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'A cavalry cadetship is worth two in the infantry'

DISRAELI, Benjamin (1804-1881). Prime Minister 1868 and 1874-1880.
Autograph Letter Signed ('D') to W Lowndes, 3½ pages 8vo (a little soiled on the last page), Grosvenor Gate, 7 November 1857. Discussing at considerable length the question of purchasing a cavalry cadetship.
'... I wrote to Lord Stanley to day after our meeting at Q[uarter] Sess[ions]. In his answer, Oct 25, he says "If I had still on my hands an unappropriated cadetship I cd. fill it up any time within three years from the date of its being assigned to me: but none such remain, I gave all away." "It is fair to add" he continues", that a cavalry cadetship is worth two in the Infantry ..."'

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