Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Lieutenant-Governor Fenwick Williams, No. 30 (25 May 1866)
By: Edward Cardwell
Citation: Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Lieutenant-Governor Fenwick Williams, No. 30 (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 the receipt of your Despatch, No. 235, of the 10th of May, enclosing a Petition to the Queen from the inhabitants of the county of Hants, together with a copy of your reply to the deputation who presented it, praying that no change in the institutions of the Province may be made until it has been submitted to the test of public opinion, and that Her Majesty would guard the rights of the people.
I have laid this Petition 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.