HC Deb 18 March 1875 vol 223 c18

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether Her Majesty's Government have any objection to print and lay before Parliament, Copy of the following Correspondence—namely, that which has taken place, 1st, between Her Majesty's High Commissioner in South Africa and the President of the Orange Free State Republic; 2nd, between the said President and Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies; and 3rd, between Her Majesty's said Secretary of State and the said High Commissioner, the whole of said Correspondence dating from and having reference to the occasion of Her Majesty's High Commissioner taking possession of certain territory which (including the diamond fields) was then and is still claimed to be the territory of the aforesaid Republic, and which is alleged to have been surrendered only under protest and to superior force


, in reply, said, that those Papers relating to affairs in South Africa were in course of preparation. They contained Correspondence relative to the hon. Gentleman's Question, and he hoped they would be presented to Parliament shortly.