Despatch from Lieutenant Governor George Dundas to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell, No. 66 (14 September 1864)
By: George Dundas
Citation: Despatch from Lieutenant Governor George Dundas to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell (14 September 1864) in Journal of the House of Assembly of Prince Edward Island (1865), Appendix E. (1865).
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14th September, 1864.
No. 66. Miscellaneous.
Referring to my Despatches, noted in the margin, [17, 27th Feb.; 31, 23d April; 56 and 57, 3rd August,] I have the honor to enclose further correspondence on the subject of the meeting of the Delegates to confer on the proposed Union of the Maritime Provinces.
In accordance with the arrangements made in the correspondence, the Delegates of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island opened the Conference at Charlottetown, the capital of this Island, on the 1st instant, and admitted a Deputation of the Canadian Government to discuss informally the extension of the Union to the whole of the British North American Provinces.
Canada was represented by Hon. Messrs. Macdonald, Cartier, Galt, MacGee, Langevin, Brown, Campbell and Macdougall.
Nova Scotia by Hon. Messrs. Tupper, Dickey, MacCully and Mr., Archibald.
New Brunswick by Hon. Messrs. Tilley, Johnson, Steeves, Chandler and J. H. Gray.
Prince Edward Island by Hon. Messrs. Gray, Palmer, W. H. Pope, Coles and A. A. Macdonald.
The Conference sat with closed doors until Wednesday, 7th instant, and then adjourned to resume its sittings at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the 10th instant. From Nova Scotia it would, I understand, adjourn to New Brunswick.
I have, &c., &c., &c.,
(Signed) GEORGE DUNDAS,
The Right Honorable
Edward Cardwell, M. P.,
&c. &c. &c.