Commons Sitting of 5 October 1831
Series 3 Vol. 8
PROSECUTIONS ON ACCOUNT OF RELIGION.
CALL OF THE HOUSE.
MONEY PAYMENT OF WAGES BILL.
BANKRUPTCY COURT BILL— AD JOURNED DEBATE.
SELECT VESTRIES BILL.
Lords Sitting of 5 October 1831
Series 3 Vol. 7
A somewhat unusual circumstance accompanied this day's debate in the Lords which is deserving of notice. On great occasions, it has been customary for one, or two, or perhaps as many as half-a-dozen, Ladies to attend in a small part of the space below the Bar, that is protected and screened by a curtain; but on this occasion a considerable number of Peeresses, and their daughters, and relations, attended every evening, occupying a considerable portion of the space below the Bar, where chairs were placed for their accommodation, and, as might perhaps be expected, they displayed all the enthusiastic ardour of the sex in their sympathy with the sentiments of the different speakers. The space about the Throne was occupied by Members of the House of Commons and distinguished foreigners, among whom was present this day, the celebrated Hindoo, Rammohun Roy.
PARLIAMENTARY REFORM—BILL FOR ENGLAND—SECOND READING—AD JOURNED DEBATE—THIRD DAY.