[From the Correspondent of the Wellington Independent.] November 22, 1855.
A public meeting was held here on Thursday last, at the Rutland Hotel, for the purpose of hearing from W. Fox, Esq. a statement of his political views previous to his being put in nomination as our representative in the General Asssmbly. The meeting was well attended by a highly respectable body of electors, who manifested great interest in the statements made by Mr. Fox, and appeared well satisfied with them. A few questions were proposed to him by some of the electors present, more with a view of eliciting his replies for the satisfaction of the audience, than for any suspicion of his entertaining sentiments contrary to. those of the meeting. These were, of course, satisfactorily disposed of. The nomination came off on Monday, the 19th, when, there being no opposition candidate, Mr. Fox was declared duly elected. It is pleasing to reflect on the unanimity manifested by the electors of this district in the recent elections ; and it is to be hoped, from the character of those we have sent to represent us in the two departments of the Legislature, that the interests of our beautiful district will be fully cared for.
In order to testify the feelings of respect entertained by the electors towards Mr. Fox, a dinner was given him on the evening of Tuesday, the 20th, at the Rutland Hotel, which was well attended, and passed off to the entire satisfaction of all present.
It is with feelings of the utmost satisfaction that we are made acquainted with the reply of his Excellency the Governor to our memorial on behalf of Mr. H. I. Jones. We shall be happy to have him once more amongst us, in order to afford him proofs of our undiminished esteem.
The Ann and Jane arrived here on Saturday, from Sydney, with a large cargo of general merchandize, which will be sold by auction on the 29th and 30th instant, 'and on the Ist December, by Mr. Kells. The Mimic Dike left for Melbourne on Friday last.
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WANGANUI., Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XIV, Issue 74, 12 December 1855
WANGANUI. Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XIV, Issue 74, 12 December 1855
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