Object #1007713 from MS-Papers-0032-0003

2 pages written 29 May 1849 by Sir Donald McLean in Wanganui

From: Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0003 (57 digitised items). Contains papers dealing with the purchase of Maori land; in particular, there are official papers about `Old Land Claims' (ie pre Treaty of Waitangi); there is also extensive correspondence about the purchase of land in the Rangitikei area from Ngati Apa, and a related dispute about ownership between Ngati Apa and Ngati Raukawa; there is also a letter from Henry Tiffin outlining the concerns of Wairarapa Maori about an invasion by Ngati Toa Also includes translation of a letter by the Ngati Toa outlining the boundaries of land ceded to the Crown in 1847.

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Letter from Donald McLean, to the Honble. the Colonial Secretary, enclosing copy of voucher for the payment of £1000 to the Ngatiapa tribe, first instalment of purchase money for Rangitikei district.

COPY
Wanganui
29th. May 1849


Sir,

Herewith I have the honor to enclose an Original and a copy of a voucher, certified by Major Wyatt, Resident Magistrate, Capt. Campbell, Mr. Park, and Mr. Sutherland, D.A.G.G. of the payment by me of the sum of One thousand pounds, to the Ngatiapa tribe, as the first instalment of purchase money for the Rangitikei district.

In pursuance of the intimation contained in your letter of the 1st. inst., that the Auditor General wished to have receipts from the Wanganui natives for the advance made to me in 1848.

I have, in this

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purchase, used the precaution to take separate receipts, independent of the Deed of Sale, from the Ngatiapa Chiefs, for the payment to them of One Thousand Pounds, an original of which, with its translation, is herewith transmitted.

I have the honor to remain,


Sir, Your most obedient humble servant, (Signed)
Donald McLean.
Inspector of Police. To:- The Honble, the Col. Secretary.

English (ATL)


Letter from Donald McLean, to the Honble. the Colonial Secretary, enclosing copy of voucher for the payment of £1000 to the Ngatiapa tribe, first instalment of purchase money for Rangitikei district.

COPY
Wanganui
29th. May 1849


Sir,

Herewith I have the honor to enclose an Original and a copy of a voucher, certified by Major Wyatt, Resident Magistrate, Capt. Campbell, Mr. Park, and Mr. Sutherland, D.A.G.G. of the payment by me of the sum of One thousand pounds, to the Ngatiapa tribe, as the first instalment of purchase money for the Rangitikei district.

In pursuance of the intimation contained in your letter of the 1st. inst., that the Auditor General wished to have receipts from the Wanganui natives for the advance made to me in 1848.

I have, in this purchase, used the precaution to take separate receipts, independent of the Deed of Sale, from the Ngatiapa Chiefs, for the payment to them of One Thousand Pounds, an original of which, with its translation, is herewith transmitted.

I have the honor to remain,


Sir, Your most obedient humble servant, (Signed)
Donald McLean.
Inspector of Police. To:- The Honble, the Col. Secretary.

Part of:
Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0003 (57 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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