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TitleLetter from W. Stuart, Washington, U.S.A. to Sir A. Buchanan; 7 Aug 1863.
Date7 August 1863
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionThanks him for his letter; he is disappointed at being refused leave; informs that him he was aware of the resignation of Sir J. Hudson; Elliot is to replace him; discusses possible moves to accommodate these changes; expresses a wish to get his family 'out of Washington'; explains at great length the response from London to his request for leave; asks that he [Buchanan] put a word in for him as he has not been home for two years; informs him Lord Lyons is to leave for Canada; he [Elliot] wishes to be home in time for 'Balmacaan Covert Shooting'; he believes the situation to be of 'Hammond's making'; remarks on how Georgiana must have enjoyed her visit to the Queen of the Netherlands; discussion of the quality of hunting in Scotland.

Informs him of the irritation felt at the French conquest of Mexico; remarks that if the French Emperor was not involved in Poland he should give a 'helping hand' to the Southern Confederacy; discussion of the defeat of General Lee's army; he [Stuart] is sure the next Presidential elections will be of great importance; gives message to be passed to Lady Seafield; the weather is very hot; asks when he will return to Berlin; remarks that 'Scarlett is doomed' and speculates that Erskine may go to Greece, Paget to Madrid and William Grey to Copenhagen; sends love to Georgiana and his [Stuart's] mother;

Postscript suggesting he speak to George Elliot before commenting on his [Stuart's] leave.
Termmilitary campaigns, American Civil War 1861-5
sports, hunting
sports, shooting
politics, American
elections, American
appointments, diplomatic, Madrid
appointments, diplomatic, Athens
appointments, diplomatic, Copenhagen
appointments, diplomatic, Turin

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6241Hudson; James (1810-1885); Sir; British Diplomatic Service1810-1885
NA6100Elliot; Henry G. (1817-1907); Sir1817-1907
NA6041Lyons; Richard B.P. (1817-1887); 1st Earl Lyons; 2nd Baron Lyons cr. viscount 1881 and earl 1887; diplomat1817-1887
NA6023Hammond; Edmund (1802-1890); 1st Baron Hammond1802-1890
NA6233Buchanan; Georgiana E. (-1904); Lady Buchanan; née Stuart 2nd wife of Andrew Buchanan-1904
NA6432Sophie (1818-1877); Queen of the Netherlands; ( wife of Willem III)1818-1877
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA6693Lee; Robert E. (1807-1870); General; American soldier1807-1870
NA6015Scarlett; Peter C. (1804-1881); Mr; British Diplomatic Service1804-1881
NA6423Erskine; Edward M. (1817-1883); Mr; diplomat1817-1883
NA6246Paget; Augustus B. (1823-1896); Sir; diplomat1823-1896
NA6148Grey; William (1818-1878); Sir1818-1878
NA6450Elliot; George F. (1822-1901); Mr; lawyer brother of Sir Henry1822-1901
NA6398Stuart; Fanny M. (1791-1875); Lady Blantyre; née Rodney wife of 11th Lord Blantyre1791-1875
NA6234Stuart; William (1824-1896); Sir; diplomat1824-1896
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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