herwise have been with held from him respecting the Emperor's proposal to Her Majesty's Government.
Now, I know that no secret was made at the time that such a proposal had been made by the Emperor of the French to Her Majesty's Government.
It was announced by the newspapers that dispatch had been taken into consideration by Her Majesty's Government, and answered in terms of courtesy of which I am sure the Emperor of the French had no reason to complain, and never has complained.
Lord R. Montague moved as an amendment that this House earnestly desire that the impartial neutrality should continue to be maintained by her Majesty's Government during the present unhappy conless in the States of North America.
He yielded to no man in sympathy and admiration for the South, but they were now on the point of working out their independence, and they ought not to be interfered with. He also objected to any intervention.
The offer of it was not likely to be acceptable to either side, and