Document ReferenceOs C 354
TitleLetter from R. Cobden, Paris, France, to J.E. Denison; 6 Aug. 1860
Date6 August 1860
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionComments that he is annoyed at developments in England which jeopardise [commercial] treaty with France; believes Bentinck, Horsman and the Times are 'masters of the situation at home' in respect of armaments and fortifications; refers to change in French tariffs; comments on speeches by Palmerston and Herbert; states that he is attempting to urge Emperor Napoléon into free trade scheme; refers to fortification scheme and war preparations in England and Queen's 'warlike' attitude; states that duty levels not yet settled; discusses trade with other countries; believes stories of French naval expansion to be unfounded; encloses pamphlet by Emperor contrasting English and French military preparations [not in collection]; comments on French navy and British ships; believes English are consistently spending more money on navy; expresses view that British people believe France will attack and invade; refers to American neutrality; advises against current governmental hostility.

Letter marked 'Confidential' on f 1r.
Termwar, preparations for
diplomacy, with France
foreign policy
navies, British
government departments, Admiralty
navies, French
taxation, customs duty
Free Trade
parliamentary business, speeches
treaties, commercial with France
governments, Liberal Government 1859-66

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NA9818Bentinck; Henry J.W. (1796-1878); Sir; general 18671796-1878
NA9964Horsman; Edward (1807-1876); Mr; M.P. Cockermouth 1836-1852 Stroud 1853-1868 Liskeard 1869-18761807-1876
NA143Temple; Henry John (1784-1865); 3rd Viscount Palmerston; succ. 1802; statesman; Prime Minster 1855-1858 and 1859-18651784-1865
NA9900Herbert; Sidney (1810-1861); 1st Baron Herbert of Lea; statesman1810-1861
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA985Victoria (1819-1901); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India1819-1901
NA6052Pakington; John Somerset- (1799-1880); 1st Baron Hampton; statesman1799-1880
NA9965Paget; Clarence E. (1811-1895); Lord; admiral1811-1895
NA1900Cobden; Richard (1804-1865); Mr; statesman1804-1865
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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