§ LORD BEAUMONT
rose to present the petition of Joseph Byrne, Joseph Hinde, and Duncan M'Arthur, prisoners in Newgate, stating their deep regret for having committed a Breach of Privilege by writing false signatures to a petition addressed to this House; also stating that they are poor men depending upon daily wages for their subsistence, and praying the merciful clemency of the House in regard to their offence. They had been examined that day before the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the circumstances of their employment in procuring signatures to the petition in question, and had given their evidence in a very clear and satisfactory manner. Under these circumstances, he now asked their Lordships to take their petition into consideration to-morrow.
§ Presented, and read.
§ Then the said petition was ordered to lie on the table; and to be taken into consideration To-morrow.
§ "Ordered—That the Keeper of the Prison of Newgate, or his deputy, do bring Joseph Byrne, Joseph Hinde, and Duncan M'Arthur in his Custody to the Bar of this House, To-morrow, at Five o'clock in the afternoon."