stated, that he had received a communication from his noble Friend the Chief Justice, who took the same view of the clause relative to threats as his noble Friend the Lord Chancellor and himself, and he had now to propose that an amendment to that effect be inserted instead of the former amendment.
observed, that it was with extreme reluctance that he differed from his noble Friend on this point, especially when the bill had been received with so much cordiality by all parties. Indeed he doubted, whether, if the bill had been before the Chief Justice in its amended shape, he would have suggested further change.
felt great difficulty if the noble and learned Lord deliberately supported this amendment. He was afraid that by making the enactment too general, it would become inoperative; but if his noble Friend thought the change ought to be made, he would not ask their Lordships to divide. It was his duty, however, to say, that the amendment did not meet with his approbation.
§ Amendment in the 6th clause of the bill agreed to.
§ Bill passed.
§ Their Lordships adjourned.