HL Deb 06 February 1838 vol 40 c815

Petitions presented. By the Earl of SHAFTESBURY, from Birmingham, against the abolition of the Imprisonment for Debt Bill.—By the Earl of DEVON, from Devonport, to the same effect; and from ottaway, in favour of Local Courts—By Lord WHARNCLIFEE, from Wakefield, for an alteration in the Apothecaries Act—By Lord BROUGHAM, from Perth, Tiverton, Wigton, and Bedford, for the Extension of the Suffrage, shortening the duration of Parliaments, and Vote by Ballot; from the inhabitants of Westminster, Chelsea, Poplar, Whitechapel, Bethnal-green, the borough of Finsbury, and from various parts of the metropolis, against the Canada Bill; from Dent, West Riding of Yorkshire, South Shields, Darlington, Morland, Andover, and Birmingham, against Negro Apprenticeship; from several places in Scotland, against any grant to the Established Church; and from persons confined in Gaol, in favour of the abolition of Imprisonment for Debt Bill.