HL Deb 17 March 1864 vol 174 cc162-3

who had given Notice To call the Attention of the Secretary of State for War to the Court Martial held at Mhow in the East Indies on Paymaster Smales, of the Innis-killing Dragoons, with reference to the Part alleged to have been taken in that Proceeding by His Excellency Sir William Mansfield, Commander-in-Chief at Bombay. said, that in the discussion which had taken place elsewhere, such ample justice had been done to Sir William Mansfield, that the object which he had in view had been fully attained. He could not himself say anything half so satisfactory as the statements which had been made on that occasion; and as he was unwilling to run the risk of effacing by repetition the effect which had been produced, he would withdraw his Notice.


said, he was glad the Notice had been withdrawn, as he thought it very desirable that discussions connected with the discipline of the army should be avoided as much as pos- sible. Although it had been his duty to differ upon one point from Sir William Mansfield, he fully believed that the distinguished officer was actuated solely by a desire to serve the public interests and to maintain the discipline of the army.