HL Deb 15 February 1844 vol 72 c859
Lord Brougham

postponed the motion of which he had given notice two nights since, with respect to the petition presented to the House by Lord Dundonald.

The Earl of Minto

took that occasion to bear testimony to the great importance of the inventions of the noble Lord, which formed the basis of his petition. With respect to his improvement in the application of steam machinery to war vessels, experiments had been made as to their efficiency, and these had been highly satisfactory. The very mention of the name of Lord Cochrane—a name associated with such eminent services rendered to the country—would of itself induce their Lordships to look with favour upon the petition.

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