[extract from letter written by Octavius Hadfield]
Mr Quirk came yesterday. He has got the Porirua College site case coming in in the Supreme Court immediately. I made an affidavit in the matter which he seems to think ought to help them a good deal. The truth is they have made such a mess of it from not following my advice seven years ago that I find it very difficult to feel much interest in it. I prefer to prevent difficulties rather than remedy them.