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LAURIER HOUSE, OTTAWA.

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April 7. 1937.

My dear J.B:

I am indeed grateful to you for the documents I found on coming in for dinner this evening. I have just read once the "collection of notes" and they have given me new heart and hope. I don't know why it should be so, but I have become so terrified

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at the thought of being obliged to make speeches when over -fatigued and without opportunity of preparation that I have felt for months past I would gladly give up the Coronation and Imperial Conference altogether, if I could get anyone to go in my stead. Your kind suggestions let me see a way through. The fact that you feel something along the lines you have indicated would be suitable, and sufficient

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as to theme etc. causes me to feel fresh courage. A lead is everything, and I am more than grateful for the many leads you have so kindly given me.

I thank you as well for letting me have a copy of the memo you have sent the President. It should be very helpful to him, and dove-tails in beautifully with the one I proposed after the conversation at the White House. I do hope that the President may

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succeed in getting the necessary support for the move he has so much at heart. Unless he causes the influence of America to be felt, I fear Europe will crash under the burdens she is placing upon herself.

The Japanese visit could not have been more successful than it was. I hope it has not left you and Lady Tweedsmuir too tired. The evening at Government House was exceptionally pleasant - and memorable.

With renewed warmest thanks

Yours very sincerely,

Rex

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