gave notice, that to-morrow he would move for copies of such information as had been received by his Majesty's Government relative to the late affray of New-townbarry.
§ Earl Grey
said, he did not understand whether the noble Lord wanted all the information received by Government, or only a part; and if he moved for it with a view of creating a discussion on the subject, be hoped he would name some other day, as it would be personally inconvenient for him to attend to-morrow.
said, that he would be the last person in the world to create an unnecessary discussion, or to take up their Lordships' time unadvisedly; but the misstatements that had been made on this subject had been so gross, the libels had been so scandalous, and the assertions made in other places were so devoid of truth, that he felt he should not be doing his duty if he did not call for such information as his Majesty's Government had to disclose, in order that the public mind should be disabused of the prejudice created by these misstatements and assertions. That was his object in moving for those Papers; 1006 and, though he was anxious to consult the convenience of the noble Earl, he could not defer his statement, and he hoped that Wednesday would be fixed.
§ Earl Grey
said, he did not know what the libels and misstatements were to which the noble Lord referred, and therefore he could say nothing about them; but if he were anxious to call the attention of the House to the subject in question, and he was not disposed to accede to any further delay, he believed the better way would be at once to name Wednesday, when he would be in his place to hear the noble Lord.