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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 30

Telegram to Native Minister from Judge Wilson. "Auckland, 24th February, 1880

Telegram to Native Minister from Judge Wilson.


"On the 6th ultimo I applied to you for leave of absence, enclosing medical certificate for reasons named therein. I had been obliged for more than twelve months to hold most difficult Land Courts and perform all other duties without a single assistant. The official action of the Chief Judge from time to time had, moreover, rendered certain of my duties embarrassing. Receiving no reply to the above application, I wired to the Under-Secretary three weeks after, soliciting an immediate answer. My application was made as I apprehend a Judge, Chief Judge, or Chief Justice of the Supreme Court or Native Land Court should apply to Government in the absence of a Court ruler re such case.

"Having never received an answer direct or indirect to the said application, I now telegraph to you herewith a second medical certificate by Dr. Haines, who I came here to consult. Much bodily injury has been inflicted on me in keeping me in such condition in suspense at my post seven weeks surrounded by my duties.

"I respectfully request you to be good enough to telegraph a reply without delay to this application for at least three months' sick leave, addressing same to me at Tauranga.


J. A. Wilson

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Judge Native Land Court.


Commissioner T.D.L.


Commissioner N.R. B.P. District.


Commissioner Confiscated B.P. District