HC Deb 17 March 1884 vol 286 c52

gave Notice that, in the event of the reports being true that a reward had been offered for the assassination of Osman Digna, he would ask the noble Lord the Secretary of State for War, Whether he would consider the effect of that Proclamation upon General Gordon in case the gentleman whom the noble Lord had recognized as Sultan of Kordofan—namely, the Mahdi—should offer a reward in analogous terms for the capture of General Gordon, dead or alive?