HL Deb 16 May 1806 vol 7 c226

The house proceeded at 10 to Westminster-hall, and returned about half past 3, when an order was made to proceed further on the trial of lord Melville the next day, and a message was sent, to the commons to acquaint them. therewith.—The Mutiny bill, the Irish Loan bill, and the Irish Treasury Bills bill, were read a 2d time.—The earl of Suffolk took an opportunity to allude to a petition presented some time since, claiming one of the titles borne by his lordship, which was alledged by it to be in abeyance. He had been indisposed at the time it was presented, and was obliged to leave town soon after; which would shortly, he observed, be the case, on certain pressing domestic occasions: what he had to submit to the house, and in the way of requisition, it such might not be deemed improperor irregular, was, that no proceedings should take place, respecting the business, during his absence, which, when he considered the advanced state of the session, and the great pressure of public business, he thought could be with propriety complied with.—The lord chancellor observed, the noble earl need not be apprehensive of any proceedings obtaining with respect to the petition alluded to, this session; for when their lordships considered the great weight of public business, and the immense quantity of judicial business, un which great property, and interests important to their fellow subjects, depended, they must feel they could spare no time for investigating what peerages were in abeyance.—The earl of Suffolk then made some allusion to the Suffolk-property, the bulk of which was enjoyed by two other noble families, and, in contemplation of his own claims, expressed his wish, that the records or registers were kept and preserved, as they are in Scotland,