Despatch from Charles Tupper and Samuel Leonard Tilley (18 March 1867)
By: Charles Tupper, Samuel Leonard Tilley
Citation: Despatch from Charles Tupper and Samuel Leonard Tilley (18 March 1867) in Nova Scotia, Journal and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Appendix No. 19—Delegation to England (1867).
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Halifax, Nova Scotia,
18th March, 1867.
MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY,—
The undersigned Delegates appointed by your Excellency to arrange with her Majesty’s Government a scheme of Union for the British North American Provinces, with the exception of the Hon. Mr. MacFarlane, who did not sail until the 2nd of August, reached Liverpool on the 28th July last, in company with several of the Delegates from New Brunswick; and immediately transmitted the following telegram to the Right Honorable the Secretary of State for the Colonies:
“Can your Lordship favor Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Delegates with a brief interview on Monday next, and if so at what hour?
(Signed) CHARLES TUPPER,
(Signed) S. L. T1LLEY.”