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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 14 April 1831

Pages 417-422

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

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Die Jovis, 14°Aprilis 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Brougham &
Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Archiep. Ebor.
Archiep. Cassellen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
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Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Arundell.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Carrington.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Dufferin & Claneboye.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Ker.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Maryborough.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk,
Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Wellington.
March. Salisbury.
March. Hastings.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Morton.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Brooke &
Warwick.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Longford.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Powis.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Somers.
Comes Vane.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

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

Houston & Griffiths v. Hughes et al.

The joint and several Answers of Nicholson Peyton, Eliza Peyton, Charlotte Lea Peyton, Reynolds Peyton, Thomas Griffith Peyton, Henry Peyton, Francis Peyton, William Peyton, Elizabeth Peyton and Eliza Berry Peyton, to the Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Houston and Charlotte Griffiths, were this Day brought in.

As was also, The joint and several Answers of Elizabeth Charlotte Strong, now Wife of Nicholas Ogle D'Ollier, Elinor Beresford Strong, Ann Strong, now the Wife of Robert Gregg, Susannah Strong and Charlotte Sarah Strong, to the Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Houston and Charlotte Griffiths.

Robertson v. Harford, Brothers & Co. & Christie.

And also, The Answer of Harford, Brothers and Company, Iron Masters, Bristol, and Thomas Christie, Writer in Glasgow, their Mandatory, Respondents to the Petition and Appeal of James Robertson, Iron Merchant in Glasgow.

Warburton v. Loveland, in Error:

The Order of the Day being read for further hearing One Counsel of a Side further to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Elizabeth Warburton is Plaintiff, and James Loveland, Lessee of George Ivie and others, is Defendant; and for the Judges to attend;

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And the Defendant's Counsel being fully heard, as also Counsel for the Plaintiff, by way of Reply;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Questions put to the Judges.

Proposed, "That the following Questions of Law be put to the Judges; (vizt.)

"An unmarried Woman being possessed of Land in Ireland for a long Term of Years, and about to marry, assigned the Term by a Deed, executed also by the intended Husband, to Trustees, upon Trust to permit the Husband after Marriage to receive the Rents for Life, then the Wife for Life, then the First Son of the Marriage, if any, with Remainder over. The Marriage took effect, the Husband entered into Possession, and received the Rents and Profits, and then made a Lease for Years for Part of the Term, rendering Rent. The Lessees entered and received the Rents and Profits, and then assigned the Lease for a valuable Consideration.

The Marriage Settlement was not registered.

The Lease, by the Husband, was registered.

The Assignment of the Lease is supposed not to have been registered.

"The Wife, surviving her Husband, obtained Possession of the Land. The Assignees of the Lease brought an Ejectment against her to recover the Possession, Regard being had to the true Construction of the Irish Register Act, 6 Anne, c. 2.

"1. Which Title is to be preferred, that of the Assignees of the Lease, or of the Widow, or the Trustees under the Settlement?

"2. Supposing the Assignment of the Lease to have been registered, will the Construction be the same?"

The same was agreed to; and the said Questions were accordingly put to the Judges:

And the Judges desiring Time to consider the said Questions;

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off sine Die.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Indemnity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons in the United Kingdom as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and for extending the Time limited for those Purposes respectively until the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; to permit such Persons in Great Britain as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors to make and file the same on or before the First Day of Hilary Term One thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; and to allow Persons to make and file such Affidavits, although the Persons whom they served shall have neglected to take out their Annual Certificates;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Birmingham & Liverpool Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge and amend the Powers and Provisions of the several Acts relating to the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal, and to better supply the said Canal with Water;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Liverpool & Manchester Railway Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and enlarging the Powers and Provisions of the several Acts relating to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ollerset, &c. Waterworks Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better supplying with Water the several Hamlets of Beard, Ollerset, Thornset and Whittle, in the Parish of Glossop, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Trent & Mersey Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to consolidate and extend the Powers and Provisions of the several Acts relating to the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hyde, &c. Waterworks Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better supplying with Water the several Townships of Hyde, Werneth and Newton, in the County Palatine of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Glamorganshire Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act of the Seventh and Eighth Years of His late Majesty, for the more effectually repairing and otherwise improving the Roads in the County of Glamorgan;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Yaxley Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for embanking, draining, improving and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the Parish of Yaxley, in the County of Huntingdon, called "The Undrained Fen;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Com rs of new Churches Account delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Waple, from the Commissioners for building Churches, attended;"

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

"An Account of Charges and Expences paid by His Majesty's Commissioners for building new Churches between 25th March 1830 and 25th March 1831."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Beer & Malt Duty, Returns respecting, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "A Return of the Number of Licences taken out for the Sale of Beer, Ale, Cyder, &c. under the Act 11th Geo. 4th, Cap. 64, up to the latest Period to which the said Returns can be made out, and distinguishing the Counties in which the said Licences have been taken out:"

And also, "A Return of the Number of Bushels of Malt that have paid the Duty in the last Ten Years, ending April 5th, 1831, distinguishing the Number of Bushels returned in each Year."

Houston & Griffiths v. Hughes et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Elizabeth Houston and Charlotte Griffiths are Appellants, and Henry Alwright Hughes, and others, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Tuesday next.

Harris v. Kemble et al. Respondents Petition for an early Day.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Kemble, John Saltren Willett and John Forbes, Three of the Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Henry Harris is Appellant; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to fix the earliest possible Day for the hearing of the said Cause, or that their Lordships will be pleased to make such other Order in the Premises as in their Lordships great Wisdom may seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Cause be heard, by Counsel at the Bar, on Tuesday next.

Baillie v. Grant, Respondent's Petition to dismiss Appeal if not revived, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Margaret Grant, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Alexander Baillie is Appellant; setting forth, "That the Petitioner was a Creditor of the Appellant in several large Sums of Money, exceeding £3,000 in the whole, and the Appellant having succeeded to a considerable Fortune vested in the Public Funds, he took up his Residence in the Sanctuary of Holyrood House, to avoid the Diligence of his Creditors: That the Respondent thereupon, in Terms of the Act of the 54th of George 3d, Chapter 137, applied by Petition to the Court of Session for a Sequestration of his Estate and Effects; and on the 20th of May 1830 such Sequestration was accordingly awarded by that Court: That on the 29th of May 1830 the Appellant presented his Appeal against the said Interlocutor of the 20th of May 1830, and the same was answered by the Petitioner, and duly set down for hearing before their Lordships: That upon the Petition of the Appellant, stating the Urgency of the Case, and that the Cause should receive Despatch, as relating to a Matter of Bankruptcy, their Lordships specially appointed the same to be heard on the first Cause Day after the then ensuing Christmas Recess; but upon the 12th Day of December last the said Appellant died, and his Appeal thereby became abated: That the said Appellant has left Catharine Grant or Baillie, his Widow or Relict, and Catharine Baillie or Bigg, Mary Baillie, Margaret Baillie, Isabella Baillie and Sophia Baillie, his Children and next of Kin, all residing in Cross Causeway, in the City of Edinburgh, him surviving: That the said Widow or Relict and next of Kin have a material Interest in the Questions involved in the said Appeal; and the Funds of the Deceased must, 'till the said Appeal be disposed of, be locked up, to the great Inconvenience as well of them as of the Creditors of the said Deceased;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That an Order may be made upon the said Widow and Relict and the said Children of the Appellant, deceased, to revive the said Appeal within a Time to be limited by their Lordships; and that upon their failing so to do the said Appeal may stand dismissed:"

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.

Doncaster Road Bill, Petition against, referred to the Com ee:

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Trustees appointed by and acting in pursuance of an Act of Parliament made and passed in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and alter and enlarge the Powers of several Acts passed for repairing the Roads therein described, so far as the said Acts relate to the Roads leading from Ferrybridge, through Wetherby, to Boroughbridge, in the County of York;" taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, 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;" and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel, Agents and Witnesses against such Parts of the said Bill as may affect them:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the last-mentioned Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners be at liberty to be heard by their Counsel, Agents and Witnesses against such Parts of the said Bill as may affect them, as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

All Lords added to the Com ee:

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, and are not named of the Committee to whom the last-mentioned Bill stands committed, be added thereto.

Com ee to appoint a Chairman.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed do appoint their own Chairman.

Ackerley Leave for a Bill to take the Name of Chamberlayne:

Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Chamberlayne Wilkinson Ackerley otherwise Acherley, of the Town and County of the Town of Southampton, Esquire; praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for enabling the Petitioner to assume and take the Surname of "Chamberlayne" only, and use the Arms of Chamberlayne quarterly with his own Family Arms, in Compliance with the Terms of the Will of Edmund John Chamberlayne, late of Maugersbury House, in the County of Gloucester, Esquire:"

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 to enable Joseph Chamberlayne Wilkinson Ackerley otherwise Acherley, of the Town and County of the Town of Southampton, Esquire, to lay down and for ever cease to use the Surnames of Wilkinson and Ackerley otherwise Acherley, and to take the Surname of Chamberlayne only, and bear the Arms of Chamberlayne quarterly with his own Family Arms, pursuant to the Will of his late Maternal Uncle Edmund John Chamberlayne Esquire, deceased."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Desvignes Leave for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Peter Hubert Desvignes and George Desvignes, Sons of Elisee Hubert Desvignes by Augustina Despinon Desvignes his Wife, born at Constantinople; praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for their 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 Peter Hubert Desvignes and George Desvignes."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Great Ayton:) Batley:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Village of Great Ayton, in Cleveland, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

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

Bradford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel, Bradford, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bashal-Eaves:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel, Bashal-Eaves, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Brafferton:

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

Bilton-with-Harrogate:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Bilton-with-Harrogate, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cowms:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Cowms Chapel, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cowling-Hill:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Particular Baptists worshipping at the Baptist Chapel, Cowling-Hill, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Gildersome:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Gildersome, in the Parish of Batley, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hutton-Rudby:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping in their Chapel at Hutton-Rudby, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Houses:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Houses Chapel, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Keighley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Particular Baptists assembling for Divine Worship in Bethel Chapel, Keighley, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kirklevington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping in their Chapel at Kirklevington, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lofthouse:

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

Linton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Linton and County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Marsden:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Marsden Chapel, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Northallerton:

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

Osbaldwick & Murton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Churchwardens and Inhabitants of the Parish of Osbaldwick and Murton, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Penistone

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Penistone, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Raskelfe:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Village of Raskelfe, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ripon:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers, Churchwarden and Members of the Congregation of Trinity Church, Ripon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sheepridge:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Sheepridge Chapel, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Stopper Lane Chapel, Gisburn:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Stopper Lane Chapel, in the Parish of Gisburn and County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Thirsk:

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

Waddington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Waddington Chapel, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Methodists, Yarm:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Yarm, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Independents, Yarm:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of the Independents of Yarm, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Dalby:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Inhabitants of the Parish of Dalby, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt forthwith the most decisive and effectual Measures for securing the early and utter Extinction of Slavery in the British Colonies:"

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

Barnoldswick:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship at the Baptist Chapel in Barnoldswick, in the County of York, 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.

Boroughbridge:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough and Neighbourhood of Boroughbridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass such Laws as will, while they pay due Respect to the Interests of the Planters, ensure a safe, early and complete Abolition of Slavery in every Part of the British Dominions:"

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

Crathorne:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Crathorne, in the North Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Inhabitants of Yarm:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Yarm and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take such Measures as may be most conducive to the immediate Mitigation and speedy Removal of the horrible Evils of Slavery, and to the effectual Restoration of that unfortunate Portion of our Fellow Subjects to a full Participation of those Privileges and Rights to which, as Creatures of the same God, Partakers of the same Nature, and capable of the same Intellectual and Moral Improvement, they are equally entitled with ourselves:"

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

Females of Yarm:

Upon reading the Petition of the Female Inhabitants of Yarm, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as will conduce to the immediate Mitigation, and speedy Removal of the horrible Evils under which our Female Fellow Subjects groan while in a State of Slavery, and to the effectual Restoration of this unfortunate Portion of the Human Race to a full Participation of those Privileges and Rights which, as Creatures of the same God, Partakers of the same Nature, and capable of the same Intellectual and Moral Instruction, they are equally entitled with ourselves:"

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

Earby in Craven:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Particular Baptist Denomination at Earby in Craven, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as shall speedily exterminate Slavery in all Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, and thus at once introduce Eight hundred thousand of our Fellow Men to that Constitutional Freedom to which they are justly entitled:"

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

Salem Chapel, Leeds:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Independent Protestant Dissenters assembling for the Worship of God at Salem Chapel, in Leeds, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "at the earliest Opportunity to pass a Law for the utter and immediate Abolition of Negro Slavery throughout the British Empire, accompanied by such Regulations as may be advisable in passing from a State of Slavery to the only proper Condition of Man, a State of Freedom:"

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

Londesborough:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Londesborough, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to devise such Measures as to their Wisdom shall seem best adapted to ensure the entire and speedy Abolition of the System of Slavery in the West Indian Colonies, a System which the Petitioners cannot but consider as unworthy of the high and benevolent Character of Great Britain, and directly opposed to every Principle of Justice, Charity and Religion:"

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

Meltham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation meeting for Divine Worship in the Baptist Chapel, Meltham, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Business of legislating on the important Subject of Slavery in the British Colonies directly into their own Hands, and adopt such decisive Measures as in their Wisdom may appear necessary to raise our oppressed Brethren from their degraded and miserable State, to remove the Stain of Slavery from our National Character, and to vindicate a Christian People from the Charge of practically renouncing the express Command of the Divine Founder of Christianity, "Whatsoever ye would that Men should do unto you, do ye even so to them:"

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

North Cave:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of North Cave, in the East Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will, in such a Way as to their Wisdom shall seem most fit, deliver from Slavery not less than Eight hundred thousand of their Fellow Subjects in the West Indies:"

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

Rotherham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination at Rotherham, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of Slavery in the British Colonies into their serious Consideration at the earliest possible Period, with a view to its immediate and total Extinction in all Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, and to the Introduction of a much-injured Race to the Enjoyment of Constitutional Freedom:"

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

Rillington

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination meeting for Worship at Rillington, in the East Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as shall tend to the speedy and final Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Dominions; and should their Lordships deem it necessary to make Compensation to the present Holders of Slaves, the Petitioners hereby express their Willingness to bear their equitable Share of those Burdens which may be laid upon them for that Purpose:"

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

Warly-Town:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation assembling in the Village of Warly-Town, near Halifax, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for their immediate, seasonable and powerful Interference to cause the total Abolition of Slavery in all the British Dominions:"

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

Hemsworth:

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

Beal:

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

Wragby:

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

Womersley:

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

Water Frystone:

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

Snaith:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Snaith, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally expressing their Readiness cheerfully to bear their Proportion of any Expence for the Attainment of that great Object, the complete Abolition of Slavery, which Parliament, in its deliberate Wisdom, may deem necessary; and praying, "That their Lordships will take immediate Steps for effecting, without Delay, the complete Abolition of Slavery in every Part of the British Dominions:"

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

Rotherham.

Upon reading the Petition of the Tutors, Treasurer, Vice Treasurer and Students of the Theological College of Independent Protestant Dissenters at Rotherham, in Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "immediately to adopt those Measure swhich, in their Legislative Wisdom, may seem best calculated to put a speedy End to the atrocious System of Slavery which exists in the West Indies:"

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

L d Sinclair's Estate Bill Specially reported.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill, 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;" "That the Committee had met, and considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that all the Parties concerned in the Consequences of the Bill had consented thereto in the Manner required by the Standing Orders of this House, except The Right Honorable Charles Carre Lord Sinclair, (the Heir of Entail in Possession of the Estates mentioned in the Bill,) who was proved to be at Lausanne, in Switzerland; but that David Robertson appeared and consented to the Bill on the Behalf of the said Charles Carre Lord Sinclair, and for his Lordships infant Children Charles Saint Clair, John Saint Clair, Ellen Saint Clair and Jane Elizabeth Saint Clair, (the Second, Third, Sixth and Seventh Heirs of Entail after the Heir in Possession,) by virtue of a Special Power of Attorney for that Purpose, which was produced to the Committee, and duly proved; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to their Lordships, with some Amendments."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Then the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Reform of Parliament, Petitions against proposed Measures, from the Counties of Edinburgh & Dumbarton.

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of Supply of the County of Edinburgh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of Supply of the County of Edinburgh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That the Bills for a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, as now introduced into the House of Commons, may not pass into a Law:"

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

A Petition of the Noblemen, Freeholders, Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of Supply of the County of Dumbarton, in a General County Meeting assembled, was presented and read; praying their Lordships, "That the proposed Measures for a Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament may not receive the Sanction of their Lordships:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of Lord John Douglas Campbell Chairman, who only has signed it.

Clyne v. Sclater et al.

The House being informed, "That Robert Sclater, and others, Respondents to the Appeal of David Clyne, 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 David Manson of the City of Edinburgh, Apprentice to David Clyne of the same City, Solicitor, Supreme Courts, 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.

Reform of Parliament, Petition of Merchants, &c. of London in favor of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Bankers and Traders of the City of London, assembled at a Public Meeting at the Mansion House, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to support and pass the Bill to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales, whenever it may be introduced into their Lordships House, so that it may, as early as may be practicable, become a Law of the Land:"

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

Sub-letting Act (Ireland) Amendment Bill.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Monday the 28th of March last, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act passed in the Seventh Year of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act to amend the Law of Ireland respecting the Assignment and Sub-letting of Lands and Tenements," and to substitute other Provisions in lieu thereof," be read a Second Time on Friday the 15th of April next; and that the Lords be summoned," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday the 22d Day of this instant April; and that the Lords be summoned.

Roll of Peers withdrawn.

It was moved, "That the Roll of Peers laid upon the Table of the House on the 4th of November last be withdrawn, for the Purpose of being amended."

The same was agreed to, and Ordered accordingly.

Ordered, That the Order for printing the said Roll be discharged.

Bruton Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 Mr. Harvey and Mr. Roupell;

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

Kinkaid's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain detached Portions of the Lands and Estates entailed by the deceased John Buchanan Esquire, of Carbeth, in the County of Stirling, in Trustees, to sell the same, and to apply the Price arising therefrom in the Purchase of other Lands near to the Mansion House of Carbeth and the Remainder of the said Entailed Lands."

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

L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Melbourne.
L. Dacre.
L. Arundell.
L. Colville of Culross.
L. Belhaven & Stenton.
L. Hay.
L. King.
L. Monson.
L. Sundridge & Hamilton.
L. Sherborne.
L. Montagu.
L. Auckland.
L. Mendip.
L. Selsey.
L. Calthorpe.
L. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
L. Rolle.
L. Carrington.
L. Farnham.
L. Dufferin & Claneboye.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Arden.
L. Manners.
L. Ker.
L. Clanbrassill.
L. Maryborough.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Penshurst.
L. Feversham.
L. Seaford.
L. Tenterden.
L. Melros.
L. Rosebery.
L. Clanwilliam.
L. Skelmersdale.
L. Wynford.
D. Cumberland.
L. Abp. York.
L. Abp. Cashel.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Richmond.
D. Wellington.
M. Salisbury.
M. Hastings.
M. Cleveland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Jersey.
E. Morton.
E. Ferrers.
E. Cowper.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Norwich.
E. Mansfield.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Malmesbury.
E. Longford.
E. Wicklow.
E. Caledon.
E. Rosslyn.
E. Limerick.
E. Powis.
E. Gosford.
E. Grey.
E. Falmouth.
E. Somers.
E. Vane.
V. Gordon.
V. Beresford.
V. Goderich.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 25th of this instant April, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum quintum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.