He did not regard himself merely as the trustee of the national resources.
The trustee is also the assessor.
The socialistic bent of New Zealand was already discernible in a public trustee law and a state life insurance office.
He was a trustee and a benefactor of the college of New Jersey (afterwards Princeton University).
The Government stepped in and appointed a mixed commission of Germans and Czechs, which should, as it were, administer the affairs of this country like a trustee for a person incapable of volition.