“Latest from Quebec: The Confederation Conference” The Globe (14 October 1864)
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Citation: “Latest from Quebec: The Confederation Conference”, The Globe (14 October 1864).
Latest from Quebec,
The Confederation Conference.
THE BREWER’S DEPUTATION.
From our Own Correspondent.
(BY SPECIAL TELEGRAPH.)
QUEBEC, Oct. 13.
It is understood that the Convention today discussed the details of the proposed constitution of the confederation, although it has not transpired what feature engaged their attention.
Messrs. Carling of London, Gray of Dundas, Taylor of St. Catharines, Molson of Montreal, Scott of Montreal, Rochester of Ottawa, and McCallum and Boswell of Quebec— a deputation appointed at the Brewers’ meeting at Hamilton during the Exhibition, have an appointment with the Finance Minister. The Brewers allege that to keep the stock book accurately, as required by the Excise law, would occupy the time of an extra clerk. They are required to make a return of all their customers, private as well as hotel keepers. Under the old law they were require to make oath of the quantity of beer made every two weeks, and the amount of material used.
The Railway Board did not meet today in consequence of a Cabinet meeting being held at an early hour this morning. The Board meets tomorrow morning at half-past nine, however. It is probable that a peremptory order will be made on the Grand Trunk to accept or reject the proposal of the Board as embodied in their resolution.