Despatch from Governor Anthony Musgrave to Viscount Monck (4 October 1864)
By: Anthony Musgrave
Citation: Despatch from Governor Anthony Musgrave to Viscount Monck (4 October 1864) in Province of Canada, Legislative Council, Journals of the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada, 8th Parl, 3rd Sess, 1865 at 36-48.
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GOVERNMENT HOUSE, Newfoundland,
October 4, 1864.
MY LORD,—I have had the honor to receive Your Lordship’s letter of the 23rd September, with its enclosure respecting the proposal to hold a Conference of Delegates from the other North American Colonies with the Ministers of Canada, to consider the question of a Union of these Colonies.
I found, on my arrival here two days ago to assume the administration of this Government, that in anticipation of such a communication from Your Lordship as that which I now acknowledge, the Honorable E.P. Carter, the Speaker, and Mr. Ambrose Shea, a Member of the Assembly, had already been, nominated on the part of this Government, and they have already proceeded to Quebec.
I have, &c.
(Signed,) A. MUSGRAVE.
The Right Honorable Viscount Monck, Governor, General.