Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Viscount Monck (8 April 1865)
By: Edward Cardwell
Citation: Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Viscount Monck (8 April 1865) 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, April 8, 1865.
I HAVE the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your Lordship’s Despatches No.73 and No.74,* of the 15th of March, accompanied by Addresses to the Queen agreed to respectively the by Legislative Council and the House of Assembly of Canada, praying that Her Majesty will be pleased to cause a measure to be introduced into the Imperial Parliament, for the Union of the Provinces of British North America, on the basis of the resolutions adopted by the Conference of Delegates from those Provinces who met at Quebec in October of last year.
2. I have not failed to present these Addresses to Her Majesty, who was pleased to receive the same very graciously.
3. Her Majesty’s Government have seen with great satisfaction that both branches of the Canadian Legislature have adopted Addresses to the Crown expressive of their desire for the accomplishment of a measure calculated materially to add to the strength and promote the welfare of the Provinces of British North America.
I have, &c.
(Signed) EDWARD CARDWELL.