On Monday last, an election took place at the Magistrate's Court, Lyttelton, for a member to serve in the General Assembly, for the Ellesmere 'district. The Returning Officer having read the writ, called upon the electors to propose a candidate. After some little delay in getting a proposer and seconder, Mr. Robt. Heaton Rhodes came forward to propose Mr. James Edward FitzGerald. He said that, in his opinion, they could not return a better man, especially as Canterbury was not well represented in the Assembly last year. He considered Mr. FitzGerald the best politician in the province, therefore the electors would do well to send him to look to their interests. Major Horubrook seconded the nomination of Mr. FitzGerald. He thought it rather lukewarm in the candidate not to be present at. his nomination. However, he thought with Mr. Rhodes that he was the best man to represent them. No other candidate coming forward, the Returning-officer declared Mr. James Edward FitzGerald to be duly elected.— Lyttelton Times, June 11.
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CANTERBURY., Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume 5, Issue 292, 17 June 1862
CANTERBURY. Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume 5, Issue 292, 17 June 1862
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