The following reply by Lord John Russell to the requisition
from the City of London appears in a second edition of the Sun this even- ing. The work seems to be begun in earnest now- " TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF LONDON.
" Gentlemen—I have received a requisition, very numerously signed, requesting me to allow myself to be put in nomination to represent the City of London iu the en- suing Parliament.
" Upon any ordinary occasion, however much I may value such an honour, I should feel that those a who have been more conversant with your various affairs are better qualified to represent you; and also that other duties and obligations would stand in the way of my acceptance of so arduous a trust. But this is no ordinary occasion. In framing the measures lately announced to Parliament, it has been the wish of the Queen's Government to lighten that kind of taxation which, while it yields nothing to the Exchequer, presses heavily upon the people.
They have endeavoured, at the same time, to give every fair consideration to the protected interests of the country. But their main object has been to increase the comfort, to promote the trade, and to unchain the industry of the great and prevailing interests of the community.
" These measures have suffered in our hands a temporary defeat ; but I cannot doubt the truth of the principles on which they are founded, nor can I believe that in this great metropolis of commerce those principles will be condemned.
"Anxious to see your weight thrown into the scale against monopolies injurious to the welfare of the United Kingdom, I cheerfully ask for your suffrages, and hope to be sustained by your enlightened approbation.
" I have the honour to be, gentlemen, your most obedient servant, " i2th June 1841. J. Rossm.r.."
By standing for London, Lord John seems to say that he has no ex- pectation of being a Minister in the next Parliament.