“The Confederation of the Provinces”, The Globe (19 September 1864)
By: The Globe [from the Montreal Gazette)
Citation: “The Confederation of the Provinces”, The Globe [Toronto] (19 September 1864).
THE CONFEDERATION OF THE PROVINCES.
We (Montreal Gazette) on Thursday received the following intelligence by telegraph from St. John, N.B.:—
“There was a splendid gathering in favour of Confederation here last night. The delegates go up to visit Lieut-Governor Gordon today (15th) except Messrs McGee and Brown called back to Canada by urgent private business. The cause of the confederation has made substantial [?] progress, and it is now understood that formal negotiations will be opened at Quebec as soon as possible on the 10th October [not?] in January as [?]t one time talked o[?].”
It will be remembered that the Canadian delegates were not formally and officially members of the Charlottetown conference but appeared before it to argue their case at its bar—to speak and explain but to decide nothing nor even to take part in its deliberations wh[?] had reverence to a union of the Maritime provinces only. At Quebec the conference is to be formally enlarged.