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TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia, to 2nd Earl Granville [G.Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London; 12 Dec 1870
Date12 December 1870
Content DescriptionReports that Sir Henry Elliot has suggested that some compensation might be made to Turkey for the loss of neutrality of the Black Sea; discusses the disadvantages of this; he suggests that instead, the Sultan reserve a right of admitting a certain number of foreign warships into the Sea of Marmora, if the Russian fleet in the Black Sea became larger than that of Turkey, the foreign vessels not to exceed the number for a combined force of equal strength to the Russian fleet; this would not affect Russia's sovereign rights, but might induce her not to build up her fleet any more than necessary for defence purposes.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation
navies, Russian
navies, Turkish

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6888Abdülaziz (1830-1876); Sultan of Turkey; (succeeded 1861)1830-1876
NA6100Elliot; Henry G. (1817-1907); Sir1817-1907
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6137Gower; Granville G. Leveson- (1815-1891); 2nd Earl Granville; diplomat M.P. statesman1815-1891
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