13_669 9/3/67
WILLIAM RATHBONE

lea. 8-9 March 1867]

There is great difficulty in answering his question because in giving a reply about the land she may appear to be approving the present state of Poor Law administration; 'Before you decide what to do with the land would it not be better to decide what to do with the Poor Law which is rotten at heart and wants cutting down to the root.'
lp In pencil draft 1Not in F.N. Is hand] B.M. Add.MSS.47754. % 78

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