Despatch from the Duke of Newcastle to Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon, No. 52 (10 October 1863)

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Date: 1863-05-16
By: Duke of Newcastle
Citation:Despatch from the Duke of Newcastle to Lieutenant Governor Arthur Gordon (10 October 1863) in UK, HC, Return to an Address of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 30 June 1864; for Copy of Correspondence between any of the North American Provinces and the Imperial Government, relating to their Application for Assistance in raising a Loan for an International Railway (1864).
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Downing-street, 10 October 1863.


I HAVE the honour to acknowledge the receipt, together with other Acts of the Legislature of New Brunswick, of “Chapter V., an Act to authorise a Loan, and for the Construction and Management of an Intercolonial Railway,”*passed in April last.

This evidence of the readiness of the Legislature of New Brunswick to promote this important project of intercolonial communication has afforded me much satisfaction.

Her Majesty’s decision upon this Act, as well as upon a similar one received from Nova Scotia will, however, be reserved until the arrival of the corresponding Act from Canada.

I am, &c.
(signed)           Newcastle.

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