Onehunga May 12th. 1864.
You will pardon me I am sure for again bringing before you my claim for compensation on account of loss sustained by me in consequence of my having purchased land at Waitatuna previous to Government having acquired it from the aborigines.
2. My third petition to the House of Assembly was presented at the late session during my absence in England and was referred to the Provincial Council on whom I consider that I have no claim having purchased the land from the General Government and not from the Provincial Government.
3. Being anxious to return to my farm I bring my case before you with the view of obtaining a final settlement and I desire to do this amicably and would be glad of a personal interview with yourself or other members of the Government.
4. My claim is easily investigated and the amount of loss I sustained can be easily ascertained by calculation in a few minutes I will accept compensation in scrip or otherwise as may be deemed advisable. I also desire to conclude this matter with as little delay as possible and with as little trouble to the present Government of the Colony as I can.
5. My inclination and my interest alike induce me to render every assistance in my power to Government in its present work of the permanent pacification of the Island.
I have etc.
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The Honourable William Fox
Inward letters - J C Johnstone, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0360 (14 digitised items)
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