Peter C. Erb (ed.), The Correspondence of Henry Edward Manning and William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 3: 1861–1875

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[[On 20 October 1870 Russell wrote to Manning:

foreign office, 20th Oct. [18]70.

my dear lord—I am so happy to hear that Cardinal Antonelli is out of danger. Your last accounts of him quite upset me.

On inquiry, I am told that the salute of the Flag was ordered at the Admiralty, not here.

pg 258I shall report what you tell me of Severn, but pray let Mr. Gladstone know all these things; he is in town for the Cabinet. Lord Granville has come up, but has not had time to receive me yet. Has he written to appoint Marchese Patrizi at any particular time?

I am powerless in all these matters; but, as there is a Cabinet, and that Mr. Gladstone will be responsible for the Roman policy of the Government, which I have not yet been made acquainted with, the moment is favourable to urge upon him to submit his views to the Cabinet at once.

I am finally settled and much nearer than I was to York Place namely, in Lady Salisbury's (now Derby) house at 17 Upper Grosvenor Street, W. (Purcell ii. 465–6)

Gladstone wrote to Manning on 5 November 1870 (GD vii. 592; not located).b]]

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b Note the ongoing correspondence at the time as cited by Leslie, 238:
Cullen sympathised (November 10, 1870): 'I am sorry to learn that the English Bishops cannot agree in regard to an address about the Pope. Happily all our Bishops were quite unanimous about an address. Dr. McHale and Dr. Moriarty approved of everything, though we addressed him as the infallibilis magister ecclesiae [teacher of the infallible church]; but I fear that some few lawyers and officials are following the guidance of Lord Acton.' Manning answered (November 22, 1870): 'Would to God that we could do the same. But your Eminence knows where we are. The Defence was not moved from Civita Vecchia by change of policy. It could not enter the harbour, but it is ready at Naples for any moment. I think a deputation to Mr. Gladstone of Irish members would be useful. But I am afraid of his committing himself against us.' Cullen reported (December 4, 1870): 'Mr. Gladstone will not be pleased with the feeling manifesting itself in favour of the Pope, but he may avoid all trouble by adopting the policy of Burke or Pitt. I have got no news from Rome, but the Archbishop of Posen writes exhorting us to make strong declarations in favour of the Temporal Power. He expects something from Prussia, and he thinks that the public opinion of this Empire would have great weight with the old king.'… Failing to unite his Bishops, Manning tried to unite Catholics in Parliament to 'neutralise the action of England.' Twelve Irish members sat in Manning's house to decide whether a Roman discussion was advisable. They decided to wait until France could declare herself, and Manning wrote to Cullen (February 23, 1871): 'Any moral support and countenance from England would greatly encourage the insolence of Italy and embarrass France. We have already got the maximum of our Government. Gladstone will never say more. He may easily be tempted or driven to say less.'
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