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To the Electors of the Town of Christchurch. Gentlemen, HAVING received a numerously signed requisition to allow myself to be put in nomination at the forthcoming Elections for a seat in the Provincial Council, I beg to state I shall be most happy to come forward as a Candidate for the honour of being one of your Representatives. I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, Your most obedient servant, Thomas Cass. Riccarton, Nov. 15, 1852.

To the Electors of Christchurch. Gentlemen, HAVING been honoured by the invitation of a large number of your body to come forward as a Candidate for the Town of Christchurch at the ensuing Election for Members to serve in the General Assembly of New Zealand, I feel bound, laying aside all considerations of private convenience, to accept the offer, and to ask the favour of your support. If you elect me, I will use my best efforts to deserve the continuance of your confidence. I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, J. C. Watts Russell. Ham, November 13, 1852.

To the Electors of the District of Christchurch. Grxtlemen, TTAVING received a Requisition nu- -*-*- merously signed by my fellow Colonists, requesting that I will allow myself to be nominated at the approaching Elections as a Candidate for the honour of being one of your Representatives in the General Assembly of NewZealand, I beg in compliance with it to offer myself as a Candidate, and to solicit the favour of your support. I have the honour to remain, Gentlemen, Your faithful and obedient servant, William Guise Brittan. Ckristchurcli, November 3, 1852.

To the Electors of the District of Christchurch. Gentlemen, I BEG to offer myself as a Candidate for the honour of representing you in the first General Assembly of New Zealand. In doing so, I am aware that I ask you to place confidence in one who is as yet untried, and almost unknown to you as a politician, in the ordinary sense of the word. Since my arrival in this country I have acted as the representative and organ of the Colonial Government in this Settlement, and have therefore felt it my duty to abstain from taking such a partinthe discussion of public affairs as might have brought me into collision with those to whom I was subordinate and responsible. I believed that the system of Government which is about to pass away could uot have been conducted upon any other principle; but with a change in the system the duties of public officers will also be changed : the principle of the Constitution under which we are henceforth to live is the responsibility of the Executive to the people. I cannot think that Executive officers, ■A-ho may be prepared to accept and act upon that principle, should be considered as in any way disqualified, by holding office, from becoming the people's representative. As foi- myself, my claims on your support, whatever they may amount to, are before you ; I have taken an active, though a humble,"part iu promoting the Colonization of this Settlement ; I have a deep interest, moral and pecuniary, in its prosperity; and during the time that I have held a public office in it, I have endeavoured to perform my duties honestly to the best of my ability. If you are disposed to regard these claims with favour, and to elect me as your representative, I am prepared to postpone all other considerations to the discharge of the obligations which your choice will impose upon me. I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, Your most obedient servant, Charles Simeon. Lyttpltop, Nov. 13, 1852.

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1, Lyttelton Times, Volume II, Issue 98, 20 November 1852

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 Lyttelton Times, Volume II, Issue 98, 20 November 1852

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