§ Earl Stanhope
expressed his wish to postpone his motion for the second reading of his Gold Coin Bill, which stood for this day, till to-morrow, and his reason for doing so, he would freely stale to their lordships. He had staled in the outset, that a certain great landholder intended to require the rents recently due to him to be paid in gold. He had mentioned no names, but it since turned out that the landholder he alluded to was a member of that House, and from whom he had received a letter, expressing his desire, that the motion might be postponed till to-morrow; he therefore thought it only justice to do so. His lordship then moved to renew the order for summoning their lordships on the above motion for to-morrow, which was ordered accordingly.