Mr. Alexander Mackay to the Assistant Under Secretary.
I have the honor to inform you that, in accordance with the instructions contained in your letter No. 55, of 4th May, I have obtained the assent of the Natives owning Native Reserves I, J, and K, at Motupipi, Golden Bay, to bring these lands under the operation of "The Native Reserves Act, 1856," and beg to enclose herewith the report for adoption.
The sections acquired from the College Governors have been resurveyed and subdivided into individual allotments, a report on which, including a list of the Natives to whom it is proposed the grants should be issued in favour of, will form the subject of another letter.
I have, &c.,
Alexander Mackay, Commissioner.The Under Secretary, Native Department, Wellington.