House of Lords Journal Volume 64
5 March 1832

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Die Lunæ, 5° Martii 1832.
Baillie v. Grant. Mackenzie v. Rose. Clayton's Divorce Bill: Evidence to be printed. Mytholm Royd Bridge Road Bill. Doncaster & Bawtry Road Bill. Windsor Road Bill, The King's Consent signified: Bill passed: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Bromham Road Bill. Sutton Pool Harbour Bill: St. Luke's (Middlesex) Improvement Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 2 preceding Bills. Report from Com ee on E. of Ranfurly's Claim to vote for Peers for Ireland: Resolution that his Lordship hath made out his Claim. Smith's Divorce Bill. Gordon v. Dunn: Poole to enter into a Recogce on it. The Dean & Chapter of Durham's Petition referred to Judges. The Bp. & Archdeacon of Durham's Petition referred to Judges. St. Helens, &c. Gas Light Bill. Tithes, (Ireland,) Petitions for Abolition of: (Faughart:) Carrick-on-Suir: Mosstown: Kilcoman & Robin: Whitechurch & Garrocloyne: New Ross: Killmannan: Killag: Butlerstown: Kilree: Gowran: Kells: Clara: Youghal: C. Scully. Lords summoned. Summons of the Lords, Order for, discharged. Lords summoned. Liverpool Cattle Market Bill: Message to H.C. with an Amendment to it. Reform of Parliament, Petitions in favor of: (Kilcoman & Robin) National Trades Political Union: Grange Gorman: Duncormack: Kilcoan: New Ross. Union with Ireland, Petition from Longford, &c. for Repeal of. Poor Laws, Petition from Whitechurch & Garrocloyne for Introduction of, into Ireland. Yeomanry Corps, (Ireland,) Petitions for disbanding: (Wexford:) Maglass, &c: Taghmon. Subletting Act, (Ireland,) Petition from Butlers-town for Repeal of. Metté's Naturalization Bill: Message to H.C. with it. Agricultural Labourers Employment Bill. Subletting Act Amendment (Ireland) Bill. J.& W. Dixon v. Fisher et al. Lewis v. Colmer et al. Petition of R. Colmer to answer Appeal without taking a Copy, referred to Appeal Com ee. Crowder v. Watson et al. Postage (Ireland) Bill: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Plurality of Benefices Bill. Permits Bill. Waterford Peerage, Com ee to meet. Malcolm et al. v. Messrs. Hotchkis & Meiklejohn: M'Crae to enter into a Recogce on it. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 5° Martii 1832.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Dux Sussex.
Dux Gloucester.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham & Vaux, Cancellarius.
Archiep. Ebor.
Archiep. Armacan.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Bath. et Well.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
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Ds. Petre.
Ds. Saye & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Dundas.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Ponsonby of Imokilly.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Plunket.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wallace.
Ds. Fingall.
Ds. Sefton.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Chaworth.
Ds. Howden.
Ds. Panmure.
Ds. Oakley.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Ds. Durham, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Richmond.
March. Queensberry.
March. Salisbury.
March. Thomond.
March. Cholmondeley.
March. Bristol.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Shrewsbury.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Harrowby.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Verulam.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Vane.
Comes Amherst.
Vicecom. Bolingbroke & St. John.
Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. Hood.
Vicecom. Lorton.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Wellesley, Senescallus.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Stourton.

PRAYERS.

Baillie v. Grant.

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein Alexander Baillie is Appellant, and Miss Margaret Grant is Respondent:

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

Mackenzie v. Rose.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein Murdo Mackenzie Esquire is Appellant, and Hugh Rose Esquire is Respondent:

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

Clayton's Divorce Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration and Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Robert Clayton Esquire with Alice Hugh Massy his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And Mary Ann Briggs, Mary Ann Otto, Augustus Clayton, Blythe Ann Allen, George Glenn, Jane Leggatt, Grace Beaver, William Allen and James Robinson Hayward having been examined as Witnesses in support of the Bill (fn. *) ;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration and Second Reading of the said Bill be put off sine Die.

Evidence to be printed.

Ordered, That the Evidence taken on the said Bill be printed.

Mytholm Royd Bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for improving and maintaining the Road from or near Mytholm Royd Bridge, in the West Riding of the County of York, communicating with the Road at or near to the Sixth Milestone from Rochdale, in the County of Lancaster."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords present this Day:

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

Doncaster & Bawtry Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving the Road from Doncaster to Bawtry, in the County of York."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords present this Day:

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

Windsor Road Bill, The King's Consent signified:

The Earl of Shaftesbury acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from New Windsor, in the County of Berks, to the Village of Twyford, in the Parish of Hurst, in the said County, and County of Wilts," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Bill passed:

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Wingfield and Mr. Farrer;

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

Bromham Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading out of the Bedford and Newport Pagnell Turnpike Road near Bromham Grange, in the County of Bedford, to Olney and other Places, in the County of Buckingham," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Sutton Pool Harbour Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and to alter and amend the Powers of an Act passed in the Fifty-first Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, for the Improvement of the Harbour of Sutton Pool, in the Port of Plymouth, in the County of Devon."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Luke's (Middlesex) Improvement Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act of the Fiftieth Year of His Majesty King George the Third, for lighting and otherwise improving the Streets and other Public Places in the Parish of Saint Luke, in the County of Middlesex; and for placing under the Care of the Trustees certain Roads in the Parish which were lately Turnpike Roads."

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 the former Messengers;

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

Report from Com ee on E. of Ranfurly's Claim to vote for Peers for Ireland:

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Petition of The Right Honorable Thomas Viscount Northland, Earl of Ranfurly, of Dungannon, in the County of Tyrone, in Ireland; praying, "That his Right to vote at the Elections of Peers of Ireland, to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom may be admitted by their Lordships;" "That the Committee had met, and considered the Petition to them referred, and had come to the following Resolution; (vizt.)

"Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Thomas Viscount Northland, Earl of Ranfurly, of Dungannon, in the County of Tyrone, in Ireland, hath made out his Claim to be admitted, as a Temporal Peer of Ireland, to vote at the Election of the Lords Temporal to represent the Peerage of Ireland in the Parliament of the United Kingdom."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Resolution that his Lordship hath made out his Claim.

Resolved and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That Thomas Viscount Northland, Earl of Ranfurly, of Dungannon, in the County of Tyrone, in Ireland, hath made out his Claim to be admitted, as a Temporal Peer of Ireland, to vote at the Election of the Lords Temporal to represent the Peerage of Ireland in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Parliaments do transmit to the Clerk of the Crown in Ireland the said Resolution and Judgement.

Smith's Divorce Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the Whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Josiah Smith with Elizabeth his Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes."

And the said Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Gordon v. Dunn:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Lieutenant Colonel John Gordon of Cluny, Member of Parliament; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 20th December 1831; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, (of the Second Division,) of the 15th February 1832; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that The Reverend Gavin Gibb Dunn, Minister of the United Parishes of Slains and Furvie, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Reverend Gavin Gibb Dunn may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 2d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his known Agent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Poole to enter into a Recogce on it.

The House being moved, "That George Woolley Poole of Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Lieutenant Colonel John Gordon, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

The same was agreed to; and Ordered accordingly.

The Dean & Chapter of Durham's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of The Right Reverend Father in God John Banks Lord Bishop of Saint Davids, Dean, and the Chapter of Durham of the Cathedral Church of Christ and Blessed Mary the Virgin, under their Common Seal, and of The Right Reverend Father in God William Lord Bishop of Durham, the Visitor of the said Cathedral Church; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Park and Mr. Justice Alderson, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

The Bp. & Archdeacon of Durham's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of The Right Reverend William, by Divine Providence, Lord Bishop of Durham, and of The Venerable Charles Thorp Clerk, B.D. Archdeacon of Durham; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Littledale and Mr. Justice Taunton, with similar Directions to those given to the Judges on the last-mentioned Petition.

St. Helens, &c. Gas Light Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for lighting with Gas the Town of Saint Helens, the Hamlet of Hardshawcum-Windle, and the several Townships of Windle, Parr, Eccleston and Sutton, all in the Parish of Prescot, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Tithes, (Ireland,) Petitions for Abolition of: (Faughart:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Faughart, County of Louth, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Carrick-on-Suir:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take immediate Measures for the total Abolition of Tithes in Ireland:"

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

Mosstown:

Upon reading the Petition of the Land Owners and Inhabitants of the Parish of Mosstown, in the County of Louth, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "totally to abolish the Tithe System in Ireland, because the Petitioners receive not the Semblance of any valuable Consideration in return:"

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

Kilcoman & Robin:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Kilcoman and Robin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will devise such Measures as will relieve the Petitioners from the grievous Inflictions of Tithes and Church Cesses under which they labour:"

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

Whitechurch & Garrocloyne:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Whitechurch and Garrocloyne, in the County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to free them from the intolerable Assessment of Tithes, as the Petitioners believe that there never can be Peace in Ireland as long as that most odious Exaction is enforced:"

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

New Ross:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of New Ross, in the County of Wexford, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Tithe System of Ireland into their most earnest Consideration, with the view of totally abolishing that direful Evil, of the Cruelty and Injustice of which not only the People of Ireland but the Empire at large so justly complain:"

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

Killmannan:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Killmannan, in the Barony of Bargy and County of Wexford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the baneful Effects of the Tithe System of Ireland into their most serious Consideration, and, as a Change is now contemplated, that they may totally abolish, and not commute, so pernicious a System:"

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

Killag:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Killag, in the Barony of Bargy and County of Wexford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Tithe System of Ireland and Vestry Act into their serious and immediate Consideration, not with a view of Commutation or Variation, but for their total Abolition; that England, which has been the Admiration of the World, and the Envy of surrounding Nations, may not give Cause to those Nations to wonder why liberal enlightened England's fair Fame should be sullied by such palpable Evils not being abolished:"

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

Butlerstown:

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Parish of Butlers-town, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to avert the horrifying Anticipations of the Petitioners by the full and immediate Abolition of the oppressive Tithe System of Ireland:"

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

Kilree:

Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of the Parish of Kilree, Union of Burnchurch, Diocese of Ossory and County of Kilkenny, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take their distressed Situation into account, and consider the Hardship of a Catholic Community (there being not One Protestant in the Parish) paying a Protestant Clergyman a large Amount of their Earnings annually, to enable him to live in princely Splendour, while they are rendered unable to pay their own Clergyman even a reasonable Allowance for his Services:"

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee on Tithes, Ireland.

Gowran:

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Parishioners of the Parish of Gowran, in the County of Kilkenny, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to relieve them, without Delay, from the Burthen of the cruelly unjust and oppressive Tax of Tithes; and that if it be deemed necessary to have for this Parish a Protestant Clergyman, with a large Revenue, though the Protestant Flock be so very small, their Lordships will cause that Revenue to be derived to him from some other Source besides a Tax on the Roman Catholic Parishioners:"

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

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

Kells:

Upon reading the Petition of the Tithe Payers of the Parish of Kells, County of Kilkenny and Diocese of Ossory, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will totally abolish the Payment of Tithes for the Support of the Clergy; and that they will adopt some other Mode for the Purpose, less oppressive to the Petitioners and to the Country at large:"

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

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

Clara:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Clara, in the County of Kilkenny, in Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the Tithe System of Ireland may be revised, and the Protestant Clergyman otherwise provided for, and be no longer left a Burthen on the Industry of the Petitioners:"

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

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

Youghal:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Liberties of Youghal, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to free them from the intolerable Assessment of Tithes, in order that the golden Domes of the rich Establishment of the Protestant Church may not be overwhelmed with an Earthquake which will leave no Trace of the Edifice behind:"

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

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

C. Scully.

Upon reading the Petition of Cornelius Scully, Parish Priest of the Union of Ballyclough and Kilbrin, in the Baronies of Duhallow, Orrery and Kilmore, in the County of Cork; praying their Lordships "to put a speedy and effectual Termination to the Tithe System of Ireland, which condemns the most fertile Land to comparative Barrenness; which, being ever present at all Seasons and at all Times in the Homestead of the Farmer, and in the scanty Garden of the Cottier, leaves no Respite to the Irritation which it provokes; a System too often producing a total Derangement of social Order, teaching the People how easily and successfully they can set the Law at Defiance, and proving to them that a Foreign Legislature is either incompetent or unwilling to redress their Grievances; a System which, being unjust in its Nature, and cruel and oppressive in its Application, is the Source of the most bitter Animosities, the most deadly Feuds and the most atrocious Crimes; a System which, while it could not be endured amongst a Nation of Barbarians, is yet capable of reducing a civilized People to Barbarism:"

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

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

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Thursday next.

Summons of the Lords, Order for, discharged.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Friday last, "That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Thursday next," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Friday next.

Liverpool Cattle Market Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Market in the Parish of Walton-on-theHill, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

Then the following Amendment was made to the said Bill:

Pr. 60. L. 24. After ("Stock") insert ("only")

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with an Amendment to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers;

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Reform of Parliament, Petitions in favor of: (Kilcoman & Robin)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Kilcoman and Robin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That as Ireland is a component Part of the United Empire, the same Bill of Reform may be extended to both Countries:"

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

National Trades Political Union:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the National Trades Political Union, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to advise His Majesty's Ministers to avert the National Insult attendant on the Introduction of the Irish Reform Bill into the Lower House by a Stranger; also that their Lordships will have that Bill framed upon the relative Wealth and Population of Ireland, and made as full and ample in its Provisions, so far as regards Forty Shilling Freeholders and Chattel Property, as the Bill for the People of England:"

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

Grange Gorman:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Manor of Grange Gorman, in the County of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will deem it consistent with their Wisdom to give to Ireland a full and fair Ratio of the Advantages of Reform, by an Extension of the Franchise to Forty Shilling Freeholders in Fee, as in England, and an Increase of Sixty to the Number of her Representatives:"

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

Duncormack:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Duncormack, in the Barony of Bargy and County of Wexford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Kilcoan:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Kilcoan, in the Barony of Bargy and County of Wexford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to grant to poor and long-injured Ireland at least as full and efficient a Reform Bill as to England, otherwise she cannot be expected to be contented:"

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

New Ross.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of New Ross, in the County of Wexford, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to be prompt in doing impartial Justice to Ireland, by granting to her a Measure of Reform as efficient as that intended for England, and thus render the Agitation of the Question of the Repeal of the Union unnecessary:"

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

Union with Ireland, Petition from Longford, &c. for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Longford, and Parishes of Templemichael and Ballymacormick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to delay taking into Consideration the present wretched State of Ireland, as also the Measure of the Legislative Union, with a view to its immediate Repeal:"

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

Poor Laws, Petition from Whitechurch & Garrocloyne for Introduction of, into Ireland.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Whitechurch and Garrocloyne, in the County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to protect the Poor of Ireland from their Oppressors; and enact some Plan of Poor's Rates by which the rich Church, the Absentee, and unfeeling Landlord will be obliged to contribute; and that their Lordships will enact some Law whereby Mendicity will be suppressed, the lame, the feeble and the blind supported, and lucrative Employment afforded those in their Native Country, who must otherwise, through Distress and absolute Want, emigrate to England, to return at the End of the Season with their scanty Earnings:"

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

Yeomanry Corps, (Ireland,) Petitions for disbanding: (Wexford:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wexford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to disband forth with the present Irish Yeomanry Force, even if their Lordships had no other Reason for so doing than the abstract Ground of consulting the Safety of the Commonwealth, thus guarding against the horrible Evils of a Convulsion in Ireland, which might be the Consequence of driving an enraged, indignant, but loyal People to the Exercise of the great Principle of Nature, the paramount Right of Self Defence:"

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

Maglass, &c:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Maglass, Ballymore, Killinick and Sharthmon, in the Barony of Forth and County of Wexford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to take into their serious Consideration the Necessity which now calls so urgently for disbanding the Yeomen, who, in the Opinion of Petitioners, have been, and, if continued, will be, the Disturbers of the Peace of Society and the Laws of the Land, if the future may be judged of by the past:"

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

Taghmon.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Taghmon, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to disband the Yeomanry Force of Ireland, and take such other Measures as may seem most conducive to the future Tranquillity of Ireland:"

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

Subletting Act, (Ireland,) Petition from Butlers-town for Repeal of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Parish of Butlers-town, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to repeal the Act to prevent the subletting and assigning of Lands and Tenements in Ireland, and thereby to alleviate the Miseries as well of the Irish as of the English Poor:"

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

Metté's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Echardt Martin Metté."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers;

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Agricultural Labourers Employment Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging and facilitating the Employment of Labourers in Agriculture;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

The House was accordingly adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Subletting Act Amendment (Ireland) Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act passed in the Seventh Year of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act to amend the Law of Ireland respecting the Assignment and Subletting of Lands and Tenements," and to substitute other Provisions in lieu thereof."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

J.& W. Dixon v. Fisher et al.

The House being informed, "That John Fisher, and others, Respondents to the Appeal of John Dixon and William Dixon, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And an Affidavit of the due Service of the said Order being read;

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily within a Week.

Lewis v. Colmer et al. Petition of R. Colmer to answer Appeal without taking a Copy, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Colmer, One of the Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Lewis is Appellant; praying their Lordships, "That the Answer of the Petitioner to this Appeal may be received and filed, without the Petitioner being compelled to take a Copy of the said Petition of Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Appeal Committee.

Crowder v. Watson et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Mrs. Elizabeth Rebecca Crowder or Turnley, Wife of Charles William Turnley, of the Parish of Islington, in the County of Middlesex, and present Prisoner in the Jail of Glasgow; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Second Division, dated 19th Day of November 1831; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, dated 20th Day of January 1832; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James and Robert Watson, as a Company, and Robert Watson and Gilbert Watson, the Individual Partners thereof, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James and Robert Watson, as a Company, and the said Robert Watson and Gilbert Watson, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 2d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any one of their known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Postage (Ireland) Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty's Postmaster General to extend the Accommodation by Post, and to regulate the Privilege of Franking, in Ireland; and for other Purposes relating to the Post Office;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers;

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

Plurality of Benefices Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to restrain and regulate the holding of Plurality of Dignities and Benefices by Spiritual Persons;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Permits Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws regulating the granting and issuing of Permits for the Removal of Goods under the Laws of Excise."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Waterford Peerage, Com ee to meet.

Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of John Earl of Shrewsbury to His Majesty, praying, "That the Title, Dignity and Peerage of Earl of Waterford may be declared and adjudged to belong to and to be vested in the Petitioner," 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 Friday next; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General for England, and also to His Majesty's Attorney and Solicitor General for Ireland.

Malcolm et al. v. Messrs. Hotchkis & Meiklejohn:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Mrs. Isabella Malcolm or Kirk, Relict and Executrix of the deceased John Kirk senior, Brewer at Drumdryan near Edinburgh; John Kirk junior, now or lately Brewer in Aberdeen; and James Simpson, Advocate in Aberdeen, Trustee on the Sequestrated Estate; William M'Bean, now or lately Distiller in Aberdeen; and James Webster, Writer in Cupar Fife; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 28th of June 1827, in so far as it decerns against John Kirk senior, in Absence, and finds him liable in Expences; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the First Division, of the 3d February 1832, and 23d (signed 25th) February 1832; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, altered or amended, or that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Messieurs Hotchkis and Meiklejohn may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Messieurs Hotchkis and Meiklejohn may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 2d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any one of their known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

M'Crae to enter into a Recogce on it.

The House being moved, "That Andrew Murison M'Crae of Manchester Buildings, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Mrs. Isabella Malcolm and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House:"

The same was agreed to; and Ordered accordingly.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

* The Evidence of these Witnesses is printed in the Appendix to this Volume. Vide Appendix, No. 3. (B.)