He became Treasurer of the Exchequer
, Speaker of the House of Commons, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and last of all Lord Chancellor of England.
For his errand at Torwood Park was a political one; it was the place of appointment named by no less a person than the Chancellor of the Exchequer
, Sir Howard Horne, then introducing his so-called Socialist budget, and prepared to expound it in an interview with so promising a penman.
And then Colin Campbell cam' in again, and had the upper-hand before the Barons of Exchequer
He represented to the emperor "the low condition of his treasury; that he was forced to take up money at a great discount; that exchequer
bills would not circulate under nine per cent.
Out of that five millions the small tyrant tried to keep an army of ten thousand men, pay all the hundreds of useless Grand Equerries in Waiting, First Grooms of the Bedchamber, Lord High Chancellors of the Exploded Exchequer
, and all the other absurdities which these puppy-kingdoms indulge in, in imitation of the great monarchies; and in addition he set about building a white marble palace to cost about five millions itself.
Gordon Jones, the Chancellor of the Exchequer
, was an interesting, almost an historical sight.