Despatch from Viscount Monck to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell, No. 36 (30 January 1865)
By: Viscount Monck
Citation: Despatch from Viscount Monck to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell, No. 36 (30 January 1865) 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 Viscount MONCK to the Right Hon. Edward CARDWELL., M.P.
(NO. 36.) Quebec, January 30, 1865.
(Received, February 17, 1865.)
SIR, (Answered, No. 32. February 25, 1865, p. 42.)
I HAVE the honour to enclose a copy of a circular Despatch which I have this day addressed to the Lieutenant-Governors and to the Governor of New Brunswick.
I have, &c.
The Right Hon. Edward Cardwell, M.P., (Signed) MONCK.
&c. &c. &c.
Enclosure in No. 8.
Hon. A. H. GORDON to Lord MONCK.
MY LORD, Fredericton, January 23, 1865.
IN my Despatch of the 9th instant I informed your Lordship that, when I had consulted the members of my Council as to the steps most calculated to give effect to the resolutions of Quebec Conference, I would do myself the honour of again addressing your Lordship.
I have now accordingly the honour to inform your Lordship that it is my intention, with the advice of my Executive Council, immediately to dissolve the existing Legislature of this Province, and that the new Parliment will be summoned to meet towards the end of the month of March, when the question of the Confederation of the British North American Provinces will be immediately submitted for their consideration.
I have, &c.
The Viscount Monck, (Signed). ARTHUR H. GORDON.