HC Deb 07 May 1883 vol 279 c28

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether he has yet received any details of the barbarous murder of Mr. James Scott M'Gilloray and another Englishman by the Boers in the Transvaal last September, as recorded in the Colonial Papers brought to the knowledge of the Colonial Office so long as last January?


Our despatch to the High Commissioner instructing him to make inquiries relative to the death of Mr. M'Gilloray and another Englishmen on the borders of the Transvaal crossed despatches from Sir Hercules Robinson in which he informed the Secretary of State that the matter had been brought to his notice by the Cape Government, and that he had instructed Mr. Hudson to make a representation on the subject to the Government of the Transvaal State. We have not yet heard anything further in the matter.