§ MR. JOHNSTON
I have to ask the indulgence of the House for a moment or two while I make a personal explanation. On Friday, March 18th, I asked the Attorney General for Ireland whether he had received from Mr. Thomas Stewart an affidavit making a serious charge against the Crown Solicitor for Sligo. I now desire the permission to say that I regret extremely having been the medium of asking this Question. Mr. W. Fenton, the Crown Solicitor for Sligo, is a gentleman of the highest personal character, of spotless professional 1505 reputation, and I should be sorry to screen myself behind my Parliamentary privileges as a Member of this House in making any aspersion on a gentleman who so little deserves it.