HC Deb 24 March 1808 vol 10 c1251
The Speaker

informed the house, that the Petition, complaining of an undue election and return for the city and liberty of Westminster, having been appointed to be taken into consideration upon Tuesday last, at half an hour after three in the afternoon, the right hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the petitioner, did not appear before the house, by himself, his counsel, or agents, within one hour after the time so appointed; and that, in pursuance of an act, made in the 28th year of his present majesty, he had certified into the court of exchequer the Recognizance entered into in respect of the said petition, and had also certified the default which had been made in the performance of the condition of the said recognizance.