§ CAPTAIN CRAIG (Down, E.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether several, and, if so, how many, letters were taken from a postman on the 24th July last near Mullaghboy, county Leitrim, by six men with blackened faces; did any of the letters contain writs, and, if so, do the authorities connect the outrage with that fact; can he explain if any leakage of information occurred from the post office from which the attempted delivery was made; have any arrests been effected in the case; and will he consider the necessity of sending a police escort with postmen on their rounds in such disturbed districts.
§ CAPTAIN NORTON (FOR Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON)
It is reported to me that on the 23rd ultimo the postman from Carrigallen S.O. to Mullaghboy was attacked by three men disguised as women, who took from him live letters supposed to contain writs. I am having 1561 further inquiry made into the circumstances of this case, and am considering the best way of dealing with them in future.