Novr. 28th 1864.
I wrote a few lines to you by the vessel and have since written another letter in which I said that the Turanga natives were coming on the 12th of December Tamihana Ruatapu called here on his way from Napier and tryed to turn these people but could not succeed so they intend to try again and bring as much force in the way of argument as they can muster - I wish it were possible for you to come for a few days at that time for after a long talk to Ihaka he says that he has no particular fear for this place, although he would like you to see him stand to the government, but that perhaps it would end in making an opening into Turanga - Ihaka hopes that the question about the house at Waikokopu about which a letter came from C. Davis, also about a house in which Bartlett is living here which was hired about eight years ago by a Mr. Lawrence agent to Cap. Salmon for five pounds a year and for which he has never received anything, There is also a question about Morrisses house but I think if Morriss gives him a small sum that he will be
satisfied. There is also a broken done old stone house which partly belongs to another man which Morriss is patching up and says that he intends to make an accommodation house of it, but his real object is to set a valuation on it at the sale of the land - I told him that I did not think that the Government could notice any improvements that might be made such as fencing etc. after the sale of the land to the Government without the Governments sanction, when I first came up Ihaka asked me if Morriss was to buy him a vessel I told him no at which he appeared very pleased but Morriss has since told me that he has the authority but I have not told Ihaka Greening or Happy Jack has a deed signed by the Whareamu for the piece of land on which his house stands at Wangawehi witnessed by Elliss, Harris and others, it was made in 1840, I suppose it is no good although Ihaka says that it would be mentioned if Wangawehi were sold Tangi haere repudiates it. Young Archdeacon Williams wanted to make a large church reserve when he was here but they only promised ten acres, Ihaka has given over the two front rooms of his house to me.
I remain, Dear Sir
Your Obt. St.
To His Honor
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