HC Deb 02 August 1859 vol 155 cc862-3

acquainted the House, that he had this day received a Letter from Messrs. Baxter, Rose, and Norton, as Agents for Henry Clement Heard and Reuben Bond, informing him that it is not intended to proceed with their Petition, complaining of an undue Election and Return for the Borough of Bridgwater.


said, that this was just what he had expected, although in this case, as in some others, the petitioners had thought proper not to withdraw their petition until the eleventh hour. He felt satisfied that if the inquiry bad been proceeded with, the petition would have turned out to be utterly frivolous and vexatious, and he believed that it had been got up against the wishes of the most respectable of his political opponents.

Ordered, that no further proceedings be taken upon the said petition.