Object #1003722 from MS-Papers-0032-0261
3 pages written 25 May 1849 by Edward John Eyre
From: Inward letters - Lt Gov E J Eyre, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0261 (30 digitised items).
30 letters written from Wellington, Taranaki and Auckland, 1848-1853 and undated. Includes draft letter from McLean, Oct 1848.
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
Letter from Lieut. Governor Eyre,
to Donald McLean
dated 25th. May 1849.
25th. May 1849.
My dear Sir,
I wrote to you a day or two ago, to tell you that after consulting the New Zealand Company's agent, I was enabled to authorise you to set apart two Reserves for the Government, of 300 or 400 acres, on the line of road leading to Taupo, for the purpose of hereafter locating Friendly natives, if desirable. I now write to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 22nd. May; and to authorise you to employ Mr. Park to lay out a native village at Patiki, making the best arrangement you can with them, for the service.
This, as well as the laying off the two Blocks above referred, should be completed before Mr. Park returns to Wellington, so that there may be nothing to delay, or prevent the issue of a Grant to the New Zealand Company.
The ferry reserves I before mentioned, I think the Government, under present circumstances,
ought not to meddle with; so that you need not set apart any lands for that purpose.
With regard to Rangihaeata, I need hardly say that he cannot receive from you any portion of the Ngatiapa purchase money; nor do I see on what grounds exactly the Government could make him a present just now, however desirable they may think it to do so in a political point of view. But with regard to the Manawatu, I imagine the case will be very different; and that there he will be a legitimate claimant.
Of course Mr. Park will only act at the expense of the Government, in laying out the native village, not in marking out the Blocks to be reserved for future location of natives.
Pray excuse this hurried note, and believe me,
To:- Donald McLean.
Inward letters - Lt Gov E J Eyre, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0261 (30 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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