PP/GC/PO/613 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, hoping the Austrian Government see it is in their interest to pacify the Hungarians; the refugee in Turkey question and that he thinks the Austrian Government will not press the question, 2 October 1849
Letter from John Ponsonby, first Viscount Ponsonby, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: it is felt strongly in Austria that it is much in their interests to satisfy the people of Hungary. Ponsonby believes due attention will be paid to the interests of commerce. The Rothschilds are about to loan money to the Sardinian Government to enable it to pay off the claims of Austria. He does not understand why Titoff pushed matters with the Turks as he did. It is said he should have referred the refusal of the Porte to his own Government. Ponsonby suspects Baron Sturmer will be recalled. Schwarzenberg is afraid of a dispute with Turkey that could lead to war. The trial of the Hungarian refugees - who prefer being hanged in Hungary to be bitten by bugs and fleas in Turkey- will be a formality. The cholera is bad. 2 Oct 1849 The letter is marked “Private”. The docket notes that it was received on 8 October 1849
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