PP/GC/LE/108 Letter from Sir G.C.Lewis from Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, regarding a false financial report, 28 December [1857]
Letter from Sir George Cornewall Lewis, second Baronet, [Chancellor of the Exchequer], Harpton [Court], Radnor, [Radnorshire, Wales], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: [Transcript] "I had already heard, before I received your letter, that the mistaken idea as to the intended assumption of the debts of the Indian government upon the English exchequer had led to gambling in Indian railway [f.1v] shares, and to an undue advance of their price. Such a mistake implies gross ignorance and a lamentable confusion of ideas - but as it seems unfortunately prevalent I have written a short explanation for THE GLOBE, which will, I hope, assist in dissipating [f.2r] the error." 28 Dec [1857]
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