HC Deb 20 September 1841 vol 59 c620

In reply to Sir E. Wilmot,

Viscount Palmerston

said, that information had been received by the late Government, stating, that as many, he believed, as six vessels were being fitted out at Hamburgh to be employed in the Slave-trade. He could not say whether that information were well founded, and, without implying any opinion one way or the other, he had communicated it to the Board of Admiralty, in order that the necessary directions might be given to the cruisers on the coast of Africa, in case the, report should turn out to be true.