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Document number: 2692
Date: 04 May 1833
Postmark: 6 May 1833
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: CAYLEY Edward Stillingfleet
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA33(MW)-83
Last updated: 25th January 2013

2 Whitehall Yard
May 4

Dear Sir

I have had a very severe feverish attack & can just lay pen to paper however I will not delay thanking you for yr kind suggestions My intenti <1> if I had been well enough was to have affirmed the standard & moved for a select comtte into the expanding of a conjoint silver & gold standard, or silver alone & into a better regulated system of banking & of issue, This to have comprehended both [1 P?] notes & B. of E. notes being legal tender except from the Banks You need be under no alarm for the latter under the Rose I was told by him who knows best That govt intended proposing it and Lord Althorp <2> from what he sd to me the other night will I think place no insuperable objection agnt an enquiry into a silver standard But when it is to be brought on is the question

Yours vy Truly
E S Cayley

E S Cayley
H. F. Talbot Esq M P.
29 Albemarle St <3>


1. Word seems to be abbreviated or incomplete.

2. John Charles Spencer, Viscount Althorp, 3rd Earl of Spencer (17821845), politician.

3. WHFT lived at this London address, just down the street from the Royal Institution, for half of April and the whole of May, 1833.

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