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THE TREATY OF LONDON. The Journal des Debats of Sunday has the following article:â It is positively stated that the British Ambassador at Paris, Earl Granville, has received a communica- tion from his Government, explanatory of the Treaty of the 15th of July, which has been communicated to the French Cabinet. The contents of that com- munication are, it is said, of a satisfactory nature; at all events, we do not take upon ourselves to affirm that they are so. However, that spontaneous pro- ceeding on the part of the British Government may modify the nature of the grave question which occu- pies all the world. We know what reserve is imposed on a Government in matters of such importance; at any rate we doubt not that the Ministry will hasten to enlighten the public as much as possible on the true situation of France with respect to Europe. The Court organ, the Presse of Sunday, is more explanatory respecting this note. It says "vVe believe we can state in a positive manner that the Ministry received on Friday the communi- cation which is expected from London, and which is the result of the conferences at Windsor between King Leopald, M. Guizot, Lord Palmerston, and the Duke of Wellington. It is Lord Palmerston who, it is said, penned that communication therefore, it is but a re-production of his late speech in Parliament. It is declared therein that the Four Powers, by signing the London treaty, had never had the slightest intention of offending France all the efforts that were made to engage France to enter into a mutual combination are called to mind; it is affirmed that no surprise pre- vailed at the conclusion of the treaty, and that by signing it the Cabinets have expressed their deep re- gret at France remain aloof. In short, it is intimated that if France, putting aside a certain susceptibility without any motive, and understanding better the in- tentions of the Powers whose signatures are appended thereto, will rally round the standard of peace which they have raised, the latter will eagerly seize the op- portunity of evincing all the esteem which they attach to the maintenance of the amicable relations which they had up to the present time kept up with her."

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