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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 32

Appendix C

page 21

Appendix C.

Affidavit by Hugh J. Chambers.

I, Hugh John Chambers, of Market Square, Collins Street West, in the City of Melbourne, in Victoria, solicitor, do hereby solemnly and sincerely declare:—

1. The paper writings hereto annexed marked respectively A. and B., were the original written instructions which accompanied a power of attorney forwarded from England by Captain George Beadon, of the Royal Navy, to the firm of Messieurs D. Chambers and Holden solicitors, of Sydney, New South Wales, in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty-two.

2. At that time I conducted personally a branch of the buisness of the said firm in their office in Sydney, and attended to the buisness contemplated by the said power. Acting in pursuance of the said instructions and power on its receipt in December, One Thousand Eight Hundred and forty-two, or January, One thousand Eight Hundred and Forty-three, was thereupon duly notified to the firm of Willis Sandeman and Company, at Sydney, who thereupon ceased to act as Attorneys for the said Captain Beadon, and where at the same time required to account for the investments of his funds in these colonies.

3. The affairs of the said firm Willis Sandeman and Company, about that time became embarrassed, and were ultimalty wound up by insolvency or otherwise, leaving, to the best of my recollection and belief, a large unsecured balance still remaining due and owing by them to the said Captain Beadon, which I am informed and believe never was satisfied.

And I make this solemn declaration, conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the provisions of an Act of the Parliament of Victoria, rendering persons making a false declaration punishable for wilful and corrupt perjury.

Hugh J. Chambers.

Declared at Melborne, in the Colony of Victoria, this Twenty-third day of September, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-three. Before me

John A. Pass. J. P.