Two Speeches from the Throne, 1866 House of Assembly, Fredericton, New Brunswick First Session, 8 March, 1866

[Ed. After Tilley was thrown out of office in the ill-fated election of 1865, public opinion on Confederation in New Brunswick turned a corner, and in 1866 Tilley was returned to power. Two Speeches from the Throne delivered that year are reproduced below – one by the Anti-Confederation government of Albert Smith, the second by… Continue reading Two Speeches from the Throne, 1866 House of Assembly, Fredericton, New Brunswick First Session, 8 March, 1866

Samuel Leonard Tilley, Speech to Banquet hosted by the Quebec Board of Trade, October 15, 1864

The Honourable Samuel L. Tilley, Provincial Secretary of New Brunswick, responded as follows, on behalf of his Province: He said that the manner in which the toast had been received showed how deep and earnest was the general feeling respecting the grave question on which the Intercolonial Conference was engaged. His friend, the Hon. Dr.… Continue reading Samuel Leonard Tilley, Speech to Banquet hosted by the Quebec Board of Trade, October 15, 1864

Samuel Leonard Tilley, Speech to Banquet honouring Delegates of the Charlottetown Conference, September 12, 1864

The Honourable S.L. Tilley, Provincial Secretary and Leader of the Government of New Brunswick, in replying to the toast on behalf of that Province, said: I must confess that I rise under no ordinary degree of embarrassment tonight. We are summoned here by the representatives of royalty, and surrounded by the ablest men that Canada… Continue reading Samuel Leonard Tilley, Speech to Banquet honouring Delegates of the Charlottetown Conference, September 12, 1864