§ MR. FRENCH
Sir, I trust the noble Lord at the head of the Government will excuse me for putting a question without notice. There is a rumour that Her Majesty's Government have received intelligence of the death of His Majesty the Emperor of Russia. I wish to ask if 11 such intelligence has reached the Government.
§ VISCOUNT PALMERSTON
Sir, two telegraphic despatches have been received—one from Berlin and the other from the Hague—stating that the Emperor of Russia died in the course of this forenoon.