Letter

Scope and Content

From C. Wallace to F. Baker. Wallace begins by saying that he is unwell and has been kept to the house for three days, nursing himself. He goes on to say that he was annoyed at the announcement in Baker's last of the threatened opposition by Martineau, Thorn and Beard to the proposed scheme for raising a fund to meet the annual expenses of the Provincial Meeting. There is disagreement over the raising of money to pay a secretary, and a mention of a committee. Wallace offers to pledge £5 of his own money. He believes the chances of ministers obtaining subscriptions would be damaged by the course that these gentlemen wish to take. Wallace appears to challenge Baker over a committee meeting which he (Baker) attended and which Wallace did not, despite believing that he was welcome. Gordon and Aspland are mentioned. Wallace also declines to be a speaker at the next meeting citing ill health.

Dated at Hale Lodge.