Despatch from the Earl of Carnarvon to Viscount Monck, No. 39 (31 August 1866)

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Date: 1866-08-31
By: Earl of Carnarvon
Citation: Despatch from the Earl of Carnarvon to Viscount Monck, No. 39 (31 August 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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No. 16.
COPY of a DESPATCH from the Right Hon. the Earl of CARNARVON to Viscount MONCK

(No. 39.)

Downing Street, August 31, 1866.


THE Nova Scotia and New Brunswick delegates have been now, as your Lordship is aware, for some weeks in this country with a view to the discussion of the various questions relative to the Confederation of the British North American Provinces, and have repeatedly inquired of me the period by which their Canadian colleagues may be expected.

I shall be glad to be informed at the earliest possible date of the course which it is proposed by them to adopt.

I need not say that any unnecessary delay in the settlement of this question is very undesirable, and that also the prolonged detention of the delegates now in England is attended with much inconvenience to them and to the Governments of which they are members.

If any appearance of impending Fenian disturbances should render it ungit for your Lordship to quit your post, or if the same causes should make the delegates feel that they cannot all of them leave the Province, it might deserved their consideration whether some of their number could repair at once to England to enter into the proposed discussion.

I have, &c.


Viscount Monck,
&c. &c.

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