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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 21 February 1831

Pages 242-247

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 63, 1830-1831. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, [n.d.].

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Die Lunæ, 21° Februarii 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham
&Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Archiep. Cassellen.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath. et Well.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
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Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Stafford.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
Ds. Carrington.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Loftus.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Prudhoe.
Ds. Maryborough.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Stuart de Rothesay.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk,
Marescallus.
Dux Devonshire,
Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Wellington.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Thomond.
March. Bristol.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea &
Nottingham.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Erroll.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Digby.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Mayo.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Grey.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Howe.
Comes Vane.
Comes Dudley.
Comes Cawdor.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus
Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Saye & Sele.

PRAYERS.

Provost, &c. of Dingwall et al. v. Mackenzie & Munro.

The joint and separate Answers of The Honorable Mrs. Hay Mackenzie of Cromarty, and Hugh Munro of Teaninich, the Tenant of her Fishings on the River Conon, with Concurrence of His Majesty's Advocate, for His Majesty's Interest, to the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Fraser, and others, as the Magistrates and Town Council of the Burgh of Dingwall, and Mrs. Catharine Munro or Rose, Spouse of Hugh Rose Esquire, of Glastullich, and the said Hugh Rose for his Interest, and John Carpenter Steavenson their Tacksman, were this Day brought in.

Kelly et al. v. Sir S. Stirling et al.

As was also, The Answer of Sir Samuel Stirling of Glorat, Baronet, and Alexander Pearson, Writer to the Signet, surviving and acting Trustees of the deceased John Mackenzie Esquire, some time of Gankirk, Merchant in Glasgow, to the Petition and Cross Appeal of Mrs. Marion Kelly or Mackenzie, Relict of Alexander Mackenzie, Merchant in Glasgow, deceased, William Leckie, Merchant in Glasgow, and Benjamin Mathie, Writer there, surviving Trust Disponees of the said Alexander Mackenzie.

Sir G. Noel v. Rochfort et al.

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein Sir Gerard Noel Noel Baronet is Appellant, and Gustavus Rochfort, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off sine Die.

Douglas et al. v. Brown & Craig.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein Henry Alexander Douglas, and others, are Appellants, and Walter Brown and James Gibson Craig are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Wednesday next.

Ld. Stuart de Rothesay takes the Oaths.

This Day Charles Lord Stuart de Rothesay took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

E. of Bandon's Claim, Ld. Arden sworn.

The Lord Arden was sworn, at the Table, by The Lord Chancellor, in order to give Evidence before the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of James Earl of Bandon, praying their Lordships, "That his Right to vote at the Elections of Temporal Peers of Ireland, to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, may be admitted," stands referred.

Duff v. Fraser.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Hugh Robert Duff Esquire is Appellant, and Thomas Alexander Fraser Esquire is Respondent, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Wednesday next.

Brack v. Johnston et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein William Brack is Appellant, and George Johnston, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Friday next.

Fraser v. Fraser.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Archibald Thomas Frederick Fraser Esquire is Appellant, and Thomas Alexander Fraser Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Friday next.

Creditors (Scotland) Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Grant and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue, until the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, an Act of the Fifty-fourth Year of His Majesty King George the Third, for rendering the Payment of Creditors more equal and expeditious in Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Poor Settlement Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Alexander Baring and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act of the Sixth Year of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, as far as regards the Settlement of the Poor by the Renting and Occupation of Tenements;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Message from H.C. for Ld. Durham to attend Com ee on Reduction of Salaries.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Alexander Baring and others, as follows; (viz t.)

"My Lords,

"The Commons have directed me to request, that your Lordships will give Leave to The Right Honorable Lord Durham to attend to give Evidence at the Select Committee appointed to inquire what Reductions can be made in the Salaries and Emoluments of Offices held, during the Pleasure of the Crown, by Members of either House of Parliament."

And then the Messengers withdrew.

The Messengers were again called in; and informed, "That this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own."

Governors of Birmingham Grammar School Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth in Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, under their Common Seal; The Reverend John Cooke Clerk, the Pedagogue or Head Master of the said Free Grammar School; and The Reverend Rann Kennedy, the Sub-Pedagogue or Usher of the said Free Grammar School; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Baron Vaughan, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Reform of Parliament, Petitions in favor of: (Bishop's Stortford:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Bishop's Stortford and its Vicinity, in the County of Hertford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to proceed to an immediate, extensive and effectual Reform of the Representation of the People in Parliament:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Truro:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough and Town of Truro and the Parishes thereunto adjacent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to aid His Majesty's Ministers in giving Effect to their Recommendation to Parliament of an efficient Reform in the Representation; and to accomplish such a Reform as shall wholly and for ever deliver our Country from the baneful Influence and Reproach of Borough Patronage; extend the Elective Franchise so as to include Inhabitant Householders generally; make such Changes in taking the Poll at contested Elections as shall diminish most materially the Expences thereof; shorten the Duration of Parliaments; and provide for the free and unbiassed Exercise of the Elective Franchise, in the only Way which, as the Petitioners conceive, can effectually secure that Object, namely, by adopting the Mode of voting by Ballot:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Lincoln:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants and Rate Payers of Lincoln, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for an unsparing Retrenchment in the Public Expenditure, and the Removal of existing Abuses in the Representation; that their Lordships will cause the Representative System to be revised, by the Extension of the Elective Franchise, and the Extinction of Rotten Boroughs; that immediate Measures may be taken to relieve the Country from the present oppressive Taxation; and that the Right of voting by Ballot be included in the Plan of Reform:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

E. Trotman:

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Trotman of the Town and Borough of Malmesbury, in the County of Wilts; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures, as their Wisdom may suggest, to relieve the Petitioner and his Neighbours from the many Abuses existing in Connection with the Representation of the Borough of Malmesbury, especially as to the Inefficiency of its Magistracy:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Jedburgh.

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates and Council of the Royal Burgh of Jedburgh, in Council lawfully assembled, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to take into their Consideration the Representation of the People of Scotland in the Commons House of Parliament, and to grant such Relief, by the Extension of the Elective Franchise in the Burghs and Counties of Scotland, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Narberth:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Church or Society of Protestant Dissenters of the Particular Baptist Denomination meeting for Religious Worship at Narberth, Pembrokeshire, and of the Members of the Congregation with them assembling, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Fynnon Well-na-Bwych:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Church or Society of Protestant Dissenters of the Particular Baptist Denomination meeting for Religious Worship at Fynnon Well-na-Bwych, Pembrokeshire, and of the Members of the Congregation with them assembling, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Middle Mill:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Church and Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Particular Baptist Denomination meeting for Religious Worship at Middle Mill, in the County of Pembroke, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lammas St. Chapel, Carmarthen:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Individuals belonging to the Independent Denomination worshipping at Lammas Street Chapel, in the County of the Borough of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Treleach:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Independent Congregations meeting in Treleach, in the County of Carmarthen, and the adjoining Parishes, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Davids:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters, commonly called Independents, assembling in the City of Saint Davids, in the County of Pembroke, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wesleyan Methodists, Carmarthen:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Carmarthen, in the County of the Borough of Carmarthen, whose Names, are thereunto subscribed:

Laugharne:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Laugharne, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Llanelly:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Llanelly, in the County of Carmarthen, being the Particular Baptists, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Deal:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being of the Independent Denomination, and of others, in the Town of Deal and its Vicinity:

Dovor:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Port of Dovor and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Petersfield & Buriton:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy and Inhabitants of the Parishes of Petersfield and Buriton, in the County of Southampton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "forthwith to pass a Law for the early and utter Extinction of Slavery in the British Colonies:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions do lie on the Table.

Pembroke:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Pembroke, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to do Justice to that great Body of our Fellow Subjects, the Slaves in the British Colonies, without any other Delay than may be indispensable for the Purpose of preserving Peace and affording Protection to all Classes of Colonists:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Devizes:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling for Religious Worship at the Baptist Chapel at Devizes, in the County of Wilts, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the total Abolition of Colonial Slavery, with no further Delay than may be necessary for passing such Legislative Provisions and Restraints as shall put the liberated Negroes under the Authority and Protection of just and equal Laws:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Ryde:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Ryde and its Vicinity, in the Isle of Wight, County of Southampton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will no longer postpone to take the momentous Subject of Slavery into their early and earnest Consideration; and that, in order effectually to relieve the Country from the Guilt and Ignominy of such a System as Slavery, their Lordships will proceed forthwith not only to devise and adopt, but also to enforce the best and wisest Means of ensuring its universal Extinction throughout the British Empire; and that until this most desirable Consummation shall have been attained, immediate Measures may be taken to arrest the Progress of the Evil, and to prevent any further Addition being made to the present Number of enslaved British Subjects, by fixing an early Day after which all Children who shall be born within the Dominions of His Majesty, whatever be their Class, Condition or Complexion, shall thenceforward be absolutely and to all Intents and Purposes free:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Wheler Chapel, Spital Square:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Wheler Chapel, Spital Square, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take prompt and effectual Measures with a view to the total Abolition of so unrighteous a System as that of Slavery, now prevailing in His Majesty's Colonies, at the earliest Period that may be compatible with the Welfare of the Persons who have been so long deprived of their natural and inalienable Rights: That the Petitioners beg leave to express their Willingness to bear their Share of any pecuniary Burden to the State which may unavoidably attend the Restoration of the Slaves to their just Rights; and at the same Time to entreat their Lordships to withdraw the Bounties and Protecting Duties, which not only minister artificial Support to Slavery, and retard its natural Progress towards Extinction, but have the Effect of compelling the British People generally to contribute to the Perpetuation of a System which they abhor and earnestly desire to see abolished:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Winchester:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Winchester and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will forthwith pass a Law for the utter Extinction of Slavery within His Majesty's Dominions, at the earliest Period consistent with the Welfare of their enslaved Fellow Subjects, and the equitable Claims of the Proprietor:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Females of Winchester:

Upon reading the Petition of the Female Inhabitants of the City of Winchester and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That all Female Slaves may be emancipated at the earliest Period consistent with their Welfare and Happiness, and the equitable Claims of the Proprietor:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Farnham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Farnham and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will no longer postpone the Consideration of the momentous Subject of Colonial Slavery, but will proceed forthwith to devise the best and wisest Means of insuring the early and universal Extinction of Slavery in all the Possessions of the British Crown, and to fix the Day upon which all Children born in the British Dominions shall be free:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Lampeter:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Lampeter, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "forthwith to take such Measures as may be necessary to enforce the gradual Improvement of the Condition of the Slaves in the Colonies of Great Britain, and eventually lead to the utter Extinction of Slavery in the British Dominions:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Brixton, Isle of Wight.

Upon reading the Petition of the Rector, Churchwardens, Overseer and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Brighston or Brixton, Isle of Wight, in Vestry assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "no longer to consider the Subject of Slavery maintained in many British Colonies as a fit Matter for Colonial Legislation, but to adopt immediate and effectual Measures for the gradual, speedy and entire Abolition of Slavery in all British Possessions:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

The King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Address of Monday last; and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously, and to say, He would give Directions accordingly."

Union with Ireland, Petition of Journeymen Butchers of Dublin for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Journeymen Butchers of the City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will not delay taking into Consideration the Measure of the Legislative Union between Great Britain and Ireland, with a view to its immediate Repeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Tithe System, Petition from Banwell for, Revision of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Land in Banwell and the adjoining Parishes, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of the Tithes of this Kingdom into their early and serious Consideration, and to afford such Relief to the Petitioners and others of His Majesty's Subjects paying Tithes, as to their Lordships shall seem meet and their Situation requires:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Ashford Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving the Road from the Post Road near Faversham, by Bacon's Water, through Ashford, to Hythe, and from Bacon's Water to Castle Street, in the City of Canterbury, all in the County of Kent."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Compton Bassett Inclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Compton Bassett, in the County of Wilts."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stretford Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually maintaining the Road from Crossford Bridge to the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for making a Branch Road to communicate therewith."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 3 preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Trower and Mr. Wingfield;

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Education, (Ireland,) Petition from Kilmacthomas for regulating Grants for.

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Clergy and Laity of the Town of Kilmacthomas and its Neighbourhood, in the County of Waterford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That all Grants for the Education of the Poor in Ireland may be withdrawn from all Societies requiring by their Rules certain Observances of a Religious Nature, at variance with the Principles of the major Part of the Community, and placed in other Hands; firstly, because their Acts are totally at variance with the Intentions of the Legislature in making such Grants, by having the Effect of confining those Grants to a Sect; secondly, because their Acts tend to keep up Religious Discord in this Country; and thirdly, because they monopolize the Public Money, and, instead of benefiting the Public, tend to paralize the Efforts of many well-meaning Individuals, who are anxious to assist in the Education of the People:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

General Fast, Petitions from Tavistock Chapel & Southampton for.

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Chapelwarden and Members of the Congregation of Tavistock Episcopal Chapel, Drury Lane, in the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields, Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to avert, as much as in them lies, the Indignation of the Almighty, by personal Obedience to the Divine Commands, by the strict Observance of the Sabbath Day, and by a sincere forsaking of all Evil; and that their Lordships will promote, to the utmost of their Power, the setting apart an early Day as a Day of Public Fasting, Humiliation, Repentance and Prayer:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy and Inhabitants of the Town and County of the Town of Southampton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to tender an Address to our beloved Sovereign, intreating His Majesty to proclaim a Fast and Day of Humiliation and Prayer throughout the United Kingdom, whereby, as in ancient Days, the Wrath of a justly-offended God may, by the Mediation and Intercession of our gracious Saviour, be turned away, and, amidst the Distress of Nations and awful Convulsions of the Kingdoms of the World, our beloved Country may be yet spared, and become a Praise in the Earth, thereby verifying that immutable Truth, that "Righteousness exalteth a Nation, but Sin is a Reproach to any People:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Leave to Ld Durham to go to Com ee of H.C. on Reduction of Salaries:

The Lord Privy Seal, being present in his Place, acquainted the House, "That he was willing, with the Leave of the House, to go to the Select Committee of the House of Commons appointed to inquire what Reductions can be made in the Salaries and Emoluments of Offices held during the Pleasure of the Crown, by Members of either House of Parliament, as desired by the House of Commons in their Message of this Day."

Ordered, That The Lord Privy Seal have Leave to go to the said Select Committee of the House of Commons, if his Lordship think fit.

Message to H.C. to acquaint them therewith.

And, A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers;

To acquaint them, "That the Lords do give Leave to The Lord Privy Seal to go to the Select Committee of the House of Commons, as desired in their Message of this Day, if his Lordship think fit."

Com ee on the Poor Laws, Bp. Bath & Wells sworn.

The Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells was sworn, at the Table, by The Lord Chancellor, in order to give Evidence before the Select Committee appointed to consider of the Poor Laws.

E. of Bandon's Claim, E. of Wicklow sworn.

The Earl of Wicklow was sworn, at the Table, by The Lord Chancellor, in order to give Evidence before the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of James Earl of Bandon, praying their Lordships, "That his Right to vote at the Elections of Temporal Peers of Ireland, to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, may be admitted," stands referred.

Lunatics under The Ld. Chancellor's Care, Order respecting, discharged, & another Return Ordered.

It was moved, "That the Order made on the 20th Day of December last, "That there be laid before this House, "A Return of the Number of Lunatics now under the Care of The Lord Chancellor, with the Date of the Inquisitions; and an Account of the Total Annual Sums allowed for their Maintenance and Care; and an Estimate of the Total Rents and Profits of their Estates, Real and Personal," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "A Return of the Number of Lunatics now under the Care of The Lord Chancellor; and an Account of the Total Annual Sums allowed for their Maintenance and Care; and an Estimate of the Total Rents and Profits of their Estates, Real and Personal."

Com ee on the Poor Laws, E. of Hillsborough added to:

Ordered, That The Earl of Hillsborough be added to the Select Committee appointed to consider of the Poor Laws.

Whately to attend the Com ee.

Ordered, That The Reverend Mr. Whately do attend this House on Wednesday next, to be sworn, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the last-mentioned Committee.

Accounts relating to the Trade of India & China, &c. to be printed.

Ordered, That the several Accounts relating to the Trade of India and China, and to the Finances of India, laid before the House on Thursday last, be printed.

Stage Coach Duty, Petition of Coach Masters, &c. of London & Dover Road for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Coach Masters, Post Masters and Innkeepers on the great London and Dover Road, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to take off the Mile Duty from the different Carriages on the Road leading from the Metropolis to Gravesend, Rochester, Chatham, Canterbury, Ramsgate, Margate, Deal and Dover, and reduce the Licences and Assessed Taxes to which the Petitioners are liable, as the only Means whereby they may be enabled to compete with their powerful Rivals, the Proprietors of Steam Boats:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Monies raised in Kent for Payment of Constables Bills & for County Rate Returns of, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "A Return of the Amount of Monies raised by each Parish within the County of Kent for Payment of Constables Bills, from Michaelmas 1827 to Michaelmas 1830; distinguishing each Year separately:"

And also, "A Return of the Amount of Monies raised in the County of Kent for County Rate, from Michaelmas 1829 to Michaelmas 1830; distinguishing each Year separately."

Peniche's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Thomas Peniche."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers;

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Coculus Indicus, Quassia, &c. imported, Account of, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "An Account of the Quantity of Coculus Indicus, Quassia and Extract of Quassia imported into Great Britain during the Year 1830; and the Amount of Duty paid thereon."

Churches Building Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of John Masterman of Walthamstow, in the County of Essex, Esquire, and The Reverend Theodore Williams of Hendon, in the County of Middlesex, Clerk; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act to amend the Acts for building and promoting the Building of additional Churches in populous Parishes;" and praying their Lordships, "That the said Bill may not pass into a Law, and that the Petitioners may be heard by their Counsel, Agents and Witnesses, against the same, and the Clauses thereof:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Bankrupt Laws, Petition of L d Mayor, &c. of London for Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of The Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as in their Judgment may seem necessary to abolish the present Fourteen Lists of Commissioners of Bankrupt, and in lieu thereof to establish such a Court as will give the Public that Confidence which ought to be felt in the Administration of so important a Branch of the Laws of the Realm as those relating to Bankrupts:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Provost, &c. of Dingwall v. Mackenzie & Munro, Respondents Petition to lodge their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of The Honorable Mrs. Maria Hay Mackenzie and Hugh Munro Esquire, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which The Provost and Magistrates of Dingwall, and others, are Appellants; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to grant them Leave to deposit their Case:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Appellants and Respondents Cases, now depending in this House in Matters of Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House.

J. & L. Booth v. Booth & Black:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Booth junior and Livingston Booth, Merchants in Aberdeen, only surviving Children of the deceased Patrick Booth, Merchant in Aberdeen, and Executors Dative decerned and confirmed to him in Supplement of the Deed of Settlement mentioned in the Appeal; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Second Division, of the 8th of February 1831; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Mrs. Rachael Booth or Black, and Doctor Alexander Black her Husband, for his Interest, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Mrs. Rachael Booth or Black and Doctor Alexander Black may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 21st Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Thomson to enter into a Recog ee on it.

The House being moved, "That William Gibson Thomson of Old Palace Yard, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Booth junior and Livingston Booth, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Gibson Thomson may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Smith & Gibson v. Murray:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Smith, Manufacturer in Arbroath, and James Gibson, Hat Manufacturer in Shrewsbury, Two of the nearest and lawful Heirs Portioners of Line in General, and also Two of the nearest and lawful Heirs Portioners of Provision in General of the deceased Alexander Watson Esquire, last of Turin, duly served, retoured and infeft; and the said Alexander Smith, as Mandatory for the said James Gibson; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, dated the 10th Day of July 1830; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the Second Division, dated the 2d Day of February 1831; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Anthony Murray Esquire may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Anthony Murray may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 21st Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any one of his known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Macqueen to enter into a Recog ee on it.

The House being moved, "That John Macqueen of Little George Street, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Smith and James Gibson, on account of their Appeal depending in this House:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Macqueen may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Edwards' Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Edwards of Greenfields, in the County of Montgomery, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Littledale and Mr. Baron Bolland, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Churches Building Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act to amend the Acts for building and promoting the building of additional Churches in populous Parishes."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Report of Abp. Dublin on Union of the Vicarages of Wicklow & Drumkey, &c. Address for.

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned;

It was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to request that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order that there be laid before this House, "A Copy of the Report of The Archbishop of Dublin to The Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council of Ireland, containing the Reasons for uniting episcopally the Vicarage of Wicklow and the Rectory and Vicarage of Drumkey and the Vicarage of Kilpole, with their Appurtenances, in the Diocese of Dublin."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to request that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order that there be laid before this House, "A Copy of the Report of The Archbishop of Dublin to The Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council of Ireland, containing the Reasons for uniting episcopally the Vicarage of Wicklow and the Rectory and Vicarage of Drumkey and the Vicarage of Kilpole, with their Appurtenances, in the Diocese of Dublin."

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Commercial Relations with Portugal, Address for Papers respecting.

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned;

It was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to request that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order that there be laid before this House,

"1. Copies or Extracts of any Instructions to His Majesty's Consul General at Lisbon, dated subsequently to the 20th of November 1830, calling upon the Portuguese Government for the strict Fulfilment by them of all the Commercial Treaties existing between Great Britain and Portugal:

"Also, 2. Copies or Extracts of any Communication made by His Majesty's Command to the Portuguese Government, relating to the Revision or Suspension of any of the Stipulations contained in the Treaty of Commerce signed at Rio de Janeiro on the 19th February 1810:

"Also, 3. Copies of any Notice or Communication that may have been made to His Majesty's Subjects established in Portugal respecting the intended Suspension of any Part or Parts of the Commercial Treaties between Great Britain and Portugal:

"And also, 4. Copies or Extracts of any Instructions, subsequently to the 20th November 1830, that may have been given to the Officers commanding His Majesty's Ships in the Tagus or on the Coast of Portugal for the Protection of the Persons and Property of His Majesty's Subjects established in that Kingdom."

And the last Paragraph of the said Motion being objected to, the same was, after Debate, (by Leave of the House,) withdrawn.

Then the Question was put, "Whether to agree to the Remainder of the said Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to request that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order that there be laid before this House,

"1. Copies or Extracts of any Instructions to His Majesty's Consul General at Lisbon, dated subsequently to the 20th of November 1830, calling upon the Portuguese Government for the strict Fulfilment by them of all the Commercial Treaties existing between Great Britain and Portugal:"

"Also, 2. Copies or Extracts of any Communication made by His Majesty's Command to the Portuguese Government, relating to the Revision or Suspension of any of the Stipulations contained in the Treaty of Commerce signed at Rio de Janeiro on the 19th February 1810:"

"And also, 3. Copies of any Notice or Communication that may have been made to His Majesty's Subjects established in Portugal respecting the intended Suspension of any Part or Parts of the Commercial Treaties between Great Britain and Portugal."

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Februarii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.