Prorogation of ParliamentThe Illustrated London News, vol. 45, no. 1272, p. 142.
August 6, 1864
The Queen's Message.
...Her Majesty deeply laments that the civil war in North America has not been brought to a close. Her Majesty will continue to observe a strict neutrality between the belligerents, and would rejoice at a friendly reconciliation between the contending parties.