HC Deb 29 June 1837 vol 38 cc1707-8

The House went into Committee on this Bill.

Colonel Thompson

said, the object of this Bill was to authorise Jews to follow the direction of the Mosaic Jaw, by marrying their brother's widows. Now, if we who were not Jews presumed to obey the Mosaic direction, we were persecuted in consequence; and, on the other hand, in the case of the Jewish sabbath we were persecuted for not obeying. The inference he wanted to draw was, that the Mosaic law was used against us as an engine of persecution, to be shipped and unshipped as suited the users.

The clauses were then agreed to; the House resumed, and the Report ordered to be received next day.

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