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T HOUSE OF LORDS.âTHURSDAY, APRIL 22. In the absence of the Lord Chancellor, Loid Redesdale took his seat on the woolsack at five o'clock. The Earl of Darby, in a brief address, moved the second read- ing of the St. Alban's Disfranchisement Bill, which, after a short discussion, was agreed to. Lord Redesdale then proposed that the parties should have leave to appear at the bar by counsel, according to the precedent in the Sudbury case, a petition to that effect having been previ. ously presented. This proposition was supported by Lord Campbell, on the ground that the bill was one of pains and penalties. He had no wish, however, that their lordships should hear evidence at the bar, but only that counsel should be heard upon the effect of the evidence taken before the commission. A conversation followed, in which the Earl of Derby, Earl Grey, Lord Monteagle, Lord Beaumont, the Marquess of Clanricarde, the Duke of Argyle, and the Duke of Newcastle, toolfpart, and upon a division, Lord Redesdale's motion, having been consented to by the Premier, was carried by a majority of 26, the numbers being-content, 41 non-content, 15. Their lordships then adjourned. FRIDAY. Lord Redesdale took his seat on the woolsack at five o'clock. -After the presentation of several petitions, Lord Broughton moved that there be laid lyfore the House, copies of the correspondence between the Court of East India Directors and the Government of India, relative to the trial 01 Jotee Pershand, and to the conduct of certain members of the Indian service connected with that proceeding. The Earl of Derby said that he would have no objection to the production of the papers. The motion was then agreed to, and their lordships adjourned. MONDAY. Lord Portman fully agreed with a petition which he presented from Kingsbridge, against callingout the militia. 'On the motion for going into committee on the St. Alban's Disfranchisement Bill, Lord Redesdale, who presided during the absence of the' Lord Chancellor, said that in accordance with a resolution agreed to on Frid ay niglt, counsel might appear Bgainst the Bill. Lord Verulam said the elfctors of St. Albans were now against taking up the time of their lordships,by offering counsel against the bill. The bill then passed through committee; and their lordships soon after adjourned. TUESDAY. There was nothing of importance done.

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