PP/GC/PO/423 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, enclosing a letter from Admiral Stopford, who is not sure what action to take, 5 August 1840
Letter from John Ponsonby, first Viscount Ponsonby, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: Ponsonby encloses a letter from Admiral Stopford. Stopford is full of hesitation and doubt and does not seem to consider Palmerston’s instructions are applicable. Ponsonby has written to him in the strongest terms: if Stopford does not act in the spirit and meaning of his orders they will be disgraced and laughed at. 5 Aug 1840 The letter is marked as “Private”. Enclosed is an extract of a letter from Admiral Sir Robert Stopford, GCB, Commander in Chief in the Mediterranean, to John Ponsonby, first Viscount Ponsonby, with regard to the disturbances in Syria, 3 Aug 1840
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