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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 29 March 1831

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

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Die Martis, 29°Martii 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham & Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
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Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Ds. Durham, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Wellington.
Dux Buckingham & Chandos.
March. Bute.
March. Camden.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Erroll.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Vane.
Vicecom. Duncan.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

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

Humphrys v. Pratt, in Error:

The House proceeded to take into further Consideration the Cause wherein William Humphrys is Plaintiff and Harvey Pratt is Defendant.

And Consideration being had thereof;

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 16th Day of February 1830, wherein William Humphrys is Plaintiff, and Harvey Pratt Defendant, in order to reverse a Judgment given in the said Court of Exchequer Chamber, affirming a Judgment of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland for the said Defendant; and Counsel having been heard, on Wednesday the 16th of this instant March, to argue the Errors assigned upon the said Writ of Error; and due Consideration had this Day 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 in Ireland, affirming a Judgment of the Court of Exchequer 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 all and singular the Premises being seen, and by the Court of Parliament aforesaid now here fully understood, and as well the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, and the Judgment thereon given, as the said Causes and Matters by the said William Humphrys above for Error assigned, being diligently examined and inspected, and mature Deliberation being thereupon had; It seems to the Court of Parliament aforesaid now here, that neither in the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, nor in the giving of the Judgment aforesaid in the Court of Exchequer Chamber in Ireland, affirming a Judgment of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, there is any Error, and that the said Record is in no wise vicious or defective: Therefore it is considered by the same Court of Parliament, that the Judgment aforesaid so given in the Court of Exchequer Chamber in Ireland, affirming a Judgment of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, be in all Things Affirmed, and stand in full Force and Effect, the said Causes and Matters by the said William Humphrys above for Error assigned in anywise notwithstanding: And therefore the Record aforesaid, and also the Proceedings aforesaid in the same Court of Parliament had in the Premises, are remitted by the same Court of Parliament to the said 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."

Mrs. Turton's Divorce Bill, Marshal of the King's Bench Prison to bring Martin Petrie to the Bar:

Ordered, That the Marshal of the King's Bench, or his Deputy, do bring Martin Petrie, a Prisoner in his Custody, to the Bar of this House To-morrow, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Louisa Turton with Thomas Edward Michell Turton her now Husband, and to enable the said Louisa Turton to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Sir O. Gordon to attend.

Ordered, That Sir Orford Gordon Baronet do attend this House To-morrow, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon the Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Bp. Worcester's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable The Right Reverend The Lord Bishop of Worcester, and his Successors, to grant Leases of certain Hereditaments belonging to the Episcopal See of Worcester, situate, arising or growing within the Parish of Ripple, in the County of Worcester;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

University of Cambridge Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to effect an Exchange between The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge, and The Master, Fellows and Scholars of the College or Hall of the Holy Trinity commonly called Trinity Hall, in the same University, of Lands situate in the Parish of Saint Andrew the Less, in the Town of Cambridge, in the County of Cambridge; and for authorizing the Removal of the present Botanic Garden of the said University to a new and more eligible Site; and for other Purposes;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Maddison's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering valid the Supplementary Award of the Commissioners under an Act of the Fifty-ninth Year of King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Alvingham, in the County of Lincoln;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bruton, &c. Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads in and near the Town of Bruton, and other Roads, in the Counties of Somerset and Wilts, and for making and maintaining Two other Roads communicating therewith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Slavery, Petition of Planters, &c. resident in Bristol against Abolition of, without Compensation.

Upon reading the Petition of the Planters, Merchants and others interested in the British West India Colonies, residing in the City of Bristol and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will refuse their Assent to any Measure affecting the Interests of the Petitioners and their Fellow Colonists in their Slaves, until that full and complete Indemnity and Compensation to which their Lordships Petitioners and their Fellow Colonists are entitled has been ascertained, nor until an adequate Fund has been provided and set apart in order that the Payment of the Composition and Indemnity may be made contemporaneously with the Adoption of any such Measure; and that, for the Satisfaction of the Country, their Lordships will be pleased to institute an Inquiry into the Condition of the Negroes and into the State of Slavery as it now exists in the West India Colonies, which Inquiry the Petitioners feel satisfied will relieve both their Fellow Colonists and themselves from the Obloquy so undeservedly thrown upon them:"

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

Beer Act, Petition of Retail Beer Sellers of Macclesfield for Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Retail Beer Sellers of Macclesfield and the Neighbourhood, in the County of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to take into their Consideration the very limited Restrictions imposed by the Beer Act of last Session, under which the Petitioners and others in the same Line of Business are now labouring, and be pleased to alter and extend the Time for the Retail of Beer to such other Hours as their Lordships may think fit:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petitions in favor of: (Lurgan:) Beccles:

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

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Beccles, in Suffolk, 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.

Canterbury:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Canterbury and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to support the great and important Measure introduced by His Majesty's responsible Servants into the other House of Parliament for that Reform in the Representative System which the altered State of Society demands; to pass a Law for its Adoption, and thus revive the Confidence of the People in the Wisdom and Benevolence of the Legislature, and strengthen the Attachment of all Classes of Society to those Institutions which shall thus appear to possess the Principles of inherent Renovation:"

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

Gravesend & Milton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Gravesend and Milton, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Measures of Reform proposed by His Majesty's Ministers may be speedily passed into a Law, whereby the Interests of the People will be more fully and fitly represented:"

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

Peterhead.

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Town Council, Merchants, Ship Owners and principal Inhabitants of the Town of Peterhead, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant their Support to the Measure of Reform introduced by His Majesty's Ministers, which appears to be framed with that Moderation and Impartiality which are calculated to meet the Wishes and reconcile the Interests of all those who are desirous that this great Nation should be fairly and equally represented in Parliament; and that the Constitution should be renovated and strengthened by taking away the Elective Franchise from such Places as have no Interests or Trade to represent, and giving it to such Places as from the Extent of their Property and Trade are justly entitled to it:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petition from Danesfort & Burntchurch for regulating Grants for.

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Parishes of Danesfort and Burntchurch, in the County of Kilkenny, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to commit the Management of the Public Money granted for the Purposes of Education of the Poor in Ireland to such Persons as will possess the Confidence of the People, that so the Poor may be well instructed, and the Public Money, instead of being consumed by shameful Peculation, and wasted by bigoted Attempts at Proselytism, may be usefully employed in procuring for the People the Blessing of a moral and useful Education:"

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

Colonial Trade Bill reported:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Order for 3d Reading.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Walsall Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for improving and maintaining several Roads leading to and from the Town of Walsall, in the County of Stafford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Leonard's, Hastings, Chapel Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Perry Barr Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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. Farrer and Mr. Wingfield;

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

Loughborough Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing, widening and otherwise improving the Road from the South-east End of the Town of Loughborough, in the County of Leicester, commencing at South Field Lane, to the South End of Cavendish Bridge, in the same County."

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

L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Melbourne.
L. Teynham.
L. Belhaven & Stenton.
L. King.
L. Monson.
L. Boston.
L. Sherborne.
L. Suffield.
L. Kenyon.
L. Auckland.
L. Rolle.
L. Lilford.
L. Carbery.
L. Farnham.
L. Redesdale.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Arden.
L. Manners.
L. Hill.
L. Clanbrassill.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Somerhill.
L. Tenterden.
L. Melros.
L. Rosebery.
L. Clanwilliam.
L. Wynford.
D. Cumberland.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Richmond.
D. Wellington.
D. Buckingham & Chandos.
M. Bute.
M. Camden.
M. Cleveland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Erroll.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Mansfield.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Wicklow.
E. Caledon.
E. Rosslyn.
E. Gosford.
E. Grey.
E. Glengall.
E. Falmouth.
E. Vane.
V. Duncan.
V. Gordon.
V. Beresford.
V. Goderich.

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.

Doncaster Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and improving the Road from Doncaster, through Ferrybridge, to the South Side of Tadcaster Cross, in 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.

Middlesex County Rates Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to alter and amend the several Acts now in force for the assessing, collecting and levying of County Rates, so far as the same relate to the County of Middlesex."

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.

Enfield Chase Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for maintaining the Road from Enfield Chase, in the County of Middlesex, to Lemsford Mill, in the County of Hertford."

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.

Titchfield Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for maintaining and improving the Road from Titchfield to Cosham, in the County of Southampton."

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.

Trower's Divorce Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury (according to Order) reported the Amendment made by the Committee of the Whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Trower Esquire with Amelia Catherine Trower his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Wilson v. Ld Kensington, & Meredith.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Wilson; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, of the 24th of November 1830, which Decree was entered on the 7th Day of March 1831, and made in a certain Cause wherein The Right Honorable William Baron Kensington and Edward Meredith were Plaintiffs, and Stephen Pugh, Thomas Wilson, David Lloyd and John Cheesement Severn were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, 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 Right Honorable William Baron Kensington and Edward Meredith may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Baron Kensington and Edward Meredith 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 12th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or on their Clerk in Court, shall be deemed good Service.

Toulmin et al. v. Copland.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Margaret Toulmin, and others, are Appellants, and John Copland is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Hebeler Leave for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Bernhard Hebeler; praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:"

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

Bill presented.

Accordingly, The Earl of Shaftesbury presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Bernhard Hebeler."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Cameron's et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Nathaniel Cameron Esquire and Lætitia Pryce his Wife, on behalf of themselves and their infant Children; and Charlotte Evatt Spinster, and The Honorable William Booth Grey and Frances Ann his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Baron Garrow and Mr. Justice Bosanquet, (the Judges to whom the Petition of the said Nathaniel Cameron and Lætitia Pryce his Wife, on behalf of themselves and their infant Children, presented to the House on the 17th of this instant March, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned, was referred,) who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the first-mentioned Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Lampeter Roads Bill.

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

Llandovery, &c. Roads Bill.

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

Milverton Inclosure Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Milverton, in the County of Somerset," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

East India Trade, Petition from Greenock for opening.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Ship Owners, Tradesmen and others, Inhabitants of the Town of Greenock, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the existing Restrictions on the Trade and Colonization of India may be removed, and the Monopoly of the Trade with China entirely abolished:"

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

Reports of Com rs of Colonial Revenue, Address for.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to request that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order that there be laid before this House, Copies of the several Reports of the Commissioners appointed by His Majesty's Warrant of the 21st June 1830 to enquire into the Receipt and Expenditure of the Revenue in the Colonies and Foreign Possessions."

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Union between Great Britain & Ireland, Petition of Masons, &c. of Limerick for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Operative Masons and Bricklayers of the City of Limerick, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to repeal the Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland, which would restore to Ireland a resident Gentry, and thereby Employment to the Working Classes of the Country:"

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

Tithes, Petition from Woodbury to be relieved from, & that the Curate may be better paid.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants being Tithe Payers of the Parish of Woodbury, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That they may be relieved from paying Tithes to the Vicars Choral of the Cathedral of Exeter, a Burthen oppressive in its Operation, and hostile to the best Principles of that Religion which the Petitioners are most desirous of inculcating in their Parish; and that the Clergyman resident in the Parish may be well and respectably paid, so that the Religious Duties of the Parish may be well and respectably performed:"

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

West India Property, Petition of Merchants, &c. of Greenock for Protection of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Planters and others of the Town of Greenock, directly or indirectly interested in the Trade and Prosperity of the West India Colonies, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That as the Property in the West India Colonies is held by the same Tenure and on the same Security as any other Property in His Majesty's Dominions, the solemn Sanction of Law, it may receive the same Protection; and that no Infringement on such Property may be sanctioned under any Plea or Pretext whatever, without ample Compensation being guaranteed by the Nation at large:"

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

Com ee on the Poor Laws, Chapman to attend.

Ordered, That Mr. Chapman do attend this House on Thursday the 14th of April next, to be sworn, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Select Committee appointed to consider of the Poor Laws.

Public Works, (Ireland.) Account of Sums advanced for, Ordered forthwith.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House forthwith, "An Account of the several Sums advanced for the Purpose of making Roads and other Public Works in Ireland, in the Year 1822 and the subsequent Years, up to the present Time; specifying the Counties in which such Works were carried on, the Names of the Engineers under whose Direction they were conducted, the Amount of Money paid to each, the Number of Miles laid down in the several Plans and Specifications; distinguishing each, and how far those Works have been carried into Execution," Ordered to be laid before the House on the 3d Day of this instant March.

Trade between Ireland & the West Indies, Petition of Merchants of Cork for Protection of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants of Cork, trading to the West Indies, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That no Bill for regulating the Trade between Ireland and the West Indies be allowed to pass which will not effectually provide against the Evil of the Inadequacy of the Duties upon Candles, Lard and Butter, to protect those Articles going from Ireland, and the Evil of such Duties not being in fact levied in the West Indies, thereby not merely securing to Ireland the Portion of West India Trade which has been left to her, but restoring that which well-intentioned but mistaken Legislation has of late Years wholly deprived her of:"

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

Ireland, Petition from Tipperary for Improvement of, & against the Introduction of Poor Laws.

Upon reading the Petition of the Land Owners and Landholders of the County of Tipperary, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That Capital to be applied to the Improvement of Ireland may be created by Money being borrowed on Loan, and the Country taxed for the Repayment of it; such Money to be laid out on the same Principle as that vested in the Hands of the Exchequer Loan Commissioners, which Plan, if acted upon, would supersede all Necessity for Poor Laws in Ireland:"

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

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Usher's Quay Meeting House, Dublin:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Independents worshipping at Usher's Quay Meeting House, Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will at once take decisive and effectual Measures for the immediate Extinction of Negro Slavery in the British Colonies:"

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

Drumcliffe:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Drumcliffe and County of Sligo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That in a Matter so deeply involving the Happiness of nearly a Million of our Fellow Subjects, the Character of this Country, and the Honor of His Majesty's Crown, as the Continuation of Slavery in the British Colonies, their Lordships will be pleased to adopt such Measures for the immediate and utter Extinction of this guilty and unconstitutional Practice as shall seem meet:"

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

Calry.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Calry, in the County of Sligo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will immediately take such decisive Measures for the Extinction of the guilty and unconstitutional System of Negro Slavery as shall, in their Wisdom, seem meet:"

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

Beccles Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2 a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the River Waveney navigable for Ships and other Sea-borne Vessels from Rose-hall Fleet to the Mouth of Oulton Dyke; and for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut from the said River at Carlton Shares Mill into the said Dyke leading to Oulton Broad, in the County of Suffolk ."

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

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

Pucklechurch Roads Bill.

Hodie 2 a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads called "The Pucklechurch or Lower District of Roads," in the Counties of Gloucester and Wilts."

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.

Cheadle Roads Bill.

Hodie 2 a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for consolidating the Trusts of the several Turnpike Roads in the Neighbourhood of Cheadle, in the County of Stafford, and for making Deviations and new Branches to and from the same."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lord 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.

Draycot Road Bill.

Hodie 2 a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Turnpike Road from the Salutation Inn to Christian Malford Bridge, in the County of Wilts, called The Draycot or Upper District; and for disuniting the said Road from a certain other Road called The Pucklechurch Lower District, in the County of Gloucester."

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.

Calcraft Leave for a Divorce Bill:

A Petition of Granby Hales Calcraft Esquire, a Captain in His Majesty's 95th Regiment of Foot; praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Sarah Emma otherwise Emma his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again," being offered to be presented to the House;

The House was informed, "That Mr. Edward Walker was attending."

He was Ordered to be called in:

And being called in accordingly, and sworn at the Bar, delivered a Copy of the Proceedings for a Divorce a Mensâ et Thoro, and the Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the Consistory Court of The Bishop of London, intituled, Calcraft against Calcraft;" which he said he had examined with the Originals, and that the same were true Copies:

And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Proceedings and Sentence do lie on the Table.

Then the said Petition was presented and read.

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

Bill presented:

Accordingly, The Earl of Shaftesbury presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Granby Hales Calcraft Esquire with Sarah Emma otherwise Emma his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Order for 2d Reading:

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Wednesday the 13th Day of April next, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Granby Hales Calcraft may be heard by his Counsel at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Sarah Emma otherwise Emma may have a Copy of the Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill at the same Time.

Petitioner to attend.

Ordered, That Granby Hales Calcraft Esquire do attend this House on Wednesday the 13th Day of April next, in order to his being examined upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Granby Hales Calcraft Esquire with Sarah Emma otherwise Emma, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," if the House shall think fit, whether there has or has not been any Collusion, directly or indirectly, on his Part, relative to any Act of Adultery that may have been committed by his Wife; or whether there be any Collusion, directly or indirectly, between him and his Wife, or any other Person or Persons, touching the said Bill of Divorce, or touching any Proceedings or Sentence of Divorce had in the Ecclesiastical Court at his Suit, or touching any Acton at Law which may have been brought by him against any Person for Criminal Conversation with his the said Granby Hales Calcraft's Wife; and also whether, at the Time of the Adultery of which he complains, his Wife was, by Deed or otherwise, by his Consent, living separate and apart from him, and released by him, as far as in him lies, from her conjugal Duty, or whether she was, at the Time of such Adultery, cohabiting with him, and under the Protection and Authority of him as her Husband.

Pentland v. Booth & Dickson.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein George Pentland is Appellant, and James Booth and Walter Dickson are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Thursday next.

Fraser v. Vans Agnew.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Alexander Fraser Esquire is Appellant, and Patrick Vans Agnew is Respondent, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Saturday next.

Trustees of Stonehaven Harbour v. Sir A. Keith.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein the Trustees of Stonehaven Harbour are Appellants, and Sir Alexander Keith is Respondent, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Monday next.

Adjourn.

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