PP/GC/LE/127 Letter from Sir G.C.Lewis to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, about changes in paper duty, 4 May [1860]
Letter from Sir George Cornewall Lewis, second Baronet, [Secretary of State for Home Affairs], Home Office, [Whitehall, London], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: Lewis believes that it will be difficult for the government to retrace its steps with regard to paper duty. The measure has now progressed so far that preliminary arrangements will have been made based on the assumption of it becoming law. He does not see how it can be shown that foreign relations have materially changed in the previous two or three months. "A discussion of our financial prospects is necessary, after the paper recently circulated by Gladstone, but I fear that it can lead to nothing but submission to our destiny." 4 May [1860]
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William Ewart Gladstone, Chancellor of the Exchequer
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