Title:
PP/GC/LE/21 Letter from Sir G.C.Lewis to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, discussing the future control of Board of Ordnance estates, 30 May [1855]
Date:
30/05/1855
Content:
Letter from Sir George Cornewall Lewis, [second Baronet, Chancellor of the Exchequer], Downing Street, [Whitehall, London], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: [Transcript] "I have received a note from Gladstone suggesting that, at the extinction of the Ordnance, the estates and lands vested in that Board should be transfered to the Treasury and not [f.1v] to the War Secretary. I will make some enquiries into the subject, but before I do anything, perhaps you would give me your opinion on the point. The dockyards are, I understand, vested in the Board of Admiralty, so that, [f.2r] according to the analogy of the Naval Department the fortresses etc. ought to be vested in the War Secretary. Monsell has, I think, introduced a bill for transferring the land of the Board of Ordnance to the War Secretary, but I have not seen it." 30 May [1855]
Extent:
One paper
License:
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Subject:
William Monsell, Member of Parliament for Limerick, clerk to the Ordnance
Ordnance Board bill
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