PP/GC/CA/153 Letter from Sir S.Canning to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, concerning the motion that Canning intends to bring in the House of Commons concerning the Russian capture of the British ship, `Vixen', 20 June 1838
Letter from Sir Stratford Canning, [Member of Parliament for King's Lynn], Travellers Club, [Pall Mall, London], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: Canning's motion on the `Vixen' will be the next day. It will finish with a call for a select committee to enquire into the claim by George Bell that the trip to Circassia was approved by the Foreign Office and by the British embassy in Constantinople. The motion will be based on George Bell's petition to Parliament. Canning would have given Palmerston more notice of this petition but was unable to do so. Notice of the motion will be announced in the House of Commons that day at five. 20 Jun 1838 PP/GC/CA/151 and PP/GC/CA/152 also refer to this topic.
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Sir Stratford Canning, later first Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, Member of Parliament for King's Lynn
George Bell of London, Alexander James Polden of London and Thomas Morton of London owner of the `Vixen': petition to the House of Commons asking for the Government's help concerning his ship, the `Vixen', seized by the Russian navy whilst in the independent state of Circassia
Black Sea, Circassia: trade, shipping, cargo
Russian-British relations
John Ponsonby, second Baron Ponsonby, British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople
Turkey; Ottoman empire; Sublime Porte
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