§ MR. MORROGH
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if his attention has been called to a report of a meeting of the Town Commissioners of Queenstown, which appeared in the Cork Examiner of the 12th instant, in which it is stated by the Town ClerkThat a Memorial had been prepared by a Joint Committee of the Commissioners, clergymen, magistrates, local gentlemen, and traders of the town and district, and duly signed by them, and submitted by a deputation to Admiral Erskine to be forwarded to the Admiralty. He (the Town Clerk) could not account for the non-receipt of the document at the Admiralty;and has he, as yet, received the Memorial; and, if not, can he state why Admiral Erskine has not presented the document?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Lord G. HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
My attention has been called to the report alluded to by the hon. Member. A Memorial was presented by a deputation to Admiral Erskine, and after some discussion the Deputation 848 announced their intention to amend the terms of their Memorial. Admiral Erskine understood that the Memorial would be amended by its authors, but they understood that the Admiral would make the amendments. It was owing to this misunderstanding that the Memorial was not forwarded at once. It has now been received at the Admiralty, and will be carefully considered.