Title:
PP/GC/PO/94 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, enclosing a letter from Bresson about the non-communication of the protocol of 7 February, 5 April 1831
Date:
05/04/1831
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: he encloses a letter he has received from Bresson and an extract from Palmerston's letter of 7 February to save him the trouble of looking back. He has informed Bresson that he has received his letter and has sent a copy of it to Palmerston. 5 Apr 1831 The letter is marked: "Private". Enclosed are: (i) an extract, in the hand of Ponsonby, from a letter from Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston to John Ponsonby, second Baron Ponsonby, [British Joint Commissioner of the London Conference to the provisional government of Belgium]: he asks Ponsonby to remain at Brussels until the likely course of events is seen. He should try to show Bresson that confidence has been restored between the French and British governments, "mentioning however that the Conference could not write to him to desire him to co-operate with you in communicating the protocol until the letter which he communicated to the Congress is explained and disavowed, because we consider it as highly offensive to all the plenipotentiaries, but as far as French and English questions are concerned, be as well with him as you can". 7 Feb 1831: contemporary copy A copy of the whole letter is numbered PP/GC/PO/631. (ii) Copy of a letter, in French, from Charles Joseph Bresson, London, to John Ponsonby, second Baron Ponsonby, [British Joint Commissioner of the London Conference to the provisional government of Belgium]: he has received a positive assurance that the Conference had not ordered that the protocol of 7 February should be communicated without his participation from the majority of the members of the Conference: Prince Talleyrand, Prince Esterhazy, Baron Wessenberg and Baron Bulow. These were the only people he was able to see during his short forty eight hour stay. Beneath his name, Bresson gives an address at the Hotel Britannique, 20 Rue Louis le Grand, Paris. 28 Mar 1831: contemporary copy
Extent:
Three papers
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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
Belgium: revolt; revolution; independence
Charles Joseph Bresson, later Comte Bresson, former French Joint Commissioner of the London Conference to the provisional government of Belgium
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, Prince de Benevent, French ambassador at London
Paul Anton, Prince Esterhazy of Galantha, Austrian ambassador at London
Johann Philipp, Baron Wessenberg-Ampfirgen, Austrian delegate to the London Conference on Belgium
Heinrich, Baron von Bulow, Prussian envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at London
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