15 APRIL 1876, Page 15


[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—You may, perhaps, not be aware that all flogging in Bar- bados takes place under the direct sanction of her Majesty's Governor ; he has to confirm the sentence of the visiting justice of the prison. An excess of flogging, if any, is therefore charge- able directly to her Majesty's Governor, and not to the local Legislature.—I am, Sir, &.c, H. D. SPENCER,

Senior Member for Bridgetown, Barbados. [Our statement was quoted from Mr. Hennessy's own printed complaint. —ED. Spectator.]