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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 30

"Tauranga, 27th June, 1879


"Chief Judge Fenton, Auckland,—

"I agree with you in the last two lines of your letter of the 10th inst. I should have acted on the alternative myself, believing it to be the only proper course under the circumstances. I "see reason to dissent;" nothing has occurred to change my views; not an iota of reason has been adduced in support of the changes sought to be introduced important changes upon which I have no opportunity to interchange views with the Judges and Assessors. My reasons, but partially mentioned, it would seem unnecessary to mention further. Hence, if the affixing of my name is looked upon as a mere form, I beg you will be good enough to dispense with that form in this case; if otherwise, then I am unable to permit my mind to be influenced by aught but considerations which appear to be reasonable.


J. A. Wilson

, Judge." page 76 "Auckland, "Judge Wilson, Esq., "Judge Native Land Court, Tauranga. "Telegram unintelligible. Please repeat; also state your objection to Rule.