§ The Speaker
acquainted the House, that he had received from Commodore Sir Gordon Bremer, the following letter, in return to the thanks of this House communicated to him by Mr. Speaker, in obedience to 333 their commands of the 14th day of February last:—The Priory Compton, Plymouth, March 3, 1843.SIR,— I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 28th February conveying to me the Resolutions of the House of Commons of the 14th respecting the late naval and military operations on the coast of China.I have to request you will be pleased to state to the House of Commons, that it is with sentiments of the deepest gratitude and respect that I receive this highly valued and honourable testimony of the approbation of the House.With pride and gratification I shall obey the commands of the House of Commons, by transmitting the Resolutions, together with your letter, to the officers who served under me.Permit me, Sir, to say, that the terms you have been pleased to employ in conveying to me this high honour, demand my most sincere and grateful acknowledgments, and, with sentiments of the highest respect,I have the honour to subscribe myself,Sir,Your most obedient and humble servant,J. GORDON BREMER,Late Commodore and Commander in Chief of H. M. Ships in China.To the Right HonourableCharles Shaw Lefevre,&c. &c.
§ On the motion of Sir R. Peel, it was ordered that the letter be entered on the Journals of the House.
§ House adjourned at half past twelve o'clock.