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Historical Records of New Zealand

James Busby to Earl Bathurst

James Busby to Earl Bathurst.

3 Red Cross Square, Aldersgate Street, London, 1st July, 1823.

My Lord,—

My father having been appointed by Your Lordship to go out to New South Wales as Mineral Surveyor and Civil Engineer, it is my intention, with Your Lordship’s permission, to accompany him; and as I shall carry with me capital amounting to considerably more than £500, and which in the event of my recovering debts due to me before my departure may amount to £1,000, I pray Your Lordship that I may be considered as a settler, and have a grant of land made to me in the colony.

I have, &c.,

James Busby.*

* This was the New Zealand Busby.