§ MR. BAYLEY
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General whether a British judge or magistrate in the Zanzibar mainland coast slip who makes an order or delivers judgment, the direct and immediate consequence of which is to cause a fugitive slave to be delivered into possession of his or her former master, commits any offence against British law; and whether he would be punishable for the same?
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir R. WEBSTER,) Isle of Wight
These Questions cannot be answered in the abstract. Each case must be decided upon its special circumstances.