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Original Documents on Aborigines and Law, 1797-1840

Document 15a

Original Document 15a





Colonial Secretary's Office

28th August 1826


With reference to your communication of the 18th Instant, addressed to the Acting military Secretary , reporting that three Native Blacks had been shot by the Mounted Police under the command of Lieut. Low, I am directed by His Excellency to Governor to request that you will in conjunction with Messrs Close, Webber and Scott assemble and enquire into the particulars of the killing of the Natives alluded to; so that Government may be enabled to determine whether it will be necessary to institute any Proceedings in consequence; but you are not to proceed in the investigation unless Lieut. Low be present; if he should have lest the district, directions will be given for his immediate return.

I have the honor to be


Your Obedient Servant

Alex Mc Leay

Capt Allman




Col. Secry

to Capt Allman

28th Aug 1826

relating to blacks

Enclosure no 1



[1] For the trial of Lowe, see R. v. Lowe, 1827.

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