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To the Editor. Sib, —In this morning’s “ Guardian ” I see a letter from “ Justice,” which purports by its heading to answer mine on the same subject. As I wrote so that I might obtain information, I hoped to find some in “ Justice’s ” letter, but all I find is a dark allusion to some paragraphs, a letter, blank cartridge, a very commonplace assertion that courts of law do somelimes make mistakes, a eulogium on Mr. Guinness, and a suggestion. Now, sir, if “ Justice,” instead of rambling about in this manner, instead of writing about so general a truth that judges sometimes err, instead of giving Mr. Guinness a good character, when no one said he had a bad one, had, from his personal acquaintance ■with the judgment as it actually is (for he appears to have read it) corrected the “garbled” judgment reported in your paper, his letter would have been of some use. It is a significant fact that the judgment appears in the same “ garbled ” form in each of our local newspapers. As I have not “attacked” Mr. Guinness and had no reason to do so, I am sorry if Mr. Guinness feels aggrieved ; but if lie does, though he cannot, as “ Justice” says, reply to my letter, there is nothing to prevent him sending his judgment as written by himself to the local papers for publication. Yerbum sap.—l am, &c., * An Inquisitive Reader. January 24th, 1880.

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AN EXTRAORDINARY JUDGMENT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 53, 27 January 1880

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AN EXTRAORDINARY JUDGMENT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 53, 27 January 1880

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