HC Deb 19 June 1900 vol 84 cc443-4
MR. STEVENSON (Suffolk, Eye)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is able to communicate to the House the names of the European officials, traders, and missionaries now besieged in Coomassie, and the latest reports received as to the health and position of the garrison.


In the absence of my right hon. friend, perhaps I may be allowed to read his reply. The Europeans, in Coomassie, so far as the names are known, are Sir Frederic and Lady Hodgson, Major Morris, Captains Marshall, Digan, Aplin, Armitage, Parmeter Bishop, Leggett, Cochrane, and Read, Lieutenant Berthon, Mr. Ralph, Doctors-Garland, Tweedy, Chalmers, Graham, Hay, and Macfarlane, Mr. Ramseyer and five other missionaries whose names are not known. The latest information is contained in a letter from the Governor, dated the 4th of June, in which he said that the state of health was good,