§ MR. BUTLER
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he has any information from Mexico with reference to the report that the Emperor Maximilian had been shot?
No, Sir, I have no authentic information on the subject. Indeed, I know nothing more than what has appeared in the papers. I think it probable, considering the condition the country is in, that the despatches intended for the English Foreign Office have either been intercepted, or, from the danger of their being intercepted, it has been thought inexpedient to forward them.