22 Downing St
The idea had already occurred to me of prefixing Lord Althorp’s <1> amendment of last night – to my motion for the 9th of May – Indeed I have almost made up my mind to limit it to a currency enquiry altogether. My notion has always been that an enquiry into a silver standard & <ill. abbreviation> notes & making B. of E. notes legal tender from every one but themselves – wd end in the adoption of those measures, & I think I shall limit my motion to them – tho’ perhaps not enumerating more than the silver standard & a more perfect system of banking & issue – Under these circumstances I shall I think ask Baring <2> to second me – In those views I think, indeed am sure, you will agree with me, & I rejoice that our sentiments coincide so much on this occasion. What a Delightful speech Lambert <3> made last night I have heard nothing more really & genuinely beautiful for a long time –
Yours vy faithfully
with many thanks for yr communication
E S Cayley
Thursday 25 April 1833
1. John Charles Spencer, Viscount Althorp, 3rd Earl of Spencer (1782–1845), politician.
2. Either Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton (1774–1848), financier & statesman, or Francis Baring, 3rd Baron Ashburton (1800–1868), MP.
3. Probably Henry Lambert (1786–1861), MP.