PP/GC/CA/107 Letter from Sir S.Canning to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, congratulating Palmerston on being back in the cabinet and reporting on progress with the Greek border negotiations, 13 June 1832
Letter from Sir Stratford Canning, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary on a special mission to Constantinople], Therapia, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: he thanks Palmerston for thinking of him whilst he obviously has so much nearer at home upon his mind. He congratulates Palmerston on being reinstated [as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] and hopes that he is now clear of his "reforming troubles". Canning is embarrassed that he is still writing from Therapia and the negotiations are not finished, "but you will not forget that we have Turks to deals with". The latest news from England [of the London Conference] was favorable to proceedings and the negotiators have done their best to take advantage of it. Canning will be "mortified" if he cannot send Palmerston the results of the discussions by the end of the month. Dispatches were sent [to London] via a French messenger four days previously. 13 Jun 1832 The letter is marked: "Private" and the docket notes that it arrived on 9 July 1832.
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Sir Stratford Canning, later first Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary on a special mission to Constantinople
Great Britain: parliamentary reform; reform bill; parliament; franchise; electorate, peerages
Greek borders settlement
London Conference of the three powers: France, Great Britain and Russia
Turkey; Ottoman empire; Sublime Porte
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