HC Deb 18 April 1823 vol 8 cc1130-1
Mr. Bennet

said, that there had been put into his hand, a very short time back, the Courier newspaper of that evening, which pretended to give an account of the unpleasant transaction which took place in the House last night. As there were two holydays to intervene before the House would again meet, he took the earliest opportunity of bringing the subject under its notice as a statement in its nature calculated to revive those unpleasant feelings to which the transaction of last night had given rise, but which had happily subsided. He felt no hesitation in saying, that he knew of nothing so bad, so false and scandalous, or which showed more the malignity of the writer's heart, than the article in question. That it was false, must have been known to the writer; as the report of the debate in his own paper was directly the reverse of his comments.

Here the matter dropped; and the House adjourned.