Object #1019940 from MS-Papers-0032-0003

2 pages written 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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Letter to the Honble. A Domett, from S. Eyre, Government House, dated 24th. April 1849.

COPY.

My dear Sir,

Will you be good enough to write the letter founded on the accompanying Minute for Mr. McLean, as early as you can, and send it to the Police Office with a request that the Sergeant will send it out by the very first opportunity.

The letter should be addressed to Whonganui, but the carrier should be directed to deliver it anywhere on the line of road, if Mr. McLean has come down

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the Coast again. It should not, therefore, be put in the Post Bag.

Probably the best way will be to send it by special messenger, as the subject is important, and should be adjusted with as little delay as possible.

Yours faithfully
E. [or J.] Eyre.
Government House, 24th. April 1849.

English (ATL)


Letter to the Honble. A Domett, from S. Eyre, Government House, dated 24th. April 1849.

COPY.

My dear Sir,

Will you be good enough to write the letter founded on the accompanying Minute for Mr. McLean, as early as you can, and send it to the Police Office with a request that the Sergeant will send it out by the very first opportunity.

The letter should be addressed to Whonganui, but the carrier should be directed to deliver it anywhere on the line of road, if Mr. McLean has come down the Coast again. It should not, therefore, be put in the Post Bag.

Probably the best way will be to send it by special messenger, as the subject is important, and should be adjusted with as little delay as possible.

Yours faithfully
E. [or J.] Eyre.
Government House, 24th. April 1849.

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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