§ Colonel Wood observed, that in consequence of something happened since he had fixed his notice of a motion relative to the proceedings of the court martial on this officer for this day, he was induced to postpone his motion to this day se'nnight.
§ Mr. Baker was of opinion that the hon. gent. would not only be disposed to defer the motion to which he had adverted, but upon consideration would be induced not to bring forward a motion of so extraordinary a nature at all. He was sure that no such motion ought to be made but upon the strongest grounds.
§ Colonel Wood had considered the matter with the most serious attention, and was convinced that he had the strongest grounds for his motion, both with respect to the proceedings of the court martial and the conduct of the hon. admiral alluded to. It was to accommodate the minister of the country, who wished to have time to consider the propriety of the Motion, that he had proposed to defer it.