HC Deb 11 June 1847 vol 93 c381

wished to put a question to the noble Secretary for Foreign Affairs, respecting the disastrous state of affairs between the United States and Mexico. It had been stated that the friendly interposition of Great Britain had been offered: did that disposition continue, and was there any hope that the horrid scenes of bloodshed, attended with a vast destruction of property, might be brought to a termination?


replied, that Her Majesty's late Government had made a sort of unofficial tender of good offices, which had been repeated by Her Majesty's present Government in a more formal and official manner. Neither party had signified any desire to accept the proposal; and of course, under such circumstances, however much the present state of things might be lamented, the House would see that no further step could with propriety he taken.

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