§ LORD ALDENHAM
, in moving the Second Reading of this Bill, said the object of the Bill was to equalise the emoluments of the canonries of St. Paul's, and so to provide an adequate 81 stipend for the Archdeacon of London. In 1811 the Government of the day increased the number of canonries at St. Paul's from throe to four, attaching the new canonry to the Archdeaconry of London. But, thinking that he would probably be a pluralist, they said he must be content with two-thirds of the stipend of the canonry and gave the other third to the Archdeaconry of Middlesex. The Archdeacon of London was not a pluralist; on the contrary, he gave up a living worth £650 a year to undertake the much more arduous duties of Archdeacon of London, which occupied all his time. His work was at least as heavy as that of the other three canons, and the Dean and Chapter, feeling this, desired to make over to him the one-third alluded to, which would make his stipend equal to that of the other canons, who received £1,000 a year each.
§ Read 2a (according to Order), and committed to a Committee of the Whole House To-morrow.