PP/GC/PO/471 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, regarding a conversation between Sir M.Montefiore and Rechid Pasha about the establishment of a bank, 9 November 1840
Letter from John Ponsonby, first Viscount Ponsonby, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: Ponsonby recommended to Sir Moses Montefiore that he should establish a bank in Turkey. After some conversations with his nephew Mr. Samuel, Sir Montefiore agreed to speak to Rechid upon the subject. Ponsonby encloses Mr. Samuel’s letter because it does great credit to Rechid Pasha and to the young Sultan who is by no means a puppet. 9 Nov 1840 The letter is marked “Private”. The docket notes that it was received on 29 November 1840 Enclosed: A letter from George Samuel, Pesa to John Ponsonby, first Viscount Ponsonby, regarding the Firman received from the Sultan stating that the Jewish people should receive the same privileges granted to other peoples. Montefiore states that he wished to see the country prosper and that he thought the establishment of a bank would give great impulse to the commerce of the country, Sunday [Nov 1840]
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