§ MR. SPEAKER acquainted the House that he had received the following Letter relating to the Arrest of a Member of this House:—
§ The Queen v. Dillon.
§ Co. Louth.
§ 18th April, 1888.
§ I have to report that, on the 17th inst., Mr. John Dillon, M.P. for East Mayo, was brought before me at Drogheda, in the county of Louth, charged under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887, that he did at Tullyallen, in the county of Louth, on the 8th day of April, 1888, incite certain persons to take part in a criminal conspiracy to compel and induce certain tenants in divers parts of Ireland not to fulfil their legal obligations, that is, to refuse to pay their rents. Mr. Dillon was admitted to bail, himself in the sum of £200 and two sureties in £100 each, to appear and answer said charge before a Court constituted under 1707 above Act at Mell, in the county of Louth, on the 9th of May, 1888.
§ I have the honour to be,
§ Your obedient servant,
§ JOHN M. KILKELLY,
§ Resident Magistrate for County of Louth.
§ The Right Honble.
§ The Speaker of the House of Commons.