Despatch from A.G. Archibald to the [Nova Scotia] Provincial Secretary (29 August 1864)
By: A.G. Archibald
Citation: Despatch from A.G. Archibald to the Provincial Secretary (29 August 1864) in Journal and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Appendix No. 3—Union of the Colonies (1865).
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Halifax, N. S., August 29, 1864.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of this morning, in which you state that bis Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor having received the resignation of John Locke, Esquire., M. P. P., as one of the Delegates for the Union of the Maritime Provinces, his Excellency requests me to name a gentlemen to join in the delegation in place of Mr. Locke.
As it would be of great advantage in carrying out any scheme which may be agreed upon at Charlottetown, to secure the co-operation of some prominent gentlemen in the Legislative Council, and as Mr. McCully’s position, as leader of the Opposition in that branch, and bis connection with the movements by which the question of Union was initiated in the Legislature, seem naturally to point to him as the gentleman to be selected on the part of the Opposition from the Council. I have respectfully to name him to his Excellency as one of the delegates on the part of the Opposition.
I have, &c.
(Signed) A. G. ARCHIBALD.
The Hon. the Provincial Secretary.