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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 22 March 1831

Pages 351-362

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 Martis, 22° Martii 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Archiep. Cassellen.
Epus. Bath. et Well.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
-
Vicecom. Doneraile.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Saltoun.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Carrington.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Plunket.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk,
Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wellington.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Camden.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Charleville.
Comes Grey.
Comes Minto.
Comes Verulam.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Howe.
Comes Vane.
Comes Dudley.
Comes Cawdor.

PRAYERS.

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

Earl Fitzwilliam takes the Oaths.

This Day William Wentworth Earl Fitzwilliam took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Cooke et al. v. Bp. Elphin, & Lloyd, in Error:

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel further to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Samuel Cooke, and others, are Plaintiffs, and John Lord Bishop of Elphin and The Reverend Thomas Lloyd Clerk are Defendants;

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And the Defendants Counsel being fully heard;

As also One Counsel for the Plaintiffs, by way of Reply;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

And Consideration being had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause;

The following Order and Judgment was made:

Whereas, by virtue of His Majesty's Writ of Error returnable into the House of Lords in Parliament assembled, a Record of the Court of Exchequer Chamber in Ireland was brought into this House on the 20th Day of July 1830, wherein Samuel Cooke, Peter Free and Edward Down Esquire are Plaintiffs, and John Lord Bishop of Elphin and The Reverend Thomas Lloyd Clerk are Defendants, in order to reverse a Judgment given in the said Court of Exchequer Chamber, reversing a Judgment of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland for the said Plaintiffs; and Counsel having been heard, as well on Wednesday last as this Day, to argue the Errors assigned upon the said Writ of Error; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgment Affirmed:

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgment given in the Court of Exchequer Chamber, reversing a Judgment of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland, be, and the same is hereby Affirmed; and that the Record be remitted, to the end such Proceeding may be had thereupon as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House.

The Tenor of which Judgment, to be affixed to the Transcript of the Record, is as follows:

Tenor.

"On which Day, before the same Court of Parliament aforesaid, at Westminster aforesaid, come the Parties aforesaid, by their Attornies aforesaid; Whereupon the said Court of Parliament having seen, diligently examined and fully understood as well the Record and Process aforesaid, and the Judgment given thereupon, as the Causes and Matters aforesaid assigned by the said Samuel Cooke, Peter Free, and Edward Down Esquire, as above for Error, and mature Deliberation being thereon had; It appears to the said Court of Parliament, that there is no Error either in the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, or in the giving of the Judgment of Reversal aforesaid, and that the Record is not vicious or defective: Therefore it is considered by the same Court of Parliament aforesaid, that the said Judgment of Reversal be in all Things Affirmed, and that it stand in full force and virtue, notwithstanding the Causes and Matters aforesaid, as above assigned for Error by the said Samuel Cooke, Peter Free and Edward Down Esquire: And thereupon the Record last aforesaid, and also the Proceedings aforesaid had in the same Court of Parliament in the Premises, are remitted by the same Court of Parliament to the Exchequer Chamber of that Part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Ireland, to the end that Execution may be done thereupon."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Elective Franchise by Ballot, Petition from Exeter against.

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; praying their Lordships "to reject every Proposal for the Exercise of the Elective Franchise by Ballot:"

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

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Society of Friends:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, representing the Society of Friends in the United Kingdom; praying their Lordships "forthwith to pass a Law for the immediate and total Abolition of Slavery within the British Dominions:"

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

Stoke Newington:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Stoke Newington and its Vicinity, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Crawley:

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

Independent Church, Bangor, (Ireland.)

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Attendants on the Ministry of The Reverend James Hanson, Pastor of the Independent Church, Bangor, County of Down, Ireland; severally praying their Lordships "to take decisive and effectual Measures for the early and utter Extinction of Slavery in the British Colonies:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petitions in favor of: (Society of Special Constables, Perth:)

A Petition of the Society of Special Constables of the Western District of the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Perth was presented and read; praying their Lordships "to give their Sanction to passing the Bills for a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament into a Law, (when they come before this House,) for the Attainment of those salutary Objects, the Purification of the Representation, and the Distribution of equal Justice, good Government and substantial Peace throughout the Empire."

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

St. Maurice, &c. Winchester:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the United Parish of Saint Maurice and Saint Mary Kalendar, and of the Parish of Saint Peter Colebrook, in the City of Winchester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Westport:

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

Kilvine:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Kilvine, in the County of Mayo and Kingdom of Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Worthing:

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

Paddington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Church Wardens, Overseers and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Paddington, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

East Retford & Bassetlaw:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Bailiffs, Burgesses, Freeholders and others of the Town of East Retford and the Hundred of Bassetlaw, in the County of Nottingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Haverfordwest:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Town and County of Haverfordwest, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Shrewsbury:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Borough of Shrewsbury, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Botolph, Aldgate:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Church wardens, Overseers and Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Botolph, Aldgate, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cockermouth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Cockermouth and its Vicinity, in the County of Cumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lower District of Banffshire:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Agriculturists of the Lower District of Banffshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Members of Edinburgh Mechanics Subscription Library: J. Jennings:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Edinburgh Mechanics Subscription Library, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of James Jennings of No. 14, Goswell Road, Gentleman:

Cromarty:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors and Householders of the Burgh of Barony of Cromarty, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Society of Solicitors, Scotland:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Society of Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland, incorporated by Royal Charter in the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, under their Common Seal:

Western District of Kirkcudbright:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Occupiers of Land and Householders of the Western District of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Eastwood:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Landowners, Feuars, Manufacturers and Householders of the Parish of Eastwood, in the County of Renfrew, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ward of Walbrook, London:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Ward of Walbrook, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Henley on Thames:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Henley upon Thames, in the County of Oxford, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Patrick Brompton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish and Township of Patrick Brompton, in the North Riding of the County of York, and the Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Paisley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Bankers, Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of Paisley, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. George, Middlesex:

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

Dalkeith:

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

Bridgeton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Feuars, Householders and other Inhabitants of Bridgeton, in the Suburbs of Glasgow, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

North Leith:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors of North Leith, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Company of Merchants, Edinburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh, incorporated by Royal Charter and Act of Parliament, under their Common Seal:

Chamber of Commerce, Edinburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures of the City of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal:

Langholm:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Langholm, in the County of Dumfries, North Britain, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Ives, Huntingdon:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of St. Ives, in the County of Huntingdon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cudham, &c:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Landowners, Farmers and Tradesmen of the Parishes of Cudham, Halstead, Chelsfield and Knockholt, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Whitehaven:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Bankers, Merchants, Ship Owners and other Inhabitants of the Town of Whitehaven, in the County of Cumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Maxwelltown:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants and Householders of the Burgh of Maxwelltown, in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Botolph, Aldgate:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Churchwarden, Overseers of the Poor, and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldgate, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Chamber of Commerce, Greenock:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Chamber of Commerce of Greenock, incorporated by Royal Charter, under their Common Seal:

Wisbech St. Peter:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wisbech Saint Peter, in the County of Cambridge, and its Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

East Wemyss:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Householders, Merchants and others, Inhabitants of the Village of East Wemyss and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Commercial Travellers, Exeter:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of certain Commercial Travellers from different Parts of the United Kingdom, convened at the Globe Hotel in the City of Exeter, the 5th Day of March 1831, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Greenock:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Greenock, whose Names are thereunto subcribed:

Musselburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Treasurer, Councillors and Inhabitants of the Burgh of Musselburgh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tonbridge:

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

Dunkeld:

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

Colne:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Colne, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Galashiels:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Manufacturers and others, Inhabitants of the Town of Galashiels, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Neilston:

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

Greenock Medical Association:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the President and Members of the Greenock Medical and Chirurgical Association, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ayr, &c. Friendly Society:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Ayr, Newton and Wallacetown Friendly Society, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kincardine:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Clergy, Ship Owners, Merchants, Manufacturers, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of the Town of Kincardine, in the County of Perth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Comrs of Police, Paisley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Board of Commissioners of Police for the Burgh of Paisley, assembled at a Special Meeting:

Keighley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Keighley, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Strathaven:

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

Morley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Householders and other Inhabitants of the Township of Morley, in the Parish of Batley and County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Horbury:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Freeholders of the Chapelry of Horbury, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Nantwich:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the High Constables of the Hundred or Division, and Inhabitants of the Town of Nantwich, in the County of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sevenoaks:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Land Owners, Farmers and Tradesmen of the Market of Sevenoaks, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Accrington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Accrington and the Neighbourhood, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Perth:

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

Dursley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitant Householders of the Parish and Vicinity of Dursley, in the County of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Provost, &c. of Montrose:

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

Merchant Companies of Edinburgh; and Leith:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh, incorporated by Royal Charter and Act of Parliament, under their Common Seal:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Traffickers or Merchant Company of Leith, under their Common Seal:

Bilston:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Gentry, Traders, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of the Township of Bilston, in the County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Carnarvon:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Free Burgesses of the Borough of Carnarvon, in the County of Carnarvon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Incorporated Tailors, Edinburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporated Tailors in the City of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal:

Inhabitants of Leith:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Traders and others, Inhabitants of Leith, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Irvine:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Town Council, the Incorporated Trades, and Burgesses, Feuars and Inhabitants of the Burgh of Irvine, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tewkesbury:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants and Electors of the Town of Tewkesbury, assembled at a Meeting held at the Town Hall:

Witney:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the ancient Borough and Parish of Witney, in the County of Oxford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Selsey:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the whole of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Selsey, in the County of Sussex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cupar:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of the Guildry of the Royal Burgh of Cupar, in the County of Fife, under their Common Seal:

Incorporated Trades of Canongate; and Sanquhar:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Deacon, Convener and other Deacons of the Incorporated Trades of the Burgh of Canongate, in Convenery assembled:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Five Incorporated Trades of the Royal Burgh of Sanquhar:

Inhabitants, &c. of Annan:

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

Magistrates, &c. of Annan:

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

Banff:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses, Freemen and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Banff, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Provost, &c. of Paisley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Baillies and Council of the Burgh of Paisley, in Common Council assembled, under their Common Seal:

St. Monance:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Treasurer, Councillors and other Inhabitants of the Burgh of St. Monance, in Scotland, under their Common Seal:

Penicuick:

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

Oban:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Councillors of the Burgh of Barony of Oban, Argyllshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Biggar:

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

Bridgnorth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Bailiffs, Aldermen, Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Town and Liberties of Bridgnorth, in the County of Salop, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hay:

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

Bishop Auckland:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Bishop Auckland and its Vicinity, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Gateshead:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough and Parish of Gateshead, in the County of Durham, in Public Meeting assembled:

Hexham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Town of Hexham and its Vicinity, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ballina

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Clergy, Freeholders and Inhabitants of Ballina and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Islington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Mary, Islington, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Camberwell:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Saint Giles, Camberwell, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tower Hamlets:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the District of the Tower Hamlets, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Bride, London:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Bride, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bermondsey:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. James, Westminster:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint James, within the City and Liberty of Westminster:

Corporation of Tailors, Glasgow:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Corporation of Tailors in Glasgow, under their Common Seal:

Denbigh:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Recorder, Aldermen, Bailiffs, Capital Burgesses, Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Town and Borough of Denbigh and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That the Measure for 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.

Todmorden:

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Gentlemen, Freeholders, Merchants, Manufacturers. Tradesmen and others, the Inhabitants of the Town of Todmorden, in the County of Lancaster, and its Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Langfield:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Gentlemen, Freeholders, Merchants, Manufacturers, Tradesmen and others, the Inhabitants of the Township of Langfield, in the Parish of Halifax and in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That should the Bill to effect a Reform in the Constitution of the House of Commons reach this House, their Lordships would be pleased (in order to prevent Disturbances in the Country, and to restore Confidence and Happiness to the People,) to give their Sanction to the Measure, that it may pass into a Law:"

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

Deptford:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Deptford, in the Counties of Kent and Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass the Reform Bill of His Majesty's Ministers, that the Hopes of the People for better Times may be encouraged; that their Obedience and kind Feelings towards their Government may be rendered permanent; that Taxation may be diminished; that the Public Money may be frugally expended; and that all angry Jealousies between the several Ranks of Society may be healed:"

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

St. Saviour's, Southwark:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Saint Saviour's, Southwark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That they may be brought within the Pale of the Constitution, be included in the Extension of the Franchise proposed by the intended Reform Bill, and allowed to vote with their Fellow Parishioners for the Borough of Southwark; and that the said Measure of Reform may be forthwith passed into Law:"

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

Chadderton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Chadderton, in the Parish of Oldham, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Bill introduced into Parliament by His Majesty's Ministers for reforming the State of the Representation in the Commons House of Parliament may, uninjured by any mutilating Concessions, forthwith pass into a Law:"

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

Comrie:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Comrie, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will, in Conformity with the Wishes of the Country, so far as they are consistent with its Safety, adopt such effectual Steps towards ameliorating the System of Representation, by doing away with the present Abuses, and extending the Elective Franchise, as their Lordships shall deem best:"

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

Kilconquhar:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Kilconquhar and Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Elie:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Elie, in Fifeshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to listen to the Voice of a Nation of enlightened and zealous Freemen, anxiously solicitous that they should pass into a Law the Measure for a Reform in Parliament, which the Petitioners are persuaded will meet the Wants and Wishes of the great Body of the People, give a loftier Tone to the Independence of Britons, and ensure the Peace and Prosperity of the Nation:"

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

Oxford:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders, Freemen and others resident in the City of Oxford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will give the Measure brought forward by His Majesty's Ministers for a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament their strongest Support, in order that it may pass into a Law without any such Alteration as may render it inefficient:"

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

Walsall:

Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor, Magistrates, Aldermen, Clergy, Gentry, Manufacturers, Traders and other Inhabitants of the Borough and Foreign of Walsall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass the Bill of Reform into a Law, which happy Measure once effected will restore Moral Vigor into the Constitution, and diffuse general Happiness and Prosperity to His Majesty's liege Subjects, uniting the whole in one indissoluble Tie of National Friendship and undeviating Constancy:"

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

Dunse:

Upon reading the Petition of the Mechanics, Labourers and other Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Dunse, in the County of Berwick, in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships, by extending the Elective Franchise and encreasing the Number of Members to represent Scotland in Parliament, by transferring the Elective Franchise from Rotten Boroughs to populous Towns and Districts having at present no Representatives in Parliament, by adopting Vote by Ballot, and by shortening the Duration of Parliaments, the House of Commons may become an efficient Guardian of the Rights and Liberties of every Subject in the Realm:"

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

Alloa:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Alloa and its Vicinity, in the County of Clackmannan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to enact such a Measure as may enable the Petitioners to be adequately represented in Property and Opinion in the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

Scotsmen resident in Dublin:

Upon reading the Petition of the Natives of Scotland resident in Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to place the Elective Franchise in Scotland upon the same Footing with that of England and Ireland:"

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

Otley:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Otley, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Richmond Yorkshire:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Gentry, Bankers, Merchants, Tradesmen and Inhabitants of Richmond, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take into their serious Consideration, with as little Delay as possible, the important Question of Parliamentary Reform; and to adopt such Measures as will effectually remedy the many and deeply-felt Grievances of the present unequal and imperfect Representation of the People, and thus make the House of Commons what it ought to be, and what with a proper Reform it would be, the true and faithful Mirror of the Feelings and Sentiments of the People; that their Lordships will pursue the most rigorous and impartial Retrenchment and Economy in the Expenditure of the Public Money in every Department of the State; and that their Lordships will adopt and support inviolate the System of Non-interference of this Country in the internal Affairs of other Nations:"

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

Ross:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants and Householders of the ancient Town of Ross, in the County of Hereford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That such Measures may be adopted for the Reform of the Representation of the People in Parliament as to their Lordships may seem best; and that the Privilege may be restored to the Inhabitants of this ancient and loyal Town of returning at least One Member to represent them in Parliament, which the Petitioners conceive may be granted by an Equalization of the present Eight Members for the County of Hereford, without Infringement upon the Rights of any other County:"

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

East Wemyss

Upon reading the Petition of the Householders, Merchants and others, Inhabitants of the Village of East Wemyss and its Vicinity, in the County of Fife, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to reform the present System of returning Members to Parliament, by extending the Elective Franchise, with the Power of voting by Ballot, and by shortening the Duration of Parliaments:"

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

Eccleshill:

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Manufacturers, Tradesmen and Inhabitants of the Town of Eccleshill, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "promptly to adopt such Measures as will effectually secure a full and just Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, through Vote by Ballot, thereby rendering that House the Mirror of the Feelings and Sentiments of the People; and to pursue such rigorous and impartial Economy in the Public Expenditure as will alleviate the Burthens of the People, and, under Divine Providence, restore Prosperity and Happiness throughout the Empire:"

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

Bradford:

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Bankers, Merchants, Manufacturers and others resident in the Town and Neighbourhood of Bradford, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships may, in prosecuting those important Objects, Reform and Retrenchment, shorten the Duration of Parliaments, extend the Elective Franchise, allow of voting by Ballot, and adopt such Measures as may secure the Purity of Parliament, the utmost Economy in Expenditure, and save the Nation from those Evils which appear now to threaten it; and the Petitioners submit to the Consideration of their Lordships their Claims to a more perfect Representation in Parliament of the very populous Town and Neighbourhood of Bradford:"

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

County of Berwick:

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Agriculturists or interested in Agriculture in the County of Berwick, in Scotland; praying their Lordships "to reform the Parliamentary Representation of Scotland, to increase the Number of her Representatives, and to extend the Elective Franchise, and therein to include the Agriculturists of Scotland:"

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

Kilwinning:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Kilwinning, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a full, fair, free and equal Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, which is absolutely necessary to save the Country from impending Ruin; and that their Lordships will grant to the Petitioners the Exercise of their Political Rights and Privileges:"

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

Stockton upon Tees:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Stockton upon Tees, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will cordially unite with the other Branches of the Legislature in endeavouring to effect such a Reform in the Representation as may be the Means of establishing the Constitution upon a solid and lasting Foundation, and of attaining the legitimate End of Government, the greatest Good of the Community:"

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

Sherborne:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Sherborne, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to effect such a Reform in the Representation of the People as is necessary for the Restoration as well as the Preservation of our venerable Constitution:"

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

County of Haddington:

Upon reading the Petition of the Farmers and others interested in Agriculture in the County of Haddington, in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to reform the Parliamentary Representation of Scotland, and to give the Tenantry their due Influence, by enabling them to vote in the Election of Members of Parliament:"

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

Knottingley:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Knottingley, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for such a Reform in Parliament as will secure to every Class of His Majesty's Subjects the Rights of the British Constitution; and that the Disfranchisement of the corrupt Boroughs, an Extension of the Elective Franchise, Triennial Parliaments and Vote by Ballot may be granted, as essential to such a Reform as the Wishes and Exigencies of the People require; that their Lordships will pursue the most rigorous and impartial Retrenchment and Economy in the Expenditure of the Public Money in every Department of the State, and that they will adopt and support inviolate the System of Non-interference of this Country in the internal Affairs of other Nations:"

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

Moffat:

Upon reading the Petition of the Justices of the Peace, Clergymen and other Inhabitants of the Parish and Village of Moffat, in the County of Dumfries, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will concur with His Majesty's Ministers in any Measure for Scotland, which shall comprehend such an Extension of the Elective Franchise as will on the one hand remedy the Evils presently experienced from its too great Restriction, and on the other, by limiting the Privilege to the Owners and Occupiers of Property, will ensure that it will generally be exercised with Intelligence and Honesty, free alike from the Influence of Corruption, and the Arts of agitating Demagogues:"

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

St. Andrew, Wells:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Liberty of Saint Andrew in Wells, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships, in reforming the Abuses existing in the Representation of the Country in the Commons House of Parliament, will restore and confirm to the Inhabitant Householders, as well within the City as within the Liberty of Saint Andrew in Wells, the Right of voting for Members to represent the City of Wells in Parliament:"

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

Wigan:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Wigan, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That every Poor-rate Payer shall be allowed to enjoy the Elective Franchise, and that the Mode of voting shall be by Ballot:"

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

Kinross:

Upon reading the Petition of the Commissioners of Supply and Heritors of the County of Kinross, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, in granting or promoting the Reform in the Representation of the People so anxiously sought for, they will devise such Qualifications for the Electors of Representatives of the People as will secure for this sacred Trust Persons possessing Independence of Mind, and who, to a Knowledge of the local Interests of their Constituents, will unite a right Understanding of the general Welfare of the State:"

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

Beaminster:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Beaminster, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That there may be a speedy and effectual Reform in the Constitution of the Commons House of Parliament, so that the same may become a real Representative of the People of Great Britain and Ireland; that the Duration of Parliaments may be shortened; that the Mode of electing Members of the Commons House of Parliament may be such as shall secure to every Voter the free, uncontrolled and independent Exercise of his Elective Suffrage, and shall prevent those wicked and disgraceful Scenes of Bribery, Perjury, Profligacy, Drunkenness, Debauchery, Tumult, Violence and Disturbance of the Public Peace which under the present Mode so universally prevail at Elections for Members of the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

Kirkcudbright:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Commissioners of Supply and Landholders of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Plan of Reform to be proposed by His Majesty's Ministers may receive their most earnest Consideration, and be adopted where beneficial, or amended where defective: That their Lordships will effect such a general Reform and Amendment in the Manner of electing Members, and in the Constitution of the House of Commons, as may make that House a full and fair Representation of the Opinions and Interests of every Portion of the Empire; and that, as concerns Scotland, the Elective Franchise in the Counties may be considerably extended, and the System of Election in the Boroughs thoroughly renovated: That their Lordships will continue their Exertions in unsparingly putting down Expenditure in every Department of the State, whether at Home or in the Colonies, lowering Salaries and reducing Taxation: That considerable Sources of Saving may still be found in reducing entirely Sinecures and unnecessary Offices, consolidating or simplifying the Details of many of the Public Departments, and striking off or modifying many of the Pensions and Retirements granted by former Administrations: Finally, in repealing Taxes in consequence of the reduced Expenditure, and that those may be selected which are found most vexatious and expensive in Collection, and which bear most severely on the Energies and Comforts of the industrious Classes of the Community:"

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

County of Ross:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Heritors and Commissioners of Supply, and Justices of the Peace of the County of Ross, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant such an Extension of the Elective Franchise to the Petitioners and to the People of Scotland at large as the Evil to be remedied may require:"

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

Buittle:

Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors, Farmers and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Buittle, in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to alter and extend the Right in the Kingdom of Scotland to vote for Representatives in Parliament, so as to give the Body of the People a fair and constitutional Voice in the Choice of a Representative:"

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

St. Thomas, Cornwall:

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Land and Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, in the County of Cornwall, paying Rates and Taxes, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will enforce such a rigid System of Economy in the Public Expenditure as to cut down every Establishment to what is strictly necessary for the Preservation of Person and Property; that their Lordships will relieve the Petitioners from their present Sufferings, and give them Security for the future in a full and thorough Reform of the Commons House of Parliament, and in the entire Demolition of what are termed Proprietory Boroughs; and that their Lordships will take into their earliest Consideration some effectual Mode for the Commutation of Tithes:"

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

Linkinhome:

Upon reading the Petition of the rated Inhabitants of the Parish of Linkinhome, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into Consideration the State of the Representation of the People, with a view to Parliamentary Reform; and that the Tithe System may be abolished, and such Provisions made for the Clergy as their Lordships shall deem fit; and that all such Taxes as bear on the Labouring Classes of His Majesty's Subjects be immediately repealed; and that all Property be required to bear an equitable Proportion of the Burthens of the State:"

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

Lanark:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take such Measures as to them may seem meet for extending greatly the Elective Franchise; and further that they will take Measures for abolishing the System of Self-election in the Royal Burghs of Scotland, and for conferring on the Burgesses at large the Right of electing their own Magistrates and Council, and also the Right of electing Members to represent them in Parliament:"

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

Burton Bradstock:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Burton Bradstock, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That there may be a speedy and effectual Reform in the Constitution of the Commons House of Parliament, so that the same may become a real Representation of the People of Great Britain and Ireland, such Reform being accompanied by Vote by Ballot and Triennial Parliaments:"

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

Lewanick:

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Land and Inhabitants of the Parish of Lewanick, in the County of Cornwall, paying Rates and Taxes, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant them Relief from their present Sufferings, and Security for the future in a full and thorough Reform of the Commons House of Parliament, and in the entire Demolition of what are termed Proprietory Boroughs; and that their Lordships will take into their earliest Consideration some effectual Mode for the Commutation of Tithes:"

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

Burntisland:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Burntisland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the State of the Parliamentary Representation of Scotland into their Consideration, and to grant such an Extension of the Elective Franchise, both in Counties and in Burghs, as the Wisdom of Parliament may deem just and expedient:"

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

Marsden:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Townships of Marsden, in the Parishes of Almondbury and Huddersfield, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That those Taxes may be repealed which directly tend to increase the Price of the Necessaries of Life; that all great Commercial Monopolies may be abolished; that those Defects in the Representation of the People which Time has produced may be corrected, and the Constitution restored to its pristine Strength and Beauty, by shortening the Duration of Parliaments, by extending the Elective Franchise for Counties to Persons possessing any kind of Real Property to a certain Amount a Year, by bestowing the Privilege of sending Representatives to the Honorable the House of Commons to populous Districts, and giving the Elective Franchise to all Persons residing therein who pay National or Parochial Taxes, except convicted Felons or insane Persons; and by equalizing the Power of Electors, by instituting the Vote by Ballot in lieu of the present System of voting at Elections:"

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

Andover:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders, Burgesses of the Borough or Town of Andover, in the County of Southampton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That an Act may be passed in the present Session of Parliament to repeal so much of the Act of the 2d George 2d, c.24, as enacts that the last Determination in the House of Commons as to the Right of voting concerning any County, Shire, City, Borough, Cinque Port or Place shall be final to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, notwithstanding any Usage to the contrary; and also so much of the Act of the 28th George 3d, c. 52, as repeals the said Enactment, in so far as it relates to any Determination which may have taken place subsequent to the passing thereof; or that the Provisions of that Part of the latter Act which is yet in force may be so extended and enlarged as to enable the Petitioners, whenever an Opportunity shall present itself, to offer before a Committee of the House of Commons such Documentary and other legal Evidence as they may think proper and be advised, for the Purpose of establishing their ancient Right to vote in the Election of Representatives for the Borough of Andover in Parliament, notwithstanding and in opposition to the Resolutions of the 1st of April 1689, and the 28th of January 1702, "That the Right of Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Andover, in the County of Southampton, is in the Bailiff and Select Number of Burgesses only," or either of them, or any other Resolution of that Honorable House to the contrary:"

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

Chepping Wycombe:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitant Householders of the Borough of Chepping Wycombe, in the County of Buckingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to direct their Enquiries, on the important Measure of Parliamentary Reform, more particularly to the State of the Representation and Mode of Election in the several Boroughs within the United Kingdom, for which so large a Proportion of the Members of the House of Commons are returned; and that their Lordships will afford the Petitioners such Relief as to them shall seem meet, so that the Petitioners may obtain that just and proper Share in the Representation of the Borough intended by the original Charters:"

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

Ward of Cripplegate Within, London:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Ward of Cripplegate Within, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will forthwith adopt such Measures as shall be deemed necessary, by which the unconstitutional Power now exercised by a small Portion of the Aristocracy of the Country in the Election of Members of Parliament shall be entirely taken away, and the Elective Franchise extended to the great Body of the People, a large Majority of whom are at present wholly unrepresented in Parliament; and that thus the Third Branch of the Legislature of these Realms may become what constitutionally it ought to be, a real and effectual Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

Arbroath:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Arbroath, in the County of Forfar, North Britain, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to offer no Impediment to the Accomplishment of the Reform in Parliament proposed by His Majesty's Ministers, which is replete with such immeasurable Advantages, the very Announcement of which has diffused among His Majesty's loyal and faithful Subjects unspeakable Joy:"

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

Holmfirth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of Holmfirth and Neighbourhood, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to receive the Bill to improve the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament with the Favor due to its Value and Importance; and to sanction with their Authority a Plan of Reform which is required by the Exigency of the Times, which is called for by the Voice of the People, and which is necessary for the Restoration of the British Constitution:"

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

Ledbury:

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being the principal and other Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Ledbury, in the County of Hereford; praying, "That their Lordships will pass the Plan of Reform proposed to Parliament under the Sanction of Government into a Law, as the best Means of handing down unimpaired to Posterity our revered Constitution, by giving Stability to the Throne, Tranquillity to the Country and Security to the People:"

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

Forres:

Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors, Merchants, Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Forres, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will give the Bill for the Reform and Extinction of the hitherto corrupt, decayed and delusive System of Elective Franchise, their most strenuous Support, and by a cordial Co-operation with the other Branches of the Legislature forthwith pass the same into a Law; and thus uniting the Honor and Dignity of the Crown with the best Interests of the Lords and Commons, secure the present Tranquillity, future Happiness, Glory and Prosperity of the Empire:"

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

Langholm:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Langholm, in the County of Dumfries, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to effect a real and substantial Reform, which will tend to ameliorate the Condition of the productive Classes of Society without damaging the Fabric of the British Constitution; and that there may be a great Extension of the Elective Franchise, which ought to be conferred on unrepresented Districts, as even in that of Eskdale, comprising Five extensive Parishes, where there is not a single resident Freeholder; and that the Introduction of Vote by Ballot may take place, which would produce Purity of Election, and prevent Bribery in its most refined Attire:"

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

Ayr, &c. Phonix Friendly Society:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Ayr, Newton and Wallacetown Phonix 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:"

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

Kilsyth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Inhabitants of the Burgh and Parish of Kilsyth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass into a Law the Plan of Reform proposed by His Majesty's Ministers, and to grant an enlarged Reduction of Taxes to the Nation:"

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

Doncaster:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Doncaster and its Vicinity, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass the Bill introduced by His Majesty's Ministers for reforming the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament; and that their Lordships will carry into Effect the Regulation in the proposed Bill, by which the Duration of contested Elections will be shortened, and the Convenience of Candidates and Electors consulted by the Adoption of a System of polling for Counties in separate Districts:"

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

Milltown & Listry:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Milltown and Listry, in the County of Kerry, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass the Measure of Reform submitted to the other House of Parliament by His Majesty's Ministers, with One Voice, into a Law, and thereby at once restore Confidence and Unanimity amongst all Classes of His Majesty's Subjects; and that their Lordships will take into Consideration the Justice of extending the same to Ireland:"

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

Cumnock:

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Land, Proprietors of Houses, Merchants, Traders, Manufacturers and Householders of the Town and Parish of Cumnock, in the County of Ayr, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to carry forward the Plan of Reform which His Majesty's Ministers have submitted to the other House of Parliament into a Law, the doing of which the Petitioners believe is the only Measure that will meet the reasonable Expectations of the Country, and avert those Consequences to which the Maintenance of Things as they are is likely to lead:"

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

St. George the Martyr, Middlesex:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Saint George the Martyr, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to co-operate with the other Branches of the Legislature in such Measures as may be devised for effecting an efficient Reform in the Representation of the People of this United Kingdom in the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

Inhabitants of Bedford:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Town of Bedford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "when the Bill from the Commons House of Parliament shall be presented, to support that System of Reform which His Majesty's Ministers have recommended, and by which those of His Majesty's Subjects who are entitled to the Privilege of the Elective Franchise (and who at present have no Franchise) shall have that Privilege extended to them, by which close Boroughs shall be made open, private Boroughs abolished, and all Classes of His Majesty's Subjects, possessing Property and Intelligence adequate to the Trust, may be fairly and fully represented; and that their Lordships will be pleased to adopt, without Alteration, that Mode of carrying on Elections which His Majesty's Ministers have suggested, by which the Petitioners are convinced that much Public Inconvenience will be avoided, Bribery and Corruption in a great Measure prevented, and Representatives in Parliament have a better Chance of being the Representatives of Public Opinion:"

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

Mayor, &c. of Bedford:

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, Bailiffs and Common Council of the ancient Corporation of the Town of Bedford, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to receive with cordial Satisfaction the Bill proposed by His Majesty's upright and enlightened Ministers, by the Enactments of which those Abuses which have long subsisted in the Representation of the Commons of the United Kingdom would be fully and efficiently reformed, and the Elective Franchise extended to Persons and Places that have long been unjustly deprived of that great Constitutional Privilege,-Provisions which have been long ardently desired by all who venerate Purity of Principle in electing to one of the most important Trusts that can be confided to a British Subject, including the Taxation of the People, the Expenditure of the Revenues, and the making and amending of those Laws by which our Lives, our Liberties and our Properties are protected and secured:"

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

North Shields & Tynemouth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of North Shields and Tynemouth, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass the Measures for Reform in Parliament, brought forward by His Majesty's Ministers, as speedily as possible, the Petitioners being convinced that by these Means the best Interests of the Nation will be promoted:"

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

Leslie:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Town Council and Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Leslie, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships would exert their high Influence in supporting His Majesty's Ministers in carrying into Effect those Measures for a Reform in Parliament, the Tendency of which will be to raise an enduring Monument to His Majesty, His Ministers and their Supporters, in the Hearts of a loyal, a free and a grateful People, and to place the British Empire in a more eminent Position in the Scale of Nations than at any former Period of the Nation's History:"

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

Newcastle upon Tyne:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne and Neighbourhood, in Public Meeting assembled; praying their Lordships, "as they would preserve their own Integrity, as they would preserve the Peace of the Country committed to their Charge, as they would consolidate the Foundation of His Majesty's Throne and Power, as they would perpetuate that free and popular Constitution of which He is the legal and hereditary Head, to pass the Bill for Reform in Parliament submitted to the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

Seven Incorporated Trades of St. Andrews:

Upon reading the Petition of the Seven Incorporated Trades and other Inhabitants of the City of St. Andrews, Fifeshire, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to approve, adopt and sanction the Measure of Reform now introduced into Parliament under the Auspices of His Majesty's Ministers, which is so well calculated to advance the best Interests of the Nation:"

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

Northumberland:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Northumberland, adopted at a County Meeting held at Morpeth; praying their Lordships "not to let slip the present Opportunity of performing an Act of equal Justice and Expediency, in amending forthwith the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

Darlaston:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Darlaston, in the County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt the Bill for reforming the National Representation, and thus create Unanimity amongst the People, give a fresh Stimulus to our Manufactures and Commerce, and establish on a more solid Basis our admirable Constitution of King, Lords and Commons:"

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

Killarney:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Killarney and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will pass the Bill to effect a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, and thereby secure to the British Empire that Peace and Tranquillity which this great Measure is calculated to produce:"

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

Cork:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to disregard the unworthy Opposition by which the Enemies of Liberty, the Friends of Corruption, Extravagance and Misrule, and the Idolaters of antiquated Prejudices and Imperfections, endeavour to defeat the comprehensive Measure of Reform in the Constitution of the Commons House of Parliament introduced by His Majesty's Ministers, and to aid the popular Ministers of a patriot King in passing the proposed Measure into Law; thus gratifying the ardent Aspirations and urgent Wants of an industrious and enlightened and a devotedly loyal Country:"

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

Kingston upon Thames:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Inhabitants and Parishioners of the Town of Kingston-uponThames, in the County of Surrey, and its Environs, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Suffrages of the People may be more generally extended and equalized; that the Electors may be protected against all undue Influence, and be enabled to give their Votes according to the Dictates of their own Consciences; and that the Plan of Reform brought forward in the House of Commons may be passed into a Law:"

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

Leighton Buzzard:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Leighton Buzzard, in the County of Bedford, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to sanction the Legalization of the Measure for a Reform in the State of the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, which has Justice for its Foundation, Reformation for its Object, and the Prayers of the Country for its Support:"

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

Glasgow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Operatives of Glasgow, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into serious Consideration the Spirit of Public Opinion, and the high Importance of the present healing Measure of Reform, and be induced strenuously to support His Majesty's Ministers in their patriotic Endeavours to benefit the Nation by effecting a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

Northern Part of Wilts, near Swindon:

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Clergy and other respectable Householders of the Northern Part of the County of Wilts, in and near to Swindon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "individually and as a Body to support the Measures which have been submitted under the Sanction of His Majesty's Ministers for a Reform in the House of Commons, and use their utmost Exertions to carry into Effect a Plan of Reform, in the Opinion of the Petitioners, fraught with such essential Advantage to the Country:"

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

Incorporated Trades of Lanark:

Upon reading the Petition of the Deacons and Commissioners of the Incorporated Trades of the Royal Burgh of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, whilst they extend the Elective Franchise to so many of the Petitioners Fellow Countrymen, the existing Privileges which the different Incorporations of Royal Burghs at present enjoy may be preserved entire:"

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

Pembroke.

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Pembroke, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to support The King and His present excellent Ministers in their Endeavours to obtain such a Reform in the Representation of the People as shall restore to them their long-lost Rights and Privileges and be suited to the increased Intelligence and Civilization of the Age in which we live; and that their Lordships will, by their Decisions in the next eventful Month, make this Country in Truth, and not merely in Name, the Envy of surrounding Nations and the Admiration of the World:"

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

Tithes of Cripplegate Without, London, Petition from the Parish respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders or Occupiers of and other Persons beneficially interested in Houses and Habitations in the Parish of Saint Giles without Cripplegate, London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to reduce the Sum now paid to the Vicar of the said Parish to a moderate and just Remuneration for his Services and Compensation in lieu of Tithes, or simply repeal the Act of 7th George 4th, enacting that the Sum of One thousand eight hundred Pounds per Annum, in lieu of Tithes and Easter Offerings, shall be paid to the said Vicar, and to leave the Vicar's Claim to be settled by a new and equitable Arrangement between the Vicar and his Parishioners; and that their Lordships will take the whole of the Tithe System into their early and serious Consideration; and particularly to repeal the Act of the 37th Henry the 8th, intituled, "An Act for Tithes in London:"

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

Cotton Factories, Petition from Rochdale for regulating Hours of Labour in.

Upon reading the Petition of the Cotton Spinners, Artisans and others of the Town and Neighbourhood of Rochdale, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass the Bill limiting the Hours of Labour in Cotton, Woollen and Silk Factories to Ten Hours and a Half per Day, exclusive of One Hour and a Half for Meal Times:"

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

Idolatrous Practices in India, Petition from Derby for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Derby and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That speedy and decisive Measures may be adopted to terminate the Connection between British Authority and Hindoo Idolatry, so that Hindoo Idols and Temples may be left to the Management of their own Votaries, and no longer be aided, sanctioned and honored by British Management and Influence; and that their Lordships will adopt such Measures as shall tend to secure to their Hindoo Christian Brethren the full Enjoyment of their Religious and Civil Rights:"

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

Canada Timber, Petition of Ship Owners, Port of Aberdeen, against Increase of Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Ship Owners of the Port of Aberdeen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to refuse their Assent to any Law which has for its Object the Diminution of Duty on Foreign, or the Increase of that on Colonial Timber:"

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

Passengers by Steam Boats, Petition of Owners of Steam Vessels, Aberdeen, against a Tax on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners of Steam Vessels in Aberdeen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to refuse their Assent to the Imposition of any Tax on Passengers by Steam Boats, or to any other Measure which may have the Effect of discouraging the Improvement of Steam Navigation:"

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

Bathgate Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually making and repairing the Road from the new Bridge over the Water of Almond, on the Confines of the Counties of Edinburgh and Linlithgow, to Baillieston, in the County of Lanark, and certain Branch Roads connected therewith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Redhouse & Weeland Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Viscount Morpeth and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for improving the Road from the Redhouse near Doncaster to the South Side of Wakefield Bridge, and from Wakefield to Pontefract, and from thence to Weeland, and from Pontefract to Wentbridge, all in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bromley Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and maintaining the Road leading from the High Road between Bromley and Farnborough, in the County of Kent, to Beggars Bush, in the Turnpike Road leading from Tonbridge Wells to Maresfield, in the County of Sussex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of the Parish of Achonry, in the County of Sligo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of the Education of the Poor of Ireland into their most gracious Consideration, and to adopt such System of Public Instruction as may promote useful Knowledge, whilst it leaves Conscience free:"

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

Birmingham Burial Ground Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Liverpool & Preston Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Liverpool to Preston, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Liverpool Poor Rates Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Bp. Worcester's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Goodlake's Name Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. with the 2 preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers;

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

Liscard Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Church or Chapel, with a Cemetery to the same, in the Township of Liscard, in the Parish of Wallasey, in the County Palatine of Chester."

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

V. Doneraile.
V. Gordon.
V. Beresford.
V. Goderich.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Melbourne.
L. Dacre.
L. Teynham.
L. Saltoun.
L. Colville of Culross.
L. Belhaven & Stenton.
L. Hay.
L. King.
L. Monson.
L. Montagu.
L. Auckland.
L. Calthorpe.
L. Rolle.
L. Carrington.
L. Carbery.
L. Farnham.
L. Redesdale.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Arden.
L. Hill.
L. Clanbrassill.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Bexley.
L. Somerhill.
L. Tenterden.
L. Plunket.
L. Melros.
L. Rosebery.
L. Wynford.
D. Cumberland.
D. Gloucester.
L. Abp. Cashel.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Richmond.
D. Newcastle.
D. Wellington.
M. Salisbury.
M. Bute.
M. Camden.
M. Cleveland.
E. Westmorland.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abingdon.
E. Ferrers.
E. Cowper.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Wicklow.
E. Caledon.
E. Rosslyn.
E. Gosford.
E. Charleville.
E. Grey.
E. Minto.
E. Verulam.
E. Falmouth.
E. Howe.
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.

Bury, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, improving and maintaining the Roads from Bury, through Haslingden, to Blackburn and Whalley, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for making a new Piece of Road also to communicate therewith."

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

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

Horley Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and maintaining the Road over Horley Common, in the County of Surrey, to a Place called Black Corner, and from thence to the Brighthelmston Turnpike Road at Cuckfield, in the County of Sussex."

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

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

Bermondsey Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money to defray the outstanding Claims in respect of the building the Crypt and Tower to the additional Church erected in the Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, in the County of Surrey, and of inclosing the Burial Ground thereof."

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

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

Leicester Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from the Leicester and Welford Road, near Foston Lane, to the Road leading from Hinckley to Ashby-de-laZouch, and for repairing Hunt's Lane and Wood Lane, in the Parishes of Desford and Newbold, in the County of Leicester."

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

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

Message to H.C. for Members to attend Com ee on E. of Tyrconnel's Claim.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to request that they will give Leave to Sir Robert Price Baronet and Sir Robert Thomas Wilson, Members of that House, to attend their Lordships, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom the Petition of The Earl of Tyrconnel, claiming a Right to vote at the Elections of Peers for Ireland to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, stands referred.

Wakefield Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and maintaining the Road from Wakefield to Aberford, in the County of York," 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."

Lemsford Mills Roads 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 Roads from Lemsford Mills, in the Parish of Bishop's Hatfield, through Welwyn and Stevenage, to Hitchin, and from Welwyn, through Codicot, to Hitchin aforesaid, all in the County of Hertford," was committed.

Hunter v. the Trustees of B. Cochrane:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of George Hunter Esquire, of Callender; complaining of Sixteen Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 11th March and 9th June 1814, the 27th January 1815, the 11th January and 11th July 1820, the 11th July and 13th November 1822, the 29th January 1823, the 30th November 1824, the 12th January and 2d March 1825, the 8th July 1828, the 8th, 16th and 19th December 1829, and the 30th November 1830; and also of Nine Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the Second Division, of the 2d and 9th March 1815, the 1st July 1819, the 27th May 1824, the 2d and 17th June 1826, the 2d (signed 3d) December 1829, and the 18th February and 9th 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 the Trustees of The Honorable Basil Cochrane may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the Trustees of the said Basil Cochrane may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 19th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Procurators, Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Macdougall to enter into a Recog ce on it.

The House being moved, "That Alexander Henderson Macdougall of Parliament Street, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for George Hunter Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Henderson Macdougall may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Bankruptcy Court Bill.

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to establish a Court in Bankruptcy," on Monday the 18th of April next.

Graham v. Shand et al. Petition of W. Burnett et al. to be made Respondents, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of General William Burnett of Banchory Lodge, in the County of Kincardine, James Scott Esquire, of Brotherton, Captain Thomas Ramsay of Balbegno Castle, and Alexander Crombie Esquire, of Phesdo, Trustees of Sir Alexander Ramsay of Balmain, Baronet; and of the said Sir Alexander Ramsay, One of the Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Barron Graham Esquire is Appellant, and William Shand, and others, are Respondents; praying their Lordships "to allow the Petitioners, the new Trustees of the said Sir Alexander Ramsay, his former Trustees having by a Deed of Devolution devolved their Trust upon the Petitioners, to stand as Respondents in room and place of the Trustees of Sir Alexander Ramsay, who were originally Respondents in the Cause:"

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.

Fees of Com rs of Bankrupt, Account of, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House "A Return of the Amount of Fees received by the Commissioners of Bankrupt in London, respectively, for the Years 1828, 1829 and 1830."

Sub-letting Act (Ireland) Amendment Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act passed in the Seventh Year of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act to amend the Law of Ireland respecting the Assignment and sub-letting of Lands and Tenements," and to substitute other Provisions in lieu thereof," be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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