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Original Documents on Aborigines and Law, 1797-1840

Document 30

Original Document 30

Mr. Brooks Esq to R Scott on the black depredations: 27 February 1829


Dalziel  [?] Hunters River

27 Feby 1829


I am obliged by the prompt assistance sent me in the bearer of this and am happy to inform you that I have seen nothing of the Blacks today. I went out in the morning with two of my men, and three [?] constables, and traced the thieves by the husks of corn, to the high ground on the margin of the river in the reserve, and saw a good cart load of husks, and a well trodden path up and down the large creek which divides my land, but I did not feel justified in going to a greater distance after them. If you think proper at a convenient opportunity to take any of those into custody whose names I mentioned, I shall have my men forthcoming to identify them.

I am sir


William Biggold [?]

Robert Scott Esq [etc]


27 February 1829

William Brookes Esq


Mr Scott Esq

on the blacks depredations

no 30

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