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nce of the Government. He insisted that the instructions to the Governor of the Cape were strictly in accordance with international law, although their immediate object was to maintain the dignity and neutrality of the country. In the case of the Tuscaloosa, as she had unwittingly entered the port and been seized through a misconception of instructions, the only proper and fair course was to release her. Speeches were made on the opposite side by Mr. Whitehead, Mr. Elphinstone, sir II Cairns, and others, who charged the Government with favoring the Federals at the expense of the Confederates. During the debate the House was very thin, and a motion was made to "count out," but a considerable number of members came in and made up a requisite quorum. Finally, the House divided, with the following result: For the resolution, 185, against it, 219. The Government majority of thirty-four was received with loud cheers. The London Morning Herald charges the Government