asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether on May 27th, 1880, Lord Kimberley stated to a deputation of the Aborigines Protection Society that he at that time wished Sir Bartle Frere to consider whether Langilabalele might not be released at once, and that he hoped they might find that that matter might be considered at an end; what causes prevented the fulfilment of Lord Kimberley's expectations, and what reason there is to anticipate that the present application to Sir Henry Bulwer will be more effective: and, whether the Correspondence between the Colonial Office and Sir Bartle Frere and Sir Henry Bulwer respectively, will be laid upon the Table of the House?
§ MR. EVELYN ASHLEY
Sir, the Secretary of State certainly hoped at the time referred to that there would be no insurmountable obstacle to the early return of Langilabalele to Natal. However, the unsettled state of Native affairs in Natal, as elsewhere in South Africa, consequent on the Zulu and Transvaal Wars, prevented its being further entertained. The present moment seems more opportune for raising the question. The Correspondence with Sir Bartle Frere will be found in Blue Book C 2695 (1880), and that with Sir Henry Bulwer will follow in due course.
gave Notice that if Langilabalele were still in captivity at the time when the House met next year he should call attention to the shameful manner in which he had been treated, and should move an Address to Her Majesty on the subject.