HC Deb 28 February 1870 vol 199 c885

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If any answer has been given by the Spanish Government to the appeal made in June last by the Foreign Office on behalf of a British sailor imprisoned at Barcelona since June 1867?


in reply, said, he was informed some days since that it was the intention of the Spanish Government to release the British sailor, who had been imprisoned at Barcelona on a charge of theft, as soon as certain formalities had been complied with. He had now the satisfaction of stating that he had received that day a telegram from Mr. Layard stating that the sailor had been liberated.