HC Deb 15 July 1856 vol 143 cc862-3

said, he would beg to ask the right hon. Gentleman the Colonial Secretary whether it was true that three regiments had been sent to the Cape, and whether that was merely a measure of precaution, or was caused by any immediate prospect of an outbreak in that colony?


said, there existed considerable alarm at the Cape with regard to the disposition of the natives towards the colony, but no overt act of aggression had as yet taken place. In the last despatches received from the colony the Governor expressed his confident hope that no such attack would take place, but, under the circumstances, the Government had thought fit to order reinforcements to be sent there.