HC Deb 08 March 1815 vol 30 c84

On the Report of the Mutiny Bill being brought up,

Sir Samuel Romilly moved a clause, "That it shall not be lawful for any Court-martial, by its sentence, to inflict on any offender a greater number of lashes than one hundred."

Mr. Manners Sutton

opposed the clause, on the ground that it was rendered unnecessary in consequence of steps taken by the Commander-in-chief. He also entered into an explanation to shew how much the practice of military flogging had declined.

After some conversation between Mr. Manners Sutton, Mr. Whitbread, and Mr. Wynn, sir Samuel Romilly consented to withdraw his clause, it being understood that he should be at liberty to bring it forward again at another opportunity. The Report was then agreed to.