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THE CANTERBURY ASSOCIATION AND THEIR LAND PURCHASERS.

Some months ago, towards the end of the exnosure which we 'deemed it necessary to muke of the misappropriation of the Tftrirls of thuir colonisis ■ b'v the Can-1 terhi<r'v Association, an uccounl or bnlunce j sheet of tho-t body was set forth by the Government aediior, and transmitted to" and published in the Timei newspaper ; which account* even as it stood, proved nil we had said Yeletivfe to (he operations of the Association. Otir own statements being thus verified, we permitted the matter to chop, with an expression of opinion on our pait, that " the Association ought to refund the , money, or take other steps tosatisfy ihe land purchasers, who had been,duped of their money." i

Since that period, the land purchasers have by miich importunity) and with great difficulty, beenpernlittßd to have access to liporliorl only of the documents oi" the Association. The result is : a: ; pamphlet containing the truth of the matter, as far us they have been permitted toget at it. This paiiiphlet has just been put into our hands, by a .Canterbury- land- purchaser, And we ore sorry to say; that it proves the account sent to the Times to be an unworthy irupositioniupon the 'Go- , vermnent■ auditor.' it is almost difficult under such circumstances to adhere to a polite nomenclature. : ■<.>..:-■..:'■■■■-. ~- ; According to the statement now made l by the accountant of the. Association, the receipts of that body wore,.£2o-5>259 7s. ■7d. His accounts of the expenditure are as follows;!', c.-. his accounts as given in the balance-sheet of the Association, and —/tii explanation's α-ftcnoards; as set down in the paniplile't alltided to/.— ADVEHftsixG and Printing. .. -' : ' ' £ s. d. .. Ecclesiastical Fiind... •......•. 115 5 10. Emigration Fund .'.-.-..,..-. .-.1,137' 3 . 0 MiscelliinWHs.'Fiiiiil'.. , -.. - '.'>V 1,133 11 iff" Sclifcol B'ioks, &c>.•.'-..■■.;-. ..'lltit 5 1" Priming. -.Vi ..............' 499 4 4 ' ' , Stfliipne'ry'.... "..■.■.■: 28/ .15. 10 Siat.tniierjr.itnd Copying,.:.. '700 11 1\ ■ .Stationery- and Surveying Instruments.:...".. , ." '781' 1 11 Printing in the colony .:.i ;j 321 : ' ? 6 ' 4 . Amount paid A'ttti Zealand ■ ■ : • ... ; . .. : . . ::. .' . Joimiai. ..»»,..,.*.-.,; ,91 1 --;ia., > 6 , . ;Book's, niuj)B,and newspapers!. ..49M. . 10 ; ! 11...'. -L-. •■■>.! .■-■,-:• ..i-; :; i' ■"jeo;ei»' : '!'u' f '' :, 7' : ; ,j " ; A pretty hea v y amount this, being,iti round, numbers 3s'per ce'nt.;6rribe" grciss' receipts '.of. the Association.' We - will only remark on one jiem; viz., the amount paid to the Neii> Zealand Joiiriiil from the , Ist of February "1851' to the :Ist of March : 1852;', The title 'of this paper, as out readers ftr6a\Vare; wits'takeir from us, the Australian anil JV'cio Zealand Gazette, being only a new series of the Jotirilal. On'complaining of this, the Association denied hrtving anything to do with the appropriation of"our paper'; and every number of its 'issue bore on tbe faca of it a standing'protest, that it had ■ntithirti) whatever to do with the Assdciation. -At page 45. of the statement before us is' the following inihute;—" In f , eb."|Bslj ; lh'e New Zealand JoilrnAl was ricfiobd :: faUfir' : thk ~Editorship ' 'of Mr. Bdiuler, th&..Comiditlee .(igriei'ntffto take 200 copies &t encfl iisile. It is thus"proved that lli6 statement of the Association as .liiivitig , liothing to do With a paper so , disreputably acquiredi' and.of the paper itself as having ilOthing. to do with the' .Association)' wetc wilful and premeditated falsehoods; 'oiie of their priniiipSl officers beiiig, nioreovefj , its responsible" editor, ft i* hirdty necessary to Say that these itenls'do not appear in thei.;Cidveruirient urtditor's nbcount.'; .. :... ; The ; Wextiieixi.to which we shiiU'allijdfe; ■isil..chacfte of•■£734 '9s. 10d. for public breakfa'sis;!, ' v rh.js,. we siipiiose, ..was old English'."hospiinliQv tiiicl rrfueh after the fasliioVi'iif feudal "timesj When tUe -serfs, uut..4i.nfi'e,ciuenlly rt ..ma(le 10/Vupply' the^iiateri^is.-^ AVHttt the Gα■'verniueiit •duciitor to "{ifiss -auiteni ~US. this ?J ".'".'- : -''-, ! ' ■_ ■:■_» :,.:,■:_ -'.. ' : t«>tU"e - itertis! ,Ip tbo''aisCi)Uiit a'liii'fis espiiliiutiiliisfrTT '" O Iferyy'.'. '."of -f • l^H ! Xi \ »■ ■ •'" ' school riiastere ;*r.;'.;".';.. 18 '4 PosHiige ' hllriwatic'R , td. clergy '} and ■>.; l' , "' ' ..' : .- ''' ■•':.■.' school maettirß: ;;;;.. 2.38 V ■ 0' 0 : Clergjnieu's; ealatiea:(. 1 at.bqmo) . i. ... -.773,14". .0.

Schoolmasters .......; v 8 L 0 0 Salaries in the Colony to Clergy and schoolmasters .' 2,422 13 8 Rev. Thomas Jackson ...-..•. 14 10 10 Salaries—Emigration Department .. -918 18 10 Salaries in Colony : 9S y 2 10 Salaries and allowances (miicellnn'eoiis fu'i'l) ." 2(159 o 0 Salaries in the Colony •.-.....* 4.U52 1 6 Hey. Thomas Jackson ..;•. i.. 730 7 1 Salaries—H. Sewell, Deputy-Chair-man ~'. 1,300 0 0 " H. F. Alstou, secretary .-. d;i". '!0 ' 6 " ' — Lcfroy, '■' do- ..• IU3 0 '0 '" T.J. fllaclirord, accountant? 473 513" 0 , n Sidney Alston ...: -. 91 8 9 " J. Knowlos, emigration department ....: i... 843 ] it *' Chords Aylmer .':..:..; 250 0 0 Clerks, servants, &c. .. i 1.-2.37 5 i) Shipping agenuy 0.278 15 4 Tbtal £23.908'1β i AmongSt these salaries we find i>l r-. Sewell, the deputy uli<iiiiiiiii, sji <U>«u .tl £1,300. We piebiiined ibis puLi-iotic genlleman did ovenihiiig gralh, for '.he good of the sacred cause iv which he was engaged. Mr. is -mfc down Xt £ I,OJO a ydar ; And Mi. Bo iho Shipping luifa £2,504 for ms seiviues. By thd byej tliio shipping apenov account i»enTs to have imzzicfl U- '■> Government auditor, who v/» X ijdl, 'va suopose, used io such things. Theshivpiug agenoy to luie beon racii-. nn expensive affair, ihu->: W. iJowic, £2 5-34 3i.; F. V..ung, £87 L 55.; C. Aylmer, £250 , FilUv&Co , £53 7s ; C.' Aylmei, £13 >9,. 6.1.; C. AyJmer, £20 11s 6d.j W. filhy, £573 6s. 9 I ; J. Stnjuer, £691 17». 10.1. Total £4,957 11s. 9J. paid to shipping ngeuls a!oii») or, in round numbers, £s,ooo»»aiJ to shipping agents for the transaction of shipping bdsiness set forl'i by the bnlance sheet as £;H,b&7, call it £35.000 ; and the shipping agents got just one seventh of Ihe whole passage-money, a.cd fi eight, or a fraction over fourteen per ceul. " Credal Jvdaiw."

There Is due item abovit the shippi'ig account to whirb we must vet refer. I.Jr. Bowler gets £'2,554 as agent for despatching seven ships. Mr. Young ge's only £871 tor ilebpuiebiiig th'rteen ships, Mr Ayhuei despatching two I'oi his bbare of the agency. Theie is another cariosity about the ma'ler. On lesigmug hi» shipping agen j>, Mr. Busier—or ralhef Mr. E. (jr. Wakefieltl in his name—wiote 6. pamphlet, pioving the gieat which the Association was making by shipbroking. The Association—as ill the case of ihe JWio Zealand Journal — had of course nothing to do With the pamphlet, except — pay fonts punting-. The large profits made by the shipping adventure turn out to he a loss of some , £8,000 or £9.000. It is difficult to believe that statesmencould havebeetisuctl simpletons. Bat the abnve salaries arid ooriimissions ireiiot all; A/r ; we gather. JVooj.'u.d.d -, ijems here an 1 there*, that .the -bishop designate ■got';£,2,Q;)o. %\t Gt\dle.yi.£.2,oOO v in addition, to a mysterious-itdth v of "'suii- . dry! payments, J-. Godiey'j ..;£325 : ;''r.Caj>t. ■, Thomas's sttla-'v^ii^f93" 12s. &l.;>Mr»-. i .FeliX;Wa-kefld;S/-£3j2g7v.bes:des;a:!-.,.,ex-pendiiure .annually n in-, the : ; cukjuy, of,' £2,756;; fur all sorts, : frbnvthechief agent"tq-i.he draughtsman;.,';. From, the way in,\vhiuh the accounts.ai;e staled ■ it is fiifflcUU to ;pick;out/these items; but ■■.. we .shall underrate payments ot : this.\ua- .< ture b.v,setting riumbersat. 1 ; ; Now, 'who dues^the.- ;• ciation'expect wiltbelieyejfor onefip.oiaentv the above, expenditure -on ; clergy;.;, and v, _schopl-ujasters, in acolohy in which; were,-. : neither '"church schools- 1 ..\ye : will not at auy rate; ~:-;■:. j; ■•",.. ■■-.ru:':'- .■■-:? ; : liet uslook-at.s&rnejof tiieraiilpritems..; in the account:-pi I- ■>.'•' : ;•'->-;-« ;-- - --;!'""; ..'.:■!.' :"'"' \..l,)'' :: l^l^J" : r£:- **■ $■ ■, Coriiirfuhiciri" E*inte-ftVsliips. :V.i..'.'.- .".129. j',B <)'- OiU>uaHxj)fedsea' ;r fiV:'-. }*.':* \ h 28 J l6'--3 ' ; D'iso6Unt:P') , >.-. : -iV:!..-i''.;!. , : , ':^;i'..' , i.v =<}■■■ SiXuiiiea .::'.:..'. i.:-.. ,- .■'. .;Jv.-....'.' :H,;;0 .■ O/. '.Siindries , TrftveUing expettsis!'.,. '."........ -v., ;J?§'-' 0 .3 C»s»>ii'expenses ■•..:.-.. V;7.. ; .. f. o'';;. SlT' 7 ' 8 Casual. e;spcDse§-...,.-'..-^..... »i>..i - : . • Mit i , . Hegal txpenaes..;:-.";... -.-:.■.■..»;; i. .■■.:":..'B9t/;4;- .a.;; Noie of hand ft ' l( !P .0)■ •«/ v>;'* J ,'>:";•£. °. ° Posiages And parcels •..■.>..•.:.;•.'.-.- -333,,1-t 3 BeiitS.fdH.'ii.iJi li-{lif' . .. V .V: :'.\ .;V' 1,?5G ''S "7 ' 'I'liive.liing-eSpensus, carriiige 'liirS;v '• a'3o' J 9 i ■ Ijoiuiijfjyi.siv.i'.i'. ■.:-.'.•..'...':.:.;.-jrrv 6; 4: Ifrelimiinirr expen?.».j........ -:•■••.• .-•,. SJS3' 35. TritVpiling fexyensus!.;.'.,..'.. 02 12 2 Sundries ....:..'.."..CT. I..::.".: T - "32 6' l'O J. R-. Gbiiley,- rejahi.'-V. ...-..-.■.■. •; ~,^ 0; 19 <> ;.;;,:■, ... !■,.,; i:,..;. :■..;. '■_...;" i'v?-..^8,7 17: S- j:.: : - Eight- 't'Mitsan'd for." sandries; &6:"- '-Ail : -\\% can' say isj :; that'ltTie'y were'-ve'ry'exj-iefjsiv siin(|rieo> and we.;shoillil Yiiy'v-mliuli like to sec th 6 V'ouchere fdr tli:!ra.- : ,BuCiet : us dive again :; into-this ajnou.itsi ' We have rtdt goftc item Vet, th.bdgli "we hafc- ; for £45i003>out of-.the! i-'S'O-S.O'jO received; •b^Miea'rly-2S<perVerit. 6fVh'6 ; y.-horß,! Cuildiug liittteHals liudi cliur.ilx 'liri ; £ • s. v d. j- ;■. , ■ ..nHQre ] od4 IS' 2 Gomifiipsian on Innii sale :. 1 35* 6 O .En(lo*ineni of tbc riishopris 10 000 0 O TnvfekunehViiritiui .'CCfCIOS 6 0 ' Passage money \.i. ...-..< ■ I HD9 7 O *j>087.13 f> -Customs duties . .-. .* 01 3 O l''uuerul expenses 64, 2 4 Freigbt .;.•.'.7 v 147 4 8 •MedicalJuspetfttf* ..:....* ; 63 0 6 Cjistoms'duiiea 489 4 7 . I'as'sage alloW&nce's .........;;..; -174 5 0 Dootol's(') i 3|905 7 11 ;fl6uv>afid"eoale 7ZV.?....*" ~837 10 2 ConihliissiHn on Intid alee . v 667 8 O ;Fiixnisi}*e;and.repairs 7.4 481 1 0 Freight qud'insurance 217 IS 8 NBw Zealand Company 8,333 (1 0 raes»g«r r tndne.y,..»: 328 0 O Purfcl]»«B-nioncy—Reserves tf) 4,271 17 3 .:/....> .'.;<- 0,438 8 S libittifaissioji and discount .:.....-. 309 0 1 Bills drawu.lrdm the Cdlony , d,170 10 8 Discount .7.. ./.'....' 000 0 ii Locitl &overnii(ent ot No* Zoarend.. 1,000 n O v ' /»"* foß,eot J7 4 ' Not • a word -about oqloniiation >yet/ '

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Wellington Independent, Wellington Independent, Volume VIII, Issue 835, 12 October 1853

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THE CANTERBURY ASSOCIATION AND THEIR LAND PURCHASERS. Wellington Independent, Volume VIII, Issue 835, 12 October 1853

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