HL Deb 28 March 1804 vol 1 cc1058-9

On the second reading of the Priests' Orders Bill,

The Bishop of St. Asaph

observed, that the united Church was under obligations to the noble and learned Lord who had turned his attention to this measure, and removed the ambiguity of the Church laws on this subject. He should have a good deal to say when the bill came to be committed. Churchmen had an idea that ordination could not be done away when regularly conferred: be was of that opinion, but agreed in the clause which went to make it void, in case conferred before the proper age, and the reasons for his opinion he would give in the committee.—The bill was then lead a second time, and ordered to be committed on Friday se'en-night.—The House then adjourned for the recess to Thursday se'ennight.