PRIME MINISTER HENRY JOHN TEMPLE (GREAT BRITAIN) - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 224717
Sale Price $144.00
PRIME MINISTER HENRY JOHN TEMPLE (GREAT BRITAIN)The Prime Minister of Great Britain and Irish peer signed this slip of paper Signature: "Palmerston", 2½x1 paper affixed to 2¾x1½ card. Prime Minister Henry John Temple of Great Britain (1784-1865), popularly known as Lord Palmerston due to his Irish Peerage title as the 3rd Viscount Palmerston, was Britain's Secretary of State for War(1809-1828), Foreign Secretary (1830-1834, 1835-1841, 1846-1851) andPrime Minister (1855-1858, 1859-1865). He held office almost continuously for nearly half a century from 1807 until his death. Because he held an Irish peerage rather than an English one, he was able to sit in the House of Commons. Disliked by Queen Victoria and often abrasive in dealing with foreign governments - he held a lifelong antipathy to the United States - Palmerston was nevertheless effective in promoting British interests. Although he opposed slavery, Palmerston sympathized with the Confederacy on the grounds that a breakup of the United States would benefit Britain. Irregularly trimmed. Lightly soiled. Pencil note (unknown hand) at lower right corner.
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