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Veneris, 19 die Februarii, 1830:
Motion for Reform of Parliament. Report Supply. Supplies. Exchequer Bills. Exchequer Bills (Public Works.) Committee of Ways and Means, appointed. Lunatic Licensing Balances Bill, passed. Poor Law Amendment Bill, ordered. Tithes Exchange Bill, deferred. Veneris, 19 die Februarii;Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830. Accounts and Papers, presented: Report Revenue Inquiry. No. 63. Holyhead Roads. Nos. 64, 65, & 66. Assessed Taxes (Scotland.) Lunaties. No. 67. Limerick County Election. Petition of James Hewitt Massy Dawson. New Cross Roads Bill, presented. Tonbridge and Ightham Road Petition. Caithness Statute Labour Petition. Inverness-shire Statute Labour Petition. Hungerford (Westminster) Market Petition. Frodingham and Bromby Inclosure and Drainage Petition, reported. Frodingham and Scunthorpe Inclosure and Drainage Petition, reported. Gainsburgh and East Retford Road Bill, presented. Galway Dock and Canal Petition. Pickford Brook Road Petition. Biimingham and London Junction Canal Petition. Stockport Junction Railway Petition. Kingston-upon-Hull-Road Petition. Merlin's Bridge Road Petition. Kidwelly Inclosure Petition. Rotherham Road Petition. Wibsey Road Petition. Shoreham Bridge Petition, reported. Garscube and Possil Road Petition. Courtown Harbour and Railway Petition. Everton Church Petition. Warrington and Newton Railway Petition, reported. Hollingrake's Patent Petition. Limerick Hospital Petition, reported. Ardwick Green and Wilmslow Road Petition. Ellesmere and Chester Canal Petition. Brighton Small Debts Petition. Elgin Roads and Bridges Petition. Worcester Suburbs Improvement Bill, presented. Surrey Coal Meters Petition. Sunderland Harbour Petition. Redcross Road Petition. Wareham Roads Petition. Stockton and Darlington Railway Petition. Stamford Road Petition. Mile-End Old Town Improvement Bill, presented. Ratcliffe Collier Dock Petition. Portman Market Petition. Dundee and Newtyle Railway Petition. Charminster Inclosure Petition. Report from Committee on Standing Orders. Milton-next-Sittinghorne Improvement. Wigan Railway. Wigan Railway Petition respecting Standing Orders, referred. Tiverton Roads Petition. West Cowgate Road Petition. Bute (Cardiff) Ship Canal Petition, reported. Carmarthen Roads Petition. St. Katharine Dock Bill, presented. Broomielaw Railway and Tunnel Petition. Garnkirk Railway and Keppoch Road Petition. Walsall Road Petition. Yeovil Improvement Petition. Lakenheath Inclosure Petition. London Aqueduct Petition. Hull and Hedon Road Petition. Petition against Renewal of East India Charter. Smugglers Families Maintenance Bill, deferred. Petitions complaining of Agricultural Distress. Petition for repeal of House and Window Duties. Petitions for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties. Glasgow Royalty Extension Petition. Petition respecting Parliamentary Agency. St. James (Westminster) Vestry Petition. Account of Life Annuities, ordered. Petition for exempting Roman Catholics from payment of Protestant Church Rates (Ireland.) Address for Accounts of Sovereigns. Petition of John Wild, withdrawn. Petition respecting Tithes. Committee of Ways and Means. Committee of Supply. Estimates, &c. referred: Army.

Veneris, 19 die Februarii, 1830:

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Question by leaving out from the word "That" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words, "it is the opinion of this House, that a Reform of the State of the Representation is expedient," instead thereof.

And the Question being put, That the words proposed to be left out, stand part of the Question; it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question being put, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to restore the Constitutional influence of the Commons in the Parliament of England;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, The Marquis of Blandford, 57.
Mr. Hume:
Tellers for the Noes, So it passed in the Negative. Mr. Planta, 160.
Mr. Twiss:

Motion for Reform of Parliament.

A Motion was made, and the Question was proposed, That it is the opinion of this House that a Reform of the State of the Representation is expedient:-And the said Motion was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

Report Supply.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Supply granted to His Majesty, the Resolutions which they had directed him to report to the House; and the same were read, and agreed to by the House; and are as followeth;

Supplies.

1. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding Two millions and five hundred thousand pounds be granted to His Majesty, to discharge the like amount of Supplies granted for the Service of the years 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829.

Exchequer Bills.

2. Resolved, That a sum not exceeding Twenty-five millions four hundred and thirty-eight thousand and eight hundred pounds be granted to His Majesty, to pay off and discharge Exchequer Bills; and that the same be issued and applied towards paying off and discharging any Exchequer Bills charged on the Aids or Supplies of the years 1829 and 1830, now remaining unpaid and unprovided for.

Exchequer Bills (Public Works.)

3. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding One hundred and sixty-eight thousand and eight hundred pounds be granted to His Majesty, to pay off and discharge Exchequer Bills issued pursuant to several Acts for carrying on Public Works and Fisheries, and for building additional Churches, outstanding and unprovided for.

Committee of Ways and Means, appointed.

Resolved, That this House will, this day, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to His Majesty.

Lunatic Licensing Balances Bill, passed.

The ingrossed Bill to authorize the transfer of certain Balances in the hands of the Clerks of the Peace of the several Counties of England and Wales, on account of Lunatic Asylums Licenses, was, according to Order, read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Robert Gordon do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Poor Law Amendment Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to declare and amend that part of the Poor Law relating to the Employment and Relief of able-bodied persons, and for the better rating Tenements which are under a certain annual value: And that Mr. Slaney, Lord Viscount Althorp and Sir Thomas Fremantle do prepare, and bring it in.

Tithes Exchange Bill, deferred.

The House was moved, That the Order made upon the 8th day of this instant February, for reading a second time this day, the Bill to enable Rectors, Vicars, and other Incumbents of Ecclesiastical Benefices and Livings in England and Wales, to exchange their Tithes for Corn Rents, by agreement with the owners of lands, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time upon Monday the 1st day of March next.

And then the House having continued to sit till after one of the clock on Friday morning, adjourned till this day.

Veneris, 19 die Februarii;Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Accounts and Papers, presented: Report Revenue Inquiry. No. 63.

THE House being informed that Mr. Crafer, from the Treasury, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-The Twentieth Report of the Commissioners appointed by the Acts of the 1st and 2d Geo. 4, c. 90, and 3d Geo. 4, c. 37, and continued by Commission under the Great Seal, for the purpose of inquiring into the Collection and Management of the Public Revenue arising in Ireland, and into certain Departments of the Public Revenue arising in Great Britain.

Holyhead Roads. Nos. 64, 65, & 66.

An Account of Loans advanced by the Commissioners for the issue of Exchequer Bills for Public Works and Employment of the Poor to certain Trusts on the Holyhead Road; showing the Sums lent, the repayments of Principal; the Payments of Interest; and the sums remaining due on 5th January 1830; and also, showing the amount paid by each Trust in the year ending 5th January 1830.

An Account of the number of Passengers, Carriages and Horses that were carried by the Holyhead Post-office Packets in the year 1829.

An Account of the Sum paid into the Exchequer in the year ending 5th January 1830, by the Post Office, towards the repayment of Loans advanced for the building of the Menai and Conway Bridges; also, of the total Sum repaid up to the same date.

An Account of the Sum paid into the Exchequer in the year ending 5th January 1830, by the Holyhead Road Commissioners for Tolls received on the Menai and Conway Bridges; also, of the total Sum paid in up to the same date.

Assessed Taxes (Scotland.)

Mr. Crafer also presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of several Acts of Parliament,-A Return of Copies of Cases stated and signed by the Commissioners in Scotland, acting in execution of the Acts of Parliament imposing and regulating the duties of Assessed Taxes, and opinion and determination of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland thereon from 5th February 1829 to 4th February 1830.

Lunaties. No. 67.

An Account of all Monies received for Licenses by the Clerk of the Metropolitan Commissioners in Lunacy, and of all Monies received from and paid out of the Consolidated Fund to the said Clerk, from the 15th August 1828 to the 1st August 1829; specifying the several Heads of Expenditure:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Accounts and Papers do lie upon the Table; and, except the Return relating to Assessed Taxes, be printed.

Limerick County Election. Petition of James Hewitt Massy Dawson.

Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That he had received a letter from Thomas Bourchier, Esquire, Deputy to the Clerk of the Crown in Ireland, dated Crown and Hanaper Office, Dublin, 16th February 1830, enclosing a Petition of James Hewitt Massy Dawson of Newforest, in the county of Tipperary, Esquire, complaining of an undue Election and Return for the county of Limerick.

And the said Petition was laid upon the Table.

A Petition of James Hewitt Massy Dawson, of Newforest, in the county of Tipperary, Esquire, was read; setting forth, That a vacancy having occurred in the representation of the county of Limerick, in consequence of the death of Thomas Lloyd, Esquire, late Member for said county, the usual writ was in due form issued and directed to the Sheriff of the said county, commanding him to proceed to the Election of a Knight of the Shire for the said county, in the room of the said Thomas Lloyd; that William Scanlan, Esquire, the High Sheriff of the said county, in obedience to the said writ, did, on the twenty-fifth day of January one thousand eight hundred and thirty, proceed to the Election of a Member to serve in the present Parliament in the room of the said Thomas Lloyd; that the Petitioner and Standish O'Grady, Esquire, Lieutenant-Colonel in His Majesty's service, were the only candidates who presented themselves, and a poll having been demanded in the usual manner on behalf of the Petitioner, the said Sheriff appointed deputies and allotted booths for the several baronies, and proceeded to poll the county, and continued to do so from day to day, until the second day of February following, when the said Sheriff declared the majority to be in favour of the said Standish O'Grady, and the said Standish O'Grady was in consequence declared by said Sheriff duly elected; that the said majority in favour of the said Standish O'Grady was but a colourable majority, and was procured by undue, illegal and unconstitutional means; and that during the said Election many persons who were freeholders of the said county, and who had legally registered their freeholds, and who were duly and legally qualified in every respect to give their votes on the said Election, came to the several booths and tendered their votes to the deputies appointed by the Sheriff, and declared their intention to vote for the Petitioner, and yet their votes were rejected, contrary to law; that several persons were admitted to poll by the said Sheriff and his deputies, for the said Standish O'Grady, and counted on the poll in his favour, who were not entitled to vote at said Election, they not being registered according to the Acts and Statutes in force at the time they so registered, and several others were allowed to vote for said O'Grady, who, although they appeared to be regularly registered, had in fact, at the date of the registry, no freehold in the lands out of which they appeared to be registered; that several other persons were admitted to poll for said Colonel O'Grady by the said Sheriff and his deputies, who, although they had freeholds at the time of their registry, yet became disseised of said freeholds before the time when they so voted for the said Standish O'Grady, and had not any freeholds whatever when they so voted for the said Standish O'Grady; that several persons were admitted to poll by the said Sheriff for the said Standish O'Grady, who, although they professed the Roman Catholic religion, and were in fact Roman Catholics, had not qualified themselves according to law, and did not produce a certificate of having so qualified themselves when they tendered their votes in favour of the said Standish O'Grady, while others, professing the Roman Catholic religion, did not, at the time when they tendered their votes for the said Standish O'Grady, produce sufficient or proper certificates of having so qualified themselves; that several other persons professing the Roman Catholic religion, although they took the oaths prescribed, yet did not at the time they tendered their votes for said Standish O'Grady, subscribe said oath as by law required so to do; that during the said Election a great number of persons who had not otherwise duly registered their freeholds according to law, as also many persons who, from various legal disabilities, were incompetent to vote for any candidate at said Election, were permitted by the said Sheriff and his deputies to vote for the said Standish O'Grady, contrary to law, and that several undue and illegal practices were resorted to on the said Election by the said Standish O'Grady or his agents and friends to procure votes for the said Standish O'Grady, and to prevent votes from being given for the Petitioner; that, during the progress of the said Election, large mobs, armed with bludgeons and stones, headed and urged on by the agents and friends of the said Standish O'Grady, filled the several avenues to the place of polling, and by threats and personal violence intimidated and obstructed the freeholders in the interest of the Petitioner on their way to the several polling booths, and prevented them from giving their votes in favour of the Petitioner; that, in illustration of the above, the Petitioner begs to state, that a Freeholder, on his way to the place of polling for the purpose of voting for the Petitioner, when passing the committee-room of the said Standish O'Grady, was seized violently by the breast by three or four persons, and was forced against his will into the committee-room of the said Standish O'Grady, and was there forcibly detained for the space of half an hour, although he declared that his intention was to vote for the Petitioner; that Petitioner saith, that while such disgraceful proceedings were going on, a principal agent of the said Standish O'Grady was in the window of the said committee-room, and frequently called to said persons to drag the said elector in; Petitioner further states that, as another freeholder was passing on to the County Court-house, where the several polling booths were, in order to give his vote for the Petitioner, as he passed the committee-room of the said Standish O'Grady, he was forcibly dragged by several persons into the said committee-room, where a gentleman in the said room, who sat writing at a table, turned round, and told him that he would defray his expenses, if they were to amount even to six or seven pounds, and procure a conveyance for him home, if he would stay away from the place of polling, and not give his vote for the Petitioner; and when the said Freeholder positively refused to comply, he was struck by several persons, and kicked out of the room, and threats and intimidations were used towards him, by which he was much terrified; the Petioner begs leave to refer to another case, where a freeholder, on his way to the place of polling, for the purpose of giving his vote for the Petitioner, was forcibly seized on by a number of persons, and dragged into the committeeroom of the said Standish O'Grady, when a gentleman came up to him, and asked him, would he vote for the said Standish O'Grady, or not to vote for the Petitioner, and when the said freeholder stated that he would vote for the Petitioner he was knocked down, and received severe injuries from such violence; the Petitioner further states, that he could refer to numerous cases similar to those already stated, all tending to show the system of violence and intimidation which was used by the agents and friends of the said Standish O'Grady, to prevent the voters in the interest of the Petitioner from a free and fair exercise of their franchise; the Petitioner however cannot avoid referring to another case, which strongly illustrates the illegal and unconstitutional means used to prevent the return of the Petitioner: on the morning of the thirtieth of January, being the fifth day of the poll, Carew Smyth O'Grady, a Justice of the peace, and uncle of the said Standish O'Grady, and who was one of his most active agents on the said Election, addressed a large number of persons assembled contiguous to the committeeroom of the said Standish O'Grady in a vehement manner, and told them to take care when Kingston's men (meaning the freeholders, tenants of the Earl of Kingston), came by to settle them, when many of the said persons instantly replied, with oaths, that they would stretch them; the Petitioner further begs leave to state, that the immediate vicinity of the court being crowded during the hours of polling by riotous mobs, armed with bludgeons and stones, who endeavoured by threats and other intimidations to deter freeholders in the Petitioner's interest from giving their votes for the Petitioner, the Petitioner was obliged to have friends and messengers to accompany such freeholders in their passage from their lodging-houses to the Petitioner's committee-room, and from thence to their respective places of polling, for their protection and security, many of whom were assaulted and beaten by said mobs, who were hired for the purpose, and headed by persons in the interest and employment of the said Standish O'Grady; the Petitioner begs leave to state, in illustration of the above statement, that one of the Petitioner's messengers was struck with a stone in the face, knocked down, five of his teeth knocked out, and his face very much disfigured; and another of Petitioner's messengers, while escorting an elector by the committee-room of the said Standish O'Grady, was assaulted by several persons armed with sticks, and severely beaten, and the elector forcibly carried away from him, and thus finally prevented from exercising his franchise in favour of the Petitioner; Petitioner also begs leave to state, that the foregoing are but a few of the numerous instances of outrage, intimidation, and obstruction which took place against the electors in the Petitioner's interest during the hours of polling, and whereby said electors were prevented from coming to the hustings; the Petitioner further begs leave to state, that on the twenty-ninth January one thousand eight hundred and thirty, as another elector was proceeding, escorted by two other persons in Petitioner's employment, through the hall of the court-house to the booth where he was to have given his vote for Petitioner, said elector was seized by one John Dwyer, a very active agent and partisan of the said Standish O'Grady, assisted by several other persons, who in a most riotous and violent manner dragged him and forced him away from said persons, and, with threats and menaces, forced him round to the side of the booth occupied by the agents and friends of the said Standish O'Grady, when said elector was addressed by Carew Smyth O'Grady before named, who by promises of money and otherwise, in vain endeavoured to induce said elector to vote for the said Standish O'Grady, while said elector was kept in a state of the utmost terror and duress; and Petitioner is convinced that said elector would have been seriously injured in his person by the said party, were it not for the interference of Thomas P. Vokes, Esquire, a magistrate of police, who, on said elector's telling him that said Carew Smyth O'Grady and his party were forcing him to vote for the said Standish O'Grady, contrary to his will and inclination, came forward and demanded that said elector should be set at liberty; and said Carew Smyth O'Grady peremptorily refusing to give up said elector, the said Thomas P. Vokes, assisted by his police, and Mr. Julius Delmege, the Sub-sheriff of said county, by force withdrew said elector out of the hands of said party, and said elector was finally escorted back to the Petitioner's committee-room; and Petitioner saith, that such was the state of terror and alarm into which the mind of said elector was thrown, that said elector would not again return to the hustings, and did not vote at all during the Election; Petitioner further begs leave to state, that said riot occurred in the booth assigned by the Sheriff for polling the electors of the barony of Costlea, in which Petitioner had a majority of at least thirty-one of the electors favourable to and ready to vote for the Petitioner; and saith that such riot occurred in the presence of the Sheriff's deputy, who did not in any manner interfere to prevent same; that it continued for a considerable time before it was finally quelled, during which time the polling totally ceased; and Petitioner further states, that amongst other means of intimidation used towards the electors in the interest of Petitioner, the said Carew Smyth O'Grady then openly and aloud, in the hearing of numerous other electors who were about to give their votes for Petitioner, cautioned the said elector not to vote for Petitioner, declaring with an oath, that if he did he would be destroyed; the Petitioner further states, that another elector being in the said booth for the said barony of Costlea, for the purpose of polling for Petitioner, was also by force and violence dragged from the agents of Petitioner by the friends and partizans of said Standish O'Grady, in the presence of the Sheriff's deputy, whereby another riot was created; and at the same time the said Carew Smyth O'Grady exclaimed, that his said Elector's soul would have its reward in the next world; the Petitioner further begs leave to state, that on the thirtieth January one thousand eight hundred and thirty, one James Keays was set up in the booth assigned for polling the electors of the barony of Pubble Brien to vote on behalf of the said Standish O'Grady, where it having been objected by persons on behalf of Petitioner, that said James Keays had not a freehold in said county, Carew Smyth O'Grady, before named, assisted by one James Gubbins and Joseph Gubbins, agents for the said Standish O'Grady, and several others, struck Edward Kilkelly, one of said persons so objecting, in a most violent manner several times, and said Kilkelly would have been seriously injured but for the interference of the Sheriff's Deputy, in whose presence said riot occurred, and of others; and as evidence that such objection on the part of the Petitioner was well founded, and that the agents of said Standish O'Grady had fraudulently set up the said James Keays as a good and legal Voter, the said James Keays finally declared and admitted he had no vote whatever; the Petitioner further states, that in consequence of said riot, the polling in said booth was for the time totally put a stop to; and Petitioner begs leave to state, that the number of Electors in said Barony in the Petitioner's interest far exceeded those in the interest of the said Standish O'Grady; the Petitioner further states, that in the booth assigned for the polling of the Freeholders in the Barony of Clanwilliam, in which Barony the Petitioner had also a majority of votes in his favour on the twenty-ninth January aforesaid, and while an Elector was actually polling for the Petitioner, one Thomas Shields, an agent for the said Standish O'Grady, assisted by one John Bennett, and another of his agents, and by various other persons, rushed into the said booth; and instantly seized on one Michael Harty, an out-agent, or messenger, acting on behalf of the Petitioner, knocked him down, and kicked him several times, dragged him on his back by the hair down the stairs leading from said booth, frequently trampling upon him, whereby he suffered severely, particularly his right arm, which appears to be most materially injured; and said party attacked and beat several other persons who were acting on the part of the Petitioner, broke the chairs, trampled upon the books, drove the Sheriff's deputy from his seat, compelling him and others to get up on the table on which they were writing in order to save themselves from the fury of said mob, totally interrupting the poll therein, and so terrifying the Electors then in said booth, that several of them escaped therefrom, and declared they would not return to poll for the Petitioner, and one of them in particular declared that he would not vote, as he was sure if he did he'd be murdered; the Petitioner further states, that on the thirtieth January aforesaid, one of the Petitioner's agents having detected a person fraudulently offering to poll for the said Standish O'Grady, by personating an Elector, when the said agent, George Gilchrist, in such discharge of his duty, and in the booth, in the presence of the Sheriff's deputy, was violently assaulted by one Anthony Nix, an agent employed on behalf of the said Standish O'Grady, and the said George Gilchrist having endeavoured to reach the committee-room of the Petitioner, to report the particulars of such riot and disturbance, was further obstructed and prevented by the said Anthony Nix, and a mob of persons headed by him, and collected for that purpose; the Petitioner further states, that on the thirtieth January aforesaid, as a messenger employed by Petitioner at said Election was escorting an Elector to the booth to vote for Petitioner, a number of persons, headed by one John Bennet, one of the most active agents for the said Standish O'Grady, rushed on the said John Callinan and struck him violently, and knocked him down, and then carried off by force the said Elector into the committee-room of the said Standish O'Grady; that as soon as the said John Callinan sufficiently recovered himself, he went in search of said Elector, but said Elector was so intimidated and terrified, he declined to vote at said Election; the Petitioner further states, that on the said thirtieth of January, as Samuel Massey, gentleman, a friend to Petitioner, was returning from the booth assigned for the barony of Costlea, where he had actually been employed, in preventing two fraudulent Voters from being put on the poll in favour of the said Standish O'Grady, he was attacked by one Joseph Gubbins, an agent for the said Standish O'Grady, assisted by several others, composing a riotous mob, when said James Gubbins struck him a violent blow on the head, and otherwise abused and illtreated him; the Petitioner further states, that on the said twenty-ninth of January, while Joseph G. Maunsell, an agent on behalf of Petitioner, was discharging his duty in the booth assigned to poll the Electors for the barony of Costlea, he was violently assaulted and beaten, in the presence of the Sheriff's deputy, by the said James Gubbins, without any provocation whatsoever; the Petitioner further states, that on the thirtieth January, as Matthew Carroll, gentleman, one of the Petitioner's agents, was escorting an elector, named Edmond Bourke, to the booth for the barony of Clanwilliam, to vote for Petitioner, the said James Gubbins, assisted by one Reardon, agents for the said Standish O'Grady, forcibly and violently dragged the said elector away from them, and by such force, and against the will of the said elector carried him to the committee-room of the said Standish O'Grady, said elector being at the time most anxious to vote for Petitioner; the Petitioner further states, that on the said thirtieth January, as three agents and friends of the Petitioner were escorting two electors to the court-house, for the purpose of polling for the Petitioner, they were attacked and pelted with stones, by a riotous mob, as they were passing the committee-room of the said Standish O'Grady, and one of the said electors, namely was forcibly carried into his committee-room, and that the said Michael Ryan having gone into said committee-room to bring away the said elector, they were again struck and forced out by the agents and friends of the said Standish O'Grady; the Petitioner further states, that on the twenty-ninth January, as George Monckton, an elector, was on his way to the Courthouse, to vote for Petitioner, he was met by Edmond Fitz Gerald, David Fitz Gerald, and Miles Delahunt, agents for the said Standish O'Grady, who made use of every endeavour to induce said George Monckton to vote for the said Standish O'Grady, and said George Monckton, having persevered in his determination for Petitioner, notwithstanding he was hooted at in said booth by the agents of the said Standish O'Grady, and on the said George Monckton leaving the Court-house a man followed him, repeatedly exclaiming aloud, "Here goes a Dawson!" "Here goes a Dawson!". and continued such exclamation until Mr.Monckton had come opposite the committee-room of said Standish O'Grady, when he was assaulted, and knocked down several times with sticks, by a furious mob, which continued collected there during the said Election; and whilst the said George Monckton was so lying in the street, he was kicked and beaten in the most unmerciful manner by the said mob, who frequently cried out, "There's a Dawson!" and the said George Monckton was finally carried to his lodgings, his recovery from such treatment being pronounced quite hopeless; the Petitioner further showeth, that on Tuesday, the first day of the polling, a disturbance having taken place in one of the pollingbooths, about the hour of twelve o'clock, the said Sheriff adjourned the poll until nine o'clock the following morning, without having made any previous effort to restore order, although said disturbance did entirely subside in the course of ten minutes, and order was completely restored; and the Petitioner humbly submits, that the said Returning Officer was not authorized by law to make so long an adjournment, being only authorized to adjourn for some convenient time, as the occasion should require, and if necessary to continue such adjournment from time to time until such disturbance should cease; the Petitioner further states, that the several riots, obstructions and personal violence, hereinbefore referred to as having occurred in the polling-booths, took place in those booths only where the great majority of the electors was favourable to the Petitioner, whereas in the other booths the polling was permitted to proceed without any riot or disturbance whatsoever; that notwithstanding complaints had been made from time to time of such riots and obstructions in the polling-booths to the Sheriff, no notice whatsoever was taken thereof, nor were any means adopted for the suppression of or preventing a recurrence of same, although sworn informations of such riots and disturbances were frequently tendered to the said Sheriff; that although several objections were taken, pursuant to the Statute, to Voters brought up to poll for the said Standish O'Grady, upon the ground that the freeholds were grafted upon chattel interests, and that several objections were made to the other voters of the said Standish O'Grady, upon the ground that the lives in the lease, or instrument under which said alleged freeholds were held, had died after the registry thereof, and before the time of voting; and although several objections were also made to other voters of the said Standish O'Grady upon the ground that such voters had lost their freeholds by insolvency, assignment, mortgage and conviction for perjury, and objections were made to persons personating electors, yet the said Sheriff overruled all said objections without entering upon any vivâ voce examination of the said persons so voting, or instituting any inquiry whatever, although authorized so to do, in order to satisfy himself as to the validity thereof, and permitted said voters to poll for said Standish O'Grady; the Petitioner further showeth, that the several deputies appointed by the Sheriff to take the poll in the several booths were persons who had a strong feeling in favour of Colonel O'Grady, and that the Petitioner objected to their nomination and appointment, and called upon the Sheriff to nominate persons who were not the partizans of either candidate, which the Sheriff altogether refused and declined to do; that one of the said deputies misconducted himself so much on the first day of the polling, that the Sheriff, upon a sworn information, being called upon on the part of the Petitioner, to remove him altogether, would not comply with such request, but consented to remove him from the booth where he so misconducted himself to another booth or place of polling, although the Petitioner insisted that, if he had so misconducted himself as to authorize his removal from the place originally assigned to him, that he was not a fit or proper person to act in any other place; the Petitioner showeth, that the several deputies so appointed, although armed with full authority to suppress riot, and to prevent obstruction of the voters in the places or booths for polling, did not take any step; although repeatedly called on so to do, to prevent such riot and obstructions; the Petitioner further showeth, that the said High Sheriff did not subscribe the oath required to be subscribed by him before he proceeded to take the poll, neither did the deputies by him appointed to take the poll in the several booths, subscribe the oath by law directed to be taken and subscribed by them, neither were the said deputies sworn, pursuant to the Act, by the said High Sheriff, that they had freeholds of the annual value of fifty pounds at the least above all charges, as required by law; the Petitioner showeth, that the deputy, Samuel Adams, appointed to take the poll in the booth appropriated to the barony of Costlea, was removed, as aforesaid, during said poll, to the booth appropriated to the barony of Owneybeg, and the deputy originally appointed to the poll in the barony of Owneybeg was substituted in the place of said Samuel Adams in the barony of Costlea, and that said removal and substitution of said deputies as aforesaid, was not made in the manner required by law, no proclamation of such removal and substitution having been made in said booth by the said High Sheriff, or any one on his behalf, though such is required by law; the Petitioner further showeth, that on Saturday the thirtieth January, being the fifth day of the polling, and on which day the several booths, in which, if less than twenty persons should poll, would then, according to law, be closed, the agents and friends of the said Standish O'Grady were particularly desirous to effect the closing of those booths in which the Petitioner's interest was most powerful, and in particular the barony of Costlea, where the Petitioner had over two hundred electors to poll in his favour, and accordingly a great number of the said agents and most active partizans of the said Standish O'Grady, supported by an immense mob, collected in the booth appropriated to the said barony of Costlea shortly after the opening of the poll, and upon various unfounded pretexts and excuses, and by riot and personal violence committed on the voters, and by open breaches of the peace in presence of the deputy, which he did not attempt to control or prevent, interrupted said poll, so that at the hour of two o'clock in the afternoon of said day, the Petitioner was only able to poll the number of twenty-two; the Petitioner further begs leave to state, in illustration of the riot, violence and intimidation which the agents and friends of the said Standish O'Grady had recourse to, in order to defeat the Petitioner's election on said day, that Thomas P. Vokes, Esquire, Chief Magistrate of police for said county, who was present in the said booth of Costlea during nearly the whole of said day, seeing the total impossibility of protecting from violence the electors and persons concerned for the Petitioner, waited on the High Sheriff and the assessor, and stated that it was impossible for him to give protection to the freeholders in the interest of the Petitioner, and enable them to reach the several places of polling, unless he put to death a number of persons who were violently assaulting them and obstructing them in their way to the booths; and the said Thomas P. Vokes having called upon the High Sheriff for instructions how he should act, the High Sheriff declined giving him any instructions whatever; the Petitioner further showeth, that although there were a great number of Electors favourable to the Petitioner still unpolled, to such number as would enable the Petitioner to have a large majority over said Standish O'Grady, yet the Petitioner, finding that said electors could not reach their several places of polling without the risk and almost inevitable loss of their lives, was obliged to serve the following notice on the Sheriff: "To William Scanlan, Esquire, High Sheriff of the County of Limerick. Sir, In consequence of the illegal and unconstitutional manner in which the present Election has been conducted, riots having repeatedly occurred in the places for polling the freeholders, and particularly in the booths where the majority of freeholders were in my interest, several freeholders were forcibly dragged, by agents and persons in the employment of Colonel O'Grady, from the place of polling, and many other Electors being prevented, by personal intimidation and violence, from proceeding to the booths, Mr.Vokes, the chief magistrate, having declared to the High Sheriff, that it was altogether impossible to give protection to the freeholders in my interest from the violence of the opposite party, or to enable them to proceed to the place of polling, unless he put to death the persons so opposing them, and having demanded further instructions from you, and none being given to him, by which violence and outrage, the freeholders as yet unpolled in my interest are excluded from the possibility of a free and fair exercise of the franchise, I hereby give you notice, that I shall not risk the lives of any freeholders by requesting them to go to the poll, being resolved to refer to a Committee of the House of Commons, by way of Petition, all the circumstances and proceedings that have taken place, and which have prevented that result in my favour, of which I have been alone deprived by riots, violence and outrage. Dated this thirtieth January 1830. J.H.M. Dawson."-The Petitioner further showeth, that said Sheriff made no reply to said notice, nor did he at all interfere to prevent the riots that were taking place; the Petitioner further showeth, that immediately upon serving said notice, it was necessary to procure a strong party of dragoons to protect a number of freeholders, to the amount of seventy tenants of the Earl of Kingston, and escort them out of town on their way towards home, who had been in attendance for the purpose of giving their votes for the Petitioner, but were prevented from doing so by the said riots and outrages; the Petitioner further showeth, that at the time when he served said notice on the Sheriff there was a number of freeholders still unpolled in the interest of the Petitioner, who, if they had not been prevented from polling, would have given to the Petitioner a considerable majority over the said Standish O'Grady; the Petitioner further showeth, that the said Standish O'Grady, by himself, his agents and messengers, and persons employed on his behalf, did, after the test of the writ for said Election, and at and during the said Election, and before his Election to serve in this Parliament for the said county of Limerick, give, present and allow to various persons having, or claiming to have votes at the said Election, money, meat, drink, entertainment, promises, agreements, obligations and engagements to give and allow money, meat, presents, rewards and entertainments, to and for such persons, in order to be elected, and for being elected a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the county of Limerick; and that the said Standish O'Grady, by himself, his agents, friends and managers, and persons employed on his behalf, was guilty of open and extensive bribery, and corrupt practices, in order to procure persons having, or claiming to have, a right to vote at the said Election, to vote for the said Standish O'Grady at the said Election, and to forbear to vote for the Petitioner; that the said Standish O'Grady, by the said illegal and corrupt practices, was and is wholly incapacitated and ineligible to serve in Parliament for the said County of Limerick, and that the return of the said Standish O'Grady was and is wholly null and void; that by the above and other undue means, and by many illegal and erroneous decisions of the Sheriff and his deputies during the said poll, the said Standish O'Grady obtained a colourable majority, and was returned to serve in Parliament for the said county of Limerick, in open violation of the law and freedom of Election, and to the prejudice of the Petitioner, who had upon the said Election, notwithstanding the said obstructions, as he submits will appear upon a fair scrutiny, a great majority of the good and legal votes, and ought therefore to be returned as Member for said county; whereupon he submits that the said Standish O'Grady is unfit to serve in Parliament for the said county of Limerick, and that his Election and Return were illegal and void; therefore the Petitioner most humbly prays, That the House will take his case into its most serious consideration, and appoint a Select Committee to try the merits and validity of said Election according to Law, and that it will declare that Petitioner, J. H. M. Dawson, ought to be returned a Member for said county of Limerick, and substitute the name of Petitioner, J. H. M. Dawson, in place of the said Standish O'Grady, in the said return, or declare the Election of the said Standish O'Grady null and void; and that the House may make such other order, and give such further relief in the premises for securing the freedom of Election in the said county of Limerick, as the House shall think fit.

Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into consideration upon Tuesday the 16th day of March next, at three of the clock in the Afternoon.

Memorandum:-In pursuance of the Act 9 Geo. 4, c. 22, to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to the trial of Controverted Elections or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament, Notices were sent to the Parties, with orders for their attendance, by themselves, their counsel or agents, at the time on which the said Petition was ordered to be taken into consideration.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant or Warrants, for such persons papers and records as shall be thought necessary by the several Parties, on the hearing of the matter of the said Petition.

New Cross Roads Bill, presented.

Sir Edward Knatchbull presented a Bill to enable the Trustees of the New Cross Turnpike Roads, situate in the Counties of Kent and Surrey, to improve the Turnpike Road through the Town of Bromley, in the County of Kent: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Tonbridge and Ightham Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Act for amending and improving the Road from the north end of the town of Tonbridge to the village of Ightham, and two other Roads communicating with the same, all in the county of Kent, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Roads effectually repaired, unless the term of the said Act be continued, and its powers and provisions enlarged, and the Tolls increased; 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 Edward Knatchbull and Mr. Honywood do prepare, and bring it in.

Caithness Statute Labour Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Act for making effectual the Statute Labour, and for levying Conversion Money in lieu of labour in certain cases, and for otherwise regulating, making and repairing High Roads and Bridges in the county of Caithness, was presented, and read; setting forth, That it is expedient to alter and increase the rates of assessment leviable in lieu of Statute Labour in the said county, and for building and repairing Bridges within the said county, to authorize the imposition, and to levy certain additional assessments, to impose Toll duties, and to authorize the Trustees to borrow Money on the credit of the said Assessments and Toll duties, and in other respects to alter and enlarge the powers of the Road Trustees of the said county; and it is expedient to make, repair and maintain the following Roads within the said county of Caithness as Turnpike Roads, viz. from the Road leading from Wick to Thurso, by Kilmster and Castletown, commonly called the Kilmster Road, and which runs through or into the parishes of Wick, Bower, Olrig and Thurso, with the following Roads leading therefrom; viz. from near Wick, by or through Sibster, Winless, Bilbster, Wattin, Lynegar, Brabsterdorran, the Corseback Hill, Pulhoy, Stemster and Knockdee, and on to the Parliamentary Road at or near Rougie, with a Branch from this line commencing at or near Corseback Hill or Pulhoy, joining the aforesaid Kilmster Road at or near Hoy or Wester, which Road and Branch Road pass through or into the parishes of Wick, Wattin, Bower, Halkirk and Olrig; from near Wick aforesaid, by the Bridge of Wester, by Barroch and Reaster, until it joins the said Kilmster Road at or near Castletown, which Road passes through or into the parishes of Wick, Bower, Dunnet and Olrig, from the Bridge of Wester aforesaid, through Kiess, Aukingill and Freswick above West Canisbay, through the lands of Foultail and Riggifal, the Moss of May, and onwards until it joins the last-mentioned Road by Barroch at or near Greenland, with a Branch from the said Road commencing in the Moss at or near Trestal or West Canisbay, and on to Huna, which Road passes through or into the parishes of Wick, Canisbay and Dunnet; from a point between Stanstill and Hestigrow by Wattin, till it joins the Parliamentary Road near the Bridge of Greystones, which Road passes through or into the parishes of Bower and Wattin; from Castletown aforesaid by the sands of Dunnet, the Kirk of Dunnet, May and Gills, and on to Huna Inn, which Road passes through or into the parishes of Olrig, Dunnet and Canisbay; a Road from Wick aforesaid to Broadhaven and Staxigoe, in the parish of Wick; the Road from Rougie to Latheron, known by the name of the Achavanick Road, which passes through the parishes of Halkirk, Wattin and Latheron; the Road from Thurso aforesaid, by the Kirk of Reay to the confines of the county at Drumholliston, with a Road leading therefrom at or near the Bridge of Isauld, and leading through the lands of Shebster and Forsie, by Westfield and the Moss of Giese, and through the lands of Janetstown, until it joins the Calder Road after mentioned at or near Glengolly, which Roads pass or will pass through or into the parishes of Reay, Halkirk and Thurso; a road from Thurso aforesaid, by Howe to Calder, with a Branch therefrom commencing at or near Glengolly aforesaid, and leading by Aimster and Skinnet to the village of Halkirk, and from the said village of Halkirk through Harpsdale to Deal, and from Deal aforesaid through the lands of Mybster, crossing the foresaid Achavanick Road, through the lands of Toftingal, Houstry, Dunn and Newton, along the South March of Wester Wattin, through the lands of Banks of Auchingale, and following the line of the present Road through the lands of Wester Wattin till it joins the Parliamentary Road at or near the Bridge of Greystones, which Roads pass, or will pass, through the parishes of Thurso, Halkirk, and Wattin; a Road from the Parliamentary Road at a point between Thurster and the Bridge of Hauster, and leading by Tannick onwards, till it joins the Parliamentary Road at Thrumster, and from the said Parliamentary Road near the Smithy of Thrumster, to the village of Sarclet; and a Branch from the said Road to Sarclet, to the house of Ulbster, which Roads are or will be situated in the parish of Wick; a Road leading from the Parliamentary Road near the Bridge of Greystones aforesaid, passing by or near Badlibster, and by or through Campster, till it rejoins the said Parliamentary Road at or near Clyth or Lybster, which Road will pass through or into the parishes of Wattin, Wick and Latheron; and for levying Tolls on the said Roads and Branches of Road for borrowing Money on the same, and for other purposes connected therewith, and generally to take powers to make, repair and maintain such other Roads and Bridges as the said Trustees may hereafter think expedient for the public accommodation within the said county; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in Bill for the same.

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

Inverness-shire Statute Labour Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Act for continuing, altering and enlarging the powers of so much of an Act of His present Majesty as relates to making effectual the Statute Labour in the shire of Inverness, and levying a Conversion of Money in lieu thereof, and otherwise regulating, making and repairing Highways and Bridges in the said shire, was presented, and read; setting forth, That it is expedient that the said Act should be repealed, and that other and further powers and authorities should be granted for more effectually levying and apportioning the assessment and conversion money in lieu of Statute Labour, and for otherwise regulating, making and repairing Highways, Bridges and Ferries in the said shire; 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. Charles Grant, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Hungerford (Westminster) Market Petition.

A Petition of several Persons was presented, and read; reciting certain Letters Patent of the reign of King Charles the Second, and of King James the Second, for establishing a Market at Hungerford House, near the Strand, and setting forth, That the said Market was established under the said Letters Patent, and that the market-house and the shops and buildings belonging thereto in the Market-place, are become dilapidated, and have for a considerable length of time been unfit to be used for the purpose of a market; and that it would be of great public utility if a new Market-house, upon an extended scale, with suitable shops and other buildings, were erected upon or near to the site of the old market-place, and if proper and convenient avenues were formed thereto, for the use of the public; and that a daily Market should be holden therein, under proper rules and restrictions, for the sale of fish, poultry, meat and other articles of consumption and general use; and that the Tolls to be taken at such Market should be settled and regulated; and also, to improve the landingplace, by constructing an embankment and jetty on the shore of the River Thames; and that for the purpose aforesaid, it will be necessary to purchase certain ground, houses and buildings near and adjacent to the said Market-place; 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. Hobhouse, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Frodingham and Bromby Inclosure and Drainage Petition, reported.

Mr. Sibthorp reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Owners and Proprietors of estates in the several townships or hamlets of Frodingham, Scunthorpe, Bromby, and Gunhouse otherwise Gunnas, in the parish of Frodingham, in the county of Lincoln; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for inclosing, draining and improving Lands 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 inclosing and draining Lands within the Townships or Hamlets of Frodingham, Scunthorpe, Bromby and Gunhouse otherwise Gunnas, all in the Parish of Frodingham, in the County of Lincoln: And that Mr. Sibthorp and Mr. Chaplin do prepare, and bring it in.

Frodingham and Scunthorpe Inclosure and Drainage Petition, reported.

Mr. Sibthorp reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Owners and Proprietors of estates in the several townships or hamlets of Frodingham, Scunthorpe, and Gunhouse otherwise Gunnas, in the parish of Frodingham, in the county of Lincoln; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for inclosing, draining and improving Lands, 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 inclosing and draining Lands within the Townships or Hamlets of Frodingham, Scunthorpe and Gunhouse otherwise Gunnas, all in the Parish of Frodingham, in the County of Lincoln: And that Mr. Sibthorp and Mr. Chaplin do prepare, and bring it in.

Gainsburgh and East Retford Road Bill, presented.

Mr. Sibthorp presented a Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from the west end of Gainsburgh Bridge to East Retford, and to Gringleyon-the-Hill, in the County of Nottingham: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Galway Dock and Canal Petition.

A Petition of several landed Proprietors, Merchants, Traders and others interested in the Port of Galway, was presented and read; setting forth, That the Port of Galway has been at all times the chief place of trade in the province of Connaught, the greatest fishing station on the west coast, and its roadstead much frequented by ships windbound, and by His Majesty's cruisers; and that the trade of the Port, which has been much depressed by the defective state of its Harbour, has of late years, since the expenditure of public money in the improvement of that province, increased in a very great degree, and is still rapidly improving; and that the Petitioners are sensible of and highly grateful for the additional security given to the Port by the construction of the Slate Pier, at the public expense and the quays for the use of the fishermen, but they humbly state, that the docks and quays for landing and shipping goods, which were at all times defective and unsafe, are now in a dilapidated state, and totally inadequate to the wants of the trade, and dangerous to the shipping, and all that have business thereon; and that it appears that at a moderate expense a secure and extensive Wharf may be constructed, a Floating Dock for ships, and a Cut or Canal into the Lough Corrib, thereby affording not only security and convenience to the shipping, but also a navigable communication for thirty-six miles into the interior for sea manure and other commodities; and that the work may be defrayed and supported by a moderate charge on shipping and goods which would not be felt as a burthen; 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. Lambert, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Pickford Brook Road Petition.

A Petition of several Owners and Occupiers of estates in the several parishes hereinafter mentioned, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from or near Pickford Brook, in the parish of Allesley, in the county of Warwick, to Canwell Gate, in the parish of Sutton Coldfield, and hamlet or township of Canwell and Drayton Bassett, or one of them, in the counties of Warwick and Stafford, commencing at a certain garden or piece of land in Allesley, in the occupation of John Wright, and ending at a certain piece of pasture land in the occupation of Mary Pipe, in the said parishes of Sutton Coldfield, Drayton Bassett and Canwell, or some or one of them, and which said Road passes, or is intended to pass through the several parishes, hamlets or townships of Allesley, Meriden, Great Packington, Little Packington, Maxtock, Coleshill, Gilson, Water Orton, Aston-juxta-Birmingham, Curdworth, Minworth, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, Middleton, Moxhall, Drayton Bassett and Canwell, in the counties of Warwick and Stafford, will be a great convenience and accommodation 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. Dugdale, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Biimingham and London Junction Canal Petition.

A Petition of several Owners and Occupiers of estates within the counties of Warwick, Stafford, Salop, Buckingham and Middlesex, and Merchants, Manufacturers, and other Inhabitants of towns and other places situate within the said counties, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the making and maintaining of a Canal for the navigation of boats and other vessels, from and out of the Stratford-on-Avon Canal Navigation, in the parish of Tanworth, in the county of Warwick, to and into the Oxford Canal Navigation, within the liberty of Coombe, in the said county, would be of great public utility; 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.

Stockport Junction Railway Petition.

A Petition of several Owners and Occupiers of estates, also Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders and others, residing on the line and in the neighbourhood of the Railway hereinafter mentioned, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the making and maintaining of a Railway, with proper and necessary works and conveniences attached thereto, or connected therewith, for the passage of waggons and carriages, commencing at or near to Waterstreet within Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, and there joining and communicating with the Manchester and Liverpool Railway, and terminating at or near Horwich End within Fernilee, in the parish of Hope, in the county of Derby, and there joining and communicating with the Cromford and High Peak Railway; and also a Branch Railway, commencing from or nearly from the point of such last-mentioned junction and communication, at or near Horwich End aforesaid, and terminating at the limestone rocks at or near Ferney Sides within Wormhill, in the parish of Tideswell, in the said county of Derby, will open a more direct, easy and cheap communication for the conveyance of corn, flour, malt and other goods, wares and merchandize, to and from the several counties of Derby, Nottingham and Leicester, and corn, flour, malt, cotton, coal, lime, building materials, and all kinds of goods, wares and merchandize, to and from the towns through which the same will pass, and also to and from the said Manchester and Liverpool Railway, and the said Cromford and High Peak Railway, and will be of great public utility; 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. Mundy, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Kingston-upon-Hull-Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for repairing the Road between the town of Kingstonupon-Hull and the town of Beverley, in the East Riding of the county of York, and the Road from Newland Bridge to the west end of the town of Cottingham, in the said Riding, was presented, and read; setting forth, That it is expedient that the term and powers of the said Act should be enlarged, some additional powers granted, and the Tolls increased; and that it would facilitate the execution of the objects hereinbefore mentioned, if the said Acts were repealed, and other powers and provisions granted, and embodied in one Act; 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. Sykes and Mr. O'Neill do prepare, and bring it in.

Merlin's Bridge Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for amending, widening and keeping in repair the Road leading from Merlin's Bridge to Pembroke Ferry, in the county of Pembroke, was presented, and read; setting forth, That it is expedient that the term and powers of the said Acts should be enlarged, and some additional powers granted; and that it would be of great public utility if power were granted to make and maintain a diversion of the present Road, commencing at or near to a certain place on the said Road called Dirty Corner, in the parish of Burton, and again uniting with the said Road at or near to Pembroke Ferry aforesaid; and to widen the said present Road within the several parishes, townships, hamlets and places of Burton, Rosemarket, Freystrop and Haroldstone Saint Issels, or some of them; and also to make and maintain a new line of Road, commencing at or near to Dirty Corner aforesaid, and passing thence through or into the several parishes of Burton and Rosemarket, or some of them, and terminating at or near to Pembroke Ferry aforesaid, all in the said county of Pembroke; and to stop up or to abandon, or discontinue as Turnpike, such part of the said Road as may be rendered unnecessary by the said diversion; and it is expedient that the said Acts should be repealed, and other powers and provisions granted instead thereof, and embodied in one Act; 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. Sykes and Sir John Owen do prepare, and bring it in.

Kidwelly Inclosure Petition.

A Petition of several Proprietors of estates within the several parishes hereinafter mentioned, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there are within the several parishes of Kidwelly Saint Mary, in Kidwelly Saint Ishmael, and Pembrey, in the county of Carmarthen, divers commons and waste lands, which in their present state are of little value, but 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. Sykes and Mr. Hugh Owen do prepare, and bring it in.

Rotherham Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for continuing the term and altering the powers of certain Acts of Parliament so far as the same relate to repairing the Road from Rotherham to The Four-Lane Ends, near Wortley, in the West Riding of the county of York, and for discharging the Trustees from the care of the road from The Four-Lane Ends aforesaid to Hartcliffe Hill, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Road kept in repair, unless the term of the said Acts be enlarged; and that that part of the said Road which lies between Chapeltown, in the parish of Ecclesfield, in the said county of York, and The Four-Lane Ends aforesaid is in many places exceedingly hilly and inconvenient; and that a much more level and safe Road is capable of being made by a diversion from the present line of Road commencing at or near Chapeltown aforesaid, and terminating in the new Turnpike Road leading from Sheffield to Halifax, at or near a place called Hall Wood, in the said parish of Ecclesfield; and it is expedient that the said Acts should be repealed, and further and other provisions be granted 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 Mr. Marshall and Lord Viscount Milton do prepare, and bring it in.

Wibsey Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Act for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from Wibsey Low Moor, near Bradford, through Brighouse to Huddersfield, with three Diversions or Branches from such Road, in the West Riding of the county of York, was presented, and read; setting forth, That it is expedient that the term and powers of the said Act should be enlarged, and some additional powers granted; and that it would be of great public utility if power were given to make and maintain an extension of the present main Road from the termination thereof at or near to Wibsey Low Moor, to and to communicate with a Branch of the Turnpike Road from Leeds through Bradford, to Halifax, at or near to a place called the Top of Odsall, within the township of North Bierley, in the parish of Bradford, and to make and maintain a Branch from and out of such extension of Road, to commence at or near to the Low Moor iron works, in the township of North Bierley aforesaid; and to extend from thence over Wibsey Low Moor aforesaid unto and to communicate with the highway leading from the top of Odsall aforesaid, to Wike, in the parish of Birstal, near to the School-house on Wibsey Low Moor aforesaid, all in the West Riding of the county of York; and it is expedient that the said Act should be repealed, and other powers and provisions granted instead 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 Mr. Marshall and Lord Viscount Milton do prepare, and bring it in.

Shoreham Bridge Petition, reported.

Mr. Henry Howard reported from the Committee on the 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; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills and to Bills for Building Bridges 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 more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Brighton to Shoreham; for building a Bridge over the River Adur, at New Shoreham; and for making a Road to Lancing, and a Branch Road therefrom, all in the County of Sussex: And that Mr. Howard and Sir Charles Burrell do prepare, and bring it in.

Garscube and Possil Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Act for maintaining and repairing the Road leading from the city of Glasgow, through Cowcaddens, to the north end of the Bridge over that part of the River Kelvin called the Milnford of Garscube, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls thereby granted cannot be repaid, nor the said Road kept in repair, unless the term of the said Act be continued, and more extended powers granted; and it is expedient that power should be given to make and maintain, and to render Turnpike, the following line of Road, in so far as the same, or any part thereof, is existing or statute labour; viz. a Road branching from the said Road hereinbefore described at or near the Blackquarry Toll-bar, leading to the old Basin of and crossing the Great Canal at the Bridge at Canal Foundry, and from thence by or near Hamilton Hill, in the parish of Saint George's within the royalty of the city of Glasgow, Possil and Lambhill, in the barony parish of Glasgow, Lochfauld, Blackhill and Balmuldy, in the parish of Cadder, and Summerston and Millichen, to the Bridge across the River Allander at Langbank, in the parish of East Kilpatrick, situated in the several counties of Lanark, Stirling and Dumbarton; 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 Campbell and Mr. Archibald Campbell do prepare, and bring it in.

Courtown Harbour and Railway Petition.

A Petition of the Commissioners of the Harbour of Courtown, was presented, and read; setting forth, That by an Act passed in the fifth year of His present Majesty, the Petitioners were incorporated, for the purpose of completing the Harbour of Courtown, near Brenoguehead, in the county of Wexford, and were empowered to borrow certain sums of money, not exceeding 6,000 l. at any one time for the said purpose; and that the Petitioners have accordingly borrowed this sum, and by its expenditure and other assistance have executed the greater part of the works then proposed, but find, that from sundry unforeseen expenses, that a further sum will be still required completely to effect their purpose; and that it will be of the greatest importance to the adjacent country to extend the Railway which they have now laid down for the use of the Harbour to the towns Gorey and Carnew; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill to amend the said Act for the extension of said Railway, and for the further improvement of the Harbour of Courtown.

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

Everton Church Petition.

A Petition of several Inhabitants of the township and parish hereinafter mentioned, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the township of Everton, in the parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, in the county of Lancaster, hath of late years greatly increased in population, and the mother Church and the Chapel of Ease to such Church have become inadequate to the accommodation of the inhabitants of such township; and that the inhabitants of the said township, being desirous that an additional Church should be provided within such township, have lately obtained subscriptions to a considerable amount, and have thereby erected within the said township a Church capable of containing upwards of three thousand persons upon a piece or parcel of land within the said township, which Thomas Shaw of Everton, Esquire, in furtherance of the pious views of the Inhabitants of the said township, voluntarily gave and appropriated to that purpose; and that it is expedient that provision should be made for the endowment of the said Church, and for the maintenance and future repairs thereof; and that provision should be made for the minister of such Church; 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 General Gascoyne, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Warrington and Newton Railway Petition, reported.

Lord Stanley reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Warrington and Newton Railway Company; That the Standing Orders relative to Navigation Bills had been complied with; except, that the termination of the line as described in the Notices, was intended to "be at or near to Edge Green, in the township of Golborne and Ashton-within-Mackerfield, or one of them;" whereas, according to the Plans, it is now intended to terminate near Newton Parks, within the township of Newton, being about two miles and a half short of the termination described in the Notices; but all the Owners and Occupiers are consenting to the alteration as laid down in the Plans; and that they had examined the matter of the Petition; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report be referred to the Select Committee on Standing Orders.

Hollingrake's Patent Petition.

A Petition of James Hollingrake of Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, after considerable application and expense, invented an improved method of manufacturing Copper or other Metal Rollers for Calico Printing; and that his late Majesty King George the Third, by letters patent dated the 7th of August in the 58th year of his reign, granted to the Petitioner, his executors, administrators and assigns the sole use and exercise of his said invention within that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called England, the dominion of Wales and town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, and having endurance for the term of fourteen-years from the date of the said letters patent; and that the Petitioner, after considerable application and expense, also invented the making and working a manufacture for applying a method of casting and forming metallic substances into various forms and shapes, with improved closeness and soundness in texture; and that his late Majesty, by certain other letters patent, dated the 15th day of May, in the 59th year of his reign, granted to the Petitioner, his executors, administrators and assigns the sole use and exercise of his said last-mentioned invention, within that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called England, the dominion of Wales and town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, and having endurance for the term of fourteen years from the date of the said last-mentioned letters patent; and that the said inventions have not only produced rollers and cylinders uniformly sound and close through the whole substance of the material, but have considerably increased the density of the metal, and essentially facilitated and perfected the operations of the engravers, and furnished the printers of calico and embossers of silk and other articles with rollers and cylinders of greater accuracy and durability than were previously known or used, thus rendering the most essential benefits to these important branches of British manufacture, wholly the result of the Petitioner's inventions, improvements and exertions; and that the great time, labour and expense he has bestowed in ultimately effecting such immense and important results for the benefit of the public, have hitherto prevented him from deriving that reward for his inventions and exertions, which it was the intention of the Legislature to bestow on the authors of useful inventions and improvements in manufacture and other objects of general utility; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill to prolong the several terms granted by the aforesaid letters patent to the Petitioner, his executors, administrators and assigns, and to vest in him, his executors administrators and assigns the sole privilege right and authority of making using and vending his said inventions, with the improvements thereto.

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

Limerick Hospital Petition, reported.

Mr. Spring Rice reported from the Committee on the Petition of Joseph Barrington, of the city of Limerick, Esquire; 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 the Management and Direction of the Hospital founded by Joseph Barrington and his Sons, in the City of Limerick: And that Mr. Spring Rice and Sir John Newport do prepare, and bring it in.

Ardwick Green and Wilmslow Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Ardwick Green, near Manchester, in the county palatine of Lancaster, to the Bridge at the Corn Mills, at Wilmslow, in the county palatine of Chester, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls remains due, and cannot be repaid, nor the said Roads properly amended and kept in repair, unless the term and powers of the said Act are enlarged and amended, and the Tolls increased; and it is expedient to abandon, as part of the said Turnpike Road, all such part thereof as lies within the township of Chorlton Row, in the said county of Lancaster, and that the said Act should be repealed, and further and more effectual powers granted 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 Mr. Egerton and Mr. Davenport do prepare, and bring it in.

Ellesmere and Chester Canal Petition.

A Petition of the United Company of Proprietors of the Ellesmere and Chester Canal, was presented, and read; reciting an Act of the 7th and 8th years of His present Majesty, to amend and enlarge the powers and provisions of the several Acts relating to the Ellesmere and Chester Canal Navigation; and setting forth, That it would be of great public utility if the said Company were empowered to make a Navigable Cut or Branch from the said Canal at Pontcysylte Basin, in the township of Trevor Issa, in the parish of Llangollen, in the county of Denbigh, to a certain highway leading from the Turnpike Road between the town of Oswestry, in the county of Salop, and the town of Ruabon, in the said county of Denbigh, to Plas Kynaston Hall, in the parish of Ruabon, in the same county; and also a Reservoir or Basin adjoining to the said Canal at or near to Hurleston Locks, in the several townships of Hurleston and Stoke, in the parish of Acton, in the county of Chester, for the purpose of better supplying the said Canal with water, and if the said Company were empowered to establish and work boats, barges and other vessels for the conveyance of goods, wares and merchandize to and from the said Canal upon and over the River Mersey; and that it is expedient that the powers and provisions of the said Act should be repealed, or amended and enlarged, and that more effectual powers should be granted, and that money should be raised for the purposes before mentioned, and for the purposes of the said Act, by an increase or alteration of the existing rates; 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. Egerton, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Brighton Small Debts Petition.

A Petition of several Gentlemen, Merchants, Tradesmen and others, Inhabitants of the town and parish of Brighthelmston and the parish of Hove, both in the county of Sussex, was presented, and read; setting forth, That it would be of great advantage to the inhabitants of the said town and parish of Brighthelmston and the parish of Hove and to the public, if a more easy and speedy method of recovering Small Debts within the said town and parish of Brighthelmston and the parish of Hove, were provided; 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 Charles Burrell, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Elgin Roads and Bridges Petition.

A Petition of several Freeholders, Heritors and others, in the counties of Elgin, Nairn and Inverness, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Bridge over the River Spey, at or near the place called the Boat of Bog, near Fochabers, in the parishes of Speymouth and Belley, in the county of Elgin, and the Bridge over the River Findhorn near Dalvey, in the parishes of Forres and Dyke, in the said county, were totally destroyed and swept away by a flood which prevailed in the north of Scotland in the month of August last; and that it is expedient and necessary, in order to restore and preserve the communications and intercourse of that part of the United Kingdom, that a new Bridge should be built over the River Spey at the place called the Boat of Bog, where the former Bridge stood, and also that a Bridge should be built over the said River Findhorn, at or near the rock called the Coulternose, in the said parishes of Forres and Dyke; and that Roads of access thereto should be made through the parishes of Dyke, Rafford and Forres, to join the present Turnpike Roads; and also that a Foot Bridge should be erected across the said River Findhorn, opposite the lands of Balnagreth or Edgefield, and paths of access thereto made through the said parishes of Dyke and Forres; and that power should be granted to levy Pontage duties at the said several Bridges when built, and to prohibit the use of all private Fords and Ferries within a mile above and a mile below the said two Bridges to be erected over the Rivers Spey and Findhorn; and it would contribute greatly to the accommodation of the public if the following new lines of Road were made and maintained; viz. a Road from an intended new Bridge over the River Spey at the Boat of Bridge, to join the great turnpike Road from Fochabers to the town of Elgin, between Longbride and the Bridge of Sheriffston, in the county of Elgin, and passing through the parishes of Rothes, Speymouth, Longbride, Urquhart and Elgin, and a Road from Dava to join the present Turnpike Road from Forres at or near Pitnisk by Edenkillie, with a Branch from Edenkillie towards Elgin, to join the line described in an Act of the 59th year of his late Majesty, for more effectually making and maintaining certain Turnpike Roads in the county of Elgin, and for more effectually converting into money the statute labour in the said county, for repairing the Highways and Bridges therein at Craigmill, and from thence to Rimmichie at the west end of the valley of Pluscardine, situated in the said county of Elgin, and partly in the counties of Nairn and Inverness, and passing through the parishes of Cromdale, Ardclach, Edenkillie, Dallas and Elgin, with power to levy Tolls and Duties on the said several Roads; 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. Francis William Grant, &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 Bill, presented.

Mr. Lygon presented a Bill for lighting, watching and regulating the Suburbs of the City of Worcester: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Surrey Coal Meters Petition.

A Petition of several Justices of the peace acting in and for the county of Surrey, was presented, and read; reciting an Act of the 9th year of His present Majesty, to enable His Majesty's Justices of the peace for the county of Surrey to nominate and appoint two or more persons to act as principal Land Coal Meters within and for the several parishes and places therein mentioned in the said county; and setting forth, That the said Act will expire at the end of this present Session of Parliament; and that great advantages have arisen to the consumers of Coals from the provisions of the said Act, and it is highly expedient to continue 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. Denison, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Sunderland Harbour Petition.

A Petition of several Commissioners for executing the Acts for the improvement of the River Wear and Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the county palatine of Durham, and for the more effectual preservation and further improvement of the same River, Port and Haven, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the said Port and Haven and River have been much improved, and large sums of money have been expended in the improvement thereof, and the commerce carried on at the said Port hath of late years greatly increased; and it is thereupon expedient that more effectual provision should be made for the preservation and maintenance of the said Port and Haven and of the Navigation of the said River; and it is expedient that some of the powers of the said Acts should be amended and enlarged, and some additional powers granted, and that the jurisdiction of the said Commissioners should be extended, or more clearly defined; and that it would facilitate the execution of the objects hereinbefore mentioned, if the said Acts were repealed, and other powers granted instead thereof, and embodied in one Act; 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 Lord William Powlett, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Redcross Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for repairing and widening the Road leading from the present Turnpike Road at Haverhill to Redcross, in the parish of Shelford, in the county of Cambridge, was presented, and read; setting forth, That it is expedient that the term and powers of the said Acts should be enlarged, and the Tolls increased, the said Acts repealed, and other powers and provisions granted instead thereof, and embodied in one Act; 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 Lord William Powlett and Lord Francis Osborne do prepare, and bring it in.

Wareham Roads Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for amending, widening, altering, clearing and keeping in repair several Roads leading from the Market Cross, in the town of Wareham, and in Purbeck, in the county of Dorset, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Roads effectually amended and kept in repair, unless further Tolls, powers and provisions are granted; and it would be of public utility if provision were made for making and maintaining the following new branch or line of Road; (that is to say) from a gate at the entrance into Challow Farm, nearly opposite Corfe Castle Bridge, in the parish of Corfe Castle, in the county of Dorset, along the south side of a hill called North Hill, through or into the several parishes of Corfe Castle, Langton Matravers, Studland and Swanwich, to or near to a place called Godlingston Corner, in the parish of Studland aforesaid; 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 Lord William Powlett and Mr. Bankes do prepare, and bring it in.

Stockton and Darlington Railway Petition.

A Petition of the Stockton and Darlington Railway Company was presented, and read; receiting several Acts for making and maintaining a Railway or Tramroad from the River Tees at Stockton, to Witton Park Colliery, with several Branches therefrom, all in the county of Durham; and to enable the said Company of Proprietors to make a Branch therefrom, in the counties of Durham and York, and which last-mentioned Branch Railway is called or known by the name of The Middlesbro Branch Railway; and setting forth, That doubts have arisen as to the sufficiency of the description given in the said Act of the said Branch Railway, and it is expedient that such doubts should be removed, and that the said Company should have further and additional powers to make such Branch Railway; and that by surveys and levels lately made and taken, it appears that it would be of great public utility if the Petitioners were empowered to make a Branch Railway to join or communicate with the said Branch Railway in a certain close or parcel of ground situate in the township of Thornaby, and in the parish of Stainton, in the county of York, belonging to the Reverend Ralph Ord of Semley, in the county of Wilts, Clerk, and in the occupation of Francis Peacock, as tenant thereof; and extending from thence to or into a certain close or parcel of ground called Stockton Carr, situate in the township of Thornaby and parish of Stainton aforesaid, and belonging to Thomas Meynell of the Friarage, near Yarm, in the said county of York, Esquire, and in the occupation of Mark Ryder, as tenant thereof; and that by surveys and levels also lately made and taken, it appears that it would be of considerable public utility if the Petitioners were empowered to make another Branch Railway to join or communicate with the said Middlesbro' Branch Railway at or in a certain close or parcel of ground called the Marsh, belonging to Thomas Hustler of Acklam Hall, in the county of York, Esquire, and situate in the township of Linthorpe otherwise Leventhorpe, in the parish of Middlesbro' or Acklam, or Stainton, in the said county of York, and in the occupation of William Cass, as tenant thereof; and extending from thence to and into a certain other close or parcel of ground adjoining the River Tees, and situate in the township and parish of Middlesborough aforesaid, and belonging to Thomas Richardson of Stamford Hill, in the county of Middlesex, Esquire, and in the ocupation of John Whinfield Parrington, as tenant thereof; and it is expedient that several of the provisions contained in the said Acts should be repealed, altered, and enlarged; 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 Lord William Powlett, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Stamford Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road leading from the town of Stamford, to the division-stone in South Witham, in the county of Lincoln, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Road effectually amended and kept in repair, unless adequate tolls, powers and provisions be granted for those purposes during a further term; 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. Sibthorp and Mr. Chaplin do prepare, and bring it in.

Mile-End Old Town Improvement Bill, presented.

Mr. Byng presented a Bill to amend an Act for lighting and improving the Hamlet of Mile-End Old Town, in the Parish of Saint Dunstan Stebonheath otherwise Stepney, in the County of Middlesex: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Ratcliffe Collier Dock Petition.

A Petition of several Merchants, Traders and others, interested in the trade of the Port of London, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the making and maintaining a Wet Dock or Docks, with entrances, piers, locks, jetties, basins, reservoirs, cuts, roads, canals, wharfs, bridges, warehouses and other works, situate within the hamlets of Ratcliffe and Mile-End Old Town, and parishes of Saint Ann Limehouse, Saint Dunstan Stepney, Saint Paul Shadwell, and Saint George, in the county of Middlesex, for the better accommodation of ships and other vessels resorting to the Port of London, more especially of colliers or ships laden with coals, cinders, culm and ashes, being contiguous to the Pool in the River Thames, and to the present points of delivery for the cities of London and Westminster, would be of great advantage and convenience to the several merchants, traders and others, interested in the trade of the Port of London, and to the consumers of coal in the metropolis, and adjacent parishes and places, and of great public utility; 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. Byng, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Portman Market Petition.

A Petition of several Inhabitants of the several parishes hereinafter mentioned, was presented, and read; setting forth, That it would be a great convenience to the Inhabitants of the parishes of Saint Mary-le-Bone and Paddington, and places adjoining, and of public utility, if a Market were established within the district of Christ Church, in the said parish of Saint Mary-le-Bone, for the sale of horses and other beasts, and live animals, fish, poultry, meat, and other animal food, hay, corn, seeds, grain, meal, flour, fruit, herbs, flowers, plants and other agricultural and vegetable produce, and of all other articles, matters and things which are usually sold in public markets; 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. Byng, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records

Dundee and Newtyle Railway Petition.

A Petition of The Dundee and Newtyle Railway Company, was presented, and read; reciting an Act of the 7th year of His present Majesty, for making a Railway from the Royal Burgh and Port of Dundee, in the county of Forfar, to Newtyle in the said county; and setting forth, That the Petitioners have raised nearly the whole amount of the money authorized by the said Act to be raised, and have applied the same towards making and completing the said Railway and other works, in which they have made great progress, and that owing to the unexpected increase of the expense of work beyond the original estimate thereof, and the extra work deemed necessary in the progress of the undertaking, and other unforeseen circumstances, the Petitioners will be unable to complete the said Railway, unless empowered to raise a further sum of money by the creation of additional shares or otherwise; and that it is expedient to enlarge and amend the provisions of the said Act; 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. Stuart Wortley, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Charminster Inclosure Petition.

A Petition of Francis John Browne and Robert Devenish, Esquires, owners of estates in the parish of Charminster, in the county of Dorset, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there are within the said parish several open and common fields, meadows, pastures, commonable lands and waste grounds which might be improved if divided allotted 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. Stuart Wortley, Mr. Portman and Mr. Bankes do prepare, and bring it in.

Report from Committee on Standing Orders.

Mr. Nicolson Calvert reported from the Select Committee to whom shall be referred all Reports from Committees on Petitions for Private Bills, in which it shall be stated, that any of the Standing Orders of this House have not been complied with, and that such Committee do report their opinion thereupon from time to time to the House; and to whom several Reports, stating that the Standing Orders have not been complied with, were referred; That they had made a further progress in the matters to them referred, and had come to several Resolutions which they had directed him to report to the House; and the same were read; and are as followeth;

Milton-next-Sittinghorne Improvement.

1. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that in the case of the Milton-next-Sittingborne Improvement Petition, the Standing Orders ought not to be dispensed with.

Wigan Railway.

2. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that in the case of the Wigan Railway Petition, the Parties be permitted to proceed with their Bill.

The First Resolution of the Committee being read a second time, was postponed.

The subsequent Resolution of the Committee being read a second time, was agreed to by the House.

Wigan Railway Petition respecting Standing Orders, referred.

The House was moved, That the Petition of several Persons for making and maintaining a Railway within the borough or township of Wigan, in the county palatine of Lancaster, which was yesterday presented to the House, complaining of the non-compliance with the Standing Orders, in respect to the application for a Bill for making a Railway from the Borough of Wigan, to communicate with the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, might be read; and the same being read;

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

Tiverton Roads Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing two Acts for repairing the Roads leading to and from Tiverton, in the county of Devon, and of several Trustees for executing an Act for repairing several Roads leading from and through the town of Wiveliscombe, in the county of Somerset; and of several of the Commissioners for executing the Acts for paving and improving the said town of Tiverton, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed upon the credit of the Tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Roads effectually amended and kept in repair, unless the term and powers of the said Acts are enlarged and the Tolls increased; and that it would be of great advantage to the public if powers were given to the Trustees of the said Roads to alter the line of the said Roads, by diverting and widening several parts thereof, and to make several new lines of Road therein mentioned; and that an Act was passed in the 6th year of His present Majesty for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from and through the town of Wiveliscombe, in the county of Somerset, and the Roads adjoining thereto, in the counties of Somerset and Devon, and for making a new line of Road to communicate therewith; whereby it is limited that no more than three full tolls shall be demanded or taken on the same day upon the new line of Road from the Town-hall of Wiveliscombe by Shilling ford, and through or near Bampton, to the South Molton and Tiverton Turnpike Road at or near Bish Mills, near South Molton aforesaid; and inasmuch as the intended new Branch of Road from Gibbet Moor into the Wiveliscombe and South Molton Turnpike Road, near the eighteenth mile-stone thereon, will open a considerable communication for the public between the towns of Tiverton and South Molton, provided the public be not subjected to excessive toll, under the liability of being compelled to pay more than one full toll on such part of the Wiveliscombe Turnpike Road as is between the junction of the said Roads and the town of South Molton; and it is therefore expedient that the Trustees for executing the said Act should be restrained from taking more than one full toll on any one day, on such part of the said Road; and that for such purpose the powers of the said last-mentioned Act should be amended; and that several Acts were passed for paving and otherwise improving the town of Tiverton, in the county of Devon; and that the said Commissioners are empowered by the said Act to collect certain tolls in respect of horses, cattle and carriages passing through certain gates at or near the entrance to the town of Tiverton, for the purpose of repairing the streets, lanes, public passages and places within the said town of Tiverton; and it would be advantageous to the Inhabitants of the said town, and to the public, if powers were given to enable the said Commissioners and the said Trustees to let or demise the said Tolls, and the Tolls to arise on the said last-mentioned Roads together, from time to time, and to receive the rents in such proportions as the said Commissioners and Trustees shall think proper; and that for such purposes the powers of the said last-mentioned Acts should be 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 Lord Viscount Sandon and Mr. Ryder do prepare, and bring it in.

West Cowgate Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for more effectually amending, improving and keeping in repair the Road from the West Cowgate, near the town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, through the west end of Kenton, Ponteland, Higham Dykes, Newham Edge, Belsay Mill, and South Middleton, to the north side of the River Wanspeck, in the county of Northumberland, and also the Road leading from the said Road to the Alemouth Turnpike Road, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Road be properly amended and kept in repair, unless further tolls, powers and provisions be granted and made for those purposes, during a further term; and that the said Road is in some places narrow and incommodious, and it would be convenient and of advantage to the public if the same were widened and altered; and that it would also be for the accommodation of the public if provision were made for making and maintaining the five new or additional lines or pieces of Road hereinafter mentioned; (that is to say) a Road from the north end of the present Road at Middleton Bridge to Wallington Bridge, all in the parish of Hartburn, and county of Northumberland; a Road from the said present Road, at or near Belsay Fir Plantation, in the said parish of Hartburn, to the town or village of Otterburn, in the parish of Elsdon, all in the said county of Northumberland; a Road from the present Road at or near Belsay Guide Post, to communicate with the same Road at or near Newham Edge Public-house, in the parish of Whalton, and county of Northumberland; a Road from the present Road at or near Newham Edge Public-house aforesaid, to Kirkley West Gate, in the parish of Ponteland, and county of Northumberland; and one other Road from the present Road at or near Kenton Bank Foot, in the parish of Gosforth, and county of Northumberland, to the Cowgate in the parochial chapelry of Saint Andrew, in the town and county of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; 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. Bell and Mr. Liddell do prepare, and bring it in.

Bute (Cardiff) Ship Canal Petition, reported.

Mr. Rice Trevor reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Most honourable John Crichton Stuart Marquis of Bute and Earl of Dumfries; That the Standing Orders relative to Navigation Bills 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 empowering the Most honourable John Crichton Stuart Marquis of Bute and Earl of Dumfries, to make and maintain a Ship Canal, to commence at a certain place called the Eastern Hollows, near the Mouth of the River Taff, in the County of Glamorgan, and to terminate near the Town of Cardiff, in the said County, with other Works to communicate therewith: And that Mr. Rice Trevor and Lord James Stuart do prepare, and bring it in.

Carmarthen Roads Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for amending, widening and keeping in repair the Road from Carmarthen to Lampeton-Pont-Stephen, in the county of Cardigan, and from Llandovery, in the county of Carmarthen, to Lampeton-Pont-Stephen aforesaid, was presented, and read; setting forth, That it would be of great public benefit if the said Trustees were empowered to make several new lines of Road; (that is to say) one leading from the village of Breckfa, in the county of Carmarthen, to Pontysais, on the Carmarthen and Lampeton Road, in the parish of Lanllawddog, in the said county, through the parishes of Breckfa, Lanogwad and the parish of Lanllowddog; and another line from Pontysais, in the said parish of Lanllowddog to Pantylas, in the parish of Abergwilly, in the county of Carmarthen, and thence along the present parish Road to the Glamgwilly Road, on Mr. Price's land, in the parish of Saint Peter, in the county of Carmarthen, through the parishes of Abergwilly and Saint Peter's aforesaid; and another line from the Carmarthen and Lampeton Road at Galltwalis, to the cross Road near Lanpumsaint Church, through the parishes of Llanfihangelararth and Lanpumsaint; and that the said intended new line of Road cannot be made, the present Roads further improved and kept in repair, nor the said Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls repaid, unless the term and powers granted by the said Acts be further continued and enlarged, and the Tolls increased; 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. Rice Trevor and Mr. Jones do prepare, and bring it in.

St. Katharine Dock Bill, presented.

Mr. Rice Trevor presented a Bill to amend and alter two several Acts, passed in the 6th and 10th years of the reign of His present Majesty, for making and constructing certain Wet Docks, Warehouses and other works, in the parish of Saint Botolph-without-Aldgate, and in the parish or precinct of Saint Katharine, near the Tower of London, in the county of Middlesex, and for enlarging and extending the powers and provisions of the said Acts: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Broomielaw Railway and Tunnel Petition.

A Petition of several Freeholders or Heritors of the county of Lanark, or Merchants, Manufacturers or Inhabitants of the city of Glasgow, was presented, and read; setting forth, That it will be of great public utility and expediency if a Railway were made from the Broomielaw Harbour of Glasgow, to the higher levels or grounds towards the north and north-east of the said city, there to communicate with the Canals and Railway which pass by or terminate or are intended to terminate in that neighbourhood; such Railway to pass from, at or near the said Harbour, through the old Delft Field to or near to Argyll-street, and under that street, and the lands of Blythswood and Blythswood Hill, by a tunnel from thence towards the Garscube Road, and by a tunnel under that Road; and under Dobbies-loan and Corn-street to the lands of Sawmill Field; from thence by a tunnel under the Forth and Clyde Navigation or Canal, to the lands of Craighall, and under part of these lands by a tunnel from thence over the lands of Pinkston and Easter Common, to join the Garnkirk Railway at Rosebank March; the communications from the said intended Railway with the Monkland Canal, to be made by a Branch to pass from the said Railway at the point at which it crosses the Inchbelly Road, through the lands of Easter Common and others; and by a tunnel at the termination of such Branch at the Monkland Canal, the communication with Port Dundas, by a Branch from a point in Sawmill Field through these lands to or near to Port Dundas, which Railway and communications lie in the parishes of Saint Georges, Inner High Church and Barony, and in the county of Lanark; 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 Michael Stewart, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Garnkirk Railway and Keppoch Road Petition.

A Petition of The Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Company, and of the Shareholders thereof, was presented, and read; reciting several Acts for making a Railway from the Monkland and Kirkintillock Railway, by Garnkirk, to Glasgow, whereby certain persons were incorporated by the name and style of The Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Company, and were authorized to make and maintain the said Railway and necessary works described in the said Act; and setting forth, That it will be advantageous to the Public if the Road leading from the said Railway near Broomhill, by Keppoch Bridge, to the Town-head of Glasgow, near the Infirmary, in the parishes of the Inner High Church of Glasgow, and barony of Glasgow, were repaired and improved and kept in repair; and for that purpose it is expedient that a small rate of Toll should be levied thereon, to be exclusively applied to the repairing and improving the said Road, and in no way to the private advantage of the Petitioners; 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 Sir Michael Stewart, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Walsall Road Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for repairing and widening the Road from Muckley Corner to Walsall, and Wednesbury, and to Leigh Brook and Ocker Hill, and several other Roads in the county of Stafford, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Money borrowed on the credit of the Tolls authorized to be taken on the first and second Districts of Road cannot be repaid, nor the said Roads effectually repaired and maintained in repair, unless the term and powers of the said Acts are enlarged, some additional powers granted, and the Tolls increased; and that it would greatly tend to the accommodation of the Public, and the said Roads might be materially improved, if powers were granted to make Turnpike the present Highway, which lies between Leigh Brook, in the parishes of Wednesbury and Tipton, alias Tibbington, or one of them, in the said county of Stafford, and Ocker Hill, in the parish of Tipton alias Tibbington aforesaid, and to place the same under the control of the Trustees acting for the first District of Road hereinbefore mentioned; and for such last-mentioned purpose to pull down and take certain messuages, lands and premises in the said Highway, within the said parish of Tipton alias Tibbington, in the said county; and that it is desirable to abandon and to discontinue as Turnpike Roads a certain part of the first District of Road lying within the parish of Wednesbury, in the said county; and also a certain part of the second District of Road lying within the several parishes, townships, liberties, hamlets or places of the Foreign of Walsall, Great Bloxwich, Wolverhampton and Essington, in the said county; and that it would also tend to the accommodation of the public, if powers were granted to widen and improve certain parts of the said first and second Districts of Road, and for that purpose to pull down and take certain messuages, lands and premises lying within the several parishes, townships, liberties, hamlets or places of the borough and Foreign of Walsall, Wednesbury, Tipton alias Tibbington, Bilston, Darlaston, Wolverhampton, Cannock, Essington, Wyrley, Bloxwich, Rushall, Shelfield, Stonnall, Shenstone and Ogley-hay, or some of them, in the said county; and that it would be highly beneficial if the said Acts were repealed, and the powers and provisions thereof consolidated into one Act; and that since the insertion in the newspaper of the Notice of the intended application to Parliament, and the affixing Notice thereof to the door of the Sessions-house, and since the depositing the Map or Plan of the intended widenings and improvements of the said Roads, together with the Book of Reference with the Clerk of the peace, pursuant to the Standing Orders in that respect, it has been ascertained that it would be of great public utility, and would improve the line of the said Roads, if powers were granted to make and maintain a new Branch of Road from the east corner of a house in Bridge-street in Walsall, in the said county of Stafford, belonging to and occupied by Charles Henry Darwall, in a straight line to the top of the hill above the Butts Turnpike-gate towards Lichfield; and also a diversion of the present Road from the north end of Lower Rushall-street in Wallsall aforesaid, to communicate in a convenient and proper direction with the said new Branch of Road; and also another diversion of the present Road from the southern corner of certain houses lately erected by William Keay at Oakswell End, in the parish of Wednesbury, in the said county of Stafford, to or near to a house occupied by Mrs. Edward Wright in the same parish; 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. Littleton, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Yeovil Improvement Petition.

A Petition of several Inhabitant Householders of Yeovil, in the county of Somerset, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the town of Yeovil aforesaid is large and populous, and is a great thoroughfare for travellers, and the streets, lanes, highways and other public passages and places within the said town are not properly lighted, watched, repaired and cleansed; and the same are subject to various nuisances, annoyances and obstructions, and it would tend to the safety, convenience and advantage of the Inhabitants of the said town, and of the public resorting thereto, if the streets, lanes, highways and other public passages and places within the said town were properly lighted, watched, repaired and cleansed, and if the footpavements were properly paved and repaired, and if such nuisances, annoyances and obstructions were removed, and if proper regulations were made and established for the government and police of the said town; and for raising money by rates or assessments for the aforesaid purposes; 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. Dickinson, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Lakenheath Inclosure Petition.

A Petition of several Proprietors of estates in the parish of Lakenheath, in the county of Suffolk, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there are within the said parish several commons, commonable lands, common fields, meadows, pastures and waste grounds 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. Dickinson, Sir Thomas Gooch and Sir William Rowley do prepare, and bring it in.

London Aqueduct Petition.

A Petition of several Inhabitants of the cities of London and Westminster, the borough of Southwark and the vicinity thereof, in the counties of Middlesex and Surrey respectively, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are in great part at present supplied with water for culinary and other domestic purposes of an impure quality; and that an Aqueduct may be conveniently made conformably to a design projected and surveyed by Robert Vazie, of York-square, Regent's Park, in the said county of Middlesex, Civil Engineer, from certain extensive springs of water issuing from grounds situate in the parish of Wimbledon, in the said county of Surrey, whence, together with the feeders and springs of water intersected by the line of the aqueduct and the lower springs, a constant supply of nutritious and pure water may be conveyed to or towards the Metropolis, which would be of considerable advantage to the Petitioners, and prove of great public utility; 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. Charles Pallmer, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Hull and Hedon Road Petition.

A Petition of several Owners of estates and Inhabitants in or near the town of Kingston-upon-Hull, was presented and read; setting forth, That the opening, making and maintaining a Turnpike Road to commence at the north end of a certain street, situate partly in the said town of Kingston-upon-Hull or in the county of the same town, and partly in the several parishes of Sutton and Drypool, in Holderness, in the county of York, or one of them called Great Union-street, and to continue thence along the said street, to its eastern extremity, and thence to and through Popple-street, in the parish of Drypool aforesaid, and over certain lands in the township of Southcoates, in the said county of York, and thence in an easterly direction, through certain lands in the said parish of Drypool, and in the said township of Southcoates, to the township of Marfleet in the said county of York, and thence easterly through certain lands in the said township of Marfleet, to the east end of a certain Road there which adjoins on the north-west corner of an open pasture in the same township, called Little England, and thence in a south easterly direction in a straight line through certain other lands in the said township of Marfleet, and in the parish of Preston, in the said county of York, to and across a certain Road in the said parish of Preston, called Stakes Road, and thence continuing in a straight line in the same direction through certain lands in the said parish of Preston, and certain lands in the parish of Hedon, in the said county of York, to and across a certain piece of land in the said parish of Hedon, called Farbank, to the west-end of Saint John's Lane, in the same parish, and thence along the said lane to the west end of a certain street in the town of Hedon aforesaid, called Fletcher Gate, would be of great benefit and advantage to the Owners and Occupiers of estates in and near the several places or districts through which the said Road is intended to pass, and to the Inhabitants of the town of Kingston-uponHull aforesaid, and also of the town of Hedon and the adjacent country, and would greatly facilitate the communication by materially shortening the distance between the said towns of Kingston-upon-Hull and Hedon, and would thereby be of great utility 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. William Duncombe, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Petition against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of the Clergy, Gentry, Merchants, Manufacturers and Tradesmen of Congleton, in the county of Chester, and its vicinity, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the monopoly hitherto vested in the East India Company, and exercised by them for a long series of years, has been most prejudicial to the commercial interests of this country, by interdicting the enterprise and skill of the British merchant from one of the most fertile and populous quarters of the globe; and praying, That at the earliest practicable period the trade to China and the interior of India may be thrown open, and the right to proceed and settle in India be materially enlarged; and that an inquiry may be instituted into the present state of the trade between this country and China, and also into the trade now carried on by Foreign nations with China and other eastern countries, with a view to the admission of British subjects in general to a fair and equal participation in the commerce between the British empire and the eastern world, on the expiration of the charter of the East India Company; and also with a view, in the mean time, to their being allowed a share in such trade and cultivation, as the East India Company decline pursuing, subject to such regulations as the House may deem expedient for the protection of the interests of the Company, during the remaining period of their charter.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee on the East India Company's Affairs.

Smugglers Families Maintenance Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for the Relief of Parishes from the expense of maintaining the Wives and Families of Men convicted under the Laws for the Prevention of Smuggling, and sentenced to serve His Majesty in His Naval Service;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday next, resolved itself into the said Committee.

Petitions complaining of Agricultural Distress.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Longparish;-of Thruxton;-of Amport;-of Fifield;-of Wallop;-of Kimpton; -and, of the county of Wilts,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners beg to represent to the House, that the Agriculture and Commerce of the country are labouring under peculiar and unprecedented difficulties, which appear to increase so rapidly, that the Petitioners look forward to the future with the most anxious fears, apprehensive that some dreadful crisis may occur; they beg to declare, that the pressure is not confined to one class only, but that all the industrious classes alike suffer; commerce is embarrassed and confidence destroyed, not in the integrity of men, but their ability to fulfil their obligations; stagnation often prevails in the markets, and sacrifices are daily made to meet existing engagements; while at the same time the want of employment and the reduced wages of the labourer are productive of grievous sufferings to them, and the poor houses and gaols are crowded to an unprecedented degree; and praying the House to take the present alarming state of the country into their most serious consideration, and to adopt such measures as may be most conducive to the revival of its former prosperity.

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

Petition for repeal of House and Window Duties.

A Petition of several Householders and Inhabitants of the parish of Christ Church, in the city of Bristol, was presented, and read; praying, That the taxes on houses and windows may be wholly repealed.

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

Petitions for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties.

A Petition of several Inhabitants of Kenilworth;-of several Owners and Occupiers of land in the parishes of Leek Wootton, Lillington and Cubington respectively, in the county of Warwick;-and, of several Owners and Occupiers of land, and, other Inhabitants of the hundred of Grimshoe, in the county of Norfolk,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners consider it their bounden duty to represent to the House the overwhelming distress which pervades the agricultural and manufacturing classes, and that unless the present urgent distress be speedily relieved, it must produce most disastrous consequences, hazardous to the peace and safety of the kingdom at large; and praying the House to investigate the state of the country, and to rectify with firmness and vigour the innumerable abuses which affect its prosperity, and as a commencement, forthwith to repeal all the taxes upon Malt and Beer, and a greater part of the assessed taxes; thereby in some degree immediately relieving the distressed labourer and mechanic, and creating amongst the people of that class and themselves patience and hope under extreme privations.

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

Glasgow Royalty Extension Petition.

A Petition of the Lord Provost, Magistrates and Council of the city of Glasgow, was presented, and read; setting forth, That by virtue of an Act of the 39th and 40th year of his late Majesty, the royalty of the city of Glasgow, and the jurisdiction of the Magistrates, Town Council and Dean of Guild Court thereof were extended over certain adjacent lands on the north and on the east, to the great benefit of the Inhabitants thereof, and of the public in general; and that the said city has been greatly increased and improved since the said Act was passed, and the lands lying immediately to the west of, and surrounded and inclosed on the north-east and south by the ancient and extended royalty, have been fenced out or sold, and occupied as building ground, and houses erected thereon by many of the more wealthy burgesses of Glasgow; that in particular the lands of Blythswood, and other adjacent lands have to a great extent been fenced out for building, and streets and squares have been erected thereon communicating with and contiguous to the streets of the said ancient and extended royalty; and that it is expedient that there should be established a regular constituted police for the said contiguous lands; that the Proprietors and Occupiers of the houses lately erected thereon should participate in the privileges of the city, and the protection of an united and efficient police establishment, by the farther extension of the royalty of the said city, and the powers and authorities and jurisdictions of the said Magistrates, Town Council, and Town and Dean of Guild Courts, over the said lands, and others situated within the barony parish of Glasgow, and county of Lanark, viz. in the first place those lands bounded on the south by the south side of Argyle-street, Anderston-walk, and the Road leading from Glasgow to Dumbarton, until the latter joins the Clairmont Road, on the east by the east side of Saint Enoch's Burn, on the north, partly by the centre of Sanchiehall-street or Road, and partly by the north side of Sandyford Road, immediately to the west thereof, and on the west by the west side of the said Clairmont Road, excepting always those parts of the said lands comprehended within the Burgh of Anderston; in the second place those lands bounded on the south by the centre of Sanchiehall-street or Road on the east and north-east, partly by the centre of Saint Enoch's Burn, and partly by the east and north-east side of the Road leading from Glasgow to Garscube, on the north by the landward part of Saint George's parish, as marked out by Royalty Stones 152 to 159 inclusive; and on the west partly by the west side of Rosehall-street, and partly by the west side of the Road leading from Sanchiehall-street, or Road to Woodside; in the third place, those lands, parts of Easter and Wester Craigs, belonging in property and superiority to the Merchants House of Glasgow, and bounded on the north by the properties of Messrs. Buchanan and Orr, and James Dennistoun, Esquire, on the east by the Road from Glasgow to Golfhill, on the south by the lands of John and Robert Tennent, Esquires, and their successors, and on the west by the present Royalty; and that for the accomplishment of the above-mentioned purposes, it will be necessary to divide the said lands, proposed to be united with the said city, into wards, and to appoint Commissioners for the due representation of the said wards at the existing Board of Police for the city, to pave, causeway, repair, light and cleanse the streets of the said lands, to regulate the police, to erect lock-up houses or such other places of temporary confinement, to appoint officers and watchmen, and to raise funds by means of assessment, agreeably to the rates leviable within the Royalty of the said city; and that it will likewise be necessary to amend the said Act, the Act of the 47th of his late Majesty, and the 1st and 2d years of His present Majesty; and to provide for an equitable adjustment of such claims of immunity from public or local burdens as may be affected by the proposed measure; 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.

Petition respecting Parliamentary Agency.

A Petition of Thomas Eyre Lee, complaining of a Letter from Sir W. R. Sydney, soliciting employment as a Parliamentary Agent, on the ground of his having entered into Partnership with Daniel Whittle Harvey, Esquire, a Member of the House, being offered to be presented;

And Mr. Daniel Whittle Harvey being in his place;

The said Petition was brought up, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is engaged professionally in the conduct of Private Business in the House, and that, in the month of November 1829, the Petitioner, having given in the public papers notice of an intended application to Parliament in the present Sessions, received a letter, of which the following is a copy:-

Sir, Great George-street, November 1829.

On perusing The Birmingham Gazette of the 18th instant, I perceive that you have given notice of an application to Parliament in the ensuing Sessions, for leave to bring in a Bill for making a Canal from the Stratford-onAvon Canal Navigation to the Oxford Canal Navigation; and, in consequence, I take the liberty of acquainting you that I have lately formed a professional Partnership with Daniel Whittle Harvey, Esquire, M. P. and that it is my intention to continue to pursue the business of a Parliamentary Agent, to which I shall devote my unremitting and entire attention, and upon the terms of reciprocal benefit observable in the more general matters of Law Agency. I may be permitted to add, that having for several years past been engaged in this department of the profession, I can offer (almost exclusively) advantages and facilities in the prosecution of matters connected with either House of Parliament, whether as Appeal Causes, or with reference to Private Bills, which, independent of the alliance I have entered into, cannot fail considerably to facilitate the success of any measure with which I may have the honour to be entrusted.: I beg to enclose you my card of address, and am, Sir,

Your obedient servant,

W. R. Sydney.

P.S.-The favour of an answer will oblige; and please to address any communication, under cover, to D.W.Harvey, Esquire, M. P. as above.

Thomas Eyre Lee, Esq.

That such letter was received by the Petitioner under a frank signed by Daniel Whittle Harvey, Esquire, a Member of the House, in the said letter alluded to; and the letter was sealed with a seal bearing the impression H. & S.; that the Petitioner is not personally acquainted with the writer of the said letter, or with the said Daniel Whittle Harvey, Esquire; but it appears to the Petitioner derogatory to the dignity of the House, that one of its Members should be actively engaged as a paid Agent in the conduct of business commonly called by the name of Private Business; whether such Member be so engaged individually, or in partnership with any other paid Agent; the Petitioner submits the particulars of this case to the House, and prays, That the practice hereby disclosed may be put an end to in such way as to the House shall seem meet and proper.

And Mr. Daniel Whittle Harvey being heard, stated, That he did not mean to deny the facts set forth in the letter referred to in the said Petition; and admitted that he, being a Solicitor, had entered into Partnership with Sir W. R. Sydney, for the purpose of conducting the business of Parliamentary Agents; that he considered, in former practice, that Members who were Solicitors, had been accustomed to, and were justified in acting professionally in passing Private Bills; but if it should appear that it was contrary to the laws and usages of Parliament for Members either directly or indirectly, personally interested in matters before Committees on Private Bills, he should cheerfully recognize the principle, and readily submit himself entirely to the judgment of the House.

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

St. James (Westminster) Vestry Petition.

A Petition of several Inhabitant Householders of the parish of Saint James, within the liberty of Westminster, in the county of Middlesex, was presented, and read; reciting several Acts for erecting a new parish, to be called The Parish of Saint James, within the liberty of Westminster, to confirm an agreement made by the Rector and Vestrymen of the parish of Saint James, within the said liberty, for enlarging the churchyard of the said parish, and for other purposes therein mentioned; and for the better relief and employment of the Poor; for cleansing the streets, lanes, and other passages and places in the said parish; and for enlarging the churchyard belonging to the said parish; and setting forth, That the aforesaid Acts are found insufficient for several of the purposes therein mentioned and provided for; and that it is become expedient to have the same explained, amended, repealed or consolidated; and that it would be for the benefit of the inhabitants of the said parish if provision were made for increasing the number of Vestrymen of the said parish; for regulating the election or appointment and continuing in office of the Vestrymen of the said parish; for regulating the election or appointment and continuance in office of Governors and Directors of the Poor of the said parish; for the better conducting the proceedings of the said Vestry and of the Governors and Directors of the Poor of the said parish; for altering or repealing the existing rates, or making such other rates as may be deemed necessary; for raising money for the repairs of the church and for the relief of the poor, and for such other purposes as are authorized by the aforesaid Acts, or any or either of them; for securing the due application of the pew rents, and of all monies authorized to be raised, or which may be receivable for the purposes aforesaid; for keeping the accounts of the Churchwardens and of the Vestry and Governors and Directors of the Poor of the said parish respectively, and for electing or appointing auditors of such Accounts; 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 Francis Burdett, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Account of Life Annuities, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of all money received by the Commissioners for the Redemption of the National Debt, from the sale of Life or other terminable Annuities, under the Act of the tenth of His present Majesty; distinguishing the money paid for Annuities for Life from that received for Annuities for terms of years.

Petition for exempting Roman Catholics from payment of Protestant Church Rates (Ireland.)

A Petition of several Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the parish of Saint Luke Dublin, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners beg leave to state to the House, that the Laws in Ireland respecting the office of churchwarden are in a strange and anomalous state, inasmuch as, according to the Laws now in force in Ireland, Roman Catholics are compellable, and are very frequently compelled, to fill the office of churchwarden, and yet no Catholic can vote at the election of a churchwarden; thus the Petitioners are capable of being elected, without being capable of voting at the election; and praying the House to take the same into consideration, so that the Law with respect to the office of churchwarden in Ireland may be totally altered, in order that while the Petitioners' properties shall be in anywise taxed for the building and repairs of churches that to them are useless, they may have a reasonable control over the assessment thereof; and above all things, that they shall not be compelled to fill offices, at a great pecuniary risk, and for the more sacred duties of which they are manifestly, and from motives of conscience, quite incompetent.

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

Address for Accounts of Sovereigns.

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, an Account of all Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns coined at the Mint for Persons other than the Bank of England, from 1st January 1821 to 31st July 1824, from 1st August 1824 to 31st December 1825, and from 1st January 1826 to 1st May 1828.

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.

Petition of John Wild, withdrawn.

A Petition of John Wild, late of Warrington, in the county of Lancaster, wire-worker, now a prisoner in the Castle of Lancaster, complaining of the illegality of a decision of the Judge by whom he was tried, was offered to be presented to the House-And the said Petition was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

Petition respecting Tithes.

A Petition of several Owners and Occupiers of land in the parish of Gissing, in the county of Norfolk, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners consider the Tithe Laws to be unjust, oppressive and ruinous; that they offer to the Clergy a much more than adequate remuneration for the service done to the State, drawn from the scanty resources of those whose industrious efforts have been one of the chief means of supporting the wealth and credit of the Nation; and praying the House to take into consideration the Laws respecting Tithes, and to devise some means by which the Clergy may be more justly and equally paid, and the Petitioners relieved from the burdens which cramp their industry, repress their exertions and ruin their hopes.

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

Committee of Ways and Means.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to His Majesty, be now read; and the same being read:-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 Monday next, again resolve itself into the said Committee.

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 further of the Supply granted to His Majesty;

Estimates, &c. referred: Army.

Ordered, That the several Estimates relating to Army Services, which were presented to the House upon Tuesday last, be referred to the Committee.

Then the House resolved itself into the Committee.

(In the Committee.)

A Motion was made, and the question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a number of Land Forces, not exceeding 88,848 men (exclusive of the men belonging to the regiments employed in the territorial possessions of the East India Company), commissioned and non-commissioned officers included, be maintained for the Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, from the 25th day of December 1829 to the 24th day of December 1830, both days inclusive.

Whereupon a Motion was made, and the Question being put, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a number of Land Forces, not exceeding 88,848 men (exclusive of the men belonging to the regiments employed in the territorial possessions of the East India Company), commissioned and non-commissioned officers included, be maintained for the Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, from the 25th day of December 1829 to the 24th day of May 1830, both days inclusive; the Committee divided.

Teller for the Yeas, Colonel Davies 93.
Teller for the Noes, Sir George Clerk 225.

And the original Question being again proposed;

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a number of Land Forces, not exceeding 78,848 men (exclusive of the men belonging to the regiments employed in the territorial possessions of the East India Company), commissioned and non-commissioned officers included, be maintained for the Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, from the 25th day of December 1829 to the 24th day of December 1830, both days inclusive;

The said Motion was, with leave of the Committee withdrawn.

Whereupon a Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a number of Land Forces, not exceeding 71,848 men (exclusive of the men belonging to the regiments employed in the territorial possessions of the East India Company), commissioned and non-commissioned officers included, be maintained for the Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, from the 25th day of December 1829 to the 24th day of December 1830, both days inclusive;

The said Motion was, with leave of the Committee, withdrawn.

And the original Question being again proposed;

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a number of Land Forces, not exceeding 76,848 men (exclusive of the men belonging to the regiments employed in the territorial possessions of the East India Company), commissioned and non-commissioned officers included, be maintained for the Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, from the 25th day of December 1829 to the 24th day of December 1830, both days inclusive; the Committee divided.

Teller for the Yeas, Mr. Hume 57.
Teller for the Noes, Mr. Dawson 167.

Original Question put;

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a number of Land Forces; not exceeding 88,848 men (exclusive of the men belonging to the regiments employed in the territorial possessions of the East India Company), commissioned and non-commissioned officers included, be maintained for the Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, from the 25th day of December 1829 to the 24th day of December 1830, both days inclusive.

And the House having continued to sit till after twelve of the clock on Saturday morning: