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Original Documents on Aborigines and Law, 1797-1840

Document 27b

Original Document 27b




Glendon , Hunters Riv

15th May 1828


I have the honor of your letter of the 21st April, enclosing the copy of a letter of the 14th March: to which last you had not received any answer - Annexed is a copy of my reply to that letter dated 12 April 1828 *

I have the honor to be


Your Obt Humble Servant

(signed) Robt Scott

The Hon. The Col. Secty

Annexing Copy of letter 12 April 1828

* Since which I have found M r Laughtons note to me - enclosed. RS


*   Mr Laughtons ' note to me   informing me of the affray with the Aborigines, I had mislaid, but it having since been found it , is herewith enclosed -    



[1] This is one of the background documents to the Myall Creek massacre hearings, as to which see R. v. Kilmeister (No. 1), 1838; R. v. Kilmeister (No. 2), 1838; R. v. Lamb, Toulouse and Palliser, 1839.

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