Object #1015410 from MS-Papers-0032-0227

2 pages written 7 May 1862 by George Sisson Cooper in Waipukurau

From: Inward letters - George Sisson Cooper, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0227 (70 digitised items). 67 letters written from Taranaki, Hawke's Bay and Wellington. Contains correspondence between McLean and Cooper with regard to the purchase of Maori land in Taranaki, Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa; the correspondence also contains information and discussions about general Maori affairs in these areas, and about personal matters. Includes two letters from Mclean to Cooper, 24 Mar & 1 May 1854

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English (ATL)

Copy Waipukurau
May 7th 1862


With reference to the 200 acres to be given by the Provincial Government to the Natives in exchange for an equal quantity of land forming the Eastern Part of the Tikokino reserve, I have now the honour to request that, as all the land to the Westward of the original reserve - where it was first understood between myself and the late Superintendent that the 200 acres in exchange were to be taken - has been sold to individuals, the sections named in the margin may be reserved from sale, in addition to those lately coloured yellow on the map, until the survey now in progress by Mr FitzGerald is completed; when I shall do myself the honour to hand you a map, showing what portions of the sections in question have been required to make up the quantity of land agreed upon by the deed of purchase to be reserved for the natives.

May I hope for an early reply to this letter, as the threatened difficulties of some extent depend upon the way in which the promises of the Government are carried out in this matter.

I have, etc.
G. S. Cooper

Part of:
Inward letters - George Sisson Cooper, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0227 (70 digitised items)
Series 1 Inward letters (English), Reference Number Series 1 Inward letters (English) (14501 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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