Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Lieutenant-Governor Fenwick Williams (12 May 1866)
By: Edward Cardwell
Citation: Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Lieutenant-Governor Fenwick Williams (12 May 1866) 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 a DESPATCH from the Right Hon. EDWARD CARDWELL, M.P., to Lieut.-Governor Sir W. F. WILLIAMS, Bart., K.C.B.
Downing Street, May 12, 1866.
I HAVE to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch, No. 30,* of the 26th April, enclosing a copy of a Resolution agreed upon by both Houses of the Legislature of Nova Scotia, in favour of the Confederation of the British North American Provinces. Her Majesty’s Government concur in the gratification which you express in announcing that this measure was warmly supported by eminent men of both parties in the Provincial Parliament, and that the proposed Union is regarded as a measure calculated to confer great benefits on the Province of Nova Scotia.
I avail myself of this opportunity of conveying to you my thanks for the telegram communicating the above important intelligence, which, at your request, was sent to me from New York by the British Consul on the 18th April.
I have, &c.
(Signed) EDWARD CARDWELL.
Lieut.-General Sir W. F. Williams, Bart., K.C.B.,
&c. &c. &c.
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