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THE Wellington Independent Tuesday, January. 31, 1860. MR. SE WELL'S POLICY.

. Mr. Sewell has been -'returned : to- the General Assembly, for' Chri3tchurch, diis' opponent being a- publican named " Jlart. A few days before th'b nomination .."Mr, Sewell met the.. constituency, and' : aftoiv giving explanations- of several .cireuni* stances about which the ; public haye 1 lo r ng desired to be^informed, enunciated, the 'outlines of his future policy. .... With«, qj.trlimited space - to-day, we can but just glance at them.- • • ,:•■• ■••.-•'- "-■■ His position with the Intercolonial . Steam (Colcman) Company was.,tnpj. of "professional and- confidential- advisee"He promised ,the Company, while in England, to hold it for one year after his arrival in New Zealand, and . having in that capacity advised .{liem- to- appoint; an: Inspector, he acted as such while--' his Other #ngagemeht -lasted. • '

Ho bHily joined the present Ministry to enable Mr. Richmond r p6 visit .the. South for a couple qf months. He parted on ' friendly terms, but considered theappointment made for him a job,^inexpedient', and unnecessary. ... . The repeal of jthe New.: Provinces Act would meet with his support.- • The con- 1 trol over the Waste La'hd', assiimed by the General Government, Is objected to jj and the present, native .policy is stronglycondemned;- The removal^ of the seatof Govcrmncnt from Auckland--4ihe centre of the great, mass of the '»a,-. tive population —^le deems. .impossible, and .considers the .division -of -Kew Zealand into two- independent colonies,, occupying' the :nprtTt aiitf ' sbutli . islands,----t the only mode of supplying the want 'Wliioh originally led to a desire for a more central capital. This division is also recommended on -other^grounds into winch Wo', cannot now enter." He does .not .ilii'nk^it probable that -he will again undertake the -responsibilities o^oTicernl "will not join t'leGove.'noi'd .Executive"— that' is, we presume,., the present one. V, ..,.'"'. " . ..... • The Assembly.,-it. is reported, will positively meet here in May," before which date the Sewell explanation and policy will, probably be ventilated in every, province. .....

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THE Wellington Independent Tuesday, January. 31, 1860. MR. SEWELL'S POLICY., Wellington Independent, Volume XV, Issue 1402, 31 January 1860

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THE Wellington Independent Tuesday, January. 31, 1860. MR. SEWELL'S POLICY. Wellington Independent, Volume XV, Issue 1402, 31 January 1860

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