PP/GC/CA/167 Letter from Sir S.Canning to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, concerning his reasons for remaining in Berlin and the Schleswig-Holstein situation, 5 April 1848
Letter from Sir Stratford Canning, [British minister on a special mission to Prussia], Berlin, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: Canning had hoped to hear from Palmerston; this is one of the reasons why he is still in Berlin. Arnim wishes him to stay on to help in "the altered state of affairs". He intends to wait only until the next messenger arrives. Canning has taken leave of the King, but has permission to see him again if required. The delay in Berlin makes no difference to Canning's mission as there will be less to do when he arrives in Vienna, Munich and Athens than he had originally anticipated. Having in mind that Palmerston will wish to receive accurate facts about the Schleswig-Holstein problem, Canning encloses a pamphlet, maps and some notes [not present] on the issue which he acquired from knowledgeable sources. The notes explain the map and refer to the important documents relating to the problem. 5 Apr 1848 The 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
Alexander Heinrich, Baron von Arnim Suckow, Prussian Minister for Foreign Affairs
Frederick William IV, King of Prussia
Schleswig-Holstein, alias Sleswick
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