PP/GC/PO/540 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, regarding the decision of the three powers that Cracovie should be placed under the dominion of Austria; Prince Metternich’s attitude towards England and the Duke of Bordeaux’s marriage, 8 November 1846
Letter from John Ponsonby, first Viscount Ponsonby, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Vienna], Vienna, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: after eight months of consultation and conferences between the ministers of Austria, Russia and Prussia, it is now a fait accompli that Cracovie [Krakow] will be placed under the dominions of Austria. Prince Metternich will send Palmerston further information regarding what has been alleged against the Austrian government with respect to its conduct in the Galician outbreak. Ponsonby agrees with Metternich that Austria and England should be connected with the strongest ties: the two Empires cannot be rivals. Metternich has not yet made a communication to the French Government respecting Cracovie: Spain is thought to be violently hostile to the French match. Ponsonby hopes Palmerston finds a means of escaping from the provisions of the Treaty of Vienna. Metternich talked a good deal of the marriage of the Duc de Bordeaux. He heard of it by accident as it was not communicated by the parties to the Emperor. 8 Nov 1846
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