HC Deb 23 February 1831 vol 2 c929
O'Gorman Mahon

presented a Petition from Stephen Fitzgerald, complaining of having been transported under the Insurrection Act. The hon. Member characterized the case as one of great hardship and injustice, and accused a Major Warburton with having been guilty of great oppression and cruelty.

Mr. Ellice

thought, that the hon. Gentleman ought to have mentioned the matter to some of the authorities previously to presenting the petition.

O'Gorman Mahon

was proceeding to make some further observations on the hardship of the case when,

Mr. Shaw

moved, that the House be counted, and there being only twenty-one Members present, an adjournment necessarily took place.