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Original Documents on Aborigines and Law, 1797-1840

Document 12

Original Document 12

R Scott Esq., to Col Sec - enclosing Wall's depositions: 17 May 1826 

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Glendon Hunters R

17 May 1826

Sir,

I have the honor to enclose a deposition made before me by one Wm Wall as assd servant to G. Forbes Esq.

The instances of robbery & violence committed by the aborigines on the road between Dr Bowmans farm & the upper parts of the Hunters River have been repeated & altogether with impunity.   The dislike, indeed absolute unwillingness of people to go after them principally arises from the high responsibility attached to any violence committed on them - But I am a man so deeply interested in this topic, that I cannot by any means be an unprejudiced witness - I shall therefore refrain altogether from remark & throw the community as well as myself [53] under the energetic protection and wisdom of the Government.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Rbt Scott

A Macleay Esq

Col. Sec.

17 May 1826

R Scott Enclosing Wm Walls complaint against the Aborigines.

No 12

Published by the Centre for Comparative Law History and Governance of Macquarie University, and State Records NSW