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Document number: 2691
Date: Thu 25 Apr 1833
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: CAYLEY Edward Stillingfleet
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA33(MW)-081
Last updated: 1st September 2003

22 Downing St

Dear Sir

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.

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