HC Deb 16 March 1866 vol 182 c419

The House being met, the Clerk, at the Table, informed the House of the continued illness and unavoidable absence of Mr. Speaker, but he was desired to acquaint the House, that Mr. Speaker had received great benefit from the rest that had been granted him, and is making progress towards recovery:—Whereupon Mr. Dodson, the Chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table as Deputy Speaker; and after prayers, counted the House, and Forty Members being present, took the Chair, pursuant to the Standing Order of the 20th day of July 1855.

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