Proclamation [Union of the Colonies] from R. Young, B. Botsford, & J.W. Chandler (24 May 1867)
By: R. Young, B. Botsford, J.W. Chandler, Buckingham & Chandos
Citation: Despatch from Buckingham & Chandos to Hastings Doyle (5 June 1867) in Journal of the House of Assembly of the Province of New Brunswick (1866).
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The Despatch and Proclamation communicated by this Message were read at the Clerk’s Table, and are as follow:—
UNION OF COLONIES.
Downing Street, May 24th, 1867.
SIR,—It affords me much gratification to inform you that a Proclamation for uniting, from that 1st July, 1867, the Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, into one Dominion, under the name of Canada, was approved by the Queen in Council on the 22nd instant.
I have the honor to enclose copies of the Gazette containing the Proclamation.
I have, &c. (Signed)
BUCKINGRAM & CHANDOS.
The Officer Administering the Government of New Brunswick.
BY THE QUEEN.
For Uniting the Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, into one Dominion, under the name of Canada.
Whereas by an Act of Parliament, passed on the twenty ninth day of March one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven, in the thirtieth year of Our Reign, intituled “An Act for the Union of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and the Government thereof, and for purposes connected therewith,” after divers recitals, it is enacted, that “it shall be lawful for the Queen, by and with the advice of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council, to declare, by Proclamation, that on and after a day therein appointed, not being more than six months after the passing of this Act, the Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, shall form and be One Dominion under the name of Canada, and on and after that day those Three Provinces shall form and be One Dominion under that Name accordingly:” and it is thereby further enacted, that “such Persons shall be first summoned to the Senate as the Queen, by Warrant under Her Majesty’s Royal Sign Manual, thinks fit to approve, and their Names shall “be inserted in the Queen’s Proclamation of Union:” We, therefore, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council, have thought fit to issue this Our Royal Proclamation, and We do ordain, declare, and command, that on and after the first day of July one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven, the Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, shall form and be One Dominion, under the name of Canada.
And We do further ordain and declare, that the persons whose’ names are herein inserted and set forth, are the persons of whom We have, by Warrant under Our Royal Sign Manual, thought fit to approve as the persons. who shall be first summoned to the Senate of Canada.
For the Province of Ontario.
John Hamilton, Roderick Matheson, John Ross, Samuel Mills, Benjamin Seymour, Walter Hamilton Dickson, James Shaw, Adam Johnston Ferguson Blair, Alexander Campbell, David Christie, James Cox Aikins, David Reesor, Elijah Leonard, William MacMaster, Asa Allworth Burnham. John Simpson, Jains Skead, David Lewis Macpherson, George Crawford, Donald Macdonald, Oliver Blake, Billa Flint, Walter McCrea, George William Allan.
For the Province of Quebec.
James Leslie, Asa Belknap Foster, Joseph Noel Bosse, Louis A Olivier, Jacque Olivier Bureau, Charles Malhiot, Louis Renaud, Luc Letellier de St. Just, Ulric Joseph Tessier, John Hamilton, Charles Cormier, Antoine Juchereau Duchesnay, David Edward Price, Elzear H. J. Duchesnay, Leandre Dumouchel, Louis Lacoste, Joseph M. Armand, Charles Wilson, William Henry Chaffers, Jean Baptiste Guevremont, James Ferrier, Sir Narcisse Fortunat Belleau, Knight, Thomas Ryan, John Sewell Sanborn.
For the Province of Nova Scotia.
Edward Kenny, Jonathan McCully, Thomas D. Archibald, Robert B. Dickey, John H. Anderson, John Holmes, John W. Ritchie, Benjamin Wier, John Locke, Caleb R. Bill, John Bourinot, William Miller.
For the Province of New Brunswick.
Amos Edwin Botsford, Edward Barron Chandler, John Robertson, Robert Leonard Hazen, William Hunter Odell, David Wark, William Henry Steeves, William Todd,John Ferguson, Robert Duncan Wilmot, Abner Reid McClelan, Peter Mitchell. Given at Our Court at Windsor Castle, this twenty second day of May. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven, and in the thirtieth year of Our Reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
Mr. Young, from the Select Committee to whom was referred a Bill to amend the Law relating to the jurisdiction of Justices in Civil Suits, submitted their Report; and he having read the same, it was handed in at the Clerk’s Table, and there again read, and is as follows:—
“The Select Committee appointed on the 16th day of May last, to examine into—A Bill to amend Chapter 137, Title xxxvii, of the Revised Statutes, ‘Of the jurisdiction of Justices in Civil Suits,’—beg to submit the following Report:—
“That having had the same under consideration, they have prepared a new Bill, which they recommend to the favourable consideration of the House.
J. W. CHANDLER.
Committee Room, 5th June, 1867.”
Ordered, That the Report be accepted.