“Latest from Quebec. The Confederation Conference”, The Globe (27 October 1864)
By: The Globe
Citation: “Latest from Quebec. The Confederation Conference”, The Globe [Toronto] (27 October 1864).
Latest from Quebec
THE CONFEDERATION CONFERENCE.
SATISFACTORY PROGRESS WITH THE FINANCES.
THE FEDERAL AND LOCAL CAPITALS.
THE WESTWARD TRIP OF THE DELEGATES.
When they are expected to reach Toronto
From our Own Correspondent
(BY SPECIAL TELEGRAPH)
QUEBEC, Oct. 26.
The Finance Committee had a meeting this morning. This delayed the assembling of the Convention until about 11 o’clock. It is understood that satisfactory progress has been made to-day on the subject of finance. The Convention sits to-night, and every effort is being made to compete the work of preparing the constitution to-morrow.
A report is current to-night, which I am inclined to believe well founded, that a resolution has passed the Convention, fixing Ottawa as the capital of the Union, Toronto that of Upper Canada, and Quebec that of Lower Canada.
The Convention will try to close to-morrow at 4 o’clock, to enable the delegates to leave for Montreal. From Montreal they go to Ottawa by boat on Monday. On Tuesday there will be lunch in the Parliament Buildings and a ball in the evening. On Wednesday the delegates will leave by the Ottawa and Prescott Road, which is to be opened for the occasion, taking the Grand Trunk at Prescott, lunching at Kingston in passing, and arriving at Toronto at night. On Thursday the demonstration at Toronto will take place. On Friday the delegates may go to the Fails – making a short stay at Hamilton – and so Saturday go on by the New York Central for Albany, Boston, and home.
Messrs. Swinyard, Read and Dalton went west to-day. Mr. Frank Shanly, it is said, will be named the engineer by the Railway Board, to arrange the siding, levels, &c., as indicated in yesterday’s despatch.