Frederick William Borden — Canadian Politician born on May 14, 1847, died on January 06, 1917

Sir Frederick William Borden, KCMG, PC was a Canadian politician. While he was the Minister for Militia and Defence, he was the father of the most famous Canadian casualty of the Second Boer War Harold Lothrop Borden. Historians credit him with creating and financing a modernized Canadian army with a staff and medical, transport, and signals that proved as vital in war as the infantry, cavalry, and artillery they served. He thus created the foundation for the Canadian armies of 1914–1918 and 1939–1945... (wikipedia)

My recovery, though slower than hoped for, is nevertheless assured.
I have no intention of resigning, and confidently expect to resume official duties within three months.
The rumor that the state of my health will necessitate my resignation is entirely unfounded.