§ On the Clause appointing the Commissioners being read,
§ Mr. Hume moved, as an Amendment, that, instead of the twenty-six Commissioners now named by the Committee, there should be twenty-nine; and that the three additional Commissioners should be owners of vessels belonging to that port.
observed that, if this 1192 Amendment was carried, the effect would be to put the Town Council into a minority.
§ The House divided on the Question, when there appeared:—For the Original Motion 76; For the Amendment 59—Majority for the Original Motion 17.
§ The Report agreed to, and the Bill ordered to be engrossed.