31 MARCH 1855, Page 10



In connexion with pending negotiations, the Morning Past gives the following information- " We believe that, yesterday afternoon, M. Drouyn de Lhuys, with the French Ambaasador, held a conference at Lord Palmerston's residence, with Lords Palmerston, 'Clarendon, and Lansdowne ; and that in the evening the French Minister for Foreign Affairs left for Paris, whence he will start in some two days for Vienna. It is manifest that M. Drouyn de Lhuys will reach Vienna with the positive determination of the Allies in his possession —their ultimate decision—specially on the third point—and their final re- solve on attaining the object of the war, as laid down in the treaty of al- liance between England and France." The _Daily News informs us that "Count Nesselrode is already on his way to Vienna to take part in the conferences." The same journal gives prominence to the following statement—

"According to our most recent communications from Vienna, Lord John Russell is understood to see little or no prospect of peace at present, and to expect to be in England by the 14th of April. We may add, that some of the most sincere and intimate allies of Ministers express no regret at this state of affairs, but, on the contrary, freely express their conviction that any peace made now would be precarious and uncertain."