PP/GC/PO/608 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, regarding energetic measures to be taken in Hungary and the probably consequences of the war with Prussia, 13 April 1849
Letter from John Ponsonby, first Viscount Ponsonby, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Vienna], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: there have been great complaints against Prince Windisch Gratz and Ponsonby thinks it became necessary to recall him. His successor, Welden, has a high reputation. Reinforcements are marching for the Hungarian Army. People expect the arrival of fine weather will enable the Austrians to bring a great force into action. Germany is not in an agreeable state and Ponsonby is afraid of evil consequences. He suggests it would be a bad thing to have Prussia engaged in war and that the Emperor of Russia would take part in it. Prince Schwarzenberg thinks the King of Prussia a weak man with an uncertain temper. 13 Apr 1849
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