§ MR. SPEAKER
acquainted the House, that he had this day received a Letter from Messrs. Baxter, Rose, and Norton, as Agents for Henry Dann and Richard Marks, informing him that it is not their intention to proceed with their Petition complaining of an undue Election and Return for the Borough of Bodmin:—Letter read, as follows:—3, Park Street, Westminster,June 29th, 1857.SIR,—As Agents for Henry Dann and Richard Marks, in the matter of their Petition delivered 622 in on the 20th day of May last, complaining of an undue Election and Return for the Borough of Bodmin, we hereby beg to inform you that it is not intended to proceed with the said Petition.We have the honour to be, Sir,Your very obedient Servants,BAXTER, ROSE, and NORTON.To the Right Honourable The Speaker of the House of Commons.
§ MR. WYLD
said, that the petition was withdrawn altogether contrary to his wishes. It was a gross libel against his conduct and integrity, and against that of his constituents, which the forms of the House prevented him from punishing. He should, however, at the evening sitting, call the attention of the House to the matter, and ask Mr. Speaker to place the documents connected with it in the hands of witnesses that he might proceed against the parties in the courts of law.