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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 30


To be transmitted through the Bank of New Zealand at Tauranga.


This memorandum resulted in the payment of £100 of the £200 I had asked for, which later sum was, however, insufficient to meet the claims against the Court. Under these singular conditions I found myself reluctantly compelled to decide upon one of two courses; either 1 must close the Court for want of funds, or I must carry on without money, leaving to the proper quarter the responsibility of a refusal to liquidate the just debts of the Court when it should have finished its sittings. I chose the latter alternative, being influenced by the public importance of the principal business on hand, but the officers of the Court suffered inconvenience, as well as the storekeepers who gave them credit. I may add that as far as I myself was concerned, the behaviour of the authorities was most discouraging, at a time, too, when I should have received every support from them.


J. A. Wilson.