HC Deb 13 July 1840 vol 55 cc669-70
Lord Palmerston

said, that he thought it might be satisfactory to the House to know that her Majesty's Government had sent out a proposition in answer to one which had proceeded from the United States, and which had reached this country in the course of the last year. The proposition thus transmitted, was accompanied by the draft of a convention, which he had no doubt would have the effect of bringing the whole question to a final and satisfactory issue.

Sir R Peel

desired to know if the proposition to which the noble Lord referred took for its basis any other proposition which had proceeded from the United States, or was altogether a new proposition which the American government were at liberty to accept or reject, as they thought proper?

Viscount Palmerston

said, that the proposition sent out by her Majesty's Government, was founded on that received last year from the American government.

Subject dropped.

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