William Godwin's Diary


The debates over the summer of 1805 on impeachment were complex, with several twists and turns over the question of whether Melville would face criminal prosecution or would be impeached. A final decision for impeachment, reversing this earlier vote, was reached on 25 June 1805.

See The Times, 13 and 26 June 1805. See also Godwin's entry for 8 April 1805.