Letter from John Bright.
I fear I can to of no service to Mrs. Herbert - I have recently failed in an application made to the Colonial office, & I am not writing just now to make any other attempt.
I am sorry to have to say this - but I should be glad to be of service to any friend of yours.
When I return to town, I will speak to Mr. Chamberlain on the subject of your letter.
I am very sincerely yours
Geo [indec] Esq
- Alan Cole. John Bright (16 November 1811 – 27 March 1889), Quaker, was a British Radical and Liberal statesman, one of the greatest orators of his generation and a promoter of free trade policies.Bright sat in the House of Commons from 1843 to 1889, promoting free trade, electoral reform and religious freedom. He was almost a lone voice in opposing the Crimean War; he also opposed Gladstone’s proposed Home Rule for Ireland.
Bright coined this famous phrase "England is the Mother of Parliaments "on 18 January 1865 in a speech at Birmingham supporting an expansion of the franchise. It has often been misquoted as a reference to the UK Parliament.
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