HC Deb 24 February 1885 vol 294 c1163

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he would have any objection to place in the Tea Room or Library, properly protected by glass, some of the actual letters received from General Gordon from Khartoum, including those on small pieces of paper saying "Khartoum all right," and "could hold out for years;" and, whether he considers the latter genuine?


The originals of the messages which the hon. Member specially mentions have not yet been received. Lord Wolseley has not sent home all General Gordon's original letters and messages; but he has been instructed by telegraph to do so. There will, probably, be no objection to treat some of them as the hon. Member proposes, in order to give to hon. Members the opportunity of judging whether they are genuine.