HC Deb 02 July 1877 vol 235 cc597-8

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he has any information regarding the fate of the late Monfettish of Egypt?


in reply, said, that the Foreign Office received some time ago a despatch from Mr. Vivian, stating that the late Monfettish, or Finance Minister, of Egypt, was condemned last September to be exiled to a place in Upper Egypt. He was conveyed along the River Nile to the Second Cataract, where he was disembarked, and the rest of the journey was performed by land. It appeared that during the journey from the Second Cataract his constitution became more and more enfeebled by dysentery, and Her Majesty's Government, unfortunately, were told that his death took place shortly after his arrival at the place of his exile, it having been occasioned by congestion of the brain, and accelerated by intemperance.