§ In reply to Mr. BUCHANAN,
§ SIR J. FERGUSSON
said: A report was received from Her Majesty's Consul at Mozambique that an African Lakes Company's steamer had been seized, and the officers and crew sent under arrest to Quilimane. He immediately communicated the report to the Governor General, who assured him that any interference with British subjects north of the Ruo would be severely censured. Her Majesty's Minister at Lisbon has been instructed to make an urgent representation to the Portuguese Government, who have sent orders by telegraph to Mozambique to punish with severity those who have been guilty of infraction of orders. The officer who is said to have made the seizure had, previously to these events, been removed from command.