§ Mr. NOEL BUXTON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any news of the concentration of troops in the Welle district of the Congo State; and whether he can give any information as to the objects of this concentration?
§ Sir E. GREY
His Majesty's Consul reported on 2nd June last that 300 troops had been sent to the Welle, to quell a revolt caused, not by taxation in kind, but by the unwillingness of natives to accept money instead of cloth and salt. The disaffected chief surrendered, having been deserted by most of his followers, at the sight of the Belgian troops.