HC Deb 17 February 1866 vol 181 c667

said, he wished briefly to occupy the attention of the House while he gave a personal explanation, and sought to do justice to a gentleman of great eminence. In a recent speech he had used words which purported to express the sentiments of Dr. Manning. He had received a communication from Dr. Manning, requesting him to state the authority upon which he (Mr. Whalley) had attributed those sentiments to him. He had furnished Dr. Manning with that authority, and he held a letter in his hand from Dr. Manning, in which he entirely repudiated the sentiments which had been attributed to him, and he (Mr. Whalley) was perfectly ready to accept the repudiation of those sentiments on the part of Dr. Manning.