|1.||That I am a duly Licensed Native Interpreter under "The Native Lands Act, 1865," and "The Native Lands Act, 1867,"|
|2.||That I was present when the within-named Teoti Kerei te Hoia, Hohua te Riunui, Henere Korouaputa, Tamihana te Hoia, Manahi Huia, Te Popo, Nepia te Rau, Pia te Whakaraki, Kita Hamene, Moihi te Humu, Hapi te Rangitewhata, Te Karaha, Hakaraia te Wera, Metera te Karaha, Karepa te Kapukai, Maikera Taia, Poni Wahio Hakaria, Witarihana Bupuha, Poawha te Manea, Kireona Tuhera, Kereama Pita, Hohaia te Pahau, Te Hemara, Ngatio, Mihipeka, Tamara te Hape, Hare Teimana, and Puhiwahine and Poni Wahio te Rakaumia and Karanama te Hapukai, aboriginal Natives of New Zealand, duly executed the within-written Deed, and that before they executed page 196the same I faithfully translated and explained the said Deed to them, and they appeared to perfectly understand the purport thereof, and executed the same in my presence and in the presence of James Thomson, an adult male European. And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, under and by virtue of the provisions of "The Justices of the Peace Act, 1866," and "The Native Lands Act, 1867."|
Made and declared at Wellington this twenty-third day of May, 1873. Before me—
William Dorsett, J.P.