HC Deb 05 May 1864 vol 175 c24

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he can state if the case of the barque Science, of Waterford, seized on 6th November at Matamoras by a Federal war vessel, has yet been adjudicated on; and, if not, whether the British Government intend remonstrating with the United States Government on their delay in coming to a decision on the matter?


said, in answer to the Question of the hon. Gentleman, he had to state that the case to which he alluded was, as far as Her Majesty's Government was aware, going through the ordinary stages in a Prize Court. Despatches had been received from our Consul at New Orleans saying that the inquiry was still progressing. Her Majesty's Government did not see that there was anything in the case which called for any special interference on their part.