Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JCLAdd/31-32
TitleLetters from Joseph Chamberlain to Charles T. Mayo, 5 and 7 December
Extent2 items
Description2 letters from Highbury, Moor Green, Birmingham

He refutes the impression that it is 'a matter of indifference' to him whether or not 'two Liberal candidates are successful in the County Elections' (5 December); and he writes to deny that he has any 'intention or desire to press for manhood suffrage at the present time' (7 December). He maintains that he has 'been in favour of it' since entering public life, but has 'never been anxious to proceed more quickly than the general public opinion of the time'. He continues offering Mr Mayo 'information on the latter, by pointing out that 'the change from household to manhood suffrage would be a lateral and not a downward extension'. He concludes by recommending the August issue of the 'Fortnightly Review' [1863] where Mayo may read an article on 'the Radical Programme'
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