Sir Wilfrid Laurier Letter signed. Sir Wilfrid LAURIER.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Letter signed

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Letter signed

Place Published: Arthabaskaville
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier
Date Published: 1875
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding

Autograph Letter signed, "Wilfrid Laurier," dated Arthabaskaville, 2 Oct. 1875, addressed to Henry James Morgan. 43 lines in French on 3 octavo pages, fine condition. Laurier is writing his friend Morgan confirming requests made to Laurier and confirming positive results on these requests. As well, Laurier is profusely thanking Morgan for the present of "state trials" (most likely the Report of the State Trials on the 1838-39 Canadian Rebellion). Laurier writes "It is a precious work in every respect, which for me, is of so much use that you cannot imagine [how helpful it is]"

Laurier was elected for the first time in 1871 to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Quebec, and was re-elected in 1874, this time to the House of Commons, where he would spend the rest of his career, nearly 45 years (1874–1919).

Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919) was Canada's eighth and first French Prime Minister, holding office 1896-1911. Laurier was born in St. Lin, Quebec. He received a law degree from McGill University in 1864, and practiced law in Montreal and Arthabaskville from 1864-1896. Wilfrid Laurier was Liberal party leader from 1887 until his death in 1919 . His nearly 45 years (1874-1919) of service in the House of Commons stands as a record in Canadian politics. In a 2010 poll of 1,000 Canadians, weekly news magazine Maclean’s asked who Canada’s greatest Prime-Minister was. More than 80% of respondents replied “Wilfrid Laurier”.

Laurier, all in his hand, writes in this letter: “Mon cher ami, / Une absence de / plusieurs mois m’a / empeche de repondre / avant aujourd'hui a / votre derniere faveur. / J’ai adresse a M. / Blake* la note demandee. / Je serai heureux / d'apprendre que vos / demandes auront ete / couronnees de success. // Je ne saurais/ assez vous remercier / pour le beau present / que vous m'avez fait, / de state trials. C’est / un ouvrage precieux a / tous egards, qui pour / moi, est d'une utilite / que je ne saurais / vous dire. Encore une / fois, veuillez accepter / mes sinceres remerciements. / Notre ami Richard*** se / porte bien; je crois qu’il ne / sera pas fache de voir arriver / la session. // J’ai prit [sic] votre com- / mission au juge Plamondon** / ce qui m¿a fait beaucoup / de plaisir: vous connaitrez / son bon coeur, & l'attachement qu’il / conserve pour tous ses amis. // Veuillez je vous prie, vous / rappeler du remercier de Madame / Morgan, & me croire, / Votre tout devoue / serviteur & ami, / Wilfrid Laurier.” [English translation available upon request.]

*Edward Blake, 1833-1912, at this time Minister of Justice in the first Liberal administration, and later, leader of the Liberal opposition;

**Marc Aurele Plamondon, 1823-1900, Quebec Superior Court Judge, under whom Morgan had clerked in the early 1860's;

***Edouard Richard, 1844-1904, historian, lawyer, politician, and, Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s law office partner at this time. The recipient, Henry James Morgan, 1842-1913, prolific author and biographer; one of the founders of The Canada First Movement, and life-long civil servant. [Liberals all.].

Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919) was Canada's eighth and first French-Canadian Prime Minister and second "elected" Prime Minister (after Sir John A. Macdonald), holding office 1896-1911. Laurier was born in St. Lin, Quebec. He received a law degree from McGill University in 1864, and practiced law in Montreal and Arthabaskville from 1864-1896. Wilfrid Laurier was Liberal party leader from 1887 until his death in 1919 . His nearly 45 years (1874-1919) of service in Federal politics in the House of Commons stands as a record in Canadian politics.

In a 2010 poll of 1,000 Canadians, weekly news magazine Maclean’s asked who Canada’s greatest Prime-Minister was. More than 80% of respondents replied “Wilfrid Laurier”.
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