The election for tins district took "place on Wednesday, at noon, in front of the Court House, ■when C. W. Beswi- k, Esq., nominated Robert Tfilfcini fifth ft* ft m m rv r F erson tO6crTe j*s* o. member of tlio TlcnasiC of It4?-}3i-e-»OMtn.t-i-«-«s fo«----fhc saicl Electoral District, In room ofl.T. Coolson. Esq., resigned, which was seconded 1 by Mr. (1. 0. Black (for A. H. Cunningham, Esq., absent). Bobert "YVilkin, Esq., then came forward and addressed the electors very briefly, assuring them he would do everything in his power to'serve them faithfully, as well as to maintain the peace and prosperity of the colony generally, which he believod could not be successfully accomplished, without the vigorous prosecution of the war in which we wore now engaged; after stating his willingness to answer any questions that might be then put to him he concluded. After an enquiry for any other candidate to como forward was made by Mr. Donald, Esq., Returning Officer, and none appearing, Robert Wilkin, Esq., was then declared by the Returning Officer to be duly elected.
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KAIAPOI., Press, Volume III, Issue 264, 4 September 1863
KAIAPOI. Press, Volume III, Issue 264, 4 September 1863
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