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Item is a copy of a poem titled "Twelve More Hours," written by J. B. McLachlan hours before his release from prison as he longed to return home to his wife. The poem was written on the back of a letter received from Daniel Livingstone.
Item is a newspaper clipping for a piece titled, "Working Class Politics." This piece explains the foundations of socialism, how that may have benefited the working class population, and a plea to vote for J. B. McLachlan, the only non-capitalist candidate.
Item is a cheque addressed to J. B. McLachlan for the sum of $200.00 from the United Mine Workers of America. Two notes are included with the cheque that reflect McLachlan's frustration with UMWA, expressing that he did not want the money enclosed.
Item is a letter addressed to Tim Buck dated June 13, 1936. This letter details McLachlan's reasons for withdrawing from the Communist Party of Canada, explaining that he had been misunderstood, shown a lack of support, and believed the party was falling to the right.