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Mercurii, 17 die Februarii; Anno 11° Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.
Ireland-Accounts and Papers, presented: Prisons. No. 48. Stamp Duties. No. 49. Compensation. No. 50. Militia Officers. Returns, &c. presented: Ecclesiastical Courts. No. 55. Account of Thames Navigation, presented. Liverpool Improvement Bill, presented. Bute (Cardiff) Ship Canal Petition. Shoreham Bridge Petition. Perth Navigation Petition. Mitcham Inclosure Petition. Salford Improvement Bill, presented. Newcastle and North Shields Road Petition. Worcester Suburbs Improvement Petition, reported. Birmingham (St. Martin's) Church Petition. Kingston Inclosure Petition. New Chappel and Brighton Road Petition. Arle Inclosure Petition. Leonard Stanley Inclosure Petition. Hagley Inclosure Petition. Edinburgh Advocates Widows' Fund Petition. Glasgow and Kilmarnock Roads Petition. Dundee Gas Petition. Port Glasgow Dock Petition. Clyde Navigation Petition. Glasgow Improvement Petition. Forth and Clyde Canal Junction Road Petition. Peebles Statute Labour Petition. Petition in favour of Application for Broomielaw Railway and Tunnel. Dundalk Roads Petition. Wistow Inclosure Petition. Foleshill Poor Petition. Dundee Harbour Petition. Bridport Road Bill, presented. Neroche Forest Inclosure Petition. Waterford Harbour Petition, reported. Wootton Bassett Road Bill, presented. Haddenham Inclosure Petition. Watling Street Road Bill, presented. Dartmouth Road Petition. Ashburton Road Petition. Papers relating to Sierra Leone, presented. No. 57 Petitions for reduction of Taxes. Petition for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties. Petition for continuing Bounty on Pilchards. Petition against Renewal of East India Charter. Address respecting Prisons (Scotland.) Reports relating to Convicts, presented. No. 51 Petitions respecting Duty on Tobacco and Snuff. Address for Diplomatic Expenses. Paupers Removal Bill, presented. No. 52. Return of Military and Naval Officers holding Civil Situations, ordered. Accounts, ordered: Sugar. Coffee. Rum. Exports and Imports. Fees on Acquittal Bill, ordered. Houses of Industry (Ireland) Bill, ordered. Return of Charitable Establishments (Ireland), ordered. County Palatine of Durham Bill, ordered. Return of Lead imported, ordered. Accounts of Poor Rates, to be reprinted. No.53. Account relative to Greenwich Hospital, to be re-printed. No.54. Account of Contract Prices at Greenwich Hospital, ordered. Committee of Supply. Accounts, referred: Exchequer Bills. Monies in the Exchequer. Exchequer Bills (Public Works.) County Palatine of Durham Bill, presented. No. 56.

Mercurii, 17 die Februarii; Anno 11° Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Ireland-Accounts and Papers, presented: Prisons. No. 48.

THE House being informed that Mr. Johnson, from the office of the Chief Secretary for Ireland, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of several Acts of Parliament,-,The Eighth Report of the Inspectors General on the general State of the Prisons of Ireland 1830.

Stamp Duties. No. 49.

An Account of the Stamp Duties received on certain Proceedings in the Courts of Law in Ireland, in the year ended the 5th January 1830.

An Account of the Stamp Duties received on certain Proceedings in the Court of Chancery, and in the Equity Side of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, in the year ended the 5th January 1830.

An Account of all Sums paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer in Ireland in the year ended the 5th January 1830, on account of Stamp Duties granted by the Act of the 4 Geo. 4, c. 78, which have been carried to and made part of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom; and, of all Salaries and Allowances which have been paid in said year out of the Consolidated Fund to the Masters in Ordinary in the Court of Chancery, and to the Chief Remembrancer in the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, pursuant to said Act.

Compensation. No. 50.

Copy of the Report of the Chief Baron and other Barons of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, on the Memorials of Joseph Macartney and William Roberts Steele, late officers of the said Court, for Compensation.

Militia Officers.

A Return of the Qualifications of Deputy Governors and Militia Officers in the County of Down, in the year 1829: -And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie upon the Table; and, except the last, be printed.

Returns, &c. presented: Ecclesiastical Courts. No. 55.

The House being informed that Mr.Barber, from Doctors' Commons, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders, -A Return of the Fees, Profits and Emoluments received by Iltid Nicholl, Esquire, His Majesty's Procurator General, for the years 1826, 1827 and 1828.

A Return of the Fees, Profits and Emoluments received by the Right honourable Sir Christopher Robinson, Knight, late His Majesty's Advocate General, in virtue of his office, for the years 1826, 1827, to the 9th of February 1828.

A Return of the Fees, Profits and Emoluments received by Sir Herbert Jenner, Knight, His Majesty's Advocate General, from the 28th day of February 1828 to the 31st day of December 1828.

A Return of the Fees, Profits and Emoluments received by the Right honourable Sir Christopher Robinson, Knight, late Judge of the Consistory and Commissary Courts of London, in the years 1826, 1827, to the 16th February 1828:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Returns do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Account of Thames Navigation, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. Payn, Secretary to the Commissioners of the Thames Navigation, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of an Act of Parliament,-An Account in abstract of the several Sums of Money received and disbursed by the Commissioners of the Thames Navigation in the year 1829:-And then he withdrew.

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

Liverpool Improvement Bill, presented.

General Gascoyne presented a Bill for the better Paving and Sewerage of the Town of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for settling the Boundaries between the said Town and the Township of Kirkdale, and parts of the Townships of Everton and West Derby: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Bute (Cardiff) Ship Canal Petition.

A Petition of the Most honourable John Crichton Stuart, Marquis of Bute and Earl of Dumfries, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the making and maintaining a navigable Canal, to commence at a certain point or place called the Eastern Hollows, at or near the mouth of the River Taff, in the county of Glamorgan, and to terminate in a north or north-easterly direction towards the town of Cardiff, in Cardiff Moors; and also the establishing and constructing a Wet Dock or Basin, and other works at the termination of the said Canal, near the said town of Cardiff; and also the making and maintaining of one or more navigable Cuts or Canals out of and from the said Wet Dock or Basin, to communicate with the Glamorganshire Canal, together with sluices or tunnels, piers, wharfs, quays and other works joining and communicating with the said navigable Canal, Wet Dock or Basin, Cuts and other works, will be not only highly useful and beneficial to the proprietors and occupiers of estates and mines in the neighbourhood thereof, and to ships and vessels resorting to and occupying the same, but will also be of great public utility; and that the Petitioner is willing and desirous, at his own expense, to make, complete and maintain such Canal, Wet Dock or Basin, and other works as aforesaid, for the use and accommodation of the public, and for all ships and vessels resorting to the same; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the purposes aforesaid.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Rice Trevor, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Shoreham Bridge Petition.

A Petition of the Most noble Bernard Edward Howard Duke of Norfolk, and of several Trustees for executing the Act for making and maintaining a Road from Brighthelmston to Shoreham Bridge, in the county of Sussex, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls now remains due and owing, and that it would be a public improvement if a new Bridge was erected over the River Adur, at New Shoreham aforesaid, with suitable approaches thereto; and if a new Road was made from such Bridge to Lancing, in the said county of Sussex, to communicate with the Turnpike Road lately made from Worthing, in the said county, to that place, with a Branch Road to the Sussex Pad Inn; and that the Petitioner, the said Duke of Norfolk, is willing and desirous to build the said Bridge, and make the approaches thereto on the western side thereof, and the Trustees of the said Road are willing and desirous to make the said new Road, and the approaches to the said Bridge on the eastern side thereof, for which several purposes it is necessary that the said Act should be repealed, and that necessary powers and provisions should be granted for effecting the several purposes aforesaid; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill or Bills for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Howard, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Perth Navigation Petition.

A Petition of the Lord Provost, Magistrates and Council of the city or burgh of Perth, and of several Inhabitants of the said city or burgh, and places adjacent, was presented, and read; setting forth, That by reason of the increase and extension of the population and trade of the said city or burgh, it hath become necessary and expedient, and will be of great benefit to the public, to improve the navigation of the River Tay, and the Port and Harbour of Perth, by deepening the fords and shallows of the said River, and re-building, extending and maintaining the quays, piers or shores thereof, erecting certain embankments, and executing other necessary works connected therewith; and that, for carrying these purposes into effect, it will be necessary to impose and levy certain rates and duties upon vessels frequenting and using the said River, and the Port and Harbour of Perth, and upon goods, wares and merchandize imported and exported at the same, to defray the expenses of the said intended improvements, and to maintain and uphold the same, and to explain and amend the table of rates and duties at present exigible at the said Port or Harbour; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Sir George Murray, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Mitcham Inclosure Petition.

A Petition of several Owners and Occupiers of land in the parish of Mitcham, in the county of Surrey, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there are within the said parish certain uninclosed and waste lands which might be improved if divided and inclosed; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Denison and Mr. Charles Pallmer do prepare, and bring it in.

Salford Improvement Bill, presented.

Lord Stanley presented a Bill for better cleansing, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Newcastle and North Shields Road Petition.

A Petition of several Gentlemen, Merchants, Traders and others, residing in the towns of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and North Shields, was presented, and read; setting forth, That an easier and more convenient communication between the towns of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and North Shields aforesaid, might be effected by making certain additional Branches to the present Turnpike Road between the said towns, by making a new Branch of Road between a place called Percy Main High Row, on the present Turnpike Road, and the said town of North Shields; and that a Map or Plan describing the lines of the proposed new Branches, was, before the 30th day of November last, deposited with the Clerk of the Peace for the county of Northumberland and for the town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; and a Notice was also duly inserted in a newspaper published in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in November last, stating, that an application was intended to be made to Parliament for an Act for maintaining a new line of Road from the western Branch of the said present or old Turnpike Road, commencing at or near to a place called the Red Barns, and terminating at and communicating with the said old Road at or near to a place called Byker Hill, and which said new line of Road was intended to pass through or into, and to be made within such part of the parish or parochial chapelry of All Saints as is situate in the town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and in the townships of Byker and Heaton, or one of them, in such part of the same parish or parochial chapelry as is situate in the county of Northumberland; and also a new Branch from the western Branch aforesaid, commencing at or near the said place called the Red Barns, and terminating at and communicating with the said old Road at or near to a place called the Jubilee School, and which new Branch was intended to be made within such part of the said parish or parochial chapelry of All Saints as is situate within the town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; and also a new Branch commencing from the said old Turnpike Road at or near to a place called Percy Main High Row, and terminating at the west end of a certain street in North Shields called Droitwich-street; which said last-mentioned new Branch was intended to pass through or into the townships of Chirton and North Shields, or one of them, in the parish of Tynemouth, in the county of Northumberland, which said three proposed new Lines or Branches were described in the said Map or Plan deposited as aforesaid; and that, after further information and inquiry, it was ascertained that the proposed new Lines or Branches were the best and most convenient that could be adopted, except that it is expedient that the last-mentioned Branch should not terminate at the west end of Droitwich-street in North Shields, but, instead thereof, should have two terminations, one at or near the west end of a street called Union-street, in North Shields, and the other at or near a public street near the New Quay in North Shields, both in the said townships of Chirton and North Shields, or one of them; and it is also desirable that the said Branch should have a termination at or near the said public street near the New Quay, and that all the Owners or reputed Owners and Occupiers of lands and hereditaments through which the said Branch, with its two proposed terminations at the eastern end thereof, is intended to be carried, have, upon an application made to them for the purpose, assented thereto; and that the Tolls at present collected and levied upon the old Turnpike Road between Newcastle-upon-Tyne and North Shields should be increased and more fairly and judiciously apportioned, and that it is expedient that the term of the present Act for repairing the said Road and its Branches should be enlarged and the powers and provisions thereof altered and amended; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same; and also, that leave may be given to deposit with the respective Clerks of the Peace of the counties of Northumberland and town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne a new Map or Plan, describing the said two firstly-mentioned Lines or Branches as in the Plan already deposited, and the thirdly mentioned Branch, with two terminations at its eastern extremity, one at or near the west end of Union-street aforesaid, and the other at or near the public street near the New Quay aforesaid, instead of with one termination only at or near the west end of Droitwich-street; and also, that a duplicate of such new Plan may be lodged in the Private Bill Office of the House.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Bell, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Worcester Suburbs Improvement Petition, reported.

Mr. Lygon reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Owners and Occupiers of estates within and Inhabitants of the several parishes or places thereinafter mentioned; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for improving any City or Town, had been complied with; and that they had examined the matter of the Petition; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for lighting, watching and regulating the Suburbs of the city of Worcester: And that Mr. Lygon and Sir Thomas Winnington do prepare, and bring it in.

Birmingham (St. Martin's) Church Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Act for enlarging the Churchyard belonging to the parish of Saint Martin, in the town of Birmingham, and for providing an additional Cemetery or Burial-ground for the use of the said parish, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the said Trustees were authorized to borrow and raise, for the purposes of the said Act, the sum of 6,000£. on the security and in manner thereinmentioned; and that the said Trustees contracted for the purchase of divers messuages or tenements which encompassed Saint Martin's Churchyard aforesaid for several sums, amounting in the whole to 6,900£. and upwards, for the purpose of enlarging the said Churchyard; and they also contracted for the purchase of a large piece of land, containing about four acres, within the said parish, for an additional Burial-ground, for the sum of 1,600£. and that the said Trustees inclosed the said Churchyard of Saint Martin, and the said piece of land or Burial-ground with substantial walls, and expended therein, and in removing the buildings, and in compensation to tenants and occupiers, the sum of 2,425£. making a total of 10,925£. and upwards; and that, for the purposes aforesaid, the said Trustees borrowed various sums of money at interest, and upon annuity, amounting to the sum of 7,200£.; and several of the owners of the said messuages and premises so contracted for as aforesaid, agreed to permit their respective purchase-monies, amounting to the sum of 4,477£. and upwards, to remain at interest, as a loan to the said Trustees, which sums so borrowed and left, exceeded the amount authorized to be raised by the said Act, but were all necessary for effecting the objects contemplated and intended thereby; and that the said Trustees, out of the rates and assessments made and collected under the powers of the said Act, have paid the expenses of obtaining the said Act, and of putting the same in execution, and the interest on the said several loans, and the annuities agreed to be granted, and have also paid off and discharged the sum of 3,470£. in reduction of the principal of the before-mentioned loans; and that the sum of 7,257£. 11s. 11d. principal money, remains due, and cannot be repaid, unless the powers of the said Act be continued and enlarged, and the rates or assessments altered and increased; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Dugdale, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Kingston Inclosure Petition.

A Petition of the Right honourable George John Earl De la Warr and of several other Persons, proprietors of lands and estates within the parishes of Kingston, near Lewes, and Iford, in the county of Sussex, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there are in the said parishes divers open and common fields, meadows, pastures, downs, commons and waste lands, which might be improved if divided and allotted; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Burrell and Mr. Curteis do prepare, and bring it in.

New Chappel and Brighton Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for repairing, widening and keeping in repair the Road from New Chappel, in the county of Surrey, over Copthorne, in the county of Sussex, through Lindfield, to the town of Ditcheling, up to the top of Ditcheling Bost Hills, in the county of Sussex, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls, still remains due, and cannot be repaid, nor the said Road effectually amended and kept in repair, unless the term and powers of the said Acts are continued and enlarged, and the Tolls increased; and that the making and maintaining a Branch of Road to commence and lead from the said Turnpike Road, at or near the town of Ditcheling, in the said county of Sussex, to adjoin the Turnpike Road leading from Brighthelmston to Cuckfield, in the said county, at or near Clayton Hill, in the same county, which said Branch of Road will pass from, through or into the several parishes of Ditcheling, Keymer, Clayton and Piecombe, in the county of Sussex, would be of great benefit to the public; and praying, Thatleave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Burrell and Mr. Curteis do prepare, and bring it in.

Arle Inclosure Petition.

A Petition of several Owners of estates in the tithings of Arle and Arlestone otherwise Arlstone, in the parish of Cheltenham, in the county of Gloucester, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there are within the said tithings divers open and common fields and waste lands, which might be improved if divided and allotted, and discharged from the payment of tithes; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Sir William Guise and Lord Edward Somerset do prepare, and bring it in.

Leonard Stanley Inclosure Petition.

A Petition of several Owners of estates in the parishes of Stanley Saint Leonard otherwise Leonard Stanley and Eastington, in the county of Gloucester, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there are within the said parishes divers open and common fields, commons and waste lands, which might be improved if the same were divided and allotted, and discharged from the payment of tithes; and praying; That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Sir William Guise and Lord Edward Somerset do prepare, and bring it in.

Hagley Inclosure Petition.

A Petition of William Henry Lord Lyttelton, Lord of the Manor of Hagley, in the county of Worcester; and of several Owners of estates in the said manor, and in the parish of Hagley, in the said county, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there are within the said manor certain lands commonly called the Brake and Warren Lands, which might be improved if divided and inclosed, and a compensation made in lieu of tithes; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Aylesbury Roberts and Sir Thomas Winnington do prepare, and bring it in.

Edinburgh Advocates Widows' Fund Petition.

A Petition of the Dean and Faculty of Advocates in Scotland, and of several Members of the said Faculty, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the said Peti tioners, conceiving that it would be attended with beneficial consequences, have formed a scheme for raising a Fund for providing annuities for the Widows of such persons as have been admitted members of the said Faculty, and who may now or hereafter accede to or become contributors to the said scheme; and also for the Widows of all such persons as, by hereafter becoming members of the said Faculty, shall be deemed and taken to accede and to become contributors thereto; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Archibald Campbell, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Roads Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees on the Turnpike Roads in the county of Renfrew, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the improvement of the Road or communication between Glasgow and Kilmarnock, so far as passing through the county of Renfrew, has long been a matter of much desire and importance, and that the said improvement is highly necessary and expedient, and ought to take place, by the making and maintaining a new line of Road between a village called Crossingloof, and crossing the River Cart, and thence by or near Davieland and the village of Newton, and by or near a loch called Black Dubb, to or near to Loganswell and the confines of the county of Ayr; and it is expedient that the Act for amending and continuing several Acts for repairing Roads in the county of Renfrew should be continued, altered and amended; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Archibald Campbell and Sir Michael Stewart do prepare, and bring it in.

Dundee Gas Petition.

A Petition of several Partners of The Dundee Gas-Light Company was presented, and read; setting forth, That the principal streets, roads and passages, and a great proportion of the houses and other buildings in the town of Dundee and the suburbs thereof, are now, and have been for some time past, lighted with inflammable air or Gas, manufactured and supplied by the Petitioners and others forming a Company for that purpose, under the firm of The Dundee Gas-Light Company; and that the said Company have expended considerable sums of money in erecting works and laying down pipes, and it would be beneficial to the public and to the said Company if the said works were extended and rendered more complete and the said Company incorporated; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Archibald Campbell, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Port Glasgow Dock Petition.

A Petition of the Lord Provost, Magistrates and Council of the city of Glasgow, Trustees under the Acts of Parliament 12 and 41 Geo. 3, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the said Trustees have greatly enlarged, deepened and otherwise improved the Harbour of Port Glasgow; and that notwithstanding the said improvements, the said Harbour is still inadequate for the reception and safe accommodation of the vessels resorting thereto, and not only exposes the said vessels to the danger of having their hulls strained, and otherwise injured, by their being left almost dry at low water on the banks or ground forming the bottom of the said Harbour, but also exposes the cargoes of the said vessels while loading or unloading to the risk of pilferage and depredation, from the want of any inclosure round the said quays and works; and that the said evils would be in a considerable degree removed by the construction of a Wet Dock or Wet Docks adjacent to the said Harbour, and particularly in the Bay of Newark, which is naturally well adapted for the said purpose; and that it would tend to the material advantage and benefit of the said Wet Dock or Wet Docks, were a slip or slips, and graving dock or graving docks constructed at or near the same, and authority granted to take ballast for ships or vessels resorting to the said Docks from the Whinstone Quarry, at or near the Clune Brae, and were a Railroad or Railway made from the said Whinstone Quarry to the said Wet Dock or Wet Docks and Harbour; and that it would be expedient to alter the present line of Road or Roads leading from Port Glasgow, to Glasgow, so as to pass through the garden of Newark and the fore shore, and other lands to the east thereof, to continue the Road leading from the Kilmalcolm Road to the present Road to Glasgow, joining the same with the new line of Road to be made through Newark Garden; and to alter, amend and continue the Act 52 Geo. 3, with the several Acts therein set forth, in so far as may be necessary; and that for the accomplishment of the said objects, it will be requisite to purchase certain shore grounds and other grounds, and to levy certain Rates or Duties upon ships, barges, lighters, steam-boats, or other boats or vessels, and the cargoes thereof resorting to or using the said Wet Dock or Wet Docks, Harbour and other works, and to borrow certain sums of Money on the credit of the said Duties; and to repeal or amend the two first-mentioned Acts, and the duties thereby granted, so far as may be necessary and expedient; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill or Bills for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Archibald Campbell, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Clyde Navigation Petition.

A Petition of the Lord Provost, Magistrates and Council of the city of Glasgow, and other Parliamentary Trustees, for improving the Navigation of the River Clyde, and enlarging the Harbour of Glasgow, was presented, and read; reciting an Act of the Parliament of Scotland, of the reign of King William, intituled, "Ratification of a Contract betwixt the Burghs of Glasgow and Dumbarton, anent the Rights and Privileges of the River Clyde;" and that by the Acts 32 Geo. 2, 2 Geo. 3, and 49 Geo. 3, the Magistrates and Council of Glasgow were authorized and empowered to improve and deepen the said River and Harbour, and to demand certain rates and duties upon vessels and merchandize sailed or carried upon the said River, and resorting to the said Harbour as mentioned in the said Acts; and that by another Act of the 6th year of His present Majesty, certain exemptions from rates were granted; and that since the said exemptions were originally constituted, the trade and intercourse upon the said River and to the said Harbour have very greatly increased, in consequence of the successful operations carried on, and still carrying on, at a great expense by the said Trustees, to which expense the parties exempted in noways contribute; that the class of persons claiming such exemptions have of late increased, and there is reason to apprehend their farther increase, whereby the other traders upon the said River, and the public at large, are and will be injured, inasmuch as the rates and duties granted by the said Acts must be increased or continued upon such other traders and the public, in proportion to the extent to which the said exemptions are or may be allowed; and that it would be for the public advantage, and for the benefit of the traders upon the said River, and resorting to the said Harbour, if the said exemptions were done away, compensation and indemnity being made and granted for the same to the body or bodies politic, corporate or collegiate, or person or persons entitled thereto, to the extent to which the said exemptions at present exist, and were the said Trustees thereafter authorized to levy the whole rates and duties granted by the said recited Acts entirely freed from and disincumbered of the said exemptions; and that it would be expedient to prolong the term within which the operations for the improvement of the navigation of the said River above Glasgow, authorized by the said recited Act of the 6th year of His present Majesty, may be carried into effect, and the duties applicable thereto levied to purchase up or acquire by jury, valuation or otherwise, such rights of fishing on the banks of the said River as may be found requisite in the course of the operations for the improvement of the navigation thereof, and to provide for the more effectual execution of the police regulations for the said River and Harbour, and the good and orderly conduct of seamen resorting thereto; and that it will be necessary to repeal, alter and amend the before-recited Acts; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill or Bills for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Archibald Campbell, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Glasgow Improvement Petition.

A Petition of the Honourable Alexander Garden, Lord Provost of the city of Glasgow, in behalf of the Corporation of the city, as heritors within the Royalty thereof, David M' c Haffie of Overton, Charles Macintosh of Crossbasket, James Jeffray of Cardowan, M.D. Professor of Anatomy in the University of Glasgow, James Smith of Jordanhill, Robort Aitken, Banker in Glasgow, Robert Stewart, Merchant, Allan Fullarton of Langlands and David Mathie of Glenhead, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Officers of the municipality of the city of Glasgow, and the Courts and Public Records connected therewith, have, from various causes, become unsuitable and inconvenient; and that it would tend to the essential benefit and advantage of the inhabitants, to the conveniency of the magistracy, and to the ornament of the city, were the said offices removed to a more central situation within the said city; and that it would be highly expedient to provide suitable accommodation for the General Post Office of the said city, and for the Session Clerk, and the valuable records under his charge, and to reserve for the use of the public the present Exchange and News or Coffee Room at the Cross, or to substitute others in place thereof upon improved plans, and to have the whole buildings to be erected for the said and other public purposes and institutions united into one or more commodious edifice or edifices, situated at or near the Cross of the said city of Glasgow; and that it would be highly expedient to improve and enlarge the access to the said buildings, by forming an archway in the spire or steeple of the Tron or Saint Mary's Church, and by taking down and re-building, at a more convenient and suitable distance from the streets opposite thereto, certain tenements of land at the head and on the west side of Saltmarket-street and at the south-east end of Trongate-street; and that it would be expedient and necessary to obtain a right to acquire by purchase several tenements of land and ground for these purposes; and that it would be necessary to invest the Commissioners who may be named to carry these purposes into execution, with powers to assess the proprietors and life-renters of all lands, dwelling-houses, shops, warehouses and other buildings and heritages, locally situated within the Royalty of Glasgow, for a limited number of years, in certain graduated rates, corresponding to the benefit which their respective properties would derive from the projected improvements, with power also to levy the assessments; and to borrow Money on the credit thereof; and that it would be of great public advantage were accommodation provided in the said buildings, or on the ground so to be acquired, for the Sheriff, the Sheriff Clerk, the Justice-ofPeace Clerk, all of the county of Lanark, the Merchants House of Glasgow, the Faculty of Procurators of the said city, and other public individuals or bodies corporate, and to confer powers for negociating for such accommodation; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill or Bills for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Archibald Campbell, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Forth and Clyde Canal Junction Road Petition.

A Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Forth and Clyde Navigation, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have expended a large sum of money in making and completing the Forth and Clyde Canal, between the River and Firth of Forth and the River and Firth of Clyde, and the collateral Branch to the city of Glasgow, and the cut of junction of the same, with the Monkland Canal; and that the principal communication between the Canal and the city of Glasgow is by a road leading from Port Dundas to the Garscube Road; and that it would be of considerable benefit and advantage to persons trading on the Canal, and also of great public utility, if a new Road were made from the said cut of junction at a point situated to the east of the cottage on the south bank of the said Canal, and from thence to be carried, in a south and west direction, through the estate of Milton, and the lands of Coucaddens, lying in the barony parish of Glasgow and county of Lanark, till it join the road leading from Port Dundas to Glasgow, near the south end of the same; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Archibald Campbell, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Peebles Statute Labour Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees under the Act for repairing and amending certain Roads in the county of Peebles, and for better regulating the Statute Labour within the same, was presented, and read; setting forth, That it is expedient to amend and consolidate the provisions of the said Acts in regard to the Statute Labour of the said county, and to alter and increase the rates of conversion payable in respect of the same; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Archibald Campbell, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Petition in favour of Application for Broomielaw Railway and Tunnel.

A Petition of the Lord Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the city and royal burgh of Perth, was presented, and read; taking notice of an application to Parliament for a Bill for making a Railway from the Broomielaw to the upper levels of Glasgow; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

5Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.

Dundalk Roads Petition.

A Petition of several Inhabitants of the towns of Dundalk, Castle Blayney and Carrickmacross; and Proprietors and Occupiers of land in the counties of Louth, Monaghan and Armagh, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the trade and commerce of the town of Dundalk, being a sea-port town, have of late years considerably increased, and a large portion of the produce of the inland counties is transported to the said town of Dundalk for exportation by and along the Roads between the said town and the towns of Castle Blayney and Carrickmacross, in the county of Monaghan; and that in consequence thereof, the said Roads are now in bad repair, and the expense of putting the said Roads in complete repair, and keeping them in such repair by Grand Jury Presentments, would be extremely burthensome to the holders of land within the baronies of the several counties through which the same pass; and that the improving and keeping in good repair of the said Roads is an object of public importance; and the establishment of reasonable Tolls to be paid by persons travelling the Roads, and applied to maintaining and keeping the same in repair, would be beneficial to the public; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Leslie Foster, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Wistow Inclosure Petition.

A Petition of several Owners of lands in the parish of Wistow, in the county of Huntingdon, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there are within the said parish divers open and common fields, meadows, pastures, commonable lands and waste grounds, and also several woods and inclosed lands and grounds, which might be improved if divided and inclosed, and exonerated from tithes; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. John Calvert and Mr. Fellowes do prepare, and bring it in.

Foleshill Poor Petition.

A Petition of the Vicar, Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the parish of Foleshill, in the county of the city of Coventry, and of several Inhabitants assessed to the relief of the Poor, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Poor within the said parish are very numerous, and supported at a great expense; and the laws now in force for collecting the poor and other rates in the said parish are found to be ineffectual and inadequate to that purpose; and it would tend to the equalization and reduction of the present poor and other rates and assessments within the said parish, and would be otherwise beneficial to the inhabitants thereof, if further and additional powers were given for assessing and collecting such rates and assessments; and if powers were granted to sell and dispose of a certain house formerly used as the workhouse of the said parish, together with the buildings and land adjoining and belonging thereto; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Fyler, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Dundee Harbour Petition.

A Petition of several of the Commissioners for executing the Acts for improving the Harbour of Dundee, in the county of Forfar, and of several Merchants and others, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the whole of the improvements and alterations authorized to be made in the said Harbour have been completed; and in execution thereof, the said Commissioners have expended considerable sums of money, which they have borrowed on the credit of the Rates and Duties leviable by the said Act, whereby a large debt has been contracted and is now due, and owing on account thereof; and that since the passing of the said Acts, the trade of the town of Dundee has greatly extended, and the shipping resorting to the Port thereof has so much increased (to which extension and increase the improvements already made in the Harbour have largely contributed), that it is expedient and necessary to provide for the further improvement of the said Harbour by the construction of an additional Wet Dock or Wet Docks, and other works, as the same may be required for the convenient accommodation of the shipping of the said Port; and it is expedient and necessary for that purpose, and to provide for the gradual re-payment of the debt already contracted under the said recited Acts, and for the expense of the additional improvements now contemplated, that the said recited Acts should be repealed, and the provisions contained therein amended and consolidated into one Act, the existing rates and duties altered and further powers granted for effecting the purposes aforesaid; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Hume, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Bridport Road Bill, presented.

Mr. Portman presented a Bill for better repairing the Second District of Turnpike Roads leading to and from the Town of Bridport, in the County of Dorset, and for making and maintaining several Branch Roads to communicate with the same: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Neroche Forest Inclosure Petition.

A Petition of several Proprietors of estates in the several parishes of Broadway, Bickenhall, Beercrocombe, Ilton, Barrington, Ashill, Ilminster, Whitelackington, Curland, Donyatt, Isle Abbott's, Hatch Beauchamp, and the tithing of Domett, in the parish of Buckland Saint Mary, in the county of Somerset, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there is within the said parishes a certain forest or common called the Forest of Roach otherwise Roche otherwise Neroach otherwise Neroche, which might be improved if divided and inclosed; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Sir Thomas Lethbridge and Mr. Dickinson do prepare, and bring it in.

Waterford Harbour Petition, reported.

Mr. Spring Rice reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Commissioners for improving the Port and Harbour of Waterford, and for other purposes relating thereto; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for making or improving Harbours had been complied with; and that they had examined the matter of the Petition; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to alter and amend an Act passed in the 56th year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Third, for improving the Port and Harbour of Waterford, and for other purposes relating thereto: And that Mr. Spring Rice and Sir John Newport do prepare, and bring it in.

Wootton Bassett Road Bill, presented.

Mr. Joseph Pitt presented a Bill for more effectually repairing the Road from Wootton Bassett, in the County of Wilts, to the two-mile-stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Swindon to Marlborough, in the said County: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Haddenham Inclosure Petition.

A Petition of Sophia Elizabeth Wykham of Thame Park, in the county of Oxford, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there are within the parish of Haddenham-with-Cuddington, in the county of Buckingham, divers open and common fields, meadows, pastures, commonable lands, commons and waste grounds, and also divers uninclosed lands and homesteads, which might be improved if divided and allotted, and discharged of all tithes and all moduses, and compositions for or in lieu thereof; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that the Marquis of Chandos and Sir Thomas Fremantle do prepare, and bring it in.

Watling Street Road Bill, presented.

Mr. Corbett presented a Bill for more effectually improving and maintaining the Wellington District of the Watling-street Road, in the county of Salop: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Dartmouth Road Petition.

A Petition of several Owners and Occupiers of lands, tenements and hereditaments, and Inhabitants of the town and borough of Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, the town of Brixham, and the southern part of Devon, was presented and read; setting forth, That the erecting and maintaining of a Bridge, or a floating or chain Bridge, over the River Dart, from, at or near a certain place called Lower Sand Quay, in the parish of Townstal, in the county of Devon, on the western side of the River Dart, to the opposite side of the said River, to or near to a certain point or place called Old Rock, on the eastern side of the said River, in the parish of Brivham, in the said county, and the making convenient Roads, avenues and approaches to communicate therewith from the town of Dartmouth aforesaid, and also communicating with such intended Bridge on the eastern side of the said River, from the present Turnpike Road leading from Dartmouth aforesaid, towards Paignton, Torquay and Newton Abbott, in the said county, as well as to certain other places called Brixham Cross and Collins' Grave or Collins' Green, in the parishes of Brixham and Churston Ferrers, in the said county, would be of great public utility, by opening a more direct and convenient communication between the said towns of Dartmouth and the towns of Plymouth, Modbury, Kingsbridge, Brixham, Paignton, Torquay, Shaldon, Teignmouth and Newton Abbott, in the said county, and the city of Exeter; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Sir Thomas Acland, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Ashburton Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees and Creditors of the Ashburton and Totnes Consolidated Turnpike, in the county of Devon, was presented, and read; reciting the Acts for consolidating and uniting the powers of several Acts passed for amending several Roads near the borough of Ashburton and the town of Newton Bushell, and from or near the north end of the town of Totnes, towards Ashburton aforesaid; and for building a Bridge across the River Dart, near Emmett, in the county of Devon, and for amending and improving such Roads; and for more effectually repairing several Roads leading to and from the towns of Newton Bushell, South Bovey and Moretonhampstead, in the said county of Devon; and setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Roads kept in repair, unless the terms and powers of the said first-mentioned Act be further continued, and further and more effectual powers granted, and the Tolls regulated; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Sir Thomas Acland and Mr. Bastard do prepare, and bring it in.

Papers relating to Sierra Leone, presented. No. 57

Sir George Murray presented to the House,-A Return to an Address to His Majesty, dated the 19th day of May, in the last Session of Parliament, for an Abstract Statement of the Expenditure in the Colony of Sierra Leone, from the year 1812 to 1828 inclusive:-Copies or Extracts of any Correspondence with the Colonial Government of Sierra Leone, in regard to the treatment of captured Negroes and liberated Africans on their first arrival in the Colony, and for the better superintendence of their religious instruction and education after their settlement, since the date of the appointment of the Commissioners of West African Inquiry:-Copies or Extracts of any Correspondence with the Governor of Sierra Leone, relating to the raising of Regular or Militia Corps among the Blacks, and the withdrawal of White Troops since the same period:-Copies or Extracts of any Correspondence relating to the transfer or abandonment of any of the Dependences of Sierra Leone, on the West Coast of Africa: -Copies of the Queries addressed to Dr. Barry and others by the Commissioners of West African Inquiry on the Climate of Sierra Leone and its Dependencies, with the Replies thereto annexed:-Return, showing the number of Troops stationed at the different Settlements on the West Coast of Africa, and the number of Deaths which have occurred in each year since June 1810; distinguishing Europeans from Africans, as far as the same can be made up from the Records forthcoming in the BrigadeMajor's Office, Sierra Leone:-And, for a Return of the number of Vessels, of every class, in His Majesty's Service, which have been employed on the West African Station in each year since the year 1815, and the force of their respective Crews, together with the number of Deaths in each Vessel in each year; distinguishing those which have occurred in action or by accident.

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petitions for reduction of Taxes.

A Petition of William Cobbett, Farmer, of the parish of Barnes, in the county of Surrey, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there is great distress in the agricultural and commercial classes of the community; and praying the House to pass a Bill or Bills to reduce the amount of the Taxes to the amount at which they stood in the year 1791; to take from the Revenues of the Church, from the Crown Lands, and from mismanaged Corporations and public Charities whatever sum may be wanted annually beyond the amount of the Taxes of 1791; to make a just reduction of the Interest of the Debt, commonly called National; and to make a radical Reform in the House, so that the Members of the House may be freely chosen by the people at large.

A Petition of the Retail Dealers of Salford, in the county of Lancaster, was also presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are now suffering to an extent they never before experienced, and, instead of being able to support themselves and families on the profits of their business, are forced to make daily inroads on the capital which is necessary to carry it on; that the Petitioners, seeing no prospect of an amendment of their trade, while the productive classes continue oppressed with an impoverishing and intolerable load of Taxation, earnestly pray, That the House will make immediate inquiry into the distress of the country, and grant relief by a great and instant reduction of the Taxes.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and to be printed.

Petition for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the town of Stony Stratford, in the county of Buckingham and its immediate vicinity, was presented, and read; praying the House to repeal forthwith the whole imposts upon Malt and Beer.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petition for continuing Bounty on Pilchards.

A Petition of the Mayor or Portreeve, Freemen and others of the borough and manor of Saint Mawes, in the county of Cornwall, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, together with almost every other individual inhabiting the Cornish coast, are either directly or indirectly interested in the Pilchard Fishery, and view with great alarm the approaching period when the bounty on exported Pilchards is to be discontinued, particularly as having experienced repeated unsuccessful seasons; and praying for a continuance of the original bounty of seven shillings per hogshead.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petition against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of several Woollen Manufacturers of the county of Gloucester, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners look with anxiety to the establishment of a free trade with India and China, as a resource to the present reduced condition of their manufacturing interests, and as a field for the employment of the labour of their deeply suffering poor; and praying the House to take the same into its most serious consideration.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Address respecting Prisons (Scotland.)

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, Returns of the number of Prisons situate within the Jurisdiction of each Sheriff Depute in Scotland, and the Places where they are respectively situated:-of the number of Persons accused of Offences who have been actually committed for Trial within the Jurisdiction of each Sheriff, for the last seven years; distinguishing each year, and by whom they were respectively so committed:-to what Prison or Prisons respectively they were committed for Trial; distinguishing the number sent to each Prison:-how many of them were tried in the Circuit Court of Justiciary, and how many before the Sheriff, Justices of the Peace or Burgh Magistrates, respectively:-how many were sentenced to imprisonment by the Circuit Court, and in what Prison or Prisons they suffered such imprisonment, and for what length of time, respectively:-how many were sentenced to imprisonment by the Local Authorities, and where they underwent their sentence, and for what length of time, respectively:-how many of these, tried in the Circuit Court, received sentence of Transportation, and where they were imprisoned, after sentence, until removed by Warrant of the Home Secretary for Transportation, and for what length of time, respectively:-of what has been the Expense, in each year, of the last seven years, of sending Prisoners from the Local Prison, or Prisons within the jurisdiction of each Sheriff, to the Circuit Town for trial: -of what has been the Expense, in each year of the same period, of returning Prisoners from the Circuit Town to the Local Prison or Prisons, to suffer sentence of Imprisonment, or wait removal for Transportation.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council.

Reports relating to Convicts, presented. No. 51

Mr. William Peel presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of an Act of Parliament,-Two Reports of John Henry Capper, Esquire, Superintendent of Ships and Vessels employed for the confinement of Offenders under sentence of Transportation.

Ordered, That the said Reports do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petitions respecting Duty on Tobacco and Snuff.

A Petition of the Manufacturers of Tobacco and Snuff, in the borough of Ipswich, was presented and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners most respectfully but earnestly state to the House the great loss they sustained in 1825, in consequence of an omission on the part of Government, in passing the annual War Duty of 1s. per pound, by which the entire stocks of the Petitioners were suddenly, and without any possible control on their parts, depreciated 25 per cent.; the Petitioners beg to state to the House, that, in the establishment and prosecution of the manufacture of Tobacco and Snuff, a very large capital is necessarily invested in stock, in consequence of the enormously high Duty (1200 per cent.), and that any sudden alteration of Duty cannot but be exceedingly injurious to the property of the Petitioners; the Petitioners have at former periods, in connexion with other manufacturers, made successive applications to the Lords of the Treasury, representing the hardships of their case, the grievous loss sustained by the lapsed Duty, and imploring, as an act of justice, its return upon their stock in hand at that period, without effect; but the Petitioners rely confidently on the House for this act of justice, as they had been informed (through deputations) at the commencement of the Session of 1825, by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, that no alteration of Duty was contemplated; the Petitioners beg further to represent to the House, that there cannot by possibility be any the least doubt as to the amount of their claims, as the House have it in their power fully to ascertain them by the Excise Accounts; the Petitioners, ever looking with the most perfect confidence to the House, cannot but believe that they will be disposed to attend to the prayer of the Petition, and grant them redress.

A Petition of the Manufacturers of Tobacco and Snuff, in the cities of London and Westminster, and the borough of Southwark;-and, of the Manufacturers of Tobacco and Snuff in the city of Norwich, were also presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners most respectfully beg leave to lay before the House a statement of grievances experienced by them in consequence of the lapse of Duty upon the article of Tobacco on the 5th July 1825, by which 1s. per pound ceased to become payable, and through which the Petitioners' property became suddenly depreciated to an alarming extent; that in confirmation of such loss, the House must be aware that the Petitioners are compelled to be possessed of immense capital in machinery, labour, and Duty, the latter of which alone amounts to 1200 per cent. upon the raw material; that their process of manufacture, particularly in Snuff-work, is of long duration, and that any sudden alteration affecting such Duty must operate ruinously to the Petitioners' property; that the Petitioners, acting with justice and fairness to their own interest, and in candour to the constituted Authorities of the Country, have always been watchful, upon any contemplated change of the Legislature, and at the commencement of the Session of 1825, waited by deputation upon the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, to ascertain if the rumour in circulation, as to the change of Duties upon the article of Tobacco was to be entertained by him, when they were met by a direct assurance that nothing of the sort was contemplated, nor were they conscious, until nearly a month after the 5th day of July, upon which day the lapse in question took place, that through some informality or oversight, the Law had expired which entailed upon them the certain loss of 25 per cent. on the amount of stock on hand, or equal to one-fourth part of the amount of Duty paid during a very long period; that the Petitioners, finding themselves placed in this unprecedented dilemma, represented their case to the Lords of His Majesty's Treasury, and by the Excise Returns produced in evidence, that the stock on hand and in operation stood thus;

videlicet, lbs.
Leaf Tobacco in operation 345,280
Leaf Tobacco in stock manufactured 761,585
Stalks and Returns 175,636
Manufactured stock of Tobacco 374,996
Tobacco in operation for Snuff 565,937
Manufactured stocks of Snuff 283,868
2,507,302

which, at 1s. per pound, amounted to 125,365£. 2s., being the amount of loss actually sustained by the Petitioners; that the Petitioners further beg leave to represent to the House, that their frequent applications have never been met by any investigation of the circumstances, whether arising from the various changes since in the administration of the Country, or from any other cause, of which the Petitioners are totally ignorant; but it must appear evident and conclusive to the House, that a greater act of injustice, occasioned by neglect (over which the Petitioners had no control) could not have been visited upon any of His Majesty's subjects, nor one so calculated to create distrust in the formation of Acts of Parliament, by which the Petitioners, beyond all others, are obliged to govern themselves, they being the largest contributors to the Revenue in the shape of Duties; the Petitioners therefore most humbly pray, That the House will be pleased to receive these Petitions of grievance, inasmuch that their case has not been entertained, nor has any investigation taken place in a matter of such great importance to the interests of the Petitioners, and which the Petitioners most humbly submit they were entitled to expect from the well-known liberality, justice and fair principles of the British Constitution.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and to be printed.

Address for Diplomatic Expenses.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, a Statement, showing the Charge for His Majesty's Diplomatic Service Abroad, from the year 1822 to 1829, both inclusive; distinguishing the several heads of Charge, and the number of regular and special Missions and Pensions to retired Ministers and Consuls.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, a Statement, showing the charge for His Majesty's Diplomatic Service and Consuls Abroad, from the year ending 5th January 1822 to the year ending 5th January 1830; distinguishing the various Missions from the Consuls, and the other heads of Charge.

Ordered, That the said Addresses be presented to His Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council.

Paupers Removal Bill, presented. No. 52.

Mr. Portman presented a Bill to repeal the Provisions of certain Acts relating to the Removal of Vagrant and Poor Persons born in the Isles of Jersey and Guernsey, and chargeable to Parishes in England, and to make other Provisions in lieu thereof: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Return of Military and Naval Officers holding Civil Situations, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Names and Rank, and yearly or other Pay, Allowances and Emoluments (specifying the sources from which they are derived), of all Military and Naval Officers holding Civil or Official situations; distinguishing such as are on Half or Full Pay.

Accounts, ordered: Sugar.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Sugar imported into Great Britain from the several British Colonies and Plantations, from the British Possessions in the East Indies, and from Foreign Countries, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the several sorts of Sugar, and the Colonies and Countries from which the same was imported.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Sugar imported into Ireland from the several British Colonies and Plantations from the British Possessions in the East Indies, and from Foreign Countries, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the several sorts of Sugar, and the Colonies and Countries from which the same was imported.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Raw and Refined Sugar exported from Great Britain, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830, reducing the quantity of Refined into its proper proportion of Raw; distinguishing the several sorts of Sugar, and the Countries to which the same was exported.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Raw and Refined Sugar exported from Ireland, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830, reducing the quantity of Refined into its proper proportion of Raw; distinguishing the several sorts of Sugar, and the Countries to which the same was exported.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, and Account of the amount of Duties received on Sugar imported into Great Britain, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing each sort of Sugar; also, of the amount of Drawbacks and Bounties allowed upon the exportation thereof, and the net produce of the Duties on Sugar in Great Britain, in such year.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the amount of Duties received on Sugar imported into Ireland, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing each sort of Sugar; also, of the amount of Drawbacks and Bounties allowed upon the exportation thereof, and the net produce of the Duties on Sugar in Ireland, in such year.

Coffee.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Coffee imported into Great Britain, from the several British Colonies and Plantations, from the British Possessions in the East Indies, and from Foreign Countries, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the several sorts of Coffee, and the Colonies and Countries from which the same was imported.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Coffee imported into Ireland from the several British Colonies and Plantations, from the British Possessions in the East Indies, and from Foreign Countries, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the several sorts of Coffee, and the Colonies and Countries from which the same was imported.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Coffee exported from Great Britain, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the several sorts of Coffee, and the Countries to which the same was exported.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Coffee exported from Ireland, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the several sorts of Coffee, and the Countries to which the same was exported.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the amount of Duties received on Coffee imported into Great Britain from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing each sort of Coffee, and the net Produce of the Duties on Coffee in Great Britain, in such year.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the amount of Duties received on Coffee imported into Ireland, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing each sort of Coffee, and the net produce of the Duties on Coffee in Ireland, in such year.

Rum.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Rum imported into Great Britain; distinguishing the several Colonies and Countries from which the same was imported, and the quantity imported from each, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Rum imported into Ireland; distinguishing the several Colonies and Countries from which the same was imported, and the quantity imported from each, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Rum exported from Great Britain; distinguishing the Countries to which the same was exported, and the quantity exported to each, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Rum exported from Ireland; distinguishing the Countries to which the same was exported, and the quantity exported to each, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the total number of Gallons of Rum, and amount of Duty paid the Customs and Excise thereon, in Great Britain, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing England from Scotland:-also, a similar Account of all other Spirits imported from Foreign Countries; distinguishing such Countries for the same period, as far as applies to the quantity charged with Duty.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the total number of Gallons of Rum, and amount of Duty paid the Customs and Excise thereon, in Ireland, from 5th January 1829 to 5th January 1830:-also, a similar Account of all other Spirits imported from Foreign Countries, distinguishing such Countries for the same period, as far as applies to the quantity charged with Duty.

Exports and Imports.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the official value of British and Irish Produce and Manufactures, and of Foreign and Colonial Produce and Manufactures exported from Great Britain; distinguishing the several Countries, together with the Imports into Great Britain from the same Countries, for the year ending 5th January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the official value of British and Irish Produce and Manufactures, and of Foreign and Colonial Produce and Manufactures, exported from Ireland; distinguishing the several Countries, together with the Imports into Ireland from the same Countries, for the year ending 5th January 1830.

Fees on Acquittal Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to abolish all Fees heretofore payable by persons on their Acquittal or other Discharge from any Criminal Charge: And that Mr. Secretary Peel, Mr. Attorney General and Mr. Solicitor General do prepare, and bring it in.

Houses of Industry (Ireland) Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Act 11 and 12 Geo. 3. of the Parliament of Ireland, as respects Houses of Industry in Ireland; and that Mr. Grattan, Mr. Wallace and Mr. Alexander Dawson do prepare, and bring it in.

Return of Charitable Establishments (Ireland), ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the different Establishments for the Relief of Sick or Indigent Poor, supported in part or in whole at the public charge, in each County, City and Town in Ireland (City of Dublin excepted); stating the number of inmates at present in each, the number relieved in each of the last five years, and the total annual expense thereof; and, in the cases of Parliamentary or Grand Jury provision, specifying the Acts of Parliament (local or general) authorizing the same.

County Palatine of Durham Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Act 8 Anne, c. 14, "for the better Security of Rents, and to prevent Frauds committed by Tenants," might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for extending certain Provisions of an Act of the eighth year of Queen Anne, "for the better Security of Rents, and to prevent Frauds committed by Tenants," regarding Executions to certain process in use within the County Palatine of Durham and Sadberge: And that Lord William Powlett and Mr. Russell do prepare, and bring it in.

Return of Lead imported, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all Foreign Lead, whether in pigs or otherwise, and Foreign Lead Ore, imported into the United Kingdom, for the last five years.

Accounts of Poor Rates, to be reprinted. No.53.

Ordered, That the Account, showing the amount of Monies levied for Poor's Rate and County Rate in each county in England and Wales, for the year ending 25th March 1823, (being Appendix E. of the Report which upon the 15th day of June 1824 was made from the Select Committee appointed to consider of the several Returns made to the Orders of the House in 1823 and 1824), relative to the sums assessed, levied and expended on account of the Poor in England and Wales, be re-printed.

Ordered, That the Account of the amount of the Monies levied by assessment for Poor's Rate and County Rate in each county in England and Wales, in the year ending 25th March 1826; distinguishing the amount levied on lands, dwelling-houses, mills and factories and manerial profits, which was laid on the Table of the House upon the 1st day of March 1827, be re-printed.

Ordered, That the Table of Proportions of Comparative Increase of the Poor's Rates in the several years 1776, 1785, 1803 and 1815 (presented to the House 25th April 1825); together with the Comparative Statement of the Enumerations of 1801, 1811 and 1821, extracted from the Preliminary Observations contained in the last Population Abstract, be re-printed.

Account relative to Greenwich Hospital, to be re-printed. No.54.

Ordered, That the Account of the Contract Prices of Flesh, Bread, Flour, Butter, Cheese, Peas, Oatmeal, Salt, Malt, Hops, Beer, Candles, Shoes, Coals, Mops, Stockings, Hats, Suits of Bedding, Suits of Clothes, and Coats; and of the daily Wages of Bricklayers, Carpenters, Masons and Plumbers, at the Royal Hospital, Greenwich, from 1729 to 1818, forming Appendix (E. 1.) of the Second Report of the Lords Committees appointed a Secret Committee to inquire into the state of the Bank of England, with reference to the expediency of the resumption of Cash Payments, which was communicated to this House upon the 12th day of May 1819, be re-printed.

Account of Contract Prices at Greenwich Hospital, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Contract Prices of Flesh, Bread, Flour, Butter, Cheese, Peas, Oatmeal, Salt, Malt, Hops, Beer, Candles, Shoes, Coals, Mops, Stockings, Hats, Suits of Bedding, Suits of Clothes, and Coats; and of the daily Wages of Bricklayers, Carpenters, Masons and Plumbers, at the Royal Hospital, Greenwich, from 1818 to 31st December 1828.

Committee of Supply.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Supply granted to His Majesty;

Accounts, referred: Exchequer Bills.

Ordered, That the Account of all Exchequer Bills issued, or authorized to be issued, charged on the Supplies 1830, unprovided for, be referred to the Committee.

Monies in the Exchequer.

Ordered, That the Account, showing the amount of Monies in the Exchequer, and remaining to be received on 1st February 1830, to complete the Aids granted by Parliament for the service of the year 1829, be referred to the Committee.

Exchequer Bills (Public Works.)

Ordered, That the Account of all Exchequer Bills issued between 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830, under the Acts 3 Geo. 4, c. 86, and 5 Geo. 4, c. 103, unprovided for, be referred to the Committee.

Then the House resolved itself into the Committee; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had come to several Resolutions, which they had directed him to report to the House.

Ordered, That the Report be received To-morrow.

Sir Alexander Grant also acquainted the House, that he was directed by the Committee to move, That they may have leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday next, again resolve itself into the said Committee.

County Palatine of Durham Bill, presented. No. 56.

Lord William Powlett presented a Bill for extending certain Provisions of an Act of the eighth year of Queen Anne, "for the better security of Rents, and to prevent Frauds committed by Tenants," regarding Executions to certain process in use within the County Palatine of Durham and Sadberge: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow.