HL Deb 24 May 1805 vol 5 c72
Lord Carlton

rose,and observed, that this being the day appointed for the house to resolve into a committee to enquire into the charges against Mr. Justice Fox, it became necessary, from particular circumstance, to request of the house the indulgence of postponing,this enquiry a few days longer. Not at all from any unwillingness or impromptitude on the part of the learned judge to meet the charges against him; for he begged to remind the house, that row the first moment that learned judge had heard of those charges, he professed not only his readiness, but his most anxious wish to meet enquiry, and to be put upon the vindication of his character and conduct. It was his wish to have been heard by counsel at the bar of that house, and nothing was farther from his desire than the slightest delay or evasion. But an account of the non-arrival of some papers material to his defence, it became necessary to request their lordships to postpone for a few days longer, the proceedings in this business. The noble and learned lord concluded by moving to discharge the order of the day, and to appoint the committee for Thursday next; which was agreed to,

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