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Covering letter from the Parliamentary Librarian Martin J. Griffin to Prime Minister Mackenzie Bowell regarding the Cabinet crisis, January 7, 1896. Copyright/Source
Dear Sir Mackenzie,
I enclose you a memo, which has ben prepared amid much interruption. It may not suit all points. You will understand (that?) I am just now asked for many memoranda, and I am trying to do my duty with as little partiality as possible. My personal distress at the quarrels of friends is so great that anything like serious work seems impossible. As you are one of those who appointed me to office, I cannot help feeling a loyalty which I hope will not be broken. On the other hand, Sir Chas Tupper [is] my oldest political friend in the world. Pray give me credit for the best wishes for you all.