HL Deb 07 April 1864 vol 174 c533

said, he wished to correct a mistake which had appeared in all the reports he had seen, to the effect that he had stated that the men on board the Kearsarge were examined by the medical officers, had been placed on the books of the ship, and that they were clothed in the uniform of the United States navy. On the contrary, he had only stated, in answer to the noble Earl, that if Mr. Adams did not deny the placing of the men on the books and clothing them in the uniform, then it was impossible that the officers could not have known those facts.


said, he had called the attention of Mr. Adams to the statements that had been made, and he had also called the attention of the Home Secretary to them.