Title:
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
Date:
19/02/1855
Content:
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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Subject:
Political appointments
Crimean war
Mr O'Reilly
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