PP/GC/CA/165 Letter from Sir S.Canning to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, reporting that the King of Prussia is too preoccupied to think about the problems of Greece and Turkey and about the Schleswig issue, 30 March 1848
Letter from Sir Stratford Canning, [British minister on a special mission to Prussia], Berlin, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: he will have to stay in Berlin a little longer as he has found the King too worried about his own affairs to consider those of Greece and Turkey. Canning would like some instructions on the new situation in Germany. He hopes that his last letter about Schleswig and Posen was not too illegible as it was written in a hurry at night. The Earl of Westmorland will have written that Prince Czartoryski is in Berlin; the King will not receive him, although Arnim probably already has. "There is also a red-hot minister from Denmark, who has beat up my quarters about Sleswick." The royal family is very depressed. When Canning mentioned he had instructions to advise the King to speed up constitutional concessions, the King replied rather sharply that he had given many concessions on 17 March. 30 Mar 1848 This letter is marked: "Private".
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Sir Stratford Canning, later first Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, British minister on a special mission to Prussia
Frederick William IV, King of Prussia
Frederick William IV, King of Prussia: forced to grant a constitution after an uprising in Berlin
Revolution: Prussia, Germany
Schleswig-Holstein, alias Sleswick; Posen; borders of Prussia; Poland; Denmark
Poland: Cracow
Adam George, Prince Czartoryski alias Czartorziski, Polish statesman
Alexander Heinrich, Baron von Arnim Suckow, Prussian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
General John Fane, eleventh Earl of Westmorland, British envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at Berlin
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