HC Deb 04 February 1831 vol 2 c135

The Report of the Committee appointed to inquire into the accusation of Forged Signatures being appended to an election petition from Carrickfergus, presented on November 15th, was presented: it stated, that fourteen out of thirty signatures were forgeries, and that Hutcheson Posnett and John Morison Eccleston, were privy to the forgery of these signatures.

Returns ordered. On the Motion of Mr. HUME, the Amount received and expended by the Commissioners of Sewers for the County of Middlesex, from the 1st of January to the 51st of December, 1850:—On the Motion of Mr. BANKES, a Copy of the Treasury Order, reducing the Duty on Barilla:—On the Motion of Mr. S. RICH, a Copy of the Correspondence between the Treasury and the Secretary of State for the Colonies, relative to Canada.

Petitions presented. For the repeal of the Duty on Seaborne Coals, by Mr. N. CALVERT, from the Inhabitants of Royston, in Cambridgeshire:—By Sir J. NEWPORT, from the Chamber of Commorce of Waterford:—By Mr. Alderman WINCHESTER, from the Ward of Vintry:—By Mr. HART DAVIS, from Bristol. Complaining of Distress, and for a repeal of the Malt Duty, by Mr. DENISON, from Farmers, and other inhabitants of Heigate. By Sir C. COOTE, from Rathdowny, King's County, against the Grants to the Kildare-street Society. By Mr. EVANS, from Loughborough, for a repeal of the Corn Laws, and of the Tax on Malt, and for Retrenchment and Reform. For the abolition of Slavery, by Mr. LITTLETON, four from places in Staffordshire:—By Mr. HART DAVIS, from a Congregation of Dissenters at Bristol:—By Mr. WILKS, from Dissenters at Lincoln:—By Mr. TYNTE, from Bridgewater:—By Mr. EVANS, from Leicester. For the repeal of the Assessed Taxes, by Mr. BETHELL, three from places in Yorkshire:—By Mr. GURNEY, from Nor-wich:—By Mr. W. DUNCOMBE, from Egtonham, and two places in Yorkshire:—By Mr. PHILLPOTTS, from Gloucester. In favour of Parliamentary Reform, by Mr. HUME, from Clerkenwell, Perth, and St. Paneras:—By Lord FORDWICH, from Canterbury:—By Mr. KENNEDY, from Stranraer, Banff, the Goldsmith's Company, Edinburgh, Auchtermuchty, Newburgh, Perth, and Oban:— By Mr. K. DOUGLAS, from Dumfries. For a general Fast, by Sir W. INGILBY, from Greyfield, Lincolnshire.