Extracts from Minutes of the Executive Council, Nova Scotia (18 April 1865)
By: Executive Council of Nova Scotia
Citation: Extracts from Minutes of the Executive Council, Nova Scotia (18 April 1865) in Journal and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Appendix No. 10–Union of the Colonies (1866).
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EXTRACTS FROM MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.
Council Chamber, 18th April, 1865.
His Excellency having laid before the Board a communication from Sir R.G. MacDonnell, Lieut. Governor of Nova Scotia, enclosing certain resolutions proposed by the Government of Nova Scotia to the Legislature of that Province, suggesting the resumption of negotiations for Union of the Maritime Provinces; and also expressing his Excellency’s desire to know how far the Government of this Island is disposed to co-operate in effecting the proposed Union.
It was resolved, that inasmuch as the people of this Colony are averse as well to Union of this Island with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as to a Federal Union of all British N.A. Colonies and Provinces, the Board decline to renew negotiations for the Union of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, as proposed by the Government of Nova Scotia.