A handwritten document in sepia ink for James Reddy Clendon's appointment as Sub Collector of H.M. Customs, dated 1859 and embossed on another piece of pale blue paper is the Public Seal of the Colony of New Zealand. The document reads "By His Excellency Colonel Thomas Gore Browne Companion/ of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath Governor and Commander/ in Chief in and over Her Majesty's Colony of New Zealand and/ Vice Admiral of the same ec. ec. ec. / To All to whom these presents shall come/ greeting./ Whereas by an Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand intituled "The/ Customs Regulation Act 1858". The Governor is empowered in the name and on behalf of/ Her Majesty from time to time to appoint and remove Officers and persons to collect and/ manage the Customs Revenue and to perform the several duties incident to and connected/ with the Collection and Management thereof./ No know ye that I Thomas Gore Browne the Governor of the/ said Colony in pursuance of the power and authority in me by the said Act vested do hereby/ appoint/ James Reddy Clendon Esquire/ to be Sub Collector of Her Majesty's Customs at the Port of Hokianga./ Given under my hand and issued under the Public Seal/ of the Colony of New Zealand at Government House/ at Auckland this second day of April in/ the year of Our Lord One thousand and eight hundred/ and fifty nine./ Thomas Gore Browne/ By His Excellency's Command/ Henry John Tancred/ Entered on Record in Register of Patents No.1/ Folio 565 this 2nd day of April 1859 by me/Henry John Tancred/ For the Colonial Secretary and Registrar."
Dimensions: 334 x 4080mm (0.3 x 4.1m)
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