Cowper Electoral Bill

The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser

22 April 1858

The Cowper Electoral Bill.

A preliminary meeting to consider this measure, and particularly clause 8, and to discuss the desirability of holding a public meeting thereon or petitioning, was called by advertisement in Wednesday's Herald for three o'clock p.m. of that day.

So few persons, however, attended at the time appointed, that it was resolved by those present, and so as to prevent further loss of time, at once to send round for signatures a petition which had been prepared against clause 8, in so far as it proposes manhood suffrage, and admits paupers, naturalised Chinamen, and other objectionable characters, as electors, etc.

Windsor Correspondent of Herald.