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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 3 August 1831

Pages 889-894

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

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Die Mercurii, 3° Augusti 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Cloynen.
Epus. Corcagen, &c.
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Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Dawnay.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Ormonde.
Ds. Plunket.
Ds. Stuart de Rothesay.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wallace.
Ds. Fingall.
Ds. Sefton.
Ds. Rossie.
Ds. Dover.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Ds. Durham, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
March. Westmeath.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Leven & Melville.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Charleville.
Comes Grey.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Vane.
Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. Duncan.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Shaftesbury sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Reddie v. Syme.

The Answer of David Syme of Cartmore, Advocate, to the Petition and Appeal of John Reddie of Cuthill, was this Day brought in.

Thornhill et al. v. Hall.

As was also, The Answer of Frederick Hall, Respondent to the Petition and Appeal of Richard Badham Thornhill, Elizabeth Thornhill Widow, George King Thornhill, James Badham Thornhill, Anne Rye otherwise Thornhill Widow, and Sophia Godsell otherwise Thornhill Widow, Appellants.

Aylesbury Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Aylesbury, in the County of Buckingham, to Hockliffe, in the County of Bedford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Adam and Mr. Roupell;

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

Slane Peerage, J. Fleming's Petition respecting, referred to Com ee for Privileges.

Upon reading the Petition of James Fleming of Monkstown, in the County of Dublin, Esquire; setting forth, "That in the Year 1828 the Petitioner presented a Petition to His late Majesty, claiming the Dignity of Lord Baron of Slane in Ireland, as Heir Male of the Lords Barons of Slane: That the said Petition was referred by His Majesty to His then Attorney General, (Sir Charles Wetherell Knight,) before whom various Proceedings were had upon it, and that it is now under the Consideration of Sir Thomas Denman Knight, the present Attorney General: That Mr. George Bryan has also claimed the said Dignity, on the Allegation that the Title of Slane is not One ancient Dignity, but composed of Six distinct Peerages in Fee; and the said Claim of Mr. Bryan is, by Reference from His Majesty, before their Lordships: That as the Decision of their Lordships upon the Case of Mr. Bryan must materially affect the Petitioner's Rights, he prays their Lordships, That he may be permitted to oppose the said Claim, and to prove, at the Bar of this House, that the Peerage of Slane is One ancient Dignity, descendible solely to the Heirs Male of the Body of the First Baron of Slane:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee for Privileges to whom the Petition of George Bryan of Jenkinstown, in the County of Kilkenny, Esquire, to His Majesty, praying, "That his Claim to the Barony of Slane may be referred to the House of Peers, to report whether the said Title be or be not a Barony in Fee, by Writ of Summons, descendible to Heirs General, and whether the same is or is not now in Abeyance between Edward Lord Dunsany and the Petitioner;" together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, and the Report of The Attorney General thereunto annexed; and also the Petition of James Stewart Fleming of Belville, in the County of Cavan, in Ireland, Esquire, late a Captain in His Majesty's Army, and the Petition of Henry Fleming of the City of Dublin, in relation to the said Claim, stand referred.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Earl of Shaftesbury.

Polewart Peerage, Countess De Grey sworn to give Evidence on.

The Countess De Grey was sworn, at the Table, by The Lord Speaker, in order to give Evidence before the Committee for Privileges to whom the Petition of Hugh Scott Esquire, of Harden, eldest Son and Heir of the late Walter Scott Esquire, of Harden, and Lady Diana Scott, also deceased, to His Majesty; praying, "That His Majesty will be pleased to make such Reference to the House of Lords on the Right of the Petitioner to the Barony of Polewart, and of this Petition, as may effectually revive the former Proceedings before this House relative to the said Barony, and enable the Petitioner to have the Benefit of all Proofs taken before their Lordships, or their Committee of Privileges, on the former Reference to this House of the Petition and Claim of Dame Ann Paterson Anstruther to the said Barony, and all such other Benefit as the Nature of the Case shall properly allow, and at the same Time to prove the present Right of the Petitioner to the said Barony;" with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, stands referred.

Orford's Estate Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting an Undivided Moiety of a Freehold Estate in Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, late the Property of William Orford Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for Sale, and for investing the Proceeds of such Sale for the Benefit of his infant Son and Heir at Law."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Levyssohn's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Edward Henry Levyssohn."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. with the 2 preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers;

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

M'Crae to enter into Recogces on Patison's & Blincow's 2 Appeals.

The House being moved, "That Andrew Murison M'Crae of Manchester Buildings, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Patison junior and William Blincow, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said Andrew Murison M'Crae may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

The House being moved, "That Andrew Murison M'Crae of Manchester Buildings, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Patison junior and William Blincow, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said Andrew Murison M'Crae may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

R. & F. Bell v. Gray et al. Appellants Petition for Time for their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard and Francis Bell, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Robert Gray, and others, are Respondents; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to grant to the Petitioners a Month's further Time, from the 12th of this instant August, to lay their printed Case on the Table of the House:"

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.

Llanelly Tithes Bill, Petition against, referred to the Com ee:

Upon reading the Petition of Anthony Goodeve of Urittle, in the County of Essex, Esquire, One of the Trustees of the Real Estate of Sir John Stepney Baronet, deceased, situate, lying and being in the Parish of Llanelly, in the County of Carmarthen; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for extinguishing Tithes, and Customary Payments in lieu of Tithes, within the Parish of Llanelly, in the County of Carmarthen, and for making Compensation in lieu thereof;" and praying their Lordships, "That he may be heard by himself, his Counsel, Agents and Witnesses, against such of the Clauses and Provisions of the same as affect his Trust Property, Rights and Interests; and that the said Bill may not pass into a Law as it now stands:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioner be at liberty to be heard by himself, his Counsel, Agents and Witnesses, against the same, as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

All Lords added to the Com ee:

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

Com ee to appoint a Chairman:

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

Another Petition against it, referred to the Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of the Proprietors of Land in the Parish of Llanelly, in the County of Carmarthen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by themselves, their Counsel, Agents and Witnesses, against such of the Clauses and Provisions of the same as affect their Property, Rights and Interests, and that the said Bill may not pass into a Law as it now stands:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners be at liberty to be heard by themselves, their Counsel, Agents and Witnesses, against the same, as desired.

Corporation of Galway v. The Attorney General for Ireland, Copy of Charter of Galway delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Edward Tresham, from the Court of Chancery in Ireland, attended, in order to deliver in a Paper in the Cause wherein The Corporation of Galway are Appellants, and The Attorney General for Ireland, at the relation of Valentine Blake and Thomas Blakeney Esquires, is Respondent;"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, A Copy of the Charter of Galway (20th Elizabeth,) and attested upon Oath it was a true Copy, he having examined it with the Original in the proper Office in Ireland:

And then he withdrew.

Frodingham, &c. Inclosure & Drainage Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing, draining and warping Lands within the Townships or Hamlets of Frodingham, Scunthorpe, Bromby, and Gunhouse, (otherwise Gunnas,) all in the Parish of Frodingham, in the County of Lincoln;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Tower Hamlets Small Debts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend and render more effectual certain Acts of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, and the Nineteenth Year of His Majesty King George the Third, for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Tower Hamlets;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ramie's Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Francis Ramie;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Kinkaid's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain detached Portions of the Lands and Estates entailed by the deceased John Buchanan Esquire, of Carbeth, in the County of Stirling, in Trustees to sell the same, and to apply the Price arising therefrom in the Purchase of other Lands near to the Mansion House of Carbeth and the Remainder of the said Entailed Lands;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Polloc & Govan Railway Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Michael Shaw Stewart and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, for making and maintaining a Railway from the Lands of Polloc and Govan to the River Clyde; and to alter and extend the Powers of the Company of Proprietors of the said Railway;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ulster Canal Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Michael Shaw Stewart and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend the several Acts for making and maintaining the Ulster Canal, in the Counties of Fermanagh and Armagh;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Grand Jury System, (Ireland), Petition from Clara for Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Landholders of the Town and Parish of Clara and its Vicinity, King's County, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Irish Grand Jury System into their Consideration, so that Grand Juries may be rendered accountable either to Parliament, the Government of the Country, or, as Representative Bodies, to Tax Payers; and further, that their Deliberations, in as far as they may concern the levying of Money off His Majesty's Subjects, may no longer be conducted in secret, but open as ordinary Courts of Justice to the Public:"

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

Beer Act, Petition of Clergy of Cheshire & Lancashire respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy of the Counties of Chester and Lancaster, in the Archdeaconry of Chester, assembled at Warrington, in the said County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for an adequate and effectual Remedy for the deplorable Consequences of a recent Act of Parliament for the Sale of Beer:"

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

New Churches, Petitions respecting the building of, & Presentation to: (Clergy of the Diocese of Hereford;)

Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers of the Established Church in the County and Diocese of Hereford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass a Bill for the Purpose of enabling any Individual or Body of Men, who shall severally or conjointly build a new Church or Chapel in Connexion with the Established Church, to hold the perpetual Presentation thereof; and that in order to secure the same Emolument to the Incumbent of the Parish in which such new Church or Chapel shall be built, the accustomed Fees for Marriages, Baptisms, Burials, &c. which may be performed therein, shall be paid to the same Incumbent as before:"

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

of Docking;

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy residing in the Parish of Docking, in the County of Norfolk, and its Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass an Act to enable any Individual or Body of Men, who shall unite for the Purpose, to build and endow a new Church, and to hold the perpetual Presentation thereof, after it has been consecrated by the Bishop, without requiring the Consent of the Diocesan, the Patron or the Incumbent of the Parish Church:"

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

and of Doncaster.

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy of Doncaster, in the County of York, and its Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass an Act which should enable any Individual or Body of Men, who should unite for the Purpose, to build and endow a new Church on the Four following Conditions: 1. That an Endowment of One thousand Pounds in Money or Land be secured: 2. That the Endowment be vested in not more than Three Trustees: 3. That the Fees for Marriages, Christenings, Churchings and Funerals be Double those of the Incumbent of the Parish Church, and that One Half go to the said Incumbent: 4. That at least One Third of the Sittings be free; and that these Conditions being secured, the Bishop should proceed to consecrate as a Matter of course:"

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Reform of Parliament, Petitions in favor of: (Bachelors of Arts, Cambrige University:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Bachelors of Arts now resident in the University of Cambridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to support His Majesty's Ministers in their proposed Plan of Reform, the Petitioners being of Opinion that it is the only effectual Method of ensuring the Stability of the Throne, and of securing permanent Tranquillity to the Country at large:"

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

Weymouth & Melcombe Regis:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough and Town of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give the Measure for amending the Representation of the People their most strenuous Support, in order that the same may pass into a Law, which cannot fail being the Means of correcting many of those Abuses that have so long defaced our glorious Constitution:"

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

Brecknock:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the ancient Borough of Brecknock, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to adopt the Measure for amending the State of the Representation, and thereby, while they concur with the Wishes of an immense Majority of the People, provide for the safe Enjoyment of the Liberties and Happiness of all:"

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

Dumbartonshire:

Upon reading the Petition of the Sheriff, Freeholders, Justices of the Peace, Commissioners of Supply and Heritors of the County of Dumbarton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, with such Modifications of the Details of the Plan in the said Petition mentioned, as to their Wisdom shall seem meet, they will see fit to pass the Measure for amending the Representation of the People into a Law:"

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

Anstruther Easter:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Anstruther Easter, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to support the Bill of Reform in the original State, without detracting from the magnanimous Boon, which is calculated to restore a true Representation to a deeply distressed People:"

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

Galston:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Galston, Ayrshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Loudoun:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Loudoun, Ayrshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to give the Measure for amending the Representation of the People their Sanction, that it may be passed into a Law to the full Extent proposed, as the Petitioners conceive that, should it be clipped down and frittered away, it would fail of having the desired Effect, and expose the Country to all the Evils attendant on Anarchy and Confusion:"

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

Denny:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Denny and Neighbourhood, assembled at a Public Meeting, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "in their Character of Hereditary Legislators, to strengthen the Attachment of the Nation to the Constitution of these Realms, by the passing, as a Measure of Political Expediency, such Bills for amending the Representation of the People as shall be sent up for their Lordships Sanction by a Commons House of Parliament constituted by an overwhelming Majority of the Suffrages of a firm, free, united and loyal People:"

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

Ballycallan, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Ballycallan, Kilmanagh and Killaloe, in the County of Kilkenny, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to support His Majesty's Ministers in their Endeavours to sweep away all Rotten Boroughs, and to produce such a Reform in the Commons House of Parliament as the present Condition of the Empire loudly demands; but that their Lordships will extend the Benefits contemplated in the Measure of Reform, so far as it relates to Ireland, beyond the paltry and pitiful Concession of Three new Members, and the purging a few unclean Boroughs and Corporations:"

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

Pallis Green:

Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of Pallis Green, in the County of Limerick, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to render the great and healing Measure for amending the Representation of the People equally available to the Interests of Ireland as of England, by extending to the former all the Advantages that it purports conferring on the latter:"

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

Athlone:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Athlone, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Measure for amending the Representation of the People may pass into a Law; but, the more effectually to secure the popular Rights and throw open the Boroughs, that (if deemed prudent) their Lordships would extend the Franchise to Householders paying Five Pounds per Annum:"

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

Tipton.

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Tipton, in the County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give their Concurrence to the Measure for amending the Representation of the People:"

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

Poor Laws, Petitions from Catholic Bishops, (Ireland,) & from Ross, for Introduction of, into Ireland.

Upon reading the Petition of the Bishops professing the Roman Catholic Religion in Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to be insensible to the Wants of the labouring and destitute Population of Ireland, but, whilst they exert their Wisdom in devising Means for the Employment of those who can labour, to be just and merciful to those who are unable to earn their daily Bread, and to make for them, out of the Abundance enjoyed by the wealthy, such legal Provision, suited to the Means of the Country, as to the Wisdom of their Lordships may appear meet:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Ross, in the County of Hereford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to make such Enactments as may be best calculated to remedy the existing Distresses and Misery of the Lower Classes in Ireland, principally arising, as the Petitioners believe, from the Absence of any Charge by Law on Irish Property for the Protection and Relief of the Poor of Ireland:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petition from Catholic Bishops, Ulster, & from Donoughmore, for altering Grants for.

Upon reading the Petition of the Bishops professing the Roman Catholic Religion in the Ecclesiastical Province of Ulster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant for the Education of the Roman Catholic Poor of Ulster such Funds as may bear a due Proportion to their Number and extreme Misery:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Donoughmore, in the County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to enact a Law by which a Yearly Sum may be granted them for the Education of their Children, exclusive of any which may be afforded by the Kildare Place Society, which very often caused unceasing Hostility between the Landlord and Tenant, between the Employer and the Employed, and in many instances between the Parent and his Children; and that their Lordships will put an End to this State of Things in this Country, and enact a Law by which all Religions shall be supported in the Education of their own Children:"

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

Election Oaths, (Ireland,) Petition of Roman Catholics of Londonderry respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Freemen of the City of Londonderry, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into Consideration the Hardship of Roman Catholics being obliged by the Act passed in 1829 for the Relief of His Majesty's Roman Catholic Subjects, at each and every Vacancy which occurs for a Representative in any City or Borough in Ireland, to take the Oath or Oaths prescribed by this Act previous to the Tender of their Vote; and remove from the Statute Book a Grievance on His Majesty's Roman Catholic Subjects, which no other Sect or Denomination of People in the Realm are called on to do, having once taken and subscribed to the Oaths which the Law requires:"

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

Stamford Poor Rates, Captain Lyster's Petition respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of Saint George Lyster Esquire, of Stamford, in Lincolnshire, a Captain on the Half Pay of His Majesty's Service, in his own Behalf, and in that of more than Two Thirds of the Rate Payers of the Borough of Stamford; complaining of the Maladministration of the Poor Rates in Stamford, and praying, "That their Lordships will take into Consideration the revising and altering the Vagrant Act, otherwise the Act of George the Third, C. 51, s. 18, and more particularly the restricting Borough Magistrates to a due Economy in the Expenditure of the Public Monies, which is so much called for in the present Times:"

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

West Indian Property, R. B. Callender's Petition for Protection of.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Boucher Callender of the City of Bristol; praying their Lordships " to take the alarming and distressed Situation of the Planters in the West Indies, and the Persons to whom West Indian Property is mortgaged, into their most serious Consideration; and to restore to them that Confidence and Assurance of Protection which is so essentially necessary to promote the Safety, Happiness and Well-being of both Planters and Slaves:"

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

Coal Meters, (Dublin,) Petition of Corporation of Smiths for Compensation to.

Upon reading the Petition of the Master, Wardens and Brethren of the Corporation of Smiths or Guild of Saint Loy, Dublin, under their Common Seal; praying, "That should the Duty upon Sea-borne Coal remain repealed, without making some Provision for the Continuance of the Coal Meters Establishment, their Lordships would adopt such other Method as may secure the Inhabitants of Dublin from the numerous Frauds daily practised in the Coal Trade; and that their Lordships will not depart in this instance from what has hitherto been a fixed Maxim in Legislation, not to destroy the vested Rights, Privileges and Emoluments of Individuals in Office, without making some Provision for their future Subsistence:"

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

Galway Elective Franchise, Petitions for Extension of: (Catholic Prelate & Clergy of Galway:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Prelate and Clergy of the Wardenship of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Members of Irish Bar connected with Galway:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Irish Bar connected with the Town of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Resident Magistrates of Galway:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the resident Magistrates of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to equalize. Civil Rights in Galway, by extending to the Roman Catholic Mercantile and Trading Classes the Elective Franchise in as full and ample a Manner as same is now enjoyed by Protestants:"

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

LandOwners, &c. of Galway.

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Land Owners, Freemen, Freeholders, Tradesmen and Inhabitants of the Town and County of the Town of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "for the Repeal of the Proviso in the Statute 4 George 1, C. 15, which requires the Profession of Protestantism to entitle Claimants to the Freedom of the Corporation of Galway:"

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

Criminal Laws, Petition from Exeter for Revision of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Exeter and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That Capital Punishment may no longer be attached to Crimes against Property, when unattended with Personal Violence:"

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

Address on The King's Message for further Provision for The Duchess of Kent & The Princess Victoria.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration His Majesty's most gracious Message of Yesterday; and for the Lords to be summoned;

The said Message was read by the Clerk.

Kent & The Princess Victoria.

Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the Thanks of this House for His Majesty's most gracious Message, and to assure His Majesty that this House, always desirous of availing itself of every Opportunity to manifest its dutiful Attachment to His Majesty's Royal Person and Family, will cheerfully concur in all such Measures as shall be necessary and proper for giving Effect to the Object of His Majesty's Message.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Chancery Affidavits Bill presented:

The Lord Chancellor presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act touching Affidavits in Chancery."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Standing Orders 26 & 155 to be considered on it.

Ordered, That the Standing Orders N° 26 and N° 155, relative to Bills not being read or proceeded in Twice the same Day, be taken into Consideration To-morrow, in order to their being dispensed with on the last-mentioned Bill; and that the Lords be summoned.

Augmentation of Ecclesiastical Benefices Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for confirming and perpetuating Augmentations made by Ecclesiastical Persons to small Vicarages and Curacies;" and for other Purposes;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Friday the 12th of this instant August; and that the Lords be summoned.

Tithes Composition Bill.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Thursday last, "That the House be again put into a Committee upon the 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," on Monday the 8th of August next; and that the Lords be summoned," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Churches Building Bill.

It was moved, "That the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the Whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act to amend the Acts for building and promoting the building of additional Churches in populous Parishes," be now received."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Earl of Shaftesbury accordingly reported the said Amendments.

And the said Amendments being read by the Clerk;

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Union of Parishes, &c. (Ireland) Bill reported:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws in force in Ireland for Unions and Divisions of Parishes, and for uniting or disappropriating Appropriate Parishes or Parts of Parishes; and to make further Provision with respect to erecting Chapels of Ease, and making Perpetual Cures."

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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be ingrossed.

Order for 3 a.

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

Kidwelly Roads Bill, Petition against, referred to the Com ee:

Upon reading the Petition of William Hand of Molleston, in the County of Pembroke, Gentleman, the sole and only Commissioner appointed by virtue of and under an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands within the several Parishes of Kidwelly, Saint Mary in Kidwelly, Saint Ishmael and Pembrey, in the County of Carmarthen," for dividing, allotting and inclosing the said Lands, and for carrying the said Act into Execution; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for repairing and improving the several Roads within the Kidwelly District of Roads in the County of Carmarthen, and for making new Lines of Road within the said District, and building a Bridge across the River Lloughor at Spitty Bank, and a Bridge or Embankment across the River Gwendraith Fawr at the Ford;" and praying their Lordships, "That in case the Clauses by which the Petitioner is made a Party are contained in the same, those Clauses may be expunged entirely from the said Bill; and that he may, if necessary, be heard against the same, at the Bar or before a Committee of their Lordships, by himself, his Counsel, Agents or Witnesses:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioner be at liberty to be heard by himself, his Counsel, Agents or Witnesses, against the same, as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

All Lords added to the Com ee:

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

Com ee to appoint a Chairman:

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

Further Petitions against it, referred to the Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of the Proprietors of Land and Trustees of the Three Commotts District of Roads in the County of Carmarthen, several of whom are also Creditors of the said Trust by virtue of an Act of Parliament made and passed in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for repairing, altering and improving the Road from Golden Grove Park, in the Parish of Llandilofawr, to the Turnpike Road leading from the new Bridge over the River Torvy to the Lime Kilns in the Parish of Llanddarog, and also several other Roads therein mentioned, all in the County of Carmarthen," whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Occupiers of Land and Inhabitants resident in a certain District called the Three Commotts District, in the County of Carmarthen; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and severally praying their Lordships, "That the same may not pass into a Law, and that they may be heard against the same, before a Committee of their Lordships, by themselves, their Counsel, Agents or Witnesses:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners be at liberty to be heard by themselves, their Counsel, Agents or Witnesses, against the same, as desired.

Woolvercot Inclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Woolvercot, in the County of Oxford, and for commuting the Tithes of the said Parish."

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

V. Sydney.
V. Duncan.
V. Beresford.
V. Goderich.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Cloyne.
L. Bp. Cork & Ross.
L. Melbourne.
L. Colville of Culross.
L. Belhaven & Stenton.
L. Monson.
L. Boston.
L. Sherborne.
L. Kenyon.
L. Auckland.
L. Mendip.
L. Dawnay.
L. Calthorpe.
L. Carbery.
L. Redesdale.
L. Mont Eagle.
L. Meldrum.
L. Ormonde.
L. Plunket.
L. Stuart de Rothesay.
L. Skelmersdale.
L. Wallace.
L. Fingall.
L. Sefton.
L. Rossie.
L. Dover.
D. Cumberland.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Beaufort.
M. Westmeath.
M. Cleveland.
E. Westmorland.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Jersey.
E. Leven & Melville.
E. Selkirk.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Caledon.
E. Rosslyn.
E. Gosford.
E. Charleville.
E. Grey.
E. Mulgrave.
E. Beauchamp.
E. Eldon.
E. Vane.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Le Fevre's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration and Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Samuel Le Fevre Esquire with Mary his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

Ordered, That the further Consideration and Second Reading of the said Bill be put off 'till To-morrow, at Half after Four o'Clock; and that the Lords be summoned.

Kinnaird's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration and Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Hugh Kinnaird Esquire with Ann his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Court of Exchequer (Scotland) Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Provision for the Dispatch of the Business now done by the Court of Exchequer in Scotland," be read a Second Time To-morrow.

Deputy Lieutenants, &c. Qualifications, Return of, delivered.

The Lord Melbourne laid before the House, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament,

"A Return of the Qualifications of Deputy Lieutenants and Militia Officers that have been transmitted to His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department since the Date of those last presented to the House of Lords;" together with a List thereof.

Which List was read by the Clerk as follows; (vizt.)

"1. Derbyshire.

"1. Durham.

"1. Essex.

"4. Lancashire.

"1. Middlesex.

"2. Ross.

"1. Suffolk.

"2. Yorkshire."

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

Roscommon & Lanesborough Road, Account of Sums presented for Repair of, delivered.

The Lord Melbourne also laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 15th Day of July last,

"An Account of all Sums of Money presented and accounted for for the Repair of the Road leading from the Town of Roscommon to Lanesborough, within the last Ten Years; distinguishing the Names of the Persons to whom the Money has been granted by the Grand Jury, and by whom the different Sums have been accounted for at the several Assizes and Accounting Sessions."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Polewart Peerage, Com ee to meet.

Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of Hugh Scott Esquire, of Harden, eldest Son and Heir of the late Walter Scott Esquire, of Harden, and Lady Diana Scott, also deceased, to His Majesty, praying, "That His Majesty will be pleased to make such Reference to the House of Lords on the Right of the Petitioner to the Barony of Polewart, and of this Petition, as may effectually revive the former Proceedings before this House relative to the said Barony, and enable the Petitioner to have the Benefit of all Proofs taken before their Lordships, or their Committee of Privileges, on the former Reference to this House of the Petition and Claim of Dame Ann Paterson Anstruther to the said Barony, and all such other Benefit as the Nature of the Case shall properly allow, and at the same Time to prove the present Right of the Petitioner to the said Barony;" with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, stands referred, do meet to consider of the said Claim Tomorrow, at a Quarter before Three o'Clock; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General, and The Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, quartum diem instantis Augusti, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.