Object #1004543 from MS-Papers-0032-0010

2 pages written 21 Mar 1857 by John Davis Canning in Napier City to Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne in New Zealand

From: Secretary, Native Department - Administration of native affairs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0010 (29 digitised items). Includes papers relating to the activites of Ngati Toa and its allies along the Kapiti Coast at Wainui, Whareroa, Te Uruhi, Waikanae, Otaki, Ohau, and Porouatawhao ca 1860. This was a period when the colonial settlers at Wellington thought themselves to be under imminent attack by Ngati Toa and others. Wi Tako Ngatata's activities were under suspicion as well (ie Wi Tako left the Hutt Valley with a mounted escort of sixty seven well-armed men from Waikanae and Whareroa).

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English (ATL)

COPY Napier
21st. March 1857

To:- His Excellency Thos. Gore Brown C.B., Governor in Chief New Zealand.
Sir,

I have the honor to enclose to Your Excellency a petition for the recovery of a certain amount from the Government as compensation in default of their being enabled to carry the Law into effect between the Natives and myself in this District.

I beg most respectfully to refer Your Excellency to the copies of dispositions annexed to the petition together with a copy of the late Magistrate's decision in the case, and submit that as the Government are totally unprepared to carry the Law into effect, I am clearly entitled

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English (ATL)

to compensation.


I have the honor to be Your Excellency's most humble servt. (Signed)
J.D. Canning
To-. His Excellency Thos Gore Brown
C.B., Governor in Chief New Zealand.

English (ATL)

Letters and Memoranda in connection with matter of horse. Canning v. Whakatomo.
COPY Napier
21st. March 1857

To:- His Excellency Thos. Gore Brown C.B., Governor in Chief New Zealand.
Sir,

I have the honor to enclose to Your Excellency a petition for the recovery of a certain amount from the Government as compensation in default of their being enabled to carry the Law into effect between the Natives and myself in this District.

I beg most respectfully to refer Your Excellency to the copies of dispositions annexed to the petition together with a copy of the late Magistrate's decision in the case, and submit that as the Government are totally unprepared to carry the Law into effect, I am clearly entitled to compensation.


I have the honor to be Your Excellency's most humble servt. (Signed)
J.D. Canning
To-. His Excellency Thos Gore Brown
C.B., Governor in Chief New Zealand.

Part of:
Secretary, Native Department - Administration of native affairs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0010 (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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