1855. 9 January. We have received on this ninth (9th) day of January in the year 1855 the
sum of Fifty Pounds in money (£50) from Mr. McLean in payment for the piece of
land at Puketewai reserved by us as a place for us at the time of the sale of
the land to Mr.Receipt for £50, for
Puketewai.McLean at first We have fully ceded that piece of land under
the shining sun of this day as a permanent possession to Victoria the Queen, of
England and to the Kings or Queens who; may succeed. Her for ever. We therefore
sign our names and make our marks to this paper at Rangiwhakaoma on the day
above written. We do not retain any portion of that land We have ceded the whole
of it to the Queen on this day.
T. E. Young,
Translator, Native Department.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
January 12th, 1877.