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Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Ladies of Haverfordwest:)

Mayor, &c. of HaverfordWest :

Milford.

Corporation of Tenby, Petition from Tenby respecting.

Lunatics, Petition of W. Griggs for Revision of the Law respecting.

Gaols, Reports, &c. respecting, delivered.

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Upon reading the Petition of the Burgesses, Householders and Inhabitants of the Borough of Tenby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed ; praying their Lordships “ to take into Consideration the Propriety of appointing “ additional Magistrates to act in the Borough of Tenby, “ and that the exclusive Jurisdiction (totally inconsistent “ with the present State of Society) may be altogether “ abolished, that thereby impartial Justice may be ad“ ministered, and that the Magistrates of the County may “ be admitted to act within the Borough:”

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

Upon reading the Petition of William Griggs of the Edgware Road, in the County of Middlesea: ; praying their Lordships “to institute an early and rigid Inquiry “ into the Laws as regards those unfortunate of Human “Beings, Lunatics, particularly that expensive Part of it, “ Statutes of Lunacy:”

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

The Lord Melbourne laid before the House, pursuant to the Directions of several Acts of Parliament,

“ Copies of all Reports and of Schedules (B.) trans“mitted to the Secretary of State pursuant to the 24th “ Section of the 4th Geo. 4th, Cap. 64, and 14th Section “ of the 5th Geo. 4th, Cap. 12;” together with a List thereof:

Which List was read by the Clerk as follows; (viz.)

“No. 1. County of Anglesey. “No. 37. County of Notts. 2. — Bedford. 38. Oxford. 3. — Berks. 39. — Pembroke. 4. — Brecon. 40. Radnor. 5. — Bucks. 41. — Rutland. 6. Cambridge. 42. Salop. 7. Cardigan. 43. — Somerset. 8. — Carmarthen. 44. — Stafford. 9. — Carnarvon. 45. — Suffolk. 10. — Chester. 46. Surrey. 11. — Cornwall. 47. — Sussex. 12. — Cumberland. 48. — Warwick. 13. — Denbigh. 49. — Westmorland. 14. — Derby. 50. — Wilts. 15. — Devon. 51. — Worcester. 16. — Dorset. 52. — York. 17. — Durham. -18. — Essex. 53. City of Bristol. 19. — Flint. 54. — Chester. 20. — Glamorgan. 55. — Coventry. 21. — Gloucester. 56. — Exeter. 22. — Hants. 57. — Gloucester. 23. — Hereford. 58. — London. 24. — Hertford. 59. — Norwich.

25. Huntingdon. 60. — Westminster. 26. — Kent. 61. — Worcester. 27. — Lancaster. 62. — York. 28. — Leicester.

29. — Lincoln. 63. Town of Kingston 30. — Merioneth. upon Hull. 31. — Middlesex. 64. Leicester. 32. — Monmouth. 65. Liverpool. 33. Montgomery. 66. — Newcastle 34. — Norfolk. upon Tyne. 85. — Northampton. 67. Nottingham. 86. — Northumberland. 68. — Portsmouth."

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

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, “Copies Police (Ire“ of the Monthly Returns of the Chief Constables of ou" “ Police in Ireland, of Outrages committed in their res- too. “ pective Baronies since the Month of June 1832, in ordered. " “Continuation of the Returns ordered to be printed on

“ the 16th of July 1882.”

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons on Commons Friday last, to request that they would be pleased to ...” - - Message of communicate to this House a Copy of a Report made ...i. - - - y last. from the Select Committee appointed by that House in the last Session of Parliament to inquire into the Laws and Practices relating to the Observance of the Lord's Day, together with the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; acquainted the House, “That the Com“ mons return for Answer, That they will send an An“swer by Messengers of their own.”

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Scarlet, Scarlet et al. Edward Scarlet and John Proudman, all of the Parish of V. The or Eye, in the County of Hereford, Farmers; complaining of ..." a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, dated the 18th Day Schooiet al. of November 1827, and made in a Cause wherein The Governors of the Free School in Lucton, founded by John Pierrepoint and Philip Pymble, were Complainants, and the Petitioners, together with certain other Persons, were Defendants, and which Decree was passed and entered on the 6th Day of February 1830; and praying, “That “ the same may be reversed, so far as is therein com“ plained of, 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 The Gover“ nors of the said Free School in Lucton, founded by John Pierrepont, Kedgwin Hoskins and Theophilus Lane, “ Esquires, the Executors of the said Philip Pymble de“ ceased, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Governors of the said Free School in Lucton, Kedgwin Hoskins and Theophilus Lane, 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 4th Day of March next ; and Service of this Order upon the Clerk in Court of the said Respondents shall be deemed good Service.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Louisa ChamperChampernowne Widow, Robert Hurrell Froude, IWilliam nowne et al. Martin and Jane his Wife, late Jane Champernowne Spin- ; * ster, Louisa Champernowne and Caroline Champernowne, et al. and of Henry Champernowne, Richard Champernowne, John Champernowne and Maria Champernowne, by Anthony Spedding, their Guardian, Robert Harrington, JPil. liam Kinsey and Caroline Kinsey; complaining of an Order of the Court of Eachequer, dated the 9th Day of July 1831; and praying, “That the same may be re“ versed, 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 George Brooke, Sarah Pearse, Hugh Hammersley, George Hammersley, Joseph Clarke, William Rogers, Nathaniel Reid, Henry Utrick Coulthurst and James Smith Towns. end, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said George Brooke, and the several other Persons last named, 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 4th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the Clerk or Clerks in Court, in the said Cause, shall be deemed good Service.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of The Right The Atly Honorable Francis Blackburne, His 'o. Attorney Gen! (IleGeneral for Ireland, at the Relation of JWilliam Charles ho Quin Esquire, Secretary to the Commissioners of Edu- c. . cation in Ireland; complaining of a Decree of the Court

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of Chancery in Ireland, of the 80th Day of January
1832; and praying, “That the same may be reversed
“ or varied, or that the Appellant may have such other
‘ and further Relief in the Premises, as to this House,
“ in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet ;
‘ and that Thomas JWilliam Hungerford, George Charles
Jeffreys, Charles Henry St. John Earl O’Neill, George
“ Lord Viscount Middleton, Henry Earl of Shannon,
Thomas Poole, John Laurence Broderick, The Right
“Reverend Samuel Lord Bishop of Cork, Thomas Poole
“ and the Commissioners of Education in Ireland, may
“ be required to answer the said Appeal:”
It is Ordered, That the said Thomas William Hunger-
ford, and the several other Persons last named, 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 25th Day of March next; and Service of
this Order upon the Solicitors or Clerks in Court for the
said Respondents shall be deemed good Service.

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The House being moved, “That Alerander Mundell of
Great George Street, JWestminster, Gentleman, may be
“ permitted to enter into a Recognizance for His Ma-
“jesty’s Attorney General for Ireland, on account of his
“ Appeal depending in this House:”

The same was agreed to; and Ordered accordingly.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Mrs. Mar-
garet Gow, Tenant in Garchew; complaining of Five Inter-
locutors of the Sheriff of Stirlingshire, of the 22d and 29th
June 1831, and the 15th February, 14th March and 4th
April 1832; also of Five Interlocutors of the Lord Ordi-
nary in Scotland, of the 23d April, 18th June, 13th July,
1st August and 13th December 1832; also of an Inter-
locutor of the Lords of Session there, of the Second Di-
vision, of the 11th July 1832; and also of an Interlocutor
of the said Lords of Session, of the First Division, of the 22d
November 1832; and praying, “That the same may be
“ reversed, varied or altered, so far as complained of, or
• that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Pre-
“ mises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wis-
‘ dom, shall seem meet; and that Robert Dunmore
Napier Esquire may be required to answer the said
“ Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Dunmore Napier
may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in
his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday
the 18th Day of March next; and Service of this Order
upon the said Respondent, or upon any one of his
known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall
be deemed good Service.

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“My Lords,

“ The Commons have directed me to communicate to
“ your Lordships a Copy of a Report made from the
“Committee appointed by this House, in the last Session
of Parliament, on the Bill to regulate the Labour of
Children in the Mills and Factories of the United
Kingdom, together with the Minutes of Evidence
taken before the Committee, as desired by your Lord-
ships in your Message of the 8th Day of this instant
February.”

And then they withdrew.
Ordered, That the said Report do lie on the Table.
Ordered, That the said Report be printed.
The

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Baron Glenlworth of that Part of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Ireland called Ireland, and Baron
Foaford of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Pur-
poses in the said Petition mentioned:
It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Peti-
tion be and is hereby referred to The Lord Chief Justice
of the Court of King’s Bench in Ireland and Mr. Baron
Foster in Ireland, 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 Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be
summoned ;

It was moved, “That the Bill, intituled, “An Act
“ for the more effectual Suppression of local Disturbances
“ and dangerous Associations in Ireland,” be now read
“ a Second Time.”

After Debate,
The Question was put thereupon?
It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Com-
mittee of the Whole House.

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

The Order of the Day being read for the Third
Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to diminish
“ the Inconvenience and Expence of Commissions in
“ the Nature of Writs De lunatico inquirendo; and to
& & }. for the better Care and Treatment of Idiots,
“ Lunatics and Persons of unsound Mind found such by
“ Inquisition;” and for the Lords to be summoned;
It was moved, “That the said Bill be now read the
* Third Time.”
Which being objected to ;
After short Debate,
The Question was put thereupon 2
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.
The Quastion was put, “Whether this Bill shall
“ pass?” -
It was resolved in the Affirmative.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Martin and Mr. Roupell;

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Con-
currence thereto.

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

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

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit praesens Parliamentum
continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum
monum diem instantis Februarii, horá decimá Aurorae,
Dominis sic decernentibus.

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Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant House. The abboh, holders of the Parish of Saint Michael, in the Borough of Foo, Derby, in the County of Derby, whose Names are there- ...f. unto subscribed; praying, “That their Lordships will be (St.Michael, “ pleased to adopt such Steps as may appear expedient ilerby.) “ for the Promotion of a better Observance of the Lord's “ Day throughout the Realm."

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

Table.

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Clergy, Guildford : Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Guildford, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, “That “ their Lordships will adopt such Measures as may seem “ most fitting to secure the due Observance of the whole “ of the Sabbath, and not merely the Hours of Divine “Service, which can only be considered as a Portion of “ that Day which the Scriptures require to be entirely “ devoted to God; and especially, that their Lordships “will enact such Laws as may be effectual to put a Stop “ to Sunday Trading, Sunday Travelling, Sunday Tipling “ and Gambling, especially in Beer Houses, and any “ other Public Profanation of the Sabbath, throughout “ the Land :”

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Rector, Churchwar. St. John, dens, Overseers and Inhabitants of Saint John, in the Southwork : Borough of Southwark, whose Names are thereunto subscribed :

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Harrogate: High and Low Harrogate, and their Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed :

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Somerby : Somerby, in the County of Leicester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed :

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants Burrow :

of Burrow, in the County of Leicester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships “ to give their most earnest Attention to the alarming “Extent to which the Desecration of the Lord's Day “ has been carried throughout the Empire, and to make “ such Enactments as may correct the Evils which dis“ tress Christians of every Denomination, and thereby “check the Demoralization of the People, and promote “ that Righteousness which exalteth a Nation:”

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Con- York Street gregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling at York Chapel, Street Chapel, in the Hamlet of H alworth, in the Parish Walworth : of Saint Mary Newington, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed ; praying, “That their “Lordships will adopt such Measures, as may seem most “ fitting to ensure the better Observation of the Sabbath, “ and more especially to put down Trading on the Lord's * Day :”

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, the Elders Tillicoultry;

and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Tillicoultry, in the County of Clackmanan, North Britain, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships “to give “ Effect to such Measures as may be the Means of pro“ moting a widely extended moral Reformation among “ all Ranks, by securing a decent external Observance of “ the Lord's Day, and affording Opportunity of engaging “ in the Worship of God to Multitudes now deprived of “ that Blessing:”

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

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister, Church- Hampstead.

wardens and Inhabitants of the Parish of Hampstead, in the County of Middlesea, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships ..." to take such “ Measures as to their Wisdom shall seem best for “ effectually putting a Stop to all Trading and carrying “ on of secular Business on the Sabbath Day, leaving it

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Slavery, Petitions from Denbigh & Long Preston for Abolition of.

Adamson v. Inglis, Appeal presented :

Appellant, Leave to sue in formä pauperis.

Hamilton v. Littlejohn et al.

Sussea, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, “That their Lordships will be pleased to take the Tithe “System into their serious Consideration, and to grant “ the English Land Owners and Occupiers such Relief “ (not less effective than that to be granted to Ireland) “ as in their Wisdom may seem proper:”

to is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the

able.

Upon reading the Petition of the Electors residing in the Town of Denbigh, in the Borough of Denbigh, and of the Inhabitants of the said Town, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; of their Lordships “ to adopt “such Measures as shall appear most effectual for the immediate and entire Abolition of Colonial Slavery, under such Provisions as may be found necessary for the Safety of all Parties; the Petitioners stating that by “ immediate and entire Abolition of Colonial Slavery,” they mean, not that their Fellow Subjects now in Slavery should be turned adrift on the World, unliable to controul or unprotected; but that they, their Wives or Children, should not be considered the Property of any of their Fellow Creatures, that they should be at liberty to contract for their Labour, and be paid for it; that the Laws as between their Masters and them should be assimilated, as far as their Lordships may think right, to the Laws as between Masters and Servants in England; and that their Persons, Lives, Property, Personal Freedom and Religious Liberty should be protected, and their Evidence be received “like those of His Majesty's Free Subjects:”

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

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Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Long Preston, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking notice of the System of Slavery; and praying their Lordships “to “enact, with the least possible Delay, such Laws as will “ liberate the Captive and let the oppressed go free:”

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

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Adamson, Carter in Dumfries ; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 12th May 1882; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there,

of the Second Division, of the 16th November 1832; and

praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied or “ altered, or that the Appellant may have such other “ Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lord“ ships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that William Inglis, Baker, may be required to answer the said “ Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Inglis may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 19th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any one of his known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

. Upon reading the Petition of James Adamson, Appellant in the last-mentioned Cause ; praying their Lordships, “That he may be allowed to prosecute the said “ Appeal in formá pauperis, and that “ Esquires may be assigned to him as Counsel for the “ Prosecution thereof:”

It is Ordered, (upon reading the Affidavit and Certificate annexed to the said Petition,) That the Petitioner be at liberty to prosecute his said Appeal in this House in Jorma pauperis, as desired.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Hamilton of Kames, Writer to the Signet; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the First Division, of the 5th July 1832; and also of an In

terlocutor of the said Lords, of the Second Division, of

the 15th, signed 18th, December 1882; and praying,

“That the same may be reversed, varied, altered or “ amended, 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 Miss Mar“garet Littlejohn, James Johnston Esquire, of Straitor, “ and his Attorney, the Trustees of Robert Hamilton “Esquire, Miss Craig Dalzell of Kinross, Messieurs Col. quhoun and Mokillop, Assignees of the said Miss Mar“garet Littlejohn or of the Stirling Bank, and the Trus“ tees of the said deceased Thomas Wright, may be “ required to answer the said Appeal:” It is Ordered, That the said Miss Margaret Littlejohn, and the several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 5th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, of the said Respondents, shall be deemed good Service.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Att. wood of Cheltenham, in the County of Gloucester, Esquire, and Phaebe Attwood of the same Place, Widow; complaining of Two Orders of the Court of Erchequer, of the 20th Day of November 1832, and the 4th Day of February 1833, made in a certain Cause wherein Robert Small, James Henry Shears, Francis Bailey, Michael Bland, James Burton, Thomas Frederick Colby, Stuart Donaldson, Charles Herring, Charles Kerr, Hart Logan, James Mackillop, John Morice, Charles Savile Onley, John Small and William Leathley, on behalf of themselves and all other the Members of the Partnership or Company called The British Iron Company, were Plaintiffs, and John Attwood, Pha-be Attwood and John Taylor, and The Governor and Company of the Bank of England, were Defendants; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, 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 Robert Small, James Henry Shears, Francis Bailey, Michael Bland, James Burton, Thomas Frederick Colby, Stuart Donaldson, Charles Herring, Charles Kerr, Hart Logan, James Mackellop, John Morice, Charles Saville Onley, John Small and William Leathley, on behalf of themselves and all other the Members of the Partnership or Company called The British Iron Company, may be required to answer the said Appeal:” It is Ordered, That the said Robert Small, and the several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 5th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the Clerk in Court of the said Respondents shall be deemed good Service.

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