HC Deb 07 June 1880 vol 252 c1346

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is true that Mr. T. Michell, Her Majesty's Consul at Philippopolis, has been called home and a successor appointed; if so, why Mr. Michell has been recalled home?


Sir, Mr. Michell himself was understood to be of opinion that his presence at Philippopolis for a time was unnecessary, and anxious on the ground of his ill health to be away; and he has been given leave to come home. No successor has been appointed; but one of the third Secretaries of the Embassy at Constantinople has been placed in charge of the Consulate General for a time.