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1884 Excerpt: ...my own, when the thing was over, was one sheet of
ice. All tae water spilled froze instantly, and to this I owe my
fall--by which others profited, for I had the hall and staircase
strewed afterwards with sand. I was very ill on Monday; bnt was
determined, at ail risks, to take my part in the Canada
discusflion, and got to town on Tuesday just m time for the House,
bnt was forced to leave it at nine o'clock, being in too much pain
to speak. On Wednesday I spoke early, and, as you will have seen,
gave in mv entire and unqualified adhesion to the Ministerial plan.
It seems to me founded npou a great, a rational, a Christian
principle, and if they will but be true to their own proposi tion,
they shall have my warm support. I have some fears of this; but I
wrote to Lord Durham before X left town yesterday to warn him of
the danger of any departure from the elective principle in the
composition of the Convention, whioh, in my eyes, would completely
change the character of the whole plan. Let me know whether the
coarse which I have taken is appreved of, as I trust it will be. My
speech is given best in the Chronicle, but even there half my
argument is lest. I wish we had a Leader in the reporters' gallery.
Tell bim so from me. Pray say also to Palfreyman that I have never
heard, iu or out of the House of Commons, a more able argument than
bis in tho Town Hall. Ouee more thauks, and believe mo, yours
truly, H. G. Ward. t.S.--I hope to be in town again on Monday.
Between the above letter and the next there elapsed, it will be
seen, a period of six mouths, but the state of Canada was still, as
it had been throughout the session, the uppermost political topic
Nor had the relations between the advanced Liberals and the
Government in any way improved. Mr. Ward especiall...
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