For some time he did not co-operate very cordially with Great Britain.
There had been some mild plotting against Austria in Milan, and an attempt was made to co-operate with the Piedmontese movement of 1821; already in.
Lord Rosebery, who until a short time before had seemed likely to co-operate, alone held aloof.
Corps was to engage, but not to push its attack home until the Guard could co-operate.
In that year he commanded the patriot forces in Rumelia, and though he failed to co-operate effectually with other chiefs, or with the foreign sympathizers fighting for the Greeks, he gained some successes against the Turks which were very welcome amid the disasters of the time.