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I cannot express to you the regret Evans and I felt at your absence during the Tithe fight. It was such a glorious struggle for Wales. Wales practically monopolized the attention of the house for fully three weeks. To my mind, that is the great fact of the Tithe Bill opposition.

You may have learned of the new Disestablishment Campaign the Welsh National Council proposed initiating. A skeleton scheme has been formulated by the Joint Executive and unless the very regrettable jealousies of the North & South Wales Federations upset the business I think it is bound to succeed.

We young Welshmen are jolly glad to hear that you are on your way back. I fancy we shall have another Welsh fight over free education. Don’t you think so? Of course you have heard of our splendid victory of the Local Veto Bill. Quite unexpected as the Welshmen were all absent with the exception of 7 staunch teetotallers amongst them.

(Lloyd George to Tom Ellis, 11 April 1891, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ellis Papers [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )