HL Deb 27 April 1838 vol 42 cc623-4
The Earl of Winchilsea

was desirous of asking the noble Viscount a question which would be very easily answered. He had seen in a newspaper of that morning, that a legal adviser had been appointed for the governor-general of Canada. Now, he (Lord Winchilsea) begged to know whether the individual mentioned in that paragraph was not the same individual who had been at their Lordships' bar three or four years ago in a case of shameful adultery? He hoped that the public journal to which he had alluded was in error in reporting that the appointment was made.

Viscount Melbourne

said, it had been arranged, in the first instance, that a legal adviser should be appointed to assist Lord Durham; but, upon reconsideration, it was decided otherwise, and no appointment took place.

The Earl of Winchilsea

was glad to hear what the noble Viscount had stated, and he was sure it would be received with satisfaction.

Subject dropped.

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