I have the honour to inform the house that during the recess I received communications from several members notifying me that the following vacancies had occurred in the representation, viz.:
Of Honourable Pierre Joseph Arthur Cardin, member for the electoral district of Richelieu-Vereheres, by decease;
Of William Chisholm Macdonald, Esquire, member for the electoral district of Halifax, by decease.
I accordingly issued my several warrants to the chief electoral officer to make out new writs of election for the said electoral districts, respectively.