Despatch from T. Frederick Elliott to the Hon. Charles Tupper and the Hon. Samuel Leonard Tilley (17 September 1866)
By: T. Frederick Elliott
Citation: Despatch from T. Frederick Elliott to the Hon. Charles Tupper and the Hon. Samuel Leonard Tilley (17 September 1866) in Journal of the Legislative Council of the Province of New Brunswick (1867).
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Downing Street, 17th September, 1866.
GENTLEMEN,—With reference to my letter of the 12th instant, I am directed by the Earl of Carnarvon to acquaint you that His Lordship has received a telegram from Lord Monck, to the effect, that in the present state of the Fenian affairs, the principal members of the Ministry, who must be Delegates, could not leave the Province, and probably not before the closing of the navigation.
Lord Carnarvon regrets the occurrence of these unforeseen delays, which must entail so much inconvenience upon you and your colleagues, both in your public and private capacity, and he is most anxious to help you, as far as is in bis power, to meet the difficulties of the present turn of affairs. It will, probably, be your wish to deliberate amongst yourselves as to your joint course of action, having done which, His Lordship will be happy to confer with you, and to give you his best co-operation.
I have, &c. (Signed) T. FREDERICK ELLIOT.
The Honorable C. Tupper,
The Honorable S. L. Tilley.