Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell, No. 12 (30 January 1865)
By: Arthur Gordon
Citation: Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell, No. 12 (30 January 1865) 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 the Lieut.-Governor the Hon. ARTHUR GORDON to the Right Hon. EDWARD CARDWELL, M.P.
Fredericton, N.B., January 30, 1865.
(Received February 16, 1865.)
(Answered No.53, February 27, 1865, page 116.)
I HAVE the honour to forward to you a copy of the report of the Conference appointed to consider the question of the Legislative Union of the three Maritime Provinces.
2. The greater scheme for the Federation of the whole of British North America rendered the further consideration of this plan unnecessary.
3. There was a great unanimity of opinion among the Delegates as to the facility with which the Legislative Union in question might have been adopted, and i cannot but regret that it did not form a part of, or a preliminary to, the more extended scheme.
I have, &c.
(Signed) ARTHUR H. GORDON
The Right Hon. Edward Cardwell, M.P.,
&c. &c. &c.
Enclosure in No. 3.
REPORT of Proceedings of a Conference held to consider the question of a Legislative Union of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. This Report will be found printed at page 55.