§ Lord Wharncliffe,
seeing the noble Lord the Controller of the Exchequer in his place, wished to know whether he had any objection to postpone to Thursday the motion of his relating to the late Exchequer-bill fraud, which now stood for Monday next? As his noble Friend the noble Duke could not attend in his place on Monday, it would be a convenience to have the noble Lord's motion postponed to another day.
§ Lord Monteagle
had already postponed this motion several times in deference to the suggestion of the noble Duke, and would again consent to another postponement from the same motive; but let it be borne in mind that these postponements did not come from him, but were made to suit the convenience of noble Lords opposite.
§ Lord Wharncliffe
admitted that fact, but added that the absence of the noble Duke arose from the discharge of what he considered part of his public duties elsewhere.
§ Motion postponed.