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TitleLetter from 10th Baron Napier [F. Napier], St Petersburg, Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan; 27 May 1863.
Date27 May 1863
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReturns with thanks the draft of his despatch; has told Gorchakov that Russia cannot expect England to remain neutral as she may join with France in support of Poland; hopes England does remain neutral; support for Poland would further the aggrandisement of France and the Pope; has not heard anything of the Austrian proposal and is reduced to eavesdropping to discover anything at all; the insurrection seems to be spreading in Poland, or at the very least, to be sustained.
Termcivil disorder, Polish Rebellion 1863

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6087Pius IX (1792-1878); Pope; Giovanni M.M. Ferretti Pope from 18461792-1878
NA6390Napier; Francis (1819-1898); 10th Baron Napier; succeeded 1834 also Baron Ettrick from 1872 diplomat1819-1898
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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