Despatch from Viscount Monck to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell, No. 74 (15 March 1865)
By: Viscount Monck
Citation: Despatch from Viscount Monck to Right Hon. Edward Cardwell, No. 74 (15 March 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.
Government House, Quebec, March 15, 1865.
(Received, March 30, 1865.)
SIR, (Answered, No. 58. April 8, 1865, p. 43.)
I HAVE the honour to transmit an Address to Her Majesty, agreed to by the Legislative Council of this Province, praying that Her Majesty will be pleased to cause a measure to be introduced into the Imperial Parliament for the Union of the Provinces of British North America, on the basis of the resolutions adopted by the Conference of Delegates from those Provinces which met at Quebec in October of last year.
This Address to Her Majesty was brought up to me by the whole House, and an Address presented to me, of which I have the honour to transmit a copy, requesting me to take such steps as might appear to me most suitable for laying the Address to the Queen at the foot of the throne. I have, therefore, the honour to request on the part of the Legislative Council of Canada, that you will present their Address to her Majesty.
I have, &c.
The Right Hon. Edward Cardwell, M.P., (Signed) MONCK.
&c. &c. &c.
Enclosure 1 in No. 11.
To the QUEEN’S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.
MOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN,
WE, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of Canada, in Parliment assembled, humbly approach Your Majesty for the purpose of praying that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased to cause a measure to be submitted to the Imperial Parliment for the purpose of uniting the Colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island in one Government, with provisions based on the accompanying Resolutions, which were adopted at a Conference of delegates from the said Colonies, held at the city of Quebec, on the 10th of October 1864.
(Here follow the Resolutions which will be found printed as an Appendix, page 158.)
Monday 20th February 1865.
Enclosure 2 in No. 11.
To his Excellency the Right Honourable CHARLES STANLEY, Viscount MONCK, of Ballytrammon, in the Country of Wexford, Governor-General of British North America, and Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief in and over the Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Island of Prince Edward, and Vice-Admiral of the same, &c., &c., &c.
MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY,
We, Her Majesty’s dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to approach your Excellency with our respectful request that you will be pleased to transmit our Address to Her most Gracious Majesty, praying that Her Majesty may be graciously pleased to raise a measure to be submitted to the Imperial Parliment for the purpose of uniting the Colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island, in one Government, with Provisions based on the resolutions which were adopted at a Conference of delegates from the said Colonies, held at the city of Quebec on the 19th of October 1865, in such way as your Excellency may deem fit, in order that the same may be laid at the foot of the throne.
(Signed) L. WALLBRIDGE,
Legislative Council, Speaker.
Monday, 13th March 1865.