§ VOTE OF THANKS TO THE FORCES ENGAGED IN THE RECENT OPERATIONS IN THE SOUDAN.
§ The LORD CHANCELLOR acquainted the House that he had received a letter from General Sir Francis Grenfell, in return to the thanks of this House, and to the Resolutions of the 8th of June last, communicated to him in obedience to an Order of this House of the said 8th of June.
The letter was read, as follows:—
The Palace, Malta, July 18, 1899.
My Lord,—I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your Lordship's letter enclosing a copy of a Resolution of the House of Lords conveying to me the thanks of the House.
I am deeply grateful to the House for its acknowledgment of my services, and to your Lordship for sending me the Resolution.
I am, my Lord, your Lordship's obedient servant,
FRANCIS GRENFELL, General, Commander-in-Chief, Malta.
The Right Hon. the Earl of Halsbury, Lord Chancellor.
§ Letter ordered to be entered on the Journals.