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1849
Isaac Buchanan
on lobbying for Reciprocity with the United States

... I imagine the terms will be satisfactory to Canada with the exception of Montreal. J. A. Macdonald of Kingston views that movement with prejudice. But I believe it is for our general good. It is felt in Washington that a fund is necessary upon which to draw, to open the eyes and excite the interest of Congress; many members it is acknowledged go there to make money. At all events they are very indolent unless roused by some personal interest. Could we raise 5 or 6,000 to be forthcoming in the event of a successful issue during the present session of Congress? ... I am going to Washington next week...

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Source: NAC/ANC. Buchanan Papers

 



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