Document ReferenceBu 48/96/1-3
TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia, to 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London; 3 Jan 1871.
Date3 January 1871
Content DescriptionEncloses an address to the Emperor from the peasants of Gloubokovski, an obscure region of Pskow, which has appeared in the "Journal de St P├ętersbourg"; both he and Prince Gorchakov regret the publication of this address on the eve of the conference.

Enclosure 1: copy of the address, in French, by the peasants of Gloubolovsky, Pskow region; the peasants praise the Emperor's actions and ask him to order the nation to take up arms against the insolent countries who have contested Russia's assertion of its rights to land acquired by the "sacred blood" of its forefathers; the Emperor has thanked the peasants for the sentiments they have expressed.

Enclosure 2: copy of the letter, in French, from Sir A. Buchanan to Prince Gorchakov; he believes that the publication of this address is not going to promote a spirit of reconciliation at the London Conference; he finds it extraordinary that such an address has been published in a journal concerned with Russia's relations with foreign powers.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation
press, Russian

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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
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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