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Winston S. Churchill
13 Aug. 1909 typed, signed, hand-corrected letter from Churchill to Lloyd George
13 August 1909 typed, signed, and hand-corrected four-page letter from future Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill on the stationery of his first Cabinet post to future Prime Minister David Lloyd George advocating a radical liberal land reform tax policy Winston S. Churchill Condition: Very Good This is a 13 August 1909 typed, signed, and hand-corrected letter from future Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill to future Prime Minister David Lloyd George. In this letter, the once and future Conservative Party scion promotes a strikingly radical Liberal land reform tax policy intended not merely to fund government, but to systematically redistribute wealth. Land reform was a fulcrum controversy of the watershed "People's Budget" of 1909, which forced a reckoning with the House of Lords and the General Election of 1910. This letter also suggests that Churchill - not David Lloyd George - may have initially advocated for this particular policy. Churchill's letter might be best characterized as a mini policy paper on what would become the "Acceptance in lieu" provision in British tax law, under which inheritance tax debts may be written off in exchange for property surrendered to the state. This was specifically proposed as an alternative means for the wealthy to pay increased inheritance taxes imposed by the People's Budget of 1909. Churchill's 644 words are typed and hand-written on four pages of his Board of Trade stationery. "Private" is typed and underscored at the top left. The salutation "My dear Lloyd George" and valediction "Yours vy sincerely. | Winston S. Churchill" are in … [Click Below for Full Description]
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