PP/GC/PO/542 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, stating that the Polish rebels have been allowed to pass through Prussia, 5 December 1846
Letter from John Ponsonby, first Viscount Ponsonby, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Vienna], Vienna, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: Prince Metternich expressed great satisfaction at Palmerston’s good disposition towards Austria. Ponsonby discusses Tyssowski, a prisoner at Dresden, who is a native of Galicia and commanded the insurgents at Krakow. When Tyssowskie and his band surrendered to the Prussians, the latter, including general officers, fraternized with the Poles. The Prussian authorities let them pass freely throw Prussian territories to Krakow. “I have long known that the Prussian mind is deeply imbued with ideas of a kind fitted for the attempt to overthrow established institutions”. 5 Dec 1846 The letter is marked “Private”. The docket notes that it was received on 11 December 1843
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