The Osprey, which arrived in the Manukau on Saturday, has brought us Mr. Brown, the new member for the Grey and Bell District. The following account of the election is from the 'Taranaki News' of the 20th instant :— An unusually large numbed *bf^t:rie\electora-Noi the Grey and Bell district assembled on Saturday last, at the Resident Magistrate's Court, for the nomination of ft member for the district in the place of Mr. Lewthwaite. It is known to the public that a requisition was sent to Auckland, inviting Mr. Dillon Bell to come forward. Some inauspicious circumstances have prevented any direct reply from that gentleman reaching New Plymouth, and the first business of the meeting was to ascertain from the explanations of Mr. Watt, whether the communications by Mr. Bell to that gentleman could be received as an affirmative answer to the public request that had been made ; and resulted in the nomination of two other persons, Mr. C. Brown and Mr. Hirst, for the vacant seat. On the show of hands, a poll was demanded by the legal number of electors for Mr. C. Brown, and on Monday, after a .sharp contest, closed at 4 o'clock, the numbers being Brown . . . . .75 Bell 61 — Mr. Hirst declining the contest in favour of Mr. Brown, on Saturday.
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TARANAKI., Daily Southern Cross, Volume XV, Issue 1138, 25 May 1858
TARANAKI. Daily Southern Cross, Volume XV, Issue 1138, 25 May 1858
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