HC Deb 02 July 1860 vol 159 c1254

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, Whether, if there be any evidence from intercepted Letters that a well-drilled and well-armed European Force made communications inviting the Sikhs to join them in driving the Queen's Army out of India, Her Majesty's Government will cause Copies of those Letters to be laid upon the Table of the House; whether the authenticity of those Letters was formally inquired into, and, if so, whether it was ascertained who were the writers, and by whom and to what place the Letters were forwarded to the Sikhs; and whether, if their authorship has been brought home to any men of the European Force, punishment, and, if any, of what nature, has been awarded to the writers of them?


said, he was in possession of no information on the subject.