§ MR. W. H. JAMES
wished to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer a Question, of 1494 which he had given him private Notice—namely, Whether the document published in "The Globe" of this afternoon, purporting to be the full text of the terms of an agreement between England and Russia relative to the Congress, is authentic?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
Sir, my hon. Friend informed me of this Question only two minutes ago. When he did so, I had not seen The Globe; and, though he has placed a copy of it in my hands, I have not yet had time to examine the document to which he has referred. I can only say that the document has not, in any way, been communicated by Her Majesty's Government—of that I am quite certain; but, as to whether it is correct or not—authentic or not—that is a question which I cannot, without examination, profess to answer.