The Marquis of Abercorn
called their lordships' attention to the state of the proceedings in the case of Mr. justice Fox. It was necessary, as well for the sake of the person accused, as for the sake of those concerned in the accusation, that the time in which their lordships may be able to take up, and proceed with, the business, should be specified; for his part, he was prepared to come forward with the evidence, relative to whatever concern he might have in the business, as soon as the pleasure of the house should be known in that respect.
made several observations in consequence of what fell from the noble marquis; but, in such a tone of voice, as that the far greater part of what he said, was inaudible at the bar. In the outset, he expressed his concurrence in the propriety of what the noble lord said, as to the period for proceeding with the business, being fixed with certainty.—Lord Hawkesbury gave notice, that on Friday he should move a vote of thanks to lord Collingwood and sir Richard Strachan, and the officers and seamen under their command, in the recent actions off Trafalgar and Rochefort.—Earl Darnley stated his intention to take an early opportunity, of moving for an account of the number of men raised by the parish officers, under the Additional Force Act.—On the motion of lord Hawkesbury, lord Walsingham was appointed chairman of all their lordships' committee, during the present session.—Adjourned.