Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (1767-1820) and Confederation
Living in Canada from 1791-1800, Prince Edward Augustus had a profound effect in the unification of British North America into the Dominion of Canada in 1867. Actively engaged in the debates surrounding the unity of British North America, Edward could not have foreseen that its confederation would occur under the Crown of his daughter, Queen Victoria.
A plan for the federal union of British provinces in North America, Jonathan Sewell (1814)
Presented to the Duke of Kent by his friend, Lower Canadian Loyalist Jonathan Sewell, in 1814. The Duke supported Sewell's plan to unify the colonies, offering comments and critiques that would later be cited by Lord Durham (1839) and participants of the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences (1864).
|A plan for the federal union of British provinces in North America.pdf|
|File Size:||4218 kb|
Lord Durham's Report on the Affairs of British North America (1839)
Section of the report that cites the Letter from the Duke of Kent to Jonathan Sewell (commenting on his 1814 plan to unify British North America).