§ MR. PICTON (Leicester)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he will lay upon the Table of the House the instructions given to Major Macdonald in regard to his Mission of Inquiry in the Niger District?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
No instructions have yet been given; but they will be confidential, and I cannot undertake to present them.
§ In reply to Mr. LAFONE (Southwark, Bermondsey),
§ SIR JAMES FERGUSSON
said, Major Macdonald would arrive at the river at the time it was at the proper height to ascend it.