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House of Lords Journal Volume 64: 29 March 1832

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 64, 1831-1832. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, [n.d.].

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Die Jovis, 29° Martii 1832.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham & Vaux, Cancellarius.
Archiep. Ebor.
Archiep. Armacan.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Bath. et Well.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Laonen, &c.
Epus. Kilmoren.
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Ds. Stafford.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Dundas.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Ponsonby of Imokilly.
Ds. Lynedoch.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Plunket.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wynford.
Ds. Fingall.
Ds. Sefton.
Ds. Clements.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Chaworth.
Ds. Howden.
Ds. Panmure.
Ds. Oakley.
Ds. Cloncurry.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Dux Wellington.
March. Queensberry.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Thomond.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Cowper.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Craven.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Harewood.
Comes Minto.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Howe.
Comes Vane.
Comes Cowdor.
Comes Munster.
Comes Camperdown.
Vicecom. Maynard.
Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. Hood.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Wellesley, Senescallus.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Willoughby de Broke.
Ds. Howard of Effingham.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Saye & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.

PRAYERS.

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

Rintoul v. Boyter:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Rintoul, Ship Owner in Dundee; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the First Division, dated the 28th Day of January, 10th Day of February and 10th Day of March 1832; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Alexander Boyter, residing in Balmerino, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Boyter may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 26th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any one of his known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Poole to enter into a Recogce on it.

The House being moved, "That George Woolley Poole of Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Rintoul, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

The same was agreed to; and Ordered accordingly.

Miller v. Orr & Boog.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein John Miller Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and Robert Orr and Robert Boog are Respondents, ex-parte, the Respondents not having put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though peremptorily Ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex-parte, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondents put in their Answer thereto in the mean time.

Five Oaks Road Bill, W. Tyler to attend the Com ee with Documents.

Ordered, That William Tyler, Clerk and Solicitor to the Trustees for executing an Act passed in the Fifty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, "for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from or near a Place called The Five Oaks, in the Parish of Billingshurst, in the County of Sussex, to join the Horsham and Guildford Turnpike Road on Broadbridge Heath, in the said County," do attend this House on Tuesday the 1st of May next, and do bring with him the Books and Accounts relating to the said Road, and the Proceedings of the Trustees thereon, in order to the same being produced before the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and maintaining the Turnpike Road from or near a Place called The Five Oaks, in the Parish of Billingshurst, to join the Horsham and Guildford Turnpike Road on Broadbridge Heath, in the County of Sussex," stands committed.

Clarence Railway Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to alter, amend, enlarge and extend the Powers of several Acts passed in the Ninth and Tenth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, for making and maintaining the Clarence Railway."

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. Cross and Mr. Trower;

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

Lockhart's Name Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing, establishing and confirming unto and upon John Ingram Lockhart Esquire the Surname and Arms of Wastie, pursuant to the Will of Francis Wastie Esquire, deceased."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with it.

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

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

D. of Roxburghe et al. v. Kerr, Appellants Petition to revive Appeal, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of James Henry Robert Duke of Roxburghe, and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Robert Kerr Esquire was Respondent; praying their Lordships "to order that this Appeal be revived, and that William Kerr, now of Chatto, as representing the said Robert Kerr his Father, deceased, may be made a Party Respondent, and do put in his Answer to the said Appeal; and that the Service of their Lordships Order on the said William Kerr, or his known Agent in the Court of Session, may be deemed good Service:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Appeal Committee.

Adamson & Watson v. Stormonth et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein James Adamson and Thomas Watson are Appellants, and Mrs. Margaret Stormonth, and others, are Respondents, ex-parte, the Respondents not having put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though peremptorily Ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex-parte, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondents put in their Answer thereto in the mean time.

Sir T. Boughey's et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Fletcher Fenton Boughey of Aqualate Hall, in the County of Stafford, Baronet; Anne Henrietta Boughey of the same Place, Spinster; and of Dame Henrietta Dorothy Boughey of the same Place, Widow; John Newdigate Ludford Chetwode of Ainsley Hall, in the County of Warwick, Esquire; and Francis Twemlow, heretofore of the Hill, in the Parish of Sandbach, in the County of Chester, but now of Betley Court, in the Parish of Betley, in the said County of Stafford, Esquire, Guardians of John Fenton Fletcher Boughey, Henrietta Dorothy Boughey, George Fenton Fletcher Boughey, William Fenton Fletcher Boughey, Anastasia Elizabeth Boughey, Edward Fenton Fletcher Boughey, Anchitel Fenton Fletcher Boughey, Elizabeth Boughey, Robert Fenton Fletcher Boughey and Charles Fenton Fletcher Boughey, Infants, for and on behalf of the said Infants; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Littledale and Mr. Justice Alderson, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Hodgson's et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Annabella Hodgson of Skelton, in the County of York, Widow and Relict of Ellis Leckonby Hodgson late of Snydale, in the said County, Esquire, deceased; Thomas Bent Hodgson of Bishop Burton, in the said County, Esquire; Ellis Hodgson of Skelton aforesaid, Esquire; The Reverend Charles Hodgson of Folkingham, in the County of Lincoln, Clerk; The Reverend George Marmaduke Hodgson of the City of York, Clerk, the Four only Sons of the said Ellis Leckonby Hodgson and Annabella his Wife; The Reverend Henry Torre of Thornhill, in the said County of York, Clerk, (on behalf of Henry John Torre, Annabella Mary Torre and Louisa Charlotte Torre, Infants, his Children by Mary Ellen his late Wife, deceased, who was One of the Two only Daughters of the said Ellis Leckonby Hodgson by Annabella his Wife;) and William Scott Stonehewer of Newmarket, in the County of Cambridge, Esquire, and Annabella his Wife, the other Daughter of the said Ellis Leckonby Hodgson; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Gaselee and Mr. Justice Taunton, with similar Directions to those given to the Judges on the last-mentioned Petition.

Baillie v. Baillie et al. Petition to dismiss Appeal, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Baillie, and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Thomas Baillie is Appellant; setting forth, "That the above-named Appellant, on the 8th Day of March instant, presented his Petition of Appeal to this House, complaining of certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland, therein set forth, in so far as they contain a Decerniture against him for Payment of Two thousand Pounds ad interim; and praying, that the same, so far as complained of, might be reversed, varied or altered, as to their Lordships great Wisdom should seem meet: That upon the 12th Day of March instant the Petitioners Agent in the Court of Session was served in Edinburgh with their Lordships Order, directing the Petitioners to put in their Answer to the said Appeal on or before the 5th Day of April next: That the Interlocutors complained of in the said Petition of Appeal are Interlocutory, and not Judgments or Decrees upon the whole Merits of the Cause, from which it is competent to appeal to their Lordships in the first Instance, except with Leave of the Division of the Court pronouncing such Interlocutory Judgments, or except in Cases where there is a Difference of Opinion among the Judges of the Court, pursuant to the Statute 48 Geo. 3d, Chap. 151: That in the said Interlocutory Judgments appealed from, the Court were unanimous, and no Leave to appeal to this House given; nor has any Certificate or Declaration stating that Leave was given, or that there was a Difference of Opinion among the Judges pronouncing the said Interlocutory Judgments, been signed by the Counsel for the Appellant, on presenting his said Appeal, in Terms of their Lordships Standing Order to that Effect of the 9th April 1812;" and therefore praying their Lordships "to dismiss the said Appeal as incompetent, hoc statu, with Costs:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Appeal Committee.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Pusey's et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Philip Pusey of Pusey House, in the County of Berks, Esquire, and Lady Emily Frances Theresa his Wife, on behalf of themselves and their Infant Child Edith Lucy Bouverie Pusey; also of Edward Bouverie Pusey Clerk, Canon of Christ's Church, Oxford, on behalf of himself and Philip Edward Pusey, Lucy Maria Bouverie Pusey and Katherine Emmy Pusey, his Infant Children; also of William Bouverie Pusey of Pusey House, Esquire; and also of Lady Lucy Pusey; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Baron Vaughan and Mr. Justice Bosanquet, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Ladbroke's et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of James Weller Ladbroke of Lavington near Petworth, in the County of Sussex, Esquire; Robert Ladbroke of Florence, in Tuscany, Esquire; and Robert Cantwell of Great Marlborough Street, in the County of Middlesex, Surveyor; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice James Parke and Mr. Baron Bolland, with similar Directions to those given to the Judges on the last-mentioned Petition.

Murton's et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Murton of Tunstall, in the County of Kent, Yeoman; Richard Webb of Witchling, in the same County, Yeoman, and Ellinor his Wife; William Webb of Frith Street, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, on behalf of himself and his Infant Children; Elizabeth Murton of Tunstall aforesaid, Spinster; and George Webb of Newington, in the said County of Kent, Yeoman, and Mary his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Baron Gurney, with similar Directions to those given to the Judges on the Petition of Philip Pusey Esquire, and others, presented to the House this Day.

New Zealand Flax imported, Account of, Ordered:

It was moved, "That there be laid before this House, "An Account of the Quantity of Phormium Tenax, or New Zealand Flax, imported, in each of the last Three Years ending January 1st, 1832, into Great Britain, stating the Ports where received."

The same was agreed to; and Ordered accordingly.

Motions for further Papers respecting, made & withdrawn.

Then it was moved, "That there be laid before this House, "An Abstract of all Reports received by the Board of Admiralty or the Navy Board of Experiments on the Utility and Value of New Zealand Flax as a Substitute for Russia Hemp and Flax, for all Naval Purposes, made to their Lordships or the Navy Board, and in particular all Reports as aforesaid on Articles submitted for Trial by Mr. Donkin."

Which being objected to;

The said Motion was (by Leave of the House) withdrawn.

Then it was moved, "That there be laid before this House, "An Account of the Duties paid per Ton on the Importation of Hemp or Flax from the Baltic or Italy, and the Amount received in each of the said Years of Duty on the above Articles."

Which being objected to;

The said Motion was (by Leave of the House) withdrawn.

Then it was moved, "That there be laid before this House, "An Account of the comparative Loss sustained in the cleaning and the preparing for the spinning and making into Lines and Twines of a Ton of New Zealand Flax against a Ton of Riga Hemp."

Which being objected to;

The said Motion was (by Leave of the House) withdrawn.

Slaves in the West India Colonies, &c. Papers respecting, delivered.

The Viscount Goderich laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 6th of this instant March,

"Copies of a Circular Dispatch addressed by Viscount Goderich to the Governors of the West India Colonies on 3d June 1831, and of a Proclamation inclosed therein, to be issued by the Governors in the Event of any Excitement or false Impressions being observed amongst the Slaves; and also, Copies of any Correspondence which passed thereupon between Viscount Goderich and the Governor of Jamaica."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Papers be printed.

The Viscount Goderich, by His Majesty's Command, presented to the House,

"Copies of the Dispatches from the Governor of Jamaica to Viscount Goderich, conveying Information, to the latest Period, of the recent Rebellion amongst the Slaves of that Colony; and of the Proclamation issued by the Governor in consequence of that Rebellion:"

And also, "Copies of any Dispatches which may have been received from other of the West India Colonies besides Jamaica, in Answer to Lord Goderich's Circular Dispatch of the 3d June 1831; and a Copy of the Circular Dispatch addressed by Viscount Goderich to the Governors of the West India Colonies (with the Exception of Jamaica and Honduras,) dated 10th March 1832;" together with a List thereof.

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

"No. 1. Copy of a Circular Despatch from Viscount Goderich to the Governors of the West India Colonies, dated 3d June 1831; enclosing a Proclamation."

"Jamaica.

"No. 2. Copy of a Despatch from The Earl of Belmore to Viscount Goderich, dated Jamaica, 20th July 1831."

"No. 3. Copy of a Despatch from Viscount Goderich to The Earl of Belmore, dated 7th September 1831."

"No. 4. Copy of a Despatch from The Earl of Belmore to Viscount Goderich, dated Jamaica, 4th August 1831."

"No. 5. Ditto - ditto - ditto, dated 6th September 1831."

"No. 6. Ditto - ditto - ditto, dated 21st December 1831."

"No. 7. Copy of a Despatch from The Earl of Belmore to Viscount Goderich, dated Jamaica, 6th January 1832."

"No. 8. Copy of a Despatch from Viscount Goderich to The Earl of Belmore, dated 1st March 1832."

"No. 9. Extract of a Despatch from The Earl of Belmore to Viscount Goderich, dated Jamaica, 16th January 1832."

"Bahamas.

"No. 10. Copy of a Despatch from Major General Sir J. C. Smyth to Viscount Goderich, dated Bahamas, 3d August 1831."

"Barbados.

"No. 11. Copy of a Despatch from Sir James Lyon to Viscount Goderich, dated Barbados, 23d July 1831."

"Dominica.

"No. 12. Copy of a Despatch from Mr. President Lockhart to Viscount Goderich, dated Dominica, 21st July 1831."

"Grenada.

"No. 13. Copy of a Despatch from Sir James Campbell to Viscount Goderich, dated Grenada, 22d July 1831."

"St. Christopher's.

"No. 14. Copy of a Despatch from Governor Maxwell to Viscount Goderich, dated Nevis, 28th July 1831."

"St. Vincent.

"No. 15. Copy of a Despatch from The Right Honorable Sir George F. Hill to Viscount Goderich, dated St. Vincent, 20th July 1831."

"Tobago.

"No. 16. Copy of a Despatch from Major General Blackwell to Viscount Goderich, dated Tobago, 19th July 1831."

"Trinidad.

"No. 17. Copy of a Despatch from Colonel Sir C. F. Smith to Viscount Goderich, dated Trinidad, 13th July 1831."

"British Guiana.

"No. 18. Copy of a Despatch from Major General Sir B. D'Urban to Viscount Goderich, dated British Guiana, 1st August 1831."

"St. Lucia.

"No. 19. Copy of a Despatch from Lieutenant Colonel Bozon to Viscount Goderich, dated St. Lucia, 25th July 1831."

"No. 20. Copy of a Despatch from Viscount Goderich to the Governors of the West India Colonies, (with the Exception of Jamaica and Honduras,) dated 10th March 1832."

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

Ordered, That the said Papers be printed.

The Viscount Goderich, by His Majesty's Command, also presented to the House,

"Papers in Explanation of the Measures adopted by His Majesty's Government for the Melioration of the Condition of the Slave Population in His Majesty's Possessions in the West Indies and on the Continent of South America; (in Continuation of Papers presented in December 1831;)" together with a List thereof.

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

"Correspondence between The Secretary of State for the Colonies and the Officers administering the Governments in His Majesty's Possessions in the West Indies and on the Continent of South America.

"I.

"No. 1. Circular Despatch addressed by Viscount Goderich to the Governors of the West Indian Legislative Colonies, dated 10th December 1831, and enclosing Copy of the Slave Order in Council, dated 2d November."

"No. 2. Circular Despatch addressed by Viscount Goderich to the Governors of the West Indian Legislative Colonies, dated 10th December 1831."

"No. 3. Despatch from Lieutenant General Sir James Lyon, Governor of Barbadoes, to Viscount Goderich, dated 26th January 1832."

"No. 4. Despatch from Colonel Sir E. J. M. M'Gregor Bart. K.C.H. Governor of Dominica, to Viscount Goderich, dated 28th January 1832."

"No. 5. Despatch from Major General Sir James Campbell, Governor of Grenada, to Viscount Goderich, dated 28th January 1832."

"No. 6. Despatch from Major General Sir Patrick Ross, Governor of Antigua, to Viscount Goderich, dated 3d February 1832."

"No. 7. Despatch from Major General Nicolay, Governor of St. Christopher, to Viscount Goderich, dated 27th January 1832."

"No. 8. Extract Despatch from the Right Hon. Sir George Hill Bart. Governor of St. Vincent, to Viscount Goderich, dated 28th January 1832."

"II.

"No. 1. Despatch from Major General Sir B. D'Urban K. C. B. Governor of British Guiana, to Viscount Goderich, dated 31st December 1831."

"No. 2. Despatch from Major General Sir B. D'Urban, Governor of British Guiana, to Viscount Goderich, dated 13th January 1832."

"No. 3. Despatch from Viscount Goderich to Major General Sir B. D'Urban, Governor of British Guiana, dated 14th March 1832."

"No. 4. Extract of a Despatch from Major General Sir Lewis Grant to Viscount Goderich, dated 13th January 1832."

"No. 5. Despatch from Major General Sir Lewis Grant to Viscount Goderich, dated 13th January 1832."

"No. 6. Despatch from Major General Sir Lewis Grant to Viscount Goderich, dated 13th January 1832."

"No. 7. Despatch from Major General Sir Lewis Grant to Viscount Goderich, dated 18th January 1832."

"No. 8. Despatch from Major General Sir Lewis Grant to Viscount Goderich, dated 25th January 1832."

"No. 9. Extract Despatch from Lieutenant Colonel Bozon, Acting Governor of St. Lucia, dated 8th January 1832."

"No. 10. Despatch from Lieutenant Colonel Bozon, Acting Governor of St. Lucia, dated 24th January 1832."

"No. 11. Despatch from Lieutenant Colonel Bozon, Acting Governor of St. Lucia, dated 27th January 1832."

"No. 12. Despatch from Lieutenant Colonel Bozon, Acting Governor of St. Lucia, dated 24th January 1832."

"No. 13. Despatch from Lieutenant Colonel Bozon, Acting Governor of St. Lucia, dated 27th January 1832."

"No. 14. Despatch from Lieutenant Colonel Carter, Acting Governor of St. Lucia, dated 28th January 1832."

"No. 15. Despatch from Viscount Goderich to Major General Farquharson, dated 10th March 1832."

"No. 16. Circular Despatch addressed by Viscount Goderich to the Governors of the West India Crown Colonies, dated 10th December 1831."

"No. 17. Letter from Joseph Marryat Esq. M.P. addressed to Viscount Goderich, dated 23d February 1832, transmitting Observations made by the Committee of the Crown Colonies upon the Circular Despatch of Viscount Goderich, dated 5th November 1831, enclosing the Slave Order in Council of the 2d of the same Month."

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

Ordered, That the said Papers be printed.

Papers delivered:

The Lord Melbourne laid before the House, pursuant to the Directions of several Acts of Parliament,

Committals to Gaols, Ireland:

"Returns of the Number of Persons committed to the several Gaols in Ireland for Trial in the Year 1831:"

Grand Jury Presentments, Ireland:

And also, "Accounts of Presentments made by the Grand Juries of the several Counties, Cities and Towns in Ireland, in the Year 1831."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

The Lord Melbourne laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of Monday last,

Winchester Gaol:

"A Copy of the Report made by the Visiting Magistrates of the Gaol and Bridewell at Winchester at the Epiphany Sessions of the present Year, and ordered by the Magistrates then present to be transmitted to His Majesty's Secretary of State for the Home Department."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Report be printed.

Ld. Chancellors' Secretaries, Ireland:

The Lord Melbourne laid before the House,

"Returns to an Order of the 1st of this instant March, directing that there be laid before this House, A Copy of the Appointment or Appointments of Richard M'Causland and Robert Long as joint Secretaries of The Lord Chancellor of Ireland, or, if appointed verbally, the Date and Terms of the Appointments; the Ages of the respective Parties at the Time of their Appointments; the Total Amount of the Emoluments of the Office of Secretary since their Appointment; by whom the same have been beneficially received, and in what Proportions; and the Number of Days in every Week in which such Secretaries have been employed in the Duties of their Office, distinguishing the Attendances of each; also, A Copy of the Appointment of Thomas Lockwood Esquire as Secretary to The Lord Chancellor Manners, or, if appointed verbally, the Date and Terms of his Appointment; the Total Amount of the Emoluments of such Secretary from his Appointment during his Continuance in Office; by whom the same was beneficially received; and whether any and what Proportion of the same was paid to any other and what Person; and the Number of Days in every Week such Secretary, or any Person appointed by him, was employed in the Duties of his Office, distinguishing the Attendances of each; and also, A similar Return as to the Appointment of Robert Long Esquire by Lord Chancellor Hart, and of the Emoluments of his Office, and by whom beneficially received, and in what Proportion; and whether any Proportion of the same was paid to any other and what Person; and the Number of the Days in every Week in which such Secretary, or any Person appointed by him, was employed in the Duties of his Office, distinguishing the Attendances of each."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

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

Roads & Bridges, Ireland.

"The First Report of the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland upon the State of the several Roads and Bridges placed under their Care by the Act 1st and 2d William 4, Cap. 33."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petitions against proposed Plan: (Sunday School Teachers, Dublin:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Sunday School Teachers in Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the proposed Experiment of National Education in Ireland may not be confirmed by any Legislative Enactment, and that Parliamentary Aid may not be afforded to any System inconsistent with the Principle that the whole Word of God shall be the only acknowledged Standard for the Education of the People:"

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

Bridport:

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

Dorchester:

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

Belchamp St. Paul:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Belchamp, St. Paul, in the County of Essex, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Shaftesbury:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Shaftesbury and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will refuse their Sanction to any Measures for the Support of a National System of Education for Ireland, unless the Instruction it offers be founded upon the entire Word of God, and unless it encourages the free and general Use of the Holy Scriptures amongst all Descriptions of Persons:"

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

Canterbury.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Canterbury and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That if the National Grant of Money for the Education of the Poor of Ireland be no longer suffered to flow for the Support of the Kildare Street, Hibernian, and other Societies in which the Reading of the Holy Scriptures is made a fundamental Rule, it may be withdrawn altogether, and that the Cause of Education in Ireland may be left to depend for its Support, under God, on Christian Charity and private Exertions:"

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

Orders in Council under the Cholera Prevention Act delivered.

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

"Two Orders in Council issued under the Cholera Prevention Act, dated respectively 22d March 1832."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Papers be printed.

Clyne v. Manson & Goldie.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of David Clyne, Solicitor of the Supreme Courts in Edinburgh; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, dated 22d November 1828, 13th June 1829 and 19th May 1831; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the Second Division, dated the 30th Day of June and the 22d Day of November 1831; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, so far as complained of, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, may seem meet; and that Alexander Manson, Sheriff Officer in Wick, and Archibald Watson Goldie, Writer to the Signet, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Manson and Archibald Watson Goldie may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 26th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any one of their known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Agricultural Labourers Employment Bill.

Ordered, That the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the Whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging and facilitating the Employment of Labourers in Agriculture, "be received on Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Plurality of Benefices Bill reported:

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the Whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to restrain and regulate the holding of Plurality of Dignities and Benefices by Spiritual Persons;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

The Earl of Shaftesbury accordingly reported the said Amendments.

And the said Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Order for 3 a.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

The Corporation of Dublin v. The Attorney General for Ireland, et al.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Henry Staines attended, in order to deliver in Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause wherein The Corporation of the City of Dublin and The Reverend William Henry Archer are Appellants, and His Majesty's Attorney General for Ireland, and others, are Respondents;"

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar, and attested upon Oath they were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland:

And then he withdrew.

Berners Peerage, Com ee to meet.

Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges to whom the Petition of Robert Wilson of Didlington and of Ashwellthorpe, in the County of Norfolk, Esquire, One of the Co-heirs and eldest Representative of the ancient Barony of Berners, to His Majesty; praying, "That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to admit and allow his Claim as One of the right Heirs to the said Barony of Berners, and to terminate the Abeyance by issuing to the Petitioner a Writ of Summons to the Parliament of the United Kingdom;" together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, and the Report of The Attorney General thereunto annexed, stands referred, do meet to consider further of the said Claim on Monday next; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, tricesimum diem instantis Martii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.