§ SIR G. BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdale)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give any further information as to the reported rising in the Corea, especially as to whether the rumour is true that the rising is against foreigners; and whether British ships of war are on the coast for the protection of British interests?
§ SIR E. GREY
Her Majesty's Government have received no information on this subject, and it may therefore be hoped that the reports which have appeared in the newspapers are exaggerated. The Naval Commander-in-Chief with six ships is now on the northern part of the China Station, but it is not known whether any vessel has been detached for service on the coast of Corea.