THE EARL OF LEITRIM
moved—That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that Her Majesty will be graciously pleased to direct that there be laid on the Table of this House:
- 1. Copy of the Informations taken by the Justices of the Peace for the County of Leitrim against Sub-Constable Richard Jennings, stationed at Garvagh in the Barony of Mohill, for Perjury and for endeavouring to dissuade Hugh M'Castin from giving Evidence on the Trial of one Francis Cannon charged with an indictable Misdemeanor, and by soliciting him to leave the Country until his Trial would be over: Also,
- 2. Copy of the Report made to Her Majesty's Government; together with the Minutes of the Evidence given at the Trial of the above-mentioned Francis Cannon at the late Spring Assizes for the County of Leitrim; And also,
- 3. Copy of the Opinion of Her Majesty's Law Officers in Ireland upon the above Documents; together with such other Papers as Her Majesty's Government may think proper to lay upon the Table of this House, exhibiting the Reason why Her Majesty's Government do not take further Proceedings against the said Sub-Constable Jennings for the Crimes imputed to him.—(The Lord Clements.)
§ THE EARL OF DERBY
said, he knew nothing of the facts of the case, but he would have inquiry made into it, and if the Papers could be properly produced, he should be ready to lay them on the table. It was, however, contrary to all practice to produce an Opinion of the Law Officers of the Crown. He would, if possible, produce all the information without such Opinion.
§ Motion (by Leave of the House) withdrawn.