Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JCLAdd/17
TitleLetter from Joseph Chamberlain to Francis Schnadhorst (1840-1900, Secretary of the National Liberal Federation), 15 Feb[ruary]
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DescriptionLetter written from 72 Prince's Gate [London], S. W. He writes to acknowledge receipt of a note from Schnadhorst and a copy of 'the resolution adopted by the Committee of 800'. He declares that the Government should be 'gratified' by assurances of his confidence in 'this time of serious anxiety', especially given the nature of the challenges it faces. He focuses his concern upon the 'Irish Question', an issue which represents 'to every Liberal the most distasteful of all possible tasks, that of limiting the constitutional liberties of a people'. Although he is critical of those who should guide the Irish people, he is 'sanguine enough to hope that when the present irritation has passed away and Mr Gladstone has been permitted to disclose the provisions of his Promised Land Bill...peace and confidence' will be restored
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