§ PUBLIC BILLS.—Reported. Corresponding Societies and Lecture Rooms.
§ 3a. and passed. Superintendent of Convicts.
§ PETITIONS PRESENTED. By Mr. O'Connell, from an immense number of places, for the Immediate Release of William Smith O'Brien, Esq.—By Mr. Duncan, from Ministers and Elders of the Free Church Presbytery of Dundee, and by Mr. Thomas Hepburn, from Members and Adherents of the Free Church Congregation in Yester, complaining of Refusal to grant Sites for Free Churches in Scotland.—By Mr. Brotherton, from Inhabitants of the Village of Acomb, for the Adoption of Measures for promoting the Due Observance of the Lord's Day.—By Mr. Chute, and Sir Stephen Glynne, from an immense number of places, against the Union of St. Asaph and Bangor, but providing for the Immediate Appointment of a Bishop to the newly erected See of Manchester.—By Mr. M'Carthy, from Shipowners of the City of Cork, praying that all Expenses for the Erection and Maintenance 1196 of Lighthouses, Beacons, and Floating Buoys on the Coasts of the United Kingdom, should henceforth be defrayed out of the Public Revenue.—By Mr. Deedes, from Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Members of the Board of Guardians of the Isle of Thanet Union, for Rating Owners of Small Tenements to the Poor Rates in lieu of Occupiers. — By Mr. Beckett, from Artists and other Persons connected with and interested in the Diffusion and Extension of the Fine Arts, in London, in favour of the Art Unions Bill.—By Mr. Farnham, from Castle Donington, for Repeal of Maynooth College Act.—By several hon. Members, from various places, in favour of the Roman Catholic Relief Bill.—By Lord John Russell, from Glasgow, for a Final Adjustment of the Sugar Duties.—By Mr. M'Donnell, and Mr. O'Connell, from various places, against the Protection of Life (Ireland) Bill.—By Sir George Grey, from Passengers travelling between Birmingham and Bristol by Railway, on the 20th Day of May, complaining of Break of Gauge on Railways.