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-tertain no doubt that you meant to quote
me correctly. But any one reading the re-
-port would infer two things : – first, that
I had written of Mr. Lutwyche's appoint-
-ment as if it had been in fact the result
of selection and choice; and secondly,
that I had approved of such selection, and
made it matter of congratulation to the Co-
-lony. It will be seen, however, that nei-
-ther of these inferences is a correct one.

I understood that Mr. Lutwyche
was appointed as of course, in deference
to the then conceded right of an Attorney
-General, to be promoted to any Judicial
vacancy. My opinion had never been
asked, therefore, nor (so far as I knew) any
other person's, as to the propriety of the

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