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NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE WAIRARAPA AND HAWKE'S BAT DISTRICTS.

Ox Thursday, the 22nd July, the nomination, of a member to serve in the General Assembly, in consequence of the resignation of Mi*. V. Smithy took place at Castle Point. Owing to the suddenness of the notice a small number only of tLe electors were present.

Mr. Haeeis, the Deputy Returning OJTicer } having read the writ, explained that it' had been a long time on its way to papier, and that every exertion had been made to forward notice of the coming election to the Wairarapa. Mr. Y. Smith proposed, and Mr. Gtjtheie seconded, the nomination of Mr. J. B. FsnGTJSOS". Mr. FrnGrsos' then addressed the electors present, and, without entering deeply into matters of general policy, referred to one or two subjects alluded to by Mr. Sirmr, and said that he was an advocate for a strong G-eneral Government in a central situation, and the delegation of powers of Local Self Government tbroughoat the colony ; that he would endeavour to bring about a division in the representation of the Wairarapa and Ilawkc's Bay districts, so that each district might have a member of its own in the General Assembly ; and, with regard to the next meeting of the Assembly, he promised that, if any attempt were made in the House of Representatives to induce the Governor to alter tiie intention expressed by his Excellency in his Prorogation address last session, to hold the next session in Wellington, ho (Mr. F.) would resist any such attempt to break faith with the Province of Wellington and the other Southern Provinces ; and would give his vote to have the next meeting of the Assembly in "Wellington. He concluded by thanking those present for the kindness with which he had been received. A show of hands having been called for, — in the absence of any opposition, Mr. James Bitbne Feegxtsox was declared to have been duly elected.

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NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE WAIRARAPA AND HAWKE'S BAT DISTRICTS., Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume 1, Issue 45, 31 July 1858

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NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE WAIRARAPA AND HAWKE'S BAT DISTRICTS. Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume 1, Issue 45, 31 July 1858

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