Despatch from Right Hon. Cardwell to Lieutenant Governor Anthony Musgrave (22 July 1865)
By: Edward Cardwell
Citation: Despatch from Right Hon. Cardwell to Lieutenant Governor Anthony Musgrave (22 July 1865) in Newfoundland, Journal of the Legislative Council of the Island of Newfoundland, Appendix No. 53—Copy of Despatch and Enclosure from the Secretary of State for the Colonies, conveying Earl Russell’s recommendation for appointment of a Confederate Council chosen by all the North American Colonies, &c. &c. (1866).
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22nd July, 1865.
I have the honor to transmit to you the copy of a letter which I have received from the Foreign Office, containing a suggestion from Lord Russell for the appointment of a Confederate Council, chosen by all the North American Colonies and presided over by the Governor General, with a view to furnishing an opinion to Her Majesty’s Government in the negotiation of Commercial Treaties.
I have to inform you, that in consequence of this suggestion of lord Russell’s, I have, by this day’s mail, addressed the necessary instructions to the Governor General, and have to request that you will co-operate with him accordingly.
I have, &c,
&c., &c., &c.
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