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HOUSE OF COMMONS, JULY 1. Several petitions were presented, among them one presented by Col. EVANS for the release of the person calling himself the Rev. Robert Taylor, was supported by Sir S. Whalley, Mr. O'Connell, Sir F. Burdett, and Mr. Cobbett. Mr FiNN presented a petition against a clergyman in Ireland, in which the petitioners charged the rev. gentleman with fraud i:i a tithe composition. The hon. gentleman spoke at length on the subject, and said that the petitioners could obtain no legal redress for the fraud of which they complained nnrl that if redress were not afforded, the tranquillity of that part of Ireland could not be secured without coercive measures. Mr. HUME presented a petition from a person named Gunter, stating that ho had put in the post office a lettei. which had not been de. livered, and that lie could obtain no redress. The hon. gentleman spoke of the hardship of the public's being compelled to send all letters by post, and having no remedy against loss through the fault of the post office. Mi-, COBBETT called attention to the ccmpliaint, in a petition from the political u lion at Walworth, that the po!ice acted as spies. Lord ALTHORP said'that it was quite contrary to the original intention In the formation of that force that they should be so employed. They bad never been so employed by orders from government. He did not consider policemen mixing in public meetings in plain clothes to be acting as spies. In the present instance Popay d,-ci(le(llv contradicted the allegation in the petition that he had incited the members of the union to acts of violence. He (Lord A'thorp) had no objection to the appointment of a committee on the subject, if the committee were fairly chosen'. After some further conversation the subject dropped. DECCAN PRIZE MONEY. In answer to a question, Lord ALTHORP said that government coaill give no answer on this subject till the Privy Council had decided. BANK CHARTER. Lord ALTHORP said that he intended to propose an alteration in the 2nd clause, to the effect that a person presenting Bank of England notes above 5/. value could not demand gold. Sir R. PEEL asked whether a person presenting two five pound notes could demand gold ? Lord ALTHORP said that was not contemplated in his resolutions. Mr. POULET THOMSON said the great object of the c;ause was the protection of the bank in case of panic. The bank in such case was under the necessity of meeting with gold not only their own notes, but also the bills of country bankers. Sir I. WROTTESLEY said the country bankers had no desire to make the Bank of England notes a legal teuder, and that the proposed alteration could be of service to no party but the Bank of England. Mr. Alexander BAHING thcught that making bank notes a leg-At tender was the only way to prevent a panic, aud that such a provision would have pre- vented runs upon country banks and the eveiiis of 1825-6. The holder of bank notes had only to go to the bank and receive specie for them. He thought the apprehension that public confidence in bank notes might in time be shaken, was without foundation; and, that in the event of a war, the pow er proposed to be given to country bankers of circulating their notes would be beneficial to the country. Sir. R. PEEL said that by the plan of the noble lord a man might demand gold for one 51, note, but not for two. Now in the case of a panic a person might send his servant successively with as many five pound notes as lie could collect, and then defeat the proposed plan. Besides, was the clause which made bank notps payable in gold only in London, likely to give satisfaction to the country? (Hear.) He con- ceived that it would be but decent to wait the report of the committees now sitting on the agriculture and the commerce of the country, before the proposed change in the currency were brought forward. Mr. WARBURTON objected to the plan on two grounds-first, that it was a substitution of paper for gold-second, that it affords oil increased facility to forgery. Mr. F. LEWIS considered the change extremely hazardous, and could see no way in which the country could be benefitted by it. He begged the house to con- consider for a moment the situation of country bankers should a bank restriction take place. (Hear, hear.) Suppose a case in which the bank was in such a state of trepidation that an order in council was issued re- stricting them not to issue any more gold. Now he would ask, what would be the situation of the unfor- tunate country bankers if this eveut were to take ptace ? (Hear, hear.) Mr. COBBETT cited the author ty of Mr. Horner, and Mr. Ricarrio in favour of the resumption of cash payments. He should reserve, however, his own obser- vations on the bill till he knew what the thing was. (Cheers and latfghter.) I Mr. GROTE deprecated the hardships which this bill would bring upon country bankers, as it would induce people in the country to hoard up sovereigns, and thus prevent the influx of gold into the cotters of country bankers, who would be still exposed to the same demand of gold from them. The banker. would thus be compelled to purchase gold, which would become a commodity, fluctuating in value, instead of a standard of value. After tome further discussion the house divided, Forthemotiof). 214 Against it 15G Majority 1 ae 1I11 I'd resolution, alter remarks irom several hon. members that the terms were too tavourable to the Bank of England, was agreed to. The CHAIRMAN then reported progress, aud ob- tained leave to sit again on Wednesday. Sir R. GRANT postponed the third reading of the Jewish Disabilities Bill fill Wednesday week. On the motion of Lord ALTHORP, a committee was appointed to inquire into the allegations contained in the petition presented by Mr. Cobbett relative to the police being spies. Sir A. AGNEW'S bill for the better observance of the Sabbath was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time th it day fortnight. The other orders of the day were then disposed 0(. and the house adjourned at a quarter-past two o'clock-