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Appendix XXI. for the purpose of considering the said petition ; that they

signed their report thereon, and also signed a bill for effecting the purposes for which the said petition prays.

Your petitioner, the said , therefore humbly prays, and the said petitioners therefore humbly pray your Lordships, that the report of the said judges may be now received. .

And your petitioner shall ever pray.

XXII. Appendix XXII. Form of Memorial to the Treasury, when the King is in

terested in any bill pending.
To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of

His Majesty's Treasury.
The humble memorial of A. B., agent for the bill herein-

after named ;

Sheweth,
That a bill is depending in the Honorable the House of
Commons for (insert title of bill,) in which it appears His
Majesty's interest is concerned.

Your memorialist, therefore, humbly prays your

Lordships, that intercession may be made to His
Majesty, for His consent to the said bill.

A. B. agent for the bill. ·

XXIII. Appendix XXIII.

* FORMS RELATING TO SELECT COMMITTEES.

Notice. Mr. — gives notice that he will, on (to-morrow) move for the appointment of a (select, if to consist of less than six members,) Committee (by ballot, if to consist of more than five members) to take into consideration (here state the subject)—with power to send for persons and papers and to report thereon (by bill or otherwise, as the case may be).

Motion for appointment of Select Commiltce. Mr. — seconded by Mr.' moves that a Select Committee (or a Committee of Privilege, as the case may be,) be appointed, to take into consideration (here state the subject), with power to send for persons and papers, and

FORMS RELATING TO SELECT COMMITTEES.

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to report thereon (by bill or otherwise-as the case may Appendix XXIII. be), and that Messrs. - do compose the said Com-" mittee.

Motion for appointment of a Committee by ballot. | Mr. seconded by Mr. moves, that this House do (on to-morrow) at of the clock, (A. M. or P. M., as the case may be) proceed to ballot for a Committee of

-- of its members, to take into consideration, &c. Motion for referring a Petition or other document to a

Select Committee. Mr. - seconded by Mr. — moves, that the petition of --- (or other document as the case may be) be referred to the committee on , or to) a Select Committee, consisting of Messrs. — ; with power to send for persons and papers, and to report thereon (by bill or otherwise-as the case may be). Motion for withdrawing a Petition or other document from

one Committee and referring it to another.
Mr. seconded by Mr. - moves, that the (Se-
lect) Committee to which was referred the petition of
(or other document, as the case may be) be discharged
from the further consideration thereof, and that the said
petition (or other document) be referred to &c. (as above).

Form of a Report of a Committee.
To the Honourable the Commons House of Assembly..

The (Select) Committee appointed to take into consideration, &c. (or, to which was referred the petition of

, or other document.)

so"Beg leave follows the

(Here follows the body of the Report.)
All which is respectfully submittted.

- A. B. Chairman.
Committee Room, I
-th 184 )

XXIV. Appendix XXIV.

. . FORMS OF ADDRESSES.

Notice. Mr. – gives notice that he will on (to-morrow)move that it be Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty (or, to His Excellency the Governor General, or Lieutenant Governor (as the case may be) praying that (insert the subject matter of the Address.)

. Motion for an Address.
· Mr. seconded by Mr. --- moves, that it be Re-
solved, That an humble Address be presented to Her
Majesty (or, to His Excellency the Governor General, or
Lieutenant Governor, or otherwise, as the case may be,)
praying (insert the subject matter of the Address); and that
Messrs. — , and be a Committee to draft and re-
port the same.

Address of Thanks.
To His Excellency (name of Governor, with his titles,)

&c. &c. &c.
May it please Your Excellency,

We, Her Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects the Commons of Upper Canada, in Provincial Parliament assembled, beg leave to thank Your Excellency for your several Messages of yesterday (or as the case may be).

- Speaker.
Commons House of Assembly, I
- day of — 18—

Address to the Queen.
To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects, the
Commons of Upper Canada, in Provincial Parliament
assembled, &c. &c.
Address to Governor to transmit Address to the Queen.
To His Excellency (name of Governor, with his titles,)

&c. &c. &c.
May it please Your Excellency,

We, Her Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects the Commons of Upper Canada, in Provincial Parliament assembled, beg leave to inform Your Excellency that we have agreed to an humble Address to the Queen on the subjcot

which we respectfully pray Your Excellency will be Appendix XXIV. pleased to transmit to Her Majesty's principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, in order that the same may be laid at the foot of the Throne. :

Appendix XXV.

XXV.
House of Commons' Officers' Compensation. A
- Resolutions of a Select Committee on the Salaries of
Officers of the House of Commons and the abolition of
Fees and Perquisites; adopted by the House, on the 29th
June, 1836.

1. Resolved, That this House agree with the recommendations of the Select Committee, “ that the annual “sum of £911 be allowed to Mr. John Pratt, the Head “ Doorkeeper, during the time he shall continue to per“ form the duties of his office, in lieu of all Salary, Fees, " Gratuities, and Emoluments whatsoever.

Resolved, That the annual sum of £874 be allowed to Mr. Francis Williams, the Under Doorkeeper, during the time he shall continue to perform the duties of his office, in lieu of all Salary, Fees, Gratuities and Emoluments whatsoever.

Resolved, That the annual Salary of each of the Doorkeepers, after Mr. Pratt and Mr. Williams shall retire, be £400, in lieu of all Fees, Gratuities and Emoluments whatsoever.

Resolved, That the annual sum of £375 be allowed to Mr. William Bellamy, late Lower Doorkeeper, instead of his Salary of £300 a year, as Messenger, in consideration of the amount of Gratuities received by him in his former situation of Lower Doorkeeper.

Resolved, That the annual sum of £587 be allowed to each of the Three Messengers, W. Gifford, C. Stein,,and W. Cook, during the time they shall each continue to per form the duties of their office, in lieu of all Salary, Fees, Gratuities, and Emoluments whatsoever.

Resolved, That W. Bevan, an extra Messenger, be allowed the annual sum of £112 12s. until he come within the recommendation of the Select Committee of 1835– “ That after ten years' service, the Salary be increased to " £120 a year."

Resolved, That the annual sum of £1,900 be allowed to Mr. Dorington, as Chief Clerk of the Public Bill and

Appendix xxv. Fee Office, in consideration of his performing the duties

recommended by the Select Committee of 1835; and that this sum be paid to him in lieu of the Salary and per centage therein recommended; and in lieu of all Salary, Fees, and Emoluments whatsoever,

That the sum of £488 be allowed to Mr. G. B. Ellicombe, as compensation for relinquishing his situation (as a Clerk) in Mr. Dorington's Office, being the average amount of two years Salary and Emolument received by him during the time he has been in that Office.

Resolution approving of new management in Fee and Public Bill Office, and declaring that all Fees to be paid after the commencement of fixed Salaries, shall be paid to the Fee Fund for the public use.

Resolved, That the annual sum of £800 be allowed to Mr. T. Dyson, for relinquishing his office of Clerk of Elections in consequence of his long services.

Resolved, That all Officers of this House be prohibited, under penalty of immediate dismissal, from receiving any Emolument by Fee, Subscription, or otherwise, for adinission into the Gallery of this House; and that the admission of strangers be regulated according to such directions as shall be given by Mr. Speaker, from time to time.

Resolved, That this House concur in the recommendation of the Select Committee, that Mr. Eastaff, a retired Clerk from the Vote Office, after twenty-six years service, be allowed £100 a year during his life; and as the payment of that allowance has been suspended during the two last years, the arrears for 1834 and 1835 be also paid.

XXVI. Appendix XXVI. DURATION OF ENGLISH PARLIAMENTS.*

From the imperfect accounts that have been handed down to us, no authentic record can be found of the precise duration of all the old English Parliaments; but the following table (from Edward I. to Henry VIII.) will show the number of Parliaments that were held by the respective monarchs, with the length of each Reign : Number Length of

İNumber Length of Reigos:

of Reigns: Parlts. Years.

Parlts. Years. Edward I. (fr. 1299) 8

Henry VI. .... .. 22 39
Edward II.......

Edward IV...
Edward III...... 37 53

Richard Ill.....
Richard II.....

Henry VIII.....

24 Henry IV...... Henry V.....

Total..! 143 | 213

of

15

20

L. 26

* The reference to the following Table was omitted, it should have been referred to in the note at page 90.

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