§ MR. T. SEXTON (Kerry, N.)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he intended to explain to the House the precise terms of the mail contracts which were on the Paper for to-day.
§ *MR. HANBURY
The contracts and Treasury Minutes were laid upon the Table of the House a few days ago, but they have not yet been circulated. There would, no doubt, be some objection to taking these Orders to-day. I propose, however, to make a statement in regard to them, and if the House is satisfied with my statement the contracts might be approved to-day.