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TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia, to 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London; 23 Nov 1870.
Date23 November 1870
Content DescriptionReports that he has seen a copy of Prince Gorchakov's answer to the British despatch; has told Prince Reuss that it would not satisfy the British Government; Baron Brunnow said it would probably be amended before being sent; the despatch states that the Emperor is glad that the British Government wishes to maintain good relations with Russia, and would have been willing to discuss a revision of the Treaty of 1856; Prince Gorchakov wishes to avoid discussion of the point of strict right, and claims that England had hitherto refused to take part in any conference at which the Eastern Question was to be raised; the current European situation had forced these actions upon Russia; circumstances have changed since 1856; Russia is prepared to enter into negotiations regarding the future.
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
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6975Reuss; Eduard (1804-1891); Prince1804-1891
NA6099Brunnow; Philipp I. von (1797-1875); Baron; Russian diplomat1797-1875
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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