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of this judge was the occassion and cause
of judges subsequent to their appointment
having to pass "trials" before their appointment
was duly confirmed. These trials of new judges
as you know were only dispensed with within
the last few years.
It would appear that Lord Nevay was
deficient in legal learning or somehow or
other unqualified for his high position -
hence the exam to exclude unsuitable
Again let me say I shall be happy
to answer any further inquiries regarding
the place-names of this parish, & particularly
I should like to know what you or some
other expert consider the derivation of

Yours faithfully
Alexander Waddell

J. Mathieson Esq.

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