16 NOVEMBER 1867, Page 3

Mr. Hardy has pardoned Maguire, the Marine convicted at Manchester

of having taken part in the Fenian rescue. The act has been promptly done, and Mr. Hardy adds, in the official note, that he believes Maguire's statement to be true, a necessary addi- tion when a man is pardoned for being quite innocent. Maguire, in a touchingly simple letter to the Guardian, thanks all people who have aided him, and hopes he shall be readmitted into the Royal Marines without loss of his 13 years' service. Mr. Hardy ought to see to this, as the smallest compensation the State can make for a prosecution proved to be groundless.