GOVERNOR-GENERAL'S TRAIN CANADA
Nov : 25 : 36
My own most precious one,
I have just got your cable. I fear there is nothing for it but sailing on Dec 24th. Jan 2nd would cut it too fine. As I said in my letter, we could risk that if there was some urgent reason why you should stay over Xmas; but it would be a risk, for it would only give you at the most 4 days before the State Dinner.
I have been seeing endless people here from Scotland - many recalled my earliest youth. I also met "Royal Flush"['s brother], who is in the Government Service here. I had a delightful dinner with the soldiers last night, and after that a smoking concert of the legion. but always a speech from poor J.B! Yesterday afternoon I met all the Northern pilots - wonderful keen young men. They can't start at their job, for the lakes aren't frozen yet. They flew me over Edmonton, and I saw the Rockies 250 miles away quite clearly.
Nov : 26
I spent yesterday morning going over the University Experimental farm, and lunched with the Chief Justice. Then the Rodneys came to see me. What delightful people they are! Their eldest boy is going to McGill this year. Then I received the King's Scouts, & dined at Govt. House, and then went to an enormous party of Scotsmen. We got on the train at 10pm, & are on our way to Regina. This morning it is lovely weather.
We have just heard that in the International Trophy at the Toronto Horse Show the Canadians were first, the British 2nd, & the Americans 3rd - just the result I could have wanted.
I am in hopes of getting a letter from you at Regina. I am very well.
Much love to you all