Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Richard Graves Macdonnell to the Right Hon. Edward Cardwell (3 October 1864)
By: Richard Graves Macdonnell
Citation: Despatch from Lieutenant Governor Richard Graves Macdonnell to the Right Hon. Edward Cardwell (3 October 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, Halifax, Nova Scotia,
3rd October, 1864.
In reference to my Despatch No. 20, of the 29th ultimo, I have now the honor to state that on the 1st inst. I received from the Governor General the enclosed formal invitation to appoint Delegates on the part of this Province to confer at. Quebec with the Canadian Ministers on the subject of Union or Federation of the British North American Provinces.
2. As the Governor General holds the commission of Governor-in-Chief of Nova Scotia, and I may fairly assume that His Lordship is in possession of the views of Her Majesty’s Government as to the expediency of permitting such a discussion, I felt that I could not refuse-to comply with his invitation, and have accordingly, this day, nominated the same gentlemen as Delegates to Quebec whom I had previously appointed to assist at the Conference in Prince Edward Island.
3. Their names are The Honble. Charles Tupper, Provincial Secretary; the Honble. Wm. A. Henry, Attorney General; the Honble. Jonathan McCully, M. L. C.; the Honble. R. B. Dickey, M. L. C., and Adams G. Archibald, Esq., M. P. P.
I have, &c.,
(Signed) RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL,
The Right Honorable EDWARD CARDWELL, M. P., &c.