Historical Records of New Zealand
P.S.—It would also be honorable to the memory of Capt. Cook, to offer a seniority, with any number of acres of land His Majesty might chuse to give, to any of his (Cook’s) male or female descendents who continued to be called by his name and went to this new colony, making them next in rank to Kts., and taking the step of seniority to all others; it would introduce a rank in the coloney that would be useful to it. The straight, I believe, between the two islands are already called by Capt. Cook’s name. I again intreat your Lordship will forgive (…) great a liberty as I have taken.