HC Deb 15 November 1830 vol 1 c514

Mr. Stanley, after postponing his motion about the expenditure on the Rideau Canal to Monday next, or to whatever other day the committee might first sit, staled, that one of the Clerks of the Council had died suddenly that day, and asked if there was any intention on the part of Government to abolish his place, which was useless although the possessor received 2,500l a-year.

Sir R. Peel

said, he had not heard of the gentleman's death until that moment, and had not, therefore, turned his attention to the subject.