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Volume 203: debated on Thursday 28 July 1870

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said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether there have been any representations or despatches received at the Foreign Office, since the year 1866, from our Ministers or Ambassadors abroad, upon the subject of an understanding between the French and Prussian Governments with respect to alterations of the French frontier?

said, in reply, that the Question of the hon. Gentleman was substantially the same as one put by the hon. Member for Cricklade (Mr. Cadogan), which he would answer at the same time. Some correspondence had taken place on the subject to which the Questions referred, and it was in the Foreign Office. He was informed, however, that it was of a confidential character. Those Papers would be examined, and on a future day he would be able to inform the House if they were of a nature that could be made public.