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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 11 March 1831

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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 Veneris, 11° Martii 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Exon.
-
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Saltoun.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Rosebery.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Camden.
March. Cholmondeley.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Grey.
Comes Minto.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Vane.
Comes Dudley.
Vicecom. Bolingbroke
& St. John.
Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

Dick v. Cuthbertson.

The Answer of Donald Cuthbertson, Accountant in Glasgow, designing himself Trustee on the Sequestrated Estate of James Corbet, late Agent in Glasgow, to the Petition and Appeal of John Dick of Wellshall, Esquire, Advocate, was this Day brought in.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, The Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with The Lord President on his Right Hand, and The Lord Privy Seal on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"His Majesty, not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose: Which Commission you will now hear read."

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk as follows; (viz t.)

"William R.

William the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith; To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas in Our said Parliament divers and sundry Acts have been agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say,) "An Act for continuing to His Majesty for One Year certain Duties on Personal Estates, Offices and Pensions in England, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one:" "An Act for raising the Sum of Twelve Millions by Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one:" "An Act to apply the Sum of Five Millions, out of the Consolidated Fund, to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirtyone:" "An Act for appropriating certain Sums to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one:" "An Act for the more speedy Judgment and Execution in Actions brought in His Majesty's Courts of Law at Westminster, and in the Court of Common Pleas of the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for amending the Law as to Judgment on a Cognovit actionem in Cases of Bankruptcy:" "An Act for enabling His Majesty to appoint a Postmaster General for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland:" "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:" "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:" "An Act to alter, amend and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, for regulating the Poor of the City of Bristol, and for other Purposes connected therewith:" "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from the Powder Mills on Hounslow Heath, in the County of Middlesex, to the Twenty Milestone on Egham Hill, in the County of Surrey:" "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:" "An Act for more effectually repairing 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:" "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Dartford to Sevenoaks, in the County of Kent:" "An Act for repairing the Road from Wimborne Minster to Blandford Forum, in the County of Dorset:" "An Act for repairing the Road from Burton Bridge, in the County of Stafford, to Market Bosworth, in the County of Leicester:" "An Act for repairing the Road from Birmingham to Bromsgrove:" "An Act for repairing the Road from Measham, in the County of Derby, to Fieldon Bridge, in the County of Warwick, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the Counties of Derby, Leicester and Warwick:" "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from the Rotherham and Mansfield Turnpike Road, at or near Clown, in the County of Derby, to the Worksop and Kelham Turnpike Road, at or near Budby, in the County of Nottingham:" "An Act for repairing the Watling Street Road, the Mancester and Wolvey Heath Road, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick:" "An Act for repairing the Road from the Broken Cross, in Macclesfield, to Nether Tabley, in the County of Chester:" "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:" "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Compton Bassett, in the County of Wilts:" "An Act for inclosing Lands within the Parish of Maiden Newton, in the County of Dorset:" "An Act for naturalizing John Thomas Peniche." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; And for as much as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the accustomed Place for giving Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publicly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; Commanding also by these Presents Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor Henry Lord Brougham and Vaux, Our Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and also commanding Our most dear Brothers and faithful Councillors Ernest Duke of Cumberland, Augustus Duke of Sussex, Adolphus Duke of Cambridge; Our most dear Cousin and faithful Councillor William Frederick Duke of Gloucester; The Most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Councillor William Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor Henry Lord Brougham and Vaux, Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain; Our most dear Cousin and Councillor Henry Marquess of Lansdowne, President of Our Council; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor John Lord Durham, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our most dear Cousins and Councillors William Spencer Duke of Devonshire, Chamberlain of Our Household; George William Frederick Duke of Leeds, William Henry Duke of Portland, Arthur Duke of Wellington, Richard Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, Richard Marquess Wellesley, Steward of Our Household; Charles Marquess of Winchester, John Jeffreys Marquess Camden, Henry William Marquess of Anglesey, John Earl of Westmorland, George Earl of Carlisle, Cropley Ashley Earl of Shaftesbury, George Earl of Aberdeen, William Earl Fitzwilliam, George John Earl Spencer, John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, Charles Earl Grey, John Earl of Eldon, John William Earl of Dudley, William Viscount Melbourne, Robert Viscount Melville, Henry Viscount Sidmouth, Frederick John Viscount Goderich; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillors, Henry Richard Lord Holland, William Wyndham Lord Grenville, Edward Lord Ellenborough, Nicholas Lord Bexley, John Singleton Lord Lyndhurst and Charles Lord Tenterden, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you, the said Lords and Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent, and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted and admitted good, sufficient and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly, the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Eleventh Day of March, in the First Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Bathurst."

Then The Lord Chancellor said,

"In obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, We do declare and notify to you, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, that His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words."

Then the Clerk Assistant, having received the Money Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those, and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (vizt.)

1. "An Act for continuing to His Majesty for One Year certain Duties on Personal Estates, Offices and Pensions in England, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one."

2. "An Act for raising the Sum of Twelve Millions by Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one."

3. "An Act to apply the Sum of Five Millions, out of the Consolidated Fund, to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one."

4. "An Act for appropriating certain Sums to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (vizt.)

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

5. "An Act for the more speedy Judgment and Execution in Actions brought in His Majesty's Courts of Law at Westminster, and in the Court of Common Pleas of the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for amending the Law as to Judgment on a Cognovit actionem in Cases of Bankruptcy."

6. "An Act for enabling His Majesty to appoint a Postmaster General for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland."

7. "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."

8. "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."

9. "An Act to alter, amend and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, for regulating the Poor of the City of Bristol, and for other Purposes connected therewith."

10. "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from the Powder Mills on Hounslow Heath, in the County of Middlesex, to the Twenty Milestone on Egham Hill, in the County of Surrey."

11. "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."

12. "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."

13. "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Dartford to Sevenoaks, in the County of Kent."

14. "An Act for repairing the Road from Wimborne Minster to Blandford Forum, in the County of Dorset."

15. "An Act for repairing the Road from Burton Bridge, in the County of Stafford, to Market Bosworth, in the County of Leicester."

16. "An Act for repairing the Road from Birmingham to Bromsgrove."

17. "An Act for repairing the Road from Measham, in the County of Derby, to Fieldon Bridge, in the County of Warwick, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the Counties of Derby, Leicester and Warwick."

18. "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from the Rotherham and Mansfield Turnpike Road, at or near Clown, in the County of Derby, to the Worksop and Kelham Turnpike Road, at or near Budby, in the County of Nottingham."

19. "An Act for repairing the Watling Street Road, the Mancester and Wolvey Heath Road, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick."

20. "An Act for repairing the Road from the Broken Cross, in Macclesfield, to Nether Tabley, in the County of Chester."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (vizt.)

"Le Roy le veult."

21. "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."

22. "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Compton Bassett, in the County of Wilts."

23. "An Act for inclosing Lands within the Parish of Maiden Newton, in the County of Dorset."

24. "An Act for naturalizing John Thomas Peniche."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (vizt.)

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Trustees of Tuckfield's Charity Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Bailiffs and Commonalty of Exeter, Trustees of Tuckfield's Charity, under their Common Seal; 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. Baron Bayley and Mr. Justice Patteson, 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.

Report from Com ee on Ld Macdonald's Claim to vote for Peers for Ireland:

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Petition of The Right Honorable Godfrey Lord Macdonald Baron of Slate, in the County of Antrim, in the Kingdom of Ireland; praying, "That his Right to vote at the Election of Peers of Ireland, to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, may be admitted;" "That the Committee had met, and considered the Petition to them referred; and had come to the following Resolution; (vizt.)

"Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Godfrey Baron Macdonald of Slate, in the County of Antrim, in that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, hath made out his Claim to be admitted, as a Temporal Peer of Ireland, to vote at the Election of the Lords Temporal to represent the Peerage of Ireland in the Parliament of the United Kingdom."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Resolution that his Lordship hath made out his Claim.

Resolved and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Godfrey Baron Macdonald of Slate, in the County of Antrim, in that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, hath made out his Claim to be admitted, as a Temporal Peer of Ireland, to vote at the Election of the Lords Temporal to represent the Peerage of Ireland in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Parliaments do transmit to the Clerk of the Crown in Ireland the said Resolution and Judgment.

Moray's et al. Petition referred to Judges in Scotland.

Upon reading the Petition of James Moray Esquire, of Abercairney, and of the other Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Heirs of Entail of the Estate of Abercairney and others; 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 Lord Gillies in Scotland and Lord Mackenzie in Scotland, who are forthwith to summon all Parties before them who may be concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing all the Parties, and perusing the Bill, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and are to sign the said Bill.

Manchester Gas Light Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize the raising of further Monies for supplying the Town of Manchester with Gas," was committed; That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Winchester Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed.

Cleeve & Evesham Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed.

Maule v. Maule: Same v. same:

Upon reading the Petition of The Honorable William Maule, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of William Maule Esquire, Respondent thereto, and of the said William Maule Esquire, Appellant in another Cause depending in this House, and of the said Honorable William Maule, Respondent thereto; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to grant them Leave to withdraw the said Appeals:"

Appeals withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at liberty to withdraw their said Appeals, as desired.

Marine Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Royal Marine Forces while on Shore."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Harvey and Mr. Roupell;

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

Reform of Parliament, Petitions in favor of: (Ward of Broad St. London:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Ward of Broad Street, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for their Concurrence in all Measures which, by a judicious Extension and Purification of the Elective Franchise, and by the Restoration of that fundamental Principle by which the House of Commons should represent the Property and Intellect of the People at large, will tend to remove the Irritation so long existing in the Minds of the People, and correct the present Defects in the Mode of electing Members of that Honorable House:"

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

St. Paul's, Walden:

Upon reading the Petition of the Vicar, Churchwardens and other Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Paul's, Walden, in the County of Hertford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will as early as possible take the distressed State of the Times and of the Country into their most serious Consideration, and adopt such Measures as shall appear best for relieving the Country, and for His Majesty's Subjects to be more fully and fairly represented in the Honorable House of Commons;" and further praying their Lordships "for a Commutation of Tithes, and an Enactment whereby all Pluralities in the Church Establishment may be done away with; and that each Working Clergy throughout the Kingdom may have an Increase to his present Benefice out of the Revenues, as will enable him to reside in Respectability, Independence and Comfort among his Parishioners;" and further praying their Lordships "for a Repeal of all the present Assessed Taxes; and that all Sinecure Pensions and useless Offices may be abolished:"

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

Ashwell:

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Inhabitants and Occupiers of Land at Ashwell, in the County of Hertford; praying their Lordships "to proceed to an immediate, extensive and effectual Reform of the Representation of the People in Parliament; that their Lordships will make an immediate Revision of the Tithe System, abolish altogether the present Mode of taking the Tithe in Kind, and effect such a Commutation as may appear equitable between all the Parties therein concerned;" and further praying their Lordships for an Abolition of all Sinecures, unmerited Pensions, Grants and Emoluments, and for such Retrenchment in the Expenditure of the State as will enable their Lordships to reduce the enormous Taxes which prey so grievously upon the industrious Population of this Country:"

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

Saltash:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgage Tenants, Freeholders, Leaseholders and Inhabitants of the antient Borough of Saltash, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take speedy Measures for effecting a Constitutional Reform in the Representation of the People:"

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

Weavers of the Upper District, Gloucestershire:

Upon reading the Petition of the Weavers of the Upper District in the County of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to concur in such Measures for reforming the Commons House of Parliament as will render it a full, fair and free Representation of the People; and that the People may be protected from improper Influence in giving their Votes by the Institution of the Ballot:"

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

Falkland:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Falkland and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That as the National Representation is acknowledged by all Parties to be widely defective, the Right of Election of Members to the Honorable House of Commons be transmitted from all Rotten Boroughs to the more populous Cities, Towns and Districts: That, as their Right and Interest, every adult Male who pays Taxes may have a Vote in the Election of Members to the Honorable House of Commons; and that the Elective Franchise, thus extended, may be accompanied with Triennial Parliaments, and to prevent Hypocrisy, Bribery, &c. Vote by Ballot: That Economy, Retrenchment, the Abolition of all Sinecures and unmerited Pensions be speedily enforced: That the salutary Act of Settlement of William and Mary be renewed, by which Persons holding Office under The King or receiving Pensions from the Crown are totally disqualified for a Seat in the Honorable House of Commons, that, with the Banishment of private Interest, the Public Interest may be the only just paramount Mark for the Aim of the Dexterity, Justice and Benevolence of their Lordships;" and further praying their Lordships "for a speedy Abolition of that obnoxious Impost denominated the Corn Law; to put an End to the East India Monopoly; to repeal all Taxes on Knowledge; and restore to the Lieges all the Rights of which they have been so unjustly deprived by the Agency of the very Power destined to protect them:"

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

Nantwich:

Upon reading the Petition of the Operatives of the Town of Nantwich, in the County of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a popular Representation of the People in the House of Commons; that their Lordships would be pleased to remit a large Portion of the existing Taxes; that all unmerited Pensions and all unnecessary Offices may be suppressed; that the Salaries of the Officers of the State and of the Law may be reduced; that a more reasonable Provision may be made for the Hierarchy; above all, that their Lordships would cause those old Laws to be respected whose Object it is to secure the Freedom of Election, and enact a System of voting by Ballot, with such Regulations as shall seem best calculated to prevent the wealthy and the powerful from evading and usurping that dearest Privilege of the People, the Right of choosing their own Representatives:"

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

Renfrewshire Political Union: (2 Petitions.)

A Petition of the Renfrewshire Political Union was presented and read; praying their Lordships "to pass the Plan of Reform recently introduced into Parliament, undiminished, into a Law, with such further Extension as may seem proper."

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "Archr. Spiers Chairman" and "Geo. Gardner Secretary," who only have signed it.

A Petition of the Renfrewshire Political Union in Scotland was presented and read; praying their Lordships "to go into such Measures as will effect, first, a proper Equalization and Reduction of the present System of Taxation and National Expenditure, in accordance with the Changes and existing Circumstances of the Country; second, a thorough Parliamentary Reform, by repealing the Septennial Act, which is of comparatively recent Introduction, is dangerous in Principle, and injurious to the best Interests of the Country, and by re-establishing a shorter Duration of Parliaments, and also by extending the Elective Franchise to all Male Householders; third, such a Burgh Reform in Scotland as will enable the whole Burgesses to elect the Magistrates and Councillors of their respective Burghs; and lastly, such a Reform as will secure to all Electors the Right of voting by secret Ballot."

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "John Maxwell Chairman" and "Geo. Gardner Secretary," who only have signed it.

Flushing:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Flushing, in the Parish of Mylor, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will consider of, and adopt without Delay, some effectual Method of reforming the System of Parliamentary Representation, which the Petitioners submit should include Vote by Ballot:"

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

Long Sutton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Long Sutton otherwise Sutton St. Mary and its Vicinity, in the County of Lincoln, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships would enact such Laws as will extend and secure the Elective Franchise and Vote by Ballot in the Election of Members to serve in the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

Ward of Bishopsgate, London:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Ward of Bishopsgate, in the City of London, in Ward Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a large Extension of the Right of Suffrage, so that the Commons House may represent the Rights of the many, and not the Interests of the few; and also for curtailing the Duration of Parliament, so that the People may exercise due Controul over their Representatives; and above all Things for the Vote by Ballot, the only sure Protection of the Electors in the conscientious Exercise of their Right to choose those who are to make the Laws by which their Lives, their Liberties and their Property are to be governed:"

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

Market Harborough:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Market Harborough and Neighbourhood, in the County of Leicester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will pass the proposed Measure of His Majesty's Ministers for Parliamentary Reform, without any material Alteration:"

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

Shotts:

Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors and Owners of Land and Houses in the Parish of Shotts and County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Camnethan:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors and Owners of Land and Houses in the Parish of Camnethan and County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Strathaven:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors and Owners of Land and Houses in the Parish of Avendale or Strathaven, County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Dalzeil:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors and Owners of Land and Houses in the Parish of Dalzeil and County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cambuslang:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors and Owners of Land and Houses in the Parish of Cambuslang and County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

East Kilbride:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors and Owners of Land and Houses in the Parish of East Kilbride and County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Glasford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors and Owners of Land and Houses in the Parish of Glasford and County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Carluke:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors and Owners of Land and Houses and Inhabitants in the Parish of Carluke and County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Blantyre:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors and Owners of Land and Houses in the Parish of Blantyre and County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lesmahagow:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors and Owners of Land and Houses in the Parish of Lesmahagow, and Householders therein, in the County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bothwell:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors and Owners of Land and Houses in the Parish of Bothwell and County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "for a great Extension of the Elective Franchise in Scotland:"

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

Com rs under Dundee Paving Act:

Upon reading the Petition of the Commissioners under an Act, intituled, "An Act for the better paving, lighting, watching and cleansing the Borough of Dundee, and for building and maintaining a Bridewell there," whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to reform the present System of Representation in the Commons House of Parliament, by extending greatly the Elective Franchise, and giving separate Representation to the large Towns, as well as Vote by Ballot; and in particular to allow the Borough of Dundee a separate Representation in the Commons House of Parliament; and also to reform the Municipal Constitutions of the Royal Boroughs of Scotland:"

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

Coupar Angus:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Coupar Angus and Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to sanction any Law for a Reform in the Mode of electing the Members of the House of Commons, by such an Extension of the Elective Franchise as may ensure a fair and full Representation of the Community, by a Curtailment of the present Duration of Parliaments, and by such a Mode of Election as shall ensure to every Elector a free and unbiassed Choice:"

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

Brewer Incorporation, Dundee:

Upon reading the Petition of the Maltmen or Brewer Incorporation in Dundee, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to reform the present System of Representation in the Commons House of Parliament, by extending greatly the Elective Franchise, and giving separate Representation to the large Towns, as well as Vote by Ballot; and also to reform the Municipal Constitutions of the Royal Burghs of Scotland:"

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

Convenery of the Trades, Edinburgh:

Upon reading the Petition of the Convenery of the Trades of the City of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "That the Measures of Reform now proposed by His Majesty's Ministers may receive the Sanction of this House:"

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

Linlithgowshire:

Upon reading the Petition of the Noblemen, Freeholders, Justices of the Peace, Commissioners of Supply and Heritors of the County of Linlithgow, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant such an Extension of the Elective Franchise as to them shall seem meet:"

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

Campbeltown.

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Members of the Town Council, and principal Inhabitants of the Burgh of Campbeltown, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt and legislate such Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament as will admit the Owners of Property and the wealthy and intelligent Part of the Community to a Participation in the Elective Franchise, and ensure a more equal Representation of all Parts of the Empire, with a view to preserve, and, so far as the same may be practicable, to improve, our existing Institutions:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petition from Clanwilliam in favor of, & for more equal Distribution of Church Property, &c.

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Barony of Clanwilliam, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships for a more equal Distribution of the Elective Franchise, extending it to Householders as well as Freemen, to Chattel as well as Freehold Interests, to large and populous Towns in lieu of corrupt and depopulated Boroughs, to cheapen Elections, and restrain the Sitting of Placemen and Pensioners: That their Lordships will direct immediately their Attention to the following Abuses prevailing in Ireland; the Disposal elsewhere of the Means which should be applied to the Employment of the Labouring Classes; the increasing Drain of Absentees; the unequal Distribution of Public Wealth; and above all the heavy and undeniable Pressure of Ecclesiastical Taxation upon every Portion of the Community, but especially upon that Portion which derives least Advantage from the Existence of the present Establishment of the Church, with a view to their prompt and efficient Cure, that by a Tax upon Absentee Property, and a just Allocation of Church Revenues to the Education of Youth, the Relief of the distressed, and a more equal and direct Maintenance of the Ministers of Religion, (Purposes for which these Revenues were originally intended,) their Lordships may better consult the Liberties and Happiness and more truly ensure the lasting Prosperity of every Class and Persuasion in the Empire:"

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

Tithe System, Petitions from Melsonby & Tamlaghtfinlagan for Revision of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Land in the Parish of Melsonby, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will, at as early a Period in this Session of Parliament as the Business of the Nation will allow, take into their most serious Consideration the present State of the Tithe Laws, and the Effects now resulting from them, also the Changes which have occurred since they were framed; and that, after a strict and mature Investigation of the Question in all its relative Bearings, they will be pleased to adopt such Measures and to make such Arrangements as shall appear to be consistent with Justice to the Payers and Receivers of Tithes, and most beneficial to the general Interests of Religion and those of the Community at large:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of Tamlaght-finlagan, in the County of Londonderry, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships for an entire Abolition of the Tithe System, as the only Measure likely to arrest the Disquietude of the People, and still the Public Mind; and that their Lordships will provide for the Endowment of the Clergy from a Fund created by the Sale of the Church Lands;" and further praying their Lordships "for Legislative Redress of the Grievances which arise out of Vestry Enactments and the undue Powers vested in the Bishops Courts; and that their Lordships will repeal the Laws that relate to both these Institutions, and that, as they are purely Ecclesiastical, their Lordships will restrict their Jurisdiction to the Members of that Church to which they are appointed:"

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

Union with Ireland, Petitions for Repeal of: (St. Mary's, Kilkenny:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Mary, in the City of Kilkenny, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to restore to them their own Parliament, which they claim as their rightful Inheritance, and of which they were deprived by Bribery, Fraud and Perjury:"

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

Cashel:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Cashel and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Question of the Union between Great Britain and Ireland into their serious Consideration, with a view to its Repeal:"

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

Clonmel.

Upon reading the Petition of the Manufacturers and Tradesmen of the Borough of Clonmel, County of Tipperary, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their serious Consideration the absolute Necessity of restoring to Ireland a resident Legislative:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petition from Grantham in favor of, & for Reduction of Taxation.

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses of the Town of Grantham, and of the Inhabitants of the same Place, and of its Hamlets, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will, with all possible Speed, abolish the Inhabited House and Window Duties, and all Taxes affecting the common Necessaries of Life, not excepting the noxious Corn Laws, which operate as a most heavy and injurious Impost upon the productive Classes of this Country, and are only beneficial to the Owners of the Soil and those who profit by and live upon Taxation; and also the Duty or Stamp upon Newspapers and all other Periodical Publications, and all Enactments against the Printers and Publishers of them; and although last, yet not of the least Importance, that their Lordships will concur in disfranchising all corrupt and decayed Boroughs, and in extending the Franchise of electing Members in future to serve in Parliament to all the Inhabitants paying Parochial or Parliamentary Taxes, not only of all populous Towns at present unrepresented, but also of all Towns, Boroughs and Cities as shall continue to enjoy that Right, and to establish the Exercise of it by Vote by Ballot; and this the Petitioners pray for as the only secure and effectual Method of exercising that inestimable Right:"

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

Coals carried Coastwise, Petitions for Repeal of Duty on: (Bridport:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Bridport and its Vicinity, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Burton Bradstock:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Burton Bradstock, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bradpole:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Bradpole and its Vicinity, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That the Tax on Coals carried Coastwise may be repealed:"

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

Beaminster:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Beaminster and its Vicinity, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Charmouth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Charmouth, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Netherbury:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Netherbury, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Symondsbury:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Symondsbury and its Vicinity, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Powerstock:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Powerstock and its Vicinity, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That the Duties on Coals and Culm carried Coastwise may be repealed:"

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

Broadwinsor:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Broadwinsor and its Vicinity, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Loder:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Loder, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Chidcock:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Chidcock, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bothenhampton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Bothenhampton and its Vicinity, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Allington:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Allington, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will, by repealing the Duties on Coal and Culm, relieve the Petitioners, and others similarly circumstanced, from an Impost which is oppressive, and, being unequal, is unjust:"

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

Ward of Bishopsgate, London.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Ward of Bishopsgate, in the City of London, in Ward Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Law imposing the present Duty of Six Shillings a Chaldron now paid upon all Sea-borne Coals may be forthwith repealed:"

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

Stage Coach, &c. Duty, Petition of Post Masters, &c. of Glasgow for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Post Masters and Coach Contractors of Glasgow and the West of Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to insert a Declaration in the new Act imposing Assessed Taxes, or introduce an Act for the Purpose of exempting Stage Coaches and Carriages kept for Hire, and the Coachmen and Guards thereof, from the Assessed Taxes imposed on them; and also to reduce the Post Horse and Mile Duty to One Half of its present Amount, or at all Events to a Scale in which the highest Rate of Duty shall be Two-pence per Mile, if a greater Reduction cannot be made:"

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

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Aberdeen:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Proprietors, Landholders and others in the County and City of Aberdeen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will investigate the present State of the Negro and Slave Population in the West India Colonies, and adopt such Measures as may seem fit, in conformity to the Resolutions of this House, (and similar Resolutions passed in the House of Commons,) declaring that the Period when a Change was to be effected in the Civil Rights of the Slaves should be that which would be "compatible with the Well-being of the Slaves themselves, with the Safety of the Colonies, and with a fair and equitable Consideration to the Interests of private Property:"

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

York St. Chapel, Dublin:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of professing Christians of the Independent Denomination meeting for Worship in York Street Chapel, Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take such Measures as shall seem fit for effecting the immediate and total Extinction of Slavery in all its Forms in every Part of the King's Dominions:"

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

Endless St. Chapel, Salisbury:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Salisbury and its Vicinity, Protestant Dissenters assembling at the Independent Chapel in Endless Street, in the said City, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to leave the Enforcement of the Acts of Parliament for the Extinction of Slavery no longer in the Hands of the local Authorities of the Colonies, but to put them into Execution by their own Power, for the speedy Termination of that degrading Bondage, which, while it does Injustice to the Slave, is most debasing to the Owner:"

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

Dowlais.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Dowlais, in the Parish of Merthyr-Tydvil and its Vicinity, in the County of Glamorgan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will adopt such Measures for the gradual but entire Extinction of Slavery in the British Dominions, as to the Wisdom of Parliament may seem meet:"

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

Commercial Treaties with Portugal, Return to Address for Papers respecting, delivered.

The Earl Grey laid before the House, "A Return to an Address to His Majesty of the 21st Day of February last, for, 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."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Game Laws, Petition of J. Golding for Alteration in.

Upon reading the Petition of John Golding of Ditton Place, in the Parish of Ditton, in the County of Kent; praying their Lordships, "That such Alterations may be made in the Game Laws as may be expedient to remedy the Evils arising from them:"

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

Canada Timber, Petitions against Increase of Duty on: (Greenock:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Ship Owners and other Inhabitants of the Town of Greenock, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Port Glasgow:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ship Owners and Merchants of the Port of Port Glasgow, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to refuse their Assent to any Laws for altering the relative Rate of Duties now payable on Foreign and Colonial Timber, by a Diminution of the former, or Increase of the latter:"

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

Port Glasgow & Newark:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Council of the United Burghs and Towns Corporate of Port Glasgow and Newark, in Renfrewshire, under their Common Seal; praying, "That their Lordships will resist all Propositions which may be submitted to them for increasing the Duty on Canadian Timber, which will be subversive of the Prosperity of the British Colonial Shipping and Manufacturing Interests:"

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

Cardiff:

Upon reading the Petition of the Ship Owners and Merchants of the Town of Cardiff, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will abstain from passing the proposed Alterations of the Duties on Foreign and British Colonial Timber into a Law, whereby the Shipping and Manufacturing Interests of this Country, already suffering under Difficulties and Depressions, must inevitably sink into still greater Distress:"

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

Hull.

Upon reading the Petition of the Ship Owners and others interested in the Timber Trade at the Port of Hull, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will refuse their Assent to any Law which may tend to alter the relative Rate of Duties now payable on Foreign and Colonial Timber in the Log:"

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

Agricultural Distress, Petition from Brenchley respecting, & for Reduction of Taxation.

Upon reading the Petition of the Occupiers of Land and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Brenchley, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the present State of extreme Distress and Excitement of the Agricultural Labourers into their Consideration, with a view to give them some effectual and immediate Relief, by a Reduction of those Taxes which press most heavily upon the industrious and working Classes of the Community, especially those upon Malt and Hops:"

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

Graduates in Scotch Universities, Address for Accounts respecting.

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, "An Account of the Number of Degrees taken Annually in the University of Edinburgh, from the Year 1800 to the Year 1830 inclusive; distinguishing the Faculties, and stating the Number of Graduates in each of the Four Faculties respectively; also distinguishing, so far as may be possible, those who have taken Degrees after Residence and Attendance at Lectures for the Space of One or more Sessions, from those who have received Degrees without such Residence or Attendance."

"Similar Accounts from,

"The University of Glasgow."

"The University of St. Andrews."

"The University of King's College, Aberdeen."

"The University of Marischall College, Aberdeen."

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

Union with Ireland, Petition from Headford against Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Headford and its Vicinity, in the County of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take such Means to prevent the Repeal of the Union between Great Britain and Ireland as to them may seem most fitting:"

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

Savings Banks Act, Petition of Managers of Chelmsford & Dengie Savings Bank for Amendment of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Committee of Managers of the Chelmsford and Dengie Hundreds Savings Bank, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will make such an Alteration in the Thirty-third Section of the Act of 9th George 4th, Cap. 92, relating to Savings Banks, as shall enable a Depositor in Trust to make a Declaration that he withdraws from the Trust, and leaves the Sum formerly standing in the joint Name of himself and the Person for whose Benefit the Sum was held in Trust, standing in the Sole Name of such lastmentioned Person:"

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

Cuthbertson v. Dick.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Donald Cuthbertson, Accountant in Glasgow, Trustee on the Sequestrated Estate of James Corbet, late Agent in Glasgow; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of January 1828; also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 19th of December 1829, in so far as it finds the Suspender entitled to the Expences of the Litigation subsequent to the Appeal, and allows an Account thereof to be given in, and, when lodged, remits to the Auditor to tax the same and report; and also of an Interlocutor of the said Lords of Session, of the Second Division, of the 30th December 1830, in so far as it adheres to those Parts of the Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary now complained of, and refuses the Desire of the Petitioner's reclaiming Note, and reserves to the Lord Ordinary to modify and decern for the Expences found due to the Suspender by the Lord Ordinary's Interlocutor; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Dick Esquire, formerly of the Island of Jamaica, thereafter residing in Edinburgh, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Dick may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 8th Day of April 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.

Employment, Petition of Labourers of Navan for, & for Repeal of Sub-letting Act (Ireland.)

Upon reading the Petition of the Day Labourers of the Parish of Navan, in the County of Meath, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will make out Employment for them, will abolish the Sub-letting Act, and induce Landholders to set the Petitioners, at a reasonable Rent, a small Portion, suppose One, Two or Three Acres, of those fertile and extensive Lands, the Produce of which goes to feed brute Beasts instead of Human Beings, and not to suffer them to starve in the midst of Plenty:"

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

Clerkenwell, Petition from, against Erection of a new Church.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex, agreed to in Public Vestry, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as will prevent the National Money from being so uselessly and unnecessarily expended as in the Erection of a second new Church in the said Parish, which the Petitioners conceive to be totally unnecessary:"

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

Leeds & Birstal Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and maintaining the Turnpike Road from and out of the Road leading from Quebec, in Leeds, to Homefield Lane End, in Wortley, to communicate with the Road leading from Huddersfield to Birstal, at the Coach and Horses Public House in Birstal, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stafford, &c. Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and maintaining the Roads from Stafford to Sandon, in the County of Stafford, and from Stafford, through Bridgford and Eccleshall, to Ireland's Cross near Woore, in the County of Salop, and from Bridgford aforesaid to the Stone which divides the Liberty of Ranton and Ellenhall in the Road between Bridgford and Newport, and from the Village of Knighton to the Turnpike Road leading from Stone to Woore aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stone Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and improving the Road from the Town of Stone to Gaol Gate, in the Borough of Stafford, and from Green Gate in the said Borough, through Dunston and Penkridge, to Streetway Road, in the Road leading to Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Norwich & North Walsham Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Folkes and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from the City of Norwich to North Walsham, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hilgay Drainage Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Folkes and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually draining certain Fen Lands and Wet Grounds called the Great West Fen, in the Parish of Hilgay, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Five Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Calico, &c. Duties Repeal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties and Drawbacks on printed Calicoes, Linens and Stuffs."

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

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Monday next.

Cotton Wool, Accounts respecting, to be printed.

Ordered, That the Account shewing the Quantity and the Official and Real Value of Cotton Wool imported into the United Kingdom from Foreign Countries in each of the last Ten Years, distinguishing the Countries, and shewing the Rate and Amount of Duty in each Year; And a similar Account of Cotton Wool imported from British Possessions, distinguishing the Possessions, and shewing the Rate and the Amount of Duty in each Year, delivered to the House on Wednesday last, be printed.

Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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."

Creditors (Scotland) Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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."

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."

Churches Building Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the Whole House to the Bill, 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 Report be received on Monday next.

Adjourn.

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