Letter from Lord Bryce to C.P. Scott

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Letter from Lord Bryce [(1838-1922), jurist and politician], enclosing a petition [not present; an annotation indicates it was copied and returned to Bryce] signed by 61 prominent clergymen and laymen, ‘against a premature and unsatisfactory peace’. Bryce suggests that Scott publish the petition [in the Manchester Guardian], and posits that it was drawn up to oppose 'short-sighted pacifists'. Bryce requests Scott’s comment on a speech given by [Woodrow] Wilson, U.S. president.