Object #1018006 from MS-Papers-0032-0611

3 pages written 17 Aug 1872 by Hanson Turton in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington

From: Inward letters - Hanson Turton (jun), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0611 (38 digitised items). Letters written from Auckland and Napier

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August 17th. 1872.

Dear Sir,

The Supreme Court has upheld my decision in the Arapawamui case, as well as in the Heretaunga case. I enclose newspaper Report of proceedings on appeal in the latter case, and I will forward you report of the former case by next mail.

After the Judge gave his decision in the Arapawamui case, Mr. Towgood called on me and apologised for the charge he made against me to the Government.

The result of the proceedings in the Supreme Court has done much good amongst the natives, and the repudiation movement is discontinuing.

I understand Mr. H. Pussell has asked Ropata Te Waahakari, Te Reihana Takihi Urupene Puhaia, and others to repudiate the Ngatarawa transactions, and that they refused to do so. Paora Toratora has been convicted of perjury, and there is every probability of his getting off on a point of law reserved by the Judge for the Court of Appeal.

The question reserved turns on the Duty clause in the Act of 1865, respecting Native Deeds. Te Pake Paihau is now at a settlement inland of Omahu, and Mr. Hamlin is going out to see him.

I am, Sir,
Yours obediently (Signed)
Hanson Turton.
To:- The Honourable Donald McLean. Wellington.

Part of:
Inward letters - Hanson Turton (jun), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0611 (38 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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