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1827  4 Apr  Halifax  

1191. Nathaniel White to his brother Cornelius. The sage Committee who have been sitting in Judgt. Upon me have just returned their report & decided John C. Barry to be entitled to his seat. So that ''Othello's occupation's gone''! Tomorrow morning I shall take a formal leave of this august body whether in a huff or with the profoundest respect I have not yet determined. This will depend a good deal upon my feelings at the time. I have not time to give you all the particulars. Suffice it to say the battle has been well fought & I must submit. It will only require a little philosophy to support me & that I think I can muster. There is the devil to pay between the Council & House - The former have taken offence at a speech of Haliburton's in which he pictured them as a know of old women. All communn. is at an end & whole business at a stand - They require the House to punish him, which is refused. A dissolution will inevitably be the consequence - The Election turned altogether upon the qualificn. of the voters...'' Holograph.

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 954 No. 1191


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