Title:
PP/GC/PO/426 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, reporting that the new Serasker and Said Pasha oppose the convention and wish to declare war on Mehemet Ali without western allies, 9 August 1840
Date:
09/08/1840
Content:
Letter from John Ponsonby, first Viscount Ponsonby, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: Mustapha, the new Serasker and Said Pasha oppose the convention and wish to declare war on Mehemet Ali without western allies. Mehemet Ali’s power is based on fear alone; he is not trusted. The persecution of Christians by his grandson should be made known in England. 9 Aug 1840 The letter is marked “Private”. The docket notes that it was received on 1 September 1840.
Extent:
Three papers, tied with a blue ribbon
License:
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Subject:
Muhammad Ali Pasha, alias Mehemet Ali, Viceroy or ruler of Egypt
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