PP/GC/PO/306 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, concerning his advice to Colonel Considine to work for the Ottoman Sultan, 9 September 1837
Letter from John Ponsonby, second Baron Ponsonby, later first Viscount Ponsonby, [ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: he has seen Colonel Considine and advised him to get the Sultan to employ him. He replied that he would do so, provided nothing were asked of him contrary to the honour of a British officer. Palmerston's objectives can only be achieved if the Colonel is actually employed. "I do not expect much from it, but it may lead to something." 9 Sep 1837 It is noted, in pencil, that the letter was received on 2 October 1837.
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Lieutenant Colonel James Considine of the Fifty Third Regiment of Foot
Mahmud II, Ottoman Sultan
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