HC Deb 03 March 1864 vol 173 c1370

said, he wished to refer to a statement which he had made on a former occasion, to the effect that Admiral Lambert had bombarded Rangoon. He stated then that Admiral Lambert had acted under orders of his superior officer; but he had since received information from officers who were present, that the greater part of the town was burnt down by the natives themselves, and that the rest was burnt accidentally by our men. He wished, therefore, to withdraw the whole of the statement which he had made on the occasion to which he referred.

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