JE Butler to 'Friends'.

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  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/08/42
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 3324
  • Dates of Creation
      15 Apr 1874
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Copy of letter. Written from Liverpool. Extreme discouragement because the House rushed through the Army Estimates and no debate or division obtained. So little was this expected that neither Mr Stansfeld nor Mr Peter Taylor were present. She writes to ask for united and continued prayer. She fears that if no trustworthy man can be found to take their Bill that Mr Mundella will appropriate it and he is for a compromise. The continent looks to England for an example and we must see that England sets the right example.

Administrative / Biographical History

'The House rushed through the Army estimates on Monday night [13 Apr 1874]' - The Army estimates contained the estimates for the expenses of the CD Acts and friends of Repeal in the House were always on the look out to oppose it and speak against the grant of money for the purposes of the act. This year however they were taken unawares, and those who had intended to speak such as Mr Stansfeld and Mr Peter Taylor were not present. Only Mr Gourley, MP for Sunderland was there to move a reduction of the vote by £6,385 and he was silenced by Mr Gathorne Hardy, Sec of State for War

'I fear that Mr Mundella will appropriate it'

See note 'who is to succeed Mr Fowler' in letter of JB to Miss Priestman 28 Feb 1874

Biog: Mr Stansfeld; Mr Peter Taylor; Mr Gourley MP; Mr Gathorne Hardy MP; Mr Mundella