HC Deb 18 March 1808 vol 10 cc1182-3
Mr. Alderman Combe

moved the consideration of the London, Liverpool, Manchester, &c. petition, against the Orders in Council. This was agreed to, and counsel was ordered to be called in. Mr. Brougham was heard at the bar, as counsel in behalf of the merchants, traders, and others, concerned in the trade between America and this country, and resident in the city of London, and towns of Liverpool and Manchester. The learned counsel, having stated the case of the petitioners with perspicuity and conciseness, proceeded to call his witnesses. The first was G. W. Wood, a partner in an extensive cotton manufactory in Manchester. The object of his deposition was to prove, that the trade of that firm had considerably decreased in consequence of the Orders in Council. The next witness was a Mr. S. Phillips, whose testimony was to much the same purport. The next witness was a Mr. Palmer, a clerk or agent to the home of Guest and Co. in America.—The learned counsel then stated, that he should next call Mr. Alex. Glennie, for the purpose of proving the interruption given to the course of the remittances between this country and America, by the operation of the Orders in Council. Mr. Glennie was called accordingly, and underwent a long examination.—On the motion of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the further consideration of the Petitions was postponed to Tuesday.