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SIR JOHN HALL AND THE CITY ELECTORATES.

[We are requested by Sir Robert Stout to publish the following letter, which appeared in the ‘ Otago Daily Times ’ of Saturday.] Sib, —In my speech on the Representation Bill in the Oddfellows’ Hall I said: “Why were the cities broken up into wards ? It was done to weaken the democracy of the towns It was so said by Sir John Hall at the time. He did not say it openly in the House, but afterwards, and boasted of it.” I learn from Sir John that this statement is entirely incorrect, so far as he is concerned, and that his only object in 1881 was what he stated in the House. I unreservedly accept his statement, and deeply regret that I should have attributed to him such an intention. I may add that the statement I made was repeated after the Representation Act of 1881 became law, but Sir John tells me had never seen it made before. Will you be good enough to publish this note, so that Sir John’s denial may have as wide a publicity as my erroneous statement had, —I am, etc., Robert Stout. Dunedin, August 23.

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SIR JOHN HALL AND THE CITY ELECTORATES., Issue 7995, 26 August 1889

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SIR JOHN HALL AND THE CITY ELECTORATES. Issue 7995, 26 August 1889

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