Title:
PP/GC/ME/133 Letter from William Lamb, second Viscount Melbourne to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, regarding accounts from Howard de Walden and the support they should offer to the Queen of Portugal, 11 October 1836
Date:
11/10/1836
Content:
Letter from William Lamb, second Viscount Melbourne, Brocket Hall, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: Howard de Walden’s accounts present a miserable state of things. Melbourne thinks things cannot remain as they are for long. Melbourne agrees with Howard de Walden that the case is of so extraordinary and flagrant a nature as to form an exception to the general rule of non-intervention although he wonders whether it is wise to depart from the line of their treatise. Melbourne agrees with Howard de Walden regarding the introduction of Belgian troops: it would not be effectual at first but it would forever break the Prince’s possibly popularity in Portugal. Palmerston has already directed that the squadron should afford protection to the Queen and the Prince in case of actual danger; what Howard contemplates is the landing of a body of marines to serve as a body guard to the Queen. 11 Oct 1836
Extent:
One paper
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