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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 30 March 1831

Pages 395-403

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, 30°Martii 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Dux Sussex.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Exon.
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Vicecom. Duncan.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Ross.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Plunket.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Ds. Durham, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Buckingham & Chandos.
March. Camden.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Digby.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Verulam.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Howe.

PRAYERS.

Dickson et al. v. Cunninghame & L d Medwyn.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein David Dickson Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and John Cunninghame Esquire and The Honorable John Hay Forbes Lord Medwyn are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off 'till To-morrow.

Russell et al. v. E. of Breadalbane.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Claud Russell Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and John Earl of Breadalbane is Respondent, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Monday next.

E. of Ashburnham takes his Seat.

This Day Bertram Earl of Ashburnham sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Father George Earl of Ashburnham; his Lordship having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

W. & J. Logan v. Wright et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Walter Logan Esquire and John Maxwell Logan are Appellants, and John Wright, and others, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Saturday next.

Isherwood's Estate Bill, E. Rawlinson to attend to be sworn to give Evidence before the Judges.

Ordered, That Elizabeth Rawlinson do attend this House on Wednesday the 13th of April next to be sworn, in order to her being examined as a Witness before the Judges to whom the Petition of John Isherwood Esquire, and others, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned, stands referred.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, The Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with The Earl of Shaftesbury on his Right Hand, and The Earl Grey on his Left; commanded the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"His Majesty, not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose: Which Commission you will now hear read."

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk as follows; (vizt.)

"William R.

"William the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith; To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas in Our said Parliament divers and sundry Acts have been agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say,) "An Act for granting to His Majesty, until the Fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and thirtytwo, certain Duties on Sugar imported into the United Kingdom, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty:" "An Act to explain and amend an Act of the Sixth Year of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, as far as regards the Settlement of the Poor by the renting and Occupation of Tenements:" "An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act of the Fifty-fifth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, to provide for the taking an Account of the Population of Ireland, and for ascertaining the Increase or Diminution thereof:" "An Act to improve the Proceedings in Prohibition and on Writs of Mandamus:" "An Act to enable Courts of Law to order the Examination of Witnesses upon Interrogatories and otherwise:" "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:" "An Act to explain and amend the Laws relating to Lands holden in Free and Common Soccage in the Province of Lower Canada:" "An Act to amend an Act of the Fortyseventh Year of King George the Third, for enlarging the Churchyard belonging to the Parish of Saint Martin, in the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, and for providing an additional Cemetery or Burial Ground for the Use of the said Parish:" "An Act for the better assessing and recovering of the Rates for the Relief of the Poor, and of the Ecclesiastical or Church Rates, upon small Tenements within the Parish of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster:" "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:" "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:" "An Act for building a Church or Chapel, with a Cemetery to the same, in the Township of Liscard, in the Parish of Wallasey, in the County Palatine of Chester:" "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:" "An Act for more effectually amending and widening the Road from a Place near the Village of Milford, in the County of Surrey, through Haslemere, to the Forty-third Mile Stone at Carpenter's Heath, and from thence to a Bridge near the Blue Bell Inn, over Houndley's Water, at the Boundary of the said County of Surrey:" "An Act for amending and maintaining the Turnpike Road from and out of the Road leading from Quebec, in Leeds, to Homefield Lane End, in Wortley, to communicate with the Road leading from Huddersfield to Birstal at the Coach and Horses Public House in Birstal, in the West Riding of the County of York:" "An Act for amending and maintaining the Roads from Stafford to Sandon, in the County of Stafford, and from Stafford, through Bridgford and Eccleshall, to Ireland's Cross near Woore, in the County of Salop, and from Bridgford aforesaid to the Stone which divides the Liberty of Ranton and Ellenhall in the Road between Bridgford and Newport, and from the Village of Knighton to the Turnpike Road leading from Stone to Woore aforesaid:" "An Act for amending and improving the Road from the Town of Stone to Gaol Gate in the Borough of Stafford, and from Green Gate in the said Borough, through Dunston and Penkridge, to Streetway Road, in the Road leading to Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford:" "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from the City of Norwich to North Walsham, in the County of Norfolk:" "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Stopham Bridge, in the Parish of Pulborough, to the Direction Post in the Parish of Steyning on the Turnpike Road leading from Steyning to Horsham, in the County of Sussex:" "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Liverpool to Preston, in the County Palatine of Lancaster:" "An Act for repairing and maintaining the Road from Wakefield to Aberford, in the County of York:" "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:" "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:" "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:" "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:" "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:" "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of Coventry to Over Whitacre, in the County of Warwick:" "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:" "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 communicating therewith:" "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:" "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:" "An Act for improving and maintaining several Roads leading to and from the Town of Walsall, in the County of Stafford:" "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:" "An Act for more effectually draining certain Fen Lands and Wet Grounds called the Great West Fen, in the Parish of Hilgay, in the County of Norfolk:" "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act for improving the Drainage of the Lands lying in the North Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level, and in Great Portsand in the Manor of Crowland, and for providing a Navigation between Clows Cross and the Nene Outfall Cut:" "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:" "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:" "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:" "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 albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; And for as much as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the accustomed Place for giving Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publicly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; Commanding also by these Presents Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor Henry Lord Brougham and Vaux, Our Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and also commanding Our most dear Brothers and faithful Councillors Ernest Duke of Cumberland, Augustus Duke of Sussex, Adolphus Duke of Cambridge; Our most dear Cousin and faithful Councillor William Frederick Duke of Gloucester; The Most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Councillor William Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor Henry Lord Brougham and Vaux, Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain; Our most dear Cousin and Councillor Henry Marquess of Lansdowne, President of Our Council; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor John Lord Durham, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our most dear Cousins and Councillors William Spencer Duke of Devonshire, Chamberlain of Our Household; George William Frederick Duke of Leeds, William Henry Duke of Portland, Arthur Duke of Wellington, Richard Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, Richard Marquess Wellesley, Steward of Our Household; Charles Marquess of Winchester, John Jeffreys Marquess Camden, Henry William Marquess of Anglesey, John Earl of Westmorland, George Earl of Carlisle, Cropley Ashley Earl of Shaftesbury, George Earl of Aberdeen, William Earl Fitzwilliam, George John Earl Spencer, John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, Charles Earl Grey, John Earl of Eldon, John William Earl of Dudley, William Viscount Melbourne, Robert Viscount Melville, Henry Viscount Sidmouth, Frederick John Viscount Goderich; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillors Henry Richard Lord Holland, William Wyndham Lord Grenville, Edward Lord Ellenborough, Nicholas Lord Bexley, John Singleton Lord Lyndhurst and Charles Lord Tenterden, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you, the said Lords and Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent, and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted and admitted good, sufficient and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly, the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Thirtieth Day of March, in the First Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Bathurst."

Then The Lord Chancellor said,

"In obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, We do declare and notify to you, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, that His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words."

Then the Clerk Assistant, having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (viz t.)

1. "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 this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk Assistant in these Words; (vizt).

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

2. "An Act to explain and amend an Act of the Sixth Year of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, as far as regards the Settlement of the Poor by the renting and Occupation of Tenements."

3. "An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act of the Fifty-fifth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, to provide for the taking an Account of the Population of Ireland, and for ascertaining the Increase or Diminution thereof."

4. "An Act to improve the Proceedings in Prohibition and on Writs of Mandamus."

5. "An Act to enable Courts of Law to order the Examination of Witnesses upon Interrogatories and otherwise."

6. "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 wellgoverning 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."

7. "An Act to explain and amend the Laws relating to Lands holden in Free and Common Soccage in the Province of Lower Canada."

8. "An Act to amend an Act of the Forty-seventh Year of King George the Third, for enlarging the Churchyard belonging to the Parish of Saint Martin, in the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, and for providing an additional Cemetery or Burial Ground for the Use of the said Parish."

9. "An Act for the better assessing and recovering of the Rates for the Relief of the Poor, and of the Ecclesiastical or Church Rates, upon small Tenements within the Parish of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

10. "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."

11. "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."

12. "An Act for building a Church or Chapel, with a Cemetery to the same, in the Township of Liscard, in the Parish of Wallasey, in the County Palatine of Chester."

13. "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."

14. "An Act for more effectually amending and widening the Road from a Place near the Village of Milford, in the County of Surrey, through Haslemere, to the Forty-third Mile Stone at Carpenter's Heath, and from thence to a Bridge near the Blue Bell Inn, over Houndley's Water, at the Boundary of the said County of Surrey."

15. "An Act for amending and maintaining the Turnpike Road from and out of the Road leading from Quebec, in Leeds, to Homefield Lane End, in Wortley, to communicate with the Road leading from Huddersfield to Birstal at the Coach and Horses Public House in Birstal, in the West Riding of the County of York."

16. "An Act for amending and maintaining the Roads from Stafford to Sandon, in the County of Stafford, and from Stafford, through Bridgford and Eccleshall, to Ireland's Cross near Woore, in the County of Salop, and from Bridgford aforesaid to the Stone which divides the Liberty of Ranton and Ellenhall in the Road between Bridgford and Newport, and from the Village of Knighton to the Turnpike Road leading from Stone to Woore aforesaid."

17. "An Act for amending and improving the Road from the Town of Stone to Gaol Gate in the Borough of Stafford, and from Green Gate in the said Borough, through Dunston and Penkridge, to Streetway Road, in the Road leading to Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford."

18. "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from the City of Norwich to North Walsham, in the County of Norfolk."

19. "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Stopham Bridge, in the Parish of Pulborough, to the Direction Post in the Parish of Steyning on the Turnpike Road leading from Steyning to Horsham, in the County of Sussex."

20. "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Liverpool to Preston, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

21. "An Act for repairing and maintaining the Road from Wakefield to Aberford, in the County of York."

22. "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."

23. "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."

24. "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 Ashhy-de-la-Zouch, and for repairing Hunt's Lane and Wood Lane, in the Parishes of Desford and Newbold, in the County of Leicester."

25. "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."

26. "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."

27. "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of Coventry to Over Whitacre, in the County of Warwick."

28. "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."

29. "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."

30. "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."

31. "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."

32. "An Act for improving and maintaining several Roads leading to and from the Town of Walsall, in the County of Stafford."

33. "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."

34. "An Act for more effectually draining certain Fen Lands and Wet Grounds called the Great West Fen, in the Parish of Hilgay, in the County of Norfolk."

35. "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act for improving the Drainage of the Lands lying in the North Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, and in Great Portsand, in the Manor of Crowland, and for providing a Navigation between Clows Cross and the Nene Outfall Cut."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (vizt.)

"Le Roy le veult."

36. "An Act for assisting the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ, Canterbury, to take down and rebuild the Northwestern Tower of the same Church."

37. "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."

38. "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 Garden of the said University to a new and more for authorizing the Removal of the present Botanic Garden of the said University to a new and more eligible Site; and for other Purposes."

39. "An Act for rendering valid the Supplementary Award of the Commissioners under an Act of the Fiftyninth Year of King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Alvingham, in the County of Lincoln."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (vizt.)

"Soit fait comme il est desire."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Mrs. Turton's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for 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;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned;

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And Mr. Adam appearing as Counsel on behalf of the Petitioner, and no Counsel appearing for Mr. Turton;

Mr. Adam was heard to open the Allegations of the Bill.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration and Second Reading of the said Bill be put off to Wednesday the 20th of April next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Swan River Settlement, Paper respecting, delivered.

The Viscount Goderich laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 7th Day of this instant March,

"Extract of a Dispatch from Lieutenant Governor Stirling to His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, dated Perth, Western Australia, 18th Oct. 1830, containing Information relative to the Progress of the Settlement at Swan River."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Paper be printed.

Trower's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 Mr. Farrer and Mr. Wingfield;

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

Lampeter Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Llandovery, &c. Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Milverton Inclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Milverton, in the County of Somerset."

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 the former Messengers;

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

Colonial Trade Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of 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;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

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

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

Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland to take an Account of the Debts and Burdens affecting and that may be made to affect the Entailed Estate of Crieve, and others, in the Counties of Dumfries and Roxburgh, and to sell such Part of the said Estate as may be sufficient to discharge the said Debts and Burdens; and likewise for settling and securing the Lands and Estate of Murrayfield, and others, in the said County of Dumfries, to and in favor of Thomas Beattie of Crieve, Esquire, and the Series of Heirs entitled to take by a certain Deed of Entail made by Thomas Beattie of Crieve, Esquire, now deceased, and under the Conditions and Limitations contained in the said Deed, and for vesting in lieu thereof certain Parts of the Estate of Crieve in the said Thomas Beattie Esquire, and his Heirs and Assigns, in Fee-Simple."

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

V. Duncan.
V. Beresford.
V. Goderich.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Melbourne.
L. Colville of Culross.
L. Belhaven & Stenton.
L. Hay.
L. King.
L. Ducie.
L. Montagu.
L. Kenyon.
L. Auckland.
L. Rolle.
L. Farnham.
L. Arden.
L. Ross.
L. Glenlyon.
L. Feversham.
L. Tenterden.
L. Plunket.
L. Wynford.
D. Cumberland.
D. Sussex.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Richmond.
D. Newcastle.
D. Northumberland.
D. Buckingham & Chandos.
M. Camden.
M. Cleveland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Essex.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Jersey.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
E. Norwich.
E. Digby.
E. Mansfield.
E. Caledon.
E. Rosslyn.
E. Gosford.
E. Grey.
E. Verulam.
E. Eldon.
E. Falmouth.
E. Howe.

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

L d Sinclair's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland to sell such Part of the Entailed Lands and Barony of West Nisbet, in the County of Berwick, now belonging to Charles Carre Lord Sinclair, as shall be sufficient for Payment of the Provisions, Debts and Incumbrances affecting the same."

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.

De Carvalho Leave for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Custodio Pereira de Carvalho of Allsop Terrace, in the Parish of Saint Mary le bone, in the County of Middlesex; 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 Custodio Pereira de Carvalho."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Calcraft's Divorce Bill, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Sarah Whitby, William Teasdale, Elizabeth Coy and Thomas Cooke do attend this House on Wednesday the 13th Day of April next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses 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."

Middlesex County Rates Bill.

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

Enfield Chase Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for maintaining the Road from Enfield Chase, in the County of Middlesex, to Lemsford Mill, in the County of Hertford," was committed.

Titchfield Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for maintaining and improving the Road from Titchfield to Cosham, in the County of Southampton," was committed.

Beccles Navigation Bill.

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

Pucklechurch Roads Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads called "The Pucklechurch or Lower District of Roads," in the Counties of Gloucester and Wilts," was committed.

Draycot Road Bill.

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

Linlithgowshire Roads 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 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," was committed.

Scott v. Allnutt, Respondent's Petition to dismiss Appeal, unless revived, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of John Allnutt, One of the Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Scott is Appellant; setting forth, "That the said Appellant did lately present his Petition of Appeal to this House against certain Orders of the Court of Session of Scotland in a Process of Multiplepoinding between the said Parties; videlicet, an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, dated 29th November 1825, an Interlocutor of the Lords of the Second Division of the Court, dated the 16th Day of November 1827, and certain Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary, dated respectively 24th November and 18th December 1827, the 5th and 13th February 1828, and the 5th March 1828: That the Petitioner did duly put in his Answer to the said Petition of Appeal, pursuant to the Rules and Orders of this House: That Cases were afterwards mutually lodged on behalf of the Petitioner and the said Appellant, pursuant also to the Rules of this House; and the said Appeal was afterwards duly set down, and the same now stands in their Lordships Paper of Appeals for hearing: That the said Appellant has lately died, in consequence whereof the said Appeal has become abated: That repeated Applications have been made, on behalf of the Petitioner, to the Solicitor and Agents of the said Appellant to revive the said Appeal and to proceed therein, but they refuse to do so, in consequence whereof the Petitioner is grievously injured, and is deprived of the Benefit of the said Interlocutors or Orders of the Court of Session in his Favor;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the said Petition of Appeal may stand dismissed, with Costs, unless the same be revived and proceeded in on or before the 20th Day of April next:"

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.

J. & E. Kibble v. Stevenson et al.

The House being informed, "That John Stevenson, and others, Respondents to the Appeal of Janet and Elizabeth Kibble, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of John Martin, Apprentice to Charles James Fox Orr of the City of Edinburgh, Writer to the Signet, of the due Service of the said Order being read;

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

Worthing Road 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 Turnpike Road from Worthing to Littlehampton, in the County of Sussex;" and to whom was referred a Petition of certain Owners of Lands in the Parishes of Heene, West Tarring, Goring, Ferring, Kingston, East, Preston and Rustington, in the County of Sussex, some or one of them; praying their Lordships, "That this Bill may not be suffered to pass into a Law as it now stands, and that they may be heard against such Parts of the said Bill as affect their Rights and Interests, by themselves, their Counsel or Agents;" with Leave to the Committee to hear Counsel against and for the said Bill; and to whom were also referred a Petition of certain Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Littlehampton, in the County of Sussex, and a Petition of certain Inhabitant, Householders of the Town of Worthing, in the County of Sussex, severally praying their Lordships, "That the said Bill may pass into a Law;" "That the Committee had met, and considered the said Bill, and had also considered the said Petitions against and in favor of the Bill, and had examined Witnesses in support of the said Bill, and heard Counsel for and against the Bill; and that the Parties promoting the Bill had stated to the Committee, that they do not wish to proceed further with the Bill."

Which Report being read by the Clerk;

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

East India Trade, Petitions for opening: (Chamber of Commerce, Forfarshire,, &c:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures for Forfarshire, and of the Bankers, Merchants, Manufacturers, Ship Owners and others interested in the Trade of Dundee, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take Measures to permit the free Settlement of British Subjects in India, and to open up the Trade betwixt this Country and China:"

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

Chamber of Commerce, Glasgow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures established by Royal Charter in the City of Glasgow, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "That, in renewing The East India Company's Charter, a free Trade to China, and the Liberty of settling in the Peninsula, may be secured to British Subjects; and that if the Company be allowed to retain the Sovereignty of India, they may be prohibited from carrying on Commerce of any Description, it being impossible that proper Mercantile Competition can take place in a Market open to a Competitor bearing the twofold Character of Dealer and Sovereign:"

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

Muirkirk.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Muirkirk, in the County of Ayr, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Restrictions imposed on Private Traders by the Charter of The East India Company may be removed:"

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

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Aylesbury and its Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Com rs under Dundee Paving Act:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the General Commissioners under an Act of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for the better paving, lighting, watching and cleansing the Burgh of Dundee, and for building and maintaining a Bridewell there," whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lochee:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Village of Lochee and Neighbourhood, situated and adjoining the Town of Dundee, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Incorporation of Maltmen, Dundee:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Maltmen in Dundee, under their Common Seal:

Wotton-Underedge:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the principal Inhabitants of the Town of Wotton-Underedge, in the County of Gloucester, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Maidenhead:

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

Farmers of Eastern District of Ross:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Farmers of the Eastern District of Ross, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Waterford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen and Common Council of the City of Waterford, under their Common Seal:

Oldham:

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

Dovor:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freemen and Inhabitants of the Town and Port of Dovor, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Keith:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Feuars, Merchants, Tradesmen and Inhabitants of the Town and Vicinity of Keith, in the Parish of Keith and County of Banff, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Catrine:

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

County of Gloucester:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants and Freeholders of the County of Gloucester, 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.

Freemen of Leicester:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freemen of the Borough of Leicester, residing in the Town of Birmingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, That no Alteration may be made by their Lordships in the Committees on the Reform Bill, by which the substantial Principle of the proposed Amendment of the Representation of the People can be possibly endangered:"

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

Limerick:

Upon reading the Petition of the Citizens of Limerick, adopted at a Public Meeting, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Measure to amend the Representation of the People may, when brought before the Consideration of this House, receive the full and cordial Approval of their Lordships Branch of the Legislature; and that the Petitioners, as Irishmen, may obtain the full Meed of Advantage that shall be granted to the other Portions of the Country, so that all Jealousies may be avoided, and one unanimous Sense of Gratitude and Contentment pervade the whole Extent of the Empire:"

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

Newcastle upon Tyne:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses of Newcastle upon Tyne, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to continue, as heretofore, the Right of voting to free Burgesses, in addition to that Class to whom the Right of voting is intended to be given by the wise and liberal Plan of Reform proposed by His Majesty's Ministers:"

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

Ballyheigue, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Ballyheigue, Killury and Rattoe, of the County of Kerry, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant His Most Gracious Majesty's Subjects of Ireland the same Extension of Privileges as are contemplated by the Measure of Reform proposed by His Majesty's Ministers for the other Subjects of the British Empire, as of all earthly Blessings nothing do the Petitioners so ardently covet as a full Share in all the Rights and Privileges of the glorious Constitution of Great Britain:"

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

Wrington:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Householders, Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Wrington, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will secure the Rights and Liberties of the Petitioners, by allowing the Bill for Reform to pass into a Law:"

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

Lancaster:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freemen and other Inhabitants of Lancaster and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Measure of Reform proposed to Parliament by His Majesty's Ministers may, in all its chief Provisions, receive the Sanction of this House:"

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

Oldham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of the Township of Oldham, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the State of the Representation of the United Kingdom into their immediate Consideration, and to make such Improvements in the same as the Situation of the Country calls for; and also that all Sinecures and useless Places may be abolished, and that strict Economy may be observed in every Department of the State; and that the Right of electing Members to represent this Township in the Commons House of Parliament may be conferred on the Inhabitants thereof:"

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

Ayr Youths' Society.

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

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

East India Co. Petition from Calcutta to abolish the exclusive Privileges of, &b.

Upon reading the Petition of the British, Native and other Inhabitants of Calcutta, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abolish the exclusive Privileges possessed by The East India Company; to divest that Corporation, while exercising any of the Functions of Government, of the few Commercial Establishments that still remain to them; and to provide additional Checks on the Power of Taxation and local Legislation now entrusted to them:"

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

Local Jurisdiction Bill, Petition from Northwich in favor of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Northwich and its Vicinity, in the County of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for establishing Courts of Local Jurisdiction;" and praying their Lordships "to support the same, the Petitioners being convinced that it is calculated to confer a very great Benefit on the Kingdom, and a Measure imperiously called for:"

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

Union between Great Britain & Ireland, Petition from Dundalk for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Cordwainers, Inhabitants of the Town of Dundalk, in the Kingdom of Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to afford them Relief from the general Distress which prevails throughout Ireland, by repealing the Act of Legislative Union between Great Britain and Ireland:"

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

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Quakers, Ireland:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on behalf of the Society of Friends, commonly called Quakers, in Ireland; praying their Lordships "to take effectual Means to remove from the Country the Guilt of upholding the System of Slavery in the Colonies of this Empire:"

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

St. Stephen, Coleman Street, London:

Upon reading the Petition of the Vicar, Churchwarden and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Stephen, Coleman Street, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Over Darwen:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Independent Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling at Ebenezer Chapel, Over Darwen, Lancashire, with other Inhabitants of the same Township, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt Measures for the speedy and utter Extinction of Slavery in all the Dependencies of the British Crown:"

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

Lower Chapel, Darwen.

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation of Dissenters assembling at Lower Chapel, Darwen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will immediately adopt Measures for the utter Extinction of Slavery, and the Extension of all the Blessings of Freedom to the utmost Limits of the British Empire:"

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

Slavery, Petitions from Irvine & Port Glasgow against Abolition of, without Compensation.

Upon reading the Petition of certain Burgesses, Merchants, Ship Owners and resident Householders within the Royal Burgh of Irvine, in the County of Ayr, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That no Infringement on West Indian Property by the Abolition of Slavery may be sanctioned, under any Plea or Pretext whatever, without ample Compensation being guaranteed to the Proprietors of such Property by the Nation at large:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Port Glasgow and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "duly and impartially to investigate the entire Bearings of the Practice of Colonial Slavery, and, before deciding upon it, to allow full Weight to the unbiassed Sense and Public Interests of that large Portion of the Community who are opposed to Slavery as much as any other Body of Men, yet who cannot overlook the great Truth, that no Law to abolish this Evil can justly be passed which shall not equally respect the Rights of every Class whom it either directly or indirectly implicates:"

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

Criminal Laws, Petitions from Rathdowney & Quakers, Limerick, for Revision of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Rathdowney (Queen's County) and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Limerick, being of the Profession of the Society of Friends, commonly called Quakers, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to revise those Penal Laws by which the Punishment of Death is enacted, with a view to its Commutation in that Manner and to that Extent which may seem most consistent with the proper Ends of Justice, with the Dictates of enlightened Humanity, and, above all, with the Spirit of the Christian Religion:"

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

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Navan, in the County of Meath, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to withhold the Annual Grant from the Kildare Place Society, and to direct the Allocation of such Funds as will effect the benevolent Purpose of educating the Poor of Ireland, without any Violation of their conscientious Opinions:"

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

Slavery, Petition of Synod of Glasgow & Ayr for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Elders of the Synod of Glasgow and Ayr, met in Synod; praying their Lordships "to take into their most serious Consideration, without Delay, the State of the Slaves in the West Indies, and to adopt such Measures as may tend to promote their best Interests, and, at an early Period, to secure their complete Emancipation; and that greater Facilities may be afforded them for Religious Instruction:"

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, tricesimum primum diem instantis Martii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.