Object #1012907 from MS-Papers-0032-0003

2 pages written 2 Oct 1849 by Edward John Eyre to Alfred Domett

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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Memo. from G. Eyre, to Mr. Domett, dated 2nd. October 1849 The Lieut. Governor to write Mr. McLean, as to his future proceedings. COPY. Mr. Domett,

Write officially to Mr. McLean requesting that (if no cause of which I am aware exists to detain him at Taranaki), he will, with the least possible delay, return, to resume the negotiations on which he was engaged.

State that the New Zealand Company's Agent has made repeated applications to know if he has returned, and to reauest that no delay might

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take place in bringing these important matters to a close.

Observe, also, that I have been in full expectation for some time past, that he would have resumed his labours at Manawatu; and that several letters of instructions relative to that question, and to another service on which the Government are desirous of employing him, have been sent to the Manawatu, and are awaiting him there, at Mr. Duncan's.

(Signed)
G. Eyre.
2nd. October 1849.

P.S.
Let this letter be written in duplicate, and sent up to my Office to-day; I will then get a copy sent by the steamer, if she goes that way, and will forward other by some other means.
Mr. McLean accordingly, 2nd. October 1849.


Letters sent up to Government House.

English (ATL)

Memo. from G. Eyre, to Mr. Domett, dated 2nd. October 1849 The Lieut. Governor to write Mr. McLean, as to his future proceedings. COPY. Mr. Domett,

Write officially to Mr. McLean requesting that (if no cause of which I am aware exists to detain him at Taranaki), he will, with the least possible delay, return, to resume the negotiations on which he was engaged.

State that the New Zealand Company's Agent has made repeated applications to know if he has returned, and to reauest that no delay might take place in bringing these important matters to a close.

Observe, also, that I have been in full expectation for some time past, that he would have resumed his labours at Manawatu; and that several letters of instructions relative to that question, and to another service on which the Government are desirous of employing him, have been sent to the Manawatu, and are awaiting him there, at Mr. Duncan's.

(Signed)
G. Eyre.
2nd. October 1849.

P.S.
Let this letter be written in duplicate, and sent up to my Office to-day; I will then get a copy sent by the steamer, if she goes that way, and will forward other by some other means.
Mr. McLean accordingly, 2nd. October 1849.


Letters sent up to Government House.

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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