HC Deb 16 March 1849 vol 103 c870

In reply to a question from MR. SANDARS,


said, that since he answered the question of the hon. Gentleman, put to him a few days ago, he had received information of the intention of the Danish Government, on and after the 27th instant, to impose a blockade on the ports of Schleswig and Holstein. The matter, however, was still under discussion, and he (Viscount Palmerston) was not without hopes that the intention to impose the blockade might be abandoned. He thought at all events it would be only nominal for some time after the date announced. He could only say that such a blockade would not be in entire accordance with the communications previously made to Prussia, announcing the end of the armistice.

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