§ The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved the Order of the Day for a Committee on the Bill for removing the Civil Disabilities from the Jews.
§ Mr. Arthur Trevor
objected to the further progress of a Bill of such importance at so late a period of the Session. He was opposed to the principle of the Bill in every respect. The case of the Jews was very different from that of the Dissenters. The same principle did not apply in both cases. He would move that the order of the day be read that day three months, and if he stood alone he would divide the House upon this question, in order to show to the country that there were some Members in that House who wished to preserve it a Christian assembly.
§ Colonel Sibthorp
would support the amendment of his hon. Friend. He would ask how was it possible for a member of the Jewish persuasion to attend in that House when prayers were said in which the name of the Saviour was invoked? He knew that it was fruitless to resist the Bill in that House, but it was a consolation to him and to the religious people of this country, that they might hope that this Bill would meet with a very different reception elsewhere.
§ Mr. Borthwick
considered this Bill an inroad on the constitution, and would take every opportunity of recording his vote against it.
§ The House divided on the original question. Ayes 42; Noes 3: Majority 39.
|List of the AYES.|
|Adam, Sir C.||Murray, rt. hon. J. A.|
|Aglionby, H. A.||O'Ferrall, R. M.|
|Bagshaw, J.||Parnell, rt. hon. Sir H.|
|Baines, E.||Philips, M.|
|Baring, F. T.||Pinney, W.|
|Bernal, R.||Rice, rt. hon. T. S.|
|Blamire, W.||Rolfe, Sir R. M.|
|Bowring, Dr.||Russell, Lord J.|
|Brotherton, J.||Seymour, Lord|
|Burdon, W. W.||Smith, R. V.|
|Butler, hon. P.||Stewart, P. M.|
|Dalmeny, Lord||Stuart, Lord D.|
|Etwall, R.||Thompson, Colonel|
|Ewart, W.||Thornley, T.|
|Harcourt, G. G.||Tracy, C. H.|
|Harvey, D. W.||Tulk, C. A.|
|Hawes, B.||Villiers, C. P.|
|Hawkins, J. H.||Warburton, H.|
|Hindley, C.||Young, G. F.|
|Howard, P. H.|
|Lennard, T. B.||Maule, hon. F.|
|Morrison, J.||Steuart, R.|
|List of the NOES.|
|Price, S. G.||TELLERS.|
|Richards, R.||Sibthorp, Colonel|
|Trevor, hon. A.||Borthwick, P.|
§ House went into a Committee. The Bill passed through the Committee, and was ordered to be reported. House resumed.