The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 57
We do not wish to hurry the meeting, but I believe there is really an agreement. (Hear; hear.) I dare say words better than any that have been suggested might, if we thought long enough, be produced; but I cannot help thinking that with the alteration. That has been made the resolution really meets the general feeling of the meeting. It is in this form:
"That in order to secure the permanent unity of the Empire, some form of Federation," not "is indispensable," but "will be indispensable."