HL Deb 11 April 1867 vol 186 cc1453-4

said, that in the course of the discussion raised by the noble Marquess (the Marquess of Westmeath) on Tuesday last on the subject of Ritualistic Practices in the Church of England, he was reported to have said that the noble Marquess had omitted to read an important passage from a document which he had in his possession, and which passage he himself, in following the noble Marquess, read to the House. He was at the time under the impression that he was quoting from a duplicate of a paper in the hands of the noble Marquess; but he had since received a communication from him to the effect that he was mistaken in that impression, and that the document used by the noble Marquess did not contain the sentence in question, and he had therefore no hesitation in retracting the charge founded upon it which he had made, and in admitting that no charge could arise out of it against the noble Marquess.