PP/GC/PO/432 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, concerning advice about a new Pasha for Egypt and commenting on the plan put forward at Alexandria, 3 September 1840
Letter from John Ponsonby, first Viscount Ponsonby, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: Ponsonby hopes Palmerston will approve his advice to the Porte about a new Pasha for Egypt. He comments on the need for action to prevent the French any opportunities and to give peremptory advice to Stopford. Ponsonby believes the plan put forward by the consuls at Alexandria is not good. 3 Sep 1840 The letter is marked “Private”. The docket notes that it was received on 25 September1840.
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Admiral Sir Robert Stopford, GCB, Commander in Chief in the Mediterranean
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