Prince Edward Island, House of Assembly, Debates and Proceedings: Union of the British North American Colonies (4 March 1865)
By: Prince Edward Island (House of Assembly)
Citation: Prince Edward Island, House of Assembly, The Parliamentary Reporter; or, Debates and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of Prince Edward Island, For the Year 1865, 22nd Parl, 3rd Sess, 1865 at 12.
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THE PARLIAMENTARY REPORTER,
SATURDAY, March 4.
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Hon Leader of the Government announced a Message from the Lieutenant Governor, transmitting copies of Despatches and Correspondence relating principally to the subject of a Union of the British North American Colonies.
Said papers were read by the Clerk, and their consideration made the order of the day for Friday next.
Hon Mr Coles suggested the propriety of having the documents just read printed, and copies thereof furnished to hon members.
Hon Leader of the Government concurred with the hon Leader of the Opposition; and, on motion, it was ordered that said Despatches and Correspondence be printed accordingly.
Hon Mr Coles gave notice that on Monday next he would ask the Government to lay before the House copies of any Despatch or Despatches from His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor to the Colonial Office, relative to the Militia Law of this Island. Also a copy of any Despatch or Despatches from or to His Excellency, in reference to the Bill passed last Session for settling the difference between landlord and tenant; and also copies of Petitions from the Tenant Union Committee and Tenantry of this Island to Her Majesty against the passing of said Act, and of any Despatches which might have accompanied them.
His Honor the Speaker then read a communication from certain publishers of newspapers in Charlottetown, offering to publish the debates and proceedings of the House of Assembly, provided a sufficient sum be granted to renumerate and publishers for the necessary expense they would incur in performing the work.