§ Mr. SEVERN brought in a Bill to amend the Stage Coach Regulation Acts.
§ Leave of absence was given to several Members, on account of the disturbed state of the Districts in which they reside.
§ Returns ordered. On the Motion of Mr. SPENCS, of all sums of Money received, in each year, during the last four 619 years, by each of the Registrars and Deputy Registrars of the High Court of Chancery, and by each of their Clerks, and of the several matters on account of which the same have been received; distinguishing particularly how much of such sums has been received for Decrees and Orders made by the Lord Chancellor which were not of course, and how much for Orders of course, how much for Decrees and Orders made by the Master of the Rolls, which were not of course, and how much for Orders of course, and how much for Decrees and Orders made by the Vice-Chancellor, which were not of course, and how much for Orders of course, how much of such sums has been received for Copies of Decrees and Orders, how much for Minutes of Decrees and Orders respectively, and how much of the money received for Copies of Decrees and Orders has been received from, or on account of, the persons on whose behalf the Decrees or Orders were drawn up; and stating the largest and also the lowest sum of money which has been received in each year by each of the Registrars or Deputy Registrars, or by their respective Clerks, for any one Decree or Order, and for the Copy of any one Decree or Order; and how much of such several sums were applied for the use or benefit of each of the Registrars or Deputy Registrars, and how much for each of their Clerks, and whether any and which of the said sums, and to what amount annually have been received as gifts, or gratuities, or for expedition, and by whom by name the same have been received;" "Of all the sums of Money received in each year during the last four years, for passing and entering Decrees and Orders, and by whom by name, and for whose use and benefit the same have been received and applied:" "Of all sums of Money received in each year during the last four years, by the Master of the Report Office, or by the Clerks or any other persons in the Report Office, and of the several matters in respect of which they have been received; distinguishing particularly how much of such sums has been received for filing Reports and Certificates, how much for Searches, how much for Copies, and how much, if any thing, for gifts or gratuities, or for expedition, and by whom by name, and for whose use and benefit the same have been respectively received."
§ New Writs were ordered to be issued, on the Motion of Mr. S. RICE, for the County of Northampton, in the room of Lord ALTHORP, who had accepted the office of Chancellor of the Exchequer:—For the County of Cumberland, in the room of Sir J. R. C. GRAHAM, who had accepted the office of First Lord of the Admiralty:—For Cambridge University, in the room of Viscount PALMERSTON, appointed one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State: —For Preston, in the room of E. G. STANLEY, Esq. appointed Chief Secretary for Ireland:—For Inverness, in the room of the right hon. C. GRANT, appointed President of the Board of Control:—For Aylesbury, in the room of Lord NUGENT, appointed a Commissioner of the Treasury:—For Tralee, in the room of R. V. SMITH, esq., appointed a Commissioner of the Treasury:—For Portsmouth, in the room of F. BARING, esq., appointed a Commissioner of the Treasury:—For Youghall, in the room of the hon. G. PONSONBY, appointed a Commissioner of the Treasury: —For Dover, in the room of C. P. THOMSON, esq., appointed Vice-President of the Board of Trade: —For Oakhampton, in the room of the hon. W. A. ELMS, appointed First Commissioner of Woods and Forests.
§ Petitions presented. For the abolition of Negro Slavery, by Sir F. BLAKE, from Berwick-upon-Tweed:—By Mr. DUG-DALK, from Rugby:—By Mr. LITTLETON, six from Staffordshire:—By Lord MAITLAND, from Jedburgh:—By Sir R. PHILLIPS, three from Haverfordwest, and three from the County of Pembroke:—By Lord.J. STUART, two from Meath:—By Mr. KNIGHT, from Warrington:—By lord STANLEY, from Oldham, and other places, in Lancashire:—By Mr. SANDFORD, from Wilverton:—By Sir W. INGILBY, from Gainsborough:—By Mr. PATTEN, from Garstang:—By Mr. BELL, from Wall's End, and other places in Northumberland:—By Mr. O'HARA, from a parish in Galway:— By Lord MORPETH, from Bradford, and several other places in Yorkshire:—By Mr. C. W. WYNN, from a place in Wales:—By Mr. PRINGLE, from. the County of Selkirk:—By Sir J. SCARLETT, from Mal- 620 ton, and from New Matton, Yorkshire:—By Lord WM. RUSSELL, from Gloucestershire:—By Lord BELGRAVE, from Chester and Stockport:—By Mr. PONSONBY, from Wimborne Minster:— By Mr. WILKS, several from Dissenting Congregations:—By Sir M. TV. RIDLEY, from Ncwcastle-upon-Tyne:—By Sir R. PRICE, from Brom-yard:—By Mr. GISBORNE, from Chapel-le-Frith:—By Mr. EVANS, from the Methodist Chapel of St. John's, Bedford-row; and two from Dissenting Chapels in Derby: —By Sir R. PEEL, four from Mesham and other places in Derbyshire. By Lord MORPETH, from a Parish in Galway, praying that the Catholic Inhabitants of the Town of Galway might be placed on the same footing with regard to the Elective Franchise as their Protestant fellow townsmen:—By Mr. C. W. WYNN, a similar Petition, from the Parish of St. Nicholas, in the Town of Galway. By Sir W. INGILBY, from the Inhabitants resident in the neighbourhood of Horncastle, praying for a repeal of the Assessed Taxes. For a Repeal of the Union, by Mr. O'CONNELL, from the journeymen Butchers of Dublin; and from the Parishes of Ardcath, (county Meath), and Kilross, (county Sligo):—By Mr. WYSE, from Tipperary. By Mr. DUGDALE, from the Chamber of Commerce at Birmingham, claiming Compensation for Loss of Property at Copenhagen in 1807. Against the Duty on Sea-borne Coals, by Lord F. OSBORNE, from Wisbeach and the Isle of Ely:—By Mr. WYSE, from St. Nicholas, Dublin. By Mr. HOBHOUSE, from the Inhabitants of South Shields, complaining of the abuses in the Church Establishment, and praying for a Reform of them. By the same hon. Member, from the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of St. Clement Danes, complaining of the expense of the New Police; also praying for a repeal of the House and Window Tax.