PP/GC/CA/247 Letter from Lord Stratford de Redcliffe to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, congratulating him on becoming Prime Minister, 19 February 1855
Letter from Stratford Canning, first Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, [British ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at Constantinople], Constantinople, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: he congratulates Palmerston on becoming Prime Minister, although with such a difficult post perhaps condolences are more appropriate. "There is enough, it must be allowed, in our situation to put even your commanding qualities to a severe test. The issue is in the hands of providence; but to those who take as deep an interest in that issue as I do, it is matter of comfort and hope that, whether we look to the conduct of the war or to its termination in peace, we have at our head the unfettered energies of a vigorous, experienced and English mind." Palmerston's letter for Mr O'Reilly has been sent on to him. 19 Feb 1855 The letter is marked: "Private".
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