Despatch from Lieutenant Governor George Dundas to Right Hon. Viscount Monck (25 July 1864)
By: George Dundas
Citation: Despatch from Lieutenant Governor George Dundas to Right Hon. Viscount Monck (25 July 1864) in Journal of the House of Assembly of Prince Edward Island (1865), Appendix E. (1865).
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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND,
25th July, 1864.
I have the honor to acknowledge Your Lordship’s Despatch of the 30th ultimo, informing me that it is the wish of the Canadian Government to send a Delegation to attend the Conference, which it is proposed to hold this year for gentlemen representing respectively, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and this Island, and further stating that the object of the Canadian Government is to ascertain whether the proposed Union may not be made to embrace the whole of the British North American Provinces.
While the Government of Prince Edward Island is fully sensible of the many advantages that are likely to result from the meeting of the Representatives of Canada with those of the Maritime Provinces, and would cordially welcome their presence, a. difficulty in recognizing in an official capacity Delegates from Canada at this Conference presents itself, since the local Legislature has in the present instance. authorized the appointment of a Delegation for the specific purpose of discussing the expediency of a Legislative Union of the Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
I shall have the honor to inform, Your Lordship of the time and place of meeting so soon as they are decided upon, and I have only to add, that it will afford my Ministers much pleasure to learn that some of the public men of Canada will visit, at that time, the place which may be appointed for the meeting of this Conference.
I have, &c., &c.,
(Signed) GEORGE DUNDAS,
The Right Honorable
Viscount Monk. (sic)
&c., &c., &c.
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