Crete and the United States, 1866-1869

  title={Crete and the United States, 1866-1869},
  author={Arthur James May},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={286 - 293}
  • A. J. May
  • Published 1 December 1944
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
ON MAY I9, I868 Sir Henry Elliot, British ambassador in Constantinople, reported to the British foreign office: "[I am] informed on good authority that the Cretan Insurgents despairing of help from European Powers have resolved upon asking to be allowed to place themselves under the protection of the United States. Fuad Pasha [Turkish minister for foreign affairs] had not yesterday heard of this project, which, however, I consider it my duty to mention to your Lordship, for the great anxiety… 

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