HC Deb 31 July 1876 vol 231 c118

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, If his attention has been called to a correspondence between Captain Cooper the Acting Administrator of the Gambia and Mr. Quin a merchant at Bathurst; and, whether, considering the tone and character of such correspondence, it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to take any steps in relation to the conduct of Captain Cooper?


, in reply, said, his attention had been called to the correspondence referred to. His noble Friend the Secretary of State had intimated to the Acting Administrator that, in his opinion, the tone adopted in the communication in question was unusual and undesirable in official communications. Captain Cooper being a most efficient officer, it was not intended to take any further notice of the matter.