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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 57

[Copy.] Highfield, Waiau, 23rd March, 1883. B. P. Bayly, Esq., Sheep and Cattle Inspector and Registrar of Brands, Wellington

[Copy.] Highfield, Waiau,

B. P. Bayly,

Esq., Sheep and Cattle Inspector and Registrar of Brands, Wellington.

Sir,—We are in receipt of your memorandum dated 7th inst., and thank you for the information contained therein, and are pleased to hear that our letter will be of some service to you.

We are glad you have instructed Inspector Passau to take whatever steps he thinks necessary in the matter, and under the circumstances we hope you do not consider it unreasonable if we request you to order Mr. Passau to have a man put on to keep the boundary between us and Mr. Gibson, until such time as Mr. Gibson obtains his certificate.

In order to shew we are justified in making this request we beg to inform you that there is a joint boundary fence between us and Mr. Gibson, also a boundary-keeper, whose time is divided between that and two other boundaries, viz: that between Messrs. Gibson and Bullen and Mr. Bullen and ourselves, and of whose wages we pay one-third. Whilst Mr. Gibson's sheep are infected we do not consider this sufficient for our protection, and think that any further expenses should certainly be borne by him.

Trusting this matter will meet with your favourable consideration.—We remain, yours obediently,


Henry Wharton & Co.