PP/GC/PO/465 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, regarding the arrangement of Rechid Pasha for Jochmus, that Izzet Pasha has been removed and concerning Riza Pasha, who Rechid wishes to remove, 8 November 1840
Letter from John Ponsonby, first Viscount Ponsonby, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: he made the propositions as requested to Reshid Pasha who he has agreed to substitute Jochmus for Sir C.Smith with the addition that Jochmus is to consult with Colonel Mitchell upon matters of importance. Rechid Pasha is very glad to have engineering officers sent to be employed in the army; Ponsonby hopes they will be able to get on in Syria now Izzet Pasha has been removed. Riza Pasha, who has the ear of the Sultan, is very false. Rechid Pasha is desirous of removing him. Palmerston has not yet replied about the house at Pera; he thinks it would be a pity to loose this opportunity to establish the embassy. 8 Nov 1840 The letter is marked “Private”. The docket notes that it was received on 29 November 1840. Enclosed is a wrapper.
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