HC Deb 02 December 1884 vol 294 cc445-6

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether any information had been received by the Government as to the reported hoisting of the Transvaal flag in Bechuanaland?


On the 24th of November we made inquiry by telegraph as to the rumoured hoisting of the Transvaal flag in Montsioa's loca- tion. In reply we got a telegram from Sir Hercules Robinson, transmitting one that he had received from the Government of the South African Republic, which stated that they had never ordered the hoisting of their flag in the Land of Goshen, and a further second telegram a few days later, in which they stated that they not only never hoisted the flag, but that they even prohibited it, and promised to institute an inquiry into the acts complained of.