§ SIR ROBERT PEEL
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he can give any information respecting the Journals or Diary of events (known to have been written both in English and in Arabic and of which General Gordon speaks in the highest terms) kept by the late lamented Colonel Donald Stewart, C.M.G., Chief of the Staff of General Gordon at Khartoum, who was subsequently wrecked and murdered near Merawi; and, whether he will undertake to hand over whatever papers there may be of the nature referred to, to that Gallant Officer's family, which anxiously desires to possess them?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
The only papers belonging to the late Colonel Stewart which have been recovered are some pages of a rough pencil note-book of daily events kept by him. These are evidently not part of the diary referred to in the right hon. Gentleman's Question. All that have been recovered have been handed over to his brother.
§ MR. RITCHIE
In handing over the notes, were any conditions made as to the non-publication of certain portions of them?