§ MR. HINDLEY
begged to put the question which he had put on the preceding evening to the noble Lord. He wished to know whether there was any truth in the report that a treaty offensive and defensive had been concluded between this country and Prussia?
§ VISCOUNT PALMERSTON
said, that there was no truth whatever in the statement. The only foundation that he could imagine there had been for the report was the statement that the Prussian Government had determined to follow the same course as that which Her Majesty's Government had determined to pursue, namely, not to interfere in any way whatever in the internal affairs of France, and not to say or do anything that might be construed into an intention of interfering.