§ Bills. Read a first time:—Slave Trade Convention with Sweden; Slave Trade Convention with the Netherlands; Slave Trade Convention with the Hanse Towns and Admiralty Courts (China).
§ Petitions presented. By Sir CHARLES DOUGLAS, from Warwick, and by Mr. NOEL, for the appropriation of Church Property to Church purposes.—By Mr. C. BERKELEY, from Frome, for the total Abolition of Negro Slavery.—By Sir E. FILMER, from parishes in East Kent, for an alteration of the New Poor-law.—By Mr. WHITE, from Sunderland, and by Mr. EASTHOPE, from Leicester, against granting further Endowments to the Church of Scotland.—By Mr. WARD, from Sheffield, against any alteration in the Combination Laws; and one from the 674 same town, against the Copyright Bill.—By Colonel VERNER, from Armagh, against the Irish Poor-law Bill.—By Mr. BAILEY, from Worcester, against the Copyright Bill.—By Sir E. KNATCHBULL, from the Archdeacon and Clergy of the Diocese of Canterbury, against certain provisions in the Benefices Plurality Bill.—By Mr. T. ATTWOOD, from Stockton-on-Tees, for the Immediate Abolition of Negro Slavery; and from Birmingham, in favour of the five Glasgow Cotton-spinners.—By Lord CASTLEREAGH, from places in the county of Down, against the Irish Poor Relief Bill.—By Mr. JENKINS, from Shrewsbury, against any further grant of money to Maynooth College.—By Mr. V. SMITH, from Northampton, praying the Immediate Abolition of Negro Slavery.—By. Mr. CLAY, from certain of his Constituents engaged in the manufacture of Gas, for improvement in the Coal Trade of London.—By Mr. KINNAIRD, from Procurators in the Courts of Law in the county of Perth, praying that the Sheriffs' Courts Bill may pass into a law; and from the Presbytery of Auchterarder, in the county of Perth, against any additional grant of money to the Established Church of Scotland; to the same effect from the United Associate Synod of Auchterarder.—By Mr. BAINES, from Johnstone, in Scotland, to the same effect; from the Town Council of Leeds, for the reduction of the rates of Postage.—By Mr. Alderman COPELAND, from Stoke-upon-Trent, deprecating the repeal of the Poor-law Amendment Bill.—By Mr. FIELDEN, from Aughaquare, county of Mayo, in Ireland, against the Irish Poor Bill.