Despatch from Lieutenant Governor George Dundas to Lieutenant Governor Richard Graves Macdonnell (28 July 1864)
By: George Dundas
Citation: Despatch from Lieutenant Governor George Dundas to Lieutenant Governor Richard Graves Macdonnell (28 July 1864) in Journal and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Appendix No. 3—Union of the Colonies (1865).
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Government House, Prince Edward Island,
28th July, 1864.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 7, of date 11th July, 1864, in which you inform me that his Lordship the Governor-General of Canada has applied to you for information as to the intended time and place of meeting of the Delegates, who are to confer on the expediency of a Union of the Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
I have, also, received a communication from the Governor-General on the same subject. A copy of this, with my reply, I have now the honor to transmit, for your Excellency’s information.
I have submitted to mv Ministers the suggestion made by your Excellency, that Charlottetown be selected as the place of meeting for the intended Conference.
This arrangement is approved of by my Government, who will gladly welcome to Charlottetown such gentlemen as nay be named, to attend the Conference, on the part of the neighbouring Provinces.
My Ministers have suggested to me the first of September as a very suitable period for the Conference to be held.
The absence of the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick has created some delay in ascertaining whether the proposed time and place were considered suitable by that Province. I have the satisfaction, however, to inform your Excellence, that a Despatch from the Administrator of the Government of New Brunswick received this morning, assures me that the proposal to hold the Conference in Charlottetown on the first of September next, meets the approval of that Government.
I trust that these arrangements may have your Excellency’s approbation, and that of your Ministers.
I have, &c.,
(Signed) GEORGE DUNDAS,
SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B
&c., &c., &c.