Document ReferenceBu 48/118
TitleCopy letter from 2nd Earl Granville, [G.Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 Jan 1871.
Date11 January 1871
Content DescriptionReports that it appears that the Russian Government may agree to the draft of the Protocol that he has proposed, on certain conditions; the Emperor wishes to add the phrase "observé dans son integrité" should be inserted, and the phrase "qu'... la suite d'un assentiment des Parties Contractantes" should be altered to "qu'après avoir cherché ... établir une entente avec les Parties Contractantes."; he has told Baron Brunnow he does not object to the first alteration in principle, but it would open up the whole question of the Circular, and he thinks the second unacceptable; he telegraphed a new draft to Sir Andrew; then learnt that the Russian Government would only accept the Protocol if the phrase "observé dans son integrité" were included, or else if the word "assentiment" were omitted.

He had thus exhausted all attempts to reach an understanding before the Conference; however, Baron Brunnow finally agreed to a Protocol to be signed at the Conference.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
NA6099Brunnow; Philipp I. von (1797-1875); Baron; Russian diplomat1797-1875
NA6137Gower; Granville G. Leveson- (1815-1891); 2nd Earl Granville; diplomat M.P. statesman1815-1891
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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