Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell, No. 30 (27 March 1865)
By: Arthur Gordon
Citation: Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell, No. 30 (27 March 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 Lieut.-Governor the Hon. ARTHUR GORDON to the Right Hon. EDWARD CARDWELL, M.P.
Fredericton, N.B., March 27, 1865.
(Received April 11, 1865.)
(Answered No.66, April 12, 1865, page 117.)
The elections for the Legislative Assembly have now been terminated, and i believe the following classification of the members will be found accurate :–
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2. In addition to the defeats of other members of the Government, as previously reported by me, the Attorney – General has, since the date of my last Despatch, lost his seat for the county of Northumberland.
The members of my Executive Council will in consequence probably resign their offices to-day, or at all events in the course of the present week.
I have, &c.
(Signed) ARTHUR H. GORDON
The Right Hon. Edward Cardwell, M.P.,
&c. &c. &c.
P.S. — Since writing above Despatch the members of my Executive Council have tendered their resignation. — A. G.