§ Sir J. Newport
brought in two bills, the one for amending the act of last session relative to the Provision for the Poor in Ireland, and the other for authorising Commissioners - in the superior Courts of Law in Ireland, to administer Oaths in the absence of the Judges.—Mr. Sheridan brought in a bill for the erection of a Bridge across the Thames, at or near Southampton-street, to the Surrey side of the River. They were each read a first time —Mr. Robson complained that several papers, &c. relative to the Barrack Department, which had been ordered to be printed four months ago had not yet reached the members of that house. The country had sustained considerable loss by such delays. He asked what benefit it could be to the house that papers were ordered to be printed for the use of the members, if they were to be suffered to remain for such a length of time in the printer's hands? And gave notice of a motion relative to the production of papers in that department, shortly after the ensuing recess.—Sir S. Romilly brought in a bill to make the Freehold Property of Tradesmen dying intestate liable to prosecutions for the recovery of their debts, which was read a first time.— The Treasurer of t he Navy's Office Regulation bill, and the Sicilian Prize bill were read a third time and passed.—New writs were moved for the election of members to serve in parliament, for Northampton, in the room of the right hon. Spencer Perceval, who since his election had accepted of the office of Chancellor of his Majesty's Exchequer, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Cornwall during pleasure; for Buckingham, in the room of the Marquis of Titchfield, who had ac 261 cepted the office of one of the commissioners for executing the office of lord high treasurer of England; for Haslemere, in the room of the right hon. Charles Long, who had accepted the office of one of the joint paymasters of his majesty's forces; for Beeralston, in the room of the right hon lord Louvaine, who had accepted the office of one of the commissioners for the affairs of India, with a salary; for the county of Edinburgh, in the room of the right hon. R. Dundas, who had accepted the office of president of the board of commissioners for the affairs of India; for Monmouth, in the room of the right hon. lord Charles Somerset, who had accepted the office of one of the joint paymasters of his majesty's forces.