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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 26

Wellington, 12th July, 1874



I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of yesterday's date, forwarding the papers in Ingram's estate, with the exception of Mr. Ross' letter to myself, dated 7th July last. As, however, you have thought fit to retain that letter (although it is part of the same transaction, and on which I submit the Government have no possible claim) I shall feel obliged if you will forward me a copy of the letter alluded to at your earliest convenience.

With reference to the stamps found in the drawer of the office table, and for which I also applied, I may remind you that the Commissioners appointed to investigate the matter decided that the stamps in question were my own property, I fail to sec therefore on what ground they are still retained in the office.

I have, &c.,

E. Brandon.

The Commissioner of Stamp Duties, Wellington.

Note.—I have since received no communication on this point, nor have the stamps been returned to me.