§ MR. ATKINSON (Boston)
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, If his attention has been given to a statement in The Nassau Times of the 2nd April last, to the effect that Mr. L. D. Powles, one of the Police and Circuit Magistrates in the Colony, has said "that he would not believe a d—d Methodist on oath;" and, whether he will inquire into the truth, or otherwise, of the statement thus publicly made in a leader of The Nassau Times?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (SIR HENRY HOLLAND) (Hampstead)
I have read the statement referred to by the hon. Member, and will at once direct the Governor to make formal inquiry, and to take such steps as may be necessary, should the facts be as stated, and to report to me upon the matter.