The Life and Letters of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Tupper, Bart., K. C. M. G

The Life and Letters of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Tupper, Bart., K. C. M. G

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...Company were making through the press, and members of Parliament, occasioned a good deal of anxiety. Until I hear from you to the contrary I will observe your instructions to keep out of the newspapers, although the opinion of the Govemment here and all our friends as well as my own is the very reverse. I explained fully to the Colonial Oflice the views and policy of the Canadian Government, and they meet with their hearty concurrence. There will be no difficulty there. What I fear is an unpleasant discussion in Parliament. Bright has promised to bring the question forward, and I fear statements may be made which will foment agitation in Nova Scotia and encourage our annexationist opponents in the United States (vide Goldwin Smith's speech in Times, April 11)....... I called and left a card for Mr. Howe (who was not in) immediately after my arrival, and saw Annand and Smith, but made no reference to politics. Last Monday morning Howe came to see me here, and we spent two hours in the most intimate and friendly, I may say unreserved discussion, of the whole question.... Itold him if he went back to Nova Scotia and told them that before This and the following letter appeared in full in "Recollections of Sixty Years," and these extracts are given here to show the sequence of events. 1 The Hon. T. D'Arcy McGee was assassinated at Ottawa on April 7, 1868. entering upon any further antagonism they had better give the Union a fair trial he would find the Government and Parliament of the Dominion not only ready to make any practicable concession to the interests of Nova Scotia, but to give the public sentiment of the people, as expressed at the election, the fullest weight. That a seat in the Government and the position declined...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761413
  • 9781236761415