The Hon. the Colonial Secretary to the Comptroller.
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of this day's date, and to request you to inform me to what newspapers you refer, as I have not read in any of the newspapers a report of statements made by me on the subject to which you allude.
I have, &c.,
E. W. Stafford.J. E. FitzGerald, Esq., Wellington.