23rd August, 1928
PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL
My dear P.M.,
I send a most confidential hand written letter to you by this mail.
I enclose copies of Dean Inge's  article in the 'Evening Standard' and of the ensuing correspondence.
I enclose copy of a leading article 'Australian Finance' from today's 'Times'. I was in some degree responsible for this in that when Senator McLachlan  showed me a telegram from you about the success of the �21 million Conversion Loan in Australia, I suggested to him that I should see the Editor of the 'Times' and try to get a good leader. He agreed and I arranged a meeting between Collins  and the financial leader writer of the 'Times', with the attached result. It is little like the Curate's egg.
His Majesty's Government agreed to the �30,000 for the Queensland survey business in connection with the �34 million agreement, but with rather a bad grace, as they considered that they should not have been pressed about it. 
The memorandum of the Associated British Chambers of Commerce seems to be satisfactorily out of the way.  The Secretary  said to me regretfully in the course of the several conversations about it, 'You know, it took us three months to put this memorandum together and get it agreed to all round'! Tom Alston  and his wife and daughter lunched with us this week. All very fit and well.
I am, Yours sincerely, R.G. CASEY
I have since heard from the City that the Times leader has been very well received. Nivisons  like it very much and think it will do us a lot of good. It is probably the better thru' not being fulsome or without criticism. On the whole, very welcome and will go some way to answer our many critics.