PP/GC/PO/599 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, that the Constitution has generally been well received and regarding prisoners supposed to be connected with the murder of Latoui, 8 March 1849
Letter from John Ponsonby, first Viscount Ponsonby, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Vienna], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: the translation of the Constitution given to the Austrian Empire by the Emperor has occupied considerable time and the gentlemen have had some difficulty in discovering the exact meaning of certain portions. Palmerston will also see a version of the original in the newspaper. Two deputies have been brought as prisoners; it is supposed they are accused of having been participators in the crime of the assassination of General Latour. Several deputies are strong suspected of having been accessories and the rumour are that many have been arrested. The Constitution is well received by the majority of the town - or at least those who are, or pretend to be, able to comprehend it. 8 Mar 1849 The letter is marked “Private”. The docket notes that it was received on 14 March 1849
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