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The Amphitrite – the first Vessel which had ever hoisted the
Greek flag of independence in an English port arrived in
the Thames in October 1824. She brought Ten boys, who
in consequence of the recommendation of Mr Blaquiere were
assigned to England for education of the expense of the
Committee. Adding These youths were selected from the
different provinces & Islands of Greece, and have been for
some time at the Borough Road School. Should Greece
struggle safely through her present perils they shall have
a permanently happy influence upon her future condition.

But it is a melancholy fact, – & a part little creditable
to British sympathy – that that it has been impossible to raise funds in order to complete their education in an appropriate manner, so much has the interest in the well being of
Greece has so starkened in this country. Yet to such an object
one would suppose
One might have hoped that to the furtherance of such an object none of these political embarrassments would
attach which have prevented so many from lending their
assistance in furthering towards advancing the emancipation of Greece. When Mr Blaquiere
in his enthusiasm & honest zeal assured the Greeks that British
sympathy would educate & provide for even a larger number of
youths than was committed to his care, he did too much honor
to the benevolence of his countrymen. Their diminished zeal in
favor of the Greek cause is certainly is irresistible evidence that how
they immediately lightly they talk up & how inconsiderably they lay down objects of
the deepest interest. In their ignorance They advocated the cause –
loudly & the net long – of oppressed & suffering Greece but as soon


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Box

110

Main Headings

Folio number

027

Info in main headings field

Image

001

Titles

Category

collectanea

Number of Pages

2

Recto/Verso

recto

Page Numbering

f24 / f25

Penner

sir john bowring

Watermarks

w weatherley 1825

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Paper Producer

fr2

Corrections

Paper Produced in Year

1825

Notes public

ID Number

36017

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