Object #1024692 from MS-Papers-0032-0006
From: Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0006 (61 digitised items). Contains correspondence with regard to the purchase of Maori land in Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa in particular, and in Porirua to a lesser extent; some of the correspondence relates to the addressing of Maori grievances arising from the sales; also contains some correspondence about the conditions of McLean's employment and his role as a provincial politicianIncludes minutes of meeting held at Takapuwahia (26 Sep 1861) concerning charges brought against W N Searancke by Te Kakakura Wi Parata over a Ngati Toa land dispute.
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4 July 1863,
I Have the honor by direction of Mr. Domett, to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 4 ult. requesting under the circums tances of your relinquishment of the pay and emoluments of your office of Chief Land purchase Commissioner that such sum may be allowed you for your past service in lieu of pension, as the Government may feel justified in awarding.
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In reply I have to inform you that the Govt, fully recognize the value of public services which you have performed, but that in the absence of any legal provision for payment of compensation for those services, they are unable to comply with your request.
The Government will however if you wish lay a copy of your letter before the House of Representatives or it is quite competent for you to have your claim brought before the House by some private member.
Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0006 (61 digitised items)
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McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)
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