Despatch from Hastings Doyle to the Duke of Newcastle (30 March 1864)

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Date: 1864-03-30
By: Hastings Doyle
Citation: Despatch from Hastings Doyle to the Duke of Newcastle (30 March 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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Government House, Halifax, N.S.,
30th March, 1864.


With reference to previous communications on the subject of the Union of the Maritime Provinces, I have the honor to inform your Grace, that in the House of Assembly on the 26th inst., the Provincial Secretary moved the following Resolution, which was passed without division:—

Resolved,—That His Excellency the Administrator of the Government be requested to appoint Delegates (not exceeding five) to confer with Delegates who may be appointed by the Governments of 1New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, for the purpose of arranging a preliminary plan for the Union of the three Provinces under one Government and Legislature; such Union to take effect when confirmed by the legislative enactments of the various Provinces interested, and approved by the Queen.

A similar Resolution has been laid upon the table of the House of Assembly in New Brunswick, to be taken into consideration at an early period ; and the subject has been referred to by the Governor of Prince Edward Island in the Speech with which the Session of the Legislature of that Island was opened, but sufficient time has not yet elapsed to enable His Excellency to make me acquainted with the action which may have been taken upon it by the Legislature.

I have, &c.,


His Grace the DUKE OF NEWCASTLE, K,G.,
&c., &c., &c.

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