§ MR. H. HERBERT
appeared at the bar and reported that the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the petition against the return of Sir Alexander Cock-burn and Brodie Willcox, Esq., at the election for the Borough of Southampton, held on the 8th day of July last, had determined that those Gentlemen were duly elected. Also, that the Committee had agreed to the following Resolutions:—That it is the opinion of this Committee, that 286 there are strong grounds for believing that George Warren and Samuel Mastern, in giving their evidence before the Committee, have been guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury.That the Chairman be directed to move the House, that the Attorney General be ordered to prosecute the said George Warren and Samuel Mastern for the said offence.
§ Ordered—That Mr. Attorney General be directed to prosecute the said George Warren and Samuel Mastern, for the offence of wilful and corrupt perjury, of which the said Committee have reported that there are strong grounds for believing the said George Warren and Samuel Mastern to be guilty.
§ Report to lie on the table.
§ The House adjourned at six minutes before Six o'clock.