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a candidate for your suffrages, I can therefore merely refer to the general principles I have laid down as an index to my future conduct — in ques. tions involving no fundamental principle, I should, if elected, vote in accordance with the views entertained by the body of the electors ; and should I have the misfortune on any question of principle to differ from their decidedly expressed opinion — I should in that case as readily resign my trust into their hands as I now willingly come forward to accept it I have the honour to remain, \^/ Gentlemen, Your most obedient, humble servant, Frederick A. Wsld. Nelson, June 30, 1853.

TO JOSEPH WARD, Esq., Waimea West. Sib — We, the undersigned, residents or interested in the Wairau District, beg you to stand as a Candidate for representing us in the Provincial Council about to be established under .the New Constitution. From your known political principles, and the intimate knowledge you possess of the wants and requirements of the whole of this district, we believe you eminently qualified to represent our interests in that Council which it it intended shall possess such large powers of legislation for local purposes. Believing therefore that the pastoral interests of the Province may safely be placed in your hands, we pledge ourselves to promote your election to the utmost of our power, provided you will consent to become a candidate. We are, sir, Your obedient servants, E. D. Sweet, Hillersden, Wairau Valley F. L. Vickerman, Netherwood, Waihopai Valley James Allison, Avondale, Waihopai Valley George M'Rae, Blarich, Awatere Charles Ross, River M'Rae Alexander Mowat, Ardamariock .- •■$ Robert Tinline, Awatere W. H. Eyes, Richmond Brook, Awatere F. A. Weld, Flaabourne A. L. C. Clifford, Woodside, near Flaxbourne James Laing, Flaxbourne George Kemp, Kempton John Frazer, Waihopai William Brydon, Delta Station Thomas Redwood, Waihopai Valley vl John Godfrey, Wairau Hotel, Wairau Plain Thomas Hannam, Waihopai William Robinson, Rosetree Cottage, Wairau James Wynen, Wairau River Mouth John O'Dwyer. Wairau, May 30, 18 S3. To E. D. Sweet, Esq., and the Gentlemen who signed the above Requisition. Gentlemen— l thank you for the honour you have conferred upon me by the expression of approval contained in the Requisition above referred to, and I consent to allow myself to be named as one of your representatives in the Provincial Council about to be established in this Province. It seems to me quite unnecessary to give my opinion in this place upon the various matters of detail, which will, in all probability, occupy the attention of your representatives when assembled in Council. We seem agreed as to principles, and if I become your reperesentative, should my opinions undergo a change on any fundamental subject, I shall feel bound to make that change known, and shall consider myself bound to resign my office, should a majority of my supporters at any time require me to do so. I am, gentlemen, • Your obedient servant, Joseph Ward. Waimea West, July 4, 1853. O the ELECTORS of the TOWN of NELSON. Gentlemen — A numerously and respectably signed Requisition having been handed me, calling upon me to offer myself as a Candidate for a seat in the Provincial Council, I feel that I should be wanting in respect for my fellow townsmen if I did not at once come forward in that capacity. My political opinions are well known, and if I am elected to the honouarble office of your representative, I will do my best to see them carried out in their full integrity: and you may rest assured that economy in the public expenditure, and the development of the resources of this Province, will always.have my warm and constant advocacy. I am, gentlemen, Your most obedient servant, J W. Hough. NOTICE to the ELECTORS of the TOWN and COUNTRY Districts of the Settlement of Nelson. & Notice is hereby given, that the following very large assortment of GOODS is now on Sale, at the store of the undersigned, the oldest established business in Nelson : — Anchors and needles of all sizes 'Rod, bar, and sheet iron "'• Sheep shears, bellows, jugs and tumblers Women's stockings, and men's half hose White shirts and red blankets, duck trowsers and goose quills, women's and children's stays Shingle hammers, marling spikes, and bodkins Frying pans, bacon, cheese, and mustard , Razors, halters, arsenic, carb. of ammonia \ Forms for wills, writing paper, pens, ink Account books and general stationery Camp ovens, straw bats for men and caps for boys i ' Girl's boots, mens' watertight and highjack boots Stoves, coal shovels, tea kettles and saucepans Iron pots, boilers, fish kettles and fish hooks Nails and nail brushes, last knives and shoe makers' knives Hay knives, sail hooks and thimbles Butt hinges, teapots, locks, padlocks, hasps and staples Coat, trouter, waistcoat, boot and other buttons, in great variety Silk handkerchiefs, gimp, sugar, starch, blue, soap, tea, salt, pepper, cloves, rice, pickles, carb. soda, shoe brushes, &c, &c, &c. T. R. Bxrbt, Bridge-stieet.

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 4, Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XII, Issue 592, 9 July 1853

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 4 Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XII, Issue 592, 9 July 1853