1857. 15 April.We have received
on this day the fifteenth 15 of April in the
year One thousandRua-O-Taniwha South.
eight hundred and fifty seven 1857 the sum of One hundred pounds once
told £100 given to us by George Cooper Esquire being the final payment as agreed
to be given to us for our Land which we consented to transfer to Victoria the
Queen of England andPrice, £1,200.
to Her Successors Kings and Queens for ever and ever. The payment
|22 Sept., '55||£100
|23 Mar., '56||£1,000
|15 Apr., '57||100
this Land was One thousand two hundred pounds once told £1200. One
hundred pounds of this sum was paid by Donald McLean Esquire to Te Hapuku
at Auckland in the year 1855.
One thousand pounds was paid to us by George Cooper Esquire on the day of the
sale of the Land that is to say on the 22nd day of March in the year 1856. And
this is the second hundred being the final payment for the Land. This place is
at the Rua-o-Taniwha Makaretu being one boundaiy and Takituki being another
but the boundaries have been all recited and set forth in the Deed of
Sale on the receipt of the One thousand Pounds.
Wherefore on the receipt of this sum we sign our names and marks to this Deed.
Te Hapuku x Ika o te Moana,
and 49 other signatures.
Witnesses to this payment and to these signatures—
Wm. R. D. Ferguson, Settler, Pakowhai.
Te Waka Rewharewha, Te
Ko te Wiremu Pukapuka, Rangitikei.
A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
February 19th, 1876.