Object #1027189 from MS-Papers-0032-0009
4 pages written 12 Dec 1859 by Thomas Henry Smith and John Curling in Auckland City and Napier City to Sir Donald McLean in Auckland Region and Wellington
From: Secretary, Native Department - Administration of native affairs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0009 (20 digitised items).
Included in this folder is a paper by McLean that his biographer, Ray Fargher, describes as McLean's 'only comprehensive statement on land purchase policy'.The folder also includes information about the battle of Te Kuititanga, 1839.
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
Nat. Sec. Office,
Jany. 28th. 1860.
I have the honor to transmit herewith copy of a letter from the Resident Magistrate at Napier and to request that you will forward a list of names of chiefs whom you would recommend to be appointed Native Assessors for that district to be submitted for approval by His Excellency the Governor.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedt. Servt.
Thos. H. Smith.
Resident Magistrate's Office,
Decr. 12, 1859.
To the Honorable
Colonial Secretary - Auckland.
I have the honor to inform you that, when Mr. McLean was here about five months ago, he made out a List of those Maories whom he intended to recommend to Government
for Assessors. He submitted this List to me and I approved of it and of the system, and I was under the impression that this List would be forwarded forthwith to Auckland, and the Assessors regularly appointed. But I have not heard, since then, anything about the matter, and I now write to you in the hope that something may soon be done in this matter, so that I may have
the advantage, in the administration of Justice in Native cases, which this system of Assessors has been seen to confer.
I have the honor to be,
Yours most obedient servant,
Secretary, Native Department - Administration of native affairs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0009 (20 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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