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The following la • copy of the letter written by Lord SaokvlUe preference to Amerlosn polltios. »cd whloh wm tho cause of a diplomatic rapture between Eogland and Amerloa, happily of jap very serious moment. Lord SaokvUle, It U »»ld, on September Htb, at Beverly. Maaaaohueseta,. received a letter from • resident of Pomona, OmllfornU, . stating that he was a Britlah naturalised oUlasnT and Inquiring for Information as to tho prevailing party view* In connection with the pending eieotioa. On September 13th tha Mlnliter, It is stated, sent from Beverly the following letter, marked •■ W !^ M *7"fflr,-r «»■ m ; e oei P t rS yonrletterof the 10th instant, and bag £■ " y hi th X * X ' a "f B i > f )reol * t 9 *ha diffionltj In wbloh you find yoanelf m o&stlnjt jroar vote. Yoa »re probably awtro that any polltloal party whiok openly farored the mother country «fc tb« preaent moment would, lqie, popalarlty, and that the party In. power I« fully aware of this faot. The party, however, ii, J believe, still desirous of maintaining friendly relations with Great Britain, a.od la still as desirous of settling •II questions with Canada, whfbh havo been unfortunately reopened slnoe the retraction of the treaty by the Repablloaa msjorUy -In the Senate, and by tho Freflldont'a whloh you allude. All allowances moat, therefore, be made for the polltloal situation, as regards tha Presldental election, thus created. It I* however, lmpoßslble to predlot tha oourse, wbloh Preildent Oleveland ma* nnrsue In the matter of retaliation, should he be eleoted : but there Is every reason to beHere that, while upholding the position he has taken, he will manifest a spirit of conciliation la dealing with the question Involved In his measage. I enolose on attlole from the " Hew York Times " of August 22, and remain, yours faithfully. L, 8. Saokvillo West." 7 *

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THE LETTER LORD SACKVILLE WROTE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2012, 13 December 1888

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THE LETTER LORD SACKVILLE WROTE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2012, 13 December 1888