Letter from Sir John A. Macdonald to Senator McCallum, 25 January 1887
Macdonald, Sir John A.
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A letter written by Sir John A. Macdonald to Senator McCallum 25 January 1887 reads: "You need have been under no apprehension that you would not be appointed a Senator. I promised it to you long ago and I try in general to keep my word. When I wrote you last I thought that perhaps that if the County was not safe you might consent to run again on the same understanding as before. However you have selected another Standard Bearer. I know no doubt you will see that he is elected. The conservative party will hold you responsible for that.Shortly between you and me I am trying to get a Senator to resign in order to appoint a Methodist & to carry out the two nominations together. If I can't do that within a week or so you shall be...alone."