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Original Documents on Aborigines and Law, 1797-1840

Document 23

Original Document 23

Col. Sec. to R Scott Esq. - white child stolen by Blacks: 7 April 1827 



No. 319 Colonial Secretary's Office

7th April 1827


In acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the 22nd Ultimo, reporting the information obtained respecting the girl supposed to have been stolen , sometime since by the blacks, I am directed to inform you, that the Governor concludes the Magistrates will of what may be proper in the matter.,

I have the honor to be


Your Most Obedient servant

Alex Mc Leay

Robt Scott Esq JP


Hunter's River


7th April 1827

Colonial Sectyr

to R Scott

White Child stolen by the Natives

No 23

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