§ William Clifford, who committed a breach of privilege on Saturday, May 22, was discharged, on petitioning the House, without the payment of any fees.
§ A Bill was brought in by Mr. WM. PEEL, to suspend, for a limited period, the Ballotting for Militia.
§ Petitions presented. Against the increase of Duty on Corn Spirits, by Lord OXMANTOWN, from the Landed Proprietors of Warrenstown and Cootestown:—By Sir J. SEBRIGHT, from the Farmers attending the Tring Corn Market:—By Sir J. MACKENZIE, from the Freeholders of the County of Ross. Against the punishment of Death for Forgery, by Lord OXMANTOWN, from the Managers of the Local Bank at Athlonc:—By Lord ALTHORP, from Richard Payne:—By Mr. R. SMITH, from Chesham:—By Mr. DICKENSON, from Glastonbury:—By Mr. A. ELLIS, from the Congregation of Bury-street Chapel, St. Mary Axe; and the Protestant Dissenters of Windsor Chapel, Salford:—By Lord CLIFTON, from Canterbury:—By Mr. DENISON, from Camberwell—By Sir M. S. STEWART, from Glasgow:—By Dr. LUSHINGTON from Stockton, Macclesfield, Bristol, Spalding, Holstein, Woburn, Reading, Farringdon, and Halstead:—By Mr. LENNARD, from Coggeshall:—By Mr. PROTHEROE, from Neath:—By Mr. PENDARVIS, from Redruth:—By Mr. F. BUXTON, from Bridgwater, Lothbury, Basingstoke, Rochdale, Great Yarmouth, Blackburn, Clonmel; from the Protestant Dissenters of Brighouse; from the Lewisham-street Chapel, Westminster; from Ryegate, Chudleigh, Monmouth, and the Inhabitants of London and Westminster:—By Mr. BROUGHAM, from Newport, in the Isle of Wight, Stockton-upon-Tees, Wakefield, Craven, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and from Bankers established in the Cities and Towns of Edinburgh, Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Belfast, Birmingham, 999 Litchfield, Wednesbury, Bilston, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Bristol, Bath, Leith, Huddersfield, Mirfield, Dewsbury, Leeds, Plymouth, Devonport, Tavistock, Portsmouth, Norwich, Sheffield, Rotheram, Nottingham, Sunderland, Newcastle (Tyne), Durham, Darlington, Stockton, Richmond, Leyburn, Ripon, Knaresborough, Borough bridge, Thirsk, Aberdeen, Paisley, Tiverton, Collumpton, Honiton, Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Bideford, Torrington, Totness, Newton Abbott, Exeter, York, Yarmouth, Beecles, Stockport, Wigan, Worcester, Evesham, Ipswich, Needham Market, Woodbridge, Hadleigh, Manningtree, Banbury, Shipston, Bicester, Oxford, Carlisle, Brighton, Lewes, Reading, Maidenhead, Henley, Windsor, Lynn Regis, Canterbury, Lancaster, Chelmsford, Winchester, Southampton, Bury St. Edmund's, Guildford, Kendal, Chippenham, Salisbury, Ringwood, Poole, Bradford, Halifax, Wakefield, Pontefract, Doncaster, Barnsley, Derby, Inverness, Burton-on-Trent, Leighton Buzzard, Newport Pagnell, Burslem, Hitchin, Bedford, Newbury, Abingdon, Wallingford, Uxbridge, Fakenham, Wisbeach, Truro, Falmouth, Penzance, Helston, Penrith, Kirkby Thuee, Workington, Chesterfield, Teignmouth, Kingsbridge, Dartmouth, Bridport, Yeovil, Dorchester, Blandford, Harwich, Saffron Walden, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Tetbury, Faringdon, Burford, Dursley, Romsey, Basingstoke, Odiam, Hereford, Ross, Dickenfield, Leominster, Ledbury, Royston, Hemel Hemstead, Gloucester, Stroud, Dartford, Ramsgate, Margate, Deal, Boston, Spalding, South Spilsby, Horncastle, Staines, Newport (Monmouth), Monmouth, Chepstow, Diss, Northampton, Towcester. Wellingborough, Daventry. Wellington (Salop), Shifnal, Coalbrook-dale, Bridgenorth, Wenlock, Trowbridge. Wells, Frome, Wivelscombe, Wellington (Somerset), Taunton, Leek, Congleton, Halesworth, Sudbury, Stow-market, Reigate, Croydon, Rye, Hastings, Kirby Lonsdale, Swindon, Malmesbury, Marlborough Melksham, Devizes, Stourbridge, Skipton, Settle, Selby, Howden, Scarborough, Malton, Whitby, Pontypool, Abergavenny, Brecon, Carmarthen, Swansey, Neath, Haverford-west, Annan, Cupar, Auchtermuchty, Dumbarton, Elgin, Forfar, Galeshiels, Jedburgh, Kirkcaldy, Wigtoun (Scotland), the following Petition:—
§ "That your Petitioners, as Bankers, are deeply interested in the protection of property from Forgery, and in the conviction and punishment of persons guilty of that crime.
§ "That your Petitioners find by experience that the infliction of death, or even the possibility of the infliction of death, prevents the prosecution, conviction, and punishment of the criminal, and thus endangers the property which it is intended to protect.
§ "That your Petitioners, therefore, earnestly pray, that your honourable House will not withhold from them that protection which they would derive from a more lenient law."
§ Against the Marriage Act, by Lord Viscount MILTON, from Free-thinking Christians at Dewsbury. For holding Assizes at Wakefield, by the same noble Lord, from Heckmondwike, Dewsbury, and Burstall. Complaining of the manner of electing Grand Juries in Lancashire, by Mr. J. WOOD, from the Inhabitants of Liverpool. For an alteration of the Law relative to the Conveyance of Parcels, by Sir T. D. ACLAND, from the Coach Proprietors of England and Wales. Complaining of the Conduct of the Police of Ireland, by Mr. O'CONNELL, from Lawrence Sinnane. For the repeal of the Parish Vestries Act (Ireland), by the same hon. Member, from St. Mary, Cork; and Cloyne, Priest, and Butler's Town. Against Tithes, by the same hon. Member, from Butler's Town. Against the Duty on Coals carried Coastwise, by Lord W. POWLETT, from the Ship-owners of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Shields. Against the Governor of Madras continuing to hold the situation of Representative for Canterbury, by Mr. P. THOMSON, from the Freemen of Canterbury. In favour of the Liability of Landlords Bill, by Mr. FYILER, from the Overseers of the Poor of St. Michael; and the 1000 Holy Trinity, Coventry. For a revision of the Poor' Laws, by Mr. DENISON, from Godalming. Against the Truck System, by Sir M. STEWART, from Parkhead:—By Mr. BENETT, from Bradford (Wiltshire). Against the Scotch and Irish Poor Removal Bill, by Mr. DENISON, from the Overseers of the Poor of St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey. Against the Sale of Beer Dill, by Mr. BANNES, from the Publicans of Shcrborne:—By Mr. W. HOLMES, from the Publicans of Bishop's Castle. Against the assimilation of Stamp Duties (Ireland), by Mr. J. GRATTAN, from Persons in the County of Wicklow:—By Mr. O'CONNELL, from Carrick-on-Suir. For the Abolition of Slavery, by Mr. MARSHALL, from Protestant Dissenters at Branley, at Leeds, and at Holm Firth:—By Lord MILTON, from Protestant Dissenters at Brighouse, Northowsam, Heckmondwike, Morley, Churwell, and Kawden:—And by Lord J. RUSSELL, from Kinsale.