HC Deb 11 June 1861 vol 163 c938

Sir, with respect to negotiations which had been going on at Constantinople with regard to a settlement of the affairs of Syria, I said that I hoped to be able this week to state to the House what has been done upon the subject. I am now able to state that, although the details are not completed, there has been a meeting of the representatives, and they have agreed upon the main question—namely, that there shall be a Christian Governor of the Lebanon.