HC Deb 19 May 1856 vol 142 cc399-400

Resolution reported. That the annual sum of One Thousand Pounds be granted to Her Majesty, out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to be settled upon Major General Sir William Fenwick Williams, K.C.B., for the term of his natural life, to commence from the 8th day of May, 1856.


said, he wished to ask the noble Lord at the head of the Government a question which, perhaps, ought to have been put to him before. As far as the House and the country knew, one of the most gallant of General Williams's companions in arms, Tahir Pasha, upon returning to his native country after his captivity in Russia, was to be brought to trial at the request, he might also say at the command, of the English Government. He desired to know if the despatch in which the Turkish Government were requested to put this officer on his trial would be persisted in? He was satisfied General Williams would feel that the honours showered on him would lose considerably in value if one of the men whose conduct he praised so highly in his despatches was, on his return from captivity, subjected to this cruel and most unjust charge.


said, he must request the noble Lord to repeat his question to-morrow.

Resolution agreed to, Nemine Contradicente.

Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. FITZROY, Viscount PALMERSTON, and the CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER.