Despatch from Charles Tupper and Samuel Leonard Tilley (8 May 1867)
By: Charles Tupper, Samuel Leonard Tilley
Citation: Despatch from Charles Tupper and Samuel Leonard Tilley (8 May 1867) in New Brunswick, Journal of the Legislative Council of the Province of New Brunswick (1867).
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Fredericton, New Brunswick, 8th May, 1867.
MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY,
The undersigned Delegates, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor to arrange with Her Majesty’s Government a Scheme of Union for the British North American Provinces, with the exception of the Hon. P. Mitchell and the Hon. J. M. Johnson, who sailed some days later, reached Liverpool on the 28th July last, in company with the Delegates from Nova Scotia, and immediately transmitted the following telegram to the Right Honorable the Secretary of State for the Colonies:—
“Can Your Lordship favour Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Delegates “with a brief interview on Monday next; and if so, at what hour?
(Signed) CHARLES TUPPER,
S. L. TILLEY.”