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House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 7 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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Lunæ 7, die Junii;Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Return of Bankruptcy, presented. No. 497.

THE House being informed that Mr. Hore, from the Lord Chancellor's Secretary of Bankrupts' Office attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House,-A Return to an Order of the House, dated the 19th day of March last, for an Account of the several Fees or Sums of Money received in the Office of the Lord Chancellor's Secretary of Commissions of Bankrupts, in each year, during the last three years; distinguishing the number of Town Dockets and Commissions, and of Country Dockets and Commissions, the number of renewed Commissions, and re-sealed Commissions, the number of Supersedeases, the number of Certificates, the number of Petitions answered, the numbers of Orders made on Petitions and Motions, and what Sums have been received on each of such several matters, the amount of Sums received for Office Copies of Affidavits and Declarations of Insolvency, and for Searches, and in what manner the Sums so received have been appropriated in each year, and how much thereof has been retained by the Secretary for his own use, how much has been applied in payment of the Clerks and other expenses of the Office, and how much has been paid and applied to or for the benefit of any other person or persons, and whom by name:-And then he withdrew.

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

Royal Military Canal Account, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. O'Neil, Secretary to the Commissioners for the Royal Military Canal, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of an Act of Parliament,-Royal Military Canal: An Account of all Rates and Tolls, and Receipts of Money, and Disbursements and Balances remaining, of any such Receipts of Rates and Tolls, for the year ending 31st December 1829:-And then he withdrew.

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

Welsh Mining Company's Estate Bill, reported and passed

Sir William Guise reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for dissolving a certain Partnership Company, known by the name of the Welsh Iron and Coal Mining Company, and for enabling the Directors and Trustees thereof to dispose of the Estate and Effects of the concern, and divide the Surplus, after payment of Debts and Expenses, amongst the Shareholders of the capital Stock therein, and for other purposes; and to whom the Petition of Thomas Henry Parker, of Camden Place, Camden Town, in the county of Middlesex, Esquire, William Davies, of North Audley-street, in the said county, Coal Merchant, and William Dobree, of Craven Lodge, Fulham, in the county of Middlesex, Esquire, was referred; That they had heard counsel on behalf of the said Petition; and had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the parties concerned had given their consent to the Bill, to the satisfaction of the Committee; and that they had gone through the Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment:- And the Bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Time for 3 Hamerton's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That 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 read the third time To-morrow.

Port Glasgow Harbour Bill, passed.

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

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Pole's Estate Bill, committed.

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

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

Petition against Graziers' (Ireland) Steam Company Bill.

A Petition of Merchants, Shippers and Importers, and others, Inhabitants of Liverpool, friendly to Steam Navigation, 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.

Campbell's Estate Bill, reported and passed.

Mr. Anthony Maitland reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, an Act to enable Sir William Purves Hume Campbell, of Marchmont, Baronet, and the Heirs of Entail, of the Lands and Barony of Greenlaw, in the County of Berwick, to grant Feus of parts of the said Lands and Barony; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the parties concerned had given their consent to the Bill, to the satisfaction of the Committee; and that they had gone through the Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment; and the Bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Cumming's Estate Bill, reported and passed.

Mr. Anthony Maitland reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for selling the entailed Lands and Estates of Gordonstown and others, in the County of Elgin and Forres, belonging to Sir William Gordon Gordon Cumming, Baronet, or so much thereof as may be necessary, and to apply the Price arising therefrom in the Payment of the Debts affecting, or that may be made to affect, the said Lands and Estates; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the parties concerned had given their consent to the Bill, to the satisfaction of the Committee; and that they had gone through the Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment; and the Bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Kennedy reported from 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; and to whom the Petitions of Owners of grounds through or adjoining which the present Road from Glasgow to Kilmarnock passes, and of Trustees on the Turnpike Roads in the county of Renfrew, containing allegations against the Bill, and complaining of non-compliance with the Standing Orders; of Owners and Occupiers of lands near to or adjoining the present line of Road from Glasgow to Kilmarnock; of Owners and Occupiers of lands or houses in the parishes, towns or villages adjoining to, or deriving benefit from, the present line of Road from the city of Glasgow to Kilmarnock; of the Magistrates, Councillors and Deacons of the Incorporated Trades of the town of Kilmarnock; and, of the Preceptor and Patrons of Hutchison's Hospital, in the city of Glasgow, were referred; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had not been complied with, in so far as no account of the money subscribed for carrying the work into execution, has been lodged in the Private Bill Office of the House; but it appeared to the Committee, that an Undertaking to raise the money upon the credit of the Tolls leviable upon the Roads under the recited Acts, and by a Trust already created, had been lodged in the Private Bill Office; and it was stated, and offered to be proved, that it was the constant and confirmed practice to admit such Undertakings, instead of a Subscription Paper, in all cases where it was not intended to raise the money by subscription, which practice was denied on the part of the Petitioners against the Bill; and it appeared to the Committee, that the sum stated in such Undertaking, and the purpose of raising the same by borrowing, was agreed to by a Minute, to which the Trustees under the Act, the Parliamentary Commissioners thereby appointed, and some of the Petitioners against the Bill, were parties; and also, that the intended Road, as an improved line of communication between Glasgow and Ayrshire, would be of great public benefit and advantage, and was much required; and that they had heard counsel in support of the first, second, third and fifth mentioned Petitions, and that no person appeared on behalf of the fourth mentioned Petition; and had also heard counsel in favour of the Bill; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report be referred to the Select Committee on Standing Orders.

Evelyn's Estate Bill, committed.

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

Report from Committee of Appeal-(Clyde Navigation Bill.)

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 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; That they had, pursuant to the Resolutions of the House of the 19th of April and the 28th of November 1826, heard counsel in support of the said Petitions; and had also heard counsel in favour of the Bill, against which the Petitioners appealed; and it appeared to the Committee, that the evidence adduced before the Committee on the Bill did not sufficiently establish the allegations in the Preamble, and that no evidence whatever was adduced to prove that the sum of £. 16,000 was an appropriate compensation for the exemptions proposed to be taken away by the Bill, or that that sum could be advantageously expended in the improvement of the Harbour of Dumbarton; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Warriner's Estate Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting Estates, of which Gifford Warriner, Esquire, a Lunatic, is tenant in tail, in Trustees for Sale, and also for effecting a partition of certain parts thereof, and for granting Leases, was read a second time; and committed to Sir John Astley, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Benson's Estate Bill, committed.

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

Petition respecting Stone Blue Manufactory.

A Petition of Thomas Freeman, Proprietor of an extensive Blue Manufactory in the city of London, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner has, for a period of more than twenty years, been actively engaged in a large manufactory of stone blue in the city of London, in which large quantities of starch, paying a duty of 30£. per ton, is used, no other article, except colouring matter, being allowed by law, but at the present time a great quantity is illicitly manufactured of different materials, and introduced to the trade, who vend the same to the prejudice of the correct maker and manifest injury of the revenue; that the Petitioner begs leave humbly to state, that the evil of which he complains has been increasing for some time, and is now arrived at an alarming extent, and claims attention; and praying, That the House will be pleased to take the subject into their most serious consideration, that there may be a revision of the laws as regards Blue Manufacturers, or such measures adopted for the protection of the trade as to the House shall seem fit.

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

Petitions for mitigating Punishment for Forgery.

A Petition of Edward Gregory, of Claremont-square, Pentonville;-of Inhabitants of Lowestoft;-of Persons resident in Halesworth;-of Inhabitants of Hadleigh;- of John Abel Smith, Edward Forster, Henry Drummond, and Esdaile & Co., Bankers;-of Inhabitants of Leighton Buzzard;-of Croydon;-and, of Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling for divine worship in the Old Gravel Pit Meeting-house, Hackney,-were presented, and read; praying the House to pass a law, abolishing the punishment of death in all cases of Forgery, and substituting a penalty for that transgression more in accordance with the views and feelings of the community, and therefore much more likely to prove efficient and salutary in its operation.

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

The House being informed that the Sheriffs of the City of London attended at the door, they were called in; and at the bar presented to the House,-A Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London in Common Council assembled:-And then they withdrew.

And the said Petition was read; setting forth, That capital punishments for offences against property, unattended with personal violence, are evil in their tendency, as, by inducing a reluctance to prosecute, they defeat the ends of justice; that all punishments should therefore be so apportioned as not, by their excessive severity, to prevent prosecution, as well as so certain in their infliction, that a disposition to commit crime may not be promoted by the expectation or hope of escape; that extreme punishment excites compassion towards the culprit, not only with prosecutors, but also with those who judicially administer the law, by which the preventing power of the law is diminished, and an encouragement afforded to the commission of crime; that it appears to the Petitioners, that the commercial interests, as well as the morals of the community, would be more effectually promoted, by restricting capital punishment to offences against the person, than by its present indiscriminate application to crime in general; the Petitioners therefore humbly pray the House to take into consideration the laws relating to capital punishment, with a view to their revision, and the amelioration of the punishment of death for crimes relating to property unattended with personal violence.

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

Petition respecting Retail Brewers.

A Petition of Retail Brewers of London and its vicinity, members of the Committee of the Retail Brewers' Society, was presented, and read; praying the House, That provision may be made that the Petitioners, being Retail Brewers, may be allowed to retail beer to be consumed on their premises, under the same rules and regulations as respects the time of shutting up their houses at night, and keeping good order therein, as those which apply to licensed victuallers, and that, in case of conviction for any offence against the provisions of any Act which the Legislature may enact for the regulation of their trade, that the party charged therewith may have the benefit of an appeal to a jury at the court of quarter session, and that all offences against the law shall be prosecuted within fourteen days after any offence shall be committed.

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

Time for Report of Graziers' (Ireland) Steam Company Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for regulating and incorporating a Company in Ireland, to be called "The Irish Graziers' Steam Marine Company," have leave to make their Report on or before Monday the 21st day of this instant June.

Petitions for holding Assizes at Wakefield.

A Petition of Clergy, Gentry, Freeholders and others, Inhabitants of the townships of Gunthwaite, Ingbirchworth and Thurlstone, in the parish of Peniston;-of Inhabitants of Marsden;-of the townships of Peniston and Langsett, in the parish of Peniston;-of Hunshelf and Oxspring, in the parish of Peniston;-and, of Inhabitants of the township of Stansfield,-were presented, and read; praying, That the Assizes and General Gaol Delivery for the business of the west riding of the county of York may in future be held at Wakefield.

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

Petition against Duty on Coals.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Wainfleet, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have for a long time past been suffering, in common with others the inhabitants of the maritime parts of this Kingdom, from the unequal and oppressive tax on Coals carried coastwise; and praying the House to take the subject into their immediate and serious consideration, and to perform an act of justice towards them, by abolishing the said oppressive and unequal tax on Coals, of which they now complain.

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

Petition against Sale of Beer Bill.

A Petition of Common Brewers, and Proprietors and Occupiers of public-houses in Alnwick, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Petition against Northern Roads Bill.

A Petition of Mortgagees of the Tolls or Duties arising at the several Gates or Turnpikes erected upon or across the Turnpike Road from the town of Stamford, to the Division Stone on Witham Common, in the county of Lincoln, was 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.

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

Petition in favour.

A Petition of the Convention of the Royal Burghs of Scotland, was also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Power to Committee on Library, House of Commons; No. 496.

Ordered, That the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the present state of the Library of the House of Commons, to consider respecting future regulations for the preservation and management thereof; and to report their observations thereupon, have Power to report the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them to the House.

reported.

Mr. Agar Ellis accordingly reported from the said Committee, That they had examined the matters to them referred, and had directed him to make a Report thereof to the House, together with the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them; and the Report was brought up, and read.

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

Petition against Stamp Duty on Surgical Diplomas, Edinburgh.

A Petition of George Baird, Principal of the Senatus Academicus of the University of Edinburgh, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Senatus Academicus of the University of Edinburgh have learned with deep regret the intention of Government to impose a stamp duty of 10l. upon the Surgical Diploma; that the proposed tax would be peculiarly oppressive upon individuals when finishing a long and expensive course of education, and might thus impede progressive improvements upon the education of professional men, in the amount of whose knowledge the public are particularly interested; and praying the House to relieve the profession altogether from any stamp duty upon Degrees in Medicine and upon Surgical Diplomas, as oppressive to individuals, hurtful to medical education, injurious to the public, and trifling in its amount, or that the stamp upon each may be reduced to one-half, viz. 5l. or that when any individual has the stamp upon the one distinction, he shall not be obliged to pay the stamp upon the other.

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

Petition for a Legislative Enactment relative to Dogs.

A Petition of Inhabitant Householders of the parish of Saint Mary-le-Bone, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners beg to direct the most serious attention of the House to the alarming prevalence of Hydrophobia, a malady that appears fearfully increasing, and which is caused, in the opinion of the Petitioners, by the great number of useless dogs that are suffered to be at large in the streets of the metropolis at this season of the year; the Petitioners beg to assure the House, that the steps which have been taken by the local magistracy to check the alarming affliction have been quite ineffectual, and to express their opinion, that nothing short of a legislative enactment will prove a remedy for the evil complained of; and praying the House to take the subject into their earliest consideration, and to adopt such remedial measures as in their wisdom may seem meet.

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

Petition for abolition of Tolls and Customs (Ireland.)

A Petition of Thomas Flanagan, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner has learned with great pleasure that there is a Committee appointed by the House to inquire into the Tolls and Customs at fairs and market-towns in Ireland, a circumstance of vast importance to the commercial and agricultural interest of that country, and most particularly to the poor; that the impositions practised for years in this respect has been flagrant beyond measure, and the due administration of justice has been perverted, inasmuch as magistrates have been appointed, without any authority, merely for the purposes of imposing on the people at large imposts under this head at the will and pleasure of some lord or other person of influence, supported by the Irish Government, and by the courts of law in that country, acting upon an unwarrantable system enforced in days of bigotry and despotism; that for many years back the Petitioner has been at variance with this outrageous system of plunder, and has visited most of the great towns in Ireland, and in a great measure checked the impositions practised by the satellites of persons in power, and in many instances proceeded at law against the magistrates most successfully; and praying the House, That he may be heard before the Committee aforesaid in support of this Petition, and other matters, circumstances and things connected with Tolls and Customs in Ireland.

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

Petition for revision of Turnpike Laws (Ireland.)

A Petition of Landholders of the barony of Lower Dundalk, in the county of Louth, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners feel deeply aggrieved by the erection of a certain Turnpike or Tollbar on the Roads leading from Carlingford, and other extensive districts in the lower barony of Dundalk, commonly called the Red Cow Turnpike; and praying the House to take into its consideration the oppressive and unjust exactions imposed on them by the erection of the said Turnpike, and that they will be pleased to pass a law to compel the Trustees of the Road to remove the same to Flurry Bridge, where it had been previously situated, which would leave the Petitioners' communication with the town of Dundalk free from great inconvenience, expense and annoyance, and that the House will re-consider and revise the whole system of Turnpike laws, which, in their present operation, are pregnant with the most mischievous consequences to agriculture and commerce, and a burthensome impost on the public at large.

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

Address respecting Gaols (West Indies.)

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, Copies of Correspondence relative to the state of the Gaols in the West Indies, and British Colonies in South America; and also, of any Instructions which have been sent out from the Colonial Office relative to such Prisons.

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 for Reports relating to Hottentots.

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, Copies of all Reports of His Majesty's Commissioners of Inquiry relating to the condition of the Hottentots, Bushmen, Caffres, and other native tribes of South Africa; their intercourse and relations with the Colony of the Cape; the system of policy pursued towards them by the local Government and by the Colonists, especially on the frontiers; the progress among them of Christian Missions and of Civilization.

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

Petition of Patrick Kelly.

A Petition of Patrick Kelly, of Clones, in the county of Monaghan, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, in the year 1810, enlisted in the 12th Light Dragoons for unlimited service, and served for the space of ten years and upwards (Waterloo service being included); that he finds himself aggrieved from some unjust dislike borne against him by Colonel Bridger, by previously threatening to discharge him without a benefit; that the said Colonel Bridger would not, at the time of his being discharged, mention his wounds in his discharge, at Petitioner's request, to corroborate a certificate of Major Barton of said 12th Light Dragoons, nor recommend him to the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital for the rights that servitude and disability entitle him to; stating the particulars of his case; and praying the House to take his long and disabled state into serious consideration, and interfere in his behalf with the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital.

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

Motion respecting Absentees from Ireland.

A Motion was made, and the Question was proposed, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Absentees from Ireland; stating the amount of their Property, and where situate:-And the said Motion was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

Petitionsagainst Assimilation of Stamp Duties (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of the united parishes of Ballycallan, Kilmanagh and Killaloe, in the county of Kilkenny; -and, of the High Sheriff, Clergy, Gentry and Freeholders of the county of Kerry,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners view with astonishment and apprehension, that His Majesty's Government has it in contemplation to assimilate the Taxes of Ireland with those of England; and praying the House to pause before it sanctions a measure at once at variance with sound policy and common justice.

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

Petition against alteration of Laws regulating the Cattle Market of Dublin.

A Petition of Pig Factors of the city of Dublin, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have read the copy of a Petition presented to the House on the 5th April last, pretending to be signed by the Principal Dealers in the pork and provision trade of the city of Dublin," and request to state, that that Petition is not signed by a single member of the respectable class from whom it professes to emanate; and that it is a tissue of wilful falsehoods and gross misrepresentations, strung together with the object of imposing upon the House; that that Petition was gotten up at the instance of the present Lord Mayor of Dublin, through the agency and by the influence of a cattle salesman of the name of Jonathan Hardinge, who has not a single holding in Smithfield, but who had sufficient influence to induce such butchers as were in his books to sign the said Petition, and which influence he exerted with the interested object of being able to get for his own use the space of ground at present occupied by the present Pig Market; that that Petition, upon the face of it, is a palpable fraud, the persons signing it assuming characters to which they had or have not any the slightest pretension, and affecting to be injured in interests they never possessed, for, instead of being the "Principal Dealers in the pork and provision trade of the city of Dublin," they are merely a few retail venders of meat; and praying, That the House will not accede to the prayer of the said Petition, or alter the laws that at present regulate the Cattle Market of Smithfield in Dublin, and that protect the public against the schemes of either public or private needy speculators.

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

Returns, &c. to be printed. Nos. 498, 499 & 500.

Ordered, That the several Papers relating to the Constabulary Police (Ireland); the Account between the Territorial and Commercial Branches of the Affairs of the East India Company; and, the Rates of Allowances, as Pensions, to the Widows of Officers and Men in the Civil and Military Branches of the Navy, which were presented to the House upon Friday last, be printed.

Petition referred to a Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of John Brady, of Bridgestreet, in the town of Cavan, against Tolls at Markets and Fairs in Ireland, which was presented to the House upon the 5th day of March last, be referred to the Select Committee on Tolls and Customs (Ireland.)

Petitions for abolishing Slavery.

A Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent denomination at Honley;-at West Melton, near Rotherham, and other places;-of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters at Shipley;-of Freeholders and Inhabitants of Horton, in the parish of Bradford, York;-of North Bierly, in the parish of Bradford, York;-of Wilsden-cum-Allerton, in the parish of Bradford, York;-of Bowling, in the parish of Bradford, York;-of Inhabitants of Thornton-cum-Clayton, in the parish of Bradford, York;-of Shipley;-of Bradford, York;-of Hutton-cum-Cranswick;-and, of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent denomination at Cleckheaton,-were presented, and read; praying the House to extinguish Slavery for ever in all parts of His Majesty's dominions.

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

Petition against effects of Medicine Stamp Acts.

A Petition of Chemists and Druggists of Bridgwater, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have seen with grief and surprise the provisions of a Bill now in progress through the House, for the regulation of the Duties on Stamps, which, if passed into a law, will render it impossible for them to carry on their business with safety, however anxious they may be to comply with the letter and spirit of the Act; that, for many years past, they have been subject to vexatious processes from His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, issued at the suit of common informers, for alleged infractions of the law; which suits, whilst productive of the most painful results to the trade, have not increased the revenue, as they have generally been compromised by payment of money to the informers, the defendants submitting to this, rather than go to trial in a court, where the expenses of an acquittal are heavier than the penalty itself; that the vexatious proceedings of which they complain have been caused by the intricate manner in which the Stamp Acts have been framed, and principally by the Schedules thereto appended of medicines liable to Duty being at direct variance with the provisions of the Act, and including articles which the Legislature could never have intended to subject to such tax; and praying, That the House will take especial care that the new Medicine Duty Act may be framed on clear, definite and legitimate principles, and that various errors in the Schedule may be expunged.

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

Petition of C.A. Thomson.

A Petition of Charles Andrew Thomson, of Chiswick, in the county of Middlesex, a bankrupt under a commission from the Court of Chancery, was presented, and read; complaining of the great mischiefs which attended the general depreciation of the Currency during the first years of the late war, by which the Petitioner and his father were conspicuous sufferers; stating the particulars of his case; and praying the House to appoint a Committee for the purpose of inquiring into the facts stated in his Petition, and of reporting thereupon to the House, and of affording him such redress as to the House may appear just and right.

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

Petitions for repeal of Duties on Candles (Scotland.)

A Petition of Manufacturers of Tallow Candles in Aberdeen;-and, in the royal borough of Dundee,-were presented, and read; praying, That the Excise Duty on Tallow Candles may be repealed.

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

Petitions for repeal of Duties on Soap (Scotland.)

A Petition of William Taylor, for himself and the other Partners of William Taylor & Company, Soap-makers in Leith;-and, of Manufacturers of Soap in Glasgow,- were presented, and read; setting forth, That it appears to the Petitioners that nothing short of a considerable reduction of duty will remove the many evils that press so heavily both on the manufacturers and consumers of Soap, as well as the revenue; and they humbly conceive, that were the duty reduced to 1 d. per pound, and 1 d. per pound imposed on foreign tallow (the raw material), that the consumption would be so enlarged, and the illicit trader so completely put down, that the revenue would be found to increase rather than diminish under such a change; and praying the House to take the same into consideration, and to adopt measures for effecting the above objects in such shape as to the House shall seem proper.

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

The Lords have agreed to

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

Mr. Speaker,

Ashborne and Belpar Roads Bill.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Ashborne, in the County of Derby, to a Messuage or Public-house in the occupation of John Frost, near Belpar Bridge, in the said County of Derby, without any Amendment: And also,

Dovor Improvement Bill, with Amendments.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to amend two Acts of his late Majesty, for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the Town of Dovor, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein, with some Amendments; to which Amendments the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

The Lords request the Attendance of one of the Clerks.

The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, that the Lords do request that this House will be pleased to give directions to the proper officer to attend at the bar of their Lordships' House, with the original Reports made from the Select Committee appointed by this House in 1827, to try and determine the merits of the Petition of Sir Henry Wright Wilson, and of Darker Parker, and others, severally complaining of an undue Election and Return for the Borough of East Retford, in the County of Nottingham:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

The House 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 then they again withdrew.

Petition of John Reilly, for investigation of his Invention.

A Petition of John Relly, of Finsbury-place, in the county of Middlesex, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, from an attentive perusal of the Fourteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Reports of the Commissioners of Revenue Inquiry, felt deeply impressed at the defective manner the detail of business was conducted in the stamping rooms of the Stamp Office, by which it appears that the Revenue has been defrauded to the amount of thousands annually; that the Stamp Office is still liable to a repetition of the frauds and errors described in the said Fourteenth Report; that the Petitioner, in order to check so serious an evil, at great labour, expense and inconvenience, constructed a model of a "Self-registering Stamp Die," which, if adopted, would faithfully record every stamp made in the course of the day, or any given period, and render all other superintendents unnecessary; that he submitted his model to the Commissioners of Stamps in May 1827, by whom it was rejected without trial, although he offered to defray all expenses attending such trial, should he fail to prove its utility and applicability; that the Petitioner having suffered heavy pecuniary inconvenience in endeavouring to have his invention adopted for the protection of so large a portion of the nation's resources, humbly prays the House to grant a Committee to investigate the merits of his invention, or such other relief as to them may seem meet.

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

Petition for Reduction of Duties on Timber.

A Petition of George Straker, of the town and county of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Ship-owner, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner fully concurs with the ship-owners in general as to the great depression of the shipping interest, and is equally anxious as the most clamorous of them for the adoption of any expedient that can afford them relief, and the attainment of such relief is the object of the Petitioner in thus troubling the House; that the mode which the Petitioner presumes to suggest and submit to the consideration of the House, is a reduction of the direct taxation on articles used in the building, equipping and upholding of ships, which the Petitioner feels confident would give substantial and effectual relief to the British ship-owners; that repealing the duty on oak Timber, which is 2£. 15s. per load, and also the duty on oak Plank, would, in the opinion of the Petitioner, be sufficient for effecting the necessary relief, as the removal of those duties alone would make a difference of more than 500l. in the cost of the hull of a vessel of 200 tons' admeasurement, to build which, requires about 100 loads of oak timber, the duty whereon, at 2l. 15s. per ton, amounts to 275l. and the duty on the requisite quantity of plank for such a vessel may be stated at the same amount, which, together, make 550l. and it would also enable the British ship-owners to repair their ships, when by accident or otherwise it became necessary, with timber so much cheaper, and consequently at less expense; and praying the House to take his suggestions into consideration.

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

Orders for Accounts, discharged.

The House was moved, That the several Orders made upon the 4th day of this instant June, 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:-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:-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:- and, 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, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the said Orders be discharged.

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.)

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.

Whereupon a Motion was made, and the Question being put, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Eighteen thousand eight hundred and nine 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 Committee divided.

Teller for the Yeas, Sir James Graham 99.

Teller for the Noes, Mr. George Dawson 118.

Resolved, 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.

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 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 Wednesday next, again resolve itself into the said Committee.

Forgeries Punishment Bill, read 3.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill for reducing into one Act all such Forgeries as shall henceforth be punished with Death, and for otherwise amending the Laws relative to Forgery, be now read; and the same being read:-The Bill was read the third time.

An ingrossed Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, by way of rider, "That forgery of Exchequer Bills, East India Bonds, and Bills of Exchange be punishable with Transportation:"-And the said Clause was brought up, and read the first time with blanks.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the said Clause be now read a second time;

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

Martis, 8° die Junii, 1830:

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Fowell Buxton, 151.
Mr. Spring Rice:
Tellers for the Noes, Sir George Clerk, 138.
Mr. Solicitor General:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the Clause was read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House:-The House accordingly resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Spring Rice reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Clause, and made several Amendments thereunto, which they had directed him to report to the House.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

Mr. Spring Rice accordingly reported from the Committee the Amendments which they had made to the Clause; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House:-And the said Clause was read the third time, and agreed to by the House to be made part of the Bill, by way of rider; and is as followeth;

"And be it Enacted, That if any person shall forge or alter, or shall offer, utter, dispose of or put off, knowing the same to be forged or altered, any Exchequer Bill or Exchequer Debenture, or any indorsement on or assignment of any Exchequer Bill of Exchequer Debenture, or any Bond under the common seal of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, commonly called an East India Bond, or any indorsement on or assignment of any East India Bond, or any Note or Bill of Exchange of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, commonly called a Bank Note, a Bank Bill of Exchange or a Bank Post Bill, or any indorsement on or assignment of any Bank Note, Bank Bill of Exchange or Bank Post Bill, or any Bill of Exchange, or any Promissory Note for the payment of Money, or any indorsement on or assignment of any Bill of Exchange or Promissory Note for the payment of money, or any acceptance of any Bill of Exchange, or any Undertaking, Warrant or Order for the payment of Money, with intent, in any of the cases aforesaid, to defraud any person whatsoever, every such offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall be transported beyond seas for life, or for any other term not less than Fourteen years, or be imprisoned for any term not exceeding Fourteen years nor less than Seven years; and every such offender who may be under the age of sixtyfive years at the time of conviction, and until such offender shall attain the age of sixty-five years (if such age be attained during the term of punishment), shall during such term of transportation or imprisonment be kept at hard labour, and be subject to solitary confinement for such periods, in such manner and at such places as the Court before whom such offender shall be tried may order, and conformably to such regulation as His Majesty, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, may from time to time make; and that it shall be lawful for such Court, in cases where they see fit, to pass sentence of transportation with hard labour, to take effect after the expiration of the term for which the offender has been condemned to imprisonment with hard labour."

Another ingrossed Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, by way or rider, "That Forgery of any instrument being by law a Bill, Note, Warrant or Order, shall be indictable under this Act:"-And the said Clause was brought up, and twice read with blanks; and committed to a Committee of the whole House:-The House accordingly resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Spring Rice reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Clause, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

Mr. Spring Rice accordingly reported from the Committee the Amendments which they had made to the Clause; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House:-And the said Clause was read the third time, and agreed to by the House to be made part of the Bill, by way of rider; and is as followeth;

"And be it Declared and Enacted, That where, by any Act now in force, any person is made liable to the punishment of death for forging or altering, or for offering, uttering, disposing of or putting off, knowing the same to be forged or altered, any instrument or writing designated in such Act by any special name or description, and such instrument or writing, however designated, is in law a Bill of Exchange or a Promissory Note for the payment of Money, or an indorsement on or assignment of a Bill of Exchange or Promissory Note for the payment of Money, or an acceptance of a Bill of Exchange, or an Undertaking, Warrant or Order for the payment of Money, within the true intent and meaning of this Act, in every such case the person forging or altering such instrument or writing, or offering, uttering, disposing of or putting off such instrument or writing, knowing the same to be forged or altered, may be indicted as an offender against this Act, and be transported beyond seas for life, or for any other term not less than Fourteen years, or be imprisoned for any term not exceeding Fourteen years nor less than Seven years; and every such offender who may be under the age of sixty-five years at the time of conviction, and until such offender shall attain the age of sixty-five years (if such age be attained during the term of punishment), shall during such term of transportation or imprisonment be kept at hard labour, and be subject to solitary confinement for such periods, in such manner and at such places as the Court before whom such offender shall be tried may order, and conformably to such regulation as His Majesty, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, may from time to time make; and that it shall be lawful for such Court, in cases where they see fit, to pass sentence of transportation with hard labour, to take effect after the expiration of the term for which the offender has been condemned to imprisonment with hard labour."

Ordered, That the further proceeding upon the third reading of the said Bill be adjourned till this day.

Debate on Standing Orders respecting Subscription List- Birmingham and London Junction Canal Bill, further adjourned.

The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate upon the Motion made upon the 18th day of May last, That every Subscription List required to be deposited in the Private Bill Office of this House do contain the Christian and Surnames, and places of abode, together with a description of the quality or calling of the Subscribers to the work, and the Sums by them respectively subscribed;

Ordered, That the Debate be further adjourned till Monday next.

The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate upon the Motion made upon the 18th day of May last, That no Bill, in respect of which a Subscription List is required to be deposited in the Private Bill Office (except Turnpike Road Bills), be read a second time, unless one-half of the Sum required for the probable expense of the work shall have been subscribed by persons under a Contract, binding themselves, their Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns for the payment of the Money so subscribed, and that such Contract be deposited in the Private Bill Office before the second reading of any such Bill, and be produced before the Committee on the Bill, if required;

Ordered, That the Debate be further adjourned till Monday next.

Justices of the Peace (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill for further facilitating Summary Proceedings before Magistrates in Ireland;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time 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.

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, this day, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Capital Punishments (Scotland) Bill, deferred.

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

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration 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, this day, resolve itself into the said Committee.

County Rates (Ireland) Bill, committed; No. 501.

A Bill to regulate the Applotment of County Rates and Cesses in Ireland in certain cases, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House.

considered;

Resolved, That this House will, immediately, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House upon the Bill:-The House accordingly resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the 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.

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 this day.

Holyhead Roads Bill, committed.

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, was according to Order, read a second time; and committed to Sir John Wrottesley, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Report Ways and Means.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to His Majesty, 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, towards making good the Supply granted to His Majesty, there be issued and applied the further sum of Four millions out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the said Resolution: And that Sir Alexander Grant, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Granville Somerset, Lord Eliot, Mr. George Bankes, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Solicitor General, and Mr. George Dawson, do prepare, and bring it in.

Ways and Means, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to His Majesty;

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

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 Thursday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

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 Friday 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 Friday 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 this day.

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 this day.

Militia Ballot Suspension Bill, reported.

Mr. William Peel reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to suspend, for a limited period, the making of Lists, and the Ballots and Enrolments for the Militia of the United Kingdom, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

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 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.

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.

Committee on Newborough Church Bill; No. 502.

The House, according to Order, resolved 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; 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.

Labourers Wages Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to amend and render more effectual the Provisions of divers Acts for securing to certain Artificers, Workmen and Labourers, in such Acts mentioned, the due Payment of their Wages in Money;

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

Yorkshire (West Riding) Bridges Bill, reported.

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

And the House being informed that other Amendments are necessary to be made to the Bill:-The Bill was recommitted to a Committee of the whole House for Friday next.

Population Bill, passed.

The ingrossed Bill for taking an account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof, was, according to Order, read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Bear and Bigg (Ireland) Bill, reported.

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

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

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.

Slave Bounties Bill, reported.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to reduce the Rate the of Bounties payable upon the Seizure of Slaves, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Committee on Bankers (Ireland) Bill; No. 503.

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

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

Report of Shubenaccadie Canal.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred 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, 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 a sum, not exceeding Twenty thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, towards the completion of the Shubenaccadie Canal in Nova Scotia; and that the said sum be issued and applied under such terms, conditions and limitations for the security and repayment thereof, with interest, as shall be directed from time to time by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the said Resolution: And that Sir Alexander Grant, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Mr. George Dawson do prepare, and bring it in.

Landward Parishes (Scotland) Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate Assessments for the Poor on Tenements, or Apartments therein, let to Vagrants and Poor Persons as tenants or lodgers, who thereby acquire a legal Settlement, and claim Aliment in Landward Parishes in Scotland: And that Mr. John Maxwell and Mr. Home Drummond do prepare, and bring it in.

Transportation of Convicts Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Act 5 Geo. 4, c. 84, for the Transportation of Offenders from Great Britain, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend an Act passed in the fifth year of His present Majesty for the Transportation of Offenders from Great Britain, and for punishing Offences committed by Transports kept to labour in the Colonies: And that Mr. Secretary Sir George Murray and Mr. Twiss do prepare, and bring it in.

Address respecting 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, Copies or Extracts of the Answers of the Governors of Upper and Lower Canada to that part of the Despatch of the Secretary of State for the Colonies, dated 29th September 1828, which related to the state of the Executive and Legislative Councils of Upper and Lower Canada.

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.

Returns, &c. presented: Acts of Sederunt. No. 504.

Mr. William Peel presented to the House, pursuant to their Addresses to His Majesty,-Return to an Address to His Majesty, dated the 26th day of May last, for a Copy of all Acts of Sederunt or other authorities, under which the Fees in Conveyancing, according to the Table of Fees adopted by the Society of Writers to the Signet in Scotland (ordered by the House of Commons to be printed on the 27th of April last) have been fixed and sanctioned.

Metropolis Police No. 505.

A Return of the number of Persons employed in the Police of the Metropolis, in virtue of the Act of 1829; distinguishing their respective Grades, and specifying the number of Men in each Grade, their Pay and Allowances: -a Return of all general Orders issued by the Secretary of State, or the Magistrates appointed under the Act of 1829, since the formation of the new Police:-and, an Account of the number of Divisions into which the Metropolitan Police District has been divided for the purposes of Police; specifying the Parishes included in each Division; the Population of each Parish, according to the last Population Returns; and the total amount of Population in each Division.

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

Treasurer of the Navy Bill, presented. No. 506.

Mr. Frankland Lewis presented a Bill to consolidate and amend the several Acts relating to the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Friday next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Transportation of Offenders Bill, presented.

Mr. Secretary Sir George Murray presented a Bill to amend an Act passed in the fifth year of His present Majesty for the Transportation of Offenders from Great Britain, and for punishing Offences committed by Transports kept to labour in the Colonies: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time this day.

Insolvent Debtors (Ireland) Bill, presented.

Mr. Doherty presented a Bill to continue, for a time to be limited, the Acts for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time this day.

Witnesses (Ireland) Bill, presented.

Mr. Doherty presented a Bill to explain and amend an Act of the fifty-fifth year of King George the Third, for the Payment of Costs and Charges to Prosecutors and Witnesses in cases of Felony in Ireland: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time this day.

Members added to a Committee.

Ordered, That Lord Killeen and Lord Viscount Forbes be added to the Select Committee on Tolls and Customs (Ireland).

Return of Duty on Dogs, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Dogs entered, and for which Duty was paid, in the United Kingdom, in the year 1829; distinguishing each Kingdom, and the number of Packs of Hounds, and the number of each description of Dog; the rate of Duty for each, and the aggregate amount paid; stating also, the numbers for which Duty is paid in each Parish within the Bills of Mortality.

Hawkins's Estate Bill, committed.

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 a second time; and committed to Mr. Davies Gilbert, &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 Tuesday morning, adjourned till this day.