HC Deb 07 March 1844 vol 73 c602
Mr. Macaulay

wished to ask a question of the right hon. Baronet at the head of Her Majesty's Government as to a Proclamation which he had that day read in The Times newspaper, stated to have been put forth by the Governor General of India, as to the conquest of Gwalior; which recited what had passed as having occurred upon a treaty annulled so long ago as the year 1805. He wished to ask the right hon. Baronet if the Proclamation was genuine?

Sir R. Peel

said, that for what he knew on the subject, he was indebted to the courtesy of the editor of The Times. The Times newspaper had the means of anticipating Government in the receipt of the overland despatches. He had no other information on the subject than what he derived through that newspaper, but after the Government despatches had arrived he would give all the explanation necessary.