HC Deb 03 May 1842 vol 63 cc12-3
Mr. Hume

said, in consequence of the news from America, by the last two mails, he begged to ask the right hon. Baronet at the head of the Government whether Captain Elliot was now consul-general of the Texas—where he was—whether he was now receiving pay from the Government — whether it was the intention of the Government to send him to the Texas, and when?

Sir R. Peel

said, Captain Elliott is consul to Texas; he is at present in London; he is not in the receipt of pay, and will not be in the receipt of pay until he takes his departure; he is perfectly ready to take his departure; he is only detained at the instance of the Treasury, who are receiving explanations from him with respect to certain expenses incurred at Hong Kong.

Mr. Hume

doubted very much whether Captain Elliott, under the circumstances, was a proper person to be sent out.