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BLENHEIM. 7th May.

The meeting last night, called by Mr,, Seymour was largely attended. He ridiculed the idea that his going to England was to avoid a dilemma in regard to .the abolition t>f provinces. He explained, the .personal matter requiring his 'presence, at home to be principally his father, aged 84, wanting to see him before he died. He said he had no reason to shirk the question of abolition. He voted for the resolution last session because he was satisfied that the circumstances of the North Island , demanded abolition then, and he would support a bill for replacing With some Other form of government the present Provincial system in that Island, but would oppose abolition in the Middle Island. A resolution was proposed, thanking Mr Seymour for his address, regretting his departnre, and pledging the Meeting to exert themselves to re-elect him on Ms return. The latter prat of the resolution was opposed byjjeveral, including Joseph Ward, Sinclair, Dod├čon, and Henderson, Provincial Lecturer. Mr. Robinson insisted on retaining Wat pledge in the* resolution, and defiantly asked the op-poneflts of it to try their strength. The resolution was carried, opponents not voting against it. During the proceedings Mr, Joseph Ward announced himself as a candidate for the seat in the Assembly, resigned by Mr. Seymour, who aiked the electors to Support Mr, Ward in preference to a stranger. Shortly after this Mr. Moorhouse came in, and addressed the meeting for nearly an hour. Mr. Hodson, Mayo* of Blenheim, was in the chair.

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BLENHEIM. 7th May., Evening Post, Volume XI, Issue 58, 7 May 1875

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BLENHEIM. 7th May. Evening Post, Volume XI, Issue 58, 7 May 1875