The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 57
[Copy.] Clyde, 7th March, 1883. J. Corbett, Esq., Highfield, Waiau
7th March, 1883.
J. Corbett,Esq., Highfield, Waiau.
Sir,—In reply to your letter of 26th February, I can assure yeu that the matter of Gibson's Sheep endangering the country lately stocked by you is one that has claimed my attention specially for some time past, and now Inspector Passau's attention is again drawn to it.
I may further add that distinct instructions were given that if satisfactory steps, in his opinion, had not been taken already, prosecutions were to be instituted without awaiting until May, when all not having by that time secured certificates must necessarily be mulcted in a heavy penalty. You may rely upon the fact that no further extension will be granted, or is it dreamed of so far as I know.
I have now again brought this matter forcibly under Passau's attention, and I trust the result will be satisfactory to you.
Thanking you for your letter, as communications of this description strengthen my hands.—I am, yours sincerely,
Benj. P. Bayly.