Because I have here a
memorandum prepared by Mr. Colwell giving the history and the story of the letter that was written by Mr. Sherwood, and recounting all the facts here. It seems that my hon. friend was a very regular attendant at the office of Mr. Colwell during the session, where he was able to have the assistance of Mr. Colwell in placing certain orders on the Order Paper from time to time. I have no desire to go into the details. Mr. Colwell has admitted to the Speaker that he wrote certain memoranda which I shall not trouble the House byreading, because it would be only a retailing of affairs that I would regard as unworthy of the House. Therefore, all I have to say is that we have evidently been fortunate, according to Mr. Col-3 p.m. well, in having secured the services of a man so eminently qualified to fill the position; and if it is filled as well as Mr. Colwell says it will be, by Mr. Sherwood, then $1,600 a year is a very reasonable salary. I may say that when Mr. Colwell was appointed a few years ago he started in at once, in the same position, under the reign of hon. gentlemen opposite, with a salary of $1,800.