HC Deb 22 March 1804 vol 1 c960
Mr. Sheridan

presented a petition, on behalf of Mr. H. Burgess, of Curzon Street, May Fair, and I other, setting forth the particulars of the double return for the above Borough. Ordered to be laid on the table. The proceedings of the election and the return, were then read, by which Mr. Huskisson was returned by indenture, and Mr. T. Sheridan also, in another instrument, purporting to be a return, said to be elected, A question arose, whether this latter piece of parchment was a return or not; the case appeared extremely doubtful, whether this matter ought to go to a Committee to be decided by them, or whether the House should not decide the matter of itself, on account of the parchment stating the return of Mr. T. Sheridan being no return. The House, however, at last thought the better and safer way would be to refer the matter to a Select Committee.