PP/GC/LE/99 Letter from Sir G.C.Lewis to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, regarding the management of the Indian relief fund, 3 October [1857]
Letter from Sir George Cornewall Lewis, second Baronet, [Chancellor of the Exchequer], Downing Street, [Whitehall, London], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: he has an interview that day with the Lord Mayor concerning the proposed royal commission for the management of the Indian relief fund. "I found that his civic importance was a good deal troubled at the idea of the matter being taken out of his hands, and he hinted at some supposed unpopularity of the management of the patriotic fund. However, he was somewhat mitigated at my explaining to him that the government had no doubt of the ability of the existing committee, but they doubted whether the magnitude of the fund and the extent of the work would not exceed the powers of a merely voluntary organisation. The result was that he is to communicate with his colleagues on the proposition which I made to him, and to inform me of their views. They have already got about 100,000 pounds." 3 Oct [1857]
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Sir Robert Walter Carden, Lord Mayor of London elect Adate=03/10/1857
Indian mutiny relief fund
Charity; assistance funds
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