William Francis Spence V. Arthur Clifford Pease [item]
Documents pertain to a case filed by a farmer (Spence) against a farmer (Pease). The defendant acted as the plaintiff's attorney as he prepared to leave the Colony as part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in 1915. The plaintiff claims his farm was damaged through the defendant's negligence. Includes an account of the defendant's negligence and the costs incurred thereby, information on the exact location of the farm in the Whareorino Survey District, an order for discovery, affidavits of discovery, an affidavit of the defendant in support of summons for special jury, copies of correspondence pertaining to the case (mostly about the farm, but some letters contain details of family life and travels during the war), statements of account between the plaintiff and defendant, a map of the property, a copy of power of attorney, and a cheque from the bank of New Zealand.
See: Taranaki Scandals The Court Record Collection page for more details on the collection and other interesting cases. http://pukeariki.com/Heritage-Collections/Taranaki-Scandals
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