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Month: March 1865

Prince Edward Island House of Assembly Debates — March 31, 1865

Click here to view the original document (PDF). [Page 65] FRIDAY, March 31. Debate on Union of Colonies resumed. Hon. Mr. COLES—Mr. Speaker: As leader of the Liberal party of this Island, I felt in a peculiar position while attending the Conferences on the question of Colonial Union now before the House, I felt that in acting as a Delegate I had not my own interest merely to look to, but that of a party who have acknowledged me as their leader for nearly eighteen years. And now. Sir, in… Read more Prince Edward Island House of Assembly Debates — March 31, 1865

Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — March 14, 1865

Click here to view the rest of the Confederation Debates. Click here to view the original document. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. TUESDAY, March 14, 1865. [Page 1032] At the hour appointed, Mr. SPEAKER and the House attended upon His Excellency with the Address to Her Majesty on the subject of the Union of the British North American Provinces. And being returned, Mr. SPEAKER reported that the House had waited on His Excellency with the Address to Her Majesty on the subject of the Union of the British North American Provinces, to which… Read more Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — March 14, 1865

Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — March 13, 1865

Click here to view the rest of the Confederation Debates. Click here to view the original document. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. MONDAY, March 13, 1865. [Page 962] HON. ATTY. GEN. MACDONALD—When the House was about to adjourn on Friday night, it was arranged that we should finish to-day the proceedings connected with the Address. I therefore now move:— That a select committee, consisting of Hon. Messrs. Attorneys General MACDONALD and CARTIER, and GALT and BROWN, and Messrs. ROBITAILLE and HAULTAIN, be appointed to draft an Address to Her Majesty on the resolution… Read more Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — March 13, 1865

Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — March 10, 1865

Click here to view the rest of the Confederation Debates. Click here to view the original document. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. FRIDAY, March 10, 1865. [Page 893] On the Order, for resuming the debate upon the motion “That the question be now put” upon the Resolutions relating to Confederation, being called— HON. MR. HOLTON rose to a point of order, objecting that the “previous question” was in the nature of an amendment, and that no member could move an amendment to his own motion. After some discussion, MR. SPEAKER decided as follows:… Read more Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — March 10, 1865

Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — March 9, 1865

Click here to view the rest of the Confederation Debates. Click here to view the original document. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. THURSDAY, March 9, 1865. [Page 814] MR. D. FORD JONES resumed the adjourned debate. He said — I rise, Mr. SPEAKER, to address the House on the resolutions which you hold in your hand in favor of a Confederation of all the Provinces of British North America. I feel that the question is one involving such very great interests, involving a change in the whole Constitution of the country, and involving… Read more Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — March 9, 1865

Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — March 8, 1865

Click here to view the rest of the Confederation Debates. Click here to view the original document. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. WEDNESDAY, March 8, 1865. [Page 770] MR. CHAMBERS said—The position of the speaker who comes towards the last in a debate is, if disadvantageous in some respects, at least advantageous in others. If from the ability of gentlemen who have preceded him, and from their logical and argumentative powers, most that could have been said has been said—if, from the ample store of knowledge they possess, numerous ideas have been advanced,… Read more Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — March 8, 1865

Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — March 7, 1865

Click here to view the rest of the Confederation Debates. Click here to view the original document. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. TUESDAY, March 7, 1865. [Page 702] The Order of the Day being read for resuming the adjourned debate on Confederation,— [Page 703] HON. ATTY. GEN. MACDONALD said: Before the debate is resumed, I wish to say a few words. I would call the attention of the House to the telegram received today— which is rather confused in its terms— with reference to a debate in the House of Lords on the… Read more Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — March 7, 1865

Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — March 6, 1865

Click here to view the rest of the Confederation Debates. Click here to view the original document. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. MONDAY, March 6, 1865. [Page 648] HON. ATTY. GEN. MACDONALD—Before the debate on the resolutions in your hands, Mr. SPEAKER, is continued, I wish to say a few words. The Government is well aware that the House must naturally feel anxious and desirous of information—and that no doubt questions will be asked, as to the course which the Government will pursue in consequence of the news that has been received from… Read more Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — March 6, 1865