Title:
PP/GC/CA/299 Copy of a letter from Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, to Sir S.Canning, urging the release of Hungarian refugees in Turkey, 24 November 1850: contemporary copy
Date:
24/11/1850
Content:
Copy, in the hand of a secretary, of a letter from Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, Carlton Gardens, London, to Sir Stratford Canning, British ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at Constantinople: he regrets that Louis Kossuth and the Hungarian refugees have not yet been released; the Sultan risks losing western popularity by acting as head gaoler for the Austrians. The refugees should at least be removed to Broussa rather than remain "in carcere duro" at Kutahia. Canning should inform Aali Pasha and Reschid Pasha that Palmerston thinks that Ottoman empire has no future: "I plainly foresee that the Turkish empire is doomed to fall by the timidity and weakness and irresolution of its sovereign and his ministers". Thought should be given as to what should come after its predicted collapse.<P> 24 Nov 1850: contemporary copy
Extent:
One paper
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Subject:
Sir Stratford Canning, later first Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, British ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at Constantinople
Ottoman empire, Sublime Porte: decline, "sick man of Europe"
Hungary: invasion by Russia; refugees, exiles
Abdul Mejid, alias Abd al-Majid, Ottoman Sultan
Aali Pasha, alias Ali Pacha, Turkish Minister for Foreign Affairs, later Ottoman Grand Vizier
Reschid Mustapha Pasha, alias Reshid Mustafa Pasha, Ottoman Grand Vizier
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