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Province House was built in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in 1847 as the seat of the colonial government. It continues in that role today but perhaps it's most significant contribution to Canadian history and heritage was when it hosted the meetings and talks between the colonial representatives of the British North American colonies as they negotiated the potential terms of Confederation.

The talks took place in September of 1867 and although originally intended to be focused on a union or New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia, the arrival of representatives from the Canada's expanded the scope of the proposed union. The spirit of the meetings was one of general goodwill and the rational for union was expedited by events in the United States where the Civil War was drawing to a close and North had the largest standing army in the world which could easily invade and take any one of the British Colonies.

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