§ COLONEL SYKES
said, he rose to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he can give any information to the House of the results of the reference to the American Government respecting the seizure of the Saxon and the conduct of Lieutenant Donoghue?
§ MR. LAYARD
said, in reply, that from a Report of Her Majesty's Consul at New York, the Government had learnt that the Judge of the District Court had directed that the Saxon and her cargo should be delivered to their respective owners, free from all costs, charges, and expenses, reserving the questions of salvage and probable cause of seizure. With respect to Lieutenant Donoghue, he believed that he 478 was to be tried, but did not know under what circumstances.
§ SIR JAMES ELPHINSTONE
said, he wished to ask, whether any proposal has been made to pension the widow of the chief officer of the Saxon?