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Mr Bradlaugh Taken in Custody. (by cable.) London, April 2G. In the House of Commons to-night, Mr Bradlaugh, who was recently reelected for Northampton, appeared at the table, and applied that the oath of allegiance should be administered to him. Sir Stafford Northcote thereupon moved that the House should refuse permission to Mr Bradlaugh to swear. A debate ensued, in which several members took part. John Bright spoke warmly against the motion, and was followed by Mr Gladstone, who also made a speech in favor of permission being granted to Mr Bradlaugh to take the oath. Upon the House dividing, however, Sir Stafford Northcote’s motion was adopted by a majority of 32 ; the Premier and Mr Bright voting with the minority. Mr Bradlaugh then reappeared in the House, and addressed it, persisting, in strong terms, in his demand that he should be sworn. He was ordered by the Speaker to retire, but firmly refused to do so, and violently reiterated his right to take the oath. The Sergeant-at-Arms was then ordered by the Speaker to remove Mr Bradlaugh, bat the latter resisted, and was then taken into custody, and placed under arrest until the adjournment of the House.

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ANOTHER SCENIC IN THE COMMONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 330, 28 April 1881

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ANOTHER SCENIC IN THE COMMONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 330, 28 April 1881

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