Object #1000564 from MS-Papers-0032-0453

1 page written 28 Oct 1860 by Edwin Meredith in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Mer - Mon, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0453 (38 digitised items). Correspondents:Merchead & Young (Sydney) to J L Currie, 1868 (2 letters); Edwin Meredith, Wellington, 1853 & 1860 (2 letters); Susan Augusta Merriman, Bay View, 1862 & undated (4 letters); W B Messenger to Major C Brown, Papatiki, 1870 (1 letter); G Meyley, New Plymouth, undated letter.T C Myerick, Carterton, 1860 (1 letter); J Middlemass, Mercury Bay, 1874 (1 letter); Miller & Lindsay, Napier, 1864 (1 letter); Alex Miller, Coromandel, 1874 (1 letter); J M Miller, Melbourne, 1873 & undated (2 letters); M R Miller, Napier & Dunedin, 1873-1874 (4 letters); T E Miller, Napier, undated letter; William Miller, Napier, 1868 (1 letter); Mr Miller, Auckland, 1848 (1 letter).E W Mills, Wellington, 1863 (1 letter); J C V Minnite, Sydney, 1874 (1 letter); Charles F Mitchell, Onhinemuri, 1876 (1 letter); Henry Mitchell, Wellington, Taupo, & Tokaanu, 1874-1876 (4 letters); James Moffett, Waipu, 1871 (1 letter); statement by William Moffitt, Jan 1861; H Moieine [?], Wellington, 1851 (1 letter); Charles Monro, Newstead, 1876 (2 letters).

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English (ATL)


28th October 1860

Dear Sir

Will you be good enough to inform me whether the natives are at liberty to dispose of, by sale, to individuals, any of their lands held under the tiths either of Crown Grants, or ''Native Reserves''? - My enquiry applies more particularly to the lands (belonging to natives) between the Rivers 'Whareama' on the North, and Patanui on the South, in the Province of Wellington -

The immediate object of my enquiry is to put myself in a position to guard against, as far as may be, the inconvenience I should be subject to, by the alienation of any native land within the boundaries of my run, to any individual other than myself.

I have the honor to be
Yours very obediently
Edwin Meredith
Donald McLean Esq.
Native Secretary

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Mer - Mon, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0453 (38 digitised items)
Series 1 Inward letters (English), Reference Number Series 1 Inward letters (English) (14501 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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