PP/GC/PO/393 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, informing him that the Porte would unite with Britain in declaring war on Mehemet Ali if the situation requires, 7 May 1840
Letter from John Ponsonby, first Viscount Ponsonby, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: if Britain were forced to act against Mehemet Ali, the Porte would unite with them in declaring war on him. Ponsonby considers the advantages of this union. 7 May 1840 The letter is marked “Private”. The docket notes that it was received on 7 May 1840.
Two papers, tied together with blue ribbon
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Muhammad Ali Pasha, alias Mehemet Ali, Viceroy or ruler of Egypt
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