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House of Lords Journal Volume 64: 14 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 Lunæ, 14° Maii 1832.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Sussex.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Brougham & Vaux, Cancellarius.
Archiep. Armacan.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
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Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Berners.
Ds. Howard of Effingham.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Dormer.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Stafford.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Saltoun.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Yarborough.
Ds. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
Ds. Bayning.
Ds. Ribblesdale.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Dunalley.
Ds. Alvanley.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Barham.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Hopetoun & Niddry.
Ds. Lynedoch.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Dalhousie.
Ds. Ker.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Delamere.
Ds. Forester.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wigan.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wallace.
Ds. Wynford.
Ds. Fingall.
Ds. Sefton.
Ds. Clements.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Kenlis.
Ds. Howden.
Ds. Panmure.
Ds. Oakley.
Ds. Poltimore.
Ds. Mostyn.
Ds. Templemore.
Ds. Dinorben.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Ds. Durham, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Devonshire, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Rutland.
March. Queensberry.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bath.
March. Bute.
March. Thomond.
March. Camden.
March. Cholmondeley.
March. Hastings.
March. Bristol.
March. Cleveland.
March. Westminster.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford & Warrington.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Home.
Comes Leven & Melville.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Digby.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Craven.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Harrowby.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Minto.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes Morley.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Howe.
Comes Cawdor.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Camperdown.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Strathallan.
Vicecom. Leinster.
Vicecom. Doneraile.
Vicecom. Sidmouth.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Gort.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Combermere.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Wellesley, Senescallus.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.

PRAYERS.

Baillie v. Grant:

The Order of the Day being read for further hearing the Cause, by One Counsel of a Side, wherein Alexander Baillie is Appellant, and Miss Margaret Grant is Respondent; and for the Judges to attend;

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And the Appellant's and Respondent's Counsel being fully heard;

As also the Appellant's Counsel by way of Reply;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Question put to the Judges.

Proposed, "That the following Question of Law be put to the Judges; (vizt.)

"A. not a Trader, becomes indebted to B. to the Amount of £100. A. afterwards becomes a Trader, and ceases to be a Trader, never having paid his Debt to B. After ceasing to be a Trader he commits an Act of Bankruptcy. Can B. support a Commission against him upon his Debt, and that Act of Bankruptcy?"

The same was agreed to; and the said Question was accordingly put to the Judges:

And the Judges desiring Time to consider the said Question;

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off sine Die.

Marqs of Waterford's Claim, Abp. of Armagh sworn on.

The Lord Archbishop of Armagh was sworn, at the Table, by The Lord Chancellor, in order to give Evidence before the Committee for Privileges to whom the Petition of Henry de la Poer Marquess of Waterford, of that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, praying, "That his Right to vote at the Election of Peers of Ireland to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom may be admitted by their Lordships," stands referred.

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

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein William Nicol is Appellant, and Sir Robert Williams Vaughan Baronet, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off sine Die.

Mackenzie v. Rose:

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into further Consideration the Cause wherein Murdo Mackenzie Esquire is Appellant, and Hugh Rose Esquire is Respondent:

And Consideration being had thereof;

The following Order and Judgment was made:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday the 5th as on Monday the 12th Day of March last, upon the Petition and Appeal of Murdo Mackenzie of Ardross, in the County of Ross, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Second Division, of the 26th of May 1830, excepting in so far as it "finds that the Pursuer and Suspender has produced a sufficient Title to the Property of the Fishing of Salmon in the River Shinn, including the Lenn thereof generally, as in a Question with the Defender and Respondent;" and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, so far as complained of, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Hugh Rose Esquire, of Glastullich, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had this Day of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor Affirmed.

It is Ordered, and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House, and that the Interlocutor therein complained of, be, and the same is hereby Affirmed.

Reform (England) Bill, Com ee deferred:

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again 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;

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

Petitions in favor of the Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Clifton Dartmouth Hardness, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

(Dartmouth:) Ilfracombe:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Ilfracombe, in the County of Devon, in Public Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Frodsham:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Land Owners, Proprietors and other Occupiers of Property, being Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Frodsham, in the County of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Burntisland:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Burntisland, in Public Meeting assembled, under the Seal of the Burgh; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, 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.

Barnstaple:

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough and Parish of Barnstaple, in the County of Devon, and its Vicinity, in Public Meeting assembled, was presented and read; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same in an unimpaired and efficient State, and with as little Delay as possible:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "Jn° May Chairman," who only has signed it.

Kilsyth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Burgh of Kilsyth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass without Delay, without Mutilation and unaltered, the great and leading Measures proposed by said Bill; vizt. the disfranchising of the decayed and rotten Burghs, and the enfranchising of large and opulent Cities and Towns; and finally to pass unimpaired the Ten Pound Qualification as laid down in the said Bill:"

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

Dunse:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Dunse, in the County of Berwick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same as sent up to this House by so large a Majority of the House of Commons, and thus realize the just Expectations of the People:"

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

Bury St. Edmunds.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Bury Saint Edmunds, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to pass the same without Delay and without Mutilation, particularly as it regards the Ten Pound Qualification:"

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

Reform (Scotland) Bill, Petition of Freeholders, &c. of Scotland for Compensation for Loss of Rights.

Upon reading the Petition of the Vassals of the Crown, Freeholders of Scotland, entitled in virtue of their Rights and Superiority to elect Commissioners for Shires and Stewartries, and of others possessing Rights of Superiority, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill for amending the Representation of the People in Scotland, and praying their Lordships "to enquire into the Nature and Constitution of their Rights, to receive Evidence of the Facts, and to hear the Petitioners thereon, by Counsel; and to give the Petitioners Compensation for the great and serious Loss of Property which they must sustain if the said Bill should pass into a Law:"

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

Reform (Scotland) Bill, Petition from County of Elgin not to be united to Nairn in the Elective Franchise.

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Heritors, Commissioners of Supply, and Justices of the Peace of the County of Elgin, in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to take such Measures as will prevent the County of Nairn from being united to that of Elgin in the Exercise of the Elective Franchise:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petitions in favor of proposed Plan: (Belfast:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Belfast Reform Society, and the other Inhabitants of Belfast, in the County of Antrim, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will pay no Attention to the partial Clamour that has been raised against the proposed System of National Education for Ireland, but that they will promote the permanent Establishment of that Plan, with such Changes, should Experience prove their Necessity, as may tend effectually to provide for all Denominations in Ireland the Means of a general Literary and Moral Education, calculated to include all Sects and Denominations, without interfering with the Religious Opinions of any:"

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

Magistrates, &c. of Cupar:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Cupar, Fife, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to pass a Law by which the proposed System of Education for Ireland may be fully and promptly brought into Operation:"

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

Dissenting Ministers, London & Westminster:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the General Body of Protestant Dissenting Ministers of the Three Denominations residing in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give their Sanction and Support for carrying into Effect the Measure devised by His Majesty's Government for the Education of the Poor of Ireland:"

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

Stratford-upon-Avon:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Stratford-upon-Avon and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to support the Plan of His Majesty's Government on the very momentous Subject of Education in Ireland, so far as their Lordships shall think right:"

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

Honiton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Honiton, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Measure introduced by His Majesty's Ministers for the Improvement and Extension of Education in Ireland may pass into a Law, from a deep Conviction that it will tend to heal the Divisions and Distractions still unhappily existing between Catholics and Protestants, to increase the general Knowledge of Scriptural Facts and Duties, and to promote that Brotherly Kindness and Christian Charity which can best secure Peace and Harmony to the Community, advance the Prosperity and Happiness of the Sister Island, and the Honor and Stability of the British Throne:"

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

Dissenting Ministers, County of Worcester:

Upon reading the Petition of the Dissenting Ministers of the Congregational or Independent Denomination in the County of Worcester and some Places adjacent, agreed to at a Meeting of Ministers and Delegates of Congregations held at Kidderminster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the System of Education proposed by His Majesty's Government for the Population of Ireland may be allowed a fair Trial, and that 'till the Results of such Trial shall be ascertained it may receive the Support of this House:"

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

Wethersfield.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Wethersfield, in the County of Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will carry into full and permanent Effect the Plan of Education for the People of Ireland originated on the Part of His Majesty's Government, an Object so conducive to the Welfare of Ireland, the Progression of Truth, the Extension of Christianity, and the Stability of the Throne:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petitions against proposed Plan: (Drumgooland:)

A Petition of the Minister, Churchwardens and of nearly Five hundred of the Protestant Inhabitants of the Parish of Drumgooland, Diocese of Dromore, County of Down, Ireland, was presented and read; praying their Lordships "not to consent to any Interference with, or to any Endeavours to substitute any Extracts for the whole of the Sacred Scriptures, as proposed in the System of the Education of the Poor of Ireland sanctioned by His Majesty's Ministers:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "John Dubourdieu Minister" and "John Steel and James Morrison Churchwardens," who only have signed it.

Clonakilty:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Clonakilty, in the County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ross-Carbery:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Ross-Carbery, in the County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Innishannon:

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

Dunmanway:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Dunmanway, in the County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "not to sanction the Adoption of the System of Education of the Poor of Ireland proposed by His Majesty's Ministers; 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.

Brighthelmston:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants and Visitors of the Town of Brighthelmston, in the County of Sussex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That either no Grant of Public Money be made for the Purpose of the Education of the Irish Poor, leaving that Education altogether to the Exertions of private Benevolence, or that, if made, it be made on the Principles of Protestant Christianity, and in Recognition of the Bible, and Bible only, as the Standard of Truth:"

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

Archdeacon & Clergy of Raphoe:

Upon reading the Petition of the Archdeacon and Clergy of the Diocese of Raphoe, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to withhold their Countenance from the System of Education of the Poor of Ireland proposed by His Majesty's Ministers, which would compromise the first Principle of Protestantism, slight the express Declarations of an Apostle, and violate the Command of God:"

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

Creagh & Abbey Strowry:

Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Parishioners of the Parishes of Creagh and Abbey Strowry, Diocese of Ross and County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to withhold the Means of carrying the System of Education of the Poor of Ireland proposed by His Majesty's Ministers into Effect, not only by refusing any further Grant of Money for the Purpose, but by recalling the Grant already made, or such Portion of it as remains unappropriated, and applying it to the Establishment of a System of Education in which the whole Word of God shall be made a necessary Part of Daily Instruction:"

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

Ballymoney.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Ballymoney, in the County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships not to sanction the Adoption of the System of Education of the Poor of Ireland proposed by His Majesty's Ministers; 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 Pupils are taught from Childhood to know the Holy Scriptures, and where the free Use of the entire Word of God is admitted among all Denominations:"

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

Grant to Maynooth College, Petitions against: (Presby of Stirling;)

Upon reading the Petition of The Reverend the Ministers and Elders of the Presbytery of Stirling; praying their Lordships "to withhold their Sanction to the Continuance of the Grant to the College at Maynooth:"

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

and Paisley:

Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Elders of the Presbytery of Paisley; praying their Lordships "to discountenance the Grants of Public Aid to the Popish College of Maynooth henceforth; and to refuse their Concurrence in any Scheme which may arrest the Progress of Scriptural Education in Ireland:"

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

Drumchurin.

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Clergy and the Protestant Inhabitants of the Parish of Drumchurin, County of Fermanagh, whose Children have been instructed in the Schools of the Kildare Place Education Society, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That all Parliamentary Aid may in future be withheld from the Roman Catholic College of Maynooth and the new Education Society; and that the Protestant Institutions of the Country may receive that Support from their Lordships which in a Protestant State they have just Reason to expect:"

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

Convention relative to the Belgick Fortresses delivered.

The Earl Grey, by His Majesty's Command, presented to the House,

"A Copy of a Convention relative to the Belgick Fortresses; signed at London, December 14, 1831."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Com ee on West India Colonies Leave to report from Time to Time:

Ordered, That the Select Committee on the State of the West India Colonies be at liberty to report to the House from Time to Time, as they shall see fit.

Evidence to be printed:

Ordered, That the Evidence taken from Time to Time before the said Committee be printed for the Use of the Members of this House; but that no Copies thereof be delivered except to the Members of the Committee, 'till further Order.

Witnesses to attend the Com ee:

Ordered, That Major Thomas Gore Browne, Captain James Edward Alexander, Major Ronald Macdonald and John Baillie Esquire do attend this House this Day, to be sworn, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the last-mentioned Committee.

Report on Elections of Peers for Scotland referred to Com ee for Privileges.

Ordered, That the Report from the Select Committee relating to the Elections of Representative Peers for Scotland, made to the House on Monday last, be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges; and that their Lordships do meet to consider thereof on the 23d of this instant May.

Court of Judicature, Petition from Singapore for establishing.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Inhabitants of the Settlement of Singapore, in the East Indies, on behalf of themselves and the other Inhabitants of the said Settlement; setting forth, "That, by Letters Patent dated the 27th Day of November 1826, a Court of Judicature was established for the Administration of Justice at the Incorporated Settlements of Prince of Wales Island, Singapore and Malacca, consisting of the Governor or President, the resident Councillors at each of the Settlements, and of a Recorder appointed in England, who was to be a Barrister of not less than Five Years Standing: That this Court continued in the Administration of Justice at this Settlement until its Functions were suspended by the Abolition of the Offices of Governor or President and resident Councillor, which took effect at this Place on the 15th Day of July 1830, by the Orders of the Honorable the Court of Directors for the Affairs of The United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, and in consequence of the Absence of The Honorable Sir John Thomas Claridge Knight, Recorder of the said Court, who took his Departure for England on the 9th Day of September 1829: That since the said Court of Judicature was rendered of no Effect or Benefit to this Settlement, by the aforesaid Act of the Honorable the Court of Directors, the Petitioners have remained in the confident Expectation that the Home Authorities would have taken early Means to provide for the Administration of Justice at this Place; but after a Lapse of Fifteen Months they are still without any certain Intelligence of this having been done: That some of the Petitioners have been serious Sufferers from the Functions of the said Court of Judicature having been suspended without previous Notice being given, they being left without any legal Means of enforcing the Payment of Debts which they had allowed to be contracted on the Faith of said Court of Judicature being kept open: That the Commerce of this Settlement has materially suffered since that Event, the Official Returns of the Value of Imports for the Year ending 1829 to 1830 shewing a Total of Ten Millions of Spanish Dollars, and those for the Year 1830 to 1831 an Amount of about Nine Millions only, thus exhibiting within the Year a Decrease of nearly One Million of Dollars, a Result produced by various Causes, but to which the Absence of a Court of Justice has contributed in no small Degree: That Acts of Piracy always have been and still are of constant Occurrence in the immediate Neighbourhood of this Settlement, an Evil aggravated by there never having been a Court in this Place possessed of Admiralty Jurisdiction: The Petitioners have also to bring to the Notice of their Lordships, that the last Session of Oyer and Terminer holden at this Settlement was during the Month of February 1830, since which Period Twenty-six Persons have been committed to His Majesty's Gaol here to take their Trial, and that some of them have already been confined in the same upwards of One Year and a Half: The Petitioners bring their Grievances before this House in the confident Hope that the same will meet due Consideration, and that early Means will be taken to establish a Court of Judicature here, independent of The Honorable East India Company, possessing Admiralty Jurisdiction, and to provide against the Functions of the Court being again suspended by the Removal or Death of the Judge of the Court, which the Petitioners conceive to be necessary to the Well-being and continued Prosperity of this Settlement, a Settlement unrivalled in its rapid Rise to Commercial Importance, as well as in the small Expence its Government costs The Honorable East India Company;" and therefore praying, That their Lordships will take the Premises into their Consideration, and grant such Relief as to their Wisdom may appear expedient:"

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

Representative Local Legislature at Newfoundland, Petition from Harbor Grace for establishing.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Harbor Grace, in Conception Bay, in the Island of Newfoundland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; setting forth, "That the Petitioners, in common with others of the Inhabitants of this Colony, have for some Years past been endeavouring by every Constitutional Means to obtain a direct Controul in the Management of its Affairs, but which Exertions they lament have hitherto proved unavailing, owing solely, as the Petitioners believe, to the Want of correct Information on the Part of His Majesty's Government as to the State of the Island: That in a recent Conversation in the Honorable the House of Commons The Right Honorable the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies was pleased to admit the Propriety and Necessity of the Inhabitants of Newfoundland having a more direct Controul in the Management of their own Affairs, but that a Difficulty existed in the Introduction of a Local Legislature, owing to there being only One Town of Importance (St. John's) in the Island, together with the Want of any Mode of Communication with the other Parts of the Island for a great Proportion of the Year, which Circumstances His Majesty's Government conceived would give to the Town of St. John's an undue Influence: That clearly to point out to their Lordships the erroneous Ideas entertained by His Majesty's Government, the Petitioners beg to state that the Population of the Town of St. John's is only about Twelve thousand; that Conception Bay, distant only Ten Miles, and having at all Seasons a constant Communication, comprises several respectable Towns, containing unitedly a Population of not less than Twenty-five thousand; that it has a Foreign Trade amounting in its Imports to £130,011 14s. 9d. Sterling, giving Employment to One hundred and forty-four Ships of the total Burthen of 18,323 Tons, manned by 1,125 Men; in its Exports £195,016 13s. 1d. employing 156 Ships, measuring 19,845 Tons, manned by 1,212 Men; besides 228 decked Vessels, employing 4,750 Men in its Fisheries, as appears by the Official Returns of His Majesty's Customs: that from the foregoing Statement of Facts it will doubtless appear evident to their Lordships that Conception Bay, contributing so materially to the Revenues of the Island, every Principle of Justice dictates the Propriety of its Inhabitants being permitted to participate in its Expenditure, which hitherto has been exclusively confined to St. John's, (with the Exception of the Sum recently expended for a new Court House and Gaol,) and that its Population, together with that of other Parts of the Island, must clearly establish the still more important Fact, that a Representative Local Legislature, having for its Basis an equitable Franchise, regulated by the Population of the Island, will necessarily prevent the Possibility of that undue Influence being given to St. John's which His Majesty's Government apprehended: That the Petitioners have to lament the Absence of all Laws and local Regulations suited to the Wants and present Condition of the Island; the Absence of all Public Institutions having for their Object the Religious and Moral Improvement of its Inhabitants, or the liberal Education of the rising Generation; of all Means of providing the necessary Facilities for promoting its Agricultural Interests, now so powerful an Auxiliary to its languishing Trade and Fisheries; together with the Want (in this Bay) of an efficient Magistracy and Police for the Administration of Justice and the Protection of Property: To provide the only effectual Remedy for the Evils under which the Petitioners labour, they pray, That their Lordships will be pleased to sanction any Measure which may be laid before them having for its Object the granting to the Inhabitants of this Island a Representative Local Legislature:"

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

Murray's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effecting the Sale of certain Estates in the County of Donegal, in Ireland, devised by the Will of James Murray Esquire, deceased, and for laying out the Money arising from such Sale, under the Direction of the High Court of Chancery, in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

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 Mr. Adam and Mr. Roupell;

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

Vinehall Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Upton Town Hall, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 2 preceding Bills.

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

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

The King v. Trafford, et al. Plaintiffs Petition to assign Errors, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of The King, (on the Indictment of Edward Venables Lord Archbishop of York, and Robert Haldane Bradshaw Esquire,) Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Thomas Joseph Trafford, and others, are Defendants; praying their Lordships, "That they may be at liberty now to assign Errors, they not having assigned them within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order, in consequence of the Defendants having made an Offer of Compromise, but which Compromise has not taken place:"

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

Five Oaks Road Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of 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;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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.

Ightham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Ightham, in the County of Kent, to the Turnpike Road leading from London to Maidstone, in the said County."

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.

St. Leonard's Improvement Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better paving, lighting, watching and otherwise improving the Town of Saint Leonard, in the County of Sussex."

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 the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Prestwich & Bury Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Prestwich to Bury and Ratcliffe, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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 the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Norwich & Fakenham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from the City of Norwich to Fakenham, in the County of Norfolk."

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 the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Sir T. Slingsby's Petition to receive Judges Report:

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Slingsby Baronet and Charles Slingsby Esquire; praying their Lordships, "That the Report of the Judges, to whom their Petition for a Private Bill presented to the House on the 30th of March last was referred, may be now received:"

It is Ordered, That the said Report be now received.

Sir T. Slingsby Leave for a Bill:

Accordingly, After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Thomas Slingsby Baronet and Charles Slingsby 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 for exchanging Fee-Simple Estates of Sir Thomas Slingsby Baronet, situate at Scriven, Scotton and Farnham, and in the Parishes of Knaresborough and Farnham, in the County of York, for a Part of his Settled Estate situate at Wollas otherwise Woolhouse, in the Township of Appleton Roebuck and Parish of Bolton Percy, in the County of the City of York; and for enabling Charles Slingsby Esquire to charge the said Settled Estate with Portions for younger Children."

Napier v. Goldie et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Napier Esquire, of Mollance; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Court of Session in Scotland, of the First Division, dated the 7th and signed the 8th Day of March 1832; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or amended, and the Appellant be found entitled to the Costs already incurred by him in the Court of Session, and to be incurred in following up the present Appeal, or that he may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Alexander Goldie, the common Agent, Alexander Crombie, Assignee and Trustee, Lady Gordon and Xaveria Glendonwyn, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Goldie, and the several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 11th Day of June next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Clyne v. Manson.

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Manson, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which David Clyne is Appellant; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order him to be admitted to appear as Respondent in this Cause in formá pauperis, and to assign him for his Counsel Mr. Thomas Hamilton Miller and Mr. James Wilson, and for his Solicitor Mr. George Webster:"

It is Ordered, (upon reading the Affidavit and Certificate annexed to the said Petition,) That the Petitioner be at liberty to defend the said Appeal in this House in formâ pauperis, as desired.

Crowder v. Watson et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Mrs. Elizabeth Rebecca Crowder or Turnley is Appellant, and James Watson, 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.

Festiniog Railway Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Railway or Tramroad from a certain Quay at Portmadock, in the Parish of Ynyscynhaiarn, in the County of Carnarvon, to certain Slate Quarries called Rhiw-bryfder and Dyffws, in the Parish of Festiniog, in the County of Merioneth," 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 made several Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (vizt.)

"Pr. 122. L. 9. Leave out from ("Carriage") to the second ("of") in Line 11.

"L. 17. After ("respectively") insert ("which Carriage the said Company are hereby directed and required to find and provide at their own Expence, Costs and Charges")

"Pr. 123. L. 7. Leave out from ("passing") to ("of") in Line 8.

"Pr. 149. L. 15. Leave out ("as herein-after mentioned")

"Pr. 177. L. penult. & L. ult. Leave out ("without being specially pleaded")

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

Shankhill Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from Shankhill, in the County of Kilkenny, to the City of Waterford," 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."

Zemindar of Nozeed Bill, Petition of The East India Co. against:

Upon reading the Petition of The United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, under their Common Seal; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, 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;" and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel against so much of the same as affects their Rights and Interests, and that the said Bill may not be read a Third Time in this House:"

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

Order for 3 a.

Ordered, That 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," be read the Third Time on Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Compensation to J. Brenan, Papers respecting, delivered.

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

"A Copy of the Certificate filed by The Right Honorable the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, in the Office of the Auditor General in Ireland, in the Matter of the Petition and Claim of John Brenan Esquire, One of the Six Clerks of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, for Compensation for One Year ended 2d November 1831; together with a Copy of The Lord Lieutenant's Warrant thereon."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Papers be printed.

Reform (England) Bill, Petition of Sir H. Lees against.

Upon reading the Petition of The Reverend Sir Harcourt Lees, County of Dublin, Baronet; 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 reject the same, and every future Bill of a similar Nature that may appear to invade the legal Rights of any Portion of the People of Great Britain or Ireland, or tend by its democratical and levelling Principles to subvert the Church, the Monarchy, and the Liberties of the British Empire:"

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

Giles v. Grover & Pollard.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Tuesday last, "That the Cause wherein Daniel Giles Esquire is Plaintiff, and Harry Grover and James Pollard are Defendants, be taken into further Consideration on Tuesday next; and that the Judges do then attend to deliver their Opinion upon the Question of Law propounded to them on the 4th of July last," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Doe v. Hicks.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Tuesday last, "That the Cause wherein John Doe, on the several Demises of Francis Hearle and others, is Plaintiff, and Susanna Jemimah Hicks is Defendant, be taken into further Consideration on Tuesday next; and that the Judges do then attend to deliver their Opinion upon the Question of Law propounded to them on the 6th Day of July last," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Bp. Lincoln et al. v. Rennell.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Tuesday last, "That the Cause wherein George Lord Bishop of Lincoln, and others, are Plaintiffs, and Frances Henrietta Rennell Widow is Defendant, be taken into further Consideration on Tuesday next; and that the Judges do then attend to deliver their Opinion upon the Questions of Law propounded to them on the 10th of June 1830," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Dovor Harbour Account delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Shipdem, from the Warden and Assistants of Dovor Harbour, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament,

"An Account of the Receipt and Expenditure of the Dovor Harbour Tonnage Duties for One Year, from the 10th October 1830 to the 10th October 1831."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Bp. Durham's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for separating the Rectory of Easington, in the County and Diocese of Durham, from the Archdeaconry of Durham, and annexing in lieu thereof a Prebend or Canonry founded in the Cathedral Church 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 the 25th of this instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Ecclesiastical Corporation Lands Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize the identifying of Lands and other Possessions of certain Ecclesiastical and Collegiate Corporations."

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 on Thursday next.

Adjourn.

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