, who had given notice of his intention to move "That this House trusts that in the demands made by Her Majesty the Queen and by the King of Sardinia, in relation to the capture of the Cagliari and her crew, Her Majesty will be advised to act in cordial concert with the Sardinian Government," was understood to say, that until he was made acquainted with the very important papers which he understood had been recently received at the Foreign Office, in reference to the steamer Cagliari, it would not be desirable that he should proceed with his Motion, and he should therefore postpone it until a future day.
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
At the present moment, when negotiations are being carried on, nothing could be more inconvenient than to lay the papers on the table. When, on Tuesday night, my hon. Friend the Under Secretary referred to the receipt of a 221 despatch, he gave the general result as a matter which might be interesting to the House. But that is quite a different thing to laying it upon the table. Of course, when the proper time arrives, which I hope will not be long, it will be the duty of Her Majesty's Government to lay all the papers upon the table in relation to this subject; but at present nothing could be more injurious to the public service than to do so.