HC Deb 28 March 1809 vol 13 cc823-4

On the motion of Mr. Fane, captain Huxley Sandon was brought to the bar, where he received a -Reprimand from the Speaker, and was ordered to be discharged out of custody, paving his tees. The Reprimand was as followeth; viz.

"Captain Huxley Sandon, this house, having entered upon a solemn inquiry, of the utmost importance to the due administration of the army, and the deepest personal concern to the honour of the illustrious Commander in Chief, you were called upon to give evidence respecting the matters in issue; and, in the course of your examination, you were adjudged, by this house, to be guilty of gross prevarication.—This offence, at all times destructive of the just authority and privileges of this house, and subversive of the common sanctions of civil society, was, in your case, peculiarly aggravated by your military profession and character, a character of which truth and honour should be ever the inseparable companions. But it is your reproach to have fallen from that high eminence, and to close a long career of corrupt and infamous practices, by incurring the most ignominious sentence that the justice of this house can inflict.—Nevertheless this house, taking into consideration your expressions of shame and sorrow for this misconduct, and having compassion also for the broken state of health under which it it alleged that you are suffering, has consented to put an end to your imprisonment; I it has therefore ordered that you be now discharged; and you are discharged accordingly, paying your fees."

Ordered, nem. con, "That what has been now said, by Mr. Speaker, in reprimanding the said captain Huxley Sandon, be entered in the Journals of this house."