HC Deb 23 December 1830 vol 2 c63
Mr. C. Tennant

presented a Petition from St. Alban's, for Reform. It would have been more numerously signed but for handbills that had been circulated in the town, falsely attributing sinister motives to him for getting the petition up. Influential persons had decryed it as tending to commotion, which had prevented many respectable men from putting their names to it. The hon. Member also presented a petition from certain individuals for promoting emigration, and was proceeding to address the House on the subject, but the interruption of several Members made him desist, though he declared that the subject was of great importance, and would sooner or later force itself on the attention of the House.