HC Deb 02 February 1844 vol 72 c145
Mr. Hawes

enquired whether the right hon. Gentleman the First Lord of the Treasury would lay on the Table the papers explaining the object of Sir Henry Ellis's mission, and its results?

Sir R. Peel

begged to reply that, considering that the existing treaty with Brazil would expire in November next, and the present relations between this country and the Brazils, he did not think it consistent with his duty or with the public interests to lay the papers on the Table.