21st December, 1925
Dear Mr. Bruce,
On Friday I received a letter informing me that the Secretary of State  was forwarding my name to the King for a C.M.G.  I ascertained that this was due to a recommendation by the Commonwealth Government and I naturally gladly accepted the proposal.
It was very kind of you to recommend for me this form of recognition for the services I may have been able to render to Australia and I am deeply appreciative of your kind regard.
I have already written to you another personal letter about myself  and I feel that you will quite understand my forwarding it by the same mail that carries this note to you.
I hope that you will understand that quite apart from recognition which is nice, and remuneration which is unfortunately essential, what I most appreciate is to be able to work under you as a member of your Empire team.
Yours sincerely, F. L. MCDOUGALL