§ MR. MELDON
asked the Surveyor General, What was the date of the Agreement containing the terms and conditions under which Thomas Duffy became Brigade Sutler at the Curragh Camp, and between what parties was such contract made; whether there was any other Agreement to which Duffy was a party containing any terms or conditions having reference to such an appointment; and whether there is any objection to lay a Copy or Copies of such Agreement or Agreements upon the Table of the House?
§ LORD EUSTACE CECIL
Sir, the Agreement containing the terms and conditions under which Thomas Duffy became brigade sutler at the Curragh Camp was entered into in 1855 between Thomas Duffy on the one part and the Quartermaster-General and the War Department on the other. It has reference to the Canteen at Curragh Camp, 1331 and there is a Clause that the buildings should be removed at 14 days' notice, and in the event of the notice not being complied with they were liable to be removed by the War Department and become their property. It is not the ordinary custom to lay upon the Table Correspondence relating to a matter of this kind, and I do not propose to depart from the ordinary practice.