Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).
State to Lieut.-Gov. Forget; January 30, 1901, Air. Haultain to Air. Sifton ; Alarch
21, 1901, Air. Sifton to Air. Haultain ; Alarch
30, 1901, Air. Haultain to Air. Sifton ; April5, 1901, Mr. Sifton to Air. Haultain ; June4, 1901, Air. Haultain to Air. Sifton ; June5, 1901, Mr. Sifton to Air. Haultain ; August, 11, 1901, Mr. A. L. Sifton to Air. Clifford Sifton ; August 14, 1901, Air. Clifford Sifton to Air. A. L. Sifton ; January 11, 1902, A. L. Sifton to Sir Wilfrid Laurier ; January22, 1902, Sir Wilfrid Laurier to Air. A. L. Sifton ; Alarch 15, 1902, Mr. Haultain to Sir Wilfrid Laurier ; Alarch 18, 1902, Sir Wilfrid Laurier to Air. Haultain ; Alarch 27, 1902, Air. Sifton to Air. Haultain ; April 2, 1902, Air. Haultain to Air. Sifton ; April 29, 1903, Air. Pelletier, acting Under Secretary of State, to Lieut.-Gov. Forget. I thought it would be desirable to read this long list in order to indicate to my right hon. friend how very defective is the return which has been brought down and printed. I recollect that at the time the papers were first brought down, the right hon. gentleman mentioned to the House that there would be some other papers. Possibly these have not yet been prepared ; but might X be permitted to suggest that, in bringing down correspondence of this kind, it would greatly diminish the labour of members who desire to deal with important subjects of this character, if the documents could be printed in chronological order, begiuuing with the documents, of an earlier date. That has not been done in this case, and if we have another return printed, with the documents that I have mentioned, I am afraid that the matter will be in rather a confused condition. Possibly it would be advisable to nave these documents arranged in chronological order, if it would not take too long, and printed, so as to have them in an intelligible form before the House. The correspondence is quite voluminous, and it will be difficult to gather its bearings unless we have it in that form.