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Original Documents on Aborigines and Law, 1797-1840

Document 22

Original Document 22

Grennie and Singleton - complaining against Natives: 28 March 1827


Fal brook

Hunter's river

to wit} James Glennie Esq of Dulwich, Hunters River Settler

Sworn stateth ,

That on Sunday the 11th last, on of Deponents Cows was brought home with a wound in her side - Deponent examined the wound & is convinced the wound was caused by a spear. That Dr Bowman also examined the Cow & gave it as his opinion that the Cow had been speared.

Sworn Before me

this 28th March 1827 } Jas Glennie

Rob Scott JP

Mr Benjamin Singleton of St Patrick's Plains, yeoman - on oath says that about four months ago a cow in Deponents charge & belonging to M r . Whitfield of Sydney, was speared-   Deponent went out and brought her home, & drew out the point part of a spear from her [85] neck -

that two months before the cow was speared deponent had a calf speared, through the cap of the neck

Sworn before me

this 28th March 1827 }   Beng Singleton

Robrt Scott JP

J Glennie Esq & M Singleton

Complaint against the Black natives

28 March 1827

No 22

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