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Madagascar—Capture Of Tamatave By The French

Volume 280: debated on Tuesday 19 June 1883

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I wish to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the report contained in the evening papers is true, which states that the French Admiral at Madagascar has taken Tamatave, has settled himself there, and has taken the Custom House, and also established himself firmly in those parts?

I cannot, of course, say whether the report is true; but I made it my duty to inquire this evening, and up to half-past 6 no information had been received at the Foreign Office.

The House suspended its Sitting at Seven of the clock.

The House resumed its Sitting at Nine of the clock.