Despatch from the Earl of Carnarvon to Viscount Monck (13 September 1866)
By: Earl of Carnarvon
Citation: Despatch from the Earl of Carnarvon to Viscount Monck (13 September 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. the Earl of CARNARVON to Viscount MONCK
Downing Street, September 13, 1866.
I HAVE the honour to inform you that urgent representations are made to me by the delegates from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick now in England, on the great public and private inconvenience to which they are subject through the non-arrival of their colleagues. I sent you a telegram on the subject yesterday. As i said in my previous Despatch, No.39,* of the 31st nlt., I hope that if any appearance of impending enian disturbances should make the delegates feel that the whole of them cannot leave their homes, some of them at least will be able to repair to England without delay, armed with the necessary powers to enter with the delegates from the other Provinces upon the settlement of the question of Confederation. Much as i could desire the presence of your Lordship and the assistance of your valuable counsel in the consideration of this important subject; i must, as my previous communications will have informed you, forego this advantage under the present anxious circumstances of the Province, at least until both sides of the Atlantic we feel reassured of the safety of Canada, and i can have the satisfaction of requesting your presence here.
I have, &c.