It is dated Strathroy, September 5, 1911, just about the right time, and it reads as follows:
Wm. Waddell, Esq.,
Dear Mr. Waddell,
Tour communication of August 29 received in regard to the Farmers Bank depositors. I may say that I have been in favour of a measure designed to bring financial relief to depositors if it is along fair and reasonable lines.
I think that the legislation now proposed must be along fair and reasonable lines, because the hon. gentleman, Mr. Ross, has supported it.
If I am elected to the House of Commons, if I can do anything to help the people who have suffered by this ruinous failure in any reasonable way at all, I shall consider it not only my duty but a priviege to do so, as I number many of them amongst my warmest friends.
Just imagine the hon. member for North Middlesex in 1911 voting against a resolution for the appointment of a commission
of investigation with a view to giving relief to his warmest friends.
Topic: THE FARMERS BANK.