|Letter written from Southbourne, Augustus Road, Birmingham, dated 19 December. Chamberlain writes in response to Mitchell's circular. He disagrees with Mitchell's course of action and believes that it will divide the Liberal Party at a time when it should draw together to reverse the 'dangerous policy' of the current government. Chamberlain argues that instead of complaining that the Chelsea Committee is not representative and proposing to establish a sectional organisation, Mitchell and his friends should secure representation by attending the meetings and supporting candidates of their choice. Chamberlain explains the difficulties of selecting 'labour candidates' who need financial backing. He believes that Mr Firth would be a suitable candidate to represent the views of working men.