wished to know whether it was the intention of the Government to have a day of public thanksgiving, in consequence of her Majesty's recent escape from assassination? He was old enough to remember, that in the case of George 3rd, such a proceeding had been adopted, and he thought it would be only respectful to her Majesty to follow that precedent, in doing which no one would more heartily join than himself.
§ Viscount Melbourne
admitted the propriety of the precedent alluded to, and was sure their Lordships all felt with the noble Lord opposite, that it ought to be followed on the present occasion. In answer to the noble Lord's question, he begged to state that it decidedly was the intention of the Government to have a day of religious observance.