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should be put on it they would then be compelled to put another Medical officer - as the law requires 2/5 of the members to be medical.

Last Monday evening the 20th I went down to see Mr Fessenden about Neds appoitment and I am sorry to say that as far as that source of influence (which was my source) is concerned there is no chance for this year. Mr Fessenden said substantially this that he had no influence whatever with Mr Johnson never went near him and never asked anything of him and indeed in the present state of parties could not. I then suggested that Mr McCullough should ask the President. He said it was an unknown and even disputed point as to how far Mr McCullough even had any influence with