The Laws of England, Compiled and translated into the Māori language.
When Thomas appears before the Magistrates, the statements of John and all his witnesses are heard, on oath or declaration. They also listen to what Thomas wishes to say in his defence, but they do not swear him. His witnesses are also heard, if any are present. The witnesses are required to make oath or solemn declaration to the truth of their statements.
If the Magistrates think their statements are true, and that Thomas did commit the offence laid to his charge, and if it be a serious one, they send him to Auckland or elsewhere under the charge of a Constable, to be tried by the Supreme Court, that is, by a Judge and Jury.