Despatch from Lieut. Governor George Dundas to the Duke of Newcastle, No. 31 (23 April 1864)
By: George Dundas
Citation: Despatch from Lieut. Governor George Dundas to the Duke of Newcastle (23 April 1864) in Journal of the House of Assembly of Prince Edward Island (1865), Appendix E. (1865).
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23rd April, 1864.
MY LORD DUKE;
Referring to my Despatches No. 17 of 27th February, and No. 22 of 12th March, I have the honor to report, that the following Resolution was passed in the House of Assembly of this Island, on the 18th inst.
Resolved, That His Excellency the Lieut. Governor be authorized to appoint Delegates (not to exceed five) to confer with Delegates who may be appointed by the Governments of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, for the purpose of discussing the expediency of a Union of the three Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, under one Government and Legislature. The Report of the said Delegates to be laid before the Legislature of this Colony, before any further action shall be taken in regard to the proposed question.
I may add that the opinion of the House of Assembly generally, appears to have been decidedly adverse to the proposed Union.
I have, &c., &c., &c.,
(Signed) GEORGE DUNDAS,
The Duke of Newcastle, K. G.,
&c., &c., &c.