Object #1024156 from MS-Papers-0032-0003

2 pages written 25 Jun 1849 by Sir Donald McLean in Wanganui to Wellington

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.

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

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English (ATL)

Wanganui
25th. June 1849.


Sir,

Under instructions from the Colonial Secretary I have the honour to remit to you the sum of One Guinea (£1.0.0) which was found over, in counting the silver furnished to me to pay the first instalment of purchase money £1,000) for the Rangitikei District.

I have the honour to remain


Sir, Your most obedient servant (Signed)
Donald McLean
Inspector of Police
To:- The Honourable
The Colonial Treasurer etc., etc., etc., Wellington.
True Copy. (Signed)
Donald McLean
Inspector of Police.

English (ATL)

Wanganui
25th. June 1849.


Sir,

Under instructions from the Colonial Secretary I have the honour to remit to you the sum of One Guinea (£1.0.0) which was found over, in counting the silver furnished to me to pay the first instalment of purchase money £1,000) for the Rangitikei District.

I have the honour to remain


Sir, Your most obedient servant (Signed)
Donald McLean
Inspector of Police
To:- The Honourable
The Colonial Treasurer etc., etc., etc., Wellington.
True Copy. (Signed)
Donald McLean
Inspector of Police.

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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