Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Fenwick Williams to Viscount Monck (24 April 1866)
By: Fenwick Williams
Citation: Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Fenwick Williams to Viscount Monck (24 April 1866). “RETURN To an Address of the Honorable the Legislative Assembly, of the 12th June, 1866, asking for Correspondence relative to the Union of the North American Provinces” in Sessional Papers (1866).
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HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA,
24th April, 1866.
My LORD,—In reference to the Confederation of the British North American Provinces, I have the honor herewith to transmit a copy of a Resolution which passed both Houses of the Legislature by the following majorities:
In the Legislative Council……………………13 to 5.
In the Legislative Assembly…………………31 to 19.
I have the honor to be, My Lord,
Your most obedient humble servant,
(Signed,) F. WILLIAMS,
Viscount Monck, Governor General.
“Whereas, in the opinion of this House, it is desirable that a Confederation of the British North American Provinces should take place;
“Resolved, therefore: That His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor be authorized to appoint Delegates to arrange with the Imperial Government a scheme of Union, which will effectually ensure just provision for the rights and interests of this Province, each Province to have an equal voice in such Delegation—Upper and Lower Can-ada being, for this purpose, considered as separate Provinces.”