§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Dublin Co., S.)
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, What is the amount of money payable by the Dominican Government in respect of the detention of the Telegrapho; how much of this sum has already been paid; and, what were the circumstances under which the Telegrapho was detained?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
(who replied) said: The Telegrapho, a British vessel, was seized in 1870, on the ground of piracy in Dominican waters. The charge being disproved, the Dominican Government was called on to pay damages. A compromise was agreed to, and the whole amount has now been paid off.