§ EARL GREY
said, that since the discussion on our relations with Japan he had received a letter from Mr. Ross, the gentleman who was accused of having shot a policeman in that country, enclosing a pamphlet and a statement of the case, which entirely exculpated him, and showed that he was very much ill-used. He could only say that he took the statement which he made from the work of Sir Rutherford Alcock, and he was not aware that it had over been contradicted. He could, of course, give no opinion as to which statement was the more correct. Mr. Moss stated that a most unprovoked attack was made upon him by a party of armed men, and that the gun had been for some time out of his hands before it went off. He also complained of a grievous denial of justice on the part of Sir Rutherford Alcock.
§ EARL RUSSELL
said, that the fact was that Mr. Moss complained very much that Sir Rutherford Alcock was too favourable to the Japanese.