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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 23 March 1831

Pages 363-367

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 Mercurii, 23° Martii 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Exon.
-
Vicecom. Doneraile.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Carrington.
Ds. Ribblesdale.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
March. Camden.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Mayo.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Grey.
Comes Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

E. of Strathmore v. Dundas et al:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Thursday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of The Right Honorable Thomas Bowes Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 11th of July 1829; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the First Division, of the 16th (signed the 17th) of February 1830; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, altered or amended, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of James Dundas, Clerk to the Signet, and Sir John Dean Paul Baronet, accepting and surviving Trustees of the late John Bowes Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Affirmed, with a Finding, & Cause remitted, with Instructions.

The Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, Find, That the Appellant had a Title to pursue this Action: And, with this Finding, It is Ordered and Adjudged, That the Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby Affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Cause be remitted back to the Court of Session, with Instructions to that Court to direct the reasonable Costs incurred by both Parties relative to this Cause to be paid out of the Trust Estate, and to do further in the said Cause as to the said Court shall seem fit, and as shall be consistent with this Judgment.

Ld. Teignmouth's Claim, E. of Mayo sworn on.

The Earl of Mayo was sworn, at the Table, by The Lord Chancellor, in order to give Evidence before the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of John Baron Teignmouth of that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, praying their Lordships, "That his Right to vote at the Election of Peers of Ireland, to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, may be admitted," stands referred.

Elective Franchise, Petition from Wisbech for Extension of, to that Town.

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses of the Town of Wisbech, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to grant the Privilege to Wisbech of returning Members to Parliament:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petition in favor of: (Wrexham:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Beaminster:

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

Blandford:

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

Ware:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Ware, in the County of Hertford, in Public Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Haddenham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Parish of Haddenham, in the Isle of Ely, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Crieff:

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

Blackburn:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Blackburn and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Berwick upon Tweed:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Berwick upon Tweed, as well Burgesses as others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ward of Bread St. London:

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

Incorporated Tailors, Canongate:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporated Tailors of the ancient Burgh of Canongate, in the City of Edinburgh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kirkcudbright:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses, Householders and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Kirkcudbright, in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bodmin:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Bodmin, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Worcestershire:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and others of the County of Worcester, assembled at a Public Meeting:

Abergavenny:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Householders of the Town of Abergavenny, in the County of Monmouth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Coldstream:

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

Sanquhar:

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

Kilwinning:

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

County of Louth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders of the County of Louth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hoddam:

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

Incorporation of Hammermen, Edinburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Hammermen of the City of Edinburgh:

Brixham:

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

Dunfermline:

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

Incorpn of Wrights, &c. Canongate & North Leith:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Wrights, Coopers, &c. of Canongate and North Leith:

Corporation of Wexford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Burgesses and Freemen of the Corporation and Borough of Wexford, in Ireland, under their Common Seal:

Incorporation of Wrights, &c. Easter & Wester Portsburgh of Edinburgh:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Wrights, Masons, Painters, Slaters, &c. of the Barony of Easter and Wester Portsburgh of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal; 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.

Hertfordshire:

A Petition of the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy and Freeholders in the County of Hertford, in County Meeting assembled, was presented and read; praying their Lordships, "That the proposed Measure for a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament may receive the earnest Consideration and Support of this House:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of Baron Dimsdale, High Sheriff of the County of Hertford, who only has signed it.

Netherbury:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Netherbury, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to carry into Effect the Measure for Reform in the House of Commons, in doing which they will contribute greatly to the Strength, Tranquillity and Happiness of the Empire:"

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

Buntingford:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Buntingford and its Vicinity, Hertfordshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass the Bill for a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament into a Law, the Petitioners feeling fully persuaded that it will allay Discontent, give Stability and Efficiency to the Government, and diffuse Peace and Prosperity through the Land:"

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

Kidderminster:

Upon reading the Petition of the High Bailiff and Inhabitants of the Borough of Kidderminster and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to concur in that safe, wise and efficient Measure of Reform which has been brought forward by His Majesty's Ministers, and by which, and which alone, the Petitioners feel assured that the Constitution may be reinstated in sound Health and Vigor, the most serious prospective Evils obviated, and the Prosperity and Happiness of the Country firmly and permanently established:"

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

West Bromwich:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of West Bromwich, in the County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to secure to the Measure for a Reform in the Representation of the People its full Effect, unmoved by the Opposition of selfish and interested Parties:"

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

Nuneaton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Nuneaton, in the County of Warwick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That no slight Objections, or party or interested Feelings, may prevent the salutary Measure for Parliamentary Reform being carried into a Law:"

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

Worcester:

Upon reading the Petition of the Citizens and Inhabitants of the ancient and loyal City of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Bill recently proposed by His Majesty's Ministers for reforming the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament may speedily pass into a Law, and that earnest and anxious Attention may be paid to the Principle of the Bill as it passes through its various Stages in their Lordships House, and that no Alteration of a Tendency likely to weaken that Principle may be suffered; the Petitioners being convinced that on the full and complete Adoption of the Principle of the Bill, as now proposed, depend the Liberty, Contentment and Prosperity of the People, the only sure Basis on which the Safety of the Crown, the Integrity of the Constitution, the Security and Honor of the Nation, and the Maintenance of its ancient Institutions can permanently be placed:"

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

Proprietors of Iron Works, &c. Staffordshire District:

Upon reading the Petition of the Proprietors and Occupiers of Iron Works and Coal Mines of the Staffordshire District, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to pass into a Law the Measure of Reform as proposed by His Majesty's Ministers, and which has diffused such general Satisfaction throughout this populous District; and that none of its Provisions may be altered or neutralized in the Committee on the Bill, whereby its Principles may be endangered, but that all Classes of His Majesty's Subjects may participate in those Advantages which so wise and salutary a Measure is calculated to confer, notwithstanding the Clamour of selfish and interested Parties:"

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

Dromore:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Dromore, in that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the Adoption of Vote by Ballot, Triennial Parliaments, the cutting off Rotten Boroughs, the Extension of the Elective Franchise, and the Abolition of all Places and Pensions not merited by actual Services; and that their Lordships may take the earliest Opportunity of considering the present Grand Jury System and the present Tithe System in Ireland, and of devising such Means as may relieve the Petitioners from the Distresses which oppress and threaten Ireland:"

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

Moffat:

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergymen, Justices of the Peace and other Inhabitants of the Parish and Village of Moffat, in the County of Dumfries, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give the great Plan of Reform proposed by His Majesty's Ministers their cordial Support, and thus preserve the Peace and Harmony, and obtain the Confidence, Approbation and Gratitude of the Country:"

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

St. Mary le Strand, Westminster:

Upon reading the Petition of the Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor, and Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Mary le Strand, in the Liberty of Westminster, in Public Meeting assembled; praying their Lordships, "by passing the Measure of Parliamentary Reform proposed by His Majesty's Ministers, to cause the Dissatisfaction which has so long existed in the Minds of the People, on account of the defective State of the Representation, to change into the deepest Feelings of Satisfaction, Gratitude and Joy:"

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

Kerry:

Upon reading the Petition of the High Sheriff, Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the County of Kerry, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass the Measure of Reform introduced by His Majesty's Ministers, and thereby increase the Privileges of the People, and give Stability to the Throne and Empire:"

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

St. George, Southwark:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint George the Martyr, in Southwark, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, and for the Restoration of Triennial Parliaments with the Vote by Ballot;" and further praying their Lordships "for the immediate Repeal of the Assessed Taxes, at least on Houses and Windows, and the Adoption of such other salutary Measures as appear not only expedient but indispensable to ameliorate the Condition of the People; and that every possible Measure may be adopted by their Lordships to effect a Reduction of Taxation, which at present falls most oppressively on those who are least able to bear it:"

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

Dublin:

Upon reading the Petition of the Noblemen, Gentlemen, Bankers, Merchants and Citizens of the City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That whatever of Weight or Influence is allowed by the Measure of Parliamentary Reform to the People of England in the Imperial Legislature, whether in reference to Population or to Property, that the same Measure of Rights, Franchises and Privileges shall be unreservedly conceded to the People of Ireland as far as the Difference in the Tenures by which Property is held in the Two Countries will permit:"

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

Regular Clergy of Galway.

Upon reading the Petition of the Regular Clergy of the Town and County of the Town of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, in order to preclude all baneful Jealousies in a Sister Country, and remove all rational Grounds of future Agitation in that distracted Land, Ireland, to grant to the Counties, Towns and Cities of Ireland, as long as their Lordships may wish for a Continuation of the Legislative Union, an Equality of popular Rights as shall be enjoyed by the same of England:"

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

Galway, Petition from, to return an additional Member.

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Landowners, Merchants and Householders of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to accord to the Town and District of Galway an additional Member in the Imperial Parliament:"

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

General Registry of Deeds Office, Petition from Wisbech against Establishment of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners of Real Property residing at and in the Neighbourhood of Wisbech, in the County of Cambridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the proposed Bill for establishing a General Registry Office in London (with any Modifications) may not be allowed to pass into a Law:"

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

Bury, &c. Roads Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," 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."

Bermondsey Church Bill.

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

Leicester 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 the Leicester and Welford Road, near Foston Lane, to the Road leading from Hinckley to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, and for repairing Hunt's Lane and Wood Lane, in the Parishes of Desford and Newbold, in the County of Leicester," was committed.

Burton-upon Trent Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Burton-upon-Trent, in the County of Stafford, to Abbott's Bromley otherwise Bagot's Bromley, in the said County," was committed.

Tithe System, Petition from Buckland Newton for Revision of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Land in the Parish of Buckland Newton, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take into their Consideration the State of the Law respecting Tithes, under which so many Impediments arise to Christian Feeling, Agricultural Prosperity and the due Encouragement of the industrious Poor; that their Lordships will give these Matters that Attention which they deserve and the Petitioners confidently hope for; and that their Lordships will revise the Laws on the Subject, and adopt such Measures as will prove conducive to the permanent Interest and Stability of the Church, the due Respectability and Maintenance of its Ministers, and the Removal of all Matters which at present are so calculated to produce Dissension between the People and the Clergy, and Alienation from the Church:"

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

Wakefield Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and maintaining the Road from Wakefield to Aberford, in the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lemsford Mills Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 2 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.

University of Cambridge Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

Then several Amendments were made to the said Bill.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers;

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

Great Marlov Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

V. Doneraile.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Melbourne.
L. Dacre.
L. Belhaven & Stenton.
L. Monson.
L. Suffield.
L. Kenyon.
L. Auckland.
L. Rolle.
L. Carrington.
L. Ribblesdale.
L. Farnham.
L. Redesdale.
L. Arden.
L. Clanbrassill.
L. Bexley.
L. Melros.
L. Rosebery.
L. Clanwilliam.
D. Cumberland.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
M. Camden.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Northesk.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Cowper.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Mansfield.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Mayo.
E. Caledon.
E. Rosslyn.
E. Grey.
E. Falmouth.

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

Herne Bay Pier Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Coventry & Stoney Stanton Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

Coventry & Over Whitacre Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of Coventry to Over Whitacre, in the County of Warwick."

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.

Indigent Blind Institution Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, for establishing and well-governing the Institution called "The School for the Indigent Blind," and for incorporating the Subscribers thereto, and the better enabling them to carry on their charitable and useful Designs."

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.

Cotton Factories, Petitions from Manchester & Preston for regulating Hours of Labour in.

Upon reading the Petition of the Operative Cotton Spinners and others employed in Cotton Mills in the Town of Manchester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will pass such a Law as shall prohibit all Persons under Twenty-one Years of Age from working in Cotton Mills more than Ten Hours and a Half per Diem, such Ten Hours and a Half to be completed between Six of the Clock in the Morning and Six of the Clock in the Evening:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Medical Practitioners, Master Manufacturers, Working Spinners and others employed in Cotton and other Factories, and in Cotton and other Mills, in the Town of Preston and in the Neighbourhood thereof, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass a Law to shorten the Duration of daily Labour of Apprentices and others employed in Cotton and other Mills and Factories, by limiting it to Twelve Hours per Day, and that One Hour and a Half out of that Time be allowed for Meals; and that their Lordships will abolish not only the Practice of working in the Night, but all others which reduce such Children to a State of Slavery worse than that of the Negro, and this, too, in a Country one Maxim of the Constitution of which is, that the Air of England is too pure for a Slave to breathe:"

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

Leys & Co. v. Ld. Forbes et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Leys, Masson and Company, Manufacturers in Aberdeen; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Second Division, of the 11th of March 1831; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that The Right Honorable James Ochonchar Lord Forbes, and the other Pursuers in the Action, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Ochonchar Lord Forbes, and the other Pursuers in the Action, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 20th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session, shall be deemed good Service.

D. of Hamilton et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Alexander Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable The Most Noble Alexander Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, and the Heirs of Entail of the Lands and Barony of Kinneil, in the Shire of Linlithgow, to charge the Sleeches or Land to be gained from the Sea opposite the said Barony with the Expences laid out in gaining the same."

Sugar Duties Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty, until the Fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, certain Duties on Sugar imported into the United Kingdom, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Colonial Trade Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act of the Sixth Year of His late Majesty, to regulate the Trade of the British Possessions Abroad;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

St. Leonard's, Hastings, Chapel Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a Chapel in the Parish of Saint Leonard's, within the Liberty of the Town and Port of Hastings, in the County of Sussex, for the Accommodation of the Inhabitants of the said Parish, and of the Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, within the said Liberty and County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Linlithgowshire Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and keeping in Repair the Road from Carlowrie Bridge, on the River Almond, to Linlithgow Bridge, on the River Avon, and other Roads in the County of Linlithgow;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Perry Barr Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making a Turnpike Road from the North Side of the Quarry House, in the Township of Perry Barr, in the County of Stafford, to the Brook which divides the Parishes of Aston juxta Birmingham and Birmingham, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Walsall Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for improving and maintaining several Roads leading to and from the Town of Walsall, in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Shrewsbury & Holyhead Road Account, &c. delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Robertson, from the Office of His Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenue, attended;"

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

"A General Statement of the Income and Expenditure of the Shrewsbury and Holyhead Road, between 1st of February 1830 and 1st of February 1831; together with the Report of Mr. John Provis to the Commissioners on the State of the Road, dated "Holyhead, March 12, 1831."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Reform of Parliament, Petition of Sheriffs, &c. of Dublin against proposed Measure.

Upon reading the Petition of the Sheriffs and Commons of the City of Dublin, in Common Council assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to disappoint the evil Expectations of restless discontented Demagogues and Men of Revolutionary Principles, and preserve what yet remains of our happy Constitution, by rejecting the proposed Measure for what is called a Reform of the Constitution:"

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

Slavery, Petition from White Roothing for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of White Roothing, Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "no longer to defer the Adoption of such Measures as, by ameliorating the Moral Condition of the Slave, may issue in his final Emancipation, but at once to fix a Day when the Children of our Slave Colonists shall be born free; and to adopt such Measures for evangelising our Black Colonial Population, that the Name of Slave shall become as odious in the West India Islands as it is within the Walls of their Lordships House:"

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

General Fast, Petition from White Roothing for Appointment of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of White Roothing, Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to tender an Address to His Most Gracious Majesty, entreating Him that Measures may be taken for appointing a Day which the People of these Realms may observe with Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer; that Blessings may richly descend on His Majesty's Counsels, and on those most important Deliberations which, under God, are about to take place in the great Council of the Nation assembled in Parliament; that our Sins may be pardoned, true Repentance exhibited, and Faith in a crucified Redeemer exercised; the pure Gospel of Jesus Christ the Saviour preached and accepted by us; those Judgments, which we have most righteously deserved, averted from us; and that Spiritual and Temporal Blessing may be poured out on the Land:"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.