HC Deb 17 March 1843 vol 67 c1083
Sir C. Napier

asked whether the noble Lord the Secretary for the Colonies had yet received the official accounts of the circumstances to which he had called his attention on a former evening, as to the conduct of the Governor of St. Kitt's?

Lord Stanley

said, he had received an account sent by certain parties, but he could not lay it on the Table as an official document until the Governor had had an opportunity of sending in his explanation of the circumstances. He had received a communication from the father of the Governor, in which his desire to be landed at St. Kitt's was said to have arisen from the fact of a woman on board being in a dying state and his great anxiety to have her put ashore. He could not, however, take this statement by itself, and therefore thought it better to wait until the Governors own account should be sent home.