Province of Canada, Legislative Council, Parliamentary Debates on the Subject of the Confederation of the British North America Provinces, 8th Parl, 3rd Sess, (23 February 1865)
By: Province of Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Province of Canada, Parliament, Parliamentary Debates on the Subject of the Confederation of the British North America Provinces, 8th Parl, 3rd Sess, 1865 at 421.
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Note: All endnotes come from our recent publication, Charles Dumais & Michael Scott (ed.), The Confederation Debates in the Province of Canada (CCF, 2022).
The Speaker reported that the House had that day waited on His Excellency the Governor General [Viscount Monck], with their Address to Her Majesty the Queen, on the subject of uniting the colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island in one government, with provisions based on the resolutions which were adopted at a Conference of delegates from the said colonies, held at the City of Quebec, on the 10th of October, 1864; and also, the Address to His Excellency the Governor General [Viscount Monck], requesting him to transmit the same to the Secretary of State for the Colonies [Edward Cardwell], in order that the said Address to Her Majesty may be laid at the foot of the Throne,—and that His Excellency [Viscount Monck] was pleased to return the following gracious reply:—
“Mr. Speaker and Honorable Gentlemen:—I shall have much satisfaction in transmitting your Address to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, in order that it may be, by him, laid before Her Majesty the Queen.”