The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 57
We have got through the resolutions affecting the principle, and we now come to the details. I think the suggestion that has been made, that we should not adjourn till next year, but that we should adjourn till the autumn, is a very good one. It is quite true the Government have only got one thing to do, but it is no reason why everybody else should only have that to do. The reason why next year was mentioned was to enable us to get answers from the Colonies, but I think we all feel that this is a matter which will have to be done step by step, and I dare say by the autumn even we shall be glad of further suggestions. The next resolution relates to the appointment of an Executive Committee. It should be clearly understood that that Committee is not appointed to fix the objects of the Society, or to produce a plan of Federal Union. We have not yet come to that. (Hear, hear.) The duty of the Committee is to consider the question of organisation.