Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to the Duke of Newcastle, No. 71 (9 June 1862)

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Date: 1862-06-09
By: Arthur Gordon
Citation: Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon to the Duke of Newcastle (9 June 1862) 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, 9 June 1862.

My Lord Duke,

OWING to the change which: has taken place. in the composition of the Canadian Cabinet, all discussion upon the question of the Intercolonial Railroad is at present deferred.

2. In all probability a conference between the representatives of the several local Governments interested will now take place in the early part of the month of September.

3. I do not myself regret this postponement, as I think the delay will probably lead to the adoption of juster views on the subject than at present prevail in this Province, and will allow the feelings of disappointment caused by the rejection of the proposition made from hence to subside before it becomes necessary to take any decisive action.

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

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