Despatch from Hastings Doyle to the Duke of Newcastle, No. 35 (13 April 1864)

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Date: 1864-04-13
By: Hastings Doyle
Citation: Despatch from Hastings Doyle to the Duke of Newcastle (13 April 1864) in UK, HC, Return to an Address of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 30 June 1864; for Copy of Correspondence between any of the North American Provinces and the Imperial Government, relating to their Application for Assistance in raising a Loan for an International Railway (1864).
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, 13 April 1864.

My Lord Duke,

I THINK it right to keep your Grace informed with reference to the action lately taken in the Legislature of this Province on the subject of the Intercolonial and other railway projects.

A Bill has passed both branches of the Legislature providing for the extension of the railway from Truro to Pictou.

A Bill has also passed the Lower House, by a. very large majority, repealing the Intercolonial Railway Bill, passed last Session.

Your Grace’s Despatch, No. 15,* of the 19th March, on the subject of the Intercolonial Railway received by last mail, was immediately ou [sic] its receipt laid upon the table of both Houses.

The second reading of the Repeal Bill has not been moved in the Upper House, and I do not know whether it will be pressed.

A resolution (copy of which is transmitted herewith) has also passed the House of Assembly by a majority of 28 to 8, and was yesterday laid on the table of the Legislative Council, but it appears uncertain what action will be taken upon it by that body.

I have, &c.
(signed)           Hastings Doyle.

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