Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Lieutenant-Governor Richard Graves Macdonnell (8 December 1864)
By: Edward Cardwell
Citation: Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Lieutenant-Governor Richard Graves Macdonnell (8 December 1864) in Journal and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Appendix No. 3—Union of the Colonies (1865).
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(Nova Scotia–No. 26.)
Downing Street, 8th December, 1864.
I transmit to you a Copy of the reply of Her Majesty’s Government to the Despatch in which Viscount Monck enclosed the resolutions adopted by the Conference at Quebec. You will see that Her Majesty’s Government have cordially accepted as a whole the proposed central organization, and have reserved for further consideration, when the provisions of the intended Bill shall be under review, the details of the arrangement by which the control of that central organization over the intended Local Governments is to be secured. They highly appreciate the spirit in which this important and difficult subject has been dealt with by the Conference, and are anxious on their own part to give all the assistance in their power towards the successful completion of the work.
I have to instruct you, therefore, to render to the Governor General all the support you can in those future measures which he is about to take in the furtherance of the scheme.
I have, &c.,
(Signed) EDWARD CARDWELL.
Lieutenant Governor Sir RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C.B.,
&c., &c., &c.
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