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House of Lords Journal Volume 64: 30 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 Mercurii, 30° Maii 1832.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Dux Sussex.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham & Vaux, Cancellarius.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Hereford.
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Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Stafford.
Ds. Clifford of Chudleigh.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Fisherwick.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Dundas.
Ds. Yarborough.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Ribblesdale.
Ds. Dufferin & Claneboye.
Ds. Dunalley.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Barham.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Granard.
Ds. Crewe.
Ds. Ponsonby of Imokilly.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Lynedoch.
Ds. Ormonde.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Oriel.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Delamere.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Stuart de Rothesay.
Ds. Rosebery.
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.
Ds. Amesbury.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Ds. Durham, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Devonshire, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Buckingham & Chandos.
March. Queensberry.
March. Bute.
March. Thomond.
March. Northampton.
March. Bristol.
March. Cleveland.
March. Westminster.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Leven & Melville.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Enniskillen.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Onslow.
Comes Powis.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Minto.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Vane.
Comes Cawdor.
Comes Munster.
Comes Camperdown.
Comes Lichfield.
Vicecom. Bolingbroke & St. John.
Vicecom. Leinster.
Vicecom. St. Vincent.
Vicecom. Lake.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Wellesley, Senescallus.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Howard of Effingham.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Saye & Sele.

PRAYERS.

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

Perthshire, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually making, maintaining and repairing certain Roads, with the necessary Bridges thereon, in the Counties of Perth, Stirling and Forfar."

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

Tower Hamlets Small Debts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual certain Acts of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second and the Nineteenth Year of His Majesty King George the Third, for the more speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Tower Hamlets."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stevenage Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, maintaining and improving the Road from Stevenage, in the County of Hertford, to Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford, and a Branch therefrom to Arlsey, in the said County of Bedford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ruskington, &c. Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing, draining and embanking Lands within the Parishes of Ruskington and Dorrington, and the Township or Hamlet of North Kyme, in the Parish of South Kyme, all in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lanfabon, &c. Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and maintaining the Road from Lanfabon to Pontymoil, and other Roads and Bridges therein mentioned, in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth."

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. Wingfield and Mr. Martin;

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

Sir P. Walker v. Craig.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Patrick Walker is Appellant, and James Gibson Craig Esquire (now Sir James Gibson Craig) 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.

King's et al. Petition to receive Judges Report:

Upon reading the Petition of John King Esquire, and others; praying their Lordships, "That the Report of the Judges, to whom their Petition for a Private Bill, presented to the House on the 26th of March last, was referred, may be now received:"

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

Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Patrons or Patron for the Time being of the Vicarage of Aston juxta Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to appropriate and assign any Part of the Tithes and Vicarial Dues belonging to the said Vicarage, or any Rent-charge issuing out of the same, for endowing certain new Churches within the said Vicarage if converted into District Parishes or Vicarages, and for selling the Advowsons of the same Churches or new Benefices."

Newdegate et al. v. Newdigate.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Charles Newdigate Newdegate, and others, are Appellants, and Francis Newdigate 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.

Visct Lorton, & King, v. E. of Kingston et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of The Right Honorable Robert Edward Viscount Lorton, and The Honorable Robert King, the eldest Son and Heir Apparent of the said Viscount Lorton; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 14th of May 1832; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that The Right Honorable George Earl of Kingston, William Bailey and Bridget his Wife, Annesley Knox and Annesley Carey, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Earl of Kingston, 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 Wednesday the 4th Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their Six Clerks or Solicitors, shall be deemed good Service.

Freeman et al. v. Oldham.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Ann Freeman, Burgess Tranter, John Clarbour and Charlotte his Wife, David Keely and Mary his Wife, and William Butt; complaining of Two Orders of the Court of Chancery, of the 22d November 1830 and of the 18th of February 1831, so far as the same refused the Petitioners a Commission for the Examination of Witnesses in the East Indies; and also of a Decree of the said Court, pronounced on the 3d March 1832, but bearing Date the 9th Day of June 1331, and which said Decree was not passed and entered 'till the 25th Day of May 1832, and made in a certain Cause wherein Elizabeth Oldham, William Smith and Charlotte his Wife, were Plaintiffs, and John Eboral, (since dismissed,) Ann Freeman, William Tranter, (since deceased,) Burgess Tranter, John Clarbour and Charlotte his Wife, David Keely and Mary his Wife, Thomas Oldham, William Butt, Osman Jescock, John Barnett, John Innes and David Clark, and also James Fairlie, (out of the Jurisdiction,) were Defendants; and praying, "That the said Orders and Decree may be reversed or varied, so far as complained of, or that this House will make such Order in the Premises, as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that the said Elizabeth Oldham, William Smith and Charlotte his Wife, Thomas Oldham, Osman Jefcock, John Barnett, John Innes and David Clark, and also the said James Fairlie, if he shall come within the Jurisdiction, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Elizabeth Oldham, 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 Wednesday the 13th Day of June next; and Service of this Order upon the respective Clerks in Court in the said Cause of Oldham versus Eboral shall be deemed good Service on the said Respondents.

Campbell & Hay v. Graham, Respondent's Petition for an early Day, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Erskine Douglas Sandford Esquire, Administrator de bonis non of William Graham Esquire, deceased, late Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Graham Campbell Esquire and Dame Margaret Hay are Appellants; praying their Lordships, "That this Appeal may be appointed to be heard before this House on such early Day in the present Session as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Poor Allotments Bill.

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

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Kingston-upon-Hull Pilots Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better regulating the Pilotage of the Port of Kingston-upon-Hull and of the River Humber; and for other Purposes relating thereto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Navy Civil Departments Bill:

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

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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.

Insolvent Debtors Act Continuing Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue for Three Years, and to amend, the Laws for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in England."

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 Friday next.

Bp. Durbam's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pusey's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Settled Estates of Philip Pusey Esquire, in the Counties of Kent and Berks, in Trustees, for Sale, and for laying out the Money thence arising in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. with the 2 preceding Bills.

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

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

Reform (England) Bill, Petitions in favor of:

(Blackburn:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Blackburn and its Vicinity, in the County of Lancaster, 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 "to pass the same unmutilated and unimpaired in all its essential and important Provisions:"

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

Berks:

A Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Berks, convened in the Shire Hall at Abingdon, was presented and read; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to let the same pass unimpaired in all its essential Provisions:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "Thos Mills Goodlake Sheriff," who only has signed it.

Staffordshire Potteries:

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Staffordshire Potteries and Neighbourhood, in Public Meeting assembled, was presented and read; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "as they value the Integrity of their own Political Privileges and the Tranquillity and Security of the Realm, to pass the said Bill, without Delay, unmutilated and unimpaired:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "John Boulton, Chief Bailiff of Hanley and Shelton, Chairman," who only has signed it.

Thurso:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Thurso, 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 Mutilation of its Principle or Detail, and particularly without Alteration of the proposed Franchise, which the Petitioners deem its most important Feature:"

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

Dunbar:

Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Dunbar, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the lastmentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to pass the same without any Alteration that can impair its Efficacy, and in particular without raising the Qualification of Electors in Burghs and Towns:"

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

Patriotic Society, Newport.

A Petition of the Patriotic Society of Newport, Monmouthshire, was presented and read; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That their Lordships will, without any Alteration, pass the same as sent up from the Commons:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of "Joseph Corsbie," who only has signed it.

Slavery, Petition from Edinburgh for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Edinburgh and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to proceed to the immediate Consideration of Measures for the Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Dominions at the earliest Period compatible with the Substitution of a System of Judicial Restraint for the irresponsible Authority of the Master:"

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

Tithes, (Ireland,) Petitions for Abolition of:

(Ballingany:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Tithe Payers of the Parish of Ballingany, County Tipperary, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships for the unqualified Abolition of Tithes, nothing short of which can allay the Ferment of the Irish Nation on this all-ingrossing Subject:"

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

Newtownbarry:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Mary's otherwise Newtownbarry, County Wexford, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to apply Church Lands or Tithes to their original Purposes, or to abolish the latter altogether, leaving the former as a Maintenance and Support of the Established Clergy, for which the Petitioners conceive the Church Lands of Ireland are amply sufficient:"

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

Knockaney & Patrickswell:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Knockaney and Patrickswell, in the County of Limerick, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will re-assume the Landed Property now in the Possession of the Protestant Church Establishment, which would be sufficiently available to the Maintenance and Support of all the Ministers of that Church, from its first Dignitary to its lowest Functionary:"

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

Rosdroit & Templescobin:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Rosdroit and Templescobin, in the Barony of Bantry and County of Wexford, in Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to tranquillize Ireland by the total Repeal of the present grievous Tithe System:"

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

Kilcash & Templetney.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Kilcash and Templetney, Barony of Iffa and Offa East, County of Tipperary, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That Tithes in Ireland may be totally and unconditionally abolished:"

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

Tithes & Vestry Laws, (Ireland,) Petitions from Monaghan & Tydavnet for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Parish of Monaghan, in the County of Monaghan, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Parish of Tydavnet, in the County of Monaghan, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to abolish for ever, not only in Name but in reality, all those Tithes and Vestry Laws which are the prolific Sources from whence this fair Portion of the Empire has been for Centuries overwhelmed with Bloodshed, Misery and Woe:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petitions from Corosin & Romsey in favor of proposed Plan.

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Parish of Corosin, in the County of Galway, in Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to place all Parliamentary Grants, and all other Funds, applicable to Education in Ireland, at the Disposal of the new Board of Education:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Romsey, in the County of Southampton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Plan for general Education recently introduced into Ireland by His Majesty's Government may become permanent and successful by receiving the Sanction of this House:"

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

Irish Absentees, Petition from Enniscorthy, &c. to tax Property of, for Support of the Poor.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Enniscorthy and Templeshannon, in the County of Wexford, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to tax the Irish Absentee Property for the Support of the Poor of Ireland:"

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

Grand Jury Laws, Tithes, &c. (Ireland,) Petition from Urney, &c. respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Urney and Terminamongan and County of Tyrone, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into Consideration a Revision of the Grand Jury Jobbing in Ireland, by which the Petitioners are compelled to satisfy the unjust Exactions of certain Individuals, whose sole Aim is personal Interest; that their Lordships will put an End to those heart-rending and cruel Imposts, viz. Tithes and Church Rates, which are equally repugnant to the Interest and true Spirit of Christian Charity, and not appropriated to the original Purposes for which they were intended; that a Bill to extend the Rights and secure the Liberties of the People of Ireland may be extended to Ireland, equally efficient to the Measure of Parliamentary Reform proposed by His Majesty's Ministers for England; and that their Lordships will give the National System of Education for Ireland, approved by His Majesty's Ministers, a fair and impartial Trial:"

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

Marriage Act, (Ireland,) Petition of National Trades Political Union, Dublin, respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the National Trades Political Union, Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abrogate such Statutes or Parts of Statutes as impose Penalties on Roman Catholic Clergymen (and Dissenting Ministers if effected by them) for celebrating Marriages between Protestants, or reputed Protestants, or such Protestants and Catholics:"

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

Reform (England) Bill, Petitions from Helleston to return Two Members.

Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Freemen and other Inhabitants of the Borough of Helleston, in the County of Cornwall, 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 "to save them from the Infliction of a severe and degrading Punishment, the Deprivation of their Elective Franchise, when the Petitioners might more justly have claimed Reward, by directing a new Calculation to be made respecting Helleston, upon the Amount of Assessed Taxes, at the Rate of £955 instead of £882; and thus to preserve to them and their Successors their deeply-cherished and longenjoyed Privilege of returning Two Members to serve in Parliament:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Helleston, Proprietors of Horses used in the Service of the First Cornwall Yeomanry Cavalry, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "before permitting the same to pass into a Law, to direct the Returns of Assessed Taxes of the said Borough to be so amended as that Credit be therein given for the Sum of £73 1s. 3d. the Amount of Tax upon their Horses, or at least that it be permitted them to place the said Borough of Helleston in the same Situation as if the Corps had not existed, by allowing the Petitioners bonâ fide to pay the said Amount; and thus relieving them from the painful and unjust Situation of being the involuntary Agents, by their honest and well-intentioned Zeal, of inflicting a lasting and irreparable Injury upon their native Town:"

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

Reform (England) Bill, Petition from Amersham to retain a Member:

A Petition of the principal Inhabitants of the Town of Amersham, in the County of Buckingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioners observe with Feelings of deep Regret, that it is in the Contemplation of His Majesty's Ministers to deprive the Borough of Amersham of the whole of its ancient Privilege in returning Members to serve in Parliament, after having enjoyed that Honor for more than Two Centuries: That the Petitioners beg most respectfully to submit to this House the following Considerations, in the Hope that they will be deemed of sufficient Weight for placing their Borough (by a partial instead of total Abstraction of an ancient Privilege) on the same Footing as it stood in the System of Reform introduced in the last Session of Parliament: 1st. The Calculation of Taxes and Population upon which their total Disfranchisement rests does not include the Rectory House of their Parish, although it is the Manor House of the Franchise, where the Courts have been held for Time immemorial: 2d. The Admission of the said Manor House within the Limits by which the Representation of the Borough shall be determined would, on reference to the Scale, obtain for the Petitioners the Object of which they are so desirous, according to the Principle by which the Disfranchisements are determined in the Bill now under the Consideration of Parliament;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will still permit their Borough to retain a Member to serve in Parliament, under such Modification as their Lordships shall see fit."

Motion that Petitioners be heard by Counsel thereon, Negatived.

It was moved, "That the Petitioners be heard, by Counsel at the Bar, to substantiate the Allegations of their Petition."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

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

Chichester Church Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing as a Parish Church the newly-erected Church in the Parish of Saint Bartholomew, adjoining the City of Chichester, " 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."

Ecclesiastical Corporation Lands Bill.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize the identifying of Lands and other Possessions of certain Ecclesiastical and Collegiate Corporations," on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Reform (England) Bill, Petition from Stockton Ward to return One Member.

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentlemen, Clergy, Merchants, Ship Owners and others, being respectively Residents in and Freeholders of Stockton Ward, in the County of Durham, 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, "That their Lordships will be pleased to vest in the Freeholders of Stockton Ward the Right and Privilege of electing One Member to serve in the Commons House of Parliament, for the Purpose of explaining and protecting the various and complicated Shipping and Commercial Interests appertaining to that Ward and the Ports within the same:"

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

Criminal Laws, Petition from Ross for Revision of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Bankers, Traders and Inhabitants of the Town and Vicinity of Ross, in the County of Hereford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Criminal Laws into their Consideration, for the Purpose of the Revision and Amendment of the same, and of abolishing the Penalty of Death in all Cases in which Legislative Power cannot justify in the Eyes of God and Man that last and dreadful Alternative, the Extermination of the Offender:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Returns respecting, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "A Return of the Number of Applications to the Board of Education in Dublin for new Schools under their System, or for Assistance in behalf of Schools already established; the Number of the Applications in each Case; and the Names and Persuasions of the Clergy; with the Places, Parishes and Counties from which such Applications have proceeded:"

And also, "A Return of the Number of such Applications which have been complied with; the Names of the Schools; the Parishes and Counties in which they are situated; and the Number of Children in each; distinguishing those in which the Application has been signed by - 1st, the Clergy of both Persuasions-2d, the Clergy of one Persuasion and the Laity of another -3d, the Laity of both."

Lords summoned.

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

Message to H.C. for Report on West India Colonies:

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to request that they will be pleased to communicate to this House a Copy of the Report and Evidence made from the Select Committee appointed by that House to enquire into the Commercial State of the West India Colonies, and to report their Observations and Opinion thereupon to the House.

Message to H.C. for Mr. Buxton to attend the Com ee on the Subject.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to request that they will give Leave to Thomas Fowell Buxton 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 on the State of the West India Colonies.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Brodie's Estate Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to invest a Part of the Entailed Estates of Brodie and others, in the Counties of Elgin and Nairn, in Trustees in Fee-Simple, for the Purpose of selling the Lands so vested, and of applying the Price thereof, or the Securities to be granted thereon, towards satisfying Debts, Provisions and others contracted by the Entailer, and for Money laid out or to be laid out by the Heir of Entail in the Improvement of the said Entailed Estates," 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.

Hodgson's Estate Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estates devised by the Will of Ellis Leckonby Hodgson Esquire, deceased, in Everton, within the Manor of West Derby, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, to be sold for paying off an Incumbrance thereon; for dividing Two Third Parts of the Residue of the Purchase Money among the Devisees of Two Third Parts of the said Estates; and for investing the remaining One Third Part of the said Money in the Purchase of other Estates, or on Securities, to the same Uses as the other Third Part of the said devised Estates," 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.

Reform (England) Bill.

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;

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Ordered, That the said Bill, as amended, be printed.

Com ee on West India Colonies, Lords added to.

Ordered, That The Lord Colville of Culross, The Lord Bexley and The Lord Wharncliffe be added to the Select Committee on the State of the West India Colonies.

Ewing v. Wallace.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein William Ewing is Appellant, and William Wallace is Respondent, be heard ex-parte, by Counsel at the Bar, on Friday next.

Reddie v. Syme.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein John Reddie is Appellant, and David Syme Esquire is Respondent, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Friday next.

J. & L. Booth v. Booth & Black.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein John Booth junior and Livingston Booth are Appellants, and Mrs. Rachael Booth or Black and Doctor Alexander Black her Husband are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Friday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, primum diem Junii jam prox. sequen. horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.