National Affairs: Going Home

The Earl of Halifax was planning a final trip through the country he knows better than any other foreign diplomat, and more widely than most U.S. citizens. A speaking tour in Nebraska and Kansas would bring the total of states he has visited to 44.

Then, about the end of April, he would be going home for good. There, on his farm at Garrowby on the rolling Yorkshire fields, he could talk crops, ride to hounds, drink the homemade beer from nearby Hickleton Hall. He might even drop in from time to time at the House of Lords, "where, you know, one...

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