§ Bill. Read a first time:—Printed Papers.
§ Petitions presented. By Messrs. Brotherton, Brocklehurst, Sanford, T. Duncombe, and Charles Lushington, from a number of places, for the Release of John Thorogood, the Abolition of Church Rates, and of the Jurisdiction of Ecclesiastical Courts.—By Sir Robert Inglis, Sir E. Sugden, and Mr. T. Duncombe, from several places, for the Immediate Release of the Sheriff.—By Sir Edward Filmer, and Mr. B. Wall, from two places, for Church Extension.—By Sir John Walsh, from Bisby, againt the Report of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.—By Lord C. Lennox, from Ashby-de-la-Zouch, against any further Grant to Maynooth College.—By Messrs. Greg, Lister, Elliot, and Hume, from a number of places, for, and by Mr. Palmer, and Sir Eardley Wilmot, from a number of places, against, the Repeal of the Corn-laws.—By Mr. Hume, from a place in Scotland, for a Free Pardon to Frost, Jones, and Williams.—By Mr. Baines, from Leeds, against the Stade Duties.—By Mr. Hume, from St. George's-in-the-East, against the Copyright Bill; from Glasgow, for an Extension of the Franchise, and Vote by Ballot.—By Lord Sandon, from some Society, against the Opium Trade.—By Mr. Colquhoun, and Mr. W. Gordon, from a number of places, in favour of Non-Intrusion; and by the latter, from other places, against the same.