I wish to ask the noble Marquess the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether there is any truth in the statement which appeared in The Globe last Friday as to the terms agreed upon between this country and Russia?
§ THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY
The statement to which the noble Earl refers, and other statements that I have seen, are wholly unauthentic, and are not deserving of the confidence of your Lordships' House.
I could not suppose that what was stated in regard to the retrocession of Bessarabia was true. It appeared too monstrous to be believed that Her Majesty's Government could have made such a stipulation as was alleged.