Mr. Donald McLean to Mr. Alexander Mackay.
Wellington, 15th August, 1866.
In reply to your letter of the 11th of July, 1865, respecting a reserve set apart for the Natives at White's Bay, near the Wairau, a plan of which you enclosed, I have to state that the boundaries of the reserve as delineated on that plan corresponds, as nearly as I can recollect, with the arrangements concluded with the Natives at the Wairau respecting this reserve.
l have taken the opportunity of expressing my opinion on this subject to His Honor the Superintendent of Marlborough, who is at present in Wellington.
I regret that your letter should have remained so long unanswered.