§ MR. ALDERMAN SALOMONS
said, he would beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he has received from our Consul at Pernambuco any account that can be laid before the House of the lamentable occurrences which have taken place on board the Accrington transport ship; and if he can state the total number of deaths, according to the latest advices, among the women and children who were embarked in that unfortunate vessel?
§ MR. MILNER GIBSON
said, that a long report had been received from our Consul at Pernambuco giving an account of the lamentable occurrences which had taken place on board the Accrington. The papers on the subject had been sent to the Home Office for the purposes of the prosecution which was about to be instituted in the matter, but he did not know that there was any objection to their being laid on the Table of the House if such a course should be deemed expedient. With respect to the number of deaths which had taken place on board the Accrington, he might state that he had ascertained that sixty-seven persons had died on the pas- 447 sage out, sixty of whom were children of three years of age and under, and one an adult. It appeared, also, that after the passengers had landed, twenty persons more had died, of whom six were adults and nine children of three years of age and under. The causes of the deaths which had taken place on the voyage were, he believed, mainly measles and scarlatina.