HC Deb 23 May 1862 vol 166 c2097

said, he would beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he has any information that the British steamer Bermuda was seized on her voyage from one British colony to another by a ship of war belonging to the Federal States of America; and, if it be true, whether the Government have taken any steps in consequence?


in reply said, the Government had received information that the Bermuda had been seized by an American ship of war; but as the case had been referred to the Law Officers of the Crown, at this moment he was unable to give the hon. Gentleman any information on the subject.