A handwritten document in sepia ink of James Reddy Clendon's Appointment as Resident Magistrate, 1850. Embossed on a smaller piece of blue paper is the public seal of the Province of New Ulster. The document reads "By His Excellency Sir George Grey, K.C.B, Governor-in-Chief in and over the/ Islands of New Zealand, and Governor of the Province of New Ulster and/ New Munster, and Vice Admiral of the same, ec.ec.ec/ To all to whom these presents shall come, greetings./ Whereas by an ordinance made by the Lieutenant Governor of New Zealand, with the/ advice and consent of the Legislative Council of the said Colony, passed on the seventh day of November,/ in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty-Six, intituled "An Ordinance to/ Provide for the establishment of Resident Magistrates, and to make special provision for the administration/ of justice in certain cases", it is enacted and ordained that it shall be lawful for His Excellency the/ Governor to appoint Resident Magistrates provisionally until Her Majesty's pleasure shall be/ known: No know ye that, in pursuance of the power and authority in me vested/ by the said Ordinance, I do hereby appoint James Reddy Clendon, Esquire,/ to have, hold, exercise and enjoy the said Office of a Resident Magistrate under the/ provision of the said Ordinance provisionally/ given under my hand and issued under the Public Seal of/ the Province of New Ulster, at Auckland, this/ twentieth day of June in the year of Our Lord One/ thousand eight hundred and fifty./ G. Grey/ Governor/ By His Excellency's command/ Andrew Sinclair/ Colonial Secretary/ Entered on record in Register of Patents No. 1 folio 64 this 20th day of June 1850/ Andrew Sinclair/ Colonial Secretary Registrar."
Dimensions: 310 x 385mm (0.3 x 0.4m)
paper (fiber product)