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Manning in which I am glad that you concur, and will take Sir H. Cairns opinion thereon.

It is quite true what Mr. Moriarty says regarding my being told by Mr. Lockart of the defect of Reid Brothers title to the whole of the blocks, but I must remind Mr. Moriarty that Mr. Lockart in the witness box stated that I did not regard his statement at the time, and as Mr. Lockart added that I "was even then well up in the question", I flattered myself from having represented a squatting constituency in the old Council here to know as much of the land law as most lawyers and I came to the conclusion that the Govt. had never subdivided a forfieted run:  there is no regulation in the Orders in Council, nor even

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