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Historical Records of New Zealand

Colonel Bathurst to Governor Darling

Colonel Bathurst to Governor Darling.

(No. 50.) Downing Street,July 16th, 1826.

Sir,—

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch, No. 9, of the 4th March, accompanied by the proceedings of a Board appointed to investigate the claim of Mr. Busby* to remuneration for his services in recovering the Government brig Elizabeth Henrietta, which was stranded on the Island of New Zealand; and I have to approve the payment of three hundred pounds, which you had desired to be made to Mr. Busby, in consideration of the zeal which he had manifested on that occasion.

I have, &c.,

Bathurst.

Lieut.-Genl. Darling.

* This was John Busby, C.E., father of James Busby, British Resident at New Zealand.—F.M.B.