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House of Lords Journal Volume 64: 18 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, 18° Maii 1832.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Sussex.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham & Vaux, Cancellarius.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Kilmoren.
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Ds. Wellesley, Senescallus.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willoughby de Eresby.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Berners.
Ds. Howard of Effingham.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Saye & Sele.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Stafford.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Saltoun.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Braybrooke.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Dundas.
Ds. Yarborough.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Bayning.
Ds. Bolton.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Ribblesdale.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Dunalley.
Ds. Alvanley.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Barham.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Ponsonby of Imokilly.
Ds. Gardner.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Hopetoun & Niddry.
Ds. Lynedoch.
Ds. Ker.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Oriel.
Ds. Delamere.
Ds. Forester.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Cowley.
Ds. Stuart de Rothesay.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wynford.
Ds. Kilmarnock.
Ds. Fingall.
Ds. Sefton.
Ds. Clements.
Ds. Rossie.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Kenlis.
Ds. Chaworth.
Ds. Howden.
Ds. Panmure.
Ds. Oakley.
Ds. Poltimore.
Ds. Mostyn.
Ds. Segrave.
Ds. Templemore.
Ds. Dinorben.
Ds. Godolphin.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Ds. Durham, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Devonshire, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Queensberry.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bath.
March. Bute.
March. Exeter.
March. Hastings.
March. Bristol.
March. Cleveland.
March. Ailsa.
March. Westminster.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford & Warrington.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Morton.
Comes Leven & Melville.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Digby.
Comes Beverley.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Lucan.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Wilton.
Comes Limerick.
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 Beauchamp.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Stradbroke.
Comes Vane.
Comes Amherst.
Comes Cawdor.
Comes Munster.
Comes Camperdown.
Vicecom. Falkland.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Strathallan.
Vicecom. Bolingbroke & St. John.
Vicecom. Hood.
Vicecom. Doneraile.
Vicecom. St. Vincent.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Gort.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Combermere.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

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

Carnarvonshire, &c. Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bishop Wearmouth Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Bishop Wearmouth to Norton, in the County of Durham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ightham Road Bill:

Hodie a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Norwich & Fakenham Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 4 preceding Bills.

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

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

Hartlepool Pier Bill:

Hodie3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with an Amendment to it.

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

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

Pusey's Estate Bill, Wallis to attend.

Ordered, That Wallis do attend this House on Monday next, to be sworn, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Settled Estates of Philip Pusey Esquire, in the Counties of Kent and Berks, in Trustees, for Sale, and for laying out the Money thence arising in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses," stands committed.

Ld. Godolphin introduced.

Francis Godolphin Osborne Esquire (commonly called Lord Francis Godolphin Osborne) being, by Letters Patent bearing Date the 14th Day of May, in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, created Baron Godolphin of Farnham Royal, in the County of Buckingham, with Remainder to the Heirs Male of his Body, was (in his Robes) introduced between The Lord Dacre and The Lord Braybrooke, (also in their Robes,) the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding: His Lordships, on his Knee, presented his Patent to The Lord Speaker at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read 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 Francis Godolphin Osborne of Farnham Royal, in Our County of Bucks, 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 Fourteenth Day of May, in the Second Year of Our Reign.

"Bathurst."

Then his Lordship, at the Table, took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Sir T. Boughey's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exchanging Part of the Settled Estates of Sir Thomas Fletcher Fenton Boughey Baronet for Part of his FeeSimple Estates."

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 1st of June next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Ld. Rivers' Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effectually settling all the Estates in Great Britain which by a Proviso contained in the Will of the late Right Honorable George Pitt Lord Rivers deceased, dated the Fifteenth of March One thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, are required to be settled by The Right Honorable George Pitt Rivers now Lord Rivers to the Uses directed by such Proviso."

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 1st of June next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Shaftesbury Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making a Turnpike Road from the Parish of Cann Saint Rumbold, near Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset, through Cranborne Chase and the New Forest, to the Bell Inn at Brook, in the Parish of Bramshaw, in the County of Southampton, together with Two Branches therefrom."

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.

Clifton Inclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing and exonerating from Tithes Lands in the Parish of Clifton, in the County of Bedford."

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.

Holderness Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for alter and enlarge the Powers of Two Acts passed in the Fourth and Sixth Years of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, for draining and improving certain Low Grounds and Cars in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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.

Spey Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to alter and amend an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, for rebuilding the Bridges over the Rivers Spey and Findhorn, for making Accesses thereto, and for making and maintaining certain new Roads in the County of Elgin, in so far as the same regards the Bridge over the River Spey near Fochabers, in the said County of Elgin."

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.

St. Katharine's Docks Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to alter, amend and enlarge the Powers of several Acts for making and maintaining the Saint Katharine Docks, in the County of Middlesex."

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.

Harberrow, &c. Inclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing certain Commons or Tracts of Waste Lands called Harberrow and Blakedown Commons, in the Parish of Hagley, in the County of Worcester."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Dr. Lee et al. Leave to withdraw former Petition for a Bill & present another:

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Lys of Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, Gentleman, Agent for John Lee, Doctor of Laws; praying their Lordships, "That he may be at liberty to withdraw the former Petition of the said John Lee and others, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned, and to present another Petition for Leave to bring in a Bill; and that the Time for receiving the Report of the Judges thereon may be enlarged:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at liberty to withdraw the said former Petition, and to present another Petition for Leave to bring in a Bill; and that the Time for receiving the Report of the Judges thereon be enlarged to the 5th of June next.

Dr. Lee's et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Accordingly, Upon reading the Petition of John Lee of Hartwell, in the County of Buckingham, and of Doctors Commons, London, Doctor of Laws; William Edward Fiott Esquire, a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, now residing at Liege, in the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Nicholas Fiott of Edgware, in the County of Middlesex, Clerk; Philadelphia Lee of Totteridge Park, in the County of Hertford, Spinster; Louisa Arrowsmith of Totteridge Park aforesaid, Widow; and Thomas Ryder of Hendon, in the County of Middlesex, and of the Charter House, London, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Gordon v. Dunn.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Lieutenant Colonel John Gordon is Appellant, and The Reverend Gavin Gibb Dunn is Respondent:"

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

Hartlepool Docks, &c. Bill.

The Lord Kenyon reported from the Lords Committees, 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," 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 One Amendment thereto."

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

"Pr. 177. L. 17. Leave out from ("Estates") to ("or") in Line 18."

And the said Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Poor Allotments Bill.

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

Prestwich & Bury Roads Bill, Consideration of Amendment put off for 6 Months.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Prestwich to Bury and Ratcliffe, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," 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 One Amendment thereto."

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

"Pr. 15. L. 1. Leave out from ("Roads") to ("And") in Line 28."

Ordered, That the said Amendment be taken into Consideration on this Day Six Months.

Reform (England) Bill, Petitions in favor of:

(Provost, &c. of Haddington:)

Upon reading the Petition of The Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Haddington, under their Common Seal; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales;" and praying their Lordships "with the least possible Delay to pass either the said Bill, or a Measure of Reform not less efficient in Principle, nor materially different in Detail, from the Bill now before their Lordships, that the Police of the Country may be maintained, Confidence restored, Trade and Prosperity revived, and the just Expectations of the Country satisfied:"

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

Burton on Trent:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Burton on Trent, and of those Parts of the Counties of Stafford and Derby contiguous to the same, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "as they value the Tranquillity of the Realm, the Stability of the Throne, and their own Privileges, immediately to pass the said Bill which has already been read a Second Time in this House, without any Alterations that may impair its Extent or Efficacy:"

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

Wick.

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Councillors, Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Wick and its Vicinity, in Public Meeting assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same without any Alteration that can impair its Principles or Efficiency:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petitions against proposed Plan: (Cropper Street, Manchester:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Inhabitants of Cropper Street and its Vicinity, in the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to attempt to counteract the Will of Omnipotence, nor check the Dissemination of His Holy Word, by the Adoption of the Scheme of His Majesty's Ministers for the total Exclusion of the Sacred Writings, whole and undivided, from the Schools for National Education in Ireland, but to devise such other Means for the Settlement of Ireland as their Lordships may deem expedient, without infringing on the Civil and Religious Liberties of the Protestants in that Part of the United Kingdom:"

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

Presbytery of Dalkeith;

Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Elders of the Presbytery of Dalkeith; praying their Lordships not to sanction the proposed Plan of Education of the Poor of Ireland, which provides that Religious Instruction shall be separated in the Schools from that which is merely literary and moral, and which imposes Restrictions upon the free and general Use of the Word of God, inconsistent with the Principles of Protestants; nor allow any of the Public Money to be applied to such a Purpose:"

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

and of Linlithgow.

Upon reading the Petition of The Reverend the Presbytery of Linlithgow, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "in the Event of a Fund being again placed at the Disposal of Government for the Purpose of Education in Ireland, to adopt such Measures as to their Lordships may seem meet to prevent the Roman Catholic Religion from being taught in any of the Schools endowed, and to secure in them all the free Use of the Bible as a School Book, without requiring, however, that the Children of Roman Catholics should read the Bible, if contrary to the Wishes of their Parents:"

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

Ternhill Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and improving the Road from Ternhill to Newport, in the County of Salop;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Haddington Court House, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting and maintaining within the Burgh of Haddington a new Court House, Record Rooms and other Offices for the County of Haddington;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Manchester, Bolton & Bury Railway Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal Navigation and Railway to alter some Parts of the said Canal Navigation, to alter and amend the Line of the said Railway, to make further Collateral Branches thereto, and for amending the Powers and Provisions of the Act relating to the said Canal and Railway;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stoke Ferry Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from the Bell in Stoke Ferry, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bawtry & Selby Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing, improving and maintaining the Road from Bawtry to Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Goudhurst Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving certain Roads leading to and through the Town of Goudhurst, in the County of Kent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Andrew Holborn, &c. Improvement Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation and Improvement of the United Parishes of Saint Andrew Holborn above the Bars and Saint George the Martyr, in the County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Birkenhead Church Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Church of Saint Mary in the Chapelry of Birkenhead, in the County Palatine of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

6th Report of Comrs of Metropolis Turnpike Roads delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Richard Robertson, from the Commissioners of the Metropolis Turnpike Roads, attended;"

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

"The Sixth Annual Report of the Commissioners of the Metropolis Turnpike Roads, North of the Thames."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Mrs. Moffat Leave for a Divorce Bill:

A Petition of Frances Moffat, the Wife of William Palmer Moffat, late of Furnival's Inn, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire; praying their Lordships, "That she may be at liberty to bring in a Bill for the Dissolution of her Marriage, so that she may be in the Condition of a Feme Sole as if her said Marriage had never taken place," being offered to be presented to the House;

The House was informed, "That Mr. Moore was attending."

He was Ordered to be called in:

And being called in accordingly, and sworn at the Bar, delivered a Copy of the Proceedings for a Divorce a Mensâ et Thoro, and the Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the Consistory Court of London, intituled, "Moffat against Moffat," which he said he had examined with the Originals, and that the same were true Copies.

And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Proceedings and Sentence do lie on the Table.

Then the said Petition was presented and read.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill presented.

Accordingly, The Earl of Shaftesbury presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Frances Moffat with William Palmer Moffat Esquire, and to enable her to marry again."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Zemindar of Nozeed Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

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

The Dean & Chapter of Durham's Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of Durham to appropriate Part of the Property of their Church to the Establishment of a University in Connexion therewith for the Advancement of Learning," be read a Second Time on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Reform (England) Bill.

It was moved, "That the House be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales," on Monday next."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Adjourn.

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