HC Deb 25 April 1814 vol 27 cc524-5
Mr. Browne

took occasion to ask, whether ministers had taken, or meant to take, any proceeding in consequence of a certain publication which had recently appeared with respect to Mr. Le Marchant, whose name was introduced in the course of the discussion upon the Colonial Offices Regulation Bill. Upon the character of the transaction with which Mr. Le Marchant's name was connected in the publication alluded to, he (Mr. B.) did not think it necessary to express any opinion; but he felt it his duty to inquire, whether it was the intention of ministers to send out Mr. Le Marchant to occupy the important office of Secretary at Antigua, under the stigma which this publication attached to his character?

Mr. Goulburn

said, that upon the appearance of the publication referred to by the hon. member, it was intimated to Mr. Le Marchant that he was not to leave town until enquiry was made upon the subject.