Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Viscount Monck (27 January 1866)
By: Edward Cardwell
Citation: Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Viscount Monck (27 January 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 Viscount MONCK
Downing Street, January 27, 1866.
IN considering the Report of the Deputation of Canadian Ministers, enclosed in your Lordship’s Despatch of the 14th of August last, * Her Majesty’s Government think it desirable on subjects of so much importance as those to which the Report refers, and on which they would so much regret it any misapprehension should at any time arise, to instruct your Lordship in all communications, to guide yourself entirely by the terms of my Despatch of June 17, 1865, which was […] adopted at the time as the Record. You should explain to your Ministers that you have been instructed to do so, and inform them at the same time that we do not regard their Report as intended in any way to […] the substance of that Record, to which we observe with pleasure they refer as containing a correct statement of the result of the conference.
I have, &c.
(Signed) EDWARD CARDWELL.