suggested the introduction of some verbal amendments; which, after a desultory conversation, were agreed to.
The Marquis of Lansdown
moved, that 1427 the bill be read a third time that day fortnight.
The Bishop of Chester
said, he had been assured, that the clergy of the church of England had no objection to the principle of the bill. They were quite willing to publish the bans and to register the marriages when the certificates were sent to them, provided they were exempted (as this bill would exempt them), from the painful duty of assisting personally at the performance of the ceremony.
The bill was then, pro forma,
ordered to be read a third time this day fortnight. It consequently stands over till next session.