Amyot announces the temporary appointment of Ryland's son to the "Deputation" in the event of Taylor's death, to be permanent if Amyot's brother does not wish the post. The terms: "Payment to me of the emoluments of the office exceeding the salary of �360 currency, per annum for himself and assistants." He mentions a visit from a young Captain, requesting an appointment in Ryland's name. Amyot suspects that Ryland did not recommend him, and asks for verification. The Duke of Richmond is about to sail for Canada.
Amyot has decided that, if his office is commuted for a pension, he will not refuse it as it will free him from the responsibilities of the duties of the post, and the battles which his absenteeism has involved him in. He promises to help Ryland all he can in "saying his say" in London.
Amyot states that he has not failed to make it known that Ryland was the "Wellington" of the fight over the Appropriations Bill. He would prefer a pension to a continuance of his position in the present circumstances. The question of paper vs. bullion still rages in the City.
Amyot informs Ready that Ryland has waived his son's claim to Amyot's deputyship. The death of the Duke of Richmond has rendered impossible an arrangement which His Grace had planned, and so Lieutenant-Colonel Ready and Ryland will deputize pro tem for Amyot, until an arrangement can be made with Lord Bathurst's sanction, or the appointment of a permanent deputy becomes necessary. Meanwhile Ryland receives and transmits Amyot's salary and other sums due to Amyot from Mr. Taylor's representatives.
The Reverencd William D. Ryland (son of H.W. Ryland) has gone to England and is in touch with Thomas Amyot, who has lent him money for his initial expenses. Lord Goderich, (Frederick Robinson), has been made Colonial Secretary.
Thomas Amyot has ceased to be Secretary of Lower Canada. He discusses financial matters and Daly's appointment. Amyot has just finished presiding at a protracted meeting of a Board for electing a chaplain for the Westminster Hospital.