2nd. That I was present on the twentieth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, when the within-named Hori Niania, an Aboriginal Native of New Zealand, duly executed the within-written Deed and the translation thereof marked A, and before he executed the same I faithfully translated and explained the said Deed to him, and he appeared perfectly to understand the purport thereof, and executed the same in my presence and in the presence of John Beckett Fielder, of Napier aforesaid, an adult 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."
Declared at Napier this twenty-seventh day of February, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three. Before me—
A. Kennedy, J.P.