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House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 14 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, 14 ;Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Gordon's Estate Bill, reported and passed.

MR. William Whitbread reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting part of the Estates devised by and settled to the uses of the Wills of James Gordon, Esquire, and of his Son James Gordon, Esquire, both deceased, situate in the Counties of Hertford and Somerset, and in the Island of Antigua, in the West Indies, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Monies thence arising in the purchase of other Estates, and for other purposes; 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. Whitbread do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Motion for Committee of Appeal-Glasgow and Kilmarnock Road Bill.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for taking into consideration the Petition of Colin Campbell, of Hagton Hill, Esquire, and Patrick Reid, of Hazleden, Esquire, both in the county of Renfrew, for themselves, and on behalf of other Owners and Occupiers of land, and Owners and Inhabitants of houses, in villages and places adjoining to the present road between Glasgow and Kilmarnock, which was presented to the House upon Friday last, complaining of certain Votes of 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 praying to be heard before a Committee of Appeal, might be read; and the same being read;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the said Petition be referred to a Select Committee of Appeal:-The said Motion was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

Duke of Argyll's Estate Bill, reported and passed.

Mr. John Loch reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for empowering George William Duke of Argyll, and his Trustee, to borrow a sum of Money, and to make it a charge on the Estate of Argyll, upon certain conditions; 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. Loch do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Duke of Bedford's Estate Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for prohibiting Burying and Funeral Service in a Chapel of Ease intended to be built for the Parish of Saint George, Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. John Loch, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Beverley and Molescroft Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Fountayne Wilson reported from the Committee on the Bill for repairing and otherwise improving the Road from Beverley, by Molescroft, to Kendell House, and the Road from Molescroft to Bainton Balk, in the County of York; 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 Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Report of Glasgow and Kilmarnock Road Bill, considered.

The House proceeded to take into further consideration the Report which, upon Monday last, was made 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.

The House was moved, That the Report which, upon Thursday last, was made from the Select Committee on Standing Orders relative to Private Bills, might be read; and the same being read:-The Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill being read a second time, were agreed to by the House.

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

Franklen's Estate Bill, reported and passed.

Mr. Price reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for carrying into effect a Contract entered into for the Sale of certain Freehold and Leasehold Estates in the Parishes of Merthyr Maur, Saint Brides Major, and Coitee, in the County of Glamorgan, the Estate of Richard Franklen, Esquire, to the Right honourable Sir John Nicholl, Knight, and for applying the Money thence arising in the purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same uses as the Estates sold; 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. Price do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Humbert's Nat. Bill, reported and passed.

Mr. Price reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for naturalizing Francis Joseph Humbert; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; 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. Price do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Hall's Estate Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to authorize the granting of Mining and Building Leases of certain parts of the Estates subject to the Trusts of the Will of Benjamin Hall, Esquire, deceased, was read a second time; and committed to Sir Christopher Cole, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Emeris or Alington's Estate Bill, reported and passed.

Mr. Charles Chaplin reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for confirming a Partition made by George Marmaduke Alington and Samuel Rowe, Esquires, of Estates in the County of Lincoln, devised, in undivided moieties, by the respective Wills of Sarah Rowe and Elizabeth Rowe, deceased; 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. Chaplin do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Marquis of Hastings' Estate Bill, reported and passed.

Sir Michael Stewart, by Order, reported from the Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting the settled Estates of the Most honourable George Augustus Francis Rawdon Hastings Marquis of Hastings, situate in Scotland, in the said Marquis, in fee; 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 Sir Michael Stewart do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

New River Company's Estate Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to authorize the granting of Leases of Lands, parcel of the Prebend of Stoke Newton or Newnton, otherwise Newington, in the County of Middlesex, founded in the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul, in London, to the Governor and Company of the New River, brought from Chadwell and Amwell to London, and for empowering the Prebendary of the said Prebend, and the Rector of the Rectory or Parsonage of Stoke Newington, respectively to grant building Leases, and for other purposes, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Byng, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Smith's (George) Nat. Bill, committed.

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

Smith's (John Christopher) Nat. Bill, committed.

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

Petitions for reduction of Sugar Duties.

A Petition of Directors of the Chamber of Manufactures and Commerce at Birmingham;-and, of Merchants and Planters of the city of Glasgow, connected with His Majesty's colonies in the West Indies,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, with the view of a reduction of the staple article of Sugar during the next Session of Parliament, pray the House, that whatever may be the rate of Duties fixed on Sugar after the expiration of the Act now in force, that it may be enacted, that the new Duties granted on Sugar shall continue only for nine months from and after the month of July next, by the expiration of which time the Petitioners trust that His Majesty's Government will be prepared to submit to the House some measure of relief for the overwhelming distress and depression under which His Majesty's West India Colonies at present suffer, by repealing a considerable part of the present high and ruinous Duties on every article of their produce, and by affording such other relief to the Petitioners as to the House may seem proper.

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

Petition for equalization of Sugar Duties.

A Petition of Merchants and others resident in the town and neighbourhood of Leeds, was presented, and read; praying, That the Duties on East and West India Sugars may be equalized, and that they may be reduced to such a scale as in the judgment of the House will be best calculated to promote an increased consumption of the article throughout Great Britain and Ireland.

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

Petition for abolishing Slavery.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Huddersfield, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will take such steps for effecting the immediate abolition of Slavery, and for placing the negro population under those restraints only which are necessary for the security of the colonies, and which will afford the greatest facilities for improving them in moral and religious knowledge, and render them useful and industrious members of society, and that Government will specify an early period when the children of the slaves shall be free.

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

Petitions against Assimilation of Duties on Spirits, &c.

A Petition of Freeholders of the county of Down;- and, of John Dysart, Mayor of the city of Londonderry, -were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have learned with much regret that there is a disposition upon the part of His Majesty's Ministers to impose new Taxes upon Ireland, and to subject its agricultural produce to very injurious regulations, by altering the relative Duties upon West Indian Rum and home-made Spirits, so as to give an unfair preference to the West Indian planter at the expense of the Irish farmer; and praying the House to resist all such measures as may be proposed for the assimilation of the Taxes in Ireland to those of Great Britain, and that they may be pleased to reject the proposition for the alteration of the relative Duties upon Rum and home-made Spirits, as well as for placing the Stamp Duties in Ireland upon an equality with those of England.

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

Petition for repeal of Parish Vestries Act (Ireland.)

A Petition of Protestant Inhabitants of Seapatrick, in the county of Down, was presented, and read; reciting the Act 7 Geo. 4, c. 72, for the regulation of Parish Vestries in Ireland; and praying, That the same may be repealed.

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

Return from Court of Chancery, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Re-hearings, Appeals, Causes, Pleas, Demurrers, Exceptions and Further Directions, standing for hearing before the Lord Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor, and the Master of the Rolls, respectively, on the last day of the Sittings after Easter Term 1826, and on the last day of the Sittings after each subsequent Term, including the Sittings after Easter Term 1830.

Petition against establishing Poor Laws in Ireland.

A Petition of Edmund J. Hayes, High Sheriff of the county of Donegal, was presented, and read; praying the House to reject all applications for the enactment of Poor Laws in Ireland, firmly believing, as the Petitioner does, that they will finally prove pernicious both to the rich and to the indigent in that country, and that they will precipitate the whole Empire into that state of degradation and danger with which this corroding evil already threatens its fairest and wealthiest portion.

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

Petition against increased Duty on Spirits (Ireland.)

A Petition of Landed Proprietors of the county of Donegal, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the proposed measure of reducing the Duty on Rum, and at the same time raising the Duty on Grain Spirits, would, if carried into effect, materially injure the agricultural interest of that part of Ireland, especially as none but the inferior grains are cultivated in that country; and praying, That the House will not sanction a measure that must greatly diminish the means of that country to meet the demands of an increasing taxation, more especially at a time when the sister kingdom, with her great resources, is about to be relieved from a considerable share of her burthens.

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

Petition in favour of Northern Roads Bill.

A Petition of the Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures established by royal charter, in the city of Glasgow, 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 the same may pass into a law.

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

Petition against Half-Pay Apprentices Bill.

A Petition of the President, Vice-President and Directors of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to prevent the taking and employment of Apprentices usually denominated Half-Pay Apprentices; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Petition for Reform of Parliament.

A Petition of Freeholders and Inhabitants of Cornwall, in County Meeting assembled, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the agriculture and trade of the country are reduced to a state of such unexampled difficulty as to demand the most serious attention of Parliament; and praying the House to take their grievances into immediate consideration, and by the adoption of a rigid system of economy and retrenchment in every department of the State, by a reduction of Taxes in some degree commensurate with our contracted currency and resources, and, above all, by that measure without which all others must prove nugatory or inefficient, a reform in the Representation of the people, to afford the Petitioners that relief for present difficulties, and that security against future abuses, which justice, sound policy, and the safety, honour and happiness of their country alike demand.

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

Petition against Northern Roads Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants, Owners and Occupiers of lands and tenements within the parish of Stevenage, was presented, and read; setting forth, That by a Report of the Select Committee appointed by the House to inquire into the state of the Roads between London and Edinburgh, it appears that a Commission is recommended, with authority to divert the present line of the North Road, to create additional Tolls, and to do other acts, which will be manifestly unnecessary, partial and oppressive on the Petitioners, and the inhabitants of the parish of Stevenage and its vicinity; and praying, That the said Commission may not receive the sanction of the House; and that they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against the appointment of the same.

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

Northern Roads 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 for the improvement of the Roads from London to Edinburgh, and from London to Portpatrick; and for the further improvement of the Roads from London to Holyhead, and from London to Liverpool, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Dean Forest Bill, reported. No. 540.

Lord Viscount Lowther reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for ascertaining the Boundaries of the Forest of Dean, in the County of Gloucester, and for inquiring into the Rights and Privileges claimed by Free Miners of the Hundred of Saint Briavel's, and for other purposes relating to the said Forest, 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.

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

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

Ordered, That the Debate be further adjourned till Thursday the 24th day of this instant June.

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

Ordered, That the Debate be further adjourned till Thursday the 24th day of this instant June.

Petition respecting Emigration.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the parish of Great Wigston, in the county of Leicester, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will speedily adopt some measures to ameliorate the sufferings of the distressed portion of the country, by devising such a plan of emigration or of colonization, that whilst it tends to mitigate the burthen of wretchedness endured by so great a portion of a pauperised population, will at the same time be founded on a basis of honour and security of the nation.

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

Poor Law Amendment Bill, deferred.

The House was moved, That the Order made upon Friday last, for reading the third time, upon Wednesday next, 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, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

Liability of Landlords Bill, deferred.

The House was moved, That the Order made upon Friday last, for reading the third time, upon Wednesday next, the ingrossed Bill for the better rating Tenements under a certain Annual Value, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

Poor Rates Annuities Bill, deferred.

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

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

Ways and Means, deferred.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, 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.

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Question, by leaving out from the word "That" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words, "the Duty of twenty-seven shillings per hundred weight, which has for several years past been annually voted on British Colonial Sugar, is inconsistent with a due consideration of the extremely distressed condition of the West India Colonist, and is injurious to the general interests of the country" instead thereof.

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

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Planta, 102.
Sir George Hill:
Tellers for the Noes, The Marquis of Chandos, 23.
Mr. Marryat:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question being put;

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 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.

The Lords have agreed to

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Giffin Wilson and Mr. Henley Eden:

Mr. Speaker,

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

Dartmonth Bridge Bill.

A Bill, intituled, 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:

Port Glasgow Harbour Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act 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:

Perth Navigation Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for enlarging, improving and maintaining the Port and Harbour of Perth, for improving the Navigation of the River Tay to the said City, and for other purposes therewith connected: And also,

The Lords have passed Boydell's Divorce Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Samuel Boydell with Jane Boydell Boydell his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

Mildmay's Divorce Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Captain Edward Saint John Mildmay with Marianne Catherine his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes therein mentioned; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

Lord Mount Sandford's Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable the Devisees under the last Will and Testament of the Right honourable Henry Lord Mount Sandford, deceased, to make Leases of the Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, lately in the possession of the said Henry Lord Mount Sandford, and devised by his said Will; and also, to enable the said Devisees to execute a Conveyance to the Rector of Kilkevan of a certain Piece of Ground situate in the Parish of Kilkevan, and County of Roscommon; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

The Lords request the Attendance of a Member.

The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, That the Lords do request that this House will give leave to Sir Marcus Somerville, Baronet, a Member of this House, to attend their Lordships, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Lords' Committees for Privileges, to whom the Petition of Viscount Boyne, claiming a right to vote at the Elections of Peers for Ireland to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, stands referred: And also,

Copy of Report.

The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, That the Lords do request that this House will be pleased to communicate to their Lordships a Copy of a Report made from the Select Committee appointed by this House on the Holyhead and Liverpool Roads:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

The House will send an Answer.

Resolved, That this House will send an Answer to that part of the said Message which relates to the attendance of Sir Marcus Somerville; and also to the Report on Holyhead and Liverpool Roads, by Messengers of their own.

And the Messengers were again called in; and Mr. Speaker acquainted them therewith:-And then they again withdrew.

Committee on Excise Duties Acts.

The House was moved, That the several Acts relating to the Duties of Excise might be read; and, the same being read;

Resolved, That this House will, immediately, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Acts:-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 come to a Resolution, which they had directed him to report to the House.

Ordered, That the Report be received To-morrow.

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 Ten thousand four hundred and forty-five pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Charge of the Civil Establishment of Nova Scotia, 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 Four thousand four hundred and forty-five pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of the Civil Establishment of Nova Scotia, 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, Mr. Hume - - 59.

Teller for the Noes, Mr. George Dawson 107.

Original Question put;

52. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Ten thousand four hundred and forty-five pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of the Civil Establishment of Nova Scotia, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

53. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Three thousand six hundred pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of the Civil Establishment of New Brunswick, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

54. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Four thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of the Civil Establishment of the Islands of Bermuda, for the year 1830; 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 Three thousand eight hundred and twenty pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of the Civil Establishment of Prince Edward's Island, 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 Two thousand eight hundred and twenty pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of the Civil Establishment of Prince Edward's Island, 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, Mr. Hume - - - 78.

Teller for the Noes, Mr. George Dawson 155.

Original Question put;

55. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Three thousand eight hundred and twenty pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of the Civil Establishment of Prince Edward's Island, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

56. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Eleven thousand two hundred and sixty-one pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of the Civil Establishment of the Island of Newfoundland, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

57. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Ten thousand one hundred and eighty pounds and fifteen shillings and ten-pence, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of the Civil Establishment of Sierra Leone, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

58. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Three thousand six hundred and one pounds and fourteen shillings, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of the Establishment at Fernandez Po, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

59. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Four thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expense of the Forts at Cape Coast Castle and Accra, for the year 1830; 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 Sixteen thousand one hundred and eighty-two pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expenses of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in certain of His Majesty's Colonies, 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 Eight thousand one hundred and eighty-two pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expenses of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in certain of His Majesty's Colonies, 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, Lord Viscount Howick 46.

Teller for the Noes, Mr. George Dawson 145.

Original Question put;

60. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Sixteen thousand one hundred and eighty-two pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expenses of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in certain of His Majesty's Colonies, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

61. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Forty-seven thousand five hundred pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge, in the year 1830, of providing Stores for the Engineer Department in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, Bedding and Clothing for the Convicts, Clothing and Tools for the liberated Africans at Sierra Leone, and Indian presents for Canada; 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.

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

Martis, 15 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, To-morrow, again resolve itself into the said Committee.

Canada (Civil Government) Bill, committed; No. 570.

A Bill to amend an Act passed in the 14th year of his late Majesty King George the Third, for establishing a Fund towards further defraying the Charges of the Administration of Justice, and support of the Civil Government, within the Provinces of Quebec in America, 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 Monday next.

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

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 Administion of Justice in England and Wales;

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

Libel Law Amendment Bill, deferred.

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

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

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 Tabacco, 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.

Sale of Beer Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England;

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration upon Thursday 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 Friday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

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

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

Almshouses Exemption Bill, committed.

A Bill for exempting the occupiers of Almshouses from Assessments for the relief of the Poor and other parochial Rates, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday 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.

Justices of the Peace (Ireland) Bill, committed.

A Bill for further facilitating Summary Proceedings before Magistrates in Ireland, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Friday next.

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

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

County Rates (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 Applotment of County Rates and Cesses in Ireland in certain cases;

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

Militia Ballot Suspension Bill, passed.

The ingrossed Bill to suspend, for a limited period, the making of Lists, and the Ballots and Enrolments for the Militia of the United Kingdom, was, according to Order, read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to suspend, until the end of the next Session of Parliament, the making of Lists, and the Ballots and Enrolments for the Militia of the United Kingdom.

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

Newborough Church Bill, re-committed;

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 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 leBone, in the County of Middlesex, and also a Chapel erected on Sunk Island, in the River Humber:-The Bill was re-committed to a Committee of the whole House.

considered.

Resolved, That this House will, immediately, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill:-The House accordingly resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. George Dawson reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made other Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Labourers Wages 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 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;

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

Treasurer of the Navy 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 consolidate and amend the several Acts relating to the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Common Law Fees 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 regulating the Receipt and future Appropriation of Fees and Emoluments receivable by Officers of the Superior Courts of Common Law, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Transportation of Offenders Bill, reported.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the 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, 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.

Report of Bankers (Ireland) Bill, considered.

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 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 House proceeded to take the Report into further consideration; and the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill being read a second time;

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Amendments:-And a Debate arising in the House thereupon;

Ordered, That the Debate be adjourned till this day.

Additional Churches Bill, deferred.

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

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

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 Friday next.

Insolvent Debtors (Ireland) Bill, committed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the second reading of the Bill to continue, for a time to be limited, the Acts for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors 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 Thursday next.

Witnesses (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

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

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

Report on Assessed Taxes Composition Act.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Act 10 Geo. 4, c. 21, to continue Compositions for the Assessed Taxes, for a further term of one year, the Resolutions which they had directed him to report to the House; and the same were read, and agreed to by the House; and are as followeth;

1. Resolved, That the Composition for Duties of Assessed Taxes shall be further continued.

2. Resolved, That, in lieu of the Duties now payable under the several Acts for charging Duties of Assessed Taxes, the several Duties hereinafter mentioned shall be paid; (that is to say)

For every Carriage with four wheels, each being of less diameter than thirty inches, where the same shall be drawn by a pony or ponies, mule or mules, exceeding twelve hands, and neither of them exceeding thirteen hands, in height, the annual sum of Three pounds five shillings.

And for every Carriage with four wheels, described in the Schedule (D.), N° 1, of the said Acts, drawn by one horse, mare, gelding, or mule, and no more, the annual sum of Four pounds ten shillings.

And for every Carriage with four wheels, described in the Schedule (D.) N° 1 or N° 2 of the said Acts, used by any Common Carrier, principally and bonâ fide for and in the carriage of goods, wares, or merchandize, by which he or she shall seek a livelihood, where such Carriage shall be occasionally only used in the conveyance of passengers for hire, and in such manner that the StampOffice Duty, or any composition for the same, shall not be payable under any License by the Commissioners of Stamps, the annual sum of Two pounds ten shillings.

And where such Carriage last aforesaid shall have less than four wheels, the annual sum of One pound five shillings.

And for each and every Horse, Mare, Gelding, or Mule, used by any Common Carrier in drawing any such lastmentioned Carriage respectively, there shall not, by reason thereof, be charged any other or higher Duty than the Duty payable by Schedule (F.) of the said Acts.

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

Shubenaccadie Canal Bill, reported.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to authorize the advance of a certain Sum out of the Consolidated Fund, for the completion of the Shubenaccadie Canal in Nova Scotia, 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 Beer and Cider Duties Act, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Acts 12 Car. 2, c. 23, a Grant of certain Impositions upon Beer, Ale and other Liquors, for the increase of His Majesty's Revenue during his Life; 12 Car. 2, c. 24, for taking away the Court of Wards and Liveries, and Tenures in capite, and by Knights' Service and Purveyance, and for settling a Revenue upon his Majesty in lieu thereof; 5 & 6 Anne, c. 2 & 4, for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cider and Perry; and, 6 Geo. 4, c. 37, to provide for the future assimilation of the Duties of Excise upon Sweets or Made Wines, upon Mead and Metheglin, upon Vinegar and upon Cider and Perry, in Great Britain and Ireland, and to continue the Duty of Excise on Sweets or Made Wines in Great Britain, until the fifth day of January One thousand eight hundred and twentysix, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Stage Coach Proprietors 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 the 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, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Consolidated Fund (£. 4,000,000.) Bill, reported.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to apply a certain sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund, to the Service of the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty, 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 Customs Duties Acts.

The House was moved, That the several Acts relating to the Duties of Customs, might be read; and the same being read;

Resolved, That this House will, immediately, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Acts:-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 come to a Resolution, which they had directed him to report to the House.

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Member added to a Committee.

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

Mildmay's Divorce Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Captain Edward St. John Mildmay with Marianne Catherine his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes therein mentioned, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Boydell's Divorce Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Samuel Boydell with Jane Boydell Boydell his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Lord Mount Sandford's Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable the Devisees under the last Will and Testament of the Right honourable Henry Lord Mount Sandford, deceased, to make Leases of the Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, lately in the possession of the said Henry Lord Mount Sandford, and devised by his said Will; and also, to enable the said Devisees to execute a Conveyance to the Rector of Kilkevan of a certain piece of Ground situate in the Parish of Kilkevan, and County of Roscommon, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

And then the House, having continued to sit till after two of the clock on Tuesday morning, adjourned till this day.