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Wellesley, respecting a loan to He did not mean to oppose this Messrs. Nowlan and Shaw.

committee ; but 'when they went Mr. Hume then gåve notice, into it, he only implored them to that on Tuesday next he would consider seriously the state of the move for a copy of the special jury maritime interests of Great Bripanel in the Court of Exchequer; tain, with a view, if not to their and on the same day he would promotion, at least to their promove for the appointment of á tection. Nothing afforded him select committee, to consider the greater pleasure than to have heard laws which prohibit artişans from the first Lord of the Treasury (the leaving this country.

Earl of Liverpool), at a meeting of On the motion of Mr. Scarlett, ship-owners, in the city of London, the Lancaster county court bill state that it was not her insular went through a committee : the situation which alone afforded sereport was received, and ordered curity to Great Britain from foto be taken into farther considera- reign invasion, for that had been tion on Wednesday next.

found defenceless at several peLord A. Hamilton remarked, riods of her earlier history; but that there were twenty-six orders that it was to the principle of her of ihe day on the paper, and com- navigation laws she was indebted plained that one of then respeeting for security. The house ought, Scotland (the sheriffs' court bill) therefore, to pause before they stood for a third reading, without equalized the international duties, having been yet discussed. He which would deprive them of their hoped that it would be brought ou present superior maritime advanat such an hour as to admit time tages. for deliberation.

Mr. Huskisson regretted that Tbe Lord Advocate of Scotland any discussion was excited upon said that he was ready to proceed the bill at this moment, and, lest with the bill at this moment, if it should be prolonged, he would other honourable gentlemen would consent to postpone the committee yield to him precedence.

until next Monday. Mr. Huskisson moved the order Mr. Calcraft said, that with 'reof tbe day for the committee upon ference to one of the dropped orders, the reciprocity of duties' bill. his notice of motion for the repeal

Mr. Robertson said, that he of the leather tax, he saw no feared the effect of this bill chance, in the present state of the would be to take away the last business of the horse, of reviving safeguard of their naval superiority, it in the course of the present sesHe knew no more efficacious way sion. He must, therefore, content of preserving that maritime pre- himself with giving notice, that eininence, than by levying a higher unless between this and the next duty on the ships of those coun- session, a great alteration was made tries wbich could build them in the mode of collecting this tax, cheaper than the British. America or unless it was repealed altogecould build much cheaper than ther, he should feel it his duty they could; and France and Port to bring the subject early before tugal were also advantageously the house. placed, in the same comparison. Mr. Western postponed his mo1823.

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tion, which stood for next Thurs- portion of the tithes formed lay day, until the 11th of June ; and property. He knew that at yauntil the same day he meant to rious times enlightened men prodefer his motion respecting the posed certain modifications of the qualification of jurors. He hoped tithe system in England, which his hon. friend behind him would they were afterwards obliged to give bim precedence on that day. abandon, upon finding that they

Mr. Hume consented to give were utterly impracticable. He precedence, and would therefore repeated, that the state of Ireland postpone bis motion on the inex- rendered a measure upon the plan pediency of punishment for ex- of this bill necessary; but great pressing opinions against religion, care should be taken to express in from the 11th to the 19th of June. the preamble, that the measure

Mr. Bankes brought up the re- was solely applicable to Ireland, port of the committee upon the and in no respect to England. The standing order, which required a situation of the two parts of the reference to a select committee kingdom respecting tithes was not previous to the introduction of any at all parallel, but rather a connew ineasure on the subject of trade. trast. He had heard objections The report recommended the re- started to some of the contemplapeal of that standing order. ted arrangements; but these could

Sergeunt Onslow said, that he be better discussed in the commithad introduced the standing order tee. There were two principles alluded to, in consequence of a si- which ought to be carefully guardmilar regulatiou having been made ed in the proposed bill. One was in the Ilouse of Lords.

that the substitute for tithes in Mr. Calcraft would yield to the kind should be fairly and adequately recommendation of the committee, computed; he did not mean that although he thought such a stand- it should be fixed at the highest ing order might often prove most penny of the tithe, but upon a fair salutary, in preventing the hasty estimate between all parties. The introduction of most mischievous other principle was, that the combills.

position should keep pace with the In pursuance of the recommen- prices of the times. dation of the committee, the stand- The house then resolved itself ing order was rescinded.

into the committee. Mr. Goulburn moved the order Mr. Goulburn moved that the of the day for the house resolving preamble be postponed ; and he itself into a committee upon the took the opportunity of assuring commutation of tithes bill.

the hon. and learned gentleman Sir John Nicholl rose to enter who had just spoken, that care his protest against the principle of should be taken to set forth that this bill being considered as in any the principle of the regulation was sense applicable to titbe property exclusively applicable to the state in England. . lle was aware that of Ireland. from a variety of causes there was Several of the resolutions were a distinction to be drawn between read in succession, and received tithes in Ireland and in this coun- soine verbal amendments. try. In the former a considerable After some farther conversation

the the chairman was ordered to re- be deemed objectionable, was deport progress, and ask leave to sit ferred until Monday next. again on Monday next.

The English Catholic relief Lill Mr. D. Browne moved the was read a first time, and ordered third reading of the joint-tenancy to be printed. bill.

The other orders of the day At the suggestion of Mr. C. were then read, and the house adHutchinson, this measure, which journed.

CHAPTER V.

Scotch Entails.-Scotch Representation.- Marriage Act Amendment.

Irish Joint Tenancy.-Mr. M. Borthwick.-Adjustment of Contre --Scotch Transference of Securities Bill.-Law of Settlement.-Baron O'Grady.- Court of Chancery.--Sale of Game. - London Bridge Advance Bill. Reciprocity Duties Bill.-Irish Tithe Commutation Bill. Scotch and Irish Distillery Bill.Spitalfields' Silk Act.----Leeward Island 44 Per Cent.-Expense of Coronation.-Ciril List.-Cash Payments.- Dissenters' Marriage Bill.Brimstone Duties Drawback.English Juries.--Assessed Tares Composition.-Prison Laws Consolidation.-Beer Bill.-Usury Laws.-Burning of Widows in India. - State of Ireland.- Radical Reform.--Navy Promotion.-Scotch Juries.Scotch Commissioners.--Supply.- Irish Insurrection Act.-Lord Lieutenunt of Ireland.- Capital Punishment.--House of Lords Appellate Jurisdiction.-- Administration of Justice in Ireland.-Merchants Bill. - Criminal Luws. -Sundry Petitions, fc. &c.

HOUSE of Lords, June 2.-A the house expressed his readiness, person from the office of the

to altend, and the same was comcommissioners for the reduction of municated to the Commons. the national debt, presented an ac- A message from the Comnions count of the unredeemed debt for also communicated that the house the year ended 5th April, 1823. had granted permission to Sir

Lord Dudley and Ward took the George Clerk and Mr. Davies Giloaths and his seat, on his accession bert to attend their lordships' com, to the title.

mittee on the weights and measures Lord Stanley and other mem- bill. bers brought up a message from

The Earl of Donoughmore prethe House of Commons, request- sented three petitions from indiviing the attendance of the Earl of duals against the Irish grand jury Chichester before the comınittee presentment bill. on the claim preferred by Mr. The Earl of Darlington preM'Adam.

sented a petition from Charles Pitt, The Earl of Chichester being in of Adam-street, Adelphi, against the 27th and 28th sections of the bitants of Whitby, praying the marriage amendment bill, and sug- house to take measures for the gragesting an additional clause. dual abolition of slavery in the co

The Eurl of Lauderdale objected lonies. ---Adjourned. to the petition being received, as House of Commons, June 2.-inconsistent with their lordships' Petitions were presented against regulation not to receive a petition any alteration in the Spitalfields' from any individual except it com- laws-against the slave tradeplained of a specific grievance. for an improvement in the line of

After a few words from the Earl communication between Portpaof Darlington, the petition was re- trick and Donaghadee—from Benjected.

jamin Wingrove, praying that his On the motion of the Earl of merit as an improver of roads Aberdeen, the Scotch entails' bill should be referred to Mr. M‘Adani's was read the second time, and or- committee- from Thomas Joplin, dered to be committed on Monday praying that certain regulations se'nnight; after which his lord- might be laid upon bankers to preship proposed that it should stand vent a fluctuation in the circulating over, in order that it might have medium--against any alteration the fullest consideration in the in the Scotch linen laws-against quarter which its provisions would the coal-meting system of London most materially affect.

and Surrey. - The Marquis of Lunsduun pre- Sir T. Lethbridge begged to state sented a petition from Jobn Clarke, that at the suggestion of many able of Shipton, in Yorkshire, complain. friends of the agricultural interests ing of having been committed to of the country, he was ready to hard labour in the tread-mill of the withdraw his motion, which stood prison at Northallerton, and de- for Thursday next, on the state of tained one year and forty-four agricultural distress. He was most weeks for want of sureties in arti- happy to notice the contrast of circles of the peace exhibited against cumstances between this time, when him by bis wife. His lordship said he abandoned his motion, and that though he knew there was some when he gave notice of it. The difference of opinion on the ques- state of things now afforded him tion of the power of the niagis- a hope of a great alleviation, if not trates to commit to hard Jabour the entire extinction of that melanbefore conviction, yet he had no choly state of distress which had hesitation in saying, that in the so recently involved a large body present instance, if not illegal, it of those engaged in the agriculture was bighly inexpedient to have of the country. committed the individual to hard

After a

remark from Lord labour, and more particularly to Folkestone, the notice of motion was that species of hard labour. Of accordingly withdrawn. the necessity of preserving the dis- Lord Ebrington rose to present tinction between prisoners commit- the petition of the freeholders and ted and prisoners convicted, there others of the county of Devon, was no difference of opinion in any praying for a reform in the Comquarter.

llis lordship also pre- mons House of Parliament. He sented a petition from the inha- was aware that after the last deci. sion of the house on the subject of Sir F. Ommanney thought that reform, it might be said this peti- the petition ought not to be laid on tion was unnecessary; but he must the table. With respect to the be permitted to reply, that the de- alleged sufferings of the petitioners cision to which he referred, so far during the war, the house need not from satisfying the people that re- be told of the benefits they derived form was unnecessary, had only from the maritime expenditure at more strougly convinced them of Torbay, Exeter, and other parts of its urgency. A requisition had Devonshire. been originally transmitted to the Mr. P. Moore asked whether sheriff of Devon to convene this either of the hon. members who meeting; but upon his refusal, the spoke last could contradict the county was convened by the ma- strong facts asserted in the petition gistracy, and he had the honour respecting the necessity of a réof presiding. He bad to inform form in the Commons House of the house, that this petition was Parliament? not only unanimously agreed to at Lord Ebrington thought it nathe meeting, but that also it was tural for the hon. baronet opposite signed, and next the signature was (Sir F. Ommanney) not to feel any the address and description of the strong relish for popular opinion, subscriber, by 5161 freeholders, still less to be an advocate for parleasehotders, and copyholders of the liamentary reform. But whatever county. 4000 of the number were was the hon. baronet's opinion, hé actual freeholders, a greater num

was convinced the house would not ber than had ever polled at any for a moment so far forget its duty of their county elections. He was as to attend to his extraordinary authorized to add, that many more proposition for rejecting the petiresidents of the county would have tion. It was compétent for the signed it, had they not thought it honourable baronet io try the fate useless to press this question upon of his reconimendation by pressing the attention of the house. He then his view of the subject to a divimoved that the petition be brought sion. The other hon. member up, and laid on the table.

(Mr. Tremayne) had remarked Mr. Newman stated that he that he saw no appearance of was present at the meeting, and bustle as he casually passed through could add his testimony of the the town on the day of the meeting. fact of its unanimity and respecta- The reason was obvious: the people bility.

were all unaniinous, and therefore Mr. Tremayne remarked, that the absence of any collision of senhe had passed through the town timent prevented any appearance of during the meeting, and certainly bustle or disturbance.

With redid not witness the manifestation spect to the signatures, when the of zeal which the potition imported. petition was printed, as he trusted As the noble lord said that 4-5ths it would, it would be open to any of the petitioners were freeholders, honourable member to ascertain he would not dissent from that the correctness of the annexed dedescription of the parties, although scriptions and addresses of the it was one

which otherwise he subscribers ; but' he had what he should have doubted..

believed to be the best information

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