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House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 17 June 1830

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

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Jovis, 17 die Junii ; Anno 11° Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Returns, &c. presented: Imports. No. 545.

THE House being informed that Mr. Crafer, from the Treasury, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders,-Return to an Order of the House, dated the 6th day of April last, for an Account of the quantities of the following Articles imported, or charged with Duty for Home Consumption, on an average of three years, to 5th January 1783, 1793, 1815 and 1830; distinguishing the rates of Duties of Customs or Excise, or both, severally payable at the periods stated:-Cotton Wool; Sheep's Wool; Raw Silk, Thrown Silk; Flax undressed, Flax dressed; Flax Yarn; Hemp dressed, Hemp undressed, Hemp Yarn; Indigo; Tallow; Soap; Candles; Bricks and Tiles; Barilla; Ashes; Timber, say Deals, Logs, Battens; Palm Oil; Cochineal (so far as relates to imported Articles).

An Account of the quantities of the following Articles imported or charged with Duty for Home Consumption on an average of the three years, to 5th January 1783, 1793, 1815 and 1830; distinguishing the rates of Duties of Customs or Excise, or both, severally payable at the periods stated:-Cotton Wool; Sheep's Wool; Raw Silk, Thrown Silk; Flax undressed, Flax dressed; Flax Yarn; Hemp dressed, Hemp undressed, Hemp Yarn; Indigo; Tallow; Soap; Candles; Bricks and Tiles; Barilla; Ashes; Timber, say Deals, Logs, Battens; Palm Oil; Cochineal (so far as relates to the Excise Department.

Assessed Taxes, Surcharges. No. 546.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 27th day of May last, for an Account of the gross amount of the number of Surcharges under the Assessed Tax Acts, for the last ten years; distinguishing the number in each year.

Dogs. No. 547.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 7th day of this instant June, for an Account 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.

Newspapers. No. 548.

An Account of the number of Newspapers despatched by the Clerks of the Roads in the General Post Office, in the capacity of News Agents on their respective Roads, in the year 1829.

An Account of London Newspapers sent beyond Sea by Officers in the Foreign Post Office, during the year 1829; distinguishing the Morning, Evening and other Papers.

An Account of the number of London Newspapers sent through the Post Office in London to the Country by the Venders, in 1829, in addition to those despatched by the Clerks of the Roads.

Newspaper Stamps and Advertisements. No. 549.

A Return, showing the number of Stamps issued for London Newspapers in the years 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829.

An Account, showing the number of Stamps issued for the London Newspapers therein mentioned, in the year 1829, and the amount of Duty received for each.

Stamps, Ireland,-An Account of the number of Stamps issued for each Newspaper in Ireland, in each year, from the 5th of January 1826 to the 5th of January 1830.

An Account of the amount of Duty paid for Advertisements by each London Newspaper in each year, from 1820 to 1829, both inclusive.

Stationery.

A Return, in detail, of the Articles of Stationery, quantity and price, supplied in the year 1829, to the Army Medical Board, the Royal Military Asylum, the Commander-in-Chief's Office, and the General Penitentiary: -And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Returns and Accounts do lie upon the Table; and, except the Return respecting Stationery, be printed.

Game 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 Laws in England relative to Game, and to authorize the Sale of Game, be now read; and the same being read;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday the 1st day of July next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Hawkins Estate Bill, reported and passed.

Mr. Davies Gilbert reported from the Committee on the 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; 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. Davies Gilbert do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Benson's Estate Bill, reported, with Amendments.

Mr. Ewart reported from the Committee on the 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; 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 made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read; and are as followeth;

Pr. 10. 1. 25. Leave out "one son" and insert "two sons."

Pr. 10. 1. 26. After "Benson" insert "and William Ralph Benson."

The said Amendments, being read a second time, were agreed to by the House.

Pole's Estate Bill, reported and passed.

Mr. Ewart reported from the Committee on the 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; 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. Ewart do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Evelyn's Estate Bill, reported and passed.

Mr. Charles Pallmer reported from the Committee on the 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; 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. Pallmer do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Warriner's Estate Bill, reported, with an Amendment.

Sir John Astley reported from the Committee on the 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; 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 made an Amendment thereunto; and the Amendment was read; and is as followeth;

Pr. 48. 1. 39. After "thereon" insert "or who have improved any such lands, tenements or hereditaments."

The said Amendment, being read a second time, was agreed to by the House.

Petition relative to Religious Ceremonies.

A Petition of Clergymen of the deaneries of Rochester and Malling, in the diocese of Rochester, was presented-

Royal Assent to Bills.

A Message by Mr. Pulman, Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords, authorized by virtue of His Majesty's Commission, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses, do desire the immediate attendance of this Honourable House in the House of Peers, to hear the Commission read.

Accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to the House of Peers:-And being returned;

Mr. Speaker reported, That the House, at the desire of the Lords, authorized by virtue of His Majesty's Commission, had been at the House of Peers, where a Commission under the Great Seal was read, giving declaring and notifying the Royal Assent to the several Public and Private Bills therein mentioned; and that the Lords thereby authorized, had declared the Royal Assent to the said Bills: Which Bills are as followeth;

An Act to authorize the issuing of Exchequer Bills for the payment of the Proprietors of Four Pounds per Centum Annuities in England and Ireland, who have signified their Dissent, under an Act passed in the present Session for transferring such Annuities into Three Pounds Ten Shillings per Centum Annuities:

An Act to repeal an Act of the fifty-fifth year of his late Majesty, for procuring Returns of Persons committed, tried and convicted for Criminal Offences and Misdemeanors:

An Act to make provision for the lighting and watching of Parishes in England and Wales:

An Act for the further improvement and support of the Passage across the Frith of Forth, called the Queensferry:

An Act for paving, lighting, watching, watering, cleansing, repairing, widening and otherwise improving the Streets, Lanes, and other public Passages and Places within the Town of Yeovil, in the County of Somerset, and for regulating the Police thereof:

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:

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

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

An Act to amend an Act passed in the fifth year of the reign of His present Majesty for the completing the Harbour of Courtown, near Brenogue Head, in the County of Wexford:

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:

An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from Lough Corrib to the Bay of Galway, and for the improvement of the Harbour of Galway:

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:

An Act for better supplying the Inhabitants of the Borough of Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, with Water, and to establish the Rates payable for the same:

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

An Act for the improvement of the Shannon Navigation from the City of Limerick to Killaloe, by rebuilding the Bridge called Baal's Bridge, in the said City:

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:

An Act for maintaining and repairing the Road leading from the City of Glasgow, through Cowcaddens, to the North End of the Bridge over that part of the River of Kelvin called the Milnford of Garscube, and for making, repairing and maintaining the Road leading from Blackquarry Toll Bar, by Possil, to the Bridge across the River Allander at Langbank, in the Counties of Lanark and Stirling:

An Act for rebuilding the Bridges over the Rivers Spey and Findhorn, for making Accesses thereto, and for making and maintaining certain new Roads in the County of Elgin:

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:

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

An Act for the Re-settlement of certain Interests in the Trust Estate of William Browne, deceased, and for other purposes:

An Act for settling 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:

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 Ber wick, to grant Feus of parts of the said Lands and Barony:

An Act for exchanging a fee simple Estate belonging to Edward Dyke Poore, Esquire, situate at Ablington, in the County of Wilts, for an Estate under Settlement, devised by the Will of the late Edward Poore, Esquire, situate at North Tidworth, in the same County, and for authorizing the investment of a sum of Money in the purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like uses:

An Act for vesting the Estates in the County of Lincoln, devised by the Will of Mary Hutton, deceased, in Trustees upon trust, to sell the same, and for laying out the Monies arising from such Sales in the purchase of more convenient Estates, to be settled to the same uses:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Peter Shakerley, Esquire, of the Parish of Egham, in the County of Surrey, with Laure Angelique Rosalbe Shakerley his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes therein mentioned:

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.

An Act for naturalizing Francis Joseph Humbert.

Petition relative to Religious Ceremonies.

Then the said Petition of Clergymen of the Deaneries of Rochester and Malling, in the diocese of Rochester, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have learned with deep regret, that their Protestant fellow-subjects serving in His Majesty's army are, at several foreign stations, compelled, on public occasions, to take part in the superstitious rites of the Roman Catholic and Greek Churches; such a violation of the rights of conscience appears to them the more to be deprecated, at a time when toleration is so widely extended by the laws of this country to the professors of every other faith; most earnestly, therefore, do they pray the House to take such measures as in their wisdom they may judge best to secure to the Protestants in our army the same measure of toleration which is enjoyed by their Roman Catholic or Heathen fellow-soldiers.

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

Local Jurisdiction Bill, presented.

Mr. Brougham presented a Bill for establishing Courts of Local Jurisdiction: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time To-morrow.

The Lords have agreed to

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

Mr. Speaker,

Bear and Bigg (Ireland) Bill.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act 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, without any Amendment: And also,

Contempt in Equity Bill, with Amendments.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for altering and amending the Law regarding Commitments by Courts of Equity for Contempts, and the taking Bills pro Confesso, with some Amendments; to which Amendments the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: And also,

The Lords have passed Gwyn's Estate Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for establishing, and carrying into execution, the Trusts created by the last Will and Testament of John Gwyn, late of the City of Londonderry, Merchant, deceased, and for incorporating the Trustees therein named, and for other purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

Petition against Deserted Children (Ireland) Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the parish of Saint Michan, in the city of Dublin, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for making provision, in certain cases, for the Relief and Maintenance of Deserted and of Illegitimate Children in Ireland; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

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

Ireland-Returns, ordered: Royal Canal.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the gross Tonnage carried, and amount of Tolls received by the Royal Canal Company, and the New Royal Canal Company, during each of the last twenty years; distinguishing such Tonnage and Tolls as were received from the Trade on the River Shannon, and on the Longford Branch, respectively.

Grand Canal.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the gross Tonnage carried, and amount of Tolls received by the Grand Canal Company, during each of the last twenty years; distinguishing such Tonnage and Tolls as were derived from the Trade to and from Athy and the River Barrow, to and from Limerick, to and from Athlone, to and from Mount Mellick, and also, from the Conveyance of Passengers on such several Lines respectively.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Receipts and Expenditure of the Ballinasloe Canal, from 5th January 1829 to 4th January 1830 inclusive; distinguishing the several Sums received for the Transport of Goods and the Fares of Passengers; and also, the charges for horsing the Passage Boats, and whether the same be done by contract or otherwise, and at what rate per mile.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Expense of the Passage Boat Establishment for the entire Line of the Grand Canal (exclusive of Ballinasloe Line), including repairs, horse and contracts.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, Copies of all and every Application made, since 1828 up to the present time, by the Grand Canal Directors, for Loans to the Grand Canal Company, for the purpose of extending or improving their Navigation.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Correspondence between the Grand Canal Directors, the Exchequer Bill Loan Commissioners, and any Public Offices, for the advance of a loan of £. 40,000, for continuing a Branch of their Navigation from the Town of Mount Mellick to Montrath.

Barrow Navigation.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the gross Tonnage carried, and Tolls received by the Barrow Navigation Company, since its establishment; distinguishing such Tonnage and Tolls as were derived from the Trade downwards to Waterford, and upwards towards Dublin, and also from the Town of Carlow upwards towards Dublin, and downwards towards Waterford.

Petition in favour of Labourers Wages Bill.

A Petition of Overlookers and Operative Spinners of Manchester, was presented, and read; taking notice of 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; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Petition against additional Church in St. Luke's (Middlesex)

A Petition of Inhabitant Householders of the parish of Saint Luke, in the county of Middlesex, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners will not yield to any of His Majesty's subjects in their attachment to their King and Constitution, and in their desire to promote the cause of religion, morality and truth, or in their efforts to instruct and benefit the rising generation; that, independent of the two Churches, there are in that parish eight places of worship, belonging to different denominations of dissenters, capable of accommodating 7,000 persons, and which are usually well attended on Sundays, and whereat, in addition to the attendance of adults, 2,800 children are entered on the books of their schools, and about 1,500 of whom regularly receive moral and religious instruction; that the Petitioners have learnt, that it is the intention of His Majesty's Commissioners for building new Churches to erect an additional Church in that parish; that the Petitioners are persuaded, as the result of a strict investigation of the facts, that the average attendance on divine worship at the Parish Church and the Church of Saint Barnabas, does not amount to more than half the number which those two Churches can conveniently contain, because, although the Church of Saint Barnabas may occasionally be more than half filled, the sittings in the Parish Church are seldom more than onethird occupied, and that even during the months of May, June and July, in the last year, when the Parish Church was under repair, the Church of Saint Barnabas was not filled by the attendants on divine worship on Sundays; and the Petitioners are therefore decidedly of opinion, after the fullest inquiry upon the subject, that there is no occasion for an additional Church in that parish; that from the continued increase of the number of the poor requiring parochial relief, from the heavy additional expense occasioned by the introduction of the metropolitan police force into that parish, from the expense of repairing the roads occasioned by the removal of the turnpikes (principally for the convenience of persons passing through the parish), from the expenditure of 2,000£. to furnish the new Church of Saint Barnabas, which was borrowed by the parish for that purpose, and the whole of which is not repaid, from the late extensive repairs of the Parish Church, from the expenditure during the past year of the sum of 3,000£. in the enlargement of the workhouse, rendered necessary by the increase of the poor, from a permanent debt of 15,000£. for monies borrowed at interest, together with annuities, amounting to 1,700l. per annum, the whole of which, in addition to all Parliamentary impositions, is pressing down the energies of the parishioners, and renders the difficulties of the parish so great, that the Petitioners must deprecate the imposition of any additional burthens upon the inhabitants, and implore the House to interfere for their prevention; and praying the House to take such measures to prevent the increase of the burthens of that parish, by the erection of an additional Church therein, as to the House may seem most meet.

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

Petition in favour of Parish Vestries Bill.

A Petition of Robert Withers, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the Regulation of Parish Vestries, and for lighting and watching Towns in England and Wales; and praying that the same may pass into a law.

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

Petition against Northern Roads Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Doncaster, and the Proprietors of property in the said town and neighbourhood, 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 not pass into a law.

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

Petition against Medicine Stamp Act.

A Petition of Chemists and Druggists of Newcastleupon-Tyne, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners approach the House respectfully to complain of the vexatious and injurious operation of the Medicine Stamp Act on their retail trade; that these grievances of the Petitioners are in a great measure to be attributed to a departure from the original intention of the Legislature in the Act of the 23d Geo. 3, the primary object of which was, to affix a revenue mark on all advertised patent medicines, nostrums and secret preparations; that the Petitioners, anxious to comply with the provisions of the law, and to avoid its penalties, beg most respectfully to represent to the House the difficulties under which they labour, and which will be greatly increased should the alterations in the Stamp Act now before the House be carried into effect; that the Petitioners beg to concur with the Legislature in the propriety of affixing a Stamp, as regulated by the second section of the 42d Geo. 3, on all medicines sold under the authority of letters patent (called proprietary Medicines), nostrums and secret preparations, which, in the opinion of the Petitioners, include all medicines sent out with printed directions, for the cure or prevention of any disease to which the human body is subject; that the Petitioners would therefore humbly suggest to the House the propriety of exempting all regular officinal or pharmaceutical preparations, with all other medicinal preparations prepared and sold exclusively by the parties so preparing them without printed directions, professing to be a specific for the cure or prevention of any disease, together with all lozenges (except such as are proprietary, or are sold with printed directions for the cure or prevention of any disease), from the operations of Stamp Duty; that the Petitioners would further suggest to the House, that an additional license should be imposed upon them, and all persons, whether chemists and druggists or otherwise, who sell any drug, compound, or medicinal preparation whatever, for the cure or prevention of any disease, which would, in the humble opinion of the Petitioners, much more than compensate for the trifling loss sustained by the exemptions above mentioned, which so embarrass the regular chemists and druggists throughout the Kingdom, and subject them to prosecution, and consequent injury of character, at the instance of every informer, when there is not the least intention on their part to defraud the revenue; that the Petitioners humbly solicit the attention of the House to the facts above stated, confidently trusting in the wisdom of Parliament for such relief as their case requires.

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

Petition for revision of Code of Law.

A Petition of John Dingwall Williams, of the Inner Temple, Student at Law, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, in common with the rational and intelligent part of the community, hails, with feelings of gratitude and hope, the disposition indicated by the House to simplify and adapt to the existing state of society, and the fitness of things, the present hybrid condition of the law; but the Petitioner, aware how arduous and difficult a duty it is to legislate, and with what great and comprehensive qualifications those who undertake the duty ought to be endowed, earnestly solicits the House to be careful in selecting fit and competent persons for the simplification and digestment of the complex, cumbersome, inapplicable, and often unjust laws with which the statute book is oppressed; he therefore humbly begs leave to suggest, that those who may be employed in the preparation and compilement of the new code, should be men of enlarged and liberal understandings, varied knowledge, and acquainted with the nature of the subjects respecting which they undertake to legislate; and praying, That the House will be pleased to entrust the revision of the British Code of Law to men having some claim to liberal feelings, enlarged capacities, and general knowledge.

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

Petition of James Hulme.

A Petition of James Hulme, late of the Campden Arms Tavern, Kensington Gore, in the county of Middlesex, Licensed Victualler, was presented, and read; stating the particulars of his case; and praying the House to take into their immediate consideration the dreadful consequences resulting from the sheriffs' officers having it in their power to select Juries as suit the views of the party interested, as in his case, whereby they have obtained an unjust verdict, both against evidence and against the Judge's charge; the evil resulting from such a vile system ought not to be tolerated in this land of liberty and freedom; such a source of injustice is without parallel in the annals of English jurisprudence, pretending to protect the rights of all persons equally, the poor as well as rich; and that the House will be pleased to hear him and his witnesses on the merits of his case.

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

Petition against Assimilation of Stamp Duties (Ireland.)

A Petition of the Reverend Sir Harcourt Lees, of Black Rock, in the county of Dublin, Baronet, was presented, and read; praying the House, in order to avert the most serious and alarming evils, that they will reject any Bill that has for its object to assimilate the Duties between England and Ireland until there shall be something like an equalization of wealth and resources between the two countries.

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

Petition for Reform of Parliament.

A Petition of Owners and Occupiers of land and other the Inhabitants of Kenninghall, was presented, and read; praying, That the notoriously corrupt and imperfect state of the Representation of the people in Parliament may forth with be deemed worthy of the consideration of the House, with a view to an effectual reformation thereof.

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

Petition against increase of Duties on Spirits.

A Petition of West India Planters and Merchants residing in the city of Bristol, was presented, and read; setting forth, That during the last four years Rum has been charged with a Duty of 1s. 6d. per gallon beyond Corn Spirits, and thereby the West India Planter, in his competition with the latter article, has been exposed to great disadvantage, and Rum has thereby been excluded from the use of the rectifiers, contrary to the spirit of the Act of 6 Geo. 4, c. 80; and that the additional Duty of 1 s. per gallon, now proposed to be laid on Corn Spirit for the public benefit, so far from producing the advantage to the West India Planter asserted by the British Distiller, will be insufficient to relieve the Planter from the disadvantage in the competition before alluded to; and praying, That the Duty upon Rum may in no case exceed that made upon home-made Spirit in England, Ireland and Scotland respectively.

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

Petition respecting Hawkers.

A Petition of Tea Dealers resident in the county of Glamorgan, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are established in business, and bear those public burthens and pay those rates which men settled in business are obliged to bear and to pay; that the object of the Petitioners presenting themselves before the House on the present occasion is, to intreat the protection of the House against the traffic of a numerous and increasing body of men who are engrossing the sale of Tea, and who contribute no proportionate share towards those burthens and other rates to which the Petitioners have just alluded; that the men whom the Petitioners have represented to the House as engrossing the sale of this commodity are Scotch and other Hawkers, who vend it daily in every city, town and village throughout the Kingdom; the Petitioners beg to represent the necessity of an equalization of taxation on all who deal in the same commodity, and that the Hawker who supplies in the course of one week the residents of six or eight market towns, and of as many villages, should be subjected to the same taxation at least as the settled dealer, whose custom is necessarily limited to his shop sale; and that this or some such enactment which the House will be better able to devise, as allowing the license of the regular trade to remain as it is, fixing that of the Hawker at the sum of 10£. would amount to that protection which they so earnestly entreat.

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

Motion respecting the Jews.

A Motion was made, and the Question was proposed, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable British and Irish born Jews to inherit property of every description, and to render them eligible to the Corporate and Elective Franchise:-And the said Motion was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion for referring a Petition to a Committee.

The House was moved, That the Petition of the Churchwardens, Overseers, Guardians of the Poor, and Trustees of the parish of Saint Luke, in the county of Middlesex, which was presented to the House upon the 8th day of this instant June, might be read; and the same being read;

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee to examine the matter thereof, and to report the same, with their observations thereupon, to the House;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Hume, 14.
Mr. John Wood:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Frankland Lewis, 64.
Mr. Planta:

So it passed in the Negative.

Motion respecting New South Wales.

A Motion was made, and the Question was proposed, 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, Copy of a Letter addressed by William Charles Wentworth, Esquire, and forwarded through Lieutenant General Darling to the Right honourable Sir George Murray, His Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, dated Sydney, New South Wales, 1st March 1829, together with the Documents which accompanied and are referred to in that Letter; also, Copy of any Letters or Communications from Lieutenant General Darling to any of the Authorities in this Country, on the subject to which the Letter above mentioned refers -And the said Motion was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion respecting Merchant Seamen's Fund.

The House was moved, That the Act 7 & 8 Wil. 3, c. 21, for the increase and encouragement of Merchant Seamen, might be read; and the same was read.

The House was also moved, That the Act 20 Geo. 2, c. 38, for the relief and support of maimed and disabled Seamen, and the Widows and Children of such as shall be killed, slain or drowned in the Merchants' Service, might be read; and the same being read;

A Motion was made, and the Question was proposed, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for regulating the Merchant Seamen's Fund:-And the said Motion was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

Debate on Motion respecting Court of Chancery, further adjourned.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for resuming the adjourned Debate upon the Motion made upon Thursday last, That it is the duty of this House, before it gives its sanction to the appointment of a further Judge in the Court of Chancery, to ascertain, by the examination of Witnesses, and other inquiries, whether a case of necessity exists for such appointment, be now read; and the same being read:-The House resumed the said adjourned Debate.

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

Veneris, 18° die Junii, 1830:

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

Constabulary (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to amend certain Acts relating to Constables in Ireland;

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

Roman Catholic Charities Bill, deferred.

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

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

Deserted Children (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

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

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

Sheriffs (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

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

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

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

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to explain and amend an Act made in the seventh year of His present Majesty, with respect to the Assignment and Sub-letting of Lands and Tenements in Ireland;

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

Northern Roads 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 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;

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

Dean Forest 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 ascertaining the Boundaries of the Forest of Dean, in the County of Gloucester, and for inquiring into the Rights and Privileges claimed by Free Miners of the Hundred of Saint Briavel's, and for other purposes relating to the said Forest;

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

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 Monday 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 Monday next.

Treasurer of the Navy 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 consolidate and amend the several Acts relatto the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy;

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

Insolvent Debtors (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 to continue, for a time to be limited, the Acts for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland;

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

Suits in Equity Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for further facilitating the Administration of Justice in Suits and other Proceedings in Equity;

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

Chancery Register Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to regulate the Office of Register and Keeper of the Register and Registers of the High Court of Chancery;

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

Masters in Chancery Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to regulate the Salaries and Emoluments of the Masters in Ordinary of the High Court of Chancery, and the Clerks employed in the Offices of the said Masters;

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

Committee on Common Law Fees Bill; No. 551.

The House, according to Order, resolved 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; 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.

Bankers' (Ireland) Bill, passed.

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

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

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.

Witnesses (Ireland) Bill, committed.

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

Committee on Beer and Cider Duties Acts, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, 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 or 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 twenty-six;

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

Assessed Taxes Composition Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to continue Compositions for the Assessed Taxes for a further term, and to grant relief from, and alter and repeal the said Duties in certain cases;

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

Newborough Church Bill, passed.

The ingrossed 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, was, according to Order, read the third time; and an ingrossed Clause was added, by way of rider; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Gwyn's Estate Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for establishing, and carrying into execution, the Trusts created by the last Will and Testament of John Gwyn, late of the City of Londonderry, Merchant, deceased, and for incorporating the Trustees therein named, and for other purposes, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Petition referred to a Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of Christian Inhabitants of Calcutta, and the provinces comprised within the Presidency of Fort William, complaining of certain exclusions; and praying to be treated as subjects of the British Crown, which was presented to the House upon the 4th day of May last, be referred to the Select Committee on East India Company's Affairs.

Diocesan Schools (Ireland) Bill, presented. No. 552.

Lord Francis Leveson Gower presented a Bill to amend an Act of the fifty-third year of King George the Third, for the appointment of Commissioners for the regulation of the several Endowed Schools of public and private foundation in Ireland: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Copy of Despatches, to be printed. No. 550.

Ordered, That the Copy of Despatches respecting Hindoo Widows, which was presented to the House upon Tuesday last, be printed.

And then the House, having continued to sit till one of the clock on Friday morning, adjourned till this day.