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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 10 March 1831

Pages 305-310

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 Jovis, 10° Martii 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Archiep. Cassellen.
Epus. Bath. et Well.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
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Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Rutland.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Grey.
Comes Howe.
Comes Vane.
Comes Cawdor.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

E. of Strathmore v. Dundas et al.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein Thomas Bowes Earl of Strathmore is Appellant, and James Dundas, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Thursday next, after the Cause wherein The Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Dundee, and others, are Appellants, and Alexander Kay and John Morton are Respondents.

Grosvenor's Relief Bill read 2 a & Com ee negatived:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to relieve The Right Honorable Robert Grosvenor from certain Penalties incurred by sitting and voting in the House of Commons without having conformed to the Laws in such Case made and provided."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be committed?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Standing Orders 26 & 155 dispensed with on it, & Bill passed:

Then the House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Standing Orders Nos. 26 and 155, relative to Bills not being read or proceeded in Twice the same Day, in order to their being dispensed with on the last-mentioned Bill.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly;

Ordered, That the said Standing Orders be dispensed with on the said Bill.

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Richmond Lunatic Asylum Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act for appropriating the Richmond Lunatic Asylum in Dublin to the Purposes of a District Lunatic Asylum."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Macclesfield Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Broken Cross, in Macclesfield, to Nether Tabley, in the County of Chester."

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. Harvey and Mr. Roupell;

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

Frauds on Creditors Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Debtors from defrauding their Creditors by lying in Prison or absconding from England."

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.

Soap Duty, Petition from Limerick for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Soapboilers of Limerick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to afford them Relief by repealing the Duty on Soap:"

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

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Monday next.

Shipping Interest, Petition from Scarborough respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Ship Owners of Scarborough, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take their ruinous Prospects into their Consideration, and afford them effectual Relief by re-establishing the Navigation Laws:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petitions in favor of: (Cambridge:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Cambridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to grant such a Reform in the Commons House of Parliament as may render it a just and real Representation of the People, and may prevent Bribery and Corruption as well on the Part of the Elected as of the Electors; and may so extend the Elective Franchise in this Town that every Inhabitant Householder and Rate Payer may be allowed to vote in the Return of Members to the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

Shoreditch:

A Petition of the Inhabitants of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, in Public Vestry assembled, was presented and read; praying their Lordships, "That the proposed Bill for effecting a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament may pass into a Law."

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "Henry John Sawyer Chairman," who only has signed it.

Howdon Pans:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Howdon Pans, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their most serious Consideration the great Question of Parliamentary Reform, and to adopt such Measures in the Distribution of the Elective Franchise as may promote the Concord and Stability of the Empire:"

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

Rutherglen:

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Baillies and Councillors of the Royal Borough of Rutherglen, in Council assembled, forming the Municipal Council of that Borough, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as shall provide for the Exercise of the People's Right to a full, fair and free Representation in Parliament:"

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

Newton Abbot, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Newton Abbot and Newton Bushel, and Places adjacent, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That they may be spared the further Misery of all Abuses, by such an effectual and substantial Reform in the Commons House of Parliament as shall give to the People their due Influence in the State:"

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

Corbridge:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Corbridge, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will concur with the present Ministers in effecting such a Reform in the Representation as will give to the People their due Weight in the Legislature; in reducing to the utmost practicable Extent the Expenditure of the Country; in securing our Liberty; and in preserving Tranquillity and Peace:"

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

Birmingham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Clergy, the High and Low Bailiffs, Bankers, Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of the Town of Birmingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give effect to the Petitioners Wishes for amending the Representation of the People in Parliament in such Manner as is consistent with the inviolable Preservation of that relative Influence of the Three Estates of the Realm which forms the Basis of the British Constitution:"

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

Houghton-le-Spring.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Houghton-le-Spring, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "forthwith to institute such a Reform as shall eradicate the Corruption so long and so injuriously practised in the Places called Rotten Boroughs; extend the Elective Franchise to large and populous Maritime and Manufacturing Towns, which are at present without a direct Voice in the National Councils; bestow the Right of voting on Householders paying Taxes to the State and contributing to the Support of the Poor; greatly diminish the Expence attendant upon contested Elections as heretofore conducted; and fix such a Rule for taking the Suffrages of Voters, whether by Ballot or otherwise, as shall be best calculated to interpose a Bar to Intimidation or undue Influence, and to secure to those who possess the Privilege the Opportunity of exercising it in an independent and conscientious Manner:"

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

Malt Duty, Petition from Pembrokeshire for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the County of Pembroke, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That that most impolitic and oppressive Tax, the Duty on Malt, may be totally repealed:"

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

Population (Ireland) Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act of the Fifty-fifth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, to provide for the taking an Account of the Population of Ireland, and for ascertaining the Increase or Diminution thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Peniche's Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Thomas Peniche;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bankrupt Act Amendment Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act of the Sixth Year of His late Majesty, for amending the Laws relating to Bankrupts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

London Bridge Approaches Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for improving the Approaches to London Bridge;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Resolutions of The East India Co. granting Pensions, &c. & Account of Allowances to their Officers, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Danvers, from the Court of Directors of The East India Company, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament,

"Resolutions of the Court of Directors of The East India Company, being the Warrants or Instruments granting any Salary, Pension or Gratuity:"

And also, "An Account of the Allowances, Compensations, Remunerations and Superannuations granted to the Officers and Servants of The East India Company."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie on the Table.

Scot v. Ker & Johnston, Appellant's Petition for Rehearing, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Archibald Scot, Appellant in a Cause lately depending in this House, to which James Ker and Henry Johnston were Respondents; setting forth, "That the Petitioner, on or about the Day of March 1829, presented his Petition of Appeal to their Lordships against certain Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary and of the First Division of the Court of Session in Scotland; that is to say, the following Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, made upon the Petition of the Respondents, and bearing Date the 20th Day of July 1827; "The Lord Ordinary officiating on the Bills having considered this Petition, with the Writs produced, grants Warrant for citing the within-designed Archibald Scot to appear before the Lord Ordinary officiating on the Bills, within Ten Days after Citation, to shew Cause why Sequestration should not be awarded against him, and ordains this Petition and Deliverance to be recorded by the Petitioners in Terms of the Statute;" and the following Interlocutor of the First Division of the Court of Session, bearing Date the 11th Day of December 1828; "The Lords having resumed the Consideration of this Case, and heard the Counsel for the Parties, before further Procedure, appoint the Petitioners to give in a Minute, stating the Grounds upon which they aver that the Respondent was a Bankrupt at the Period of the Petition for Sequestration being presented to the Court; the said Minute to be printed, and put into the Boxes against the Box Day in the ensuing Christmas Recess; and in the mean time grant Warrant for Letters of Diligence, at the Petitioners Instance, against Havers, for recovering all Writings pertinent and material to the Issue, and grant Commission to the Judge Ordinary of the Bounds where the Witnesses reside to take their Depositions, and receive Production of the Writings to be exhibited, in common Form, to be reported the Day of next;" and the following other Interlocutor of the same Division, bearing Date the 20th Day of February 1829; "The Lords, having advised the Petition for Sequestration in this Case with the revised Cases given in for the Parties, as well as the Minute and Answers thereto, and heard the Counsel for both the Parties this Day, they repel the Objections stated to the Application, sustain the Title of the Petitioners, and therefore sequestrate the whole Estate and Effects of the said Archibald Scot in Terms of the Statute, appoint the Creditors to hold Two Meetings within the Crown Inn, Langholm, the one upon the 10th Day of March next, at 12 o'Clock Noon, for choosing an Interim Factor, and the other upon the 31st Day of March next, at 12 o'Clock Noon, for choosing a Trustee or Trustees, as directed by the Statute; grant Commission, as prayed for; and ordain the Petitioners to advertize the Sequestration, and Times and Place of the Meetings, in the London and Edinburgh Gazettes, in the usual Form:" That the Sequestration so awarded against the Petitioner was at the instance of the Leith Banking Company, of which the Respondents design themselves Managers, and of which the Petitioner himself was at the Time in question (as is expressly charged and admitted by the Respondents in their Pleadings) One of the Partners, and such Sequestration was founded upon a certain supposed Debt of £1,011 15s. 7d. alleged to be due by the Petitioner individually to the said Banking Company, that is to say, by a Partner of the Company to himself and the other Partners of whom that Company consisted: That the Petitioner is advised, that in point of Law no Sequestration could be awarded against the Petitioner, or can legally subsist, founded upon a Debt under such Circumstances, which Debt, if due at all, being due from the Petitioner individually to himself and the Eleven other Persons constituting the Partnership in question, the Sequestration is in fact a Sequestration by the Petitioner against himself: That the said Appeal came on for Hearing in this House on the 6th Day of December last; but upon such Hearing the Petitioner was shut out from the Benefit of the above-mentioned Objection, because it then appeared that a certain other Interlocutor in the said Cause, made by the said Court upon the 2d Day of December 1828, had not been included in the Petition of Appeal: That the Interlocutor so appearing to have been omitted in the Petition of Appeal was in the Words following;- "The Lords, having resumed Consideration of the Cases given in by the Parties, repel the Objection proposed to the Title of the Petitioner, and appoint the Cause to be put to the Roll for advising:" That the Agent in Scotland of the Petitioner, by whom the said Petition of Appeal was prepared, being since dead, the Petitioner is unable to ascertain whether such Omission to insert the said Interlocutor in his Petition of Appeal arose out of Inadvertence, or proceeded from an Impression in the Mind of the Agent that it was not necessary to notice such Interlocutor, inasmuch as the subsequent Interlocutor above mentioned, which embraced the Matter of the Respondents Title, was included in the Petition of Appeal: That it further manifestly appears, upon Reference to the Interlocutor so omitted, and to the other Proceedings in the Cause, that the Objection to the Petitioner's Title, repelled by the Interlocutor so omitted, related only to the Circumstance of the said Banking Company not having complied with certain Requisites of the Statutes 7th George 4th, Chapter 67, and 7th George 4th, Chapter 46, and that the Objection so repelled had no Connection whatever with the particular Objection in the said Petition before stated: That the Petitioner is only desirous of obtaining substantial Justice, and an equitable Consideration of his Case: That upon a fair and just accounting between the Petitioner and the Respondents (which the Petitioner has repeatedly offered to enter into) it will be found that there is no Debt owing to the Respondents: That the Petitioner is not contending with an ordinary Creditor, but with his own Partners; and the Principle of the Scotch Banks being to give no Discharge to their Debtors, the Petitioner, after his whole Estate shall have been taken from him by the Sequestration, would be left, during the Remainder of his Life, in the Power of the Respondents: That the Process of Sequestration thus sought for by the Respondents will involve the Estate in a most expensive Management, and place the whole of it within the Dominion of the Respondents, while none of the other Creditors of the Petitioner (who are few in Number) take any Interest in these Proceedings, but have, on the contrary, lodged a Minute in the Court of Session disclaiming all Concern therein: That the Estate and Effects of the Petitioner of every Description have been secured by the Conveyances which have already been executed by the Petitioner, pursuant to the Act of Sederunt of the Lords of Council and Session, on his Bills of Suspension against the Respondents, and also by the Diligence of Inhibition at the Suit of the Respondents against the Petitioner; and the Petitioner is moreover ready instantly to execute any Deeds of Trust or other Deeds by which all his Estate shall be preserved for Division among all his just and lawful Creditors: That under such Circumstances the Petitioner submits that it would be an Act of great Hardship upon the Petitioner if he shall be subjected to the Process of Sequestration and all its injurious Consequences, whilst it is clear that the Respondents are not legally entitled to issue such Process against the Petitioner;" and therefore praying their Lordships, That, under the peculiar Circumstances of this Case, they will be pleased to recall the Judgment pronounced, and to permit the Petitioner to amend his said Petition of Appeal by inserting therein the said Interlocutor of the 2d Day of December 1828, and to order that the said Appeal may thereafter be reheard generally; or that their Lordships will be pleased to order the said Appeal to be reheard upon the particular Objection above stated, and any others connected therewith, and to make such Alteration in the said Judgment as to their Lordships, upon such Rehearing, shall seem just; and that the Petitioner may be heard by Counsel upon the Matter of this Petition at their Lordships Bar, or before their Lordships Committee of Appeals; and that further Proceedings in the said Sequestration may in the mean time be stayed:"

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.

Poor Settlement Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the 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."

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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 To-morrow.

Winchester Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Lower Saint Cross Mill Lane, on the Road from the City of Winchester to Southampton, to Park Gate, on the Road from Southampton to Gosport, in the County of Southampton."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

L. Bp. Bath. & Wells.
L. Bp. Lichfield & Coventry.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Melbourne.
L. Dacre.
L. Belhaven & Stenton.
L. Hay.
L. Monson.
L. Suffield.
L. Auckland.
L. Selsey.
L. Calthorpe.
L. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
L. Farnham.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Arden.
L. Hill.
L. Penshurst.
L. Somerhill.
L. Seaford.
L. Fife.
L. Tenterden.
L. Melros.
L. Rosebery.
L. Wynford.
D. Cumberland.
L. Abp. Cashell.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Grafton.
D. Rutland.
M. Salisbury.
M. Bute.
M. Cleveland.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Ferrers.
E. Cowper.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
E. Norwich.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Wicklow.
E. Caledon.
E. Rosslyn.
E. Limerick.
E. Grey.
E. Howe.
E. Vane.
E. Cawdor.
V. Gordon.
V. Beresford.
V. Goderich.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Cleeve & Evesham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Albion Street, in the Town of Cheltenham, in the County of Gloucester, to Bunch Lane, in or near the Village of Bishop's Cleeve, in the said County, to join the Turnpike Road leading from the Town of Evesham, in the County of Worcester, to the said Town of Cheltenham."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Haslemere Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending and widening the Road from a Place near the Village of Milford, in the County of Surrey, through Haslemere, to the Forty-third Mile Stone at Carpenter's Heath, and from thence to a Bridge near the Blue Bell Inn over Houndley's Water, at the Boundary of the said County of Surrey."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Marine Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Royal Marine Forces while on Shore."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Trower, Leave for a Divorce Bill:

A Petition of Charles Trower Esquire, of Calcutta, Fort William, in Bengal, holding the Office of Collector in The Honorable The East India Company's Service, appearing by James Taylor of Wimpole Street, in the County of Middlesex, his Attorney, acting under a Special Power of Attorney; praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given him to bring in a Bill to dissolve the Marriage between the Petitioner and Amelia Catherine Trower, and to enable the Petitioner to marry again;" being offered to be presented to the House;

The said James Taylor was called in; and having been sworn, produced the said Power of Attorney, dated the 5th Day of March 1830, and witnessed by T. Plowden; and proved the Handwriting of the said T. Plowden, the subscribing Witness thereto.

The said Power of Attorney was read by the Clerk as follows; (viz t.)

"To all to whom these Presents shall come, I, Charles Trower of the Town of Calcutta in Bengal, in the East Indies, Esquire, send greeting: Whereas my Wife, Amelia Trower, now is or lately was living in a State of Adultery with Frederick Hodgson, now or late residing at Saint James's Place, near Saint James's Street, in the City of Westminster, in England: And whereas I am desirous of commencing an Action at Law against the said Frederick Hodgson for the Injury which I have sustained from him in this Behalf, and instituting and taking such Proceedings as well in the Ecclesiastical Courts in England, as in Parliament, for the Purpose of obtaining a Divorce from my said Wife, not only from Bed, Board and mutual Cohabitation, but also from the Bond of Matrimony: Now know ye, that I, the said Charles Trower, have made, nominated, constituted and appointed, and in my Place put and deputed, and by these Presents do make, nominate, constitute and appoint, and in my Place put and depute, Herbert Compton, now of Calcutta, in Bengal, Esquire, but who is about to proceed to England, James Taylor of Wimpole Street, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, and Charles Hood Chichely Plowden of York Street, Portman Square, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, my true and lawful Attorneys, and each of them my true and lawful Attorney, for me and in my Name to act in, conduct and manage all and every the Affairs, Matters and Things of me the said Charles Trower, of and relating to the Matters aforesaid; and also for me the said Charles Trower, and in my Name, to commence such Action or Actions, Suit or Suits, against the said Frederick Hodgson, in relation to the Matters aforesaid, for Damages or otherwise, as to them shall seem meet, and the same Action or Actions, Suit or Suits, to prosecute or follow, or to discontinue or become Nonsuit therein, if my said Attorneys or Attorney shall see Cause; and also for me the said Charles Trower, and in my Name, to use and take all such lawful Ways and Means for the recovering, receiving, obtaining and getting in any such Sum or Sums of Money or other Things whatsoever as may be adjudged to be paid to me by the said Frederick Hodgson; and also for me, and in my Name, to sign, seal and execute any Proxy or Proxies to any Proctor or Proctors of the Arches Court of Canterbury, or other Courts, for me, and in my Name, to appear before any Judge of the said Arches Court of Canterbury, or other Courts, and establish such Proxy, and procure the same to be duly admitted and enacted; and for me, and in my Name, to cause and procure the said Amelia Trower to be duly cited and called to appear in Judgement before the Judge aforesaid, to answer in a Cause or Suit for Divorce or Separation from Bed and Board and mutual Cohabitation, at the Suit of me the said Charles Trower, and the said Cause or Suit to prosecute according to the Rules and Practice of the said Court; and generally for me, and in my Name, to do and perform all such Acts, Matters and Things as shall be necessary on my Part and Behalf towards procuring a Definitive Sentence or final Decree to be read, signed, promulgated and given on my Behalf: And I hereby further authorize and empower my said Attorneys and Attorney, for me and in my Name, to commence, institute, prosecute and adopt such Proceedings as may be deemed necessary for the Purpose of obtaining an Act of Parliament that the said Amelia Trower be divorced from the Bond of Matrimony with me the said Charles Trower, with the usual Provisions in such Cases, and generally for me the said Charles Trower to do all and every or any Acts, Deeds, Matters and Things in and relating to the Matters aforesaid, as amply and effectually, to all Intents and Purposes, as I, the said Charles Trower, could do or have done in my own proper Person, if these Presents had not been made; I, the said Charles Trower, hereby ratifying and confirming, and promising and agreeing to ratify and confirm, all and whatsoever my said Attorneys or Attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done in or about the Premises aforesaid by virtue hereof: And for the better doing, performing and executing of all and any of the Matters and Things aforesaid, I, the said Charles Trower, do hereby further give and grant to my said Attorneys and Attorney full Power and Authority to substitute and appoint, and in their or his Place or Stead to put and depute, One or more Attorneys or Attorney or any Proctors or Proctor, for me the said Charles Trower, and as my Attorney or Attorneys, Proctor or Proctors, and any such Appointment or Appointments, Attorney or Attorneys, Proctor or Proctors, from Time to Time to revoke or displace, and any other or others in his or their Place or Places to substitute or appoint, as they or he my said Attorneys or Attorney shall from Time to Time think fit. In Witness whereof I, the said Charles Trower, have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Fifth Day of March in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty.

"C. Trower." (L. S.)
"Signed, sealed and delivered
in the Presence of
T. Plowden."

Then Mr. Francis Lavie was called in; and having been sworn, delivered a Copy of the Proceedings for a Divorce a Mensâ et Thoro, and the Definitive Sentence thereon, in the Consistory Court of The Bishop of London, intituled, "Trower against Trower;" which he said he had examined with the Originals, and that the same were true Copies.

And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Proceedings and Sentence do lie on the Table.

Then the said Petition was presented and read.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read:

Accordingly, The Earl of Shaftesbury presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Trower Esquire with Amelia Catherine Trower his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Order for 2d Reading:

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday the 25th of this instant March, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Charles Trower may be heard by his Counsel, at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Amelia Catherine may have a Copy of the said Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill at the same Time.

Petitioner to attend.

Ordered, That Charles Trower Esquire do attend this House on Friday the 25th of this instant March, in order to his being examined upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Trower Esquire with Amelia Catherine Trower his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," if the House shall think fit, whether there has or has not been any Collusion, directly or indirectly, on his Part, relative to any Act of Adultery that may have been committed by his Wife; or whether there be any Collusion, directly or indirectly, between him and his Wife, or any other Person or Persons, touching the said Bill of Divorce, or touching any Proceedings or Sentence of Divorce had in the Ecclesiastical Court at his Suit, or touching any Action at Law which may have been brought by him against any Person for Criminal Conversation with his the said Charles Trower's Wife; and also whether, at the Time of the Adultery of which he complains, his Wife was, by Deed or otherwise, by his Consent, living separate and apart from him, and released by him, as far as in him lies, from her conjugal Duty, or whether she was, at the Time of such Adultery, cohabiting with him, and under the Protection and Authority of him as her Husband.

Creditors (Scotland) Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue, until the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, an Act of the Fiftyfourth Year of His Majesty King George the Third, for rendering the Payment of Creditors more equal and expeditious in Scotland."

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 To-morrow.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Tuesday next.

Slavery, Petition from Cookstown for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Cookstown and its Vicinity, in the County of Tyrone, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will at once take decisive and effectual Measures for the immediate Extinction of Slavery in the British Colonies:"

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

Coals carried Coastwise, Petition from Dartmouth for Repeal of Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Clifton Dartmouth Hardness, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the unequal and unjust Tax on Coals and Culm carried Coastwise may be immediately and totally repealed:"

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

Union with Ireland, Petitions from Loughrea & Dublin for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Loughrea, County of Galway, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their most serious 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.

Upon reading the Petition of the Apprentices of the United Branches of the Silk Trade in the City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to raise Ireland from her present calamitous Condition, and enable a generous and noble People to legislate for themselves:"

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

Comee on the Poor Laws, Rev. F. Faithfull to attend.

Ordered, That The Reverend Francis Faithfull do attend this House on Tuesday next, to be sworn, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Select Committee appointed to consider of the Poor Laws.

Calico, &c. Duties Repeal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties and Drawbacks on printed Calicoes, Linens and Stuffs;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time To-morrow.

Report of Com ee of the General Penitentiary delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Auld, from the General Penitentiary at Millbank, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament,

"Report of the Committee of the General Penitentiary at Millbank for the Reception of Convicts."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

Ordered, That the said Report do lie on the Table.

Devon Peerage, Papers Ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do forthwith transmit to this House a Copy of the Act of Parliament of the Eleventh of King Richard the Second for the Attainder of Vere Earl of Oxford; also a Copy of the Act of Parliament of the Twenty-first of King Richard the Second for the Restitution of Vere Earl of Oxford; and also a Copy of the Act of Parliament of the Sixteenth of King Richard the Second, restoring the Lands of Robert de Vere Duke of Ireland and Earl of Oxford.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, undecimum diem instantis Martii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.