HL Deb 12 May 1879 vol 246 c100

My Lords, perhaps it may be convenient that I should read the following telegram which has been received at the Colonial Office to-day:— Telegram from Mr. Hampden Willis, Secretary to the High Commissioner, Cape Town, to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, dated St. Vincent, 12th, 10.40 a.m., received Colonial Office, 12th, 1.50 p.m.:—April 27.—High Commissioner, at Pretoria, telegraphs that Boers' Camp broke up on the 18th inst., and all have dispersed quietly to their homes. The conference between High Commissioner and Boers' Committee at Erasmus Farm took place April 12th, lasted five hours and a half, and passed off in perfectly friendly manner.