HC Deb 29 January 1878 vol 237 c625

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether any information had been received by the Colonial Office from the Cape?


Sir, a telegram has been received to-day at the Colonial Office from Sir Bartle Frere, which I will road, with the permission of the House— January 8.—Galekaland once more cleared by columns of Colonel Glyn, 24th Regiment, but Gaika rebellion spreading, and Fingoeland invaded from Sandilli's border. Communications with Komgha restored, after two brilliant affairs under Major Moore and Colonel Lambert, 88th Connaught Rangers. Colonial reinforcements arriving slowly. Rebellion cannot be effectually and speedily suppressed without larger force than we possess or have at present prospect of collecting hero. Commodore hero, returned from useful reconnaissance along coast. I ought to add that at the time this telegram was despatched it was not known at the Cape that a, regiment of infantry and a battery of artffltery were about to be sent out, and that another regiment is now on the point of following.