HC Deb 09 March 1868 vol 190 c1219

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether any claim has been made upon Her Majesty's Government by the Government of the United States in respect of the alleged piratical, seizure in the Chesapeake River by British sailors during the Civil War in America, of a vessel now registered as a British vessel at the port of Kingston, in Jamaica, under the name of the Lizzie Lina, and formerly the Happy go Lucky, commanded by Lieutenant or Captain Edenborough; whether it is true that, in consequence of such a claim, the persons now in possession of the said vessel have been required by the Colonial Government of Jamaica to enter into sureties for her surrender in the event of her being declared American property; and, whether he will lay upon the table the Correspondence relating thereto?


, in reply, said, he had caused search to be made in the Foreign Office, through the Correspondence from 1861 to the present time, and could find no trace of any such transaction as the Question alluded to. At his request a similar investigation was made at the Colonial Office, and with a similar result.