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Copy of a report of delegates appointed to attend an immigration conference at Ottawa in September 1871… – 31 January 1872. – 2 pp. of textual records. This document is no. 4 in a series of documents presented as a message from His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor to the New Brunswick House of Assembly on 13 March 1872. Among the provisions is one stating: “it was agreed…that the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars should be placed in the estimates for the purpose of encouraging Immigration to New Brunswick…”The report was signed by George L. Hatheway, William M. Kelly, and John Pickard, the New Brunswick delegates to the 1871 Dominion-Provincial Conference. New Brunswick relied upon this money to cover the costs of immigration schemes that were promoted in the early 1870s. The title continues “…presented to His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor on the twentieth of February 1872. RS24-1872-872-me2 Legislative Assembly sessional records, PANB.

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Memorandum of terms of proposed arrangement. – [23 September] 1871. – 4 pp. of textual records. This document is no. 5 in a series of documents presented as a message from His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor to the New Brunswick House of Assembly on 11 March 1872. It sets out the general terms of the arrangement between the Dominion and provincial governments respecting immigration policy. RS24-1872-872-me2 Legislative Assembly sessional records, PANB.

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Copy of a report of a committee of the Hon. the Privy Council, approved by His Excellency the Governor General in Council. – 25 September 1871. – 2 pp. of textual records. – This document is no. 7 in a series of documents presented as a message from His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor to the New Brunswick House of Assembly on 11 March 1872. The report appears to sanction the memorandum of 23 September described previously and notes that the said memorandum has been sanctioned by the other provinces attending the conference. RS24-1872-872-me2 Legislative Assembly sessional records, PANB.

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