Submitted by Christine Gorman
From The Islander, Jan 4, 1861
His Excellency, the Lieutenant Governor, and Mrs. Dundas, held a Levee at Government House on New Year's Day. This was, we believe, the most numerously attended Levee hitherto held in this Island. The presence of a large number of Militia and Volunteer Officers, in full uniform, imparted to it an unusual brilliant and animated character. His Excellency and Mrs. Dundas, we thought, looked remarkably well, - a sure indication that out climate agrees well with both of them. That they may live to enjoy many happy returns of the present festive season, is, we are sure, not only the wish of all present at Government House yesterday, but it is that also of the inhabitants of P. E. Island generally.
The following Gentlemen had the privilege of the Entree:-
Hon. Robert Hodgson, Chief Justice
Hon. James H. Peters, Assistant Judge
Hon. Edward Palmer, President Executive Council
Hon. J. H. Gray, Member Executive Council
Hon. T. H. Haviland, Jr., do.
Hon. John Longworth, do.
Hon. T. H. Haviland, Mayor of Charlottetown City
Hon. Charles Young, LL.D., Pres. Legis.
W. H. Pope, Esq., Colonial Secretary
Frederick Brecken, Esq. Attorney General
Rear Admiral Bayfield
Lieut. Col. Stewart, Adjutant General
Commander Orlebar, Commanding Naval Survey.
The following Gentlemen had the honor of being presented to His Excellency:-
Hon. John Aldous, Commissioner of Crown Lands
John Arbuckle, Esq. A.M., Inspector of Schools
Mr. Frederick Bradley
Mr. George R. Beer
Doctor F. D. Beer
Captain Beer, Southport Volunteers
Lieut Ralph Brecken 1st Queen's County Regt.
Lieut. Bell, do.
George Beer, Esq. M. P. P.,
Joseph Ball, Esq., J. P.
Mr. William Brown
Hon. Daniel Brenan
Lieut, W. C. Bourke, 2nd Queen's County Regt.
John Bell, Esq. J. P.
J. S. Bremner, Esq., Asst. Controller Customs
John Brecken, Esq., City Councillor
Henry Callbeck, Esq. J. P.
Robert Crawford, Esq., Registrar of Deeds
W. Clifton, Esq., Royal Navy
Mr. Henry J. Cundall
Mr. Ponsonby Camilleri
E. A. Carey, Esq., Royal Navy
Hon. George Coles, M. P. P.
J. B. Cox, Esq., J. P.
J. B. Cooper, Esq., J. P.
Donald Currie, Esq. AssistantClerk Ex. Council.
William Cundall, Esq., J. P.
Ensign Dawson, Prince of Wales Volunteers
Mr. J. W. Dalgleish
Thomas DesBrisay, Esq., Royal Navy
Mr. George Davies
Rev. Thomas Duncan
Benjamin Desbrisay, Esq.
Lieut. Davies, Volunteer Artillery
Major Davies, Queen's County Volunteer Cavalry
Theophilus DesBrisay, Esq., J. P
Captain DeBlois, 1st Queen's County Regt.
Charles Dempsey, Esq. J. P.
Charles Dalgleish, Esq. J. P.
Captain Faught, 1st Queen's County Regiment
Ensign Faught, do.
Lieut. Forgan, do.
Rev. David FitzGerald
Hon. William Forgan, M. L. C.
Capt. Gates, Queen's Co. Vol. Cavalry
Ensign Gates, do.
Dr. Elzear Gauvreau
Hon. Joseph Hensley
James D. Haszard, Esq. J. P.
Daniel Hodgson, Esq. J. P., Clerk of the Crown
Robert Haythorne, Esq. J. P.
Lieut. R. R. Hodgson, Prince of Wales Volunteers
John Haszard, Esq., J. P.
Henry Haszard, Esq. J. P.
William Heard, Esq. J. P.
Hon Robert Hutchinson, M. L.C.
Mr. Edward Hodgson,
Dr. Hammond Johnson,
Dr. Henry Jarvis,
John Ings, Esq., Queen's Printer,
Hon. Dr. Johnson, M. L. C.
Capt. Kelly, 1st Queen's County Regt.
Lieut Col. Longworth, do.
Hon. W. W. Lord,
John Lawson, Esq. City Recorder,
Mr. Henry Longworth,
Captain Lea, Prince of Wales Volunteers,
Mr. Artemas Lord,
Robert Longworth, Esq. J. P.,
William Matheson, Esq. J. P.
John Morris, Esq. J. P.
Lieut. Morris, Volunteer Artillery,
Mr. James D. Mason,
Mr. William Monk,
Captain McRae, Nova Scotia Rifles,
Mr. Ezra Moore,
Mr. Parker Merrill,
J. A. Mcdonald, Esq. J. P., Glenaladale,
Captain Murphy, Irish Rifles,
Lieut. Col. Macgowan, Staff Adjutant,
Rev. Angus McDonald
Donald McIsaac, Esq. J. P.
J. W. Morrison, Esq. Road Correspondent,
Mr. Augustus Mackieson,
John McNeill, Esq., Clerk, House of Assembly,
Mr. James Moore
Wellington Nelson, Esq., Sergeant at Arms,
Lemuel Owen, Esq. Postmaster General,
James Purdie, Esq. J. P.
Henry Palmer, Esq., Usher Black Rod,
Captain Pollard, Volunteer Artillery,
Charles Palmer, Esq.,
Mr. John LePage,
Mr. William Pethick,
Major Rankin, 1st Queen's County Regt.
James Reddin, Esq.,
Mr. Richard Sloggett,
Captain Smith, 1st Queen's County Regt.
Rev. George Sutherland,
Mr. Herbert Turner,
Capt. Vaux, 1st Queen's County Regt.
Lieut Watson, Queen's County Volunteer Cavalry,
J. H Webster, Esq., Master Normal School,
Hon. Patrick Walker, M. L C.
George Wright, Esq., Colonial Treasurer,
Mr. Benjamin Wright,
Lieut. Ronald Walker,
Mr. William Welsh,
Charles Wright, Esq. J. P.,
Lieut. Welch, 1st Queen's County Regt.
Albert Y. Yates, Esq., City Councillor.