LORD MIDLETON'S MOTION.
[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."]
SIR,—In your article on Lord Midleton's motion in the House of Lords last week respecting the change of time of the meeting of the House, you appear to think that the majority of the House was against the proposition. On the contrary, there is no doubt that the resolution must have been carried, had Lord Miclleton been willing to oppose the views of the Lord Chancellor. A curious illustration of the expediency of the resolution occurred the following evening, when, on a most important question, the House gradually dissolved before eight o'clock, leaving Lord Derby to speak to eight members. There would be no pretence of objection, if the Court of Appeal would only meet at ten o'clock, as do the other Courts, which would be no practical grievance to the Judges, the lawyers, or the suitors.—I am, Sir, &c.,
AN ELDERLY PEER.