HC Deb 23 April 1891 vol 352 c1167
MR. O. V. MORGAN (Battersea)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been directed to a letter from Pretoria, in the Manchester Guardian of Tuesday, under the heading " Another Boer Trek; " and whether the establishment of the proposed " Republic of the North " is an interference with the rights of the Chartered Company of South Africa?


The High Commissioner has been directed to make it known in the South African Republic that any attempt to establish a Republic in the territories placed under the British South Africa Company will not be tolerated, and to inform the Government of that Republic that any such attempt, or any proceedings inconsistent with the protection accorded to Lobengula, or to any other chief in the territories under British influence, will be deemed an act of hostility against the Queen: and, further, that the Government of the South African Republic will be held to their undertaking in Art. X. of the Swaziland Convention to use their best efforts to support the authority of the British South Africa Company.