19 MAY 1866, Page 3

Mr. Cardwell declines to give any opinion as to whether

the .Jamaica Indemnity Act should be disallowed by the Queen or not, till after the evidence received by the Commissioners and appended to their report reaches him. We suppose that must mean that to disallow- the Act is in serious contemplation. It might be right to compare very. rigidly the opinion of the Commissioners with their evidence, if there is reason to refuse the Royal assent to the

Indemnity Act. There would be scarcely any hesitation, if the Commissioners had deliberately exonerated the Jamaica authori- ties from all blame.