§ LORD DUDLEY STUART
said, he would now ask the hon. Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to state to the House the result of the steps taken by the Government on behalf of Edward Murray, at Rome; and whether the correspondence on the subject was now in such a condition that he could lay it before the House?
said, the result of the steps taken by the Government on behalf of Edward Murray was, that his life had been saved—that the capital sentence pronounced against him had been commuted to a sentence of perpetual imprisonment and he had been removed to a more healthy and convenient place of confinement, Sir Henry Bulwer had been instructed to press for a further mitigation of that commuted sentence. That was the case, and the Government was not without hopes that some mitigation of the sentence might be obtained; but it might be injurious to the prospect of success if the correspppdence were at present to be laid before the House.