Ffynh 8P

The situation in Wales is becoming exceedingly interesting. The leading Church laity are showing a marked disposition to accept the terms which I have induced some of the Welsh County Councils and the whole body of the Welsh Liberal members to offer them. The proceedings at the conference of Welsh County Councils held at Llandrindod on Friday were quite dramatic in their unanimity. Several Tories had come there to fight but after a dialogue between Lord Kenyan and myself, in the course of which the general outline of the terms suggested was remarked, all these Conservatives and Churchmen enthusiastically accepted the proposed compromise and undertook to urge their clerical leaders to agree to a conference.

The Welsh Tory Press is also veering round. There is today in the Western Mail a strong letter from the Vicar of Swansea, who is probably the most popular clergyman in South Wales, strongly advocating the acceptance of my proposals.

(Lloyd George to W. Robertson Nicoll, 3 March 1903, Nicoll MSS [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )