HC Deb 09 March 1848 vol 97 c336

understood some evenings since the right hon. Baronet stated that he had received a communication from the Chief Baron, before whom the unhappy woman (Annette Meyers) had been tried, accompanied with a recommendation to mercy on the part of the jury. Taking it for granted that the right hon. Baronet had of course forwarded that recommendation to the proper quarter, he now wished to know whether the right hon. Baronet had received any further report from the Chief Baron, and whether the Government intended to recommend the prisoner to the favourable consideration of Her Majesty?


Without meaning the noble Lord the slightest disrespect, I must say that it appears to me that I shall best discharge the duty—the very painful duty which in this case devolves upon me—by declining to answer his question.

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