Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Governor Anthony Musgrave (24 January 1865)
By: Edward Cardwell
Citation: Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Governor Anthony Musgrave (24 January 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, Janurary 24, 1865.
WITH reference to that portion of your Despatch No. 16,* of the 27th December, which relates tot he modification of the constitution of the Legislation, I have no doubt but that the simpler and more economical form which the Legislature would assume by being consolidated into a single Chamber; and I am of opinion that you should promote that object by any suitable means within your power.
You will hear from the Governor General whats reassures are being taken in the other Provinces for obtaining the decision ofd the respective Legislatures. In the absence of any very serious reason to the contrary, I think it most desirable to obtain that decision without delay.
I have, &c.
(Signed) EDWARD CARDWELL.