PP/GC/PO/221 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, concerning a campaign for a constitution for Serbia which will curb the power of the pro- Russian Prince Milosh, 22 September 1835
Letter from John Ponsonby, second Baron Ponsonby, later first Viscount Ponsonby, British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople, [Constantinople], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: he reports that there is a plot by the Reis Effendi and Vogorides, to encourage agitation by the pasha of Belgrade and others, for a constitution for Servia. The aim of this plan is to limit the powers of Prince Milosh of Servia who is perceived as attached to Russia. This new constitution, if agreed to by the Porte, would stop the populace acting on their present unhappiness. Ponsonby is convinced that the Sultan knows about this plan of Vogorides and the Reis Effendi. 22 Sep 1835 This letter is marked: "Private". It arrived on 24 October 1835.
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Ottoman Empire, Sublime Porte, Turkey
Akif Muhammad Effendi, alias Akiff Mehmed Pasha, Reis Effendi or Turkish Minister for Foreign Affairs
Stephen Vogorides or Vogoridi, Prince of Samos, known in Turkey as Istefanaki Bey
Milosh, alias Michael Obrenovich, Prince, later King of Servia
Pasha of Belgrade
Mahmud II, Ottoman Sultan
Servia or Serbia
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