§ The Speaker
acquainted the House that the Sergeant-at-Arms had a communication to make to the House.
§ The Sergeant-at-Arms then appeared at the Bar, and informed the House that on Saturday last he was served with a notice of declaration in an action of trespass at the suit of Thomas George Johnston Pearce; that he believed such action had been commenced against him in consequence of his having taken Mr. Pearce into his custody by Order of the House and under Mr. Speaker's warrant; that he hoped he should have the protection of the House, and their direction as to the course which he is to pursue. The Sergeant handed in the notice of declaration, which was read at the Table. Matter to be considered on the following day.