HC Deb 27 May 1864 vol 175 cc720-1

said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he is not aware that the Prussians do not pay for the supplies they exact in Jutland in money, but only by acknowledgments of the amounts in question, which amounts they intend to reckon up against the Danish Government on a future occasion, under the pretence of claims for the expenses of the war, or other demands; and whether the British Government will allow such a departure from one of the leading conditions of the armistice to which they were parties?


From recent accounts, Sir, which we have received, it appears that at present the German troops in Schleswig and Jutland are sup plied by contributions or supplies afforded to them, not by the people of the country but by contracts made at Hamburg for the Austrian and Prussian troops. An endeavour was made to get a contract from the people of the country, but the price asked was more than that at which the contract could be made at Hamburg. Orders have also been issued by the Prussian Government that all contributions, either in money or in kind, which have been levied after the 12th of the month, the day on which the armistice commenced, shall be restored and returned to the persons from whom they were levied.

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