HC Deb 17 July 1879 vol 248 c729

Before we adjourn, I should like to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies a Question. There is a rumour in the Lobby that Cetywayo has sent in his submission. I should like to ask him, Whether he has received any telegram to that effect; and whether he can give the House any information respecting it?


I have this evening received a telegram, dated Natal, June 30, from which it appears that at that date our Forces were within 12 miles of Ulundi; and that General Marshall had reported that messengers had reached him from Cety-wayo, bringing with them elephants' tusks, which are the sign of a message from the King. It does not, however, appear what the purport of the message was.

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