HC Deb 23 July 1867 vol 188 cc2071-2

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If Her Majesty's Government has received official information of further attacks on the Jews in the Principalities; and especially, whether the reports of recent acts of violence, such as throwing them into the Danube, and other atrocities, are true; and, whether Her Majesty's Government will still continue their generous efforts to induce the Roumanian Government to prevent such outrages?


said, the only information which he had relative to outrages committed upon the Jewish community in Moldavia of a later date than that which he had already laid upon the table of the House was contained in a telegram from Mr. Greene, at Bucharest, dated the 15th, and the effect of that telegram was that in the course of the expulsion of these unfortunate people across the Danube—it was not stated by whom they were expelled—ten were thrown overboard, two of whom were drowned. Mr. Greene would have set out to remonstrate with the Prince against these acts of barbarity, but for the circumstance that the Prince himself was expected to return to Bucharest within a few days. He (Lord Stanley) expected, therefore, that he would have more information in the course of a few days on the subject. With regard to the second Question, it was almost a matter of course. Her Majesty's Government would exercise all the influence which it possessed to put an end to these discreditable transactions.