§ SIR HENEY TYLER
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether any Despatch was received from General Gordon stating the reasons why Colonel Stewart and his companions left Khartoum; and, if so, whether he would have any objection to make that Despatch public, or to state the contents of it?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
I have not had time to look fully into the matter. I believe that some despatches which were among the Papers laid on the Table last night contained a statement by General Gordon with reference to the departure of Colonel Stewart and his companions from Khartoum. I am not quite certain, however, whether this was the case or not.