HC Deb 12 April 1878 vol 239 c1228

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether any decision has been come to on the subject of the Moar succession; and, whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to maintain unbroken the Treaty of the 10th of March, 1855?


Sir, it has been decided not to interfere with the selection of a successor to the late Sultan which was made by the chiefs of Moar. The Treaty of 1855, though made with the cognizance of Her Majesty's Government, was made between two Native Princes, and it does not appear to be in any way incumbent on us to maintain or enforce it.