§ MR. DILLON
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether his attention has been called to a memorial praying for the release of James Trew, recently convicted in Belfast of conspiracy, and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, which has been presented to the Lord Lieutenant; and whether he will lay a copy of the memorial and the reply of His Excellency upon the Table.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
A memorial praying for the release of Arthur (not James) Trew has been received by the Lord Lieutenant, who decided that the law must take its course. I must decline to 1111 be party to any cource of action that may be construed as interference with the Lord Lieutenant in the exercise of the prerogative of mercy, and cannot consent, therefore, to lay a copy of the memorial on the Table.