HL Deb 02 February 1843 vol 66 c62
The Duke of Wellington

I rise to give notice that shall, on Tues day, the 14th instant, submit a motion to your Lordships for granting the thanks of this House to the naval and military officers and men engaged in service in China, and that I shall, on Thursday, the 16th instant, with your Lordship's permission, submit a motion to your Lordships to give the thanks of this House to the officers and troops concerned in the military operations in the East Indies. I am under the necessity of postponing this latter motion to a distant day, because I understand that, according to usual precedent, it will be necessary to lay papers on the table in respect of that motion. Those papers will be laid on the table immediately, and your Lordships will have them delivered in sufficient time to be prepared to meet that motion. I have omitted to mention, that I shall include the Governor-general in the last motion, and it will refer solely to the subject of thanks and will not touch on any political matters whatever.

Adjourned to Monday.