HC Deb 20 September 1831 vol 7 c258
Mr. Ewart

presented a Petition from Hugh James Sanderson, stating that a vessel of his had been seized by the Brazilian government in the year 1826, and though a decision was made in his favour, and confirmed after an appeal to the Emperor, yet he had obtained no redress; he prayed the House to adopt improved measures, similar to those enforced by France and the United States, for the protection of his Majesty's subjects.

Mr. Littleton

said, the claimants on the Brazilian government were perfectly right in urging their case upon the attention of Government. The present petitioner had, it appeared, suffered considerably by the operations of the Brazilian squadron in the Rio De La Plata. He understood, too, that several of his constituents had suffered, and he trusted, therefore, that the noble Lord would forthwith enforce the claims of British subjects on the Brazilian government.

Mr. Dixon

remarked, he had already on several occasions, endeavoured to excite attention to their claims, and if immediate steps were not taken to obtain justice, he should feel it his duty to move an Address to the Crown on the subject.

Petition to lie on the Table.