said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether the Admiralty would object to send a competent officer to Cherbourg to examine and report on the mode adopted to strengthen the sides of the Kearsarge against shot and shell, as described by Captain Semmes in his Letter which appeared in yesterday's Times?
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, in reply, said, his right hon. Friend forgot that the Kearsarge had been in dock in this country, and they had the information desired. If his right hon. Friend wished, he would show it to him.