HC Deb 29 July 1859 vol 155 c658

said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Sovereign of the Roman States has finally accepted or declined the position of President over the Confederate States of Italy; and whether, in the event of the Sovereign Pontiff accepting that office, it is intended on the part of Her Majesty's Government to adopt effectual steps for establishing direct diplomatic relations with the Court of Rome?


said, that, as he would not be able to speak twice on the Motion before the Chair, he would delay his answer.