Diary Entry from the 4th Earl of Carnarvon (27 January 1867)
By: Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon
Citation: Diary Entry from the 4th Earl of Carnarvon (27 January 1867).
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Sunday 27 January (London)
In the afternoon Disraeli came to me, to talk over the Intercontinental Railway Guarantee. He had been in hope that somehow it might be possible to escape it but I undermined him. He is to receive from me early tomorrow the necessary papers and probably he, Stanley, Northcote and I shall have to settle everything as it is doubtful whether Lord Derby will be fit for any disruption that is not absolutely necessary […].
We talked a good deal on the campaign now before us. He was in good spirits and even sanguine, anticipated a fight on the resolutions, but not before the beginning of March, and thought it probable that we should win then.