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TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia, to 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London; 27 Nov 1870.
Date27 November 1870
Content DescriptionReports that the Sultan has communicated in a conciliatory manner to General Ignatiev; the Emperor has thanked the Sultan for his assurances, and made it clear he had no hostile intentions and was not preparing for war; Prince Gorchakov has said to the Turkish Ambassador "We were obliged to break the ice, but we had no intention of breaking windows."
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6888Abdülaziz (1830-1876); Sultan of Turkey; (succeeded 1861)1830-1876
NA6704Ignatieff; Nikolai P. (1832-1908); Count; general and diplomat1832-1908
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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