HC Deb 02 May 1876 vol 228 cc1985-6

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the master and surviving mate of the "Talisman" have been yet released by the Peruvian authorities?


It will be in the recollection of the House that a few days ago I stated that the captain and mate of the Talisman had been sentenced to banishment from Peru, and I also stated that we had telegraphed to know whether they had been actually released. A few days since we heard that the prisoners had appealed against this sentence of banishment; but the mate, it appears, does not wish to appeal to the Supreme Court, while the captain seems determined to do so. Under these circumstances, Mr. St. John, Her Majesty's Minister at Lima, is trying to get the cases of the two men separated in order that the mate may not be injured by the determination of the captain. In consequence of this information I should conclude that the men have not been released.