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TO THE ELECTORS OP THE UNITED POROUGUS OF HAVERFORDWEST, NARBERTH, AND FISHGUARD. GENTLEMEN, I lament that the retirement of Mr ScourGeM from the Representation of your Boroughs has ituposul upon you the necessity of seeking another Candidate :o supply his place. The Requisition I have had the honour so unex- pectedly to receive from a hsrse number of intelligent and influential Electors, demands as prompt and frank an acceptance on my part, as the support has been freely and handsomely given to me. The task, f feel, is great to fellow one, who has for so many years zealously and efficiently discharged the duties of your Representative bis unceasing and de- voted attention to your local interests, & his readiness at all times t) devote his time and talents to the pro- motion of your welfare, have endeared hitu to those who agreed with him, & caused him to be respected by those who on some points differed from him. Should I be so fortunate as to attain the honourable position of repre- senting you in Parliament, I shall endeavour to follow his example. I am a Conservative; entertaining liberal views towards all gO<ld measures that commend themselves to my judgment, come from what side of the House they may. On the great question of the totil Disestablishment and Dbendowment of thelrish Church, I think it right to state that mv opinions are decidedly opposed to it; at the same time I am most desirous to consider and aid in remedying all evils that may be shewn to exist. I shiilL endeavour also to extend the usefulness and blessings which accompany our Reformed Church. Ishall offer the strongest oppadion to the endowment of the Church of Rome in Ireland. I rejoice at the removal of such grievances as were the cause of offence and wrong to the great body of our Nonconformist Brethren, and I wish to see the further removal of any under which theYimay still continue to labour. I am very anxious to see the large increase in taxation which has taken place of late years, especiaFy in our Military and Naval Department?, much di- minished, and indulge the hope that the policy of non- interference which Lord Stanley has so happily inaugurated will, in the end, lead to a considerable European Disarmament. My constant aim will be to promote the success of measures that -may conduce to the reduction of Local Taxation. I shall endeavour to press forward the Reform of the Bankruptcy, and other beneficial measures, which have been sO often hindered by valuable time being lost at the end of each session by party strife. It is my intention to wait on each of yon, when I shall be prepaied to answer any questions that may be put to me, and to explain further my political opinions. I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, Your very obedient Servant, SAMUEL PLTMAN, Eiston Castle, 31st July, 1868.