2 JUNE 1866, Page 2

We are bound to record, in justice to Mr. Layard,

that Admiral Denman, in his despatch on the bombardment of Valparaiso, formally denies that the American Commodore asked him to resist the bombardment. It is difficult to suspect Commodore Rodgers of inventing a statement so sure to be immediately exposed, but the discrepancy between his statement and that of Admiral Denman is distinct.