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THE NEW PRIMATE

Ao reported by the "North O'ftgo Times," the new Primate (the Bishop of Wellington) made the following renmks upon his eleollon:—' 1 Allow, me, before you pat the next motion, to say that I am taken by turprUe by thin vote, and. I furthor wlah to say that I thank the Synod for the confidence they have placed In mo. t ntn afraid my powers have been pvorwwlgbted. I have no right to uuestlon the wisdom of the Synod ; Ie woald bo Improper for mo to do to. At the same tlmo I feel I have vury little power to fqlHl the duties of thin (flpe, 1 remember when the previous, election took place twenty -ono years ago In Auukhnd, when the Syuod had b en presided over by Bishop Bel wyn. I was present when the Synod eleated your Lordship, aid I rcmerabor the re.narkn that you made at the time yon were elected. They were deeply Impressed upon my mind, and I believe It is not only my opinion, bat the opinion (,f all who have experience of yoar J-prdship's dnjy, thftt wfiat yog promised you fulfilled. Aud uo>, tjierafore, I beg to gay, (hat howevpf Inadequate I may feel myaelf for what X may oall the honor which han bco'i bestowed upon me, I do trust that I shall, with the grace of Uod, try to disohargo the dutlos of the tffiao la tome rospcols In the manner lv which they have bten dleoharged daring tbo l»«t iw«nty--3no yoirq. % shall hopo to experlenpQ eor^o of that sympathy which the olergy bat received fnm yonr Lordship, I will try, though It may bo at a groat djitauoe. to foljow yo^r footitepn, (Ap«

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THE NEW PRIMATE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2075, 28 February 1889

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THE NEW PRIMATE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2075, 28 February 1889

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