§ SIR JAMES ELPHINSTONE
said, he rose to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he has received the Report of the Court of Inquiry held on Acting Master Danenhowen, or Donovan, of the United States ship Vanderbilt, for the murder of Mr. James Grey, mate of the ship Saxon, at Angra Pequina, held at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, with the finding thereof; also the Proceedings of the Court Martial subsequently held upon him, with the remarks of the Secretary to the Navy of the United States, and the Correspondence of Lord Lyons on the subject; and if so, whether he will lay the Papers upon the table of the House?
§ MR. LAYARD
said, in reply, that the Court of Inquiry held upon Acting Master Danenhowen or Donovan, of the United States' ship Vanderbilt, for the murder of Mr. Grey, mate of the ship Saxon, at Angra Pequina, was a private Court, and the Government had no official information as to what took place in it. The case was then submitted to a court-martial, but the verdict had not yet been sufficiently promulgated. All the information possessed by the Government was derived from the notes of a shorthand-writer who was engaged by our Consul. When the Government received information of the decision of the court-martial, he would see what papers could be produced.