TWO OLDER PRECEDENTS AFFECTING THE GOVERNOR'S POWER OF DISMISSAL
THE GOVERNOR'S POWER OF DISMISSAL 239 and, upon the meeting of the Assembly, the action of the Governor was endorsed. Mr. Merriman moved a resolution directed against the Governor, but the latter relied upon
held office in England. The Secretary of State, in dealing with the Governor's first Report, said that it was
port-was emphasized by Governor Frere himself in his own dispatch of May 1878. In the final Report the Governor referred to his having taken 'the extreme step',3 but considered that he had not trespassed beyond
The period which elapsed between Mr. Molteno's dismissal and the meeting of the Assembly was three months.