[PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.]
Christchurch, April 9. Bishop Suter had a conference to-day with the members of the Standing Committee and other leading Churchmen. The Dean presided, and read the following telegram from Bishop Hadfield to Bishop Harper :—"As soon as you forward to me the Bishop of Nelson's agreement with the terms of my telegram— namely, that he will convene the Synod at an early date at Wellington for the election of Primate and the confirmation of Archdeacon Julius's election—l will' forward my resignation through you." Bishop Suter made a speech, concluding with the following statement, which he placed in writing :—" Having received from Bishop Harper, intimation that the Bishop of Wellington is willing to resign his position, upon receipt of that resignation I shall comply with the applications recenoly made by the | Bishops of Christchurch, Auckland, and i Waiapu, to convene a special meeting of :the General Synod at an early date, probably April 24, and, as the most central . position, at Wellington, for the election of a Primate, and the. confirmation of Archdeacon Julius's election to the See of Christchurch. The meeting passed a vote of thanks to Bishop Suter for coming to Christchurch, and fortheannouncemen the had just made, and of sympathy with him in fche difficulties which had arisen over .the Primacy question,
THE PRIMACY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2397, 10 April 1890
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