HC Deb 13 March 1817 vol 35 cc1078-9

In the Committee on the Mutiny Bill,

Mr. Gurney

objected to the clause permitting enlistments for life. After some conversation between lord Castlereagh, Mr. W. Smith, sir Samuel Romilly, Mr. Bennet, and lord Palmerston, who suggested that the present bill only ran till June, Mr. Gurney withdrew his opposition to the clause.