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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER II.

Privilege Question.-Sale of Goods of Messrs. Hansard—First Action

for Libel brought by Stockdale-Second Action commenced by him-

Appointment of Select Committee by the House of Commons to exam-

ine and report as to Privilege of Publication-Resolutions passed by the

House-Result of Second Action by Stockdale-Case of Polack-Reso.

lutions passed by the House of Commons~

Third Action commenced

by Stockdale against Messrs. Hansard-Direction of the House to

Messrs. Hansard not to appear or plead-Execution of inquiry of

Damages—Proceedings in the Action-Writs of fieri facias and vendi.

tioni exponas issued — Application to Mr. Justice Littledale by

Sheriffs

to enlarge Rule for return of Writ of venditioni exponas-Petitions

from Messrs. Hansard to the House-Motion by Lord John Russell,

that Stockdale be called to the Bar-Debate thereon-Motion carried

Further Discussion on Motion that Stockdale had been guilty of Con-

tempt-Warm altercation between Sir Robert Inglis and Mr. O'Connell

- Stockdale committed to the custody of the Sergeant-at-Arms— Motion

by Lord John Russell, that the Sheriff of the County of Middlesex be

called in-Motion by Lord John Russell, that the Sheriffs be ordered to

refund to Messrs. Hansard the Monies levied by them-Animated

Debate on this Question-Motion that the Sheriffs be committed to the

custody of the Sergeant-at-Arms-Carried by a large Majority-Motion

that Mr. Howard (Attorney to Stockdale in the Action) be called to the

Bar-Amendment by Sir Edward Sugden-Mr. Howard apologises to

the House and is reprimanded by the Speaker

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