PP/GC/PO/246 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, concerning the indisposition of his messenger, Hennessey; the unfortunate policies of the French ambassador at Constantinople, 11 June 1836
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 the messenger, Hennessey is unable to travel because of a boil on his backside. The French ambassador, who has not had any instructions, has been led astray by Sturmer, who himself is under the control of Bouteneff, over the Churchill affair. Ponsonby is confident of success with his dealings with the Seraskier Pasha and Kiaya Bey, but their help will be covert. The Porte has decided not to ask for Russian help even if England carries out her threats. 11 Jun 1836 This letter is marked: "Private". It was received on 1 July 1836.
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Ottoman Empire, Sublime Porte, Turkey
? Paladine Hennessy, messenger
Admiral Albin Reine, Baron Roussin, French ambassador at Constantinople
Bartholomeus, Baron von Sturmer, internuncio or Austrian ambassador at Constantinople
Apollinariy Petrovich Buteniev, alias Boutenieff or Butenev, Russian envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at Constantinople
Etienne Guillaume Theophile de Bionneau, Marquis d'Eyragues, first secretary to the French embassy at Constantinople
William Churchill, British journalist [sometimes described as a merchant] in Constantinople; Churchill affair: Churchill accidentally shot a Turkish boy at Scutari and was severely bastinadoed and thrown into the bagnio, Ponsonby demanded senior members of the Porte be dismissed from the Turkish government
Husrev Mehmed Pasha, alias Chossrew Muhammad Pasha, Seraskier or Turkish Minister of War
Pertev Mehmed Seid Pasha, alias Muhammad Said Pertew, Kiahaya Bey or Turkish Minister of the Interior
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