Lawrence, John Laird Mair, 1811-1879 (1st Baron Lawrence and Governor General of India)
John Laird Mair Lawrence (1811-79), 1st Baron Lawrence; Governor General of India
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From John Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence, Governor-General of India, Calcutta, 20 Dec. 1864
Welcomes Cambridge's direction to Sir William Mansfield, commander-in-chief, India, that he should 'work in full accord' with Lawrence; 'I have but one object in my present post, [to] try to consolidate and strengthen the hold of England in India by a wise and just administration'; believes that the military must, in the last resort, be subordinate to the civil authority in the subcontinent. Endorsed by Cambridge: 'Answered January 26th 65'