§ MR. EVELYN ASHLEY
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, with reference to the Correspondence respecting Turkey, No. 24 (1878) Despatch 18, Whether Her Majesty's 413 Government is able to lay before the House, on any more official or definite authority than the statement of an unnamed person at Vienna, so grave an announcementthat Prince Gortchakow has declared in distinct terms to a Roumanian agent at St. Petersburg, that he would not allow the article of the Treaty relating to the cession of Bessa-rabian Moldavia to be discussed by the Congress?
§ MR. BOURKE
A telegram has been sent to Sir Henry Elliot to-day with the view of ascertaining whether the name of the authority alluded to by the hon. Gentleman can be given without detriment to the public service.