Report on the Petition of Hone Taiake.
The petitioner states that a sum of money is owing to him for a block of land called Opuawhango, situated at the Bay of Islands, which was bought by Mr. Williamson, while Superintendent of Auckland. He alleges that his uncle Mokau owned the land, and that he (the petitioner) was duly enrolled as his successor. He also alleges that when he went to Auckland on a certain occasion, he found that Wiremu Kingi had personated his dead uncle, or had represented himself as his successor, and had in consequence received the money due to the petitioner.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That the only evidence the Committee have been able to procure conflicts to some extent with the allegations of the petition; but beyond this, the Committee have no opinion to report.