§ In the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division.
§ To the Right Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons.
§ Election for the Lichfield Division of the County of Stafford, holden on the 18th day of July, 1892.
§ In the matter of an Election Petition from the said division, presented the 12th clay of August, 1892.
§ Swinburne, Bart., Petitioner.
§ Darwin, M.P., Respondent.
§ We, the Honourable Baron Pollock and the Honourable Mr. Justice Wills, two of the Judges of the High Court of Justice, being on the rota of Judges selected to try Parliamentary Election Petitions (presented during the year ending 24th October, 1893) in England and Wales,—61
§ Do hereby report that a Summons for liberty to withdraw this Petition, on behalf of the Petitioner, was heard before us on the 24th day of November last, in the matter of this Petition. After we had heard the Counsel on both sides and read the Affidavits of the respective parties we ordered that the Petitioner should be allowed to withdraw the Petition.
§ We further report that the withdrawal of such Petition was not in our opinion the result of any agreement, terms, or undertaking, in consideration of any payment, or in consideration that the seat should at any time be vacated, or in consideration of the withdrawal of any other Election Petition, or for any other consideration.
§ C. E. POLLOCK.
§ ALFRED WILLS.
§ Dated this 27th day of January, 1893.