HC Deb 19 March 1863 vol 169 c1607

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, What progress has been made towards a settlement of the dispute between the Government of Great Britain and the late United States of America, as to the Island of San Juan; if any Correspondence between the two Governments has recently taken place on that subject, and if there be any objection to lay the same before this House?


, in reply, said, since the breaking out of civil war in the United States the communications between Her Majesty's Government and the Government of the United States on the subject had been suspended. No communications had recently taken place on the subject, and those that did take place some time ago were not complete, and it would be inexpedient, therefore, now to place them on the table of the House.