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KERTCH AND YENIKALE PRIZE MONEY.

Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons, dated 27th May, 1862, for "Copy of any Correspondence that

may have passed between the Board of Admiralty and the Treasury Board and the Queen's Proctor, on the subject of Prize Money claimed by the Army and Navy for the capture

of Kertch and Yenikale."
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall,

F. PEEL.
4th June, 1862.

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No. 1.

Mr. F. H. Dyke to Mr. W. G. Romaine. SIR,

Doctors' Commons, 19th June, 1861. I have the honour to state, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that an application has been made to me, as Her Majesty's Procurator-General, to apply to the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, to condemn a large quantity of stores captured at Kertch and Yenikale by the combined forces in 1855; but before so doing, I feel it to be my duty to call their Lordships' attention to the subject.

The following extracts from the despatch of the late Admiral Lyons, Commander-in-Chief, detail the circumstances of the operations, dated “Royal Albert," Straits of Kertch, 26th May, 1855:

“The fleet, which consisted of Her Majesty's ships named in the margin, and a French fleet of nearly equal force, under the command of my very gallant and energetic colleague, Vice-Admiral Bruat, assembled off the Straits of Kertch, at early dawn, on the birthday of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, and both armies and navies confidently anticipated a successful celebration of that auspicious day.

6. The fleets steamed rapidly up to Kameish, where the army landed, under cover of the guns of the steam frigates, and immediately ascended the heights, without opposition, whilst the steamers of light draught of water pushed on towards Kertch and Yenikale; and the enemy, apparently taken by surprise at the rapidity of these movements and at the imposing appearance of the expedition, blew up

his fortifications on both sides of the Straits, mounting not less than 50 guns (new, and of heavy calibre), which have fallen into our possession, and returned, after having destroyed three steamers and several other heavily armed vessels, as well as large quantities of provisions, ammunition, and stores, thus leaving us masters of the entrance into the sea of Azof, without our having sustained any loss whatever.

“Of the 40 vessels sunk last year some still remain, and a French steamer touched upon one of them yesterday. It appears the enemy did not succeed in destroying the coals, either at Kertch or Yenikale, so that about 17,000 tons remain, which will be available for our steamers.”

It will be observed that, a considerable time since, the stores were captured, but the delay is to be accounted for by the supposition that Her Majesty's Government would make a grant in lieu of prize money, and the absence of some of the officers on distant stations, whose evidence it was necessary to obtain.

I beg to suggest that, after the lapse of so much time, the most convenient mode of proceeding would be by way of grant from the Crown, instead of by application to the Prize Court for a sentence of condemnation of the above stores, as the stores themselves have been applied to the public service.

I am, &c.,

(Signed) F. H. DYKE.

No. 2.

Mr. C. H. Pennell to Mr. F. H. Dyke.
SIR,

Admiralty, 20th June, 1861.
Having laid before

my

Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty your letter of the 19th ult., stating that you have received an application, as Her Majesty's Procurator-General, to apply to the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty to condemn certain stores which were captured at Kertch and Yenikale by the combined forces in 1855, and suggesting that, after such a lapse of time, it would be more convenient for Her Majesty's Government to make a grant than that an application should be made to the High Court of Admiralty for a sentence of condemnation, the stores in question having been applied to the public service, I am commanded by their Lordships to request that you will stay proceedings as proposed.

I am, &c.,

(Signed) C. H. PENNELL. F. H. Dyke, Esq.,

pro Secretary. Queen's Proctor, Doctors' Commons.

No. 3.

Mr. C. H. Pennell to Mr. F. H. Dyke.
SIR,

Admiralty, 8th July, 1861. With reference to your letter of the 19th and my reply of the 20th ultimo, relative to a grant being made by Her Majesty's Government in lieu of prize money, for certain stores which were captured at Kertch and Yenikale by the combined forces in 1855, I am commanded by their Lordships to acquaint you, that in the absence of any record of the actual amount of stores taken for the use of Her Majesty's ships from captures made at those places, it will be necessary, before their Lordships can come to any decision on the subject, that they be informed of the nature and amount of the stores of which you have been asked to procure the condemnation, and also as to the persons by whom the application is made.

I am, &c.,

(Signed) C. H. PENNELL, F. H. Dyke,

pro Secretary Queen's Proctor, Doctors' Commons.

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SPECIMENS OF CORRESPONDENCE.

Of which a Précis is required. (1.) Parliamentary Paper. Correspondence with the United States Government respecting Blockade.

respecting Blockade. April, 1861. (2.) Do. Treasure Trove. July, 1861. (3.) Do. Prorogation of the Assembly of the Ionian Islands. 1861. (4.) Do. Imprisonment of Mr. Shaver, at Fort Warren. 1862.

(5.) Parliamentary Paper. Emperor of Morocco's Loan. 1861. (6.) Do. Kertch and Yenikale Prize Money. May, 1862. (7.) Do. Employment of British Officers under Government of

China. 1862. (8.) Do. Assassination of Dr. McCarthy. 1862. [Any of the above, or other Parliamentary Papers, may be obtained

of the Publisher, 34, Parliament Street.]

EUCLID.

Set to candidates for the Admiralty who selected Euclid as a subject

for Examination.

No. 1. 1. If two triangles have two angles of one equal to two angles of

the other, each to each, and one side equal to one side, viz. the side adjacent to the equal angles in each; then shall the other sides be equal, each to each, and also the third angle of

the one to the third angle of the other. 2. To a given straight line apply a parallelogram, which shall be

equal to a given triangle, and have one of its angles equal to a

given rectilineal angle. 3. If a straight line be bisected, and produced to any point; the

rectangle contained by the whole line thus produced, and the part of it produced, together with the square of half the line bisected, is equal to the square of the straight line which is

made up of the half and the part produced. 4. The diameter is the greatest straight line in a circle; and, of all

others, that which is nearer to the centre is always greater than one more remote: and the greater is nearer to the centre

than the less. 5. A segment of a circle being given, describe the circle of which it

is the segment. 6. If the outward angle of a triangle made by producing one of its

sides be divided into two equal angles by a straight line which also cuts the base produced, the segments between the dividing

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line and the extremities of the base have the same ratio which

the other sides of the triangle have to one another. 7. Equiangular parallelograms have to one another the ratio which

is compounded of the ratios of their sides. 8. Trisect a given straight line. 9. Construct a rectangle which shall be equal to a given square

(1) when the sum, and (2) when the difference of two adjacent

sides is equal to a given line. 10. A tangent to a circle at the point A intersects two parallel

tangents in B and C, the points of contact of which with the circle are D, E, respectively; show that if BE, CD intersect in F, AF is parallel to the tangents BD, CE.

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No. 2.

1. Define a circle and a rhombus, and give Euclid's 12th axiom

(relating to parallel lines). 2. If from the ends of a side of a triangle there be drawn two

straight lines to a point within the triangle, these shall be less than the other two sides of the triangle, but shall contain

a greater angle. 3. What is meant by a corollary? State and prove the corollaries

to the proposition in which it is proved that the three angles

of a triangle are together equal to two right angles. 4. If a straight line be divided into any two parts, the square of the

whole line is equal to the squares of the two parts, together

with twice the rectangle contained by the parts. 5. Divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle

contained by the whole and one of the parts shall be equal to

the square of the other part. 6. Draw a straight line from a given point, either without or in the

circumference, which shall touch a given circle. 7. In a circle, the angle in a semicircle is a right angle; but the

angle in a segment greater than a semicircle is less than a right angle; and the angle in a segment less than a semicircle is greater than a right angle.

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