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PROVINCE OF CANADA.
FROM the 20th DAY of MAY to the 30th DAY of AUGUST,
BOTH DAYS INCLUSIVE,
And in the Fourteenth f. Fifteenth years of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady
BEING THE 4th SESSION OF THE 3rd PROVINCIAL PARLIAMENT OF CANADA.
Printed by the Order of the Legislative Assembly.
TO AN ADDRESS OF THE House of ASSEMBLY TO His EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR GE-
This communication has been sent to me from the EXTRACT of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable
the Executive Council on Matters of State,
Excellency the Governor General in Council
Nova Scotia Railroad Company, the Report of the
Law Officers of the Crown on the same, and a letter
from Mr. Timmis to Earl Grey of the 10th May
last, also laid before the Committee by Your Excel-
That it appearing that the deposit of the docu-
ments referred to was not a sufficient compliance
with the requirements of the Act of 10 & 11 Vic.,
As respects the letter of Mr. Timmis to Earl Grey,
the Committee, while they retain the opinion formerly
expressed of the importance of this work in a national My LORD,
point of view, entertain but small hopes of its being
undertaken with any prospect of success, unless Her With reference to Your Lordship’s Despatch, No. Majesty's Government shall be induced to recom348, I have the honor to forward a letter [ioth May mend it to the favorable consideration of the Imaddressed to your Lordship by Mr. Josiah Timmis, perial Parliament. The Committee would therefore requesting the aid of the Imperial Government on beg leave to refer to their former approved Minutes behalf of the Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova of the 24th June and 20th December last, on this Scotia Railroad Company, and a copy of a Report subject, and also to the Act of last Session (12 Vic,
Appendix cap. 29). By this Act provisioa ertake the construc- forward, which will enabl
cap. 29). By this Act provision is made, that if Her | case to be considered, it is necessary that he should
, Appendix (A.A.A.) Me 1.A.) Majesty's Government shall undertake the construc- || forward a fresh application through you in the regular (A.A.A.)
tion of the said Railroad, either directly or through manner, which will enable the Secretary of State to July. the instrumentality of a private Company, it shall || receive, at the same time, those explanations and
29th July be lawful for the Governor in Council, on behalf of remarks from the Governor, without which no decision the Province, to undertake to pay yearly, in propor- can be adopted. tion as the work advances, a sum not exceeding £20,000 Sterling towards making good the deficiency
I have, &c., (if any) in the income from the Railway, to meet
the interest of the sum expended upon it, and to
The Earl of
ELGIN and KINCARDINE, for and place at the disposal of the Imperial Govern
&c., &c., &c.
Toronto, 21st Nov., 1849.
With reference to Your Lordship’s Despatch, No.
Your Lordship by Mr. Josiah Timmis, on the 30th
of August last.
M. Pour to Long to be
It appears from Mr. Timmis' letter to myself, that 23rd July, 1849.
he put me in possession of this communication at MY LORD,
the time at which he originally transmitted a copy
to Your Lordahip, requesting me to forward and re-
commend it. From the letter of my Secretary to
that gentleman, dated the 1st September, of which
a copy is herewith enclosed, you will observe that I in reply to his letter, that I concur in the views ex-lo.
| declined to comply with the latter part of his request;
and my Secretary, on whom he afterwards called,
was under the impression that he did not wish it to
I have the honor to be,
Most obedient humble Servant,
(Signed,) ELGIN AND KINCARDINE.
| The Right Honorable Earl GREY,
Secretary of State,
&c., &c., &c. No. 420.
23rd Sept., 1849.
26th Dec., 1849.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of