HC Deb 27 February 1866 vol 181 cc1198-9

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether the statement in the newspapers of a telegram which has been received with unusual celerity from Calcutta, announcing the restoration of the guns taken in the expedition to Bhootan, may be considered authentic; and, if so, whether, the guns being restored, and the last stipulation of the Treaty made with the Government of India being thus performed, it may not be considered that all prospect of an expedition into Bhootan is now at an end?


, in reply, said, he was not prepared to answer his hon. Friend's Question without notice. He had no reason to doubt the authenticity of the telegram; and, if so, as far as his information went, there would be a conclusion of the question to which his hon. Friend referred.