Title:
PP/GC/PO/70 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, recommending the Argentine minister who has arrived at London, 20 February 1831
Date:
20/02/1831
Content:
Letter from John Ponsonby, second Baron Ponsonby, [British Joint Commissioner of the London Conference to the provisional government of Belgium], Brussels, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: Dr Moreno, the minister from Buenos Aires has asked Ponsonby to recommend him to Palmerston. Ponsonby believes he is the most honest man from his country, and has had some experience of him. Moreno is one of the best writers in South America and a friend of England. He is very easily pleased by civility and "does not dislike, more than other literary men, a large dose of praise". He is a moderate and good man, and one whom Ponsonby regards. "If you could make Grey civil to him and listen to one boring exposition of his opinions, the Doctor would be his for life." He asks Palmerston to tell Moreno that Ponsonby wrote to him, if he ever meets him. 20 Feb 1831 The letter is marked: "Private" and it is noted on the docket that it was received on 2 March 1831.
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Subject:
John Ponsonby, second Baron Ponsonby, later first Viscount Ponsonby, British Joint Commissioner of the London Conference to the provisional government of Belgium
Dr Manuel Moreno, incoming charge d'affaires from the Argentine Confederation at London
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