Cartier, Ross and Galt to Lytton, 23rd October, 1858

Historical Note

George-Étienne 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.

Document Summary:
This letter points out the difficulties in governing Canada at the time and proposes a federal union as the solution.