§ MR. HENRY J. WILSON (Yorkshire, W.R., Holmfirth)
I beg to ask the Secre- 950 tary of State for War, whether, on the 27th September last, the Rev. Mr. Alheit, the Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church at Ceres, in the Cape Colony, was arrested there by the Military, taken to Malmesbury, and there thrown into goal; whether he has ever been charged with any offence, and if so with what: whether he has ever been tried, and if so by what court and with what result; or whether he is still in goal; and, whether, seeing that Malmesbury is a circuit town in the western circuit of the Cape Colony, and that Mr. Justice Jones, the Judge of Assize, sat there on the 27th September last for the trial of prisoners, will he explain why Mr. Alheit was not brought before him to be tried for the offence for which he was imprisoned.
§ MR. BRODRICK
I have no information respecting the alleged arrest and imprisonment of the Rev. Mr. Alheit.