General Schenck to Mr. Fish.
London, January 26, 1874. (Received February 16.)
Sir: Having sent you on Saturday, with an account of the dissolution of Parliament, Mr. Gladstone’s address to his constituents, I have thought it might interest you to have also, as a pendant to that, and in a form to be preserved, the counter-address issued to his constituents by Mr. Disraeli, the leader of the opposition to the government. I inclose it accordingly. It is not to be presumed that the questions of either local or national policy which may just now enter into a general election in [Page 493] Great Britain will be regarded with any great degree of concern in the United States; but still it may be well to keep a note of the issues—more or less clearly defined—which are involved in the present strife of parties in this kingdom.
I have, &c.,