Diary Entry from the 4th Earl of Carnarvon (28 January 1867)
By: Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon
Citation: Diary Entry from the 4th Earl of Carnarvon (28 January 1867).
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Monday 28 January
Meeting with the Delegates in the afternoon at the C.O.
I announced that I could not admit pardoning power in the bill and that I would consent to the Administrators of the Provinces being called Lieutenant-Governors, that there must be some guarantee that the first members of the Legislative Council should be fairly and impartially chosen. Lastly that I could not accept the life nomination principle for the Legislative Council.
A sort of sham fight than ensued between Macdonald and me which ended in his proposing that they should retire to consider the question.
Received an invitation from Osborne for tomorrow but decided not to go as I am not well enough.