Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell (5 June 1866)

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Date: 1866-06-05
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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No. 25.

COPY of a DESPATCH from Lieut.-Governor the Hon. ARTHUR GORDON to the Right Hon. EDWARD CARDWELL, M.P.

(No. 49.)

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:–

Confederate Anti-Confederate
4 Northumberland 0
2 Carleton 0
2 Sunbury 0
4 Albert 0
0 Westmoreland 4
4 St. John County 0
2 St. John City 0
2 Victoria 0
2 Queen’s 0


I have, &c.

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.


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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