I received this letter from Mr. Blake. I did not know whether it would be quite right to read it, but I have his authority for doing so.
Toronto, September 10, 1903.
E. B. Osier, Esq., M.P.,
House of Commons,
My dear Osier,-John Bell telephoned me that he considered that under the circumstances I was precluded from giving an opinion. I consulted with Walter Cassels and other members of my firm and had much difficulty in finding any person in town and able to deal with the questions submitted. We at length came to the conclusion that no person would answer the purpose better than Mr. I. F. Hellmuth, K.C., and so I have sent him over all the papers, with the request that without fail by to-morro.v afternoon he would send you his conclusion in the matter. Regretting my inability to oblige you in this matter.