HL Deb 03 June 1878 vol 240 cc1060-1

My Lords, I now wish to put a Question, of which I have given private Notice, to the noble Marquess the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. It is with regard to the fearful attempt which has been made for the second time on the life of the Emperor of Germany. I wish to know, Whether Her Majesty's Government have recently received any recent information as to the state of the Emperor's health?


My Lords, I have to say that we have had the great satisfaction of hearing from the German Ambassador that the latest accounts which have been received as to the health of the illustrious victim of this, abominable attack are satisfactory. It is, of course, too soon to use any stronger language; but, from all I have heard in the matter, I trust that Europe may have the joy of soon welcoming back to perfect health one of its most respected Potentates.