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ILLUSTRATIONS IN SECOND VOLUME.

PORTRAIT OF SIR STAFFORD H. NORTHCOTE, BART.,

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LIFE OF THE EARL OF IDDESLEIGH.

CHAPTER XII.

THE ALABAMA CLAIMS AND THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON.

ASKED TO JOIN THE COMMISSION IN WASHINGTON- -PURPOSE OF

COMMISSION-AMERICAN POLITICAL MOTIVES CONJECTURED

SIR STAFFORD TO MR DISRAELI - EARLY MEETINGS OF COM

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FISH-DIARY OF THE COMMISSION-INTERFERENCE BY HOME

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On Monday, 13th February 1871, Lord John Manners met Sir Stafford as he was leaving the House of Commons, and told him that he was being looked for in the lobby by Lord Granville. Sir Stafford went back, and was asked whether he would join the Commission which had already

VOL. II.

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