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A group of politicians debate at a coroner's inquest whether Lord Melbourne's temporary resignation was equivalent to murder or to suicide. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1839.

Lettering: A coroner's inquest. That was to have been. "If ever it should become the duty of the honorable member for Finsbury to be called upon to hold an inquest over the "cabinet" he would charge the jury to bring in a verdict of felo-de-se" vide speech of Sir George Sinclair on Irish affair, April 19, 1839. HB