Mr. LaRIVIERE. Mr. Richard is certainly a very good ma,n and very well qualified for the position, but he is not paid commensurately with the services he renders. I cannot understand how a man of his ability will l'emain in Paris for the paltry salary of $1,400 a year. I can speak more freely with regard to Mr. Richard perhaps than any other member of this House because he was the first opponent I had when
I presented myself for election to the House of Commons, and X, therefore, cannot he charged with being biased in his favour by my political opinions. I believe him to be thoroughly qualified for the position and to be very poorly paid.
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