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House of Lords Journal Volume 64: 11 May 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 Veneris, 11° Maii 1832.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Dux Sussex.
Dux Gloucester.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham & Vaux; Cancellarius.
Archiep. Armacan.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Kilmoren.
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Ds. Wellesley, Senescallus.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. De Ros.
Ds. Willoughby de Eresby.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Berners.
Ds. Howard of Effingham.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Dormer.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Stafford.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Tyrone.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
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. Bolton.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Dufferin & Claneboye.
Ds. Dunalley.
Ds. Loftus.
Ds. Alvanley.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Barham.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Ponsonby of Imokilly.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Hopetoun & Niddry.
Ds. Lynedoch.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Ker.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Maryborough.
Ds. Oriel.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Cowley.
Ds. Stuart de Rothesay.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wallace.
Ds. Wynford.
Ds. Sefton.
Ds. Clements.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Kenlis.
Ds. Chaworth.
Ds. Howden.
Ds. Panmure.
Ds. Oakley.
Ds. Poltimore.
Ds. Mostyn.
Ds. Segrave.
Ds. Templemore.
Ds. Dinorben.
Ds. Cloncurry.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Ds. Durham, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wellington.
March. Queensberry.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Thomond.
March. Camden.
March. Cholmondeley.
March. Ailesbury.
March. Bristol.
March. Cleveland.
March. Westminster.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Morton.
Comes Leven & Melville.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Digby.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Mayo.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Powis.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Manvers.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Harrowby.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Harewood.
Comes Minto.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes St. Germans.
Comes Morley.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Howe.
Comes Stradbroke.
Comes Vane.
Comes Cawdor.
Comes Munster.
Comes Camperdown.
Vicecom. Hereford.
Vicecom. Falkland.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Leinster.
Vicecom. Maynard.
Vicecom. Hood.
Vicecom. Sidmouth.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Gort.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Combermere.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Berners takes his Seat.

The House being informed, "That The Lord Berners was attending with his Writ of Summons to Parliament;"

The Lord Chancellor explained to the House his Lordship's Descent, and that he was the eldest Co-heir of the ancient Barony of Berners.

The Lord Berners was called in; and having presented his Writ of Summons to The Lord Chancellor, the same was read by the Clerk as follows; (vizt.)

"William the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith; To Our right trusty and wellbeloved Robert Wilson de Berners, Chevalier, Greeting: Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in nowise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs."

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Seventh Day of May, in the Second Year of Our Reign.

"Bathurst."

Which done,

The Lord Berners took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and then took his Place on the Barons Bench, next below The Lord Stourton.

E. of Thanet takes his Seat.

This Day Henry Earl of Thanet sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Brother Charles Earl of Thanet; his Lordship having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Com ee on West India Colonies, D. of Manchester sworn to give Evidence.

The Duke of Manchester was sworn, at the Table, by The Lord Chancellor, in order to give Evidence before the Select Committee on the State of the West India Colonies.

Fletcher's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to vest 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."

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 23d 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.

Shankill Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from Shankill, in the County of Kilkenny, to the City of Waterford."

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 Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Hartlepool Docks & Railway Bill read 2 a, & committed:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining Wet Docks in the Port of Hartlepool, and a Railway from the said Docks into the Township of Moorsley, with other Branches therefrom, all in the County of Durham."

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 Friday next, at One o'Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Petition against it, referred to the Com ee:

Upon reading the Petition of William Grey of Stockton, in the County of Durham, and also of Crimdon House, in the said County, Esquire, and Dorothea Scurfield of Norton, in the same County, Widow, Owners of Estates upon the Line of the proposed Railway therein mentioned, and through which Estates such Railway is intended to be carried; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That the same may not pass into a Law, but that they may be heard by their Counsel, Agents and Witnesses against such Parts of the said Bill as may affect them:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the last-mentioned 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.

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.

Petition in favor of it, referred to the Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants and Owners of Property in Hartlepool, in the County of Durham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and also of another Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act of King George the Third, for improving the Pier and Port of Hartlepool, in the County of Durham;" and praying their Lordships, "That the said Bills may pass into Laws:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining Wet Docks in the Port of Hartlepool, and a Railway from the said Docks into the Township of Moorsley, with certain Branches therefrom, all in the County of Durham," stands committed.

Marqs of Waterford's Claim to vote for Peers for Ireland.

Upon reading the Petition of The Most Honorable Henry de la Poer Marquess of Waterford, of that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland; setting forth, "That on the 23d Day of May 1826 their Lordships were pleased to resolve and adjudge, that Henry late Marquess of Waterford, the Father of the Petitioner, had made out his Claim to be admitted, as a Temporal Peer of Ireland, to vote at the Election of Lords Temporal to represent the Peerage of Ireland in the Parliament of the United Kingdom: That the said Henry late Marquess of Waterford was married to Lady Susannah Hussey Carpenter, and had Issue of such Marriage George de la Poer William Henry Earl of Tyrone, his eldest Son, who was born in the Month of January 1810, and the Petitioner, who was born on the 26th Day of April 1811: That the said George de la Poer William Henry Earl of Tyrone, the eldest Son of the said late Marquess, died in the Month of July 1824, without Issue, and upon his Decease the Petitioner became the eldest Son of the said Marquess: That the said Henry late Marquess of Waterford died on the 16th Day of July 1826, and upon his Decease the Petitioner, as the eldest surviving Son and Heir of the said late Marquess, became Marquess of Waterford, and claims a Right to vote at the Elections of Peers of Ireland to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom; and therefore prays, That his said Right may be admitted by their Lordships:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider and report.

Murray's Estate Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

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

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

Baillie v. Grant, Judges to attend.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Alexander Baillie is Appellant, and Miss Margaret Grant is Respondent, be further heard by One Counsel of a Side, at the Bar, on Monday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Nicol v. Sir R. W. Vaughan et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein William Nicol is Appellant, and Sir Robert Williams Vaughan, and others, are Respondents, be further heard by Counsel at the Bar on Monday next.

Vinehall Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Vinehall to Cripps's Corner, and from thence to Staplecross, and from Cripps's Corner to Taylor's Corner, in the County of Sussex, and a Piece of Road communicating therewith," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Upton Town Hall, & c. Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed.

The King's Answer to Address.

The Earl of Shaftesbury (in the Absence of the Lords with White Staves) reported, "That they had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Address of Wednesday last; and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously, and to say, He would give Directions accordingly."

Com ee on West India Colonies, Witnesses to attend:

Ordered, That Henry John Hinchliffe Esquire, Admiral Sir Charles Rowley, Sir John Keane and Edmund Reynolds Fayerman do attend this House on Monday next, to be sworn, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the Select Committee on the State of the West India Colonies.

Message to H.C. for Mr. Burge to attend the Com ee.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to request that they will give Leave to William Burge Esquire, a Member of that House, to attend their Lordships, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Select Committee appointed by this House to enquire into the State of the West India Colonies.

7th Report from Appeal Com ee.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Parties Cases, now depending in this House upon Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House; and of other Matters relating thereto; and to report to the House; and to whom were referred certain Petitions in the following Causes; Phipps against Ackers; Ackers against Phipps; Baillie against Baillie; Lewis against Colmer and others; Newdigate against Newdigate; Campbell against Graham; and Turnley against Watson; "That the Committee had met, and considered the Appellant's Petition in the Cause Phipps against Ackers, praying their Lordships that Leave may be given her to deliver in her printed Cases, and that her Appeal may be restored; and had heard the Petitioner's Agent thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the said Appeal may be restored, and that the Petitioner may be allowed now to deliver in her printed Cases: That the Committee had also considered the Respondent's Petition in the said Cause, praying their Lordships for Leave to deliver in his printed Cases nunc pro tunc; and had heard the Petitioner's Agent thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioner may be allowed now to deliver in his printed Cases: That the Committee had also considered the Respondent's Petition in the Cause Ackers against Phipps, praying their Lordships for Leave now to deliver in her printed Cases; and had heard the Petitioner's Agent thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioner may be allowed now to deliver in her printed Cases: That the Committee had also considered the Appellant's Petition in the Cause Baillie against Baillie, praying their Lordships to extend the Time for delivering the Prints of his Case for such Period as to their Lordships shall seem just; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioner may be allowed a Week's further Time to deliver in his printed Cases: That the Committee had also considered the Petition of Thomas Sampson, One of the Respondents in the Cause Lewis against Colmer and others, and the Petition of William Tobias Langdon, another of the said Respondents, severally praying their Lordships for Six Weeks further Time to deliver in their printed Cases; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioners may respectively be allowed Three Weeks further Time to deliver in their printed Cases: That the Committee had also considered the Appellant's Petition in the Cause Newdigate against Newdigate, praying their Lordships for Three Weeks Time from the 7th Day of this instant May to deliver in his printed Cases; and had heard the Respondent's Agent thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioner may be allowed Three Weeks Time to deliver in his printed Cases: That the Committee had also considered the Respondent's Petition in the Cause Campbell and another against Graham, praying their Lordships for a Week's further Time to deliver in his printed Cases; and had heard the Respondent's Agent thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioner may be allowed a Week's further Time to deliver in his printed Cases: And that the Committee had also considered the Appellant's Petition in the Cause Turnley against Watson and others, praying their Lordships to order that this Appeal may be restored to the Position wherein it stood at the Time of its Dismissal; and had heard the Respondents Agent thereon, who stated, that he did not object to the Petition of Appeal being restored, as prayed, provided the Appellant be ordered to pay to the Respondents the Costs sustained by the Respondents by reason of the Appellant not having given fitting Security by Recognizance, as required by the Standing Order; he then referred to the Recommendation made from this Committee to the House on the 17th of April last, which was confirmed by the House, vizt. that, under the Circumstances of the Case in this Matter, the Appellant should be allowed to enter into the said Recognizance in Scotland; and further stated, that in Consideration of the said Appellant being a married Woman, and of the other special Circumstances of this Case, he would submit to the Committee, that the better Course would be for the Appellant to be allowed to prosecute her Appeal without entering into the usual Recognizance; and the Committee are of Opinion, That, upon the Appellant paying to the Respondents the Amount of the Costs sustained by the Respondents by reason of the said Matter of the Recognizance, the said Appeal should be restored to the List of Appeals, as prayed, and the Appellant's printed Cases received; and that, under the special Circumstances of this Case, the said Order of the 17th of April last should be discharged, and the said Appellant allowed to prosecute her said Appeal without entering into the usual Recognizance."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House; and Ordered accordingly.

Reform (England) Bill, Petitions in favor of:

(Tarbolton:) Kelso:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Tarbolton, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

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

Stonehaven:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Stonehaven and its Vicinity, in the Kingdom of Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Auchterarder:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Feuars, Householders and Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Auchterarder, Perthshire, North Britain, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Incorporated Trades, Arbroath:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Seven Incorporated Trades of the Royal Burgh of Arbroath, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Political Union, Fouchie:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Political Union, and others, in the Village of Fouchie, Parish of Falkland, County of Fife, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Linlithgow:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates and Council of the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, in Scotland, under their Common Seal:

Incorporation of Maltmen, Leith:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Maltmen of Leith, under their Common Seal:

Convenery of Trades, Edinburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Convenery of the Trades of the City of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal:

Berwick:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Berwick upon Tweed, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Whithorn:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Town Council, Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Whithorn, in Town Hall assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Sheffield:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Sheffield, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Incorporated Tailors, Edinburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporated Tailors in the City of Edinburgh, under their Common Seal:

Denny:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Denny and Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Shepton-Mallet:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Shepton-Mallet and its Vicinity, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Selkirk:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Selkirk and its Vicinity, in Public Meeting assembled, 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 without Alteration:"

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

Aberdeen:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses, Heritors, Householders and Inhabitants of the City of Aberdeen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "by agreeing to all the essential Details in the same, and by speedily passing it into a Law, to reconcile all Classes of the Community, promote the Peace and Prosperity of the Empire, and secure to their Lordships the Gratitude of a free People:"

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

Langholm:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Langholm, in the County of Dumfries, North Britain, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same without any Limitation of the proposed Franchise, or Alteration of its Principles:"

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

Inhabitants of Hawick:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the Town of Hawick and Neighbourhood, in the County of Roxburgh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That they will pass the same with its disfranchising, enfranchising and Ten Pounds Qualification Clauses unimpaired, and thereby entitle their Lordships to the Gratitude and firm Attachment of their Country:"

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

Magistrates, &c. of Hawick:

Upon reading the Petition of The Magistrates and Town Council of the Burgh of Hawick, North Britain, convened in Council, under their Common Seal; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That their Lordships may avoid the awful Responsibility that would attach to their Rejection of the same; and that their Lordships, as the Hereditary Guardians of the Crown, as the Constitutional Protectors of Public Freedom, and as the high Conservators of the Peace and Prosperity of the Nation, will be pleased, without unnecessary Delay, and without Mutilation of its leading Principles, to pass the said Bill:"

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

Kirkaldy:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Kirkaldy and Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Mussleburgh:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Councillors, Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Burgh of Mussleburgh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Strathmiglo:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Strathmiglo, Fifeshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Carnwath:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Landholders, Farmers, Feuars, Merchants, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of Carnwath and Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and severally praying their Lordships "to pass the same, unmutilated, into a Law, and particularly to preserve the Ten Pounds Qualification of Voters:"

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

Cupar:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Cupar, Fife, and the Vicinity thereof, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That, in the Progress of the same through this House, they will scrupulously maintain in their full Integrity and Potency the whole of its disfranchising and enfranchising Provisions, and will, above all, make no Increase in the Ten Pounds Qualification:"

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

Citizens of Brechin:

Upon reading the Petition of the Citizens, Burgesses and Inhabitants of the City of Brechin, in Scotland, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Incorporation of Brechin:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of Guildry in the City of Brechin, in Scotland, under their Common Seal; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and severally praying their Lordships "to pass the same into a Law with all possible Speed, and without making any Alteration in its Provisions which may impair the Efficiency or lessen the Extent of the Reform thereby proposed to be granted in the Representation of the People in the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

Auchtermuchty:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Auchtermuchty, including the Village of Dunshalt, in Public Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "to pass the same without any Modifications which may impair its Principles or Efficiency, and in particular that the Qualification of Electors may not be raised above Ten Pounds:"

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

Laurencekirk:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and other Inhabitants of Laurencekirk and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass this great healing National Measure with all convenient Speed, and so prevent any Calamity that might arise from its Rejection or Mutilation:"

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

Leslie:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Leslie, Fifeshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That the same, brought forward and approved of by the highest Authorities in the State, and responded to by the all but unanimous Acclamations of a loyal People, may receive the final Approbation of this House, unmutilated, especially in those important Clauses which regard the Excision of corrupt Influence in the Representation, and the Extension of the Elective Franchise:"

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

Pitlessie:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Village of Pitlessie, in the Parish of Cults and County of Fife, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That their Lordships will (considering the present Exigency) allow the Bill to pass without any Modification that may render it less efficient, as on-its speedy Settlement depend the future Peace and Prosperity of these Kingdoms:"

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

Balmerino:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Balmerino and Neighbourhood, County of Fife, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same entire, and with as little Delay as the Exigency of the Case and the distressed State of the British Empire may appear to their Lordships to demand:"

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

Dundee:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Royal Borough of Dundee, under the Common Seal of the Burgh; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same without any Alteration which will increase the Number of small, decayed, rotten or Nomination Boroughs to be entitled to send One Member to Parliament, or the Number of comparatively decayed or small Boroughs to be entitled to return Two Members, or which will lessen the Number of Electors under the said Bill, or otherwise injure or impair the Right or Power of the People to send Members freely chosen to represent them in Parliament:"

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

Guildry Incorporation of Perth:

A Petition of the Guildry Incorporation of the City of Perth, North Britain, was presented and read; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same uninjured in any of its leading Principles or Provisions:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "R. Mathews, Dean of Guild," who only has signed it.

Haddington:

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Haddington and its Vicinity, in a General Meeting assembled, was presented and read; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same without Delay, and without impairing its Efficiency, particularly as regards the Qualification of Voters fixed by the Bill:"

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

Political Union, Leslie:

A Petition of the Members of the Political Union of Leslie, County of Fife, was presented and read; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same entire in all its Principles, and unmutilated in its material Details, with the least possible Delay:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "James Jollie President," and "William Ferguson Secretary," who only have signed it.

Linlithgow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same with the least possible Delay, and without Curtailment of any of its efficient Clauses, as the Petitioners feel convinced that any less extended Measure of Reform can never satisfy the People of this oppressed and overburdened Country, nor be effectual in redressing those Grievances of which they so justly complain:"

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

Bathgate:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Town Council and Inhabitants of the Burgh of Bathgate and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "by passing the same with the least possible Delay, and without Diminution of its Efficiency, to meet the anxious Wishes of a loyal but over-burdened People:"

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

Cambridge:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Cambridge, in the County of Cambridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That their Lordships will accede to the reiterated Prayers of an united People, and that they will be pleased to pass the said Bill without any Mutilation of the Schedules of Disfranchisement and Enfranchisement, without any Increase in the Ten Pounds Qualification, and without any Alteration which can in anywise affect the Principle or diminish the Efficiency of the Bill:"

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

Huddersfield:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Huddersfield, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "as they value the Peace and Happiness of the Community, to pass the same, unimpaired, as speedily as the Forms of this House will allow:"

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

Stanley:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Village of Stanley, in the County of Perth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same with all convenient Speed, and without altering what the Petitioners reckon its essential Parts, vizt. the disfranchising, enfranchising, and Ten Pounds Qualification:"

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

Nairn:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Nairn and Vicinity, convened in Public Meeting, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same without Delay, and thereby save this great Country from impending Anarchy and Revolution:"

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

Political Union, Kilmaurs:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Political Union for the Burgh of Kilmaurs and surrounding Country, in Public Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same in all its Fulness and Efficiency, and with as much Dispatch as is consistent with a fair and dispassionate Consideration:"

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

Derby:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased with all possible Dispatch to pass this most important Bill, without Mutilation or Sacrifice of its essential Principles, amongst which the Petitioners have no Hesitation to include the Ten Pound Qualification and the Right of returning Members conceded to the proposed Metropolitan Districts:"

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

Wright Incorporation, Perth:

A Petition of the Wright Incorporation of Perth was presented and read; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to approve of and give their Sanction to the same:"

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

Glasgow Political Union:

Upon reading the Petition of the Office Bearers and Members of the Glasgow Political Union, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "by speedily passing the same, without Mutilation or Alteration, into a Law, to terminate the present agitating and ruinous Uncertainty:"

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

Incorporated Trades, Lanark:

Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporated Trades in the Royal Burgh of Lanark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "speedily to pass the same, as it came from the Hands of the Commons, without the slightest Deduction from its Fullness and Efficiency, and particularly without any Alteration of the Ten Pounds as the Qualification of Electors:"

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

Lanark, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Lanark, New Lanark, and Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "with all possible Speed to pass the same as sent from the Commons House of Parliament, without any Alteration that can impair it in its Principles or Efficiency, and in particular without raising the Ten Pound Qualification; and thus consolidate our social Institutions upon Constitutional Principles, restore Public Confidence, reanimate the languishing Trade, and secure the Peace and Prosperity of this great Nation:"

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

Banks of the Leven:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants on the Banks of the Leven, Dumbartonshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same into a Law as it came from the Hands of the Commons, without any Deduction from its Fullness and Efficiency, and particularly without making any Change in the Ten Pounds Qualification, that thus the Mind of the general Community may be tranquillized, and Society once more return to its wonted and happy Equilibrium, and join in one universal Feeling of Gratitude to all Branches of the Legislature:"

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

Dudley:

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Dudley, agreed to at a Public Meeting, was presented and read; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That their Lordships will, with a view of healing the Public Animosities, and reconciling the Feelings and Interests of all Classes of His Majesty's Subjects, be pleased to pass the said Bill into a Law with as little Delay as possible, wholly and entirely unmutilated and unimpaired; and thus, by the Restoration of rational Liberty, ensure the Return of Peace, Happiness and Contentment to the English People:"

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

Stirling.

A Petition of the Dean of Guild and Incorporation of Guildry of Stirling, convened in Public Meeting, was presented and read; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same, without Delay, as sent to them from the other House of Parliament:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "William Robertson, Dean of Guild," who only has signed it.

Education (Ireland,) Petition from Counties of Flint & Denbigh against proposed Plan.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Counties of Flint and Denbigh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to refuse their Sanction to any Plan for the Support of a National System of Education in Ireland, unless the Instruction thereby offered be founded on the entire Word of God:"

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

Gravesend Pier Bill, Message to H.C. for Members to attend Com ee.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to request that they will give Leave to The Right Honorable Sir James Graham Baronet, The Right Honorable Sir George Cockburn, Sir Thomas Byam Martin and John Mills Esquire, Members of that House, to attend their Lordships, 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.

St. Leonard's Improvement Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better paving, lighting, watching and otherwise improving the Town of Saint Leonard, in the County of Sussex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Carnarvonshire, &c. Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Conway to Pwllheli, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Carnarvon and Denbigh;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Poor Allotment Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize (in Parishes inclosed under any Act of Parliament) the letting of the Poor Allotments in small Portions to industrious Cottagers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Coin Laws Consolidation Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws against Offences relating to the Coin;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Reform (England) Bill, Petition from Llanfair to return One Member in Conjuction with other Towns.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants being Occupiers within the Town of Llanfair, in the County of Montgomery, 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 praying their Lordships, That the Inhabitants of their Town, including such Part of the adjoining Country as to their Lordships shall appear to be proper, may be included in the said Bill for returning in Conjunction with the Six other Towns named in the Bill One Representative to the House of Commons:"

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

Reform (England) Bill, Petition from Morpeth to continue to elect Two Members.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Morpeth, in the County of Northumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "to make such Alterations in the same as may permit the Petitioners to continue as heretofore to elect Two Burgesses to represent them in Parliament:"

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

Reform (England) Bill, Petition from Thirsk that the Town may be the Place of Election.

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Freeholders and other Inhabitants in the Township and immediate Neighbourhood of Thirsk, 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 the Election of the Two Representatives for the said North Riding may in the said Bill, should it pass into a Law, be so made as to take place at the Town of Thirsk, in the same Riding:"

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

Five Oaks Road Bill reported:

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, 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," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Order for 3 a.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Monday next.

Tithes & Church Rates, (Ireland,) Petitions from Prosperous, &c. & Ardkeen, for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Landholders of the United Parishes of Prosperous and Caragh, County of Kildare, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a prompt and 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 Ardkeen, in the County of Down, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to repeal the Law by which the Inhabitants of Ireland are compelled to pay Tithes and Church Rates; and that their Lordships will resume the Church Lands, and dispose of them for Objects common to all the Inhabitants of this Realm:"

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

Leave to Mr. Burge to attend the Com ee on West India Colonies:

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons this Day, to request that they would give Leave to William Burge Esquire, a Member of that House, to attend their Lordships, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Select Committee appointed to enquire into the State of the West India Colonies, being returned; acquainted the House, "That the Commons do give Leave to William Burge Esquire to attend their Lordships, as desired."

Commons Answer to Message.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons this Day, to request that they would give Leave to The Right Honorable Sir James Graham Baronet, The Right Honorable Sir George Cockburn, Sir Thomas Byam Martin and John Mills Esquire, Members of that House, to attend their Lordships, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the Committee to whom the Gravesend Pier Bill stands committed, acquainted the House, "That the Commons return for Answer, That they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarious declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum quartum diem instantis Maii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.