Letter from Joseph Chamberlain [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Highbury, Moor Green, Birmingham [Warwickshire]) to WSC, promising to look for any letters which he might have from Lord Randolph Churchill. Chamberlain also comments on a position [? in one of the colonies] which "the Duke" [? WSC's cousin, 9th Duke of Marlborough] might be suitable for. He explains that he had been waiting to see what the Commonwealth Parliament would give as a salary, adding that at present they were allowing ÃÂº10,000, from which ÃÂº5,000 would be needed in expenses, leaving only ÃÂº5,000 to pay for an expedition which could cost anything from ÃÂº15,000 to ÃÂº25,000. Chamberlain comments that if the Parliament stuck to this then he would not ask anyone of any social position to take the post, as it would be more suitable for an ex-official who would just perform the official duties and live on his salary.