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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 19 April 1831

Pages 463-474

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

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Die Martis, 19°Aprilis 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Dux Sussex.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Archiep. Cassellen.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Exon.
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Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum
Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Yarborough.
Ds. Dawnay.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Carrington.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Ribblesdale.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Dufferin & Claneboye.
Ds. Alvanley.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Maryborough.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Lyndhurst.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk,
Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wellington.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Thomond.
March. Cholmondeley.
March. Bristol.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea &
Nottingham.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Morton.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Brooke &
Warwick.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Digby.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Long ford.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Powis.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Harewood.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes Morley.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Somers.
Comes Vane.
Comes Amherst.
Comes Dudley.
Comes Cawdor.
Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. Hood.
Vicecom. St. Vincent.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

Houston & Griffiths v. Hughes et al.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein Elizabeth Houston and Charlotte Griffiths are Appellants, and Henry Alwright Hughes, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Friday next.

Harris v. Kemble et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Henry Harris is Appellant, and Charles Kemble, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Friday next.

Calcraft's Divorce Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration and 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

Counsel were accordingly called in:

Then Mary Ann Serley was called in; and having been sworn, was examined as follows:

(By Counsel.) "I believe you are Lady's Maid to Miss Calcraft, Captain Calcraft's Sister?"

"Yes."

"Were you so in the Year 1828, and are you so still?"

"I was not then; I am now."

"Did you live in the Family in 1828?"

"Yes."

"In Miss Calcraft's Family?"

"Yes."

"Were you at that Time acquainted with Captain Granby Calcraft?"

"Yes."

"Do you remember in November 1828, whether Captain Calcraft was permanently resident in London, or not?"

"He was not."

"Was Captain Calcraft in the habit of coming to London, from Time to Time, in the Month of November in that Year?"

"Yes."

"How often do you think he came to Town?"

"Perhaps Once a Week."

"Were there any particular Days he was in the habit of coming at that Time to Town?"

"Mostly on Saturdays."

"Did he leave Town on any Day, in general?"

"On Sunday or Monday."

"He came on the Saturday, and returned on the Sunday or Monday?"

"Yes."

"Do you know where his Regiment was quartered at that Time?"

"Gosport."

"In February, did Captain Calcraft come to reside permanently in Town?"

"Yes; he had Leave of Absence in February."

"How long did it last?"

"It may be, Two or Three Months."

"Did he afterwards return to his Regiment?"

"Yes."

"After his Return to his Regiment, when his Leave of Absence expired, was he in the habit of coming to Town in the same Way as formerly?"

"I cannot answer that."

The Witness was directed to withdraw.

Then William Frederick Collard was called in; and having been sworn, was examined as follows:

(By Counsel.) "You are a Partner in the Firm of Clementi and Company?"

"Yes."

"Were you acquainted with Miss Love in 1828?"

"Yes."

"Had you known her Family long, and intimately?"

"I had known her Mother before she was married."

"Have you known the Family, as an intimate Friend, from that Time?"

"Yes; but from the first Knowledge of the Mother, many Years intervened before her Daughter began to perform on the Stage."

"Since the Time Miss Love went upon the Stage, have you been upon intimate Terms with her Mother and herself?"

"Yes."

"Do you recollect the Time you first heard of her Marriage to Captain Calcraft?"

"I think I heard of it in the Beginning of January."

"What Year?"

"1829."

"Did hearing of that Event lead you to make any Communication to Miss Love?"

"It so happened I had Occasion to write to Miss Love, and I wrote her a Note, directing it to Mrs. Calcraft, from the mere Report that was then going abroad of her being married; but I enclosed that Note in a Cover to Miss Love. Immediately after that Miss Love wrote me a Letter, begging me not to believe a Word about the Matter; it was not true."

"What Time of the Year was this?"

"Somewhere towards the Close of January."

"Did you afterwards see Miss Love?"

"She wrote to me again, requesting me particularly-"

(By a Lord.) "You must not tell us what she said in the Letter."

(By Counsel.) "In consequence of this Correspondence, had you afterwards an Interview with her?"

"Yes; she wrote to me requesting me to come to see her."

"Never mind that. Did you go to her?"

"Yes."

"Had you any Conversation with her upon the Subject of her Marriage with Captain Calcraft?"

"Yes. She told me she had been married in the Month of November previously, without the Knowledge of her Mother, and that the Marriage had taken place without the Knowledge of Mr. Calcraft's Father, or any of his Family."

(By a Lord.) "When did she tell you this?"

"Very early in February; perhaps about the 4th or 5th of February."

"February 1829?"

"Yes."

"Are you sure it was not 1830?"

"Yes."

(By Counsel.) "Did she say any thing about the Manner in which they were living together in consequence of this having been a secret Marriage?"

"Yes."

"What did she state upon that Subject?"

"She told me an Arrangement had been made between Mr. Calcraft and herself at the Time of their Marriage, that they should separate immediately after the Marriage; that he should go to his Regiment, and that she should remain with her Mother, and the Marriage still be kept secret, because it was of the greatest Importance to her in her Profession that the Marriage should not be known, for that she had not the Means of maintaining herself and her Husband, and that her Husband had not the Means of maintaining himself and her; that this was the only Means of maintaining them both; and that Captain Calcraft had agreed to this, and went into the Country; but that at present he was pressing very strongly to have that Agreement set aside."

"Did Mrs. Calcraft desire you to do any thing as to the setting aside that Contract?"

"On the contrary, she requested me to see Mr. Calcraft, and enforce upon him as much as I could the Necessity of her remaining at present in her present Situation."

"Was there any Period stated when the Agreement to live separately was likely to be put an end to?"

"Yes, subsequently."

"When?"

"In April I received a Letter from Captain Calcraft, in which he said he was happy to say that his Wife had-"

"In consequence of that had you any Conversation with Mrs. Calcraft about the Period at which they were to live together publicly?"

"Yes; but this Letter caused it; and I went immediately to her, and asked her if it was the Fact; and she said that she had agreed, after the Drury Lane Season had passed, to go to her Country Engagements, that Captain Calcraft was to meet her there on her Country Excursion, was then to live with her, and on their returning to Town they were to domiciliate together as Man and Wife."

"That was in the Month of April?"

"Yes."

"At the previous Conversation Mrs. Calcraft had desired you to prevail upon Captain Calcraft to let them live separate?"

"Yes."

"Did she say any thing as to his Desire to put an End to the Separation, and to live together?"

"Certainly; frequently."

"After that did you see Captain Calcraft upon the Subject?"

"Yes; I think I saw him Once afterwards."

"Did he say any thing to you upon the Subject of their living together?"

"Yes, certainly, and most anxious he was; and before that I had seen several Letters."

"I must not hear the Contents of the Letters."

"Several Letters had been received by Mrs. Calcraft from her Husband."

"You know the Fact that Captain Calcraft wrote to his Wife?"

"Yes, certainly."

"You saw those Letters?"

"Yes."

"Had you Occasion to communicate with Captain Calcraft the Conversation you had had with Mrs. Calcraft, and her Consent that they should live together at a future Time?"

"Yes."

"Did you make that Communication?"

"Yes."

"What did he say?"

"He was very highly delighted."

"That is the Result you drew from it?"

"Yes."

Cross-examined.

"Have you been upon Terms of great Intimacy with Mrs. Calcraft?"

"Yes."

"What induced you to go to her upon the Subject of her Marriage?"

"She wrote to me."

"Did she make a Communication to you, without being asked?"

"Yes."

"Did she state to you her Object in Writing to you?"

"Yes; her Object was to request me to speak to Captain Calcraft, to endeavour to prevent him pressing her so closely to live together; that her Situation in Life was not fit for it; that it might do in a short Period. If he could procure a Situation in London, or if their joint Incomes would afford it, it might be done; but at present it would be ruinous to her in her Profession, and he would be ruined."

"Were you acquainted with Captain Calcraft before that Time?"

"No, I was not, 'till I was introduced by her."

(By a Lord.) "You had some Conversation with Miss Love upon the Subject of their cohabiting; did you understand from her the Marriage was consummated; that they had lived together as Man and Wife?"

"He never lived with her."

"You know what I mean?"

"I could never enter upon that Subject with a Female."

"I do not mean living in the same House. Did you understand from Miss Love that the Marriage had been consummated?"

"I would not enter into a Subject of that kind with any Female, nor was it likely she would enter into it with me. I could not enter into that Subject with a Female."

"Did you understand from her, that her Mother had quarrelled with Captain Calcraft?"

"I understood they were never upon good Terms; that Mrs. Love and Captain Calcraft were never upon good Terms, neither before nor after the Marriage."

"Did you understand that her Mother knew any thing about the Marriage?"

"Not until, I believe, a Day or Two before she informed me of it."

"That was in February?"

"The latter End of January."

"Did you understand, at that Time, her Mother knew of it?"

"Yes."

"Did you understand that her Mother was always in the Room with them when they were together, or the contrary?"

"She never went into the Room, there was so much Difference between them; they never were together."

"Did she mention to you at what Time Lord Harborough had begun his Acquaintance with her?"

"No."

"Did she mention to you when it ended?"

"About the Time she lived in Margaret Street, which was Twelve Months before that."

"How long before Captain Calcraft's Acquaintance commenced?"

"The only Point to direct my Answer to that Question is this; Mrs. Calcraft told me that Mr. Calcraft had followed her, in the July before the Marriage, down to Peterborough, and there that he had first procured from her a Promise of Marriage, which was in the July previous. How long they had been acquainted before I do not know."

"Was Lord Harborough keeping Company with her at that Time, or visiting her?"

"No; it must have been before that; at that Time she was living in Crescent Place."

"Did you understand how long Lord Harborough had ceased to visit her before?"

"No."

"Not from her?"

"No."

"Did you understand whether the Intercourse with Lord Harborough was renewed after the Marriage?"

"Yes."

"How long after the Marriage?"

"I think about the Month of February 1829,-I am not exactly sure of the Date,-that Lord Harborough called at her House, and saw her Mother; and I think she told me that Captain Calcraft was in the House at the Time, but she and her Husband were in one Room, and her Mother received Lord Harborough in another Room, without his Knowledge of their being in the House."

"Did you understand that, upon any other Occasion, Captain Calcraft and Lord Harborough had met together at her Mother's House?"

"Yes."

"When was that?"

"Very soon after the first Meeting; and she told me on that Occasion Lord Harborough came and saw her Mother, and said he was determined to see Mrs. Calcraft if but for One Minute, to bid her Good-bye for ever. The Daughter was going to perform that Night at Drury Lane Theatre, and was up Stairs dressing. Lord Harborough said he would stay until she came down. She prolonged the Time of dressing until it was very nearly the Moment of her going off to the Stage, in order to be in Time for the Representation."

"Did you understand from her that Captain Calcraft and Lord Harborough did meet upon that Occasion?"

"I was going to say, when she came down to go through the Passage to go to her Coach, Lord Harborough seized her Hand at the Bottom of the Stairs, and pulled her into the Parlour for One Minute to speak to him, and she had no sooner gone into the Room than Captain Calcraft came into the Passage, and, finding some Hesitation in the Servant, burst into the Room, and there some Altercation took place; I do not know what."

"What Time was this?"

"I think it must have been in February."

"How long before the final Separation between Mr. Calcraft and her?"

"I believe Captain Calcraft came Once after April."

"April 1829?"

"Yes. Then his Wife's Health was rather impaired by her constant Attention to the Theatre; and, having her Mind harassed by these other Matters, she said she would go into the Country for One Week, and be entirely alone, and have no Communication with any Person 'till she could recover her Health; that then Captain Calcraft and her would arrange the Plan for their Excursion. Soon after that she went, and Captain Calcraft wrote me at the latter End of July-"

"Never mind that. What happened after the Letter?"

"That he could not tell where to direct to her, and begging me to go and enquire what was become of her. I went, but I could find no Clue to her then Residence. After that I went to Ireland."

"Did you understand from her that Captain Calcraft knew any thing, at any Time previous to the Marriage, of the Acquaintance that had subsisted between her and Lord Harborough before she knew Mr. Calcraft?"

"I do not recollect that we had any Conversation upon that Subject."

"You did not hear her speak upon that Point?"

"No."

"Nor of any Correspondence with Lord Harborough after the Marriage?"

"None that I am aware of."

"Then, according to you, they lived together as Man and Wife, in the Way you have described, secretly, from November 1828 to April 1829?"

"Yes."

"How long have you known Miss Love herself? All her Life?"

"Since she came on the Stage."

"Was she a well-behaved Woman?"

"Very much so."

"In every respect, except the respect in question?"

"Yes."

"You knew of her Acquaintance with Lord Harborough?"

"I knew he was in the habit of calling there."

"You knew from Miss Love he was in the habit of calling there?"

"Yes, I think she has mentioned it to me."

"Did you know from her, whether Lord Harborough and Mrs. Love were upon fair and good Terms?"

"Certainly; I have heard Mrs. Love say that herself."

"You never found them all together?"

"No."

"Do you know from Miss Love whether Mrs. Love used to see Lord Harborough when he called?"

"I do not know."

"Did you never hear whether he was in the Room late with her?"

"I never had any Conversation with her upon that Subject."

"Or stayed late at Night?"

"I never heard any thing upon that Point."

"Did you understand from Miss Love he visited her as a common Acquaintance, or as a Suitor?"

"What I have heard about that is from others."

"In what way did she talk of him; as a common Acquaintance or as a Suitor?"

"It was very rarely we spoke of that."

"When she did speak of it?"

"It was not as a common Acquaintance exactly; there was something more than a common Acquaintance: he had paid her a good deal of Attention."

"Was he a Musical Man, fond of Music?"

"I really do not know."

"Are you acquainted with his Lordship?"

"No; I have seen him."

"Did you understand from Miss Love whether he was fond of Music?"

"I have heard her say she used to sing to him."

"Did you understand from her, that, after the Marriage, he continued from Time to Time to see her?"

"Never."

"In what way did she speak of him after her Marriage with Mr. Calcraft?"

"The only Thing I recollect her saying was when Lord Harborough was there, when the Encounter between Captain Calcraft and him took place; she was afraid, or appeared to me to be afraid, Lord Harborough was seeking her, notwithstanding he knew she was married; that he was seeking to possess her; and she said she would rather sweep the Corners of the Streets than be his Mistress, if that was his Object."

"That was after she was married?"

"Yes; after the Rencontre between him and Captain Calcraft."

"That she would rather sweep the Streets than be his Mistress?"

"Yes; if that was his Object."

"Did she say any thing that led you to suppose she had been his Mistress before Marriage?"

"No."

"Did she say she would rather sweep the Corners of the Streets than be his Mistress now she was married?"

"I did not say "now," but rather than be his Mistress."

"Without Reference to the Marriage?"

"Yes."

"Have you any Reason to believe, from any thing you ever heard her say, or any thing you observed in her Manner, that Captain Calcraft in any Degree knew or suspected that she saw Lord Harborough after her Marriage?"

"Only that Time; never."

"Have you any Reason to believe from what you saw, or to suspect from her Demeanour, that Captain Calcraft knew of any Intimacy having subsisted between her and Lord Harborough before her Marriage, innocent or otherwise?"

"I think I have heard Captain Calcraft say-"

"You are first asked whether you had Reason to suspect from any thing you saw in her?"

"No."

"Did you know from Captain Calcraft?"

"Yes."

"Did you ever hear him say any thing about his Knowledge of that Intimacy?"

"Yes; I have heard him mention that he knew of Lord Harborough having frequently been to visit her before he was acquainted with her."

"Did you understand him to say, he supposed or suspected any thing beyond innocent Acquaintance?"

"Nothing; not the least."

"Did you ever hear him say any thing about the visiting of Mrs. Calcraft and Lord Harborough after the Marriage?"

"Nothing more than the one Circumstance I have already mentioned to your Lordships."

"Did he appear to you to be satisfied with his Wife's Conduct after she became his Wife?"

"Yes; except that she would not live with him."

"Did he appear to you to have a good Opinion of her Conduct and Character previous to the Marriage?"

"Yes; he thought her a very high-minded Girl."

"And of good Character and Conduct?"

"Yes; that those little Levities she had in her Manners he considered to have arisen from her Situation upon the Stage, and not from her Character."

"You have not mentioned those Levities?"

"She did not exhibit them before me."

"What do you allude to?"

"On the Stage, a Female placed in her Situation, must exhibit a little more than ordinary Decorum."

"Did you ever hear Captain Calcraft say any thing about that Interview he had, somewhat of a hostile Nature, with Lord Harborough at Mrs. Love's Lodgings?"

"Yes."

"What did he say?"

"He was very indignant at finding Lord Harborough there."

"Did he express Anger against Lord Harborough or Mrs. Calcraft, or both?"

"Against both at first; but I suppose the Explanation of his Wife satisfied him."

"Did he say any thing to you about his Wife?"

"He did not say any thing about her, except that he was angry at Lord Harborough's visiting her."

"Was he angry at her?"

"Yes, at first."

"What Satisfaction did he gain?"

"I told him all the Circumstances under which it happened, and that satisfied him."

"That Lord Harborough came and wished to bid her a last Adieu?"

"Yes."

"That removed his Dissatisfaction?"

"Yes."

"You have said that you understood from Mrs. Calcraft that Captain Calcraft visited her. When did you understand that Captain Calcraft's Visits to her commenced?"

"The farthest back that I am aware of is that which I have now mentioned to your Lordships to have happened at Peterborough, in July before the Marriage; but he must have known her before that."

"You have said that she told you that her Mother, Mrs. Love, did not like him, and that she was not present when he was there?"

"Yes."

"Did you understand that to apply to the Visits before Marriage as well as afterwards?"

"Yes."

"You say you were intimate with the Family; were you aware of Mrs. Love and Miss Love living at Sandgate?"

"I think I have heard her say she had resided at Sandgate a short Time in the Summer-time."

"Did you understand she had lived in the same House or Lodgings with Lord Harborough there?"

"No, never."

"Or at the same Inn?"

"No."

"Or that Lord Harborough was there at the Time?"

"No."

"You never heard Sandgate mentioned in Connection with Lord Harborough?"

"Never."

The Witness was directed to withdraw.

Then William Teesdale was called in; and having been sworn, was examined as follows:

(By Counsel.) "Were you in the Service of Lord Harborough in July 1829?"

"Yes."

"Where did Lord Harborough live at that Time?"

"Stapleford Park."

"Do you remember going with his Lordship to Nottingham at any Time in that Month?"

"No."

"Do you remember his Lordship giving you any Directions in July, as to making any Preparations?"

"Yes."

"What did he desire you to do?"

"To sit up for his Lordship."

"Where was he going to?"

"I do not know."

"Do you remember his Return upon that Day?"

"Yes."

"Did he bring anybody with him?"

"Yes."

"Do you know who it was?"

"It was a Lady."

"What became of that Lady? Do you know where she lived after coming to Stapleford Park?"

"In the Cottage."

"In the same House with his Lordship?"

"Yes."

"What Apartment did she occupy?"

"Sometimes one Room, and sometimes another."

"Do you know where she slept?"

"Yes."

"Where did she sleep?"

"In one of the Bedchambers."

"Was it Lord Harborough's Bedchamber, or whose Bedchamber?"

"I never saw her in Lord Harborough's Bed."

"Did you ever see her in Lord Harborough's Bedchamber?"

"Yes."

"How was she dressed?"

"In her Dressing Gown."

"Where was Lord Harborough at that Time?"

"In Bed."

"In the same Room in which you saw the Lady?"

"Yes."

"Do you know who that Lady was? What was her Name?"

"Her Name was Miss Love then, as I thought."

"Was she called Miss Love at that Time?"

"Not there."

"What was she called?"

"Emma."

"Who called her Emma? Did you ever hear Lord Harborough call her so?"

"Yes."

"Why do you say her Name was Miss Love?"

"I have heard it."

(By a Lord.) "How long have you been in Lord Harborough's Service?"

"Ten Years."

"Were you his Body Servant; his Valet?"

"I had the Care of the Cottage."

"Were you never in his Service except at that Cottage?"

"No."

"Were you never with him in Town?"

"No."

"Nor at Sandgate?"

"No."

"Did you ever see Miss Love, whom you call Emma, before you saw her there?"

"I have seen her perform."

"Where?"

"At Vauxhall."

"Did you ever see her and Lord Harborough together except at the Time you have mentioned?"

"No."

"Did you ever carry any Letter from him to her?"

"Yes."

"Where was that?"

"Stapleford Park; received from the Post."

"For how long was that before she went off with him? How do you know they were Letters from her?"

"Letters to her."

"While she was living with Lord Harborough?"

"Yes."

"Did you ever carry any Letter from Lord Harborough to her?"

"Never."

"When did she first come to that Place?"

"In the Month of July."

"What Year?"

"1829."

"Who did she come with?"

"With Lord Harborough."

"How long did she remain there?"

"Ever since that Time."

"Where had Lord Harborough been living before that Time?"

"He was living at Stapleford Park."

"He had been living there?"

"Yes."

"But not her with him?"

"No."

"Did he go away alone from the Park?"

"Yes."

"Where did he go to?"

"To Nottingham."

"How long was he away?"

"About Twenty-four Hours."

"Did she come back with him?"

"Yes."

"Were Directions given, before he went away, to make any Rooms ready for her Reception?"

"Not to me."

"Did you hear any Directions given?"

"No."

"Was her coming back a Surprize upon the Family; or was she expected?"

"No, she was not."

"You had never seen Lord Harborough in her Company before that Day?"

"No."

"Nor take any Letter from him to her, nor from her to him?"

"No."

(By Counsel.) "Did Lord Harborough leave Stapleford Park for Nottingham upon the Day previous to that upon which he returned with the Lady?"

"Yes; I believe he did."

"How often had he been to Nottingham that Week?"

"I cannot say."

"More than Once?"

"I believe so."

"Before he returned with the Lady?"

"Yes."

"How far is Stapleford Park from Nottingham?"

"Twenty-two Miles."

The Witness was directed to withdraw.

Then Elizabeth Coy was called in; and having been sworn, was examined as follows:

(By Counsel.) "Did you live in Lord Harborough's Service in July 1829, at Stapleford Park?"

"No."

"Did you live in Lord Harborough's Service in the Month of July 1829?"

"Yes."

"At Stapleford Park?"

"Yes."

"Do you remember, in the Month of July, a Lady arriving at Lord Harborough's?"

"Yes."

"Did you attend upon that Lady after she arrived?"

"Yes."

"Used you to assist her in dressing?"

"Yes."

"Had you known her before?"

"No."

"Did you see her in the Company of Lord Harborough?"

"I have seen her in the Company of Lord Harborough."

"What Bedroom did she sleep in?"

"In the same Bedroom as his Lordship."

"How long did you continue in the Service of Lord Harborough after this Lady came to live at Stapleford Park?"

"About Ten Months."

"Did the Lady and Lord Harborough continue to sleep in the same Bedroom?"

"Yes."

"Did they live together as Man and Wife?"

"Yes."

"Did you ever hear Lord Harborough address her by her Name?"

"Yes."

"What Name?"

"Emma."

"Did you ever hear her called by any other Name?"

"No."

(By a Lord.) "What Name did the Servants give her when they spoke of her?"

"They called her Miss."

"Without any thing else?"

"Yes."

"Did you ever see her before she came there?"

"No."

"Have you ever been Servant to Lord Harborough in any other House but that?"

"No."

The Witness was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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

Mrs. Love to attend.

Ordered, That Love, Widow, do attend this House on Mondy next, in order to her being examined as a Witness on the further Consideration and Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill.

E. of Mount Edgcumbe takes the Oaths.

This Day Richard Earl of Mount Edgcumbe took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Hunter v. Gardner.

The House being informed, "That George Gardner, Respondent to the Appeal of John Hunter, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of Alexander Duff of the City of Edinburgh, Writer, of the due Service of the said Order, being read;

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

Cameron's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the undivided Moieties of certain Estates of Nathaniel Cameron Esquire and Letitia Pryce his Wife, in the County of Glamorgan, in Trustees, in Trust to sell, under the Directions of the High Court of Chancery, and to apply the Money to arise from such Sales in the Manner therein mentioned."

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

V. Gordon.
V. Beresford.
V. Goderich.
L. Bp. Winchester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Melbourne.
L. Dacre.
L. Teynham.
L. Gower.
L. Colville of Culross.
L. Belhaven & Stenton.
L. Boyle.
L. Hay.
L. King.
L. Monson.
L. Boston.
L. Ducie.
L. Sundridge & Hamilton.
L. Foley.
L. Sherborne.
L. Montagu.
L. Suffield.
L. Kenyon.
L. Gage.
L. Auckland.
L. Mendip.
L. Selsey.
L. Yarborough.
L. Dawnay.
L. Calthorpe.
L. Rolle.
L. Carrington.
L. Lilford.
L. Ribblesdale.
L. Carbery.
L. Farnham.
L. Dufferin & Claneboye.
L. Alvanley.
L. Redesdale.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Arden.
L. Manners.
L. Hill.
L. Meldrum.
L. Maryborough.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Bexley.
L. Somerhill.
L. Wharncliffe.
L. Feversham.
L. Seaford.
L. Lyndhurst.
L. Fife.
L. Melros.
L. Rosebery.
L. Clanwilliam.
L. Skelmersdale.
L. Wynford.
D. Cumberland.
D. Sussex.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. Cashel.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Richmond.
D. Newcastle.
D. Wellington.
M. Salisbury.
M. Bute.
M. Thomond.
M. Cholmondeley.
M. Bristol.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea & Nottingham.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abingdon.
E. Plymouth.
E. Morton.
E. Northesk.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Cowper.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Ilchester.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Norwich.
E. Grosvenor.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
E. Digby.
E. Mansfield.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Malmesbury.
E. Charlemont.
E. Long ford.
E. Wicklow.
E. Caledon.
E. Rosslyn.
E. Chichester.
E. Limerick.
E. Powis.
E. Gosford.
E. Grey.
E. Lonsdale.
E. Harewood.
E. Brownlow.
E. Morley.
E. Beauchamp.
E. Eldon.
E. Somers.
E. Vane.
E. Amherst.
E. Dudley.
E. Cawdor.
V. Sydney.
V. Hood.
V. St. Vincent.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 2d of May next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

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

A Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Northampton, agreed upon at a Public Meeting convened by the High Sheriff, was presented and read; praying their Lordships, "That the judicious and efficient Plan, brought forward under the Sanction of His Majesty's Ministers, for a Reform in the Representation of the Country, may receive the Sanction of this House, and be passed into a Law:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "Beriah Botfield High Sheriff," who only has signed it.

Towcester:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Towcester, in the County of Northampton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bosham.

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Copyholders and Leaseholders of the Hundred of Bosham, in the County of Sussex, 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 pass into a Law:"

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

Yaxley Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

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

Tunbridge Wells Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Tunbridge Wells, in the County of Kent, to the Cross Ways at or near Maresfield Street, and from Florence Farm to Forest Row, in the County of Sussex."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Aylsham & Cromer Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Norwich to Cromer, in the County of Norfolk, and Two Branches of Road leading towards Holt and towards Wolterton, in the said County."

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.

Great Marlow Church Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking down the Parish Church of Great Marlow, in the County of Buckingham, and for rebuilding the same on or near the present Site thereof," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (viz t.)

"Pr. 1. L. 25. Leave out from ("aforesaid") to ("and") in Line 27.

"Pr. 2. L. 7. Leave out ("the whole of the") and insert ("such")

"L. 8. Leave out from ("Hereditaments") to ("should") in Line 10.

"L. 25. After ("That") insert ("it shall be lawful for"), and in the same Line leave out from ("the") to ("Vicar") in Line 28.

"L. 28. Leave out from ("Parish") to ("either") in Press 3, Line 4, and insert ("and they are hereby empowered, as soon as conveniently may be after the passing of this Act, to make sale and dispose of whatever Lands and Hereditaments may be vested in the said Vicar and Churchwardens, or Churchwardens for the Time being of the said Parish, in Right of or as belonging to the said Church")

"Pr. 3. L. 17. Leave out from ("said") to ("or") in Line 19, and insert ("Vicar and Churchwardens")

"L. 22. Leave out from ("said") to ("or") in Line 24, and insert ("Vicar and Churchwardens")

"Pr. 4. L. 37. Leave out from ("said") to ("or") in Line penult. and insert ("Vicar and Churchwardens")

"Pr. 5. L. 19. Leave out from ("said") to ("or") in Line 21, and insert ("Vicar and Churchwardens")

"Pr. 20. L. 31. Leave out from ("said") to ("in") in Line 33, and insert ("Vicar and Churchwardens")

"Pr. 29. L. ult. After ("Servants") insert ("and also a Pew to each and every Person who shall establish a Right thereto in the said old Church, either by Faculty or Prescription,")

"Pr. 63. L. 29. Leave out the whole of the Schedule to the Bill."

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

Doncaster Road Bill, Consideration of Amendments put off for 3 Months.

The Lord Wharncliffe reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (viz t.)

"Pr. 17. L. 4. After ("Monies") insert ("Share (subject to the Payment herein-after directed to be made to the Trustees of the Boroughbridge Turnpike Road "and)")

"L. 13. Leave out ("shall")

"L. 33. After ("Act") insert Clauses (A.) and (B.)

"Clause (A.) And whereas by the said several hereinbefore recited Acts it was enacted, That One Third Part of the Tolls collected at any Turnpike erected at Ferrybridge, or on the South Side thereof, should be paid to the Trustees for repairing the Road from Ferrybridge, through Wetherby, to Boroughbridge, (which said last-mentioned Road was comprised in the said first-recited Act as a separate Trust,) and Payment of One Third of the Tolls collected at the Gate now standing on the South Side of Ferrybridge has always been accordingly made to such Trustees, and it would be injurious to the said last-mentioned Road if such Payment were to be discontinued before the Expiration of the existing Term of the Act for repairing the same; be it therefore enected, That for and during the Remainder of the existing Term of the Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, for continuing the Term of the several Acts for repairing the Roads leading from Ferrybridge, through Wetherby, to Boroughbridge and no longer, One Third Part of the Tolls which shall be collected, received or compounded for by virtue of this Act at the Turnpike or Toll Bar erected or set up, or to be erected or set up, at Ferrybridge or the South Side thereof, shall be paid to such Person or Persons as shall from Time to Time be appointed by the Trustees for repairing the Road from Ferrybridge to Boroughbridge; and such Money shall be applied by the said Trustees for executing the said Act of the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty in like Manner as the said Payments so heretofore made to them have been heretofore applied."

"Clause (B.) Provided always, and be it further enacted, That from and after the Expiration of the Term granted by the said recited Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of King George the Fourth, no more than One full Toll shall be demanded or taken upon any Part of the said Road between the Town of Doncaster and the Bar at or near the present Point of Junction with the Leeds and Barnsdale Road, nor more than One full Toll and a Half between the said Point of Junction and the Fox Inn at Brotherton, nor more than One full Toll and a Half between the said Fox Inn and Tadcaster Cross."

Ordered, That the said Amendments be taken into Consideration on this Day Three Months.

Indemnity Bill.

Ordered, That the 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," be printed.

Liverpool, &c. Railway Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and enlarging the Powers and Provisions of the several Acts relating to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway," 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."

Ollerset, &c. Waterworks Bill.

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

Loughborough Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing, widening and otherwise improving the Road from the South-east End of the Town of Loughborough, in the County of Leicester, commencing at South Field Lane, to the South End of Cavendish Bridge, in the same County," was committed.

Hebeler's Naturalization Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Bernhard Hebeler," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be ingrossed.

Dean Forest Boundaries Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining the Boundaries of the Forest of Dean, and for inquiring into the Rights and Privileges claimed by Free Miners of the Hundred of Saint Briavel's, and for other Purposes relating to the said Forest;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Post Office Sale Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty's Post Master General to sell the Premises lately used as the Post Office in Lombard Street, Abchurch Lane and Sherborne Lane, in the City of London;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Corporate Funds Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Application of Corporate Property to the Purposes of Election of Members to serve in Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Elections (Ireland) Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Trench and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend so much of Two Acts of the First and Fourth Years of His late Majesty as relate to the giving of Cautionary Notices at Elections; and to amend and explain an Act of the Tenth Year of His late Majesty relating to Elections in Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Gorbals Statute Labour Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter and amend an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, for regulating the Conversion of the Statute Labour within the Barony of Gorbals, in the City of Glasgow and County of Lanark;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Sea Apprentices Settlement Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter the Law of Settlement as far as respects Apprenticeship to the Sea Service;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Papers from Ireland delivered:

The House being informed, "That Mr. Johnson, from the Office of the Chief Secretary for Ireland, attended;"

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

Compensation to the Ld Chief Baron;

"A Copy of the Certificate filed by the Commissioners of Judicial Inquiry, in the Office of the Auditor General in Ireland, on the Claim of the late Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, for Compensation under the Act of the 1st and 2d George 4th, Cap. 53:"

to J. Brenan;

Also, "A Copy of the Certificate filed by The Right Honorable The Lord Chancellor of Ireland, in the Office of the Auditor General in Ireland, in the Matter of the Petition and Claim of John Brenan Esquire, One of the Six Clerks of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, for Compensation for One Year ended the 2d of November 1830; together with a Copy of The Lord Lieutenant's Warrant thereon:"

and to T. Prendergast.

And also, "A Copy of the Certificate filed by The Right Honorable The Lord Chancellor of Ireland, in the Office of the Auditor General in Ireland, in the Matter of the Petition and Claim of Thomas Prendergast Esquire, Cursitor of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, for Compensation for One Year ending the 2d of November 1830; together with a Copy of The Lord Lieutenant's Warrant thereon."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Printer of The Times committed to the Custody of the Black Rod.

The Order of the Day being read for the Attendance of the Printer of The Times Newspaper; and for the Lords to be summoned;

The Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod informed the House, "That John Joseph Lawson, the Printer of The Times Newspaper, was attending, in Obedience to the Order of the House:"

Whereupon he was ordered to be called in; and being called in accordingly, the Paragraph complained of Yesterday was read.

Then the said John Joseph Lawson being asked, "If he was the Printer of the Paper in which the Paragraph complained of is inserted?" he said "He was."

He was directed to withdraw.

The House was cleared.

Resolved, Nemine Dissentiente, That the said Paragraph in The Times Newspaper of the 16th of this instant April is a gross and scandalous Libel upon Edmund Henry Earl of Limerick, a Member of this House, and a high Breach of the Privileges of this House.

Ordered, That the said John Joseph Lawson be again called in;

And being called in accordingly;

He was informed by The Lord Chancellor, "That the House had resolved that the said Paragraph complained of was a gross and scandalous Libel upon Edmund Henry Earl of Limerick, a Member of this House, and a high Breach of the Privileges of this House;" and he was asked "What he had to say in his Defence."

Whereupon the said John Joseph Lawson begged leave to express his deep Regret that any Inadvertence of his should have brought him to the Bar of this House. From the immense Variety of Matters which appear in the Paper with which he is concerned, and from the unavoidable Rapidity with which it is necessary to prepare for its Publication, some Inadvertence of the kind might occur; and he trusted would meet with the Leniency of their Lordships, that it might be overlooked in the Hurry of Business. When such an Inadvertency did occur, he was extremely sorry for it, as he was in the present Instance; and he begged to express his deep Regret to the whole of this Illustrious Assembly, and to the Noble Individual in particular.

He was directed to withdraw.

The said John Joseph Lawson was ordered to be again called in; and being called in accordingly, was asked "If he was the Publisher as well as the Printer of the said Newspaper? he said "He was;" and being asked From whom he received the Paragraph in Question?" said "He respectfully declined to answer the Question;" and being asked "Who was the general Editor of the said Newspaper?" said "He also respectfully declined to answer the Question;" and being asked "If Mr. Barnes was Editor of the said Newspaper, or one of the Proprietors?" said "He must respectfully decline to answer that Question also."

He was directed to withdraw.

After Debate,

Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, That the said John Joseph Lawson be taken into the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.

3d Report from Comee on the Poor Laws:

The Marquess of Salisbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed a Select Committee to consider of the Poor Laws, and to report their Observations thereupon from Time to Time to the House; "That the Committee had met, and thought it expedient that the Opinion of the Judges should be taken by the House on the following Questions:-

"I. Does the 43d of Elizabeth, Cap. 2, or any other Law, authorize Magistrates to order any Relief to be given to poor Persons who are able to work, or to afford them any Assistance, except by procuring some Employment for them where Employment can be obtained?"

"II. If it be satisfactorily proved that Employment cannot be procured within a reasonable Distance of the Parish to which able-bodied Poor belong, will the Magistrates in such Case be authorized to order Relief?"

"III. Where able-bodied poor Persons can maintain only a Part of their Family by the Wages of their Labour, are Magistrates authorized to order any Relief to be given to them for the Maintenance of such of their Children, not being able to work, as they cannot maintain?"

Which Report being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Report be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Witnesses to attend the Com ee.

Ordered, That The Reverend Cherry, Sir Morris Ximenes, Charles Sawyer Esquire and John Richardson Esquire, do attend this House on Thursday next, to be sworn, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the Select Committee appointed to consider of the Poor Laws.

Civil List Bill reported:

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Support of His Majesty's Household, and of the Honor and Dignity of the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

The House was accordingly adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Order for 3d Reading.

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

Canadian Revenues Bill reported:

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act of the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty King George the Third, for establishing a Fund towards defraying the Charges of the Administration of Justice and Support of the Civil Government within the Province of Quebec, in America;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

The House was accordingly adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Order for 3d Reading.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Friday next.

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Hereford:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor, Magistrates, Clergy, Gentry and other Inhabitants of the City of Hereford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sutton:

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

Saffron Hill Chapel, London:

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

Middlesex Chapel, Hackney Rd:

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

Hoxton:

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

Twickenham:

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

Limehouse:

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

Bayswater Chapel:

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

Harp Alley Chapel, London:

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

Wedwesfield:

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

Old Hill:

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

Oldbury:

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

Bloomfield Chapel, Tipton:

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

Ettingshall:

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

Stafford:

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

Hilderstone:

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

Charlotte St. Chapel, Ayr:

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

Penkridge:

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

Bilston:

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

Stonehaven:

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

Tettenhall:

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

Brereton:

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

Norfolk St. Chapel, Lower Islington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Norfolk Street Chapel, Lower Islington, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Johnstone:

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

Rowley Regis:

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

St. Mary Axe Chapel, London:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Saint Mary Axe Chapel, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tipton:

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

Whetstone:

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

Whittlesea:

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

Peterhead:

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

Dunbar:

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

Wimblington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel, Wimblington, Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Paisley:

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

Girvin:

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

Maybole:

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

Inverury:

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

Kilmarnock:

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

Watford:

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

Foxton:

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

Green St. Chapel, Cambridge:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Green Street Chapel, in the Town of Cambridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Histon:

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

March:

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

Barnwell Chapel, Cambridge:

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

Benwick:

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

Chatteris:

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

Bank:

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

Peter's St. Chapel, Soho, London:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Peter's Street Chapel, Soho, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hampstead:

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

Hammersmith:

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

Globe Rd. Chapel, Middlesex:

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

Barnet:

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

Finchley:

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

Whetstone:

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

Salem Chapel, Shadwell:

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

Isleworth:

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

Edmonton:

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

Oxwich & Horton:

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

Aldersgate St. Chapel, London:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Aldersgate Street Chapel, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Seend:

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

Camden Town:

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

Bow:

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

Kempston:

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

Wootton:

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

Wooburn:

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

Radwell Chapel, Felmersham:

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

Wilshamstead:

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

Lidlington:

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

Clophill:

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

Cardington:

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

Beeston:

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

Milton Ernest:

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

Biggleswade:

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

Stotfold:

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

Turvey:

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

Risely:

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

Greenock:

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

North Isles of Zetland:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping in the North Isles of Zetland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

North Mavin:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Chapel of North Mavin, Shetland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Dunrossness.

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

Walls:

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

Harriot Chapel, Papa Stour:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation worshipping at Harriot Chapel, Papa Stour, in the County of Orkney and Shetland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sandwick:

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

Lerwick:

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

Island of Burra:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel in the Island of Burra, in the County of Zetland and Orkney, and other Residents in the Island of Zetland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sandness:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation worshipping at the Wesleyan Chapel, Sandness, in the County of Orkney and Shetland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "forthwith to adopt 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.

Spitalfields:

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

Poplar:

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

Brunswick Chapel, Liverpool:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Brunswick Chapel, Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Darlington St. Chapel, Wolverhampton:

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

Westminster Chapel:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Westminster Chapel, Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Long-Acre Chapel, Aberdeen:

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

Sloane Terrace Chapel, Chelsea:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Sloane Terrace Chapel, Chelsea, Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. George's Chapel, New Rd:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Saint George's Chapel, New Road Saint George's in the East, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hinde St. Chapel, London:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Hinde Street Chapel, Manchester Square, London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hackney:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Hackney Chapel, Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Battle Bridge:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Methodist Chapel, Battle Bridge, in London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Angel St. Chapel, Bedford:

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

Ampthill:

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

Douglas:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Methodist Chapel, Douglas, in the Isle of Man, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Castletown.

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at the Methodist Chapel, Castletown, in the Isle of Man, 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, a System alike repugnant to our Religion, and to the Principles and Feelings of the Country at large:"

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

Beer Act, Petition from Hereford for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders and others residing in the City of Hereford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will remove from the Statute Book the Act to permit the general Sale of Beer, an Enactment which threatens to undermine the best Interests of Society:"

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

Treasury Minute reducing Salaries of Members of either House holding Office, to be printed.

Ordered, That the Copy of the Treasury Minute, dated 15th April 1831, reducing the Salaries of Persons holding Office during Pleasure, and being Members of either House of Parliament, delivered to the House Yesterday, be printed.

Corporate Rights of Hereford, Petition of Mayor, &c. of Hereford for Protection of.

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Aldermen and chief Citizens of the City of Hereford, in Common Council assembled, under their Common Seal; praying, "That their Lordships will not enact any Law for amending the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament which will abrogate or abridge those Chartered Rights solemnly confirmed to them by the Kings of England, and sanctioned by the deliberate Acts of the Legislature:"

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 Mercurii, vicesimum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.