Decr. 22nd 1864
I wrote to you on Monday saying that the Ngaitu, through the interferance of the Turanga people, had offered to return the money, they have done so again but refused to take it. The Rongowakaata have returned excepting Paul Arawhariki who intends to stop till you come, the enclosed is a letter from Natives at the Cape who are dissatisfied with their share of the money. Some Natives came yesterday and asked if the Government would buy the land at the west end of the Mahia the same that was before refused after speaking to Ihaka, who consented, I told them that land without an outlet to the sea was useless that they must give Wangawehi then the government would buy theirs if there were no disputes about it, to which proposition they consented and left, I hope you can come for a few days Ihaka Makahui has written to you, Ihaka Wanga is very anxious to see you too All this disturbance has arisen through Rangawakaatu taking advantage of some dissatisfaction about the money they told these people that they would back them with all the help they might require.
I remain Dear Sir
Your Obt. St.
I have proposed just now that Tangiharere should give Ngaitu £50 more which I hope will settle the question, Ihaka Makihiri is not the head of his Hapu but Hirini Takotowa of Waiwhara who is friendly and Wi paritupua who lives at the Wairoa he is friendly also.
To His Honor
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