Autograph letter from the British Prime Minister, Gladstone, to the Chevalier Jean-Baptiste Francois de Chatelain,
1870 March 26.
|Main Creator:||Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898|
Gladstone acknowledges a letter from De Chatelain and says he does not resent his criticism, and wishes other view points to influence British policy. Nevertheless, in the present instance, he sees the denial of a requested amnesty for Fenian prisoners, as being in keeping with Liberal policy towards Ireland. He thinks the release of the Fenians at this time would be 'an addition to the forces which are at work to degrade and disturb Ireland, and to render the work of reconciliation hopeless'.
One folded sheet, headed '11, Carlton House Terrace, S.W.'. The letter is in a custom-made black folder with the words 'Gladstone on Fenians' printed in gold on the cover.
Physical description: 1 item.
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|MS 49,781||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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