# BC_1742_EMONTAGU_MR

<Q A 1742? FN MR EMONTAGU>
<X ELIZABETH MONTAGU>
[}ELIZABETH ROBINSON TO MATTHEW ROBINSON. MO 4758. FEBRUARY 14? 1741/1742. LONDON}]
<P1>
Sir
I thought it would be agreable to you to have an account of the mighty & important proceedings of both Houses yesterday so I have sent you the question which was Debated in Both Houses with a good deal of Warmth, it was brought into y=e= House of Lords by L=d= Cartaret who spoke two Hours [\upon? DELETED\] [\in/] opening. L=d= Carslile & L=d= Westmorland spoke with great warmth & L=d= Carslile was very bitter. L=d= Hallifax seconded L=d= Cartaret, L=d= Talbot said in answer to y=e= Duke of Marbroughs motion (that it might be voted that an attempt to inflict any kind of punish=t= &c &c) that [\all INTO he\] w=d= not say that all Persons were influenced that spoke in favour of S=ir= Robert that they appear'd to be so & upon being call'd to order he said with heat that he was used to speak truth, & that he did believe (by the most Sacred oath) that they were so & that he was ready to give any Man satisfaction that w=d= require it. All moderate Men voted with the majority in both Houses. Lord Cornbury & M=r= Harley [\WORD DELETED\] spoke in favour of Sir R the latter said that tho' sir R had persued a relation of his without evidence & caused his imprisonment & thereby the shortening of his Life he coud not as he had differed from him in all his measures copy him in that & so withdrew w=th= his Brother & many others who had great disobligations to the M- M=r= Skippen w=d= not vote against the great Man for it seems there was no proof nor Evidence of the accusations. [\I think/] the Majority was 290 against 190 in the House of Commons many of the Country [\interest/] did not vote at all; they did not break up till [\WORD DELETED\] [\three/] the House of Lords at one o'clock in the morning. M=r= Sandys opend very well & M=r= [\Ste/] Fox spoke on the other side extreamly well. by next post I may be able to give you a further acc=t= of the matter but this is all I have yet heard for the Members of Par=lt= are half asleep to day. [\L=d= [\?\] DELETED\]
I am Sir