THE WEEKin

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– The Bri­tish Govern­ment meets with del­e­gates from the Mar­itimes and Canadas to pledge sup­port for Con­fed­er­a­tion. In ad­di­tion to fi­nanc­ing the In­ter­colo­nial Rail­way, the “Lon­don Res­o­lu­tions” pledge a 10 year al­lowance to New Brunswick for lost rev­enues.

– Ra­dio sta­tion CJEM goes on the air in Ed­mund­ston.

– The Bri­tish brig “HMS Plumper”, out of Hal­i­fax with at least £70,000 in gold and sil­ver des­tined to pay troops in Saint John, strikes rocks near Point Lepreau in the Bay of Fundy and goes down. The where­abouts of the trea­sure is never re­vealed.

– Monc­ton breaks out in par­ti­san vi­o­lence at a speak­ing en­gage­ment by Ir­ish na­tion­al­ist Lind­say Craw­ford.

– Ed­ward R. McDonald of She­diac patents the Cross­word Game known to­day as Scrab­ble.

– Govern­ment House, de­signed by Bar­rack-Mas­ter John E. Wool­ford, is com­pleted in Fred­er­ic­ton, un­der the su­per­vi­sion of Jede­diah Sla­son and mas­ter ma­son Matthew La­mont.

– The Honourable Ab­ner Reid McCle­lan, of River­side, is ap­pointed Lieu­tenant-Gover­nor of New Brunswick.

– The 1st Cana­dian In­fantry Di­vi­sion, made up of 7,400 hastily trained sol­diers, sails out of Hal­i­fax for Great Bri­tian.

– The Uni­ver­sal Dec­la­ra­tion of Hu­man Rights is unan­i­mously adopted by the United Na­tions. This “Magna Carta of Mankind” was drafted by John Peters Humphrey of Hamp­ton. Cour­tesy of New Brunswick’s De­part­ment of Her­itage.

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