Collections of the Nova Scotia Legislative Library
Journal and Proceedings of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, Appendix - report by William Young and Herbert Huntington on their meeting in Britain with the Colonial Secretary
May 24, 1839
Herbert Huntington had been elected in 1836 for Yarmouth County. As with Young, Huntington had been impressed by Durham, whom he believed was “the best friend these colonies ever had.” Lord Normanby had succeeded Glenelg as Colonial Secretary in February 1839. Conservatives controlled the Legislative Council and it had decided to send a delegation at the same time to argue against the idea of responsible government. Governor Sir Colin Campbell had recommended most favourably the Legislative Council’s delegation, while disparaging that of the Assembly. Normanby met with both delegations.
Documents from 1839
Journal and Proceedings of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly – resolutions moved in the Assembly providing for a special mission to Britain to put forward the Reformers’ case