The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 26
Wellington, 12th September, 1874
12th September, 1874.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 10th inst., covering certain charges preferred against me by and on behalf of the Stamp Department, and in reply thereto I have to inform you that I deny the charges made against me in so far as they impute misconduct on my part, and I am quite prepared to submit to an enquiry.
I trust that in appointing a Board to investigate the charges in question, the selection may fall upon officers who may fairly be considered impartial enquirers.
E. Brandon.The Hon the Commissioner of Stamps, Wellington.