§ MR. CALLAN
wished to ask the Solicitor General for Ireland a Question of which he had given him private Notice. It was, Whether the dying declarations of Patrick Joyce and Patrick Casey, taken by Mr. Brady, R.M., the day but one before the execution on the 15th December, admitting their own guilt, but stating the innocence of Myles 356 Joyce, and refferred to in the Memorandum of Earl Spencer, were submitted to the consideration of Lord Justice Barry, who tried the prisoners; and, whether Lorn Justice Barry was consulted in the matter by his Excellency before refusing to grant the inquiry?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. WALKER)
, in reply, said, that he had telegraphed to Dublin immediately upon receiving Notice of the Question; but he feared he could not answer it precisely. It appeared that Judge Barry certainly had the papers before him on the 13th of December.
§ MR. HARRINGTON
Does the hon. and learned Gentleman mean to insinuate that the depositions made on the 14th were before Judge Barry on the 13th?
§ [No reply.]