Mr. Joseph Howe, Mr. William Annand, and Mr. Hugh McDonald
to the Earl of Carnarvon, January 19, 1867
This letter lists objections to the proposed union of the British
North American provinces. Some key points:
- The provinces are prosperous in the current arrangement.
- The Maritime Provinces could not assist in a distant war
in the west but can protect themselves in the current arrangement.
- Nova Scotia will build the
Intercolonial Railroad with or without Confederation.
- A union will not necessarily make the British North American
- There is no means for the people to change the constitution
of the proposed union.
- Gives an explanation why each of the Maritime Provinces would
be better without Confederation.