Despatch from Joseph Howe to Charles Tupper (16 August 1864)
By: Joseph Howe
Citation: Despatch from Joseph Howe to Charles Tupper (16 August 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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“Lily,” August 16th, 1864.
MY DEAR SIR,—
I am sorry for many reasons to be compelled to decline participation in the Conference at Charlottetown, the season is so fat advanced that I find my summer’s work would be so seriously deranged by the visit to P.E. Island, that without permission from the Foreign Office, I would scarcely be justified in consulting my own feelings at the expense of the public service.
I shall be home in October, and will be very happy to co-operate in carrying out any measure upon which the Conference shall agree.
Very truly yours,
(Signed) JOSEPH HOWE.
The Hon. CHARLES TUPPER.