Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Sir Richard Graves Macdonnell (1 October 1864)
By: Edward Cardwell
Citation: Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Sir Richard Graves Macdonnell (1 October 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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Downing Street, 1st October, 1864.
I have received your Despatch of the 15th September, No. 19, communicating such details as you have been able to learn of the recent Conference which has been held at Charlottetown on the subject of an Intercolonial Union of the British North American Provinces.
I have to thank you for the interesting intelligence you have conveyed to me, and to state with reference to your request for authority to permit certain members of your Executive Council to repair to Quebec, there to resume the discussion of this subject, that I have received an intimation from Lord Monck that he intends communicating with me upon it; and as time is important, since it is proposed that the meeting shall take place early in October, I have no hesitation in giving you at once the required permission.
I have, &c.,
(Signed) EDWARD CARDWELL
Lieutenant Governor SIR RICHARD GRAVES MACDONNELL, C. B.,
&c., &c., &c.
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