§ Lord John Russell
brought in a Bill for the relief of the Dissenters, under the Marriage Act, &c.—
The Bill was read a first time.—
On moving that it be read a second time on the 28th of April, the noble Lord said, that he would not then enter into any details of the subject. He felt that much misrepresentation had gone abroad respecting the Bill, and that the nature of its provisions had not been well considered; but, though he felt this, he was not very sanguine that the measure itself would be acceptable to the great body of those for whose relief it was intended. He would now move that it be read a second time on the 28th of April, and that it be printed, and he put it off to that distant day, in order to give an opportunity to the body of Dissenters, for whom he had the highest respect, to make their objections. If those objections should be found very strong, he would not press the measure, though he did not see that he could make any material alterations in it; still, however, he would not press it, if the objections against it should be found insuperable by those for whose relief it was intended.
§ The Bill to be read a second time on the 28th of April, and to be printed.
§ END OF VOL. XXI.—THIRD SERIES,
§ AND OF
§ FIRST VOL. OF SESS. 1834.