PP/GC/LE/18 Letter from Sir G.C.Lewis to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, concerning timber duty and the proposed budget, 18 April [1855]
Letter from Sir George Cornewall Lewis, [second Baronet, Chancellor of the Exchequer], Downing Street, [Whitehall, London], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: Lewis encloses a copy of a paper concerning the budget. He has circulated the paper that day because it was not possible for cabinet to meet. A small addition to the timber duty, provided that the interval between the foreign and colonial was preserved, would not cause any serious dissatisfaction in Canada. The reciprocity treaty with the United States of America has opened a market to the Canadian timber trade. This is already equal to the English market and will soon exceed it. In deference to the objections made, Lewis has omitted this duty. He requests that Palmerston show the paper to members of the cabinet who are at Windsor Castle. 18 Apr [1855] Enclosed is a memorandum, written in an unknown hand but signed by Sir George Cornewall Lewis, outlining the proposed budget, listing new taxes to be proposed, in addition to a loan 18 Apr 1855
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Elgin Treaty: reciprocal trade agreements between the United States of America and Canada
Windsor Castle, Berkshire
Crimean War, 1854-6
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