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House of Lords Journal Volume 64: 7 May 1832

Pages 180-188

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, 7° Maii 1832.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Dux Sussex.
Dux Gloucester.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham & Vaux, Cancellarius.
Archiep. Ebor.
Archiep. Armacan.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Kilmoren.
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Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willoughby de Eresby.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Willoughby de Broke.
Ds. Howard of Effingham.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Saye & Sele.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Dormer.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Stafford.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Clifford of Chudleigh.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Saltoun.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Dynevor.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Tyrone.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Braybrooke.
Ds. Fisherwick.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Dundas.
Ds. Yarborough.
Ds. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Bayning.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Ribblesdale.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Dufferin & Claneboye.
Ds. Alvanley.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Barham.
Ds. Erskine.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Granard.
Ds. Crewe.
Ds. Ponsonby of Imokilly.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Hopetoun & Niddry.
Ds. Lynedoch.
Ds. Dalhousie.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Harris.
Ds. Ker.
Ds. Ormonde.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Maryborough.
Ds. Oriel.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Forester.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wigan.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Lyndhurst.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Cowley.
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. Kenlis.
Ds. Chaworth.
Ds. Dunmore.
Ds. Ludlow.
Ds. Howden.
Ds. Panmure.
Ds. Oakley.
Ds. Poltimore.
Ds. Wenlock.
Ds. Mostyn.
Ds. Templemore.
Ds. Dinorben.
Ds. Cloncurry.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Ds. Durham, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Devonshire, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Wellington.
Dux Buckingham & Chandos.
March. Winchester.
March. Queensberry.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bath.
March. Abercorn.
March. Bute.
March. Thomond.
March. Exeter.
March. Camden.
March. Cholmondeley.
March. Hastings.
March. Ailesbury.
March. Bristol.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford & Warrington.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Essex.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Elgin.
Comes Leven & Melville.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Digby.
Comes Beverley.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Liverpool.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Lucan.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Craven.
Comes Onslow.
Comes Romney.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Powis.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Charleville.
Comes Manvers.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Harrowby.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Harewood.
Comes Minto.
Comes Verulam.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes St. Germans.
Comes Morley.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Howe.
Comes Stradbroke.
Comes Vane.
Comes Amherst.
Comes Munster.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Camperdown.
Comes Lichfield.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Strathallan.
Vicecom. Bolingbroke & St. John.
Vicecom. Leinster.
Vicecom. Maynard.
Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. Hood.
Vicecom. Sidmouth.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Gort.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Combermere.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Wellesley, Senescallus.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. De Ros.

PRAYERS.

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

Baillie v. Baillie et al.

The Answer of Thomas Baillie, Margaret Baillie or Stevens, Alexander Stevens and Lachlan Mackintosh, Solicitor in Supreme Courts, Edinburgh, to the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Baillie, Solicitor in Supreme Courts, Edinburgh, was this Day brought in.

Malcolm et al. v. Hotchkis & Meiklejohn.

As was also, The Answer of Messieurs Hotchkis and Meiklejohn, Writers to the Signet, to the Petition and Appeal of Mrs. Isabella Malcolm or Kirk, Relict and Executrix of the deceased John Kirk senior, Brewer at Drumdryan near Edinburgh; John Kirk junior, now or lately Brewer in Aberdeen, and James Simpson, Advocate in Aberdeen, Trustee on his Sequestrated Estate; William Macbean, now or lately Distiller in Aberdeen; and James Webster, Writer in Cupar, Fife.

D. of Roxburghe et al. v. Kerr.

And also, The Answer of William Kerr Esquire, now of Chatto, eldest Son and Heir of Robert Kerr Esquire, of Chatto, his Father, lately deceased, to the Petition and Appeal of The Most Noble James Henry Duke of Roxburghe, and his Curators.

Ld. Tyrone takes his Seat.

This Day Henry de la Poer Lord Tyrone sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Father Henry Lord Tyrone; his Lordship having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Ld. Dalhousie takes the Oaths.

This Day George Lord Dalhousie took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Antrobus's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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 18th of this instant May, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Jesus College, Cambridge, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of The Master, Fellows and Scholars of Jesus College, in the University of Cambridge; 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 repeal an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, to enable the Master, Fellows and Scholars of Jesus College, in the University of Cambridge, to alter and vary the Benefaction of Doctor Edmund Proby and Sir Thomas Proby, and to appropriate the same for the Benefit of the said College in the Augmentation of several small Rectories and Vicarages."

Pusey et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Philip Pusey 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 vesting certain Settled Estates of Philip Pusey Esquire, in the Counties of Kent and Berks, in Trustees for Sale, and for laying out the Money thence arising in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

Ld. Douglas Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Archibald Lord Douglas of Douglas, 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 vesting in Archibald Lord Douglas of Douglas, or the Heir of Entail in Possession for the Time, certain detached Parts of the Douglas Estates in Fee Simple, upon entailing certain other Lands equivalent in Value thereto."

Fletcher Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Andrew Fletcher 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 Estate of Saltoun and others, in the County of Haddington, in Trustees, to sell the same, and apply the Price thereof, or the Securities to be granted thereon, towards satisfying the Debts contracted for Money laid out in the Improvement of the said Entailed Estate; and for feuing certain Parts of the said Entailed Estate in the County of Edinburgh."

Richardson et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Richardson 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 to empower the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland to sell such Part or Parts of the Entailed Estates belonging to John Richardson Esquire, of Pitfour, in the County of Perth, as shall be sufficient for Payment of the Debts and Provisions affecting the same."

Ld. Rivers' Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of George Pitt Rivers Baron Rivers, 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 effectually settling all the Estates in Great Britain which by a Proviso contained in the Will of the late Right Honorable George Pitt Lord Rivers deceased, dated the Fifteenth of March One thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, are required to be settled by The Right Honorable George Pitt Rivers now Lord Rivers to the Uses directed by such Proviso."

Hodgson et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Annabella Hodgson Widow, 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 vesting the Real Estates devised by the Will of Ellis Leckonby Hodgson Esquire, deceased, in Everton, within the Manor of West Derby, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, to be sold for paying off an Incumbrance thereon; for dividing Two Third Parts of the Residue of the Purchase Money among the Devisees of Two Third Parts of the said Estates; and for investing the remaining One Third Part of the said Money in the Purchase of other Estates, or on Securities to the same Uses as the other Third Part of the said devised Estates."

Upton Town Hall, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 Tomorrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Whitland Roads Bill Specially reported.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better maintaining the Road leading from Robeston Wathan to Saint Clears, and other Roads, in the Counties of Pembroke and Carmarthen; and for making several Branches from such Roads;" "That the Committee had met, and considered the said Bill; and, in the first place, proceeded to enquire how far the Standing Orders of the House relative to Road Bills had been complied with, and found that all the said Orders had been complied with, except in the following Particular; vizt. that no Map or Plan, together with a Book of Reference containing a List of the Names of the Owners and Occupiers of the Lands, and an Estimate of the Expence of the Work proposed to be done, and of the probable Time within which the same may be completed, had been deposited with the Clerk of the Parliaments previously to the Bill being brought to this House from the Commons, as it was stated to the Committee by the Agent for the Bill, that the same had been omitted to be done through Inadvertence; but that the said Map or Plan and Papers had since been deposited with the Clerk of the Parliaments, and had been produced to the Committee, and duly proved; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to their Lordships, without any Amendment."

Which Report being read by the Clerk;

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

Phipps v. Ackers, Petition to restore Appeal & lodge Case, referred to Appeal Com ee:

Upon reading the Petition of Sophia Phipps, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Holland Ackers is Respondent; praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be granted to her to deliver her printed Cases, and that her Appeal may be restored:"

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

Respondent's Petition to lodge his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee:

Upon reading the Petition of George Holland Ackers, by Samuel Weld his Guardian, Respondent in the lastmentioned Cause; praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given to him to deliver his printed Cases nunc pro tunc:"

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

Ackers v. Phipps, Respondent's Petition to lodge her Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Sophia Phipps, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Ackers an Infant, by Nathaniel Charles Milne his Guardian, is Appellant; praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given to her to deliver her printed Cases:"

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

Bushnell et al. Leave to present a Petition for a Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of John Bushnell Clerk, on behalf of himself and his infant Children; of William Slade, Felix Slade and Jane Bushnell Widow; praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given to present their Petition to their Lordships, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for effecting the Purposes therein mentioned, the Time limited by their Lordships for presenting Petitions for Private Bills having expired:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at liberty to present their said Petition for a Bill, notwithstanding the Time limited for receiving Petitions for Private Bills has expired, as desired.

Petition referred to Judges.

Accordingly, Upon reading the Petition of John Bushnell Clerk, on behalf of himself and his infant Children; of William Slade, Felix Slade and Jane Bushnell Widow; 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. Justice James Parke, 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.

Lewis v. Colmer et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein James Lewis is Appellant, and Robert Colmer, and others, are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Ackers v. Phipps.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein James Ackers an Infant, by Nathaniel Charles Milne his Guardian, is Appellant, and Sophia Phipps is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

White et al. v. Baugh & Beale.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Richard White, and others, are Appellants, and Job Walker Baugh and Thomas Beale are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Alison et al. v. Grahame.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cross Appeal wherein John Alison, and others, are Appellants, and Francis Grahame Esquire is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, at the same Time with the Original Appeal wherein Francis Grahame Esquire is Appellant, and John Alison, and others, are Respondents.

Rintoul v. Boyter. Gordon v. Dunn et al.

The House being informed, "That Alexander Boyter, Respondent to the Appeal of Alexander Rintoul; and George Earl of Aberdeen, John Viscount Arbuthnott, The Reverend Doctor William Jack, Doctor Hugh M'Pherson, The Reverend Doctor Duncan Mearns, Doctor Alexander Dauncy, Doctor James Bannerman, James Bentley, Doctor Patrick Forbes, William Paul, John Tullock and Hercules Scott, and the Officers of State for Scotland, as representing His Majesty, some of the Respondents to the Appeal wherein Lieutenant Colonel John Gordon is Appellant, and The Reverend Gavin Gibb Dunn, and others, are Respondents, had severally omitted to put in their Answers to the said Appeals, though duly served with the Orders of this House for that Purpose:"

And Affidavits of the due Service of such Orders being read;

It is Ordered, That the said Respondents do respectively put in their Answers to the said Appeals peremptorily within a Week.

The Corporation of Dublin v. The Attorney General for Ireland, et al. Respondents Petition to advance Appeal, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of His Majesty's Attorney General for Ireland, and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which the Corporation of the City of Dublin and The Reverend William Henry Archer are Appellants; praying their Lordships "to order this Appeal to be advanced in the List of Causes, and to appoint a short Day for the hearing of the same:"

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

Marqs of Donegall v. Salt et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein George Augustus Marquess of Donegall is Appellant, and John Stevenson Salt, and others, are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Report from Com ee on Elections of Peers for Scotland.

The Lord Rosebery reported from the Lords Committees appointed a Select Committee to take into Consideration the Laws and Regulations now in force relating to the Election of the Representative Peers for Scotland; and to report their Opinion thereupon to the House; and to whom were referred the Petition of John Francis Miller Earl of Mar, (presented to this House on the 23d of August 1831,) praying their Lordships that they will take the Premises into their Consideration, and find and declare that the Petitioner's List, containing the Names of the Peers for whom the Petitioner meant to give his Vote to be the Sixteen Representative Peers for Scotland, ought to have been received, and his Votes reckoned at the General Election of the Sixteen Scottish Peers to serve in Parliament, which took place on the 3d of June last; and that their Lordships will take such Proceedings, and make such Order in regard to the Rejection of the Petitioner's List and Votes by the Lord Clerk Register or his Deputies, as to their Lordships shall seem just and becoming; and the Petition of The Most Honorable Mary Marchioness Dowager of Downshire and Baroness Sandys of Ombersley, praying their Lordships to order that Alexander Humphrys Alexander may be required to show by what Authority he assumed the Titles and claimed to vote and did vote as Earl of Stirling at the Election of a Representative Peer for Scotland, as mentioned in the Petition; and that, until he shall by due Course of Law have proved his Right to the Titles and Dignities, he may be enjoined not to presume to use the same, or again to exercise the Privileges thereof; or that their Lordships will be pleased to make such other Order therein as to their great Wisdom may appear to be most proper for the Protection of the Rights and Privileges of the Peerage, and of the Honour and Dignity of this House; and to whom were also referred certain Papers relating to the Subject Matter before the Committee; "That the Committee had met, and, having brought their Enquiries to a Close, had agreed to the following Report, which embodies, in the Shape of Resolutions, the Opinions which they recommend to the early Attention of the Committee for Privileges and of the House.

"1. Resolved, That the Committee are of Opinion, that frequent Irregularities have prevailed at various Elections of Representative Peers for Scotland, producing very injurious Effects, in consequence of the Claims of Persons to vote as Heirs to Peerages standing in the List or Roll of the Peerage of Scotland made at the Union, and called at these Elections, which Peerages may be and often have been proved to be extinct, or not in the Persons so claiming them; and that further Regulations are expedient effectually to prevent the Reception of such Votes at the said Elections.

"2. Resolved, That the Committee are of Opinion, that no Person who, at any Election of a Representative Peer or Representative Peers for Scotland, has voted previous to the Date of this Resolution being agreed to, either in Person, by Proxy or by List, at the same, under any Protest made since 1801 that he is not entitled to the Peerage by which he claims to vote at the said Elections, or against whose Right to the Peerage by which he claims to vote at the said Elections any Petition since 1801 has been presented to the House of Lords, or the Descendant of any such Person, ought in future to be allowed to vote at any Election of a Representative Peer or Representative Peers for Scotland until, on Claim made on his Behalf, his Right to vote at the said Elections shall have been established by the House of Lords.

"3. Resolved, That the Committee are of Opinion, that in future no Person or Persons, excepting those who have voted previous to the Date of this Resolution being agreed to, at an Election of a Representative Peer or Representative Peers for Scotland, in Person, by Proxy or by List, without any Protest, since 1801, that he or they are not entitled to vote at the said Elections, or against whose Right to vote at the said Elections no Petition since 1801 has been presented to the House of Lords, ought to vote at the said Elections until he or they shall produce to the Lord Clerk Register, or his Deputies, a Certificate in the Form annexed, from The Lord High Chancellor, Lord Keeper or Commissioners of the Great Seal of Great Britain, stating that in his Opinion he or they are entitled to vote at the said Elections, or until his or their Right to vote at the said Elections shall have been adjudged by the House of Lords.

"4. Resolved, That the Committee are of Opinion, that the Right of every Person who has voted or may claim to vote at the said Elections shall be subject and liable to every Objection to which the same would have been subject and liable had the foregoing Resolution not been agreed to; and that every Person claiming to vote at the said Elections, to whom a Certificate from The Lord High Chancellor, Lord Keeper or Commissioners of the Great Seal of Great Britain, entitling him so to do, may have been refused, shall be empowered to prefer his Claim to vote at the said Elections to the House of Lords.

"5. Resolved, That the Committee are of Opinion, that, in addition to the Union Roll or List now called, another Roll or List of Peers of Scotland ought to be made and in future called at the said Elections. That such additional Roll should comprise the Christian Names and Titles of those Peers who have voted at former Elections without any Protest, since 1801, that he or they are not entitled to vote at the said Elections, or against whose Right to vote at the said Elections no Petition since 1801 has been presented to the House of Lords: And the said Roll should contain also the Christian Names and Titles of those Peers who from Time to Time obtain a Certificate or Certificates from The Lord High Chancellor, Lord Keeper or Commissioners of the Great Seal of Great Britain, entitling them to vote at the said Elections, or who, by Judgment of the House of Lords, are declared to be so entitled: From which last List or Roll the Election of a Representative Peer or Representative Peers for Scotland is to be made.

"6. Resolved, That the Committee are of Opinion, that the Lord Clerk Register of Scotland should be ordered to prepare a List or Roll of the Peers of Scotland, as described in the foregoing Resolution, and to transmit a true Copy thereof, signed by himself, to the Clerk of the Parliaments, within One Calendar Month after these Resolutions shall have been agreed to; and be ordered also to prepare and transmit a similar Roll or List, signed in the same Manner, within Fourteen Days after the Commencement of each Session of Parliament.

"7. Resolved, That the Committee are of Opinion, that a Copy of these Resolutions should be transmitted to the Lord Clerk Register of Scotland, with Directions to conform thereto, and to forward a Copy of the same to each Peer of Scotland; and that whenever a Royal Proclamation is issued for the Election of a Representative Peer or Representative Peers for Scotland, it will be expedient at the same Time to publish in the London and Edinburgh Gazettes the Provisions and Regulations contained in the 2d, 3d and 4th Resolutions.

"8. Resolved, That the Committee are of Opinion, that, on the Adoption of the foregoing Resolutions, the Two Resolutions agreed to by the House in 1822, respecting the voting for the Representative Peers for Scotland, ought to be rescinded.

"9. Resolved, That the Committee are of Opinion, that as Peers of Scotland are not enabled by the Laws now in force to qualify in Ireland for the Purpose of voting at Elections of Representative Peers for Scotland, it will be expedient to allow the necessary Oaths and Declaration to be taken in the same Courts of Law in Ireland as those in England wherein the said Oaths and Declaration may be administered; which Extension of the Law it appears to the Committee will require Legislative Enactment.

"10. Resolved, That the Committee are of Opinion, on taking into Consideration the Petition of The Earl of Mar, that the Statement therein contained is worthy of the Attention of the Committee for Privileges; and that, in order to remove all Doubt with regard to the Admissibility, at the Elections of Representative Peers for Scotland, of a List written throughout by the Peer subscribing it, but without Witnesses, it is expedient for the House to declare what is the true Construction of the Statute on this Point.

"Form of Certificate to be signed by The Lord Chancellor, Lord Keeper or Commissioners of the Great Seal of Great Britain.

"Upon the Application of A. of

"I hereby certify, That the said A. of is, in my Opinion, entitled to vote at the Elections of Representative Peers for Scotland."

Which Report being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Report be printed.

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

Ordered, That William Tyler, Clerk and Solicitor to the Trustees for executing an Act passed in the Fiftyfirst 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 Guilford Turnpike Road on Broadbridge Heath, in the said County," do attend this House on Friday 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 their 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.

Regulations affecting Demands on Zemindars delivered, & referred to Com ee on Zemindar of Nozeed Bill.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Preston, from the Court of Directors of The East India Company, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 16th of April last,

"Copies of 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."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Paper be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing for the Discharge of a Claim in respect of Monies advanced by the late James Hodges Esquire on Security of the Lands of the late Zemindar of Nozeed and Mustaphanagur, in the District of Fort Saint George, in the East Indies, now under the Government of The Honorable the East India Company," stands committed.

Reform (England) Bill, Petitions in favor of:

Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Traffickers or Merchant Company of Leith, under their Common Seal:

(Traffickers, Leith:)

Merchant Company, Ayr:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Master, Assistants and other Members of the Merchant Company of the Royal Burgh of Ayr, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kilbirnie:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Seaton & Beer:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Seaton and Beer, in the County of Devon, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Dunfermline:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Dunfermline, under their Common Seal:

Seven Incorporated Trades, &c. St. Andrews:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Seven Incorporated Trades and other Inhabitants of the City of St. Andrews, Fifeshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales;" 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.

Nine Incorporated Trades, Ayr:

Upon reading the Petition of the Convener and Deacons of the Nine Incorporated Trades of Ayr, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, for themselves and in Name of the Members of said Incorporation; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same, and that its great and leading Principles be left sacred and inviolate, particularly that of the Ten Pound Qualification in the Elective Franchise:"

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

Provost, &c. Ayr:

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Ayr, Scotland, under their Common Seal; taking notice of the lastmentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same without any material Alteration, and particularly without raising the Qualification of Electors:"

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

Todmorden:

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentlemen, Freeholders, Merchants, Manufacturers, Tradesmen and others of the Township of Todmorden, in the Parish of Rochdale, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "not to raise the Ten Pound Qualification, and to pass the Bill unmutilated and unimpaired:"

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

Morpeth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Morpeth and its Vicinity, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "not to raise the Amount of the Ten Pound Qualification to vote, for by so doing their Lordships would narrow the Parliamentary Suffrage all over the Country in a very material Degree, and thereby impair the Efficiency of the Bill by cutting off from all Share of Civil Liberty the whole of the active, industrious and intelligent Part of the Community who would, if the Suffrage remained to the Amount of Ten Pounds, have some Share in sending Members to Parliament; and of such vital Importance do the Petitioners conceive this Ten Pound Qualification to be, both towards preserving the Peace, and promoting the permanent Interests of the Nation, that the Petitioners would rather see their Lordships throw out the Reform Bill altogether, and trust to the general Operation of Events for giving the People of this Country a more extended Measure of Reform than is even now proposed, than to have the Qualification raised in the slightest Degree above Ten Pounds:"

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

Perth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Perth and its Vicinity, in Public Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same, with all possible Speed, complete and unmutilated in all its Parts, and more particularly in the disfranchising, enfranchising, and the Electors Ten Pound Qualification Clauses:"

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

Incorporations of Fleshers, Edinburgh;

Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Fleshers of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same without Mutilation, so as its Principles and Efficiency may be entirely preserved; and that this may be done as speedily as is consistent with a fair Consideration of this important Question, the protracted Settlement of which having been already productive of the most disastrous Consequences:"

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

and of Hammermen, Edinburgh:

Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Hammermen of the City of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal:

Dysart:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors, Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Dysart and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and severally praying, "That their Lordships may be pleased to pass the same into a Law with the least possible Delay, which the Petitioners are persuaded will unite all Ranks of the Community in maintaining and defending our glorious Constitution of King, Lords and Commons:"

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

Chamber of Commerce, Edinburgh:

Upon reading the Petition of the Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures of the City of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to give to the same their most favorable Consideration, and to pass it into a Law as speedily as possible, with its Principles uncompromised and its Efficiency unimpaired:"

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

Provost, &c. of Haddington:

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates and Councillors of the Royal Burgh of Haddington, under their Common Seal; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and also of the Bills for amending the Representation of the People in Scotland and Ireland, and praying their Lordships "gravely to consider the same, and to pass such Enactments as will promote and uphold the equitable Laws and venerable Establishments of the British Empire, and tranquillize and satisfy the just Expectations of the Country:"

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

Glasgow Reform Association:

Upon reading the Petition of the Glasgow Reform Association, 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 pass entire in all its essential Provisions this Bill, whose speedy Success is inseparably connected with the Peace, the Prosperity and the Happiness of the Nation:"

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

Stansfield:

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentlemen, Freeholders, Merchants, Manufacturers, Tradesmen and others, Inhabitants of the Township of Stansfield, in the Parish of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Langfield:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Merchants, Manufacturers, Tradesmen and others of the Township of Langfield, in the Parish of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and severally praying their Lordships "not to raise the Ten Pound Qualification, and to pass the Bill unmutilated and unimpaired:"

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

Auchinblae:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Auchinblae, County of Kincardine, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to preserve inviolate in Committee the Principles of the same, particularly the several disfranchising and enfranchising Clauses, together with the Ten Pound Qualification:"

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

Northern Political Union:

A Petition of the Council, Associates and Friends of the Northern Political Union was presented and read; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That the same may pass into a Law:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "Charles Attwood Chairman," who only has signed it.

Baker Incorporation, Perth.

A Petition of the Baker Incorporation of the City of Perth was presented and read; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to sanction the same in all its Principles, by passing it into a Law as soon as the Forms of this House will permit:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "Thomas Bruce Deacon," who only has signed it.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Reform (England) Bill, Petitions in favor of:

(Company of Merchants, Edinburgh:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh, incorporated by Royal Charter and Act of Parliament, under their Common Seal:

Biggar:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Biggar, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ld. Mayor, &c. of London:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of The Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales;" and severally praying their Lordships, "That the same may be passed into a Law:"

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

Inhabitants of Edinburgh:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Edinburgh and its Vicinity, in Public Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Incorporated Trades of Calton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporated Trades of Calton, under their Common Seal:

Ayr, &c:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Ayr, Newton, Wallacetown, Content, and the Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and severally praying their Lordships "to pass the same without any material Alteration, and particularly without raising the Qualification of Electors:"

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

Dalkeith:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Dalkeith and Places adjacent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same unmutilated into a Law:"

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

Symington:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Symington, Lanarkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same into Law without any Alterations that may impair its Efficacy, and render it less acceptable to the Community:"

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

Incorporations of Wrights, &c. Edinburgh:

Upon reading the Petition of the United Incorporations of Wrights, Masons, Coopers, Bowyers, Glaziers, Painters, Slaters and Plumbers of the City of Edinburgh, known by the Name of the United Incorporations of Mary's Chapel, under their Common Seal; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to reject any Change or Modification of the same, and to pass the same as framed by its wise and patriotic Authors, and approved of by the matured Opinion of a large and enlightened Majority of the Nation:"

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

Leith, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Leith, Musselburgh, Fisherrow and Portobello, in Public Meeting assembled; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That the same may pass into a Law unimpaired in its Principles or essential Details, with the least possible Delay:"

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

Elir:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Elir, in Fifeshire, in Public Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That the same may be speedily passed into a Law, without any material Change in any of its Clauses, more especially that which regards the Ten Pounds Qualification:"

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

Annan:

Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors, Burgesses and Inhabitants at large of the Royal Burgh of Annan, in Public Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same into a Law without Mutilation, and particularly without any Infringement of its disfranchising or enfranchising Clauses, or any Interference with the Qualifications of Electors as proposed by it, unless for the Purpose of lowering those Qualifications:"

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

St. Mawes.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants and Electors of the Borough of Saint Mawes, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to give their Sanction to that Part of the same which intends the Disfranchisement of this Borough altogether, in order that the Petitioners may be removed from the Temptation of giving their Votes contrary to their Conscience, the Effect of which is to bring down Ruin on their own Heads, and entail Misery on their Children and Families; and that their Lordships will therefore confer on this at present benighted Village the inestimable Boon of total Disfranchisement:"

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

Distillery Laws, Petition from Ross-shire against Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors, Commissioners of Supply, Justices of the Peace, and Tenantry of the County of Ross, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Distillery Laws, which have been found in Practice so efficient for the Ends they had in view, may not be altered as proposed, so that the Evils apprehended by the Petitioners as the Consequences of the contemplated Alteration may be avoided:"

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

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Provincial Synod of Ross, North Britain; praying their Lordships "not to sanction by their Authority the System of Education of the Poor of Ireland proposed by His Majesty's Government, in as much as it has not the Bible for its Foundation; and that their Lordships will be pleased to refuse their Sanction to any Proposal for a Parliamentary Grant of Money to Maynooth College, an Institution much calculated, in the Petitioners Opinion, to perpetuate that Ignorance which it is the Object of the whole Bible to dispel:"

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

Cheveley:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Cheveley, in the County of Cambridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to refuse their Sanction to every Plan proposed as a System of National Education for Ireland which is not founded on the entire Word of God, and which does not admit of the free and general Use of the Holy Scriptures amongst all Descriptions of His Majesty's faithful and loyal Subjects:"

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

Presbytery of Stirling:

Upon reading the Petition of The Reverend the Ministers and Elders of the Presbytery of Stirling, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Synod of Perth & Stirling:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Elders of The Very Reverend the Provincial Synod of Perth and Stirling, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to refuse their Legislative Sanction to the proposed Plan of Education for Ireland:"

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

Presbytery of Perth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Presbytery of Perth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to pass any Legislative Enactment that may require or sanction the Use of mutilated or imperfect Copies of the Sacred Scriptures in the Schools in Ireland:"

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

Tracton, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Union of Tracton and the Union of Nohoval and Kilmanogue, in the County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Brinny & Knockavilly:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Landholders and Inhabitants of the Parishes of Brinny and Knockavilly, in the County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

TempleMichael:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Landholders and Inhabitants of the Parish of Temple-Michael, in the County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "not to sanction the Adoption of the proposed Plan for Education of the Poor in Ireland; and that their Lordships will provide that all Grants of Public Money for National Education in Ireland be applied only in Support of those Schools where the free Use of the entire Word of God is admitted among all Denominations, or else that such Grants be withdrawn altogether:"

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

Rochford.

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrate, Minister, Churchwarden and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Rochford, in the County of Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to withdraw the Annual Grant to the College of Maynooth, and to permit the Education of their Irish Fellow Subjects to proceed on Scriptural Principles, as heretofore:"

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

Reform (England) Bill, Petition from York to continue it as the Place of Election.

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor and Commonalty of the City of York, under their Common Seal; 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, "That their Lordships will be pleased to continue York as the Place of Election for the North Riding and the Ainsty:"

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

Reform (England) Bill, Petition from Richmond to be selected as the Place of Election.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Borough of Richmond, in the North Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That if any Change be made in the Place of Election of Members for the said North Riding, the Town of Richmond may be selected as the Place for holding such Election:"

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

Tithes & Church Rates, (Ireland,) Petition from Nobber for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Nobber, County of Meath, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to relieve them altogether from the Payment of Tithes, not in Name alone, but in reality; and that they may be relieved from an Impost called Church Cess, which is yearly levied upon the Petitioners for the Support of a House of Worship in which, conscientiously, they cannot receive any Spiritual Comfort or Instruction; and that a Portion of the Church Property, of which the Protestant Hierarchy are the present Trustees, may be forthwith appropriated to the keeping in Repair their Churches, and in Support of their Religious Worship, the Remainder being quite sufficient for the decent Maintenance of the Number of Bishops and Secular Clergy necessary to administer to the Spiritual Wants of the Protestant Population of Ireland:"

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

Court of Exchequer Officers Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 Sir Giffin Wilson and Mr. Martin;

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

Gravesend Pier Bill, Petitions against, referred to the Com ee: (Watermen's Co:)

Upon reading the Petition of The Master, Wardens and Commonalty of the Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, under their Common Seal; 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, "That their Lordships will seriously consider the same, and afford such Protection to the Interests and Welfare of the poor Watermen of the River Thames as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Rotherhithe, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Ship Owners, Smack Owners, Barge Owners, and Masters of Barges and other Craft, and Pilots, resident at Rotherhithe, Deptford, Blackwall, Limehouse, Greenwich and the Pool, in the Counties of Middlesex and Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Barking:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Masters of Smacks and other Craft, resident in the Town of Barking, in the County of Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Northfleet, &c:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Barge Owners and Masters of Barges and other Craft, resident in the Towns of Northfleet, Grays, Greenhithe, Poorfleet and Erith, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Rochester:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Barge Masters and Owners of Barges and other Craft, resident in the City of Rochester, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Chatham,&c:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitant Rate Payers of Chatham, Brompton and Gillingham, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Rochester.

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Freemen and Rate Payers of the City of Rochester, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and severally praying their Lordships, "That the same may not pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Insolvent Debtors (Ireland) Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 the former Messengers;

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

Baillie v. Baillie et al. Appellant's Petition for Time for his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Baillie, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Thomas Baillie, and others, are Respondents; praying their Lordships "to be pleased to extend the Time for delivering the Prints of his Case for such Period as to their Lordships shall seem just:"

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

Lewis v. Colmer et al. Respondents Petitions for Time for their Cases, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of William Tobias Langdon, One of the Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Lewis is Appellant, and Robert Colmer, and others, are Respondents; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to grant to the Petitioner Six Weeks further Time to lay his printed Case on the Table of this House:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Sampson, One of the Respondents in the last-mentioned Cause; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to grant to the Petitioner Six Weeks further Time to lay his printed Case on the Table of this House:"

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

Reform (England) Bill, 2 Petitions of G.C. Rapier respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of George Christopher Rapier of High Heworth Hall, near Gateshead; 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 take into Consideration the Schedule to the said Petition annexed, in which the Petitioner illustrates the relative Importance of the One hundred and ten Boroughs of which the future Representation in Parliament is brought into Question by the said Bill:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of George Christopher Rapier of High Heworth Hall, near Gateshead; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That when they enter into Committee on the same, they will allow due Force to the Petitioner's Labour in determining the relative Importance of Boroughs:"

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

Reform (England) Bill, Petition from Minehead to continue to return a Member.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Minehead, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to place the Borough of Minehead in Schedule B. of the said Bill, adding to the present Borough all or such Parts of the adjoining Parishes as their Lordships may deem expedient:"

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

Reform (England) Bill, Petitions from Great Grimsby to continue to return Two Members.

Upon reading the Petition of the Free Burgesses of the Borough of Great Grimsby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to allow them to retain the Privilege of returning Two Representatives to the House of Commons, in common with those Boroughs which are invested with great Commercial Interests; but when the Census of 1831, by which the Borough contains Four thousand two hundred and twenty-five Inhabitants, is also taken into Consideration, the Petitioners feel a Confidence in the Justice of their Lordships, that the Borough of Grimsby will not be deprived of One of its Representatives, whilst other Boroughs with a less Number of Inhabitants will be suffered to return Two:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Wives and Daughters of the Freemen of the Borough of Great Grimsby, in the County of Lincoln, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That their Lordships will exert that Influence which they enjoy through the Privileges conferred upon them by our most excellent Constitution, in the Preservation of the Right of returning Two Members to Parliament, which the Petitioners have so long enjoyed by the Custom of their Borough, and which they have never abused:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petition of Trustees of Tuam Free Schools in favor of proposed Plan.

Upon reading the Petition of the Trustees and Members of the Managing Committee of the Tuam Male and Female Free Schools, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That all Parliamentary Grants for the Education of the Poor in Ireland, and such other Public Funds as are applicable to that Purpose, be placed solely at the Disposal of the new Board of Education, which is alone entitled to the Confidence of the Legislature, as the Persons best calculated to found a System of National Education for Ireland:"

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

West India Colonies, Petitions from Dingwall & Elgin for Protection to.

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Dingwall, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to grant such Relief to the British West India Colonies, in their present deplorable Situation, as their Lordships may deem it expedient to grant:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors, Clergy, Merchants, Tradesmen, Agriculturists and others of the Town and County of Elgin, in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to consider the Importance of the West India Colonies to the Manufacturing and Shipping Interests of the Kingdom, as well as to the Revenue, the Naval Power and the general Prosperity of the Empire, and to adopt such Measures for the Relief of the suffering Colonists, as to their Lordships may seem fit:"

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

Newdegate et al. v. Newdigate, Appellants Petition for Time for their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Newdigate Newdegate, and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Francis Newdigate is Respondent; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to grant to the Petitioners Three Weeks Time, from Monday the 7th of May, to deliver the Print of their Case for the Purpose of the same being laid upon the Table of this House:"

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

Navy Civil Departments Bill.

Ordered, That 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," be read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Gravesend Pier Bill, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That James Phillips, Samuel Barber and William Creed do attend this House To-morrow, to be sworn, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the Committee to whom 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," stands committed.

Reform (England) Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

It was moved, "That the House do now resolve itself into a Committee upon the said Bill."

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:

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Thursday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Summons of the Lords, Order for, discharged.

It was moved, "That the Order made on the 17th of April last, "That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on the Second Day after the Recess at Easter," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Thursday next.

Tithes (Ireland) Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to facilitate the Recovery of Tithes in certain Cases in Ireland, and for Relief of the Clergy of the Established Church."

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.

Friendly Societies Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act of the Tenth Year of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, by extending the Time within which pre-existing Societies must conform to the Provisions of that Act."

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.

Barbadoes, &c. Provisions Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to allow the Importation of Lumber, and of Fish and Provisions, Duty-free, into the Islands of Barbadoes, Saint Vincent and Saint Lucia; and to indemnify the Governors and others of those Islands for having permitted the Importation of those Articles Dutyfree."

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.

Lunatics Commissions Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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.

Adjourn.

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