§ Mr. E. Turner
asked Sir Robert Peel whether the Government was prepared to advise her Majesty to visit with her signal displeasure all persons who may hereafter become engaged either as principals or as seconds in any duel?
§ Sir Robert Peel
said, that he was not prepared. In stating that, however, he hoped the House would not infer that the Government felt any indifference to this important subject. But he could not help thinking that a declaration should be made only after mature deliberation, and that no weight would be added if it were 831 made on the spur of the moment, and in consequence of a particular event.