Despatch from the Earl of Carnarvon to Viscount Monck (17 December 1866)
By: Earl of Carnarvon
Citation: Despatch from the Earl of Carnarvon to Viscount Monck (17 December 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, December 17,1866.
I HAVE the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your Lordships’s Despatch, No.203, *dated the 29th November last, enclosing an Address to Her Majesty from the Provincial Association of Protestant Teachers of Lower Canada, complaining of certain alleged grievances in the educational system at present in force in Lower Canada, and praying that provisions may be introduced into the proposed Imperial Act of Confederation calculated to protect the educational interests of the Protestant inhabitants of Lower Canada.
The question of education is one of the important subjects which may be expected to be discussed by the North American Delegates when in conference in this country, and the present memorial, which has been duly laid at the foot of the Throne, shall then receive full consideration.
I have to request you to communicate to the memorialists the substance of this Despatch.
I have, &c.