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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 24 March 1831

Pages 367-372

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 Jovis, 24° Martii 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Archiep. Cassellen.
Epus. Bath. et Well.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
-
Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Plunket.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk,
Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wellington.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Camden.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Cowper.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Verulam.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Vane.

PRAYERS.

Simson & Parrott v. Jones & Innes.

The Answer of Jenkin Jones and John William Innes, Respondents to the Petition and Appeal of William Simson and Richard Parrott, Appellants, was this Day brought in.

Witnesses Examination Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Courts of Law to order the Examination of Witnesses upon Interrogatories and otherwise;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Ordered, That the said Amendments be taken into Consideration To-morrow.

Lampeter Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually keeping in Repair several Roads in the County of Carmarthen, usually called the Llandovery District of the Lampeter Roads; and for making and maintaining certain new Lines of Road to communicate therewith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Llandovery, &c. Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually keeping in Repair the Roads from Ludlow-fach to the Town of Llandovery, and from thence to the River Amman, in the County of Carmarthen, and several other Roads in the said County communicating therewith; and for making new Branches of Road in the same County, and in the County of Glamorgan;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Dean & Chapter of Canterbury Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for assisting the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ, Canterbury, to take down and rebuild the North-western Tower of the same Church;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment."

Fees of Comrs of Bankrupt, Return of delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Vizard, the Secretary of Bankrupts, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of Tuesday last,

"A Return of the Amount of Fees received by the Commissioners of Bankrupt in London, respectively, for the Years 1828, 1829 and 1830."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Return be printed.

Bermondsey Church Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bury, &c. Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a 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'"

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Leicester Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from the Liecester 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Burtor-upon-Trent Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Burton-uponTrent, in the County of Stafford, to Abbott's Bromley otherwise Bagot's Bromley, in the said County."

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 4 preceding Bills.

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

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

Sugar Duties Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Bathgate Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

V. Sydney.
V. Gordon.
V. Goderich.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Melbourne.
L. Colville of Culross.
L. Belhaven & Stenton.
L. Hay.
L. King.
L. Monson.
L. Suffield.
L. Kenyon.
L. Auckland.
L. Selsey.
L. Calthorpe.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Arden.
L. Clanbrassill.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Somerhill.
L. Farnborough.
L. Fife.
L. Tenterden.
L. Plunket.
L. Melros.
L. Rosebery.
L. Clanwilliam.
L. Wynford.
D. Cumberland.
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. Northesk.
E. Cowper.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Charlemont.
E. Wicklow.
E. Rosslyn.
E. Gosford.
E. Grey.
E. Verulam.
E. Glengall.
E. Falmouth.
E. Vane.

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.

Redhouse & Weeland Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

Bromley Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

Toulmin et al. v. Copland, Respondent's Petition for Time for his Case, referred to Appeal Comee.

Upon reading the Petition of John Copland, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Margaret Toulmin, and others, are Appellants; praying their Lordships, "That he may be permitted 'till the 20th Day of April next to bring in his Cases, and that they may then be laid on the Table of this House:"

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.

Moray's et al. Petition to change Reference to the Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of James Moray Esquire, of Abercairney, and others, Heirs of Entail of the said Estate; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order that their Petition for a Private Bill, presented to the House on the 11th Day of this instant March, may be referred to Lord Meadowbank (in the Place and Stead of Lord Mackenzie) along with Lord Gillies, the said Lord Mackenzie being under the Necessity of leaving Edinburgh shortly to attend his Duty on the Circuit at Ayr:"

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the last-mentioned Petition be, and is hereby referred to Lord Gillies in Scotland and Lord Meadowbank in Scotland, who are forthwith to summon all Parties before them who may be concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing all the Parties, and perusing the Bill, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and are to sign the said Bill.

Colvin et al. v. Newberry & Benson, Plaintiffs Petition for Time for their Case, referred to Appeal Comee.

Upon reading the Petition of David Colvin, and others, Plaintiffs in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Nicholas Newberry and Thomas Starling Benson are Defendants; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order that the Petitioners may have until the 14th Day of April next for delivering the Prints of their Case to the Clerk of the Parliaments:"

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.

Wilson v. Ld Kensington et al. Petition to present Appeal, referred to Appeal Comee.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Wilson, setting forth, "That the Petitioner prepared his Petition of Appeal from the Decree of The Right Honorable Sir William Alexander Knight, late Lord Chief Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer at Westminster, dated the 24th Day of November last, and made in a certain Cause wherein William Baron Kensington and Edward Meredith are Plaintiffs, and Stephen Pugh, the Petitioner, and others, are Defendants; and the said Petition was, on the 21st Day of March instant, transmitted to the Clerk of the Parliaments to be presented to their Lordships, being the last Day allowed by the Standing Orders for the Presentation of the said Appeal: That the Petitioner omitted to state in his Petition the Fact that the said Decree was entered on the 7th Day of March instant, whereupon, and for that the Petitioner neglected to give Notice to the Respondents Clerk in Court of the Petitioner's Intention of presenting the same, such Petition, the Petitioner is informed, could not be received: But the Petitioner, having amended his Petition by inserting the Date of the Entry of the said Decree, has given Notice to the said Respondents Clerk in Court of his Intention to present his said Petition on Tuesday next the 29th Day of March instant, if their Lordships should be pleased to allow him so to do;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That his said Petition of Appeal may be received:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the last-mentioned Committee.

Rowe v. The King, Defendant's Agent's Petition for Hearing, referred to Appeal Comee.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Savage Bailey of Berners Street, in the Parish of Saint Marylebone, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, Agent for The King, (on the Prosecution of Nicholas M'Mahon Esquire,) Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Richard Radford Rowe is Plaintiff; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to appoint a Day certain for arguing the Errors assigned upon the said Writ:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the last-mentioned Committee.

Elective Franchise, Petition of Ld. Provost, &c. of Perth, for Extension of, to Perth.

Upon reading the Petition of The Lord Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the City and Royal Burgh of Perth, under their Common Seal; expressing their Approval of the proposed Plans for Reform in the Commons House of Parliament in general, and praying their Lordships, "That the populous, ancient and flourishing City which the Petitioners represent may, of itself, be privileged to return a Member to Parliament:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petitions in favor of: (Essex:) Haveringatte-Bower:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Occupiers of Land and other Inhabitants of the Liberty of Havering-atte-Bower, in Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kettering:

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

Malton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Bailiff and Inhabitants of the Borough of Malton, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Launceston:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Borough of Launceston and neighbouring Parishes, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Incorporation of Tailors, Dunfermline:

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

Hipperholme cum Brighouse:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Hipperholme cum Brighouse, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wells:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Port of Wells, in the County of Norfolk, 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.

Chester-le-Street:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Chester-le-Street, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt the Bill for the Reform of the Commons House of Parliament, as the surest Means of averting Evils which the Petitioners tremble even to contemplate:"

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

County of Down:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders of the County of Down, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to concur in promoting such Reform as may be consistent with the following Principles; That the Elective Franchise of close Boroughs should be abolished, transferred or extended: That the Right of voting should be granted to Leasehold Tenures, and to all other Descriptions of Property: That all Sinecures and useless Places, and all Pensions not the just Reward of Public Service, be abolished: That the Duration of Parliaments should be reduced to a Period of Three Years: That Persons holding Places and Pensions at the Pleasure of the Crown should be absolutely excluded from sitting in the House of Commons, with such Exceptions as may appear reasonable with reference to Ministers or Members of the Cabinet: That an Oath should be required from every Candidate on the Hustings, if present at the Election, and if not previous to his taking his Seat, if returned, to the Effect that no corrupt Means or undue Influence had been or should be exercised to his Knowledge, or at his Cost or with his Privity, for the Purpose of procuring or having procured his Return; and that Persons charged with a Violation of this Oath, or with using corrupt Means or undue Influence at Elections, whether as Principals or Agents, Peers or Commoners, should be liable to be tried as for other criminal Offences, and if found guilty (along with such other Penalties as might be provided) should be deprived of all Rights as Electors or Members of the Legislature in either House of Parliament: That the System of polling at Elections should be simplified, and the Votes taken in Districts, so as to shorten the Continuance and diminish the Expence of Elections: That all Candidates should be absolutely precluded from supplying Allowances or paying for the Maintenance or Conveyance of Freeholders at Elections, and that the Expences of the Returning Officer should be discharged out of the Public Funds, as formerly provided by the 1st of Geo. 4, Cap. 2:"

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

Nottingham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Nottingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying "for the Co-operation of their Lordships to pass into Laws the Bills submitted by His Majesty's Ministers to effect a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, the Petitioners being deeply impressed with a Conviction that their Provisions are calculated to add Stability to the Throne, to give Security to all the Institutions of the State, to promote the Union and Tranquillity of the People, and to strengthen the best Interests of the Empire:"

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

Ballymoney:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Ballymoney, County of Antrim, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will pass the Bill for a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament in such a Form as to extend the Blessing to Ireland in the same ample Manner as to Great Britain, that no Cause of Jealousy or Contention may remain:"

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

Cannock:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Cannock, Hednesford, Huntingdon, and their Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass the Bill to reform the British House of Commons into a Law, with any Improvements that may be deemed necessary by their Lordships:"

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

Buckland:

Upon reading the Petition of the non-resident Freemen, Freeholders and other Inhabitants at Buckland, near Dover, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "readily to aid His Majesty's Government in passing the Bill for amending the truly defective State of Representation throughout the United Kingdom, the beneficial Effects of which are so apparent to the Nation at large:"

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

Aylesford:

A Petition of the Freeholders, Leaseholders and Inhabitant Householders of the North Division of the Lathe of Aylesford, in the County of Kent, in Public Meeting assembled, was presented and read; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to pass into a Law the Plan of Reform of the other House of Parliament, as the Means of satisfying the just and anxious Expectations of the People:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "Saml. Baker Chairman," who only has signed it.

Yatton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Householders, Inhabitants of the Parish of Yatton, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to secure the Rights and Liberties of the Petitioners, by allowing the Bill for Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament to pass into a Law:"

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

Manchester:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Manchester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Right of voting in the Choice of Representatives may now be declared by Law to belong to all who contribute to the Expenditure of the State, or who are called to give their personal Service in its Defence, so that the Honorable the Commons may become really and truly the Representatives of all the People of these Realms:"

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

Thurles.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Thurles, in the County of Tipperary, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt the Bill introduced into Parliament to amend the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, and seriously consider the Wisdom, under present Circumstances, of extending its Provisions to Ireland:"

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

Beer Act, Petition from Bath for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy and others of the City of Bath, and its Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the speedy Repeal of the Beer Act, which has caused such immoral, vicious and ruinous Habits:"

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

Coventry & Stoney Stanton Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from the City of Coventry to Stoney Stanton, in the County of Leicester, to unite with the present Turnpike Road there leading through Narborough to the Borough of Leicester," 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."

Coventry & Over Whitacre Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of Coventry to Over Whitacre, in the County of Warwick," was committed.

Horley 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 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," was committed.

Indigent Blind Institution Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk as follows; (vizt.)

"Pr. 8. L. 19. After ("purchased") insert ("taken or received")

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

Mackay v. Davidson & Wilson.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Flora Mackay is Appellant, and James Gillespie Davidson and Robert Sim Wilson are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar To-morrow.

Dickson et al. v. Cunninghame & Ld Medwyn.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein David Dickson Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and John Cunninghame Esquire and The Honorable John Hay Forbes Lord Medwyn are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Wednesday next.

Stamp Duty on Newspapers, Petition from Glasgow for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Workmen of Glasgow, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to repeal the Stamp Duty on Newspapers, and all other Restrictions on the Publication and Diffusion of Moral and Political Knowledge:"

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

Herne Bay Pier Bill Specially reported.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Pier or Jetty, and other Works, at Herne Bay, in the Parish of Herne, in the County of Kent;" "That the Committee had met, and considered the said Bill, and, in the first place, proceeded to enquire how far the Standing Orders of the House relative to Pier Bills had been complied with, and found that all the said Orders had been complied with, except in the following Particular; vizt. That no Map or Plan, together with a Book of Reference containing a List of the Names of the Owners and Occupiers of the Lands, and separate Lists of the Names of such Owners and Occupiers, distinguishing Assents, Dissents and Neuters, an Estimate of the Expence of the Work proposed to be done, and of the probable Time within which the same may be completed, and also a List of the Names of the Subscribers to the said Work, with the Sums by them subscribed respectively, had been deposited with the Clerk of the Parliaments previously to the Bill being brought to this House from the Commons, as it was stated to the Committee by the Agent for the Bill, that the same had been omitted to be done through Inadvertence; but that the said Map or Plan and Papers had since been deposited with the Clerk of the Parliaments, and had been produced to the Committee, and duly proved; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to their Lordships, without any Amendment."

Which Report being read by the Clerk;

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

Comee on the Poor Laws, further Report of Evidence.

The Marquess of Salisbury reported further Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee appointed to consider of the Poor Laws, to the 18th Day of this instant March inclusive.

The said Evidence was read by the Clerk. (fn. 1)

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

Wigan & Preston Railway Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Lord Stanley and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Railway from the Borough of Wigan to the Borough of Preston, both in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and Collateral Branches to communicate therewith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Tithe System, Petitions from Braunton, East & West Flegg, &c. for Revision of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Yeomanry, Farmers and others, Inhabitants of the several Parishes in the Hundreds of Braunton, Sherwell, Fremington and Southmolton, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will not suffer the present Session of Parliament to pass away without taking into their most serious Consideration the whole System of the Tithe Laws; and that their Lordships will be pleased to adopt such Measures thereon as will speedily effect a just and equitable Modification thereof, so as the Tithe Holders shall no longer claim any Portion of the Capital and Labour employed for the Cultivation and Improvement of the Land; and at the same Time securing to the Officiating Clergy an ample Remuneration for their Ministerial Labours, in such a Manner as it may cease to be the baneful Source of perpetual Contention and bad Feeling between the Minister of the Gospel and his Congregation:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Farmers and Inhabitants of the several Parishes in the Hundreds of East and West Flegg, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to pass an Act for a Commutation for Tithes, in such Manner as to them shall seem meet:"

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

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Sudbury:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Sudbury, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Southwark:

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

Holt:

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

Hagbourn:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Church Wardens and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Hagbourn, in the County of Berks, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

South Moreton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Church Wardens and Inhabitants of the Parish of South Moreton, in the County of Berks, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Milborne Port:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Persons residing at Milborne Port, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as may secure the early and utter Extinction of Slavery in the British Colonies:"

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

Harwell:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Churchwardens and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Harwell, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to effect, at the earliest possible Period, the entire Abolition of Slavery throughout the Dominions of His Majesty; and that, until this most desirable Consummation shall have been attained, immediate Measures may be taken at least to arrest the Progress of the Evil, and to prevent any farther Addition being made to the present Number of enslaved British Subjects, by fixing a Day after which all Children born within the Dominions of His Majesty, whatever be their Class, Condition or Complexion, shall henceforward be absolutely and to all Intents and Purposes free:"

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

Dissenters of the Three Denominations in & near London.

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters, being Deputies from the several Congregations of Protestant Dissenters of the Three Denominations, Presbyterian, Independent and Baptist, in and within Twelve Miles of London, appointed to protect their Civil Rights, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will forthwith, by the most decisive Measures, secure the speedy Abolition of Colonial Slavery, by fixing a Day after which Slavery shall for ever cease in every Part of His Majesty's Dominions, especially by immediately declaring free all the Children of Slaves who shall be hereafter born, and by effectually protecting such Children from any Claims that may be made to them as Slaves:"

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

9th Report from Appeal Comee.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees 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; and to report to the House; and to whom was referred a Petition of the Appellants in the Cause Houston and another against Hughes and others; That the Committee had met, and considered the Appellants Petition in the Cause Houston and another against Hughes and others, praying their Lordships to advance this Appeal in their Lordships List of Appeals, and to appoint an early Day for the hearing thereof; and had heard the Respondents Agent thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the said Cause should be appointed to be heard on the first Day for hearing English Appeals after the Recess at Easter."

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

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

  • 1. This Evidence is inserted in the Appendix to this Volume, commencing at No. 281 in the Margin.