Title:
PP/GC/PO/510 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, stating that the Sultan has not submitted to the arrogance of Mehemet Ali; the necessity of ultimately settling the affair in London and not Constantinople; that he does not agree in Lord Palmerston’s view of the results in Turkey and that he has settled the affair of Captain Williams, 31 March 1841
Date:
31/03/1841
Content:
Letter from John Ponsonby, first Viscount Ponsonby, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: Ponsonby thinks the position he has placed affairs is the one most favourable for Palmerston’s views. It is certainly better that no dispatches have been manifested in Constantinople to submit to the arrogance of Mehemet Ali. He asked that the affairs be ultimately settled by Palmerston in Britain. Ponsonby does not agree with Palmerston’s view of the results in Turkey but “that is not my affair and I well hope that you may be right and I wrong”. Ponsonby has settled the affairs of Captain Williams; he asks for latitude about officers. 31 Mar 1841 The letter is marked “Private”. The docket notes that it was received on 23 April 1841. Enclosed is a copy of a letter from Arthur Anderson, Athens, to John Ponsonby, first Viscount Ponsonby, sending private communication from a friend in Cairo, 13 Mar 1841
Extent:
Two papers
License:
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Subject:
Muhammad Ali Pasha, alias Mehemet Ali, Viceroy or ruler of Egypt
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