§ PUBLIC BILLS.—1a. Friendly Societies.
§ PETITIONS PRESENTED. By Mr. Thornely, from Merchants, Manufacturers, and others, of the Borough of Wolverhampton, for an Immediate Repeal of the Duty on Foreign Copper Ore.—By several hon. Members, from various places, against Diminishing Protection to Agriculture.—By several hon. Members, from a number of places, for a Total and Immediate Repeal of the Corn Laws.—By Mr. Hume, from Manufacturers of Linen and Linen Yarns, in Brechin, for the Abolition of Duty on Linen.—By Mr. Brotherton, from Members of the Leeds Temperance Society, against Reducing the existing Duty on Brandy, or other Foreign Spirits.—By Mr. Christie, from Henry Walter Parker, Barrister at Law, for Inquiry into the Andover Union.—By Viscount Morpeth, from Farmers, Ratepayers, and others, of the Township of Canonley, complaining of unequal Rating.—By Mr. Thomas Duncombe, from Guardians of the Poor of the Parish of St. Luke, Chelsea, against Union with other Parishes.—By several hon. Members, from various places, for limiting the Hours of Labour of Children and Young Persons employed in Factories to Ten.—By Mr. John O'Brien, from Limerick Bridge Commissioners, for Improvement of Limerick Harbour.—By several hon. Members, from various places, against Enrolment of Militia.—By Mr. Balfour, from Magistrates and Town Council of Dunbar, and by Mr. Hume, from Montrose, for Alteration of Prisons (Scotland) Act.—By Mr. Hume, from Shipowners, Merchants, Traders, and others, of the Port of Wells, for Inquiry into Wells Harbour.