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TitleLetter from Lord Lincoln [Henry Pelham Clinton, later 5th Duke of Newcastle], Whitehall Place to [George Edward Monckton-Arundell, 6th] Viscount Galway; 6 Jul. 1847
Date6 July 1847
Content DescriptionWould like to say that Galway can count on his support in the event of a contest in the forthcoming election; repeats a story told by "a certain individual more celebrated for violence than judgement" about three questions that he put to Galway; these questions concerned whether Galway was a protectionist and a supporter of Lord William Bentinck and whether he detested Peel; the individual boasts that Galway gave satisfactory answers; informs Galway that if this story is true then the satisfactory answers given by Galway to this "certain individual" must be so unsatisfactory to him that he would have to oppose Galway in the event of a contest in the election; hopes that the whole story is a lie; explains his support for free-trade; looks forward, if Galway comes into Parliament, to their agreement on free-trade once Galway sees that protection is a pleasing phantom; hopes to receive a contradiction of the story told above; realises that his influence in Notts is not what it once was; hopes therefore that it will not be taken as a threat when he tells Galway that he and other electors are not prepared to see Bassetlaw represented by two thick and thin supporters of Lord William Bentinck; says that if this does arise then when another election follows a vigorous effort will be made to acquire at least a share of the representation; hopes that such an event may be obviated.

Letter with envelope.
Termelections, East Retford 1847
Free Trade & Protectionism
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA10449Arundell; George E.A. Monckton- (1805-1876); 6th Viscount Galway; M.P. East Retford succeeded 18341805-1876
NA945Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1811-1864); 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; styled Earl of Lincoln until 18511811-1864
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