§ MR. REDMOND
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Whether it is a fact that Mr. E. J. Hoare, at present a suspect in Kilkenny Gaol, was during his former imprisonment in Naas Gaol occupied upon literary work; whether, on his release from Naas, his private papers, manuscripts, and various documents were detained by the authorities; and, whether he will order these papers to be at once restored to him?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. W. M. JOHNSON)
Sir, when Mr. Hoare was about to be discharged from Naas Prison, the Governor found upon him a few scraps of paper containing memoranda relative to the Land League. The Governor objected to Mr. Hoare taking away the papers, and Mr. Hoare thought so little about them that he told the Governor to burn them.