THE BISHOP OF OXFORD
stated that he had been in communication with his noble Friend the Secretary for the Colonies (the Duke of Newcastle) on the subject of the Bishops in Heathen and Mahomedan Countries Bill, of which the Order for the Second Reading stood for this day; and his noble Friend had been hind enough to point out some provisions in it which he thought objectionable. He had thought it advisable, upon consideration, to reframe the Bill, and he would now ask their Lordships to allow him to withdraw the former Bill, and to read the amended Bill a first time.
§ The Order for the Second Reading was then read, and discharged; and Bill (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
§ Then a Bill for facilitating the Appointment of Bishops for Heathen Countries was presented by the Bishop of OXFORD, and read 1a [Bill No. 140].
§ House adjourned at a quarter past Seven o'clock, to Thursday next, Eleven o'clock.