DUNEDIN CITY EAST.
TO THE EDITOR. Sib,— Kindly inform your eorrespwident who signs himself " Elector " that I am the self-same William Baldwin who was returned by the goldfields for the House of Representatives and Provincial Council in 18C3 ; that I was returned again in 1865, having been re-elected by a goldfields constituency; and that I assisted neither Mr Bell nor Mr Anybody in passing the Goldfields Bill <w Land Bill. Except during the first three weeks I was absent from the Assembly during the session in question, having been summoned home to the bedside of a dying child. Inform him further that I am the self-same William Baldwin who resigned in 1867, and that whilst I would much rather say nothine about my private affairs, I am not •shamed to tell why I resigned. I resigned beesoae I
lost •very shilling I ha<l in the world, and, I phooght then, and think now, it was more manly and honest to earn my bread in some other way rather than continue in politic* and earn a precarious existence as a political loafer. All this happened some years ago. During these fourteen years 1 have resided for the most part iu Dunedin City East, where my character therefore shevikl be well known. —I am, vW., William Baldwin. Dunedin, October 11.
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