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TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia, to 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London; 22 Nov 1870.
Date22 November 1870
Content DescriptionReports that he has heard it said that Prince Gorchakov has acted as he has, out of a wish to satisfy the passionate desire of the Emperor to escape from a dishonourable obligation; the Emperor had declared that he could not die in peace until this stain was wiped out; the time was now right; has heard from one source that the Russian ministers became carried away by their emotions, and from another that they believed it useless to oppose the Emperor.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
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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