Object #1010070 from MS-Papers-0032-0137

2 pages written 24 Sep 1849 by Sir William Fox

From: Papers relating to land - Land claims and purchases of the New Zealand Company at Taranaki, Wanganui and in the Wairarapa, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0137 (34 digitised items). No Item Description

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Letter from William Fox, to the Hon. the Colonial Secretary dated 24th. September 1849. COPY New Zealand Company's Office Wellington,
24th. September 1849.


Sir,

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 22nd. currt., in reply to mine of the 18th., on the subject of the purchase of the Wairarapa district; and covering an extract from the Minutes of the proceedings of the Executive Council.

In reply I have to request that you will convey to His Excellency, the Lieut. Governor, my acknowledgements for the promptitude with which he has reconsidered his previous decision, and adopted the recommendation of his Council, to recommence the negotiations for the purchase of the Wairarapa district; in the propriety of which I have the honor entirely to coincide; and shall feel obliged by His Excellency issuing at once the necessary instructions to Mr. McLean, in whose ability to bring the negotiation to a satisfactory conclusion, I have the fullest confidence, founded upon his very successful efforts in previous cases of great difficulty.

In reference to the remaining portion of your letter, - though not entirely coinciding in some inferences which might be drawn from it, I shall offer no remarks except to beg you to assure His Excellency that I am entirely impressed with the conviction of desire to aid the Company in extinguishing the Native Title in the Waste lands; and that the observations which were contained in my last, in reference to the subject, were written entirely in relation to the policy which His Excellency intimated, - the Governor-in-Chief might entertain as developed by his stopping the proceedings at Mana-watu, and taking no steps to enforce the Law when the subject was subsequently brought before him, as mentioned in your previous letter.

I have the honor to be, etc.,

(Signed)
William Fox.
Principal Agent, N.Z. Co.
To:-
The Honorable, The Colonial Secretary.

Part of:
Papers relating to land - Land claims and purchases of the New Zealand Company at Taranaki, Wanganui and in the Wairarapa, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0137 (34 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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