15_163 23/11/68

[c. 23 Nov. 1868]

Abolition of army purchase; the real obstacle to Sir C. Trevelyan's scheme is that 'the aristocratic blackguard will be obeyed and even loved by his men. The deserving N.C. Officer raised from their own ranks to command them will not.'
lp In pencil B.M. Add.MSS.45753.f.118

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