The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 30
Judge Wilson, at Maketu, to the Hon. John Sheehan, Native Minister. "August 5, 1878
Judge Wilson, at Maketu, to the Hon. John Sheehan, Native Minister.
"August 5, 1878.
"In the Court to-day, Pokiha declared the prosecution of business would produce bloodshed. The Court-house was full of his men at the time—all men, and all armed with newly pointed spears, hatchets, and Maori weapons, while a guard, armed with spears, kept the Court-house door, and prevented other hapus and their spokesmen from delivering the names for certificates to the Court. The violence of Te Pokihi and his hapu is extreme and organised withal. The Court took no notice of the arms, lest an expression should be mistaken for fear. Business being prevented, the Court adjourned until to-morrow. The Court cannot sit if these proceedings are repeated.
J. A. Wilson, Judge."