PP/GC/ME/24 Letter from William Lamb, second Viscount Melbourne to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, about official arrangements in April and relating to Palmerston’s own appointment, 12 April 1835
Letter from William Lamb, second Viscount Melbourne, South Street, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: sending a rough draft of a joint letter to Lord Grey who has been sent for by the King to form an administration. The King has asked Melbourne to press upon Grey his anxiety that he will take office. 12 Apr 1835 Reply: PP/GC/ME/24/enc. 1: Lansdowne House: Thinks it preferable that Grey would take the Foreign Office rather than the Treasury: the Government would be better supported with Melbourne than Grey at its head. He does not see difficulties so great as to instil him with despair, 12 Apr 1835 Enclosure: PP/GC/ME/24/enc. 1: Docket in Palmerston’s hand, n.d.
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Charles Grey, second Earl Grey
William IV, King of England
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