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House of Lords Journal Volume 64: 8 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 Veneris, 8° Junii 1832.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Brougham & Vaux, Cancellarius.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Hereford.
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Ds. Napier.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Fisherwick.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Dunalley.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Ker.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Oriel.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Stuart de Rothesay.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clements.
Ds. Chaworth.
Ds. Panmure.
Ds. Segrave.
Ds. Templemore.
Ds. Dinorben.
Ds. Godolphin.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Ds. Durham, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Wellington.
March. Queensberry.
March. Northampton.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Charleville.
Comes Minto.
Comes Camperdown.
Vicecom. Hood.
Vicecom. Sidmouth.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Stafford.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Colville of Culross.

PRAYERS.

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

Bushnell's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable The Reverend John Bushnell, and the Trustees of the Will of John Bushnell Esquire, deceased, to effect a Sale to Philip Pusey Esquire of the Manor or Lordship of Charney, in the County of Berks."

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 19th of this instant June, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Warwick Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 Sir Giffin Wilson and Mr. Martin;

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

Wilson's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.

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 the former Messengers;

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

Exeter & Crediton Railway Bill, Petition against, referred to the Comee:

Ordered, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of and Owners of Property in the Parish of Saint Thomas the Apostle, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, 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;" and praying their Lordships, That that Part of the Bill which provides for raising and constructing the Embankments from the River to the Basin, and also for the Erection of a fixed and immoveable Bridge across the River Exe for the Purpose of the said Railway or Tramroad, may not pass into a Law, and that the Interest of the Parishioners of Saint Thomas the Apostle may be properly and equitably preserved, and that they may be heard by themselves, their Counsel or Agents on the said Bill," presented to the House on Monday last, 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 or Agents on the said Bill, as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

All Lords added to the Comee:

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

Comee to appoint a Chairman:

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

Further Petition against, referred to the Comee.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Owners and Occupiers of Lands and Estates within the several Parishes of Saint Edmund and Saint Davids, in the City and County of the City of Exeter, and Saint Thomas the Apostle, Upton, Pyne, Newton, Saint Cyres and Crediton, in the County of Devon; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships, "That the said Bill may not pass into a Law as it now stands, and that they may be heard by their Counsel, Agents and Witnesses against such Parts of the said Bill as affect their Interests:"

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 their Counsel, Agents and Witnesses against the said Bill, as desired.

Regent's Park Acts Amendment Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to extend the Jurisdiction of the Commissioners acting in the Execution of Three Acts for paving and regulating the Regent's Park, and several Streets and Places in Westminster, to certain other Streets and Places in Westminster; and for other Purposes."

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.

Webster to enter into a Recogce on Lawson's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That George Webster of Old Palace Yard, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Lawson, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

The same was agreed to; and Ordered accordingly.

Dean & Chapter of Durham's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 the former Messengers;

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

Norfolk Assizes Bill, Petitions against: (Thetford:)

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Recorder, Burgesses and Commonalty of the Borough of Thetford, under their Common Seal, and of the other Inhabitants of the said Borough, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Justices, &c. of Norfolk:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace, Noblemen and Gentlemen residing in or connected with the South-western, North-western and Western Parts of the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Noblemen, &c. of Norfolk. (Five Petitions.)

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Noblemen, Gentlemen and Inhabitants residing in or connected with the South-western, North-western and Western Parts of the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Noblemen, Gentlemen and Inhabitants residing in or connected with the South-western, North-western and Western Parts of the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Noblemen, Gentlemen and Inhabitants residing in or connected with the South-western, North-western and Western Parts of the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Noblemen, Gentlemen and Inhabitants residing in or connected with the South-western, North-western and Western Parts of the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Noblemen, Gentlemen and Inhabitants residing in or connected with the South-western, North-western and Western Parts of the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for holding the Assizes for the County of Norfolk, and for the City of Norwich and County of the same City, Twice in every Year at Norwich;" and severally praying their Lordships, That the same may not pass into a Law:"

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

King's County Assizes Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for holding the Assizes for the King's County, in Ireland, Twice in every Year, at Tullamoore, instead of Philipstown," be read a Second Time on the 15th of this instant June.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Sentence of Death Explanation Bill.

It was moved, "That the House do now resolve itself into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act passed in the Fourth Year of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, for enabling Courts to abstain from pronouncing Sentence of Death in certain Capital Felonies."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and 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 Bill, as amended, be printed.

Ricketts v. Lewis et al. Wr: Err: delivered.

The Lord Tenterden, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in, at the Table, a Writ of Error, wherein

Thomas Bourke Ricketts is Plaintiff, and Robert Lewis, William Element and William Preece are Defendants.

Antrobus's Estate Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize the granting of Leases of certain Parts of the Estates (subject to the Trusts of the Will) of Philip Antrobus Gentleman, deceased," 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.

Prestwich & Bury Roads Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Edinburgh Police Bill.

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

Beverley, &c. Roads Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for maintaining certain Roads in the Neighbourhood of the Towns of Beverley, of Kingston-upon-Hull and of North Cave, called "The Beverley, Hessle and North Cave Turnpike Roads," stands committed, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to the 18th of this instant June.

Militia Ballots Suspension Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Office of Clerk of the Crown in the Court of King's Bench in Ireland."

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.

Army Prize Money Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws relating to the Payment of Army Prize Money."

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.

Privy Seal, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, 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."

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."

Customs Wharfs Sale Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, 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."

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."

Members (H.C.) Seats Vacating Bill presented.

The Marquess of Northampton presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter the Laws now in force relating to the vacating of the Seats of Members of the House of Commons by Acceptance of Offices of Profit under the Crown."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Lords summoned.

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

Churches Building Act Amendment Bill presented.

The Lord Bishop of London presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act passed in the Fifty-ninth Year of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for building and promoting the building of additional Churches in populous Parishes."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Lords summoned.

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

Representative Peers (Scotland) Bill presented.

The Lord Rosebery presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Peers of Scotland to take and subscribe in Ireland the Oaths required for qualifying them to vote in any Election of the Peers of Scotland."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Comee on Elections of Peers for Scotland, Comee to meet.

Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges to whom the Report made from the Select Committee relating to Elections of Representative Peers for Scotland stands referred, do meet to consider of the said Report on Friday next, at Three o'Clock.

Education, (Ireland,) Petitions against proposed Plan: (Archdeaconry of Rochester:)

Upon reading the Petition of The Reverend the Clergy of the Archdeaconry of Rochester, convened by the Authority of The Venerable the Archdeacon of Rochester, upon the Requisition of the Clergy of the said Archdeaconry, and assembled at Rochester, in the Diocese of Rochester, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying "That their Lordships will extend to their Protestant Brethren in Ireland the Means of National Education as heretofore, without excluding the Holy Volume of the Bible from the Schools as the acknowledged and only Source of Revealed Truth:"

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

Addington:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Addington, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to refuse their Sanction to every Plan proposed as a System of National Education in Ireland which is not founded on the entire Word of God, and which does not admit of the free and general Use of the Holy Scriptures amongst all Descriptions of His Majesty's faithful and loyal Subjects:"

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

Kenchester, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Kenchester, &c. in the County of Hereford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That if the Grant to the Kildare Street Society be no longer afforded, it may be withheld altogether, and the Cause of Education in Ireland, instead of being under the Direction of the Roman Catholic Priests, may be left to rely for its Support, under God, to Christian Charity and private Exertions:"

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

Killashee:

Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of the Parish of Killashee, in the County of Longford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Balbriggan:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Balbriggan, in the County of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Faughart:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of the Parish of Faughart, in the County of Louth, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to provide that all Grants of Public Money for National Education in Ireland be applied only to the Support of Systems of Instruction which are founded upon the entire Word of God, and which encourage the free and general Use of the Holy Scriptures amongst all Description of Persons; and further, to provide that in the Application of such Money no unholy Compromise be made with the Church of Rome, and no Support or Countenance whatever given to those who would substitute a Part for the Whole of God's Word, or who would teach for Doctrines the Commandments of Men:"

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

Killoran:

Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of the Parish of Killoran, Barony of Liney and County of Sligo, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to withdraw their Sanction from the proposed System of National Education in Ireland, a System which will eventually (if presevered in) introduce Infidelity, and subvert the Principles of true Christianity:"

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

Orange Lodge, No. 834, (Dromore:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Loyal Orange Lodge, No. 834, District of Dromore, County of Down, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Orange Lodge, No. 416, (Banbridge:)

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Loyal Orange Lodge, No. 416, District of Banbridge and County of Down, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Orange Lodge, No. 851, (Dromore:)

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Loyal Orange Lodge, No. 851, District of Dromore, County of Down, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take into their most gracious Consideration the Condition to which the Petitioners are reduced by the Withdrawal of the Grant of Public Money from that Institution on which they mainly depended for the Education of their Children, and the Alternative to which they are brought, of supporting, in these Times of Agricultural Depression, Schools for themselves, in which their Children may be taught the Truths of Christianity, or of sacrificing their eternal Interests by confiding them to the Instruction of a Board of Education composed partly of avowed Enemies of their most Holy Faith, partly of apostate Protestants, and partly of Men who, though they profess the Doctrines of the Reformed Churches in these Realms, are willing to substitute for the Word of God Extracts from that Blessed Book, so mutilated as to obtain the Approval of Roman Catholics and Infidels:"

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

Killala:

Upon reading the Petition of the Archbishop, the Bishop, and the Clergy of the Diocese of Killala, assembled at Triennial Visitation, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; stating, "That they have calmly and carefully considered the Plan of Education for the Poor of Ireland presented by the Government for the Adoption of the Legislature;" and praying their Lordships, "That they may be allowed to express the clear Conviction of their Minds, that the proposed Plan is inconsistent with their Principles, delusive in its End, and impracticable in its Means; and if the former System for the Education of Ireland be deemed by Government unworthy of its Support, the Petitioners ask not for it; the Protestants of Ireland will effectuate the Plan of their Choce, and rest contented with the Non-interference of a Protestant Government, which it surely is not too unreasonable to expect:"

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

Kilmeen.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Kilmeen, in the County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "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 these Grants be withdrawn altogether:"

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

Slavery, Petition from York for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Clergy and other Inhabitants of the City of York 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.

Political Unions, & Reform (Ireland) Bill, &c. Petition from Kirk-Langley, &c. against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergy, Gentry, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Parishes of KirkLangley, Brailsford, Osmaston, Edlaston, and their Vicinity, in the County of Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to resist the Endeavours made by Political Agitators to rob the Petitioners of those Civil and Religious Privileges with which God has been pleased so long to bless our favoured Land, and to take such Steps for suppressing those unconstitutional and illegal Associations called Political Unions, as in the Judgment of their Lordships may seem most fitting; that their Lordships will not pass the Irish Reform Bill, which, by greatly increasing the Number of Roman Catholic Members in the House of Commons, and by several other of its Enactments, must directly tend to the Destruction of the Protestant Church in Ireland, and eventually contribute to the Overthrow of the Established Church of England; and that their Lordships will take Steps for the Repeal of that Law by which our Roman Catholic Fellow Subjects are eligible to Seats in the Houses of Parliament, a Privilege which has totally failed in producing that Tranquillity which it was pledged to effect, and which Privilege the Petitioners consider to be entirely at variance with the best and dearest Protestant Interests:"

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

Summons of the Lords, Order for, discharged.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Wednesday last, "That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Tuesday the 19th of this instant June," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Thursday the 21st of this instant June.

Education, (Ireland,) Petition from Kinghorn in favor of proposed Plan.

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Town Council and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Kinghorn, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "That the Plan for the Education of the Poor of Ireland, proposed by His Majesty's Government, may be sanctioned by their Lordships:"

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

Jamaica, Address for Papers respecting.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to request that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order that there be laid before this House, "Copies of all Communications from Jamaica relating to the Trial of George Ancle and Samuel Swiney, Negro Slaves, for certain alleged Offences relating to Religious Worship:"

And also, "Communications relating to the Adoption or Rejection of a Law for abolishing the Practice of punishing Females by the Whip."

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Crown Lands (Ireland) Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to promote the Improvement of a District of Mountain Land in the Counties of Limerick, Cork and Kerry, in Ireland, by making new Roads through the same; and to encourage the Employment of the poor Inhabitants thereof."

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.

Slaves in Barbadoes, Papers respecting, delivered, & referred to Comee on West India Colonies.

The Duke of Richmond laid before the House, pursuant to an Order of the 8th of May last,

"Classified Statement of Slave Population in Barbadoes Registry for the Year 1817:"

And also, "Summaries of the Duplicate Registry of "Slaves for the said Island for the Years 1820 and 1823, and for the Years 1826 and 1829."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Papers be referred to the Select Committee on the State of the West India Colonies.

Court of Exchequer (Scotland) Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Provision for the Dispatch of the Business now done by the Court of Exchequer in Scotland;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

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

Message to H.C. for Report on said Bill:

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 a Report made from the Committee appointed by that House on the Bill "for making Provision for the Dispatch of the Business now done by the Court of Exchequer in Scotland," together with the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee, and the Appendix.

Returns on the Subject Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "A Return of the Revenue of Scotland the First Year in which it can be ascertained subsequent to the Change made in the Constitution of the Court of Exchequer at the Union in 1707:"

And in each of the following Years, 1819, 1822, 1825, 1828 and 1831, (being every Third Year during that Period,) that the following Returns be laid before this House; (vizt.)

"The Gross Revenue of Scotland in the Departments of Customs, Excise, Stamps, Legacy Duty, Post Horse Duty, Assessed Taxes, Land Tax, Crown Rents, and Casualties, Post Office, Pension Tax, and Hawkers Licence Tax:"

The Number of Suits or Proceedings in English Law in each of these Years, on behalf of His Majesty or of Qui tam Informers, including the Number of Motions for enforcing Payment of Legacy Duty; explaining the Description of the Suits and Proceedings:"

"The Number of such English Law Suits and Proceedings in which Defendants or Claimers have employed Attornies to act for them; with an Explanation generally of the various Modes in which such Cases have been concluded:"

"The Number of English Law Writs and other Proceedings which were sealed with the Exchequer Seal; explaining the Nature of these:"

"The Number of Cases in which Bonds given by Collectors and Sub-Collectors of Assessed Taxes have been prosecuted under Authority of the Barons, or One of their Number:"

"The Number of separate Proceedings before the Barons in Treasury Chambers; explaining distinctly the various Descriptions of such Proceedings:"

"The Number of Orders by the Barons in Treasury Chambers drawn up and entered:"

"The Number of Letters and Reports to the High Courts of Parliament, the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, or Secretaries of State, which required the special Consideration of the Barons; explaining generally the Occasions on which these were called for:"

"The Number of Signatures which passed the Exchequer, with a proper Explanation of the Nature of this Proceeding, and of the Duty performed by the Barons in regard to it; and the Mode of discussing Questions when Disputes arise as to such Signatures:"

"The Number of Justiciary and other Fines, and Forfeited Bail Bonds, returned to be recovered in Exchequer:"

In the Year 1831-

"A Return of the Number of Persons employed; the Amount of Attendance; and Nature of the Duties performed

"In the Department of the King's Remembrancer, including his Treasury Clerks, and the Attornies or English Law Clerks in his Department, with their Clerks:"

"In the Lord Treasurer's Department:"

"In the Department of the Auditor of the Public Accounts generally, and in that of the Auditor of Excise Accounts:"

"In the Department of the Clerk of the Pipe; also of the Solicitors of Excise, Customs, Stamps, Legacy Duties, Assessed Taxes, Post Office and Exchequer."

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "A Statement of the several Acts of Parliament now in force, in which special Duties are imposed upon the Barons, and an Explanation of the Nature of those Duties:"

And also, "A Return, for the aforesaid Five several Years, of the Number of Days Attendance, and of the Average Number of Hours Attendance during those Days, by the Barons or any of them, in Court or in Treasury Chambers; adding an Explanation of the casual Business during Vacation which requires the Attention of the Barons or One of them."

Chorlton Row Improvement Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for improving and regulating the Township of Chorlton-uponMedlock, in the County 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 some Amendments thereto."

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

"Pr. 3. L. 10. After ("that") insert ("whenever the Name of Chorlton Row shall have been or shall be used in any Act of Parliament, the same shall be construed to apply to, and shall apply to, the said Township, in such and the like Manner as if the Name of Chorlton upon Medlock had been used or inserted therein, and")

"Pr. 114. L. 29. After ("aforesaid") insert ("except as herein-after mentioned")

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

Bristol Damages Compensation Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," 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."

Anatomy Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating Schools of Anatomy," be read a Second Time on Friday next.

Reddie v. Syme.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein John Reddie is Appellant, and David Syme Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to the 18th of this instant June.

Ecclesiastical Corporation Lands Bill.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Monday last, "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 the 13th of this instant June," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

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

Norfolk Assizes Bill.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Tuesday last, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for holding the Assizes for the County of Norfolk, and for the City of Norwich and County of the same City, Twice in every Year at Norwich," be read a Second Time on the 13th of this instant June," 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 Thursday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum quartum diem instantis Junii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.