HL Deb 11 May 1843 vol 69 cc186-7
Lord Campbell said,

he wished to correct an inaccuracy into which he had fallen, respecting the majority on the subject of the repeal of the Union with Scotland in 1713. It appeared, that on the 1st of June, 1713, a motion was made in that House for a dissolution of the Scottish union, when on a division there were, of peers present, fifty-four on one side, and fifty-four on the other; of the proxies, there were thirteen for the affirmative, and seventeen for the negative; so the motion was lost by a majority of four. Though there was a general feeling against (he union in Scotland at the time when the measure was passed, that feeling was dissipated before long, and the country was for the last half-century most favourable to the measure. He hoped that the feeling which at present existed in Ireland would pass away, and that the good sense and the cooler judgment of the people of that country would lead to similar opinions.

Their Lordships adjourned.