Object #1014595 from MS-Papers-0032-0228

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From: Inward letters - George Sisson Cooper, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0228 (108 digitised items). 105 letters written from Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington. Contains correspondence between McLean and Cooper with regard to the purchase of Maori land in Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa in particular, and various complaints and issues that arose from the purchases; also contains information and discussions about the spread of the Pai Marire and Ringatu religions (again, with a particular focus on Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa), and about general Maori affairs. Includes draft letters from McLean to Cooper; letters from George's wife Ellen C Cooper, 1863-1872, and from Sarah Cooper (undated).

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Resolved.

1. That Alfred Newman Esqr. J. P. having, in letters dated - and - addressed to the Honble. the Col. Secretary thought fit make statements which are not only unsupported, but are contradicted, by facts; and in unfounded imputations, stated and implied, derogatory to the character of Justices sitting on the Bench, of which he has from its first formation been a Member, and once was Chairman; the undersigned Justices of the Peace hereby record their total want of confidence in the said Alfred Newman Esqre. J. P. Resolved.

2. That in consequence of the opinion above recorded (to which the undersigned have been reluctantly forced by Cap. Newman's own act) We, the undersigned Justices of the Peace, usually sitting as Members of the

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Waipukurau Bench, hereby declare that it is incompatible with the respect we owe to ourselves any longer to act in concert as a Bench with the said Alfred Newman Esqre. J. P.

English (ATL)


Resolved.

1. That Alfred Newman Esqr. J. P. having, in letters dated - and - addressed to the Honble. the Col. Secretary thought fit make statements which are not only unsupported, but are contradicted, by facts; and in unfounded imputations, stated and implied, derogatory to the character of Justices sitting on the Bench, of which he has from its first formation been a Member, and once was Chairman; the undersigned Justices of the Peace hereby record their total want of confidence in the said Alfred Newman Esqre. J. P. Resolved.

2. That in consequence of the opinion above recorded (to which the undersigned have been reluctantly forced by Cap. Newman's own act) We, the undersigned Justices of the Peace, usually sitting as Members of the Waipukurau Bench, hereby declare that it is incompatible with the respect we owe to ourselves any longer to act in concert as a Bench with the said Alfred Newman Esqre. J. P.

Part of:
Inward letters - George Sisson Cooper, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0228 (108 digitised items)
Series 1 Inward letters (English), Reference Number Series 1 Inward letters (English) (14501 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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