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Die Lunæ, 15 Martii, 1830.
Thomson v. Forrester. Sir A. Cochrane v. Dr. Ramsay. Sir E. M c Gregor v. The East India Co. et al. Sir A. Chichester v. M'Intyre. Bouchier et al. v. Dillon et al. Willis et Ux. v. Sir G. A. Robinson et al. James & Spencer v. Price & Gott. East India, &c. Trade, Petitions for throwing open, referred to East India Com ee: (Chamber of Commerce of Kirkcaldy:) Magistrates, &c. of Kirkcaldy: Guildry Incorporation of Perth: Trinity House of Kingston upon Hull: Magistrates, &c. of Greenock: Directors of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce: Proprietors of Iron Works, &c. Stafford & Worcester. Distress of the Country, Petitions from Ross-shire & Cambridgeshire respecting, & for Repeal of the Malt & Beer Duties. Distress of the County, Petitions respecting: (Ely & Witchford:) Kingston upon Hull: Grand Jury of Worcester. Com ee on the Coal Trade, E. of Jersey added to. Criminal Laws, Petitions for Amendment of: (Falmouth:) Southampton: Quakers in Ireland. Corn Laws, Petition from Uley against, & for Reduction of Taxation. Sir Peter Pole's et al. Petition referred to Judges. Gardiner v. Simmons. Sir A. J. Cochrane v. Dr. Ramsay, Respondent's Petition to receive his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee. 4th Report from Appeal Com ee. Muskett's Divorce Bill. Bridport Roads Bill. Expenditure of the Country, Petition from Kingston upon Hull for Economy in. Labourers Wages, Petitions respecting: (Stroud:) Wolverhampton: Tradesmen, &c. of Dudley: Labourers of Dudley. Coal Duty, Petition from Galway to remit, referred to Comee on the Coal Trade. Lords summoned. Coal Trade, Petition of Coal Whippers of London respecting Abuses in, referred to the Comee on the Subject. Subletting Act (Ireland), Petition from Belfast for Alteration of. Ld. Ellenborough's Divorce Bill, Evidence on, to be printed: Order for 3d Reading. Transfer of Aids Bill. Exchequer Bills (£12,000,000) Bill. Poor Removal (Jersey & Guernsey) Bill. Lunatics Property Bill. Contempt in Equity Bill. Ld. Tenterden appointed Speaker by Commission. Ld. Wynford appointed Speaker by Commission. Adjourn.

Die Lunæ, 15 Martii, 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Lyndhurst, Cancellarius.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Bath. et Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Maynard.
Vicecom. Melville.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
Ds. Fitz Gibbon.
Ds. Arden.
D. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Melbourne.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wallace.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Rosslyn, C.P.S.
Dux Wellington.
March. Lansdowne.
March. Bute.
March. Camden.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Vane.
Comes Dudley.
Comes Cawdor.

PRAYERS.

Thomson v. Forrester.

The Answer of Thomas Forrester, Farmer at Kildinnie, to the Petition and Appeal of James Thomson, Writer to the Signet, Factor loco Tutoris on the Estate of David Balfour Hay Esquire, of Leys and Randerstone, was this Day brought in.

Sir A. Cochrane v. Dr. Ramsay.

As was also, The Answer of Dr.David Ramsay, Physician in Edinburgh, to the Petition and Appeal of The Honorable Sir Alexander Cochrane.

Sir E. M c Gregor v. The East India Co. et al.

And also, The Answer of The Honorable The United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, and of Joseph Dart and William Astell, to the Petition and Appeal of Sir Evan John Murray M'Gregor Baronet.

Sir A. Chichester v. M'Intyre.

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein Sir Arthur Chichester Baronet is Appellant, and Charles M'Intyre is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off to Friday next.

Bouchier et al. v. Dillon et al.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein William Bouchier, and others, are Appellants, and Susanna Dillon, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Friday next.

Willis et Ux. v. Sir G. A. Robinson et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein John Walpole Willis Esquire, and Lady Mary Isabelle his Wife, are Appellants, and Sir George Abercrombie Robinson Baronet, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Friday next.

James & Spencer v. Price & Gott.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Thomas James and James Spencer are Appellants, and James Price and William Augustus Gott are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Friday next.

East India, &c. Trade, Petitions for throwing open, referred to East India Com ee: (Chamber of Commerce of Kirkcaldy:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Chairman and Members of the Chamber of Commerce of Kirkcaldy, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to refuse any Application for a Renewal of a Charter to The East India Company, by which they might be empowered to prohibit or otherwise restrict a free Intercourse of any of His Majesty's Subjects with the Countries lying Eastward of the Cape of Good Hope:"

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.

Magistrates, &c. of Kirkcaldy:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Kirkcaldy, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to refuse to renew the Charter of The East India Company, and generally, to adopt such Measures as may appear to the Wisdom of their Lordships best calculated to promote the Interests of the Country:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the lastmentioned Committee.

Guildry Incorporation of Perth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Guildry Incorporation of the City of Perth, North Britain; praying their Lordships, "That at the earliest Period allowed by Law such Measures may be adopted by their Lordships, in conjunction with the other Branches of the Legislature, as shall secure to all Classes of His Majesty's Subjects free and unrestricted Commerce with the Nations of the East, and Liberty of settling in India, under such proper Regulations as an enlightened Policy may dictate, consistent with the Tranquillity and Safety of the British Empire in India:"

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

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

Trinity House of Kingston upon Hull:

Upon reading the Petition of the Guild or Brotherhood of Masters and Pilots, Seamen, of the Trinity House of Kingston upon Hull, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships, "That in exercise of the Powers reserved to Parliament by the Act of the 53d Year of His late Majesty's Reign, the exclusive Commercial Privileges of The East India Company may be determined in such Manner and by such Ways and Means as to their Lordships may seem expedient, and that all His Majesty's Subjects may be enabled to participate in a full and free Trade with the East Indies and China, as well as with all other the British Dependencies Eastward of the Cape of Good Hope:"

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

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

Magistrates, &c. of Greenock:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Treasurer, and Counsellors of the Town of Greenock, in Common Council assembled, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to take such Measures as that the existing Restrictions on the Colonization and Internal Trade of India may be removed, and that The East India Company's Monopoly of the Trade with China may be entirely abolished:"

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

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

Directors of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce:

A Petition of the Board of Directors of The Bristol Chamber of Commerce was presented and read; praying their Lordships "to accede to no Proposals for prolonging the Existence of any Restrictions on the Natural and Constitutional Right of their Fellow Subjects to trade with all Countries in Amity with the British Crown, and to reside in any of the Colonies and Dependencies of the British Empire:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of Thomas Stock, President, who only has signed it.

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

Proprietors of Iron Works, &c. Stafford & Worcester.

Upon reading the Petition of the Proprietors of Iron Works and Collieries in the Mineral District of the Counties of Stafford and Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will not on any Account be induced to grant to a Company of Individuals the entire and exclusive Privilege of trading to China, or restrict the Merchants of England in any way in their Commerce with India; and that British Subjects may be allowed to hold and cultivate Land in any Part of British India, and be allowed to settle there, a Right that cannot fail to be productive of great Advantages to the Natives, to the Company, and to the Trade and Commerce of Great Britain:"

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, Petitions from Ross-shire & Cambridgeshire respecting, & for Repeal of the Malt & Beer Duties.

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Commissioners of Supply, Justices of the Peace and Inhabitants of the County of Ross, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships, in order to remove the prevailing Distress, will be pleased to adopt such Measures as shall lead to the speedy Repeal of the Duties on Malt and Beer, and also of the Assessed Taxes, and such other Duties as are imposed on the Articles of Consumption necessary to the great Body of the People; and in lieu thereof to impose, on fair and equitable Principles, a Property and Income Tax, at such Rate as will be sufficient to afford a Revenue equal, if necessary, to the Amount of the Duties repealed:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Land in the County of Cambridge and Isle of Ely, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their Consideration, at the earliest Period possible of the Session, the present State of the Agricultural Distress, and to repeal the Taxes upon Malt and Beer, and to make such an Alteration in the System of licensing Public Houses as will remove the present Restriction upon the Sale of Beer:"

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

Distress of the County, Petitions respecting: (Ely & Witchford:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Land in the Hundred of Ely and South Part of the Hundred of Witchford, in the County of Cambridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their Consideration, at an early Period of the Session, the present State of the Agriculturists and the Labouring Classes, and to adopt such Measures for their Relief as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

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

Kingston upon Hull:

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentry, Clergy, Merchants, Bankers, Ship Owners, Agriculturists and others, of the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull and Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their early and serious Consideration the Statements contained in their humble Petition, and by a Revisal of the Measures adopted in and since the Year 1819, coupled with the strictest Economy in the Public Expenditure, and the Repeal of those Taxes which press most greviously upon the Poor, to grant such Relief as their Lordships, in their Wisdom, may think fit, and which the present Distress of a suffering Community imperatively demands:"

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

Grand Jury of Worcester.

A Petition of the Grand Jury of the County of Worcester, assembled at the Lent Assizes for the said County on the 8th Day of March 1830, was presented and read; praying, "That their Lordships will please to institute an immediate Enquiry into the Causes of the general Distress of the County, and adopt such Measures as shall to their Lordships appear likely to relieve the County from the overwhelming Difficulties under which it is at present suffering:"

Ordered, That the said Petition be received as the Petition of The Honorable George William Coventry, commonly called Viscount Deerhurst, Foreman, who only has signed it.

Com ee on the Coal Trade, E. of Jersey added to.

Ordered, That The Earl of Jersey be added to 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.

Criminal Laws, Petitions for Amendment of: (Falmouth:)

Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor and corporation of the Town of Falmouth, in the County of Cornwall, and other Inhabitants of the said Town and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed ; praying their Lordships "to enact that Forgery shall no longer be considered a Capital Offence ; and that they will moreover adopt such other Measures as their Lordships, in their Wisdom, may think fit, to render our Penal Code more in unison with the Feelings and Interests of the People:"

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

Southampton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor and Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Southampton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed ; praying their Lordships "to revise those Penal Laws by which the Punishment of Death is inflicted, with a view to its Commutation in that Manner and to that Extent which to their Lordships may seem most consistent with the proper Ends of Justice, with the Dictates of enlightened Humanity, and, above all, with the Spirit of the Christian Religion:"

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

Quakers in Ireland.

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Society of Friends, commonly called Quakers, on behalf of themselves and of the other Members of that Society in Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed ; praying their Lordships, "That amongst the important Considerations connected with the Improvements in the Administration of the Law, which are intended to come under their Lordships Deliberation in the Course of the present Session, the Law which affixes to certain Offences the Punishment of Death may not be overlooked, but that it may obtain their Lordships early and patient Investigation, and that, under the Influence of Divine Wisdom, they may be enabled to render the Criminal Code in all respects consistent with the Gospel Dispensation under which we live, that so our Country may exhibit to surrounding Nations an Example of Legislation on true Christian Principles:"

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

Corn Laws, Petition from Uley against, & for Reduction of Taxation.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Uley, in the County of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed ; praying their Lordships "for the Removal of the Poor Rates, Church Rates, County Rates and Highway Rates in England and Wales, being so large a Share of the exclusive Taxation which has oppressed the Landed Interest, which would facilitate that most desirable Event the Removal of the Monopoly of the Corn Laws, and would lead to the Adoption of those free Principles of Interchange of the Productions of different Countries by which England would be pre-eminently benefited, and by which Plenty might again return to our Villages and Towns, the Population be again employed, and the suffering Poor be satisfied with Bread:"

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

Sir Peter Pole's et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Peter Pole Baronet and Dame Anna Guilhermina Pole his Wife, Charles Bosanquet, Colin Campbell, Brice Pearse, James Lindsay and Charles Pole, 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 Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Littledale, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition ; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Gardiner v. Simmons.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Spells Gardiner of Lindfield, in the County of Sussex, Farmer ; complaining of Two Orders of the Court of Exchequer of the 20th Day of November and the 16th Day of December 1829, made in a certain Cause wherein John Henry Nainby was Plaintiff, and Charles Jollands, Henry Podmore, William Allin, William Potter and Stephen Simmons were Defendants ; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet ; and that the said Stephen Simmons may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Stephen Simmons may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 29th Day of this instant March ; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent's Agent, or Clerk in Court, in the said Cause, shall be deemed good Service.

Sir A. J. Cochrane v. Dr. Ramsay, Respondent's Petition to receive his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Dr. David Ramsay, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which The Honorable Sir Alexander Inglis Cochrane is Appellant ; praying their Lordships, "That his printed Case may be received:"

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.

4th Report from Appeal Com ee.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees 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 ; and to report to the House ; and to whom were referred certain Petitions in the following Causes ; Humphrys against Pratt; Faussett against Carpenter, Lessee of Thomas Palmer and others; Rose against M'Leod; Thomson against Forrester ; The Provost of Edinburgh and others against Bruce ; The Provost of Edinburgh and others against Macdonald; Dundas and another against Dundas and others; Mackay against Davidson and others; The Honorable Edward Mullins and others against Townsend; Dillon against Sir William Parker Baronet; The Honorable William Maule and others against Major General The Honorable James Ramsay; and Freeman and others against Fairlie and others ; "That the Committee had met, and considered the Plaintiffs Petitions in the Writs of Error Humphrys against Pratt, and Faussett against Carpenter, Lessee of Thomas Palmer and others, severally praying their Lordships for a Month's further Time to prepare their printed Cases; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioners may respectively be allowed a Month's further Time to prepare and deliver in their printed Cases: That the Committee had also considered the Appellant's Petition in the Cause Rose against M'Leod, praying their Lordships to allow him Two Months, from the 15th Day of April, for lodging his printed Case, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioner may be allowed Two Months, from the 15th of April next, for delivering in his printed Case: That the Committee had also considered the Respondents Petitions in the Causes Thomson against Forrester ; The Provost of Edinburgh and others against Bruce and others ; The Provost of Edinburgh and others against Macdonald; and Dundas and another against Dundas and others; severally praying their Lordships for Leave now to lodge their printed Cases; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioners may respectively be allowed now to deliver in their printed Cases: That the Committee has also considered the Petition of D. M. Johnston of Inner Temple Lane, Agent for the Appellant in the Cause Mackay against Davidson and others, praying their Lordships That the Appellant may be allowed a Fortnight's further Time for presenting her Petition to be admitted to sue in formâ pauperis; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Prayer of the said Petition may be complied with: That the Committee

had also considered the Appellants Petition in the Cause The Honorable Edward Mullins and others against Townsend, praying their Lordships to put off the Hearing of this Appeal until Monday the 3d Day of May next, or to such other Day as to their Lordships shall seem meet; and had heard the Appellants Agent thereon, who stated to the Committee that the Agent for the Respondent is consenting, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Hearing of the said Cause may be put off to Monday the 3d of May next, as desired: That the Committee had also considered the Appellant's Petition in the Cause Dillon against Sir William Parker Baronet, praying their Lordships That the Hearing of this Appeal may be further postponed to Monday the 29th Day of March instant; and had heard the Appellant's Agent thereon, who stated to the Committee that the Agent for the Respondent is consenting, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Hearing of the said Cause may be further postponed to Monday the 29th of this instant March, as desired: That the Committee had also considered the Appellants Petition in the Cause The Honorable William Maule and others against Major General The Honorable James Ramsay, praying their Lordships to order that this Cause may stand over to be heard on the Second Cause Day after Easter; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Prayer of the said Petition ought not to be complied with: That the Committee had also considered the Petition of William Smith of Belvoir Terrace, Vauxhall Bridge Road, in the County of Surrey, and Charlotte his Wife, Elizabeth Oldham of Grove Road, Mile End, in the County of Middlesex, Spinster, and of John Eborall, one of the Respondents in the Cause Freeman and others against Fairlie and others, praying their Lordships that the Petitioners William Smith and Charlotte his Wife, and Elizabeth Oldham, may be admitted to the Bar of this House, in order that they may, in their Character of Real Representatives of Samuel Oldham the Intestate in the Pleadings named, defend the above mentioned Appeal (presented by the Plaintiffs in the first Cause mentioned in the Petition), and for that Purpose may be permitted to make use of the Name or be substituted in the Place of the Petitioner John Eborall; and had heard the Agents thereon, and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Prayer of the said Petition ought not to be complied with."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House; and Ordered accordingly.

Muskett's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Joseph Salisbury Muskett Esquire with Mary Muskett his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes;"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Friday next.

Bridport Roads Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better repairing the Second District of Turnpike Roads leading to and from the Town of Bridport, in the County of Dorset, and for making and maintaining several Branch Roads to communicate with the same," 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."

Expenditure of the Country, Petition from Kingston upon Hull for Economy in.

Upon reading the Petition of the Ship Owners of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, if possible, the Petitioners may be freed from that ruinous Competition with which Experience has proved they are wholly unable to contend, unless relieved in an equal Degree with their Foreign Competitors from the Pressure of Taxation; and that their Interests may no longer be made the Subject of Experiment on which to try the Soundness of a Theory, excellent in itself, but only applicable so far as the Principle of equal Taxation forms its Basis; and that their Lordships, in order to alleviate the present Distresses of the Country, will be pleased to introduce a more rigid System of Economy into every Department of the State Expenditure; to abolish all useless and expensive Offices; and to make a more equitable Distribution of the Public Burthens, so that each one may contribute to the same, not as his Inclination prompts, but as his Means enable him to do:"

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

Labourers Wages, Petitions respecting: (Stroud:) Wolverhampton:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Stroud and its Vicinity, in the County of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon the reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as the Wisdom of Parliament shall deem efficient for preventing the Payment of Wages otherwise than in Money:"

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

Tradesmen, &c. of Dudley:

Upon reading the Petition of the Retail Tradesmen and Shopkeepers carrying on Business in the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures for the speedy and effectual Suppression of that injurious System, now so prevalent in this Mining and Manufacturing District, of paying the Wages of many Thousands of its Labouring Classes in Goods, or by Way of Truck instead of Money, as to their Wisdom shall seem meet:"

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

Labourers of Dudley.

Upon reading the Petition of the Workmen and Labourers of the Town and Parish of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will investigate the grievous Evils of that long-felt and fast-spreading System, the compelling them to take the Whole or the greatest Part of their hard-earned Wages in Provisions and other Articles, which, though frequently of the worst Qualities, are dealt out to them at inordinate Prices, which System has already entailed upon too many of the Petitioners the Extreme of Wretchednes and Penury, and will, erelong, unless its rapid Progress be speedily and effectually arrested, reduce them to a State of abject Pauperism and Slavery."

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

Coal Duty, Petition from Galway to remit, referred to Comee on the Coal Trade.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Traders and Manufacturers of the County of the Town of Galway, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying "That their Lordships, as a Measure of Justice and sound Policy, will be pleased to remit the Duty on Coal:"

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 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.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Tuesday the 23d of this instant March.

Coal Trade, Petition of Coal Whippers of London respecting Abuses in, referred to the Comee on the Subject.

Upon reading the Petition of the Coal Whippers of the Port of London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the various Abuses in the Coal Trade into their humane Consideration, and, if any Doubt should remain upon the Minds of their Lordships as to the real Existence and oppressive Nature of the Grievances and Allegations contained in their Petition, to allow the Petitioners or other competent and impartial Persons to be examined in support thereof, either at the Bar or before a Committee of their Lordships to be appointed for that Purpose:"

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 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.

Subletting Act (Ireland), Petition from Belfast for Alteration of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Belfast and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That any Legislative Enactment which may hereafter be made tending to repeal the objectionable Provisions of the Subletting Act, Ireland, of the 7th of George the 4th, should be retrospective, with a view of correcting the Injuries the Petitioners have suffered by having, subsequently to the passing of said Act, through Ignorance of Law or otherwise, taken such Leases as, according to said Act, totally restrict the Lessees so circumstanced from disposing of their Property, thus crushing the Spirit of Industry and Improvement, and producing the Results therein described:"

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

Ld. Ellenborough's Divorce Bill, Evidence on, to be printed:

Ordered, That the Evidence taken 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," be printed.

Order for 3d Reading.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Wednesday next.

Transfer of Aids Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appropriating certain Sums to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Exchequer Bills (£12,000,000) Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising the Sum of Twelve Millions by Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Poor Removal (Jersey & Guernsey) Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Provisions of certain Acts relating to the Removal of vagrant and poor Persons born in the Isles of Jersey and Guernsey, and chargeable to Parishes in England, and to make other Provisions in lieu thereof."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Lunatics Property Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws relating to Property belonging to Infants, Femes-Covert, Idiots, Lunatics and Persons of unsound Mind," be read a Second Time on Friday next, and that the Lords be summoned.

Contempt in Equity Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering and amending the Law regarding Commitments by Courts of Equity for Contempts, and the taking Bills pro Confesso," be read a Second Time on Friday next, and that the Lords be summoned.

Ld. Tenterden appointed Speaker by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor signified to the House, "That His Majesty had granted a Commission, under the Great Seal, appointing Charles Lord Tenterden, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, to supply the Place of Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal in this House during their Absence, as Speaker."

And 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 wellbeloved Councillor Charles Lord Tenterden, Greeting: Whereas by Our Letters Patent under Our Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, bearing Date at Westminster the Fifth Day of May in the Eight Year of Our Reign, We did constitute, name, and authorize Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor Sir John Leach Knight, Master of the Rolls of Our Court of Chancery in England, from Time to Time, during Our Pleasure, to use, occupy and enjoy the Room and Place of a Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in the Upper House of Parliament, amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, with such Powers as in Our said Letters Patent are contained and specified: And whereas by Our Letters Patent under Our Great Seal aforesaid, bearing Date at Westminster the same Fifth Day of May in the Eighth Year of Our Reign, We did constitute, name and authorize Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor Sir William Alexander Knight, Chief Baron of Our Court of Exchequer, from Time to Time, during Our Pleasure, to use, occupy and enjoy the Room and Place of a Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal of Our said United Kingdom of Great Britain, * amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, during the Absence of such Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper from his customary Place in Our said Upper House of Parliament, and during the Absence also, from the said Upper House of Parliament, of the said Sir John Leach, with such Powers as in Our said last-mentioned Letters Patent are contained and specified, as by the said several Letters Patent more at large appears: Now know ye, that We have revoked, determined and made void, and by these Presents do revoke, determine and make void the said several recited Letters Patent, and each of them, and all Things therein respectively contained: And further know ye, that We, trusting in the approved Fidelity, Wisdom and Discretion of you the said Lord Tenterden, have constituted, named and appointed, and by these Presents do constitute, name and authorize you the said Lord Tenterden, from Time to Time, during Our Pleasure, to use, occupy and enjoy the Room and Place of a Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Our Upper House of Parliament, amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, during the Absence of such Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper from his customary Place in Our said Upper House of Parliament, and then and there to do and execute all such Things as the said Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal should or might in that Behalf do if he were there personally present using and supplying the same Room: Wherefore We will and command you the said Lord Tenterden to attend and execute the Premises with Effect; and these Our Letters Patent shall be your sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the same in every Behalf: In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

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

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

"BATHURST."

Ld. Wynford appointed Speaker by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor also signified to the House, "That His Majesty had granted a Commission, under the Great Seal, appointing William Draper Lord Wynford to supply the Place of Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal in this House during the Absence of The Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, and The Lord Tenterden, as Speaker."

"And 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 wellbeloved Councillor William Draper Lord Wynford, Greeting: Whereas by Our Letters Patent under Our Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, bearing Date at Westminster the Twelfth Day of March instant, We have constituted, named and authorized Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor Charles Lord Tenterden, from Time to Time, during Our Pleasure, to use, occupy and enjoy the Room and Place of a Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Our Upper House of Parliament, amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, during the Absence of such Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper from his customary Place in Our said Upper House of Parliament, with such Powers as in Our said Letters Patent are contained and specified, as by Our said Letters Patent more at large appears: And whereas Our Chancellor or Keeper of Our Great Seal of Our said United Kingdom, and also the said Lord Tenterden, may at the same Time be necessarily absent from Our said Upper House of Parliament; Now know ye, that We, trusting in the approved Fidelity, Wisdom and Discretion of you the said Lord Wynford, have Constituted, named and appointed, and by these Presents do constitute, name and authorize you the said Lord Wynford, from Time to Time, during Our Pleasure, to use, occupy and enjoy the Room and Place of a Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal of Our said United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Our Upper House of Parliament, amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, during the Absence of such Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper from his customary Place in Our said Upper House of Parliament, and during the Absence also from Our said Upper House of Parliament of the said Lord Tenterden, and then and there to do and execute all such Things as the said Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal should or might in that Behalf do if he were there personally present using and supplying the same Room: Wherefore We will and command you the said Lord Wynford to attend and execute the Premises with Effect; and these Our Letters Patent shall be your sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the same in every Behalf: In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

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

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

"Bathurst."

Adjourn.

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