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Die Jovis, 18 Februarii 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar
Ds. Lyndhurst, Cancellarius
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Oxon.
Vicecom. Hereford.
Vicecom. Strathallan.
Vicecom. Torrington.
Vicecom. Melville.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Saltoun.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. King.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Carrington.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Fitz Gibbon.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Melbourne.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Durham.
Ds. Wallace.
Ds. Wynford.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Rosslyn, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Wellington.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lansdowne.
March. Salisbury.
March. Hertford.
March. Bute.
March. Anglesey.
March. Cholmondeley.
March. Bristol.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Graham, Camerarius.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Erroll.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Mount Cashell.
Comes Mayo.
Comes Charleville.
Comes Verulam.
Comes Morley.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Stradbroke.
Comes Dudley.
Comes Cawdor.

PRAYERS.

Forbes et al. v. Shaw et al.

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein William Forbes Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and John Shaw, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off sine Die.

Sea Insurance Co. of Scotland et al. v. Gavin et al:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the amended Petition and Appeal of The Sea Insurance Company of Scotland, and William Braidwood, Manager of the said Company, and Robert Gordon, George Mylne and Colin Macnab, Three of the Directors of the said Company; complaining of Four Interlocutors of the Judge Admiral of Scotland, of the 2d of December 1824, and the 6th of January, the 10th of February and 8th of April 1825; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the Second Division, of the 17th of February and 3d of March 1827; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of John Gavin, Shipbuilder in Leith, Walter Duncan, Shipmaster there, and the said John Gavin, John Thorburn, Merchant in Leith, and Robert Strachan, Merchant there, only Executors Dative, decerned and confirmed to the deceased Crichton Strachan, Shipbuilder and Owner in Leith, who were Owners of the late Brigantine Sarah of Leith, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Affirmed, with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House, and that the Interlocutors therein complained of, be, and the same are hereby Affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellants do pay or cause to be paid to the said Respondents the Sum of Fifty Pounds, for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Guthrie et al. v. Anderson et al:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of David Charles Guthrie Esquire, Merchant in London, surviving Partner of the Company of Chalmers and Guthrie, Merchants there; and of Patrick Chalmers Esquire, eldest lawful Son and nearest Heir of the deceased Patrick Chalmers Esquire, his Father, the other Partner of the said Company of Chalmers and Guthrie; and also of Mrs. Frances Chalmers, Widow of the said deceased Patrick Chalmers; and John Bellingham Inglis Esquire, of Mark Lane, London, Merchant, James Inglis Esquire, of the same Place, Merchant, Robert Spankie of the Inner Temple, Esquire, Barrister at Law, Henry Septimus Hyde Wollaston Esquire, of Great St. Helen's, London, Merchant, and John Harvey of Kinnettles, in the County of Forfar, Esquire, Trustees and Executors nominated and appointed by the Will of the said deceased Patrick Chalmers; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 12th of May and the 14th and 16th of November 1826; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the Second Division, of the 22d of May 1827; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of William Anderson, Merchant in Dundee, in his own Right, and as Assignee of Alexander Anderson, Merchant there; Mrs. Mary Nicol, Relict of the deceased William Thomson, Manufacturer there; and * William William Baxter and William How, Merchants in Dundee, Trustees of the said deceased William Thomson, and Assignees of David Mitchell, Merchant there, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Affirmed, with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House, and that the Interlocutors therein complained of, be, and the same are hereby Affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellants do pay or cause to be paid to the said Respondents the Sum of Fifty Pounds, for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Mein v. M'Clelland et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Alexander Mein is Appellant, and James M'Clelland, and others, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar To-morrow.

Campbell v. Macfarlane et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Alexander Campbell junior, Esquire, is Appellant, and William Macfarlane, and others, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar To-morrow.

Franklin & Gough v. La Touche et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein John Franklin and Richard Franklin Gough are Appellants, and Peter La Touche Esquire, and others, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Monday next.

Deare v. The Attorney General.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Charles Deare is Appellant, and His Majesty's Attorney General is Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Monday next.

Distress of the Country, Petitions from Tonbridge & Shipley respecting, & for Repeal of Malt & Beer Duties.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Tonbridge in Kent, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Duties on Malt and Beer may be repealed, which will afford so much Relief and Comfort to the Labourer, and at the same Time such extensive Benefits to all other Classes of the British Public:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Yeomanry and others of the County of Sussex, resident in the Parish of Shipley, near the County Town of Horsham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "forthwith to adopt some Measures to arrest the Progress of the Distress which is so generally spreading throughout the Country, and for the total Repeal of the Duty on Malt, accompanied with the Adoption of a System of the strictest Retrenchment and most rigid Economy:"

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

East India, &c. Trade, Petition from Keighley for throwing open.

Upon reading the Petition of the Land Owners, Clergy, Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Keighley, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to throw open the Trade with China to all His Majesty's Subjects; and remove those Restrictions which prohibit Englishmen from settling in the Territory of The East India Company:"

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

Poor Laws, Petition from Clara to extend, to Ireland.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Clara, in the King's County, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for an Extension of those British Laws, which provide for the Poor, to Ireland, especially the 43d of Elizabeth, an Act which Petitioners believe has powerfully tended to advance the Interests of Britain:"

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

Houston & Griffiths v. Hughes et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Houston and Charlotte Griffiths, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery of the 4th of December 1828, made in Five certain Causes, in the first of which, Elizabeth Houston and Charlotte Griffiths were Plaintiffs, and Henry Alwright Hughes, Charles Dowding, Elizabeth Charlotte Strong, Elinor Beresford Strong, Ann Strong, Susanna Strong, Charlotte Sarah Strong, Nicholson Peyton, Eliza Peyton, Charlotte Lea Peyton, Reynolds Peyton, Thomas Griffith Peyton, Henry Peyton, and Francis Peyton, Defendants; in the second, Elizabeth Houstoun and Charlotte Griffiths were Plaintiffs, and Thomas Lesingham Defendant; in the third, Elizabeth Houston and Charlotte Griffiths were Plaintiffs, and William Peyton and Elizabeth Peyton Defendants; in the fourth, Elizabeth Houston and Charlotte Griffiths were Plaintiffs, and Anna Maria Smith Defendant; and in the last, Elizabeth Houston and Charlotte Griffiths were Plaintiffs, and Eliza Berry Peyton Defendant, by original and amended Bill, and Bills of Supplement and Bill of Revivor; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, in so far as it declares that the Petitioners take only Life Estates in the Real and Personal Estates of the Testator from the Time of his Death, or that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that the said Henry Alwright Hughes, Charles Dowding, Elizabeth Charlotte Strong, Elinor Beresford Strong, Ann Strong, Susanna Strong, Charlotte Sarah Strong, Nicholson Peyton, Eliza Peyton, Charlotte Lea Peyton, Reynolds Peyton, Thomas Griffith Peyton, Henry Peyton, Francis Peyton, Thomas Lesingham, William Peyton, Elizabeth Peyton, Anna Maria Smith, and Eliza Berry Peyton, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Henry Alwright Hughes, and the several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 4th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their respective Solicitors or Clerks in Court in the said Cause, shall be deemed good Service.

Walker to enter into a Recog ce on it.

The House being moved, "That George Walker of 35 Old Broad Street, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Elizabeth Houston and Charlotte Griffiths, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in the Country:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Walker may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Mac Pherson v. Cameron et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Ewen Mac Pherson of Cluny, in the County of Inverness, in Scotland, a Captain in the Army on the Half Pay Establishment; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the First Division, of the 22d (signed the 26th) of June 1827, in so far as they "find that neither the subsisting Provisions in favor of the Widow, nor of the younger Children, are challenged by the Pursuers, and that the said Provisions are to hold as reasonable and suitable, and to have Effect accordingly," and that the Appellant is entitled to succeed to the Lands and Heritages contained in the Marriage Contract and Trust Deed only, with and under the Burden of the subsisting Family Provisions; and in so far as the said Lords thereby ordain the said Trustees to dispone, convey and make over the said haill Lands and Heritages contained in the said Marriage Contract and Trust Deed, as well to the other Heirs and Members of Tailzie called by the Deed of Entail executed by Colonel Duncan Mac Pherson, as to the Appellant, and under the Conditions, Provisions and Declarations, Clauses prohibitory, irritant and resolutive, contained in the said Deed of Entail, and under the Burden of the subsisting Family Provisions; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 25th of June 1828 and 25th of November 1829, in so far as they respectively ordained the Appellant to give in the Draft of a Conveyance of the said Lands, and others, by the said Defenders, as well in favor of the other Heirs of Tailzie as the Appellant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, so far as complained of, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Mrs. Catherine Cameron or Mac Pherson, Ewen Cameron Mac Pherson, Archibald Fraser Mac Pherson, John Cameron Mac Pherson, Louisa Mac Pherson, Catherine Mac Pherson, Maria Mac Pherson, Janetta Mac Pherson or Fraser, Archibald Thomas Frederick Fraser Owen Mac Pherson, John Mac Pherson, Captain Ewen Mac Pherson, Captain Duncan Mac Pherson, James Mac Pherson, William Mac Pherson, Allan Mac Pherson, The Reverend Allan Mac Pherson, Malcolm Mac Pherson, John Mac Pherson, Robert Mac Pherson, Allan Mac Pherson, Duncan Mac Pherson, Cameron Mac Pherson, Ronald Mac Pherson, Alexander Mac Pherson, Colonel Duncan Mac Pherson, Peter or Patrick Mac Pherson, Lieutenant Ewen Mac Pherson, Donald Mac Pherson, Æneas Mac Pherson, Cuthbert Mac Pherson, Lachlan Mac Pherson, Andrew Mac Pherson, Ewen Mac Pherson, Ludovick Mac Pherson, Colonel Alexander Mac Pherson, Huntley Mac Pherson, Ewen Duncan Mac Pherson, Æneas Macintosh Mac Pherson, Sir Ewen Cameron, Duncan Cameron and Captain Peter Cameron, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Mrs. Catherine Cameron or Mac Pherson, and the several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 18th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any one of their known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Poole to enter into a Recog ce on it.

The House being moved, "That George Woolley Poole of Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Captain Ewen Mac Pherson, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Woolley Poole may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Sir M. P. S. Stewart v. Porterfield.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Michael Porterfield Shaw Stewart of Porterfield, Greenock and Blackhall, Baronet; complaining of Six Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Second Division, of the 1st (signed the 2d) of July 1817, the 22d of June 1820, the 15th of May 1821, the 24th of February 1826, the 2d of June 1827 and the 13th of November 1829; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Corbet Porterfield Esquire may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Corbet Porterfield may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 18th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or any of his known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Mackay v. Davidson & Wilson.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Flora Mackay, residing in the Island of Islay, Sister German of the deceased Major Alexander Mackay, Tacksman of Laggan, in the said Island of Islay, nearest lawful Heir served and retoured to the deceased Mrs. Elizabeth M'Kinnon Campbell, Relict of John M'Kinnon, Minister of the Gospel at Kilmodan, in the County of Argyle; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Second Division, of the 14th Day of June 1827, in so far as it repels the Reasons of Reduction founded on the Allegation of Mental Incapacity; and also of Two Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 17th Day of January and 14th Day of February 1828; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Gillespie Davidson and Robert Sim Wilson may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Gillespie Davidson and Robert Sim Wilson may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 18th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any one of their known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Rose v. Macleod & another.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Hugh Rose Esquire, of Gastullich; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the First Division, of the 4th of December 1828; also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 28th of January 1829; and also of Two Interlocutors of the said Lords of Session, of the First Division, of the 2d of June and 17th of November 1829; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Donald Macleod, and his Factor loco tutoris, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Donald Macleod and his Factor may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 18th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any one of their known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Napier v. Goldie et al.

Upon reading the Petition of John Napier Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Alexander Goldie, and others, are Respondents; praying their Lordships, "That he may be permitted to amend his Petition of Appeal, by adding, in the proper Place, in the Prayer thereof, the Words "Two Interlocutors dated respectively;" and that their Lordships Order on the Respondents to put in their Answer may be amended in Conformity:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at liberty to amend his said Appeal, by adding, in the proper Place, in the Prayer thereof, the Words "Two Interlocutors dated respectively;" and that the Order on the Respondents to put in their Answer to the said Appeal be amended in Conformity, as desired.

Accounts Ordered: Lead imported:

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "An Account of the Quantity of Lead and Lead Ore imported, and from whence, from 1st January 1825 to 1st January 1830, in each Year; with the Amount of Duty received:"

Lead exported:

And also, "An Account of the Quantity of British and Foreign Lead exported during the same Period, and to what Countries."

Gold coined:

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "An Account of the Quantity, in Pounds Weight, of Standard Gold received into His Majesty's Mint in each of the Fourteen Years from 1816 to 1830, and of the Value of Gold Monies coined (specifying the Proportion of each Denomination of Coin) in each Year:"

Silver coined:

Also, "A similar Account as to Silver:"

Sovereigns coined:

Also, "An Account of Sovereigns coined for private Importers in the Years 1828 and 1829:"

Sovereigns issued by the Bank:

Also, "An Account of the Amount of Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns issued by The Governor and Company of the Bank of England from the 1st Jan. 1821 to the 31st Dec. 1829, both inclusive, distinguishing the Amount issued in Exchange for Guineas, also of the Amount of the same received by them during the same Period, distinguishing the Amount paid, the Amount received, and the Balance:"

Country Bank Notes:

Also, "An Account of the Number and Value of all Country Bankers Notes stamped in Great Britain in each of the Years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829; distinguishing the several Classes of Notes according to their respective Values:"

Also, "An Account of the Value of unstamped Notes of Country Bankers for which Composition has been paid during the same Period:"

Bank Notes.

And also, "An Account of the Average Amount of Bank of England Notes and Bank Post Bills in Circulation in the Month of January 1830."

Shakerley Leave for a Divorce Bill:

A Petition of Charles Peter Shakerley of the Parish of Egham, in the County of Surrey, Esquire, praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Laure Angelique Rosalbe, and to enable him to marry again," being offered to be presented to the House;

The House was informed, "That Mr. William Robert Cole was attending."

He was Ordered to be called in:

And being called in accordingly, and sworn at the Bar, delivered a Copy of the Proceedings for a Divorce a Mensâ et Thoro, and the Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the Arches Court of The Archbishop of Canterbury, intituled, Shakerley v. Shakerley," which he said he had examined with the Originals, and that the same were true Copies:

And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Proceedings and Sentence do lie on the Table.

Then the said Petition was presented and read.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill presented:

Accordingly, The Earl of Shaftesbury presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Peter Shakerley Esquire, of the Parish of Egham, in the County of Surrey, with Laure Angelique Rosalbe Shakerley his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Order for 2d Reading:

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday the 5th of March next, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Charles Peter Shakerley may be heard by his Counsel, at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Laure Angelique Rosalbe Shakerley may have a Copy of the Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill at the same Time.

Petitioner to attend.

Ordered, That Charles Peter Shakerley Esquire do attend this House on Friday the 5th of March next, in order to his being examined upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Peter Shakerley Esquire, of the Parish of Egham, in the County of Surrey, with Laure Angelique Rosalbe Shakerley his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," if the House shall think fit, whether there has or has not been any Collusion, directly or indirectly, on his Part, relative to any Act of Adultery that may have been committed by his Wife; or whether there be any Collusion, directly or indirectly, between him and his Wife, or any other Person or Persons, touching the said Bill of Divorce, or touching any Proceedings or Sentence of Divorce had in the Ecclesiastical Court at his Suit, or touching any Action at Law which may have been brought by him against any Person for Criminal Conversation with his the said Charles Peter Shakerley's Wife; and also whether, at the Time of the Adultery of which he complains, his Wife was, by Deed, or otherwise by his Consent, living separate and apart from him, and released by him, as far as in him lies, from her conjugal Duty, or whether she was, at the Time of such Adultery, cohabiting with him, and under the Protection and Authority of him as her Husband.

East India Co. Papers respecting, delivered.

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

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

Resolutions of the Court of Directors of The East India Company, being the Warrants or Instruments granting any Salary, Pension or Gratuity:"

And also, "An Account of Allowances, Compensations, Remunerations and Superannuations granted to the Officers and Servants of The East India Company."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Arundel Port, Papers respecting, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Holmes, Clerk to the Commissioners of the Port of Arundel, attended;"

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

"Report of the Commissioners of the Port of Arundel, and also the general Account of the Receipts and Disbursements of all Monies which have been received and paid by the said Commissioners since the 1st Day of January 1829, (when their last Account concluded,) up to the 1st Day of January 1830."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Portugal, Motion for Address for Papers respecting, Negatived.

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned;

It was moved, "That such Part of the Speech of the Lords Commissioners, on the opening of the present Session, as relates to Portugal, be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk as follows; (viz t.)

"His Majesty laments that He is unable to announce to you the Prospect of a Reconciliation between the Princes of the House of Braganza.

"His Majesty has not yet deemed it expedient to reestablish, upon their ancient Footing, His Majesty's Diplomatic Relations with the Kingdom of Portugal; but the numerous Embarrassments arising from the continued Interruption of these Relations encrease His Majesty's Desire to effect the Termination of so serious an Evil."

Then it was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to request that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order that there be laid before this House,

"Copies of any further Dispatches to and from Sir Henry Wellesley, now Lord Cowley, respecting the Conferences held at Vienna in the Month of October 1827:"

Also, "A Copy of the Instructions given to Sir William Henry Clinton, Commander of the British Forces sent to Lisbon in the Month of December 1826; and Copies of any subsequent Dispatches to the same Officer, as far as such Dispatches relate to the Object and Extent of the Employment of the British Force in Portugal:"

Also, "Copies of any Instructions given or Communications made to Sir William A'Court, now Lord Heytesbury, upon the same Occasion:"

Also, "Copies of any Dispatches received from Sir William A'Court between the 4th of August 1826 and the Time of his Departure from Lisbon; and also of any Dispatches addressed to Sir William A'Court by His Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, during the same Period, as far as such Dispatches relate to the internal Political Affairs of Portugal:"

Also, "Copy of the Protocol of the Conference held at London on the 12th of January 1828, between the Ministers of England, Austria and Portugal:"

Also, "Copies of any further Negotiations, or any other Instruments relating to the Settlement in England, referred to in the Dispatch of Sir Frederic Lamb of the 1st of March 1828:"

Also, "A Copy of the Instructions given to Sir Frederic Lamb, His Majesty's Ambassador to The Regent of Portugal:"

Also, "Copies of such further Dispatches, or such further Extracts from the Dispatches, from Sir Frederic Lamb, as relate to the Proceedings in Violation of the Engagements entered into by Don Miguel, and to the Steps directed by the British Government to be taken in consequence thereof:"

Also, "Copies of all Dispatches addressed to Sir Frederic Lamb by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs subsequent to the 1st of March 1828:"

Also, "Copies of all Communications between His Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and the Portuguese Ambassador The Marquis Palmella subsequent to December 1826:"

Also, "A Copy of the Instructions given, in 1828, to Lord Strangford, His Majesty's Ambassador to the Court of Rio Janeiro, and Copies of all Correspondence upon the Objects of his Mission:"

Also, "Copies of the whole Correspondence respecting the Arrival, Residence and Departure of the Queen Maria de Gloria:"

Also, "Copies of the Correspondence which took place before the Arrival of the Portuguese Refugees, relating to their Reception in this Kingdom:"

Also, "Copies of the Correspondence between the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and The Marquis Barbacena, on the Subject of the Portuguese Refugees leaving Plymouth, and the subsequent Interruption of their landing in Terceira:"

Also, "The Protest of Count Saldanha, transmitted to Captain Walpole, and referred to in the Sub-Enclosures, D. G. and K. in No. 39. of the Papers presented to this House:"

And also, "Copies of any Communications made to or received from the Courts of France, Spain, Austria and Brazil, relating to the Settlement of the Affairs of Portugal, and to the Recognition of Don Miguel as King of that Country."

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Com ee on the Coal Trade, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That William Dickson, Harris, Richard Metcalfe, James Duke, Ralph Fenwick, Robert Brown, Thomas Brown, John Fenwick Reay, William Heard, Michael Jackson, Joseph Eilley, William Drummer, Robert William Brandling and Benjamin Whinnell Scott, do attend this House To-morrow, to be sworn, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the Select Committee appointed to take into Consideration the State of the Coal Trade in the United Kingdom, together with the Duties of all Descriptions and Charges affecting the same, as well in the Port of London as in the several other Ports of the United Kingdom.

East India Com ee, Witnesses to attend:

Ordered, That Thomas Gore Lloyd Esquire and James Cosmo Melvill Esquire do attend this House on Monday next, to be sworn, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the Select Committee appointed to enquire into the present State of the Affairs of the East India Company, and into the Trade between Great Britain, the East Indies and China.

Ordered, That Sherer Esquire and Henry Wood Esquire do attend this House on Tuesday next, to be sworn, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the last-mentioned Committee.

Ordered, That Samuel Swinton Esquire and W M Fleming Esquire do attend this House on Thursday next, to be sworn, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the last-mentioned Committee.

E. of Carlisle added to the Com ee.

Ordered, That The Earl of Carlisle be added to the last-mentioned Committee.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum nonum diem instantis Februarii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.