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Die Jovis, 1 Aprilis 1830.
Allardice & Boswell v. Robertson. Justice v. Callander. Ld. Provost, &c. of Edinburgh v. Mac Donald. Hindoo Widows, Petitions against the Practice of burning, & for extending Christian Knowledge in India, referred to East India Com ee: (Pit Street Chapel, Liverpool:) Mount Pleasant; Chapel, Liverpool: Baptist Chapel, Blackburn: Stanhope St. Chapel, Liverpool: Chapel St. Chapel, Blackburn: Horwich: Independent Chapel, Bretherton: High St. Chapel, Lancaster: Standishgate Chapel, Wigan: Hope St. Chapel, Wigan: Byrom St. Chapel, Liverpool: Baptist Chapel, Great Cross Hall St. Liverpool: Welsh Independents, Great Cross Hall St. Chapel, Liverpool: Bedford St. Chapel, Liverpool: Maguire St. Chapel, Liverpool: Great George St. Chapel, Liverpool: Hanover Chapel, Mill St. Liverpool: Town Meadows Chapel, Rochdale: Bethesda St. Chapel, Burnley: Independent Chapel, Hindley, Wigan: Lower Chapel, Darwen: Murray St. Chapel, Liverpool: Cockspur St. Chapel, Liverpool: Females of Cockspur St. Chapel, Liverpool: Lime St. Chapel, Liverpool: Rose Place Chapel, Liverpool: Pall Mall Chapel, Liverpool: Bethesda Chapel, Duncan St. East, Liverpool: Independent Chapel, Rochdale: Ebenezer Chapel, Over Darwen. Retail of Beer, Petition from Great & Little Bolton against Alteration of Licensing System. Liverpool Improvement Bill. Liverpool Docks Bill. Bolton & Blackburn Road Bill. Edenfield & Little Bolton Road Bill. Axmouth Harbour Bill. Neroche Forest Inclosure Bill. Accounts delivered: Wheat: Ships which passed through the Sound. Law, Petition for Revision of. Corn, &c. Monopolies, Petition from Kidderminster against. East Retford Witnesses Indemnity Bill. Coals imported into Ireland, Petition from St. Catherine's, Dublin, for Repeal of Duty on. Tithe System in Ireland, Petition from Lady's Island, &c. respecting. Distress of the Country, Petition from Shepton Mallet respecting. Rawcliffe Inclosure Bill: Catterick Bridge Road Bill: Carmarthen & Brechfâ Road Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 3 preceding Bills. Labourers Wages, Petitions from Nailsworth & Woodchester, & Chalford, respecting. Haddenham Inclosure Bill. Criminal Offenders (Ireland & Scotland), Address respecting. Distress of the Country, Petition from Worcester respecting, & for Reform, & Revision of the Currency. Poor Laws (Scotland) Bill presented. Bulkley v. Wilford. Logans v. Wright et al. Respondents Petition for Time for their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee. Napier v. Goldie et al. Appellant's Petition for Time for his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee. East India, &c. Trade, Petitions from Newcastle-under-Lyme, & Lane End, &c. for opening, referred to East India Com ee. Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Hope Chapel, Shelton:) Tabernacle, Hanley: Burslem. Carmarthen Roads Bill. Brecon, &c. Roads Bill. D'Oyly Leave for a Divorce Bill: Bill read: Order for 2d Reading: Petitioner to attend. Suits in Equity Bill. Adjourn.

Die Jovis, 1 Aprilis 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Lyndhurst, Cancellarius.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. et Well.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. King.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Melbourne.
Ds. Prudhoe.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Wallace.
Ds. Wynford.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Rosslyn, C. P. S.
Dux Wellington.
March. Lansdowne.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Anglesey.
Comes Derby.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Cawdor.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Wynford sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Allardice & Boswell v. Robertson.

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein Robert Barclay Allardice and John Boswell Esquires are Appellants, and John Robertson is Respondent:

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

Justice v. Callander.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein Miss Maria Campbell Rae Justice is Appellant, and William Burn Callander Esquire is Respondent:

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

Ld. Provost, &c. of Edinburgh v. Mac Donald.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein The Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, and others, are Appellants, and Major William Mac Donald is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Tuesday next.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

Hindoo Widows, Petitions against the Practice of burning, & for extending Christian Knowledge in India, referred to East India Com ee:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists assembling for Divine Worship in Pit Street Chapel, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

(Pit Street Chapel, Liverpool:) Mount Pleasant; Chapel, Liverpool:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists assembling for Divine Worship in Mount Pleasant Chapel, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Baptist Chapel, Blackburn:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling in the Baptist Chapel, Blackburn, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Stanhope St. Chapel, Liverpool:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists assembling for Divine Worship in Stanhope Street Chapel, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Chapel St. Chapel, Blackburn:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in the Independent Chapel, Chapel Street, Blackburn, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Horwich:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters, and others, assembling for Divine Worship in the Township of Horwich, Lancashire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Independent Chapel, Bretherton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in the Independent Chapel, Bretherton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

High St. Chapel, Lancaster:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in High Street Chapel, and other Friends of Religious Liberty in Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Standishgate Chapel, Wigan:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Standishgate Chapel, Wigan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hope St. Chapel, Wigan:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Hope Street Chapel, Wigan, Lancashire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Byrom St. Chapel, Liverpool:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Byrom Street Chapel, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Baptist Chapel, Great Cross Hall St. Liverpool:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in the Baptist Chapel Great Cross Hall Street, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Welsh Independents, Great Cross Hall St. Chapel, Liverpool:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation of Welsh Independents, assembling for Divine Worship in Great Cross Hall Street Chapel, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bedford St. Chapel, Liverpool:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Bedford Street Chapel, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Maguire St. Chapel, Liverpool:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Maguire Street Chapel, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Great George St. Chapel, Liverpool:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Great George Street Chapel, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hanover Chapel, Mill St. Liverpool:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Hanover Chapel, Mill Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Town Meadows Chapel, Rochdale:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Town Meadows Chapel, Rochdale, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bethesda St. Chapel, Burnley:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Bethesda Street Chapel, Burnley, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Independent Chapel, Hindley, Wigan:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in the Independent Chapel, Hindley, in the Parish of Wigan, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lower Chapel, Darwen:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Lower Chapel, Darwen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That such Measures may be adopted as will effectually put a Stop to the burning of Widows, the Destruction of Infants by their Parents, and the Perpetration of Murder in every other Form throughout His Majesty's Asiatic Possessions; and that in such Measures as may be deemed advisable to regulate the future Intercourse of British Subjects with India and China, nothing may be done which shall in any Degree restrain the Efforts of Christian Enterprize in conveying the Knowledge of Christianity to the Natives of China, and that every possible Facility may be granted to its peaceable Spread in every Part of the British Dominions in India:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petitions 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.

Murray St. Chapel, Liverpool:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Murray Street Chapel, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That such decisive Measures may be taken and enforced as will effectually put a Stop to the burning of Widows and Destruction of Infants, and every other Form of Murder in His Majesty's Asiatic Dominions; and that all existing Restraints upon the Exercise of Christian Philanthropy in its Endeavours to evangelize the World may, with regard to the Countries of India and China, be entirely removed, and that all proper Encouragement may be afforded to the extended Propagation of Christianity wherever the British Empire exists, or the Commerce of her Realms extends:"

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

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

Cockspur St. Chapel, Liverpool:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation of the Baptist Denomination meeting for Divine Worship in Cockspur Street Chapel, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the particular Attention of the Legislature may be directed to the cruel Practices hitherto so prevalent in British India, of Suttees, Infanticide and Self-immolation, and that their Lordships would adopt such Measures as will effectually prevent and totally abolish these and all other murderous Rites in that Part of the British Dominions; and that, in the Regulations which it may be deemed advisable to adopt for the future Intercourse of British Subjects with India and China, especial Care may be taken to remove every existing Obstruction, and to afford every possible Facility for the peaceable Diffusion of Christianity in those extensive and populous Empires, with the same unrestricted Freedom and secure Protection, as far as British Law and Authority extend, as is happily enjoyed in this favoured Kingdom:"

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

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

Females of Cockspur St. Chapel, Liverpool:

Upon reading the Petition of the Female Members and Friends of the Baptist Church and Congregation meeting for Divine Worship in Cockspur Street, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That no Obstacle may be suffered to impede, but every Encouragement be afforded to facilitate the Dissemination of Christian Principles as extensively as British Benevolence and Christian Enterprize can propagate them; and that their Lordships will adopt such Measures as they may deem effectual to suppress and for ever abolish Practices so repugnant to every Feeling of Humanity, and opposed to every Dictate of the Christain Religion, as the burning of Widows alive on the Funeral Piles of their deceased Husbands, of sacrificing great Numbers of Infants to a horrid Superstition, and of practising various other Barbarities, which as Wives, as Mothers, as Daughters, or as Sisters, the Petitioners cannot contemplate but with Emotions of the most painful Nature:"

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

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

Lime St. Chapel, Liverpool:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Lime Street Chapel, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That such Measures may be adopted as will effectually put a Stop to the burning of Widows, the Destruction of Infants by their Parents, and the Perpetration of Murder in every other Form throughout His Majesty's Asiatic Possessions; and that, whatever Measures may be adopted for regulating our future Intercourse with China and India, every Facility may be given to our Countrymen to go from this Country to China, to introduce and spread the Knowledge of Christianity, and no Impediment placed in the Way of their diffusing it in India:"

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

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

Rose Place Chapel, Liverpool:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Rose Place Chapel, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will adopt such Measures as may entirely abolish the horrid Practice of burning of Widows, the Destruction of the Lives of Infants by their unnatural Parents, and the Perpetration of Murder in every other Form in all His Majesty's Possessions in Asia; and that, in such Measures as their Lordships may deem advisable to regulate the future Intercourse of British Subjects with India and China, no Obstacles may be thrown in the Way of its being peaceably promulgated amongst their Fellow Subjects and Fellow Men throughout that extensive Part of the World, and that nothing may be done that shall in any Degree frustrate the grand Enterprize of communicating the Knowledge of Christianity to the Natives of China, and that every possible Encouragement may be given to its peaceable Dissemination in every Part of India subject to the British Crown:"

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

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

Pall Mall Chapel, Liverpool:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Pall Mall Chapel, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That such Measures may be adopted as will effectually abolish the Cruelties practised in His Majesty's Asiatic Possessions, such as the burning of Widows, the Destruction of Infants by their Parents, and the Perpetration of Murder in every other Form; and, that in whatever Measures their Lordships may think necessary in order to regulate the future Intercourse of British Subjects with India and China, that no Impediments may be placed in the Way of the peaceable Promulgation of the Gospel amongst our Fellow Subjects in every Part of the British Dominions in India, and that nothing may be done to discourage the laudable Exertions to communicate the Knowledge of Christianity to the Natives of China:"

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

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

Bethesda Chapel, Duncan St. East, Liverpool:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Bethesda Chapel, Duncan Street East, Liverpool, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant no Renewal of exclusive Privileges to The East India Company in its Intercourse with China; to afford every possible Facility for spreading abroad in the East the Knowledge of the Christian Religion; to put an immediate Stop to the burning of Widows, and other Practices destructive of Human Life; and to direct that no Connivance at or Participation in the Rites of idolatrous Worship shall be permitted under the Sanction of British Authority:"

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

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

Independent Chapel, Rochdale:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in the Independent Chapel, Rochdale, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That such Measures may be adopted as shall secure the Abolition of Suttees and Infanticide, Practices which are abhorrent to Humanity and Justice, and which may be prohibited without any Infraction of the Rights of Conscience, and, as the Petitioners conceive, without subjecting the Peace and good Order of His Majesty's Indian Dominions to any Jeopardy; and that every possible Facility may be granted for the unobstructed and peaceable Promulgation of Christian Knowledge in every Part of the British Dominions in India; and that nothing may be done that shall in any Degree impede its Introduction to the Natives of China:"

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

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

Ebenezer Chapel, Over Darwen.

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling for Divine Worship in Ebenezer Chapel, Over Darwen, Lancashire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That such Measures may be adopted as will speedily and effectually put a Stop to the inhuman Practices of burning of Widows, destroying Infants by their Parents, and of perpetrating of Murder in other Forms on Religious Pretences; that nothing may be done which shall in any Degree impede the Efforts of Christians to convey to the Natives of China the Knowledge of Christianity, and that every possible Facility may be given for its peaceable Spread throughout His Majesty's Dominions in India:"

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

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

Retail of Beer, Petition from Great & Little Bolton against Alteration of Licensing System.

Upon reading the Petition of the Owners and Occupiers of Inns and Victualling Houses situate in the Towns of Great and Little Bolton and the immediate Neighbourhood, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take their Case into their most serious Consideration, and not to pass the proposed Measure for repealing the Beer Duties, and for permitting all Persons indiscriminately to retail Beer, (so far as it seeks to overthrow the present Licensing System,) into a Law:"

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

Liverpool Improvement Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by General Gascoyne and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Paving and Sewerage of the Town of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for settling the Boundaries between the said Town and the Township of Kirkdale and Parts of the Townships of Everton and West Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Liverpool Docks Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by General Gascoyne and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending and amending the several Acts relating to the Docks and Harbour of Liverpool;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bolton & Blackburn Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Lord Stanley and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Bolton-leMoors to Blackburn, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, with Two Branches of Road therefrom; and for making and maintaining a Branch of Road to or near the Village of Lower Darwen;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Edenfield & Little Bolton Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Lord Stanley and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from or near Edenfield Chapel to Little Bolton, and the Road leading from and out of the said Road at Booth Pits to or near Bury Bridge, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for making and maintaining Three several Branches of Road communicating therewith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Axmouth Harbour Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bastard and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for maintaining and governing the Harbour of Axmouth, and Works connected therewith, in the Parish of Axmouth, in the County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Neroche Forest Inclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing the Forest of Roach otherwise Roche otherwise Neroach otherwise Neroche, in the Parishes of Broadway, Bickenhall, Beercrocombe, Ilton, Barrington, Ashill, Ilminster, Whitelackington, Curland, Donyatt, IsleAbbotts, Hatch-Beauchamp, and the Tithing of Domett, in the Parish of Buckland Saint Mary, or some or one of them, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Six Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Accounts delivered:

The House being informed, "That Mr. Joyce, from the Board of Trade, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Orders of the 25th and 29th Days of March last,

Wheat:

"An Account of the Weekly Quantities of Wheat returned to the Inspector of Corn Returns as purchased in the Markets of Liverpool and Manchester, distinguishing the Quantity in each Market, under the Act of 9th George 4th, C. 60."

Also, "A Return of the Weekly Quantities and Average Prices of British Wheat, as transmitted by the Inspectors of Lancaster, Preston, Wigan and Warrington, pursuant to the Act 9th George 4th, Cap. 60, from 5th July 1828 to 5th January 1830:"

Ships which passed through the Sound.

And also, "A Comparative Statement of the Number of Ships of all Nations which passed through the Sound to and from the Baltic in the Year 1829."

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.

Law, Petition for Revision of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, praying their Lordships, "1st, That the House, in and by its Votes, may be pleased to give Invitation to all Persons so disposed to send in, each of them, a Plan of an all-comprehensive Code of Laws, followed by the Text thereof; this Text, either the whole of it at the same Time, or in successive Portions, as he may find most convenient: 2d, That, for indemnifying such Contributor from the Expence of printing, the House may be pleased to give Authority to him to send in such his Work in Manuscript to any Person authorized by the House to print its Proceedings; that is to say, for the Purpose and subject to the Limitation therein-after mentioned, under the Assurance that the same will be printed along with the other Proceedings of the House, in like Manner as Acts of Parliament are at present: 3d, As to the Persons of such Contributors; that from the Liberty of sending in Drafts for this Purpose no Person should stand excluded,-no, not any Person whatsoever; for suppose, for Example, a Foreigner to send in a Draft better adapted to the Purpose than any Draft sent in by any of His Majesty's Subjects, the Petitioners see not why his being so should debar them from the Benefit of it; and assuredly they see not any Reason whatever for any such Apprehension as that, by their Lordships, the Circumstance of the Draftsman being a Foreigner should ever cause a less well-adapted Draft to be employed and sanctioned in preference to a better adapted one: 4th, As to the Expence that might be eventually attendant on the printing of such Drafts, it is no more than the Petitioners are perfectly aware of; but there are Two Arrangements, which, taken together, they cannot but rely on as sufficient to reduce within a moderate Compass the Amount of that Expence; 5th, One is, that it be an Instruction to every Contributor, that no such Contributor shall receive the Benefit of the Accommodation thus afforded unless to each Article or Set of Articles in his proposed Code the Reason or Set of Reasons by which it was suggested, on which it is grounded, and to which it trusts for its Explanation and Reception, be appended; 6th, The other is, that by this House Power be reserved to itself, by the Hands of any Person or Persons for that Purpose thereto appointed, to put a stop at any Time to the printing of any such Draft; after which, should the Impression be continued, it will be at the Contributor's own Expence; but that, to assist him in the Faculty of thus making a virtual Appeal to public Opinion, such Part of his Draft as shall have been already printed shall be delivered to him, to be disposed of as he shall think fit:"

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

Corn, &c. Monopolies, Petition from Kidderminster against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Kidderminster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abolish Monopolies of every Kind, especially those of Tea, Sugar and Coffee; but, above all, the Petitioners pray for the Abolition of the Corn Monopoly, or a great Reduction in the Duty on Foreign Corn imported into this Country, as the Petitioners are fully persuaded nothing will be of so immediate and essential Service to the Country as a free Trade in Corn:"

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

East Retford Witnesses Indemnity Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Witnesses who may give Evidence, before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, on a Bill to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford;"

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Coals imported into Ireland, Petition from St. Catherine's, Dublin, for Repeal of Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders, Householders and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Catherine, in the City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That all Duties, whether local or general, on the Importation of Coals into Ireland, may be forthwith repealed:"

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

Tithe System in Ireland, Petition from Lady's Island, &c. respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Farmers and Land Owners of the Parishes of Lady's Island, Tacumshane, St. Iberius, St. Margarets and Carne, in the County of Wexford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their most serious Consideration the Operation of the Tithe System in Ireland; and to put an end to its Effects, so fraught with Evil throughout this United Kingdom:"

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

Distress of the Country, Petition from Shepton Mallet respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for such Measures as shall at the earliest Period that is possible alleviate the Distresses of the Country:"

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

Rawcliffe Inclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and inclosing certain Moss and other Grounds in the Manors and Townships of Out Rawcliffe and Middle Rawcliffe, and Stalmine with Stainall, in the Parishes of Saint Michael-upon-Wyer and Lancaster, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Catterick Bridge Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for maintaining the Road from Catterick Bridge, in the County of York, by the Towns of Yarm and Stockton, and through the Town of Sedgefield, to the City of Durham."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Carmarthen & Brechfâ Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, improving and maintaining the Road leading from Nantgaredig to Brechfâ, and from Brechfâ to the River Tivy, near Llanllooney Church, and also a Road from Brechfâ aforesaid to Llansawel, all in the County of Carmarthen."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 3 preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Wingfield and Sir Giffin Wilson;

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Labourers Wages, Petitions from Nailsworth & Woodchester, & Chalford, respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Nailsworth and its Vicinity, and Woodchester and its Vicinity, in the County of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass such a Bill as will effectually and for ever suppress the present ruining System of paying Wages in Goods instead of Money:"

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Chalford and its Vicinity, in the Parish of Bisley, in the County of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, for the sake of the Working Classes generally, and the Country at large, they will be pleased to pass such a Law as will compel the Manufacturer to pay his Workpeople in Money instead of Goods, in order to put an end to so nefarious and ruining a System."

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

Haddenham Inclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands and extinguishing Tythes in the Parish of Haddenham, in the County of Buckingham."

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

V. Arbuthnott.
V. Goderich.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Clifton.
L. Gower.
L. Napier.
L. King.
L. Holland.
L. Calthorpe.
L. Arden.
L. Mont Eagle.
L. Hill.
L. Melbourne.
L. Prudhoe.
L. Glenlyon.
L. Somerhill.
L. Wharncliffe.
L. Clanwilliam.
L. Wallace.
L. Wynford.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Wellington.
M. Lansdowne.
M. Salisbury.
M. Bute.
M. Anglesey.
E. Derby.
E. Westmorland.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Jersey.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Stanhope.
E. Clarendon.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Malmesbury.
E. Caledon.
E. Chichester.
E. Beauchamp.
E. Glengall.
E. Cawdor.

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

Criminal Offenders (Ireland & Scotland), Address respecting.

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 summary Statement of the Number of Persons charged with Criminal Offences who were committed to the different Gaols in Ireland, for Trial at the Assizes and Sessions held for the several Counties, Cities, Towns and Liberties therein, or by any Special Commission, during the last Seven Years; distinguishing the Number in each Year; and shewing the Nature of the Crimes respectively of which they were convicted, acquitted, and with which those were charged against whom no Bills were found, and who were not prosecuted; also the Sentences of those convicted, and the Number executed who received Sentence of Death:"

And also, "A summary Statement of the Number of Persons charged with Criminal Offences who were committed to the different Gaols in Scotland, for Trial before the High Court of Justiciary or at the Circuit Courts, during the last Seven Years; distinguishing the Number in each Year; and shewing the Nature of the Crimes respectively of which they were convicted, acquitted, and with which those were charged who were not prosecuted to Trial; also the Sentences of those convicted, and the Number executed who received Sentence of Death."

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

Distress of the Country, Petition from Worcester respecting, & for Reform, & Revision of the Currency.

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the County and City of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to institute a full and strict Enquiry into the Causes of the present Distress, and especially as to the Effect produced by the Alteration of the Currency; and that their Lordships will adopt such Standard of Value as shall on Investigation be found to be just and equitable; and that their Lordships will be pleased to grant such a Reform in Parliament as shall ensure to the People that full and complete Representation which the Constitution contemplates, and of which the Petitioners have long been most unjustly deprived:"

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

Poor Laws (Scotland) Bill presented.

The Lord Napier presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation and more strict Administration of the Poor Laws in Scotland."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Bulkley v. Wilford.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of George Wilford Bulkley of Symond's Inn, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman; complaining of Four several Decrees or Orders of the Court of Chancery, of the 23rd Day of February 1826, the 5th Day of May 1828, and the 15th and 30th Days of July 1829; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, 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 Anna Wilford may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Anna Wilford may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in her Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 15th Day of this instant April; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon her Clerk in Court, Solicitor or Agent in the said Court of Chancery, shall be deemed good Service.

Logans v. Wright et al. Respondents Petition for Time for their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of John Wright, and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Walter Logan Esquire and John Maxwell Logan are Appellants; praying their Lordships, "That the Petitioners may have Four Weeks further Time from the 4th Day of April to prepare and print and lodge the Case on their Behalf:"

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.

Napier v. Goldie et al. Appellant's Petition for Time for his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

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 have a Month's further Time to lodge his printed Case in this Cause at the proper Office:"

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.

East India, &c. Trade, Petitions from Newcastle-under-Lyme, & Lane End, &c. for opening, referred to East India Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers and others interested in the Trade and Commerce of Newcastle-under-Lyme, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That at the earliest practicable Period Measures may be adopted to throw open to a Free Trade the Interior of India and China, and all the Countries East 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.

Upon reading the Petition of the Manufacturers, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of Lane End and Lane Delph, in the Staffordshire Potteries, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the opening of a Free Trade with India and China into their Consideration; and to secure for the Petitioners the Enjoyment of those Rights and Benefits to which they feel themselves entitled in common with the rest of His Majesty's Subjects:"

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

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

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Hope Chapel, Shelton:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Deacons and People constituting the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters worshipping in Hope Chapel, Shelton, Staffordshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their earliest and most serious Consideration the Condition of the Slave Population in the British Colonies; and to adopt such Measures as shall lead, in the most speedy and effectual Manner, to the Abolition of Slavery in the West India Islands, and in every Colony under the Dominion of the British Crown:"

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

Tabernacle, Hanley:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Independent Dissenters assembling in the Tabernacle, Hanley, Staffordshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will take the Case of those degraded Beings, the Slaves in the British Colonies, into their earliest and most serious Consideration; and that their Lordships will allow nothing to prevent them from restoring to the Slaves their Native Rights, which Mercy, Justice, British Honor, and Christianity, require at their Lordships Hands:"

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

Burslem.

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters, otherwise called Independents, of Burslem, in the Parish of Burslem, County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their early and impartial Consideration the Condition of the West Indian Slaves, whose Right of perfect Freedom can be opposed by no other Consideration than such as may be necessary to continue the Order and Peace of His Majesty's Colonies:"

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

Carmarthen Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually maintaining and repairing several Roads from Carmarthen to Lampeterpontstephen, so far as relates to the Carmarthen District of Roads, and certain other Roads in the said County of Carmarthen."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Brecon, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads in the Counties of Brecon, Radnor and Glamorgan, and for making and maintaining several new Branches of Road to communicate therewith."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

D'Oyly Leave for a Divorce Bill:

A Petition of John Hadley D'Oyly Esquire, of Midnapore, in the East Indies, a Civil Servant of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, by his Attorney The Reverend Thomas Snow Clerk, duly authorized by a special Power of Attorney; praying their Lordships, "That he may have Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve the Marriage between the Petitioner and Charlotte his Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes to be therein mentioned," being offered to be presented to the House;

The said Thomas Snow was called in; and having been sworn, produced the said Power of Attorney, dated at Midnapore, in the East Indies, the 26th Day of December 1828, and witnessed by Abercrombie Dick, Judge and Magistrate of Midnapore, and John Cheape, a Captain in the Royal Engineers.

The said Power of Attorney was read by the Clerk as follows; (viz t.)

"To all to whom these Presents shall come, I, John Hadley D'Oyly Esquire, a Civil Servant of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, on their Bengal Establishment, and now residing at Midnapore, in the East Indies, send greeting:"

"Whereas I have received Information from England, that my Wife Charlotte D'Oyly has been unmindful of her Marriage Vow, and hath committed Adultery, in England, with one Beville, an Officer in His Majesty's Military Service, with whom she has since cohabited and lived in England; and I am therefore desirous of obtaining a Divorce from my said Wife by all lawful Ways and Means, but I am unable, without a great Sacrifice of my pecuniary Interest, to proceed to England for that Purpose:"

"Now know ye, that I, the said John Hadley D'Oyly, have made, deputed, constituted and appointed The Reverend Thomas Snow Clerk, now or late of Blandford, in the County of Dorset, in England, and by these Presents do make, depute, constitute and appoint the said Thomas Snow, my true and lawful Attorney, for me, and in my Name and on my Behalf, to take, commence, prosecute and exercise for me all necessary, lawful or proper Powers, Remedies, Actions, Suits or other Proceedings that may be advisable or requisite for the Purpose of enabling me to become divorced from my said Wife, as well by Proceedings at Law in any Court of competent Jurisdiction in England against the said Beville, to recover Damages for the Injury sustained by me, and by such other and further Proceedings as may be advised in the Ecclesiastical Court in England; and also, for me, and in my Name and on my Behalf, to prefer such Petition, Bill or other Proceeding as may be requisite or proper, to the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to obtain such Divorce as aforesaid, and to sign, execute and deliver, for me, and in my Name or in my Behalf, any Deed or Writing, or any Authority that may be deemed necessary for any or for either of the Purposes aforesaid, as fully and effectually, to all Intents and Purposes, as I myself might or could have done, taken, prosecuted, exercised, preferred, signed, or executed respectively, or assented to, if personally present, and if these Presents had not been made; and also from Time to Time to substitute, nominate and appoint One or more Attorney or Attornies under him the said Thomas Snow, for all or for any or for either of the Purposes aforesaid, and again, at his Pleasure, to displace and remove, as he shall see Occasion or think fit; I, the said John Hadley D'Oyly, hereby ratifying and allowing, and hereby promising and agreeing, from Time to Time, and at all Times hereafter, to ratify, allow and confirm all and whatsoever he the said Thomas Snow, or his lawful Attorney or Attornies to be by him from Time to Time nominated and appointed in pursuance of the Power herein-before given him for that Purpose, shall lawfully do or cause to be done, in and concerning the Premises, by virtue of these Presents. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal, at Midnapore aforesaid, this Twenty-sixth Day of December One thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight."

"J. H. D'OYLY." (L. S.)

"Signed, sealed and delivered,
where no Stamps are used, in
the Presence of,

"Aber. Dick,

"Judge and Magistrate of Midnapore.'

"J. Cheape,

"Captain, Engineers."

Then George Owen, a Clerk in the Office of the Secretary of The East India Company, was called in; and, having been sworn, proved the Handwriting of the said Abercrombie Dick.

Then Henry Cheape Esquire was called in; and, having been sworn, proved the Handwriting of the said Captain Cheape, who, he said, was his Brother.

Then Mr. John Bayford was called in; and having been sworn, delivered a Copy of the Proceedings for a Divorce a Mensâ et Thoro, and the Definitive Sentence thereon, in the Consistory Court of The Archbishop of Canterbury, intituled, "D'Oyly against D'Oyly," 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 read:

Accordingly, The Earl of Shaftesbury presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Hadley D'Oyly Esquire with Charlotte his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Order for 2d Reading:

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 27th of this instant April, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said John Hadley D'Oyly 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 Charlotte 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 John Hadley D'Oyly Esquire do attend this House on Tuesday the 27th of this instant April, in order to his being examined upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Hadley D'Oyly Esquire with Charlotte his now wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes," 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 or Audultery 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 Person, 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 John Hadley D'Oyly'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.

Suits in Equity Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further facilitating the Administration of Justice in Suits and other Proceedings in Equity," be read a Second Time To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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