Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell (5 June 1866)
By: Arthur Gordon
Citation: Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell (5 June 1866) in UK, Parliament, Correspondence respecting the Proposed Union of the British North American Provinces (London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1867).
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COPY of a DESPATCH from Lieut.-Governor the Hon. ARTHUR GORDON to the Right Hon. EDWARD CARDWELL, M.P.
Fredericton, June 5, 1866.
(Received June 18, 1866.)
(Answered, No.39, June 22, 1865, page 121.)
I HAVE the honour to transmit to you a Return of the elections, so far as they have yet proceeded. I have sent the last three counties in blank to Major-General Doyle, by whom they will be filled up, after telegraphic communication with me, up to Thursday evening:–
|4||St. John County||0|
|2||St. John City||0|
I have, &c.
(Signed) ARTHUR H. GORDON.
The Right Hon. Edward Cardwell, M.P.,
&c. &c. &c. Lieut.-Governor
Halifax, June 7, 1866
P.S. — Mr. Gordon, in this telegram, gives the total elected 26, but according to the numbers above it would appear to be 24 Confederates and 4 Anti-Confederates.
(Signed) HASTINGS DOYLE,
Enclosure in No. 25.
Fredericton, June 7,1866
(Received at Halifax, June 7, 1866.)
To Major-General Doyle,
Please fill up Despatch as follows :–
Westmoreland, Confederates none, Anti-confederates four : St. John County, Confederates four, Anti-confederates none ; Queen’s County, Confederates two, Anti-confederates none : Victoria, Confederates two, Anti-confederates none : St. John’s city, Confederates two, Anti-confederates none. Total yet elected, Confederates twenty-six, Anti-confederates four.
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