The Under Secretary, Native Department, to Mr. Alexander Mackay.
Native Secretary's Office, Wellington, 9th December, 1867.
I have the honor, by direction of Colonel Haultain, to inform you that an advance of £50 has been authorized to enable you to pay the Natives for two acres at White's Bay required for the Telegraph Station.
Instructions have been sent to the Sub-Treasurer at Nelson to pay you the above amount, and I am to request you to obtain receipts from the Natives.
I have, &c.,
A. Mackay, Esq., Commissioner, Native Reserves,