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TitleCopy letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 28 Nov 1870.
Date28 November 1870
Content DescriptionStates that it is not necessary for the British Government to recur to the issue of international law which the Russian declaration has raised, because the Russian Government has nothing to add on that subject; is aware that suggestions for congresses to settle other European questions have been made and not adopted; is unaware that Russia, in the past, made any proposals for relaxation of the Treaty regarding the East European Principalities; therefore he cannot admit that the Russian Government can justify its actions on the grounds of failure of efforts which have never been made; the British Government is confident that the issue will be resolved; hopes that Russia is not about to put the declaration into practice; the British Government is willing for a conference to be held on this matter.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
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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