PP/GC/PO/293 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, concerning General Chrzanowski's fear of staying in Constantinople, Urquhart's determination to meet the Sultan in Silistria, and the Sultan's acknowledgement of gifts, 19 April 1837
Letter from John Ponsonby, second Baron Ponsonby, later first Viscount Ponsonby, British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: although he may be exaggerating, [General Chrzanowski] is scared to remain in Constantinople and is determined to leave. Mr Urquhart has taken his passport and is said to be leaving in a few days, and will try to meet the Sultan at Silistra. "It will not be his modesty that will prevent his being taken some notice of." Palmerston will be pleased with the Sultan's reception of the King's letter about the presents. The Sultan and "all the Turks" have been very supportive to Ponsonby during the period of [Urquhart's] attacks against him. He will be writing fully on the tariff question by messenger. 19 Apr 1837 This letter is marked "private". It arrived on 13 May 1837.
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David Urquhart, secretary of the British embassy at Constantinople
General Adalbert Chrzanowski, alias Skranowsky, Polish officer in English employ in Turkey
Silistra or Silistria: Bulgaria
William IV, King of England
Mahmud II, Ottoman Sultan
Sublime Porte, Ottoman empire: tariff, trade, imports
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