From Lord Palmerston   13th December 1825

Stanhope Street

13th Decr 1825

Palmerston

Sir

an active canvass for the Representation of the University of Cambridge in the next Parliament having already been commenced, I hope it will not be thought premature in me, if this early solicitation renewal of that confidence with which I have so long been honoured.

In performing those Duties in Parliament which the choice of the university devolved upon me,it has been my ernest endeavour faithfully to guard the Interests of my constituents, and steadily and honestly to persue upon all occasions that course, which appeared to me best calculated to promote the welfare of the Empire and to maintain and strengthen our Constitution in church and state

I trust that I am not too sanguine when I indulge a Hope that I may again the distinguished Honour of representing the University in Parliament; and I beg most ernestly to solicit the Favour of your vote and Interest.

I have the honour to be

Sir

your very obedient

Humble Servant

Palmerston

London December Sixteen 1825

The Revernd

The Professor Henslow

Cambridge

Please cite as “HENSLOW-766,” in Ɛpsilon: The Correspondence of John Stevens Henslow accessed on 28 September 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/henslow/letters/letters_766