HC Deb 18 May 1819 vol 40 cc473-4
The Chancellor of the Exchequer

presented the bill "to authorize the receipt and appropriation of certain sums voluntarily contributed by the most noble John Jeffreys Marquis Camden, in aid of the public service." On the motion for the second reading,

Mr. Fremantle,

not having been present at the time the subject was introduced, took that opportunity of expressing his admiration of the conduct of the noble marquis. He also called the attention of the House to the public spirit of the late marquis of Buckingham, who, when teller of the exchequer, had sacrificed the whole of his profits for three years previous to his decease.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

joined in the praise bestowed on the marquis of Buckingham, and had no doubt, that if he had survived the war, he would have continued to apply a great proportion of the profits of his office to the public service.

The bill was ordered to be read a second time on Friday.