§ MR. BERNAL OSBORNE
said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether a Convention between the Government of the Republic of Paraguay and Her Britannic Majesty was concluded at Assumption on October 14, 1862; if so, whether Her Majesty's Government will lay this Convention before Parliament?
§ MR. LAYARD
said, in reply, that a Convention, in the strict sense of the term, had not been concluded between the two Governments. An agreement had, however, been come to between the English Representative at Buenos Ayres, who had proceeded on a special mission to Paraguay, and the President of Paraguay, which had been approved by Her Majesty's Government. To the production of that agreement there would be no objection.