Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell (12 January 1865)
By: Arthur Gordon
Citation: Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell (12 January 1865) in Journal of the Legislative Council of the Province of New Brunswick (1865).
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Fredericton, 12th January, 1865.
SIR,—I have the honor to enclose for your information copies of Resolutions which have been agreed to at a Commission assembled by me to consider the changes which it may be desirable to make in the Militia Law, on the expiration of the existing Act in the Spring of the present year.
2. The discussions of this Commission were conducted with a temper and in a spirit in the highest degree creditable to the Officers of whom it was composed, and the decisions at which they arrived were adopted with almost unqualified unanimity.
3. The main feature of the scheme is the proposal to establish an annual Camp of Instruction; and if this proposal be adopted, I have no fear but that the result will be most satisfactory.
4. It is my intention to press this scheme earnestly on the consideration of my advisers at the next meeting of Council, and I shall soon be able to inform you whether it is or is not approved by them.
5. There are some details contained in these Resolutions which I could wish to see altered; but, as a whole, they meet with my warm and cordial concurrence.
I have, &c. (Signed) ARTHUR H. GORDON.