Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell (14 March 1866)


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Date: 1866-03-14
By: Arthur Gordon
Citation: Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell (14 March 1866) in Journal of the Legislative Council of the Province of New Brunswick (1866).
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Fredericton, 14th March, 1866.

SIR,—I have the honor to enclose, for your information, a copy of a paragraph of the Address which has this day been agreed upon by the Legislative Council of this Province, in answer to my Speech at the opening of the Session, from which you will perceive that that Body have expressed a strong and decided opinion in favour of an Union of the British North American Colonies.

I have, &c.      (Signed)          ARTHUR H. GORDON.

[Enclosure.]

“The Correspondence on the affairs of British North America, which Your Excellency announces will immediately be laid before us by command of Her Majesty, will receive at our hands that careful and respectful attention due to matters emanating from so high a source, and be considered with an anxious desire to meet the wishes of Her Majesty’s Government, being fully convinced that an Union of the British North American Colonies will strengthen the ties which bind them to the Mother Country, and be consistent with the true interests and prosperity of this Province.”

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