§ DR. BOWRING
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?
§ VISCOUNT PALMERSTON
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.