Despatch from Lord Monck to Sir Richard Graves Macdonell (23 September 1864)
By: Lord Monck
Citation: Despatch from Lord Monck to Sir Richard Graves Macdonell (23 September 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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Quebec, 23rd September, 1864.
I have the honor to transmit a copy of an approved Minute of the Executive Council of Canada respecting the proposal to hold a Conference of Delegates from the Colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland, with the Ministers of Canada, to consider the question of a Union of these Colonies and to digest a scheme for the practical realization of the idea, which may be submitted as embodying the joint opinions of the Governments of the several Provinces to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, with a view to obtaining his sanction for legislation on the subject.
In conformity with the request contained in this Minute, I have the honor to invite you to name a deputation to represent your Province in the approaching Conference, which will meet at Quebec on the 10th October.
I have, &c.,
SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, &c., &c., &c.