§ 73. Sir SAMUEL CHAPMAN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if he has examined the documents, letters, and books which have been sent him containing information and evidence as to the place of execution of the Marquess of Montrose in 1650; and, since the evidence has proved there is an error in stating that the execution took place in the Grass-market, Edinburgh, will he correct the mistake?
After an examination of all the evidence which has 1313 been placed before him, the First Commissioner is satisfied that the execution took place in the High Street, and he has given instructions for the inscription to be altered accordingly.
§ Sir S. CHAPMAN
Will the hon. Gentleman consider the propriety of presenting the discarded inscription to the Royal High School of Edinburgh as a tribute to the keen observation of one of the boys, who first discovered the mistake after 30 years?