§ Mr. Sumner
presented a petition from John Alcock, esq., praying for an enlargement of the term for entering into recognizances on the petition complaining of an undue return for the borough of Lancaster, on the ground of the indisposition of one of the sureties. He then moved, that the time of entering into recognizances be enlarged to Monday next. Sir J. Newport and Mr. P. Moore opposed the motion, on the ground that the time had passed for presenting such petitions. Mr. Dent pledged himself in a few days to bring before the house a scene of iniquity on 860 this subject of a very extraordinary nature. After a few observations from the Speaker, the motion was negatived without a division.—Mr. Dent gave notice, that he would to-morrow move for leave to bring in a bill to prevent the feelings of the house from being thus played with.