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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 21 April 1831

Pages 497-509

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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In this section

Die Jovis, 21° Aprillis 1831.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Dux Sussex.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Archiep. Ebor.
Archiep. Cassellen.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Exon.
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Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Petre.
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. Grantley.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Yarborough.
Ds. Dawnay.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Carrington.
Ds. Ribblesdale.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Dufferin & Claneboye.
Ds. Alvanley.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Barham.
Ds. Ailsa.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Prudhoe.
Ds. Ker.
Ds. Maryborough.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Lyndhurst.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk,
Marescallus.
Dux Devonshire,
Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wellington.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Thomond.
March. Camden.
March. Cholmondeley.
March. Hastings.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea &
Nottingham.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Brooke &
Warwick.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Digby.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Longford.
Comes Mayo.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Romney.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Powis.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Charleville.
Comes Grey.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Harewood.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes Morley.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Howe.
Comes Vane.
Comes Cawdor.
Vicecom. Maynard.
Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. Hood.
Vicecom. Doneraile.
Vicecom. St. Vincent.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

Birmingham, &c. Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hyde, &c. Waterworks Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better supplying with Water the several Townships of Hyde, Werneth and Newton, in the County Palatine of Chester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Trent & Mersey Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Glamorganshire Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tunbridge Wells Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Yaxley Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 6 preceding Bills.

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

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

Wigan & Preston Railway Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Railway from the Borough of Wigan to the Borough of Preston, both in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and Collateral Branches to communicate therewith."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with Amendments to it.

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

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with several Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Lunatics Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to diminish the Inconvenience and Expence of Commissions in the nature of Writs De lunatico inquirendo; and to provide for the better Care and Treatment of Idiots, Lunatics and Persons of unsound Mind, found such by Inquisition;"

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Petition of Trustees of Bushell's Charity to receive Judges Report:

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Latham and others, Trustees of the Hospital at Goosnargh, in the County of Lancaster, founded by William Bushell Esquire; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased now to receive the Report of the Judges, to whom their Petition for a Private Bill, presented to the House on the 15th Day of March last, was referred:"

It is Ordered, That the said Report be now received.

Leave for a Bill:

Accordingly, After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Robert Latham and others, Trustees of the Hospital at Goosnargh, in the County of Lancaster, founded by William Bushell Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of the Hospital at Goosnargh, in the County of Lancaster, founded by Doctor William Bushell, to sell and grant Building Leases of the Hospital Lands, and regulating the said Hospital."

Reform of Parliament, Petitions in favor of: (St. Matthew, Bethnal Green:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Larkhall:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Feuars and other Inhabitants of the Village of Larkhall, in the Parish of Dalserf and County of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kirby Fleetham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Parish of Kirby Fleetham, in the North Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wainfleet All Saints:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Town of Wainfleet All Saints and its Neighbourhood, in the County of Lincoln, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Coningsby:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Town of Coningsby and its Neighbourhood, in the County of Lincoln, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kirriemuir:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Householders and Inhabitants of the Burgh of Barony and Suburbs of Kirriemuir, County of Forfar, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lauder:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Friends of Reform in the Royal Burgh of Lauder, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Dunbar:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Dunbar, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Invergordon:

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

Ward of Cheap, London:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Ward of Cheap, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Gainsburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Gainsburgh, in the County of Lincoln, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Worstead:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Congregation of Particular Baptists assembling for Religious Worship at Worstead, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Echt, &c:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Farmers and others in the Parishes of Echt, Midmar and adjoining Parishes, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Earlstown:

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

Huntly:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Merchants, Tradesmen and Inhabitants of the Burgh of Huntly, and Farmers and Householders in the Neighbourhood thereof, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

County of Antrim:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the County of Antrim, convened in Public Meeting, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Fortrose & Rosemarkie:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being a Committee appointed by the Burgesses, Householders and Inhabitants of the United Royal Burghs of Fortrose and Rosemarkie, held at Fortrose, for the Purpose of petitioning in favor of Reform:

Symington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Symington, Lanarkshire, Banks of the Clyde, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Eastern District of Kirkcudbright:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Tenants occupying Lands in the Eastern District of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kings-kettle:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Kings-kettle, Fife, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Western District of Fifeshire:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Proprietors and Occupiers of Land, Members of the Dunfermline Agricultural Society, and others interested in Agricultural Affairs in the Western District of Fifeshire, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Five Incorporated Trades of Lochmaben:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Five Incorporated Trades of the Royal Burgh of Lochmaben, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Port Glasgow & Newark:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Ship Owners and other Inhabitants of the United Burghs of Port Glasgow and Newark, in Renfrewshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Congleton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Justices, Aldermen, Capital Burgesses and others, Inhabitants of the Borough of Congleton and its Vicinity, in the County of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tring:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Tring, in the County of Hertford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Batley:

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:

Ward of Aldersgate, London:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants and Traders, Inhabitants of the Ward of Aldersgate, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Giggleswick:

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

Saddleworth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of Saddleworth, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Halifax:

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

Free Burgesses of Maldon:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Free Burgesses of the Borough of Maldon, resident in London and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Auchtergaven:

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

Harrington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Harbour of Harrington, in the County of Cumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Laurencekirk:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the free and independent Burgh of Barony of Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cordiners of Edinburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Cordiners of the City of Edinburgh, assembled at a Meeting of the Incorporation duly constituted:

Perthshire:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Noblemen, Freeholders, Justices of the Peace, Commissioners of Supply and Heritors of the County of Perth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tiverton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Tiverton, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ward of Farringdon Within, London:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Ward of Farringdon Within, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

West Ham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of West Ham, in the County of Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ratcliff:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Churchwarden, Overseers, Trustees and other Inhabitants of the Hamlet of Ratcliff, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Haworth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Haworth, in the Parish of Bradford, in the West Riding of the County of York, in Public Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wester Ross Farming Society:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Præses, Vice Præses, Secretary, Treasurer and Members of the Wester Ross Farming Society:

Ward of Bassishaw, London:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Common Councilmen and Inhabitants of the Ward of Bassishaw, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Denbigh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Gentlemen, Clergy, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Denbigh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Gallen:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants and Freeholders of the Barony of Gallen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ballinrobe:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Clergy, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Town of Ballinrobe, in the County of Mayo, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Redgorton:

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

Flintshire:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Householders and Inhabitants of the County of Flint, in County Court duly assembled:

New Shoreham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of New Shoreham, in the County of Sussex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ward of Billingsgate, London:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Ward of Billingsgate, in the City of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sandwich:

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

Llansawel:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Llansawel, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Llanelly:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Llanelly, in the County of Carmarthen, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Crygybar Chapel, Cayo:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters and others assembling for Divine Worship at Crygybar Chapel, in the Parish of Cayo, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Milford & Hakin:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of Milford and Hakin, in the County of Pembroke, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Talley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Copyholders and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Talley, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Minchinhampton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Rector, Churchwardens and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Minchinhampton, in the County of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Southern Part of Devon:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Land and other Inhabitants paying Rates and Taxes in the Southern Part of the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Rothesay:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Traders and Householders of the Burgh of Rothesay, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Glasgow:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors of the Barony Parish of Glasgow, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Epworth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Epworth, in the County of Lincoln, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Deddington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Churchwardens and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Deddington, in the County of Oxon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Selby:

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

Elgin & Forres:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Landed Proprietors, Commissioners of Supply, Justices of the Peace and other Gentlemen of the County of Elgin and Forres, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Newtonstewart:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Newtonstewart, in the County of Wigtown, and its Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Banchory &c:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Farmers and others holding Lands in the Parishes of Banchory, Strachan, Birse, Aboyne, Kincardine, O'Neil Lumphanan, Migvie and Coull, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ruthin:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Householders and Inhabitants of the Lordship of Ruthin, in the County of Denbigh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Society of High Constables, Edinburgh:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Moderator, Office Bearers and Members of the Society of High Constables of the City of Edinburgh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That the Measure of Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, proposed by His Majesty's Ministers, may be passed into a Law:"

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

County of Sussex:

A Petition of the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy and Freeholders of Sussex, at a Meeting convened by the High Sheriff, was presented and read; praying their Lordships, "That the Measure for the Amendment of the present State of Representation of the Commons in Parliament, if brought before this House, may receive their Lordships Sanction, so that the same may be ultimately passed into a Law:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of William Courthope Mabbott, High Sheriff of the County of Sussex, who only has signed it.

Fintray:

Upon reading the Petition of the Tenantry and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Fintray, County of Aberdeen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass into a Law the Measure of Reform now under Consideration, which is well calculated to support the Dignity and Stability of the Throne and the British Constitution, by giving the different Classes of the Community their due Influence in the Election of their Representatives, which they deserve, and that Confidence in the elected which is absolutely necessary for the Peace and Tranquillity of the Kingdom:"

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

Cornwall:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Cornwall, in full County Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give Effect to the patriotic and enlightened Intentions of His Majesty's Government, by permitting the Measure for amending the Representation of the People to pass into a Law:"

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

Ellesmere:

Upon reading the Petition of the Bailiffs, Clergy and Inhabitants of the Town of Ellesmere, in the County of Salop, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to permit any private or sinister Views to induce them to refuse to pass the Measure of Reform in its present Shape, the Petitioners being confident that nothing short of that will satisfy the just and reasonable Expectations of the Country, and promote the Happiness, Peace and Good-will of every Class of His Majesty's Subjects:"

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

Soham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Soham, in the County of Cambridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to cause the Measure of Reform to pass entire into a Law, and thus to strengthen the Foundation of the Throne, to ensure Permanency to the Political and Civil Institutions of the Land, to give new and wholesome Efficacy to the Laws, and to fence the Liberty and Prosperity of the People against Revolutionary Changes, that would be fatal to both:"

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

Wath upon Dearne:

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Gentlemen, Freeholders and Inhabitants paying Rates in the Parish of Wath upon Dearne, in the County of York, assembled at a Public Meeting, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying "for their Lordships Support in passing through this House the Bill now brought into the House of Commons, under the Auspices of the present Ministers of the Crown, for improving the State of the Representation in the Commons House of Parliament, and thereby strengthening the Constitutional Basis upon which the Government of the Country has its Support:"

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

Macclesfield:

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Aldermen, Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Borough of Macclesfield, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Measure for Parliamentary Reform may pass into a Law without any Alterations destructive of its general Principle:"

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

Wincanton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Wincanton, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will persevere in the Measure of Reform in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament, proposed by His Majesty's Ministers, by passing the same forthwith into a Law, thereby silencing all Opposition, whether it may proceed from interested Motives or from taking a different View of its Expediency, and thereby restore Union and Contentment amongst all other Classes of His Majesty's Subjects:"

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

Castle Cary:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Castle Cary, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to support His Majesty and His Ministers in their Endeavours to purify our glorious Constitution from the Abuses that have attached themselves to it, and to restore it to its original Purity in the Representation of the People:"

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

Nine Incorporated Trades of Haddington:

Upon reading the Petition of the Convener and Nine Incorporated Trades of the Burgh of Haddington; praying their Lordships "to give their Sanction to the Measure of Parliamentary Reform introduced by His Majesty's Ministers into the House of Commons, and thus secure to all Classes of the Community a just Share in the Return of Members to the House of Commons:"

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

Working Carpenters of the Metropolis:

Upon reading the Petition of the Working Carpenters of the Metropolis, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Measure of Reform may pass into a Law, and that the Boroughmongers may not be permitted to obstruct its Progress or to prevent its Efficiency:"

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

Shadwell:

Upon reading the Petition of the Vestrymen and Inhabitant Householders of Saint Paul, Shadwell, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Bill now before Parliament for amending the present defective State of the Representation may receive their Sanction, and afford to the Petitioners, in common with the rest of His Majesty's Subjects, their fair Share in the Constitution:"

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

Non-resident Freemen of Rochester:

Upon reading the Petition of the Non-resident Freemen of the City of Rochester residing in London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to pass the great Measure of Reform without any Alteration that can affect its chief Objects or Efficacy; and that their Lordships in discussing this great Measure will view with Satisfaction that the Petitioners pray and beseech their Lordships not to consider the Privileges of the Petitioners as standing in the Way of Reform, for they should deem themselves unworthy of the Names of Englishmen if they hesitated for one Moment in making this Sacrifice to secure the Public Tranquillity and Prosperity of the Empire:"

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

North Erpingham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Gentry and principal Inhabitants of the Hundred of North Erpingham, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will, by a wise and timely Determination to support the Measure of Parliamentary Reform proposed by His Majesty's Ministers, take care that the Revolution, if it be one, may be bloodless, and its Fruits, Prosperity and Peace, instead of being a Struggle against which the Folly of other Governments may well warn us, beginning in a blind Ignorance or selfish Contempt of Public Feeling, and ending in the Overthrow of Thrones, the Ruin of the Aristocracy, and the Misery of the People:"

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

Carrick on Suir:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Carrick on Suir, in the County Tipperary, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Measure of Reform as proposed by His Majesty's Ministers may be passed into a Law, though it is not as extensive and liberal as Petitioners would desire, not embracing Vote by Ballot, nor enlarging sufficiently the Representation of Ireland:"

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

North Durham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Leaseholders, Copyholders and Inhabitant Householders of North Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Measure of Parliamentary Reform as now introduced, especially as it regards the County of Durham, may pass into a Law:"

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

Great Marlow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Great Marlow, extended to the Hundreds of Desborough and Burnham, in the County of Buckingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Measure to amend the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament may pass into a Law, the Petitioners relying with implicit Confidence, that their Lordships will proceed with Caution in the Changes about to be introduced, and will take care to preserve the Institutions of the Country, and make an honorable Distinction between those Boroughs which have been long and ardently struggling for their Independence, and those which, from Want of Energy and a true Estimation of their Privileges, may justly suffer for their Delinquency:"

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

Annan:

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Annan, and of the Burgh Heritors, Inhabitants and others, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass a Law, applicable to the Three Kingdoms, of the following Nature; in the first place, disfranchising all the Boroughs in England commonly called "Rotten Boroughs," and transferring their Right of electing Members to serve in Parliament to large and populous Towns not now represented, such as Manchester, Birmingham, and other Towns the Population of which shall amount to Fifteen thousand or upwards; and in the second place, throwing open the Scotch and Irish Boroughs, and the Scotch Counties, and conferring the Right of voting for Cities, Burghs or Towns, upon the respective Inhabitants thereof possessing Houses or Lands therein of the Annual Value of Ten Pounds Sterling or upwards, or deriving an Annual Income from Houses or Lands situated therein of Five Pounds Sterling or upwards; and for Counties, upon all Persons possessing Land therein of the Annual Value of Fifty Pounds Sterling or upwards, or owning Land therein of the Annual Value of Twenty-five Pounds Sterling or upwards:"

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

Cardigan:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Town of Cardigan, in the County of Cardigan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to suffer the Principle of Reform in the Representation of the People to be lost Sight of in its different Stages, but that their Lordships will be pleased to sanction the Measure in the full and comprehensive Manner in which it has been introduced by the Noble Mover in Parliament, thereby ensuring the everlasting Gratitude of the Petitioners, of a loyal and devoted People, and of Posterity:"

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

Great & Little Bolton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchant Manufacturers, Shopkeepers and other Inhabitants of the Towns of Great and Little Bolton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give their Sanction to the Measure for amending the Representation of the People, in all its Parts, when it comes before their Lordships, permitting it to be neither mutilated nor injured by any Modifications which shall render it less efficient and acceptable to the Country:"

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

Wells:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Wells and its Vicinity, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to suffer no Stratagem, no Sophistry, no Abuse by which the present Measure for the Amendment of the National Representation may have been or may yet be assailed, to impede its Success, but, firmly relying on the cordial Support of a grateful and loyal People, strenuously to persevere in this most salutary and most honorable Cause, and thus to open a new and vigorous Stream of Life to an exhausted and a fainting Nation, and thereby permanently to establish itself in the Veneration and Affections of the People, and live in the grateful Recollection of succeeding Generations:"

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

Howden:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Howden and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to preserve the Integrity of the Principle of the Measure of Parliamentary Reform, so that the overwhelming and pestilential Influence of the Boroughmongers, the close Corporations, and all individual, private and pecuniary Interest and Emoluments in Elections may be cut off, or at least so far contracted as to be rendered innoxious to the general and fair Interests of the Community:"

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

Moretonhampstead:

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Town of Moretonhampstead and its Vicinity, in the County of Devon, at a Public Meeting, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Legislative Measures as they may think fit to reform the Abuses which now result from the present defective System of our Representation, the Petitioners feeling confident that by a timely and constitutional Reform, the Prerogatives of the Crown, the Privileges of the Aristocracy and the Rights of the People will be eventually strengthened and secured:"

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

Nairn.

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Nairn, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, when the proposed Measures for reforming the Commons House of Parliament shall be submitted to their Consideration, to adopt the same as a Boon to the Country, and as the best Method of evincing their Lordships desire for maintaining the Glory and Happiness of this exalted Empire, and of securing the unreserved Affection and Loyalty of an attached Nation to their Patriotic Sovereign:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petition from Shetland in favor of, & to elect a separate Member.

Upon reading the Petition of the Landholders, Commissioners of Supply and Justices of Peace of the County of Shetland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; expressing their Satisfaction with and Gratitude for the Measure for Reform of the Representation in Parliament; and praying their Lordships "to alter the same in so far as to allow the Shetland Islands to elect a separate Member to represent them in Parliament:"

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

Rochester, Petition of Mayor, &c. of, to continue to return Two Members.

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Aldermen and Assistants of the City of Rochester, in Common Council assembled, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "That the Measure for amending the Representation of the People may be so altered that this City and its Liberties may continue to retain the Privilege of returning Two Members to Parliament; and that the Towns of Chatham and Stroud may not be united with the City in the future Return of Members:"

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

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Mount St. Blackburn:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Evangelical Presbyterian Protestant Dissenters assembling in Mount Street Chapel, Blackburn, Lancashire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the immediate and total Extinction of Slavery 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.

Baptists, Colne:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in the Baptist Chapel in Colne, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Independents, Colne:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in the Independent Chapel, Colne, Lancashire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Chorley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Independent Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling at Chorley, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tyldsley Chapel:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation of the late Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion assembling at Tyldsley Chapel, in the Parish of Tyldsley with Shakerly, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Greenacres:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling at Greenacres, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Unitarian Chapel, Gorton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in the Unitarian Chapel at Gorton, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Mossley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the New Methodist Congregation of Dissenting Protestants assembling at Mossley, Lancashire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Pendlehill:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Baptist Congregation assembling for Divine Worship at Pendlehill, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ogden:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members and Friends of the Particular Baptist Congregation assembling for Divine Worship at Ogden, near Rochdale, in Lancashire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Stand Lane Chapel, Prestwich:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Independent Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling at Stand Lane Chapel, in the Parish of Prestwich, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tockholes:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of Tockholes, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wheatley Chapel, Whalley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship at Wheatley Chapel, within the Parish of Whalley and County of Lancaster, called Inghamites, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wharton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of the Independent Church of Wharton, in the Township of Little Hulton, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Padiham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Wesleyan Methodist Congregation of Padiham, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Independent Chapel, Belthorn:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling in the Independent Chapel, Belthorn, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Mary's Church, Birch. Middleton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Episcopal Congregation assembling at St. Mary's Church, Birch, in the Parish of Middleton and County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Blackrod:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation assembling for Divine Worship at the Established Church at Blackrod, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Green-acres Moor:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling at Green-acres Moor, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hollinwood:

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

Salesbury:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Salesbury, in the Parish of Blackburn and County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Middleton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Middleton, in the County of Lancaster, respectively assembling in the Chapel of the late Countess of Huntingdon, and of the Independents, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Mosley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation assembling at the Established Church at Mosley, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Marsden:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Marsden, in the Parish of Whalley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

New Church:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in the Established Church at New Church, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Openshaw & Fairfield:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Openshaw and Fairfield, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Luke's, Manchester:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation assembling for Divine Worship at the Established Church of St. Luke's Manchester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Stephen's, Manchester:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation assembling for Divine Worship at the Established Church of St. Stephen's, Manchester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Paul's, Manchester:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation assembling for Divine Worship at the Established Church of St. Paul's, Manchester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Clement's, Manchester:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation assembling at the Established Church of St. Clement's, Manchester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Michael's, Manchester:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation assembling for Divine Worship at the Established Church of Saint Michael's, Manchester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tyldesley with Shackerley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Tyldesley with Shackerley, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

West-Houghton:

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

Whitworth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in the Established Church at Whitworth, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Northwich:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Independent Protestant Dissenters assembling at Northwich, in the County of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Over:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Independent Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling at Over, in the County of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hagg Gate, Briercliffe:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Baptist Congregation assembling at Hagg Gate, in Briercliffe, in the Parish of Whalley, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wine Wall Chapel, Colne:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship at Wine Wall Chapel, within the Chapelry of Colne and County of Lancaster, denominated Inghamites, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally 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 Petitions do lie on the Table.

Clithero:

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

Tranmere:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Tranmere Chapel, in the County of Chester, 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.

Higham:

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

Low Moor Chapel, Clitheroe:

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

Summerseat:

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

Stoue Pale:

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

Slaidburn:

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

Tottington:

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

Unsworth:

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

Whalley:

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

Woodhill:

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

Walmsley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination assembling at Walmsley, in the Parish of Bolton le Moors, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wheatley-Lane:

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

Leigh:

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

Prescot:

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

Melbourne Chapel, Kirkby Thore:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation assembling at the Chapel of Melbourne, in the Parish of Kirkby Thore and County of Westmorland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Whitchurch:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Baptist Denomination, and others residing in Whitchurch, in the County of Salop, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Wellington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Wellington, in the County of Salop, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Harborough:

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

Wimewould:

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

Keyworth:

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

Husband's Bosworth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Husband's Bosworth, in the County of Leicester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Loughborough:

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

Medbourne:

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

Sheepshead & Belton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of Societies and Congregations of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Sheepshead and Belton Chapels, in the County of Leicester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Quorndon & Mountsorrel:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Societies and Congregations of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Quorndon and Mountsorrel, in the County of Leicester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hathern & Sutton Bonington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of Societies and Congregations of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Hathern and Sutton Bonington, in the County of Leicester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Castle Donington:

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

Appledore:

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

Crediton:

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

Duke St. Chapel, Whitehaven:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Congregational Dissenters assembling for Worship in Duke Street Chapel, in the Town of Whitehaven, in the County of Cumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

New St. Chapel, Kendal:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation assembling at the Independent Chapel, New Street, Kendal, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Workington:

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

Maryport:

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

Cockermouth:

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

Harrington:

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

Egremont:

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

Pardshaw:

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

Haslington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination meeting for Divine Worship in Haslington, in the County Palatine of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Moor Chapel, Warrington:

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

Lymm:

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

East-gate St. Chapel, Lewes:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Individuals usually meeting for Divine Worship in the Baptist Chapel, East-gate Street, Lewes, in the County of Sussex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kendal:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of the Primitive Methodists and others assembled at Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bridport:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Unitarian Christian Dissenters of Bridport, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Mereclough:

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

Runcorn Chapel, Warrington:

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

Whitehaven:

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

Pepper St. Chapel, Chester:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of the Baptist Chapel, Pepper Street, Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Quakers of Whitehaven; of Belfast; and of Lisburn:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Society of Friends commonly called Quakers, residing in or near Whitehaven, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Society of Friends commonly called Quakers, residing in Belfast and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Society of Friends commonly called Quakers, residing in Lisburn and its Vicinity, 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.

Cloughfold & Lumb:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of Particular Baptist Churches and Congregations assembling at Cloughfold and at Lumb, in Rossendale, in Lancashire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will immediately adopt effectual Measures for putting an End to the Practice of converting British-born Subjects into Slaves in the Colonies of Great Britain:"

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

Barrack St. Meeting, Bridport:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of the Indepenent Denomination assembling for Religious Worship in Barrack Street Meeting House, at Bridport, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will immediately adopt Measures for the utter Extinction of Slavery, and admit our Colonial Bondmen to a Participation of the Rights and Privileges with which we are favored in common with other Classes of His Majesty's Subjects:"

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

Bank Buildings Chapel, Weymouth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters assembling at Bank Buildings Chapel, Weymouth, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take such Steps as may seem meet immediately and entirely to abolish Slavery throughout the British Dominions, and to extend to every Part of His Majesty's Dominions the whole Happiness of the Government of our illustrious and beloved Monarch:"

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

Kirkland:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Township of Kirkland, in the County of Westmorland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That such Legislative Provisions may be adopted as will tend to ameliorate the Condition of the Slave, and finally abolish that Anti-Christian System, that the invaluable Blessings of the British Constitution may be extended to every Individual in the Empire:"

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

Grayrigge:

Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Members of the Congregation of Inghamites assembling at Grayrigge, in the County of Westmorland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Pear Tree Chapel, Kendal:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Members of the Congregation of Inghamites assembling at the Pear Tree Chapel, Kendal, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will, without Delay, proceed to the Consideration and Adoption of such Measures as may speedily effect the complete and final Emancipation of the Slaves in the British Colonies, having due Regard to the Interests of those who hold their Fellow Subjects in a State of Slavery:"

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

Close, Newcastle upon Tyne:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of the Close, Newcastle upon Tyne, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to form such Regulations as shall remove immediately the more grievous Oppressions to which the Slaves are subject, especially such as interfere with their Religious and Moral Improvement, and thus prepare the Way for their complete Emancipation; and in particular to fix an early Day after which all the Children born of Slaves shall be declared free:"

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

Presbyterians, Kendal:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation assembling in the Presbyterian Church, Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, under the Direction of the United Associate Synod, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That such Legislative Measures may be adopted as they may deem proper for speedily effecting the entire and final Emancipation of the Slaves in the British Colonies:"

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

Abp. & Clergy of the Diocese of Tuam:

Upon reading the Petition of The Archbishop and Clergy of the Diocese of Tuam, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures for the Enforcement of the prompt and due Execution of the following salutary Regulations; (vizt.) 1st, To provide the Means of Education and Religious Instruction to the Slaves; 2d, To put an End to Sunday Markets; 3d, To make Sunday, instead of being to the Slaves a Day of Labour in the Provision Grounds, a Day of Rest and Religious Observance; 4th, To allow the Slaves equivalent Time, in lieu of Sunday, for cultivating their Provision Grounds and for marketing; 5th, To admit the Testimony of Slaves, under certain Restrictions, in Civil and Criminal Cases; 6th, To legalize Marriage among the Slaves, and to protect their Connubial Rights; 7th, To prevent the Separation of Families by Sales; 8th, To prevent the Sale of Slaves detached from the Plantation to which they belong; 9th, To protect the Slaves by Law in acquiring Possession and transmitting Property; 10th, To establish Savings Banks for the Safeguard of their Property; 11th, To abolish all Taxes upon Manumission; 12th, To grant to the Slaves a Right of redeeming themselves or any of their Family at a fair Appraisement; 13th, To limit the Power of arbitrary Punishment possessed by the Master and his Agents, and to restrain its Abuse; 14th, To provide that a regular Record should be kept and a regular Return made of all arbitrary Punishments by the Master or his Agents; 15th, To abolish entirely the Practice of flogging Females; 16th, To abolish entirely the Use of the Driving Whip in the Field as a Stimulus to Labour; 17th, To appoint Protectors of the Slaves in every Colony; 18th, To provide that in future no Person being a Proprietor of Slaves or interested in Slave Property should be appointed by the Crown to the Offices of Protector of Slaves, Governor, Judge, Fiscal, Attorney General, Bishop, Clergyman or salaried Teacher, and generally to any Function connected with the Administration of the Slave Laws; 19th, To provide that in Questions involving the Slavery or Freedom of Individuals the Presumption of Law shall be in favor of Freedom; 20th, To purify the Administration of Justice; and such others as their Lordships may think fit for the Melioration of the Condition of these unhappy People; and also that their Lordships will pass some Act for immediate Freedom of all Children from their Birth:"

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

Quakers of Rochester.

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Society of Friends commonly called Quakers of the City of Rochester, in the County of Kent, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to proceed, without Delay, to fix an early Period when Slavery shall cease throughout the British Dominions:"

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

Assessed Taxes, Petition from Bransham for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Bransham, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the immediate Repeal of the whole of the Assessed Taxes, as a Measure calculated to give great and lasting Relief to the Country:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petitions for continuing Grants for: (Warrenpoint, &c:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Warrenpoint, Clonallon and Rosstrevor, in the County of Down, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will not withdraw their Countenance from so valuable an Institution as "The Society for promoting the Education of the Poor in Ireland," called "The Kildare Place Society;" and that the Public Bounty may be continued to "The Education Society of Ireland:"

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

Garvaghy & Magherally:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Garvaghy and Magherally and their Vicinity, in the County of Down, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying "for the continued Countenance and Support of their Lordships towards "The Society for promoting the Education of the Poor of Ireland:"

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

St. John's, Sligo:

Upon reading the Petition of the Land Occupiers and Householders in the Parish of Saint John, Sligo, a Member of the Union of Sligo, in the Diocese of Elphin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to withdraw from the Kildare Place Society any Portion of the Grants usually made to it, but to increase the Amount so as to meet the Wants of the Poor; and finally not to place any Portion of the Sum to be granted for the Purpose of Education at the Disposal of the Roman Catholic Clergy, or any Committee of Laymen under their Control, but to leave the whole of the Grant under the Direction of a Society with which all Denominations of Christians are invited to co-operate in diffusing the Blessings of Education to the Poor of Ireland, without inculcating the peculiar Tenets of any Sect:"

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

Calry:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Calry, in the Union of St. John's, Sligo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to increase the Grants to the Kildare Place Society, in order that its Operations may be conducted on a Scale commensurate with the Wants of the Poor of Ireland:"

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

County of Cavan:

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Clergy and Freeholders of the County of Cavan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Glenlough:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Glenlough, in the County of Leitrim, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That the usual Grant of Money to the Kildare Place Society, for the Education of the Poor of Ireland, may be continued:"

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

Little Ballymena, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Townlands of Little Ballymena, Glenathrace and Ballylig, United Parish of Skerry and Rathcavan, County of Antrim, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the tried Efficiency of many Years of the System of the Kildare Place Society may not be sacrificed to Measures of doubtful, if not of dangerous, Expediency, by transferring any Part of the usual Grant to the Control of Individuals professing the Roman Catholic Religion:"

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

Ballyclugha & Knockbo

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Townlands of Ballyclughan and Knockboy, United Parish of Skerry and Rathcavan, County of Antrim, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Killygore & Rosherry:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Townlands of Killygore and Rosherry, United Parish of Skerry and Rathcavan, County of Antrim, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lough Connolly & Magheramully.

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Townlands of Lough Connolly and Magheramully, United Parish of Skerry and Rathcavan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships not to transfer any Portion of the Grant to the Kildare Place Society, for the Education of the Poor of Ireland, to the Control of Persons professing the Roman Catholic Religion, the Petitioners believing that such Transfer would produce the most pernicious Consequences, would excite Hostility and Enmity, and in the End destroy all those happy Advantages which are at present so numerous, so evident and so productive of Improvement:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petitions against the proposed Measure: (Berwick upon Tweed:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses of the Borough of Berwick upon Tweed, resident in London and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into Consideration the Hardship to be inflicted on the Petitioners by that Part of the Measure for amending the Representation of the People, having in its Object the disfranchising the Petitioners, and not proceed to deprive them and their Children of Rights handed down from their Ancestors or acquired by honest Industry, without the slightest Accusation of Misconduct being alleged against them:"

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

Citizens of Cork:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Established Church in Ireland, Citizens of Cork, convened by Public Notice, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for such judicious Adjustment in the Details of the Bill of Reform for Ireland, and such wholesome Measures of Caution respecting its Operations, as shall prevent the Security of the Church being brought into Hazard:"

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

Mayor, &c. of Cork:

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Sheriffs and Commonalty of the City of Cork, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "in the Bill for amending the Representation of the People in Ireland, to raise the Qualification in Cities to a sworn Valuation for Payment of Rates of Twenty Pounds per Annum, and the actual Payment thereof on such Valuation; that Fifty Pound Freeholders and Fifty Pound Rent Payers shall at least be placed on equal Terms; that no Portion of Freemen be disfranchised so long as the Forty Shilling Freeholders retain the Right of voting; and that such further Regulations may be introduced as are calculated to secure the just Influence of Property, Intelligence and Respectability, rather than that of Numbers, and to raise up an intelligent and independent Constituency in Ireland:"

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

Mayor, &c. of Drogheda:

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen and Commons of the County of the Town of Drogheda, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "so to modify and regulate the Enactment of the Bill for amending the Representation of the People in Parliament, as to remove the just Fears and Apprehensions of His Majesty's faithful Subjects the Protestants of Ireland, and to secure to the Petitioners the Rights and Privileges which they hold by Charter, and which they confidently assert have been uniformly exercised for those Purposes for which they were originally granted:"

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

County of Sligo:

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentlemen, Clergy, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Sligo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, if a moderate Reform be necessary, to make the required Changes slowly and with a view to the Permanency of our Institutions in Church and State, and not, by a rash Concession to a temporary Clamour, to put in imminent Danger all that Britons and Freemen can hold dear:"

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

Kilrush:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestants of the Parish of Kilrush, in the County of Wexford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

St. Mary's, Newtown Barry:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestants of the Parish of Saint Mary's, Newtown Barry, and County of Wexford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "strenuously to withstand the proposed dangerous Plan of Reform, which the Petitioners feel convinced will, if adopted in Great Britain, be followed by most disastrous Effects, and in Ireland conduce to the Destruction of the Established Church, the Emigration of the Protestants, and Repeal of the Legislative Union of Great Britain and Ireland:"

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

St. John's, Sligo:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Union of St. John's, Sligo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Glenlough:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Glenlough, in the County of Leitrim, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to refuse their Assent to the experimental Plan of Reform now so rashly proposed and so extensively dangerous, and not to depress for ever or banish from Ireland its Protestant Inhabitants, who have always been the chief Bond of Union between the Two Countries:"

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

Mount Leinster, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Inhabitants of the District of Mount Leinster, Barnahask and Clonmullen, in the County of Carlow, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for the Rejection of the Measure for amending the Representation of the People, in order to prevent the painful and dangerous Consequences which would be occasioned by the Emigration of the Protestants of Ireland:"

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

Tannagh:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestants of the Union of Tannagh, in the Diocese of Elphin and County of Sligo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to stay their Hands and to search their Hearts ere they give the Death Blow to Protestantism by enacting the Reform Bill, speciously so termed, but leading, the Petitioners much fear, to Revolution, Popish Ascendency and Infidelity; and that their Lordships by a timely Negative to that Measure will raise up our sinking Constitution to its high Estate, the Protestant Church to its Faith and Security:"

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

Emlafad:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Inhabitants of the Union of Emlafad, in the County of Sligo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to refuse their Assent to the present experimental Plan of Reform, so rashly proposed and so extensively dangerous, and not to depress for ever or to banish from Ireland its Protestant Inhabitants, who have always been the great Bond of Union between England and Ireland, and the best and most faithful Friends of the British Monarchy:"

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

Corporation of Weavers, Dublin.

Upon reading the Petition of the Master, Wardens and Bretheren of the Corporation of Weavers or Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dublin, under their Common Seal, expressing their Disapprobation of the Measure of Reform now proposed; and praying their Lordships, That the Privileges of Freemen may be continued as at present, that the Right of Election may be preserved so as that Property may be justly and fairly represented, and that Power may not be extended to a Principle which would tend to overthrow the valuable and venerable Institutions of the Country:"

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

Cabbell et al. v. Brock, Respondent's Petition for an early Day, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of James Brock, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Burridge Cabbell, and others, are Appellants; praying their Lordships "to fix the Hearing of this Appeal on an early Day:"

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.

Beer Act, Petitions from Western Part of Sussex, & Berkshire, for Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Gentry and Parish Officers residing in the Western Part of the County of Sussex, in the Neighbourhood of Arundel, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, That so much of the Act for permitting the general Sale of Beer and Cyder by Retail in England, passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as permits Beer to be consumed on the Premises where it is sold, may be repealed:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates of the County of Berks, assembled in Quarter Sessions at Newbury, in the said County; praying their Lordships "to continue the Retail of Beer in the Houses opened under the late Act for permitting the general Sale of Beer, but at the same Time wholly and effectually to prohibit its Consumption on the Premises where it is sold, except in Houses actually rated at Twenty Pounds a Year:"

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

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House To-morrow.

Wigan & Preston Railway Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Railway from the Borough of Wigan to the Borough of Preston, both in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and Collateral Branches to communicate therewith;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Thornset Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from Thornset, in the County of Derby, to Furnace Colliery, within Disley, in the County of Chester, and Two several Branches therefrom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cheltenham Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Guise and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads leading into and from the Town of Cheltenham, in the County of Gloucester, and for making new Branches of Road to communicate therewith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Money Payment of Wages Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Inglis and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal several Acts and Parts of Acts prohibiting the Payment of Wages in Goods, or otherwise than in the Current Coin of the Realm;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Great Marlow Church Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland and others;

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

East India Trade, Petition from Glasgow for opening.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Bankers, Manufacturers, Traders and other Inhabitants of the City of Glasgow, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "never again to allow any Monopoly of the Trade with China, in order that Persons disposed to engage in that distant Commerce may be enabled in full Confidence to form those Arrangements which would become necessary to prosecute it with Advantage, after the Expiry of the present Charter of The East India Company; and that a free Commercial Intercourse with the Interior of Hindoostan may be opened, and Permission given for British Subjects to settle there:"

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

Union between Great Britain & Ireland, Petition from Black Rock for Repeal of

Upon reading the Petition of the Tradesmen and Inhabitants of the Town of Black Rock, in the County and City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant a Repeal of the Legislative Union between Ireland and Great Britain:"

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

Metropolis Police Act, Petition from Wapping for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint John of Wapping, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Metropolis Police Act may be repealed, or that such Alterations may be made therein so as to reduce the Expenses, to secure Lives and Property more effectually, and to enable the Parochial Authorities or the Board of Trustees to have a Control over the Conduct of the Men appointed as Police or Watchmen; and that such other Measures may be adopted as may seem meet to satisfy the Public that all may be free from the Uncertainty of necessary Protection:"

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

Desvignes' Naturalization Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Hubert Desvignes and George Desvignes," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be ingrossed.

Tithes Composition Bill presented.

The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging and facilitating Compositions for Tithes and other Payments arising and payable to Incumbents of Ecclesiastical Benefices in England and Wales."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Newbury, &c. Petition from, to return Two Members.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Newbury and Hamlets of Speenhamland and Greenham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That they may be restored to their ancient Right of returning Two Members to Parliament:"

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

The Printer of The Times reprimanded & discharged:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Petition of John Joseph Lawson, the Printer of The Times, now in Custody; praying, "That he may be set at liberty by their Lordships;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

The House was cleared.

The said Petition was read by the Clerk.

It was moved, "That John Joseph Lawson, the Printer of The Times, be brought to the Bar, and reprimanded by The Lord Chancellor, and discharged, on Payment of his Fees."

The same was agreed to, and Ordered accordingly, Nemine Dissentiente.

The said John Joseph Lawson was accordingly brought to the Bar, and reprimanded by The Lord Chancellor as follows;

"John Joseph Lawson,

"The Publication of which you have acknowledged yourself to be the Printer and Publisher has been pronounced by an unanimous Vote of this House to be a gross and scandalous Libel upon Edmund Henry Earl of Limerick, a Member of this House, and also to be a high Breach of the Privileges of this House.

"The Privileges of this House are conferred upon it by the Constitution of the Country, and recognized most amply in all Times by the Law of the Land, and they are possessed by this House, not for the Benefit of individual Members, not for the Aggrandizement and Power of the House collectively, but for the Defence and Protection of this Assembly, and for the better Execution of those high Functions which, for the Benefit of the State, the Constitution has conferred upon it.

"It would be a strange Thing indeed if Privileges which are possessed not only by the other, the inferior Branch of the Legislature, but by every Court of Record within the Realm, should be denied by the Constitution, by its Policy or by its Justice, to that Illustrious Assembly which combines within itself the Functions of the Hereditary Councillors of the Crown, of the higher Branch of the Legislature, and of the highest Court of Judicature within the Realm. These Functions of councilling the Crown, of partaking in giving Laws to the Realm, of deciding sole and supreme in the last Resort, without Appeal to any Human Authority, in all Causes Civil as well as Criminal,- these high Functions, these great Duties, these large Powers, are enjoyed by the House for the sake of the whole Country of England; and in order that they may be able to exercise those Duties, in order that the Country may continue to enjoy the Benefits which through them, from their Exercise of these Duties, are derived to it, it is absolutely necessary that its undoubted Privileges should remain unquestioned and unbroken.

"No Man who reads the scandalous Paragraph which you admit you have published as well as printed can maintain any Doubt for one Moment that it deserves the Appellations which the unanimous Judgment of the House has bestowed upon it: It is therefore their Duty, as well to the Country as to themselves, that their Lordships should proceed to deal with you as the acknowledged Culprit in this respect as so grave an Offence justly merits, to the end that you may be deterred by the Experience of Punishment from the Repetition thereof, and to the end also, the sound end, of all Punishment, that others may, by your Example, be deterred from offending in the like Behalf.

"But the House mingles Mercy with its Justice, and is anxious to take into its Consideration the mitigating Circumstances of the Situation in which you are placed. You have freely and at once confessed that you were guilty of the Offence; guilty in point of Fact, as the Printer and Publisher, and guilty in point of Law or Substance, because you have expressed your Contrition for having so offended. You have amply at that Bar, and by a subsequent Petition, made your Apology and Submission to the House, and tendered also your Apology to the Noble Earl against whom the Slander was vented in the Publication; moreover you have already suffered, though not a long, yet a close Imprisonment under the Authority of the House, and in the Custody of its Officer; and for these Reasons, and thus tempering with Mercy the Judgment which Justice demands of them, their Lordships have thought fit to command me to execute that painful Duty which I have now performed by reprimanding you, and you are hereby accordingly reprimanded, and by directing you to be forthwith discharged out of Custody, upon the Payment of your Fees."

Then the said John Joseph Lawson was taken from the Bar.

Reprimand to be entered on the Journals.

Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, That what has been now said by The Lord Chancellor, in reprimanding the said John Joseph Lawson, be entered on the Journals of this House.

Entry of His late Majesty's Consent to the Civil List Bill, & Address thereon, read:

It was moved, "That the Entry in the Journals of this House of the 26th Day of May 1820, of the Consent of His late Majesty to the Civil List Bill, and of the Address to His Majesty thereupon, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk as follows; (viz t.)

"The Earl of Liverpool acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Support of His Majesty's Household, and of the Honour and Dignity of the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland," and being desirous at all Time to give the strongest and most substantial Proofs of His Attention and tender Regard to the Ease and Welfare of His People, had commanded him to acquaint their Lordships, That His Majesty was pleased to give His Consent that their Lordships may proceed upon the said Bill, as now framed, in such Manner as they shall think fit."

"Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return our most grateful Thanks to His Majesty for graciously acquainting us with His Royal Consent that this House may proceed upon the said Bill, as now framed, in such Manner as they shall think fit: To assure His Majesty that this early Attention to the Ease and Welfare of His People, expressed in a Manner so gracious, and founded on Principles so generous, must imprint on the Mind of every British Subject the most loyal and ardent Affection towards His Majesty; and that this House begs leave most humbly to express their entire Conviction, that the same Considerations which have led His Majesty to make this most gracious Communication will invariably direct Him in the Promotion of the Happiness and Prosperity of an affectionate and loyal People."

And a Debate arising thereupon;

Debate thereon, Adjourned.

Ordered, That the further Debate be put off 'till Tomorrow.

Post Office Sale Bill.

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

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."

Preece's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to effect an Exchange of Estates in the County of Hereford between William Preece Esquire and the Dean and Canons of Windsor."

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

L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Melbourne.
L. De Clifford.
L. Dacre.
L. Petre.
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. Grantley.
L. Sherborne.
L. Montagu.
L. Suffield.
L. Kenyon.
L. Gage.
L. Auckland.
L. Mendip.
L. Selsey.
L. Yarborough.
L. Dawnay.
L. Calthorpe.
L. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
L. Rolle.
L. Carrington.
L. Ribblesdale.
L. Carbery.
L. Farnham.
L. Dufferin & Claneboye.
L. Alvanley.
L. Redesdale.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Arden.
L. Sheffield.
L. Barham.
L. Ailsa.
L. Manners.
L. Meldrum.
L. Prudhoe.
L. Ker.
L. Maryborough.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Bexley.
L. Penshurst.
L. Somerhill.
L. Wharncliffe.
L. Feversham.
L. Seaford.
L. Lyndhurst.
L. Fife.
L. Tenterden.
L. Melros.
L. Rosebery.
L. Clanwilliam.
L. Skelmersdale.
L. Wynford.
D. Cumberland.
D. Sussex.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Abp. Cashel.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Richmond.
D. Newcastle.
D. Wellington.
M. Salisbury.
M. Bute.
M. Thomond.
M. Camden.
M. Cholmondeley.
M. Hastings.
M. Cleveland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea & Nottingham.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Plymouth.
E. Albemarle.
E. Northesk.
E. Tankerville.
E. Cowper.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Guilford.
E. Ilchester.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Talbot.
E. Grosvenor.
E. Digby.
E. Mansfield.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Malmesbury.
E. Charlemont.
E. Longford.
E. Mayo.
E. Wicklow.
E. Caledon.
E. Rosslyn.
E. Romney.
E. Chichester.
E. Limerick.
E. Powis.
E. Gosford.
E. Charleville.
E. Grey.
E. Lonsdale.
E. Harewood.
E. Brownlow.
E. Morley.
E. Beauchamp.
E. Eldon.
E. Falmouth.
E. Howe.
E. Vane.
E. Cawdor.
V. Maynard.
V. Sydney.
V. Hood.
V. Doneraile.
V. St. Vincent.
V. Gordon.
V. Beresford.
V. Goderich.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 4th 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.

Gorbals Statute Labour Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

Carvalho's Naturalization Bill, Certificate read:

A Certificate from The Right Honorable The Viscount Melbourne, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, "That Custodio Pereira de Carvalho, Son of Francisco Pereira de Oliveira by Maria de Carvalho his Wife, born at Santao', in the Province of Minho, in the Kingdom of Portugal, had produced to him satisfactory Proof that he is a Person well affected to His Majesty's Royal Person and Government, and of orderly Life and Conduct," was produced and read, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Carvalho takes the Oaths:

Custodio Pereira de Carvalho took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Bill read 2a, & committed.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Custodio Pereira de Carvalho."

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.

Ramié's Naturalization Bill, Certificate read:

A Certificate from The Right Honorable The Viscount Melbourne, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, "That Charles Francis Ramié, Son of Abraham Ramié by Marie Anne Riboud his Wife, born at Lyons, in the Kingdom of France, had produced to him satisfactory Proof that he is a Person well affected to His Majesty's Royal Person and Government, and of orderly Life and Conduct," was produced and read, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Ramié takes the Oaths:

Charles Francis Ramié took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Bill read 2a, & committed.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Francis Ramié."

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.

Duchy of Cornwall Leases Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases, Copies and Grants of Offices, Lands and Hereditaments, Parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same."

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

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

Houston & Griffiths v. Hughes et al.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Tuesday last, That the further Hearing of the Cause wherein Elizabeth Houston and Charlotte Griffiths are Appellants, and Henry Alwright Hughes, and others, are Respondents, be put off to Friday next," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Harris v. Kemble et al.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Tuesday last, "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," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Adjourn.

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