HC Deb 09 August 1869 vol 198 c1493

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If during the Recess he will take into his consideration the subject-matter of two Petitions presented to this House from the Freemen Burgesses of Colchester, praying for such effective restoration of their rights and privileges to the Colne Fishery, and certain corporate estates known as "The Severalls and Chantry," as were vested in them by ancient customs and Royal Charters?


said, in reply, that he had not had time to consider the Petitions sufficiently to enable him to give the slightest indication of the course the Government might feel it advisable to to take in the matter.