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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 14 June 1831

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

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Anno 1° Gulielmi Quarti.

DIE Martis, 14° Junii 1831, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Gulielmi Quarti, Dei Gratiâ, Britanniarum Regis, Fidei Defensoris, Primo; in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Britanniarum apud Westmonaster. convenere, Domini, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham &
Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Exon.
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Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. Combermere.
Ds. Wellesley, Senescallus.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Dundas.
Ds. Yarborough.
Ds. Saltersford.
Ds. Dawnay.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Bayning.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Harris.
Ds. Prudhoe.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Winchester.
March. Thomond.
March. Camden.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Longford.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Onslow.
Comes Romney.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Manvers.
Comes Grey.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Amherst.

Parliament opened by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, not thinking fit to be personally present here this Day, had been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, in order to the opening and holding of this Parliament."

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

Who being come;

The Lord Chancellor said,

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

"His Majesty, not thinking fit to be present here this Day in His Royal Person, hath been pleased, in order to the opening and holding of this Parliament, to cause Letters Patent to be issued under His Great Seal, constituting us, and several other Lords therein named, His Commissioners, to do all Things in His Majesty's Name on His Part necessary to be performed in this Parliament: This will more fully appear by the Letters Patent themselves, which must now be read."

Then the said Letters Patent were read by the Clerk as follow; (viz t.)

"WILLIAM R.

"William the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith; To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: Whereas by the Advice of Our Council, for certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Church, We have ordered a certain Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster on Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of June instant; And forasmuch as for certain Causes We cannot conveniently be present in Our Royal Person in Our said Parliament on the said Fourteenth Day of June instant; Know ye, that We, trusting in the Discretion, Fidelity and Care of Our most dear Brothers and faithful Councillors Ernest Duke of Cumberland, Augustus Duke of Sussex, Adolphus Duke of Cambridge; Our most dear Cousin and faithful Councillor William Frederick Duke of Gloucester; The Most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Councillor William Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor Henry Lord Brougham and Vaux, Chancellor of that Part of our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain; The Most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Councillor Edward Venables Archbishop of York, Primate and Metropolitan of England; Our most dear Cousin and Councillor Henry Marquess of Lansdowne, President of Our Council; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor John Lord Durham, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our most dear Cousins and Councillors William Spencer Duke of Devonshire, Chamberlain of Our Household; Bernard Edward Duke of Norfolk, Charles Duke of Richmond, George William Frederick Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Bedford, Alexander Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, George Duke of Gordon, James Duke of Montrose, William Henry Duke of Portland, Charles Duke of Dorset, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, Arthur Duke of Wellington, Richard Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, Richard Marquess Wellesley, Steward of Our Household; Charles Ingoldesby Marquess of Winchester, George Granville Leveson Marquess of Stafford, Francis Charles Marquess of Hertford, John Jeffreys Marquess Camden, Henry William Marquess of Anglesey, George James Horatio Marquess of Cholmondeley, Charles William Marquess of Londonderry, Henry Marquess Conyngham, Edward Earl of Derby, John Earl of Westmorland, George Earl of Carlisle, Cropley Ashley Earl of Shaftesbury, William Charles Earl of Albemarle, George Earl of Jersey, Thomas Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, Thomas Earl of Haddington, James Earl of Lauderdale, George Earl of Aberdeen, Charles Augustus Earl of Tankerville, George Earl of Macclesfield, William Earl Fitzwilliam, Philip Earl of Hardwicke, George John Earl Spencer, John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, John Charles Earl of Clarendon, Charles Earl Talbot, Robert Earl Grosvenor, Richard Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, James George Earl of Courtown, Robert Earl of Roden, John Earl of Carysfort, John Earl of Clare, James Earl of Rosslyn, Richard Earl of Clancarty, Edward Earl of Powis, Charles Earl Grey, Dudley Earl of Harrowby, William Earl Cathcart, John Earl of Eldon, Richard William Earl Howe, William Pitt Earl Amherst, John William Earl of Dudley, Henry Viscount Hereford, Percy Clinton Sydney Viscount Strangford, William Viscount Melbourne, Robert Viscount Melville, Henry Viscount Sidmouth, Thomas William Viscount Anson, Granville Leveson Viscount Granville, William Carr Viscount Beresford, Frederick John Viscount Goderich, The Right Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Councillor Charles James Lord Bishop of London; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillors Peter Robert Lord Willoughby de Eresby, Henry Richard Lord Holland, Thomas Lord Foley, George Lord Carteret, William Wyndham Lord Grenville, George Lord Auckland, Charles George Lord Arden, Alleyne Lord Saint Helens, Edward Lord Ellenborough, Thomas Lord Manners, Rowland Lord Hill, William Lord Maryborough, William Lord Stowell, Nicholas Lord Bexley, Charles Lord Farnborough, John Singleton Lord Lyndhurst, Charles Lord Tenterden, William Lord Plunket, Henry Lord Cowley, Charles Lord Stuart de Rothesay, William Lord Heytesbury, Thomas Lord Wallace and William Draper Lord Wynford, by the Advice of Our said Council do give and grant by the Tenor of these Presents unto the said Duke of Cumberland, Duke of Sussex, Duke of Cambridge, Duke of Gloucester, Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Brougham and Vaux, Archbishop of York, Marquess of Lansdowne, Lord Durham, Duke of Devonshire, Duke of Norfolk, Duke of Richmond, Duke of Leeds, Duke of Bedford, Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, Duke of Gordon, Duke of Montrose, Duke of Portland, Duke of Dorset, Duke of Northumberland, Duke of Wellington, Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, Marquess Wellesley, Marquess of Winchester, Marquess of Stafford, Marquess of Hertford, Marquess Camden, Marquess of Anglesey, Marquess of Cholmondeley, Marquess of Londonderry, Marquess Conyngham, Earl of Derby, Earl of Westmorland, Earl of Carlisle, Earl of Shaftesbury, Earl of Albemarle, Earl of Jersey, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, Earl of Haddington, Earl of Lauderdale, Earl of Aberdeen, Earl of Tankerville, Earl of Macclesfield, Earl Fitzwilliam, Earl of Hardwicke, Earl Spencer, Earl of Chatham, Earl Bathurst, Earl of Clarendon, Earl Talbot, Earl Grosvenor, Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, Earl of Courtown, Earl of Roden, Earl of Carysfort, Earl of Clare, Earl of Rosslyn, Earl of Clancarty, Earl of Powis, Earl Grey, Earl of Harrowby, Earl Cathcart, Earl of Eldon, Earl Howe, Earl Amherst, Earl of Dudley, Viscount Hereford, Viscount Strangford, Viscount Melbourne, Viscount Melville, Viscount Sidmouth, Viscount Anson, Viscount Granville, Viscount Beresford, Viscount Goderich, Lord Bishop of London, Lord Willoughby de Eresby, Lord Holland, Lord Foley, Lord Carteret, Lord Grenville, Lord Auckland, Lord Arden, Lord Saint Helens, Lord Ellenborough, Lord Manners, Lord Hill, Lord Maryborough, Lord Stowell, Lord Bexley, Lord Farnborough, Lord Lyndhurst, Lord Tenterden, Lord Plunket, Lord Cowley, Lord Stuart de Rothesay, Lord Heytesbury, Lord Wallace and Lord Wynford, or any Three of them, full Power, in Our Name, to begin and hold Our said Parliament, and to open and declare, and cause to be opened and declared, the Causes of holding the same, and to proceed upon the said Affairs in Our said Parliament, and in all Matters arising therein, and to do every thing which for Us and by Us, for the good Government of Our said United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and other Our Dominions thereto belonging, shall be there to be done; and also, if necessary, to continue, adjourn and prorogue Our said Parliament: Commanding also, by the Tenor of these Presents, with the Assent of Our said Council, as well all and every the Archbishops, Bishops, Earls, Viscounts, Barons and Knights, as all others whom it concerns to meet in Our said Parliament, that to the same Duke of Cumberland, Duke of Sussex, Duke of Cambridge, Duke of Gloucester, Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Brougham and Vaux, Archbishop of York, Marquess of Lansdowne, Lord Durham, Duke of Devonshire, Duke of Norfolk, Duke of Richmond, Duke of Leeds, Duke of Bedford, Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, Duke of Gordon, Duke of Montrose, Duke of Portland, Duke of Dorset, Duke of Northumberland, Duke of Wellington, Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, Marquess Wellesley, Marquess of Winchester, Marquess of Stafford, Marquess of Hertford, Marquess Camden, Marquess of Anglesey, Marquess of Cholmondeley, Marquess of Londonderry, Marquess Conyngham, Earl of Derby, Earl of Westmorland, Earl of Carlisle, Earl of Shaftesbury, Earl of Albemarle, Earl of Jersey, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, Earl of Haddington, Earl of Lauderdale, Earl of Aberdeen, Earl of Tankerville, Earl of Macclesfield, Earl Fitzwilliam, Earl of Hardwicke, Earl Spencer, Earl of Chatham, Earl Bathurst, Earl of Clarendon, Earl Talbot, Earl Grosvenor, Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, Earl of Courtown, Earl of Roden, Earl of Carysfort, Earl of Clare, Earl of Rosslyn, Earl of Clancarty, Earl of Powis, Earl Grey, Earl of Harrowby, Earl Cathcart, Earl of Eldon, Earl Howe, Earl Amherst, Earl of Dudley, Viscount Hereford, Viscount Strangford, Viscount Melbourne, Viscount Melville, Viscount Sidmouth, Viscount Anson, Viscount Granville, Viscount Beresford, Viscount Goderich, Lord Bishop of London, Lord Willoughby de Eresby, Lord Holland, Lord Foley, Lord Carteret, Lord Grenville, Lord Auckland, Lord Arden, Lord Saint Helens, Lord Ellenborough, Lord Manners, Lord Hill, Lord Maryborough, Lord Stowell, Lord Bexley, Lord Farnborough, Lord Lyndhurst, Lord Tenterden, Lord Plunket, Lord Cowley, Lord Stuart de Rothesay, Lord Heytesbury, Lord Wallace and Lord Wynford, and any Three of them, they diligently intend in the Premises, in the Form aforesaid. In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Fourteenth Day of June, in the First Year of Our Reign.

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

"Bathurst."

Then The Lord Chancellor said,

Directions to the Commons to choose a Speaker.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"We have it in Command from His Majesty to let you know, That His Majesty will, as soon as the Members of both Houses shall be sworn, declare, in Person, to you the Causes of His calling this Parliament; and it being necessary a Speaker of the House of Commons should be first chosen, it is His Majesty's Pleasure, that you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, repair to the Place where you are to sit, and there proceed to the Choice of some proper Person to be your Speaker; and that you present such Person whom you shall so choose here, To-morrow at Half past Two of the Clock, for His Majesty's Royal Approbation."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

PRAYERS.

L d Chancellor takes the Oaths.

The Lord Chancellor, singly, in the first place, at the Table, took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Return of Peers for Scotland delivered.

The Deputy Clerk of the Crown in Chancery delivered this Day, A Certificate of the Names of the Sixteen Peers chosen, summoned and certified to sit and vote in this House for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; who attending at the Table with the original Return, the same was compared with the said Certificate, and found to agree therewith, and is as follows; (viz t.)

"May it please your Lordships,

"These are the Names of the Sixteen Peers, who, according to the Act in that Case made and provided, are chosen, summoned and certified to be Members of the House of Peers, for and on the Behalf of that Part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Scotland, in the Parliament of the said United Kingdom, which is to meet on Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of June One thousand eight hundred and thirtyone.

"The Marquesses of Queensberry and Tweeddale.

"Earls of Morton.

Home.

Elgin.

Leven, and Selkirk.

"Viscounts of Falkland, Arbuthnott, and Strathallan.

"Lords Forbes.

Saltoun.

Gray.

Colville.

Napier, and Belhaven.

"Witness my Hand, this Fourteenth Day of June 1831.

"Bathurst,

"Clerk of the Crown in Chancery."

Lords take the Oaths.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

William Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.

Edward Venables Lord Archbishop of York.

Henry Marquess of Lansdowne, Lord President of the Council.

John George Lord Durham, Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal.

Charles Duke of Richmond.

George William Frederick Duke of Leeds.

John Duke of Bedford.

William Duke of Manchester.

Charles Duke of Dorset.

Charles Ingoldesby Marquess of Winchester.

William Marquess of Thomond.

John Jeffreys Marquess Camden.

William Harry Marquess of Cleveland.

John Earl of Westmorland.

George Earl of Essex.

Walter Francis Earl of Doncaster.

Cropley Ashley Earl of Shaftesbury.

Other Archer Earl of Plymouth.

Dunbar James Earl of Selkirk.

Francis Earl of Guilford.

James Earl Cornwallis.

Philip Earl of Hardwicke.

George Earl of Norwich.

Robert Earl Grosvenor.

David William Earl of Mansfield.

James Edward Earl of Malmesbury.

Thomas Earl of Longford.

William Earl of Wicklow.

Arthur George Earl of Onslow.

Charles Earl of Romney.

Edmund Henry Earl of Limerick.

Charles Herbert Earl Manvers.

Charles Earl Grey.

William Earl of Lonsdale.

John Earl Brownlow.

John Reginald Earl Beauchamp.

John Earl of Eldon.

Edward Earl of Falmouth.

William Pitt Earl Amherst.

John Robert Viscount Sydney.

Stapleton Viscount Combermere.

William Lord Bishop of Durham.

Henry Lord Bishop of Exeter.

Richard Lord Wellesley, Lord Steward of His Majesty's Household.

Edward Lord De Clifford.

Edmund Lord Boyle.

Peter Lord King.

Frederic John Lord Monson.

Henry Richard Lord Holland.

George Charles Lord Vernon.

Henry James Lord Montagu.

George Lord Kenyon.

Lawrence Lord Dundas.

Charles Anderson Lord Yarborough.

James George Lord Saltersford.

John Christopher Lord Dawnay.

John Lord Rolle.

Henry William Lord Bayning.

John Thomas Lord Redesdale.

Charles George Lord Arden.

Howe Peter Lord Mont Eagle.

Thomas Lord Manners.

George Lord Meldrum.

William George Lord Harris.

Algernon Lord Prudhoe.

James Lord Glenlyon.

Nicholas Lord Bexley.

Archibald John Lord Rosebery.

Edward Bootle Lord Skelmersdale.

William Draper Lord Wynford.

Adjourn.

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