3 AUGUST 1850, Page 11

"0.," a correspondent of the Morning Chronicle, points out a

curious phenomenon in the unexplained proceedings of the Select Committee on Ceylon— ':It will be recollected that, at the beginning of the present session, Mr. Hawes stated distinctly to the House of COMMONS, that Sir Emerson Ten- sent had not been sent for to give evidence before the Ceylon Committee, either by Lord Grey or by Lord Torrington, or by the Committee themselves ; but that he chanced to be in England on his own private affairs, and came forward of his own accord to defend his chief. This assertion was made in answer to a complaint of Mr.' Baillie, that Lord Grey had sent for Lord Torrington's witnesses, whilst he had impeded the arrival of those who were supposed to be adverse to him.'

sin bound to assume that Mr. Hawes spoke the truth when he said this. Nevertheless' Sir, a few days ago, Sir E. 'Ailment applied for, and actu- ally obtained from the Committee, il,700, in consideration of the expenses

which he had been subjected to in coming home- from Ceylon to give evi- dence before it!"