Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Lieutenant-Governor Fenwick Williams, No. 29 (25 May 1866)
By: Edward Cardwell
Citation: Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Lieutenant-Governor Fenwick Williams, No. 29 (25 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 25, 1866.
I HAVE the honour to acknowledge your Despatch, No. 32,* of the 26th of April, accompanied by an Address to Her Majesty signed by several gentlemen who are members of one or the other House of Legislature in Nova Scotia, praying that no measure to effect grave changes in the constitution of Nova Scotia may be sanctioned by Her Majesty or submitted to Parliament until it has been published in the Province, considered in the Legislature, and submitted to the deliberate acceptance or rejection of the people.
I have duly laid this address at the foot of the Throne.
I have, &c.
(Signed) EDWARD CARDWELL.
Lenient.-General Sir W. F. Williams, Bart., K.C.B.,
&c. &c. &c.
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