HC Deb 26 February 1807 vol 8 c998

This day a ballot took place for a committee to try and determine the merits of the petition complaining of an undue election for Malmsbury, and the following members were chosen: R. Fer–guson, lord Mahon, James Dawkins, T. P. Symmonds, W. Wingfield, M. P. An–drews, S. Soddington, R. Morris, H. Swann, W. Jacob, viscount Newark, J. Buller, T. Stanley; nominees, viscount Marsham, H. Joddrell, esq.—Sir E.Knatchbull stated, that some circumstances had occurred which had induced him to abandon the notice he had given for that day, relative to the conduct of a certain witness before the Sand–wich road committee. The hon. baronet took occasion to disclaim any other mo–tive in the proceeding than that of a desire to maintain the diguity and character of that house. At the same time that he made this statement, he could not suppose that any member would be inclined to suspect him of being actuated by any other view.