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In the House of Commons, on the 13th, Mr. Roebuck rose and said:
Sir, I rise for the purpose of moving that the order be read for the purpose of its being discharged.
[Hear, hear] I brought forward that section under the feeling that I was about to invite the House to take a step which would have the effect of putting an end to the horrible carnage now going on in America, and which would also serve the commercial interests of Great Britain.
For so doing I have incurred much obloquy — an obloquy that has come from a very noisy, if not from a very wise party.
[Laughter.] I must say that my present determination has not been influenced thereby.
The noble lord at the head of the Government has said that the continuance of this debate was an impediment in his way to the good government of the country.
[Hear, hear.] I have paid respect to the noble lord's wishes, and I have likewise induced my honorable Stead (Mr. Lindray) t