Object #1002873 from MS-Papers-0032-0016

1 page written 20 Apr 1848 by Edward John Eyre in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Miscellaneous native affairs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0016 (29 digitised items). Includes a letter in Maori regarding the sale of land in the Manawatu

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Government House Wellington
20th. April 1848.


You are hereby authorised to obtain an advance at Whanganui from any persons willing to accomodate you with the same, of One Thousand Pounds sterling, for, and on behalf of the Government of New Munster, and for the purpose of paying to the natives of Whanganui the aforesaid sum in satisfaction of their unextinguished rights to a Block of 40,000 acres awarded to them by Mr. Spain, upon this sum being paid subject to certain reservations to be agreed upon on behalf of the natives.

The said sum of £1000 if advanced to you as aforesaid shall be promptly and duly paid at the Treasury, Wellington, upon production of thie Authority, and an Estimate for the service duly countersigned by myself (either originals or duplicates) and both bearing your endorsement and countersigned by the Resident Magistrate of Whanganui in certificate of the sum mentioned being advanced as aforesaid for the purposes specified.

Given under my hand this 20th. day of April 1848.

G. Eyre.
Donald McLean Esq. Inspector of Police at New Plymouth New Ulster.

Part of:
Miscellaneous native affairs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0016 (29 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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