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and for other securities of that description, at 5 per cent. There la no want of hard cash in London, but it is in few bands, and the public arc exposed to suffer as much as if it waB really scarce, from tbe difficulty of giving it an extended circulation under those circumstances.
Tbe following Stock List will show the closing prices of all public securities on the 23rd of February :—
Three per Cent. Consols, 82 half, five eighths.— Three per Cent. Consuls for the Account, Feb. 28th, 82 half, five-eighths.—Three per Cent. Reduced, 62 one-eighth.—Three and a Half per Cent. Reduced, 90 five-eighths, three-quarters.— New Three and a Half per Cent. 89 seven-eighths, on.—Four per Cent. (1626,) 100 quarter, half.— India Stock, 193 half, 194 half.—Bank Stock, 193, 190.—Exchequer Bills, 8c, 9s. premium.—
India Bonds, Is., 2s. discount.— Long Annuities, lti seven-eighths.
Belgian Scrip, quarter, three quarters discount. —Brazilian Five per Cent. 44 half, 45.—Chilian, 10, 17.—Colombian, (1824,) Six per Cent. 11, 12. —Danish Three per Cent, 06 quarter, half.— Dutch Two and a Half per Cent. 40 half, three, quarters.—French Five per Cent. 90 half, 97 half. —French Three per Cent. 60 half, 67 half.— Greek Five per Cent. 24, 23.—Mexican Six per Cent. 31 half.—Portuguese Five per Cent.46halft 49 half.—Russian Five per Cent. 99 qnaner, three-quarters.— Spanish Five per Cent. 14 oneeighth.
AngU>Mcxican Mines, 13. — Inked Mexican, 4, 5.—Del Monte, 12 half, 13 half.—Brazil, 40, 42.—Bolauos, 130, 140.—Canada Company, 37, 38.—Irish Provincial Bank, 25 half, 20.
MONTHLY METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL,
FROM .IAN. 23, TO FEB. 22, 1832.
Mean temperature of the Month, 30.5 deg. Meau atmospheric pressure, 38.17 deg. Dense fog on Wednesday, P.M.
FROM JAN. 20, TO FEB. 24, 1832, INCLUSIVE.
Jan. *>. D. BAINES, St. Martiu's-lane, victualler. G. BENSON. Kensington, plumber. W DAWSON. U.hti.m, Lincolnatiirc, tanner. G. EVANS, Mold, Flints lure, cattle-dealer. S. FAKDEN. Gutter-lane,
deal- r. W. FAKKAR, Bread-atrrst, Chcapaidr, werebouieaian, S. POWELL, Blackman-atrrrt, South
wark. drap«r. T. RAPER, I'M-tr-i. tailor. J. SAW'VKHnidO LOU LEV. Sheffield, table knife minufacturera, T. SHALLCROSS, Liverpool, provision
dealer. H. SMITH, Fleet ianr. victualler. T.
TKANF1ELD, Marylebnne-lene. victualler. W.
VOAKES, Pock lint-ton. Yorkshire, draper.
J-tn.-14. G. CASTLE, jun Rotberhithr,ship builder. C PYNE, F.sil's-eouri, Old Bromptoo, dyer and calico printer. P. J. COVEKDALB, BarkinR, Essex, sutgeon *nd apothecary. *■ BOsTOCK, Old Cevmdish street, tailor. E. TANNER. Itamspate, tavern keeper. TGERVE8, Hcndon, Middlesex, hay aaleaman. T.
TAYLOR, NewRate-strect, meat aaleaman. J WATSON, Wood -street, riband and silk manuTactnrer. E> G. RLACKBAND. Macclesfield, grocer. J. BUCK
LEY, Liverpool, cheese factor. J. SH 1FT, Liverpool, victualler- E. E- and II. HUGHES, Manchester,
apinnera. T. UNDERWOOD, Bristol, akiu dresser and deer. W. GADFSBY, Hopwaa, Staffordshire, victualler. W.JOHNSON, Manchester, innkeeper. W. CROSTOV, juii. Toxteth-park, Lancashire. J. LAW, Lloyd, Staffordshire, farmer.
Jan.17. J. WILKINSON, Finsbury-aquare.unbolsterer. J.S. HODGES. Bunlnllrow, tailor. B. BAUCKHAM, otherwise E. BOCKHAM, Providence-row, Kent-toad, builder. W. IVORY, St. Marv-et-ilill, virtually.
II. W. SMITH, Greenwich, carpenter. T. LEWIS, Whitecbspel-road, victualler. J, R. BEECHOFT, St.
Albans, Hertfordshire, innkeeper. G. DRAPER,
Wfaitechapel Hieb-atreet, victualler. J. MABEKLY, Bread-street, Cheapeide, and John-atrert, I'erkelryaquare, banker. W. ATHEARN, Peckham, brick
tnakar. J. CATLEV, Green-street, Leicretrr-equsre, chemiat. T. GRF.VKS, Hendon Middlesex, hay aaleaman. J. BURKE, Greenwich, licensed victualler. J. HUNTER, Church pnassre, Guildhall-yard, undertaker. H. STUART, Worcester, wine merchant. R. GRAY, Cottmirhamaitd Kingaton-upon Hull, wharfinger. W. and T. HEWITT. KiOi-atnn-upoii-Hnll, wnrrbanu. W. TAYLOR, CoppuM. Lancashire, timber merchant.
Jan. 31. H. HUDSON, Harrow-etreet, Peddiugton, atable keeper. A. KAUL, Camomilc-attrct, Bmh ops
gate, watch manufacturer. R. PULLEN. Newvate
market, earcan butcher. W. J. de RUCK, Broad-etr-etbuildiora, merchant. W. C. THOMAS. Plymouth, batter. T.WILKINSON, Shrewsbury, ironmonger. v\. A STOKES, Kidderminster, bookseller. R. HUGHES, Welch pool, Montgomeryshire, aaddler. I. MILL,
Strand, hatter. J. G LAVES, Upper EaatSmithfield,
master mariner. G. WALKER. Orange-street, Bloomsbury, linen draper. T. BOND, Bath, cabinet maker. J. WALKER, St- Juhn'a, Worcestershire, tanner. J.
W'AGSTAFF. Denton, Manch.ater, bat manufacturerT. W EBU. and W. PRITCHARD, Pi11*wen1lt. Newport, Monm»uthature, coat merchant*. R LANGUON. East Stonehuuar, Devonshire, rope maker. G SALVIDGR, H-dmi-iitft, Somersetshire, botcher. J. NICHOLS, St< arbridte, Worcestershire, wine merchant
Feb. 3. P.YOUNG, Fenchurcb-street, Wappins, and Greenwich, aail maker. H.H.WILSON, Lawrence
Pountiiey-hill, boarding bouse keeper. J. C. EAS
LING, Chandos-etreet, Cnvent-gardeu, licensed victualler. E. ALLFORD, Bishopsgate-street Without, upholsterer. H. WILSON, Sun-street, woollen draper. J. PESTELL, Radwrll, Hertford ah ire. miller. J. CHAMBERLAIN, late of Aldermanbury, warehouseman. H. and J. CAZENOVE, Broad-at>ret-buildinaa, merchanla. H. BENNS, Norwich, cordwaincr. J and S. CARELESS, Bristol, bakers. S.G. and L. HATERSLEV, Bradford, Yorkshire, machine makers. !. PEAKKBS. Stanford-b'idite, Worcestershire, grocer. W. STEAD, Sbrewabury, m-rcrr. W. LAWTON, Birkenhead, Cheshire, lime burner- J. MAY I ON, Brider-mill, Wiiton, Cumberland, corn factor. J LAWTON, Saddleaworth. Yorkshire, money scrivenerN. THOMAS. Manchester, upholsterer.
Feb. 7. E. SAVILL. Esher, Surrey, miller. R. ALDEIUON, Charlotte-street, Hlarkfnara-road, carpenter. E. TURNER, Crown-run, Walworth, Surrey, hosier. J. STEPHENS, Red Lion-court, Fleet-street, bookaeller. W. I. COKEK, Lime-etrrct. hide and akin broker. P.. C PARKINSON. Green Gates, Ecclcsbill. Bradford, Yorkshire, apotherery T WEBB. W. PHITCHARD,
and 7. WILLIAMS, PilUwenlly, Monmouthshire, coal merchanu. W. G. MA IT HIE and C. A. MATTH1E,
Liverpool, mercbanU. W. FLOWER, Cann, Dorvtahire, coal merchant. W. SWYER. Shaftesbury. Dor aetihirr, common brewer. W. KNIGHT, St- Neot's. Huntingdonshire, draper. J. MARKS, Foley-plece,
horse dealer. G. B. I'OYNTON, Oxford-at reel, wool
len draper. H. SMITH, Salisbury, haberdasher. B.
KING, Cbarlotte-atreet. Kathboue-place, lithographic printer. F- W.DEWEY. Iluetin-laue, W,.o i-atwt.
clover. Z. B. HOUGHTON, Liverpool, timber merchant P- H. KENTON. Liverpool, milliner W. M. JONES, Mold, Flintshire, maltster. F. DUNN, Drypool, Yorkshire, mill. r. G. II1BBARD, Ha.li, maltster. W. MOWELLS, Uellyhavr, Monmouthshire, thup-keefcr. II.. 10. W. YOU AIT' Nassau-street, Middlesex Hot
fital. druKaiat. S. HANNUM, Oxford, carpenter.
JACKSON, Rocbeater, Kent, brush maker. J. MON* TAGUE. Charl..tte-ltreet. Bedford-square, jeweller. DGRANT, late of Kenainaton, but now rtsidii.a beyond the aeaa, builder. J. C. JEW'SBURV, Canurbory,
linen draper. T. TAYLOR. Clifford-street, Bond
street, mau's mercer. W. MORGAN, G. it- ROACH, and G. MORGAN, Liverpool-street, merchanta. D. D. DAVIS. Filzroy-square, boardint house keeper. R.
LONGWORTH, St. MiehaePa-upou-VVyre, Lancashire, rush dealer. J. DAVIS, late of Burton-on-tbe-Hi)I,
Gloucestershire, auctioneer. T. JONES, Kiddermin.
Sit, drufRtst and Rrocer. J. POOLE, Worcester,
comb munufaclurrr. J. WARNER, Manchrater. warebonarman. J. GALE, Manchester, career and cilder.
Feb. 14 R.GASCOYNE, Hiehmnnd, tailor. P.KNOX, Maidatone, frocer. 'I'. CLAYTON, sen. ChorUen-row, Mancbrater, cheese factor. R.HAMILTON, Fou maincourt, Biahopaitatr-street, wine merchant. T.COTTLE, Salisbury-street, RermonJaev, dealer in marine StoreaR. O. HALLIW'ELL, Uhitrchapel-road, oilman. J. NEWMAN, South-atreet, Chelsea, victualler. J. GILBERT, iun. Coventry, coach proprietor. W. T. MAUGHAM, Kinrf-stroet, Covent-Rarden. hatter. I. WISEMAN, Norwich, silk man. D. AUST, Walcot, Somerset, builder. G. PAHKER, Dente»d, Warwickshire, factor. J. BREARLEY, Brtmrud, Rochdale, Lsnceahire, wool, len manufacturer. J. FOULKES. Mold, Flintshire,
wine dealer. C. M. HURGEv*. Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, builder. R. B. SIDFORD, Wilton, Wilts, baker. J. ARMITAGE, Clayton, and J. GREEN
WOOD, Swamp, Yorkshire, stuff mauufacturen. Q. B. KEEK. sen. FramlinRham, Suffolk, brewer. A.TAYLOR. Do a ford Mills, Roy ton, Lancashire, cotton apinuer. S MOTTEUSIIF.AD, Manchester,cotton spinner.
Feb. 17. R BENNS, Broad afreet, victualler W. R. GLADWIN, Watliuicatreet, smith. W. MOSS. New
Market-place, Greenwich, cheesemonger. J GIRTON, Eda.eware.roed, Paddhivtuii. dealer In earthenware. J. E. JOHNSON, Albemarle-strert, Piccadilly, wine mercbanL R. BEASANT, Wolverton. Burks, miller. R. COX. Stilton. Dortet, miller. J. COLQUHOUN, Sheffield, coppercmitli. G. FAMES, llmiustcr, Somerset, ironmonger. T. WlinTAKD. Dursley, Glouccaterabire, ahopkeeper T. S. FOX, Wella-next-lhc sea, Norfolk, builder. I ■ SAL'l E't. North Walsham. Norfolk, corn merchant. T W 00D, Headinely, Leeda. miller.
Feb. 91 C MOSLEY, Tower-street, victualler. W. JACKSON, Maidatone, jeweller. W. POLLARD, Mancheater, commiaston scent. G.TUKNERand K. HYSL'JP, Liverpool, merchants. W. N. CLAY, St
Helen's, Liverpool, chemist J. OSBORNE, Colchteter, carrier. H. ADDENHKoOK, Eve-hitl. Dudley, drutriel. E. ASHTON, Hiih street, Wbitechapel, rheesrmoncer. D. LOGAN, Quebec, Canada, merchant. W. THOMAS, Uni»n-strert, lJ-.il), woollen draper. J. WARD, W.
STATTERS, and J. STATTERS, Mellor. Lancashire, cotton spinners. G. DUPLEX, Pieasa.it-place, Pentonville, chemiat. J ROBINSON, Park-place, PaddinRton, builder J. STEELE, Newcastle under-Lyme, ironmoneer. J WHITE. Marlborouicb, innkeeper. P. SYLVESTER, Fnlbrnok, Otifordahire, Rrocer.
Feb. 94. R. B. bTRUGNELD, Ha».oKh.ll Mreet, boot and ahoe maker. E- HUNT, Sale-street, Paddtnfton, Middleaex, slater. W. FINCH, Rochester, Kent, coal .... 1. h nil. J. MAC KAY, late of Austin-friars,
but now of Broad-street, insurance broker. J. C.
SCIIWIF.SO, Totteuham-Btrart, Tottenham-court road, harp and pianoforte maker. J. TOWNSF.ND. Castlestreet, Hclborn, dressinv-caao and pocket-book manufacturer. W. MARSH, Warrington, Lancashire, flour denier J. WARING and J. WAKING, late of Lepton, Yorkshire, fancy clolh manufacturers. W. ROOME, Liverpool, ironmonger. W. ELLIS, Fuller's-bole, St. Martin's. Norwich, maltster. 11. W. KATCL1FFE, Wrexham, Denbighshire, grocer aud tallow chandler.
NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE.
APRIL 1, 1832.
Great Britain 137
The Colonies 143
Foreign States 144
Remains of the Rev. Edmand Griffin—Saturday Evening, by the Author or the Natural History of Enthusiasm—Reminis* cences of the Rev. Robert Hall—History in all Ages: The History of the Jews in all Ages—British Painters, by Allan Cunningham—Observation on the Pestilential Cholera, by W. Ainsworlh—Laws and Progress of the Epidemic Cholera, by T. Hancock, M D.—Sphinx Vespifonnis— Adventures of a Younger Son—Domestic Manners of the Americans—National Portrait Gallery—Real Life; Passages from the Portfolio of a Chronicler—Records of a Good Man's Lite—Eighth Report of the Society for Improving Prison Discipline—Es. say on the Right of Hindoos over Ancestral Property—Remarks on the Revised Edition of the Edinburgh Cabinet Library — Researches in Greece and the Levant, by Rev. John Hartley—A Mannat of the History of Philosophy, Translated from Tennemann—Divines of the Church of England —History of the Seven Churches of Asia,
IIOrSF. OF I.OHDS.
Feb. 17. In reply to a remark by the Earl of Wicklow, in reference to tithes in Ireland, Earl Grey said, although he would not admit that the law of tithes was a grievance, yet it would be clearly seen by the evidence before the House, that the manner in which the law was executed was so. There could neither be safety to the Church nor tranquillity to Ireland, till an entire change was effected in the mode of executing that law. The meaning intended to be conveyed by the "extinction of tithes," was a commutation, or some other provision for the clergy.
Feb. 24. Lord King, in presenting a petition, having expressed a hope that Government would not adopt coercive measures for the recovery of tithes in Ireland, the Earl of Eldon called on Ministers to take care how they legislated on the rights of acknowledged property, which tithe undoubtedly was. He would sanction no attack upon it: and when
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he found any numher of people coming forward, and saying that the House must abolish a particular kind of property, bethought their Lordships were called upon to defend their independence, and to declare, even on account of that demand, that they would not. One of the petitions set forth that the property of the Church formerly belonged to monastic institutions, and th:it, as it was now diverted from its original purpose, the tithes of the Established Church should be abolished ;but he begged leave to ask the lay impropriators of this country if they agreed to that proposition; and he desired to know if they were willing to surrender their property because it formerly belonged to religious nouses?
Feb. 27. Earl Grey, in answer to a question from Lord Aberdeen, admitted that our Government had received information respecting the French expedition to Italy, but the Noble Earl refused to enter into any explanation on the subject at the present moment.—Earl Grey, in reply to an inquiry from the Marquess of Londonderry, said he expected that the Belgian Treaty would be speedily ratified by all the parties to it.— An animated discussion ensued on the question of Irish tithes, in the course of which the policy of the Government with respect to Ireland was condemned by the Duke of Wellington and other Peers, and was defended by Earl Grey, Lord Melbourne, and Lord Plunkct. This discussion originated in an inquiry on the part of the Duke of Buckingham, when the promised measure respecting Tithes would be brought forward? —Earl Grey assured him that Ministers were not inattentive to the subject, and that the contemplated Bill would He submitted without delay to the other House of Parliament.
Feb. 28. The Earl of Roden presented a mass of petitions from places in eight counties of Ireland, signed by persons of varied opinions on political and religious matters, to the number of more than 230,000, complaining in the most decided terms of the system of public education introduced into Ireland under the sanction of Ministers, as unwise, impolitic, and unchristian. His Lordship quoted Mr. Stanley's Letter, and spoke at considerable length in reprobation of the system.—These observations gave rise to a very extended discussion.—Lord Plunket strongly defended the Commission under which the public grant on account of education in Ireland is to be expended.
March 2. The Marquess of Londonderry rose avowedly with the intention of presenting a petition, which he afterwards stated he did not intend to present, and made some severe remarks on Lord Plunket, for which he was repeatedly called to order; and at last a resolution of censure was proposed to the House, but on the Noble Marquess making an apology, it was withdrawn.
March 6. The Lord Chancellor, in moving that his Majesty be requested to have the report of the Common Law Commissioners laid before the House, announced that the Commissioners had come to the conclusion that imprisonment for debt, whether on mesne process or execution, ought, if possible, to be abolished. A cheaper mode of recovering debts under 601. was also recommended in the report.
March 8. The Marquess of Lansdowne, after commenting upon the open outrages and violence that had long existed in Ireland, growing out of the tithe system, submitted a series of resolutions to the House, founded upon the report of the Committee on Irish Tithes. The object was to secure immediate relief to the poorer clergy; to provide, by investment or rent-charge, provision for the clergy; to suggest means by which the collision between the clergy and
the people should be prevented. The immediate relief to the clergy, to whom arrears of tithes are due, to be secured by an issue from the Consolidated Fund; and the Government to be empowered to adopt measures for the recovery of those arrears of tithes. The resolutions also express the expediency of instituting a rent-charge, or investment on the land, as a permanent commutation of the tithes now chargeable.—The Earl of Wicklow expressed his regret that a better plan had not been devised; he had expected a much more satisfactory measure.— After a protracted discussion, the resolutions were adopted.
March 9. Lord Strangford moved for the appointment of a Committee to inquire into the state of the Glove Trade. The manufacturers attributed their distress to the system of Free Trade, and the consequent unlimited importation of gloves; and he trusted that the advocates of free-trade, in particular, would not oppose his motion, as they ought not to fear, but rather to promote inquiry into the efficacy of their principles. His Lordship detailed the differences that had characterised the trade and the wages before and after the adoption of the freetrade system. — The Bishop of Bath and Wells supported the motion for the appointment of a Select Committee. The glovers of Yeovil, and other places, were in the greatest distress.—Lord Auckland said it was with considerable regret that he found himself compelled to oppose the motion. He was quite sure it could not be productive of any real good. There was no parallel between this case and that of the silk trade. The French gloves were exposed to a duty of 22 per cent and the amount of importation had fallen oft'. He attributed the distress in some parts of the country to the introduction of a new species of glove. He contended that there was no smuggling in the glove trade to any serious extent. If this committee were granted, committees would also be required on the cotton, woollen, and every other species of trade.—The Duke of Wellington said, in consequence of the conflicting opinions on the subject, he should support the motion for inquiry.— Their Lordships divided. The numbers were, for the motion, 33; against it, -11: negatived by a majority of 8.
March 12. The Earl of Eldon moved for certain papers connected with the discharge of his duties while Lord Chancellor. The object of the noble and learned Lord was to show that although he had held office upwards of forty years, he could challenge the strictest investigation relative to the bestowal of any place by him during that period—that certain situations were granted to his son twenty-seven years ago, at the gracious recommendation of the Sovereign— that they were reversions—that the reversions bad nut yet fallen in—and th.it, even if they had, the profit was not near 12,000'. a year. They did not equal what he had lost by the appointment of a Yice-Chancellor. Sic. His Lordship also mentioned that he had not sought the Lord Chancellorship; he was Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and it had been his own wish to remain in that station. The papers were ordered.
March 13. In answer to a question put by the Earl of Aberdeen relative to the French expedition to Ancona, the Earl Grey said the French Government had avowed that their commander had exceeded his orders at Ancona; and he doubted not it would be found that the English Government had not been unmindful of the interests of this country, and that the affair at Ancona was not likely to disturb the peace of Europe.
March 16. The Duke of Wellington moved for various papers, pursuant to notice, with a view to show the fallacious character of M. Perier's speech in the French Chamber, respecting foreign offairs, in consequence of the occupation of Ancona. His Grace observed that he by no means thought lightly of maintaining the friendly connection between this country and France, but he contended that, for the preservation of peace, and the retaining of proper power by this country, England must also be on friendly footing with the other great powers of the Continent. His Grace also referred to the conduct of France regarding the Belgian revolution, observing that at first it was discountenanced by France, as the documents for which lie moved would show. The Duke expressed his conviction that M. Perier's speech showed that his principles were calculated to stir up revolution.—Earl Grey said the granting of the papers would be highly inconvenient to the public service; at the same time he admitted the correctness of the Duke of Wellington's representation, respecting the proceedings of the Administration of which his Grace formed a part.—After this admission, and the statement of Earl Grey as to the inconvenience of producing the papers, the Duke of Wellington said he should withdraw his motion.
imr.SE OF COMMON'S.
Feb. 17. The House resolved itself into a Committee of Supply. Sir J. C. Hobhouse proposed the Army Estimates for three months, ending the 31st of March. There was a decrease in the expense on the quarter of 15,300/. in the effective service, and an increase in the non-effective of 35,131/. The Right Hon. Gent, moved a resolution that the number of land-forces employed be 89,483 men. The resolution was agreed to, as were also several other resolutions, containing the items of the estimated expense The House went into a Committee
on the Malt Drawback Duty.—Mr. F. Baring moved that the drawback of li. id. a gallon on spirits made from malt in -Scot, land should be discontinued, and in lieu thereof should be imposed a smaller duty than at present on spirits made in Scotland. —The resolution was agreed to.
Feb. 20. In Committee on the Reform. Bill, the 55th amended clause, 6x. having been disposed of, the Committee proceeded to Schedule A. Instead of the boroughs' names being put to the vote alphabetically, as had been done heretofore, tbey were proposed in the order in which they appear in Lieutenant Druramond's list, thus beginning at the smallest borough first—namely, Old Sarum. On that being put from the Chair, a long discussion arose on the principles which had guided Lieutenant Drutnmond's calculations; after which the Committee proceeded rapidly with the list, and "scheduled" fifty-two boroughs, the case of Appleby having been postponed.
Feb. 21. In Committee on the Reform Bill, it was proposed that Appleby, which stands No. 53 in Lieutenant Druramond's list, do remain part of Schedule A. This was opposed at considerable length. The Committee eventually divided on the proposition, when there were, for the disfranchisement of Appleby, 256; against it, 143; majority for the said disfranchisement, 113. —On the proposition that Amersham stand part of Schedule A, Mr. Croker moved that Midhurst be substituted for Amersham, but it was negatived. The Committee afterwards proceeded with Schedule B.
Feb. 22. Mr. Knight moved that the House go into Committee on the Master of the Rolls' (Ireland) Bill; a Bill to enable the right of that Judge to appoint his secretary, to be tried at law. It was opposed by Government, and supported by the Opposition, aided by Mr. O Connell, Mr. Hume, &c.—After a great deal of discussion, the House divided, when there appeared, for the Bill, 88; against it, 84 ; majority, 4.
Feb. 23. The House, in Committee on the Reform Bill, proceeded to discuss the remaining part of Schedule B, which was gone through, with the exception of Dartmouth, this being posponed for farther consideration. A long discussion ensued on the proposal to rescue Helstone, in Cornwall, from the Schedule, because it contained a Yeomanry corps, and a division was called for, when the numbers were, for the motion, 258; against it, 179; majority for Ministers, 77; and Helstone was ordered to stand part of the Schedule.—There was also some debate on Midhurst; but it was eventually agreed that this borough should stand part of the Schedule.
Feb. 27. The Bill for new-modelling the Naval Civil Departments gave rise to a very long debate, and was eventually read a se