Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell (9 July 1866)
By: Arthur Gordon
Citation: Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell (9 July 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.
(No.61.) […], N.B., July 9, 1866.
(Received July 28, 1866.)
(Answered. No. 10. August 1,1866, page 123.)
I HAVE the honour to enclose for your information the copy of the Speech with which I this day closed the session of the Provincial Legislature.
I have, &c.
(Signed) ARTHUR GORDON.
Right, Hon. Edward Cardwell, M.P.,
MR. PRESIDENT, AND HONOURABLE GENTLEMEN OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL., MR. SPEAKER AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY.
I have learnt with much satisfaction that the opinion so strongly expressed by Her Majesty’s Government as to the expediency of a closer union between the British North American provinces has now received the concurrence of both branches of the Provincial Legislature.
It is my intention, in accordance with the wishes of the House of Assembly, shortly to appoint delegates, who in conjunction with delegates from the other Provinces of British America will arrange with Her Majesty’s Government the details of an Act, which, as requested by the address of the Legislative Council to Her Majesty the Queen adopted in April last, will be introduced into the Imperial Parliament for the purpose of affecting the desired Union.