PP/GC/CA/95 Letter from Sir S.Canning to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, concerning his journey to Turkey to negotiate on the Greek borders question and the success of the Ottoman Grand Vizier in putting down a revolt against him in Rumelia, 18 December 1831
Letter from Sir Stratford Canning, [British ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary on a special mission to Constantinople], Corfu, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: Canning writes unofficially that he is about to board the `Ionian' steam boat with Mr Buchanan for Corinth and will meet the `Actaeon' and the rest of the party at Nauplia; Admiral [Hotham] is no doubt already at Nauplia. Captain Grey told Canning that their ship was delayed at Naples because of the need to return to Corfu for provisions and the absence of the vice consul at Naples. Canning has formed a good impression of Grey: "a very fine young man"; Canning would be pleased to go on with him right to Constantinople, if his ship were sufficiently large. He hopes to reach Constantinople by the end of the month. The Grand Vizier has had success in putting down the insurgent chiefs in Scutari and throughout Albania. The General Assembly of the Greeks has met at Nauplia and has come out against the Capodistrias family even though John Capodistrias, the late president, made great exertions to obtain returns favorable to his authority. 18 Dec 1831 This letter is marked: "Private"
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Sir Stratford Canning, later first Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary on a special mission to Constantinople
Turkey; Ottoman empire; Sublime Porte
Andrew Buchanan, later Sir Andrew Buchanan
Captain Frederick Grey, later Sir Frederick Grey
Sir Henry Hotham, Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean fleet
Reschid Muhammad Pasha, alias Reshid Mehmed, Grand Vizier
Agostino, Count Capodistrias, head of the Greek provisional government
John, Count Capodistrias, deceased, formerly head of the Greek provisional government
Nauplia, later Navplion, Greece
Government; National Assembly; Greece
Greece: civil war
Greek war of independence
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