§ Report by the Honourable Lords Kyllachy and Stormonth Darling in the Wick District of Burghs Election Petition.
§ We, the Honourable Lords Kyllachy and Stormonth Darling, two of the Judges upon the Rota for the trial of Election Petitions, certify to the Right Honourable the speaker of the House of Commons that at an Election Court held by us on the nineteenth day of December nineteen hundred, on the motion of the Petitioners James Edward Harper, Auctioneer, Pultneytown, in the County of Caithness, and others, in a Petition against the Election of Arthur Bignold, of Lochrosque, in the County of Ross, Gentleman, as Member of Parliament for the Wick District of Burghs, on the ground of bribery and treating before, during, and after the election, we allow the said Petitioners to withdraw from the Petition, and on the motion of Thomas Charles Hunter Hedderwick, of Biggar Park, Lanarkshire, Barrister-at-Law, substituted him as Petitioner in their the said Petitioners' room and place: Further, that at an Election Court held by us on thirtieth January nineteen bundled and one, upon application for leave to withdraw by the said substituted Petitioner, we, in respect of the withdrawal from the Petition of said substituted Petitioner, and no person having appeared after due notice to adopt the Petition, and the Lord Advocate having declined to intervene, dismissed the Petition and found that the said Arthur Bignold had been duly elected Member of Parliament for the said Wick District of Burghs: And we further certify that the withdrawal of the said Petition was not the result of any corrupt arrangement or in consideration of the withdrawal of any other Petition.
§ Given under our hand at Edinburgh the Fifth day of February nineteen hundred and one years.
§ W. MACKINTOSH.
§ MOIR T. STORMONTH DARLING.
§ To the Right Honourable
§ William Court Gully,
§ The Speaker of the House of Commons.