about fifteen months. There are some 10,000 files and each file occupies ten minutes to a quarter of an hour in the preparation of the return, so it is a very laborious matter. I have pressed it forward, however, with all the urgency possible and inquired about it no later than yesterday when I was told that special exertions are being made, that more than one person have been at work on it for some time past and I was informed that possibly it might be ready in the course of a few weeks. I cannot speak more definitely than that, but I am very hopeful it will be possible to present the return before the end of the present session.
Topic: SUPPLY-DUTY ON LUMBER.
Subtopic: SITTINGS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE.