Wednesday, July 17, 1839.
MINUTES.] Bills. Read a first time:—Metropolis Improvements; Judge's Lodgings; Grand Jury Cess; Turnpike Tolls; Spirit Licences (Ireland).—Read a second time:—Ecclesiastical Districts.
Petitions presented. By Mr. Dunbar, from Temple Michael, against any further Grant to Maynooth.—By Colonel Vernor, from Presbyterians of Billy, that Presbyterian Soldiers might not be compelled to attend Idolatrous Ceremonies.—By Mr. Buck, from Coachmasters of Devonshire, for a reduction of the Post-horse duty.—By Mr. Macauley, from Edinburgh, for an Alteration of the case affecting the Church of Scotland.—By Mr. Wallace, from Montrose, Forfar, and Auchtermuchy, by Sir H. Parnell, from Dundee, by Mr. Labouchere, from Taunton, by Viscount Lowther, from Burneside, and by Mr. Grote, from Rotherhithe, in favour of a Uniform Penny Postage; and from Perth, Angus, and Mearns, against renewing the Patent for Printing the Bible in Scotland.—By Mr. Fielden, from Oldham, and several other places, for the Repeal of the New Poor-law, Universal Suffrage, Vote by Ballot, and for a redress of Grievances.—By Mr. Divett, from Stage Coach proprietors of Exeter, for the Repeal of the Post-horse Duties.—By Mr. Mackinnon, from Highlanders in London, that a Professor of Gaelic might be appointed in the Scotch Universities—By Mr. Clay, from St. George's-in-the-East, against the Collection of Rates Bill.—By Mr. P. Thomson, from Manchester, that the Duties on Timber might be equalised; and from the Licensed Victuallers of the same town, in favour of the Bill for Inland Bonding.—By Mr. Hume, from Mr. Haydon, complaining of the Royal Academy.