PP/GC/CA/216 Letter from Sir S.Canning to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, sending General Guyon's letter of thanks for helping his family to escape Hungary, and the intelligence of L.Kossuth's son, 18 June 1850
Letter from Sir Stratford Canning, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople], Constantinople, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: he encloses a letter from General Guyon which, he assumes, expresses his thanks to Palmerston. Guyon is on his way to Syria with his family. "The Turks appear pleased with him now that he has put on their uniform and trimmed his beard." The Austrian charge d'affaires had told Reschid Pasha "that the Porte might be called upon to treat him [Guyon] as Russia expected that cheyka would be treated". Canning relates an anecdote about the intelligence of Louis Kossuth's youngest son. "The child was playing with a tortoise-shell cat, a favourite of ours, when puss threw out her claws. I said, take care, it may be an Austrian cat. `Schwartz gell !' cried the little monkey; `I see it is.' Pretty well for a six year old. Take the square of six and it may puzzle more than the cats of Austria to put down that intelligence." 18 Jun 1850 The letter is marked: "Private". Enclosed is a letter from General Richard Guyon, Constantinople, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: he thanks Palmerston profusely for sending money, helping him to be placed in a secure post and assisting his family to escape from Hungary to join him. He asks Palmerston to aid Hungary, which is "poor, fallen, bleeding, prostrate and oppressed". 6 Jun 1850
Two papers
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Sir Stratford Canning, later first Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople
Turkey; Ottoman empire; Sublime Porte; Constantinople: reform, defence
Reschid Mustapha Pasha, alias Reshid Mustafa Pasha, Grand Vizier
General Richard Guyon, Hungarian nationalist of British extraction
Louis Kossuth or Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian nationalist leader
Felix, Prince Schwarzenberg, President of the Austrian Council of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs
Edward Kletzel, Austrian charge d'affaires at Constantinople
Refugees, exiles, fugitives from Hungary
Russian invasion of Hungary
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