HC Deb 22 January 1819 vol 39 c67
Mr. Canning

said, he rose to give notice, that on an early day he should submit a motion of thanks to the marquis of Hastings and the officers and men composing the army in India, for their great and persevering bravery in conducting the late war. He gave this early notice, that there might appear no delay on the part of the House in testifying their approbation of the conduct of the noble marquis, and the bravery of those who acted under him. At the same time, he should not fix the day, till after the papers relative to the whole of the business were before the House. He did not wish, however, that his motion should be in any way a political one; but he thought it would be much better that the House should be put in possession of all the necessary documents connected with the war, before his motion came on.