alluded to the report of Don Pedro's having landed in Portugal, and of the British Commander, Sir Thomas Trowbridge, having saluted him on that occasion, and begged to ask the noble Lord, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if Sir Thomas Trowbridge had any instructions from Government to salute Don Pedro?
§ Lord Althorp
said, that Sir Thomas Trowbridge had been only sent to the Tagus, to protect British subjects in that quarter. He admitted that intelligence had been received from that officer of the landing of Don Pedro; but he had made no mention of firing a salute. Sir Thomas had received positive instructions from Government not to interfere between either of the contending parties, and therefore he did not believe that the salute had been fired.