The French Chamber of Deputies has been the scene of
an anti-slavery explosion. A petition for emancipation in the French Colonies gave rise to a debate, in which evidence was adduced of the most frightful cruelties practised by French Creole slave-owners. The Chamber was paralyzed with horror, and gave vent to such unequivocal signs of revulsion that Ministers promised to abandon slavery. According to the usage of the French Parliament, the affair is in such a position that the insti- tution of slavery may be regarded as doomed. So ought Admiral Mackau, the Colonial Minister, to be : the Chamber has requited his inefficiency in grappling with colonial abuses, by passing him over in the appeal to Ministers. Not a bad hint for some official persons in London.