HC Deb 26 May 1865 vol 179 c876

said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether Her Majesty's Government has received from the Government of the United States any formal and official demand for compensation to American subjects for losses sustained by the Alabama or any other Confederate cruisers alleged to have been equipped in British ports?


Sir, a correspondence has been going on for some time—two years I think—between the Government of the United States and Her Majesty's Government an the subject of the prizes taken by the Alabama and other vessels of a similar character. Within the last few days we have received further communications from Mr. Adams on that subject, to which, of course, as yet there has not been sufficient time to reply. It is right to say that the whole correspondence, though each party has stated their respective views, has been carried on in very friendly and most amicable terms.