FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE ENLISTMENT OF BRITISH SUBJECTS IN THE UNITED STATES' ARMY. PRESENTED TO BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT BY COMMAND OF HER MAJESTY.

London: Printed by Harrison and Sons. 1864. [2], 4, [2] pp. Folio, stitched. Docketed in print on last page. Light edge wear, a couple of numerical accession stamps, Very Good.

The Correspondence concerns Thomas Tulley and six other Irish passengers, of the steamer 'Nova Scotian'," who allegedly enlisted "improperly" into the 20th Maine Regiment at Portland. Lord Lyons claims "they were subjected to hardships and indignities of a most unwarrantable kind, on their way from the army of the Potomac to Portland." For unspecified reasons they were taken under guard, "well nigh starved, as they had at one time to march three successive days without a mouthful of food, and consequently were reduced to eating clover and green apples to support nature. They remonstrated with the authorities, stating that they were not prisoners... but foreigners proceeding to Portland under British protection."
Secretary of State Seward assures Lord Lyons that he is looking into the matter. Item #33165

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