The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 30
"June 24, 1880."
To J. A. "Wilson, Esq.,
"Judge, Native Land Court, Tauranga.
"In reply to your telegram of the 18th inst., in which you inform me that 'Maketu Court is adjourned until after the Cambridge Court rises, you will then have an opportunity to prove in person, or by deputy, or by statutory declaration, as more convenient to your Department and lefts expensive to the public, any liens you may have upon plans before the Court,' I beg to state that I find that this communication is not in consequence of any orders given you by the Chief Judge, and that, therefore, I do not feel called upon to depart from the usual practice with respect to liens that the Government hold over plans before the Court.
S. Percy Smith, "Dep.-Insp. Surveys."