§ CAPTAIN PECHELL
inquired of the Secretary of the Admiralty if it was intended to make provision in the Estimates for completing the retired list of paymasters and pursers to the numbers recommended in the report of the Committee of Flag Officers in 1842; and also, if the Board of Admiralty had taken into consideration the several memorials of the commanders and lieutenants with regard to a retired list, and of the masters with respect to the rank they hold in the service?
§ MR. WARD
said, that no provision had been made in the Navy Estimates for completing the retired list of paymasters and pursers; and that, whenever the discussion should come on, he should be prepared to show that those parties had already received a full equivalent for what they had given up. With regard to the memorials of the commanders and lieutenants, he could only say, that the Board of Admiralty did not feel themselves justified in making any further retired list of masters and commanders, and lieutenants.