Historical Records of New Zealand
Secretary of State to Thomas Lack
Secretary of State to Thomas Lack.
Having submitted to Earl Bathurst your letter of the 14th instant, requesting that the Governor of New South Wales might be instructed to send Home a quantity of the New Zealand flax in order that its character and quality might be ascertained, I am directed by His Lordship to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, that the Commissioner of Enquiry has already directed the necessary experiments to be made on a quantity of this flax which he brought Home with him from New South Wales, the result of which will be duly laid before their Lordships when the report of the Commissioner is received.
I am, &c.,
R. Wilmot.Thos. Lack, Esq.