The Laws of England, Compiled and translated into the Māori language.
The Governor is also the head of all Magistrates in New Zealand. His duty is to keep the Law from being broken by others, and to protect the people: but he must execute the duties of his office in accordance with the laws laid down. The law is above him: he must take care that the Law is not trampled on by others; and he must take care also that he do not govern contrary to the Law. From the Queen downwards, all are subject to the Law.