The Lord Chancellor
, upon the motion for the second reading of this bill, intimated, that many noble lords had been under a mistake, respecting the day appointed for its discussion, having understood that it would take place on Wednesday; and as it was a bill of great importance, he trusted their lordships would agree with him in the propriety of discharging the order as it then stood, in order that it might take place on Wednesday.
§ Earl Stanhope
. My lords, I perfectly agree with the noble and learned lord that this bill is a measure of the greatest importance, and that it would be proper that the discussion be deferred till Wednesday, but then I earnestly implore that those noble lords will attend on that day. I should also have concurred with that noble and learned lord, if he had further said, that there never was a more infamous bill brought up from the house of commons, for it has a tendency to destroy the Trial by Jury; nay worse, to render that trial ridiculous.—The motion was agreed to.