Nova Scotia, House of Assembly, Debates and Proceedings: Confederation (20 February 1865)
By: Nova Scotia (House of Assembly)
Citation: Nova Scotia, House of Assembly, Debates and Proceedings, 23rd Parl, 2nd Sess, 1865 at 22.
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DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY OF NOVA SCOTIA. 1865.
MONDAY, February 20.
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Mr. Pryor presented two petitions from the county of Halifax praying that no action be taken in reference to Confederation until the wishes of the people have been expressed at the polls.
CORRESPONDENCE ON CONFEDERATION.
Hon. Pro. Sec. laid on the table correspondence relative to the Union of the Colonies, which were read by the Clerk.
In answer to a question by Mr. Locke, the hon. Prov. Sec. stated that these despatches embraced everything that was of importance in connection with the subject of Confederation.
DISCUSSION OF THE UNION QUESTION.
Mr. Miller enquired whether it was the intention of the government to discuss the question of the Union of the Colonies at an early day, or whether it was intended to give due notice.
Hon. Prov. Sec. replied that the government had no disposition to press the subject hurriedly upon the consideration of the House, but due notice would be given them when it would be brought forward. In the meantime he had directed extra copies of the correspondence to be printed, so that the members would have ample opportunity to inform themselves upon the subject.
Then the House adjourned until 3 o’clock the next day.