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House of Lords Journal Volume 64: 16 April 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 Lunæ, 16° Aprilis 1832.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Sussex.
Ds. Brougham & Vaux, Cancellarius.
Archiep. Armacan.
Epus. Bath. et Well.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Kilmoren.
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Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Howard of Effingham.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Saye & Sele.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Saltoun.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Dundas.
Ds. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
Ds. Carrington.
Ds. Bolton.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Dunalley.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Ponsonby of Imokilly.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Lynedoch.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Ker.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Maryborough.
Ds. Oriel.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Forester.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Ranfurly.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Lyndhurst.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Stuart de Rothesay.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wallace.
Ds. Wynford.
Ds. Fingall.
Ds. Sefton.
Ds. Clements.
Ds. Rossie.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Chaworth.
Ds. Howden.
Ds. Panmure.
Ds. Oakley.
Ds. Poltimore.
Ds. Segrave.
Ds. Templemore.
Ds. Dinorben.
Ds. Cloncurry.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Ds. Durham, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Wellington.
March. Queensberry.
March. Salisbury.
March. Camden.
March. Anglesey.
March. Cholmondeley.
March. Westmeath.
March. Bristol.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Shrewsbury.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Leven & Melville.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Guilford.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Digby.
Comes Beverley.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Longford.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Wilton.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Powis.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Harrowby.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Harewood.
Comes Minto.
Comes Verulam.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes Morley.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Howe.
Comes Vane.
Comes Amherst.
Comes Munster.
Comes Camperdown.
Vicecom. Leinster.
Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. Hood.
Vicecom. Sidmouth.
Vicecom. Lorton.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Combermere.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

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

Alison et al. v. Grahame.

The Answer of Francis Grahame Esquire, of Morphie, presently residing at Revelrig near Currie, by Edinburgh, in Scotland, to the Petition and Appeal of John Alison, Writer to the Signet, residing in Montrose; Mrs. Jane Alison or Laing, Widow of John Laing, some time Merchant in Montrose; Mrs. Isabella Alison or Leighton, Wife of James Leighton, Town Clerk of Montrose, and the said James Leighton for his Interest; and Miss Elizabeth Alison, residing in Montrose, Children of the deceased Colin Alison, Writer in Montrose; and John Browne, Writer in Edinburgh, was this Day brought in.

Houlditch et al. v. Marqs of Donegall.

As was also, The Answer of George Augustus Marquess of Donegall to the Petition and Appeal of Edward Houlditch, John Houlditch, James Houlditch and Francis Stubbs.

Bubwith, &c. Inclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Townships of Bubwith and Harlethorpe, in the Parish of Bubwith, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Largs Harbour Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for constructing and maintaining a Pier or Harbour at Largs, in the County of Ayr."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bodmin Railway Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Railway from Wadebridge, in the Parish of Saint Breoke, to Wenford Bridge, Saint Breward, with a Collateral Branch to the Borough of Bodmin, and certain other Branches, all in the County of Cornwall."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the 3 preceding Bills.

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

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

Newcastle & Drayton Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Newcastle-under-Lyme, in the County of Stafford, to Drayton in Hales otherwise Market Drayton, in the County of Salop; and for making new Branches and Deviations of Roads to communicate therewith."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Murray et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Alexander Murray Esquire, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effecting the Sale of certain Estates in the County of Donegal, in Ireland, devised by the Will of James Murray Esquire, deceased, and for laying out the Money arising from such Sale, under the Direction of the High Court of Chancery, in the Purchase of Estates in Great Britain, to be settled as nearly as may be to the same Uses."

Brodie Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Brodie Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to invest a Part of the Entailed Estates of Brodie and others, in the Counties of Elgin and Nairn, in Trustees in Fee-Simple, for the Purpose of selling the Lands so vested, and of applying the Price thereof, or the Securities to be granted thereon, towards satisfying Debts, Provisions and others contracted by the Entailer, and for Money laid out or to be laid out by the Heir of Entail in the Improvement of the said Entailed Estates."

Papers delivered:

The House being informed, "That Mr. Charles Crafer, from the Treasury, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 29th of March last,

New Zealand Flax:

"An Account of the Quantity of Phormium Tenax or New Zealand Flax imported in each of the last Three Years, ending 5th January 1832, into Great Britain, stating the Ports where received."

Mr. Charles Crafer also delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of several Acts of Parliament,

Superannuation to J. Stephen:

"Copy of Treasury Minute, dated 27th March 1832, granting a Superannuation Allowance of Five hundred Pounds per Annum to Mr. John Stephen, as late Puisne Judge at New South Wales:"

Report on Highland Roads & Bridges.

And also, "The Eighteenth Report of the Commissioners for the Repair of Roads and Bridges in the Highlands of Scotland."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the first-mentioned Account be printed.

Antrobus et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Mary Antrobus and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize the granting of Leases of certain Parts of the Estates (subject to the Trusts of the Will) of Philip Antrobus Gentleman, deceased."

Lockhart's Name Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Ballesley Inclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Township of Ballesley otherwise Bausley, within the Parish of Alberbury, in the County of Montgomery;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Upton Town Hall, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing a Town Hall and Market Place, and regulating the Markets, in the Town of Upton-upon-Severn, in the County of Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Berwickshire Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing, amending and maintaining certain Roads and Bridges in the County of Berwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petition of Ld. Mayor, &c. of London in favor of proposed Plan.

Upon reading the Petition of The Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to support and sanction the Plan recently adopted by His Majesty's Government for promoting the Education of the Poor in Ireland:"

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

Oaths of Supremacy & Abjuration, Petition of Ld. Mayor. &c. of London respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of The Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to take into their Consideration the existing Laws relating to the Oaths of Supremacy and Abjuration, and make such Alterations therein as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petitions against proposed Plan: (Provincial Synod of Aberdeen:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Very Reverend the Provincial Synod of Aberdeen; praying, "That their Lordships will not concur in any System which is so much calculated to prove injurious to the Cause of true Religion as the new System of Education proposed to be introduced into Ireland:"

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

Louth, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy and Laity of the Towns of Louth, Horncastle, Spilsby and Alford, with their respective Neighbourhoods, in the County of Lincoln, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to interpose at this eventful Crisis the irresistible Weight of their Authority to preserve to the Irish Nation that most valuable of all earthly Blessings, a free and unlimited Circulation of the unmutilated Word of God, and to make the Introduction of it into the Public Seminaries of Ireland an indispensable Part of the National System of Education:"

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

Tillicoultry:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, the Elders and the Inhabitants of Tillicoultry, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to prevent any Measure passing into a Law which may deprive our Protestant Brethren in Ireland as well as our Catholic Fellow Subjects of the free Use of the whole Bible, and substitutes in its Place such garbled Extracts as may please the Popish Priesthood:"

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

Torquay:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Torquay and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to sanction the Adoption of a System of National Education based on the partial Suppression of the Holy Scriptures in any Part of the United Kingdoms:"

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

Devonshire (2 Petitions:)

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

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That the Plan for a National Education in Ireland, not having the entire Scriptures for its Basis, may not be forwarded by the Sanction of Parliament:"

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

Taunton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Taunton and its Neighbourhood, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That in future their Lordships will not extend their Sanction and Support to any System of National Instruction which does not embrace the free and unrestricted Use of the whole of that Volume which contains the revealed Will of God to Man:"

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

Presbytery of Lochmaben:

Upon reading the Petition of the Presbytery of Lochmaben, in the County of Dumfries, North Britain, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the necessary Steps to prevent the Adoption of a System of National Education in Ireland, in the Opinion of the Petitioners, so unsound in Principle, so opposed to the real Improvement of Ireland, and which may ultimately affect in a very serious Degree the Interests of the Reformed Religion throughout the United Kingdom:"

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

Manchester.

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergymen, Gentlemen, Merchants and other Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Manchester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to re-consider the Measure for the Education of the Poor of Ireland, and either to remodel or relinquish it altogether:"

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

Indemnity Bill, Petition from Galway against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Parishioners of the Wardenship of Galway; praying their Lordships "to redress the unparalleled Expungements and Interpolations in the Indemnity Bill now depending, so as to extend to the Petitioners the full Benefits of the great Measures of Reform and Religious Liberty; and that the Petitioners may be heard by Counsel, at their Lordships Bar, against the Changes in the said Indemnity Bill:"

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

Tithes, (Ireland,) Petitions for Abolition of:

(Walterstown:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants and Landholders of the Parish of Walterstown, County of Meath, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abolish the odious and oppressive Impost of Tithes:"

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

Cruisetown:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Cruisetown, County of Meath, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to take their Grievances into their serious and just Consideration, and to adopt such Measures as may relieve the Inhabitants of Ireland from the Impost of Tithes, which is unjust in its Principle, and frequently oppressive in the Mode by which it is levied, too often productive of Tumult and Bloodshed, in many Cases an unlimited Deduction from the fair Profits of Capital expended in Agricultural Improvements, and in all a Tax upon Industry:"

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

Graig, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Tithe Payers of the United Parishes of Graig, Ullard and Powerstown, in the County of Kilkenny, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to withhold their Assent from any Bill having for its Object to arm the Executive Authorities in Ireland with new Powers for the Recovery of Tithe or Arrears of Tithe:"

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

Kiltinell & Clonegoose.

Upon reading the Petition of the Tithe Payers and Inhabitants of the Parishes of Kiltinell and Clonegoose, County of Carlow, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to revise the Church Property in Ireland, and pass a Law for the total Abolition of Tithes:"

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

Tithes & Church Rates, (Ireland,) Petitions from Dromiskin & Celbridge for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Landholders of the Parish of Dromiskin, in the County of Louth, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to remove the Cause of their serious Grievances, by a total Abolition of Tithes and Church Rates in Ireland:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Celbridge, County of Kildare, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships totally to abolish the Payment of Tithes and Church Rates in Ireland:"

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

Vestry Act, (Ireland,) Petition from Enniscorthy, &c. for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Enniscorthy and Templeshannon, in the County of Wexford, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take away the Apple of Discord by a Repeal of the Vestry Bill, and leave every Religious Community to provide for its own Accommodation:"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petitions from Killag & Kilmannon in favor of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Killag, in the Barony of Bargy and County of Wexford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant to poor and long-injured Ireland as extensive and efficient a Reform Bill at least as to England, otherwise she cannot be expected to be contented:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Kilmannon, in the Barony of Bargy and County of Wexford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt at length those wise and salutary Measures of Conciliation so necessary for oppressed and impoverished Ireland, to maintain the Stability of the Connection, and let a just Proportion be observed between England and Ireland in the Irish Reform Bill now about to be brought before the Legislature:"

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

Reform (England) Bill, Petition of Bannockburn Political Union in favor of.

A Petition of the Officebearers and Members of the Bannockburn Political Union was presented and read; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales;" and praying their Lordships speedily to pass the same, without Alteration, into a Law:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "Robert Robin Præses," who only has signed it.

Court of Exchequer Officers Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Duties to be performed by the Officers on the Plea or Common Law Side of the Court of Exchequer."

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

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

Gravesend Pier Bill, Petitions against:

Gravesend & Milton:) (Gravesend & Milton:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Freemen, Rate Payers and Freeholders of the United Parishes of Gravesend and Milton, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding, or for improving, regulating and maintaining the Town Quay of Gravesend, in the County of Kent, and the Landing Place belonging thereto;" and for building a Pier or Jetty adjoining thereto; and for other Purposes connected therewith;" and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel, Agents and Witnesses against the same, and that the said Bill may not pass into a Law:"

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

Greenwich, &c.

Upon reading the Petition of the Ship Owners, Smack Owners, Masters and Pilots residing at Greenwich, Blackwall, Limehouse and the Pool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That the same may not pass into a Law:"

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

Common Law Courts Process Bill.

It was moved, "That the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the Whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Uniformity of Process in Personal Actions in His Majesty's Courts of Law at Westminster," 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 Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Mills & Factories, Petitions for limiting Hours of Labour in:

(Rochester:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Rochester and the Vicinity, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to restrict the Labour of Children in Mills and Factories to such Hours and to such an Age as provided in the Bill recently introduced into Parliament:"

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

Glasgow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Operative Cotton Spinners and other Workers in the Cotton Factories of Glasgow and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to enact a Law that no Person under the Age of Twenty-one Years shall be employed in Public Works above Twelve Hours per Day (including Two Hours for Meals) for the first Five Days of each Week, and Eight Hours each Saturday; and containing such other Provisions as to the Wisdom of their Lordships may appear proper; or give the Petitioners such other Relief as may seem expedient:"

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

Stockton upon Tees.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neghbourhood of Stockton upon Tees, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to restrict the actual working of Children in all the Mills and Factories of the United Kingdom to Ten Hours per Day for Five Days, and Eight on the remaining Day, and to prevent the Employment of any Children under Nine Years of Age in any Factory or Mill:"

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

Gravesend Pier Bill, Petitions in favor of:

(Residents in the Metropolis:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Residents of the Metropolis engaged in Mercantile and in Shipping Concerns and in Trade, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Rochester:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Rochester, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Chatham:

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

Gravesend & Milton:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Ministers and Inhabitants of the Parishes of Gravesend and Milton, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding, or for improving, regulating and maintaining the Town Quay of Gravesend, in the County of Kent, and the Landing Place belonging thereto;" and for building a Pier or Jetty adjoining thereto; and for other Purposes connected therewith;" and severally praying their Lordships, "That the same may pass into a Law:"

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

Mechanics, &c. of the Metropolis:

Upon reading the Petition of the Mechanics, Artizans and others of the Metropolis, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That the same may pass into a Law; and that the Pretence of the exclusive Benefit of a few Watermen may not prevail against the Interests of upwards of One hundred thousand Persons who Annually have passed between London and Gravesend by Steam Boats:"

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.

Bill read 2 a & committed:

It was moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding, or for improving, regulating and maintaining the Town Quay of Gravesend, in the County of Kent, and the Landing Place belonging thereto;" and for building a Pier or Jetty adjoining thereto; and for other Purposes connected therewith," be now read a Second Time."

Which being objected to;

It was moved "to leave out ("now") and insert ("this Day Six Months")

The Question was put, "Whether the Word ("now") shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords present this Day:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the First Monday after the Recess at Easter, at One o'Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

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.

Petitions against & for it referred to the Com ee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Inhabitant Freemen, Rate Payers and Freeholders of the United Parishes of Gravesend and Milton, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, presented to the House this Day, taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel, Agents and Witnesses against the same, and that the said Bill may not pass into a Law," be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners be at liberty to be heard by their 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.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Ship Owners, Smack Owners, Masters and Pilots residing at Greenwich, Blackwall and the Pool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, presented to the House this Day, taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That the same may not pass into a Law," be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Ordered, That the several Petitions presented to the House this Day, taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and severally praying their Lordships, "That the same may pass into a Law," be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Reform of Parliament, Petition from South Shields respecting their Claims.

Upon reading the Petition of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Townships of South Shields and Westoe, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships, in legislating on any Subject in which South Shields may have the Honor of being included, will take into Consideration that Town contains a Population of Eighteen thousand seven hundred and fifty-six Inhabitants, exclusive of Seamen; and that the Amount of Excise Duties paid by South Shields Annually to the Revenue averages more than One hundred thousand Pounds, and in some Years they have amounted to Two hundred thousand Pounds Sterling; and that the Shipping of North Shields exceeds Fifty-six thousand Tons; in preference to any Statement which Party Interest may attempt to impose upon their Lordships:"

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

Reform (England) Bill, Petition of Council of National Political Union (St. Matthew Bethnal Green) in favor of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, who are Members of the Council of a Society calling itself the National Political Union of the Parish of St. Matthew, Bethnal Green, in the County of Middlesex; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales;" and praying their Lordships "to preserve the Public Peace, and to restore Confidence in the People, by passing the said Bill without Change:"

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

Regulations affecting Demands on Zemindars, Order for, discharged, & another made.

It was moved, "That the Order made on the 30th of March last, "That there be laid before this House, "Copies of any Regulations of the Government of Fort St. George, confirmed by the Court of Directors of The East India Company, limiting in point of Time or otherwise affecting the pecuniary Demands of British Subjects upon Zemindars under their Authority," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "Copies of any Regulations of the Government of Fort St. George limiting in point of Time or otherwise affecting the pecuniary Demands of British Subjects upon Zemindars under their Authority."

Navy Civil Departments Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Business of the Civil Departments of the Navy, and to make other Regulations for more effectually carrying on the Duties of the said Departments;"

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Affair at Newtown Barry, Papers respecting, Ordered:

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned;

It was moved, "That there be laid before this House, "A Copy of Mr. Stanley's Circular Letter to the Magistrates of Ireland, dated December 30th, 1830."

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then it was moved, "That there be laid before this House, "A Copy of Sir William Gosset's Circular Letter, dated February 23d, 1831."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then it was moved, "That there be laid before this House, "Copies of the Letters of the Magistrates of Newtown Barry to the Secretary of Ireland, dated the 17th and the 18th of June 1831; and the Answers thereto."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Motion for Mr. Green's Report thereon, Negatived:

Then it was moved, "That there be laid before this House, "A Copy of the Report of Richard Wilson Green Esquire, King's Counsel, who was sent by the Government to investigate the Circumstance at Newtown Barry."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Sir W. Gosset's Letter on the Subject Ordered.

Then it was moved, "That there be laid before this House, "A Copy of Sir William Gosset's Letter to the Magistrates of Newton Barry, dated August 7th, 1831; and the Answer thereto."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Service of Process (Ireland) Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to effectuate the Service of Process issuing from the Courts of Chancery and Exchequer in England and Ireland respectively."

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."

Nisi Prius Court (Dublin) Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Erection of a Nisi Prius Court House in Dublin."

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."

Insolvent Debtors (Ireland) Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue for One Year, and from thence until the End of the then next Session of Parliament, the Acts for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland."

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

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

Scotch Creditors Bill.

It was moved, "That the House do now resolve itself into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue until the Fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, and from thence to the End of the then next Session of Parliament, an Act of the Fifty-fourth Year of King George the Third, for rendering the Payment of Creditors more equal and expeditious in Scotland."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Com ee on Tithes, (Ireland,) P. Mahony to attend.

Ordered, That Peirce Mahony Esquire do attend this House this Day, to be sworn, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Select Committee on Tithes, Ireland.

Lunatics Commissions Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to diminish the Inconvenience and Expence of Commissions in the Nature of Writs De lunatico inquirendo; and to provide for the better Care and Treatment of Idiots, Lunatics and Persons of unsound Mind, found such by Inquisition."

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

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

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 To-morrow, at Three o'Clock.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum septimum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.