Press cuttings from The Times [38r] (1/8)
The record is made up of 4 folios. It was created in 24 May 1879-29 May 1879. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.
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organized these military displays. The last was
the best, when the " Red Mountain " was held by
a small body of men, who were attacked and driven
out by a regiment and a half of infantry, a body of
cavalry, and two batteries of artillerv. It is diffi
cult to see the use of it all, when the country is
known to suffer from the want of hands to till the
the conferences with no or
mahomed at pesha wur.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES.
Sir,—I observe that notice has been given by
Lord Elcho in the House of Commons that he will
bring under the notice of that House the language
which has recently been used with reference to Sir
Lewis Felly's conduct in the conferences with Noor
Mahomed at Peshawur. I assume that this notice
refers to a part of the speech which I recently ad
dressed to the House of Lords.
If I had not been about to leave England 1
should have waited to see whether 1 am right in
this assumption, and whether the matter would be
brought before the House in which the language
referred to was used ; but as I shall be absent
from England for some months, I think it best to
intimate at once to the friends of Sir Lewis Pelly
that in the conferences at Peshawur I have always
regarded him as the mere mouthpiece of the
Government of India, and that, in particular,
the whole communication made by him to
Noor Mahomed on the 15th of March, 1877,
seems to have been directly dictated by the
Viceroy. It is in this communication that
the worst offences were committed by the
" Englishman and the Christian against the
Mahomedan and the Afghan and I have never
held that Sir L. Pelly was personally responsible
for any part of them.
I take this opportunity of repeating that the
language in which I have characterused these
offences is founded on the narrative I have given of
the language and the conduct of the Government of
India : and that, although that narrative has been
published now for more than three months, no
attempt even has been made to answer or to reiute
it. I am. Sir, your obedient servant,
Ajgyl^Iodgg* K«iijiogtoa > May 22^ A£Q¥LL,. ,
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Press cuttings from The Times relating to the Duke of Argyll's attack in the House of Lords on Sir Lewis Pelly:
- 24 May 1879 printed letter from the Duke of Argyll regarding Lord Elcho's intention to speak on the matter in the House of Commons and amending his accusations against Pelly to be accusations against his superiors.
- 27 May 1879 printed response from Lord Elcho citing numerous references to the exemplary nature of Pelly's work there given in the House December 1878
- Undated [28 May 1879?] printed letter from Lord Colin Campell regarding the Duke of Argyll and Lord Elcho's correspondence
- 29 May 1879 summary of the disagreement as printed in The Times 24-29 May.
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