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J. C. Dyer, of Manchester, Lancaster, Machine Maker, and J. Smith, of Deanstone, Perth, North Britain, Cotton Spinner, for certain improvements in machinery used for winding upon spools, bobbins or barrels, slivers or rovings of cotton, wool, and other fibrous substances of the like nature. July 17th, 6 months.

W. Vickers, of Sheffield, York, Merchant, for improvements in machinery for preparing or shaping steel for the manufacture of files and rasps. July 17th, 2 months.

J. H. J. Poittevin, of Craven Street, Middlesex, Gentleman, for a powder which is applicable to the purposes of disinfecting night-soil and certain other matters, and facilitating the production of manure. Communicated by a foreigner residing abroad. July 17th, 6 months.

J. Dickinson, of Bedford Row, Holborn, Middlesex, Esquire, and W.L. Tyers, of Opsler Mill, in the Parish of King's Langley, Hertford, for certain improrements in the manufacture of paper. July 24th, 6 months.

T. Horne, of Aston, near Birmingham, Warwick, Brass Founder, for certain im. provements in the manufacture of hinges. July 24th, 6 months.

MONTHLY METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL. Kept at Edmonton. Latitude 51° 37' 32" N. Longitude 3' 51" West of Greenwich. The warmth of the day is observed by means of a Thermometer exposed to the North in the shade, standing about four feet above the surface of the ground. The extreme cold of the night is ascertained by an horizontal self-registering Thermometer in a similar situation. The daily range of the Barometer is known from observations made at intervals of four hours each, from eight in the morning till the same time in the evening. The weather and the direction of the wind are the result of the most frequent observations. The rain is measured every morning at eight o'clock.


Range Range

Ther. Barom.




in Inches

Prevailing Weather.


23 51-89 Stat. 30,19 N.E.
24 50-81 30,17-30,15 N.E.
25 54-79 30,12-30,11 N.E.
26 53-79 Stat. 30,11 N.E.
27 51-84 30,05-30,02 N.E.
28 50-85 39,02-30,08 N. E. & S.W.
29 52-82 Stat. 30,13 N. b. E. & W.
30 50.8+ (30,11-30,04 N.W.

31 51-74 Stat. 30,06 Aug.

1 45-84 30,07-30,00 S.W. 2 49.75 29,95.29,93 E. & N.E. 3 53 71 29,95-29,99 E.b. N. & N.E. 4 43-76 29,95-29,96 N. & N.E. 5 44 78 Siat. 29,97 S.W.&W.b.S. 6 58.76 29,97-29,96 W. b. S. 7 60-75 29,94 29,91 W. b. S. 8 47 72 30.17.30,22 W. b. N. 9 44-76 Stat. 30,28 N. b. W. & E. 10 48.83 300,25-30,20 S.W. 11 52-85 30,09-29,94 E. b. S. 12 55-81329,88-29,94 S.W. & N.W. 13 54-74 30,02-30,08 N. b. W.& N.E. 14 48-72 20,13-30,14 N.E. & E.b. S. 15 41-77 30,12-30,09 N.W. & E. 16 57-76 30 09-30,11 W. b. N. 17 59.76 30,18-30,19 N.b.E.& N.W. 18 53-76 30,22-30,18 N.E. 19 52-79 30,13 30,07 N.E. & E. 20' 55-80 29,04-29,77 E.b N. & E.b.s. 21 53 80 129,63 29,35 S.E. 22 58-77 29,55-29,61

S. b. W.

Generally clear, except the morning.
Generally clear.
Generally clear.
Nut a cloud during the day.
Generally clear.
Many clouds, suushine frequent.
Generally clear.

Generally clear.
Generally clear.
Cloody, except the evening.
Cloudy, frequent sunshine.
Generally clear.

Clear till noon, a few drops of rain about 5 P.M. ,0125 Morning and evening clear, overcast about noon. ,025 Rain from 7 ull A.M., afternoon clear.

Clear, not a cloud all day.

Clear all day.
Except the evening, clear.
Generally clear till the evening.
Generally cloudy except about noon.
Generally clear.
Generally clear.
Cloudy, a few drops of rain about 3 P.M.
Morning overcast, a few drops of rain about

(noon; since generally clear. Clear.

(frequently from 8 to 9. Clear. Lightning in the E. and S. this evening Clear, excepi the evening. Lightning in W. and Generally cloudy. [a few drops of rain about 9 p.x.




POLITICAL JOURNAL.-August, 1835. House of Lords, July 20.—The second reading of the Roman Catholic Marriages Bill was postponed on the motion of the Marquess of Clanricarde, until next Monday. His Lordship made some allusion to the case of Mr. M.Dermott, one of the Commissioners of Education in Ireland, which called forth a reply from the Bishop of Exeter.-The Seamen Enlistment Bill was read a second time.—The Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Post Office was brought up.

July 21.–The Royal Assent was given by Commission to several Bills.- The Municipal Corporations Reform Bill was brought up from the Commons, and read a first time, without calling forth any remarks. The second reading was fixed for Tuesday.-The Ecclesiastical Revenues Bill was committed pro forma, and on the motion of the Archbishop of Canterbury two clauses were added to the Bill. 1. To prevent the retrospective operation of the Bill; 2. To sanction the resumption of the patronage by the Crown, if it should deem it proper so to do. The further consideration of the Bill was postponed to Friday.

July 22.–Lords Ravensworth and Segrave presented several petitions against the Municipal Corporations Bill ; the latter Noble Lord in particular, lamenting the attacks made by it on the freeman's rights.- The Seamen's Enlistment Bill went through a Committee.

July 23.-Some petitions were presented, after which their Lordships adjourned. July 24.-Several petitions were presented against the Municipal Corporations Bill, by the Earl of Harewood and the Marquess of Salisbury. Petitions were presented in favour of the Bill by Lord Brougham.—The Certiorari Bill went through a Committee. The report of the lapse of Benefices Bill was received.

July 27.-The Report of the Committee on the Certiorari Bill was brought up, and the third reading fixed for the 5th of August.-A great number of petitions for and against the Municipal Corporations Bill were presented.

July 28.-After the presentation of several petitions against the Municipal Corporations Bill, Lord Strangford presented one from Coventry praying to be heard by Counsel against the Bill.-It was agreed that two Counsel be beard for all the Corporations. The Bill was then read a second time without opposition, and Counsel ordered to be heard on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

July 29.-Numerous petitions were presented against the Municipal Corporations Bill. The Report of the Select Committee to inquire into the disturbances in Ireland was presented, after which their Lordships adjourned.

July 30.—The second reading of the Roman Catholic Marriages (Ireland) Bill was postponed till Tuesday. A great number of petitions were presented against the Municipal Corporations Bill.- Counsel were then called to the bar, to be heard against the Corporations Bill on behalf of sundry Corporations. Sir C. Wetherell and Mr. Knight appeared.

July 31.-Several petitions were presented against the Municipal Corporations Bill. The several Bills on the table of the House were advanced a stage.-Sir Charles Wetherell concluded his address at the bar, against the Municipal Corporations Bill.-Mr. Knight followed on the same side, until half-past eleven o'clock, when the House adjourned, it being arranged that Counsel be further heard at one o'clock on Saturday.

August 1.–Their Lordsbips met to-day at one o'clock.-Lord Melbourne moved the Order of the Day for hearing Counsel at the bar.-Mr. Knight appeared at the bar and resumed his argument against various clauses in the Corporation Bill.

August 3.-A great number of petitions were presented against the Municipal Corporations Bill, and some in its favour.— Viscount Melbourne moved that the House should go into Committee on the Bill, upon which the Earl of Carnarvon moved, as an amendment, that evidence be taken at the bar of this House in support of the allegations contained in several petitions presented against the Bill. This produced a very long and animated debate, at the conclusion of which the House divided, when the numbers were, for the amendment, 124, against it, 54, thus presenting a majority of 70 in favour of the Earl of Carnarvon's amendment. Proxies were not called. It was arranged that the House should meet on Tuesday at eleven o'clock, for the purpose of taking evidence in support of the petitions against it.

Sept. 1835.--VOL. XIV.—NO. LIII.


August 4.-Their Lordships were occupied from eleven till four o'clock in the examination of witnesses on the Corporations Reform Bill. At that hour they adjourned, according to agreement, for two hours, and at six o'clock again resumed the examination. The examination was continued till eleven o'clock, after which the House adjourned till Wednesday at one o'clock, to resume the examination of witnesses.

August 5.-The hearing of evidence at the bar against the Municipal Corporations Bill was resumed at one o'clock, and continued till balf-past four o'clock, and then again adjourned.

August 6.-The examination of witnesses against the Municipal Corporations Bill was resumed, and continued. The corporations to wbich the evidence referred were those of Dover, Marlborough, Norwich, Rochester, Henley-upon-Thames, Havering-atte-Bower, and St. Albani's.

August 7.-The examination of witnesses in defence of the Corporations was continued, when evidence was adduced with respect to Bath, Sutton Coldfield, Arundel, Llanatbelly, East Retford, and Boston, rescuing completely those Corporations from the calúmnies by which they had been assailed, and in some instances proving the report of the Commissioners of Corporation Inquiry to be a mere tissue of falsehoods.—The Certiorari Bill and the Registry Bill (Chancery) were, on the motion of Lord Brougham, severally read a third time, and passed.- The House proceeded to the examination of the Town Clerk of Bedford. Evidence was taken in the cases of Poole, Bridgewater, Doncaster, Shrewsbury, and Rochester. Their Lordships then adjourned.

August 10.-A considerable number of petitions in favour of the Municipal Corporations Bill.-On presenting a petition from Paisley in favour of the Church of Scotland, the Earl of Aberdeen expressed the just indignation felt by all the friends of that Church on the selection of the Commissioners of Inquiry, to whom the duty is confided of inquiring into its present condition.

August 11.–On the motion of the Earl of Radnor the Limitation of Polls Bill was read a second time, and ordered to be committed on Monday. The Marquess of Clanricarde moved the second reading of the Roman Catholic (Ireland) Marriages Bill, on wbich, after some debate, the House divided. For the motion, 16; against it, 42. The Bill therefore is lost.

August 12.-Several petitions were presented on the subject of the Corporations Reform Bill.—Lord Melbourne then moved that the House should go into Committee upon the Corporations Reform Bill.- The Duke of Newcastle proposed, as an amendment, “ That the Bill be committed that day six months.”—The Earl of Mansfield was willing to enter into Committee on the Bill, but only with the fullest understanding that he protested against very many of its provisions, which he should most strenuously oppose in Committee. After a discussion of considerable Jength, the Duke of Newcastle withdrew his motion, and the Bill was committed pro forma. The House having resumed, and the other orders of the day having been disposed of, their Lordships adjourned.

August 13.-—Lord Morpetb presented the Irish Church Bill from the Commons. It was afterwards read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time on Tburs. day next. The Militia Staff Reduction Bill, also presented from the Commons, was read a first time.—Their Lordships then resolved into Committee on the Municipal Corporations Bill. Lord Lyndhurst moved as an amendment the preservation of the inchoate rights of freemen. The motion led to considerable discussion. Their Lordships eventually divided on it. The numbers were—for the original clause, 37 ; for the amendment, 130 ; majority against Ministers, 93. Lord Lyndhurst then mored a new clause, to secure to freemen the right of voting, as was secured to them in the Reform Act, in respect of Members of Parliament. After a short discussion, the gallery was about to be cleared for a division ; but Lord Melbourne, who had opposed the amendment, said, as the numbers had so preponderated against him on the former division, he would not trouble their Lordships to divide. The amendment was agreed to. Upon clause 4, the Duke of Wellington moved that the boundaries of boroughs should remain unaltered, which, with the subsequent addition, “until Parliament shall further determine,” was acceded to. Clause 5 was postponed ; clauses 6, 7, and 8 were agreed to. The House then resumed, and their Lordships adjourned.

August 14.-The Militia Staff Reduction Bill was read a second time pro forma and ordered to be committed on Monday, when the debate will be taken. The House was occupied for some time in receiving petitions on the subject of the Corporations Reform Bill. Their Lordships then went into Committee upon the Bill. On the clause relating to the common council, Lord Lyndhurst moved an amendment that the persons eligible as members of the common council should consist of one-sixth of the whole number of rate-payers in every borough, being those who paid the highest rates. Upon a division the motion was carried by a majority of 120 to 39. Clauses 17 to 23, inclusive, were agreed to with some verbal amend. ments. The 24th being likely to excite discussion, the House resumed, and the Committee obtained leave to sit again on Monday. Tbeir Lordships then adjourned.

House of COMMONS, July 9.–At the morning sitting of the Commons, the Tolls Manure Exemption Bill was read a third time, and passed.— The Prisoners' Counsel Bill was read a third time, on a division of 43 against 36; two close divisions on clauses 2 and 3 took place, but they were carried, and the Bill passed, with an alteration in the 4th clause, limiting the right to be heard by counsel before magistrates to cases where they had summary jurisdiction. At the evening sitting the House resolved itself into committee on the Municipal Corporations Bill, when the schedules came under consideration. An amendment of Mr. Grote, tbat thirty councillors be the number in the corporation of Bath, in lieu of forty-eight, was rejected on a division by 105 against 72. The first and second schedulos having been disposed of, as also the two sections of schedule B and schedule C, Lord John Russell intimated his intention of bringing up the report on Tuesday.-Mr. Wallace brought forward bis motion for inquiry into the management of the Post-office, but subsequently withdrew it at the suggestion of different Members, in order to wait until the Commissioners had completed their investigation.— The Assizes (Ireland) Bill was read a third time.— The Glasgow Universities Bill was read a first time.—An address to his Majesty, to confirm the Treasury Minute for the retiring pension of Mr. Seymour, the Sergeant-at-Arms, was carried by acclamation.

July 10.-The Medway Navigation Bill was withdrawn.-Mr. Duncombe presented a petition from Lieut.-Col. Bradley, of his Majesty's 2d West Indian Regiment, complaining of the conduct of Major Arthur. The Hon. Member gave notice of a Select Committee on the subject.- The Chancellor of the Exchequer, in reply to Mr. T. Attwood, said that lie would bring forward the Budget as soon as possible. --The House resolved itself into a Committee of Supply on the Miscellaneous Estimates, when several sums were voted. The second reading of the Election Expenses and Qualification Bill was carried after two divisions.-Mr. M. Phillips withdrew his motion for leave to bring in a Bill relating to the Penal Statutes against persons impugning the Trinity.

July 13.-Mr. Perrin gave notice of a motion for leave to bring in a Bill to regu. late the Municipal Corporations of Ireland. The Irish Church Bill was read a second time, and ordered to be committed on Monday next.-In reply to an observation from Mr. D. W. Harvey, Lord J. Russell said that he had it in command from his Majesty to state that his Majesty was willing to place at the disposal of Parliament the whole of his Majesty's interest in the rights, privileges, and patronage of the Irish Church.—The House then resolved itself into a Committee of Supply. An animated discussion took place on the grant for Irish education, wbich was carried, on a division, by a majority of 143 against 41.

July 14.-Lord Lowther moved for certain returns connected with the Post Office, which, after a discussion on the management of that department, were ordered.-On the motion of Lord J. Russell (pro forma) the House went into Committee upon the Municipal Corporations Bill, to which several new clauses were appended. The Bill, in its amended state, was then ordered to be printed.-Mr. Gisborne's motion for the re-appointment of a Select Committee to consider the claims of the Baron de Bode was rejected, on a division, by a majority of 177 against 59.-Mr. R. Wason's motion for the appointment of a Select Committee to inquire into certain allegations in petitions from Great Yarmouth, touching the manner of conducting the last election, was carried after a most animated debate, on a division, by 186 against 132.

July 15.—There being only 36 Members present at four o'clock, the Speaker declared the House to stand adjourned till to-morrow.

July 16.-In reply to inquiry, the Attorney-General said that he feared there would be no opportunity to proceed with the Imprisonment for Debt Bill until the Municipal Corporations Bill had passed that House - Lord Morpetb presented further documents from the Commissioners on Education in Ireland.-Mr. Gladstone, Sir H, Hardinge, and Mr. Goulburn, complained of the deficioncy of information bitherto presented as to the religious persuasion of the children attending the schools. -Mr. G. Berkeley moved the appointment of a Select Committee to ascertain wbat arrangements could be made for the admission of ladies to the debates. The motion was carried by a majority of 49: the ayes being 153, the noes 104.- Lord J. Russell moved that the Municipal Corporations Bill be again re-committed, be proposing that the Bill should be read a third time on Monday. With the view to this end (bis Lordship said in reply to Sir R. Peel) he wished that new clauses might be moved on the third reading, and that amendments on clauses might be taken pow.The House then went into the Committee.-Mr. Borthwick moved to omit the word “male,” it being provided “that every male person of full age, &c. was eligible to be a burgess and io vote.” The Committee divided on it. The numbers were, for the clause in its original state, 135 ; for the amendment, 69; majority against the alte ration, 66.—Mr. Praed's amendment to preserve the rights of freemen, as secured by the Reform Bill, called forth an animated discussion. On a division the numbers were, for the clause, 262; for the amendment, 234; majority, 28.-Several other divisions afterwards took place on proposed amendments, and all the clauses up to 48 were agreed to.

July 17.-The House resolved itself into Committee on the Municipal Corporations Bill, and after the remaining clauses to be discussed had been got through, the report was received, and the third reading fixed for Monday, until wbich day the House adjourned.

July 20.-Mr. W. Patten stated that, in consequence of what had taken place respecting Orange Lodges in Ireland and the army, he had been directed by the Committee to move that they report on certain parts of the evidence, and that the minutes of the evidence should be laid on the table of the House. There were other portions of the evidence which were as yet unfit for publication.-Mr. Serjeant Jackson said that he was authorised to contradict the insinuation which had been thrown out, that the Duke of Cumberland had ever issued any warrants for the formation of Orange Lodges in the army, for in the only case in which his Royal Highness had been applied to he refused to sanction the application unless they could procure the consent of the Commander-in-Chief at the Horse Guards. Mr. Jackson did not deny that certain warrants had been signed by his Royal Highness as Grand Master before Orange Lodges bad been prohibited by the House, but be had never issued or caused them to be issued since; and if they had been circulated it was done without his consent and without his knowledge.—The Municipal Corporations Bill was read a third time and passed, after an animated debate, which termi. nated without a division. On the order of the day for going into Committee on the Stafford Disfranchisement Bill, Mr. W.s. O'Brien moved, as an instruction, “That the privilege of sending two Members to Parliament be transferred from the borough of Stafford to the county of Cork.” On a division the motion was rejected by a majority of 159 against '19.—Mr. E. Buller also moved " That a Select Committee be appointed to inquire into the bribery and corruption which bave prevailed at elections for Representatives for the borough of Stafford, and to report the result of their inquiries to the House : that it be an instruction to the Committee that they do report, in the first place, the result of their inquiries as to bribery and corruption in the late election." "On a division the motion was rejected by a majority of 98 against 19.— The House then went into Committee, but did not get through the preamble when the Chairman reported progress.

July 21.—The ballot was taken for the appointment of the Election Committee against the return for Hull.- Numerous petitions against the Irish Church Bill were presented.—On the Order of the Day for the House going into Committee on tbe Church of Ireland Bill, Sir R. Peel brought forward bis motion for an instruction to the Committee to divide the Bill into two parts, in order that a separate consideration might be given to the question of tithes, and of the appropriation of the revenues of the Irish Church. The Right Hon. Baronet, in a most admirable speech, contended that if justice could prevail, his motion would be adopted. The Chancellor of the Exchequer resisted the motion, contending that the object of the Right Hon. Baronet was not to divide the Bill, but to divide the House ; for that if the motion were sincere the success of it would not accomplish the Right Hon. Baronet's object, inasmuch as the principle of appropriation pervaded the whole Bill.-- Dr. Lefroy spoke in favour of the motion.—Mr. Denison, Mr. G. F. Young, and Mr. French, spoke in opposition to the motion, and Mr. Walter in favour of it. -Sir R. Inglis then rose to address the House, but was interrupted by loud cries of “ Divide.” As the Hon. Baronet proceeded the confusion increased, and bis

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