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HOUSE OF LORDS.—TUESDAY, JULY 2. The Earl of Carlisle moved the second reading of Parlia- mentary Oaths Bill. The Earl of Eglinton moved, as an amendment, that the bill be read a second time that day three months. A discussion ensued, which occupied the entire sitting. The Duke of Cleveland, the Archbishop of Dublin, the Earl of Shrewsbury, the Duke of Argyle, the Earl of Wicklovv, and Lord Brougham supporting tie bill and the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of Exeter, the Eail of Winchelsea, Eail Nelson, the Earl of Desart, and the Bishop of Oxford opposing it. On the division taking place, the numbers were— For the amendment 95 Against it 70 Majority -25 The bill was subsequently thrown out. The lordships shonly afterwards adjourned. TH URSDAY. The Earl of EllenbOTOUl-h asked the government whether any communication had been received by it from the government of France, subsequent to its former communiration and in expla- nation of the changed character" of the expedition io Rome. Tfis Marquess of Lansdowne observed that no communiciltion had been receive by her Majesty's government respecting what the noble earl designated the changed character of the expedi- tion in question. Lord Stanley wished that the government would give some specific information to the house, in reference to the matter. He was anxious to ascertain if, subsequently to the receipt of the communication having reference to the expedition first meditated her Majesty's govemnunt had asked for or received any expla. nation of the motives of the French government in deviating so gieatly from its former profession m the expedition recently sent into the Roman territory. The Roman states had bet-n occupied, and Rome itself was now bombarded, for no other reason than that the Homan people would not consent to the en- trance of French troops into their city. Such proceedings ap- peared to him to be wholly unjustfiable. The Marquess of Lansdowne replied that no formal demand had been made of an explanation from the French government. We understood the noble marquess to add that he would not say that the changed proceeding of the French government was lot a legitimate subject of inquiry, or that inquiry had not been made. The Earl of Aberdeen complained of the very imperfect character of the information which had been laid upon the table. Lord Brougham put some questions respecting the petitions presented to the Governor-General of Canada adverse to the Rebellion Losses Bill, which questions led to a scene between him and Earl Grey. The Encumbered Estates Bill was then read a third time and passed, with some amendments. FnIDAY. The Earl of Wicklow laid upon the table of the house a bill alter and amend the Oaths of Supremacy, Allegiance, and Ab- juration. Earl Grey then moved the second reading of the Vancouver's Island Administration of Justice Bill. Lord Monteagle took occassion to express his disproval of the transfer of the island to the H udson Bay Company, a company which, in his opinion, was unfitted for the business of coloniza- tion. The Earl of Selkirk defended the company. The Earl of Aberdeen defended the arrangement made, as the one most likely to secuie colonization of the island. After some further observations, the bill was read a second time. Their lordships shortly afterwards adjourned. MONDAY. The Marquess of Londonderry moved for certain returns re- lative to carrying the mails between Greenock and Belfast, and suggested the propriety of containing a steamer between Port Patrick and Honaghadee for a year until the other experiment had had a fair trial. The Marquess of Clanricaide had no objection to produce the returns, but with them he should alo give the reports of the admiralty surveyors who had examined the ports in ques- tion. He knew that public opinion was in favour of the pro- posed change, The Marquess of Lansdowne laid on the table communica- tions maoe by the Austrian Government, relative to the ad- vance of the Austrian troops into Tuscany and the Legations, and, in reply to Lord Brougham, stated that Kossuth's au- thority in Hungary had not been recognised, nor could it be under existing circumstances. The Duke of Richmond brought up the report of the select committee on entailed estates, preseuted a bill embodying the views of the committee, its object being to enable landholders to borrow money for the purposes of drainage the noble duke replying, in answer to questions as to extending it to to Ire- land, that he should not object to that proposition, but, as he wished the bill to pass as quickly as possible, he had not in- cluded Ireland, well knowing that any bi I applying to that country was not very likely to go rapidly through its stages elsewhere. (Laughter.) After a few words from the Marquess of Londonderry, The Earl of Carlisle intimated his approval of the measure, and should be happy to give any assistance in his power in forwarding it through its remaining stages. Lord Beaumont supported the bill, which was read a first time. Lord Monteagle, on presenting a petition from Sydney, New South Wales, on the subject of the proposed alteration of the constitution of the Australian colonies, and complaining of the inefficient state of the franchise, asked whether it was the in- tention of the government to proceefl with the bill in the present session. The noble lord then proceeded to propound his views 011 the subject of legislation for colonial representation,and con- eluded by stating that as Karl Grey had been returned as the sole replesentalive for Melbourne and Port Philip, he wished iu him., vvJi„» l.it, ,1CIVS wt;;e uu lire suojeci. Earl Grey would not enter into the merits of the bill not before their lordships, but proceeded to answer the observations of the noble lord as to the course taken previously to submit- ting bills of this description by the government referred to the present state of representation in Australia, and stated, from personal communications he had had that day with some gentlemen connected with these colonies, that he felt himself justified in assuring their lordships the passing of the bill was anxiously desired by them. After speeches from Lord Lyttleton and Lord Stanley urging the withdrawal of the measure, Earl Grey expressed his desire to avail himself of suggestions offered by the latter noble lord, but it would be matter of deep regret to himself if the bill did not pasa in the present session. The Audit of Accounts Railway Bill was read a second time.