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FRIDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE, MARCH…

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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF LORDS. FRIDAY, MARCH 1.âA great number of petitions were pre- sented in favour of the Factory Bill, the abolition of slavery, and the better observance of the Sabbath. On the last-named subject, Lord Roden observed, if the higher classes would determine not to deal with those tradesmen who kept their shops open on the Sundays, the practice of Sunday trading would be soon abolished.âAdjourned to Monday. MONDAY, MARCH 4.âTHE BEER ACTo-The Bishop of Bristol said he held in his hand a petition from the city of Bristol, signed by 14,000 individuals against the Beer Act. The right rev. pre- late expressed a hope that his Majesty's Ministers would bring forward some measure to amend the law upon that subject, as the present act tended to propagate vice and immorality. The Marquis of Lansdowne said the noble and learned lord was not probably aware that a committee of the other House of Par- liament had been appointed to inquire into the subject, with a view of removing the present evils. The Bishop of Bangor laid on the table a petition from Brid- lington, in the county of York, praying a more rigid observance of the Lord's Day. The Bishop of Bath and Wells presented a petition, most numerously signed, from the inhabitants of Taunton, complain- ing of the demoralising effect of the Beer Act, and praying some alteration in the law upon that subject. Lord Wharncliffe laid on the table a similar petition signed by the Master, Warden, and others of the Company of Cutlers of Hallamshire (Sheffield.) Earl Grey presented petitions from the inhabitants of New- castle-upon-Tyne and vicinity, from Doncaster, and two other places, praying the abolition of negro slavery.âAdjourned.