§ SIR WALTER B. BARTTELOT
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether any telegrams have been received from General Gordon respecting the present position of Khartoum; and, if so, whether the noble Marquess would communicate them to the House?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
Many and voluminous telegrams have been recently received from General Gordon; but I cannot say that I have received any bearing on the present state of Khartoum. If there were, I cer- 1052 tainly could not answer a Question of this sort without Notice.