House of Lords Journal Volume 62
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Die Jovis, 4 Martii 1830.
Freeman et al. v. Fairlie et al. Bills passed by Commission. Shakerley's Divorce Bill Witnesses to attend. Governors of Highgate Grammar School Leave for a Bill: Bill read, Douglas et al. v. Brown & Craig. Ld. Ellenborough's Divorce Bill, Witnesses to attend. East India Co. Papers respecting, delivered, & referred to East India Com ee. Annuities & Savings Banks, Accounts respecting, delivered. Cadell v. Palmer et al. National Vaccine Establishment, Address for Report on. Cathcart v. Sir J. A. Cathcart & Ritchie: Robertson to enter into a Recog ce on it. Fructuozo's Naturalization Bill, Certificate produced: Fructuozo takes the Oaths: Bill read 2a & committed. Munro & Rose v. Drummond et al. Great Torrington Roads Bill. Labourers Wages, Petitions respecting: (Bilston:) Dudley: Wombourne. Marriages validating Bill, presented. East India Com ee Leave to report from Time to Time. Courts of Judicature at Madras, &c. Returns of Salaries of Officers of, to be printed. Petition from Iron Masters of Shropshire, referred to East India Com ee. East India Trade, &c. Petitions for throwing open, referred to East India Com ee; (Glasgow:) Blackburn. Dock Company, Kingston upon Hull: Birmingham. Distress of the Country, Petition from Suffolk respecting. D. of Argyll's & Ld. Campbell's Petition referred to Judges in Scotland. Com ee on the Coal Trade, Witnesses to attend. Mackay v. Davidson & Wilson, Petition of Appellant for Time to sue in formâ pauperis, referred to Appeal Com ee. Agricultural Distress, Petition from Louth respecting, & against the Importation of Foreign Wool. Contracts for Timber for The King's Dock Yards, Return respecting, Ordered. Wheat, Accounts respecting, Ordered. Adjourn.

Die Jovis, 4 Martii 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Lyndhurst, Cancellarius.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Oxon.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Prudhoe.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Rosslyn, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Wellington.
March. Lansdowne.
March. Bute.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Stradbroke.
Comes Dudley.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Melville.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Goderich.

PRAYERS.

Freeman et al. v. Fairlie et al.

The separate Answer of John Eborall to the Petition and Appeal of Ann Freeman, William Tranter, Burgess Tranter, John Clarbour and Charlotte his Wife, and Sarah Moulding Widow, was this Day brought in.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows; (viz t.)

GEORGE R.

"GEORGE the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith; To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas in Our said Parliament divers and sundry Acts have been agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) "An Act to apply certain Sums of Money, out of the Consolidated Fund, and from the Aids granted for the Year One thousand eight hundred and twentynine, to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty:" "An Act 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 Licences." And albeit the said Acts, by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; And for as much as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the accustomed Place for giving Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publicly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; Commanding also by these Presents Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor John Singleton Lord Lyndhurst, Our Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and also commanding Our most dear Brothers and faithful Councillors William Duke of Clarence, Ernest Duke of Cumberland, Augustus Duke of Sussex, Adolphus Duke of Cambridge; Our most dear Cousin and faithful Councillor William Frederick Duke of Gloucester; The Most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Councillor William Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor John Singleton Lord Lyndhurst, Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain; Our most dear Cousins and Councillors Henry Earl Bathurst, President of Our Council; James Earl of Rosslyn, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; James Duke of Montrose, Chamberlain of Our Household; George William Frederick Duke of Leeds, Master of Our Horse; William Duke of Devonshire, William Henry Duke of Portland, Arthur Duke of Wellington, Henry Marquess Conyngham, Steward of Our Household; Charles Marquess of Winchester, Groom of Our Stole; Henry Marquess of Lansdowne, Richard Marquess Wellesley, John Jeffreys Marquess Camden, Henry William Marquess of Anglesey, John Earl of Westmorland, George Earl of Carlisle, Cropley Ashley Earl of Shaftesbury, George Earl of Aberdeen, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; William Earl Fitzwilliam, George John Earl Spencer, John Earl of Chatham, John Earl of Eldon, John William Earl of Dudley, Robert Viscount Melville, Henry Viscount Sidmouth, Frederick John Viscount Goderich; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillors Henry Richard Lord Holland, William Wyndham Lord Grenville, Edward Lord Ellenborough, Nicholas Lord Bexley and Charles Lord Tenterden, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you, the said Lords and Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent, and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted and admitted good, sufficient and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly, the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding: And whereas by Our Letters Patent, bearing Date at Westminster the Third Day of February last past, We did give and grant unto the said Duke of Clarence, Duke of Cumberland, Duke of Sussex, Duke of Cambridge, Duke of Gloucester, Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Lyndhurst, Earl Bathurst, Earl of Rosslyn, Duke of Montrose, Duke of Leeds, Duke of Devonshire, Duke of Portland, Duke of Wellington, Marquess Conyngham, Marquess of Winchester, Marquess of Lansdowne, Marquess Wellesley, Marquess Camden, Marquess of Anglesey, Earl of Westmorland, Earl of Carlisle, Earl of Shaftesbury, Earl of Aberdeen, Earl Fitzwilliam, Earl Spencer, Earl of Chatham, Earl of Eldon, Earl of Dudley, Viscount Melville, Viscount Sidmouth, Viscount Goderich, Lord Holland, Lord Grenville, Lord Ellenborough, Lord Bexley and Lord Tenterden, and any Three of them, full Power, in Our Name, to hold Our said Parliament, and to open and declare, and cause to be opened and declared, the Causes of holding the same; and to proceed upon the said Affairs in Our said Parliament, and in all Matters arising therein, and to do every thing which for Us, and by Us, for the good Government of Our said United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of other Our Dominions belonging to Our said United Kingdom, should be therein to be done; and also, if necessary, to continue, adjourn and prorogue Our said Parliament: We do hereby further declare that Our said Letters Patent, and every Clause, Matter and Thing therein contained, shall be and remain in the same Force and Strength as if these Presents had not been had or made, and that nothing herein contained shall be deemed or taken to affect or invalidate the said recited Letters Patent, or any of the Powers or Authorities therein contained, or the Exercise thereof, or of any of them. In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Fourth Day of March, in the Eleventh Year of Our Reign.

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

"BATHURST."

Then The Lord Chancellor said,

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

Then the Clerk Assistant, having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bill to be passed, severally, as follow; (viz t.)

1. "An Act to apply certain Sums of Money, out of the Consolidated Fund, and from the Aids granted for the Year One thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty."

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Subjets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

2. "An Act 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 Licences."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Shakerley's Divorce Bill Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Sir Archibald Murray Baronet, Colonel Willoughby Cotton and Samuel Albert Muller, do attend this House To-morrow, in order to their being examined as Witnesses 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."

Ordered, That William Townsend Esquire do attend this House To-morrow, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon the Second Reading of the last-mentioned Bill, and do bring with him the Proceedings in the Arches Court "Shakerley against Shakerley," and the original Letters connected with the Proceedings, and annexed thereto, in order to their being produced upon the Second Reading of the said Bill.

Governors of Highgate Grammar School Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of The Wardens and Governors of the Possessions of the Free Grammar School of Sir Roger Cholmeley Knight, in Highgate; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read,

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable The Wardens and Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Free Grammar School of Sir Roger Cholmeley Knight, in Highgate, to pull down their present Chapel, and to contribute towards the Erection of a new Chapel or Church in Highgate; and for other Purposes."

Douglas et al. v. Brown & Craig.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be ap"pointed for hearing the Cause wherein Henry Alexander Douglas, and others, are Appellants, and Walter Brown and James Gibson Craig are Respondents, ex-parte, the Respondents not having put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though peremptorily Ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex-parte, by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondents put in their Answer thereto in the mean time.

Ld. Ellenborough's Divorce Bill, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That James Skinner, Everard Harrison, John Prior, John Ward, James Elkington and William Weale, do attend this House on Tuesday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of The Right Honorable Edward Baron Ellenborough with The Right Honorable Jane Elizabeth Baroness Ellenborough his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

East India Co. Papers respecting, delivered, & referred to East India Com ee.

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 an Order of the 1st Day of this instant March,

"A Copy of a Letter from the Court of Directors of The East India Company to The Governor General in Council at Fort William in Bengal, in the Territorial Finance Department, dated 12th December 1827:"

Also, "A Copy of a Letter from The Court of Directors of The East India Company to The Governor General in Council at Fort William in Bengal, in the Territorial Finance Department, dated 24th September 1828:"

Also, "A Copy of a Letter from the Court of Directors of The East India Company to The Governor in Council at Fort St. George in Madras, in the Territorial Finance Department, dated 26th August 1829:"

Also, "A Copy of a Letter from the Court of Directors of The East India Company to The Governor in Council at Bombay, in the Territorial Finance Department, dated 12th December 1827:"

Also, "A Copy of a Letter from the Court of Directors of The East India Company to The Governor in Council at Bombay, in the Territorial Finance Department, dated 25th March 1829:"

And also, "A Copy of a Minute by the late Sir Thomas Munro, dated 31st December 1824, on the State of the Country and the Condition of the People under the Presidency of Fort St. George."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Papers be printed.

Ordered, That the said Papers be referred to 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.

Annuities & Savings Banks, Accounts respecting, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Peck, from the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, attended;"

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

"An Account of the Gross Amount of all Bank Annuities and Long Annuities, and any other Annuities for Terms of Years, transferred, and of all Sums of Money paid to the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, and the Gross Amount of Annuities for Lives and for Terms of Years which have been granted for the same under the Provisions of the Act of the 10th of Geo. 4th, C. 24, within the Year ending on the 5th of January 1830:"

Also, "An Account of the Gross Amount of all Sums "received and paid by the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt on account of Banks for Savings, including Friendly Societies, in Great Britain and Ireland, from their Commencement at 6th August 1817 to the 20th November 1829 inclusive:"

And also, "An Account of all Expences incurred by the said Commissioners for Salaries of Clerks or other incidental Charges during the preceding Year."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Cadell v. Palmer et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Thomas Cadell Esquire is Appellant, and Arthur Palmer, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off sine Die; and that the Judges do attend on the Hearing of the said Cause.

National Vaccine Establishment, Address for Report on.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to request that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order that there be laid before this House, "A Copy of the last Report from the National Vaccine Establishment."

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

Cathcart v. Sir J. A. Cathcart & Ritchie:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Cathcart of Carleton and Genoch, Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 8th (signed 15th) December 1829; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the First Division, dated respectively the 4th (signed 13th) February 1830; 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 Sir John Andrew Cathcart Baronet, and Henry Ritchie Esquire, his Curator, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir John Andrew Cathcart and Henry Ritchie 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 1st Day of April 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.

Robertson to enter into a Recog ce on it.

The House being moved, "That David Robertson of Great George Street, Westminister, Gentlemen, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Cathcart Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said David Robertson may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Fructuozo's Naturalization Bill, Certificate produced:

A Certificate from The Right Honorable Robert Peel, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, "That John Anthony Fructuozo, Son of Andrew Fructuozo by Maria Anthonia his Wife, born in the Province of Galicia, on the Borders of Portugal, had produced to him satisfactory Proof that he is a Person well affected to His Majesty's Royal Person and Government, and of orderly Life and Conduct," was produced and read, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Fructuozo takes the Oaths:

John Anthony Fructuozo took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Bill read 2a & committed.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Anthony Fructuozo."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Clifton.
L. Colville of Culross.
L. Hay.
L. King.
L. Holland.
L. Vernon.
L. Calthorpe.
L. Rolle.
L. Northwick.
L. Lilford.
L. Redesdale.
L. Hill.
L. Prudhoe.
L. Glenlyon.
L. Bexley.
L. Somerhill.
L. Farnborough.
L. Wharncliffe.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Wellington.
M. Lansdowne.
M. Bute.
M. Cleveland.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea & Nottingham.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Rosebery.
E. Malmesbury.
E. Wicklow.
E. Limerick.
E. Stradbroke.
E. Dudley.
V. Arbuthnott.
V. Melville.
V. Gordon.
V. Granville.
V. Goderich.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Munro & Rose v. Drummond et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Mrs. Catharine Munro, and Hugh Rose her Husband, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Andrew Berkeley Drummond Esquire, and others, are Respondents; praying their Lordships, "That this Cause may be appointed for "hearing immediately after the Cause Rose v. Woodman, specially appointed to be heard on the 26th Day of this instant March:"

It is Ordered, That the said Cause be heard immediately after the Cause wherein Mrs. Catherine Munro or Rose, and Hugh Rose her Husband, are Appellants, and John Saunders or Woodman, and others, are Respondents, as desired.

Great Torrington Roads Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act for more effectually improving the Roads to and from the Town of Great Torrington, in the County of Devon," was committed; That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Labourers Wages, Petitions respecting: (Bilston:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Bilston, in the County of Stafford, and the Neighbourhood thereof, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships, with the Concurrence of the other Branches of the Legislature, will be pleased to amend the Laws between Masters and Servants, in such Manner and Form as, in the Wisdom of Parliament, shall appear to be most effectual for putting a Stop to the illicit Practice of paying Servants Wages otherwise than in Money:"

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

Dudley:

Upon reading the Petition of the Dissenting and Wesleyan Ministers in Dudley and its Vicinity, in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as shall roll away the Practice of obliging Artizans, Mechanics, Labourers and others to receive their Wages in Goods instead of Money, and annihilate an Evil which in the Opinion of the Petitioners is alike at variance with Religion, Humanity and Patriotism:"

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

Wombourne.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Wombourne, in the County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will adopt such Means to compel the due Payment of Wages to the Labouring Classes in Money only, and otherwise relieve the existing Evils, in such Manner as may be thought most expedient:"

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

Marriages validating Bill, presented.

The Lord Bishop of London presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to render valid Marriages solemnized in certain Churches and Chapels."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

East India Com ee Leave to report from Time to Time.

Ordered, That 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, have leave to report from Time to Time the Evidence taken before the said Committee.

Courts of Judicature at Madras, &c. Returns of Salaries of Officers of, to be printed.

Ordered, That the Returns of the Amount of Salaries and Emoluments of every Kind received by the several Officers of His Majesty's Supreme Courts of Judicature at Madras and Bombay and Prince of Wale's Island, on an Average of Two or Three of the last Years for which the Accounts can be made up, distinguishing the Amount of Salary from Fees and other Emoluments; also of the Table of Fees sanctioned by the Courts and charged by the Officers, delivered to the House on Tuesday last, be printed.

Petition from Iron Masters of Shropshire, referred to East India Com ee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Iron Masters, Proprietors of the principal Iron Works in Shropshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, presented to the House on Tuesday last; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to take into their most serious Consideration the Propriety of altogether removing the Restrictions which, by virtue of the Charter of The East India Company are operating to the Injury of the general Trade of the County, and particularly to that Branch of it in which the Petitioners are engaged, and which is now in a most distressed and deplorable Condition," be referred to the last-mentioned Committee.

East India Trade, &c. Petitions for throwing open, referred to East India Com ee; (Glasgow:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Bankers, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of the City of Glasgow, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, at the earliest Period allowed by Law, such Measures may be adopted as shall secure to all His Majesty's Subjects in the United Kingdom a Free Trade to all the Countries situated to the Eastward of the Cape of Good Hope, and the Liberty of proceeding to and residing in these Countries, under such Regulations as to their Lordships may seem proper and consistent with the good Government, Tranquillity and Safety of the British Possessions in the East Indies:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to 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.

Blackburn.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Blackburn, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, at the earliest practicable Period, the Trade to the Interior to India and to China may be thrown open, the Monopoly in Tea cease, the Right to proceed to and settle in India be materially enlarged, and the Power of Banishment without Trial and Conviction for some known Offence be put an End to; and further that Enquiry may be instituted into the present Condition of the Countries now subject to the British Crown within the Limits of The East India Company's Charter, in order that such Measures may be adopted as shall most speedily develope the Native Resources of those Regions, and most effectually promote the permanent Welfare of their Inhabitants:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the last-mentioned Committee.

Dock Company, Kingston upon Hull:

Upon reading the Petition of The Dock Company at Kingston upon Hull, under their Common Seal; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to cause an impartial and efficient Enquiry to be made into the Privileges now exclusively granted to The East India Company, with a view to their final Abrogation, and to the free and unrestricted Intercourse of British Subjects with all Countries at Amity with or belonging to His Majesty; and that their Lordships will therefore direct that the requisite Notice be given for the Extinction of the Monopoly of the said Company in the Year 1834:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the last-mentioned Committee.

Birmingham.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of the Town of Birmingham, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased not to sanction any Measure for granting to The East India Company any Renewal of their Charter which shall contain Privileges that may be incompatible with the important Objects desired by the Petitioners, the opening new Channels for British Commerce and for the Sale of British Manufactures, by throwing open to the Industry, Ingenuity and Enterprize of British Subjects the vast and populous Regions of India, and by facilitating, as far as is possible, our Intercourse with the Chinese Empire; and that the Petitioners may be heard at the Bar of this House, by Counsel, against the Renewal of any such Charter:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the last-mentioned Committee.

Distress of the Country, Petition from Suffolk respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Nobility, Clergy, Gentry, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give undivided Consideration to the Means of relieving the Petitioners from present Suffering, and of averting the Dangers they have too much Reason to anticipate, by an Expansion of the Currency on a secure and permanent Basis, by adopting as the Groundwork of our Averages the Returns of the Corn Growers instead of those of the Dealers in Corn, (at all Times open to Inspection,) by Remission of the Duties on Beer and Malt, with Permission of unrestricted Sale of the former; and, finally, by the severest Retrenchment in every Department of the Public Expenditure:"

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

D. of Argyll's & Ld. Campbell's Petition referred to Judges in Scotland.

Upon reading the Petition of George William Duke of Argyll, and of John Douglas Edward Henry Campbell, commonly called Lord John Campbell, his only Brother German, and nearest Heir of Tailzie, failing Heirs Male of the Duke's Body; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to The Lord Justice Clerk of Scotland, and Lord Fullerton in Scotland, who are forthwith to summon all Parties before them who may be concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing all the Parties, and perusing the Bill, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and are to sign the said Bill.

Com ee on the Coal Trade, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Edward Tickner, George Chicken, Thomas Feetham and Apsley Pellatt 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.

Mackay v. Davidson & Wilson, Petition of Appellant for Time to sue in formâ pauperis, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of David Morice Johnston, Agent for Flora Mackay, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Gillespie Davidson and Robert Sim Wilson are Respondents; setting forth, "That the said Appellant presented her Petition of Appeal to their Lordships on the 18th Day of February last, complaining of certain Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Second Division, dated respectively the 14th Day of June 1827, the 17th Day of January and 14th Day of February 1828: That it is the Intention of the said Appellant to petition their Lordships for Leave to be admitted to prosecute her said Appeal in formâ pauperis: That this is the last Day which by the Practice of this House is allowed to the said Appellant for presenting her Petition to be admitted to prosecute her Appeal in formâ pauperis, accompanied with the usual Affidavit and Certificates of Poverty: That such Affidavit and Certificates have not yet been transmitted to the Petitioner, but he has this Morning received a Letter from the Agent of the Appellant in Edinburgh, in which he states that the Papers had been duly forwarded by him to the Appellant, but in consequence of her residing in a remote Part of the Country they had not been returned to him, but that he was in daily Expectation of receiving the same;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the Appellant may be allowed a Fortnight's further Time for presenting her said Petition to be admitted to sue in formâ pauperis, or that their Lordships will be pleased to make such other Order as, in their great Wisdom, shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Appellants and Respondents Cases, now depending in this House in Matters of Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House.

Agricultural Distress, Petition from Louth respecting, & against the Importation of Foreign Wool.

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Clergy, Owners, and Occupiers of Land, and Tradesmen, in the Town and Neighbourhood of Louth, in the County of Lincoln, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to retrace their Steps, and by timely Aid to avert those terrific Consequences which otherwise must inevitably ensue from the long and gradual fall of Agricultural Produce; and to afford the British Wool Grower that Protection from Foreign Competition which an excessive Taxation justly entitles him to require:"

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

Contracts for Timber for The King's Dock Yards, Return respecting, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "A Return of all Contracts for Timber for the Use of His Majesty's Dock Yards since the 1st of January 1810, specifying the Quantity and Quality of each Denomination of Timber, the Country where grown, the Price per Load of Fifty Cubic Feet, (except the Price upon such Contracts as may be now in Operation,) and the Amount of Duty paid on Timber of Foreign Growth."

Wheat, Accounts respecting, Ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "A Return of an Account of the Quantities of Wheat entered for Home Consumption under Act 9 George 4, Cap. 60, in each Week since the passing of the Act, (15th July 1828,) with the Amount of Duty received thereon; distinguishing the Average Prices, and the Rates of Duty charged:"

Also, "A Return of the aggregate Average Price of Wheat from the First Week in October 1828 to the Second Week in February 1829:"

And also, "The same Return from the First Week in October 1829 to the Second Week in February 1830."

Adjourn.

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