6th January, 1927
PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL
My dear Prime Minister,
I think you will be interested to see a cutting from the 'Economist' which refers to your visit here and to your speeches in America in the nicest way.  From such a source, the tribute (although of course qualified) is somewhat remarkable and you must have created a deep impression upon the editor (W. T. Layton) at Cadbury's  lunch to the Liberal journalists.
I am also enclosing a cutting from the Manchester Guardian on the first poster displayed by the Empire Marketing Board  As you know I am one of the two members who run the poster Sub-Committee of the Board and it is very pleasant to receive this tribute from such a paper as the Guardian. I have had copies of this huge poster sent to the Department of Markets and I hope it will be displayed in the Australian capital cities.
I am enclosing four copies of a pull of a recent Empire Marketing Board press advertisement. It is I think original both in design and in copy. Perhaps you may care to have a copy sent to some of your Ministerial colleagues. I have sent one to Mr. Paterson. 
I enclose a verbatim copy of your Agricultural speech. It reads very well. I've sent another copy to Mr. Paterson.
I have been very busy with Gepp  on a number of matters connected with development.
I am forwarding a copy of the first number of Haden Guest's  paper. I have left the Board of this journal but I think it deserves help. Could you possibly suggest to some influential person that it should be taken by Australian Clubs and get him actively to help it towards a circulation in Australia.
Yours sincerely, F. L. MCDOUGALL