HC Deb 30 June 1857 vol 146 c634

stated that, inasmuch as the House did not seem disposed to give proper protection to the character of its Members, it would be his duty, at another time and in another place, to avail himself of the ordinary forms of law in order to clear his own character, and that of his constituents, from the stains which had been cast upon them by a certain election petition.