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15 h, 496,5801. for the Chelsea out-pensioners. ( 16 h, ts, 5cl. for Kilmainham Hospital.

17 b, 30.,5}\ l.for defraying the charges of foreign corps, 19h, v2, 751. for the Royal Military College. 19 h, 21,2471. for the Royal Military Asylumn. 2 h, 15,4021. for Chelsea Hospital. 2:1, 469,4501. for the Barrack Department. These resolutions were put and carried. : Mr. Ashton moved the ordnance estimates, which were the same as the last.

1st, 2,278,'971. for the ordnance of the land service.
2d, 301,4061. for the service of the year 1805.
3d, 262,3631. for the service of the year 1906.
4th, 471,2461. for the ordnance of Ireland.

The resolutions were put and carried. Report of the whole the next day.

The Kilmainham Hospital bill was read a second time, and ordered to be committed the next day. : Nr: Parnell gave notice, that on Tuesday he would move for the production of he memorial of the bankers of Dublin to the post-oflice, respecting the loss of bank notes by the miscarriage of letters.

Mr. Rose moved the committal of the American trade bill.

Mr. Eden and Lord Howick contended that by this bill the Americans might have advantages to which, hy possibility, they might not be entitled. The commercial intercourse between the two countries had rested long upon a treaty. The trrcaty had expired, and the Americans had passed a law prohibiting the greater part of the British articles of exportation to that country. Under these circumstances, ibis bill would give the Americans all the benefits of the old treaty; while, if the law alluded to should be put in force, we should be deprived of them. It was true, the law had been suspended till November, but there was a possibility that it might then be put in force, and the Americans would have a very improper advantage from that time till six weeks after the mee ing of the next Parliament. However at present certainly they did not mean to oppose the bill, for it would be improper while a realy was pending ; but in order to remedy the inconvenience, Lord Howick proposed that a clause, should be in roduced, granting a discretionary power of suspension to his majesty in couucil.

Mr. Rose and the Chancellor of the Exchequer contend, ed for the necessity of the bills passing at present. But they at last agreed to Lord Howick's proposal.

The bill was committed, the clause added, and the report ordered for the next day.

Mr. Ilobhouse brought up the report from the committec, on the Dublin paving petition. The resolutions were agreed to, and a bill ordered.

Sir John Stuart's annuity bill was read a second time, and ordered to be committed the next day. Adjourned,

II OUSE OF LORDS.

SATURDAY, JULY 4. The copyholders' bill passed through a committee and was reported.

Mr. Foster, and several other members of the House of Commons, brought up the Irish customs bill, which was rcad a first time. Certain of the standing orders were ordered to be taken into consideration on Monday, for the purpose of suspending them in order to expedite this bill.

Adjourned till Monday

HOUSE OF COMMONS,

SATURDAY, JULY 4. Mr. Babington brought up the report of the committee to whom the Sierra Leone company's petition had been referred. The petition stated the wish of the company to cede to the crown their possessions on the coast of Africa; and the report of the committee approved of the cession, and of the terms on which it was proposed to be carried into effect. The report was referred to the consideration of a committee of the whole House on Monday.

Leave was given to bring in a bill for regulating the police of Brighton.

Ths Irish revenue continuing bill was read a third time and passed. '

Nr. Ilubhouse brought up the report of the committee of supply, on the estimates for the army, navy, and ord, nance scrvices, which were agreed to. " On the motion of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, it was or:lered, that the House do, on Monday, go into a committee of ways and means.

Mr. Iluskisson gave notice, that he should, in the committee of ways and means on Monday, move for a vote of exchequer bills, for the service of the year.

Mr. Leslie Foster brought in the Irish glebe houses bill, which was read a first time.

Mr. French, agreeably to notice, moved for leave to bring in a bill for regulating the fees payable by persons charged with treason, and other offences, at the quarter sessions in Ireland. The honourable member prefaced his motion by enumerating the different fees exacted from persons charged with murder and other offences of an inferior nature, amounting in some counties to three times the sum payable in others. Leave given.

Lord Cochrane gave notice, that he should on Friday next move for extracts of all documents relative to thie ships employed in the Channel fleet, from the 1st of March · 1805, to tlie Ist of March 1807, so far as regarded the

complement of men to each, the number actually on board, and the number of sick and convalescent; the periods dur. ing which each ship had been at sea and in port, during the time above mentioned, and at one time; the quantity of fresh provisions received on board during the period alluded to; and the orders received at different times with. in that period by the commanders.

The Kilmainbam Hospital bill went through a commit. tee, and was ordered to be reported.

The report of the committee on Lord Viscount Powerscourt's house bill was received, agreed to, and a bill order. ed to be brought in accordingly.

The report of the committee on the American treaty bill was brought up and agreed to.

Sir J. Stuart's annuity bill went through a committee : the blank as to the commencement of the annuity was filled up, 5th of July 1807, and the report was ordered to be received on Monday.

Nir. Sturt gave notice, that he should, on Monday, move for taking into consideration a standing order of the House in the year 1771. relative to turnjike bills, by which it was provided, that an estimate of the expence should be annexed to every such bill. Wbat he had to propose was, that, in ac'dition to this very necessary requisite, a plan should be given, He wished at present to submit the propriety of the regulation, which he did not proposo should be carried into effect till next session.

| Mr. Graham presented a petition from R. Williams and Henry Baring, esquires, against the Honourable Cochranc Johnstone and Augustus Cochrane, complaining of the return of the two latter gentlemen for the borough of Grampound, in the county of Cornwal, on the ground that they were not duly qualified at the date of the return.

The petition was ordered to be taken into consideration on the 22d instant.

Mr. Hobhouse brought in a bill for regulating the wharfage, &c. in the port of Bristol, and for better régu. lating the pilotage in the British Channel. Read a first time.

Sir P. Murray brought in the Leith harbour bill, and the bill for making a navigable canal from the Tay to Perth, in Scotland, both of which were read a first time.

Mr. Alderman Shaw obtained leave to bring in bills for the better regulating of Smithfield market ; and for estab. lishing a coal market in London, the former one being by the act done away.

The report of the committee on the London harbour bill (a grant of public money being required), was referred to a committee of the whole House.

Lord Mahon presented a petition from the prisoners confined in the jail of Kingston-upo:i-llull. Ordered to lie on the table.

The second reading of the American treaty indemnity bill was postponed till Monday. Adjourned.

HOUSE OF LORDS.

MONDAY, JULY 6. The bill, to enable copyholders to appear by attorney in the customary cour's, was read a third time and passed.

The Irish revenue continuing bill wis read a second and third time; the standing orders of the House having been previously suspended for that purpose.

Several private bills were advanced in their respective stages; and the House adjourned.

HOUSE OF COMMONS.

MONDAY, JULY 6. A message from the Lor! informed be House, that their lordships had passed a bill respecting common recoveries in copyhold and customary courts, in which they desired the concurrence of that flouse.

Lord Percy presented a petition from the debtors confined in the jail of Morpeth, which was ordered to lio on the table.

Mr. Cochrane Johnstone presented a petition from Mr. Charles Elliott of New Bond-street, against a member of Wat House, who had been in custody of the marslial of the King's Bench, for a debt dne by him to the petitioner, who he was returned to the present Parliament. The petition

stated, that in the course of his business two bills of exs :. change had come from Mr. Mills into the hands of the pe

fiioner, which had been respectively dishonoured ; that Mr. Mills was also indebted in considerable suins to the petitioner, for work dune, goods sold, and moncy advan. ced ; that in last Michaelmas term the said Mr. Mills had, upon process out of the Court of King's Bench, been taken into custody of the marshal of the said court, but had entered a sham demurrer, which he had afterwards abandoned; that in last Trinity term'the petitioner had obtained judgment for 10131. but that execution had been stayed by a writ of error brought by the said Mr. Mills, to evade justice, and in order to escape the payment of his legal debts ; that as so bail can be taken to an action pending a writ of error, the said Mr. Mills was in custody of the marshal of the King's Bench, wluen he was returned to the present Parliament as a representative for the borough of St Michael's; that the petitioner was informed that Mr. Mills had it in contemplation to apply for his liberation to that House, hie having a considerable colonial property in the West Indies, with a view to withdraw from the jurisdiction of the courts, and for the ; urpose of evading justice ; that under these circumstances the Lord Chancellor would not grant the writ “ Ne Ereat Regno;" that if the said Mr. Mills should be discharged out of custody by that House, the petitioner would be greatly injured ; and that the petitioner therefore prayed that honourable House, that it would be pleased to take such measures on the premises as to its wisdom sbould seem meet, and that the petitioner might be heard by himself or his counsel, to prove the facts and allegations in his petition.

This petition was ordered to lie on the table, as were also similar petitions presented agains: the same gentleman, · by Lord Binning, from Thomas Allen of Bond-street;

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