Lord Melbourne's Papers by Viscount William Lamb MelbourneLord Melbourne's Papers by Viscount William Lamb Melbourne

Lord Melbourne's Papers

byViscount William Lamb Melbourne

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X FOREIGN AND COLONIAL AFFAIRS 1835-1837 The King's interest in foreign affairs was great, and his knowledge of them considerable. Hence it is not altogether surprising that he should have been much offended when he discovered that the Czar Nicholas had been consulted before himself as to Lord Durham's mission to St. Petersburg. Lonl Palmerston had sounded the Czar as to the arrangement, in order to prevent a repetition of the difficulty which had occurred in the case of Stratford Canning, whom Nicholas refused to receive. Viscount Melbourne presents his humble Lonl Mel- bourne to duty to your Majesty, and has again to ex the King.-. 1. South press his deep concern at the tenor of the coinstreet, X 1-111 1 n June 29, munication which he has just received from 1S35.,-. your Majesty. Viscount Melbourne has already stated to your Majesty the grounds and principles upon which both Viscount Palmerston and himself have acted in this affair, and he much laments to find that the conduct which they have pursued still meets with your Majesty's serious disapprobation. Viscount Melbourne is very unfortunate in not being able to perceive that it was made to appear that your Majesty was a mere cipher, or that your consent must follow as a matter of course, provided that of the Emperor of Russia could be obtained; still less is Viscount Melb9urne aware that that consent was obtained by any act of submission on the part of your Majesty's Government. It is Viscount Melbourne's duty to obey your Majesty's commands in communicating, with great reluctance, to Viscount Palmerston your Majesty's letter, dated the 28th inst., from Windsor Castle. But Viscount Melbourne, in performing this act, must by no means be considered as concurring in any censure of a Minister w...
Title:Lord Melbourne's PapersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021786158X

ISBN - 13:9780217861588