§ MR. A. E. PEASE (York)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is a fact that the free negro Fattah, who had been wrongfully imprisoned as a runaway slave, but who was liberated by order of the Sultan of Morocco last year, owing to the representations of the British and other Ministers at Tangier, has been re-arrested and is now in prison at Tangier; and, if so, whether Her Majesty's Government will communicate with the British Minister at Tangier with a view to securing his release?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Man-
1404 Chester, N. E.)
It is true that El Fattah has been re-committed to prison. The Moorish authorities have replied to the remonstrances of the British and Portuguese Representatives that, as the Sultan gave direct orders for the arrest, they cannot discuss the question.