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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 14 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 Lunæ, 14° Martii 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Dux Sussex.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
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Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire,
Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Wellington.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Camden.
March. Ailesbury.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Grey.
Comes Minto.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Howe.
Comes Vane.
Vicecom. Bolingbroke & St. John.
Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. Doneraile.

PRAYERS.

Magistrates, &c. of Dundee et al. v. Kay & Morton.

The Answer of John Mackenzie Lindsay, Merchant, Burgess and Guild Brother of the Royal Burgh of Dundee, to the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Balfour, and others, calling themselves the Magistrates and Town Council of the Burgh of Dundee, was this Day brought in.

Rothschild v. Brookman:

After hearing Counsel for the Appellant, as well on Monday last as this Day, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Nathan Mayer Rothschild, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 16th of July 1829, made in a certain Cause in which James Brookman was Complainant, and the said Nathan Mayer Rothschild, and Armschell Mayer Rothschild, Salomon Mayer Rothschild, Carl Mayer Rotchschild and James Mayer Rothschild, out of the Jurisdiction of the Court, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, and that the Bill of the Respondent might be dismissed, with Costs; or that their Lordships would be pleased to vary the said Decree, or make such other Order in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, might seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of James Brookman put in to the said Appeal; and Counsel appearing for the Respondent in the said Appeal; the Counsel were directed to withdraw:

Decree Affirmed, with Costs.

Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House, and that the Decree therein complained of, be, and the same is hereby Affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay or cause to be paid to the said Respondent the Sum of One hundred Pounds, for his Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Lady M. Montgomerie & Sir C. Lamb v. Rundell & Co. et al. et e con.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein The Right Honorable Lady Mary Montgomerie and Sir Charles Lamb Baronet, her Husband, are Appellants, and Messieurs Rundell and Company, and others, are Respondents, et e contra:

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

Stopham Bridge Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Burrell and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Stopham Bridge, in the Parish of Pulborough, to the Direction Post in the Parish of Steyning on the Turnpike Road leading from Steyning to Horsham, in the County of Sussex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Worthing Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from Worthing to Littlehampton, in the County of Sussex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

North Level Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, 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 improving the Drainage of the Lands lying in the North Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, and in Great Portsand, in the Manor of Crowland, and for providing a Navigation between Clows Cross and the Nene Outfall Cut;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Metropolitan Com rs in Lunacy Account delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Browne, from the Metropolitan Commissioners in Lunacy, attended;"

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

"An Account of all Monies received for Licences by the Clerk of the Metropolitan Commissioners in Lunacy, and of all Monies received from and paid out of the Consolidated Fund to the said Clerk, from the 1st August 1829 to the 1st August 1830; specifying the several Heads of Expenditure."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Reform of Parliament, Petitions in favor of: (Lincoln:) Auchtermuchty:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City, Bail and Close of Lincoln, unanimously adopted at a Meeting held in the Guildhall of the said City:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Auchtermuchty and its Vicinity, composing the Auchtermuchty Political Union, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Incorporation of Tailors, Wester Portsburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Tailors of Wester Portsburgh, (in the Barony of Easter and Wester Portsburgh,) Parish of Saint Cuthberts and County of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal:

Linlithgow:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Southwark:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants, Householders, being Electors of the Town and Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surrey, in Town Hall assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Forfar:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Town Council, Burgesses and Inhabitant Householders of the Royal Burgh of Forfar, in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to support the Plan of Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament proposed by His Majesty's Ministers:"

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

Sunderland:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Sunderland and the Wearmouths, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships, in order to effect a just and constitutional Representation of the People, will pass into a Law the Measure now pending, by which so desirable an Object will be accomplished:"

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

Clerkenwell:

A Petition of the Inhabitants of Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex, as agreed to in Public Vestry, was presented and read; praying their Lordships "to carry the Plan of His Majesty's Ministers for the Reform of Parliament into immediate Effect."

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "Thos. Key Churchwarden," who only has signed it.

Poole:

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses of the Town and County of Poole, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to bestow on the great and restorative Measure of Parliamentary Reform their most mature Deliberation and unceasing Endeavours, that by the Blessing of Divine Providence, and by their Lordships united and accumulated Wisdom, the same may be perfected; that the British Constitution may be preserved in all its Force and Purity, and still be pre-eminent for the Magnitude of those Blessings which it bestows and secures to all Classes of His Majesty's loyal, dutiful and affectionate Subjects:"

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

Totness: (withdrawn.)

A Petition of The Mayor and Corporation of the Borough of Totness, in the County of Devon, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "That the Bill for effecting a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, now depending in that House, may be passed into a Law;" being offered to be presented to the House;

And the same being objected to as irregular, in entering into the Provisions of a Bill not yet before this House, the said Petition was (by Leave of the House) withdrawn.

Northumberland.

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of 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; and that the voting by Ballot may receive the serious Consideration of their Lordships:"

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

Coals carried Coastwise, 2 Petitions from Cambridge for Repeal of Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants and Dealers in Coals in the Town of Cambridge and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Tax on Sea-borne Coals may be forthwith repealed, and the poorer Classes relieved from so unequal and unjust an Impost on an Article of the first Necessity to their Comfort; and that some effectual Assistance may be thereby afforded to our declining Manufactories, and the distressed Labourers employed in their Works:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Cambridge, in the County of Cambridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will forthwith repeal the most grievous Tax on Sea-borne Coals:"

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

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Holywell & Needingworth:) Bailieborough:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Holywell and Needingworth, in the County of Huntingdon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

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

Bridge St. Chapel, Cavan:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Bridge Street Chapel, in the Town of Cavan and in the County of Cavan, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt forthwith the most decisive and effectual Measures for securing the early and utter Extinction of Slavery in the British Colonies:"

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

Dissenting Ministers, London & Westminster:

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, composing the general Body of Protestant Dissenting Ministers of the Three Denominations residing in and about the Cities of London and Westminster; praying their Lordships "to adopt, without Delay, such Measures of Justice and sound Policy as to them shall appear most effectual for preventing Slavery in the British Colonies from being transmitted to Posterity, and for abolishing it with regard to the existing Generation:"

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

Mallow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination, and of the Congregation assembling in Zion Chapel, Mallow, County of Cork, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will at once take such decisive and effectual Measures for the immediate Extinction of the most criminal and unconstitutional System of Slavery as shall to them seem meet:"

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

Hope St. Chapel, Wigan:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling in Hope Street Chapel, in Wigan, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will relieve the Country of the Guilt and Ignominy involved in the Continuance of Slavery, by adopting and enforcing such Measures as shall, by equitably consulting the Interests of all, secure its immediate and total Abolition throughout the British Dependencies:"

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

Little Staughton.

Upon reading the Petition of the Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination of Little Staughton, in the County of Bedford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will adopt such Measures as will effect the immediate Emancipation of the Slaves in His Majesty's Dominions:"

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

East India Trade, Petition of Chamber of Commerce, Staffordshire Potteries, for opening.

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Chamber of Commerce and of other Manufacturers in the Staffordshire Potteries, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "by opening a free Trade to China, and the Removal of the Restrictions which still impede the Commerce of this Country with British India, to secure for the Petitioners the Enjoyment of those Rights and Benefits to which they feel themselves entitled in common with the rest of His Majesty's Subjects:"

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

The King's Answer to Address.

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

Tithe System, Petition from Rehill for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Landholders and Householders of the Manor of Rehill, in the County of Tipperary, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the present System of Tithes may be abolished; and that the Land may be taxed, in Conjunction with Real Property, for the Purpose of paying liberally the Clergymen of all Persuasions:"

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

Bishops Courts (Ireland,) Petition from Navan for Alteration in.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Navan, in the County of Meath, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to make such Alterations in the Bishops Courts, as that cheap, prompt and unbiassed Justice may be extended to the People:"

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

Union with Ireland, Petition from Clonoulty & Rossmore for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Tradesmen of the United Parishes of Clonoulty and Rossmore, in the County of Tipperary, in Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will apply to the Grievances of Ireland their only Remedy, a Repeal of the Union:"

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

Disabilities of the Jews, Petition of Unitarians for Removal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Unitarian Christians, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to remove from their Jewish Brethren the Burthen of the oppressive Laws that impose Civil Disabilities on them, and from their common Country the Opprobrium of Religious Intolerance:"

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

Corporations, (Ireland,) Petition from Navan for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Navan, in the County of Meath, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abolish the corrupt, selfish, intolerant and insulting Corporations of Ireland, and thus to give to every Householder equal Rights, equal Privileges, and equal Opportunities to promote the Public Good:"

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

Criminal Laws, Petition from Wattisfield for Revision of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of Wattisfield and its Vicinity, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Punishment of Death may be erased from the Statute Book for Crimes where Property alone is concerned:"

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

Creditors (Scotland) Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Manchester Gas Light Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize the raising of further Monies for supplying the Town of Manchester with Gas."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Winchester Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cleeve & Evesham Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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 5 preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Stephen and Sir Giffin Wilson;

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

Cotton Wool, Petition of Cotton Spinners, &c. Paisley, against proposed Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Cotton Spinners, Manufacturers and others interested in the Cotton Trade of Paisley and other Towns, in the County of Renfrew, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to reject the proposed additional Tax on Cotton Wool, as highly prejudicial to the best Interests of the Country:"

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

Calico, &c. Duties Repeal Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties and Drawbacks on printed Calicoes, Linens and Stuffs;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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 the former Messengers;

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

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

The Lord Melbourne laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 21st Day of February last,

"A Copy of the Report of The Archbishop of Dublin to The Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council of Ireland, containing the Reasons for uniting Episcopally the Vicarage of Wicklow and the Rectory and Vicarage of Drumkey and the Vicarage of Kilpole, with their Appurtenances, in the Diocese of Dublin."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Churches Building Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury (according to Order) reported 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."

And the said Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Then several Amendments were made by the House to the said Bill.

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

Brodie v. Sinclair.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein George Brodie is Appellant, and William Sinclair Esquire is Respondent, ex-parte, the Respondent not having put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though peremptorily Ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex-parte, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondent puts in his Answer thereto in the mean time.

Bankruptcy Court Bill.

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

It was moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to establish a Court in Bankruptcy;" be re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House on the 15th Day of April next."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Goodlake Leave for a Bill to take the Name of Surman:

Upon reading the Petition of John Surman Goodlake of Swindon, in the County of Gloucester, Gentleman; praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill to enable him to take and use the Surname of Surman only:"

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

Bill presented.

Accordingly, The Earl of Shaftesbury presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Surman Goodlake to take and use the Sirname of Surman, pursuant to the Provisions of the Will of John Surman, late of Swindon, in the County of Gloucester, Gentleman, deceased."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Population (Ireland) Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

Poor Settlement Bill.

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

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."

Birmingham Grammar School Bill, The King's Consent signified:

The Earl of Shaftesbury acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth, in Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to erect a School House, Masters Houses and other suitable Accommodations for the said School, on a new Site in the Vicinity of the Town of Birmingham, and to extend the Objects of the Charity; and for other Purposes," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Bill reported:

Then The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the last-mentioned Bill was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Petition against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by themselves, their Agents, Counsel and Witnesses against the same; and that the said Bill may be amended:"

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

Report from Journal Com ee.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords SubCommittees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and of the Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain and Ireland, and Lords of Parliament, and to peruse and perfect the Journals of this and former Sessions of Parliament; "That the Committee had met, and had come to the following Resolution; (vizt.)

"Resolved, That there being now ready for Delivery the Sixty-second Volume of the Journals, beginning the 4th of February 1830 and ending the 23d of July 1830, with an Index thereto, which Volume has been printed in pursuance of the Order of the House of the 15th of June 1793, the said Volume be delivered in the same Manner as the preceding Volumes of the Journals have been delivered."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House; and Ordered accordingly.

Report from Com ee on Devon Peerage:

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Petition of William Courtenay Viscount Courtenay of Powderham Castle, in the County of Devon, to His Majesty; praying, "That his Right to the Earldom of Devon may be recognized by His Majesty, and that he may be accordingly summoned to Parliament as Earl of Devon;" together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, and the Report of The Attorney General thereunto annexed; "That the Committee had met, and had considered the Matter to them referred, and had heard Counsel as well on behalf of the Petitioner, as also His Majesty's Attorney General on behalf of the Crown, and had come to the following Resolution; (vizt.)

"Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That William Viscount Courtenay hath made out his Claim to the Title, Honor and Dignity of Earl of Devon."

Which Report was read by the Clerk.

And the said Resolution, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Resolution that the Claimant hath made out his Claim.

Resolved and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That William Viscount Courtenay hath made out his Claim to the Title, Honor and Dignity of Earl of Devon.

Ordered, That the said Resolution and Judgment be laid before His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Lead, Accounts respecting, to be printed.

Ordered, That the Account of the Quantity of Foreign Lead and Lead Ore imported from 1st January 1830 to 1st January 1831; also, The Account of the total Amount of Duty paid on the same; and also, The Account of the Quantity of British Lead and Lead Ore exported from 1st January 1830 to 1st January 1831; the Countries and Places to which such Exports have been made, and the Periods; and from what Ports of the United Kingdom the Exports have been made; severally delivered to the House on Tuesday last, be printed.

Trower's Divorce Bill, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Charles Hood Chicheley Plowden Esquire, Mrs. Chicheley Plowden, Richard Ridler, Mary Price and Mrs. Newcome do attend this House on the 25th Day of this instant March, in order to their being examined, as Witnesses 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."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum quintum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.