Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Governor Anthony Musgrave (20 December 1865)
By: Edward Cardwell
Citation: Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Governor Anthony Musgrave (20 December 1865) in UK, Parliament, Correspondence respecting the Proposed Union of the British North American Provinces (London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1867).
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Copy of DESPATCH from the Right Hon. EDWARD CARDWELL, M.P., to Governor MUSGRAVE.
Downing Street, December 20, 1865.
I HAVE the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 75,+ of the 14th November, from which I learn with satisfaction the orderly and peaceable manner in which the proceedings of all parties were conducted during the recent general election.
As regards the very important subject of the proposed Union of the British North American Provinces, I wish you clearly to understand not only that there is no change in the views of Her Majesty’s Government, but that we hope that mature consideration will have satisfied the Lower Provinces of the advantages to be derived from such an Union.
I rely upon your discretion in giving effect to the known wishes of Her Majesty’s Government in the way most likely to be successful.
I have, &c.
(Signed) EDWARD CARDWELL.