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JOHN EDYE MANNING. - Copies or Extracts of Correspondence relative to the Default of Mr. Manning, late Registrar of the Supreme Court of New South Wales; ..

Ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed, 9 August 1845. Foolscap, sewn as issued; 52pp (last page the docket title). Title quite dusty, a bit of browning and a few spots. ¶ An archetypal story of Australian business and government. Manning was appointed Registrar of the Supreme Court in 1828 after having spent some nine years on the continent avoiding his creditors. On arrival in Sydney in 1829 he immediately complained about the lack of land grants, decent renumeration and the onerous demand of providing security against his administration of intestate estates. Over the next dozen years he built an empire in shipping and land interests but on going under, to the tune of some £30,000, in the depression of 1841 it was discovered that he taken some £10,000 (at least) in trust money with him. The British government refused to relieve creditors and it was some years before the Legislative Assembly took steps to provide payment. In the meantime Manning retired again to the continent.
AUD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 96.5 US$ 113.57 | £UK 86 | JP¥ 12725] Book number 8117

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