said, he understood that the provisional 1220 order sent out from this country to the Mauritius relative to the emancipation of the slaves, had been negatived in the council there by a majority of one. He had been given to understand, that if that provisional order were not acted on, emancipation should immediately take place. He wished to know what had been done after that order had been rejected? Had the noble Marquess received information of any regulation that might have been subsequently agreed to by the majority of the council on the subject of emancipation.
The Marquess of Normanby
answered, that a commission had gone out to the Mauritius, but he had as yet received no information on the subject.