Document ReferenceOs C 316
TitleLetter from [W.H. Bentinck], 4th Duke of Portland, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire, to J.E Denison; 27 February 1851
Date27 February 1851
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionBelieves Lord Stanley is unable to carry on the Government due to his 'protectionist principles'; states that one argument against free trade that would be listened to is its effect on agriculture; refers to inflation in corn prices; speculates that farmers could be ruined and land taken out of cultivation; refers to example from his own farm of tenants are changing crops; states that 'to prevent tht ruin of the land will never be an object with free traders'; refers to mischief makers in House of Commons.
Termagriculture, crops
trade, corn
Free Trade
political parties, Protectionists
governments, Whig Government 1846-52

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6073Stanley; Edward G. Smith- (1799-1869); 14th Earl of Derby; statesman1799-1869
NA1045Bentinck; William H. Cavendish-Scott- (1768-1854); 4th Duke of Portland; styled Marquess of Titchfield 1768-18091768-1854
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
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