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House of Lords Journal Volume 64: 7 June 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 Jovis, 7° Junii 1832.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Sussex.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham & Vaux, Cancellarius.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Hereford.
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Ds. Monson.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Ker.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Fingall.
Ds. Sefton.
Ds. Kenlis.
Ds. Segrave.
Ds. Dinorben.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Ds. Durham, C. P. S.
March. Northampton.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Grey.
Comes Camperdown.
Vicecom. Hood.
Ds. Wellesley, Senescallus.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. Boyle.

PRAYERS.

Reform (England) Bill passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to an Act agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Six of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, The Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with The Lord President and The Lord Steward on his Right Hand, and The Lord Privy Seal, The Earl Grey and The Lord Holland on his Left; commanded the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

His Majesty, not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to an Act which hath been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Title whereof is particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said Act, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose: Which Commission you will now hear read."

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk as follows; (vizt.)

"WILLIAM R.

"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 right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas in Our said Parliament an Act hath been agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Title and Name of which Act hereafter doth particularly ensue; (that is to say,) "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales." And albeit the said Act by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, is fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same is not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Act; And for as much as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the accustomed Place for giving Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Act, and to all Articles, Clauses and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Act; Willing that the said Act, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publicly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; Commanding also by these Presents Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor Henry Lord Brougham and Vaux, Our Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and also commanding Our most dear Brothers and faithful Councillors Ernest Duke of Cumberland, Augustus Duke of Sussex, Adolphus Duke of Cambridge; Our most dear Cousin and faithful Councillor William Frederick Duke of Gloucester; The Most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Councillor William Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor Henry Lord Brougham and Vaux, Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain; Our most dear Cousin and Councillor Henry Marquess of Lansdowne, President of Our Council; Our wellbeloved and faithful Councillor John George Lord Durham, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our most dear Cousins and Councillors William Spencer Duke of Devonshire, Chamberlain of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond, George William Frederick Duke of Leeds, William Henry Duke of Portland, Arthur Duke of Wellington, Richard Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, Richard Marquess Wellesley, Steward of Our Household; Charles Marquess of Winchester, John Jeffreys, Marquess Camden, Henry William Marquess of Anglesey, John Earl of Westmorland, George Earl of Carlisle, Cropley Ashley Earl of Shaftesbury, George Earl of Aberdeen, William Earl Fitzwilliam, George John Earl Spencer, John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, Charles Earl Grey, John Earl of Eldon, John William Earl of Dudley, William Viscount Melbourne, Robert Viscount Melville, Henry Viscount Sidmouth, Frederick John Viscount Goderich; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillors Henry Richard Lord Holland, William Wyndham Lord Grenville, Edward Lord Ellenborough, Nicholas Lord Bexley, John Singleton Lord Lyndhurst and Charles Lord Tenterden, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you, the said Lords and Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Act with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent, and the said Act, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Act shall be taken, accepted and admitted a good, sufficient and perfect Act of Parliament and Law, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly, the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

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

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Bathurst."

Then The Lord Chancellor said,

"In obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, We do declare and notify to you, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the Act in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words."

Then the Deputy Clerk of the Crown, at the Table, read the Title of the Bill to be passed, as follows; (vizt.)

"An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (vizt.)

"Le Roy le veult."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Earl of Shaftesbury, who sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

British Museum Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, to appoint a Trustee of the British Museum."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Vice Admiralty Courts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Practice and the Fees in the Vice Admiralty Courts Abroad, and to obviate Doubts as to their Jurisdiction."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Marlborough, &c. Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and amending the Marlborough District of the Road from Swindon to Marlborough, and from Marlborough to Everley, in the County of Wilts, and also the Branch Road from the same to the present Turnpike Road from Andover to Devizes; and for making a Road from the said Branch Road at Collingbourn Ducis to join the present Turnpike Road from Andover to Salisbury, in the said County."

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 3 preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Giffin Wilson and Mr. Martin;

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

Spalding, &c. Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Drainage of certain Lands in the Parishes of Spalding and Pinchbeck, in the County of Lincoln, the Waters from which are discharged by the Blue Gowt Drain."

Then the following Amendment was made to the said Bill:

Pr. 6. L. 15. Leave out ("Bedford") and insert ("Huntingdon")

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.

Thornbury Inclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Thornbury, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bristol Improvement Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, lighting and watching the District of the United Parishes of Saint James and Saint Paul, in the County of Gloucester; and for the Care of the Poor thereof."

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.

Blankney, &c. Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Drainage of the Lands within Blankney Fen, Blankney Dales, Linwood Fen, Linwood Dales, and Martin Fen and Martin Dales, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with Amendments 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 several Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Hill & Moor Inclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands within the Hamlet of Hill and Moor, in the Parish of Fladbury, in the County of Worcester;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Hastings Improvement Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, lighting, watching, cleansing and improving the Town and Port of Hastings, in the County of Sussex, and for establishing and regulating Markets therein, and supplying the Inhabitants thereof with Water; and for other Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

East India Co's Annual Account delivered.

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

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

"Annual Account, made up to the 1st Day of May 1831, containing the Amount of the Proceeds of the Sale of Goods and Merchandize of The East India Company in Great Britain, and of their Commercial and other Receipts, Charges and Payments in Great Britain, under the several Heads thereof, together with an Estimate of the same for the current Year; and a Statement of their Bond Debts and Simple Contract Debts, with the Rates of Interest they respectively carry, and the Amount of such Interest, and the State of Cash remaining in their Treasury, and other Effects appertaining to the Company, in Great Britain and afloat; distinguishing the Receipts and Payments, Debts and Assets, in the Political and Territorial Branch, from the Receipts and Payments, Debts and Assets, in the Commercial Branch."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Account be printed.

Staines Bridge Account delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Horne, from the Commissioners of Staines Bridge, attended;"

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

"An Account of the Receipts and Disbursements of the Tolls and other Monies collected and raised by virtue of the Act for building a Bridge over the River Thames at Staines, in the County of Middlesex, from the 26th of March 1830 to the 25th of March 1831."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

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

The House being informed, "That Mr. William Fox attended, in order to deliver in Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause wherein Robert Edward Viscount Lorton and The Honorable Robert King are Appellants, and George Earl of Kingston, and others, are Respondents;"

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar, and attested upon Oath they were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland:

And then he withdrew.

Metropolis Cemetery Bill, Petition against, referred to the Com ee:

Upon reading the Petition of the Rector and Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Mary-le-bone, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for establishing a General Cemetery for the Interment of the Dead in the Neighbourhood of the Metropolis;" and praying their Lordships "not to pass the same unless such Means are provided as to the Wisdom of their Lordships may appear sufficient for securing to the said Parish, and the Clergy thereof, those Fees which are now by Law payable for Funerals in the said Parish, upon the Funerals of all such Inhabitants of the said Parish as may be buried in the Ground belonging to the new Cemetery Company; and that the Petitioners may be heard before their Lordships by themselves, their Counsel and their Agents against such Parts of the said Bill as in their Opinion may affect the Interests of the Parish of Saint Mary-lebone and the Clergy thereof:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners be at liberty to be heard by themselves, their Counsel and Agents against the same, as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

All Lords added to the Com ee:

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, and are not named of the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, be added thereto.

Com ee to appoint a Chairman:

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed do appoint their own Chairman.

Com ee put off.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee on the lastmentioned Bill, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Wednesday next, at Two o'Clock.

Astronomy, Petition of J. Finleyson for Enquiry into System of.

Upon reading the Petition of John Finleyson of No. 29, Park Road, Regent's Park; praying their Lordships "for an Enquiry into the present System of Astronomy:"

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

Factories, Petition from Ashton-under-Lyne for regulating Hours of Labour in.

Upon reading the Petition of the Spinners, Weavers and others employed in or connected with the various Manufacturing Establishments now in Operation in the Town of Ashton-under-Lyne, in the County of Lancaster, of which the Petitioners are Inhabitants, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to pass a Law forbidding Work to be carried on in Factories during the Night, or for any Time exceeding Ten Hours in the Day for Five Days in the Week, and Eight Hours on the Saturday; and in order that the Petitioners may not again be deceived by vain Expectations, and involved in unavailing Contentions, they further pray, that their Lordships, in passing such a Law, will take care to render it effective, by laying the Restriction upon the Steam Engine or Moving Power, and imprisoning all those convicted of breaking the Law:"

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

Slavery, Petition from Osmaston for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Churchwardens and Inhabitants of Osmaston (by Ashbourn,) in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take such Measures as their Wisdom may suggest for the early Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Dominions:"

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

Bristol Damages Compensation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more easily providing Compensation for the Damage and Injury committed within the City of Bristol and County of the same City during the late Riots and Disturbances therein."

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.

Prestwich & Bury Roads Bill.

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

Edinburgh Police Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering and amending certain Acts for regulating the Police of the City of Edinburgh and the adjoining Districts; and for other Purposes relating thereto."

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.

Evan Water Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and continuing the Acts relating to the Road from Elvan Foot, in the County of Lanark, to Beatock Bridge, in the County of Dumfries."

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.

Newcastle & Carlisle Railway Co's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to accelerate the raising by The Newcastle upon Tyne and Carlisle Railway Company of a certain Sum for the more speedy Prosecution of the Undertaking."

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 First Day after the Recess at Whitsuntide, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Exeter & Crediton Railway Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Railway from the Basin of the Exeter Canal in the Parish of Saint Thomas the Apostle, in the County of Devon, to the Four Mills in the Parish of Crediton, 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 on Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

King's County Assizes Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Lord Oxmantown and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for holding the Assizes of the King's County, in Ireland, Twice in every Year, at Tullamoore, instead of Philipstown;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Clerk of the Crown, (King's Bench,) Ireland, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Office of Clerk of the Crown in the Court of King's Bench in Ireland."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Militia Ballots Suspension Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to suspend, until the End of the next Session of Parliament, the making of Lists and the Ballots and Enrolments for the Militia of the United Kingdom."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Mrs. Moffat's Divorce Bill.

It was moved, "That the Order made on the 24th of May last, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Frances Moffat with William Palmer Moffat Esquire, and to enable her to marry again," be read a Second Time on Friday the 8th of June next; and that the Lords be summoned," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday the 18th of June next; and that the Lords be summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend do then attend.

Wilson's Estate Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and carrying into Effect an Agreement for a Partition between William Henry Bowen Jordan Wilson Esquire and Edmund Meysey Wigley Greswolde Esquire, of Estates in the County of Warwick," 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.

D. Roxburghe et al. v. Kerr, Respondent's Petition to lodge his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Kerr Esquire, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Henry Robert Duke of Roxburghe, and others, are Appellants; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to allow Prints of his Case to be laid upon the Table of the House:"

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

Baillie v. Baillie et al. Respondents Petition to lodge their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Baillie, and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Thomas Baillie is Appellant; praying their Lordships, "That they may now be at liberty to lodge the Prints of their Case at the proper Department for their Lordships Table:"

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

Privy Seal, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act of the Fifty-seventh Year of His Majesty King George the Third, for regulating the Offices of Clerks of the Signet and Privy Seal."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Customs Wharfs Sale Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to convey certain Premises, the Property of the Crown, situate between London Bridge and the Tower of London."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Martins Leave to present a Petition for a Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of James Thomas Martin of Quy Hall, in the County of Cambridge, now residing at Ham, near Sandwich, in the County of Kent, Esquire, and Joseph John Martin of Ham Court, in the Parish of Upton upon Severn, in the County of Worcester, Esquire; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to permit them to present a Petition for Leave to bring in a Bill for effecting the Purposes therein mentioned:"

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

Petition referred to Judges.

Accordingly, Upon reading the Petition of James Thomas Martin of Quy Hall, in the County of Cambridge, now residing at Ham, near Sandwich, in the County of Kent, Esquire, and Joseph John Martin of Ham Court, in the Parish of Upton upon Severn, in the County of Worcester, 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 Littledale 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 perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Warwick Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and improving the Road from the Great Bridge in the Borough of Warwick, through Southam and Daventry, to the Town of Northampton," 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."

Adjourn.

Comes Shaftesbury declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, octavum diem instantis Junii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.