Ross and Galt to Lytton, 23rd October, 1858
Cartier was co-premier with John
A. Macdonald from 1858 to 1862. John
Ross was a reformer and Receiver General in the
Macdonald-Cartier government. Sir
Edward Bulwer-Lytton was secretary of state for
the colonies from 1858 till 1859.
This letter points out the difficulties in governing Canada at
the time and proposes a federal union as the solution.