A week after the last Session, the American Consul requested a statement for his Government on the conditions in Ireland—as a result of the report of the American Commission. A statement was supplied him in which they undertook to prove conclusively all allegations made by the American Commission. The Consul thereupon requested to be supplied with affidavits by the persons upon whom the English authorities had been accused of inflicting the outrages reported. On 27th June, eighteen persons from different parts of the country attended before the Consul, and the affidavits made by them, together with statements as to the treatment they were subjected to, were forwarded to the American Government.
The American consul was Frederick Dumont.