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'House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 10 December 1830', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 63: 1830-1831, pp. 162-168. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16951 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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Die Veneris, 10° Decembris 1830.
Mac Neill v. Mac Neill & Jollie. Galbraith v. Galbraith. Consolidated Fund Bill passed by Commission. Slavery Petitions for Abolition of: (Midleton:) Penzance: Stromness: Westbury: Leicester: Independents, Chapmanslade: Baptists, Chapmanslade: Auchterarder: Market Lavington: Kilfinnan: Dunkeld: Hawes Chapel: Stalion Busk: Tralee Chapel: Blennerville: Killarney: Ballymacelligott: Milltown: Stow: Selkirk: Kinross: (1st Congregation:) Kinross: (2nd Congregation:) Leith: Girvan: Braehead: Lewes: Newlyn: Dalreoch: Falmouth: Newburgh: Dunfermline: Castle Hedingham: Cork: North Leith: Dunbar: Biggar: Tralee: Alloa: Potterrow: Quakers, Cork: Arbroath: Kennoway: Tames: Babergh. Education, (Ireland,) Petition from St. Peter's, Athlone, & St. Mary's, Drum, for regulating Grants for. Union with Ireland, Petition of Working Curriers, Dublin, for Repeal of. Coals imported into Ireland, Petition from St. Nicholas without, Dublin, for Repeal of Duty on. Fish Bounties, (Ireland,) Petition from Corkaguinny for continuing. Parliamentary & Burgh Reform, Petitions in favor of: (Merchant Co. of Ayr:) Provost, &c. of Ayr: Guildry of Stirling: Forfar. Administration of Justice Bill. Reform of Parliament, Petition from Perth in favor of. Reduction of Taxation, Petition for, from Shoreditch. Report, East India Judicature: Fresh Lists to be delivered. Devon Peerage, Order for Comee to meet, discharged. Dundas & Bruce v. Dundas et al. Sir G. Noel v. Rochfort et. al. Comee on the Poor Laws, Witnesses to attend. Piddlehinton Inclosure Bill: Highgate & Whetstone Road Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 2 preceding Bills. Earl of Shrewsbury's & Waterford's Claim to vote for Peers for Ireland, referred to Com ee for Privileges. Papers delivered: Treasury Minute regulating Office of Vice Treasurer, Ireland: Report on Herring Fishery: Assessed Taxes, Scotland: Compensation to W. G. Campbell: Northern Lighthouses: Retired Allowances to Officers of the Lottery Office. Adjourn.

Die Veneris, 10° Decembris 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham
& Vaux,
Cancellarius.
Epus. Glocestr.
-
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Farnham.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
March. Lansdowne,
Præses.
Ds. Durham,
C.P.S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Wellington.
March. Thomond.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Winchilsea &
Nottingham.
Comes Essex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Grosvenor.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Morley.
Vicecom. Gordon.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chief Baron sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

Mac Neill v. Mac Neill & Jollie.

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein Malcolm Mac Neill Esquire is Appellant, and Mrs. Mary Black Mac Neill and Robert Jollie her Husband are Respondents:

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

Galbraith v. Galbraith.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein James Galbraith and John Galbraith are Appellants, and Richard Galbraith Esquire 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.

Consolidated Fund Bill 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 an Act 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 Lord Privy Seal on his Left; commanded the Gentleman 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 an Act which hath been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Title whereof is particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said Act, 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; (vizt.)

"WILLIAM R.

"William 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 an Act hath 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 Title and Name of which Act hereafter doth particularly ensue; (that is to say,) "An Act to apply the Sum of Three Millions out of the Consolidated Fund to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty:" And albeit the said Act, by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, is fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same is not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Act; 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 Act, and to all Articles, Clauses and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Act; Willing that the said Act, 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 right trusty and well-beloved Councillor Henry Lord Brougham and Vaux, 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 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 Henry Lord Brougham and Vaux, Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain; Our most dear Cousin and Councillor Henry Marquess of Lansdowne, President of Our Council; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor John Lord Durham, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our most dear Cousins and Councillors William Spencer Duke of Devonshire, Chamberlain of Our Household; George William Frederick Duke of Leeds, William Henry Duke of Portland, Arthur Duke of Wellington, Richard Duke of Buckingham and Chandos; Charles Marquess of Winchester, 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, William Earl Fitzwilliam, George John Earl Spencer, John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, Charles Earl Grey, John Earl of Eldon, John William Earl of Dudley, William Viscount Melbourne, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Robert Viscount Melville, Henry Viscount Sidmouth, Frederick John Viscount Goderich, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; 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 Act 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 Act, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally 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 Act shall be taken, accepted and admitted a good, sufficient and perfect Act of Parliament and Law, 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. In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Tenth Day of December, in the First 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 Act 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 it as follows; (vizt.)

An Act to apply the Sum of Three Millions out of the Consolidated Fund 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;(vizt.)

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

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Slavery Petitions for Abolition of: (Midleton:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at their Chapel, Midleton, in the County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Penzance:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members and Friends of the Independent Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Town of Penzance, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Stromness:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Burgh of Barony of Stromness, in the County of Orkney, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Westbury:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling for Divine Worship in the Lower Independent Chapel, Westbury, Wilts, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Leicester:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters assembling for Worship in Gallowtree-Gate Chapel, Leicester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Independents, Chapmanslade:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling for Divine Worship in the Independent Chapel, Chapmanslade, Wilts, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Baptists, Chapmanslade:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling for Divine Worship in the Baptist Chapel, Chapmanslade, Wilts, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Auchterarder:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Auchterarder and Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Market Lavington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Market Lavington, in the County of Wilts, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kilfinnan:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at their Chapel, Kilfinnan, in the County of Limerick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Dunkeld:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Dunkeld, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hawes Chapel:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation assembled at Hawes Chapel, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Stalion Busk:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation assembling at the Episcopal Chapel, Stalion Busk, County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Tralee Chapel:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Tralee Chapel, in the County of Kerry, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Blennerville:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Blennerville, in the County of Kerry, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Killarney:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Killarney Chapel, in the County of Kerry, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Ballymacelligott:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Ballymacelligott, in the County of Kerry, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Milltown:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of a Society and Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists worshipping at Milltown Chapel, in the County of Kerry, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Stow:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Stow, in the County of Edinburgh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Selkirk:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Presbytery of Selkirk; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt forthwith the most decisive and effectual Measures for securing the immediate and utter Extinction of Slavery in the British Colonies:"

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

Kinross: (1st Congregation:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Members or in Connection with the First Congregation in Kinross of the United Associate Synod:

Kinross: (2nd Congregation:)

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Members or in Connection with the Second Congregation in Kinross of the United Associate Synod; severally praying their Lordships "to take immediate Measures for admitting the Slave to the full Enjoyment of the Gospel and its Privileges, for improving the Temporal Condition of the Slaves in the British Dependencies, and for their Emancipation from their State of Slavery without any undue Delay; and in the mean time to fix an early Period when every Child of Slave Parents shall be born free, and entitled to all the Privileges of a free British Subject:"

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

Leith:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Elders and private Members of the United Associate Congregation of Saint Andrew's Place, Leith, in Connection with the United Associate Synod of the Secession Church, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Girvan:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Girvan, in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Braehead:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Braehead, Carnwath, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to adopt effectual Measures for the immediate and total Abolition of Slavery throughout the Colonies of the Empire, that an end may be put, without Delay, to a State of Suffering and Moral Degradation which this House has already declared to originate in Injustice and Robbery:"

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

Lewes:

Upon reading the Petition of the Unitarian Christians usually assembling for Divine Worship at the Westgate Meeting House in Lewes, in the County of Sussex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That they will take into Consideration the complete and entire Emancipation of Slaves in the British Colonies, and thus recognize, by a gracious Act of Legislation, the equal Rights of every Individual now living within the British Dominions:"

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

Newlyn:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members and Friends of the Independent Society of Protestant Dissenters of the Village of Newlyn, in the Parish of Paul, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take such Steps as shall seem meet for putting an end to the Guilt and Misery of Slavery, and to fix an early Period when it shall cease for ever in all His Majesty's Colonial Dominions:"

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

Dalreoch:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Elders and Members of the Associate Secession Congregation of Dalreoch, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "forthwith to pass a Law for the early and utter Extinction of Slavery in the Colonies; and until this most desirable Consummation shall have been attained, to take immediate Measures for arresting the Progress of the Evil, and for preventing any further Addition being made to the present Number of enslaved British Subjects, by fixing a Day after which all Children who shall be born within the Dominions of His Majesty, whatever be their Class, Condition or Complexion, shall thenceforward be absolutely free:"

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

Falmouth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Falmouth and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "again to take into Consideration the affecting and important Subject of Slavery in the Colonies; and that such Arrangements may be made as shall ensure an early and entire Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Dominions; and until that happy Period shall arrive, that their Lordships will take such prompt and effectual Measures as will raise the Slaves from their present degraded Situation:"

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

Newburgh:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Newburgh, in the County of Fife, Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such immediate Measures as shall put a speedy and effectual Termination to Slavery throughout all the British Colonies, securing at the same Time, as far as may be, the future Welfare of the Negro Population, and the just Rights of all concerned:"

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

Dunfermline:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Elders with other Members of the United Associate Congregation in Chalmers Street, Dunfermline, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt Measures for the immediate Extinction of the enormous Evil of Colonial Slavery from the Character of British Legislation:"

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

Castle Hedingham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters resident in or near the Parishes of Castle and Sible Hedingham, in the County of Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to give complete and immediate Emancipation to more than Eight hundred thousand of their Fellow Subjects who are unjustly held in Slavery:"

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

Cork:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Cork and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That no Subject of these Realms shall in future be born to the servile Lot of the Brute Creation, but to the Rights and Immunities of Man, that so the Supply of Slavery may terminate, and henceforth become the Source of a free, happy and vigorous Peasantry, and the Guilt of Injustice, Oppression and Cruelty for ever cease to stain the Statutes and tarnish the Character of this free and Christian Empire:"

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

North Leith:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of North Leith, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Business of legislating on the Subject of Slavery directly into their own Hands, and to require the Colonies immediately to adopt such Measures as may seem best fitted to put an end as soon as shall be practicable to a State of Suffering and Moral Degradation which this House has declared to originate in Injustice and Robbery; to form such Regulations as shall remove immediately the more grievous Oppressions to which the Slaves are subject, especially such as interfere with their Religious and Moral Improvement, and thus prepare the Way for their complete Emancipation:"

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

Dunbar:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the first United Associate Congregation of Dunbar, North Britain, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to devise some Measures which, meeting the Approbation of His Majesty's Government, shall, by granting without Delay Emancipation to His Majesty's Negro Subjects in the British Colonies, wipe from the Page of our Country's Moral and Political History what as Christians we cannot but view as one of its foulest Blots:"

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

Biggar:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Biggar, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Business of legislating on the Subject of Slavery directly into their own Hands, and to require the Colonies immediately to adopt such Measures as may seem best fitted to put an end as soon as shall be practicable to a State of Suffering and Moral Degradation which this House has declared to originate in Injustice and Robbery; to form such Regulations as shall remove immediately the more grievous Oppressions to which the Slaves are subject, especially such as interfere with their Religious and Moral Improvement, and thus prepare the Way for their complete Emancipation; and in particular to fix an early Day after which all the Children born of Slaves shall be declared free:"

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

Tralee:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Tralee and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "at once to take decisive and effectual Measures for the Extinction of Slavery, a System which reflects most injuriously upon the National Legislature, derogates from the Dignity of the Crown of these Realms, and the high Character of the British Nation through the World:"

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

Alloa:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the First United Associate Session and Congregation of Alloa, Clackmananshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt the most vigorous Measures, with the least possible Delay, for abolishing entirely the iniquitous System of Slavery in the British Colonies, which is so much calculated to provoke the Most High, and to bring down upon us National Judgments:"

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

Potterrow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Pastor, Elders and Members of the United Associate Congregation of Potterrow, in Edinburgh, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take such Measures as may be deemed most effectual for accomplishing the immediate and total Abolition of Slavery throughout the Colonies of the British Empire, adopting at the same Time such provisional Enactments as may be desired by the Fears or dictated by the Dangers which may be dreaded in consequence of this great Measure of Humanity, Justice and Christianity:"

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

Quakers, Cork:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Cork, being of the Religious Profession of the Society of Friends commonly called Quakers, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt prompt and decisive Measures for eradicating that aggravated Evil, Colonial Slavery, so long the Disgrace of this highly-professing Nation, by restoring the Negro Subjects of the Crown to the rightful Inheritance of Human Beings:"

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

Arbroath:

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Arbroath, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will in the course of the present Session of Parliament adopt such Measures as will have the Effect of speedily commencing some feasible Plan of Emancipation of the Slaves in the British Colonies:"

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

Kennoway:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the United Associate Congregation of Kennoway, Fifeshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That with the least possible Delay strong and effectual Measures may be adopted for accomplishing the total and final Abolition of Slavery in the British Dominions; not doubting that due Precautions will at the same Time be taken for the Preservation of Order in the Colonies concerned:"

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

Tames:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Village of Tames and its Vicinity, within the County of Aberdeen, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to devise and enforce more decisive Measures than have hitherto been taken; Measures which shall convince the Colonists that Slavery must quit the British Dominions, this House being determined that every Spot of British Territory shall be sacred to Liberty:"

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

Babergh.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Hundred of Babergh, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as may be deemed most expedient for the gradual but final Extinction of Slavery, which appears to the Petitioners to be a Source of Individual and National Degradation and Misery:"

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

Education, (Ireland,) Petition from St. Peter's, Athlone, & St. Mary's, Drum, for regulating Grants for.

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Saint Peter's, Athlone, and Saint Mary's, Drum, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That a Portion of the Annual Grant of Twenty-five thousand Pounds for the Education of the Poor of Ireland, at present exclusively enjoyed by the Kildare Street Society, without answering the End intended, may be vested in the Hands of the Roman Catholic Bishops and Clergy, who, as appears by the Report of the Commissioners of Education Enquiry, are Friends to a liberal and enlightened Plan of Moral Education:"

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

Union with Ireland, Petition of Working Curriers, Dublin, for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Working Curriers of the City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "for a Repeal of the Legislative Union between Great Britain and Ireland:"

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

Coals imported into Ireland, Petition from St. Nicholas without, Dublin, for Repeal of Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders, Householders and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Nicholas without, 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.

Fish Bounties, (Ireland,) Petition from Corkaguinny for continuing.

Upon reading the Petition of the Fishermen and Fish Curers of the Barony of Corkaguinny and County of Kerry, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Loan Fund and Bounties, or such Portion of them, or such other more approved Mode of Encouragement, as to their Lordships shall seem meet, may be revived and continued to the Fisheries of Ireland:"

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

Parliamentary & Burgh Reform, Petitions in favor of: (Merchant Co. of Ayr:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Master, Assistants and other Members of the Merchant Company of Ayr, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to enact such Laws as may enable all Burgesses, and Owners or Occupiers of Lands or Houses of at least a certain moderate yearly Value, to vote in the Election of their Representatives in Parliament, and in the Magistracy and Council of the Royal Burghs, or such other Laws as shall appear to their Lordships calculated to remove the Evils of the present Laws regulating the Election of Magistrates and Town Councillors of the Royal Burghs of Scotland:"

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

Provost, &c. of Ayr:

Upon reading the Petition of the Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the Royal Burgh of Ayr, Scotland, under their Common Seal; praying their Lordships "to take into their Consideration the State of Representation in Scotland, and also the present Mode of Election of Magistrates and Town Councils, and to extend the Franchise in both Cases in such Manner as may seem best:"

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

Guildry of Stirling:

Upon reading the Petition of the Incorporation of the Guildry of Stirling; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures for a Reform in the Representation of Scotland as may seem just:"

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

Forfar.

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Town Councillors, Burgesses, Householders and Inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Forfar, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to grant such a Reform in the Representation of the People in Parliament as shall give Safety and Vigour to the Government; and to make such an Alteration on the System of Borough Administration in Scotland as shall remedy the existing Evil of the Franchise being limited to the Magistrates and Councillors:"

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

Administration of Justice Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act of the last Session, for the better Administration of Justice, so far as relates to the Essoign and General Return Days of each Term, and to substitute other Provisions in lieu thereof; and to declare the Law with regard to the Duration of the Terms, in certain Cases;"

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

Reform of Parliament, Petition from Perth in favor of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Perth and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "immediately to pass a Law abolishing the Power of Members of this House putting in Members of the House of Commons through the Medium of close Boroughs; and to give to the Nation, through the Medium of Universal Suffrage and Vote by Ballot, the Power of electing such an honest and practically good House of Commons as will effectually alleviate the National Burdens, and restore the People to that State of comparative Comfort and Happiness which it is their undoubted Right to have, according to all Moral and Divine Laws:"

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

Reduction of Taxation, Petition for, from Shoreditch.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, in Public Vestry assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will forthwith proceed to remit a large Portion of the Taxes, particularly those which press heavily on the Poor and the industrious Part of the Community, such as the House and Window Duty, and on Malt, Sugar, Tea, Coals, Soap and Candles; and, in order that Relief may be as fully extended as the Circumstances will admit, that a Portion of the Church Lands and Tithes be appropriated to the Payment of the necessary Expences of the State; and, on the same Principle, that a Reduction may be made in the Interest of the National Debt:"

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

Report, East India Judicature:

The Lord Auckland reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Titles of the Lords that appeared upon the Ten Lists reported to the House Yesterday; and to report the Names of those who shall appear to hold or to have held any of the Offices or Employments specified in an Act made in the 26th Year of His late Majesty King George the Third, for the further Regulation of the Trial of Persons accused of certain Offences committed in the East Indies, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; "That the Committee had met, and considered the Titles of the Lords contained in the List referred to them, and that it does not appear to the Committee that any Lord whose Title is contained in the said List now holds any Civil Office of Profit under the Crown during His Majesty's Pleasure, or now holds or heretofore held any of the Offices or Employments mentioned in the said Act of Parliament as Disabilities from serving according to the said Act, except The Earl of Denbigh, who is One of the Lords of His Majesty's Bedchamber."

Which Report being read by the Clerk;

Fresh Lists to be delivered.

Ordered, That fresh Lists be delivered in within the next Seven Sitting Days of the House.

Devon Peerage, Order for Comee to meet, discharged.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Wednesday the 1st of this instant December, "That the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of William Courtenay Viscount Courtenay of Powderham Castle, in the County of Devon, to His Majesty, praying, "That his Right to the Earldom of Devon may be recognized by His Majesty, and that he may be accordingly summoned to Parliament as Earl of Devon;" together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, and the Report of The Attorney General thereunto annexed, stands referred, do meet to consider of the said Claim on Thursday the 16th Instant; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Dundas & Bruce v. Dundas et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Wedderburn Dundas and Thomas Bruce junior are Appellants, and Robert Dundas Esquire, and others, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Thursday next.

Sir G. Noel v. Rochfort et. al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Sir Gerard Noel Noel Baronet is Appellant, and Gustavus Rochfort, and others, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Thursday next.

Comee on the Poor Laws, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Mr. Harrison of Lenham, and Mr. Allen of Midhurst, do attend this House on Tuesday next, to be sworn, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the Select Committee appointed to consider of the Poor Laws.

Piddlehinton Inclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and inclosing Lands within the Parish of Piddlehinton, in the County of Dorset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Highgate & Whetstone Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving the Road from Highgate, in the County of Middlesex, through Whetstone, to Chipping Barnet, in the County of Hertford, and the Road from Chipping Barnet to the Thirteen Milestone near Gannick Corner, in the Parish of South Mims, in the said County of Middlesex."

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 2 preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Cox and Mr. Stephen;

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

Earl of Shrewsbury's & Waterford's Claim to vote for Peers for Ireland, referred to Com ee for Privileges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Earl of Shrewsbury of England, and Earl of Waterford of that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland; setting forth, "That Petitioner's Ancestor John the First Earl of Shrewsbury, by the Name of John Earl of Shrewsbury and Wexford, Lord Talbot, Furnival and Strange, was created by King Henry the Sixth, by Patent dated the 17th of July in the Twenty-fourth Year of His Reign, Earl of Waterford of the then Land and Dominion of Ireland, with Remainder to the Heirs Male of his Body lawfully begotten; and also by another Patent, dated the 25th of February in the Twenty-sixth Year of His Reign, the same King granted to the said Earl the Earldom of Waterford in Ireland, with like Remainder to the Heirs Male of his Body lawfully begotten: That the said John Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford was slain at the Battle of Chastillion on the 20th of July 1453, and was succeeded by his eldest Son and Heir John the Second Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, who was slain at the Battle of Northampton on the 10th of July 1460, and was succeeded by his eldest Son and Heir John the Third Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, who died on or about the 28th of June 1473, and was succeeded by his eldest surviving Son and Heir George the Fourth Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, who died on or about the 26th of July 1542, and was succeeded by his eldest surviving Son and Heir Francis the Fifth Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, who died on or about the 21st of September 1560, and was succeeded by his eldest Son and Heir George the Sixth Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, who died on or about the 18th of November 1590, and was succeeded by his eldest surviving Son and Heir Gilbert the Seventh Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, who died on or about the 8th of May 1616, and was succeeded by his Brother Edward (he having died without Issue Male) the Eighth Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, who died on or about the 8th of February 1617, without Issue, and was succeeded by his Cousin George Talbot the Ninth Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, eldest Son of John Talbot of Grafton, in the County of Worcester, Esquire, eldest Son of John Talbot of Grafton, eldest Son of Sir John Talbot of Albrighton, in the County of Salop, Knight, only Son of Sir Gilbert Talbot of Grafton, Knight, by his Second Wife, which Sir Gilbert was the Third Son of John the Second Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford: Sir Gilbert Talbot and Sir Humphry Talbot, the only Sons of Sir Gilbert Talbot of Grafton aforesaid, by his First Wife, died without Male Issue: The said George the Ninth Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford died unmarried on or about the 2nd April 1630, and was succeeded by his Nephew John the Tenth Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, eldest Son of John Talbot of Longford, Esquire, only Brother of George the Ninth Earl: John the Tenth Earl died on or about the 8th February 1653, and was succeeded by his eldest surviving Son Francis the Eleventh Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, who was introduced and took his Seat as Earl of Waterford in the House of Peers of Ireland, by Proxy, on the 10th July 1661: He died on or about the 16th March 1667, and was succeeded by his eldest surviving Son Charles the Twelfth Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, who was created Duke of Shrewsbury the 30th April 1694, and died without Issue on or about the 1st February 1718, and was succeeded by his Cousin George the Thirteenth Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, eldest surviving Son of Gilbert Talbot, Brother to Francis the Eleventh Earl: He died on or about the 23rd December 1733, and was succeeded by his eldest Son George the Fourteenth Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, who died without Issue on or about the Day of July 1787, and was succeeded by his Nephew Charles Talbot the Fifteenth Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, who died without Issue on or about the 5th April 1827, and was succeeded by his Nephew John Talbot the Sixteenth Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, their Lordships Petitioner: That the Petitioner's Ancestors, in Succession, as Earls of Shrewsbury, having been Peers of Parliament of England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, and having taken their Seats in this House as such, and the Earldom of Shrewsbury having been granted to the Petitioner's Ancestor John the First Earl with the same Remainder as the Earldom of Waterford, to wit, to the Heirs Male of his Body lawfully begotten, and the Petitioner having also taken his Seat in this House as Heir Male of the Body of said John First Earl of Shrewsbury, the Pedigree therefore of the Petitioner has been allowed by their Lordships, and, in virtue thereof, the Petitioner, as Heir Male of the Body of the said John First Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, as Earl of Waterford, of that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, claims the Right to vote at the Elections of Temporal Peers of Ireland to sit and vote in the Parliament of the United Kingdom;" and therefore praying, "That his Right to vote may be admitted and recognized by their Lordships:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider and report.

Papers delivered:

The House being informed, "That Mr. Tomlins, from the Treasury, attended;"

Treasury Minute regulating Office of Vice Treasurer, Ireland:

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

"Copy of Treasury Minute, dated 30th November 1830, regulating the Office of Vice Treasurer of Ireland:"

Report on Herring Fishery:

Also, "Report by the Commissioners for the Herring Fishery, of their Proceedings, Year ended 5th April 1830, being Fishing 1829:"

Assessed Taxes, Scotland:

Also, "Return of Copies of Cases stated and signed by the Commissioners of Assessed Taxes in Scotland, relative to Assessed Taxes, with the Opinion of the Barons of Exchequer in Scotland, for the Period from 5th February 1830 to 26th October 1830:"

Compensation to W. G. Campbell:

Also, "Order granting Compensation to William G. Campbell Esquire, Principal Clerk of the Court of Admiralty in Scotland:"

Northern Lighthouses:

Also, "Abstract of the Accounts of the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses for the Year to 30th June 1830:"

Retired Allowances to Officers of the Lottery Office.

And also, "Copy of Treasury Minute dated, 26th October 1830, granting Retired Allowances to the Secretary, Clerk and Messenger of the Lottery Office, on the Abolition of that Office."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum tertium diem instantis Decembris, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.