The house resolved itself into a committee on the Woollen Manufacturers' Suspension bill. Mr. Adam, the counsel, was proceeding on behalf of certain clothiers in the counties of York, Gloucester, and Somerset, who had petitioned respecting certain parts of the bill; when he was stopped by the committee; and counsel being ordered to withdraw, earl Spencer expressed his opinion that the petitioners were not entitled to be heard on the grounds stated in their petition, the principle of the bull being merely to con- 486 tinue for a further period, the Suspension act of last session. Lord Ellenborough was of the same opinion. Earl Fitzwilliam took the opportunity of stating, that he consented to the bill only on the ground of a general law on the subject being under consideration. The bill was proceeded in, passed through the committee, and was reported without amendment. Lord Auckland then presented another petition against the bill, from certain clothiers in Yorkshire; to which lord Ellenborough took an objection as to a point of form. Lord Holland and earl Spencer thought it would he dealing hardly with the petitioners if they were not allowed to be heard by counsel against the bill, merely on account of a trifling informality. It was at length agreed that counsel should be heard for and against the bill, on the 3d reading tomorrow.