Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to the Duke of Newcastle, No. 31 (27 April 1863)

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Date: 1863-04-27
By: Arthur Gordon
Citation:Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to the Duke of Newcastle (27 April 1863) in UK, HC, Return to an Address of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 30 June 1864; for Copy of Correspondence between any of the North American Provinces and the Imperial Government, relating to their Application for Assistance in raising a Loan for an International Railway (1864).
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Fredericton, 27 April 1863.

My Lord Duke,

IT is with great satisfaction that I transmit to your Grace a copy of a Bill to authorise a loan, and for the construction and management of au intercolonial railway, as finally assented to by me on the 20th instant.

2. The Bill passed through all its stages in the House of Assembly by considerable majorities, and in the Legislative Council only two voles were recorded against it.

3. So far as this Province is concerned, no more can at present be done towards the completion of this great work, but I earnestly trust that the Government of Canada may, before long, be induced to perceive the necessity of fulfilling their part of the agreement entered into between the different Provinces in September 1862.

I have, &c.
(signed)           Arthur H. Gordon.    

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