Enclosure 14 in No. 1.
Copy of a Letter from the Hon. E. W. Stafford to the Lord Bishop of Wellington.
(No. 466.)Colonial Secretary's Office,
My LordWellington, 14th September, 1866.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Lordship's letter of the 13th instant, to the Under Secretary for Native Affairs, transmitting a letter purporting to be signed by Nepia Taratoa, relative to the purchase of the Manawatu Block, and to thank your Lordship for the information conveyed in that letter.
I have, &c,The Lord Bishop of Wellington.