§ MR. A. M'ARTHUR
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether he has received a Memorial against the proposed cession of the Gambia, from 228 Native inhabitants of Bathurst, dated December 31st 1875; whether this document gives the status in the Colony of the persons signing it; and, whether he will lay the same upon the Table of the House?
§ MR. J. LOWTHER
, in reply, said, the Memorial referred to by the hon. Gentleman had been received at the Colonial Office. It purported to be signed by about 250 individuals; but he was unable to say how many persons' views were really represented in it, inasmuch as a great many of the signatories appeared to have signed their names twice over. The document gave the status of the persons signing it, and it would be laid on the Table.