' position that must be maintained by every Canadian
The above declaration was universally accepted as
the sense of the country when submitted to our Parlia-
ment, and should in no respect be weakened or de-
parted from, especially with our increased responsi-
bilities, and still larger assumption of Imperial duties.
I trust you will find the foregoing remarks suffi-
ciently explicit on the present condition of public
affairs. I have only to add that the strength of my
convictions on these subjects is such that I could not
lightly consent to endorse the views either of the pre-
sent Government, or of the opposition so far as either
are yet known.
My dear Sir,
Yours very faithfully,
A. T. GALT.