TO DAVID SCLANDERS, ESQ — \L Si*— The approaching Election of a Board of Truiteei under the Nelson Trust Funds Act, renders it detirable that the names of leven gentlemen to whom the important interests involved in thatTruit could satisfactorily be confided, should be before the electors without delay, and as we consider that the duties could not be placed in hands more worthy than yours, or in one more interested in the prosperity of this province, we beg to request that you will allow yourself to be nominated as a candidate. W. R. Nicholson Alexander McGee Thos. D. Nicholson Thomas Sullivan , , James Mackay William Snow * llt Charles Empson H, Redwood / George Hooper D. Moore C* J. R. Hooper W. Wilkie John Tinline Thomas Askew G. W. Schroder Joseph Taylor John Barrett A. G. Jenkins Wra, M'Rae, senior James Wilkie James M'Hardy H. Hargreaves W. G. Bell, senior H. L. N. Clarke William Rodgerson John Armstrong Henry Clouston] Adam Jackson Robert Ross A. Aitken. To W. R. Nicholson, Esq., and the other Gentlemen who signed the Requisition. I Gentlemen— Your requisition to allow myself to be put in nomination as a candidate for a seat at the Board of Trustees of the " Nelson Trust Funds " has been duly received, «nd I hare to return you my sincere thanks for the confidence you ezprets in my qualifications for the office. In reply, I need only say that should I be elected, I shall be happy to use my best endeavours to carry out the objects for which the Trust Funds were reserved. I am, Gentlemen, Your very obedient servant, Nelson, 7th December, 1854. P. Sclandees. /pO D. MONRO, ESQ., M.H.R., &c— _L Sir— We, the undersigned Electors under the " Nelson Trust Funds Act," request that you will allow yourself to be put in Nomination as one of the Trustees for the above Funds. We have full confidence that you will worthily fill that honourable and responsible office ; and we therefore promise that, in the event of your compliance with this Requisition, we will give you our cordial and earnest support. Thomas D. Nieholson Decimus Dolamore John Kerr H. C. Daniell G. Ooates Wm. Rodgerson A. G. Jenkins H. L. N. Clarke V. Moore W. M. Stanton Samuel Ironside Wm. Wilkie James P. Black C. B. Wither W. R. Nicholson A. Aitken Charles Lucas W. Hough V. Sclanders Robert Ross Wm. Wells R. K. Newcome. Nelson, December 8, 1854. To the Rev. T. D. Nicholson, and other Gentlemen signing the Requisition. Gentlemen— l feel much flattered by the Requisition you have addressed to me, and have no hesitation in complying with your request. In a very few days, a detailed account of the conduct of the Trust by the Trustees, whose term of office expires on the Ist of January next, will be laid before the public, and may, I trust, be considered satisfactory. The great object which the new Trustees will have to carry out wili be the establishment of a High School, and to this object in especial I shall be prepared to devote all my efforts, with a view to securing for the people of this Province, without distinction of class or creed, the inestimable advantages of a liberal education. Believe me, Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, D. Monbo. TO ALFRED FELL, ESQ.— Sib — The expiration of your term of office as one of the Trustees of the Nelson Trust Funds being close at hand, and an election of a new Board necessary, we beg to request that you will permit yourself to be nominated as a candidate for re- election. Your intimate acquaintance with the whole business of the Trust from the consideration you must have given to it as one of the present Board, your habits of business, and deep interest in the welfare of the Province, well qualify you, in our opinion, for the future administration of its affairs. We remain, Sir, -Yours very faithfully, D. Moore I Thomas Askew C. Goulter Charles Harley H. L. N. Clarke G. W. Schroder H. Hargreaves W. Dartnall William Wilkie James P. Black Charles Bonnington G. Coates William Hough T. Henry Vyvyan T. O. Batchelor 1 A. Aitkea C. Empson Robert Ross W. M. Stanton J. W. Barnicoat George M'Rae, sen. ! J. Winterburn H. Redwood George Hooper W. R. Nicholson J. R. Hooper A. G. Jenkins G. F. Bush G. W. Lightbaod - William Snow. To Mr. D. Moobe, and the other Gentlemen who signed the Requisition. Gentlemen— l cheerfully accede to your request that I would permit myself to be nominated as a candidate for reelection as one of the Trustees of the Nelson Trust Funds. It cannot but be gratifying to me to find that my conduct at the present Board has met with the approval of so many of my fellow settlers, and they may be assured that if I have the honour to b% elected, I will endeavour, to the utmost of my ability, to carry out the high and most important objects for which the Fund was originally contributed. A Report of the Trustees, now in the hands of the printer, will inform the electors of the present position of that portion of the Educational Fund which has been already received, and will show the views of the present Board as to its future administration. lam very anxious that the foundation of a College of a high class should be at once commenced, but in doing this there are many matters which require serious and careful consideration. I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, Yours faithfully, Alfred Fell. Nelson, December 8, 1-854. rRO the ELECTORS under the Nelson X: ' \ Trust Funds Act. Gentlemen— The time having arrived when the election of a Board -of Trustees for administering the Nelson Trust Funds is to. be vested generally in persons possessed of landed property in '-the Province, instead of, as heretofore, in the original Landourchasers, the agents for the Absentees, and the Agent of the, New Zealand Company, I venture to come forward and offermyself as a candidate for your suffrages. The objects for Which the! c Funds were subscribed were, for promoting Immigration, : or Religious Uses and Endowments, for encouraging. Steac i Navigation, and for establishing m College ; and while ci nsiderable sums have been devoted to the three first-nave i objects, no effort has yet been made towards forwarding thi latter. -One of the first duties ol the new Board will be, I conceive, to give effect to that mportant object of the scheme which ha* been too long q layedc-the founding of a High School in Nelson, which, if established on a sufficiently liberal scale, cannot foil to have a great and lasting effect on the moral and social welfare of the Province, as well as to add much to its material prosperity. Should I have the honour of being elected one of the Trustees, my utmost efforts will be directed to the founding of such a Seminary with the least possible delay, and in providing that no religious bar shall exist by which the children of parents of aay sect or creed could be prevented from attending it. Of tbe other objects of the Trust I recognize the full importance, and shall be prepared to promote them as far as an application of the Fund* -can judiciously be made, but I should be sorry to see expended any large portion of the capital sum, and would rather that the Trust should become a permanent institution of the Province. I do not, Gentlemen, feel it necessary to state my views more in detail, v my general principles must be sufficiently known to most of you, but I shall be happy to meet the Elector* for that purpose, individually or collectively, if they deaira it. I am, Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, Chakles Elliott. ■Mtmminer Office, November 28. /XT OTIC E.— NELSON ASSEMBLY JL^I and MUSIC HALL COMPANY.— The Second CALL of jffl per share will b« dv» on Ist December, ISM and will b« rectived by Mr. William Suit (who bat been appointed Collector to the Company), or by W. M. Staktok, Hen. Sm.
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