour of Sale of Beer Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Uttoxeter, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England; and praying, That the same may pass into a law, but that beer be not consumed in the house or premises where sold by retail.

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.

Elgin Roads and Bridges Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for re-building the Bridges over the Rivers Spey and Findhorn, for making Accesses thereto, and for making and maintaining certain new Roads in the County of Elgin:

Yeovil Improvement Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for paving, lighting, watching, watering, cleansing, repairing, widening, and otherwise improving the Streets, Lanes and other Public Passages and Places within the Town of Yeovil, in the County of Somerset, and for regulating the Police thereof:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of Bankers, Merchants, Traders and other Inhabitants of the city of Chester;-and, of Inhabitants of Liverpool, members of the first Liverpool Co-operative Society,-were presented, and read; praying the House, That, in exercise of the powers of the Charter Act, Parliament will determine the East India Company's exclusive privileges of trade at the earliest period the law will permit, and that to all British subjects may then be granted the right of settling, trading and holding lands in all the British dependencies east of the Cape of Good Hope.

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

Petition against Administration of Justice Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Hyde, Newton, Werneth and other townships and places in the county palatine of Chester, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales, by which it is proposed to abolish the separate jurisdiction of the county palatine of Chester; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

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

Petition in favour of Jews Relief Bill.

A Petition of Unitarian Protestant Dissenters of Walmsley, near Bolton, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the Relief of His Majesty's Subjects professing the Jewish religion; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Game Bill, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday the 17th day of this instant June, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to consolidate and amend the Laws in England relative to Game, and to authorize the Sale of Game.

Petition complaining of Stamp Duty upon Medicine.

A Petition of Chemists and Druggists of the city of Norwich, was presented, and read; setting forth, That numerous prosecutions have of late been instituted against Chemists and Druggists in general for recovery of penalties incurred under the Medicine Stamp Duty and License Acts, which prosecutions have been occasioned by persons purchasing single articles for the sole and express purpose of laying informations against the Petitioners for having inadvertently sold articles not considered by them as liable to Duty, or coming within the meaning of the Acts; and praying the House to take their case into consideration, and to grant them relief by a repeal of the Medicine Stamp Acts, or to adopt such means as shall free them from informations for penalties for unintentional errors, and to render the Schedules to such Acts sufficiently explicit, that they may thereby avoid the unpleasantness and injustice of any imputation upon their characters as respectable and upright tradesmen, and of being subjected, for unknown or trifling offences, to the unprincipled cupidity of common informers, who purchase single articles of them purposely to ensnare and betray them, or by such other means as the House shall deem expedient.

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

Petition for mitigating Punishment for Forgery.

A Petition of the Common Council of the city of Norwich, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have heard with satisfaction, that the laws relating to the crime of Forgery are now under revision in the House, and the Petitioners hope that such a revision is for the purpose of mitigating the severity of the punishment inflicted for that offence; and praying, That the House will immediately take into its most serious consideration, whether the punishment of death may not now, with perfect safety to the interests of the community, be remitted in all cases except murder, arson, burglaries, highway robberies, and offences attended with violence.

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

Table of Fees to be printed. No. 492.

Ordered, That the Copy of the Table of Agents Fees practising before the Sheriffs' Courts in Scotland, which was presented to the House upon the 21st day of May last, be printed.

Dartmouth Bridge Bill, passed.

An ingrossed 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, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for establishing a Floating Bridge over the Harbour of Dartmouth, from or near to Lower Sand Quay Point, to Old Rock, in the County of Devon, and for building Quays and Landing Places, and for making Roads and Approaches thereto, with Branches therefrom.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Acland do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Petitions against Assimilation of Stamp Duties (Ireland.)

A Petition of Members of the Charitable Society of Kilkenny;-of the President, Vice-President and Managers of the Charitable Society of Cork-street, and Roman Catholic Charity Schools of the parish of Saint Audeon, Dublin;-and, of Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders, Householders and other Inhabitants of the parish of Saint Catherine, Dublin,-were presented, and read; praying the House to reject the measure now before it respecting the assimilation of the Stamp Duties between England and Ireland.

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

Petitions against Stamp Duties on Tobacco and Spirits (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of Ballibay and Tullycorbet, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners view with the utmost alarm and apprehension the contemplated Duties about to be imposed on the Press, the Spirit Trade, and Irish grown Tobacco; and praying the House to take into their serious consideration, and shield them from the infliction of those measures contemplated by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whose local information of, and anxiety for, the interests of Ireland, should have made him pause before he would, whilst more competent England should be relieved of millions of taxation, view Ireland with an unpropitious eye, and recommend to the Legislature to press her with accumulated burthens, which, as an able financier, he must know she was incompetent to bear.

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

Despatches respecting Suttee, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Copy of the Despatch from the Governor General in Council of Bengal, dated December 4th, 1829, and of the Regulation inclosed therein; a Copy of the Despatch from the Governor in Council of Madras, dated February 12th, 1830, and of the Regulation enclosed therein; and an Extract of so much of the Despatch from the Governor in Council of Bombay, dated 13th March 1830, as relates to the practice of Suttee.

Petition against Retail of Spirituous Liquors.

A Petition of Members of the Salford Society for promoting Temperance, was presented, and read; praying the House, as one of the accredited guardians of the moral and social well-being of this Kingdom, either to suppress altogether, or effectually to regulate and restrict the system of retailing Spirituous Liquors, and especially to prohibit all liquors sold by Dram Shops from being drunk upon the premises, and that no Spirit Dealer be allowed to sell Spirituous Liquors on the Sabbath-day.

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

Petition respecting Admission to Freedom in Carlow.

A Petition of Persons claiming their right to freedom as sons of freemen, as settlers, and others of the Community or Commonalty of the ancient borough of Catherlough otherwise Carlow, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the borough of Carlow was first incorporated under a royal charter granted by his Majesty James the First, in the 11th year of his reign, by the title of "Portreeve, twelve free Burgesses and Commonalty," with power to elect and return two Burgesses to serve in the then Parliament of Ireland; that it further appears, by a second charter granted to the said borough, in the 27th year of the reign of his Majesty Charles the Second, that the said charter of James the First had incurred a forfeiture, and thereon lapsed to the Crown, and a new charter was granted to the said borough by the name and title of "Sovereign, twelve free Burgesses and Community" of the said borough, with power to elect and choose two Burgesses to serve in Parliament, and further nominating certain persons as freemen therein named, "and such other persons as were then free of the said borough, together with all the inhabitants of the said borough, and so many other persons as the sovereign and free burgesses of the said borough for the time being should admit into the freedom of the said borough," and further granting, that all Protestant settlers coming to reside within the said borough, and carrying on their respective craft or trades, should, on their reasonable request made in that behalf, and on payment or tender of 20s. by way of fine to the sovereign of the said town, be admitted freemen of the said borough of Catherlough, "to have, hold and enjoy all the privileges to such freemen belonging," all which rights and privileges they did enjoy and exercise in the most full and ample manner, until, as appears by the third and last charter granted to the said borough by his Majesty James the Second, reciting, that judgment was had in the Court of Exchequer against the former charter of Charles the Second, and that, in consequence of a Petition, a new charter was then granted to said borough, with all the privileges of the former charters, but, amongst other matters, requiring that there should be twenty-four free burgesses instead of twelve, as prescribed by the former charters, such number to be kept up for ever, and which charter bears date, by royal letters patent, signet and sign manual, at Windsor, the 20th day of September, in the third year of his said Majesty's reign, and was afterwards inrolled in the Rolls Office of the High Court of Chancery in Ireland, as by reference to the said charters being thereunto had will more fully and at large appear, and which charters grant certain dues and customs for the purpose of improving the said town, and keeping its streets, bridges and public works in repair, but which wise provision, the Petitioners beg leave to state, is not now complied with, but, on the contrary, all the revenues of the said corporation have been, and continue to be, converted to the private use of the sovereign for the time being, and to other members of the corporation, leaving the streets and public works of that populous town to be kept in repair by such public funds as the grand jury of the county of Carlow may think fit to levy by presentment on the county at large; the Petitioners further humbly beg leave to state that, for a very long period of time after the granting of said charters, many hundred freemen of said borough did enjoy and exercise their right of voting at every election which had been held to return a Burgess or Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the said borough, in proof whereof the Petitioners beg leave to refer the House to precedents to be found on the Journals of the Irish House of Commons, and, amongst others, to one in volume three, pages 1 and 42, A. D., 1703, where it will be found, that on the election of a representative for such borough, the votes of the burgesses were equally divided between two candidates, the Honourable Charles Howard and Walter Weldon, Esquire, but that the said Walter Weldon, Esquire, having had the votes of 111 freemen of the said borough, and the said Honourable Charles Howard having only had the votes of 110 of the like freemen, on petition to the then Irish House of Commons the Committee reported, and the House confirmed, that the said Honourable Charles Howard was not duly elected, but that the said Walter Weldon, Esquire, was duly elected, and ought to have been returned, and said Walter Weldon did take his seat for said borough accordingly; and further, the Petitioners beg leave to state to the House, that the freemen of the said borough, without let or hindrance, did, for a very long period of time subsequently, enjoy and exercise their right of voting as aforesaid, but by whatsoever means, whether by reason of the intestine commotions which formerly distracted that land, or whether by allowing the freemen to die off, or by the non-appointment or refusal on the part of the sovereign to admit a succession, the Petitioners cannot allege, not having had access to the records of the said borough of the "body corporate," of which the Petitioners were by royal charter intended to form an integral part, and without whose co-operation no act or bye-law of the borough could, according to charter, be legal or binding; and the Petitioners humbly state, that the sovereign and burgesses of the said borough, in order, as far as in them lay, to extinguish the rights of the freemen, settlers and commonalty, did, at some period unknown to the Petitioners, destroy, or cause to be destroyed, all the ancient records of the laws, usages and franchises of the said borough, which had been from time immemorial in their custody and keeping, and in proof whereof, the Petitioners beg to refer the House to the following, being a copy of an official answer of the officers of said borough to certain queries to them addressed, and which answer is to be found in Mr. Mason's volume of the Public Records of Ireland:

Sir, Carlow, 21st October 1810.

We have had the honour to receive your letter of the 18th instant, in answer to which we take the liberty to mention to the different queries stated therein, that we have no records, rolls or instruments of any description in our custody.

We have the honour to be,
Sir, &c. &c.
Richard Budds Town Serjeants.
Robert Shaw

Addressed,

William Shaw Mason, Esquire.

And in order the more effectually to destroy the rights of freemen and to circumscribe the elective franchise of the borough, they, the said sovereign and burgesses, have for some years never suffered the number of burgesses to exceed thirteen at the utmost, and at different periods, within a few years past, the Petitioners have heard and believe that seven or eight persons only have assumed and exercised as burgesses all the rights, privileges and franchises of the said borough, in open defiance of the rights of Petitioners and of the express provisions of the charters; and having so far accomplished their designs, they, the said sovereign and burgesses, or their predecessors, did, for wicked and corrupt purposes, in violation of the charters, and in contravention of the constitutional law of this realm and of the privileges of the House, hand over and virtually assign the nomination of a Burgess or Burgesses to be chosen to sit and vote in the House as Representative of the said borough unto the Right honourable the Earl of Charleville, he being both then and now completely unconnected by property with either the said borough or county of Carlow, and being moreover a Representative Peer of Ireland, sitting and voting in the House of Lords of the Imperial Parliament, and in proof hereof, the Petitioners humbly refer to the following document, being a copy of a Letter or Return made by order of the House; viz.

Sir, Carlow, 2d April 1829.

In reply to your letter of the 27th ultimo, I beg leave to state, that the borough of Carlow is the property of Lord Charleville, and that the Member is returned by him, and the Clerk of the Peace does not interfere in the election of the Member, and no other town in the county of Carlow has a right to return a Member except those for the county.

I have the honour to be, &c. Alexander Humfrey, Clerk of the Peace.

To William Gregory, Esq. &c. &c.

And the Petitioners have heard and believe that said letter, though signed Alexander Humfrey, was nevertheless written and forwarded by a person of the name of Robert Browne, the then and present Town Clerk or Recorder of the said borough, and who is also Deputy Clerk of the Peace for the county of Carlow; the Petitioners further humbly state, that the present sovereign of the said borough, Edward Butler, Esquire, as well as many of his predecessors, have, on repeated applications being made in that behalf, uniformly refused to admit to their freedom persons duly qualified as sons of freemen within the said borough, as also Protestant and other settlers resident and carrying on extensive business within the same, contrary to the express terms of the charter, as well as to the provisions of certain Statutes passed in the reign of his Majesty Charles the Second, and the new rules of the Lord Lieutenant and Counsel for regulating all corporations in Ireland thereby depriving the Petitioners, and numerous other persons within the borough, of their undoubted rights and privileges, which heretofore many of their ancestors had enjoyed and exercised; the Petitioners further humbly state, that in the year 1818, on the occasion of the borough assembling to choose a Burgess to serve in Parliament, Charles Harvey, of George-street, in the city of London, Esquire, was proposed and seconded by two of the burgesses, when two of the oldest freemen of the borough presented themselves, and proposed John Staunton Rochfort, of Clogrenan, in the county of Carlow, Esquire, and demanded a poll, but Edward Butler, Esquire, the then and present sovereign and returning officer, refused to put the said John Staunton Rochfort in nomination, and though sworn to make a true return, did notwithstanding proceed to elect the said Charles Harvey, Esquire, and returned him as the Member for the said borough; and further, the Petitioners humbly state, that the borough of Carlow is now become a large and populous town, situate on the navigable River Barrow, carrying on an extensive and increasing import and export trade in butter, corn, timber, flour, malt, and other merchandize, in many branches of which the Petitioners are largely engaged; and the Petitioners humbly beg leave to state, that they have no remedy left them but by this appeal to the House, deprived as they have been of the privileges which their ancestors formerly enjoyed, of choosing such person as they thought would best represent their interests in Parliament; and praying the House may be pleased to appoint a Committee to inquire into all and singular the grievances herein complained of, and further, to summon to their bar such witnesses as may be requisite in proof hereof, and to order the production of the charters of said borough, together with all papers and records which may be requisite in this behalf, and on proof of the facts, the Petitioners further pray the House may either cause said borough to be disfranchised, by reason of the corrupt conduct of the sovereign and burgesses, as well as in the interference of a Peer in the nomination of a Member of the House, or otherwise to grant to the Petitioners such other relief in the premises as to the House shall seem meet.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee on Tolls and Customs (Ireland.)

Return of Spirits imported from Guernsey and Jersey, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Proof Gallons of Spirits of the Distillation of the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey imported into England in each year, from 5th January 1826 to 5th January 1830; the rate and amount of Duty paid thereon, and under what Act or Acts the said Duty is levied.

Addresses relating to the Canada Company.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give direction, that there be laid before this House, an Account of all Monies paid and payable by the Canada Company under the existing Contracts for the sale to them of part of the Crown Reserves, and other Lands, in Upper Canada.

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 disposal of all Sums hitherto received on account of the said Contracts; also, of all Appropriations already made, if any, of Monies to be hereafter received under these Contracts or Agreements; specifying, in detail, the different Grants, for what purposes made, and the authority by which the same have been made.

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 separate Account of the Sum which would have been payable by the Canada Company (in addition to the amounts contained in Account N° 1) for the Clergy Reserves originally sold to and subsequently taken back from them, according to the valuation made by the Commissioners.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, an Account of all other Sales made of the Clergy Reserves, to the latest period to which the same can be made up; stating the gross amount of such Sales, the net Money actually received, and how the same has been disposed of.

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 Grants of Land to Trustees, or other Officers appointed by charter, for the maintenance and establishment of any College or Seminary for Education in Upper Canada, with any valuation or estimate that may have been made of the same.

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.

Accounts of Expense of Depot Companies, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the actual Expense of every kind for the Depot Companies in the year ending 25th December 1829; distinguishing the charge for Pay and Allowances to Commissioned and Non-commissioned Officers from the Pay and Allowances to the Rank and File.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Estimate of the Charge for the Depot Companies of Regiments of the Line, from the 25th December 1829 to 25th December 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return, showing the present Distribution, Establishment and Effectives of the Depot Companies of the Regiments of the Line.

Committee of Ways and Means.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to His Majesty, be now read; and the same being read:-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 come to a Resolution, which they had directed him to report to the House.

Ordered, That the Report be received upon Monday next.

Sir Alexander Grant also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the Committee to move, That they may have leave to sit again.

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

Committee of Supply.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty, be now read; and the same being read:-The House resolved itself into the Committee.

(In the Committee.)

39. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Nineteen thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the extraordinary expenses of the Mint in the Gold Coinage, for the year 1830.

40. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Seven thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the extraordinary expenses that may be incurred for Prosecutions, &c. relating to the Coin of this Kingdom, for the year 1830.

41. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Fifteen thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expense of Law Charges, for the year 1830.

42. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding One hundred and seven thousand nine hundred and eighty-six pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expense attending the confining, maintaining and employing Convicts at Home and at Bermuda, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

43. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Thirty-five thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expenses incurred for the support of captured Negroes, &c. for the year 1830, under the several Acts for the Abolition of the Slave Trade.

44. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Eighteen thousand seven hundred pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to pay, in the year 1830, the Salaries and incidental expenses of the Commissioners appointed on the part of His Majesty, under the Treaties with Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands, for preventing the illegal Traffic in Slaves; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Twenty-eight thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expenses of the Missions and Special Commissions to the New States of America, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever;

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

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Sixteen thousand six hundred pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray, in the year 1830, the Salaries and expenses of the Commissioners appoined to inquire into the Practice and Proceedings of the Superior Courts of Common Law, and into the Law of England respecting Real Property; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever;

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

To report Progress, and ask leave to sit again.

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

Sabbati, 5 die Junii, 1830:

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had made a progress in the matters to them referred; and that he was directed by the Committee to move, That they may have leave to sit again.

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

Adjournment.

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

Report on Cider Licenses.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Duty to be charged for Licenses to sell Cider and Perry by Retail in any part of Great Britain, the Resolution which they had directed him to report to the House; and the same was read, and agreed to by the House; and is as followeth;

Resolved, That for every License to be granted to any person to sell Cider and Perry by Retail in any part of Great Britain, in any house or premises specified in such License, there shall be paid an Excise Duty of One pound one shilling.

Instruction.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England, That they have Power to make provision therein, pursuant to the said Resolution.

Committee on Sale of Beer Bill; No. 405.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill to permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England, be now read; and the same being read:-The House resolved itself into the Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Several Amendments made.

Schedule, p. 15. Motion made, and Question proposed, in 1. 15. to leave out, "that the said A. L. do not sell any Ale, Beer or Porter made otherwise than from Malt and Hops."

Question, That those words stand part of the Clause, put, and agreed to.

Clause offered (Notice to be given on church-door of intention to apply for a License; power to appeal to the Sessions against granting the License to persons of notoriously bad character.)

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the said Clause be brought up; the Committee divided.

Teller for the Yeas, Sir Thomas Fremantle 42.

Teller for the Noes, Sir George Clerk - 72.

Clause offered (No person to sell Beer by Retail to be drunk on the Premises, unless licensed previously to the 10th of October.)

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the said Clause be brought up; it passed in the Negative.

Several other Clauses added.

Preamble read-and agreed to.

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 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 Thursday next.

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

Further Consideration of Report on Tobacco Acts, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Acts 12 Charles 2, c. 34, for prohibiting the planting, setting or sowing of Tobacco in England and Ireland; and, 22 Geo. 3, c. 73, to explain an Act made in the twelfth year of the reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the planting, setting or sowing of Tobacco in England or Ireland, and to permit the Use and Removal of Tobacco, the growth of Scotland, into England, for a limited time, under certain Restrictions;"

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

Charitable Institutions 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 declare in what cases the Possessions of certain Charitable Institutions shall be liable to the payment of Rates for local Purposes;

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

Registrar at Madras Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill for the Relief of the Representatives of Persons who have died intestate in the Presidency of Madras, in the East Indies, and for the Relief of the Suitors of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Madras aforesaid;

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

Ordered, That the United Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies be heard by their counsel upon the second reading of the said Bill.

Canada Civil Government Bill, deferred.

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

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time upon Monday the 14th day of this instant June.

Poor Law Amendment Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to prevent Abuses of the Poor Laws, by declaring and amending the Law relating to the employment and payment of Able-bodied Labourers from the Poor Rates;

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

Liability of Landlords Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill for the better rating Tenements under a certain Annual Value;

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

Additional Churches Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to amend and render more effectual the Acts for the building of additional Churches in populous Parishes;

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

Stage Coach Proprietors Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the 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;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time upon Wednesday 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 the 18th day of this instant June, 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 Monday next.

Committee on Militia Ballot Suspension Bill.

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

Ordered, That the Report be received upon Monday 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 Wednesday 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 Monday next.

Committee Half-Pay Apprentices Bill; No. 493.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to prevent the taking and employment of Apprentices usually denominated Half-Pay Apprentices; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

reported.

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

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

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

Committee on Northern Roads Bill; No. 494.

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

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

Dean Forest Bill, committed.

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

Administration of Justice Bill, deferred.

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

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration upon Monday the 14th day of this instant June.

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 upon Monday the 14th day of this instant June.

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 upon Monday next.

Deserted Children (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

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

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

Sheriffs (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

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

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

Bankrupt Laws Bill, deferred.

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

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

Sub-letting Act Amendment (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to 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, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Newborough Church Bill, deferred.

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

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

Labourers Wages Bill, deferred.

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

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

Committee on Yorkshire (West Riding) Bridges Bill.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, 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, 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. Robert Gordon reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received upon Monday next.

Population Bill, reported.

Mr. Davies Gilbert reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the re-committed Bill for taking an account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Bear and Bigg (Ireland) Bill, committed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon 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, 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 made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received upon Monday next.

Arms (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to regulate the Importation of Arms, Gunpowder and Ammunition into Ireland, and the making, selling and keeping of Arms, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Committee on Slave Bounties Bill.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to reduce the Rate of Bounties payable upon the Seizure of Slaves, 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 made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received upon Monday next.

Bankers (Ireland) Bill, committed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the second reading of the 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, be now read; and the same being read:-The Bill was read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday next.

Committee on Shubenaccadie Canal.

A Motion being made, That this House will, immediately, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of authorizing the advance of a sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for defraying the expenses of forming the Shubenaccadie Canal, in Nova Scotia;

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, by His Majesty's command, acquainted the House, That His Majesty, having been informed of the subject-matter of this Motion, recommends it to the consideration of the House.

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

Papers referred.

Ordered, That the Copies of Communications between the Lords of the Treasury, the Lords of the Admiralty, and the Secretary of State for the Colonies on the subject of the Shubenaccadie Canal, in Nova Scotia, which was presented to the House upon the 6th day of May last, be referred to the Committee.

Then 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 come to a Resolution, which they had directed him to report to the House.

Ordered, That the Report be received upon Monday next.

Diocesan Schools (Ireland) Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Act 53 Geo. 3, c. 107, for the Appointment of Commissioners for the regulation of the several endowed Schools of Public and Private Foundation in Ireland, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the said Act: And that Lord Francis Leveson Gower and Mr. Doherty do prepare, and bring it in.

Witnesses (Ireland) Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Act 55 Geo. 3, c. 91, for the Payment of Costs and Charges to Prosecutors and Witnesses in cases of Felony in Ireland, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to explain and amend the said Act: And that Lord Francis Leveson Gower and Mr. Doherty do prepare, and bring it in.

Insolvent Debtors (Ireland) Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Act 49 Geo. 3, c. 54, for the Relief of certain Insolvent Debtors in Ireland, might be read; and the same was read.

The House was also moved, That the Act 7 & 8 Geo. 4, c. 22, to continue for one year, and until the end of the then next Session of Parliament, the Acts for the relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to continue, for a time to be limited, the Acts for the relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland: And that Lord Francis Leveson Gower and Mr. Doherty do prepare, and bring it in.

Duke of Buccleuch's Estate Bill, committed.

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

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