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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 21 March 1831

Pages 344-351

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

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Die Lunæ, 21° Martii 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Dux Sussex.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Archiep. Cassellen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bath. et Well.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
-
Vicecom. Bolingbroke & St. John.
Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. Doneraile.
Vicecom. St. Vincent.
Vicecom. Sidmouth.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Saltoun.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Maryborough.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Plunket.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk,
Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wellington.
March. Winchester.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Thomond.
March. Camden.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Digby.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Onslow.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Minto.
Comes Verulam.
Comes St. Germans.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Vane.
Comes Dudley.
Comes Cawdor.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Tenterden sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day Arthur George Earl of Onslow and William Conyngham Lord Plunket took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Wakefield Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and maintaining the Road from Wakefield to Aberford, in the County of York."

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

V. Bolingbroke & St. John.
V. Sydney.
V. Doneraile.
V. St. Vincent.
V. Sidmouth.
V. Gordon.
V. Beresford.
V. Goderich.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Melbourne.
L. Dacre.
L. Stourton.
L. Teynham.
L. Gower.
L. Saltoun.
L. Colville of Culross.
L. Belhaven & Stenton.
L. Hay.
L. King.
L. Monson.
L. Boston.
L. Ducie.
L. Sundridge & Hamilton.
L. Foley.
L. Montagu.
L. Suffield.
L. Auckland.
L. Selsey.
L. Calthorpe.
L. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
L. Rolle.
L. Carbery.
L. Farnham.
L. Redesdale.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Arden.
L. Manners.
L. Clanbrassill.
L. Maryborough.
L. Bexley.
L. Somerhill.
L. Fife.
L. Tenterden.
L. Plunket.
L. Melros.
L. Rosebery.
L. Clanwilliam.
L. Wynford.
D. Cumberland.
D. Sussex.
L. Abp. Cashell.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Newcastle.
D. Wellington.
M. Winchester.
M. Salisbury.
M. Bute.
M. Thomond.
M. Camden.
M. Cleveland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Albemarle.
E. Northesk.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Cowper.
E. Guilford.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Digby.
E. Mansfield.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Charlemont.
E. Wicklow.
E. Caledon.
E. Rosslyn.
E. Onslow.
E. Chichester.
E. Gosford.
E. Grey.
E. Minto.
E. Verulam.
E. St. Germans.
E. Beauchamp.
E. Eldon.
E. Falmouth.
E. Vane.
E. Dudley.
E. Cawdor.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Vicinity of Fakenham, in Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass the Ministerial Measures for Reform in Parliament, the Petitioners being firmly convinced they will promote Unity, Confidence and Satisfaction among all Ranks and Classes in the British Empire:"

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

Perth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Mechanics and others, Inhabitants of the City of Perth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, when the Bill for Reform shall come before them, they will with all possible Dispatch pass the same into a Law, as the Petitioners are firmly convinced that that Measure can only save the Country from Consequences which they are sure their Lordships, along with every good Man, must shudder to think of:"

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

Central District of Perthshire:

Upon reading the Petition of the Farmers in the Central District of Perthshire, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Woodbridge:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Division of Woodbridge, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Aldborough:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Borough of Aldborough, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Northampton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Northampton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Daventry:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Daventry, in the County of Northampton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Upton upon Severn:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Gentlemen, Tradesmen, Farmers and other respectable Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Upton upon Severn and its Neighbourhood, in the County of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Margate:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Margate, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Warminster:

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

Burgesses of Lancaster, residing in Bolton-le-Moors:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses of the Borough of Lancaster, residing in Bolton-le-Moors, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Fenstanton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Fenstanton, in the County of Huntingdon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

South Molton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of South Molton, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wellington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Wellington, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Houstoun:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Houstoun, in Renfrewshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Axminster:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Axminster, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Incorporation of Fleshers, Dunfermline:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Fleshers of the Burgh of Dunfermline, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kirkintilloch:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses, Proprietors, Traders and Inhabitants of the Burgh of Kirkintilloch, in the County of Dumbarton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Provost, &c. of Linlithgow:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates and Council of the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, in Common Council assembled, under their Common Seal:

Queensferry:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors, Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Queensferry and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sedgley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Churchwardens, Overseers and others, Inhabitants of the Parish of Sedgley, in the County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lincoln:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Sheriffs, Citizens and Commonalty of the City of Lincoln, assembled in Common Council, under their Common Seal:

Horsham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Bailiffs of the Borough of Horsham, and other Inhabitants of the Town and Parish and Vicinity of Horsham, in the County of Sussex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Waterford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the City of Waterford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Incorporation of Barbers, Glasgow:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Barbers in Glasgow, under their Common Seal:

Dunning:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Village and Parish of Dunning, Perthshire, North Britain, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Banks of the Leven:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants employed in the Public Works, and others, residing upon the Banks of the Leven, Dumbartonshire, in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Dunse:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Dunse, in the County of Berwick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ward of Aldgate, London:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Alderman, Common Councilmen and Inhabitants of the Ward of Aldgate, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Incorporation of Hammermen, Easter & Wester Portsburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Hammermen of Easter and Wester Portsburgh, in the Parish of Saint Cuthberts or West Kirk, and County of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal:

Tailor Incorporation, Perth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Tailor Incorporation of Perth:

Auchtermuchty:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Town Council, Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh and Parish of Auchtermuchty, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Incorporation of Bakers, Easter & Wester Portsburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Bakers of Easter and Wester Portsburgh, Parish of St. Cuthberts and County of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal:

Jedburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates and Councillors of the Burgh of Jedburgh, under their Common Seal:

Incorporate Trades of Calton, Edinburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporated Trades of the Barony of Calton, of the City of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal:

Incorporation of Fleshers, Edinburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of Thomas M'Millan Deacon, and remanent Members of the Incorporation of Fleshers of the City of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal:

Exeter:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freemen, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the City and County of the City of Exeter, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Stirling:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Stirling, under their Common Seal:

Canongate:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Heritors and Inhabitants of the ancient Burgh and Regality of Canongate, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Thurso:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Proprietors, Merchants, Ship Owners and other Inhabitants of the Burgh of Barony of Thurso, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Renfrewshire:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Noblemen, Gentlemen, Freeholders, Commissioners of Supply, Justices of Peace, Magistrates of Towns and other Householders in the County of Renfrew:

Society of Barbers, Edinburgh: Lanarkshire:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Society of Barbers of Edinburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Justices of the Peace, Commissioners of Supply and Heritors of the County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Airdrie:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Baillies, Counsellors, Burgesses, Heritors and other Inhabitants of the Burgh of Airdrie, in the County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Incorporations of Wrights, Dunfermline; and of Bonnet Makers, &c. Edinburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Incorporation of Wrights of Dunfermline, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Bonnet Makers and Dyers of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal, and John Campbell Lawrie their Deacon, for himself and the remanent Members of said Corporation:

Peebles:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Town Council and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Peebles, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Incorporations of Coopers, Glasgow; and of Masons, Glasgow:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Deacon, Collector, Masters and remanent Members of the Incorporation of Coopers of the City of Glasgow, under their Common Seal:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Deacon and other Members of the Incorporation of Masons in Glasgow, under their Common Seal:

Tain:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors, Burgesses and Householders of the Royal Burgh of Tain and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Merchant Company of Ayr:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Master, Assistants and Members of the Merchant Company of Ayr, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wigtown:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Councillors, Burgesses, Merchants and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Wigtown, in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Faculty of Procurators, Glasgow:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Dean and Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow, incorporated by Royal Charter, under their Common Seal:

Incorporations of Fleshers, &c. Canongate & North Leith; of Skinners, &c. Glasgow; and of Bakers, Glasgow;

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the United Incorporation of Fleshers and Candlemakers of Canongate and North Leith:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Skinners and Glovers in Glasgow, under their Common Seal:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Bakers in Glasgow, under their Common Seal:

Seven Incorporated Trades of Stirling:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Convener, Deacons and Members of the Seven Incorporated Trades of the Burgh of Stirling:

Incorporations of Cordwainers, Glasgow; and of Bakers of Canongate:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Deacon, Collector, Masters and remanent Members of the Incorporation of Cordwainers in the City of Glasgow, under their Common Seal:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Bakers of Canongate, Edinburgh:

Chepping Wycombe:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Aldermen, Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the Borough of Chepping Wycombe, in the County of Buckingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Darlington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Darlington, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Carlisle:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Householders and Inhabitants of Carlisle, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bedlington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Bedlington, in the County of Durham, and the Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Greenwich:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders and Parishioners of the ancient Town of Greenwich, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Droitwich:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants and Householders of the Borough of Droitwich, in the County of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Girvan:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Town of Girvan, in the County of Ayr, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Romsey Infra & Extra:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Romsey Infra and Parish of Romsey Extra, in the County of Southampton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ayr, &c:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Proprietors of Lands and Houses, Householders, Tenants and others, in Ayr, Newton, Wallacetown, Content and Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Newburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Town Council, Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Newburgh, in the County of Fife, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bervie:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Bervie, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Chelsea:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Saint Luke, Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tarbolton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Tarbolton, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Monmouth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Burgesses and Inhabitant Householders of the Borough of Monmouth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Elderslie:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Elderslie (the Birthplace of the immortal Wallace,) in the County of Renfrew, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Olave, Southwark:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being the Rector, Churchwardens and Overseers and Parishioners of the Parish of Saint Olave, in the Town and Borough of Southwark:

Great Lumley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Great Lumley, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Fatfield:

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

Wapping:

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

Newbottle:

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

Ward of Langbourn, London:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Ward of Langbourn, in the City of London, in Ward Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That the Measure for effecting a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, proposed by His Majesty's Ministers, may be passed into a Law:"

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

Cumberland:

A Petition of the Nobility, Clergy, Gentry and Freeholders of the County of Cumberland, in Public Meeting convened, was presented and read; praying, "That their Lordships will pass in their present Form the Bills which the Petitioners understand His Majesty's Ministers have recently submitted to the Commons House of Parliament, to reform the Imperfections which exist in the Representative Part of the mixed Form of Government under which we live."

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "John Taylor Sheriff," who only has signed it.

Suffolk:

A Petition of the Freeholders and substantial Householders of the County of Suffolk, agreed to unanimously at a Meeting convened by the High Sheriff of the said County at Stowmarket, was presented and read; praying their Lordships, "That the Measure for effecting a Reform of the existing Abuses in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, when introduced into this House, may be allowed to pass through its various Stages without any Modification or Alteration in its Principle in any way whatever."

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "John Read Sheriff," who only has signed it.

Tenterden:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Hundred of Tenterden, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Woodchurch:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Woodchurch, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

HighHalden:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of High Halden, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will pass into a Law the Proposition submitted by His Majesty's Government to the other House of Parliament for an extensive but yet temperate and well-digested Reform in the Representation of the People in that House, so well calculated to secure the Liberties of the People and strengthen the Foundations of the Throne:"

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

Bridgwater:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Bridgwater, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to pass into a Law the Plan of Parliamentary Reform which has been introduced by His Majesty's Ministers into the House of Commons, and thereby confirm the just Wishes and Expectations of the People:"

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

Newport Pratt:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Newport Pratt, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to support the present Reform Measure introduced into the House of Commons by Lord John Russell, the only Means left, in the Opinion of the Petitioners, to save the United Kingdom from utter Ruin:"

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

Bannockburn:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Bannockburn and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will, in respect of the Measure of Parliamentary Reform, harmonize with His Majesty's Ministers, which is the decided and united Opinion of the whole Kingdom, except those who Profit by the opposite Doctrine:"

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

Perth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the City of Perth, in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "in taking into Consideration the defective and degrading State of the Representation of Scotland, and the absurd and mischievous existing System of Burgh Government, to give the Petitioners a Voice in the Election of their Municipal Magistrates and Members of Parliament, without the Intervention of any Corporate Body or irresponsible or self-interested Delegates:"

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

Incorporation of Candlemakers, Edinburgh:

Upon reading the Petition of the Deacon and remament Members of the Incorporation of Candlemakers of the City of Edinburgh; praying their Lordships "to pass the Bill for effecting a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament into a Law, should the said Bill be sent to their Lordships by that Honorable House, the same being, in the Opinion of the Petitioners, a proper and constitutional Mode of improving the State of the Representation of the People, and cementing in the strongest Manner the Interest of the Crown, the Peerage and the People:"

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

Hawick:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the Burgh of Hawick, North Britain, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "by approving of the Plan of Reform which the Ministers have brought forward, to establish that Sympathy in Interest and Feeling that ought ever to exist between the People and their Representatives in Parliament:"

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

Culross:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Culross, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to take such speedy and effectual Measures to remedy the Evils of the existing System of Representation, particularly that of Scotland, as their Lordships shall deem most proper:"

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

Society of High Constables, Perth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Society of High Constables of the City and Royal Burgh of Perth; praying their Lordships "to give their Sanction to the Bills for the Attainment of that salutary Object, a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, and pass the same into a Law:"

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

Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbright:

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates, Feuars, Merchants, Master Tradesmen and other Householders of the Burgh of Gatehouse of Fleet, in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, and of the Farmers and Occupiers of Land in the Vicinity thereof, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant such an Extension of the Elective Franchise as may produce a fair Representation of the Property, Intelligence and Population of Scotland:"

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

Wick, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses, Feuars and other Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Wick, and of the Villages of Pulteney Town and Louisburgh, in the County of Caithness, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lauder:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Lauder, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to alter the present defective and degrading State of the Representation of Scotland, and to amend the same as they may deem best for the Interests of the Country:"

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

Incorporations of Goldsmiths, Edinburgh; of Waulkers, Edinburgh;

Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "That the Elective Franchise of Scotland, both in Counties and Burghs, may be considerably extended:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Waulkers of the City of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to afford such Reform in the Commons House of Parliament as they may see proper; and so to alter and amend the Mode of Election, and to extend the Elective Franchise, as will afford the Petitioners a free and full Voice in the Election of their Representative in the other House of Parliament:"

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

and of Wrights, &c. Edinburgh:

Upon reading the Petition of the United Incorporations of Wrights and Masons, Coopers, Bowyers, Glaziers, Painters, Slaters and Plumbers of the City of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "That the System of Parliamentary Representation presently established in Scotland may be so altered as to confer on a far greater Proportion of the People of Scotland the Elective Franchise, in Counties as well as in Burghs:"

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

Fortrose & Rosemarkie:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses, Householders and Inhabitants of the United Royal Burghs of Fortrose and Rosemarkie, in the County of Ross, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to grant such an Extension of the Elective Franchise as shall comprehend a fair Proportion of the Wealth, Talent and Intelligence of the Communities of the Burghs; and in a similar Manner to alter the System of Self-election of Magistrates and Town Councils; and to effect these salutary Changes in such a Manner as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Bodmin:

Upon reading the Petition of the Aldermen, Capital Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the Borough of Bodmin, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to extend the Elective Franchise of the close Boroughs, to give the County Magistrates a concurrent Jurisdiction with Borough Justices, and to introduce, without Delay, such a Reform in the Representation of the People as will satisfy their just Expectations, most effectually conduce to the Purity of Election, and contribute to the Stability, Welfare and Happiness of the Country:"

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

Incorporation of Maltmen of Leith:

Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Maltmen of Leith, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to take the Laws regarding the present Mode of electing and returning Members to sit in the Commons House of Parliament into Consideration, and to enact such Legislative Measures thereanent as will afford to the People of Scotland in general, and to this large and Commercial Town in particular, a fair and reasonable Representation in Parliament:"

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

Incorporated Trades, Canongate:

Upon reading the Petition of the Deacon, Convener and other Deacons of the Incorporated Trades of the Burgh of Canongate; praying their Lordships "to grant such an Extension and Improvement of the Elective Franchise as may satisfy the Demands of the Country, and such an Improvement of the Municipal Government of the Royal and other Burghs as may secure to the Inhabitants thereof an effectual Control in the Management of their own Affairs:"

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

Ld. Provost, &c. of Perth:

Upon reading the Petition of The Lord Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the City and Royal Burgh of Perth, under their Common Seal; praying, "That their Lordships will take into their serious Consideration the System of Self-election in the Burghs of Scotland, so universally complained of, and will be pleased to adopt such a Plan of Relief and Mode of Election in future as may allow the Burgesses a Vote in the Management of their own Affairs, and be more calculated to produce Unanimity, prevent Differences and give general Satisfaction to the Public:"

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

Gorbals of Glasgow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors and Inhabitants of Gorbals of Glasgow, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Plan of Reform introduced by His Majesty's Ministers may forthwith pass into a Law, because, in the Judgment of the Petitioners, it is eminently calculated to give Strength to the British Constitution, to promote the Rights and Liberties of the People, to secure their Devotion and Attachment to the Government and Institutions of the Country, and to heap imperishable Renown and Glory in His Majesty's Reign, making Him one of the most popular and beloved Monarchs that ever sat on the Throne of these Realms:"

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

Dumbarton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Dumbarton, in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt and pass into a Law the proposed Bill for altering and extending the System of Representation for Scotland:"

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

Haddington:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Burgh of Haddington, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt Measures for improving the Representation of Scotland, by extending the Elective Franchise, both in Counties and Burghs, to Proprietors and Occupiers of Property of a moderate yearly Rent, or such other Means for attaining this desirable Object as to their Lordships may seem proper:"

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

Ld. Provost, &c. of Glasgow:

Upon reading the Petition of The Lord Provost, Magistrates and Common Council of the City of Glasgow, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "for the Adoption of such Measures for the Extension of the Elective Franchise in Scotland as may, by uniting all Classes of the Community in Support of the great Interests of the Nation, secure the Stability of the Constitution, and promote and extend the Welfare, Prosperity and Happiness of the British Empire:"

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

Liberty of the Rolls, Middlesex:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Liberty of the Rolls, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to merge all personal Feelings and individual Interest for the Public Good, and pass the Bill for reforming and improving the Representation of the People into a Law:"

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

Provost, &c. of Haddington:

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates and Councillors of the Royal Burgh of Haddington, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to pass the Bills to amend the Representation of the People, and especially the Bill applicable to the Royal Burghs of Scotland, thereby affording a just and reasonable Representation in Parliament:"

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

Birmingham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Birmingham and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That no Alteration may be made by them in the Committee on the Reform Bill, by which the substantial Principle of the proposed Amendment of the Representation of the People can be possibly endangered:"

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

Manchester:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of Manchester, in their Town Hall assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That they will not permit any deteriorating Alteration to be made in the proposed Plan for effecting a Reform in Parliament; but that so far as their Lordships are concerned, they will cause this great and important Measure to pass into a Law uninjured by any mutilating Concession:"

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

Warrington:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Warrington, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Ministerial Plan of Reform may pass into a Law; and that their Lordships will on no account allow any essential Deviation therefrom:"

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

Ayr Friendly Society:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Ayr Philanthropic Friendly Society, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships, setting aside every private Consideration, will look to no Interest but that of their Country, and give full Effect to the liberal and laudable Exertions of His Majesty's Ministers to effect a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, for the Benefit of the United Empire:"

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

Holywell:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants and Rate Payers of the Parish of Holywell, in the County of Flint, in Vestry assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Bills founded upon the Principle of Parliamentary Reform, should they be introduced into this House, may become a Law, to enable His Majesty's Ministers to redeem their Pledges of Reform and Retrenchment:"

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

Renfrew:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses, Feuars, Householders and other Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Renfrew, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "as they regard the best Interests of the Country, to sanction with their Approbation the Plan of Reform introduced into the House of Commons by Lord John Russell, under the Patronage of the Ministers of the Crown, and thereby secure the Peace, the Happiness and Prosperity of the whole Nation:"

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

Navan:

Upon reading the Petition of the Professional, Commercial and other Inhabitants of the Town of Navan, in the County of Meath, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass into a Law the great Measure of Parliamentary Reform brought forward by the present enlightened Ministry, in all its Details; and that their Lordships will grant a liberal and impartial Extension of equal Laws, equal Justice and equal Franchise in every respect, to the Irish as well as to the English and Scotch People, as on such Impartiality, and on such alone, depend the Satisfaction, the Content and Tranquillity of that long irritated, distracted and miserable Country:"

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

Glasgow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Bankers, Manufacturers, Traders and Inhabitants of Glasgow, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass into Law the Bills which have been introduced for carrying into Effect the Measures which His Majesty's Ministers have proposed for reforming the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

St. Andrew, Holborn:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Andrew, Holborn, in the City of London and County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships may take immediate Measures to effectuate such a Reform in the Commons House of Parliament as will for ever extinguish all Power in Individuals of returning, in consequence of Borough Property, Members to that House, and as will give the Right of electing Representatives to every large and populous Town; and also such Measures as will secure to the People the Right of voting by Ballot; and that their Lordships will also promote Economy and Retrenchment in every possible Manner, abolishing at once all unnecessary Pensions, Places and Emoluments; and that their Lordships will cause an Enquiry to be made into the Church Revenues, and, wherever they may be found inordinate, appropriate them to the Service of the Public; and also into the present System of Tithes, with the view, if found practicable, of abolishing the same:"

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

Ward of Cornhill, London.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Ward of Cornhill, in Ward Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to devise such Measures as may seem meet for effecting such a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament as will give Stability to the Throne, constitutional Support to this House, correct undue Influence, give Security to Property, and form a Bond of Union between all Classes of His Majesty's Subjects:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petition from Totnes that the Borough may still return Two Members.

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor and Burgesses of the Borough of Totnes, in the County of Devon, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "That by the Provision of the present Bill for a Reform in the Commons House of Parliament, this Borough may not be precluded from returning Two Members to Parliament; and that if the Right of electing those Members be altered from the ancient Usage and Custom of the Borough, which was decided by a Committee of the Honorable the House of Commons as far back as the 8th of William the Third, that it may be confined to the respectable Inhabitants of the Borough and Parish of Totnes resident within the same, and not be extended to the Inhabitants of any adjoining Parish or Parishes:"

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

Prohibition & Mandamus Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to improve the Proceedings in Prohibition and on Writs of Mandamus;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Great Marlow Church Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down the Parish Church of Great Marlow, in the County of Buckingham, and for rebuilding the same on or near the present Site thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Cotton Factories, Petition of Cotton Yarn Dressers, Manchester, for limiting Hours of Labour in.

Upon reading the Petition of the Operative Cotton Yarn Dressers in Manchester and its Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass a Law entirely prohibiting the Employment of Persons under Twenty-one Years of Age in the Night, and not more than Eleven and a Half Hours each Day, in Cotton and other Mills:"

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

Galway Elective Franchise, Petition from Merchants Quay, Galway, for Extension of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Parish of Merchants Quay, in the Town of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to equalize Civil Rights in Galway, by extending to the Roman Catholic Mercantile and Trading Classes the Elective Franchise in as full and ample a Manner as the same is now enjoyed by Protestants:"

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

Herne Bay Pier Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Pier or Jetty and other Works at Herne Bay, in the Parish of Herne, in the County of Kent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coventry & Stoney Stanton Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from the City of Coventry to Stoney Stanton, in the County of Leicester, to unite with the present Turnpike Road there leading through Narborough to the Borough of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coventry & Over Whitacre Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of Coventry to Over Whitacre, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Reform of Parliament, Petitions against proposed Measure: (County of Selkirk:).

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders of the County of Selkirk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to deprive the County of Selkirk of its ancient Right of returning a Representative of its own to Parliament, as proposed in the Reform Bill brought forward under the Sanction of His Majesty's Ministers:"

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

Magistrates, &c. of Selkirk:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Town Council, in Council assembled, of the Royal Burgh of Selkirk, for themselves and as representing the Community of the said Burgh, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to continue the Right of making the Elections for Burghs by a Delegate chosen from each Burgh, and more especially to continue the District of Burghs to which Selkirk belongs as it has hitherto been, and not join to it the Town of Falkirk, or any other Town, as proposed in the Reform Bill sanctioned by His Majesty's Ministers:"

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

County of Berwick:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Justices of Peace and Commissioners of Supply of the County of Berwick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to agree to the sudden and fundamental Changes contemplated by His Majesty's Ministers in the Constitution of the Parliament of Great Britain:"

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

Edinburgh.

Upon reading the Petition of the Bankers, Merchants, Members of the College of Justice and other Inhabitants of Edinburgh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "in this momentous Crisis to maintain the best Interests of their Country, and to defend its most sacred and valuable Institutions, by rejecting the Plan of Reform which has been introduced into Parliament by His Majesty's Ministers, a Project calculated to excite such general and well-grounded Alarm:"

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

Landlords Right of Hypothec (Scotland) Bill presented.

The Lord Belhaven and Stenton presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Landlords Right of Hypothec in Scotland."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Bp. Worcester's Estate Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable The Right Reverend The Lord Bishop of Worcester, and his Successors, to grant Leases of certain Hereditaments belonging to the Episcopal See of Worcester, situate, arising or growing within the Parish of Ripple, in the County of Worcester," 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.

Cambridge University Estate Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to effect an Exchange between The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge, and The Master, Fellows and Scholars of the College or Hall of the Holy Trinity commonly called Trinity Hall, in the same University, of Lands situate in the Parish of Saint Andrew the Less, in the Town of Cambridge, in the County of Cambridge; and for authorizing the Removal of the present Botanic Garden of the said University to a new and more eligible Site; and for other Purposes," 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.

Goodlake's Name Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," 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 made One Amendment thereto."

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

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

Birmingham Burial Ground Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act of the Forty-seventh Year of King George the Third, for enlarging the Churchyard belonging to the Parish of Saint Martin, in the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, and for providing an additional Cemetery or Burial Ground for the Use of the said Parish," 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."

Liverpool & Preston 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 Liverpool to Preston, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," was committed.

Liverpool Poor Rates Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better assessing and recovering of the Rates for the Relief of the Poor, and of the Ecclesiastical or Church Rates, upon small Tenements within the Parish of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," was committed.

Fraser v. Gordon, Petition to extend Time for Recog ce, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Arnott and Edward Merrick Elderton of Queen Square, Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex, Agents for James John Fraser Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Lieutenant Colonel John Gordon is Respondent; praying, "That their Lordships will extend the Time for entering into the usual Recognizance to answer the Costs of this Appeal until the 28th Day of March instant, the Petitioners hoping that the Appellant will be in Town in a few Days for that Purpose:"

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

E. of Tyrconnel's Claim, Witnesses to attend Com ee with Registers.

Ordered, That the Minister or other Person having the Custody of the Register of Burials of the Parish of Richmond, in the County of Surrey, do attend this House on Thursday next, to be sworn, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of John Delaval Earl of Tyrconnel, Viscount Carlingford and Baron Carpenter, praying their Lordships, "That his Right to vote at the Election of Peers for Ireland, to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, may be admitted," stands referred; and do also attend on Friday next, and do bring with him the Register of Burials of the said Parish for the Year 1803, in order to its being produced before the said Committee.

Ordered, That the Minister or other Person having the Custody of the Register of Marriages of the Parish of Chiswick, in the County of Middlesex, do attend this House on Thursday next, to be sworn, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the last-mentioned Committee; and do also attend on Friday next, and do bring with him the Register of Marriages of the said Parish for the Year 1772, in order to its being produced before the said Committee.

Canada Timber, Petitions from Falmouth & Irvine, &c. against Increase of Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants and Ship Owners of the Ports of Falmouth and Truro, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to impose an increased Duty on Colonial Timber, which must greatly injure the Farmers and Merchants of Canada, render useless a large Amount of British Shipping, and not only abridge the Comforts of the Poor of this Country, but also depress their productive Industry:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Ship Owners of the Port of Irvine, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the State of the Shipping Interest under their serious Consideration, and thereupon refuse their Assent to any Law whereby the Duties now payable on European and Colonial Timber may be altered, by a Diminution of the former, or Increase of the latter:"

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

Beer Act, Petition from Sheffield for Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons licensed to sell Beer by Retail residing in the Parish of Sheffield, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to alter the Statute under which they are licensed, by allowing them to keep open their Houses in the same Manner as Licensed Victuallers are allowed to do:"

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

Law of Divorce (Scotland) Bill presented.

The Earl of Eldon presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to remedy the Evils which His Majesty's Subjects sustain from conflicting Decisions of the Courts of Law in England and Scotland on the Subject of Divorces a Vinculo Matrimonii, granted by the Courts of Law in Scotland at the Suit of Persons not possessing a real and permanent Domicile therein."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Bankruptcy Court Bill.

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

Then the Order of the Day for the House to be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to establish a Court in Bankruptcy," was read.

Ordered, That the Committee on the said Bill be adjourned sine Die.

Hunter v. Gardner.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Hunter, Merchant in Edinburgh; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Second Division, of the 8th and 10th Days of March 1831; 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 George Gardner, Comptroller General of His Majesty's Customs in Scotland, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Gardner may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 18th 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.

Adjourn.

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