HC Deb 04 July 1843 vol 70 cc610-1
The Speaker

informed the House, that he had received the following letter from Sir Hugh Gough,— Moncara Coorg, May 10th, 1843. Sir,—I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of 20th February, transmitting me the resolutions of the House of Commons, expressing the sense of the House on my conduct, and on that of the general and other officers, non-commissioned officers and privates, as well native as European, during the several operations in China. I beg to assure you I personally feel the highest pride at having obtained so flattering a testimonial, and I feel quite conscious that my companions in arms, to whom, in accordance with the desire of the House, I have communicated this high distinction, will equally feel so valuable and acceptable an honour. Permit me to request you will convey to the House of Commons my grateful acknowlegments, as well on my part as on that of the force lately under my command; and that you will accept my best thanks for the kind manner in which you have conveyed the resolutions of the House of Commons.

" I have the honour to be,

" Sir,

" Your most obedient, humble servant,

"GOUGH, General."

To the right hon. Charles Shaw Lefevre, M.P. Speaker of the House of Commons.

The letter was ordered to be entered on the journals.

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